Thisday Newspaper News Today Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Top Nigeria news Dailies Update from Thisday Newspaper News Today 23/01/19
target=_blank>Emefiele Insists Economy on Track, MPC Retains 14% Interest Rate
•More items to join CBN’s FX restriction list •Foreign reserves now $43.28bn James Emejo in Abuja The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has allayed fears over the shape of the economy, insisting that using prevailing performance, the nation’s economic fortunes are not in bad shape as being portrayed in
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target=_blank>Celebrating LASPOTECH at 40, Meeting Knowledge-driven 21st Century Demands
The Lagos State Polytechnic rounded off its 40th anniversary with a management retreat; it provided an opportunity for its stakeholders to reflect on how to better reposition the institution to meet the 21st century demand of knowledge and creativity in the production of quality technical skills. Funmi Ogundare reports Like many developing countries in Africa,
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target=_blank>I Will Never Trade Peace for Fraud, Says UNIOSUN VC
Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo The Vice-Chancellor, Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Professor Labode Popoola, has disclosed that his refusal to cease anti-graft war has been the major cause of the persistent crises in the university. He vowed never to trade peace for fraud no matter the petition, allegation or protest against his leadership. Briefing journalists at
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target=_blank>Gas-fired Buses to Save Nigeria $2.5bn Yearly
Hamid Ayodeji The planned introduction of gas-fired buses is expected to save Nigeria over $2.5 billion yearly, by reducing the cost of fuel in the transportation and power generation sector by over 30 percent. It is also expected to reduce the cost of bus ticket for passengers. The strategic alliance between European Technologies for Africa
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target=_blank>Path to Sustainable Growth
Nigeria will benefit immensely from the Dangote Refinery and fertiliser plants, when completed as it will contribute to a significant reduction in the country’s import bill, writes Obinna Chima With crude oil production capacity of about 2.5 million barrels per day, Nigeria unfortunately imports about 92 per cent of petrol consumed in the country daily.
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target=_blank>Sekibo: Entrepreneurship, Bedrock for Economic Growth
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Bank, Mr. Ifie Sekibo, in this interview, restates the bank’s commitment to supporting micro, small and medium scale enterprises, saying that are the bedrock of development for any country. Nume Ekeghe presents excepts: What should customers and stakeholders of Heritage Bank be expecting from the bank in 2019?
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target=_blank>Danjuma Raises the Alarm over Plot to Rig Elections
Wole Ayodele in Jalingo A former Chief of Army Staff, General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (retired), has alleged that there is a plot by some people he described as elements of primitive democracy to rig the general election in several parts of the country. Speaking yesterday at the inauguration of a medical laboratory at Rufkatu Danjuma
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target=_blank>Again, ANRP Calls for Upward Review of 2019 Budget
Udora Orizu in Abuja The Presidential Candidate of Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP), Tope Fasua has for the fourth time led hundreds of protesters to the National Assembly in Abuja to demand from lawmakers, upward review of 2019 national budget to the tune of N15trillion. Fasua, who spoke to journalists at the entrance of National
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target=_blank>I’m Impressed with INEC’s Preparation, Buhari Tells EU Observers
Udora Orizu in Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed satisfaction with the level of preparations made by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the forthcoming general election. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in a statement, said the president made his feelings known when he met with members
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NANTS Opposes e-Commerce Negotiations at World Economic Forum
James Emejo in Abuja Citing lack of due consultations with economic stakeholders, the National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) has opposed moves by the federal government to send a delegation to the forthcoming World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davous, Switzerland to participate in negotiations on electronic commerce (e-commerce). NANTS President, Mr. Ken Ukaoha, told journalists […]
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