Thisday Newspaper News Today Friday 25th January 2019
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target=_blank>Access, Diamond Merger to Be Finalised in April
Access Bank Plc Thursday disclosed that its business combination deal with Diamond Bank Plc, which aims to produce Africa’s largest retail lender by customers will be concluded about two months earlier than initially expected. The deal, which was set to close in June, would be completed in the second quarter, Bloomberg quoted the Lagos-based lender
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target=_blank>US, UK: No Visas for Those Who Engage in Electoral Interference
Segun James The United States and the United Kingdom Thursday announced sanctions, including visa restrictions and other repercussions for election interference and election-related violence in Nigeria. In two separate statements issued Thursday, both countries described the elections as very important to not just Nigeria but Africa, demanding that the process be fair and transparent. Nigeria’s
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target=_blank>Finally, Appeal Court Suspends Onnoghen’s Trial at CCT
CUPP: It’s victory for democracy, rule of law Alex Enumah in Abuja It was a great relief Thursday for the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, as the criminal charges filed by the federal government against him over alleged non-declaration of assets at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), suffered a setback following
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target=_blank>Court Returns Duke as SDP Presidential Candidate
INEC rejects Ezekwesili’s withdrawal from race Onyebuchi Ezigbo, Alex Enumah and Adebayo Akinwale in Abuja The Court of Appeal in Abuja Thursday returned former Cross River State Governor, Donald Duke, as the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). This came as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) rejected the withdrawal of the presidential
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target=_blank>NERC Moves against Foreign Dominance in Power Sector
Chineme Okafor in Abuja The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has commenced the implementation of a new law that will efficiently regulate the deployment of foreign equipment, workforce, and other services in Nigeria without allowing them to dominate operations in Nigeria’s electricity market. NERC explained that the law titled: ‘Regulation on National Content Development for
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target=_blank>At Last, Ohanaeze Endorses Atiku for President
Presidential candidate vows to bring prosperity back Christopher Isiguzo, Gideon Arinze in Enugu and Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Thursday finally endorsed the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the February 16 presidential election. Ohanaeze’s endorsement is coming as Atiku promised to bring
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target=_blank>Nigeria Ratifies 40 IMO, ILO Conventions on Maritime Safety
Eromosele Abiodun The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, Thursday in Lagos disclosed that Nigeria had ratified 40 conventions passed by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and International Labour Organisation (ILO) covering maritime safety, labour and marine environment. Dakuku stated this while speaking at the eighth Strategic Admiralty
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target=_blank>Boko Haram: Buratai Cautions against Leakage of Battle Plans
Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja Chief of Army Staff, Lt.General Yusuf Buratai, Thursday restated the commitment of the military establishment to bring to an end terrorism and insurgency in the North-east and warned against the leakage of operational plans of the military in the media Speaking at the event organised by the Directorate of Army Public
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target=_blank>I Tried to Be Fair, Buhari Tells Igbo Leaders
Christopher Isiguzo, Gideon Arinze in Enugu President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday told Igbo leaders complaining of marginalisation that he tried to be fair with appointments, which he said were done based on merit. The president was responding to complaints by the Igbo traditional rulers at the palace of Obi of Onitsha in Anambra State, Igwe Nnaemeka
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Ndubuisi Francis and Deji Elumoye in Abuja The Senate Thursday adjourned plenary to February 19 after the National Minimum Wage Bill transmitted to it on Wednesday by President Muhammadu Buhari scaled the second reading. Contrary to the N30, 000 approved by a 30-member Tripartite Committee put together by him, President Buhari had transmitted a N27, […]
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