Thisday Newspaper News Today Friday 11th June 2021

Thisday Newspaper News Today Friday 11th June 2021

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target=_blank rel=noopener>Despite Ban, Open Grazing Persists in Southern States

•Stakeholders demand legal backing for proscription Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City, James Sowole in Akure, Bassey Inyang in Calabar, David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka, Sylvester Idowu in Warri, Kemi Olaitan in Ibadan, Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti and Amby Uneze in Owerri Despite the ban on open grazing of cattle by Southern governors, the practice has

target=_blank rel=noopener>CBN Increases Forex Allocation to Banks

Obinna Chima The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday announced the increase of foreign exchange (forex) allocations to banks to meet the requests of customers, particularly travellers, seeking forex for travel allowances, payment of tuition and medical fees, among other invisibles. The moves followed the warning by the CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, at a

target=_blank rel=noopener>Buhari, Jonathan, Akeredolu, Fayemi, Senators, Others Mourn TB Joshua

Chiemelie Ezeobi, Segun James, Mary Nnah, Sunday Ehigiator in Lagos, Deji Elumoye, Chuks Okocha in Abuja, James Sowole in Akure and Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday led other dignitaries, including former President Goodluck Jonathan, and Governors Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State and Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, to mourn the founder

target=_blank rel=noopener>Electronic Payment Transactions Hit N21.27tn in May

Obinna Chima Transactions across various electronic payment channels rose marginally by 0.38 per cent to N21.27 trillion in May 2021, up from the N21.19 trillion recorded in April 2021. Managing Director, Financial Derivatives Company Limited and a member of President Buhari’s Economic Advisory Council, Mr. Bismarck Rewane, gave the figure in a report titled: “Economic

target=_blank rel=noopener>Petrol Subsidy Delays Funding of N26.2bn NNPC Projects

•Pledges respect for environment in its operations •NEITI, NNPC, DPR to Develop Framework on Contracts’ Transparency Emmanuel Addeh in Abuja The burden of under-recovery of petrol price currently being borne by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) may have begun to affect its operations as the national oil company failed to fund six of its

target=_blank rel=noopener>Varsity Don Confirms Earth Tremor in Ife

Emmanuel Addeh in Abuja A professor of Geophysics at the Department of Geology, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Adekunle Adepelumi, yesterday released data on his investigation, confirming reported earth tremor which took place at the premises of the university, located in Osun State. According to his findings made available to THISDAY last night, the university

target=_blank rel=noopener>Imo Police Repel Attack on Headquarters, Kill Five Gunmen

*Hoodlums raze home of Imo commissioner, police station in Delta Amby Uneze in Owerri and Omon-Julius Onabu in Asaba The Imo State Police Command has said that its gallant officers killed five hoodlums, who attempted to attack the state police headquarters in Owerri, the state capital in the early hours of yesterday, even as the

target=_blank rel=noopener>Bafarawa: It’s Wrong Time to Talk About Zoning, 2023 Politics

Emmanuel Addeh in Abuja A former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, yesterday kicked against the growing discussions and tensions surrounding the zoning of the presidency to any part of the country, describing it as ill-timed. Bafarawa said in a statement that the agitations were getting increasingly strident, noting that it is a misplaced

target=_blank rel=noopener>17 Passengers Feared Killed in Zaria-Kano Expressway Accident

Ibrahim Shuaib in Kano No fewer than 17 travellers were feared killed in an auto accident at Kauran Wali axis along Zaria-Kano Expressway on Saturday. The ghastly accident, which claimed the lives of 17 passengers, involved a Hummer Bus belonging to Kano Line with number plate KN90H42, and a private Toyota Rav4 SUV with number

target=_blank rel=noopener>NSA Dismantles NATFORCE, Other Illegal Security Outfits

Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja The Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) yesterday ordered the dismantling of illegal security outfits, including the National Taskforce on the Prohibition of Illegal Importation/Smuggling of Arms, Ammunitions, Light Weapons, Chemical Weapons, and Pipeline Vandalism (NATFORCE). A statement by the Head, Strategic Communications, Office of the National Security Adviser, Mr.

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