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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala First woman, first African To Run WTO

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala First woman, first African To Run WTO

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala – an elite economist who has confronted corruption and kidnappers at home and risen to the top ranks of the World Bank, is poised to become the first woman and first African in charge of policing global trade. Backed by U.S. President Joe Biden to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO), the 66-year-old […]

Crush the Insurgency Now, Buhari Orders Military Chiefs

Crush the Insurgency Now, Buhari Orders Military Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the military service chiefs to be decisive in dealing with terrorists and ending the insurgency in the North-east without further delay. Buhari has also justified the extension of the Kano-Katsina-Jibiya rail line to Maradi in Niger Republic, saying the project, when completed, will boost trade between Nigeria and Niger Republic, […]

Covax Donates 16 Million Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine to Nigeria

Covax Donates 16 Million Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine to Nigeria

A global alliance against COVID-19, COVAX, has donated a total of 16,008,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria. In a distribution forecast published yesterday, the coalition said the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine doses would cover the first half of 2021. A total of 336 million doses were announced to be donated to over 120 countries. COVAX, which […]

Despite Testing Fewer People, Nigeria Records More New Cases, Deaths

Despite Testing Fewer People, Nigeria Records More New Cases, Deaths

Last week, 10,534 COVID-19 patients were discharged but the country still has 23,933 patients receiving treatments. Although Nigeria conducted fewer COVID-19 tests last week than the previous week, the country still recorded more new cases and deaths, official data shows. According to a PREMIUM TIMES’ review of data provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), […]

Osun Govt. Sets Up Clinic for Depressed, Abused Women

Osun Govt. Sets Up Clinic for Depressed, Abused Women

The commissioner explained that the ministry as a social welfare organ had been working toward protecting the interest of women and children. The Osun Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs, Olubukoka Olaboopo, on Wednesday, says the ministry has created a women clinic where depressed, abused women can get help, physically and psychologically. Mrs Olaboopo […]

Buhari Signs Nigeria’s 2021 Budget Into Law

Buhari Signs Nigeria’s 2021 Budget Into Law

The signing was done at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday. President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2021 budget into law. The signing was done at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday and was confirmed on the official Twitter handle of the presidency. The signing of the budget comes exactly ten days after both chambers […]

BOI Gets U.S.$1 Billion Syndicated Loan for More Lending

BOI Gets U.S.$1 Billion Syndicated Loan for More Lending

The Bank of Industry (BOI) said it has concluded a landmark $1 billion loan syndication transaction to improve the capacity of the bank to support Micro, Small, Medium and Large enterprises in Nigeria. In a statement, the bank said it will support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration drive to revitalise the industrial sector and create 10 […]

CBN Threatens Firms Over Diaspora Remittances In Local Currency

CBN Threatens Firms Over Diaspora Remittances In Local Currency

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed payment switching and processing companies to stop local currency transfer of diaspora remittances received through International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOs), with a threat to revoke licences of defaulting firms. The apex bank also directed Mobile Money Operators (MMOs) to disable wallets from receipt of funds from IMTOs. […]

Five Threats To Digital Rights In Africa

Five Threats To Digital Rights In Africa

From internet blackouts to contact tracing apps, digital rights across Africa were spotlighted in 2020 as millions of people were forced online to work, study and socialise amid lockdowns to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. Rights advocates and research groups raised concerns that measures enacted to curb the spread of the virus allowed […]

Senate President Swears in Plateau’s First Female Senator, Three Others

Senate President Swears in Plateau’s First Female Senator, Three Others

Ms Dadu’ut will represent Plateau South and is replacing Ignatius Longjan who died on February 9. Ahmad Lawan, Nigeria’s Senate President, has sworn in the first female senator from Plateau State, Nora Dadu’ut of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Ms Dadu’ut will represent Plateau South and is replacing Ignatius Longjan who died on February 9. She […]

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