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Forbes names Dangote 23rd richest in the world – The first black to break into the top 25 (That is, without embezzling)

President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote Foremost Nigerian industrialist, Aliko Dangote, on Monday made history by becoming the first black man to break into the rank of top 25 richest people in the world. His wealth jumped to $25bn from $16.1bn in 2013, according to Forbes magazine’s list of […]

SSS arrests graduate, B’Haram members for killing Islamic cleric

SSS Deputy Director, Public Relations, Marilyn Ogar SSS Deputy Director, Public Relations, Marilyn Ogar The State Security Service has arrested a graduate of English Literature from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Yasir Salihu, and six other Boko Haram members who allegedly assassinated a popular Islamic cleric, Sheik Adam Albani, his wife and son on February 1, […]

CBN approves closure of 83 micro-finance banks

Abuja – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved the liquidation of 83 micro-finance banks, Alhaji Umaru Ibrahim, the Managing Director, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), said on Tuesday in Abuja. Ibrahim, who made the disclosure when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Banking and Currency to defend NDIC’s 2014 budget, said the […]

Jonathan’s administration creating jobs, building infrastructure, Okonjo-Iweala replies Reps

Okonjo-Iweala-budget The Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has responded to the 50 questions posed by the House of Representatives Committee on Finance during the 2014 budget presentation. In a 102-page document obtained by Vanguard, the Minister said, in spite of the many challenges facing the government, the Nigerian economy has shown real […]

Ohanaeze, others hold colloquium on Igbo question in Nigeria March 11

y Tony Edike ENUGU – THE pan Igbo socio-cultural organization and 16 pan Igbo organizations across the globe have concluded arrangements to hold the first international colloquium on Igbo question in Nigeria where the enormous challenges confronting the ethnic group both in the country and in the contemporary world would be extensively discussed. The three-day […]

INEC gives 1,238 laptops to Rivers

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Rivers on Tuesday handed over 1,238 laptops to the Rivers State Ministry of Education to boost computer literacy among students. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Mr Aniedi Ikoiwak, said the gesture was aimed at expanding the frontiers of education, especially in ICT. Ikoiwak said the […]

Putin warns West against sanctions

Vladimir Putin has warned the U.S. and the EU of “consequences’’ if they impose sanctions on Russia over its military intervention in Ukraine. “What could trigger the possible use of force? It’s only in an extreme case,’’ he said in Moscow on Tuesday, hours after ordering that military exercises near the border with Ukraine end […]

Keshi drops Yobo, invites unknown Leon Balogun as replacement

Coach Stephen Keshi has dropped skipper, Joseph Yobo from Nigeria’s preparation for the World. He has been replaced with unknown Fortuna Dusseldorf defender Leon Balogun for the international friendly against Mexico on Wednesday after injury to captain Joseph Yobo. The team’s media officer Ben Alaiya confirmedl that Yobo picked up an injury. “Yobo is out […]

Jonathan sacks heads of Aviation agencies

…NCAA, FAAN, NAMA, NCAT affected BY OKEY NDIRIBE In what appears like a move to cleanse the aviation sector, President Goodluck Jonathan , Tuesday sacked the heads of four aviation parastatals in the country. Those affected include Mr George Uriese of FAAN, Mr Fola Akinkuotu of NCAA, Engr. Nnamdi Udoh of NAMA and Mrs Chinyere […]

Ukraine crisis: Nigerian students safe, confined to campuses— envoy

Amb. Frank Isoh, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Ukraine has advised students studying in that country to remain calm, and be confined to their campuses. Isoh, who spoke against the backdrop of recent development in Ukraine, stated this in a telephone interview with the Europe Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday. “As a […]

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