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Coronavirus

Sultan urges political leaders to publicly take COVID-19 vaccine

Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar

Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, has called on all political office holders to publicly take the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in order to deepen acceptance. The Sultan, who is also the president-general of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), said this at a sensitisation meeting for Muslim scholars and Imams on COVID-19 vaccination, […] Read Full Story

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Politics

Why Buhari sacked me- Onnoghen

Walter Onnoghen, former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) on Friday said he was removed from office due to rumour from the executive that he had a meeting with former vice president, Atiku Abubakar in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, preparatory to the 2019 general elections. It was the first time Onnoghen has publicly spoken on why […] Read Full Story

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Naira appreciates marginally amid liquidity drop

Nigeria’s currency on Thursday strengthened marginally by 0.02 percent at the Investors and Exporters (I&E) forex window despite drop in dollar supply. The naira appreciation was attributed to moderation in demand for dollars by the end users. The daily foreign exchange market turnover declined by 33.88 percent to $98.20 billion on Thursday from $148.54 million […] Read Full Story

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Elumelu advocates strategic long-term investment to tackle poverty in Africa

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Disturbed by the increasing rate of poverty in Africa, Tony Elumelu, founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), has called for a framework that will widen the circle of prosperity in the continent rather than littering it with lone star billionaires. Elumelu said Africa needs massive investments in infrastructure, electricity, digital technology and healthcare delivery […] Read Full Story

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News

Five things to know to start your day

What next after Milan court acquits Shell, Eni of corruption charges in Malabu scandal? An Italian court yesterday acquitted oil companies Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Eni SpA, along with the latter’s chief executive, of bribery in connection with oil-drilling rights in Nigeria, ending a three-year trial that had shone a spotlight on the energy […] Read Full Story

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Data, integration missing puzzles in unlocking Nigeria’s informal sector

Nigeria's informal sector

Having the right data alongside the integration of different intervention policies are major ingredients needed to unlock the huge potential in Nigeria’s informal sector, experts have said. Nigeria’s informal sector is made up of individuals and micro-enterprises whose economic well-being is birthed and buoyed on the fringes of the formal economy. Their business activities remain […] Read Full Story