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FG warns applicants not to pay facilitation fee for MSMEs grant.

The Federal Government says applicants will not pay any ‘facilitation fee’ to access its intervention grant for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), and cautions unsuspecting applicants against fraudsters. Mrs Mariam Katagum, the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, stated this at a news conference on the implementation process of the Survival Fund …

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UK TAKES LEGAL ACTION TO SEIZE $39M FROM LONDON LAWYER WHO ASSISTED IBORI MOVE STOLEN FUNDS FROM NIGERIA

Ibori, ex-governor of Delta State, was convicted in 2010 in the United Kingdom for money-laundering. British  prosecutors have begun a move to confiscate $39.3m from Bhadresh Gohil, a London lawyer, who assisted James Ibori to loot and launder funds from Nigeria. Ibori, ex-governor of Delta State, was convicted in 2010 in the United Kingdom for …

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COURT RESTRAINS PLANNED STRIKE, SUMMONS NLC, TUC OCT 12

The National Industrial Court in Abuja has issued an interim injunction restraining the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and their affiliates from embarking on a proposed strike on Monday, September 28. Justice Ibrahim Galadima ordered the parties to appear in court on October 12 for the determination of the motion …

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Governors hold emergency teleconference over NLC’s planned strike

The 36 state governors are to hold an emergency meeting over the threat by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to embark on an industrial action to demand that the Federal Government rescinds its decision on the recent hike in the prices of petroleum products and electricity. The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) disclosed this in a …

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Nigeria, other maritime nations lose $9tr to COVID-19 pandemic

FG deploys revenue directors to NPA, Customs, others to boost remittances   Uche Usim (Abuja) and Steve Agbota   Nigeria and other maritime nations around the world have lost about $9 trillion in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to COVID-19 pandemic that grounded almost all sectors of the global economy.   At the peak of the …

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Kogi govt declares two day mourning in honour of victims of tanker inferno

The Government of Kogi State has declared a two-day state mourning in honour of the victims of the Felele tanker explosion that claimed over 40 lives on Wednesday   In a press statement signed by the commissioner of information, Kingsley Fanwo and made available to newsmen in lokoja, it said the Governor and the Government …

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Viral Video: Nigerian Embassy In Switzerland Didn’t Call Police On Nigerians, Says NIDCOM

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has denied claims that the Nigerian Embassy in Switzerland called police on some Nigerians who were at the Embassy to collect their passports. ImageCaption: photos from footage NIDCOM in a statement signed on Wednesday by its spokesperson, Abdurrahman Balogun, said the Embassy instead invited officials of the Embassy Protection …

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Kano Musician Sentenced To Death Can Appeal Up To Supreme Court, Says Ganduje

A musician sentenced to death in Kano, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, can appeal the judgement up to the Supreme Court, the Kano State Government said on Tuesday. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said this during a briefing with State House Correspondents in Abuja after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. Shariff-Aminu, 22, was sentenced by an upper Sharia court in …

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