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Speaker Dogara urges Nigerians to invest in agriculture

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has urged entrepreneurs in Nigeria to invest resources in mechanised farming in Nigeria. Dogara explained that mechanised farming will generate revenue for the country and bring the needed foreign exchange to move the economy forward. Speaking when he visited Integrated Dairies Limited in Vom, Plateau State,…

Jibrin owns £1.558m in UK bank, NYCN alleges

The National Youth Council of Nigeria on Sunday said it had traced £1.558m (N825m) to a United Kingdom account allegedly owned by the embattled former chairman, House of Representatives’ Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin. The Head of the Anti-corruption unit of the NYCN, Ifeanyi Okonkwo, said this in an e-mail he sent to The PUNCH…

Lagos pays N16.33bn to retirees in 12 months

The Lagos State Government said it paid N16.33bn to 3,924 retirees as accrued pension rights through the Lagos State pension Commission from August 2015 to July this year. The Director-General, LASPEC, Mrs. Folashade Onanuga, disclosed this while speaking at the 29th retirement benefit bond presentation ceremony in Lagos. She said Lagos had paid N891m to…

Kachikwu denounces notion of NNPC refineries sale

Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, has said that the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) did not have the mandate of President Muhammed Buhari to privatise the three operational refineries in the country, Leadership reports. Kachikwu made the declaration yesterday while speaking at the official presentation of the ISO 9001:2008 Certificate to…