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President Muhammadu Buhari has affirmed that the recently developed Economic Sustainability Plan, ESP, aimed at stimulating the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, will extend protection to very poor Nigerians and other vulnerable groups through pro-poor spending. A statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief […]

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, emphasised Nigeria’s commitment to the timeline delivery of the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AAK) pipeline project, within projected budget. To this end, he had charged the partners in the project, including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), to keep focus on the target, reminding them that the AKK project was key to the […]

European stock markets dipped Tuesday on stubborn coronavirus fears, with London hit by a worse-than-expected UK growth contraction and gloomy corporate news from energy major Royal Dutch Shell. London fell 0.5 percent with sentiment dented also after officials reimposed lockdown measures in the central English city of Leicester. In the eurozone, Madrid and Milan each […]

The National Union of Road Transport Workers has commended the Federal Government for lifting the ban on interstate travel in the country. Acting General Secretary of the union, Kabiru Yau, called on the government to subsidise operation cost for motorists. He said the guidelines outlined by the government for the resumption of operations amid the […]

The 100 per cent hike in electricity tariff slated to commence Wednesday has been put on hold. This follows the National Assembly leadership’s intervention at a meeting with the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos), the National Electricity Regulatory Agency (NERC) and others in the power chain, Monday night. The DisCos announced over the weekend that the […]

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