Nigeria Partners Butt Inc On eNaira Project.

Nigeria Partners Butt Inc On eNaira Project.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced the formal engagement of the global Fintech company, Bitt Inc., as the Technical Partner for its digital currency, named eNaira, which is due to be unveiled later in the year. This development was disclosed in Abuja by the Governor of the Central Bank, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, who listed the benefits of the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) to include increased cross-border trade, accelerated financial inclusion, cheaper and faster remittance inflows, easier targeted social interventions, as well as improvements in monetary policy effectiveness,…

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African World Cup qualifying, Nigeria Beat Liberia 2-0

African World Cup qualifying, Nigeria Beat Liberia 2-0

Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice as Nigeria beat Liberia 2-0 in Lagos on Friday to go top of an African World Cup qualifying group. He struck after 21 and 45 minutes for a nation that has competed at six of the last seven World Cup tournaments, without ever getting past the second round. Both goals in the Nigerian economic capital were set up by Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi. Nigeria was among the luckier teams in the African group draw, being paired with Cape Verde, the Central African Republic,…

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Vandalisation Of Safety Equipment At Airports Our Major Challenge —Matazu, NiMET DG

Vandalisation Of Safety Equipment At Airports Our Major Challenge —Matazu, NiMET DG

The Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET), Prof. Mansur Matazu has said that the greatest challenge of the agency is the vandalization of the agency’s airport safety equipment across the country. The NiMET boss, who stated this while speaking with journalists in an interview in Abuja, added that since he came on board, the agency has invested a lot of money in upgrading its Numerical Weather Prediction Department with the assistance of the Weather Meteorological Organisation (WMO). The NiMET boss stated that to reduce the risk of…

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US Ready To Identify Boko Haram Sponsors

US Ready To Identify Boko Haram Sponsors

The United States has expressed its readiness to help Nigeria identify sponsors of terrorism in the country. The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, disclosed this during a meeting with journalists in Abuja. The envoy was asked if the US was ready to help Nigeria identify sponsors of terrorism in Nigeria. She, however, said talks were ongoing on the matter. Leonard said, “That is something we are very eager to partner Nigeria on. “I have had at least three conversations in the last two months on this subject.  “I won’t…

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Sports Ministry Clarifies Cash Rewards For Nigeria’s U-20 Medalists

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMY&SD) has given further clarifications to the announcement of cash rewards to medal-winning

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMY&SD) has given further clarifications to the announcement of cash rewards to medal-winning Team Nigeria athletes at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya. FMY&SD said the clarification became necessary following inquiries about the NCAA status of some of the country’s beneficiaries who are still in colleges in America. According to the Ministry, “We know about the NCAA regulations and we won’t want any of these young and promising talents, who are our hopes for the future, to breach the rules…

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World Athletics U20 Championships: Team Nigeria Finishes 3rd With 4 Gold Medals

World Athletics U20 Championships: Team Nigeria Finishes 3rd With 4 Gold Medals

Nigeria’s U-20 track and field athletes have re-written the history of Nigeria’s participation at the biennial World Athletics U20 championships after finishing third on the medals table with an unprecedented haul of four gold and three bronze medals. The highest Nigeria has ended on the medals table prior to the just-ended event in Nigeria was her seventh-place finish at the third edition of the championships in 1990 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria where they won two gold, two silver, and two bronze medals. The four gold medals won at the just-ended championships…

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Afenifere Recommends Self Defence Against Bandits

Afenifere Recommends Self Defence Against Bandits

The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has called on Nigerians to defend themselves against bandits, saying they have declared war on the country. The group also insisted that there must be restructuring in order to solve the problems bedeviling the country, adding that it must be before the next elections in the country. The group stated this in a communiqué after its monthly meeting at the home of its acting leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, in Sanya-Ogbo, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State on Tuesday. In the communiqué signed by the National Publicity Secretary of…

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JAMB Scraps Uniform Cut-Off Marks For Admissions

JAMB Scraps Uniform Cut-Off Marks For Admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has directed tertiary institutions to independently decide on candidates’ cut-off marks for admission for the 2021/2022 academic calendar. JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, said the decision was taken at the 2021 policy meeting to herald the commencement of the 2021 admission exercises. The meeting had in attendance heads of tertiary institutions who discussed admission-related issues. He said  October 29 deadline had been set for the closure of amendments for 2021 admissions. He said the meeting also approved that every institution was at liberty to…

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Gunmen Attack Bayelsa Hospital, Rob Doctor, Patients

Gunmen Attack Bayelsa Hospital, Rob Doctor, Patients

Gunmen invaded the Diete Koki Memorial Hospital in the Opolo area of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. The hoodlums were said to have carted away cash and other valuables belonging to the doctor on duty and patients. It was gathered that the bandits scaled the perimeter fence of the state-owned health facility from the back to gain entry. A medical doctor, Awudumapu Okeleghel, said the gunmen were two in number and they took him unawares, as he was returning from his call room. “My belongings and those of patients from…

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Buhari Fires Ministers

Buhari Fires Ministers

It is extremely unusual for Buhari to fire anyone from his government. President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Nanono and his Power counterpart, Saleh Mamman. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the ministers for power and agriculture, a spokesman said on Wednesday without immediately giving a reason. Saleh Mamman was replaced as power minister by Abubakar Aliyu, the minister of state for works and housing, while Mohammed Sabo Nanono was replaced as agriculture minister by Mohammad Abubakar, his counterpart at the environment ministry. The Special Adviser…

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