Forbes Names Akinwumi Adesina African Of The Year

Former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture and president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina has been named Forbes African of the Year for his roles in poverty eradication on the continent.

 The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, has said that the unconventional monetary policies adopted by the apex bank in steering the country’s economy are yielding good results. He stated this on Friday during the 1st Convocation Lecture of the Edo University, Iyamho, entitled ‘Role of Monetary Policy:

N730bn Spelt On Sports Betting Annually

According to a recent study, Nigerians spend over N730billion annually on sports betting and a whopping sum of two billion naira is generated on a daily basis. The data also revealed that over 60 million Nigerian punters spend over N3,000 daily placing bet stakes. 

Former leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, has issued a strong warning to President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to strictly follow the Establishment Law of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), to avoid anarchy.

Air Peace To Begins Johannesburg, Sharjah Route in June

Poised to dominate the African airspace and also compete with International airlines, Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, says it will begin flight operations to Johannesburg, South Africa and Sharjah, United Arab Emirates next month. Making the announcement, Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, disclosed this at a meeting of the airline’s Board of Directors on Wednesday in Ikeja.

1000 DiamondXtra Lucky Customers To Be Rewarded – Access Bank

The Executive Director, Retail Banking Access Bank, Victor Etuokwu has revealed that more than 1000 DiamondXtra customers would be rewarded by Access Bank in its first DiamondXtra quarterly draw.

The South African Government has granted a request for Air Peace to begin commercial flights to Johannesburg, South Africa. According to Punch, the confirmation was granted last Friday as part of the implementation of the Bilateral Air Service Agreement between Nigeria and South Africa at the meeting of the 9th session of the Nigeria/South Africa Bi-National Commission Summit in Pretoria, South Africa.

CBN Introduces Special Intervention Fund for MFBs

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has introduced a new special intervention fund for Microfinance banks (MFB) in Nigeria, seeking to increase the share of microcredit ratio to at least 20 percent by 2020.

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), has said no tariff increase has been approved by the commission yet, putting to rest agitations from some quarters that the Commission would soon approve increase in electricity tariff.

Eleje Makes History, Signs Naira Note

The social media space on Wednesday was aglow as Nigeria's first female Central Bank of Nigeria Director of Currency Operations; Mrs. Priscilla Ekwere Eleje made history to have her signature on the 1000 Naira note.

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