Dangote, Lifemate, Four Others Win Big

[Daily Trust] Dangote Industries Limited yesterday won the most consistent indigenous company exhibitor while Lifemate Furnitures was rewarded for its acquisition of large space at this year’s Lagos Trade Fair. At the closing ceremony for the 31st Lago…

[Daily Trust] Dangote Industries Limited yesterday won the most consistent indigenous company exhibitor while Lifemate Furnitures was rewarded for its acquisition of large space at this year's Lagos Trade Fair. At the closing ceremony for the 31st Lagos International Trade Fair in Lagos yesterday, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) won the outstanding exhibitor while Pavilion of the year goes to China.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Experts Identify Gaps, Strength in 2018 Budget

[Daily Trust] Lagos -The 2018 appropriation bill which is tagged the ‘Budget of consolidation’ has an aggregate expenditure of N8.612 trillion (16 per cent above 2017 budget estimate). It will comprise a Recurrent Costs of N3.494 trillion, Debt Service…

[Daily Trust] Lagos -The 2018 appropriation bill which is tagged the 'Budget of consolidation' has an aggregate expenditure of N8.612 trillion (16 per cent above 2017 budget estimate). It will comprise a Recurrent Costs of N3.494 trillion, Debt Service of N2.014 trillion, Statutory Transfers of about N456 billion, Sinking Fund of N220 billion (to retire maturing bond to local contractors) and a Capital Expenditure of N2.428 trillion (excluding the capital component of statutory transfers).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Labour Condemns Plan to Scrap Housing Loans Board

[Daily Trust] The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has cautioned the National Assembly over its plan to scrap the Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board (FGSHLB) describing it “unpatriotic.”

[Daily Trust] The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has cautioned the National Assembly over its plan to scrap the Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board (FGSHLB) describing it "unpatriotic."

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Ikoyi Whistleblower to Be Paid This Month – Adeosun

[Daily Trust] The payment due to the whistleblower, who provided tips that led to the recovery of funds stashed away in a property in Ikoyi, Lagos State, will be released this month, Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has said.

[Daily Trust] The payment due to the whistleblower, who provided tips that led to the recovery of funds stashed away in a property in Ikoyi, Lagos State, will be released this month, Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has said.

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Lamido’s Attack On Buhari Sign of PDP’s Moral Bankruptcy – Presidency

[Leadership] The Presidency has said that the series of interviews by a presidential aspirant, Sule Lamido, each one stepping up attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari over the ongoing war against corruption, is a reflection of the intellectual and mora…

[Leadership] The Presidency has said that the series of interviews by a presidential aspirant, Sule Lamido, each one stepping up attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari over the ongoing war against corruption, is a reflection of the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of the opposition in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Editors Caution Avengers Over Threat to Resume Attack On Oil Facilities in Niger Delta

[Guardian] The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has expressed worry over the threat by the Niger Delta Avengers to resume attacks on oil facilities in the oil-rich Niger Delta region.The Guild calls on the Avengers to drop the threat and embrace dialogu…

[Guardian] The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has expressed worry over the threat by the Niger Delta Avengers to resume attacks on oil facilities in the oil-rich Niger Delta region.The Guild calls on the Avengers to drop the threat and embrace dialogue in resolving their grievances.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Lagos Targets Third Largest Economy By 2020, Africa’s Mega City in 2025

[Guardian] With a target to become Africa’s third largest economy by 2020 and Africa’s model mega city in 2025, the Lagos State government has reiterated its commitment to sustain the existing partnership with the private sector.

[Guardian] With a target to become Africa's third largest economy by 2020 and Africa's model mega city in 2025, the Lagos State government has reiterated its commitment to sustain the existing partnership with the private sector.

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Kenyatta Wants Petitions Against His Victory Dismissed

[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss with costs two petitions seeking the invalidation of his re-election during the October 26 repeat presidential election boycotted by his rival Raila Odinga of the Nat…

[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss with costs two petitions seeking the invalidation of his re-election during the October 26 repeat presidential election boycotted by his rival Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA)-even though his name was retained on the ballot.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Gold Refinery’s Belgian Owner Accused of Money Laundering

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -President Yoweri Museveni commissioned it on Feb.20 amidst pomp and celebration, but just nine months later African Gold Refinery (AGR) has run into big trouble. Its Belgian owner, Alain Goetz, has been uncovered as a d…

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -President Yoweri Museveni commissioned it on Feb.20 amidst pomp and celebration, but just nine months later African Gold Refinery (AGR) has run into big trouble. Its Belgian owner, Alain Goetz, has been uncovered as a dealer in so-called "conflict or blood gold" and is being sued by the government's top financial anti-corruption agency and one of the company directors.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Tycoon to Be Charged With Murder After Violent Evictions

[Observer] Businessman, Abid Alam of Alam Group of Companies is to be arraigned in court soon to face murder charges after the commission of inquiry into land matters sent his file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

[Observer] Businessman, Abid Alam of Alam Group of Companies is to be arraigned in court soon to face murder charges after the commission of inquiry into land matters sent his file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda