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Decline in Africa's GDP
BUSINESS & ECONOMY COVER NEWSLETTER

The African Development Bank (AFDB) published its African Economic Outlook 20202 Supplement on Tuesday and warned that the continent’s GDP would fall by at least 1.7%, and if the coronavirus pandemic continues into the second half of 2020, it could ...
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Segun Agbaje
INTERNATIONAL NEWSLETTER

PepsiCo, Inc. has announced that its Board of Directors has elected Segun Agbaje, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, as an independent member of its Board. In a statement Wednesday, PepsiCo said Agbaje ...
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Mike Obi
NEWSLETTER SPORTS

Newly-promoted Italian Serie A club Benevento have expressed interest in signing former Chelsea Midfielder, John Mikel Obi this summer. Benevento will play in the top-flight for the second time in their history next season, and have already started ...
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FEC
COVER NEWSLETTER POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

The Federal Executive Council has held its sixth virtual meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The meeting which held on Wednesday was chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. In attendance are the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo; ...
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Kogi State Government
COVER LEGAL NEWSLETTER

The Kogi State Government has inaugurated Justice Henry Olusuyi as the Chief Judge of the state. The swearing-in ceremony was held on Wednesday in Lokoja, the state capital. Justice Oluseyi was sworn in at 10:35 am after taking ...
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Aminu Logan
NEWS NEWSLETTER

The Chief of Staff to Governor Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman of Kwara State, Aminu Logun, is dead. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, announced this in a statement on Tuesday. He revealed that Logun, aged 73, ...
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Withdrawal of US From WHO
INTERNATIONAL NEWSLETTER

President Donald Trump has formally started the withdrawal of the United States from the World Health Organization, making good on threats over the UN body’s response to the coronavirus, officials said on Tuesday. The United States is the ...
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FIRS
BUSINESS & ECONOMY COVER NEWSLETTER

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has extended the closing date of tax debt payments in the country. In a statement issued on Wednesday by FIRS Director of Communications, Abdullahi Ahmad, the agency moved its waiver of penalty ...
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COVID-19
COVID-19 News NEWSLETTER

The WHO said on Tuesday it would study fresh evidence on airborne transmission of the coronavirus, after an international group of scientists concluded it could spread far beyond two metres. The World Health Organization said it would put ...
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WAEC
EDUCATION & TRAINING NEWSLETTER

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has warned students, as well as schools, to shun all forms of exam malpractice ahead of the commencement of the examinations. At a briefing on Tuesday in Yaba, Lagos State, the Head ...
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COVID-19 Vaccine
INTERNATIONAL NEWSLETTER

Brazil may be struggling in its battle against the coronavirus, but it is on the cutting edge of vaccine development with large-scale trials and the production of millions of doses on the horizon. Unlike Europe and China, COVID-19 ...
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UBA
BANKING & FINANCE NEWSLETTER

The United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), the leading pan-African financial services group, yesterday announced the appointments of Mr. Ayoku Liadi and Mr. Oliver Alawuba as Deputy Managing Directors in charge of UBA’s Nigeria and Africa businesses, respectively. ...
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Nigerian Stock Exchange
BUSINESS & ECONOMY COVER NEWSLETTER

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) All-Share Index (ASI) appreciated by 0.3 per cent to close at 24,097.48 yesterday, following the return of the bulls to the stock market. After depreciating by 1.99 per cent last week, the market ...
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Juventus
NEWSLETTER SPORTS

Juventus wasted the chance to move 10 points clear at the top of Serie A as the defending champions blew a two-goal lead to lose 4-2 at a Zlatan Ibrahimovic-inspired AC Milan on Tuesday, after second-placed Lazio’s shock ...
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Estimated Billings
COVER NEWSLETTER POWER & ENERGY

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) said yesterday it was reviewing the responses of some power distribution companies (Discos), to its queries on the flouting of capping order on estimated billings, which was issued by the commission. NERC ...
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Ibrahim Magu
COVER LEGAL NEWSLETTER

Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been sent back to area 10 force criminal investigation department (FCID) of the police in Abuja where he spent the night on Monday. A ...
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Okonjo-Iweala
COVER INTERNATIONAL NEWSLETTER

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s candidate for the World Trade Organisation director-general election, says she is in need of volunteers for her campaign. In an interview with Arise TV, Okonjo-Iweala said some of her friends have been helping with media ...
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NCC
COVER IT/TELECOM NEWSLETTER

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved the creation of a Digital Economy Department, which will be responsible for promoting the digital economic agenda of the federal government. Among other things, this department will renew the commission’s strategy ...
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FBI director
INTERNATIONAL NEWSLETTER

The director of the FBI has said that acts of espionage and theft by China’s government pose the “greatest long-term threat” to the future of the US. Speaking to the Hudson Institute in Washington, Christopher Wray described a ...
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Naira
BUSINESS & ECONOMY COVER NEWSLETTER

Data published on the website of the FMDQ on Tuesday reveals that the CBN official rate has been adjusted from N360 to a dollar to N381 to a dollar sending mixed messages to traders who wonder if the ...
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