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Nigeria’s debt to top 24% of GDP by 2018 — IMF – Best Nigeria News

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, on Wednesday said Nigeria’s indebtedness would climb to 24.1 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product, GDP, by 2018. Nigeria ended 2016 with a debt to GDP ratio of 18.6 per cent while at the end of 2015, Nigeria’s debt to GDP ratio stood at 12.1 per cent,

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Evidence against Sanusi’s emirate council ‘intact’– Kano anti-corruption agency – Best Nigeria News

The clouds may not have fully cleared over the head of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sunusi II, as the state’s anti-corruption commission said Tuesday the evidence against the Emirate Council were “intact”. Multiple sources at the agency told PREMIUM TIMES the agency had resumed the probe, a day after the House of

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Nigeria retains 14% lending rate – Best Nigeria News

The Monetary Policy Committee has once again retained the Monetary Policy Rate at 14 per cent due to current uncertain economic conditions and high inflation. The MPC has not made any major monetary policy change since July 2016. The Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, announced this while briefing journalist on the outcome of

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Nigerian economy maintains recovery path – Presidency – Best Nigeria News

The Presidential Adviser on Economic Matters, Adeyemi Dipeolu, has analysed the statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) saying it showed the economy maintained path to recovery. According to Dr. Dipeolu, it is an encouraging indication of a steady, even if slow, progressive pace. He said by the Gross Domestic Product

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Osinbajo mourns Channels TV State House correspondent, Chukwuma Onuekwusi – Best Nigeria News

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed sadness over the news of the death of Chukwuma Onuekwusi, the Channels TV State House Correspondent. This is contained in a condolence message by his spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande, on Tuesday. Mr. Akande said Mr. Osinbajo extended heartfelt condolences to Mr. Onuekwusi’s family as well as Channels

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Super Eagles arrive Corsica for friendly match – Best Nigeria News

The Nigerian national football team have confirmed their arrival in Corsica for a friendly match with the national team of the tiny Island. The Eagles arrived Corsica Tuesday evening and have since checked into the Best Western Hotel, Ajaccio Amiraute before they resume training on Wednesday. The Super Eagles Technical Adviser Genort Rohr

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Obasanjo presents PhD research proposal to NOUN faculty – Best Nigeria News

By Ibrahim Kabiru Sule & Joy Akhiga Former President and a doctorate student of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Olusegun Obasanjo, has presented his research proposal to the university’s Faculty of Arts as part of the requirements for the award of a PhD degree. Mr. Obasanjo, who is pursuing a PhD

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Five Ondo assembly members defect to APC – Best Nigeria News

Five members of the Ondo State House of Assembly on Tuesday at plenary formally presented their letters of defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC. The members are the former deputy speaker, Fatai Olotu(Akoko North state constituency); Kuti Towase, Akoko South East; Akinyele Fasogbon, Odigbo; Bimbo Fajolu,

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BREAKING: Another container-load of arms found in Lagos port – Best Nigeria News

Another container filled with arms has been discovered at the Tin Can Island Port in Lagos, the Nigeria Customs told PREMIUM TIMES Tuesday. A source at the port told PREMIUM TIMES the container was found at the Ports and Cargo Terminal of the Tin Can Island Ports. “As I speak to you, they’ve

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BREAKING: PDP loses another Rep to APC – Best Nigeria News

A member of the House of Representatives from Adamawa State, Adamu Kamale, who represents Madagali/Michika federal constituency, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress. His defection was announced in a letter read by the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, on the floor of the house on Tuesday. Mr. Kamale cited divisions

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BREAKING: Fire razes shops in Lagos – Best Nigeria News

Shops belonging to some clothe sellers in Lagos Island have been razed by fire, witnesses have said. The incident occurred around Broad Street, behind UBA House, Lagos Island, Tuesday morning. Traders told PREMIUM TIMES the fire started from a nearby electricity transformer, and spread into shops. Traders at the scene were seen wailing

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Suicide bomber kills 19, injures 50 at Manchester concert – Best Nigeria News

A suicide bomber denoted an explosive at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, United Kingdom killing at least 19 people and injuring no less than 50 others. The blast which occurred just as the show was wrapping up caused panic at the Manchester Arena, venue of the concert, sending the mostly adolescent audience

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Nigeria police fire teargas, spray hot water on protesting Shiites – Best Nigeria News

Police on Monday sprayed hot water and fired tear gas sporadically to disperse protesting members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria at the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, office in Maitama, Abuja. Hundreds of Shiites, mainly male and female, undergraduates from different institutions across the country, assembled at the NHRC office to urge the commission to

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WHO election and the campaign against African health experts, By Tami Hultman – Best Nigeria News

There is high drama in Geneva as health experts worry whether politics will outweigh accountability and experience in tomorrow’s down-to-the-wire balloting for Director-General of the UN World Health Organization. A smear campaign three months ago derailed the expected selection of Nigerian physician Muhammad Pate to head the Global Fund to Combat Aids, Tuberculosis

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