• FG to announce flight resumption date next week

    FG to announce flight resumption date next week0

    The Federal Government on Thursday said it would announce the date for the reopening of Nigeria’s airspace to commercial flight operations next week. It stated that the airports remained shut as some gaps in the aviation restart process had not been closed. The Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Musa Nuhu, disclosed this during Thursday’s briefing

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  • Before airports, schools re-open

    Before airports, schools re-open0

    The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), last week, suspended the planned resumption of domestic flights tentatively scheduled for June 21, 2020; citing the continued restriction on interstate movements as a reason. The agency said there was no way domestic airlines could resume operations if people would not be able to move freely from one state

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  • Reps probe N494bn alleged school-feeding funds fraud

    Reps probe N494bn alleged school-feeding funds fraud0

    Reps probe N494bn alleged school-feeding funds fraud The House of Representatives, yesterday, begun probe of over N494 billion budgeted from inception and the identity of the nine million pupils who benefited from the school feeding programme initiated by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in 2016. Chairman, House Committee on Public Accounts, Wole Oke, who decried the

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  • Naira slumps to 452/$ as speculations, debt weaken market

    Naira slumps to 452/$ as speculations, debt weaken market0

    Naira slumps to 452/$ as speculations, debt weaken market The dollar exchanged for N452 at the parallel market on Wednesday over speculations by operators in the market and the effect of the country’s rising foreign debt. The Central Bank of Nigeria resumed foreign exchange sales in April ending to commercial banks, to be made accessible

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  • COVID-19: AfDB forecast $88.3 billion drop in Africa’s GDP

    COVID-19: AfDB forecast $88.3 billion drop in Africa’s GDP0

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) has projected that the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic ravaging economies globally could cause Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to drop by between $22.1billion and $88.3billion. According to the Bank, before the advent of COVID-19, West Africa was home to at least four of the continent’s fastest-growing economies, but has strongly

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  • Lagos retools workforce as level 13 resumes today

    Lagos retools workforce as level 13 resumes today0

    Lagos retools workforce as level 13 resumes today As civil servants from grade level 13 resume work today after over two months of lockdown, the Lagos State Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle, has stated that the state government is committed to building a 21st workforce that will deliver the dividends of

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