Daily Archives: November 3, 2018

Retail SMIS Get $337.16m, CNY 56.17m Injection

In its first intervention in the inter-bank foreign market for the month, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday, November 2, 2018, injected the sum of $337.16million in the retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) in addition to CNY 56.17million in the spot and short tenored forwards. This was disclosed by the Banks Director, Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor, who ...

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PDP Hires Foreign Lobbyist for N31m Monthly

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hired Brian Ballard, a top US lobbyist, ahead of the 2019 elections.   The influential lobbyist has President Donald Trump as one of his clients. Politico Magazine, a top publication in the US, says Ballard is closer to the US president than perhaps any other lobbyist in town.   “He’s parlayed that relationship into ...

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Kaduna Central: Uba Sani Standing Alone

By Maimuna Tahir If anything, the long-awaited unceremonious exit of Senator Shehu Sani from the All Progressives Congress and the mainstream politics of Kaduna has confirmed the general expectation that Uba Sani, Governor Elrufai’s Political Adviser, would get an easy sail to the Nigerian Senate next year.   Shehu Sani, now permanently confined to the backwaters of Nigerian politics, no ...

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Nigeria Supports ECOWAS Common Tariff, Customs Union, Says Zainab Shamsuma

The Federal Government Friday, assured Ministers of member countries of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS), on support for regional common tariff and customs union towards trade liberalisation, industrialisation and integration. This was stated in the welcome remarks by the Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, at the 4th ECOWAS Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Abuja, with theme, ‘Information Exchange and Cooperation Amongst ...

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Why Delta APC Crisis Won’t Stop Ogboru from throwing Okowa out of Government House, Says Ogodo 

A frontline politician in Delta State, Chief Moses Ogodo, on Sunday said the All Progressives Congress (APC ) gubernatorial candidate, Chief Great Ogboru would throw Governor Ifeanyi Okowa out of Government House, Asaba come 2019.   “The performance of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has enhanced the chances of Chief Great Ogboru in the 2019 governorship election. Ogboru will defeat Okowa in ...

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