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2017-09-20 IMF Puts Global Bribery Cost At $2 Trillion A Year
[This Day] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has estimated that the annual cost of bribery -- just one sub-set of corruption -- to be between $1.5 and $2trillion.

2017-09-20 Govt to Set Up Oil Spill Funds for Niger Delta
[Vanguard] Abuja -The Federal Government has concluded arrangement to establish Niger Delta Oil Spillage Management Fund, NDOSMF, in order to address the menace of environmental degradation confronting the region.

2017-09-20 Buhari Calls for Peace, Terrorism Support At UN
[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, urged the world to strive for peace and decent living for all people.

2017-09-20 Foreign Debt Up By 40% Under Buhari - Report
[Premium Times] Nigeria's total domestic and foreign debt stocks as at June 30 stood at about $15.1 billion and N14.1 trillion respectively, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday.

2017-09-20 Biafra Leader 'Abducted, Probably Killed' - Lawyer
[Premium Times] The lawyer representing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, says he has not communicated with his client since September 14, when Mr. Kanu's Abia State home was "invaded" by soldiers.

2017-09-20 Lawmakers Order Banks to Unblock Patience Jonathan's Accounts
[Premium Times] The House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions has directed six commercial banks to free accounts operated by former first lady, Patience Jonathan.

2017-09-19 Govt Urged Not to Sign Partnership Agreement With EU
[Vanguard] BENJAMIN Mkapa, Tanzania's former President, has warned Nigeria to resist pressure to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement, (EPA), with the European Union, because according to him, such contracts are counterproductive. Mkapa sounded this warning as guest speaker at the 45th Annual general Meeting of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) on September 14, 2017 in Lagos.

2017-09-20 Govt to Block Biafra's Group Funding Sources
[Daily Trust] The Federal Government says it is aware of sources of funding of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and is taking steps to block them.

2017-09-20 90% Deaths in Hospitals Caused By Health Workers' Attitude - Teaching Hospital Chief
[Premium Times] Over 90 per cent of deaths recorded in Nigerian hospitals are due to poor attitude of health workers.

2017-09-20 Unity Bank Disburses Over N24 Billion to Farmers
[This Day] In its bid to promote agribusiness, Unity Bank has effectively keyed into various intervention funds by the federal government and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to boost Agriculture thus emerging as one of the leading players in the industry driving the intervention schemes to the tune of N24 billion.

2017-09-20 Factional Labour Union Suspends Strike
[Premium Times] The United Labour Congress, ULC, has suspended the ongoing strike it recently embarked upon.

2017-09-20 Woman Commits Suicide As Husband Goes for Second Wife
[Daily Trust] Dutse -A 22-year-old housewife, Hajara Bala, committed suicide after she got wind that her husband was planning to take another wife.

2017-09-20 Reps Ask Union Bank to Unfreeze Patience Jonathan's Accounts
[Daily Trust] The House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions yesterday directed the Union Bank to unfreeze an account operated by former first lady, Patience Jonathan, in the bank.

2017-09-20 Institute Emphasises Value Reorientation, to Train 21,000 Youths By 2025
[This Day] In line with its desire to produce resilient Nigerians who are eager to provide quality service marked by love, strength, faith, heart and might, the Institute for National Transformation (INT) has announced plans to train 21,000 Nigerians across all sectors by 2025, starting from January 2018.

2017-09-20 N100 Billion Debut Sukuk Offer Closes Wednesday
[This Day] The Debt Management Office's (DMO) inaugural N100 billion Sukuk offer will close wednesday.

2017-09-20 Boko Haram - Buhari Thanks Jordan for Donating Military Hardware
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in New York thanked the Kingdom of Jordan for its support to Nigeria's campaign against terrorism and insurgency. The president said Jordan recently donated military hardware and pledged to further supply helicopters.

2017-09-20 Reps Ask Banks to Unfreeze Patience Jonathan's Accounts
[Guardian] Abuja -The House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions yesterday ordered banks where Patience Jonathan, her friends and relatives, have accounts to unfreeze them forthwith, following the hardships they are going through.

2017-09-20 House Committee Asks Banks to Unfreeze Accounts Without Court, EFCC Caveat
[This Day] Abuja -The House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions tuesday directed commercial banks to remove restrictions on accounts which do not have caveat from the law courts and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

2017-09-20 Aviation Unions Shut Down Airports Over Concession
[Daily Trust] Lagos and Ilorin -Aviation workers yesterday paralysed activities at major airports in the country to express their opposition to the concession of Lagos and Abuja airports.

2017-09-20 Customs Impounds 13 Bullet-Proof, Five Exotic Cars
[Daily Trust] The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has impounded 13 new bullet-proof cars and five other exotic vehicles suspected to have no evidence of duty payment.

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