TOP 10 NEWS HEADLINES: 31ST MAY 2021

Buhari appoints Muhammad as Senior Citizens Centre board chair, Habib is new NEMA DG

Buhari appoints Muhammad as Senior Citizens Centre board chair, Habib is new NEMA DG
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the take-off of the National Senior Citizens Centre and the constitution of a 12-member board. The Centre was passed into law as the National Senior Citizens Centre Act, 2017 to cater for the needs of senior citizens (70 and above) in the country.

TOP DAILY NEWS HEADLINES: 21ST MAY 2021

FG approves Lagos, Abuja, 2 other international airports as Special Economic Zones

FG approves Lagos, Abuja, 2 other international airports as Special Economic Zones
The Nigerian Government announced it has approved four international airports in Lagos, Kano, Abuja and Port Harcourt as Special Economic Zones. This was disclosed in a statement by Aviation Minister, HadiSirika on Thursday morning

TOP DAILY NEWS HEADLINES: 10TH MAY 2021

Badagry Deep Seaport to commence operations earlier than planned

Badagry Deep Seaport to commence operations earlier than planned
Lagos State Government is ready to give the necessary support for the timely delivery of the Badagry Deep Seaport project. The Badagry Deep Seaport is expected to commence operations earlier than planned, as the Lagos State Government is ready to give the necessary support for the timely delivery of the project.

TOP 10 NEWS HEADLINES- 7TH MAY 2021

Buhari removes Bala Usman as NPA MD, appoints replacement

Buhari removes Bala Usman as NPA MD, appoints replacement
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the recommendation of the Ministry of Transportation under Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi for the setting up of an Administrative Panel of Inquiry to investigate the Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

TOP 10 NIGERIAN NEWS HEADLINES TODAY: 30TH APRIL 2021

N120b CBN metering intervention timely – Consumers

N120b CBN metering intervention timely – Consumers
One of the myriad of challenges bedeviling the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) is metering. On its own, the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in March 2021 directed the 11 Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) to replace obsolete and faulty meters. According to Order No. NERC/246/2021, of March 4, seven million customers in the electricity market were un-metered. The commission that alluded to an enumeration that was carried out added that three million meters among the installed ones were faulty. HERE

TOP 10 NIGERIAN NEWS HEADLINES TODAY-26TH APRIL 2021

NICON Insurance faults report on Senate summon

NICON Insurance faults report on Senate summon
NICON Insurance Limited has faulted a report on its invitation to the Senate over failure to remit pension fund to the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate. In a statement titled, ‘NICON Insurance faults report on senate summon’, the insurance firm recalled the report, which stated that the Nigerian Senate had summoned the firm over ‘Failure to remit N17.4bn pension fund to PTAD’

TOP 10 NIGERIAN NEWS HEADLINES TODAY: 21ST APRIL 2021

FIRS directs companies within free trade zones to file income tax returns

FIRS directs companies within free trade zones to file income tax returns
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (“FIRS”)has issued a public notice to all approved enterprises operating within Nigeria’s Export Processing and Oil & Gas Free Zones to file income tax returns for 2021 and subsequent years of assessment; and compute income tax and pay the tax due.

TOP 10 NIGERIAN NEWS HEADLINES TODAY: 19TH APRIL 2021

1. Cryptocurrency: 1m investors liquidated, altcoins crash by 20% A significant number of investors in the crypto market have had their accounts liquidated amid the sudden drop seen in a number of altcoin assets. According to a report by nairametrics, about 1,018,638 investors had their account worth about $10 billion liquidated. The largest single liquidation order happened on Binance-BTC valued at $68.73 million. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had earlier this year directed deposit money banks (DMBs) to desist from engaging in crypto transactions. Even analysts have warned that despite the inherent gains in the crypto market it continues to pose significant risk to investors’ funds.

Cryptocurrency: 1m investors liquidated, altcoins crash by 20%
A significant number of investors in the crypto market have had their accounts liquidated amid the sudden drop seen in a number of altcoin assets. According to a report by nairametrics, about 1,018,638 investors had their account worth about $10 billion liquidated. The largest single liquidation order happened on Binance-BTC valued at $68.73 million. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had earlier this year directed deposit money banks (DMBs) to desist from engaging in crypto transactions. Even analysts have warned that despite the inherent gains in the crypto market it continues to pose significant risk to investors’ funds.

TOP 10 NIGERIAN NEWS HEADLINES TODAY: 14TH APRIL 2021

TOP 10 NIGERIAN NEWS HEADLINES TODAY

Local Equities Market Dips Further By 0.3 Per Cent As NGX Launches New Brand
Negative sentiments persist in the local bourse, on Tuesday, as the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX) launches its new corporate brand identity and website. The launch of the new identity followed the demutualisation of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the resulting creation of the non-operating holding company NGX Group Plc and its subsidiaries: Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited, the operating exchange; NGX Regulation (NGX RegCo) Limited, the independent regulatory arm of the Exchange; and NGX Real Estate (NGX RelCo) Limited, the real estate company.