[WORLD NEWS] TRUMP-PUTIN SUMMIT KICKS OFF IN HELSINKI

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN AND HIS US COUNTERPART DONALD TRUMP HAVE MET BEHIND CLOSED DOORS IN THE FINNISH CAPITAL, HELSINKI. PUTIN TOLD TRUMP AT THE START OF THEIR SUMMIT ON MONDAY THAT THE TIME HAS COME TO TALK THOROUGHLY ABOUT BILATERAL RELATIONS, AS WELL AS VARIOUS HOTSPOTS IN THE WORLD. IN HIS REMARKS, TRUMP CONGRATULATED PUTIN ON THE SUCCESSFUL ORGANISATION OF ONE OF THE BEST WORLD CUPS OF ALL TIMES, WHILE ADDING THAT THEIR DISCUSSIONS…

"[WORLD NEWS] TRUMP-PUTIN SUMMIT KICKS OFF IN HELSINKI"

[BUSINESS NEWS] IPMAN URGES NASS TO PASS PETROLEUM GOVERNANCE BILL

THE INDEPENDENT PETROLEUM MARKETERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (IPMAN) HAS CALLED ON THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO EXPEDITE THE PASSAGE OF THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY AND GOVERNANCE BILL (PIGB) TO ATTRACT INVESTMENTS TO THE OIL AND GAS SECTOR. THE CHAIRMAN, WESTERN ZONE OF IPMAN, DEBO AHMED, MADE THE APPEAL IN AN INTERVIEW WITH NEWSMEN IN LAGOS ON MONDAY, SAYING THE GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY MAY NOT IMPROVE UNTIL THE BILL IS PASSED AS THE CHALLENGES…

"[BUSINESS NEWS] IPMAN URGES NASS TO PASS PETROLEUM GOVERNANCE BILL"

[BUSINESS NEWS] BUHARI MEETS AND ASSURES CEOS OF DUTCH COMPANIES ON SAFETY OF INVESTMENTS

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, ON MONDAY, MET WITH CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF DUTCH COMPANIES IN HAGUE, ASSURING THEM OF A SAFE AND SECURE NIGERIA, WHERE THEIR INVESTMENTS WILL BE SAFE AND YIELD HANDSOME RETURNS. A STATEMENT ISSUED BY HIS SPECIAL ADVISER ON MEDIA AND PUBLICITY, FEMI ADESINA, SAYS THE PRESIDENT COMMENDED THE MANY DUTCH-OWNED COMPANIES OPERATING IN NIGERIA FOR DEALING FAIRLY, NOTING THAT WITH MANY OF THEM THE RELATIONSHIP DATES BACK TO MORE THAN TWO GENERATIONS…

"[BUSINESS NEWS] BUHARI MEETS AND ASSURES CEOS OF DUTCH COMPANIES ON SAFETY OF INVESTMENTS"

[BUSINESS NEWS] NIGERIAN STOCKS RECORD 0.34% LOSS AS H1 EARNINGS TRICKLE IN.

THE FIRST TRADING DAY OF THIS WEEK, FINISHED BEARISH ON MONDAY, WITH THE NIGERIAN STOCK EXCHANGE ENDING 0.34 PERCENT LOWER, AND THE YEAR-TO-DATE RETURNS CLOSING AT -2.55 PERCENT. AT THE CLOSE OF TRANSACTIONS, THE ALL SHARE INDEX, WHICH CLOSED AT 37,393 POINTS LAST FRIDAY, WENT DOWN BY 126 POINTS TODAY TO FINISH AT 37,267 POINTS. SIMILARLY, THE MARKET CAPITALIZATION, WHICH ENDED AT N13.6 TRILLION IN THE PREVIOUS SESSION, REDUCED BY N46 BILLION TO SETTLE AT…

"[BUSINESS NEWS] NIGERIAN STOCKS RECORD 0.34% LOSS AS H1 EARNINGS TRICKLE IN."

[NEWS] I’VE BEEN GIVEN A RED CARD,’ ORTOM’ SAYS OF APC MEMBERSHIP

  BENUE STATE GOVERNOR, SAMUEL ORTOM, HAS ALLEGED THAT HE HAS BEEN SENT OUT OF HIS POLITICAL PARTY, THE ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS, SAYING HE IS NOW FLOATING AND AWAITING ANY PARTY TO ADMIT HIM.   THE GOVERNOR DISCLOSED THIS ON MONDAY, AT THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE IN MAKURDI, WHILE SWEARING IN HIS SPECIAL ADVISER ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND CHIEFTAINCY AFFAIRS, JEROME TORSHIMBE.   HOWEVER, THE GOVERNOR, WHO CRITICIZED THE CHALLENGES FACING THE STATE, ASKED THE PEOPLE…

"[NEWS] I’VE BEEN GIVEN A RED CARD,’ ORTOM’ SAYS OF APC MEMBERSHIP"

[NEWS] SMART CITY: LAGOS HARPS ON NEED TO DEVELOP CAPACITY OF COMMISSIONS, MDAS

THE LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT HAS STRESSED ON THE CONTINUOUS NEED TO DEVELOP THE DEPTH AND CAPACITY OF HUMAN RESOURCE COMMISSIONS, MINISTRIES, DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES, MDA’S, ACROSS PUBLIC SERVICE. HEAD OF SERVICE, FOLASADE ADESOYE, SAID THIS ON MONDAY, WHILE DECLARING OPEN A TWO-DAY RETREAT FOR HUMAN RESOURCE COMMISSIONS AND RELATED MDA’S IN THE STATE PUBLIC SERVICE, HELD IN EPE AREA OF LAGOS. SPEAKING AT THE EVENT, PERMANENT SECRETARY, PUBLIC SERVICE OFFICE, BASHIR BRAIMAH, DISCLOSED THAT THE…

"[NEWS] SMART CITY: LAGOS HARPS ON NEED TO DEVELOP CAPACITY OF COMMISSIONS, MDAS"

[NEWS] FRSC: TRUCKS TO BE BARRED FROM LAGOS BRIDGES

THE FEDERAL ROAD SAFETY CORPS (FRSC) HAS SAID THAT EFFORTS ARE BEING MADE TO PLACE BARS ON SOME LAGOS BRIDGES TO PREVENT INDISCRIMINATE PARKING OF TANKERS AND ARTICULATED VEHICLES. FRSC’S LAGOS STATE SECTOR COMMANDER, HYGINUS OMEJE, MADE THIS KNOWN IN AN INTERVIEW IN LAGOS ON MONDAY, SAYING A COMMITTEE HAS BEEN INAUGURATED TO LOOK INTO HOW OWNERS OF TRUCKS AND TANKERS CAN DO THEIR BUSINESS WITHOUT CLIMBING BRIDGES IN THE STATE. ACCORDING TO HIM, PUTTING…

"[NEWS] FRSC: TRUCKS TO BE BARRED FROM LAGOS BRIDGES"

[NEWS] NIGERIAN GOVT INTERVENES IN CROSS RIVER, EBONYI LAND DISPUTE

THE MINISTER OF INTERIOR, LT.-GEN. ABDULRAHMAN DAMBAZAU, ON MONDAY VISITED CROSS RIVER IN AN EFFORT TO RESOLVE THE LAND DISPUTE BETWEEN CROSS RIVER AND EBONYI COMMUNITIES. DAMBAZAU WHO TOLD THE ACTING GOVERNOR OF CROSS RIVER, PROF. IVARA ESU, AT THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE IN CALABAR, THAT HE WAS IN THE STATE TO VISIT UKELLE COMMUNITY, ADVISED THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO EXPLORE WAYS OF CURBING INTER-STATE CONFLICTS SO AS TO PROMOTE NATIONAL UNITY. IT CAN BE RECALLED…

"[NEWS] NIGERIAN GOVT INTERVENES IN CROSS RIVER, EBONYI LAND DISPUTE"

[WORLD NEWS] ISRAELI LAWMAKERS VOTE TO BAN SOME LEFT-WING GROUPS FROM SCHOOLS

ISRAEL’S PARLIAMENT, TODAY PASSED A LAW CALLED ‘BREAKING THE SILENCE” THAT CAN SEE GROUPS CRITICAL OF GOVERNMENT POLICIES TOWARD THE PALESTINIANS BANNED FROM ENTERING ISRAELI SCHOOLS AND SPEAKING WITH PUPILS. THE AMENDMENT TO THE EDUCATION ACT GRANTS NEW POWERS TO EDUCATION MINISTER, NAFTALI BENNETT, HEAD OF THE RELIGIOUS-NATIONALIST JEWISH HOME PARTY, TO ORDER SCHOOLS TO BAR CERTAIN GROUPS FROM GIVING LECTURES TO STUDENTS. BUT CRITICS OF THE LAW, SAY THE LAW WHICH PASSED WITH 43…

"[WORLD NEWS] ISRAELI LAWMAKERS VOTE TO BAN SOME LEFT-WING GROUPS FROM SCHOOLS"

[NEWS] BUHARI COMMENDS QUALITY OF NIGERIAN PROFESSIONALS IN NETHERLANDS

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, HAS COMMENDED NIGERIAN PROFESSIONALS IN THE NETHERLANDS FOR REPRESENTING THE COUNTRY WELL AND FOR ALWAYS BEING IN TOUCH WITH THEIR MOTHERLAND. HE SAID THIS ON MONDAY WHEN HE MET WITH MEMBERS OF NIGERIANS IN DIASPORA ORGANISATION, NIDO, THE NETHERLANDS CHAPTER, ON THE SIDELINES OF HIS OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE HAGUE. SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF THE DELEGATION, THE NIDO CHAIRMAN, JULIUS NWANKPA, PRAISED THE PRESIDENT FOR THE WAR AGAINST CORRUPTION, AND NIGERIA’S IMPROVEMENT…

"[NEWS] BUHARI COMMENDS QUALITY OF NIGERIAN PROFESSIONALS IN NETHERLANDS"