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Low turnout mars attempt to hold ‘Occupy CBN’ protest in Abuja

By Mariam Sanni, Amina Isah , Abuja A protest march against the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on the state of the nation’s foreign exchange and the economy at large billed to hold on Friday did not take place as

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FCT police command warn group against planned anti-CBN protest

The FCT Police Command has warned “OccupyCBN’’, a Non-Governmental Organisation against its planned protest at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Headquarters, Abuja on Friday.   A statement issued by the Spokesman of the command, ASP Anjuguri Manzah, said that

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We will create 1m jobs through agric by 2021- Emefiele

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says the bank would have created about one million direct and indirect agriculture processing jobs via its Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) by 2021. Speaking in Jibia, Katsina state, at the formal

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After Aljazirah’s unrelenting investigations, FG finally pays arrears to pensioners

By Amina Isah, Abuja After an elaborate investigation by Aljazirahnews reporters detailing the refusal of the authorities to release a 12 months’ salary arrears owed many federal pensioners despite their plaintive pleas, the funds have finally been released to the

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Nigeria to be self sufficient in food production soon, says Emefiele

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Mr Godwin Emefiele, says Nigeria is on the verge of being self sufficient in food production. Newsmen reports that Emefiele spoke in Isa town, Sokoto State, on Saturday when he launched

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Forex: Travelex, FBN begin sale in Abuja, Kano, PH, — BDC operators

Liquidity challenges in Abuja and environs will ease further as Travelex and First Bank begin the sale of Forex to BDCs in the north, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe, President, Association of Bureau De Change

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Police arrest suspected kidnappers of CBN governor’s wife

The Nigeria Police Force on Monday said it had arrested nine suspected kidnappers of the CBN governor’s wife, Mrs Margret Emiefele. The suspects are: Lance corporal Musa Maidabra, 28, Lance corporal Edwin George, Ernest Uduefe, 32, and Mohammed Abubakar, 29,

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5,000 wheat farmers register for CBN anchor borrower programme in Kano

The Wheat Farmers Association of Nigeria (WFAN) in Kano State said it had so far registered no fewer than 5, 000 wheat farmers for the CBN anchor borrower programme in the state. The state WFAN Chairman, Alhaji Faruk Rabiu disclosed

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I cannot be intimidated – Godwin Emefiele

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele said that no amount of intimidation will make him stop performing his duties effectively to Nigerians. He said this in a statement while reacting to the release of his

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CBN governor’s wife released

Mrs. Margaret Emefiele, the wife of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has been released by her kidnappers. Sources at the Police High Command told our correspondent Margaret and four others were released around 1am on

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