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First Bank of Nigeria has given its customers until the 1st of January 2022 to deposit £50 and £20 notes.  “To facilitate the return of the old notes in circulation, we will stop accepting deposits of the £50 and £20 notes in all our branches from 1 January 2022,” The Bank said in an email […]

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced a revenue target of N632.39 billion for the 2022 fiscal year. This was disclosed by its Executive Vice Chairman Prof. Umar Danbatta during the budget defence before the National Assembly Joint Committee on Communications in Abuja. He stated that the revenue targets will also be made up of […]

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja, has sentenced the former Chairman of the now-defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, to 8 years imprisonment for money laundering and others. This follows a guilty judgement by the court earlier in the day for offences that include money laundering, inducing bank staff to […]

The state Returning Officer for the election, Florence Obi, the vice-chancellor of University of Calabar, who made the declaration in the early hours of Monday, around 12:20 a.m., said this was because there was no election in Ihiala Local Government Area which has over 148,000 registered voters. INEC could not deploy voting materials to Ihiala during Saturday’s […]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended voting in the Anambra governorship poll to Sunday, to allow voters who were not able to vote due to malfunctioning of the Bimodal Accreditation System (BVAS) to vote. Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, the state INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) disclosed this at a news briefing held in the […]

Barcelona confirmed the return of Xavi Hernandez as coach on Saturday, adding that the legendary midfielder was expected back in the city this weekend to take up his new role. The Spaniard left Camp Nou to play for Al Sadd in 2015, after making 767 appearances for the Catalan club, which included winning eight La […]

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, on Thursday inaugurated the technical consultative committee of the strategy implementation task office for the presidential executive order no 5. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Presidential Executive Order 5, is a document, designed to place Nigerian professionals and manufacturers at the […]

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Thursday called off the one week sit-at-home order. This is coming two days to Anambra state gubernatorial elections slated for 6th November, 2021. Stating its reasons for the cancelation, the group through its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, opined that the intervention of their elders, esteemed traditional Institutions /Rulers […]

Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, has redeemed his financial pledge to Nigeria’s athletes to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, The PUNCH has learnt. Dare had promised to financially reward the Paralympics athletes who excelled at the Games in Tokyo. Nigeria featured 22 athletes in four events at the Games. Our correspondent learnt that the […]

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, ordered the Federal Government to pay 1.638 billion dollars to Delta Government being 13 per cent derivative sum due as arrears of revenue payable to the oil-rich state. Justice Donatus Okorowo, while delivering the judgment, held that being a suit instituted to recover revenue accruing to the state government, […]


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