Daily Archives: November 22, 2020

Sterling Bank launches agribusiness facility for women, youths

Sterling Bank Plc has  launched a new product, Sterling Women and Youths in Agriculture Finance code-named SWAY-AgFin, to provide low-cost financing at single-digit rates to young men and women entrepreneurs in the agribusiness value chain across the country. Mrs. Bukola Awosanya, Group Head, Agric Finance and Solid Minerals Financing for …

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Recession: PDP advises Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to permit a free market economy that will allow Nigerians to actively participate in the economic space to boost productive sectors. Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, in a statement in Abuja on Sunday said this would bring Nigeria’s …

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ASUU, FG face-off: Hope rises on suspension of strike

By Adesina Wahab Though what the Federal Government offered striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, fell beyond the lecturers’ expectations, there are indications that the union may suspend its ongoing industrial action soon. The suspension may not, however, be based on the negotiating ability of the …

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Bad optics

Editorial   IN about all moral contexts, justice gets seen to be done only when an adjudicator is even-handed in the measures dealt to the contending parties. No matter the justification, it is bad optics when one of two contenders is prematurely reinforced while the other is shot down. But …

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Medvedev beats Thiem to win biggest title of career at ATP Finals

Russian tennis star, Daniil Medvedev on Sunday defeated Dominic Thiem to win at the ATP Finals inside the O2 Arena in London. It was the Russian’s biggest title of his career and he defeated the three highest-ranked players to achieve the feat. Medvedev, 24, who defeated Rafael Nadal in the …

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Credit tribunal

Editorial   THE Banking and other Financial Institutions (BOFI) Act, 2020, signed into law last week by President Muhammadu Buhari, has the establishment of a credit tribunal as one of its highlights. According to the Federal Government, the tribunal will enhance the loan recovery capacities of banks, which in turn …

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Customs lists communities in Kwara, Niger where smuggling thrives

By Adekunle Jimoh, Ilorin The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities in Kwara and Niger states as notorious for smuggling activities over the years. The communities according to the service include Kaiama, Chikanda, Okuta, Ilesha-Baruba and Airport road in Kaiama, Baruten and Ilorin West Local Government Areas of …

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