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Barau appoints Prof. Abdullahi CoS, Prof. Fagge, Daily Trust’s Editor, Ajimobi’s son as SAs

The Deputy Senate President, Senator Jibrin I. Barau, CON, has announced the appointment of Professor Muhammad Ibn Abdullahi as Chief of Staff; Professor Bashir Muhammad Fagge, Special Adviser (Policy & Monitoring); and the Deputy General Editor of Daily Trust Newspapers, Ismail Mudashir, Special Adviser (Media & Publicity).

In a statement by his media office, Senator Barau also named Idris Abiola Ajimobi, the son of the late Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, as Special Adviser (Special Duties); Yusuf Aliyu Tumfafi, Special Adviser (Political); Mrs. Ngozi Ndawi Nkemdirim, a pioneer staff of the National Assembly, Special Adviser (Administration); and Shitu Madaki Kunchi, Special Assistant (Media & Publicity).

APC insists, no crisis in party,  stands united in quest for more progress

The All Progressives Congress, (APC) has insisted there is no crisis in the party stressing it’s rather, standing more united in quest for greater Progress in the party and the country.

Barr Felix Morka, National Publicity Secretary of the party said in Abuja on Sunday that recent events in the party, notably, resignation of the National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu and National Secretary, Iyiola Omisore has led some to suggest that the Party is in some kind of crisis.

Senate Leader, Bamidele unveils books on leadership to mark 60th birthday 

Senate Majority Leader, Michael Opeyemi Bamidele will tomorrow, Tuesday 25th of July, 2023, unveil two books in commemoration of his 60th birthday anniversary.

The two-term senator representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District on the plartform of All Progressives Congress (APC) personally wrote the books in two volumes with the title: “Leadership Through Communication” (Volumes 1 & 2) in his erudite efforts to dissect the social, political and economic events which gave birth to the current Fourth Republic in retrospect to independence era.

Governors may divert palliatives, Shehu Sani backs Soludo

A prominent socio-political commentator, Shehu Sani, has backed Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State on the skepticism on the distribution of palliatives to Nigerians over the hardship caused by the removal of fuel subsidy.

APC National Chairman: Lukman faults PGF endorsement of Ganduje

…says Govs should serve as conscience of APC

The All Progressives Congress, (APC) National Vice Chairman, North-West, Salihu Moh’ Lukman has faulted endorsements by the Progressives Governors’ Forum, (PGF) of former Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as National Chairman of the ruling party.

Lukman also said the party’s governors should rather, see themselves as conscience of the party, stating that endorsing a candidate for the highest position in the party is unfair to both President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other leaders of the party who are not members of PGF.

I’m a believer in fuel subsidy; removal – Senator Udende 

The Senator representing Benue North East, Emmanuel Udende has said he is a firm believer in the fuel subsidy removal by President Bola Tinubu describing the exercise as “a scam”.

Speaking with Daily Times on the topic, which has brought a lot of hardship on Nigerians, Udende said the people that benefit from fuel subsidy are not ordinary Nigerians, but people in the oil sector.

How tier-1 banks stocks drive market’s performance to gain N1.33trn w/w

The bulls resurfaced on the stock market last week, due to investors buying interests in banking stocks, as the market capitalisation gained N1.33trillion week-on- week (w/w) to close at N35.39trillion.

At the close of trading activities on Friday, the benchmark index soar higher on the back of strong buying interests of investors, especially, in banking stocks that fueled the weekly rally.

Petrol subsidy removal: Govt needs to broaden consultations over palliative- ASCSN

The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), has urged President Bola Tinubu to honour the relevance of the committee set up to develop modalities that will mitigate the impact of the removal of petrol subsidies.

How gains from financial instruments up FBN’s H1 profit to N187.2bn

FBN Holdings has posted a net profit of N187.2 billion for the first half of 2023, compared to N56.6 billion recorded during the same period in 2022.

The financial services group’s latest report, showed that it interest income accounted for more than 58 per cent of revenue, but gains from financial instruments significantly impacted profitability, given that bulk of the latter was eroded by galloping costs.

Naira gains at I&E window, closes at N742.9/$1

The Nigerian currency, Naira, at the close of Official trading activities recorded a significant gain against the United States dollar on the Investors and Exporters (I&E), data from the official window shows.

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