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Russia withdraws from Council of Baltic Sea States over opposition to war with Ukraine

Russia has pulled out of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) with immediate effect. The Council had on March 3 suspended Russia from its activities over the Kremlin’s military operation in Ukraine. President Vladimir Putin had on February 24 ordered the invasion of Ukraine a few days after announcing Moscow’s recognition of two […]

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Atedo Peterside says Nigerian economy began declining under Buhari

Founder of Stanbic IBTC, Atedo Peterside, has said that the Nigerian economy began to decline under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, erasing the growth of the previous years. Peterside opined that after 15 years of economic growth, the downturn began in 2015, stressing that the country is lagging behind other economies. He stated this at the […]

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Sokoto Police declare suspects in Deborah murder video wanted

The Sokoto State Police Command has declared wanted the men seen in a viral video during the lynching of Deborah Samuel, a student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, who was murdered last week on allegations of blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad. In a statement on Tuesday by the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), […]

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Kenya’s FlexPay raises undisclosed funding to accelerate growth

A Kenyan online and offline payment gateway startup, FlexPay, has announced raising an undisclosed funding round from Cairo Angels Syndicate Fund to accelerate its growth. The undisclosed funding was confirmed by Richard Machomba, founder and CEO of FlexPay in a statement seen by Ripples Nigeria on Tuesday. The round is Cairo Angels’ first investment in […]

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Finally, Amaechi resigns to contest 2023 election

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has finally turned in his resignation letter, in line with the presidential directive, for political appointees seeking elective positions to resign. It was gathered that Amaechi submitted his resignation letter on Monday. More to come…

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Pressure on Naira persists, drops to new low of N421.50/$1 at official market

Nigerian currency continues its poor performance, this time at the official market as it dropped to a new low of N421.50 to a dollar at the Investors and Exporters (I&E) segment of the market on Monday. Monday performance indicates a depreciation of 0.6 per cent or N2.50 against the US Dollar when compared to Friday’s […]

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Actor Uche Odoputa seeks help, says his father has been abducted

Veteran Nollywood actor Uche Odoputa, has taken to Instagram platform to seek help following the abduction of his father, Kenneth Odoputa. In a post he shared on his IG platform on Monday, the Nollywood star noted that his father had been in the kidnappers’ den for two weeks. Read also: Actor Stanley Nweze accuses AMVCA organizers […]

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Atiku angry over deleted tweet issue, chases out journalists at meeting with PDP delegates

Former Vice President and 2023 presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Monday, ordered his security details chase out journalists covering a meeting he had with party delegates when he visited Jos, Plateau State, as part of his consultations towards his ambition. According to the Chairman of Plateau […]

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Wike accuses NBA of failing to uphold rule of law

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, on Monday, lambasted the leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and accused them of failing to protect the rule of law. He encouraged the NBA to take action against attacks on the country’s courts rather than just make remarks. Wike made this assertion during the keynote address at a […]

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Abuja-Kaduna train services to resume May 23

The Federal Government has ordered the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) to resume the Abuja-Kaduna Train Services on May 23. The NRC Deputy Director of Public Relations, Mr. Yakub Mahmood, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Lagos. The Abuja-Kaduna Train Service by the corporation following the March 28 attack on a Kaduna-bound train by […]

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DEBORAH SAMUEL: CAN urges Christians to respect other religious beliefs

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Monday urged Christians across Nigeria to respect other religious beliefs in the country. The CAN President, Samson Ayokunle, made the call when he featured in a programme on Arise TV. He was reacting to the gruesome murder of a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, […]

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Enang resigns as Buhari’s aide on Niger Delta to pursue governorship ambition

The Senior Special Assistant on Niger Delta Affairs to the President, Ita Enang, has resigned from the position to pursue his 2023 governorship ambition. Enang disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom. The ex-lawmaker, who had earlier declared his intention to vie for the Akwa Ibom State governorship seat under the […]

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Police kill two gunmen in Anambra

Police operatives in Anambra on Monday killed two gunmen allegedly enforcing sit-at-home order in the state. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ordered the sit-at-home in the South-East last year in a bid to force the Federal Government to release its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who is standing trial for alleged treasonable felony at the […]

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Bode George urges PDP to move presidential primary to Lagos

A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, on Monday, urged the party to move its presidential primary from Abuja to Lagos. The PDP will hold its 2023 presidential primary on May 28 and 29 in Abuja. George, who made the appeal at the party’s stakeholders meeting in Ikoyi, Lagos, […]

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Arsenal on verge of missing Champions League after Newcastle defeat

Arsenal are on the verge of finishing outside the top four of the Premier League after they were beaten 2-0 by Newcastle United on Monday night. The Gunners have been aiming for a top four finish this season, being in a stiff battle with city rivals Tottenham Hotspur, whom they lost to last weekend to […]

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Guinness loses N26.28bn amid declining investor confidence, as Nigerian Breweries, other rivals benefit from loss

As investors exited their investment in Guinness, demand for Champion Brew, International Breweries and Nigerian Breweries in the capital market rose, as rivals gained from Guinness’ loss. The capital market confidence towards Guinness slumped last week, hence, investors snubbing the firm, while investing in the company’s market rival. According to analysis by Ripples Nigeria, investors […]

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Investors lose N83.2bn as Transcorp, Jaiz Bank drag Nigeria’s capital market down

Investors at the Nigerian capital market lost N83.2 billion at the close of trading on Monday. Due to sell-off in many of the entities at the capital market, the equity capitalisation crashed by -0.29% to close at N28.54 trillion, down from N28.62 trillion posted on Friday. Similarly, the All-Share Index dropped 154.37 basis points to […]

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