CBN approves dollar sale to more Bureau De Change operators

CBN approves dollar sale to more Bureau De Change operators

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday cleared more retail currency bureaux to take part in a weekly dollar sale to boost liquidity and support the naira which is weak on the black market.

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86 associations seek registration as political parties

By Emmanuel Oloniruha

Ahead of 2019 general elections, 86 political associations have applied for registration as political parties, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Tuesday.

At the commission’s quarterly meeting with leaders of political parties at INEC headquarters, Abuja, the Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, described political parties as important vehicles in the management of the country’s democracy.

“The number of applications for registration of new associations as political parties now stands at 86,” he said.

He congratulated the 10 political parties recently re-registered after being deregistered following their performances during the 2015 general elections.

The political parties, according to him, are Better Nigeria Peoples Parties (BNPP), Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Peoples Progressives Party (PPP), Democratic Alternative (DA), National Action Council (NAC) and National Democratic Liber

Customs C-G begs Senate, says he is bereaved

By Ifeanyi Nwoko

The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, NSC, Col. Hameed Ali has written another letter to the Senate begging them to schedule his invitation the the upper chamber to another day.

In the letter signed personally by the Col. Hameed Ali and dated March 14, 2017, the C-G explained that he was currently bereaved and could not appear at the time.

On the issue of wearing Uniforms, he urged the Senate to give him time as he was seeking legal advise on the matter to avoid running foul of the laws of the land.

The letter reads in part: “Regarding the wearing of uniform, I wish to advise that the Senate avails itself of the legal basis of its decision to compel me to wear

Governor Ortom gives herdsmen 48 hours to leave Buruku LGA

By Nicholas Dechi

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue state has given Fulani herdsmen in Tombo-Mbalagh, Buruku Local Government Area of the state a two-day ultimatum  to leave the area.

Ortom gave the order on Monday in Tombo-Mbalagh during a visit  to ascertain the damage inflicted on the community by herdsmen.

The visit followed the weekend attacks  by the herdsmen.

Eight bodies have been recovered, while three persons are missing, according to the Sole Administrator for the council area, Mrs Justina Sorkaa,

Sorkaa’s account was contradicted by the state police commissioner, Bashir Makama. He said six persons died in the attack.

Ortom  said that he had directed security agencies as a matter of urgency to lead herdsmen out of the area for peace to reign.

He said the herdsmen must leave since they  were not welcomed by the unarmed  inhabitants of the area.

Most people in Benue state were disarmed t