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Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will interest you.

1. FG enrolls seven million Nigerians in cash transfer programme

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, said on Tuesday the Federal Government has enrolled 7, 068, 629 vulnerable Nigerians in the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme. Read more

2. Buhari orders agency to begin local manufacture of helicopter

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday directed the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to release statutory funds due to the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) to enable it to function optimally. Read more

3. PDP demands immediate inquest into tenure of ex-service chiefs, knocks Buhari for ‘acting late’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday demanded an immediate inquest into the tenure of the former service chiefs to unravel the circumstances behind the security lapses during their five-and- half-year in office. Read more

4. Police arrests six Shiite members in Abuja

Police operatives in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday arrested six members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) in Abuja for alleged involvement in a violent protest. Read more

5. Lagos, Canada to collaborate on COVID-19 response, health interventions

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said on Tuesday the state government was exploring opportunities for mutual collaborations with Canada on COVID-19 response and other health care interventions. Read more

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6. Domestic investors put N1.43tr in Nigeria’s stock market in 2020 – Report

The total transaction by domestic investors in Nigeria’s stock market stood at N1.43 trillion at the end of 2020, a report has said. Read more

7. Airtel, FMN, MTN rally as investors gain N259.45bn

The All-Share Index (ASI) appreciated by 1.21 percent to close at 41,584.94 index points at the end of Tuesday’s trading. Read more

8. CBN holds monetary policy rate at 11.5%

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday kept its Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) unchanged at 11.5 percent after two days of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting in Abuja. Read more

9. Flour mills nine-month profit rises by 91.5%

Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc has declared an impressive profit of N15.6 billion in the nine months ended Dec. 31, 2020, a 91.5% rise from N8.1 billion in the same period a year ago, despite economic headwinds. Read more

10. ‘Hard to see this dream come to an end’ – Ighalo bids farewell to Man Utd

Nigerian forward, Odion Ighalo has penned an emotional farewell post to Manchester United as the end of his loan contract approaches. Read more

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