Minister optimistic ICT will lead contribution to Nigeria’s GDP

Minister of Communications, Dr. Isa Pantami, is optimistic that with the second quarter contribution of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the sector will floor oil and gas in two years’ time.He disclosed this in a statement made available to The Guardian yesterday. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) put ICT’s contribution to the

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Buhari orders evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa

• President receives report of special envoy • 640 have registered to return home, says Dabiri-Erewa • Ezekwesili, others ask Ramaphosa to apologise President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday ordered the immediate evacuation of all Nigerians who are willing to return home from South Africa following the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals.He gave the instruction when he received the report of the

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Market indices slump by 1.4% amid loss of investor confidence

• How pension fund operators invested N940b assets in banks, securities • FG targets 36.6m Nigerians on micro financial strategy It was another period of pullback at the end of last week’s trading on the equities sector of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), which resulted in the depreciation of the bourse’s All-Share Index (ASI) and market capitalisation by 1.38 per

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PDP asks Buhari to resign over alleged ‘no certificate’ plea

• Ministry faults celebration of 2015 interview • APC leaders move to sustain president’s legacies The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from office since the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, allegedly admitted that the president was not in possession of the required certificate and begged Nigerians to pardon him. The opposition party gave the advice

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