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Nigeria Today: Top 10 News Stories You Shouldn’t Miss

1. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has decided to buy crude oil and petroleum products directly from credible international companies henceforth.

2. New data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has shown that most states in Nigeria derive over 50 per cent of their internally generated revenue (IGR) from Pay As You Earn (PAYE) with Lagos, Rivers and Delta States as top earners.

3. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, has been named the best winner of the women’s prize for fiction of the last decade.

4. Oracle has announced the Oracle Data Visualisation cloud service that will enhance businesses across several sectors.

5. Defending champions, Super Falcons of Nigeria, will not participate in the first round qualifiers for the 2016 African Women Championship (AWC), which will take place in Cameroun.

6. JustFood Limited, a leading food equipment distributor in Nigeria and West Africa, has unveiled a service programme tagged “Star Service.”

7. President Muhammadu Buhari will declare open a two-day retreat for the confirmed ministerial nominees today.

8. The Polytechnic, Ibadan has announced the appointment of Mr. Augustine Bayo Oyeleke as the new Deputy Rector of the institution.

9. Dana Air has said its passengers would have exciting flying experience with the airlines’ recent re-introduction of its in-flight magazine Cloud 9, a quarterly, full-colour in-flight magazine which has a good blend of tourism, food, health, style, music, art, celebrity interviews, and opinion page.

10. The Federal Government, in partnership with the World Bank has launched the Growth and Employment (GEM) Equity Window, a grant scheme to support micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs) in the country.


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Ejura Salihu is an Anatomist, Writer and Editor. She is currently the Editor-in-chief for Connect Nigeria. You can contact her via email: or follow her on twitter @icyquin_msc

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