Aso Villa Reads for 29/8/17

Every day, we bring you the best stories the media is reporting about the Government of Nigeria

Premium Times reports that “the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, said the Federal Government will soon establish commodities’ certification centres across the six geo-political zones to aid certification and standardization of agricultural produce.” ‎

Business Day explains that “The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), intervened in the Inter-Bank Foreign Exchange Market to the tune of $250m in three segments of the market”, namely wholesale segment of the inter-bank Foreign Exchange market, it sold $100m and also uplifted the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and invisible segments.

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbannaya Onu inaugurated a N500m Tier 3 Data Centre to support the activities of the Nigeria Stock Exchange. He said that the centre had the potential to help the NSE compete favourably with some of best exchanges in the world, if performed well, says Punch.

Guardian reveals that “Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has reached out to the United States government to step up its assistance in ensuring that corrupt officials don’t get a safe haven abroad for their loot. “ According to the report, the Vice President “said both countries were working on a prompt repatriation of the funds.”

According to Business Day, “the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) wheeled out 72,261.7 megawatts of electricity in the first four weeks of August. The daily statistics of TCN operations from Nigerian Electricity System Operator (SO), a section of the TCN, indicated that 34,853.3 megawatts was generated between August 1 and Aug 12.”

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