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Airlines Cancel Flights As Lagos Imposes Curfew Amidst #EndSARS Protest

by Gerald Onwukaon October 20, 2020
Following the 24-hour curfew enforced by the Lagos State Government, Domestic and International Airlines were forced to cancel their Lagos bound flights. BREAKING TIMES stated earlier that in the aftermath of the state’s End SARS protests, the Lagos state governor, Baba Jide Sanwo-Olu, had announced the curfew following escalating abuse following #EndSARS protests in the […]

WTO Top Job: 3 Candidates Dropped As Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala Makes Final Round

by Gerald Onwukaon October 7, 2020
World Trade Organization (WTO) selected recently the two final candidates in race to become WTO’s Director-General. In respect to three removed aspirants, the candidates remaining are Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee. Both women advancing to the final round of the selection process interprets further that the would be winner will become first […]

World Teacher’s Day: Qatar Airways Thanks Teachers With 21,000 Complimentary Tickets

by Gerald Onwukaon October 7, 2020
Qatar Airways explained recently that in commemoration of the world teacher’s day, that 21,000 complimentary tickets would be issued to teachers as gratitude for efforts made towards imparting knowledge to the younger generations. According to them, the ticket would be given to registered teachers on a first come, first served basis, adding that the give […]

Naira Gains Against Dollar As CBN Resumes Forex Sales

by Seun Adeuyion September 8, 2020
According to the operators, the resumption of forex sales to the Bureau De Change operators by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday, strengthened the exchange rate of the naira to the dollar. As part of effort to enhance accessibility to foreign exchange, the Apex bank had in a circular announced plans to resume sale […]

Akwa Ibom Govt Reopens Livestock Markets, Urges Adherence To #COVID19 Guidelines

by Gerald Onwukaon August 18, 2020
Livestock markets that was previously closed in Akwa Ibom, as a result of commercial activities, has been recently reopened by Government in the State. This disclosure was confirmed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, on Tuesday. A concensus was reached by the state government and owners of livestock businesses for […]

Nigerian Banks open 35 million accounts in 5 months

by Breaking Timeson July 2, 2020
Nigerian banks have opened about 35 million accounts between January and May 30, 2020 in spite of the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the banking and financial services sector. According to figures gleaned from data hosted on the website of the Nigeria interbank Settlement system NIBBS, the total number of bank accounts was […]