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Nigeria needs N103 trn to implement 2019-2022 SDGs

Nigeria needs not less than 337 billion dollars to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from 2019 to 2022, the UN Support Plan for the Sahel has estimated. According to the exchange rate by the Central Bank of Nigeria, the figure represents 103 trillion Naira, over 11 times more than the proposed N8.9 trillion Budget for 2019. The cost of implementing the SDGs in Nigeria, according to the plan is 80.65 billion dollars in 2019, 82.83 billion dollars in 2020, 85.07 billion dollars in 2021 and 87.37 billion dollars in 2022.

Access, Diamond Bank proposed merger to create Africa’s largest retail bank

COMFORT EKELEME, Asst Business Editor

The Boards of Access Bank Plc and Diamond Bank Plc have said that the merger between the two banks will form a leading Tier 1 Nigerian bank and the largest bank in Africa by number of customers, spanning three continents, 12 countries and 29 million clients.

SEC awaiting Diamond, Access Bank merger application


The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said it is awaiting the Access Bank Plc, Diamond Bank Plc merger application.This even as the Commission affirmed that it has been notified of the proposed merger between Access Bank and Diamond Bank.

Tanker explosion: Fashola commiserates with government, people of Lagos State

Minister inspects the Loko – Oweto Bridge, connecting Road  

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, has described infrastructure as the foundation for national prosperity and unity saying it is the most dependable fortress against tomorrow’s bad weather, bringing people together and laying the foundation for job creation, economic growth and agricultural development among others.

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