Aso Villa Reads for 8/11/17


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

OAK TV reports that former “President Olusegun Obasanjo has been appointed into the United Nations (UN) High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation along with 17 other current and former global leaders”. The report said, “the Board is composed of 18 current and former global leaders, senior officials and renowned experts who bring together an unparalleled range of experience, skills, knowledge and contacts”.

According to a Punch report, “the Central Bank of Nigeria has intervened in the inter-bank foreign exchange market with the injection of another $195m.” The Bank revealed that “it offered the total sum of $100m to the wholesale segment, while the Small and Medium-scale Enterprises segment received the sum of $50m, the Invisibles segment comprising tuition, medical payments and basic travel allowance received $45m.”

“The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Mr. Simbi Wabote, has stated that the federal government has released the $200 million Nigerian Content Development Fund (NCDF) to the Bank of Industry (BoI) for Nigerian oil and gas service providers”, so reports THIS DAY.