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Gov Abubakar and the second term bid , — By SANI ABUBAKAR BAUCHI

It may look like the 2019 general election is far away, but the release of the elections time table by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) only points to the truism that the earlier the better. To this end, both the serious and charlatan politicians and their supporters have gone to the drawing board to […]

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ED, Fatgbems Group, Adebayo Gbemisola and Chief Operating Officer, Dare Adeola receiving certificate of excellence

From left: Executive Director, Fatgbems Group, Adebayo Gbemisola, Chief Operating Offi cer, Dare Adeola, Best Customer Service Offi cer, Fatgbems Petroleum Lagos Business Area 2, Tobi Adewuyi receiving certifi cate of excellence from the Managing Director, Fatgbems Group, Damola Gbemisola at the Flag-off of Fatgbems Petroleum 2017 Customers Service Week Activities in Lagos on Tuesd […]

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Fiscal discipline: NAMA charges staff on digital accounting procedures

Stories by Ime Akpan Lagos– Th e managing director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Capt. Fola Akinkuotu has tasked the organisation’s employees to embrace digital technology saying the recent federal government’s executive orders on the ease of doing business in the country demands that businesses transactions should be carried out on e-basis”, Speaking […]

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PTAD deletes 15,600 ghost pensioners from payroll – Ikeazor

. Verifi es 5,000 NNN, NDA, NICON Insurance retirees By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna Th e Pension Transitional Administration Directorate (PTAD) has discovered and removed 15,600 ghost pensioners from the federal government payroll following verifi cation exercises as part of eff orts to sanitizing the payment of pensioners, Executive Secretary PTAD, Sharon Ikeazor has said. She […]

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7th WPS focuses on digital transformation, data, personalization

Th e International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that the 2017 World Passenger Symposium (WPS) will focus on how technology, data, customisation and digital transformation will reshape the customer experience of tomorrow. More than 700 high-level delegates from across the travel value chain are expected at the event which highlights 20-year passenger forecast presented […]

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NTSB, ICAO collaborate to salvage AIB

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) recognises the important role that eff ective training will play in the pursuit of its pressing objectives by enlisting international organisations to train its technical personnel to make them knowledgeable, fl exible, dedicated, and effi cient while exercising good judgment, reports IME AKPAN In civil aviation, accidents and incidents, whether […]

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Gombe targets 600,000 children for measles immunization

Stories by Auwal Ahmad Gombe– Gombe State have targeted about 600,000 under fi ve children, for this year’s round of measles vaccination exercise, scheduled for November 2017. Th e State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Kennedy Ishaya, revealed this during a press briefi ng on the fourth coming measles campaign in the country. Th e Commissioner […]

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Rice farmers, millers set to crash price to N6,000

By John Oba Abuja– Th e Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) and the Rice Millers Association of Nigeria have promised to crash the price of rice to between N6000 and N7000 in the next few months once the government honours its promises and resolve the problems of rice smuggling across the borders. Th e […]

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Family Planning can reduce maternal mortality by 30% — Oji

Dr. Ejike Oji, is the Chairman, Association for Advancement of Family Planning in Nigeria, and GSO Focal Point Person for a Global Initiative 2020 family planning.  In this interview with RAPHAEL EDE, he stresses that family planning can reduce maternal Mortality to 30 percent Family Planning in Nigeria Family planning in Nigeria has not progressed […]

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Kaduna State BOI Manager and Executive Director, Micro Enterprises, BOI during the launching of GEEP

From left: State Manager, Bank of Industry (BOI), Kaduna Mr.  Mukhtar Bawuro; Executive Director, Micro Enterprises, BOI, Mrs.  Toyin Adeniji, and Managing Director/Chief Executive Offi cer, Zoom Lion (Nigeria), Madam Abiola Bashorun, during the launching of the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Program (GEEP), MarketMoni Alert Train Ceremony, in Kaduna yesterday. Photo: BOI      

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Access Bank partners Remita to off er Payday Advance

By Amaka Ifeakandu Lagos– Customers and non customers of Access Bank have been off ered a unique platform that gives them access to loans against their next salary payment. Th e Payday Advance from Access Bank, in collaboration with Remita does not require any collateral or guarantor, and enables customers to obtain a loan instantly […]

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Assessing Buhari’s morale boosting visit to Maiduguri

Sunday, October1, President Muhammadu Buhari went to Maiduguri and celebrated the 57th Independence anniversary with Nigerian troops fi ghting Boko Haram terrorists in the north east axis of the country, to boost their morale as well as give hope to the displaced persons in the region.  SADIQ ABUBAKAR reports that mixed grills have trailed the […]

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We did this in Abuja!, — By Dr. Biodun Ogungbo

Stiff like stock-fi sh A patient with fracture of the neck and spinal cord injury was managed by a traditional bonesetter. Th e bonesetter constructed a cage for him and had him strapped down for months, waiting for the boneS to heal. It did. But not very well! When he was released from the cage, […]

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US anti-abortion rep asked girlfriend to get one – Report

An anti-abortion congressman asked a woman with whom he was having an extramarital aff air to get an abortion when he thought she might be pregnant, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. Th e Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said it obtained text messages between Republican US Rep Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania and Shannon Edwards. A January 25 text […]

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Witness reveals banks used in 2014 NIS recruitment

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja Th e fi fth prosecution witness, Augustine Ugorji, in the trial of former Interior Minister, Abba Moro and three others, yesterday, revealed banks used by Drexel Nigeria Ltd, in the 2014 online recruitment exercise into Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS). Anesthesia Nwobia, an exPermanent Secretary in the Ministry and a Deputy Director […]

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Hon. Yakubu Dogara joining his Deputy to cut his Birthday Cake, during the 57th Birthday celebration at the Deputy Speaker’s Office

Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara joining his Deputy, Hon. Suleimon Lasun Yusuff to cut his Birthday Cake, during the 57th Birthday celebration at the Deputy Speaker’s Offi ce at the National Assembly in Abuja, yesterday. With them are, Hon. Igbenedion Gabriella (left), Hon. Orji Rita (2nd left), Hon. Onyemaechi Joan Mrakpor (3rd right), […]