Zenith Bank recognised as ‘Best Corporate Governance Financial Services’ in africa the 4th year

May 31, 2023 David Agba 0

For the fourth consecutive year, Zenith Bank Plc has been named as the Best Corporate Governance ‘Financial Services’ Africa 2023 by the Ethical Boardroom. The award, which was published in the Spring 2023 edition of The Ethical Boardroom magazine, is in recognition of the bank’s adherence to global best practices and institutionalization of corporate governance, setting an industry-wide example of Read More

10th Senate: Tinubu, Akpabio and Nigeria’s interest

May 30, 2023 Gidado Ibrahim 0

The Congress, as in the case of the United States; the State Duma; as in the case of Russia, and the Knesset, as in Israel, all exist as the bastion of democracy. The primary role of the legislature is to make laws for betterment of the society. The legislature has been identified as the strongest predictor on the survival of Read More

The quest for accountable governance

The suit filled at the Federal High Court in Abuja by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) recently against the oil-producing states in Nigeria over “their failure to account for the spending of the oil derivation refunds of N625 billion recently paid to them by the federal government, including details and locations of projects executed with the money,” is Read More

I feel sorry for President Tinubu

May 30, 2023 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

A new dawn literally broke for Nigeria as a new president assumed office on May 29. Nigeria has been swearing in new presidents over the years, of course. Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the 16th president. What is really new about this handover is that this is the first time since the 4th Republic which started in May 1999 that we Read More

GSS Funtua @60: A tortious journey from grace to grass

May 30, 2023 Prof. MK Othman 0

I was taught and have taught/still teach in many institutions of learning within and without but two of such institutions are uniquely occupying the center stage of my heart. These two are so dear to me that I can give all I have to advance their causes. Government Secondary School (GSS) Funtua and Ahmadu Bello University Zaria are the two Read More

What Nigerians expect from Tinubu’s government

May 30, 2023 Ibrahim Mustapha 0

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu resumed office on 29 May, 2023. He was sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Kayode Ariwoola, having won the February 25 presidential election. With the oath of office administered to him, he has become the legally elected president and will spend the next four years in office as specified by the 1999 Constitution, Read More

Tinubu, brain behind free trade zone in Nigeria

May 30, 2023 Martins Odeh 0

Lagos state occupies a vital space in Nigeria; first, as a mega city with over 20 million population and second, as a coastal city with endless maritime routes linked to other international waters that have positioned it as the country’s most viable commercial hub. Various governments have ultilised these somewhat nature-gifts to impact not only on the development of the Read More

World Bank to renovate ministry of environment hall

Former Minister of Environment, Barr. Mohammed Hassan Abdullahi has officially flaggs-off the renovation of Ministry’s Conference Hall to give it a new look for hosting of various National/ International and bilateral meetings between the Ministry and Development Partners. Abdullahi, while flagging-off the project recently in Abuja,charged the contractor handling the project to ensure standard and professionalism in project implementation and Read More

Environment: Minister tasks newly deployed permanent secretary to sustain tempo

Former Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, has tasked the newly deployed Permanent Secretary to the Ministry, Ibrahim Yusufu Idris to sustain tempo in achieving the mandates of the Ministry. The ex-minister disclosed this during his farewell speech at the handover ceremony to the Permanent Secretary in his Office, Abuja. The former minister thanked the Management and staff of the Ministry Read More

FG, charcoal export group plant trees to reforest, combat climate change

May 30, 2023 Helen Oji 0

The Charcoal Export Legality and Compliance Group, in collaboration with the Federal Government, has flagged off symbolic tree planting project in Iseyin area of Ibadan Oyo State. The Charcoal Export Legality and Compliance Group, in collaboration with the Federal Government, has flagged off symbolic tree planting project in Iseyin area of Oyo State to address the challenges of climate change Read More

MPR hikes: Between inflation, and unemployment fights

May 30, 2023 Jerry Uwah 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has inadvertently admitted the excruciating pains it has inflicted on Nigeria’s beleaguered economy through its misguided fight against inflation. In his inauspicious defence for the senseless hikes on monetary policy rate (MPR), the nation’s benchmark lending rate, Godwin Emefiele, CBN’s embattled governor lamented that between May 2022 and May 2023, the incessant MPR hikes Read More

Addressing depleting health workforce in Nigeria

May 30, 2023 Victor Okeke 0

Nigeria, like many other countries, is grappling with a pressing issue that poses a significant threat to the delivery of quality healthcare: a depleting health workforce. The shortage of skilled healthcare professionals has reached a critical level, adversely impacting the country’s ability to provide essential medical services to its population. Urgent measures are needed to address this crisis and secure Read More

Dangote, Otedola, Ovia, others rake N506bn as dividends in 2022

May 30, 2023 Segun Odunewu 0

Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Jim Ovia and two other top Nigerian businessmen earned N506 billion as dividend in 2022, Blueprint Newspaper has gathered. A cursory analysis of the financial statements of listed companies on the Nigerian Exchange reveals that about 60 companies have so far declared dividends worth over N1.5 trillion for the 2022 financial year. Read More

Tinubu promises to unify Nigeria’s multiple exchange rate

May 30, 2023 Segun Odunewu 0

Nigeria’s newly inaugurated President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has promised to unify Nigeria’s multiple exchange rates, replacing the previous multiple exchange rate regime implemented during the administration of former President Buhari by the Central Bank of Nigeria. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s decision to unify the exchange rate and also force interest rates down in Nigeria carries potential implications for the independence Read More

MTN not in a rush to shut down 2G, 3G network – CTO

May 30, 2023 Segun Odunewu 0

The Chief Technical Officer of MTN Nigeria, Mohammed Rufai, says the telecom giant is not in a rush to shut down the 2G and 3G following deployment of its 5G network. Rufai disclosed that MTN will continue to invest in 3G technology because many Nigerians are yet to upgrade their devices to use 4G or 5G. He said some of Read More

NASCON records 84% increase in profit

May 30, 2023 David Agba 0

NASCON Allied Industries Plc recorded impressive growth in all performance indicators in the year ended December 31, 2022, with profit after tax surging by 84 percent, from N2.97 billion to N5.47 billion. Shareholders at the company’s 2022 annual general meeting (AGM) held at the weekend in Lagos commended the board and management of NASCON for consistent payment of dividends. Analysis Read More

Shettima: Unveiling the new chairman of NEC

May 29, 2023 Lawan Bukar Maigana 0

Kashim Shettima, the newly sworn in vice president, who an expert in agricultural economics, is now the chairman of the National Economic Council, NEC. Shettima is an economic strategist whose skills in profit and wealth maximisation earned him accelerated promotions in the banking sector. Apart from the inimitable Jim Ovia, the founder of Zenith Bank, no one else has risen Read More

FERMA: Bauchi-Jos highway needs urgent intervention

May 29, 2023 Ukasha Rabiu Magama 0

The lives of the commuters passing through Jos-Bauchi road to other states in the North-east and North-central regions are in precarious situations as a result of the gully erosion that washed away the road in Narabi, Toro local government area of Bauchi state. The affected area has already been declared dangerous by the residents. Though the area has been closed-off Read More

Task for the Tinubu government

May 29, 2023 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

It was a dawn of new era for the new government in Nigeria, as many people look forward to a brighter future and better life. No doubt, the nation’s economy has been on the low side for a long period and its negative effects seen in the area of inflation, youth unemployment, weak naira exchange rates to other currencies, as Read More

Jos North collapsing over market closure

May 29, 2023 Muhammad Auwal Muhammad 0

Jos North local government area as the center of business in Plateau state is collapsing due to the closure of people Bauchi junction market. The fire incident in the market in which many people died and millions of naira property destroyed has created a lot of hardship for the people of the state. Thousands of people who have been earning Read More

As President Tinubu steps i…

God in his infinite power has offered Bola Ahmed Tinubu an opportunity to make a difference, especially to those people that don’t believe in his capacity to deliver due to their political reasons. Bola Tinubu is indeed taking over a government that is complex and complicated to handle, with humongous financial debt, increased population, unemployment, fear of disintegration, and corruption, Read More

If I insult Buhari, I am an ingrate 

Leadership is a responsibility that whoever is saddled with must take the burden and deliver the mandate. As a leader, making your subjects happy should be among your topmost priorities. In doing this, reverse must be the case for others. In life, the day someone is born is the day another is dead. In addition, there is a Hausa saying; Read More

Tinubu, you are inheriting a divided nation

May 29, 2023 Prince Charles Dickson 0

During the May 2023 Group of Seven (G7) summit, the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, near where the meeting was held. Not doing so would have been an act of immense discourtesy. Despite many calls for an apology from the US for dropping an atomic Read More