Bill Gates bounces back as world’s richest man

November 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

Bill Gates, a foremost philanthropist who co-founded Microsoft, has returned this year as the world’s richest man. The latest Bloomberg Billionaires Index said Mr Gates, 64, now has $110 billion, deposing Amazon billionaire owner, Jeff Bezos, into second place at $109 billion. Bernard Arnault of Louis Vuitton luxury brand came third at $103 billion while Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was fifth Read More

Govt should protect mining host communities – Global Rights

November 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

For several decades Nigeria has been unable to develop its solid mineral sector albeit mining. In this interview with BENJAMIN UMUTEME, the Executive Secretary Global Rights, Abiodun Baiyewu, says government needs to do more to protect host communities who bear the brunt of activities of mining companies. How would you access Nigeria’s mining sector? First of all, I think the Read More

NNPC speaks up on recruitment exercise

November 15, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), an Upstream Subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has disowned a recruitment exercise being orchestrated by miscreants employing text messages, social media platforms and forged letterheads to achieve their nefarious aim, a release, Friday, in Abuja by the NNPC Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Samson Makoji, said. The Read More

In Kaduna, Police arrest 2 for murder, cattle rustling; recover cows

November 15, 2019 Editor 0

Kaduna state police command on Thursday arrested two people suspected of murder and cattle rustling in Kafachan area command, while recovering three cows and a motorcycle, the state Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), DSP Yakubu Sabo has said.  Speaking in a statement released on Friday, DSP Yakubu said, “on 14/11/2019 at about 0300hrs, a case of cattle rustling and culpable Read More

Breaking: 2 feared dead as petrol tanker explodes along Lagos-Abeokuta expressway

November 15, 2019 Editor 0

A petrol tanker has exploded at the old toll gate end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, around Sango, Ogun State. As a result of the incidence, two people have been confirmed dead after the fire started around 12.05am. The spokesperson for the state fire service, Muinat Adeleke-Ashimi, who confirmed the incidence said two corpses were found around 4am. Details loading…

Diversification: Senate wants agriculture, solid minerals ministries to advance nation’s economy

November 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Senate Thursday, called on the federal ministries of agriculture and solid minerals, to prepare and furnish it with their four-year plans in form of road maps for the diversification of the nation’s economy. The road maps from both Ministries , according to the upper legislative chamber , should be unveiled by them at  round table conferences with critical stakeholders in Read More

Minister urges entrepreneurs to explore science, technology

November 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has called for the evolution of new entrepreneurs that would key into the vast opportunities in the new world of Science and Technology. Speaking on the World Science Day with the Theme: “Open Science, Leaving no One Behnid” on Tuesday in Abuja, Onu  said if Nigeria should pay more attention to Read More

Customs takes anti-smuggling war to traders, others

November 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Inline with the federal government commitments to ensure food sufficiency and boost the country economy the Nigerian customs service Adamawa/Taraba  command has taken its anti smuggling war especially foreign rice to the doorstep of traders, millers, transporters among other stakeholders within the command.  Speaking in an interactive session with the concerned stakeholders in the command office in yola, yesterday the Read More

Equity market bullish again, gains N237bn

November 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Trading activities on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) yesterday crossed N13 trillion mark, appreciating by N237 billion. Market capitalisation of listed equities yesterday appreciated by 1.84 per cent  to N13.067 trillion from N12.830 billion reported on Wednesday.  The NSE All Share Index also increased by 485.50 basis points to 26843.11 points from 26357.61 traded the previous day. Read More

Why FG should reintroduce import tax on petroleum, vehicles – Hameed

November 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col Hameed Ali, has called on the Federal Government to reintroduce import tax on petroleum products as well as vehicles imported into the country to meet with align with global best practices. Hameed who disclosed this while appearing before the House of Representatives Committee on Customs, said that the tax was being Read More