Contending with cancer scourge

February 4, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Yesterday, Nigeria joined the global community in marking this year’s World Cancer Day (WCD). The annual commemoration isaimed atraising awareness on the deadly disease and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment. The theme for this year’s celebration,“I am and I will”, is a roll-over from last year’s commemoration. The WCD was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control Read More

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Can Nigeria achieve single digital identification?

September 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

The maiden International Identity Day was recently marked in Nigeria with the theme: Assured Digital Identity for all. In this report, SAMSON BENJAMIN examines the lack of harmonised identification system in Nigeria and its implication for national security, and the economy among others. On Monday September 16, Nigeria formally joined the coalition of International Identity Day with the aim of Read More

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AEPB embarks on projects to reduce air pollution

June 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Chairman, Governing Board of Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), Dr Yahaya Bawuro has said the agency has embark on environmental projects to reduce the harmful effects of air pollution in the FCT. He made this call during global awareness on air pollution and ways to address them. Bawuro said that AEPB had been involved in many projects to reduce the harmful effects of Read More

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Nigeria’s increased insurance capital attracts foreign firms

May 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Higher capital requirements for insurers in Nigeria are set to provoke a wave of consolidation, with foreign players in the driver’s seat. Analysts believe that, consolidation will most likely help the new rules to work. The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), which regulates the industry in Nigeria,increased the minimum capital for insurance and reinsurance firms across the board in May. The Read More

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Total value of merchandise trade increases to N7.21trn Q1

June 11, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The total value of Nigeria’s merchandise trade increased to N7.21 trillion in the first quarter of 2018. Foreign Trade Statistics released by National Bureau of Statistics for first quarter of 2018 showed that the trade increased by 19.74 per cent quarter/ quarter from N6.02 trillion in fourth quarter of 2017 and 35.07 per cent year on year from N5.34 trillion Read More