LG launches new AI powered washer, styler steam closet in Nigeria 

August 30, 2021 David Agba 0

LG Electronics (LG) has announced the launch of its most advanced innovation in laundry, the new LG ThinQ™ Front-Load Washing Machine features an Artificial Intelligent Direct Drive™ (AI DD) motor and the smart Wi-Fi enabled steam clothing care system Styler into the Nigerian market.  LG’s new AI DD Washing Machine not only detects the volume and weight of each unique Read More

Gulf of Guinea: FG, Korea Republic to collaborate on security

August 22, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Efforts by the federal government to increase security in the country’s Waterways has further been boosted with a proposed collaboration with the Republic of Korea on the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure otherwise known as the Deep Blue Project deployed to protect the Gulf of Guinea from piracy and other Maritime crimes. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Thursday Read More

SEC harps on resilient capital market

August 19, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has expressed the need for the capital market to be strengthened to accelerate domestic production and employment given the direct correlation between increase in production and job creation. To achieve this, Director General of the SEC, Mr. Lamido Yuguda said there is the need to leverage the capital market for intermediation by facilitating access Read More

Airtel, MTN, others earn big from “borrow now pay later” services

August 6, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Telecommunication giants MTN and Airtel Nigeria reported massive growth in their airtime credit businesses otherwise termed ‘borrow now, pay later” services, according to their annual report for the quarter ended June 2021. Nigeria’s growing youth population has become the focus for quick loan schemes with businesses exploiting the huge demand for easy credit and the temptation it provides for their Read More

FG, UN inaugurates programme to empower 20m youth by 2030

July 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Government of Nigeria is set to partner with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) to empower 20 million youths by 2030.The initiative tagged: “Generation Unlimited” billed for inauguration today in Abuja is targeted at 20 million persons between the ages of 10 and 24 out of the nation’s 65 million young people.According to him, the initiative is also Read More

Lafarge Africa launches natural gas-powered trucks to promote clean energy, safe environment

July 25, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Lafarge Africa Plc, a leading Sub-Saharan Africa building solutions company has reaffirm its commitment towards affordable and clean energy (SDG7), through the launch of a new set of 52 Natural Gas (LNG) fueled trucks. The company said implementation of the natural gas powered trucks in partnership with Ecologique will improve environmental performance as LNG generates 30 per cent less carbon Read More

Anambra 2021: Anambra has lost steam under APGA – Nwankwo

June 13, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A front line aspirant in the Anambra state governorship election and a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo, in this interview by ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU bares his mind on the leadership question in the state and his party’s chances in the election. Excerpts: As the primary election inches closer, what chances do you have over other aspirants of Read More

When Gov Fintiri received thumps up for developmental strides

June 9, 2021 Editorial IV 0

What was planned to a be a commissioning of projects executed by Adamawa state governor across the state to mark his two years in office turned out to be a forum for  endorcements and appreciation of his developmental strides. Muazu Abari writes.Gov Ahmadu Fintiri came to office with his own unique style of development that distinguished him from others. This Read More

9 feared dead, property destroyed as armed men attack Anambra community

April 26, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

At least nine persons were confirmed dead with several others injured as hoodlums suspected to be herdsmen attacked Awkuzu community, in Oyi local government area of Anambra state.Sources alleged that the attackers trooped in with machetes and clubs, adding that some of those either killed or wounded were students of the state owned higher institution, residing in the community. Some Read More

March, a significantly dreaded month for incumbent, ex-Benue govs

April 4, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Beginning from George Akume through Gabriel Suswam up to Samuel Ortom, each of these past and present governors of Benue had bitter experiences in the month of March as JOHN SHIAONDO reports.March, the third month of the year derived from the Latin word ‘Martius’ is named after Mars, the Roman god of war.The Anglo-Saxons called March ‘Hlyd monath’ meaning ‘Stormy Read More

Poor performances by higher institutions rubbish our mandate – TETFund

March 22, 2021 Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has charged the 226 public tertiary institutions  that are statutory beneficiaries of its interventions to inculcate efficient service delivery to ensure that they compete with the best across the globe.The Fund warned that its capacity to achieve results in accorance with its mandate is being threatened by  beneficiary institutions that render dysfunctional services. Executive Read More

Historic! Hassan to become first female president in Tanzania

March 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Samia Suluhu Hassan is a soft-spoken, Muslim woman thrust from the obscure role of vice president to become Tanzania’s first female leader after John Magufuli’s sudden death. Under the constitution, Hassan, the country’s 61-year-old vice president, will serve the remainder of Magufuli’s second five-year term, which does not expire until 2025. A former office clerk and development worker, Hassan began Read More

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