How Buhari laying solid foundation for uninterrupted power supply – APC group

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has introduced policies and programmes that will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the country. The group in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by its national youth leader Ismaeel Ahmed, former national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu Read More

NOUN now has 3 deputy vice-chancellors – Official

July 28, 2021 Agi Ondo 0

For the first time, the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) now has three deputy vice-chancellors as opposed to the two it used to have. This was disclosed by the Director, Media and Publicity of the institution, Ibrahim Sheme, who revealed that the move was unprecedented in NOUN where the practice used to be two deputy vice-chancellors. According to him, Read More

Breaking: Tension as President suspends Parliament, sacks PM

July 26, 2021 Associated Press 0

Tunisian troops surrounded parliament and blocked its speaker from entering after the president suspended the legislature and fired the prime minister following violent nationwide protests over the country’s economic troubles and virus crisis. Protesters celebrated President Kais Saied’s decision late Sunday night, shouting with joy, honking horns and waving Tunisian flags. But his critics accused him of a power grab 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

Breaking: In 2021, BBNaija season 6 kicks off with Shine Ya Eye edition

July 24, 2021 Editor 0

Arguably, Africa’s biggest reality Television show, Big Brother Naija, the sixth edition of 2021 kicked off on Saturday night. The opening ceremony of the show kicked-off around 7:30pm, with host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu announcing this edition is tagged Shine Ya Eye. This year’s edition is expected to last up to 72 days as from July 24. Details loading…

Nigeria needs more mediators to address growing conflicts- CSOs

July 23, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

Coalition of Civil Society Organizations have called on the federal government to scale up the number of mediators in the country, lamenting that some conflicts have remained protracted. The CSOs stated this at the just concluded Mediation and Conflict Management Workshop in Abuja on Building, a Cohesive Community organized by Sarahtrihpany ltd, supported by MBBI-IPTI Women in Peace building, Rotary Read More

ECOWAS wants VAT increased on perfumes, wine, hotels in Nigeria

July 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) is canvassing for an increase in the Value Added Tax (VAT) on luxury items like perfume, wine and other alcoholic beverages, insisting that Nigeria remains the least VAT paying country in West Africa. Director Domestic Tax, ECOWAS, Tiemtore Salifou, who made the appeal on the sideline of a two-day regional seminar on Read More

Covid-19: Kano cancels Sallah festivities

July 19, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

In compliance with the federal government’s  pronouncement about the emergence of another variant of Covid-19   likely to hit six states  putting them on  red alert  which include;  Kano, the  state government has  canceled  all Eid-el-Kabir (Sallah) festivities. The state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who announced this, however, said that the Eid Prayers would be held in all the Read More

ECOWAS wants VAT increased on perfumes, wine, hotels in Nigeria

July 18, 2021 Editor 0

The Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) is canvassing for an increase in the Value Added Tax (VAT) on luxury items like perfume, wine and other alcoholic beverages, insisting that Nigeria remains the least VAT paying country in West Africa. Director Domestic Tax, ECOWAS, Tiemtore Salifou, who made the appeal on the sideline of a two-day regional seminar on Read More

Infrastructure Corporation of Nigeria hires 4 managers

July 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Infrastructure Corporation of Nigeria Ltd. selected four asset managers to run a fund set up to drive investment in roads, railways and power projects in Africa’s largest economy. Investors in the Infrastructure Corp. of Nigeria Ltd., include Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, and the Africa Finance Corporation.Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says the Read More

Breaking: NAFDAC approves Moderna, Sputnik, another AstraZeneca vaccines as Delta COVID-19 variant spreads

July 15, 2021 Editor 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has just announced the approval of three new vaccines for use in the country. Director General of NAFDAC, Professor Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye who disclosed on Thursday morning in Abuja gave their names as Moderna of Rovi Pharma Madrid, Spain, AstraZeneca AZD1222 of SK Bioscience Co Limited, Republic of Korea and Read More

Delta rewards 10 youths with N5m contract each

July 15, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state government Wednesday said it will reward 10 top talented youths “made in Delta search” with N5 million contract award each for uncommon display of talent. The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on talent hunt,  Mr Ogus Baba, while presenting the 20 shortlisted talented youths in Asaba, Delta State capital said the talent hunt was the new Read More

If you boycott Africa’s oil, gas sector, Africa’ll boycott you

July 13, 2021 NJ Ayuk 0

With the international community pushing for a rapid decrease in carbon emissions due to climate change, there has been a significant decline in foreign investment directed towards the African energy sector. The global climate crisis remains a critical point of discussion and should remain at the top of the agenda with regards to energy development, however, as the international community Read More

AU mission lauds FG efforts on refugees, IDPs

July 12, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The African Union Country Review Mission (AU-CRM) team, has expressed satisfaction with federal government’s efforts towards addressing the challenges of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP’s) in the country. Lead Panel member of the mission Dr. Abdoulie Janneh, gave the commendation when he led the Review Mission, accompanied by Members of National Governing Council (NGC) of African Peer Review Mechanism Read More

Building a new Nigeria: Imperatives for shared prosperity

July 11, 2021 Akinwumi A. Adesina 0

Being a convocation lecture delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina President, African Development Bank Group American University of Nigeria July 10, 2021 Good morning everyone! A very happy morning to you the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021! Today is your big day. A day of joy, for you and your families, your lecturers and the University. I wish Read More

Solve African problems with home-grown solutions, AUDA/NEPAD review mission urged

July 9, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Commandant, National Institute for Security Studies (NISS), Alhaji A.S. Adeleke, has stressed the need for the African Union (AU) to focus more on Africa-oriented solutions in its bid to resolve socio-economic challenges within the continent, given peculiarities of the countries.  A statement by the Media Assistant to NC/CEO, AUDA-NEPAD/APRM Nigeria Abolade Ogundimu, said Adeleke stated this during a Sectoral Read More

Trade dispute: Hope for amicable resolution as Gbajabiamila meets Ghana’s head of parliament

July 8, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Hope has risen for amicable resolution of the lingering harsh trade policies against Nigerians in Ghana, with Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and Ghanian counterpart, Alban Suman Kingsford pledging parliamentary interventions. Both leaders while speaking after a closed door meeting on Wednesday, assured that with the planned return visit of Gbajabiaila to Ghana next week, all the Read More

Breaking: Ex-South African President, Jacob Zuma, surrenders to Police

July 8, 2021 BBC 0

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has handed himself in to police to begin serving a 15-month jail sentence for contempt of court. He was admitted to Estcourt Correctional Centre in his home province of KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday. Police had warned that they were prepared to arrest him if he did not hand himself in by midnight. Zuma, 79, was Read More

AUDA/NEPAD: AU thumbs up Buhari on professional peer review process

July 4, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The African Union Country Review Mission for Nigeria has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving Nigeria’s second peer review report of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). Lead panelist of the mission, Dr. Janneh Abdoulie, gave the appraisal in Abuja at the weekend during a Civil Society Organisation CSO/APRM interaction on the country’s self assessment report on the ongoing second review of Read More

Corruption: Ex-President Jacob Zuma to spend 15-months in prison

June 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Jacob Zuma, former president of South Africa, was found guilty of contempt of court on Tuesday, and sentenced to 15 months in jail. South Africa’s Constitutional Court gave the sentence after Zuma failed to appear at the inquiry led by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo in February. The inquiry is examining allegations of high-level graft during Zuma’s period in power Read More

FSD Africa Investments extends $4.5mn energy projects to Nigeria

June 29, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigeria, has been chosen as one of African nations to benefit from the $4.5 million renewable energy financing programmes by the FSD Africa Investments (FSDAi), the investment arm of FSD Africa. The FADAi, is investing $4.5 million in Nithio FI, a renewable energy financing intermediary focused on the Pay as You Go (PAYG) off-grid solar sector. The intermediary provides renewable energy Read More

Keystone Bank educates MSMEs on opportunities in AfCFTA window

June 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In its unflinching efforts to continue to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria with knowledge to manage and grow their businesses, Keystone Bank Limited recently trained start-ups with the requisite knowledge about the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) window and the opportunities it presents to their businesses. The 3-day MSME Masterclass Webinar series tagged “TAKING YOUR Read More

Breaking: FG delivers house promise to Super Eagles 1994 squad

June 24, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved allocation of three-bedroom houses to the Super Eagles Squad that won the African Cup of Nations in Tunis, Tunisia, in 1994, making real a promise by the Federal Government. This was disclosed by Garba Shehu, President’s Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity in  a statement on Thursday. Part of the statement reads, “Following a Read More