Reps’ Chief Whip awards scholarships to Indigent students

November 30, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

House of Representatives Chief Whip and member representing Isuikwuato/ Umunneochi of Abia State, Hon Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, has awarded scholarships to 10 indigent students from senior secondary school to university level.  According to a statement, beneficiaries were are drawn from the two local governments she represents and she expressed intention that another batch of awardees would benefit from her humanitarian services Read More

Reps query NPC for spending N1.9bn on national summit

November 9, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives committee on National Population has came down hard on the National Population Commission (NPC), for spending about N1.9 billion in organising a national summit, describing its explanations as shallow. According to members of the committee, the report brought before it by the commission was not detailed therefore, therefore they  demanded that the commission give a break Read More

FirstBank’s USSD: Integrating customers into mainstream banking

April 6, 2022 Editorial IV 0

AMAKA IFEAKANDU looks at the  milestones recorded by First Bank of Nigeria Limited  through the USSD banking payment channel The advent of technology in the nation’s financial industry has  changed the mode of banking transactions in the country. The transformation in the bank operations creates opportunity for customers to have access to their various  bank accounts at any  time of the day Read More

FirstBank’s Verve Card Promo: Waiting on star prize winner March 30

March 15, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

First Bank of Nigeria Limited recently launched Verve Card Promo Campaign to appreciate its cardholders while growing the bank’s card adoption and usage in the country.  AMAKA IFEAKANDU looks at the promo’ and its impact on customers as  March 30 beckons for the grand finale with a star prize of brand-new car waiting to be won.  First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion Read More

NASENI: Boosting local content through partnership 

March 7, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Executive Vice Chairman of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) Professor Mohammed Sani Haruna said the involvement of commercial companies and firms expected to pay NASENI’s 0.25% Levy will not only build and sustain a home-grown technology but also prevent avoidable capital flights; BINTA SHAMA reports. Sustaining homegrown technology Recently, the Executive Vice Chairman of the National Agency Read More

First Bank LIT App: Promoting customer safety, convenience

January 5, 2022 Editorial IV 0

First Bank of Nigeria Limited recently launched LIT App to revolutionise the culture and experience of mobile  banking  in Nigeria. AMAKA IFEAKANDU looks at the benefits of the novel initiative to the bank’s customers. First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial services provider has continued to maintain its leadership position in the area of  technology development in the nation’s Read More

Firstbank: Rewarding Firstmonie Wallet Customers in grand style

December 28, 2021 Editorial IV 0

First Bank of Nigeria Limited recently launched a campaign tagged “Transact  and win promo” to reward First Monie Wallet customers. AMAKA IFEAKANDU looks at the impact of the campaign on the bank’s teeming customers.  Technological advancement has offered the Nigerian banking industry the opportunity to adopt different innovation to provide excellent services, meet customers’ demand and still remain relevant in Read More

Kwara state university on demystifying 5G mobile technology

December 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The proposed deployment of the 5G mobile technology in Nigeria has in recent times been generating arguements amongst citizens on the disirability or otherwise of the technology UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB reports. Many Nigerians especially laymen have expressed worries that the proposed deployment of 5G technology network, among other concerns, might have harmful effects on their health.In facts, some even believe it Read More

Don’t pay for electricity transformers, Omo – Agege tells constituents

October 24, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

    The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has urged his constituents not to pay for electricity transformers installed in their communities by the federal government through his intervention. Omo – Agege in a statement issued in Abuja Sunday said the warning became necessary as some fraudsters are already swindling unsuspecting constituents to pay for transformers in their Read More

2023: Osinbajo best qualified to succeed Buhari, APC group declares

October 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead the 2023 general elections, a support group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Progressives Consolidation Group (PCP) has rated Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as the best qualified to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC members said Osinbajo’s presidency will increase party’s chances for massive success in the coming general elections and also accelerate growth Read More

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

School feeding: FG hands over 339,652 feeding utensils to Kebbi

October 1, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The federal government, through the ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, has handed over 339,652 feeding utensils to pupils of Atiku Bagudu Primary School in Kebbi state, under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme. According to a statement in Abuja by the Principal Information Officer of the Ministry, Grace Osuji, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, Sadiya Umar Read More

Islamic Development Bank finances US$73.55m new projects in Togo, Iraq, Bangladesh

September 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Is DB President, Dr. Muhammad Al Jasser,The Board of Executive Directors of the Islamic Development Bank has held its 342nd periodic meeting under the chairmanship of H.E. Dr. Muhammad Al Jasser, IsDB President and Chairman of the Board.The meeting reviewed a brief report on the administrative and organizational arrangements made for the 46th Annual Meeting of IsDB Board of Governors held in Read More

Osun bio-refinery ‘ll create 15,000 employments

September 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has partnered with a firm Virtueplus Two Integrated Nigeria Limited, for the establishment of a bio refinery in the state. A statement by the Director, Public Relations in the Ministry of Information and Civic Orientation, Moshood Suleimon, Sunday, said a Memorandum Of Understanding(MoU) has been signed with the  firm. According to the statement, the bio Read More

Unmasking the masquerade

September 23, 2021 Femi Onakanren 0

Increasingly, it has become clear that most commentators on Nigerian politics are ignorant, novices or just plain anywhere-belle-face apologists. There is often a lot of uproar and agitation when issues align with preferred biases but at the center of all the opprobrium, there doesn’t seem to be any substance or vision beyond wishful thinking and self interest powering the social Read More

Ejidike honoured as NFSC national patron

September 13, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

Nigeria’s Pillar of Sports, High Chief Donatus Ejidike-Agu, JP, was last week Thursday bestowed with the honour of National Patron by Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC).The event which held in Lagos at the national secretariat of Nigeria’s foremost football supporters club was witnessed by members of the club from different state chapters, as well as, members of the national office Read More

IGP urges Yobe residents to embrace community policing

September 10, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

The Inspector General of police (IGP) Usman Baba Alkali visit charged people of Yobe state to embrace community policing at their respective communities as it has a lot of benefits. The IGP made this known when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Mai Mala Buni at the government House Damaturu. Usman Baba Alkali said policing is going back to Read More

Toll gates return as FG announces how much vehicles, trucks ‘ll pay

August 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The federal government has announced its readiness to bring back toll collection scrapped by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2004. According to Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola, the toll collection will be federal dual carriage roads and will not start immediately. He said the Federal Executive Council (FEC) gave the approval at the weekly meeting on Wednesday in Read More

NYSC DG urges members in Yobe to serve with zeal, commitment

August 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has charged corps members deployed to Yobe state to serve the state with zeal and commitment. The DG gave the charge Monday when he paid an unscheduled visit to the NYSC Orientation Camp Dazigau in Yobe state.  General Ibrahim asked the youth to take their deployment Read More

MPB pays gratuities of retirees discharged between April 2019 and May 2021

August 2, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Military Pensions Board (MPB) said it has paid all outstanding shortfalls of gratuities of pensioners who were retired or discharged between April 2019 and May 2021. A statement signed by Public Relations Officer of MPB Flight Lieutenant O. Lawal o on behalf of the Chairman, Commodore Saburi Abayomi Lawal, commended the pensioners for their patience, understanding and continued support Read More

Fuel explosion: DPR, NGO train downstream on MISTDO

August 2, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, 0

In an effort to avert petroleum explosion in filling stations, Department of Petroleum Resource in collaboration with a Zaria based non-Governmental organisation, Raudha Technology have trained petroleum pump attendants on Minimum Industrial Safety Training for Downstream Operations (MISTDO). Flagging off training which lasted 2 days held Zaria Institute of Information and Educational Technology Zaria, Kaduna state Controller, Department of Petroleum Read More

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Lagos emerges champion of KIFA national challenge cup

July 18, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

The maiden edition of KIFA National Challenge Cup came to a very exciting end Thursday, with KIFA Lagos emerging as champions, after defeating KIFA South-West 3-1 via penalties after a pulsating 3-3 draw at regulations time. The 4-day football tournament which was held at Remo Stars stadium, Ikenne, featured 8 teams representing various KIFA zones. And expectedly, it brought to 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

Nigerians overlooking health benefits, opportunities in mushroom, expert laments

June 25, 2021 Paul Okah 0

A health expert, Dr. Stella Iwuagwu, has enumerated the health benefits of mushroom, lamenting that Nigerians are overlooking the economic opportunities inherent in mushroom farming, while complaining of unemployment. Addressing participants Thursday in Abuja during the first National Mushroom Summit Exhibition and Awards organized by the National Mushroom Growers, Processors and Marketers Association, with the theme “harnessing the nation’s non Read More