FAO urges Africans to consume more milk

June 2, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

Africans have been urged by Food and Agriculture (FAO) to consume more milk in order to gain from its health benefits.  This was noted by ECOWAS and Nigeria’s representative at FAO, Fred Kafeero on Tuesday in Abuja while he was  delivering  a keynote address at an event to commemorate the World Milk Day (WMD). The WMD with the theme: “Sustainability Read More

Equity market loses N99bn

May 27, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Equity market on the floor of Nigerian. Exchange Thursday sustained volatility, shedding N99 billion. Specifically, market capitalisation of listed equities declined by 0.49 per cent to N19.829 trillion from N19.928 trillion reported the previous day. The Nigerian Exchange (NGX) All Share Index also depreciated by 189.10 basis points to 38044.58 points from 38233.68 points reported the previous day. Investors traded Read More

60m phone users to get free recharge

May 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

India Vodafone Idea announced earlier last week special COVID-19 relief offers for its 60 million low-income customers to help them stay connected at all times during the country’s brutal second wave of the pandemic. As a special relief offer, Vi is giving $0.67 prepaid plan free to over 60 million low income customers due to the current situation. The plan Read More

The virtue of fasting six days of Shawwaal

May 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

What is the ruling on fasting six days of Shawwaal? Is it waajib (obligatory)? Praise be to Allah.Fasting six days of Shawwaal after the obligatory fast of Ramadaan is Sunnah Mustahabbah, not waajib. It is recommended for the Muslim to fast six days of Shawwaal, and in this there is great virtue and an immense reward. Whoever fasts these six Read More

Dangote Sugar reports N11.95bn profit in Q1

May 10, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Nigeria’s largest producer of sugar, Dangote Sugar Refinery has reported profit before tax of N11.95 for the three months ended March 31, 2021. According to the company’s unaudited financial reports for the period under review, the amount represents an increase of 25.6 percent compared to N9.5 billion posted in the corresponding period in 2020. Profit after taxation for the period Read More

Edo: NDE trains 100 youths in agricultural development

May 2, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has commenced training of  100 youths in Edo state under the Sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme (SADTS).  The acting Director General of NDE, Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo. said  SADTS was aimed at enhancing the Rural Employment  promotion Programme of the Directorate in Edo. Fikpo who was represented by Mrs. Ayo Edegbai, the state coordinator Read More

Kwagh-hir inscription by UNESCO a landmark achievement – NICO

April 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Institute of Cultural Orientation (NICO) Thursday presented to the Benue state government Certificate of Inscription of Kwagh-hir theatre on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of humanity. NICO is a parastatal of Federal Ministry of Information and Culture with the primary mandate of promoting positive cultural values and harnessing culture for national development. Presenting the Read More

Why we continue to produce world-class products – Rite Foods MD

April 27, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Rite Foods Limited, a truly world-class and proudly Nigerian food and beverage company has stated that it will continue to produce world-class products for the benefits of its consumers, through the possibility of the state-of-the-art infrastructure and up-to-the-minute technology deployed in its production factory. This was the submission of the Company’s Managing Director, Mr. Seleem Adegunwa, at the recent Rite Read More

Domestic cooking: The thriving charcoal business

April 26, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Traders of charcoal like Sunday Okachi popularly known as oga Sunny are increasingly smiling to the banks as Nigerians have continued to patronise charcoal sellers as substitute for their daily domestic cooking, as the high cost of kerosene and cooking gas lingers. ADEOLA TUKURU writes.  The demand for charcoal as a source of fuel has continued to rise over the years on Read More

COVID-19 vaccine: Disregard fake news, coalition tells Nigerians

April 5, 2021 Editor 0

The National Vanguard on Covid-19 Administration and Advocacy has urged Nigerians to treat reports of side effects from the AstraZeneca jab as fake news, noting that some elements are out to frustrate the ongoing vaccination exercise.  This followed the claim of blood vomit by a woman in Kaduna after allegedly being administered the vaccine.  While the state government has vowed Read More

EFCC arrests 34 ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Ibadan, Lagos

April 1, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, ( EFCC)  Ibadan zonal officeon Friday arrested 34 suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Ibadan and Lagos. In a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan stated that 24 of the arrested Yahoo Boys were apprehended in Ibadan at their hideout in Apete area of the town. The commission maintained that the remaining 10  Read More

Niger: Shiroro LG chair resumes, prioritises security, power supply

March 31, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The chairman of Shiroro local government council, Suleiman Dauda Chukuba, has resumed office in accordance with court order reinstating him from four months suspension by councilors. Chukuba was ushered into his office at the local government secretariat in Kuta by a crowd of supporters Monday. Addressing supporters and people of the local government, Chukuba promised to ensure 24 hours of Read More

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Regulate SMEs with human face, Blue Diamond CEO urges govts

March 29, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Chief Executive Officer of a leading multipurpose  investment organisation, Blue Diamonds, Mr Raphael Chukwujekwu, has stated that only government regulation with human face can create an enabling environment for small and medium enterprises to thrive in the country. Mr Chukwujekwu, who made  this remark at the weekend in Abuja at the unveiling of the company’s new product, advised government Read More

Makinde pursuing selfish agenda with demolition of Oyo liaison office, renovation of Gov’s office – AD Chieftain

March 25, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

Former Alliance for Democracy (AD) governorship candidate in Oyo state, Engr Oyedele Alao on Wednesday accused Gov Seyi Makinde of “pursuing selfish unreasonable agenda” with the sudden renovation of the Governor’s Office and the demolition the Oyo State Liaison Office in Abuja. The AD Chieftain in a statement by his media spokesman, Omotayo Iyanda, made available to newsmen in Ibadan Read More

Food sufficiency: Akwa Ibom govt begins distribution of seedlings to farmers

March 24, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Akwa Ibom state government has flagged off distribution of seeds and seedlings to farmers to commence the first planting season to ensure food sufficiency in the state.Speaking during the flag off in Uyo on Wednesday, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Glory Edet, said the state government over the years has been consistent in distribution of farm inputs to ensure Read More