2022 Budget, Electoral Bill, others at the front burner as NASS resumes

September 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

As both chambers of the National Assembly resume from eight weeks annual recess, Tuesday, legislative issues such as the 2022 budget, the 2010 Electoral Act (Amendment) bill 2021 and report on Constitution review exercise, top agenda. Template for presentation of the 2022 budget by President Muhamnadu Buhari was laid in July with submission of 2022 – 2024 Medium Term Expenditure Read More

Bauchi gov empowers 1, 000 youth, women in Bogoro, T/Balewa LGs

September 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state Monday empowered 1, 000 youth and women in Bogoro and Tafawa Balewa local governments of Bauchi state with occupational equipment and cash to boost their businesses. The governor assisted 500 beneficiaries in each of the local governments where 250 people were given items including grinding machines, sewing machines and motorcycles while 250 others were Read More

Amb. Onowu urges Belgium, Luxemburg to invest in Nigeria

September 10, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

Nigerian Ambassador to Belgium, Obinna Chiedu Onowu, has called on the business community in Belgium and Luxembourg to make Nigeria their investment destination, a development expected to further cement the relationship between Nigeria and all the countries in European Union. While presenting his Letters of Credence to the President of European Council, Mr. Charles Michel, in Brussels, Wednesday, Amb Onowu Read More

Prostitution: Police nab 2 for trafficking teenagers to Ghana

September 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi Police command Tuesday, paraded two suspects for trafficking teenage girls for prostitution. The suspects Ivi Chukwu Chinecherem, age 20yrs and Ogbonna Justice, age 19 yrs were said to have been involved in the trafficking of five Ebonyi female teenagers to Ghana for  Akaeze community in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state. While parading the suspects, the commissioner of Read More

FCTA moves against criminals, nabs 14 in city centre

September 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

As a swift response to public outcry over incessant criminal activities and attacks on residents, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Tuesday stormed some of the dreaded flash points within the City Centre, arresting 14 suspects, recovered dangerous weapons and destroying their shanties.  The worst hit by the manhunt operations were the areas around Bolingo hotels, Church Gate Towers, Read More

Insecurity: FG, NSCDC plan strategic meeting on protection of National Assets

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) are making efforts to further safeguard Nigeria’s critical assets and infrastructure across the country against backdrop of insecurity confronting the Nation. Some of the critical infrastructure including; Chemical Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, Communications Sector, Critical, Manufacturing Sector, Dams Sector, Defence Industrial Base Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Energy Sector, Read More

My plan for unemployed youths – Senator Urhoghide

September 1, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

 The Chairman, Senate committee on public accounts,  Pharm. Mathew Urhoghide, has said any “youth starting life with #1,000,000 have no business with poverty”. Urhoghide who represents Edo South Senatorial District in Edo state disclosed that  “over two million Nigerian youths graduate every year without job for up to 10 years.”  The Senator stated this during his Senatorial empowerment of youths Read More

FX ban to BDCs’ll increase productive capacity of businesses – Finance minister

August 29, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed has said that stoppage of foreign exchange to Bureaux de Change (BDCs) will increase the productive capacity of businesses.  Mrs Ahmed said when she hosted participants of the Executive Intelligence Management Course 14 of the National Institute for Security Studies, at the ministry’s headquarters weekend in Abuja.  According to Read More

Association laments proliferation of substandard table water in Nasarawa market

August 28, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

The Association of Table Water Producers (ATWAP) in Nasarawa state has decried the proliferation of substandard table water in the market. Speaking at a two-day workshop organised for members of Keffi- Karu axis in Rosewell Hotel Mararaba, Saturday, chairman of the association Keffi–Karu axis Usman Diggi said some producers have resolved to cutting corners which is not healthy for consumption. He attributed the Read More

VIDEO: How tricycle job pays better than teaching job, female graduate who drives ‘Keke napep’ narrates experience

August 20, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

An unidentified young female graduate who drives a commercial tricycle, popularly known as keke napep, for a living has disclosed that it pays her better than teaching job. According to her, she took on a teaching job in four different schools after she graduated but the pay was meagre, so she decided to tricycle business, and it pays way more. Read More

APC govs celebrate Buhari’s assent of PIB, economy restructuring

August 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has celebrated the assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the current administration has demonstrated unwavering commitment to change Nigeria democratically. The APC governors also said the new PIB present a convincing credential and commitment of the party to restructure Nigerian economy through democratic process in line with provisions of Read More

How I started vegetable business with N2,000- Trader recount‎s 

August 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Madam Arafat Omale 53, who hails from Kogi state and sells Vegetable at Garki market is generating serious cash-flow from selling vegetable and other condiments. Adeola Tukuru reports. Madam Arafat, who started in 2014 with just one basket of vegetable at her disposal is now able to supply to markets around her area. ‎ While recounting to Business Starter, she explained that she Read More

Quickteller highlights practical business strategies for SMEs to thrive

August 17, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

A leeway for businesses to continue to grow and overcome the post-COVID challenges affecting them has been designed by Quickteller Business. Quickteller is a leading payment platform focused on empowering businesses of all sizes to facilitate payments and manage transactions from anywhere in the world. The firm said it will continue to provide support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Read More

South African bank puts on hold plans to expand business in Nigeria

August 17, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

South African lender Absa has put on ice plans to expand into new business lines in Nigeria, a country previously at the centre of its African ambitions, interim boss Jason Quinn said on Monday. Former Chief Executive Maria Ramos and others had previously touted growth in Nigeria beyond its existing securities business as key to the group’s aim of doubling Read More

Banks borrowing from CBN jumps amidst liquidity plunges

August 17, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Banks borrowing from the Central Bank of Nigeria jumped from N19.2 billion penultimate week to N489 billion as volume of idle cash (liquidity) in the interbank money market plunged by 2,183 per cent last week. Analysis of data sourced from the CBN shows that interbank money market liquidity opening level crashed to N12 billion on Monday from N349.6 billion the Read More

Quickteller highlights practical business strategies for SMEs to thrive

August 17, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

A leeway for businesses to continue to grow and overcome the post-COVID challenges affecting them has been designed by Quickteller Business. Quickteller is a leading payment platform focused on empowering businesses of all sizes to facilitate payments and manage transactions from anywhere in the world. The firm said it will continue to provide support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Read More

Banditry, Kidnapping: PDP unqualified to speak on insecurity – APC

August 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not qualified to criticise the current administration on the worsening insecurity in Nigeria. Responding to an earlier statement released by the PDP, APC reassured Nigerians that “the security of the nation is of the highest priority to the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and this government is Read More

Breaking: Business mogul, Hosa Okunbo, is dead

August 8, 2021 Editor 0

A popular politician and business mogul, Captain Hosa Okunbo, has reportedly passed on. A family source disclosed that Okunbo died after a long battle with cancer. Captain Hosa who hails from Edo state reportedly died on Saturday night, August 7, 2021 at a hospital in London. He was aged 63. Details loading…

Secession: Africa ‘ll lose respect if Nigeria breaks – Ganduje

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has warned that the continent of Africa will lose it respect to the world if the Nigeria cease to exist as a Nation. Ganduje, however, called on seccessionits agitators to stop immediately and give dialogue a chance. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the second public lecture series organised by the APC Press Corps Read More

Anglican cleric laments hardship, insecurity in Nigeria

August 2, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Afikpo in Ebonyi state, Rev. Paul Udogu, weekend lamented hardship faced by Nigerians across the country. He called on both federal and state governments to be sensitive to the suffering and welfare of the masses.  Bishop Udogu spoke during the 5th Synod of the Church held at the Church Cathedral in Afikpo, Afikpo North local Read More

Insecurity: Matawalle, others to speak at Arewa media writers conference

July 24, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Bello Mohammed Mutawalle of Zamfara state is expected to address Arewa youths in Kaduna on Sunday on insecurity and political development affecting the Northwest region. A statement signed by National Secretary, Arewa Media Writers, Haidar Hashim Kano on Saturday said the Conference, aimed at addressing insecurity in the region, will equally be graced by Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state, the Read More

South Korea’s Envoy visits Bayelsa, explores investment opportunities

July 24, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has said great opportunities abound in Bayelsa State for foreign investors. The former Nigerian leader stated this at a state banquet  organised by the Bayelsa state government in honour of the South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Kim Young-Chae, on Friday night in Yenagoa. Amb. Young-Chae was on a two-day visit to the state. Describing Bayelsa Read More