Move to salvage naira: Coalition hails CBN

September 21, 2021 Editor 0

The Coalition of Civil Society groups has hailed the move by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to salvage the Naira through the discouragement of illicit financial flow and stoppage of the sales of Forex to Bureau De Change (BDC) operators who exploit and artificially inflate dollar/naira exchange. The coalition in a statement signed by its President and Secretary Etuk Read More

Breaking: Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau wins election

September 21, 2021 AFP 0

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hung onto power on Monday as his main rival conceded defeat, saying he had won a clear mandate to govern although he fell short of his goal for a majority win. Trudeau, in power since 2015 and governing with a minority of House of Commons seats since 2019, decided to gamble on an early vote Read More

Firm to boost women farmers’ capacity on food production

September 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Following farmers’ role in economic development and sustainability, an agric firm, Sweer Global Farms, has disclosed plans to boost women farmers’ capacity on food production. This was made known by the Chief Executive Officer, CEO, SWEER Global Farms, Dr Thaddeaus Thompson, while speaking on the need to focus on building capacity of women farmers who make a major part of Read More

NANS, NYCN, Ohaneze youth back EFCC in Enugu

September 18, 2021 Editor 0

A group of youth organisations in the Southeast comprising the National Association of Nigerian Student (NANS), National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Ohaneze Ndigbo Youths, on Ftiday pledged their support for the fight against economic and financial crimes in the southeast region. They made the pledge during a visit to the Enugu zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Read More

I ‘ll fully implement women affirmative action if elected Benue gov – Igbawua

September 18, 2021 Chamba Simeh, Abuja 0

The Chairman of all governorship aspirants in Benue state for the 2023 elections on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Chille Igbawua, has expressed readiness to fully implement the 30 per cent women affirmative action, if elected governor of the state. A statement by the Media Coordinator for the Governorship Consultative Team, Mr Andrew Oota, said the aspirant Read More

Breaking: EFCC chairman Bawa slumps at Villa

September 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa has slumped at the third National Identity Day celebration at the Banquet Hall Villa. According to the Nigeria Tribune, Bawa was reportedly delivering a goodwill message suddenly stopped, staggered back to his seat, and laid down. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Pantami, and other Read More

We’re borrowing for the good of Nigerians, APC tells PDP

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied criticism by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its borrowing spree, saying the act “is for the good of the country.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, the ruling party said unlike in the brazen looting days Read More

APC group lauds Buhari’s strategic responses to Covid-19 pandemic

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has commended the firm responses of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administratiom to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group, which is a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, particularly lauded President Buhari’s setting up of an Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by the Vice Read More

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FG assures smaller companies of support to grow economy

September 15, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reiterated the federal government’s commitment to providing practical support to smaller companies especially those owned by youths, stressing that young entrepreneurs and small business owners are the future of Nigeria. Osinbajo gave the assurance Tuesday in Abuja during the Inaugural Partnership Economy Summit held  on the theme: “Translating Global Goals into Local Businesses in Nigeria” organised 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

‘Diabetes, obesity responsible for 29% deaths in Nigeria’

September 11, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The National Secretary, Diabetes Association of Nigeria, Comrade Bernard Enyia, has disclosed that diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases are responsible for 29 percent of deaths in Nigeria. Enyia, who spoke at a webinar organised by a coalition, National Action on Sugar Reduction (NASR), also  stated that 38.7 million litres of soft drinks are sold yearly in Nigeria, which according to him, Read More

Echoes of K.O. Mbadiwe

September 9, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has raised an issue that appears to have escaped us as we labour to explain to ourselves why our country has sunk to a level of insecurity that begs to be believed in a modern nation. He fingered our poor standard of education, for which read, increasing illiteracy in the African nation with the highest number Read More

Breaking: ECOWAS slams suspension on Guinea over military coup

September 8, 2021 Aljazeera 0

West Africa’s main regional bloc has suspended Guinea’s membership, days after a military coup that removed President Alpha Conde. During an extraordinary virtual summit on Wednesday, leaders from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) demanded a return to the constitutional order and the immediate release of Conde, who was arrested by special forces led by Lieutenant Colonel Mamady Doumbouya on Read More

Experts warn of impending food crisis, canvass support for flour industry

September 8, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Experts have cited Nigeria’s prevailing economic conditions and unfavourable regulatory frameworks as indicators of an impending food crisis in the country. Economic analysts at the financial, business and economic information hub, Proshareng, in a recent review of the wheat value chain, explained that disruptions to vital supply chains, both globally and locally, as a result of several COVID-19 curtailment policies Read More

We’ve constructed, commissioned over 350 injection substations since inception – NDPHC

September 3, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Executive Director, Networks, Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), Engr. IfeOluwa Oyedele, Friday, disclosed that the company has constructed and commissioned over 350 injection substations with a combined capacity of about 3540MW across  the country.  In addition, Oyedele stated that the company since its inception in 2004 till date has also constructed a total of 18 substations. He spoke in Read More

Economic hardship: Court discharges intra-city bus driver in Osun

August 30, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, Monday, discharged a middle aged man, Adebayo Idowu, who was alleged to have driven without driver licence. The presiding magistrate, Dr. Olusegun Ayilara, after the defendant had admitted guilty of the allegations pressed against him by the police, said “because of economic hardship, the defendant Is hereby discharged and acquitted.” The defendant Read More

How EFCC raided my residence – Ex-BBNaija housemate

August 23, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The first runner-up of Big Brother Naija (Lockdown Edition), Dorathy Bachor, has berated the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after she said its officials broke into her apartment in Lagos. The reality star and entrepreneur revealed her encounter with the anti-graft officials on her Instagram story on Monday morning. Narrating the incident, she said: “I feel like my head Read More

Anambra 2021: Don’t use N60bn public fund to bankroll Soludo’s campaign, ZLP tells Obiano

August 21, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

The Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Friday, cautioned Anambra state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, against channeling N60 billion belonging to the state in sponsorship of the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) for November 6 gubernatorial poll. The Publicity Secretary of ZLP for Chief Obiora Okonkwo Campaign Council, Mr Afam Ofomata, who raised the alarm in a press statement Read More

Insecurity: Tide turning against Boko Haram, ISWAP, says APC group

August 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), said the tide has turned against the dreaded Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) responsible for the insecurity in Nigeria. The APC group also revealed that “the increased pressure being brought to bear on the insurgents Read More

Bauchi 2023: Why not Sidique Abubakar?

August 13, 2021 Editor 0

From all indications, Bauchi state will be the state to watch for “revolution” in the politics of transition climaxing in 2023 with the emergence of a new governor. The incumbent, Kauran Bauchi, Bala Mohammed has his head in the clouds of presidential ambition, repeatedly claiming to have the “nod”   of the PDP national caucus and throwing ill-advised controversial brick bats across Read More

CEOs, public officers on honours’ list as 3rd Abuja business excellence awards takes centre stage

August 12, 2021 Editor 0

Organisers of Abuja Business Excellence awards have rolled out plans for this year’s edition of the programme expected to honour outstanding Chief Executive of Officers (CEOs) and public servants within the nation’s capital. Simon Tuleh, Managing Director/CEO Dapines Global Investors Ltd, organisers of the yearly awards, described the event which is at its third edition as the biggest in Abuja Read More

Insecurity: NSCDC vows to sanitise private security guard companies

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC) Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has expressed the Corps commitment to eliminating quackery in the private security industry to sanitize the system for effective security service delivery towards complementing the efforts of government agencies in mitigating the security challenges bedevilling our Nation.  Audi made call while presenting operational licence to 24 Read More