180 CSOs defend FIRS 2021 refreshment budget, tackle HURIWA, others

April 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

An assemblage of over 180 Civil Society Organisations under the platform of Civil Society Groups for Good Governance (CSGGG), has justified the 2021 refreshment budget by the the management of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). The group, however, cautioned the HURIWA and the Transparent International (TI) to refrain from maligning the reputation of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, under the Read More

Chinese economy maintains stable recovery

April 20, 2021 Editor 0

China’s GDP grew 18.3 percent year on year in the first quarter, hitting 24.93 trillion yuan (about $3.82 trillion), according to statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on April 16. The figure registered an increase of 0.6 percent from that in Q4 of 2020, or 10.3 percent from that in the first three months of 2019. This Read More

SPOMO Act improving Nigeria’s fight against piracy, sea robbery-NIMASA

April 19, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences (SPOMO) Act, signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari in June 2019, is producing a better appreciation of Nigeria’s determination to end piracy and sea robbery in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea. Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this at the maiden edition of Read More

APC governors disown Obaseki over currency printing claim

April 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has debunked claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state that the federal government printed between N50 billion – N60 billion to bridge the shortfall in the distribution of federation revenues to the three tiers of government in March 2021, saying that the claims did not reflect the true position of things. The Forum, in Read More

Uber, Bolt drivers threaten strike if…

April 17, 2021 NAN 0

Some Uber and Bolt e-cab drivers in Lagos on Saturday asked the e-hailing companies to immediately increase fares being charged by the operators, failing which they would go off the roads on Monday. The e-cab operators, under the aegis of Professional E-hailing Drivers and Private Owners Association (PEDPA), threatened to embark on the strike if their demands were not met. Read More

Nasarawa assembly declares support for Dangote sugar refinery

April 17, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Saturday, said it would give Dangote dugar refinery in the state all the necessary legislative backing and support to succeed. Speaker, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, gave the assurance when he led other principal officers of the House on an on-the-spot assessment to Dangote sugar refinery, Tunga, Awe local government area of the state. He assured of its Read More

China’s Q1 GDP grows 18.3% y-o-y, the fastest in three decades

April 17, 2021 Editor 0

China’s GDP grew 18.3 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021, the fastest in three decades since the data was released, with key economic indicators all expanding at over 20 percent, setting an encouraging start for the whole year that is buoyed by a low base, soaring overseas demand and rebounding consumption at home. The stellar data offers a Read More

Breaking: Stop current monetary rascality, Obaseki hits FG again

April 15, 2021 Patrick Ahanor, Benin 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has advised the federal government to face economic realities confronting the country and stop the “current monetary rascality in the country”. Obaseki said such proactive measures would prevent the prevailing economic challenge from degenerating further. The governor had last week expressed reservations over the nation’s economic slide and alleged that the federal government printed additional N50 Read More

Breaking: EFCC grills Okorocha

April 13, 2021 Editor 0

Former Governor of Imo state Rochas Okorocha was on Tuesday arrested by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja. EFCC Head of media and publicity Wilson Uwujaren has already confirmed the latest development, but he didn’t provide reasons for his arrest. Okorocha’s arrest is coming weeks after operatives of the Imo State Police Command arrested Read More

Ondo NSCDC impounds 37,100 litres of diesel

April 7, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ondo state command has impounded 37,100 litres of diesel at an illegal depot in Ore, Odigbo local government area of Ondo state. The commandant of the corps in the state, Edenabu Eweka, made this known in a statement signed by the public relations officer of the command, Mr Olufemi Omole, Tuesday in Read More

Yinka was a man of extraordinary courage – Olawepo-Hashim

April 4, 2021 Patrick Andrew 0

Former presidential candidate and global energy executive, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has paid glowing tributes to late Yinka Odumakin, who he described as a man of extraordinary courage that stood by his words. In a statement he personally signed Sunday, the businessman expressed his deep shock over the death of the Afenifere spokesman, saying Nigeria has lost one of the greatest. Read More

Time to heal Nigeria, Uba Sani preaches at Easter

April 3, 2021 Editor 0

Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly has called on Christians in the country to see Easter as the period to pray for the healing of the nation. He said the need for prayer is because Nigeria is at the crossroads, facing huge economic and security challenges. In his Easter message to the people, the lawmaker noted Read More

Bobboi and his exploits at PEF(M)B

March 30, 2021 Toby Prince 0

One of the thriving industries in Nigeria today is hypocrisy, and leaders who walk on that path are seen as heroes. In this clime, refusal to compromise standard and firm embrace of tenets of integrity by being brutal with the truth, firm in honesty and courageous in justice always attract opposition and in some cases violent attack by the ill Read More

Bayelsa bans logging, deforestation activities

March 30, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state government has halted logging without permit and other deforestation activities in order to protect the state’s forest reserves. Henceforth, all commercial timber dealers are to obtain permit from the Ministry of Environment before embarking on logging activities. Governor Douye Diri, who stated this on Monday during this year’s International Day of Forests celebration in Yenagoa, also directed that Read More

Breaking: Another blackout in Maiduguri looms as Boko Haram brings down transmission tower again

March 27, 2021 Humanitarian Times 0

Residents of Maiduguri, Borno state capital are in the state of confusion following sudden blackout three days after transmission company of Nigeria managed to fixed the transmission lines destroyed by suspected armed insurgents about two months ago. Reliable security sources said another transmission tower was brought down by heavy explosives that were planted on the foot of the high tension Read More

Ruling class impoverishing Nigerian masses – Group

March 23, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

A coalition of Labour, Civil Society Groups and Nigerian working class under the aegis of The People’s Alternative Political Summit (T-PAPS) has said except the Nigerian people take back control of the country it would continue in unending crisis. In a press conference held at Praxis Center in Abuja, the Central Organising Committee of T-PAPS noted that the ruling class Read More

Saraki, Lawan, Gbajabiamila, El-Rufai, others to grace National Pilot’s book launch (2)

March 23, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

President of the Senate, Dr Ahmed Lawan, his predecessor, Dr Bukola Saraki, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila are among the dignitaries expected to grace the book launch of an Ilorin- based newspaper, National Pilot in Lagos in April. Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the paper, Billy Adedamola, in a statement issued on Monday said the book titled: “Roundtable Discussion On Read More

The making of Rixari Skin Secrets brand by Rita Ebigbagha

June 7, 2018 Editorial II 0

Despite the relative boom experienced in the skincare industry in Nigeria in the last ten years, some startups are still finding it rather tough to get on their feet. More often than not, the problem is not of their own creation but normal dynamics that ensue with starting a new business and getting people to trust it. For one of Read More