PDP’s call for Emefiele’s resignation unpatriotic – Coalition

September 24, 2021 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Coalition sion of Civil Society Groups has reacted to the demand for immediate resignation of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over allegations that he superintended over massive looting of funds, describing it as “unpatriotic”. The President and the Secretary of the Coalition, Mr. Etuk Bassey Williams, and Read More

African Peace Brand lists Obasanjo, Jonathan, Adesina among 33 peace ambassadors awardees

September 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The African Peace Brand at an elaborate event in Abuja slated for November 11, 2021 will hold this year edition of its Awards ceremony. For this event, 33 eminent personalities, among which are 21Nigerians  have been nominated for different categories of awards. Among those listed in the Special Award category include the President of Ghana, HE Nana Addo  Dankwa- Akufo Read More

Rising debt: Stabilise Naira exchange rate urgently, PGF boss charges CBN

September 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to urgently take every measure necessary urgently and expeditiously stablise the Naira exchange rate. The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain also appealed to all functionaries of the federal government, especially in ministries of Finance and National Planning to provide all the Read More

Mo Abudu, Sony Pictures TV set up African writers initiative

September 22, 2021 Ifeanyi Emeka 0

Nigerian media conglomerate, EbonyLife Media and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) on Tuesday created Alo, an initiative offering a platform for writers of African heritage in Lagos. In a statement issued by Mo Abudu on her social media platform, the media mogul reiterated her commitment to spotlighting African voices to a global audience. She said the word Alo is from the Read More

Minister calls for local solutions to tax challenges in West Africa

September 22, 2021 David Agba 0

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed Tuesday in Abuja charged participants at the ongoing 17th General Assembly and 10th Anniversary of the West African Tax Administrations Forum (WATAF) to put on their thinking caps and explore possibilities of developing local solutions that works, either within domestic tax rules or along the regional blocs to Read More

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

NCAG disassociates self from planned protest against CBN, Buhari’s govt

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Citizens Action Group (NCAG) has disassociated itself from the planned Monday protest against the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. The group, which passed a vote of conference on Godwin Emefiele’s- led CBN and Buhari’s economic agenda, added that it is in possession of credible intelligence that some people are planning to launch unwarranted Read More

Arewa Youth Assembly sacks speaker, splits over smear campaign against Emefiele

September 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Arewa Youth Assembly on Thursday splits over smear campaign against the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele. The Assembly has also sacked its Speaker, Mohammed Salihu Danlami, over attack on President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic agenda and tenure extension. Recall that the Speaker of the group, Danlami, in a statement had insisted that Emefiele has option of voluntary Read More

FG assures support to smaller companies to grow economy

September 16, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Vice President Professor 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. Prof. Osinbajo gave the assurance Tuesday in Abuja during the inaugural partnership economy summit held on the theme: “Translating Global Goals into Local Businesses 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

Ebonyi group asks Umahi to tender apology over 2023 comments

September 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has described as unfortunate and disappointing comment credited to the state governor David Nweze Umahi wherein he prayed and expressed a wish for God to give Nigeria another President like Muhammadu Buhari as his successor in 2023. The group demanded that the governor should apologise to Nigerians. In a statement Read More

Chairmanship: APC youth identifies Abubabar as best candidate, urges opposition Govs to defect

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the party national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), youths have identified the former Governor of Bauchi state, Barrister Mohammed Abubakar, as the best person to occupy the national chairmanship position of APC. The youths, which are drawn from the six geopolitical zones of the country, not only invited the opposition governors and stakeholders to join Read More

Sen. Goje distributes fertiliser for free in Gombe

September 4, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

As part of his efforts to boost food production in his constituency, the Senator, representing Gombe Central Senatorial District, Muhammad Danjuma Goje, has distributed thousands of bags of fertiliser to farmers for free.  Senator Goje, who was represented by member, representing Yamaltu West in the state House of Assembly, Hon. Sadik Ibrahim Kurba, said the gesture was in line with Read More

2023: Atiku most prepared, experienced to rescue Nigeria from APC – Group

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group under the aegis of Amalgamated Atiku Support Group (AASG) has said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is the most adequately prepared and experienced politician in Nigeria to confront and rescue power from  the ruling All Progressives Congress  (APC) in 2023. The National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Oladimeji Fabiyi in a statement issued Friday, however condemned a Read More

2023: Pro-Osinbajo group takes lobby to Masari, Daura, others in Kastina

August 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A major phase in the race towards the All Progressives Congress’ presidential ticket has begun with the weekend’s visit to Kastina state by a lobby group loyal to Vice President  Yemi Osinbajo, ahead of the 2023 presidential primaries of the ruling party. Addressing newsmen Sunday in Abuja, members of the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) declared that their weekend mobilization and Read More

Leaving office a failure is not an option, Mr President!

August 27, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

In the confines of the Presidential Villa, during a recent meeting of the National Council on Security, one of the many security meetings called at his instance, President Muhammadu Buhari told heads of security agencies that they must address the alarming insecurity situation in the country because he is not prepared to exit office as a failure. To underscore his Read More

Governor Fintiri and Adamawa’s debt burden

August 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

Governments around the world borrow funds to stimulate their economies and secure the future of their people. When revenues fall short of spending, government must borrow. Borrowing by a government is not a crime; if there are well-spelled priorities and prudent management of funds including efficient debt management strategies. On the other hand, if borrowed funds are not directed to Read More

Ogun empowers agro-business owners

August 17, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state government Tuesday empowered and presented certificates to over 100 successful agro businesses that engaged in the Nourishing Africa Agro Business Enterprise Support Programme. The programme which was organised by the state government in partnership with Nourishing Africa, an NGO, is to drive agric-business across Africa. Speaking at the event, the senior special adviser to the governor on Read More

IBB survived more coups than any leader in Nigeria – Iwuanyanwu

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former President General Ibrahim Babangida has been described as a leader who survived more coups than any other leader in Nigeria and one whose intellectual capacity was evident on the way he handled security matters while presiding the affairs of this nation. A business mogul and a close ally of General Babangida, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu in a statement in honour Read More

Brent crude oil price slides to $68.86 a barrel

August 9, 2021 David Agba 0

Oil prices fell about 3% on Monday, extending last week’s steep losses on the back of a rising U.S. dollar and concerns that new coronavirus-related restrictions in Asia, especially China, could slow a global recovery in fuel demand. A United Nations panel’s dire warning on climate change added to the gloomy mood after fires in Greece have razed homes and Read More

MMSD to commence auctioning bitumen licences October – Minister

August 8, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc Olamilekan Adegbite has said that the ministry is likely to begin auctioning of bitumen licences by October this year. The minister who stated this when China Railway Investment Group Limited paid him a courtesy call at the Ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja recently, urged critical investors to use the opportunity to contribute to Read More