3000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Shiroro and Munya local government areas taking refuge in Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) Primary School Minna

IDPs in Nigeria increased by one million since last year – Refugees Commission

November 8, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Hajia Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, has said the number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria has increased by one million in the last one year. Addressing members of the House of Representatives Committee on IDP during the year 2022 budget defence on Monday, Suleiman-Ibrahim said because of increasing number Read More

Buhari now global climate action leader, champion – APC group

November 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the All Progressives Congress, known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari, is now recognised as a global climate action leader and champion due to his commitment to climate change. The group said ambitious and impactful climate action will no doubt be one of the many positive legacies of Read More

FCMB gets global commendation for supporting job, wealth creation

November 3, 2021 David Agba 0

Nigeria’s leading lender, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), has received another global commendation for its consistent and outstanding support towards the growth of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. Last week in the United States of America, the SME friendly Bank received honourable mentions and certificates in two prestigious award categories – “SME Financier of the Year” and Read More

Union Bank post profit before tax of N16bn in 9 months

October 28, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Union Bank, one of Nigeria’s longest-standing and most respected financial institutions, posted profit before tax of N16.0billion for the third quarter financial year ended September 30, 2021 The amount represents an increase of N1 billion or 0.63 per cent against N15.9 billion reported the same period of 2020. The bank’s result released on Thursday showed that gross earnings up three percent Read More

Breaking: PDP top shot quits, joins APC

October 19, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf, Damaturu 0

The deputy state Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Yobe state, Alhaji Umaru Amale, the party’s assistant state secretary Ahmadu Biriri and others on Tuesday defected to All Progressives Congress (APC). Receiving former PDP officials in Damaturu, the state Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention, Mai Mala Buni, said they should be part of the movement to salvage Read More

CSCS board reappoints Jalo-Waziri for another 5-year term

October 19, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Board of Directors of Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc has reappointment Mr Haruna Jalo-Waziri as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer for another term of five years for outstanding performance and exemplary leadership style.  The reappointment will be effective from  November 1, 2021.  The reappointment comes after four successful years of transformative leadership which has led to enhanced productivity and value Read More

Mystery, as WEO sees growth in Nigeria with more imports than exports

October 18, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Analysts say its a mystery that the World Economic Outlook (WEO) says Nigeria has reasons to outgrow their initial forecast, alongside some countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), even when the sub region exports fall behind its imports. Bismarck Rewane, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) Limited, for instance wondered why inflation is on the rise globally, Read More

Nigeria records high growth in digital financial channel

October 12, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Nigeria has recorded a high growth in digital financial channels in the last one year, according to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Dr. Hassan Mahmud, Director of the CBN’s Monetary Policy Department, in a presentation titled “Implications of Trends in the Digital Financial Ecosystem for Monetary Policy Implementation said the overall population of Nigerians who use digital payment has Read More

Equity market sustains growth trend, gains N247bn

October 5, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Trading activities on the floor of Nigerian Exchange (NGX) yesterday sustained growth profile, gaining N247 billion. Specifically, market capitalisation of listed equities increased by 1.17 per cent to N21.216 trillion from N20.969 trillion reported on Monday. The NSX All Share Index also appreciated by 473.61 basis points to 40716.66 points from 40243.05 points traded the previous day. Investors traded 432.992 Read More

Pictures: AGF, Malami, receives two commendation, awards in one day

September 29, 2021 Kehinde Osasona Abuja 0

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, Tuesday, received two commendation and awards from two groups in one day. While the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr Umaru Jibrilu Gwandu, received the one of Karnati Global Resource, the Special Assistant to the President on Financial Crime and Compliance, office of the AGF, Barr. Read More

NASFAT missioner receives doctorate degree in commerce

September 27, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Chief Missioner Nasrul -L-lahi Fathi Society (NASFAT) (Abuja branch) Mallam Sharafdeen Aliagan has received a doctorate degree award in Commerce and Enterprises Development from the Institute for Commerce Research and Enterprises Development (ICRED). The cleric, while speaking to journalists weekend after receiving the award in Abuja, said he could now speak with authority and principles of commerce and enterprises for 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

FG wants moringa farmers to unite

September 6, 2021 John Oba 0

The Federal Government has called on commodity Associations to come together to form a united front to make them more sustainable and contribute meaningfully to the nation’s economic growth. Director, Export Commodities Department, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Suleiman Audu, stated this at a meeting he had with stakeholders in moringa value chain on Friday in Abuja. The Read More

Minister charges inventors on national growth

August 25, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has charged innovators to build a strong, Science, Technology and Innovation driven-nation that is united, peaceful, prosperous and highly respected globally. The Minister made the charge on Tuesday in Abuja, at the presentation of Prizes, Cash, Awards/Plaques to outstanding exhibitors/innovators of the 2021 STI EXPO. He urged awardees to work 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

Indigenes hail Onyejeocha as FG commissions erosion, flood control project in Abia (PICTURES)

August 7, 2021 Editor 0

It was a moment of jubilation amidst deep relief day the federal government commisioned and handed over erosion and flood control works built in Isuikwuato community of Abia state. The project, specifically located at Oghighe/Urualla Ohukabia Aligbara/Ohukabia, Nduibi in Oguduasa clan in Isuikwuato Local Government Area (LGA) of the state was executed through the Ecological Fund Office (EFO), Office of Read More

Senate president’s aide, 6 others inducted CeProd fellows

August 1, 2021 Taiye Odewale, 0

The Board and Governing Council of the Centre for Public Service Productivity and Development (CeProd), has elected and inducted the Special Assistant (Press) to the Senate president, Ezrel Tabiowo, and six others as fellows. The nominees who were drawn from various professional backgrounds were inducted after undergoing an intensive training course organized by the Centre in Abuja. Those also elected Read More

Breaking: Blessing Okagbare in big mess, tests positive for banned substance, out of 2020 Olympics

July 31, 2021 Reuters 0

Nigerian sprinter and 2008 Olympics long jump silver medallist Blessing Okagbare’s Tokyo Games ended abruptly on Saturday morning after she was provisionally suspended following a positive test for human growth hormone, the Athletics Integrity Unit said in a statement. The 32-year-old, who has also won world championship medals in the 200m and the long jump and is competing in her Read More

High misery index, ‘snail’ growth responsible for protests in Nigeria, S/Africa – Rewane

July 25, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Poor macroeconomic conditions such as high misery index, sluggish growth and fast spread of the delta variant is responsible for the protests that have hit tow African giants – Nigeria and South Africa, Bismarck Rewane, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Financial Derivatives Company Limited (FDC) has said. South Africa is currently facing a third wave of the virus, while Nigeria Read More

Court clearance of Adeosun will attract Nigerians in diaspora – Group

July 17, 2021 Editor 0

An anti-corruption group, the Say No Campaign, has hailed the judgement of the federal high court Abuja which cleared former Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, over the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate saga. Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, had ruled that Adeosun did not need to have a first degree or any other certificate Read More

Deployment of modern fire-fighting truck, others excite Buni in Yobe

July 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state governor Mai Mala-Buni, has said that the deployment of a modern firefighting truck by the Federal Fire Service (FFS) to the state will boost emergency response services. The excited governor Buni made the statement during the commissioning of one contemporary fire-fighting truck, Thursday in Yobe state. The Governor represented by the state’s deputy, Idi Gubana said that the Read More

Equity market closes high, gains N139bn

June 30, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Equity market sustained growth trend yesterday, gaining N139 billion. Specifically, market capitalisation of listed equities increased by 0.71 per cent to N19.760 trillion from N19.621 trillion reported the previous day. The NSE All Share Index also appreciated by 266.53 basis points to 37907.28 points from 37640.75 points reported on Tuesday. Investors traded 213.704 million shares valued at N3.231 billion in Read More

Access Bank targets youths in new digital loans initiative

June 15, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Access Bank Plc, has launched what it termed the ‘Diamond Business Advantage (DBA) lite’ in a bid to increase its digital loans and enhance access to finance for young entrepreneurs. The bank said the product which is targeted at the youths was designed to add value to micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs). Speaking during the launch of the Read More