Why I like playing role of wicked women – Daso

August 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

Kano-born Kannywood actress Saratu Gidado popularly known as Daso hails from Kano state and joined the Hausa movie industry, Kannywood, in 2000. Her performance in Feleke a film produced by Ali Ndabawa, earned her the nickname Daso. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA, she speaks on her career, especially her roles as wicked women. What is your background and how Read More

Paralex introduces tech-driven legal support services

August 27, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Paralex Logistics Limited, an information and communication technology (ICT) managed logistics company, is set to launch its mobile app platform which encompasses its service portfolio to businesses and individuals across the country and beyond for optimal satisfaction and gains. The web base is already launched while the app introduction is slated for the 7th of September, 2021. The company which Read More

No previous govt developed Niger Delta like Buhari’s administration – APC group

August 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, has said that no previous administration has paid more attention to the plight of the Niger Delta region like the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group assured that Buhari will not relent in the implementation of his vision of a safe, secure Read More

Excitement as Titan Trust Bank opens Apapa, Lagos branch

August 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Titan Trust Bank Limited has announced the opening of its state-of-the-art branch located at 17, Burma Road, Apapa, Lagos for commercial operations. A statement by the lender said the development is in furtherance of its efforts to offer customers endearing experience. The lender further noted that the new branch provides a full suite of banking products and services for retail Read More

Muhammadu Buhari’s imprints on the Nigerian oil and gas sector by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

August 18, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

The signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 16th, 2021, after it was passed by the National Assembly, has added yet another Buhari signature on the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector.  Equally, the Presidential assent which turned the Bill into Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) of the National Assembly has placed Muhammadu Buhari Read More

Piracy: Shipping industry to reduce size of Indian Ocean high risk area

August 18, 2021 David Agba 0

With a continued downward trend in Somali piracy incidents, a group of the leading shipping organizations have agreed to reduce the geographic boundaries of the ‘High Risk Area’ in the Indian Ocean. In broad terms, the changes agreed by BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO, and OCIMF, representing the global shipping and oil industries, will reduce the HRA boundaries to the Yemeni Read More

PPPRA to focus on gas in line with global realities

August 16, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The new chairman of the governing board of Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency ( PPPRA), Deacon Obinna Atuonwu said the agency would move its focus away from petrol to gas in line with current global realities. He gave the assurance at a dinner organized by Abia League of Professionals in Abuja, Atuonwu said Nigeria needed to move fast in the Read More

Aviation: Patronise new Bayelsa route, IYC tells oil companies

August 14, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

 The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide has appealed to oil companies operating in the Niger Delta region to patronise the new aviation route to the Bayelsa International Cargo Airport. The IYC President, Peter Timothy Igbifa, in a statement in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Friday described as historic and commendable the Wednesday’s inaugural commercial flight at the airport. Igbifa, Read More

Nigeria realised N512.25bn from VAT in Q2 2021 – NBS

August 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

total of N512.25 billion Value Added Tax was generated into the federation account in the second quarter of 2021. This is according to the data published by National Bureau of Statistics NBS on its website. The NBS data indicated that the “sectoral distribution of Value Added Tax (VAT) data for Q2 2021 reflected that the sum of N512.25bn was generated Read More

SME’s, tech coys, others count losses as Twitter ban persists

August 9, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

As the ban placed on Twitter operations in Nigeria enters its tenth week, small businesses and other tech companies have continued to count their losses, and have also appealed to the federal government to revisit the ban. The Federal Government had on June 4, 2021, announced a ban on Twitter and through the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) directed telecoms companies, Read More

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To ease payment, LCCI wants existing debts replaced with asset-linked debts

August 9, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has called on the federal government to replace existing debt stocks with asset-linked debt to ease the debt servicing burden. This is to attract greenfield Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into publicly-listed state-owned companies; generate new revenue streams from commercialized real estate portfolios. They observed that Nigeria’s fiscal and financial challenges have been Read More

Shell confirms exit plan, shops for local investors

August 9, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Royal Dutch Shell has engaged Standard Chartered to shop for local investors to buy some of its onshore assets as the oil major blames insecurity, poor government engagement and the recently passed Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for pushing them out of Nigeria. According to Shell the Nigeria’s Niger Delta businesses are for now not core to its on- going business Read More

Breaking: Rihanna now richest female musician – Forbes

August 4, 2021 Forbes 0

Rihanna is officially a billionaire, and subsequently the wealthiest female musician in the world. According to Forbes, Rihanna is now worth $1.7 billion (£1.2 billion), primarily thanks to the value of her industry-shaking cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty, which is estimated to be worth $1.4 billion. Rihanna has also earned the rest of her fortune from her lingerie company, Savage x Fenty, Read More

How Buhari laying solid foundation for uninterrupted power supply – APC group

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has introduced policies and programmes that will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the country. The group in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by its national youth leader Ismaeel Ahmed, former national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu Read More

Nigeria’s built industry has progressed despite COVID 19 – Fashola

July 28, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has said despite the socio economic consequences of Covid 19 pandemic, operatives of the built industry have continued to make progress. A statement issued by the Director Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Miss Boade Akinola on Tuesday in Abuja, qouted the minister speaking as the guest Read More

PIB: Stop instigating violence in Niger Delta, Bayelsa Senator warns Dickson

July 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Senator representing Bayelsa East, Biobarakuma Wangagha Degi-Eremienyo, has warned former governor of Bayelsa state Senator Henry Seriake Dickson to stop instigating violence in the Niger Delta over the contentious Petroleum Industry Bill ((PIB). Degi-Eremienyo was reacting to a press conference by Dicskon on Thursday where where he accused the Minister of State (Petroleum resources), Chief Timipre Sylva of allegedly Read More

FirstBank set to celebrate 2021 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Week

July 22, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

First Bank of Nigeria Limited is set to celebrate its 2021Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Week (CR&S Week). The bank yearly CR&S Week is a dedicated week designed special to offer FirstBank staff, customers, and the public opportunities to demonstrate the human kindness that flows in them. It seeks to amplify FirstBank’s innate culture of giving and volunteering as stated in Read More

A/Ibom: Oil coy empowers host communities

July 16, 2021 Uko Etim, 0

A multinational oil company, Moni Pulo Limited has empowered its host communities in Mbo Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom state. The two communities who benefitted from the gesture on Friday in Uyo are Effiat and Mbo communities. Speaking, the Chief Executive of Moni Pulo Limited, Dr. Seiye Lulu-Briggs, noted that the gesture became necessary to ensure transformation of the communities Read More

Breaking: Tension in Reps over 3% host community fund

July 15, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

There is high tension in the House of Representatives at the moment over protest by members from the South South against the allocation of three percent as host community fund. The Senate had opted for the three percent, while the House during consideration of report of its committee on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) okayed five percent, prompting a harmonization Read More

‘The Fashion Knot’, a dream that refused to die -CEO

July 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

New Fashion brand, The Fashion Knot, founded by Francoise Merus, a Ghanaian Haitian-American woman currently residing in Atlanta, Georgias in the United States is beginning to warm its way into people’s hearts. Between June 18 and the present in which it was launched it has garnered over 10 thousand followers. In a little over one month. Thanks to another creation Read More

Korea to use Nigeria’s minerals for technological, manufacturing industry-FG

July 15, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The federal government is establishing strategic collaboration with the Republic of Korea to use Nigeria minerals for its technological and manufacturing industries. Minister of Mines and Steel Development Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite who stated this when he received the Korean Ambassador, Kim Young-Chae, added that Nigeria has collaborative prospects that would be mutually beneficial to both countries. “Limitless opportunities abound for Read More

25 power plants generate 6000MW, Ogaji claims

The total electricity currently being generated by Nigeria’s 25 power plants is 6000 Megawatts, the Executive Secretary, Association of Power Generation Companies, Dr. Joy Ogaji, has disclosed. She said instead of a total 13000MW capacity expected of the plants, generation is currently down to 6000MW. Despite the low generation, according to her, the country is still unable to utilise all Read More