9PSB takes financial literacy message to secondary schools in Lagos, Abuja, Kano

March 26, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

9 Payment Service Bank (9PSB), has marked Financial Literacy Day with a school mentoring campaign held simultaneously at three different locations – Ajao Estate Senior Grammar School, Isolo, Lagos; Wuse Comprehensive Secondary School, Abuja; and Kano Capital Girls Secondary School, Kano, respectively. The event which was held as part of the bank’s activities to mark the 2023 Global Money Week Read More

Niger: Senator redeems N100m pledge, pays WAEC, JAMB fees for 1, 400 students 

March 14, 2023 Aideloje Ojo 0

The senator representing Niger East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, has redeemed his N100 million pledge to support education of youth and women empowerment in Shiroro and Munya local government areas of Niger state. The chairman of the Coalition of Shiroro Association (COSA), Comrade Usman Ibrahim Kuta, stated this at a press briefing in Kuta Read More

I’ll focus on engaging African youth productively – Ooni

March 8, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has said his sole focus is to engage the African youth productively, starting from Nigeria. Ooni Ogunwusi stated this Tuesday while speaking at the  unveiling of OjajaMore, a viable food-chain retail store dealing in groceries and other consumables in Abere, Osun state. The Ooni added that there will be no going back in Read More

China-Nigeria cooperation in the new era

January 15, 2023 CUI Jianchun 0

End March of the year 2023 marks the second anniversary of my credentials to Nigeria. This is a country beloved by me, with splendid ancient culture, diversified social formation, colorful natural endowments, peace-loving and hardworking people, and immeasurable development potentials. Meanwhile, the year 2021, when I kicked off my posting here, marked the 50th anniversary of Nigeria-China diplomatic relations, a unique Read More

Niger Republic hails Buhari, says trans-border peace policy model for Africa 

January 10, 2023 Patrick Andrew 0

The government of Niger Republic has thumbed up President Muhammadu Buhari’s proactive initiatives and endeavours which have resulted to a stable sub-regional and continental trans-border relationships. The Nigerien government said, Tuesday, in Abuja at the Nigeria-Niger Republic Joint Committees (NNJC) meeting, that Buhari’s commitment to careful implementation of bilateral agreements aimed at fostering harmonious trans-border relationship have been a model. Read More

Kenya’s vibrant dairy sub-sector: An impetus to Nigeria 

December 26, 2022 Abachi Silas Ungbo 0

The price of milk has gone beyond the reach of not a few Nigerians and it is instantiated by its absence in many shopping lists which potentially could compound the country’s already poor milk consumption per capita which is put at less than 10 litres/per annum which is far below the recommended 210 litres by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Read More

Monimichelle tinkers partnership with NFF

December 15, 2022 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Sports Facility expert and Chief Executive officer of  Monimichelle Group, Ebi Ezekiel Egbe is considering signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigeria Football Federation for the sole purpose of developing and upgrading pitches across the country Egbe disclosed this in Abuja after meeting with the NFF president Ibrahim Gusau that “we need to get our infrastructure right to Read More

Don’t relax on NYSC trust fund, Uba urges stakeholders  

December 6, 2022 Uko Etim 0

The acting director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mrs. Christy Uba, has urged all stakeholders not to relax but remain committed to the call for the NYSC Trust Fund. She stated this during the swearing-in ceremony of the 2022 batch ‘c’ stream II corps members at the NYSC orientation camp, Ikot Itie Udung, Nsit Atai LGA, Akwa Ibom Read More

Former US Open champion Raducanu receives MBE from king

November 30, 2022 Editorial IV 0

British tennis player Emma Raducanu was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) on Tuesday, a little more than a year after she shocked the sporting world when she became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam. The then-18-year-old Raducanu catapulted her career to new heights when she won 10 matches without dropping a set Read More

Dangote Cement Plc commences free medical outreach in 3 Benue LGs 

November 29, 2022 John Shiaondo 0

Dangote Cement Plc Gboko in collaboration with NiGrowth services and Benue State AIDS Control Agency (BENSACA), Tuesday commenced free medical outreach for communities in Benue state. The programmes tagged: ‘Safer and healthier transit communities initiative’ features HIV /AIDS voluntary counseling and testing, diabetes  screening, BMI screening and hypertension screening.  Apart from Tse- Kucha community in Gboko where the factory plant is Read More

Finance minister to launch revised capital market master plan

November 23, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs. Zainab Ahmed is to launch the Revised Capital Market Master Plan that is expected to be the Roadmap for the capital market for the next few years.  This is also as the Securities and Exchange Commission has scheduled to hold the Third Quarter Capital Market Committee Meeting. Both events are scheduled Read More

Coalition launches farming initiative to empower low-income women

November 21, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

The Feminist Coalition, a women’s rights organisation, has announced the continuation of its second programme named ‘the Feminist Coalition Farming Initiative’. The coalition, which focuses on championing equality for women in Nigeria, in June 2022, began the pilot programme of the farming initiative in collaboration with Amo Farms Sieberer Hatchery Ltd, a Nigerian poultry company that created the Noiler Chicken. Read More

Zenith Bank heralds Christmas with Anose Adeogun Street light-up

November 20, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

It was a great spectacle to behold as the Christmas and Yuletide season came to life at the 2022 Zenith Bank Christmas Light-Up Ceremony, which was held at the Ajose Adeogun Street Roundabout, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Saturday, November 19, 2022.  The official lighting ceremony, which was performed by the Group Managing Director/CEO of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, Read More

Tsitsipas sees off Evans at Paris Masters

November 2, 2022 Editorial IV 0

World No 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas booked his place in the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday with a comfortable 6-3 6-4 win over Britain’s Dan Evans. The 24-year-old Greek, whose best performance at Bercy came in 2019 when he lost to Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals, will face either Cameron Norrie, another Briton, or Frenchman Corentin Moutet in Read More

Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged Read More

Internal democracy: PGF boss calls for new orientation in management of political parties

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called for a new orientation in the management of political parties to address issues of membership recruitment and management, party funding and administration. Lukman, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said unless these issues are addressed Nigerians will continue to experience all the familiar Read More

Initiative to host national youth summit, curb insecurity

October 13, 2021 Administrator 0

The Michelle Youth Initiative for Sustainable Development (MYISD) is set to host its National Youth Summit to fashion out workable solutions to curb insecurity across the country. The convener of the Initiative and President of the Nigerian Female Youth Organization, Princess Mimi Peter, in a press release signed by her media aide, Emmanuel Daudu said the summit became necessary considering Read More

International Alert trains Bauchi, Yobe youth on conflict management, peace building

October 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to build sustainable peace in the north east, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) called ‘International Alert’ has organized a three days training to selected youth from Bauchi and Yobe states on conflicts management, peace building and civic responsibilities. The workshop which was opened Wednesday at Custodian Hotels in Gombe state was meant to train the youth Read More

DWAI seeks media support for inclusion

September 29, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Deaf Women Aloud Initiative,(DWAI) a Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO) has sought the support from citizens especially the media in propagating inclusiveness for the deaf community across   the country. Its Executive Director Hellen Beyioku-Alase, made the appeal in Abuja during a one day workshop it organised for the media with support from Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Programme (RoLAC) and MariesStopes Nigeria tagged Read More

Cholera: Community organisation fumigates Bauchi metropolis

September 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

In an effort to stop the spread of cholera and malaria that recently broke out in Bauchi state, a community based organization in the state known as ‘Wunti Graduates Forum’ on Saturday embarked on fumigation exercise in some parts of the state metropolis.  The exercise followed the outbreak of cholera and malaria ravaging communities in the state. Addressing journalists during 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

NAFDAC begins campaign against dangerous use of codeine, self-medication, others

September 6, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Monday flagged off sensitization campaign against abuse of codeine, self-medication among youth and use of potassium bromate to bake bread. The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Christianah Adeyeye, at a press conference held at the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding, Osogbo, Osun State, expressed displeasure over Read More

Insecurity: FG, NSCDC plan strategic meeting on protection of National Assets

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) are making efforts to further safeguard Nigeria’s critical assets and infrastructure across the country against backdrop of insecurity confronting the Nation. Some of the critical infrastructure including; Chemical Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, Communications Sector, Critical, Manufacturing Sector, Dams Sector, Defence Industrial Base Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Energy Sector, Read More

CAC, AEA partners to formalize businesses in Nigeria

August 31, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Corporate Affairs Commission and the Abuja Enterprise Agency have renewed their collaboration which is aimed at formalizing more informal businesses in the country. To that effect an Open day Business exhibition tagged “360 Degrees Exhibition for SMEs” was held on Wednesday 25th Agugust, 2021 at the premises of Abuja Enterprise Agency. The exhibition afforded the SMEs the opportunity to Read More