Basic truth on animal production

November 15, 2021 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

Three things came to the front burner in a discourse on animal production as far as food security is concerned in the country. It was revealed that poultry farmers have the capacity and capability to produce enough eggs to feed the nation, secondly, turkey rearing or investment in turkey farming is quite capital intensive, but the effort would be worth Read More

Anambra: NYCN commends Corp members, security agencies for peaceful election

November 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has commended the National Youth Service Corp members that served as adhoc electoral officials and security agencies in the Anambra governorship election held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 for the role they have played in strengthening democracy in Nigeria.  Vice President of the organisation, Amb. Comrade Akoshile Mukhtar, who gave this commendation Sunday Read More

2023: Prevail on Tinubu to back Osinbajo, group lobbies govs, Obas, others

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors, traditional rulers, business and political elites in the Yorubaland must carefully weigh various options and seriously consider backing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in 2023, an All Progressives Congress youth group has advocated. According to members of the South West Movement for Osinbajo (SOWEMOVE) who presented a report and copies of correspondence with several Obas and other eminent personalities in Read More

Group berates Tinubu’s silence over invasion of Justice Odili’s residence

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A political pressure group known as the South-west Frontiers has condemned the prolonged silence of the former Lagos state governor and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on the invasion of the residence of a Supreme Court judge, Justice Mary Odili by armed security operatives. The group similarly faulted the APC leader’s inaction about the recent Read More

Breaking: Few hours to Anambra election, IGP pulls out DIG Egbunike as head of security team

November 5, 2021 Editor 0

Barely 24 hours to the Saturday Anambra State governorship election, the Inspector General of Police has removed the Deputy Inspector General, DIG Joseph Egbunike, as the head of security team for the Anambra governorship election slated for Saturday November 6, 2021.  His removal was announced by the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Nkeiruka Nwude with few hours to the election.  He been Read More

Gov. Sule to build pedestal bridge, library for GSS Tudun wada

November 5, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Governor of Nasarawa state , Abdullahi Sule , has  promised to  build an overhead  pedestal bridge and a library for the students of Government Secondary school Tudun wada in Karu local government Nasarawa state. Governor Sule stated this while on a condolence visit to the students and parents who lost their love ones some weeks ago, while crossing the Read More

NYCN decries management of N75bn youth investment fund

November 2, 2021 Agi Onda 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has decried the use of the N75 billion Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) earmarked to stimulate economic activities among the youths in the country. NYCN President, Comrade Solomon Adodo, who spoke in Abuja during the national youth economic summit to commemorate the 2021 National Youth Day, alleged that the NYIF has performed very Read More

‘Investments in real sector’ll reduce high cost of houses’

November 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Branch Manager of the Gtext Homes, a real estate firm, Mr Farouq Usman, has disclosed that more investments in the sector will reduce the high cost of houses as well as make houses available. To this end, he advised the federal and state governments to prioritise investment in the real estate sector to tackle the housing deficit in the Read More

US support national HIV clinical mentors programme take-off in Nigeria

October 29, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The United States has supported the national HIV clinical mentors programme take-off in Nigeria, a press statement from the embassy has said. “The first cohort of 19 HIV Clinical Mentors supported by the United States Government through the Federal Ministry of Health, National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCP) have completed their induction training in Abuja on Saturday, October 23. Read More

Nigeria as Africa’s top FDI destination

October 25, 2021 Jantiku Ijanada 0

According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS’) publication on Nigeria’s capital importation report for the first and second quarters of 2021, the nation received a sum of $875.62 million foreign inflows in Q2 2021, representing a year-on-year decline. Despite this, the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index 2021 (AAFMI) produced by the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) and Read More

2023: 12 presidential aspirants to join ADC – National chairman

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national chairman of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Hon. Ralph Nwosu, has revealed that about twelve presidential candidates of different political parties have agreed to join his party, adding that Nigerian youth have agreed to adopt the party come 2023 general elections. Speaking at the national secretariat of ADC Wednesday in Abuja, when he officially received former Presidential candidate Read More

Sterling Bank powers corporate HQ with solar energy technology

October 19, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Sterling Bank PLC, Nigeria’s leading innovative bank, has blazed the trail as the first African corporate organization to power its headquarters with the Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) energy technology as its primary source of energy. Group Head, Energy, Sterling Bank Dele Faseemo,who disclosed this in a statement issued by the Bank ,said the major milestone is a demonstration of the Read More

Northern youth council withdraws petition against Senator Jibrin

October 17, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Northern Youth Council Of Nigeria (NYCN) has written to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking to withdraw a petition against senate committee chairman on appropriation and senator representing Kano north senatorial district, Senator Barau Jibrin. In a letter written by the Council, signed by the president of the NYCN, Isah Abubukar, and received by the EFCC on October 12, Read More

2023: Osinbajo best qualified to succeed Buhari, APC group declares

October 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead the 2023 general elections, a support group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Progressives Consolidation Group (PCP) has rated Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as the best qualified to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC members said Osinbajo’s presidency will increase party’s chances for massive success in the coming general elections and also accelerate growth Read More

DANGOTE Cement, MTN pay highest income tax to FG in 2020

October 6, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Dangote Cement Plc has emerged as the highest corporate income taxpayer and biggest employer of labour in the country for the year 2020. The foremost indigenous cement manufacturer came first among top 100 elite companies listed on the Nigeria Exchange (NGX) posting into the coffer of the federal government a princely sum of N97.24billion in the year, while MTN Communication Nigeria 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

Ahead Thursday presentation, Buhari jerks up 2022 Budget to N16.45trn

October 5, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Ahead of presentation this Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari has increased the total expenditure profile of the projected 2022 budget from N13.98trillion to N16.45trllion.  The increase in the projected budgetary proposals contained in the revised 2022- 2024 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF)/ Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) was forwarded to both chambers of the National Assembly for expeditious consideration. Specifically, it also affected Read More

Nigeria, Ukraine meet over baliterial relationship in field of education

September 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a bid to lift the nation’s educational system, the Nigerian and Ukrainian governments have met in Abuja to discuss modalities of developing bilateral relationship between both countries.  This is even as both countries have intensified talks on cooperation and signing of agreements with focus on Ukranian experience. Hosting a  delegation of Ukraine Embassy in Nigeria together with Ukrainian Center Read More

Access Bank, GTbank ‘B’ outlook remain stable, says Fitch Ratings

September 23, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Global ratings agency, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the long-term issuer defaulting rating of two of Nigeria’s lenders, Access Bank and Guaranty Trust Bank at ‘B’ and Viability Rating (VR) at ‘B’. The firm said the ratings were driven by the banks’ intrinsic creditworthiness, as defined by its ‘B’ Viability Rating. On Access Bank, the stable outlook reflects Fitch’s view that Read More

FG assures more support on ground-breaking scientific innovation

September 23, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said that the federal government will continue to support the development of key and groundbreaking scientific innovations through policies and ensuring harmony of research efforts from different Research Institutions. Onu made this known when he declared open the 19th National Council on Science, Technology and Innovation with the theme; Read More

CSOs lament Twitter ban, demand conducive environment for businesses

September 23, 2021 Paul Okah 0

An international organisation, Global Rights, in collaboration with Public Policy Initiatives, Civic Freedoms and Human Rights Defenders, Oxfam, Paradigm Initiative, CSR-in-Action, SBM Intelligence, among other civil society organisations (CSOs), has lamented the ban on micro blogging site, Twitter, saying that the losses necessitated by the ban are unquantifiable. It said the loss is not restricted to finance as lack of Read More

MTN assures investors of good return on investments in Nigerias

September 23, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

MTN Nigeria has called on US investors to invest in Nigeria assuring them that the country provides one of the best return on investments in the world. Chief Executive of MTN Nigeria Olutokun Toriola made the call at the 2021 edition of the US-Nigeria Investments Summit (UNIIS) in New York, United States. Speaking about the Nigerian environment, collaboration and new Read More