11 Discos record N77.39bn revenue shortfall in Q2 2022

January 24, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The 11 Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) operating in Nigeria recorded a revenue shortfall of N77.39bn out of ₦265.68 billion billed to customers in the second quarter of 2022. The Second Quarterly 2022 Report released by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), shows that the total revenue collected by all DisCos in 2022/Q2 was ₦188.29 billion. A breakdown of the report Read More

Obi: Labour party chieftain okays Obasanjo’s endorsement 

January 5, 2023 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

A chieftain of the Labour Party and donor of the three storey edifice housing the Imo state secretariat of the party on the ever busy Whetheral road in Owerri, Dr Libo Agwara, says the endorsement of the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi by former President Olusegun Obasanjo is a good development and a confirmation that he has been his big Read More

Osinbajo preaches mercy, grace for Nigeria on Christmas day 

December 26, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said Sunday that celebration of Christmas was a reminder of the grace of God while the birth of Jesus Christ is the beginning of a new covenant of God’s mercy. Osinbajo said this while fielding questions from journalists after the Christmas Service at the Aso Villa Chapel in Abuja. The Vice President had delivered the sermon Read More

Oyo guber: Makinde should not be elected to another 4-year tenure – Adelabu

December 21, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Accord governorship candidate in Oyo in the 2023 general elections, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, has disclosed that Governor Seyi Makinde should be restricted to four years tenure in office.   Chief Adelabu who said this in Ibadan during an interactive session with some journalists in Ibadan stated that another four years of Makinde as governor of the state would be disastrous and Read More

Ikorodu leaders, monarch give Sanwo-Olu re- election bid a boost 

December 13, 2022 Adewale Ajayi 0

The traditional rulers and leaders in Ikorodu division of Lagos state, including leaders and members of the ruling  All Progressives Congress (APC) and Ikorodu-based social club, Oriwu Club, have thrown their weight behind Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s re election bid. Leaders and members of the community said they are satisfied with the performance of Governor Sanwo-Olu in the last three and Read More

Nigeria achieves 54% local content development in 2022 – NCDMB

December 7, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has recorded a 54 per cent local content level in 2022, half way into its 10-year road map for indigenous participation and use of local assets in the oil and has sector. A status report at the 11th Practical Nigerian Content Workshop organised by the Board and DMG Nigeria Events at Uyo, Read More

No rift between Southgate, Foden – Grealish

November 28, 2022 Editorial IV 0

England winger, Jack Grealish has debunked rumour circulating in the media that there is a rift between head coach, Gareth Southgate and Phil Foden. Foden, who was expected to start in the Three Lions midfield at the World Cup, has been coming on from the bench despite his impressive performance for Manchester City in the Premier League. Despite being one Read More

Volleyball: Ozokoye joins Partizan FK, Albania

November 21, 2022 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Former Plateau Rock player, Pascal Ozokoye, is on the verge of joining Albania side, Partizan FK following his sterling performance at the African Volleyball qualifiers with the Nigeria’s U21 men’s team. The Nigeria side surprised all comers in the competition as they emerged the winner in Marrakech, Morocco. Ozokoye’s  yeoman performance caught the eyes of the Albania officials who offered him Read More

Anambra polls: PDP to set up committee to review performance, sanction ‘saboteurs’

December 28, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tuesday, said it would setup a committee to understudy their performances at the Anambra state November 6 governorship elections and recommend ways forward for the party and appropriate sanctions on members found to have engaged on anti-party activities. The State Chairman, Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, who stated this at the stakeholders meeting held at Awka, regretted Read More

UN trains women on gender equality bill

October 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The United Nations Women under an intervention known as the EU-UN joint Spotlight initiative, has conducted a training for women in Film and Television international and Nigerian film/ TV industry professionals on ending violence against women, girls and gender equal opportunities bill. Spotlight Initiative is a multi-year program to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls and to Read More

Gombe teachers not to blame for mass failure in WAEC/NECO

October 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

It’s the general aim of education administration to ensure that the education system functions adequately and effectively according to the prepared plans and objectives of the system. The education system is controlled by people particularly teachers and it is the teachers who can transform the institutional objectives into reality. Anywhere, anytime, the education system requires that the system has the Read More

Chairmanship: Modu Sheriff rallies APC members ahead state congresses

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Borno state and one of the aspirants seeking office of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Alimodu Sheriff, has rallied all members of the party for the forthcoming state congress. The party has scheduled state congresses nationwide for Saturday October 16th to elect leaders of the party at the state level. But addressing Read More

Revenue generation: Transformation in lottery industry yielding results- Gbajabiamila

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lanre Gbajabiamila has said the country would soon witness a boom in lottery business as the transformation process of the industry commenced in 2017 has started yielding positive results. Speaking with newsmen in his office, Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the boom would lead to significant rise in the nation’s Read More

Watford proud of Troost-Ekong’s outing for Super Eagles

October 11, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Premier League club Watford have praised William Troost-Ekong for his performance for Nigeria in the international week. Troost-Ekong featured for the Eagles in both legs of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Central African Republic. After a shock defeat against Central African Republic in Lagos on Thursday, Troost-Ekong helped the Eagles avenged the loss with a 2-0 in the reverse Read More

Titan Trust Bank: 2 years of service with power and pride

October 7, 2021 Opeyemi Dabiri 0

On October 4, 2021, one of the fastest growing financial service providers in Nigeria, Titan Trust Bank Limited, celebrated two years of its existence.  Established with a mission to take advantage of the identified gaps in the banking sector and address the unmet needs of the retail mass market, SMEs and corporates, Titan Trust Bank, has continued to provide seamless Read More

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Ogun monarch tackles firms over CSR

September 22, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Oloja Ekun of Igbesa in Ado-Odo-Ota local government area of Ogun state, His Majesty AbdulAzeez Akinde has lamented how companies in Ogun Guangdong Free Trade Zone (FTZ) Limited have failed in their Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) to their host community Speaking to newsmen at his palace, Tuesday, the monarch stated that a meeting with the chairman, Board of Directors Read More

2021 Volleyball Nations Cup: Nigeria qualify for quarterfinal, 16 years after

September 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria broke 16 years jinx by qualifying for the quarterfinal of the ongoing 2021 African Men’s Senior Volleyball Nations Championship in Rwanda. Usman Abdallah’s men dug deep to defeat Ethiopia 3-1 (25-20, 25-12, 32-34, 25-17) in their last match of Pool B. An elated head coach of Nigeria men’s team, Usman Abdallah, expressed satisfaction with his team’s display against the Read More

On Yobe Spelling Bee competition

September 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

It gladdened my heart when I heard the story of how public school pupils thrashed private school students in a Spelling Bee Competition for Junior Secondary School Students across the 17 local government areas, organised by IPI in collaboration with State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA). Interestingly, it’s found out that the two schools that emerged as the winners of first Read More

Expert calls for recapitalization of DisCos, unbundling

September 1, 2021 David Agba 0

The Chairman of Basic Metal Fabricated Iron and Steel Products Manufacturers, a sectoral arm of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) Dr. Yusuf Kamoru, has called for the urgent revaluation of the capital base of distribution companies (DisCos) and increase same to achieve meaningful investment in their network. He also called for further unbundling of the current distribution sub-sector to Read More

Make more investments to boost economic diversification, Buhari tells new NSIA board

September 1, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja charged the new board of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) to make more investments that support economic diversification, as global oil prices are projected to drop to around $40 per barrel by 2030. Inaugurating the third board of the NSIA at the State House, the President said the present administration was committed to Read More

2020 Paralympics: Nigeria’s Envoy hails team Nigeria in Tokyo 

August 31, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Envoy to Japan, Ambassador Husaini Abubakar Moriki, has hailed team Nigeria performance so far at the ongoing Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Amb. Moriki who spoke in Tokyo described Nigeria as a sporting nation which has transformed to world beaters. He said, “I’m delighted that we have just won a gold medal in the Paralifting and not only that but I’m Read More

2020 Paralympics: Folashade strikes gold, sets world record, Loveline wins silver as Team Nigeria records 6 medals

August 30, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Nigeria increased her medal haul at the ongoing Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan with a Gold and a Silver in Powerlifting on Monday. Oluwafemiayo Folashade won Team Nigeria’s third gold medal of the Games with a world record performance, lifting 152kg to underline her complete dominance of the event. It was silver for Obiji Loveline who lifted 147kg in the Read More