APM terminals Apapa boost operations with new equipment

April 5, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Nigeria’s leading container terminal operator, APM Terminals Apapa on Monday announced the acquisition of seven additional forklifts and other heavy duty machines to aid customs examination of cargoes and accelerate its movement of heavy materials at the Apapa terminal. The company’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr Steen Knudsen told journalists the equipment include; six 5 tons and one 16 tons forklifts. Read More

Asset declaration: Confidentiality vs public access

March 31, 2021 Martins Eke 0

Asset declaration systems are a critical strategy in mainstreaming anticorruption and high levels of integrity into public service. Asset declaration systems assist in detecting and preventing theft, as well as in securing the return of stolen assets. While proponents of public access to asset declarations argue that it increases the transparency and accountability of the process, proponents of confidentiality of Read More

Mass metering: Senate slams NERC over 13% performance

March 26, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its Committee on Power, expressed dismay on the abysmal performance of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on the mass metering project in the country despite N33.4 billion already released by the Central Bank of Nigeria. Verdict of poor performance slammed on NERC by the committee came from assessment made on the project at an interactive session Read More

Dangote Cement to pay over N97bn in corporate tax for 2020

March 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

Africa’s largest cement producer, Dangote Cement Plc has remained a major contributor to the economy with a tax charge of N97 billion for the financial year ended 31st December 2020, even as it proposed a dividend of N16 per share. According to the cement group’s audited results released on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the tax charge Read More

Higher institutions’ poor performance could rubbish TETFund’s mandate – Bogoro

March 22, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has charged the 226 public tertiary institutions that are statutory beneficiaries of its interventions in the country to inculcate efficient service delivery to ensure that they compete with the best across the globe. The Fund warned that its capacity to achieve results in accordance with its mandate was being threatened by beneficiary institutions that Read More

Stakeholders task agric ministries on funding

March 17, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Stakeholders in the agriculture sector have called on ministries of agriculture at both state and federal levels to increase funding to the agriculture sector to enhance food production. Rising from a one-day state level dialogue on the Nigeria agriculture sector performance on the second Africa Union biennial review report sponsored by ActionAid in conjunction with Hope for the lonely, the Read More

Akeredolu tasks new commissioners on loyalty

March 15, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has warned political appointees in the state that he will not tolerate disloyalty under any guise. Speaking at the swearing- in ceremony of four new commissioners held at the International Culture and Events Centre, Akure, Ondo state, he noted that he would not hesitate to sack any disloyal appointee. The new commissioners sworn in Read More

EFCC chair: Arewa youth hail Buhari, tasks Bawa on superior performance

February 26, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing a youth, Abdulrasheed Bawa, as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), just as the Forum tasked the new EFCC boss to “go after all criminals.” Bawa, 40, was appointed by President Buhari to take over the EFCC leadership mantle from the suspended Ibrahim Read More

IGP: Sahara Reporters’ allegation meant to demoralise officers, group condemns

February 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pro-good governance group, Citizens Action for Good Governance (CAGG) has condemned allegation of bribery raised by an online medium, Sahara Reporters over the tenure extension of the Inspector General of Police Adamu Mohammed, saying the plot was to demoralise the officers and men of the force. The group, however, called on Nigerians to throw such allegation, described as malicious Read More

Ministry, NFF ban scouts, hanger-on from Eagles

November 26, 2020 Blueprint 0

In a bid to restore sanity to the National team and curb the activities of illegal scouts, the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has given a clear mandate to the Nigeria Football Federation to rid the National team of agents and hangers-on. According to the Minister, Mr. Sunday Dare, “NFF must get rid of hangers on and individuals who Read More

Inter win as Lukaku double inspires Torino comeback

November 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Inter Milan completed a thrilling second half comeback from two goals down to beat Torino 4-2 in Serie A on Sunday, ending a four-match winless run in all competitions. Simone Zaza struck late in the first half to give the visitors a deserved lead, and Cristian Ansaldi doubled their advantage from the penalty spot after Read More

Oversight functions: Nasarawa Speaker hails lawmakers on constitutional responsibilities

November 9, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Speaker Nasarawa state house of Assembly Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, Monday, expressed satisfaction with the commitments of the various house standing committees during oversight functions at Ministries Department and Agencies (MDAs) in the state.He stated this during plenary in Lafia when members resumed after two weeks of oversight functions. The speaker said the Nasarawa lawmakers have keyed into what is Read More

More funding needed to secure Nigeria’s waterways – Ibas

November 9, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibot-Ete Ibas, has stated that the Nigerian Navy needed more funding to effectively deliver on its mandate of securing the nation’s waterways. This was as he also told the House of Representatives Committee on the Navy, that the organisation got over N884 million in 2020 as its internally generated revenue from stamp duty, Read More

Senate queries Lai Mohammed over huge travel expenditure during COVID-19 lockdown, shocked at N250m ‘hidden’ project

November 3, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Committee on Information Tuesday queried the Minister of Information and Culture,  Lai Mohammed, over N19 million he claimed to have spent on international travels during COVID-19 pandermic. The minister who appeared before the senate committee on information and National Orientation to defend the 2021 budget and give highlights of 2020 budget performance was asked to explain how N19 Read More

Mustafi rejects Arsenal contract extension offer

October 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

German defender Shkodran Mustafi has turned down Arsenal’s offer of a contract extension in the summer and informed the club he plans to leave at the end of the season, football.london understands. Mustafi whose contract expires next summer, enjoyed a renaissance under Gunners boss Mikel Arteta last season, starting 15 of Arsenal’s last 17 games under the Spaniard before suffering a knee Read More

NNPC subsidiaries post N516.2bn profit

October 15, 2020 Blessing Anaro 0

Three subsidiaries of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has made profits worth N516.29 billion in 2019 financial year. Details of the report showed that majority of the subsidiaries of the Corporation posted improved performance. The report said that the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited (NPDC) recorded N479 billion profit in 2019 compared to N179 billion in 2018 representing 167 Read More

Gbajabiamila, Wase hail Akeredolu on reelection

October 12, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and his deputy, Hon. Idris Wase have congratulated Ondo state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on his reelection for a second term in office. Gbajabiamila in his congratulatory message through his spokesman, Lanre Lasisi, said  Akeredolu’s reelection has shown that both the Governor and his party, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), have Read More

Buhari congratulates new emir of Zazzau

October 7, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the new Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, and advised him to be the leader of all.Following the announcement of his emergence as the new emir on Wednesday, the president said: “I congratulate you on making history by becoming the first emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 years. You deserve the appointment Read More

Azarenka crashes out of French Open

September 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Tenth seed Victoria Azarenka suffered a shock straight-set defeat by world number 161 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in the French Open second round.The Belarusian, 31, reached the US Open final earlier this month but struggled on the clay against Schmiedlova, who won 6-2 6-2.The Slovak fell in the second set and the trainer was needed to treat her knee, but it Read More

‘NDIC academy recertified by CIBN as training provider for banking industry’

September 28, 2020 David Agba 0

Abuja The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Academy has been recertified and its accreditation renewed as a training service provider for various professionals in the banking industry for the next three years. The rectification of the academy by the Council of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) became effective June, 2020 The recertification, according to  Head of the Read More

Ondo Poll: INEC pledges professionalism, neutrality

September 24, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Ahead of October 10 governorship election in Ondo state, Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Yakubu Mahmood has assured Nigerians that the commission would remain neutral and professional in the conduct of the gubernatorial election. The INEC chairman also stated that sensitive materials for Ondo state governorship election will arrive Akure on Oct. 5. He said the commission would Read More

Governance: The legislative perspective

September 23, 2020 Hassan A. Nguru 0

American political scene is always full of notable and frequent scolding of the congress and its members. A renowned writer, Mark Twain, bequeathed so many unpalatable quotes about the congress in the late 1800s. Though the US Congress was founded 231 years ago, within the US system of governance, the Congress still receives more scrutiny and more scolding. There are Read More

12 Nigerian students qualify for Huawei global ICT competition

September 22, 2020 David Agba 0

Twelve Nigerian students from the University of Ibadan, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and University of Port Harcourt have qualified for the Huawei Global ICT competition following an excellent performance in the cloud and network examination at the just concluded Huawei sub-Saharan Africa region ICT competition finals. The Huawei ICT Competition, which generally covers examination on the latest ICT technologies such Read More