Tokyo Olympics: Reps summon minister over contingents’ failed doping test

September 22, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has resolved to invite the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare, to brief its Committee on Sports on developments that led some of Nigerian athletes’ disqualification over noncompliance with doping test rules. The committee is expected to ruffle the level of Nigeria’s compliance with extant regulations set by the International Association of Athletics Federations Read More

NGX regulation commits to continued value creation for stakeholders

September 6, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

NGX Regulation (NGX RegCo) Limited – the independent regulatory company of Nigerian Exchange Group has assured stakeholders that there will be no diminution in the value that regulation has brought to the market in this new era of demutulisation. Chief Executive Officer, NGX RegCo, Ms. Tinuade Awe stated this during the Arise Xchange Show on Arise Television. Awe who spoke Read More

NERC: Only 6m registered customers unmetered

September 2, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), about six million registered customers remain unmetered and are still paying for electricity through estimated bills, Proshare has said. According to NERC, the number of meters contracted through the Meter Asset Providers scheme (MAPs) and National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP) was 7,588,972, indicating the number of those customers who had applied for meters as Read More

Dearth of refineries, others responsible for hike in flight tickets

August 9, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The inability of the federal government to resuscitate the country’s refineries to refine produce aviation fuel – Jet A1coupled with difficulties in accessing foreign exchange and multiple taxes is negatively impacting prices of flight tickets in Nigeria. The lack of local refinery necessitates the current importation of Jet A1, thus contributing to its skyrocketing price of the product in Nigeria, Read More

Breaking: Supreme Court affirms Buni’s CECPC leadership lawful, says APC is right

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Supreme Court has affirmed that the leadership Governor Mai Mala Buni as Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is legal and lawful. The apex court, according to the extract released by the APC, the court also held that Mai Mala Buni’s position as Acting Chairman of the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention 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

Congresses: APC releases timetable, grants waivers to new members to contest

July 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the approved schedule of activities and guidelines for the conduct of the party’s nationwide ward congresses scheduled for Saturday July 31, 2021. The party has also granted waivers to new members and returning executives to contest. According to the notice released Sunday in Abuja by the National Secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Read More

NARTO, petrol transporters fault sections of PIB, want immediate action

July 16, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Owners of petroleum products hauling companies under the aegis of Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) said gaps exist in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) that must be fixed before passage by the National Assembly. The National Assembly had last week passed the much await PIB, which intend to address critical loopholes in the nation’s oil and gas industry. Read More

NIMASA bans unseaworthy, substandard vessels from ship registry

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has banned unseaworthy and sub-standard vessels from the Nigerian Ship Registry. NIMASA also said it will issue new certificates of ship registration and simultaneously phase out the old permits. The agency, in a press statement on Sunday by the Assistant Director, Public Relations, Osagie Edward, said issuing new certificates was to ensure Read More

NPA, NSC express worries over hike in tariff rates

June 27, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) have expressed concerns over the arbitrary increase of charges by the Port and Terminal Operators (Nig) Limited, PTOL, without consultation with the necessary regulatory agencies. At a meeting recently, the NPA and the NSC told PTOL that it ran afoul of its lease agreement and government regulations. The meeting Read More

FCTA vows to demolish all illegal structures, warns against infractions

May 19, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has vowed that it would demolish all illegal structures in the nation’s capital no matter how highly placed. Acting director, FCTA department of Development Control, Tpl Garba Kwamkur who disclosed this Wednesday, during weekly inspection of on-going developments across the territory, warned developers to desist from violating the Abuja Master Plan with all sorts Read More

Why FG won’t hike electricity tariff – Minister

May 1, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, Friday,  disclosed that it is not planning to hike the electricity tariff. Rather, he said, Nigerians should expect an increased efficiency in the power sector. The clarification came amidst reports of possible major increase in the price of electricity by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)  that has dominated the public space. The minister Read More

Kano deserves kudos over pollution control – FG

April 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Ministry of Environment has expressed satisfaction with the equipment provided at the State Environmental Pollution Control Laboratory of the Kano state Ministry of Environment. A delegation from the Federal Ministry of Environment who paid a visit to the laboratory to assess it for accreditation gave the commendation. According to the team leader, Malam Ibrahim Barau Danbatta, “we were Read More

Akwa Ibom FRSC deploys 687 personnel, warns drivers on over-speeding

April 2, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Akwa Ibom state Sector Command has deployed no fewer than 687 personnel across the state to ensure safety on the roads during the Easter celebration. The sector commander, Mr. Oga Ochi, who disclosed this in a statement issued in Uyo on Friday, warned drivers and all road users to avoid over-speeding. Ochi said the Read More

DPR seals 19 filling stations in Niger for selling above N165 per litre

March 24, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed 19 filling stations in Niger state for selling above government regulated pump price of N165 per litre.  The DPR shut the filling stations Wednesday during surveillance operation led by the Operations Controller, Field Office Minna, Engineer Abdullahi Isah Jankara.  Speaking to journalists during the operation, Jankara said all measures would be taken Read More

Meter bypass: PHED to embark on disconnection, April 1

March 16, 2021 Sunday Tope 0

The Acting Manager, Corporate Communications, Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED), Ms. Chioma Aninwe, has disclosed that from April 1st, 2021 the DisCo will embark on aggressive disconnections of customers who failed to adhere to standards. Aninwe, who was referring to the rising cases of illegal meter bypass by the Disco’s customers, warned that anyone caught with such illegal practice Read More

Breaking: FG suspends Azman Air

March 16, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has temporarily stopped Azman Air flight operations. NCAA Director-General, Capt. Musa Nuhu, who made this known via a press statement partly said, ““Following series of incidents involving Azman Air Boeing 737 Aircraft, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has pursuant to Section 35 (2) of the Civil Aviation Act, 2006 and Part (A) of the Read More

Demutualisation: NSE announces CEOs for emerging entities

January 7, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The National Council of the Nigerian Stock Exchange has announced chief executive officers that head its operating and non operating companies upon the completion of its on-going demutualisation. The council said the new entity would comprise of three companies, Nigerian Exchange Group Plc, Nigerian Exchange Limited and NGX Regulation Limited. The NSE council said that Nigerian Exchange Group Plc would Read More

Don advocates renewable energy adoption, calls for regulation

November 28, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

A Don, Professor Gwadangaj Danshehu, has advocated the adoption of the renewable energy (RE) as the alternative to the epileptic power supply in the country. Danshehu, who is of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Environmental Design, Othman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, also called on the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to set up the machinery to ensure its quality Read More

Is social media regulation justifiable?

November 20, 2020 Blueprint 0

The debate on whether or not the social media space and its operators should be checkmated using the instrumentality of law is yet to abate. While protagonists of the move have intensified their campaign, antagonists believe that such actions amount to gagging the press. In this report, KEHINDE OSASONA interacts with professionals and public commentators on the matter. The matter Read More

Groenewegen banned over Jakobsen crash

November 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) on Wednesday suspended Dutch cyclist Dylan Groenewegen for nine months for causing a crash that resulted in compatriot Fabio Jakobsen being placed in a medically induced coma in August. Groenewegen, who rides for the Jumbo–Visma team, was jostling for position with Jakobsen in the final metres of the first stage of the Tour of Poland Read More

Nigerians want unrestricted access to the internet – Pol

November 5, 2020 Eleojo Idachaba 0

Nigerians from all walks of life have reacted to the ongoing plan by the federal government to regulate the social media, saying  thedigital platforms keep them more informed than the traditional media of information. They also noted that the social media have more impact on them as a way of keeping a tab of the political processes. This is according Read More

‘We remain the regulatory agency for billboards, signages- LASAA

November 1, 2020 David Agba 0

The  management of Lagos State Signage and Advertising Agency (LASAA) has said it has become  necessary to reassure stakeholders in the outdoor advertising industry in Lagos state that they are still in charge of regulating outdoor advertising and signages in the state contrary to the spurious claim of a notable Lagos politician that Loatsad Media regulates and controls the erection Read More