APC presidential aspirant Ayom lauds Buhari, Xi Jinping bilateral cooperation

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and real estate mogul, Moses Ayom has described the relationship between Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and China’s counterpart Xi Jinping as the standard for bilateral cooperation in the world. Ayom, who is aspiring to succeed President Buhari in 2023, said in a goodwill message to both countries marking 50 years of Read More

Listen to Nigerians, declare for presidency now, pressure mounts on Tinubu

October 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Lagos state governor and a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been pressurised again to make public his intention to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. Thousands of his supporters gathered Saturday in Abuja at the unveiling Asiwaju’s legacies and inauguration of states’ steering committee to reinstate their claims. Although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has Read More

‘Endeavor Nigeria summit‘ll boost socio-economic transformation in Nigeria’

October 19, 2021 Binta Shama 0

Endeavor Nigeria, the leading community of high-impact entrepreneurs in Nigeria, has revealed that its 3rd annual scale-up entrepreneurship summit, Catalysing Conversations, which will be held on Thursday, the 21st of October will boost socio-economic activities in Nigeeria. According to a press statement signed by the Senior Associate, Marketing and Communications, Endeavor Nigeria Joy Mabia, driving a culture of entrepreneurial leadership Read More

Buhari backing reforms in oil sector with actions – APC group

October 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the All Progressives Congress, known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is backing long overdue efficiency and transparency to the management of Nigeria’s oil and gas resources with action. The group added that the President will not slow down or relent in his efforts to transform the Read More

Nigeria loses N38trn to climate change – ActionAid

October 15, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

ActionAid Nigeria Director of Resource Mobilization and Innovation Andrew Mamedu, has said that Nigeria loses its 2 years budget amounting to N38 trillion to climate change.  Mamedu who stated this on Friday at the launch of the Earth walk campaign in commemoration of the International Day of Rural women, explained that on the Economic front in April 2026, Foreign, Commonwealth and 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

When First Bank set the pace for thoughts on Open Banking

October 11, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

At FIntech Summit 5.0 organised by First Bank of Nigeria, experts brainstormed on how best to make the Open Banking initiative work in financial service delivery, even as the FBN speaks on reasons for its intervention and the bank’s plans to remain atop the nation’s banking industry. AMAKA IFEAKANDU reports First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial Read More

First Bank Fintech 5.0: Unveiling benefits, challenges and prospects of Open Banking

October 3, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Ahead of the First Bank Fintech Summit 5.0 coming up Thursday and  themed “Open Banking and Its Derivative Opportunity for the Financial Ecosystem,”  AMAKA IFEAKANDU looks at  some of the benefits, challenges and prospects of open banking in Nigeria.  The advancement in the technology has placed the Nigeria banking industry on the fast lane to adopt different innovation to provide excellent services, Read More

Breaking: Buhari orders Twitter back if…speaks on COVID-19, agriculture, insecurity, others *Read President’s full speech on Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary

October 1, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a conditional lifting of ban on micro-blogging site, Twitter. Buhari who disclosed this during his broadcast on Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary on Friday.The President also spoke on other crucial National issues. Read his full speech… INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTY Read More

Cyberchain conference to educate people on digital economy regulations

September 29, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Chief Executive Officer Cyberchain Consult, Mr Jude Ozinegbe has said that Cyberchain 2021 conference will provide opportunity for people to understand the technology at a professional level and gain more knowledge on the benefits of blockchain. Ozinegbe, a digital transformation and Blockchain expert who disclosed this in Lagos during a media parley said blockchain is the leading technology world Read More

FIRS to collect VAT from CSOs

September 20, 2021 David Agba 0

The Director, Tax Policy and Advisory Department, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Mr Temitayo Orebajo, says all Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are expected to register for tax purposes and obtain Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). Orebajo said this in Abuja at a webinar on CSOs tax responsibilities and compliance. He said the webinar was aimed to promote CSOs understanding and knowledge Read More

Nigeria to evolve more digital initiatives as global digital shift increases – Pantami

September 15, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has said that digital transformation in the public service is central to developing indigenous digital economy in Nigeria. “It will fundamentally transform the way the public sector operates, creates value, and delivers services to customers.” The minister who was represented by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Communications and Digital Read More

Sector performance: We’ve developed coherent transportation policy- Ganduje

September 12, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has said that his administration developed a transport policy which after implementation will improve sector performance and attract private investment. “In a press statement in Kano Sunday, the governor stated that under the reform, a new transport authority will soon be established to regulate and manage the transport system in the state.” He Read More

Mahmood reels out plans as he takes over agric ministry

September 9, 2021 John Oba 0

The newly appointed Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) Dr. Mohammed Mahmood Abubakar, has officially taken over duty at the ministry. Signing the take over note, Abubakar said the priority of the Ministry under his leadership will be to ensure that the ministry have the necessary policy direction on ground that will truly position agriculture as the mainstay of Read More

2023: Group endorses ex-Bauchi gov Mu’azu for president

September 8, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A group, ‘The North-South United Movement’ has called on former governor of Bauchi state, Ahmed Mu’azu to run for president come 2023, describing him as a leader with a difference who can lead the nation to greater height.  In a press statement made available to journalists in Bauchi, leader of the group, Ambassador Ken Akpan, stated that Mu’azu governed Bauchi Read More

Man City to unveil Kompany, Silva statues

August 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Sculptures of Vincent Kompany and David Silva will be installed outside Manchester City’s Etihad stadium ahead of this weekend’s Premier League game against Arsenal, the club said. A third statue – of Sergio Aguero – is set to join them next year with the three players recognised for their “unparalleled contribution to the club’s transformation”. Kompany left City in 2019, Read More

International Youth Day: Minister Dare assures of more youth empowerment, support

August 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has assured that President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government will continue to empower Nigerian youth especially in the area of innovative developmental skills Dare who spoke on Thursday during 2021 International Youth Day celebration in Abuja said the theme for this year’s event which is ‘Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Read More

Pantami flags off training on e-governance for state executive council members in Kano

August 10, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has flagged off e-governance and digital transformation training for members of the Kano State Executive Council. He specifically urged other state governors to emulate Kano state governor, Abdulahi Ganduje, and embrace the digital transformation training. Dr. Pantami who spoke at the flag off ceremony in Kano, Monday, noted Read More

Over 900 road projects ongoing nationwide under Buhari – APC group

August 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Over 900 active road contracts, covering the construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation of more than 13,000km of federal roads and highways were currently ongoing nationwide under the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. A think-tank of the All Progressives Congress (APC) known as Legacy and Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) has revealed further that stretch of roads coverage is out of a total Read More

Building a new Nigeria: Imperatives for shared prosperity

July 11, 2021 Akinwumi A. Adesina 0

Being a convocation lecture delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina President, African Development Bank Group American University of Nigeria July 10, 2021 Good morning everyone! A very happy morning to you the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021! Today is your big day. A day of joy, for you and your families, your lecturers and the University. I wish Read More

When sovereignty strikes back

July 5, 2021 Japhet Maduka 0

The past week will remain a reassuring reference point in the annals of Nigerian security operations that first surprised the world by sensationally retrieving Nnamdi Kanu, the nation’s most wanted fugitive leader of a violent secessionist cult, from foreign hideouts before forcing the other tribal separatist provocateur, Sunday Igboho, to flee from a lightening raid on his home, abandoning his Read More

Shake up in Army as COAS appoints PSOs, field commanders, others

July 4, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has approved the appointment of Principal Staff Officers (PSOs), Field Commanders and other key staff that will provide the much needed vigour in his command of the Nigerian Army (NA). A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu on Saturday, said the appointments were disclosed through the NA Posting Read More

NITDA introduces the Nigerian National Public Key Infrastructure

June 30, 2021 Ayoni M Agbabiaka 0

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has commenced operations of the National Public Key Infrastructure (NPKI). The commencement of the national PKI operations was unveiled by NITDA director-general Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi in Abuja on Tuesday, at a Key Generation and Handover Ceremony for Root Certification Authority (RCA) for Country Signing Certification Authority (CSCA) and Country Verification Certification Authority (CVCA) Read More

Osun 2022: Hunters association endorses Oyetola for second term

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The leadership and members of Hunters Group of Nigeria Wednesday declared their unalloyed support for the Administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in the State of Osun. The hunters also endorsed the governor for second term, saying they were ready to do everything possible to ensure his re-election in the forthcoming governorship election. This is even as the governor inaugurated the Read More

Keystone Bank educates MSMEs on opportunities in AfCFTA window

June 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In its unflinching efforts to continue to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria with knowledge to manage and grow their businesses, Keystone Bank Limited recently trained start-ups with the requisite knowledge about the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) window and the opportunities it presents to their businesses. The 3-day MSME Masterclass Webinar series tagged “TAKING YOUR Read More