Otudeko reduces exposure in flour market, sells stake in Honeywell

November 22, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Oba Otudeko, chairman, Honeywell Flour Mills Plc (HFMP) is planning to reduce his exposure in the flour market by selling his indirect stake in the company to Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN), a major competitor in the sector. Otudeko owns 74.56 percent stake in Honeywell through his investment firm, Siloam Global Services Limited, but he would be selling 71.69 percent Read More

Enugu APC chairman mocks PDP over pledge to rescue Nigeria

October 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The newly elected Enugu State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adolphus Udeh has mocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its pledge to rescue Nigeria. According to Udeh, before rescuing Nigeria, PDP should first account for the uncountable underdevelopment obstacles the party embedded in the system,   prior to their exit from power in 2015. In a press Read More

Procurement practitioners partner anti- corruption agencies on transparency

October 21, 2021 Editor 0

A group, Association of Public Procurement Practitioners of Nigeria, has said it will partner the anti-corruption agencies and other institutions to boost the fight against corruption in the public sector. The association disclosed that it is poised to sanitise the procurement process by strict enforcement of the procurement Act of 2007 by promoting due process, accountability, transparency and value for Read More

ACF’s Worry On High Interest Rate

October 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

  The recent observation by the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on the 2022 budget, to the effect that the federal government should reduce the interest rates to enable growth of small and medium businesses, in a bid to reduce kidnapping and other crimes, deserves necessary attention by the monetary authorities.  ACF National Chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh, who commended President Muhammadu Buhari for Read More

OPEC sees soaring gas prices as panacea for declining oil demand

October 14, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

In the face of declining demand for crude oil globally, the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is taking solace in the fact that soaring gas prices could mitigate impact of global demand for oil products as end users switch. Further more the Organization has trimmed down its world oil demand growth forecast for 2021 while maintaining its 2022 view, Read More

CBN directs banks to apply I & E rates for PAPSS transactions

October 13, 2021 David Agba 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has directed banks to apply the indicative exchange rates in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window for   outbound payments through the  Pan African Payments and Settlement System (PAPSS). PAPSS is the   first centralized payment market infrastructure for processing, clearing and settling of intra-African trade and commerce payments. It was  set up  by the Afreximbank 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

After 4 years break, D’banj releases new album, ‘Stress Free’

October 2, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

After four years of musical break, a Nigerian pop star, Dapo Oyebanjo, a.k.a  D’banj, Friday, released a new album titled, “Stress Free.” Recall that the ‘”Koko Master” last album titled: “King Don Come” was released in 2017. In the new album, D’banj collobarates with Seun Kuti to tint it with Afrobeats innovation mode. According to him, the video of the Read More

eNaira ‘ll reposition Naira, enhance its value, says NCAG

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Citizens Action Group (NCAG) has described the plan by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to introduce eNaira on October 1 as a good move.The NCAG said that the digital currency will reposition the naira and enhance its value. NCAG, in a statement by its National Coordinator, Rt. Hon. Obe Agu, in Abuja, urged the CBN Governor, Godwin Read More

Desperate plot to defame Kpokpogri: An exercise in futility, by Tony Arugba

September 21, 2021 Tony Arugba 0

Comrade Joseph Kpokpogri is reputable for his campaign against anti-corruption. He is the publisher of Integrity Watchdog Magazine of which his reports are balanced and unbiased. His reports are not malice driven, but facts.  For the writer of the venomous publication titled “ PRINCE KPOKPOGIRI: THE NOTORIOUS BLACKMAILER & EXTORTIONIST WHO IS A CONSULTANT WITH THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES Read More

PGF boss attacks Wike, says Buhari responsible for increased VAT collection

September 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has condemned the Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike, for “shamelessly talk about Value Added Tax (VAT) which President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration responsible for its increasing collection. The APC chieftain reminded governor Wike that the current increased record of VAT Read More

LG congress: APC group denies irregularities in Benue chapter

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of patriotic APC members in Ado, Okpokwu and Ogbadibo Federal Constituency Benue state on the aiges of Likeminds, has frowned at a report  published by an online alleging irregularities in the last Local Government Area congress in the state The report, which quoted unknown sources, had claimed that the consensus APC Chairman for Ado Local Government Area Hon. Read More

Pictures: How Chelsea ‘s Romelu Lukaku bullied Arsenal to Premier League submission

August 22, 2021 Editor 0

It was a move seven years in the making and 10 years since he last wore the shirt, but Chelsea proudly declared on their website earlier this month that Romelu Lukaku had “come home”. His second debut, against Arsenal on Sunday, turned into a dream afternoon as Lukaku opened the scoring in an “unplayable” performance which the player himself described as “dominant”. Read More

Be guided in discharging your duties, FG warns NIS officials

August 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has demanded that all officers and men of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) acquaint themselves with their expected roles and responsibilities and be guided by the expected principles and standards of behaviours in the discharge of their duties. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, said this at the launch of the NIS Code of Conduct and Ethics Read More

Doctos’ strike: Wake up from slumber, PGF boss slams Ngige, Keyamo

August 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has slammed Nigerian Ministers of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige and Festus Keyamo over their inability to prevent the ongoing indefinite strike by the the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). On August 2, 2021, NARD began indefinite nationwide strike over demands for improved conditions, payment of salaries ranging Read More

Firm signs MoU with Kaduna govt to boost Maize, Soybeans value chain

July 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A firm, Golden Agri Inputs Ltd. subsidiary under the Agro-Allied Division of Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kaduna state, with aim to launch a Maize and Soybean Value Chain Development Programme for farmers called YALWA in the state. The “YALWA” program established to aggressively double maize and soybean output in Nigeria through Read More

Zenith, GTBank, 5 others among most valuable banks in Nigeria

June 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

GTBank remains Nigeria’s most valuable bank by market with its most recent market valuation at N820.26bn, leading other banks in the country, according to their market valuation at the Nigerian Stock Exchange based on end of day prices as of the 28th of June 2021. Zenith Bank followed closely with a market value of N747.24bn. The Ebenezer Onyeagwu-led bank is Read More

Have mercy on my 3 wives, 14 children, convicted herder pleads

June 28, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A 46-year-old herder, Amuda Usman, Monday prayed the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, to consider his three wives and 14 children in sentencing him for the offence of advance fee fraud he was convicted for.  The convict who was said to have defrauded one Dr. Afolabi Babatunde of 45 cows that valued N4.5million, appealed to the court Read More

Presidency canvasses private sector’s involvement to end out-of-school challenge

June 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Presidency has emphasised the involvement of private sector in solving the Out-of-School Children’s menace in the country. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the two-day conference of the Association for Formidable Educational Development (AFED), Senior Special Assistant to the President on Education Interventions, Fela Bank-Olemo, said government alone could not solve the problem. He said the government had introduced a Read More

Stock market remains bullish, gains N26bn

June 17, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Investment in the Nigerian Stock market yesterday continued on steady growth, appreciating by N26 billion. Market Capitalisation of listed equities increased by 0.13 per cent to N20.125 trillion from N20.099 trillion traded the previous day. The Nigerian Exchange (NGX) All Share Index also appreciated by 50.41 basis points to 38615.11 from 38564.70 points traded on Wednesday. Investors traded 160.439 million Read More

Stakeholders want NBC vested with license approval powers, kick against tariff control

June 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Some stakeholders in the media industry on Wednesday said that Presidential powers to approve broadcasting license in the country should be removed and vested in the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) The stakeholders spoke at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation and Ethics and Values in Abuja. The participants argued that the office Read More