Call for renewed efforts on child labour

July 7, 2021 Timi Olubiyi 0

It is a common sight in Nigeria and indeed many developing nations to use kids as labourers or expose them to indecent activities such as traffic hawking, street trading, housemaids, domestic services, okada- riding and in several nano, micros and small businesses as casual workers including agriculture. These nano businesses include kiosk and corner shops, vulcanizers, street vendors, shoemakers, apprentice Read More

AIB adds Sierra Leone on list of beneficiaries

July 2, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB-N) has extended technical support to the government of Sierra Leone to enable it to set up the country’s Aircraft Accident Incident Investigation Bureau otherwise called SL-AAIIB. High point of the mission culminated with a two-day fact-finding mission to the Sierra Leone Aircraft Accident Incident Investigation Bureau by officials of the Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria Read More

ACF, Ohanaeze, others to FG: Treat Kanu’s trial with caution, rule of law

About four years after jumping the bail granted him by Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja; leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu was extradited to Nigeria Sunday to face trial. Kanu was accused by the federal government of instigating violence, especially in the South-east Nigeria, resulting in the loss of Read More

Breaking: IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, arrested

June 29, 2021 Editor 0

The Attorney-General of the Federation Abubakar Malami, SAN, has revealed that the federal  government has arrested the leader of the proscribed Indegeniuos People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu. Malami who made the disclosure to journalists on Tuesday, revealed that Kanu was arrested and brought back to Nigeria on Sunday. He said the arrest followed a collaborative effort between security agencies 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

Egbin Power Plc moves to raise generation to 3,000MW

June 21, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Egbin Power Plc, owned by Sahara Group is mulling possible options of rasping funds to expand its power generation capacity to at least 3,000 Mega Watts (MW) in the nearest future. Egbin Power Plc, which is also Nigeria’s largest thermal station hopes to extend a hand of business fellowship to other West African countries by way of exports. The plants’ Read More

Re – 1,500 Christians killed in 6 months in Nigeria

June 15, 2021 Ernest Adadu 0

While taking a vivid look at the article being published on the spiteful statements made by the immediate past United States Secretary of State and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency , Mike Pompeo, all I saw was nothing but a tool (Pompeo) that is craving for relevance, and being used by the news agency to propagate pernicious propaganda Read More

Breaking: ISWAP frees UN aid worker, others 5 months after

June 14, 2021 Editor 0

Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has released several humanitarian workers and civilians abducted during attacks in Northeast Nigeria. According to reports, the aid workers were freed by the group on Monday alongside other civilian captives, after negotiations. Among those released is a staff of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees abducted along the Damaturu-Maiduguri road in Jan Idris Read More

UBA, DEG sign $50m term loan to support small businesses

June 8, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, and Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, the German Development Finance Institution, have entered into a partnership aimed at supporting small and medium scale businesses (SMEs) in Nigeria. To this end, both institutions have signed a $50 million Term Facility Agreement. The facility with a tenor of six years is targeted at supporting SMEs and Read More

NNPC to acquire stakes in 6 refineries in West Africa

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it is considering purchasing shares in at least six privately controlled refineries in the West African nation to conform to a government directive. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is seeking an equity stake in the 650,000 barrels-per-day facility that Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest person, is building outside Lagos, as well as in five Read More

Breaking: ECOWAS slams suspension on Mali

May 30, 2021 Agency Report 0

West African leaders, meeting in a regional summit Sunday, suspended Mali from the Economic Community of West African States bodies after a second coup by the Malian military. “The suspension from ECOWAS takes immediate effect until the deadline of the end of February 2022 when they are supposed to hand over to a democratically elected government,” Ghana’s Foreign Minister Shirley Read More

Ex-President, Jonathan, bags new crucial appointment

May 29, 2021 Editor 0

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has appointed Nigeria’s former president Goodluck Jonathan as chairman of the ECOWAS Council of the Wise. ECOWAS disclosed the appointments in a statement published on its website after a two-day meeting which ended on May 25, 2021, in Ghana. As special envoy, Jonathan had helped ECOWAS to facilitate dialogue with all principal stakeholders in Read More

Revealed! All you need to know about the new Chief of Army Staff

May 27, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The new Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Faruk Yahaya was born on 5 January 1966 in Sifawa, Bodinga Local Government Area of Sokoto state. Maj Gen Yahaya who is a member of the 37 Regular Course of the prestigious Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), started his cadet training on 27 September 1985 and was commissioned into the Nigerian Army Read More

WASU lauds Dangote on employment generation

May 20, 2021 David Agba 0

West African Student’s Union (WASU) has commended the aggressive employment generation drive of the Aliko Dangote led companies, urging other wealthy West African leaders to invest in industries that will rid the region of high unemployment rate. President of WASU, Comrade Romans Pillah in a press briefing, held in Abuja on Thursday, described Aliko Dangote as God-sent, to the African Read More

Security: Where the service chiefs?

May 20, 2021 Samson Ayuba 0

I was scared to turn on my radio this morning for fear of listening to another terrible news. The state of insecurity in my beloved country Nigeria has drastically worsened. The one peaceful country is now being gradually torn apart from its insides by the demon called insecurity. Every Nigerian citizen has now been forced to live in constant fear. Read More

Nigerian Army and war against insurgency beyond slogan

May 18, 2021 Isaac Ikpa 0

I don’t know him; may be, only a few Nigerians might have encountered him in the sanctuaries of books and there is no possibility that any Nigerian would ever have a chance of knowing him personally, but Frederick C. Blesse is a living legend or a genius of wisdom by conquering the essence of existence with his timeless philosophy. Blesse Read More

Harnessing cultural heritage to drive tourism sector

May 17, 2021 Administrator 0

When Isaiah Anozie from Igbo-Ukwu community in Aguata local government area of Anambra state was digging a cistern in his compound in 1938, he did not know that his action would place the town in the historical map of Nigeria. Anozie’s instinct made him to preserve the unique objects he unearthed, which he later presented to the district officer. The Read More

NAF at 57: To induct new aircraft, launch telemedicine facility

May 14, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is set to induct a new aircraft in Makurdi and launch its telemedicine facility in Abuja, as part of activities to mark its 57th anniversary celebration, which will take place from 14th to 20th May 2021.The chairman, organizing committee for the anniversary , Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar, who made this known in a press briefing Read More

NNPC finalises new crude-for-fuel swaps for one year -sources

Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has picked 16 consortia for its new crude-for-fuel swap contracts for one year starting in August, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. The list includes major Swiss trading firms Trafigura, Vitol and Mercuria, oil major Total as well as large Nigerian traders Sahara Energy, Oando and MRS Oil. The contracts, known as direct Read More

Optimism as regulators, airlines seek birth of codeshare agreements

May 5, 2021 Administrator 0

There appears to be rays of hope for the birth of codeshare agreements andpartnership among Nigerian domestic carriers as industry experts cutting across the upstream and downstream sectors of the country’s aviation industry said the time for it is now. Over the years, the call for interlining between and among Nigerian airlines has been seen by operators as a business Read More

NEXIM assures support, financial advocacy to Halibiz industries

May 3, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Managing Director/Chief Executive, Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM), Mr. Abba Bello has assured of financial advocacy that could facilitate funding support to Halibiz Industries Limited with the aim of moving up the global value chain. Halibiz Industries Limited, founded by its President, Alhaji Adamu Aliyu, has a primary aspiration of providing healthier, quality and affordable products to Nigeria, Africa and Read More

CBN warns staff of increasing risk of kidnap

April 29, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigeria’s central bank warned its employees to take extra precautions against kidnappings because of deteriorating security in the West African nation. Staff should “take note of the elevated security alert condition around the country,” the Central Bank of Nigeria said in a memorandum to employees seen by Bloomberg and verified by one of its officials. Intelligence gathered by the organization’s Read More

AfDB suspends Nigerian firm, Maxicare for 36 months over fraudulent practices

April 29, 2021 David Agba 0

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Thursday, announce the 36 month debarment of Maxicare Company (Nigeria) Limited with effect from 23 February 2021. Maxicare Company (Nigeria) Limited is a limited liability company registered in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. An investigation conducted by the Bank’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption established that Maxicare Company (Nigeria) Limited engaged in collusive and Read More

Farmers, herders’ clashes threatening agricultural research – OAU VC

April 27, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, has said the incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen in some parts of the country are threatening agricultural research and productivity in Nigeria. The vice chancellor raised the alarm Monday while speaking at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T) Ibadan, during the opening of 2020/2021 annual-in-house review Read More