2023: Nairaxi tasks party candidates on post fuel subsidy intervention for Nigerians

January 31, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, an indigenous tech mobility platform Nairaxi, has tasked party presidential candidates to outline feasible post fuel subsidy intervention initiative for Nigerians. According to the company,citizens have expressed worries and uncertainties in the proposed removal of subsidy from petrol without tangible negative effect cautioning programs in June 2023. Nairaxi in a statement signed and made Read More

Badaru mourns as Emir of Dutse Muhammadu-Sanusi dies at 79 

January 31, 2023 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

 Jigawa state governor, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar has expressed grief over the demise of the Emir of Dutse, Alhaji Nuhu Mohammadu Sanusi at the age of 79. Governor Badaru in a condolence message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Relations, Malam Habibu Kila described the loss of the monarch as painful. “I received with sadness and deep feeling Read More

Anambra traders pass vote of confidence on market leadership 

January 31, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Traders at Oseokwodu market, Onitsha, Anambra state, Tuesday, passed a vote of confidence on their leadership led by Chief Ikechukwu Umeanozie as Transition Committee Chairman, and implored Governor Chukwuma Soludo to retain him. The traders gave the commendation following a motion moved by Chief John Uzondu, patron Oseokwodu and supported by Mrs Chioma Achufuna, Chairlady SPL Line Onitsha, during their Read More

LFZC, NCF move to save endangered sea turtles in coastal communities 

January 31, 2023 Suleiman Idris 0

The Lagos Free Zone Company (LFZC) and the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF)  have combined efforts to save reverse the declining number of angered species of sea turtles in the coastal communities in the country. Speaking at a community awareness and sensitisation programme at the Magbon-Segun hall, Okunraye Baale’s house, and the Idotun hall in Lagos, representatives of both organisations disclosed Read More

2023 polls: INEC raises fears over worsening fuel crisis

January 31, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that it shares the concerns of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) over worsening fuel crisis and its impact on transportation on Election Day. To this end, the commission said it was to engage with the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) Tuesday afternoon to look into ways to ameliorate Read More

Stock market sustains growth, gains N44bn

January 31, 2023 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Trading activities on the floor of Nigerian Exchange on Tuesday sustained growth profile, appreciating by N44 billion. Market capitalisation of listed equities increased by  0.15 per cent to N28.997 trillion from N28.953 trillion reported the previous day. The NGX All Share Index also appreciated by 80.84 basis points to 53238.67 points from 53157.83 points reported the previous day. An analysis Read More

I will make your investments 100% better, support industrialisation of Anambra – Tinubu

January 31, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC), Alhaji Ahmed Bola Tinubu, Tuesday, stormed Anambra State, urging the electorate to massively vote for him on the February 2023 poll. Tinubu, who came with his running-mate, Alhaji Ahmed Shetima, governors Hope Uzodinma and Ganduje of Imo and Kano States, among others, said his administration if voted to power will support the Read More

Why we are inviting four presidential candidates to our conference – NLC President 

January 31, 2023 Admin III 0

After 35  years in various leadership positions in the trade unions, President Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade Ayuba Wabba bows out February 8, 2023. He speaks to MOSES JOHN and other labour correspondents on some key national issues, including the 2023 general elections. Excepts.  Your tenure as NLC president is at its last lap, how would you describe your experiences in Read More

Akwa Ibom gets 14th NSCDC commandant

January 31, 2023 Uko Etim 0

The 14th Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Akwa Ibom Command Mr. Adam Imam has arrived the state. This was contained in a press statement issued by the Command Public Relations Officer, Mr. Friday Ekerete in Uyo and made available to newsmen,Tuesday. Ekerete in the statement said Imam took over from State Commandant Suleiman Mafara, who Read More

Buhari appoints Segun Awolowo secretary national action committee on AFCFTA

January 31, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Olusegun Awolowo as the secretary of National Action Committee on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) for a tenure of four years with effect from December 19, 2022. As secretary, Mr Awolowo is expected to provide direction to the National Action Committee on the AfCFTA for effective coordination of relevant Read More

Lagos: Court remands auto dealer Ogbonna over wife’s death 

January 31, 2023 Oguntade Ismaila 0

An Ebute Meta Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, Tuesday, ordered the remand of Ikechukwu Daryl Ogbonna over the death of his wife, Abimbola Martins-Ogbonna. Ogbonna was remanded following advice by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Lagos State, which directed that Ogbonna be charged for involuntary manslaughter. Reading out the DPP advice, Magistrate Adebayo Kafayat Tella (Mrs), said the defendant be arraigned before Read More

Again, LASTMA confirms 2 dead, 4 rescued in Lagos auto crash  

January 31, 2023 Oguntade Ismaila 0

Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Tuesday, confirmed the death of two people, while another four victims were rescued in a fatal accident inside mini commercial buses (tricycles) around Ikotun, Alimosho local government area of Lagos. LASTMA Director of  Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Taofiq Adebayo, who  told journalists in Lagos, said the accident occurred around 12:30 Read More

2023: I’m 100 per cent Atiku, but working at home for PDP

January 31, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Former governor of Kaduna state, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, has insisted that he is 100% behind Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, but decided to work at home for the party to reclaim Kaduna state.  Speaking to the media in Kaduna on Tuesday, Makarfi, who was former PDP National Caretaker Chairman, vowed to send All Progressives Congress (APC) Read More

2023: Tinubu/Shettima ‘ll ensure better, secured Nigeria – Group

January 31, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

A group on the platform of the North-Central Parliamentarians Committee of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, (PCC), has said that  Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima have the capacity to secure Nigeria and provide prosperity for the citizens. Speaking with newsmen in Lokoja on Tuesday, the Secretary of the group, Rt Hon Abdullahi Bello,  disclosed that Read More

Reject APC, PDP now, Kwankwaso tells Nigerians 

January 31, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) presidential candidate, Dr Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Tuesday asked Nigerians to reject both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in this year’s general elections. Dr Kwankwaso said this in Ibadan while featuring on Fresh FM Ibadan live programme as part of activities lined up for the NNPP South West Read More

2023: Delta PDP governorship candidate in fresh ‘certificate mess’

January 31, 2023 Admin III 0

The Delta state candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, was docked at the Federal High Court in Asaba on Tuesday on an alleged accusation of certificate forgery brought by former candidate Chief Novwie Ikie. Oborevwor testified to the judge that he was the original owner of the WAEC certificate that his opponent was accused of Read More

February 25 presidential election: Over 3m students must not be disenfranchised, Obi tells EU 

January 31, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi has said that it is certain that over three million Nigerian students who are eligible to vote in the forthcoming presidential election must be encouraged to perform their constitutional right of electing their leaders. Mr. Obi also expressed worries over the inability of some Nigerians in a few states, particularly Read More

Fuel scarcity: IPMAN heaps blame on price increase 

January 31, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) Benin depot has attributed petrol price hike to scarcity of the product and cost of delivery. The Benin depot chairman of the association, Mr. Baba Saliu, who disclosed this to journalists in Benin City said steps are being taken to ensure that customers buy the product at affordable price. He disclosed this Read More

Senate gives communication ministry 48 hours ultimatum to account for N13.9bn 

January 31, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday gave the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, 48 hours ultimatum to account for N13.9billion it collected from service wide votes from 2017 to 2021. The ultimatum given by Senate committee on Public Accounts to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr William Alo, followed his failure to tender  documentary evidence on how the N13.9billion was expended Read More

AFAN disassociates self from Tinubu’s endorsement 

January 31, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

The chairman of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Edo State chapter, Mr. Joel Usiagwu, has disowned the endorsement of Mr. Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 polls. He disclosed that the purported endorsement of Tinubu by Mr. Bako Dogwo, the suspended factional chairman of the association was personal to him. Usiagu Read More

Development partners to commit $30bn to boost Africa’s food production

January 31, 2023 David Agba 0

The second Africa food summit in Senegal ended on Friday, with development partners agreeing to commit $30 billion to back the continent’s resolve to boost agricultural productivity and become a breadbasket for the world. Among the development partners are the African Development Bank which plans to contribute $10 billion over five years, and the Islamic Development Bank, which intends to Read More

MTN group CEO lauds NGX for democratising access to financial securities

January 31, 2023 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

MTN Group Chief Executive Officer, Ralph Mupita, has commended Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) for democratising access to financial securities, thereby empowering more Nigerians. Mupita  stated this in recognition of the importance of the partnership between MTN and NGX; during a courtesy visit to the management of the Nigerian bourse, led by its Chief Executive Officer to Mr. Temi Popoola. To Read More

Nigeria sees cash shortage amid push for redesigned currency

January 31, 2023 Blessing Anaro 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s push to replace its paper money with newly designed currency notes has created a shortage of cash, leaving people unable to buy what they need and forcing businesses to close across the West African nation, experts and business groups said. The CBN says the redesigned denominations of N200 (43 U.S. cents), N500 ($1.08) and Read More