Minister moves to rehabilitate, modernise nation’s port 

August 31, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

  All plans are on deck by the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola to rehabilitate and modernise the ports across the country. He made this known on Wednesday shortly after concluding his interaction with the various heads of agencies and departments under his ministry. The minister, who was inaugurated last Monday, began receiving briefings from the heads Read More

Nigerians to pay less for cement by January – BUA chairman

August 31, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

BUA Cement Plc Chairman, Rabiu  The Chairman of BUA Cement Plc, Abdul Samad Rabiu has said that the company is going to reduce the price of its product by January next year. Rabiu, who disclosed this Thursday while fielding questions from journalists in Abuja, said the decision is part of the company’s efforts to support the government and Nigerians. The Minister Read More

FastCash offers parents up to N200,000 to make back-to-school easier

August 31, 2023 David Agba 0

As students get set to resume another academic session, FastCash, powered by First City Monument Bank (FCMB), is offering parents and guardians up to N200,000 to help them cover the costs of school fees and back-to-school supplies. The credit line supports the purchase of school uniforms, books, bags, confectionaries, and other items required to enhance children’s learning experience. Commenting on Read More

Equity market gains N60bn

August 31, 2023 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Domestic equity market Thursday closed on a positive note, appreciating by N60 billion as  Sterling Bank, Transcorps, Fidelity Bank , Dangote Sugar and others lifted market activities. Market capitalisation of listed equities increased by  0.17 per cent to N36.422 trillion from N36.362 trillion reported the previous day. The NGX All Share Index also appreciated by 109.46 basis points to 66548.99 Read More

Energy costs among challenges facing Nigerian manufacturers – MAN

August 31, 2023 Segun Odunewu 0

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) CEOs Confidence Index (MCI) for the second quarter of 2023 has shown that rising energy costs remain a major challenge facing manufacturers in the country. Challenges facing manufacturers according to the survey include, energy costs; high cost of credit/inadequacy of loanable funds; multiple taxes/charges/levies/same tax policy for local producers and importers; unavailability of raw Read More

RMRDC working to save $130m for Nigeria’s economy through glucose syrup production

August 31, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Cassava is one of the major raw materials from which  glucose syrup is extracted and Nigeria is said to be the highest producer of cassava in the world, but the country still imports glucose syrup. However, the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) is working to save the economy $130m by collaborating with stakeholders on local glucose production. BINTA Read More

Appointment: Gwandara forum tasks Wike on health-care, security, others

August 31, 2023 Paul Okah  0

  The leadership of Gwandara and Gade forum in the Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, has congratulated the immediate past Governor of Rivers State, Barrister Ezenwo Nyesom Wike on his appointment as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory. The association in a congratulatory message on behalf of the Gwandara and Gade indigenes in the Area Council and signed by its Chairman Read More

Minister meets IGP, tasks Police on response time to crime

August 31, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Minister of Police Affairs, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam, has reiterated the need for the  Nigeria Police to collectively address the issue of response time to distress calls by Nigerians to enable citizens to enjoy the safer environment in the country. A press statement by the Deputy Director, Press, Bolaji O. Kazeem, Thursday in Abuja, said the minister made this known Read More

2023/24: UEFA rolls out Champions League group fixtures, tough tasks await Newcastle, Manchester United, others

August 31, 2023 BBC 0

Newcastle United will play European giants Paris St-Germain, Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan in Group F of the 2023-24 Champions League. The Magpies, in the group stage for the first time since 2002-03, face three sides who have all at least reached the final in the past 16 years. Manchester United will play Bayern Munich, while holders Manchester City are Read More

Education perspective under Gov. Sule

August 31, 2023 Idris A. Adamu 0

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” —Malcolm X Governor Abdullahi A. Sule of Nasarawa state took the oath of office for the second term on 29th May, 2023, and, by the special grace of God, Tuesday, 5th September, 2023, will mark his 100 days in office. On assuming office Read More

Akwa Ibom communities in tears over deplorable roads

August 31, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

Some local communities in Akwa Ibom are crying out to the state government for intervention over the deplorable state of their roads as UKO ETIM reports that a new era of roads rehabilitation dawns in the state.  The creation and maintenance of good road networks within a geographical territory remains the sole responsibility of the government, be it federal, state Read More

Radda and echoes of a sound stewardship

August 31, 2023 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

In January 2023, in an article titled, ‘Dikko Radda on my radar’, I buttressed the point that “Katsina state has been ravaged by the worst of the banditry that has befallen the North-west”. Then, Dr. Radda, gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, had suffered terrible experiences with bandits and kidnappers. One of his brothers was killed by bandits Read More

Ogun council boss dismisses suspension over ‘funds’ diversion 

August 31, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The embattled Ijebu East Local government Chairman, Wale Adedayo, has stated that his proported suspension by the legislative arm of the council is baseless, without foundation. Adedayo was suspended over series of allegations against him, coming on the heels of his letter written to former governor, Olusegun Osoba on an alleged diversion of council allocation by the state governor, Dapo Read More

Alleged LGs funds’ diversion: Ogun assembly summons Accountant-General, JAAC committee members

August 31, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun House of Assembly has summoned the State Accountant-General and all members of the Joint Account Allocations Committee to appear  over the current issues regarding local government funds in the state. The Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo, issued the invite during plenary in Abeokuta on Thursday. Oluomo noted that the reason for the invitation was for thorough explanation to the House Read More

VIDEO: Dismissed Police officer weeps

August 31, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

A personnel of the Adamawa state Police command wept as he was being dismissed from service. Two officers who were formerly attached to Dumne Divisional Police Headquarters were tried in an orderly room trial. Inspector Ahmed Suleiman and PC Mahmood Muhammed, were tried on three charges of defamation of character, culpable homicide, and unlawful exercise of authority. A viral video Read More

Rivers:  I’ll fight crime to standstill – Fubara

August 31, 2023 Dennis Essang 0

  Rivers state governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara says he is passionate about fighting crime in the state to a standstill.  Governor Fubara stated this during the Rivers Zero Crime Campaign flag-off organised by the Rivers State Command of the Nigerian Police, Wednesday, in Port Harcourt  Fubara, who was represented by his deputy, Ngozi Odu, appreciated  the synergy that has been expressed by stakeholders, Read More

VIDEO: Bags of money litter top official’s house in Gabon

August 31, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The military revolutionaries, have reportedly uncovered bags full of various banknotes in the residence of ousted President Ali Bongo’s son’s Chief of Staff. They were found in Yann Ngulu’s house, the Chief of Staff to Nourredine Bongo, the eldest son of deposed President Bongo.‌‌ In the video making the rounds on X app (formerly Twitter) posted on Wednesday, the bags Read More

Tribunal declares Bello, Ndalikali winners, awards N250 000 against petitioner 

August 31, 2023 Aideloje Ojo  0

   The National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Minna has declared Senator Abubakar Sani Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who is also the immediate past governor of Niger state, winner of the February 25, 2023 election into the Niger North senatorial seat. The tribunal also  affirmed the  election of Senator Peter Jiya Ndalikali of Read More

Ondo communities protest marginalisation over LCDAs 

August 31, 2023 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Akoko Consultative Forum (ACF) has accused the state government of lopsidedness in the creation of 33 new Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) across the state. Addressing a press conference at the NUJ Press Centre, Akure, Thursday, president of the forum, Pa Rogbitan Lawrence, said members came to register their grievances over cases of injustice, marginalisation and oppression of Akoko Read More

Coup: Niger junta issues fresh order

August 31, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Niger’s ruling junta has ordered police to expel France’s ambassador, a move marking a further downturn in relations. The coup leaders are following the strategy of juntas in neighbouring Mali and Burkina Faso, in distancing themselves from the region’s former colonial power amid a wave of anti-French sentiment. The visas of French ambassador to Niamey Sylvain Itte and his family Read More

Oyo and the politics of palliative distribution 

August 31, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

BAYO AGBOOLA reports that Federal Government’s palliative has deepened the schism between the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the main opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state. As state governments across the country are presently busy sorting out the distribution of palliatives arising from the fuel subsidy removal by the Federal Government, the gesture is apparently Read More