Benefits from proposed FMC in Kangere

In Jigawa state, a new site for the expansion of an existing Federal Medical Centre is being explained by the state government because of issues arising from the said expansion. BAYO MUHAMMAD ALABIRA reports.  The choice of Kangere in Birnin Kudu local government area of Jigawa state as the new site for the expanded Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in the Read More

Humanitarian Affairs: Again, FG trains social workers on improving productivity, skills, others

March 30, 2023 Paul Okah 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Thursday, held a capacity building workshop for capacity building workshop for programme officers, comprising Social Welfare, Community Development and Assistant Cadres, in the Ministry; in order to enable them gain new skills and knowledge that can improve their performance and efficiency. Speaking at the event in Abuja, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Read More

MTN proposes cash for shares during dividend payout

March 19, 2023 Segun Odunewu 0

Mobile telecommunication giant, MTN Nigeria, has proposed a new dividend plan to its shareholders, substituting shares for cash during dividend payout. In a document sent to the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX), MTN Nigeria urged its shareholders to vote for a scrip dividend plan at their Annual General Meeting slated to hold on April 18. The firm revealed that the scrip Read More

U20 World Cup: Flying Eagles to get $5000 

March 7, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigeria Football Federation will pay each player of the Flying Eagles the sum of $5,000(five thousand dollars) each  for qualifying Nigeria to the FIFA U20 World Cup in Indonesia. All the 21 players registered for this year’s U20 AFCON will benefit from this largesse. The Flying Eagles booked their passage to the U20 World Cup when they edged past Read More

Customs FOU seizes 156 trailer loads of rice, N13.9bn from smuggled goods 

January 5, 2023 Suleiman Idris 0

Between January and December 2022, the South-West anti-smuggle unit of the Nigeria Customs Service otherwise referred to as Federal Operating Unit (FOU) Zone A on Thursday disclosed that it seized. 93,102 of 50kg bags of foreign parboiled rice totalling 156 trailer loads of rice,108 automobiles comprising of trucks, tankers cars and motorcycles among other contrabands with Duty Paid Value put Read More

History beckons as RMRDC moves to save Nigeria N30trn

December 5, 2022 Admin III 0

As Nigeria continues to spend its scare foreign exchange importing machines and equipment that it needs for local production, many have argued that developing capacity and deploying 3D technology skills and designs in manufacturing over the next 10 years would see the country saving a whooping N30 trillion, create 100,000 new jobs and increase the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) Read More

Vote APC candidates, Sule tells Nasarawa residents 

December 5, 2022 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has urged residents and supporters of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to re elect him and other candidates of the party in order to enjoy more benefits of democracy. He made the call in Awe local government area during his reelection campaign rally Monday. Sule said if reelected as governor in 2023, Read More

Reps’ Chief Whip awards scholarships to Indigent students

November 30, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

House of Representatives Chief Whip and member representing Isuikwuato/ Umunneochi of Abia State, Hon Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, has awarded scholarships to 10 indigent students from senior secondary school to university level.  According to a statement, beneficiaries were are drawn from the two local governments she represents and she expressed intention that another batch of awardees would benefit from her humanitarian services Read More

Reps query NPC for spending N1.9bn on national summit

November 9, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives committee on National Population has came down hard on the National Population Commission (NPC), for spending about N1.9 billion in organising a national summit, describing its explanations as shallow. According to members of the committee, the report brought before it by the commission was not detailed therefore, therefore they  demanded that the commission give a break Read More

FirstBank’s USSD: Integrating customers into mainstream banking

April 6, 2022 Admin III 0

AMAKA IFEAKANDU looks at the  milestones recorded by First Bank of Nigeria Limited  through the USSD banking payment channel The advent of technology in the nation’s financial industry has  changed the mode of banking transactions in the country. The transformation in the bank operations creates opportunity for customers to have access to their various  bank accounts at any  time of the day Read More

FirstBank’s Verve Card Promo: Waiting on star prize winner March 30

March 15, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

First Bank of Nigeria Limited recently launched Verve Card Promo Campaign to appreciate its cardholders while growing the bank’s card adoption and usage in the country.  AMAKA IFEAKANDU looks at the promo’ and its impact on customers as  March 30 beckons for the grand finale with a star prize of brand-new car waiting to be won.  First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion Read More

NASENI: Boosting local content through partnership 

March 7, 2022 Admin III 0

The Executive Vice Chairman of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) Professor Mohammed Sani Haruna said the involvement of commercial companies and firms expected to pay NASENI’s 0.25% Levy will not only build and sustain a home-grown technology but also prevent avoidable capital flights; BINTA SHAMA reports. Sustaining homegrown technology Recently, the Executive Vice Chairman of the National Agency Read More

First Bank LIT App: Promoting customer safety, convenience

January 5, 2022 Admin III 0

First Bank of Nigeria Limited recently launched LIT App to revolutionise the culture and experience of mobile  banking  in Nigeria. AMAKA IFEAKANDU looks at the benefits of the novel initiative to the bank’s customers. First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial services provider has continued to maintain its leadership position in the area of  technology development in the nation’s Read More

Firstbank: Rewarding Firstmonie Wallet Customers in grand style

December 28, 2021 Admin III 0

First Bank of Nigeria Limited recently launched a campaign tagged “Transact  and win promo” to reward First Monie Wallet customers. AMAKA IFEAKANDU looks at the impact of the campaign on the bank’s teeming customers.  Technological advancement has offered the Nigerian banking industry the opportunity to adopt different innovation to provide excellent services, meet customers’ demand and still remain relevant in Read More

Kwara state university on demystifying 5G mobile technology

December 12, 2021 Admin III 0

The proposed deployment of the 5G mobile technology in Nigeria has in recent times been generating arguements amongst citizens on the disirability or otherwise of the technology UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB reports. Many Nigerians especially laymen have expressed worries that the proposed deployment of 5G technology network, among other concerns, might have harmful effects on their health.In facts, some even believe it Read More

Don’t pay for electricity transformers, Omo – Agege tells constituents

October 24, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

    The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has urged his constituents not to pay for electricity transformers installed in their communities by the federal government through his intervention. Omo – Agege in a statement issued in Abuja Sunday said the warning became necessary as some fraudsters are already swindling unsuspecting constituents to pay for transformers in their Read More

2023: Osinbajo best qualified to succeed Buhari, APC group declares

October 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead the 2023 general elections, a support group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Progressives Consolidation Group (PCP) has rated Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as the best qualified to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC members said Osinbajo’s presidency will increase party’s chances for massive success in the coming general elections and also accelerate growth Read More

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

School feeding: FG hands over 339,652 feeding utensils to Kebbi

October 1, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The federal government, through the ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, has handed over 339,652 feeding utensils to pupils of Atiku Bagudu Primary School in Kebbi state, under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme. According to a statement in Abuja by the Principal Information Officer of the Ministry, Grace Osuji, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, Sadiya Umar Read More

Islamic Development Bank finances US$73.55m new projects in Togo, Iraq, Bangladesh

September 30, 2021 Admin III 0

Is DB President, Dr. Muhammad Al Jasser,The Board of Executive Directors of the Islamic Development Bank has held its 342nd periodic meeting under the chairmanship of H.E. Dr. Muhammad Al Jasser, IsDB President and Chairman of the Board.The meeting reviewed a brief report on the administrative and organizational arrangements made for the 46th Annual Meeting of IsDB Board of Governors held in Read More

Osun bio-refinery ‘ll create 15,000 employments

September 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has partnered with a firm Virtueplus Two Integrated Nigeria Limited, for the establishment of a bio refinery in the state. A statement by the Director, Public Relations in the Ministry of Information and Civic Orientation, Moshood Suleimon, Sunday, said a Memorandum Of Understanding(MoU) has been signed with the  firm. According to the statement, the bio Read More

Unmasking the masquerade

September 23, 2021 Femi Onakanren 0

Increasingly, it has become clear that most commentators on Nigerian politics are ignorant, novices or just plain anywhere-belle-face apologists. There is often a lot of uproar and agitation when issues align with preferred biases but at the center of all the opprobrium, there doesn’t seem to be any substance or vision beyond wishful thinking and self interest powering the social Read More