Adedutan: FirstBank is future-proof and remains committed to the gold standard of excellence in banking

January 4, 2024 Admin III 0

With over 4.6 trillion-naira loans to customers in Q3 2023, FirstBank is committed to economic growth and transformation.  At the dawn of the new year, it is natural for the Nigerian banking sector operators to anticipate dynamic shifts in regulations, increased digital innovations, and a focused approach toward sustainable growth and financial inclusion, while both the government and private sector Read More

Days after Aiyedatiwa’s inauguration, ex- Speaker Akinfolarin declares for Ondo guber

January 3, 2024 Admin III 0

Barely one week after the demise of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, and the consequent inauguration of  Lucky Aiyedatiwa as Ondo state governor, a  former deputy speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mayowa Akinfolarin, has announced his interest to be the state governor in 2024. Akinfolarin, who served in the House of Representatives for eight years, said Ondo state needed reconfiguration, assuring that Read More

Tinubu set to declare Editors’ annual confab open

November 12, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

All is now set for the 19th All Nigeria Editors Conference, as Publisher of Vanguard, Uncle Sam Amuka; former Governor of Ogun State, Aremo Segun Osoba; Chairman/Editor-in-Chief of THISDAY and Arise News Channel, Prince Nduka Obaigbena, and 300 editors will arrive Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital Tuesday, for the annual conference. In a press statement signed by the Nigerian Read More

Swiatek wins WTA Finals to take No 1 spot

November 7, 2023 Admin III 0

Iga Swiatek thrashed Jessica Pegula to win the season-ending WTA Finals and move back to the top of the women’s rankings. The Pole needed to beat the American in the final in Cancun to overtake Aryna Sabalenka as world number one and she did so with a dominant 6-1 6-0 win. The 22-year-old was in clinical mood as Pegula struggled Read More

Tinubu, best contributor to sustenance of Nigeria’s democracy – Alao

March 30, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, Engr Oyedele Alao, has said the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu remained the most contributor to the sustenance of democracy in Nigeria Engr. Alao while congratulating Asiwaju Tinubu on his 71st birthday, stated that history of democracy in Nigeria would not be complete without special mention of the President-elect, Asiwaju Read More

Dare charges NFF to prepare Flying Eagles to win U20 World Cup

March 14, 2023 Admin III 0

Sports Minister Sunday Dare has tasked the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to adequately prepare the Flying Eagles to win the 2023 FIFA U20 World Cup in Indonesia. Dare threw this challenge at a reception hosted for the Africa U20 Cup of Nations bronze medalists at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja Monday evening after arriving from Egypt same day. “You Read More

Climate financing: Emulate Nigeria green bonds, Buhari tells LDCS 

March 9, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Least Development Countries (LDCs) to emulate Nigeria’s issuance of two Sovereign Green Bonds that raised over N30 billion for the purpose of financing sustainable environmental projects. Speaking at a roundtable on addressing climate change and supporting the environment at the UN Conference on LDCs in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, the President urged the world’s most Read More

President-elect: Olubadan, YCE felicitate with Tinubu 

March 2, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Sen. Lekan Balogun, Wednesday,  congratulated Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on his emergence as the President-elect in last Saturday’s presidential election. Oba Lekan Balogun in a congratulatory message in Ibadan by his Personal Assistant (Media), Oladele Ogunsola, lauded Nigerians for the choice made through their votes.  The Olubadan lauded the president-elect’s tenacity of purpose, focus, determination and Read More

Aim for the best, Miss Universe tells young people

December 18, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The reigning Miss Universe Nigeria 2022, Hannah Iribhogbe, has urged young Nigerians to remain focused in their academic pursuit to achieve their desired goals. Iribhogbe stated this during a visit to Aduvie International School, Abuja, weekend. She told the students that in their desire to make a difference in Nigeria as well as the world, there is need to to Read More

After restructuring Discos: Nigeria goes for $500m World Bank lifeline for electricity distribution, targets 22,000mw by 2023

December 14, 2022 Abdulrahman A. Abdulrauf 0

The World Bank is to come up with $500 million facility to boost the distribution segment of power supply in Nigeria to boost the activities of the power Distribution Companies (DisCos). Similarly, the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) recorded N393billion in revenue in the first half of 2022, being its highest in eight years, while it also generated N74billion in the Read More

Ronaldo ‘seals’ £173m-per-year huge 

November 30, 2022 Admin III 0

Portugal skipper Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly agreed a record-breaking £172.9million-a-year contract with Saudi Arabia giants Al Nassr. Ronaldo had his Manchester United contract terminated earlier this month, following his controversial statements in a TV interview. And according to Spanish newspaper, Marca, the 37-year old is said to have agreed a two-and-a-half year deal with Al Nassr worth £172.9million per year. Read More

Coalition launches farming initiative to empower low-income women

November 21, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

The Feminist Coalition, a women’s rights organisation, has announced the continuation of its second programme named ‘the Feminist Coalition Farming Initiative’. The coalition, which focuses on championing equality for women in Nigeria, in June 2022, began the pilot programme of the farming initiative in collaboration with Amo Farms Sieberer Hatchery Ltd, a Nigerian poultry company that created the Noiler Chicken. Read More

RMRDC: Concretising contribution of 22.5% to manufacturing industry’s value, 4.6% GDP

November 23, 2021 Admin III 0

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) ranks Nigeria as the largest food market in Africa, with significant investment in the local industry and a high level of imports. The food and beverage sector is estimated to contribute 22.5% to the manufacturing industry value, and 4.6% of the country’s GDP. The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) is working judiciously to solidify Read More

ADP ‘ll rescue Anambra from APGA’s bondage -Yabagi Sani

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Engr Yabagi Yusuf Sani, has said his party has prepared a blueprint that will rescue Anambra state from what he described as bondage of the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties. Sani also expressed confidence that his party will emerged victorious in the forthcoming governorship election. Speaking at Read More

We’ll produce local raw materials to stop importation – Bright

October 27, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The convener Focus Africa Innovation and Commodity Expo, Mr. Sucex Bright, has said the organisation is poised for production of Nigerian local raw materials to put an end to the importation of foreign materials. He made this assertion at the press conference in Abuja Wednesday ahead of the Focus Africa Science, Innovation and Commodity EXPO coming up on November 1st Read More

Osinbajo’s supporters fault ‘fake’ analysts, commentators over 2023 presidential poll

October 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group loyal to the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on the platform of Osinbajo Support Movement (OSM) has faulted some comments and analysis made by some commentators against the ambition of the Vice President. The group raised concern over attempts by various acclaimed social media influencers to act under the guise of analysis, free Read More

APC state congress: Nabena calls for urgent reconciliation in Bayelsa

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and a chieftain of the party in Bayelsa state, Hon. Yekini Nabena, has commended the peaceful conduct of State Congress in the state where new leaders have emerged. At the Bayelsa state delegate election congress, Barr. Dennis Otiotio emerged as the new APC Chairman, Hon. Francis Koloko as 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

Nigeria, Ukraine meet over baliterial relationship in field of education

September 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a bid to lift the nation’s educational system, the Nigerian and Ukrainian governments have met in Abuja to discuss modalities of developing bilateral relationship between both countries.  This is even as both countries have intensified talks on cooperation and signing of agreements with focus on Ukranian experience. Hosting a  delegation of Ukraine Embassy in Nigeria together with Ukrainian Center Read More

APC chieftain chides Wike for attacking Umahi over Buhari’s 2023 comment

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state Chief James Aroh Nweke, has blasted Governor Nyesome Wike of River state and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee Chairman, Elder Fred Udeogu over their reactions on Umahi’s statement on the type of President Nigeria needs in 2023. The Rivers state governor had verbally attacked  Umahi, asking Read More

NSCDC boss to Commandants: Safeguard Nigeria or be removed

September 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ahmed Audi, has charged all Zonal and State Commandants to function optimally by stepping up their operational activities in securing the nation and safeguarding critical assets and infrastructure or be removed.  The charge is coming in view of the prevailing security situation in the country. Speaking Friday in Abuja at Read More

Buhari recovers N1tr stolen funds in six years – APC-LAC

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has so far recovered about to One trillion Naira worth of stolen funds and assets since assuming office in 2015. The APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, in a statement released Thursday in Abuja, said all final forfeitures are being deployed for use in the government’s special Read More

Pictures: Alhanislam becomes AS Roma Football Acadamy brand ambassador

August 26, 2021 Editor 0

Celebrity Influencer and spoken word artists ‘Alhanislam’ has just been signed on as a brand ambassador for the African branch (based in Abuja) of the renowned global football academy –  AS Roma international Academy – an offshoot of the AS Roma Football club.  This was contained in a released signed by Mr. Robinson Adakosa, the representative and owner of the Read More

Niger gov wants states joint operations to end banditry, kidnappings

August 26, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has called for joint operations of the  affected states  to  end  the nefarious activities of bandits and kidnappings.  The governor stated this when he visited Ma’undu in Mariga local government Area of the state which has been deserted by members of the community for about one year now due to banditry activities.   He said,  Read More

Volleyball: Nigeria beaten by India at U19 World Championship

August 24, 2021 Admin III 0

Two-time African Champion, Nigeria lost to India 3-1 (17-25, 25-23, 25-21, 26-24) in their opening match at the ongoing 2021 FIVB U19 Boys Volleyball World Volleyball Championship in Iran on Tuesday. According to statistics, Nigeria’s Opposite Hitter, Abdulquadri Jaiyeola, was Nigeria best scorer with 15 points followed by  Michael Abari, with 14 points. In the match skills, Nigeria had 52 Read More