Equinor sells Nigerian business to Chappal Energies

November 30, 2023 Helen Oji 0

Equinor has sold its Nigerian business, including its share in the Agbami oil field, to Nigerian-owned Chappal Energies.     Equinor and Chappal Energies have entered into an agreement for the sale of Equinor Nigeria Energy Company (ENEC), which holds a 53.85 per cent ownership in oil and gas lease OML 128, including the unitised 20.21 per cent stake in the Agbami Read More

You‘re safe in Kwara, AbdulRazaq assures youth corps members

November 21, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

  The Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Tuesday assured youth corps members posted to the state of their security during their service year in the state. AbdulRazaq gave the assurance at the closing ceremony of orientation course for the 2023 Batch ‘C’ Stream 1 youth corps members held at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp at Yikpata in Edu Read More

Subsidy removal: NASS launches 8 coaster buses for staff

November 14, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

  The National Assembly has launched eight new coaster buses provided by the Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA), Magaji Tambawal, to ease the transportation of parliamentary staff. The buses form part of planned palliative measures by the CNA to cushion the effects of fuel subsidy removal on the staff. This is even as the CNA has also ensured the Read More

Umahi’s self-created thorny path to concrete road technology

November 12, 2023 Dahiru Hassan Kera 0

Since his appointment as the minister of works, Senator Engineer David Umahi, immediate-past governor of Ebonyi state, has shown that he’s not afraid of brandishing his boxing gloves at all manner of people and problems. His first combat was against workers in his ministry when he locked them out, purportedly, for exhibiting acts that could be described as truancy. He Read More

Blue economy ’ll employ 350m people, generate $2.5trn annually – NIMASA

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Tuesday revealed that Nigeria will benefit from the 350 million job opportunities and trade valued at $2.5 trillion annually if the potentials of the Marine and Blue Economy were properly harnessed. NIMASA Director General Bashir Jamoh made this known in Lagos during a training session organised by the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, in Read More

FG unveils new price for CNG

October 30, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The federal government on Sunday said that Nigerians will buy Compressed Natural Gas for gas powered vehicles at N230 per kilogram. The Special Assistant to the President on Special Duties and Domestic Affairs, Toyin Subaru, said this. He assured Nigerians that the planned rollout of Compressed Natural Gas buses will reduce CNG price to N230 per kg. President Bola Tinubu Read More

The socio-economic impact of fuel subsidy removal

October 26, 2023 Yusuf Ibrahim 0

The debate over fuel subsidy in Nigeria is a long and complex one. The government introduced fuel subsidy in the 1970s in order to encourage economic development and reduce poverty. However, over time the subsidy grew significantly, and became a huge burden on government’s budget. In 2015, the federal government partially removed fuel subsidy, leading to a major backlash from Read More

Heightened impact of racism

October 23, 2023 Dadda Seidi 0

  The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial) Discrimination (‘’ICERD” or “Convention”) was signed by the United States in 1966 . President Lyndon Johnson’s administration noted at the time that the United States “has not always measured up to its constitutional heritage of equality for all but was on the march towards compliance”.  Twenty eight years Read More

Agric economists advocate speedy passage of professional status bill 

October 17, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Agric economists under the aegis of Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists (NAAE) Tuesday tasked the National Assembly to urgently pass the draft bill for the establishment of Nigerian Institute of Agricultural Economists. This is just as they asked the federal government to reconsider its plans to embark on 70, 000 hectares of dry season production of wheat.  National president of the association, Professor Job Nmadu, stated Read More

BUA founder donates N2bn as Sambo,  el-Rufai,  others gather for  Zaria’s 150-yr-masjid reconstruction

October 15, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BUA Group,  Alhaji Abdul Samad Rabiu,  over the weekend, donated  N2 billion to reconstruct the Zaria City Central Mosque in Kaduna State. Recall that the over 150-year-old Malam Abdulkarim Mosque, Zaria,  collapsed in August, leading to the death of eight individuals. Speaking as the Chief Launcher at the Mosque reconstruction appeal fund in Abuja, Rabiu launched the Read More

NPHCDA ranks Jigawa high on use of basic health provision fund 

October 11, 2023 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has commended the Jigawa state government for effective utilisation of the Basic Health Provision Fund.  The Executive Director of the agency, Dr Faisal Shu’aib, gave the commendation when he monitored the primary health centres in Andaza in Kiyawa local government areas of Jigawa state that benefitted from the fund. He said the collaboration Read More

FCTA distributes palliatives to vulnerable residents 

October 10, 2023 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has commenced the distribution of assorted food items to vulnerable residents of the territory aimed at easing the hardship occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidy. FCT Minister of State, Dr. Mariya Mahmoud, who performed the distributions of over 17,222 bags of rice, 8,400 bags of maize on behalf of the administration, assured that Read More

Dangote Cement to continue relationship with host community – Official 

October 9, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

Dangote Cement Plc Ibese Plant Director, Azad Nawabuddin, has hinted that the company is dedicated to continuous improvement of relationship with its host community. Nawabuddin dropped stated weekend while speaking when the plant hosted and celebrated senior citizens from its 17 host communities in Ibese, Ogun state. He stated that in doing this, the company will continue to strive to Read More

Dangote Sugar Refinery to pay N18.22bn dividend to shareholders

The shareholders of Dangote Sugar refinery have approved the N18.22 billion dividend payout for financial year ended December 31, 2022. The shareholders at the 17th Annual General Meeting (AGM) approved the payment of N18.22billion dividend translated to N0.50 kobo per ordinary share of 50 kobo each held by investors. Shareholders said that the 50 per cent increase in dividend payment Read More

Senate President congratulates President-elect Tinubu, APC

March 1, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima, on their election victory. Lawan, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, , said the victory affirmed the trust of the Nigerian people in the All Progressives Congress(APC) and its candidates. The statement reads: “I congratulate the President-elect, His Read More

Africa should work towards a single aviation market — IATA DG  

February 28, 2023 Admin III 0

Director General of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), William Walsh, in this interview speaks on several issues affecting the African aviation market, including the need for a single competitive market in the continent, among others.  The issue of blocked fund is still a big issue in Africa as some huge amount of money is blocked by some African countries. Read More

SUSO project records huge impact, success on youth development 

December 22, 2022 Admin III 0

The Stand Up Speak Out (SUSO) project has recorded huge impact and successes in youth development. The SUSO project has existed for over 12 months, working with 20 youth activists to improve the space for youth led accountability in education, employment, governance, peace and security, with mission to support young people with the right tools and resources to Speak Up; Read More

Clubless Ronaldo training at Real Madrid

December 15, 2022 Admin III 0

Cristiano Ronaldo without a team and nursing the wounds of Portugal’s shock World Cup exit, has been training at Real Madrid while staying in the Spanish capital, the club said.yesterday. The 37-year-old Ronaldo, who is a free agent after leaving Manchester United, spent nine years at Real where he still enjoys a close relationship with club president Florentino Perez. The Portuguese forward was accompanied by Read More

Mumsbooth: I’m proud of impact we’re making on women, children – Tawiyah

November 24, 2022 Chamba Simeh 0

Convener of Project START, Mrs Martha Tawiyah, has expressed delight over the successes recorded in the empowerment programme by Mumsbooth, a non-government organisation which focuses on entrepreneurship and vocational training for women and children.  The programme which started in October 2017 has offered free training to 1,246 women and 514 children across Nigeria and Africa in the past five years. Read More

Floods: Care Pack Family donates relief materials to Humanitarian Affairs ministry

November 6, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The Care Pack Family (TCPF), in partnership with the Business Visa and Training Company Limited, Saturday, donated over 1,000 relief packages in one truck to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, to assist flood disaster victims in the Nigeria. The items in the care packs and bags include mosquito nets, Garri, noodles, sugar, torch lights and many 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

Buhari now global climate action leader, champion – APC group

November 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the All Progressives Congress, known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari, is now recognised as a global climate action leader and champion due to his commitment to climate change. The group said ambitious and impactful climate action will no doubt be one of the many positive legacies of Read More

Mystery, as WEO sees growth in Nigeria with more imports than exports

October 18, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Analysts say its a mystery that the World Economic Outlook (WEO) says Nigeria has reasons to outgrow their initial forecast, alongside some countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), even when the sub region exports fall behind its imports. Bismarck Rewane, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) Limited, for instance wondered why inflation is on the rise globally, Read More

These music groups gave us hit songs one-time, do you still remember?

October 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

It is said that two heads are always better than one and it’s no surprise that boy-bands and girl-bands are highly successful with massive impact. Nigerian listeners were entertained by music groups who kept the airwaves and dance floors busy. In this article, we will be looking at the Top Nigerian Music Groups and their hit songs  1- Psquare P-Square consisted of Read More

APC crisis: Our com’tt ‘ll do better than Tinubu, Akande’s – Adamu

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Nasarawa state and Senator representing Nasarawa West, Abdullahi Adamu, has assured that his committee will perform better than previous National Reconciliation Committees headed by former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and that of former governor of Osun state, Chief Bisi Akande. Both Tinubu and Akande were appointed at different times to reconcile various groups and Read More