• Why Nigerians Rate The Army Best Defence Agency

    Since Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai took over the reins of power as Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS),, the popularity rating of the Nigerian Army has kept soaring, virtually at every instance Nigerians have had cause to assess the Army since President Muhammedu Buhari became President of Nigeria. And as President...

  • Re-Day Dogara Returned From ‘Exile’ with Bounties

    By Shamsuddeen Lukman Abubakar It is not surprising that Speaker of the House or Representatives Yakubu Dogara’s cheerleaders and hangers-on would once again engage in wild publicity stunts to pull wool over the eyes of the unsuspecting people of Bauchi State as well as the members of the public at a bargain...

  • Rivers Govt Seals-off Health Centre Over Missing Baby

    BY ANAYO ONUKWUGHA, PORT HARCOURT The Rivers State government has shut down the Churchill Primary Health Centre in the town area of Port Harcourt. It was gathered that a three weeks old baby got missing last week after being administered immunization in the health centre. News on the streets of Churchill area...

  • Multiplier Effects Of CBN’s Foreign Exchange Intervention

    By Kayode Tokede, Lagos The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) since last year has continued to intervene in the foreign exchange market following challenges posed by the level of depletion of the country’s reserves, arising from issues such as a drastic reduction in oil earnings, speculative trading most especially at the parallel...

  • MFBs Seek FG, CBN Technical Support For BVN Registration

    By Kayode Tokede, Lagos The National Association of Microfinance Banks (NAMB) has called on federal government and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to support the Biometric Verification Number (BVN) registration with technical equipment needed to fast track the exercise across the country. Acting president, NAMB, Mr. Nasiru Baba said the association had...

  • N76bn GE Oil/Gas Multimodal Facility To Generate 4,300 Jobs

    By CHIKA IZUORA, Lagos Despite initial delay experienced in the timeline originally scheduled for the takeoff of the N76.25 billion ($250 million) power generation and equipment manufacturing for the oil and gas sector, the project may take off in January 2018. LEADERSHIP reliably gathered that the project conceived and financed by global...

  • Effects Of Uncontrolled Rosewood Exploitation In Nigeria

    By Nkechi Isaac, Abuja The present public forest estate which was acquired between 1900 and 1970 embraces 100,000km2 or 11 percent of the total land area of the country.  In spite of their importance, the tropical forest resources have diminished very rapidly and most areas have been transformed into unproductive land.  The...

  • Lagos Pensioners Get N11bn In 1 Year

    BY GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos Lagos State Government on Monday revealed that it has paid its pensioners over N11 billion in the last in one year. The state Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pension Dr. Akintola Benson Oke who disclosed this at a press briefing in Lagos said there is significant reduction in...

  • Abandoned Projects: Bayelsa Assembly Seeks Jail Term For Govs, Others Abandoned Projects

    By Osa Okhomina,Yenagoa The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has sought to amend the Directorate of Project Monitoring and Implementation Bill of 2014 to commit to jail any governor and politicians involved in abandoned contract award and execution in the state. The Bill was presented before the State House of Assembly by...

  • Why We’re Celebrating Daily Times At 91 – Anosike

    The Publisher of Daily Times of Nigeria (DTN), Mr. Fidelis Anosike, in this interview with select journalists in Abuja, speaks on the importance of celebrating DTN @ 91 and Times Heroes Awards ceremony slated for today as well as other sundry issues surrounding Nigeria’s oldest and famous newspaper in Sub-Saharan Africa and...

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