• 15 Banks Record N4.47trn In Shareholders’ Funds

    By KAYODE TOKEDE, Lagos About 15 commercial banks operating in the country have reported N4.47 trillion in shareholders’ funds in 2016 attributed to their efforts at enhancing the quality and ensuring financial system stability. The said banks had reported N3.99trillion shareholders’ funds in the previous year, an increase of 11.7 per cent...

  • CBN Pumps In Another $413.5m Into FOREX Market

    By BUKOLA IDOWU, Lagos And MARK ITSIBOR, Abuja The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday announced that it has intervened in the inter-bank Foreign Exchange market to the tune of $413.5 million, further underscoring its resolve to guarantee liquidity in the market as well as shore up the international value of the...

  • N100bn Revenue: Wike Has No Reason Not To Perform – Peterside TellWike

    BY ANAYO ONUKWUGHA, Port Harcourt Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, has said the recent revelations that Rivers State got over N100 billion in five months from the federal government, showed that Governor Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike no longer has excuse for nonperformance. This is as...

  • Melaye’s Recall And The Banging Drums Of War In Kogi

    Since the eruption of political fracas between Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello and the Senator for Kogi West senatorial district, Dino Melaye, a lot of ugly events have been unfolding. SOLOMON AYADO takes a look at issues surrounding the frosty relationship betwen the duo and the move to recall the vocal senator....

  • NASENI’s Electronic Voting Solution And 2019 Polls

    By Nkechi Isaac, Abuja Though Nigeria’s 2015 general election was seen by many as free and fair, it had a fair share of irregularities attributed largely to the inability to produce real time data and other technical and man-made challenges. As the 2019 election draws near, the Federal Government has shown commitment...

  • Substitution: Iheanacho Apologises To Rohr For Angry Outburst

    Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has sent his apologies to the coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Gernot Rohr for his poor conduct after he was substituted in Nigeria’s 0-2 loss to South Africa. Iheanacho was yanked off for Olanrewaju Kayode as Nigeria chased an equalizer. The forward strolled off...

  • The Nigerian Rice Conversation And The Nexus With Food Security – By Ade Adefeko

    The Rice debate in Nigeria is an intense and fierce one by different players who don’t understand the dynamics and only tend to put out emotional arguments not grounded on facts and logic but aim to score cheap political points. They try to play to the fact that self-sufficiency is a walk...

  • DSS Arrests Terwase’s Accomplices, Others For Kidnapping, Terrorism

    By Ejike Ejike, Abuja The Department of State Services said it has arrested accomplices of the notorious kidnap kingpin, Terwase Akwaza (aka Ghana),the  trio of Dondo Orsaa, Terhile Mbaloha and Teryima Ihiambme (aka Clark) on June 9, 2017 at various locations within Katsina-Ala LGA, Benue State for their sustenance of kidnap operations...

  • Libel: Court Orders Tsav, Newspaper To Pay Gov Ortom’s Aide N10m

    BY HEMBADOON ORSAR, Makurdi A Makurdi High Court presided over by Justice Maurice Ikpambese,yesterday ordered the Commissioner, Public Complaints Commission,  Alhaji Abubakar Tsav  and the Nigerian Pilot Newspapers to pay N10 million as damages to Mr. Abrahams Kwaghngu, senior special assistant on special duties to Governor Samuel Ortom, for libel. Justice Ikpambese ...

  • Ortom Swears In 23 LG Chairmen

    BY HEMBADOON ORSAR, makurdi Benue State governor,Samuel Ortom, has enjoined the 23 newly elected chairmen in the state to be prudent in handling the finances of the Local Government  to enable  them  execute projects that will have direct impact on the lives of the people. The governor stated this, yesterday  in Makurdi...

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