BY YUSUF BABALOLA, Lagos The Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A, Ikeja of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), yesterday said it intercepted imported used and new vehicles smuggled into the country through the porous land borders. This was even as the unit said it   generated a total N3 billion in...
BY MARK ITSIBOR, Abuja The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele has said the apex bank will continue to review its polices to ensure that the best  is achieved for the country’s economy. Emefiele disclosed this in  Nsukka at the weekend in a lecture titled: “The...
BY BAYO AMODU, Abuja The federal government has disclosed it will establish a Presidential Council for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to provide high-level policy guidance, leadership and direction for the realisation of SDG targets. The senior special assistant to the President on SDGs, Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, made this known at the...
BY YUSUF BABALOLA, Lagos Determined to comply with the presidential directive on the resumption of 24 hour port operations in Lagos ports, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has commenced a 24 hour turnaround time for analysing cargo manifests and issuing Debit Notes to Shipping Agents. Recall that the...
By OLUSHOLA BELLO, Lagos The Nigerian stocks market sustained its bullish performance last week as investors remained optimistic of positive half year corporate earnings which have begun to trickle in. Consequently, the All Share Index advanced on all trading sessions of the week, rose by 758.71 points or 2.28 per cent...
BY BUKOLA IDOWU, Lagos The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, through its Corporate Social Responsibility arm, the UBA Foundation, continued on its quest to educate and empower African youths as it visited Our Lady of Mercy Girls Secondary School in Nairobi to donate over 500 copies of the book...
BY BUKOLA IDOWU, Lagos Nigerians in the first six months of the year spent N40.607 trillion through the electronic platforms in the country, increasing electronic transactions by 100.5 per cent compared to the N20.245 trillion figure recorded as at March 2017. The N40.607 trillion figure recorded as at June 2017 which...
By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina is to commission the $700,000 building for youth agripreneurs as part of activities to mark the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) at 50 The building is a new Training Facility for Capacity Development for...
Mrs.Hope Martins, a civil servant with the federal ministry of Agriculture has lost confidence in Nigerian banks. As a matter of fact, she has resolved to demand that her salaries be paid by cash as part of her decision to do away with electronic banking, which she says forced...
By MARK ITSIBOR Keystone Bank Limited has denied concealing funds meant to be transferred into the Federal Government’s Treasury Single Account (TSA). A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos had on Thursday ordered seven commercial banks to temporarily remit a total of $793.2m allegedly hidden by them in contravention of the Federal Government’s...