By Jonathan Nda- Isaiah, Efforts by the federal government to diversify the economy is beginning to yield results, as the federal government is set to export 72 metric tonnes of yam to Europe and the United States today. In a major diversification breakthrough, the minister Of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, announced yesterday...
By Tunde Oguntola, The federal government has announced its readiness to roll out the Digital Switch Over (DSO) in broadcasting in all the six geo-political zones in the country in the next few weeks, as a practical demonstration of its commitment to the project. The minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji...
by Midat Joseph and MSUE AZA, The operatives of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) have raided Kaduna residence of former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, at No. 1 Alimi road for possible search which lasted two hours. According to an eyewitness account, the heavily armed ICPC operatives blocked...
By OLUSHOLA BELLO, Capital market stakeholders have said Etisalat Nigeria debt crisis could threaten the affected banks’ profitability and dividend payout to shareholders in 2017 if not properly addressed. In 2013, Etisalat Nigeria secured a seven year $1.2 billion syndicated facility from 13 Nigerian banks including Access Bank, Zenith Bank, Guaranty...
by Sam Egwu, Lokoja It was a day of joy for people of Koton Karffi in Kogi State as Governor Yahaya Bello inaugurated rural electrification projects expected to serve eight communities in Lokoja and Kontokarfe local government areas. The projects inaugurated include a 33KVA Overhead Line Extension moving through Jamata from...
By CHIKA IZUORA, Lagos And FESTUS OKOROMADU, Abuja The French government has said that it has set aside about one billion euros to be invested in the Nigeria Oil and Gas industry, stating that Nigeria remains her first economic trading partner in Africa. France Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Denys Gauer,...
By YUSUF BABALOLA, Lagos As the federal government intensifies efforts towards making dry ports in the hinterland viable, shippers operating in the Northern part of the country have said they will save a whopping N100 billion yeaLEADERSHIP learnt from the shippers that what they spend annually on logistics and freight...
By Jonathan Nda- Isaiah, ANDREW ESSIEN, Abuja, MIDAT JOSEPH, MSUE AZA, Kaduna and ANKELI EMMANUEL, Sokoto Igbo leaders in the 19 Northern states and Abuja under the auspices of Ohanaeze Ndigbo yesterday finally made their position clear on agitations from the Southeast, saying the clamour by people from the zone...
By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja The federal government is working towards ensuring that the three years ban on the exportation of some Nigerian farm produce to European countries is lifted soon. The coordinating-director, Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service, Dr. Vincent Isegbe, said an inter-ministerial committee on zero-reject of the counagricultural produce to...
By Our Correspondents As Nigerians join the rest of the world in the Eid-el-Fitr celebration, President Muhammadu Buhari and other prominent persons in the country have lent their voices to the call for peaceful coexistence amongst citizens. Apparently wary of the recent wave of hate speeches and quit notices being issued...