• ICT

    FG To Establish ICT University In 2017

    | Leave a comment

    The Federal Government has disclosed that it will establish an Information Communication Technology, ICT, University in the first quarter of 2017. The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja when he featured at the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Forum. “By the grace of God, in the next three to six months,…

    Continue Reading ...
  • IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde

    IMF Chief Largarde, Convicted Over Payout

    | Leave a comment

    International Monetary Fund, Chief Christine Largarde, has been found guilty of Negligence by a French court. The court has however not meted out any punishment. When she was French finance minister in 2008, Largarde had approved an award of €404 million to businessman Bernard Tapie for the disputed sale of a firm. The IMF Chief…

    Continue Reading ...
  • cbn_building_2

    CBN To Sell N83bn In Treasury Bills Next Week

    | Leave a comment

    The federal government plans to sell N83.24 billion ($264.25 million) in short-dated treasury bills at an auction on Dec. 22. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday announced that it will sale N28.12 billion in three-month papers and N55.12 billion in six-month bills, using the Dutch Auction system. Payment would be made the day after…

    Continue Reading ...
  • nana-akufo-addo

    Ghana Joins The League Of Nigeria, The Gambia As Mahama Concedes Defeat

    | Leave a comment

    The new wave of electoral tsunami sweeping incumbent leaders out of office, especially in West Africa, has extended its tentacles to Ghana where John Mahama, the incumbent president yesterday called his opponent, Nana Akufo-Addo to congratulate him. The Electoral Commission declared last night that Mahama polled 4713277 votes, while the opposition Akufo- Addo had 5716026…

    Continue Reading ...
  • airtel-logo

    Airtel Pays Econet $127m For 4.2% Stake In Nigerian Unit

    | Leave a comment

    Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bharti Airtel, has completed the acquisition of Econet Wireless Limited’s entire 4.2 per cent shareholding in Airtel Nigeria following payment of $127 million to Econet according to a statement on its website. It could be recalled that Strive Masiyiwa, chairman of Econet Wireless Ltd had dragged…

    Continue Reading ...
  • AIRPORT

    50 Dead, Scores Injured As Bomb Explosion Rocks Turkey Airport

    | Leave a comment

    Three suicide bombers have killed no fewer than 50 people and wounded more than 100 in a co-ordinated attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, reports have said. The suicide bombers reportedly opened fire with AK-47s and sparked off a shoot-out with security personnel before blowing themselves up. According to eyewitnesses, a hero policeman wrestled a suicide…

    Continue Reading ...
  • cbn_14

    CBN To Raise N150.6bn In TBills

    | Leave a comment

    The Central Bank of Nigeria  (CBN) yesterday said it plans to raise N150.6 billion from the sales of Treasury bills with maturities ranging from three months to one year on May 8, 2016. The apex bank said it will raise N45.17 billion in 3-month bills, N23.43 billion in the 6-month paper and N82 billion in…

    Continue Reading ...

Daily Columns