Businessday Nigeria Archive for February 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Police arrest 23 suspects for allegedly hijacking truck of diesel, flour

Akwa Ibom to get Naval War College soon-Minister of Defence

DSS impounds vehicles, weapons allegedly belonging to Suswam

Taraba LG elections: PDP wins 13 LGs so far declared

South-East governors set template for economic integration

Social Investment Programme: FG to hire 350,000 more graduates under 2017 appropriation

Ali Modu Sheriff is authentic national chairman of PDP —Ekiti senator

Association appeals for downward review of mining license fees

Omose Kids launches new fashion hub for children

Between Amnesty International and the Nigerian Army

Gov. Umahi emerges Chairman of South-East Governors’ Forum

Mismanaging Mr. President’s wellbeing

Buhari’s government lacks strategic and delivery capabilities

The road to getting Nigeria ready for business

PDP wins federal, state legislative elections in Rivers

Kano Govt. threatens to sue defaulters of N 900m agric. loans

NCAA not responsible for problems facing Nigerian airlines — spokesman

CBN optimistic of nationwide cash-less implementation

Magboro Blackout: Residents urge National Assembly to sanction contractor, IBDEC

Ease of Doing Business: Forms needed for company incorporation reduced to one

Buhari has not disappointed me, says Obasanjo

Medical student emerges overall winner of Etisalat-DigitalSENSE students’ essay contest

World Bank to grant Nigeria $500m loan to assist out- of-school children

Bedwetting among adults could be hereditary – Physcian

CBN disburses $221.37m for BTA, school fees, others

World Bank to grant Nigeria $500m loan to assist out- of-school children, says official

Peterside sees economic benefits in NIMASA-Customs partnership

Southern governors’ wives to embark on child/women empowerment programmes

Shippers in Delta call for dredging of Escravos water channel

Ndoma-Egba urges Niger Delta people to embrace FG’s dialogue, consultation

‘Live music essential for promoting culture’

Group honours Bodes for youth empowerment efforts

Why most agric projects fail in Nigeria – Experts

Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah; the Legend

Jimi Solanke, Miatta Fahnbulleh for O’jez elder forum

Japan, China, India, others to participate in Enugu Trade Fair

Delta dedicates 6 special courts for kidnap cases

‘Cokodeal exposes, promotes goods across borderless regions’- Mike Dola

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Trump decides to skip White House press dinner

Vehicle runs into New Orleans parade crowd, police say

Jonathan salutes Shagari at 92

Ganduje is working to improve the quality of life of Kano people – Mohammed

Rivers APC shuns fifth columnists, reaffirms loyalty to Amaechi

Utomi’s CVL, CBN in N480m partnership to train youths in Anambra, Delta on technical skills

The exploits of an Acting President

OCCIMA president commends Okorocha’s achievement on road infrastructure

Battling the smuggling of frozen food products

Deploy capable personnel to wage cyber warfare, FG urges Military

FHIN urges FG to implement Food Safety Laws

Cuba to strengthen ties with Nigeria in culture, healthcare

Dangote Foundation expends N7.2bn in rehabilitation of northern Nigeria’s oldest General Hospital

Lagos State at ‘B+’; Outlook Negative

Mugabe will not impose successor, ZANU-PF will choose

Garba Shehu misses President Buhari’s phone call, receives sms

INEC confirms abduction, release of staffer

Buhari speaks with Adesina, lauds him for holding out against mischief makers

Agric Consultant wants FG to set up processing factories to stop capital flight

NCAA Sack: FG recalls Abdullahi, Sasegbon, says letters were sent in error

Food Crisis: FG, Dogara applaud donors over $672m humanitarian emergency funds

Gov. Obaseki commends FG for releasing $1.5m intervention fund

Police to construct 25,000 housing units for personnel

DPR attributes scarcity of petrol in Akwa Ibom to strike by tanker drivers

We have lost confidence in council elections – Gombe residents

Southern Kaduna : Crisis exaggerated, a propaganda — CP

Lecturer says google search has turned students to lazy researchers

FG still interested in Chinese currency swap deal

Statelessness: Nigeria to issue UN passport to persons at risk

Protection, access for returnee Boko Haram IDPs now critical – UNHCR

US Latino America to unveil city of commerce in Nigeria

FG will commit significant share of 2017 budget to Northeast – Onyeama

Mugabe marks 93rd birthday in opposition territory

South Africa central bank wants accountability in FX rigging scandal

Egypt’s Christians flee Sinai amid Islamic State killing spree

Protesters block highway over poor power supply

Friday, February 24, 2017

Babachir Lawal calls for support, patience to fix economy

I attended Akeredolu’s inauguration for Yoruba unity — Fayose

White House bars major news outlets from informal briefing

Nigerian families come under pressure as cost of living soars

How Nigeria can contain cyber crime – Osinbajo

FG commits to reducing trial consultations in health sector

EU proposes €105m in humanitarian assistance for Lake Chad region

Ali Modu, Makarfi are divine punishment for PDP 16yrs sin – pundits

FG appoints three new directors, one GM for FAAN

Xenophobic attacks: Nigerians must restrain from violence – Bongo

Trump signs order to cut government regulations

Sustainability, frontier exploration top agenda for Sub-Sahara African Oil and Gas Summit

Sokoto motorists groan as petrol sells for N180/litre

IITA, partners inaugurate N4.2b yam seed improvement programme

No baby boom for China after end of one-child policy

Police to recruit 10,000 personnel annually -IGP

FG approves N120m intervention fund for FMC Asaba

CAF Elections: Regional interest will be paramount in Nigeria’s support

FG sacks NCAA directors

Come dive with me in Lagos

FG seeks complementary health financing from NGOs

NNPC says subsidiary, IDSL, not responsible for pipeline explosion

Plateau Govt flags off work on N1.8bn Jos township road

Investment conference postponed due to Abuja airport closure

CBN sells $1.5m on interbank market as naira firms on black market

Nigeria risks loss of US$25bn, 20,000 jobs if amendment of NLNG Act is allowed- Johnson

2018 Census: NPC begins enumeration area demarcation in Kaduna

Edo guber poll: More witnesses testify for Obaseki

NIPCO seeks Reps’ support to access petroleum products

Obsolete technology forces furniture makers to demand intervention fund

OPEC, non-OPEC countries cut output to boost prices

Fresh application stalls commencement of Dasuki’s trial

Xenophobia attacks on Nigerians, sad and uncalled for -diplomat [News]

Kebbi commends UNICEF intervention in school enrollment

Kano scales up partnership with PEBEC to boost investment

Millions at risk from African famine worsened by Boko Haram -UN

MainOne forms partnership to expand Internet exchange

FG plans to secure Genco’s payments for every unit of power produced

Enugu Govt. to find lasting solution to herdsmen/farmers crisis

Agriculture and security

Buying your way into entrepreneurship

Standard Chartered launches 2017 edition of “Standard Chartered Trophy – Road to Anfield”

Buhari’s absence triggers leadership struggle in Nigeria

She Made Her Big Family 10 Times Richer In 6 Months!

JAMB sentences five persons for selling fake forms

Chinese makes demands of dry yam from Nigeria

Families, businesses move to cheaper locations as economy bites

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Police identify 21 cult groups in Akwa Ibom

Beyond the coveted prize…

New Study links outdoor air pollution to over 855,200 pre-term births in Nigeria

Recession: Ekweremadu tasks Chambers of Commerce on solutions

Hospitality experts set to converge for 2nd IHTEF

Kidnapping: C’River dangles N1m on whistle blowers

Coscharis Group CEO named Nigeria’s ‘Investor-Of-The-Year’

One-Image Cinematography set to equip youths with photography, videography skills

How to craft customer-centred pricing strategy

NIMASA, Customs partnership will help Nigeria’s economic progress –Peterside

Why we are celebrating Cross River at 50 – Abam

HIV rash: What does it look like and how long does it last?

Contending with violence at home

GUO sympathises with commuters over Owode bus crash

Kwara to spend N4.2bn on establishment of schools, improve agric

Osinbajo visits MMIA, harps on speedy completion of projects

2017 budget: Again Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara meet 

‘Infrastructure development will drive economic growth, create jobs, wealth’

ICPC docks PSC director over N11.75mn fraud

FXTM gets inside track with Formula One sponsorship

EEN offers Nigerian SMEs opportunity to seal global deals

Budget 2017: Presidency, National Assembly harmonise differences

Account for alleged missing $246m, Senate tells NAPTIMS

FG owes N300bn subsidy to oil marketers

‘Power remains the biggest factor in the ever increasing cost of doing business in Nigeria’

UNODC, EU donate e-law library, computers, analysis tools to NPF

Naira appreciates further at parallel market

INEC urges stakeholders to support credible rerun elections in Rivers

Book Review; The Trails of a Widow

Lagos court sentences man to death by hanging

”Implement ‘coherent and credible’ economic policies” – IMF

Kano Govt. approves ‎N780mn to execute various projects

No padding in 2017 Budget, says DG Budget Office

No fewer than 300m suffer from depression – WHO

Nigerian can produce enough rice to meet local demand – NCRI Director

Gov. Ahmed calls for inclusion of entrepreneurship studies in school curriculum

Nigeria’s maize harvest under more pressure from locusts, armyworms

AFRICOM to collaborate with African countries for development

CBN to sell $230mn in FX forwards, intervenes on spot market

Protesters vandalise MTN head office in Abuja

”Nigeria lacks indigenous participation in vessels’ movement, cargo handling”

Kwara state Govt. inaugurates ‘Kwara Go Veg’ programme

Ikeja Electric begins fresh enumeration of consumers, equipment

NHIS, operators faceoff threatens healthcare system in Nigeria

​Fintech adoption to generate 350m new banking customers in Africa

Nigeria’s recession an opportunity for private capital

Analysts divided on naira outlook despite CBN dollar boost

Senator says Ajaokuta steel company “will soon start production”

NLNG says explosion hits gas pipelines

AEDC confirms mass disconnection despite NERC’s warning

Zambia’s inflation slows to 6.8% in February

New FX rules sow confusion for investors and traders

How they make unsinkable boats in Port Harcourt

Dalung assures NWFL of continued support for female football

Newly introduced foreign exchange policy will strengthen naira – CBN

Trump rescinds Obama-era school bathroom directives

How to mentor a perfectionist

Arcadia Mobile TV launches to a network of over 37 million unique users

PDP lawmakers disown Sheriff, head to Supreme Court

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Shell LiveWIRE doles out another N40mn to 100 young entrepreneurs

African pharma industry sees $40bn prospects in non-communicable diseases

FG, investors meet over issuance of sovereign green bonds

How we recovered cash, land documents, others from Badeh

No evidence Justice Ademola demanded bribe to grant Kanu, Dasuki bail – DSS

AGF, Sagay, Falana, others to attend SERAP’s anticorruption roundtable

Dollar drops to N495 as BDCs decry exchange rate unhealthy competition

‘Vacancy’ everywhere in PH but sad news often follows

Legal and Regulatory focus areas for the NERC Commissioners


IATA, AMCON to resolve Arik’s suspension

What if there is another oil boom?

Access, Ecobank, First Bank, SCB sell 71 percent of FX in two months

N4trn budget deficit: Presidency seeks approval to raise additional $500m Eurobond

2017 Budget: Senate threatens defaulting MDAs with zero capital allocation

Osinbajo wants Nigeria, U.S. to deepen relationship

World Bank investment in South-West Nigeria hits N305.2bn

PH City gives birth to Nigeria’s first-ever book on Reputation Management

Abia seeks partnership with Cuba to develop health sector

Airport Closure: FG unfolds emergency plans on medical service for Abuja-Kaduna Corridor

BoI targets N1trn MSMEs’ funding by 2019

NCF, SDL seal pact to promote renewable energy

Magu, Ambode’s wife seek joint action against corruption

CBN sets $15,000 limit for school fees, $4,000 for PTA per quarter

FG to close Apapa Marine Beach Bridge for 4 months for repairs  

Utomi points to challenge of savings, diversification as precursor to economic recession

Nigeria’s $732m trade with Cameroon threatened as crises linger

NSE indices depreciate by 0.01%

Osinbajo withholds assent to 4 bills, writes National Assembly

Modular Refineries will create jobs, reduce youth restiveness – NSCDC

FEC holds emotional valedictory for Amina Mohammed

IATA, Arik Air management working to resolve suspension from financial systems

N4trn budget deficit: Presidency seeks approval to raise additional $500m eurobond

FG to commence issuance of first ever green bond by April

Nigerian banks’ liquidity pressure eases on latest regulatory measures

Operators decry ban of the use of 200HP boat engines by NIMASA


Naira devaluation bets surge as Buhari extends sick leave

Chevron, Angola Govt. in tax, investment talks

Malawian president dismisses agric minister over corruption probe

Naira firms on black market after central bank action -traders

Attacks on Nigerians violates values South Africa symbolises- Envoy

South African court blocks govt’s ICC withdrawal push

Azerbaijan’s Aliyev tightens his grip by installing wife as deputy president

Air Peace receives 12th aircraft, opens Lekki office

FG’s production of 1m tonnes of fertiliser is achieveable -Presidential committee

How will GENCOs cope without supplies from gas firms?

Cattle grazing bill passes second reading in Akwa Ibom Assembly

NHIS decries delays in capitation of patients

True Federalism will redress perceived anomalies — Wike

Speculators panic, sell dollars as naira firms to N503/$

Momentum for 2017 Social Media Week heightens

LNG fights a losing battle in India as taxes weigh on demand

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

EU approves €444mn CEF grants

What CEOs should know about speaking up on political issues

Nollywood’s highest grossing movie hits N450m

The President’s health: A public issue or not?

Saudi Arabia debating shape of Aramco ahead of IPO

Stakeholders see ICDs, truck parks by NSC easing port congestion

Nigeria already implementing IMF-like reforms – Adeosun

Cotton production suffocating on poor seeds, shrinks market

Culture, your most potent strategy

Repositioning for superior performance through Business Process Reengineering

Homosexuality and western media

SON advises SMEs to adhere to standards for economic growth

IFAD trains value chain staff in Ogun

Blackbit, Willao unveil world-class car parking complex

TerraPay joins forces with MoneyTrans, Paga on cross-border remittances

Silence of the Nigerian academia

FETS supports local entrepreneurs for growth of SME Sector

Executive, NASS agree on 60 days timeline for bills on ease of doing business bills in Nigeria

Operatives of NSCDC to undergo training to protect ranches, says C-G

Kano businessman commends CBN new forex allocation method

CBN sells $370.9 million to 23 banks

Reps query ITF over duplication of multi-billion naira projects

Le Pen refuses headscarf, nixes talks with Lebanon cleric

Buhari to be away for longer, as Presidency says only he can disclose state of health

Libya deports 171 Nigerians

ExxonMobil sacks additional 89 workers

Israeli court gives soldier 18 months for fatal shooting

PDP senators reduce to 42 as Andy Uba defects to APC

47% of exam takers pass English, Maths as NABTEB releases results

Overnight interbank rate rises after banks bid for $500m forex

Aso Rock Clinic

N175bn worth of fish produced in 2016

Reps call for prosecution of health officials over $5.4m embezzled fund

CAC to address hitches on its online registration portal

Xenophic Attacks: Reps call for review of foreign policy, Diaspora legislation

CBN’s $500m supply jolts FX market

Nigeria to seek World Bank loan of at least $1 bln – Adeosun

Nigeria ranks 13 in internet affordability index

PDP will reclaim Andy Uba’s seat in Senate – Akpabio

Gov El-Rufai reshuffles cabinet

Unemployment, poverty top reasons for rise in kidnapping – NOI Polls

Concern mounts as Buhari extends vacation again

FG plans N310bn treasury bills auction on March 1

Buhari’ll return ‘soon’ – Saraki

No cause for worry Buhari tells Nigerians

Nigeria’s trade facilitation commitments are shallow. It must do more

Scientist cautions Nigeria on GMO foods

NBC initiates maritime training for youths of host communities in Rivers

UNESCO official to visit Nigeria to consolidate support on Lake Chad

Resetting Nigeria by boosting infrastructure

Naira forwards fall on devaluation expectations

Good nutrition, investment in children’s future – Expert

‘Schools are not willing to inform parents whose children are slow learners’ – Ezennia

Loan repayment critical to sustainability of CBN Anchor Borrower Scheme – AFAN

Transcorp Hotels reports FY group pre-tax profit of N5.23bn

May peers over Lords’ shoulders

Neymar, FC Barcelona to stand trial on corruption charges

Al-Makura signs N69.9bn Appropriation Bill into law

Dalung assures of all-inclusive sports federations’ elections

Wamakko urges FG to invest more in agric., solid minerals to exit recession

Total Nigeria’s “Triple-A Challenge” rewards sales excellence

ICT to drive insurance penetration in Nigeria

Monday, February 20, 2017

Nigeria’s financial services industry leapfrogging in FinTech adoption -PwC

Growth in Nigeria’s cooking gas market questions inadequate manufacturing capacity

AfrikIntern set to address growing skills mismatch

Africa records growth in mining, metals deals

CBN out with new rules to promote FX transparency and liquidity

Forestry can employ 60 million people, says FAN president

Blockchain will make the Lagos state land registry more efficient

“Local entrepreneurs are moving to online retail”- Jumia

Stage is set

‘Fish farming is a viable source of income’

Free advisory: PDP cannot bounce back with the same tired & tainted faces

Nigeria loses N23.6bn over non-documentation of oil, non-oil exports in 19 months

UK wants skills upgrade in Southwest, commits £250m to socio-economic growth

AMCON and the Arik takeover

Bowing to pressure, CBN relaxes FX rules

Pence ‘disappointed’ that Flynn gave him false information

Ministry deplores xenophobic attacks against Nigerians, summons S/African envoy

FG seeks AU intervention on S. Africa xenophobic attacks on Nigerians, others

Gunmen kill 14 persons in Kaura LG

Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún wants you to know what is in a Yoruba name

Controversy trails real property charge bill in A/Ibom

Vote of confidence on passed on Makarfi, as Jonathan insists PDP is intact

ESET relieves cyber security concerns of SMBs

Nigeria urges MTN to list on its stock market

CBN directs banks to open foreign exchange outlets in major airports

Reducing EFCC’s budget by 8.5% will hamper operations – Magu

NAMA reviews Nigeria Aeronautical information procedure

More Nigerians to return from Libya on Tuesday — NEMA

Farmers in Jigawa decry drop in prices of wheat

DPR seizes 1.5m litres of contaminated fuel vessel in Lagos

N40bn State Fund: FG tenders more documents against Nyako and son

Dasukigate : Metuh wants Dasuki to testify in his defence

Nigerian agencies, businesses storm SIA, SIMA agric shows in France

Britain posts first female high commissioner to Nigeria

FG to inject N500bn into mortgage bank to tackle housing deficit – Minister

Naira hits new black market low as traders digest CBN action

SUBEB distributes 51,600 plastic chairs, tables to schools in C/River

TETFund pledges to address challenges in assessing intervention funds

Auditor-General plans weekly audit in government agencies

Recent educational and value systems shifts in Lagos

Court strikes out suit challenging Magu’s position

Nobel Peace Prize decision committee loses leader to cancer

Tenderloving School recaptures meaning of, celebrates Valentine’s Day

Landmark College, St Gregory’ 10 others emerge top schools in Lagos Good Schools Guide 2017

Early seed-funding successes a boost for tech startups

World Bank sees more economic growth for Zambia

”We expect our Rights Issue to eliminate increasing finance costs, return Guinness Nigeria to profitability”

Ladi Balogun is FCMB’s new group chief executive

Trump repeal of SEC regulation signals more to come

Having more options can make us evaluate risk differently

Ajimobi signs anti-land grabbing bill into law, offenders risk 15-yr jail term

Traffic jams cost U.S. drivers $1,200 a year – Study

Nigeria could unlock $20bn inflows as it considers easing grip on naira

Examining Osinbajo’s scorecard as the acting president in the last one month

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Access Bank, Total E&P CEOs lead private sector fight against HIV/AIDS

FG did not suspend cattle transport by rail – CRSL CEO

5 Fascinating business facts – Part 5

Loots, recoveries, and a recession

‘Nigeria businesses must invest in R&D, efficiency to survive recession’

KPMG first

Amaechi to chair town hall on cargo handling charges

London Skylines

Positive budget proposals: just pass it!

FCMB supports youths with car, cash, other prizes to winners

Currency in circulation falls to N1.9trn in January

FG extends loan disbursements to Plateau, Jigawa, Kebbi

AEDC flags off business process reform project

Ete emerges Chevron PENGASSAN Branch Chairman

NNPC’s many reforms fail to grow profit

Ethiopian Airline rejects offer by AMCON to manage Arik Air

Group to promote Obaseki’s education programme

Opinion: The case for a gas revolution

Group wants Bayelsa Govt to stay action on land allocation for grazing

19 Nigerian academics conduct research in Shell sabbatical programme

Drought throws 3m Kenyans into distress

Kebbi wants FG’s support against Quelea Birds

Niger Delta: Stakeholders commend FG on proposed modular refineries

Gov. Ortom optimistic of a fresh mandate in in 2019

UCH establishes vitamin mineral infusion clinic

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation spends $250m in Nigeria

Israel, Jordan, Egypt secretly met for peace talks last year

Man United will not take FA Cup lightly-Mourinho

Gambian leader swears in minister who was jailed 22 times

FAAN inaugurates 216 security officers, fire fighters

SSANU threatens to invade Plateau University over suspension of officials

Passage of PIGB will curb restiveness in oil communities, says Udom

CBN offers banks $20m weekly for schools fees, PTA, medical

Pericomo Okoye: When a big masquerade exits the stage

The story of PDP makes me weep – Ekwueme

Ayade’s Cross River to launch $250m green entrepreneurship fund

Calabar-Itu-Ikot Ekepene-Aba federal highway to be dualised – Minister

Guinness Nigeria refutes PharmaDeko’s debt claims

Tongue-lashing the Federal Government

Sports: Parents of Abia ‘Ninjas’ plead with Ikpeazu on ABGRASOD

Land grabbers on the prowl in Edo

MOUAU matriculates 5,615, reads riot act to students

56 Nigerian inventors, others get over N70m PSCII grants

Be fair with 2018 census, Ajimobi tasks NPC

Why US new ambassador visited Kano Government House

PDP, APC bitter rivalry manifests as Osinbajo visits Rivers

Our tax revolution is yielding the desired result – Ganduje

Abia moves to rehabilitate Port Harcourt road, Aba  

Classical ‘Love Notes’ at MUSON MTNF Valentine concert

Is North readying for a divided Nigeria?  

Assembly seeks further clarification on ‘Light Up Kwara’

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Guinness Plc to partner LAWMA on waste management

Public properties as nobody’s business

Africa’s decade of industrialization

YouTube to end unskippable 30 seconds ad in 2018

Open Letter to ASUU & ASUP (5):

Osinbajo assents to Pension Rights of Judges Act, 6 others

NPA unfolds 25-year Port Master Plan soon

Liberalisation of modular refineries will boost development in N/Delta – Boroh

Multinational firms turn to Nigeria’s mining sector over new reforms

CWG excited as Diamond Bank ‘mobile banking’ app users hit 4m

Non-passage of Ports & Harbour, NTC Bills renders port reform ineffective -BPE

AEPB, Japanese agency collaborate to boost waste management in FCT

Katsina VVF centre treated over 5,000 patients in 2016 – MD

Nigerian businesses under attack in S/Africa, says Union

Etisalat boosts healthcare with donation to Gbagada General Hospital

China to suspend all imports of coal from North Korea

U.S. coalition says IS command center destroyed in Mosul

NAF seeks improved synergy with security agencies in Enugu state

Ventures Platform holds demo day for start-ups

Police arrest 4 suspects over illegal revenue collection in Enugu

Citibank, Techpreneur partner to tackle corruption in Nigeria

Friday, February 17, 2017

Protect your business from smart internet scams

Zuckerberg says Facebook taking next big step as global opportunities beckon

G20 partners Oyo Govt. on job creation

NNPC Records Massive Reduction in Pipeline Vandalism

Heritage Bank facilitates disbursement of N3bn YIEDP fund

Manufacturers, OPS ready for 38th Kaduna Trade Fair

Stakeholders identify budget shortfalls say asset sales missing

C/ River Garment Factory to produce Police, Peace Corps uniforms

Presidency slashes 2017 budget by N3bn

NSE educates varsity students, staff on capital market operation

Recession: Benue Speaker advises tertiary institutions to look inward

U.S. reaffirms commitment to improving power in Nigeria

Senator tasks Nigerians on Domestic tourism

2017 Cropping Season: farmers appeal for early supply of fertilisers

Zimbabwean First lady says “no vacancy’’ at state house

CBN offers banks $20m weekly allocation for invisibles

FG/IFAD presents rice, cassava processing equipment to farmers in Awka

AAU loses former Vice-Chancellor, Cordelia Agbebaku

NSE indices up by 0.44%, turnover 232.43%

N-Power staff protest non-payment of 2 months salary in Edo

Arms deal: Court to rule on Mohammed’s permission to travel abroad Feb. 28

Shettima visits, donates to bombing victims, urges proper treatment

Xi urges all Chinese to contribute to national rejuvenation

Wenger says he will still be managing a club next season

Nigeria may ease grip on Naira-Rencap

Med-View Airline to expand operations to 3 Francophone West-African countries

South Sudan general resigns ministerial post, defects to rebels

Fashola urges states to collaborate with FG on road projects

Nigeria imports 189.5metric tonnes of tomato paste in 12 months

Edo Guber: We may not call oral witnesses


This travel app will help you traverse Europe

Capacity development is panacea to unemployment – NIMASA DG

Guinness Nigeria denies PharmaDeko’s debt claims

Nigeria’s $1bn Eurobond starts trading on London Stock Exchange

18 universities to participate in NUGA preliminaries – Official

FG to audit mining sector, curb tax evasion

Afreximbank to source $1.5bn for Burkina Faso’s 5-year development plan

Teaching Hospitals, Private Institutions jostle for TETFUND fund

Nigeria takes controls of Arik Air to stabilise it ahead of sale

You share a marriage – but do you share financial secrets?

Huawei’s harps on digital transformation around the world

CBN gave key industries $2.83bn Dec-Jan to boost economic recovery

Making money just got easier! Find out the secrets now!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

SuperSport Let’s Play inspire over 500 children in Akwa Ibom

Simi, a rising songstress

Pelvic inflammatory disease on the rise in Nigeria, experts

College of health introduces new program

The Women; another thriller from Blessing Egbe

Soaring building materials prices signpost crisis in housing sector

CAF Champions League: Rangers FC vows to upset JS Saoura

3m epilepsy patients in Nigeria, others lack basic treatment – WHO

Oshoala dumps Arsenal Ladies for Chinese side

Digital Switch Over: Reps request for details of N10bn tracked by EFCC

NCC arrests 3 suspects for pre-registering SIM cards

Osinbajo inaugurates road safety council

Corruption to cost Nigeria 37% of GDP by 2030

Lagos to build computerised vehicle inspection centres

Jammeh as a metaphor (Part 2)

Working women drive record employment

NSCDC says 1,135 killed in Zamfara in 5 years

Lagos judge orders forfeiture of N34billion linked to Diezani Alison Madueke

Over 10,800 poor, vulnerable persons benefit from FG’s cash programme in Bauchi State

FG to plough back $250m into Sovereign Wealth Fund

FG pledges to fully implement National Productivity Policy

Four keys on how to be socially upward

UN plans $1bn humanitarian fund for Nigeria in 2017  

Inflation: Don advises CBN to ease monetary policy, stabilise exchange rate

Stay clear Anchor Borrowers’ Programme, Okorocha warns “political farmers”

What happens when two bankers and an engineer get a billion dollars?

Lenovo net profit falls 67%

First NEC meeting in 2017 begins in Abuja

IGR: Ondo State captures fresh 295,222 taxpayers into database

Economist calls for more investment in education, energy to attain PWC’s prediction

ASUP accuses YABATECH of short paying salary by 25%

Australia’s Catholic Church pays $212m to abuse victims

We have invested over $20m in Nigeria – Pamnani

Retailers lament low patronage as recession bites

Multiple price increases underpin Grief’s sales

Akwa Ibom looks to vegetable farming as tomatoes harvest doubles

Promoting peace, economic growth, stability via true federalism

AMCON rules out job rationalization in Arik as Senate Committee backs takeover

White House confirms Trump spoke with Buhari

Financial inclusion and safety for bank depositors

As Top Services presents ‘Facts Behind the Offer’ of N20bn REIT

Mixed feelings trail Nigerian equities performance

Mangrove conservation key to community development

Syndicate behind N8bn CBN currency scam, says witness

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Door opens to gene editing in embryos

Dakuku Peterside reveals new coastal security secrets to fight piracy

‘It is in Nigeria’s interest that Igbos’ should produce president in 2019’

NIMASA DG’s fireworks with PH press

Nigeria’s economy poorly managed says Idika Kalu

Nigerian firms struggle against strong macroeconomic headwinds

International Bar Association takes aim at Trump

Nigeria to spend N120bn in 3 years importing technologies

Hybrid Solicitors donate books to LASU law Library

Nigerian lawyers react to supreme court nominations

Danbatta ‎assures of a functional interconnection regime for effective regulation

Greek bailout deal is within sight, EU official says

Amazon and google consider turning smart speakers into home phones

America is ready to strengthen relationship with Nigeria – ambassador

Arik owes N361bn debt – AMCON

Lagos Govt. targets 3,000MW of power in 7 years- Ambode

Court slams N20m as damage against Police for assaulting lawyer

Turning Nigeria’s gas flares into cash

The face of a fantastically corrupt country

Corporate Data Access in Africa: Sparking private sector investment through greater transparency

Presidential Council urges lawmakers to pass CBB before end of March

FG yet to decide on World Bank loan

CBN N8bn scam: I screamed on seeing papers instead of money, witness tells court

Updated: FG still fine-tuning Economic Recovery Plan

Rice importation costs Nigeria $2bn annually- Dangote

Uganda Central Bank cuts main lending rate by 50 points to 11.5%

Oil Sector Debts: Reps threaten to arrest owners of defaulting oil companies

Naira’s black market fall a “major concern” to central bank – Gwadabe

Enelemah discusses improvement of Trade ties with US Trade Officials

You cannot sue Buhari over appointment of Customs CG – Court

Rate of Naira counterfeiting is less than 1% – CBN

Power generation hits 4,043MW as gas supply improves

Lufthansa reaches settlement with pilots’ union in salary dispute

Abia approaches Afreximbank to fund Aba Industrial City

Africa’s largest fund manager invests in Access, Zenith Bank

Nigeria, others commit to reducing maternal, infant mortality

Pharmaceuticals canvass fiscal policy continuation

INEC promises credible polls in Ekiti, Osun

Court adjourns Dariye’s N1.162bn lawsuit till March 2

FG should encourage girls to study STEM -Director

FG to establish $300m agribusiness loan project for young farmers

Company to transport 800 tones of soya beans by rail

Inflation rises to 18.72% in January 2017

Allan Gray bets on Nigerian banks as naira devaluation looms

Agency will continue to maintain professional standards in bio-safety field -DG

Malaysia police arrest woman linked to death of Kim Jong Nam

Ibom power announces restoration of gas supply, resumes operations

Nigeria Tech: Are we in a bubble?

Akwa Ibom gets army science sec school

Higher food and fuel prices propel inflation

Ailing President abroad leaves Nigeria with sense of Deja Vu

South African rand hits 16-month high against U.S. dollar

SMW Lagos partners Facebook, Dangote Group to host new media professionals

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Nigeria ranks low on emerging markets manufacturing

Stamp duty: NECA says CBN sending wrong signal to foreign investors

Growing cost of doing business diminishes Nigeria’s ability of earning FX from leather sector

Kansai Plascon’s strategic expansion drive meets opportunity in Nigeria

JAMB plans to conduct mock exams for UTME candidates – Oloyede

Wakanow set to launch operations in UK

Nigeria nears 2.2m barrels per day as IOCs lift restrictions on crude grades

Levies: Traders set for showdown with Lagos LCDA

Senate Leadership : Saraki and others settle out of court

Delta approves construction of more roads

Building generation of savers with Fidelity Bank life impacting scheme

Companies seen responding to global tax reset

Experts suggests models to revive Arik, Aero as AMCON denies setting up national carrier

Poor quality teachers leave Nigerian students unprepared for 21st Century challenges

FG says only 13m Nigerians pay taxes, 40 pay over N10m annually

Fitch Rates Nigeria’s USD Notes ‘B+’

Desist from strikes before you loose public sympathy, SGF tells doctors

N1.64bn fraud: Court dismisses Nyame’s no-case submission

Funding, infrastructure pose major challenges to Digital Switch Over target – ITS

Afreximbank, Ecobank dedicate $500m to promote African trade, investment

FG orders 5,000 made-in-Aba conference bags

Port Harcourt pollution deleared an emergency, plant closed

Nigeria plans asset sales, spokesman denies reported amount

McCain says Flynn resignation shows ‘dysfunction’ at the White House

Michael Flynn resignation raises dark questions surrounding Trump and Russia

Agric revolution hinges on credit, infrastructural boost

Nigerian doctors use candlelight to perform operations

Nigeria loses up to $100bn in revenue as attacks cut oil output

U.S. supports preservation of Nigeria’s cultural heritage with $116,000 grant

FG gives N70m grant to 56 inventors

FIRO has capacity to alleviate poverty in Nigeria – DG

Restructuring depends on what Nigerians want – Ex VP

Atiku visits Babangida in Minna (Pictures)

NSE market capitalisation slides further by N73bn

UN warns of rapid spread of devastating pest in Africa

Ethiopian Airlines now 11th world’s most punctual

“Good governance will attract investment flow”

Army needs N169bn in 2017, deploys troops to 32 states

Dasukigate: Trial against Ashinze and others suffer setback

US interventions to drive $2.7bn investments into Nigeria’s power sector

Kebbi govt to procure 300,000 metric tonnes of fertlizer to boost food production

RIFAN, firm collaborate to cultivate 40,000 hectares of rice

OPL 245 : Shell, Agip challenge forfeiture of oil well

320 farmers benefit from anchor borrower programme in Sandamu LG, Katsina

FG must offer work to illegal refiners to reach peace – Osinbajo

Union Bank to partner leading innovative hub to boost service delivery

Ndume tasks FG on restoration of civil authorities in liberated communities

Thailand’s new king shows his strength leftright 2/2leftright

Union Bank Celebrates 100 years of Banking

UK inflation rises to highest since June 2014 as fuel costs surge

Safe Schools Initiative to continue despite Boko Haram attacks – UN envoy

Lawmaker commends FG plan to inject N51bn to garment, textile industry

S. Africa’s unemployment falls to 26.5% in Q4 2016

Get ready to see President Buhari, he is home sick – Presidency

2016 Budget: Nigerian Prisons gets N3.946bn without NASS approval

BMW to recall 41,685 vehicles in China

Oil slips most in 3 weeks as OPEC cuts face rising U.S. output

3 rules for difficult conversations

APO 6: Judge’s absence stalls judgment

MinisThe growth of space technology in Africa

FMCG firms’ sales beat expectations amid harsh macroeconomic environment

FUNAAB beats eight African universities at Unilever Idea Competition in Johannesburg

Nigeria imports 90% of its technology needs

ConMin West Africa announces new date for expo

Monday, February 13, 2017

Curbing executive overdrive: The beauty of democratic institutions

FUNAAB hosts fishing festival to attract investments in aquaculture

Access Bank shows strength, returns to top 500 global brands bracket

Aquaculture production increases 43% in 5 years

Utomi to offer insights on economy as Fine & Country gathers real estate leaders

Nigerian consumers pay heavy price for collapse of 1980s industries

Nigeria gets $116,000 grant from U.S. for cultural preservation  

Passengers to pay more as BRT, LAGBUS up fares by 20%, 50%

NNPC Subsidiary explains shortfall in gas production

Repeal of US financial law spells danger for oil sector transparency in Nigeria, others

UBA wins most innovative bank of the year award

Why Nigeria’s e-commerce industry continues to attract investment

Lenovo rewards customers in national promo draw

N/Assembly urged to remove N115.5bn wasteful items from 2017 budget

Nigeria can generate 6,000MW if gas pipelines are safe – Fashola

APC to constitute peace, reconciliation committees

Buhari canvasses support for refugees in Lake Chad region

KPMG to undertake forensic audit of Arik Airline

Ex-SPDC manager wants lower interest rate on farmers’ loans

FG secures $1bn funding from SPDC to develop Niger Delta

2019 general election: INEC to remove offices from 774 LGAs

2019 General Elections: INEC earmarks N1.4bn for ballot boxes

Osinbajo urges leaders to rise against primordial sentiments

Unexplode World War II bomb discovered near Frankfurt airport

Should Nigerians fasten their seatbelts in 2017?

Trump speaks to Buhari, says US ready to cut new arms deal with Nigeria

Nigeria requires $30bn  annual investments, to bridge infrastructure deficit 

Trial of former Chief of Air Staff commences

Trading sustains negative trend on NSE, down by 0.38%

FG hires new lawyer to prosecute Justice Ngwuta

Beyond landmarks Dubai lures more tourists with shopping

FG to establish military industrial complex in Kaduna

Lagosians to pay more for BRT, LAGBUS from March 1- LASG

2017 budget financing: Experts task FG on concessional loans

4,127 rice farmers to benefit from CBN borrower programme in Kano

Bird flu kills 11,000 birds in 6 Plateau farms

Apo Six: Court adjourns judgment till March 9

Welcome to Nigeria

Akwa Ibom loses N180bn revenue from non-compliance of Local Content law

Experts hinge rising insecurity on failed $470m CCTV project

Group lauds Jigawa on cluster farming

Justice Ngwuta’s lead prosecutor was sacked because of professional misconduct-FG

Lawyer’s suit against Magu: Judge’s absence stalls trial

No Governor indicted over Paris Club Loan reimbursement – EFCC

Onne Oil & Gas Free Zone offers incentives to foreign coys – Intels

Opon Imo: Students, parents appraise Osun govt. as distribution Continues

Backlash spurs blue-chips to rethink bosses’ pay schemes

Niger state signs N300 m contract to digitise Radio Niger

Managers aren’t doing enough to encourage whistleblowing

OPEC’s amazing and shortlived compliance

Niger Govt. signs N300mn contract to digitise Radio Niger

Niger state signs N300m contract to digitise Radio Niger

Death toll in Philippines quake rises to 8, as aftershocks continue

Rainy season: Lagos Assembly wants residents vacate flood-prone areas

NNPC explains shortfall in gas production

FG targets 8 economic recovery initiatives

Sunday, February 12, 2017

FG says it sacked Justice Ngwuta’s lead prosecutor

UNICEF lauds Army for supporting UN humanitarian agencies in Maiduguri

5 Fascinating Business Facts About India

FMCG firms face troubled waters

Access Bank’s sale of SIPML may boost Q1 profits by N1.14 bn

Dangote sets to launch 25,000 hectares of rice out-grower scheme in Sokoto

Lagos takes advocacy against domestic, sexual violence to army

A peek into Nigeria ethical funds

Seven Energy earns Fitch Ratings upgrade as junk status clings

Egyptians ditch imports and buy local as pound sinks

Fashola, Adeosun, others to attend maiden national budget defence public hearing

Nazi-era German anthem at tennis tournament sparks outrage

ICRC partners NEPAD on Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline project

FMCG firms seek raw materials locally as spiralling costs dampen margins

Osinbajo congratulates New President of Somalia

ICAN urged to partner tertiary institutions to improve accounting skills

Ambode affirms support to revamp National Theatre

Delta rice farmers want call for land for dry season farming

Arik Air requires N10bn to resume full operations -AMCON

Building research institute to establish construction lab for soil, material tests

Operators blame multiple taxation for poor performance of domestic airlines

FG recovers another $151m, N8b looted funds

Lagos harvests 50 tonnes of catfish in 6 months

German airport shut after substance found in security check area

Apo Six: Danjuma, 4 others to know fate on Monday

Class, poise with Jake Ties

NCAA clears air on Qatar airways incident

This Valentine’s Day, I’m mum’s chef

NiMet Signs MoU with BATNF on weather information

Lagos’ Resilient City status and innovative leadership

Helicopter operators search new markets as oil slump bites

‘Omega Aromatic Schnapps preferred drink  for the 1018th Igu-Aro Ndi-Igbo’

Oyo mandates contractors to patronise 440,000 artisans, tradesmen

Ikpeazu’s wife hosts Southern governors’ wives

Much Ado about Buhari’s health

Port Harcourt soot: US-trained environment engineer blames illegal refining  

Visitation panel recommends injection of fresh intervention fund‎ for LAUTECH 

Ordinary man remains mute amid ‘naira rain’ as PDP, APC renew verbal warfare

Staying HIV-free this Valentine’s season

Let’s make a deal!: The Do’s and Don’ts of successful transactions

Why I disbanded road maintenance agency, appointed another – Wike  

ASEPA DGM solicits Aba residents’ support to keep the city clean

Nigerian agriculture shows robust prospects as defence  

Abia unveils logo for grassroots sports development

In Akwa Ibom, it is about showcasing performance not dirty politics – Commissioner

Saturday, February 11, 2017

‘NIMASA not opposed to establishment of Maritime University’

Seven Energy earns ratings upgrade from Fitch, as junk status clings

Open Letter to ASUU & ASUP (4):

Southern Kaduna crisis threatens Nigeria’s N218bn railway projects

FG to reposition economy by leveraging on ICT – Perm Sec

National Assembly will not make law to stifle freedom of worship

BRT, LAGBUS operators to unveil new fares Monday

Global certification, infrastructure key to drive cargo exports – SAHCOL

Value chain problems hurt Nigeria’s agribusiness

Abia set to up anti-corruption commission

FG lauds Huawei’s humanitarian gesture to IDPs

FG to unveil new vision for Niger Delta – Osinbajo

Banks move to reverse stamp duty charge on savings accounts

Aisha Buhari returns to Abuja, as Nigerians await President Buhari’s return

FG commends CBN’s decision on 5% bank profits to agriculture

Kogi to feed 181,000 pupils to complement FG’s effort

DPR seals 27 filling stations for selling above N145 per litre in Akwa Ibom

NUPENG commends FG over rehabilitation of Lagos-Ibadan expressway

El-Rufai decries destruction of structure for military battalion in Southern Kaduna

Marathon: LASG on track to reposition sports, says Ambode

Mimiko approved N500mn “parting gifts’’ for political office holders, APC alleges

Police in Enugu reassures corps members of safety

Pictures: Access Bank Lagos City Marathon 2017

Outbreak of maize disease in Kaduna already curtailed – Official

Lagos Marathon: Nigerians must compete with world’s best to improve — Udo-Obong

Lagos Marathon: I’ll love to marry Nigerian, says winner of female category

NAFDAC grants 5,411 registrations for local products in 2016 – NBS

7-year-old completes 10km at 2nd Access Bank Lagos City marathon (Pictures)

Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum wins Lagos City Marathon for second time (Pictures)

Fighting Breaks Out in South Africa’s Parliament

A Valentine’s Day Champagne With a Programmable Message

Iranians Vilify Trump in Rally Celebrating 1979 Revolution

Nigeria’s Problems Are Not Insurmountable – Ayere Sonnie

Hundreds of immigrants arrested in ‘routine’ U.S. enforcement surge

Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Winners emerge

Nigeria Needs to Focus on Consistently Diversifying the Economy – Ayere Sonnie

N200 Million Naira Tax Free, What would you Do?

‘Be careful’ – Trump warns Iran President

Lagos City Marathon: Roads to be temporarily closed

Army demotes 2 soldiers for human rights abuse

Friday, February 10, 2017

FG is committed to development of Niger-Delta region – Minister

UN condemns ISIS rocket firings at Israel

Fashola pledges to make Abuja-Kaduna road pothole free

Lagos Angel Network offers N50 million seed-funding to start-ups

JCI empowers aspiring entrepreneurs with new business skills

Amosun pardons three prisoners, commutes death sentence on two inmates

Mini grid law, liquidity top stakeholder’s agenda for new NERC commissioners

Oil sector transparency in Nigeria, others threatened as Trump plans repeal of Dodd-Frank act

Kano gets 7 vehicles from European Commission to boost IGR

NDDC completes 3,424 projects in 16years

The Kenyans are here, will you be there?

Allow NERC perform its mandate without interference, BPE appeals

Boko Haram kills seven Nigerian soldiers in ambush

Anambra Central Senatorial Dispute: Supreme Court dismisses Ekunife’s appeal

Assad denies Amnesty International report on human rights violation

ECOWAS cuts operational costs by $12m

Kano distributes instructional materials worth N360m‎ to schools

Gombe passes N90.558 billion 2017 budget into law

Troops repel Boko Haram ambush in Borno

Sanusi takes over from Akinkuotu at Aero

Gove’s interview with Trump took place under watchful eye of Murdoch

Government intervention helping Arik to stay alive

Nigeria loses $80bn annually to oil infrastructure vandalism – Kachikwu

Former GMD NNPC admits ownership of recovered $9.8mn

Nigeria overnight lending rate closes flat at 10%

Army donates clothing, cash to assaulted physically challenged person in Onitsha

Kenya Airways proposes higher wages to win back engineers

NBTI entrepreneurs contributing to economic growth – DG

FG to commence new phase of intervention projects in 12 new universities

South Africa maize output falls 22%

FG to commence another phase of intervention projects in 12 universities

Ministry targets N120m revenue in Sokoto

Revealed: How Nigerian big boys and girls are secretly making money in this economy

Enugu Govt. to adopt town unions as its fourth tier govt

Nigeria produces 5.7mn tonnes of fish in 5 years – NBS report

Access Bank announces divestment from SIPML

Updated: WhatsApp adds more security with two-way verification feature

Former U.S. President Carter goes solar, helping power rural hometown

Russian air strike kills Turkish troops as forces converge on Isis base in Syria

Security beefed up as Acting President Osinbajo visits Bayelsa

Drought : 11m people face severe hunger in East Africa – IFRC

CMSA, others to hold first Nigerian Structured Products summit

ExxonMobil Nigeria gets new MD

Brawl in S.Africa’s parliament as opposition EFF lawmakers ejected

Nigeria aims to present reform plan in Feb for $1 bln World Bank loan


U.S. Appeals Court rules against travel ban, Trump kicks

Maradona given FIFA ambassadorial role

1,600 farmers register for Anchor Borrowers scheme in Daura

Senate warns of imminent security threat from telcos

African leaders must lift continent into mainstream global economy – Ambode

Thursday, February 09, 2017

$4bn forex demand backlog increases banks’ default risk

EFCC recovers $9.750m, £750,000, N1.25bn

Nigeria’s US$1 bn Eurobond oversubscribed by US$7.8 bn

Chinese Super League: The emerging football powerhouse

FG’s N1.3 trillion domestic borrowing plan will curb appetite for stocks

Banks see opportunity to play in Fintech space

Trumpin’ and Thumpin’ back to the 1930s

FG begs Japanese companies to relocate back to Nigeria

Jammeh as a metaphor – part 1

You’ll need a money coach to make it big financially

WTO review will strengthen Nigeria’s market confidence – Trade advisor

Adequate sleep enhances healthy living

The Long, winding Superhighway

Borehole digging and the attendant health risks

MainOne gathers IT heavyweights for Nerds Unite

Nigeria’s president is missing in action-FT

Banks to support exports with N25bn annual equity contribution

NIMASA supports establishment of Maritime University

Stakeholders push for fertilizer bill to address adulteration, poor crop yield

Osinbajo meets head of security, anti-grafts agencies

Buhari in 5-minute telephone chat with Speaker Dogara

Black soot: Rivers sets up taskforce to tackle menace

‘Bring back corruption’ slogan orchestrated to rubbish anti-graft war – Osinbajo

Nigerians can’t continue to suffer like this – Saraki

50th Anniversary: Kwara sets up 31-man committee for smooth celebration

Prosecuting counsel withdraws from Justice Ngwuta’s trial

FG blames security agents for high cost of food items

Buhari sacks army bodyguards as DSS takes over Aso Rock security

Financial experts call for MPR review to avert banking sector collapse

Akwa Ibom assembly approves N1.9bn loan request by govt.

Facebook adds full weather forecast inside mobile app, desktop site

Twitter quarterly loss widens to $167m

Manchester United announces £157.9m record revenues

Ministry of Information will generate more revenue in 2017 – Minister

Lack of processing plants challenge to ginger production — Association president

Biotechnology agency to commence local production of human vaccines

NIIT to empower 1000 youths with free ICT skills in Kaduna

Running campaigns: Social Media lessons

NLC, TUC protest rising cost of living

Changing passwords regularly to protect your money

May and Baker to produce, market sickle cell drug, ‘Niprisan’- Institute

Nigeria-South Africa trade volume drops 11% in 2016

Creators with over 10,000 subscribers can now live-stream on YouTube

Prosecution counsel withdraws from Justice Ngwuta’s trial

CAF Championship: Rivers United departs for Mali

Lassa fever: Inadequate diagnostic centres, delays increase fatalities

UAE halts investments in Egypt over debts

IITA scientists develop new crop spacing method for cowpea

Abuja airport closure: Foreign airlines’ refusal to codeshare, to cost passengers N3bn

Gombe to spend N200m on 6 dialysis machines

Learning is good for your health, wallet and social life

Army arrests 2 soldiers for allegedly maltreating physically challenged person

Regional force’s mission in Gambia extended by three months

Trump writes China’s Xi seeking ‘constructive’ ties

Hale and hearty

South Africa introduces $260 monthly minimum wage

Ivanka Trump’s trustee role lays bare Murdoch’s close ties to White House

Pirates kidnap seven Russians, one Ukrainian in Nigerian

2019: PDP confirms talks with other political parties

EFCC operatives visit Arik Air

Forum raises concern over increase in food contaminants, diseases

N3bn Amnesty Funds: EFCC confiscates 6 properties in Bénin, Yenagoa

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

FG begins disbursement of interest-free loan to women, artisans

Lagos City Marathon Race: LASG closes roads to traffic

National Assembly to raise health budgetary allocation to N1trn

World Bank, BoI back Nigeria’s machinery lending initiative for mining sector

NRC hinges Abuja-Kaduna fare hike on operation cost

Stakeholders support establishment of National Enterprise Development Fund

Poultry farmers hit as feed prices, other inputs rise steeply

Consumers warm to reasonably priced milk

First Bank leads in Top 500 Global Banking Brands

FG, WTO in talks on import prohibition list, export rejects

Stock investors record biggest weekly loss in Forte, Neimeth, UACN Property, others

Is there still a war against corruption?

The Nigerian middle class, mea culpa and the burden of history

Flour Mills: 9M’16 result tracks ahead of analysts’ estimates

Marine resources of Nigeria

Gbadamosi: Bouquet of arts for a Lagos boy

Global passenger traffic up 6.3%, African airlines record 7.4% increase- IATA

Brazil based firm partners firm for Omni helicopters Nigeria

Jaiz Bank to list on NSE today

Buhari’s sister urges Nigerians to pray for President

Anambra has potential to replicate Chinese Economy – Ubah

Gov. Bello bemoans issuance of licence to unqualified drivers

Ambode, Okowa proffer solutions to economic problems

PIGB: Senate moves to protect oil workers from sack 

Qatar spending N250bn weekly on World Cup infrastructure projects

FG  increases  tomato tariff to boost local production

Our lives under threat, Ondo lawmakers cry out

FG secures order for $100bn worth of pigeon pea from India

Senate to Amaechi: Withdraw your statement on $29.9bn loan

Reps query BPE over N3bn revenue from Iwopin paper mills concession

El-Rufai bars FRSC checkpoints from Kaduna

FG tenders cash and firearms, found on Justice Ademola

Microsoft broadens patent protection for cloud customers

Port Harcourt residents panic over hazardous black soot

Southern Kaduna: 4 communities hold peace dialogue

Nigeria struggles to boost oil output; that’s good for OPEC

Buhari’s economic plan could be make or break for Nigeria

Poultry farmers decry high cost of inputs in FCT

Aflatoxins, major cause of liver cancer in Africa – Expert

FG approves increase in tomato tariff, introduces incentives for local production

Okoloko task youths on self-employed jobs to be economically independent

Nigerian ports berth 19,833 vessels in 3 years – NBS

Accenture beefs up blockchain security

Over 400 soldiers deployed for Zuma’s parliamentary address, opposition fumes

Somali lawmakers gather to vote for president

Investment One perfects acquisition of Universal Steels

Angolan rebels call on oil region to boycott election

Akeredolu urges Ndi-Igbo residents in Ondo to embrace peace, unity

Power, sex and slaves: Nigeria battles beliefs of Boko Haram brides

Block-chain technology could significantly lower banks’ transaction costs


Poll shows Le Pen losing French presidential runoff

ASI sustains losses despite increased activity levels

Plateau Govt. to provide teaching aids, work tools to Jos prison

Institute develops micro-irrigation system for farmers

IBB university begins production of cashew juice

NFF says only intensive preparation will help Super Eagles to Russia 2018

Somali lawmakers begin voting for president

Abe seeks to take Trump gifts of ‘tweetable’ investment pledges

How Instagram is changing travel

FG approves N650bn to improve social, infrastructure development

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

FG sees growth recovery plan spiking GDP growth rate by 7%

Stakeholders challenge Acting President on urgent economic issues

Nigeria’s health agencies refute Ezeibe AIDS cure claim

Nigeria’s revenue slumps most among emerging country peers  

New Iran sanctions may be the next catalyst for crude oil prices

Why domestication of oil, gas projects is the right path to thread

AFC issues $150m maiden Sukuk

Outlook for West African oil on resurging demand

‘Insurance industry will grow given market projections’

BPE spent $4bn power sector assets sales proceeds on salaries, pensions – Saraki

FG Sees it’s Growth Recovery Plan spiking GDP growth rate by 7%

Boko Haram: Winning the peace after the war

The Followers’ CODE

Retail market holds the key to growth of insurance industry- says Apere

Dala woos AP Moller Maersk to invest in devt of $30m Kano inland port

Anchor Insurance strategizes for growth

FX scarcity casts doubt on Customs’ N900bn revenue target

Poor, vulnerable population’s needs in focus as Lagos builds Resilience Strategy

EU pledges £10m for Nigeria’s electoral process reform

Power outage disrupts screening of ambassadorial nominees

Suicide bomber: ‘Boko Haram paid me N200’

FG to provide incentives to investors in critical sectors

N2.2bn fraud : FG withdraw charges against Chief Registrar of Supreme Court

Coronation Merchant Bank to deepen Nigeria’s capital market, boost infrastructure

‘PDP will be stronger before 2019’

FG inaugurates NERC commissioners without chairman

After Nations Cup, Africa switches focus to Russia

Oil and gas stocks underperforming despite higher crude oil prices

EFCC docks lawyer for N16.2mn fraud

Verifying capital expenditure trends 2010 to date

Second-guessing why the external reserves are growing

Quest for diaspora dollars takes Nigerian bank globetrotting

Obasanjo joins investors to 38th Kaduna Trade Fair

NLC urges FG to address fuel supply challenges in Anambra

Emir of Kano wants state government to float Islamic bonds

ECA decries low intra-African trade

FG gives NAFDAC 2 weeks ultimatum to register SMEs

Israel Votes to Legalize Settlements

How to Talk About Yourself in a Job Interview

Inside The Highest Priced Home In The U.S.

Senate begins screening of non-career ambassadorial nominees

FG deploys task force to Taraba over farmers/herdsmen clashes – Commissioner

Globetrotting banker appeals to diaspora to send money home

Petrol scarcity: black market will soon disappear from Yola, says DPR

FG withdraws corruption charges against Supreme Court chief registrar, 2 others

Expert calls for govt intervention on farming inputs, markets

FG collaborates with EU to create digital single market in Nigeria

NGO enrolls 1,500 IDPs’ children into informal lessons

U.S. government defends Trump’s travel ban as states warn of chaos

NIMASA to build new offices in eastern ports

Indian Nobel peace prize winner’s medal replica stolen – Police

Phone call

Traditional rulers will rally support for President Buhari– Sulu Gambari

Two female suicide  bombers intercepted in Maiduguri

Assad sees Trump’s Islamic State view as promising

NEITI: Oil producing states can’t account for N8.59bn projects

Fayemi leads deal to end $50bn illicit outflow of Africa’s mineral wealth

Monday, February 06, 2017

Coastal security: NIMASA targets 100% piracy free 2017

MOSOP assures Ogoni of fair treatment during clean up

Reps probe $9.159bn forex sale on petroleum products

FG fertilizer committee lauds Indorama’s cheap supply of NPK to farmers

As Nigerians protest hardship, govt policies, Osibanjo says “We hear you loud and clear”

Kaduna, Vodacom launch ICT to boost healthcare, education development

Auchi Poly staff on indefinite strike over N1.8bn salary arrears

Ambode, Obiano, Collier, others say Africa must invest in infrastructure

Reps probe alleged misappropriation of N25bn import tariff by NEXIM bank

Fidelity Bank collaborates with LBS, NEPC for exports promotion

These lenders have the cheapest valuation

Are Nigeria’s refineries more attractive or just the downstream sector?

Investors confident on economy despite Buhari’s absence

Housing delivery: Experts canvass good land administration to attract investors

As in Nigeria, low income housing devt in US difficult, costly

NLNG: Trying to kill the goose that lay the golden egg

Property market anticipates 2,000 low income houses as developer expands frontiers

Banks audited financial statement to be ISA 701 compliant – CBN

EDHA passes 2017 appropriation bill into law

Months after, FG’s recovery plan not ready as consultations continue

Reps summon Emefiele over foreign exchange sale to oil marketers

FG orders investigation of claims to HIV cure

CBN to sanction banks over non-remittances of Content Development Fund

Nigerians hold anti-government protest in Lagos

Osinbajo speaks on Buhari, says cannot disclose status

TCN boss’ appointment, not condition for AfDB loan – Fashola

Korea ambassador pledges support for Nigeria’s education sector

We are resucitating Air Boarder Patrol Unit, says Immigration boss

Association appeals to FG to intervene on scarcity, price of LPG

2016 Budget: We only received 53 per cent of our allocation – Fashola

NSE market capitalisation loses N74bn in one day

Lagos State to finally banish yellow buses in 2017 – Ambode

FERMA begins asphalt-laying on Third Mainland Bridge

Plateau ministry to spend N35mn on training

Obaseki sends bill to amend pension scheme to Assembly

Lufthansa unveils new A350-900 aircraft

COREN blames high cost of projects in Nigeria on imported materials

Swiss to probe ex-Gambian minister for possible crimes against humanity

Would technology solve Nigeria’s energy crisis?

Tuface denies arrest by DSS

NRC raises fares for Kaduna-Abuja rail service

Bayelsa Govt. urges oil communities to embrace peace to attract development

Toyota, Suzuki begin partnership talks

Facebook launches anti fake-news drive in France as election approaches

Indefinite extension of Buhari’s vacation raises Nigeria’s political risk

When Networking, Be Yourself

Leading people too smart to be led

FGN seeks to raise taxes not reform taxes

Heavy police deployment as protesters gather at National Stadium

Naija Wahala

”Who says we can’t compete against the likes of Zara, Balmain in the intl market?” – MezziLeroy

200m women, girls genitally-mutilated – UNWomen

Health director warns against smoking, excess intake of alcohol to prevent cancer

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Bank credit to agric, manufacturing rises most as Nigeria attempts diversification

5 Fascinating business facts

LafargeHolcim Group CEO visits Nigeria

Quality assurance critical to economic development  – SON

SIFAX Group calls for teaching of Maritime subjects in secondary schools

Cost of banks’ borrowing high after N400bn OMO by CBN

Lekki FTZ developer announces multi-million dollar expansion project in Kenya

Rising production costs hurt Seven Up

The Trump doctrine will make the world poorer

Factories, ports hurt as FG dithers on 41 items

Feminism for development

Anxiety mounting for airlines, passengers, as Abuja Airport closure nears

As Trump leads America into splendid isolationism again

Jubilee-Life Mortgage Bank flaunts new product for business owners

Luxury on lagoon shoreline as Gracefield Phoenix berths

Minding “little foxes” that could mar your retirement life

NPA commends NCS on seizure of 661 pump-action rifles

Egypt’s non-oil business activity shrinks for 16th consecutive month

Minister refutes report on President’s return

Internet association plans whitelist for .ng

Kano plans to deepen investment in education

Updated: Buhari extends vacation, Presidency silent on resumption date

Nigerian engineers power behind Britain’s railway system — COREN President

President Buhari extends vacation, writes NASS

Buhari may resume on Tuesday

Vehicle importation ban can trigger transnational crime, says lawmaker

Bayelsa Govt. donates 1,200-hectares for ranch development to curb clashes

Travellers rush to board U.S. flights as Trump battles to sustain ban 

Metaphors of a sick economy

‘Imagine! After 10 years of childlessness, my husband divorced me for getting pregnant’

Court rejects Trump move to immediately restore suspended travel ban

Iran lifts entry ban on American wrestlers

CBN sells N400bn bills to mop up money market liquidity

Uncertainty over Onnoghen’s fate as Buhari returns

Cross River partners Footprint to Africa, UK institutions to attract FDI

Tuface Protest: Ezekwesili blasts FG for cancellation of planned rally

Gov. Obiano plans medical equipment centre in Awka

Here comes the chief revenue officer of Rivers

FG to extend conditional cash transfer to 18 states by February 2017 – Ngige

Testimonies on government’s social investment programme: The beneficiaries’ views

Experts list 5 habits that lower Nigerians’ life expectancy

President Trump’s immigration ban: a two-edged sword  

Assessing the gains and pains of e-health in Nigeria  

Kano immunises 3.2m children in renewed polio eradication campaign

Tuface bows to pressure, cancels nationwide protest

‘There was no agreement that Udom should be one-term governor’

FG to complete ongoing Federal road projects in Enugu state- Fashola

2017 AFCON: Burkina Faso win bronze after beating Ghana 1-0

SKETCHES with Zebulon Agomuo

2Face Idibia-led protest and base sentiments

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Charcoal in high demand as price of gas, kerosene escalates  

Is it Africa’s turn to head WHO?

70m households in darkness as FG dithers on renewable energy deployment

Customs’ arms seizure signposts perilous times in Nigeria

Unhealthy lifestyle may cause 17.6m cancer-related deaths globally- WHO

Buratai charges troops on commitment to fight against insurgency

Former rector wants FG to expedite action over status of MAN

Open Letter to ASUU & ASUP (3):

AFCON 2017 final: Can Cameroon end Egypt jinx?

Premier League clubs net January profit

Female genital mutilation and women’s right

Youghurt, butter & ice cream for cash  

Africa’s decade of Industrialization

World Cancer Day: Foundation urges FG to do more on treatment

EPL: Hull City stun Liverpool 2-0

Breast cancer survivor advises women on regular screening

EPL: Chelsea thrash Arsenal to move 12 points clear

Rangers: Chukwu a square peg in square hole, says Okala

Nigerian Army improves training to meet global challenges – GOC

Unhealthy lifestyle may cause 17.6m cancer-related deaths globally in 30 years

Expert calls for more awareness at grassroots on cancer screening

NGO seeks establishment of National Cancer Control Agency

Nigeria’s foreign-currency shortage

Expert advises youths to keep off cancer-prone diets

State Department reverses visa ban, allows travelers with visas into U.S.

WHO develops guide to early cancer diagnosis

Ibori leaves DSS custody after ‘briefing’ with DG

Seme Customs Command generates N594.1m in January

Navy destroys N3bn illegal refineries in special operation

13 ways to help prevent cancer

Opinion Journal: A Brave Book About Depression

Thousands protest in London against Trump’s refugee temporary ban

Some airlines bars passengers after blow to Trump travel ban

Army introduces adult education programme for illiterate wives

European Commission offers Nigeria, Africa N14.4trn credit for digital economy

Ibori arrives in Abuja

World Cancer Day: Consultant wants FG to create more cancer centres

Governor’s wife marks World Cancer Day with sensitisation walk

4% budgetary allocation to health dampens hope of revamping degenerated sector

Aba industrial city to enhance output of shoe/garment makers

How I do It – Mike Asukwo

Friday, February 03, 2017

UNICEF calls for action on Female Genital Mutilation

How Nigeria’s local airlines use social media

196,770 irrigation farmers in Kebbi to benefit from GES

Lawmaker lauds Tinubu over Lekki Free Trade Zone’s initiative

Customs Excise Unit generates N7.6bn in January

Those behind rumoured death of Buhari are wicked, callous — Obasanjo

Nigeria to begin production of bio-fuel to augment petrol imports-PPPRA

15,000 youths to welcome President Buhari from vacation, says NYCN

INEC open to recommendations to improve electoral system – official

Nigeria under siege of disinformation, fake news – Lai Mohammed

NDE empowers 800 youths in Niger in 2016 – Official

Reps: Fresh crisis trail multi-billion naira Centenary city investigation

Ralph Lauren’s fast-fashion champion in swift exit after clash with founder

Nigeria sells N400bn bills to mop up money market liquidity

Angola’s dos Santos calls end to 38-year rule

Police arrest 5 for allegedly planning attack on southern Kaduna

Oil rises up to $57.01 on threat of U.S. issuing new Iran sanctions

Return of IDPs to their communities indicates victory against terror- Senate leader

FG to make overdue payments to ex-militants in Niger Delta

APC Musicians Forum to stay away from Tuface planned protest

Smoking hastens menopause, says medical practitioner

Fed Poly, Ede denies discriminating against Osun indigenes

Japan readies package for Trump to create 700,000 U.S. jobs

Russia accuses Ukraine of violating Geneva convention, shelling civilians

Media blackout for Zamfara government

NNPC, NAN to tackle pipeline vandalism

FG seeks private sector investment in maintenance of abattoirs

AFCON 2017: Viewing center operators in Benin lament low patronage

Army’s 6 Division gets new GOC

Smuggling: Customs in Niger seeks support of stakeholders

Cancer: Expert calls for more screening centres, equipment

Ganduje flags-off multi –million naira youth empowerment programme

AfDB says no plan to take over TCN

Why Oil is heading for 3rd weekly gain


Kano procures N2bn specialised hospital equipment

NHIS boss pledges to stamp out corruption in scheme

United Capital targets clients’ evolving investment needs with new funds

Military recruitment: Kwara detects 67 fake certificates between 2010 – 2016

2017 budget defence: How FERMA sets security trap for Reps during oversight function

Group seeks 30-day grace period for importers of trapped vehicles at borders

Senate seeks probe of N7bn Vice President’s residence

Lagos strengthens security around schools

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Elixir Global acquires P&G’s Ibadan healthcare plant

Tussle over N145bn annuity leaves retirees stranded

Guinness EMMOB: Rewarding Nigerians’ passion for football

Undeveloped 180 km coastline denies Lagos N7bn annual revenue

Tips on health & lifestyle

MRS, Sahara Energy, Forte Oil, 125 others bid for NNPC’s fuel supply contracts

Break savings barrier and make success of your financial planning

Med-View airline adds N14.65bn to market capitalization at NSE

Nigeria generates 97% tourism revenue from domestic travel-report

Strategy mistakes you must avoid

Curbing the rising malnutrition crisis in Nigeria

Japanese Kansai Plascon enters Nigerian paints market

Osinbajo says FG is talks to strengthen Criminal Justice system in Nigeria

Naira reverses loss at inter-bank as BDCs get $20m from IMTO

Medical Tourism: Reps mull increase of State House budget

S&P: Nigeria’s proposed Eurobonds assigned ‘B’ issue ratings

Copyright: NCC seizes N275m goods

Obaseki inaugurates committee to generate 1,000MW, develop human capacity

Sokoto State Govt. to increase IGR in 2017 – Commissioner

Presidential committee promises agric inputs for returning IDPs

Naira extends stability at major forex market

Investor sentiment improves at the Nigerian equities market as ASI gains 13bps

Venture philanthropy to provide jobs, empower women in Nigeria, Africa

NCAT proposes N6.6bn for 2017 operations

Amazon plans more than 200 daily flights from new cargo hub

Tshisekedi’s death casts doubt on talks and future of DRC opposition

Post-coup crackdown: Turkey orders detention of 177 police officers

Nigerian judge wants death row executions carried out to ease prison congestion

South Africa to issue tenders for millions of tonnes of coal

OPEC cuts oil production, but more work needed to fulfill deal

Volkswagen puts up fresh $1.2bn to end drivers’ emissions claims

Nigeria to start bond roadshow, seek loan from World Bank

Tillerson’s vow to keep away from Exxon runs into a world of oil

FG inaugurates security committee for Abuja-Kaduna movement

Luxury goods to attract higher taxes as FEC endorses new policy

Air travel demand rose by 6.3 per cent in 2016, says IATA

Uber to suspend operations in Taiwan

Elelctricity: Delta community gives Chevron 14-day ultimatum

Oyo receives N7.2bn Paris Club excess deduction —– Commissioner

$174m loan: Senate faults plan to hand over TCN to AfDB

NESI owes TCN N100bn over poor returns on invoices

FG urged to give incentives to farmers

TCN workers shut offices to protest MD’s removal

UK deports 41 Nigerians over immigration offences

2017 budget report must be endorsed by at least two-third members – Dogara

FG threatens to invoke ‘No work, no pay’ policy on striking polytechnic workers

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

NIPCO acquisition of Mobil to raise investors’ confidence – NSE CEO

OPR, FMGSL sign gas sale and purchase agreement

Investors shun Nigeria’s assets on foreign exchange risks

‘Med-View airlifts over 15,000 passengers on London route in 2016’

As the National Assembly sets sight on amending the NLNG Act

Attainment of SDGs remain crucial for Nigeria’s growth – UNGC

Leveraging on trade facilitation to grow Nigeria’s economy

Fixed income, currency markets turnover hits N12.26trn

Growing population, rising demand for oral care enlarge market for toothpastes

PMI makes progress towards a smoke-free future

Med-View Airline listings adds N14.65bn to NSE market cap

Ikeja Electric decries violence against staff

Nigeria to apply for $1billion loan from world bank for 2017 budget

Rack Centre brings the “Cloud on Ground”

FAO launches tool box to improve food safety

Why a 50/50 relationship is a bad relationship

TCN floats $200mn funding scheme to rehabilitate existing transmission lines

Reps give SEC 7 days to correct employment irregularities

Portfolio investors unimpressed by Nigeria’s high interest rate

Teach your kids to use media in healthy ways

31,000 rice farmers to benefit from Fed. Govt’s GES in Bauchi

FG approves revised national tax policy

India extends tax relief on local oil sales by foreign firms

Asia flooded with West African oil in latest sign of OPEC impact

661 guns: NAGAFF hails customs, urges checks on officers

Katsina govt. to establish company for solid minerals exploration

Economist hails CBN’s monetary policy

Nigeria sells $660mn forwards to clear backlog of dollar demand – traders

Cheap naira shaves Nigeria’s capital importation to all-time low

N14.5bn Paris Club loan: A/Ibom groans under gratuities, pension

Budget presentation: Ondo Youths protest against Mimiko

Power supply improves slightly, as generation hits 3,528 megawatts – TCN

Consumers begin to feel effect of falling pound

Osinbajo swears in NPC commissioners

FG to trim agencies, processes at seaports for ease of doing business

Farmers want innovation in agric sector as rice production rises

Flashes of Thought by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum: Book Review

Travel agencies urge FG to increase focus on tourism, aviation sectors

UN allocates $6m to CAR for relief assistance

Senate may re-open plenary next week to approve $1bn Euro bond

Will Musk/Trump Bromance Boost Tesla?

Opinion Journal: Iran’s Ballistic Missile Ambitions

What’s Next for Trade Deals After TPP?

U.S. Travel Ban Creates Dilemma for Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Doubtful items worth N466bn identified in Budget 2017

Universities of agric to return to Ministry of Agriculture

Ambode disbands traffic management units in LGAs

Digital transformation of Nigeria’s economy must be appreciated – Danbatta

Minister sees prospect in aviation sector as Med-View lists 9.75bn ordinary shares

NNPC clarifies position on oil bloc signature bonus, royalty

‘Benefits of Nigeria’s ratified Trade Agreement’

‘With good cost management, some insurance companies were able to close 2016 with profitability’

‘Motivating employees leads to increased productivity’

Why Nigerian app developers missed out on $20billion Apple payout

Expert warns farmers against soil degradation

Nigerian children to benefit from Bridge International Academies affordable quality education