Politics

Imo North senatorial seat: Supreme Court rules in favour of Ibezim

Supreme Court, Friday, declared  Sir Frank Ibezim as the authentic candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the December 5, 2020 Imo North Senatorial election, as it set aside…




Business

CBN explains sacking of First Bank Board

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has explained that its recent action in sacking the management of First Bank Nigeria Ltd (FBN), was to protect 31 million customers and minority shareholders…




Metro

Agila people hired herdsmen militia to attack Ngbo, alleges Umahi

[From CHINEDU NWAFOR, Abakaliki] Governor David Umahi has alleged that the recent attack on Ngbo community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State was done by herdsmen militia hired…

Sports

IWD 2021: NBA, BAL launch initiatives to drive gender equality, economic inclusion in Africa

[By VICTOR NZE] In commemoration of the International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrated, last Monday, March 8, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Basketball Africa League (BAL) have announced the…

Opinion

Ogbeni: Celebrating Nigeria tourism trailblazer at 66

The name Temi-Tope Ogbeni-Awe certainly rings a bell in the circle of journalism in Nigeria, particularly in the travel media. In the more recent 25 years of his life, the…

Entertainment

SA’s Malope to direct upcoming BAL docu-series

[By VICTOR NZE] Basketball Africa League (BAL), together with producer and distributor Fremantle, award-winning TRUE DETECTIVE producer, Richard Brown and sports marketing company Infront, have teamed up to produce an…

Education

2021 World Book/Copyright Day: 9mobile commits to lifting literary among Nigerian youth

[By VICTOR NZE] Telecommunications firm, 9mobile has restated commitment to supporting initiatives that promote a culture of reading and publishing, especially among the youths. The telecom company gave this assurance…

Crime

Police kill 4 sea pirates, 1 armed robber in Akwa Ibom

[From INI BILLIE, Uyo] Akwa Ibom State Police Command said four sea pirates and one armed robbery suspect have been shot dead during a gun battle. Police Public Relations Officer,…

Insurance

AIICO reports GWP of ₦62bn, grows assets by 52.5% in 2020, denies non-remittance of PAs to PTAD

[By VICTOR NZE] AIICO Insurance Plc has announced its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2020 which saw the company grow its Gross written premium (GWP) by 23.6%…

Interview

Nwawuo: I am in the race to end bad governance, corruption

Aspirant in the Anambra State 2021 governorship polls under the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Chief Nnamdi Nwawuo, said he is in the race to restore truth in governance. A traditionalist, he…

Health/Living

‘You have failed to fix Nigeria’s healthcare system,’ PDP indicts Buhari

Main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the routine overseas medical checkup embarked upon by President Muhammadu Buhari as a ‘direct indictment of his Presidency over its failure…

Money market

‘Naira 4 Dollar Scheme’ to reduce cost, check round tripping – CBN

[By VICTOR NZE] Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has explained that its newly-introduced policy known as the ‘Naira 4 Dollar Scheme, which comes into effect on Monday, March 8, is…

Travel and hospitality

International passport: FG creates special centres for expedited services

Federal Government has stated that it is putting designs into action aimed at reducing the entire passport application process by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to six weeks. This is…

Energy

Fiscal Terms: FG, IOCs vehemently polarized

Sopuruchi Onwuka Efforts of the federal government in attracting international investment capital may not have been delivering the expected results as petroleum industry investments continue to elude the country in…

Aviation

Air Peace conducts test flight at Anambra airport

Indigenous carrier, Air Peace, Friday, became the first airline to land its aircraft at the Anambra International Passenger and Cargo Airport deploying its Embraer 145 and a Boeing 737- for…

Capital market

Foreign portfolio inflows drop by 40%, as Nigerian equities index gains 50.03% in 2020

New report by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on domestic and foreign portfolio participation in equities trading showed that total equities market transactions increased in FY 2020 compared to transactions…