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Insight – E-Learning In Nigeria

E-learning as an aspect of ICT is relatively new in Nigeria’s educational system. The main purpose of e-learning is to transform the old methods and approaches to curriculum implementation and not to silence the curriculum or to extinguish or erase the contents of curriculum. E-learning is driven by the curriculum.

Start Up Chronicles Pt.1

Throughout history; whether you are tracing it from the Bible or other available historical accounts; life indeed is a time of limitless possibilities; you would find that there are no real caps and there are no real limitations. The question is, and has always been, what do you want to do? Now I understand how […]

News Focus – Companies and Allied Matters Act Arrangement Prt 3

The repeal and re-enactment of the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 1990 (CAP C20, LFN 2004) (‘CAMA’) as CAMA 2020 (“the Act”) is a major game changer in the corporate regulatory landscape. Recall that the National Assembly had passed an amendment in 2018, which was covered in our Regulatory Alert of May 2018, and His […]

DPR says 2020 marginal oilfield bid still on

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says the bid round process for its 57 marginal oilfields in the country is still ongoing. Mr Paul Osu, Head, Public Affairs, DPR, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos that the bidding process has not been completed. “The 2020 marginal oilfield bid round process […]

Brisk Capital to empower five small businesses

At least five small businesses have been mapped out to benefit from a $500 largesse from the Chief Executive Officer of Brisk Capital, Mr. Dominic Joshua, to boost their respective businesses. The gesture is part of the investment expert’s philanthropic efforts to help emerging businesses stay afloat. Mr. Joshua announced the empowerment programme this week […]

BREAKING: Lagos schools reopen Monday

The Lagos State Government has approved the re-opening of all classes in public and private schools across the state from Monday, November 2, 2020. It said boarders in public schools are to resume on Sunday, November 1. Schools in the state were shut on October 19, 2020 following safety concerns after hoodlums hijacked the #ENDSARS […]

CBN releases framework for N75bn youth investment fund

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released guidelines for the implementation of the proposed N75 billion Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF). CBN, in a statement by its Development Finance Department, stated that the fund was a built-in strategy to effectively respond to the challenge of youth employment in Nigeria. The Fund, an initiative of […]

‘De Defenders are in Prudent Energy Handball League to win’

De Defenders coach, Sunday Ajana, has warned other teams not to underrate his side, saying they are in this year’s Prudent Energy Handball League to win the championship, which begins this weekend at the Package B of the MKO Abiola Stadium. Ajana, who said his team signed three players to strengthen the squad ahead of […]

Alumni chairman promises to revamp IMSU sports

Newly sworn in chairman of the Lagos State Chapter of the Imo State University Alumni Association (IMSU Alumni), Nze Chibueze Anukanti, has promised to revamp sports in the institution as part of his seven-point programme for the school. Anukanti, a Property Consultant and Managing Director of PWAN BAZAAR Properties Ltd, a subsidiary of the PWAN […]

We’ll no longer accept delayed payment, Eagles warn NFF, Sports ministry

Lack of fund threatens 2021 AFCON qualifier What appears a showdown between players of the Super Eagles and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as well as the supervising sports ministry may be afoot, as the nation prepares for the 2021 AFCON qualifier against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone on November 9 in Benin City, […]

FG empowers artisans, begins payment of N30,000 one-off support grant

The federal government on Tuesday said it has commenced the payment of a N30,000 one-time grant to 330,000 artisans across the country, as part of the implementation of the Economic Sustainability Plan. The payments are being made to sets of verified beneficiaries of the Artisan Support Scheme, a track under the MSMEs Survival Fund. In […]

Solskjaer adamant Van de Beek has ‘big part’ to play at Man Utd

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident Donny van de Beek will play a “big, big part this year” despite a restricted role since his pre-season arrival at Old Trafford. The 23-year-old midfielder, who joined from Dutch giants Ajax for an initial 39-million-euro (£34.1 million) fee, has started more matches for the Netherlands than […]

Joshua vs. Fury to fight in May or June 2021, says Hearn

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will be meeting for the first of two fights in 2021 in May or June, according to promoter Eddie Hearn. The second fight between the two heavyweight world champions will happen in November or December 2021, reports boxingnews24.com. Hearn is hopeful that IBF/WBA/WBO champion Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs) wins his […]

Masterly De Bruyne inspires City past tame Marseille

Manchester City made it two wins from two in their latest bid for Champions League glory as Kevin De Bruyne starred in a straightforward 3-0 win at Marseille on Tuesday. The English side, who have never reached the semi-finals under Pep Guardiola, sit top of the early Group C table after their opening victory at […]

FG declares Thursday public holiday

The Nigerian Government has declared Thursday, October 29, as a public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-il-Maolud, an Islamic celebration dedicated to the commemoration of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Nigerian Government, congratulated the Muslim faithful both at home and abroad for witnessing […]

Senate panel suspends budget session over attacks

Akpabio faults N26.5b vote for N’Delta ministry The Senate Committee on Interior, yesterday, suspended its budget defence session for agencies under its watch following attacks from #EndSARS and COVID-19 palliatives protesters. The committee chairman, Senator Kashim Shetima, acknowledged that most of the paramilitary organisations were victims, as their offices were either vandalised or torched by […]

Access Bank announces N50 billion interest-free loan for businesses

Following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with the hijacked #EndSARS protests that led to the looting and destruction of businesses that has thrown Nigerians and business owners into debts. Leading financial institution in Nigeria, Access Bank Nigeria Plc. has announced N50 billion in support of Nigerians through interest-free loans and grants to support […]

Airlines resume, seek release of N27 billion bailout

Local airlines, yesterday, resumed skeletal services following last week’s disruption by the EndSARS protests and the attendant curfew imposed by the Lagos State government. The demonstrations, which had forced some foreign operators to suspend flights, resulted in grounding of operations by indigenous carriers amid absence of travellers and riots in Nigeria’s economic capital. But yesterday, […]

57 years after Dick Tiger, Ibadan set to host another world boxing title fight

• Scorpion battles Spain’s Savin for WBF international super featherweight title On august 10, 1963, Nigeria’s sports enthusiasts and indeed all patriots stood up to applaud the country’s then brightest sports star, Dick Tiger, as he dismantled America’s Gene Fullmer to retain his world middleweight title at the Liberty Stadium, Ibadan. It was the biggest […]

Djokovic eyes ‘amazing’ Sampras year-end world number one record in Vienna

Novak Djokovic said it will be “amazing” to equal childhood idol Pete Sampras’s all-time record of ending the year as world number one on six occasions. Djokovic will make sure he matches the great American by winning two matches at this week’s Vienna ATP tournament. The 33-year-old Serb has been the top-ranked player at the […]

Vardy rocks Arsenal as Leicester go fourth

Brendan Rodgers saluted “world class” Jamie Vardy after he sealed Leicester’s late 1-0 win as spluttering Arsenal crashed to a third defeat in their last four Premier League games on Sunday. Vardy was only fit enough for the bench after a calf injury, but Rodgers sent the striker on with 30 minutes left. Vardy responded […]
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Prime Sports – Serie A

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Equities defy nationwide protest as index rises by 0.86 percent

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) defied five consecutive days of a nationwide protest to close the week in an upbeat last week. The All-share index (ASI), and market capitalisation appreciated by 0.86 per cent to close the week at 28,659.45 and N14.980 trillion respectively, even as investors await the Q3 earning scorecards. All other indices […]

Geely Auto to invest $54 million in development of healthy cars

First healthy and intelligent car by Geely As Exclusive Partner of Geely Automotive in Nigeria, Mikano brings us great news of Geely Automotive innovative steps towards development of “healthy, intelligent vehicles” by earmarking 54 million Dollars of funding to it; as a furthering of the fight against Coronavirus. The move not only adds a new […]

Estaport Schools begin preparation for yearly sports meet

Pupils of Estaport Schools, Gbagada, Lagos, will soon start training for their annual sports meet, which was earlier put on hold by the Federal Government’s suspension of sporting activities because of the outbreak of the coronavirus. The Federal Government recently lifted the ban on contact sports across the country. Speaking at the weekend, Chairman of […]

NFF to decide on NPFL kickoff, other football matters tomorrow

The executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will tomorrow meet in Abuja to decide when to begin the 2020/2021 Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) season and other football competitions across the country. At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Government suspended all sporting activities to stem the spread of the virus. […]

NFF to decide on NPFL kickoff, other football matters tomorrow

The executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will tomorrow meet in Abuja to decide when to begin the 2020/2021 Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) season and other football competitions across the country. At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Government suspended all sporting activities to stem the spread of the virus. […]

Al Jazira signs Nigeria’s Imoh Ezekiel ahead 2020/2021 season

Al Jazira Club has signed Imoh Ezekiel, the Nigerian international forward joining the club ahead of the 2020-21 Arabian Gulf League campaign, reports Emirates News Agency. The 26-year old arrives in the Abu Dhabi club following a career that has seen him play across European top-flight leagues, as well as having experience of football in […]

US civil rights groups urge census participation before deadline

Marginalised communities across the United States risk losing access to services if they are not accurately counted on the US Census, Human Rights Watch warned on Thursday, as a deadline to complete the population survey loomed. The US Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold a lower court ruling that had ordered the population count […]

‘There’s no employment’: Central Americans’ economic pain deepens

After losing her job in Honduras, Gabriela Alvarado has spent the last six weeks crisscrossing towards the United States border, part of a small but growing movement of Central Americans heading north after the coronavirus ravaged the already poor region. Alvarado and her husband, Jose, decided their only option was to leave their two children […]

Canada: Indigenous fishers urge gov’t action after violent raids

Canada’s minister of Indigenous affairs said Thursday that violent raids on Mi’kmaw fishing facilities in the eastern province of Nova Scotia constitute “an assault” on the Indigenous community, as calls grow for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to intervene. In a news conference in Ottawa, Marc Miller said police must maintain the peace after videos emerged […]

China’s consumers likely gave economy a boost in third quarter

China’s economic recovery likely stepped up in the third quarter as consumers returned to shopping malls and large trading partners reopened for business, shaking off the record slump seen earlier this year. The world’s second-largest economy is expected to have grown by 5.2 percent in July-September from a year earlier, faster than the second quarter’s […]

Reps begin constitutional amendment Thursday

The House of Representatives is to begin the process of amending the 1999 constitution on Thursday with the formal inauguration of the Special Adhoc Committee by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad and chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Dr. Kayode Fayemi are some of […]

Pulev taunts Joshua ahead of showdown

Kubrat Pulev sparked accusations of racism ahead of his world heavyweight title fight with Anthony Joshua by claiming his ‘tan is better than mine’. The 39-year-old Bulgarian will battle it out with Joshua for his WBA, IBF and WBO titles, with the fight expected to take place on December 12 after it was initially postponed […]

Nigeria lifts ban on football, other sports

After seven months of lockdown, the Nigerian domestic football may roar back to life as the restriction imposed on contact sports, especially football has been lifted by the Nigerian government. In a tweet released on Thursday evening, Nigerian minister in charge of sports, Sunday Dare reported that the ban imposed on football by the Presidential […]

Lawan, Gbajabiamila promise to push Fed Govt to implement protesters’ demands

Senate President Ahmed Lawan and Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Thursday promised that the National Assembly would push the Federal Government to implement the demands of End SARS protesters. Lawan and Gbajabiamila spoke on a day protesters ignored the directive of Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Bello prohibiting protests and demonstrations in […]

Court voids sack of NIA’s ex-Acting DG

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) in Abuja has voided the dismissal of a former Acting Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Mohammed Dauda. In a judgment on Thursday, Justice Olufunke Anuwe, granted all the reliefs sought by Dauda, including an order for his reinstatement as a substantive director in the NIA. […]

Agency sensitises traders on hygiene

Traders have been urged to maintain good hygiene, especially in the sales of powdered milk. General Manager of Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) Mrs. Kemi Olugbode spoke at the sensitisation of traders on sale of unwholesome powdered milk at Onigbongbo. Olugbode said the sensitisation was continuous in keeping with the agency’s mandate to educate […]

Stock market index loses N1 billion as blue-chip stocks decline

Following price losses suffered by some blue-chip companies, transactions on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) declined marginally yesterday with the all-share index (ASI) depreciating marginally by 0.007 percent. It closed at 28,344.04 as against the 28,344.33 it opened with. The market capitalization also fell by N1 billion. Reacting to market performance, analysts at Vetiva Capital […]

Renowned author unveils private equity book on October 21

A renowned author and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Professor Fabian Ajogwu has concluded plans to unveil a book titled, ‘The law and practice of private equity’. The book examines the concept of private equity and highlights its significance as an alternative financing model that helps to bridge the funding gaps for businesses and companies. […]

Service providers outside GSM operators, ISPs generate N449b in 2019

• Employ 1,996 Nigerians, 59 expatriates Service providers, including Internet service providers (ISPs), and fixed wired players generated N18.6 billion more in 2019 than their 2018 collective earnings. Specifically, the players, excluding GSM operators, generated N449.1 billion in 2019 against N430.5 billion earned a year before. The 2019 Subscriber/Network Data report by the Nigerian Communications […]

Sodje brothers ‘sign’ for Felix Anirah football tourney

Former Super Eagles player, Efe Sodje, and his brother, Sam, have thrown their support behind the Felix Anirah football tournament, whose third edition will kick off on November 15 in Delta State. Efe Sodje, known for his rugged style of play and bandana trademark in his playing days, said the tournament would not only stoke […]

Paris completes next generation take-over in women’s tennis

The victory of Poland’s Iga Swiatek over Sofia Kenin at the French Open marked the next generation’s complete dominance of the grand slams that commenced with Naomi Osaka’s victory over Serena Williams at the 2018 U.S. Open. The torch has been seized from the old brigade and the completion took place in Paris, the city […]

Delta, Edo states bid to host Super Eagles’ AFCON qualifier

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has revealed that either Delta or Edo State will host next month’s African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier between Nigeria and Sierra Leone. NFF Deputy Media Director, Ademola Olajire, told The Guardian that the federation is still discussing with the two states’ governments, adding that the venue will be announced […]

Fayemi urges Ekiti residents to pay taxes, levies for development

The Ekiti State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has urged residents of the state to pay their taxes and levies for sustenance of developmental drive and improved Internally Generated Revenue (IGR). Fayemi, who stated this during the commissioning of the new multi-million naira ultra-modern central market, popularly called “Oja Oba Market,” in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, […]

Makinde loses mother, Olubadan, Ladoja, Oyo Speaker mourn

Assembly approves N100b prosperity bond for projects The mother of Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, Mrs. Abigail Makinde, is dead. According to a statement by the elder brother of the governor on behalf of the family, Chief Muyiwa Makinde, Madam Makinde departed in the early hours of yesterday in Ibadan at the age of 81. […]

NYSC sanctions 30 corps members as 8,340 pass out in Lagos

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has disclosed that it sanctioned 30 corps members who served in the Batch C, Stream 1 of 2019 in Lagos State. It said that the affected corps members would repeat their service year for absconding from their places of primary assignment, while 8,340 were awarded their certificates of national […]

Nigeria’s headline inflation hits 13.71%

Nigeria’s inflation rate rose to 13.71 percent as of September, the consumer price index (CPI) released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) today shows. The CPI measures the average change over time in the prices of goods and services consumed by people. The figure is 0.49 percent points higher than the 13.22 percent year-on-year […]

Sweeping reforms needed to make police work, says Senate spokesman

THE Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru, on Wednesday said only sweeping reforms can make the police work. Basiru, who represents Osun Central in the upper chamber, in a statement, while presenting a Bill before the Senate on establishment of State Police said: “There had been a deep seated […]

El-Rufai hails peace moves in Southern Kaduna

KADUNA State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has attributed the growing momentum for peace in Southern Kaduna, to the peace-building initiatives of groups like the Southern Kaduna Peace Summit. El Rufai also praised the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, the Agwatyap HRH Dominic Gambo Yahaya and community leaders from the […]

Protests continue as disbanded SARS teams quit states

MAJOR cities in the country, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, witnessed more protests against police brutality on Wednesday. The protests are continuing even when operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are handing over in the states to return to the Force Headquarters in Abuja. In Lagos, protesters defied rain. They laid […]

Obaseki hails Edo varsity on technology

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has hailed Edo University at Iyamho for leading in technological in the country. He spoke at the institution’s third public lecture delivered by President of Federation of African Engineering Organisations Mr. Martin Manuhwa. Obaseki, who was represented by Commissioner for Education Jimoh Ijiegba hailed the university for not shutting down […]

‘Deduction into Police Fund illegal’

GOVERNORS elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have faulted the deduction of 0.5 per cent of revenue accruing to the Federation Account into the newly established Police Trust Fund. The Governors urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to immediately repeal Section 4(1) of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (Establishment) […]

NEPC facilitates trade formalisation at Okerete/Seme border corridors

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has presented working tools to facilitate formalisation of trade along Okerete/Seme trade border corridors. The tools – motorcycles, computers, and data books – were handed over to representatives of 21 trade associations in the area during a Stakeholders’ sensitisation programme for non-oil informal cross border traders along the Seme […]

Israel Adesanya becomes first MMA fighter to sign with PUMA

His pre-fight drama with Brazil’s Costa is ‘most-watched UFC face-off of all time’ The drama leading to the victory of Nigerian-born, New Zealand-based UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya against Brazil’s Paulo Costa in Abu Dhabi about two weeks ago has been adjudged the most-watched UFC face-off of all time. The Brazilian threw a white belt […]

Ministry, NANPF partner for leagues’ resumption, says Babangida

President of the National Association of Nigerian Professional Footballers (NANPF), Tijani Babangida, has revealed that his organisation is in partnership with the Ministry of Sports to ensure the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) and other competitions are resumed to give players the opportunity to practice their trade. Some home-based players went to town lamenting the […]

OPEC raises 2020 demand forecast over China’s recovery

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has raised its global oil demand forecast for 2020 by 60,000 barrels per day (b/d) from last month to 90.29 million b/d in October, as it sees an improvement in China’s demand for most oil products except for jet fuel. “China so far appears to be the […]

Arsenal, AC Milan, Tottenham set for Europa League

Europa League runners-up in 2019, Arsenal, are the highest-ranked team in this year’s competition and are grouped with Rapid Vienna, Molde, and Dundalk. North London rivals, Tottenham, will face LASK, Ludogorets Razgrad, and Royal Antwerp. With La Liga, international friendlies, and UEFA Nations Cup taking the earlier part of October on StarTimes, football fans are […]

Review your operations, guidelines to check explosions, Senate tells DPR, others

To avert more deaths and destruction of property from explosions of trucks conveying liquefied gas, especially in Lagos, the Senate, yesterday, urged regulatory authorities to review the processes for gas operators. Specifically, the regulatory agencies include the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), State Town Planning Authority, the Fire Service, and the Federal Road Safety Corps […]

Your approach has redefined governance, Alaafin tells Makinde

• Oyo govt grants semi-autonomy to four hospitals • Awards N8.7 billion Saki-Ogboro-Igboho road The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, has described Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, as a practical politician, who has used a leadership position to redefine governance in the state. The monarch said this on Tuesday when he hosted the […]

Presidency considers new business reform bill

The Presidency says it is considering a new bill to boost the different initiatives to transform Nigeria’s business climate. It is also aimed at consolidating and institutionalising the gains of interventionist programmes under the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC). Special Adviser to the President on Ease of Doing Business, Dr. Jumoke Oduwole said the […]

Akeredolu orders schools to resume October 19

• Condoles with police, families of crash victims • Ondo APC expels only female lawmaker • PDP warns gov not to rejoice yet over victory Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has ordered all schools in the state to resume full academic activities by Monday, October 19, 2020. He further directed that all schools must abide […]

Family demands justice over man’s death during Lagos protest

Muslim centre tasks govt on impartiality The family of Ikechukwu Iloamauzor from Amofiabuzor Amokwe in Udi Council of Enugu State, who was killed by a stray bullet during the #EndSARS protest in Lagos on Monday, is demanding justice. The traditional ruler of Ibagwa Nike community in Enugu East Council, Igwe Emmanuel Ugwu, an in-law to […]

Government to make NIN mandatory for social services

The Federal Government is to make the National Identity Number (NIN) mandatory for Nigerians to access social services. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Ibrahim Pantami, who dropped the hint yesterday in Abuja, called on the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to ensure a 500 per cent increase in monthly enrolment, translating from the current […]

Rwanda to grow medical cannabis, strictly for export

Rwanda has approved the production of medical cannabis strictly for export, seeking to target fast-growing markets in the United States and European Union, even though its use remains illegal at home. Guidelines for the production and export of medical cannabis were approved by the cabinet on Monday, and a government statement said Wednesday that it […]

Ministry urges NIMC to raise digital identity enrolment by 500 %

The Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, has directed the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), to raise its monthly digital identity enrolment of Nigerians from the current 500,000 to 2.5million. Dr Isa Pantami, the minister said while receiving NIMC’s management team in his office in Abuja. Mrs Uwa Suleiman, the spokesperson for the Minister, said […]

EFCC arrests nine suspected internet criminals in Abeokuta

The Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested nine men, suspected to be internet fraudsters in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The suspects, whose ages range between 21 and 31 are Tobi Idowu; Gbeminiyi Samuel; Adekunle Gafar; Wusu Taiwo; Agbabaidan Idris; Olaiya Olamide; Adediran Rotimi; Ikegbuka Junior and Ridwan Garuba. They […]

Senate moves to avert further deaths through gas explosions

To avert unwarranted deaths and destruction of properties caused by gas explosions, the Senate has urged regulatory and licensing authorities to review its licensing regimes. The regulatory agencies include the Department of Petroleum Resources, (DPR), State Town Planning Authority, the Fire Service and the Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC). The Senate is challenging the agencies […]

Arsenal ambition convinced Partey to join club

New Arsenal signing Thomas Partey has revealed seeing the club hold on to captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang proved to him that they are serious about matching his ambitions. Partey was a long-term target for Arsenal, who finally landed the Ghana international from Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day as they paid his release clause, reported to […]

Premier League clubs debate radical reform plan

Premier League clubs are holding a shareholders’ meeting on Wednesday after Football Association chairman Greg Clarke said a breakaway from the top flight was wielded “as a threat” during talks over radical proposals to restructure English football. The “Project Big Picture” plan, backed by Liverpool and Manchester United, has been criticised by the government, the […]

Neymar hat-trick fires Brazil past Peru, Argentina labour

Neymar scored a hat-trick to become the second-highest scorer in Brazil’s history as the Copa America champions won 4-2 away to 10-man Peru in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. The goals took Neymar to 64 international strikes, two more than Ronaldo but still well behind Pele’s record of 77. Elsewhere, Joaquin Correa scored the […]

Ex-NAGAFF president sues for peace among clearing agents

A former President, National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Eugene Nweke, has urged the Board of Council for Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN), to intervene in the ongoing administrative brawl in the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA). Nweke, who expressed disappointment at the attack on the ANLCA Secretariat, where […]

NSE seeks increased liquidity in fixed income securities

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has reiterated its commitment to providing a hybrid market for dealers as well as institutional and retail investors to continue to access increased liquidity in fixed income securities. Speaking at a webinar at the weekend, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), NSE, Oscar Onyema, said with a market capitalization of about […]

Ajagba in line to fight Fury before Gypsy King’s Joshua showdown

Nigeria’s U.S-based heavyweight fighter, Efe Ajagba, is inline to fight World Boxing Council (WBC) world heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, in London this year, promoter Bob Arum has disclosed. According to TalkSport.com, the Nigerian Olympian is one of the contenders lined up to meet the ‘Gypsy King,’ who recently resolved to move on after waiting a […]

Spain go down to surprise Nations League defeat in Ukraine

The 22-year-old Dynamo Kiev player had not long been thrown into the fray by coach Andriy Shevchenko when he latched onto Andriy Yarmolenko’s superb through ball and fired past an exposed David de Gea in the 76th minute. The goal came against the run of play with Spain applying most of the pressure at the […]

CBN Jnr Tennis championships, a sequence for discovery of talents, says Emefiele

• 11-year-old Ogunsakin, aka ‘Nadal’ dazzles spectators The 2020 CBN Junior Tennis Championships ended at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, at the weekend, with the Governor of the Apex bank, Godwin Emefiele, saying that the purpose of setting up the competition was to discover young talents and nurture them to become champions. Emefiele, who […]

Abaribe, Lawan, others disagree on Buhari’s appropriation proposals

ActionAid Nigeria raises concerns over realisation of projections Senate Minority Leader, Eyinnaya Abaribe, yesterday, faulted sections of the 2021 budget as presented by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the President failed to realise that oil boom was over. Abaribe, who spoke while contributing to the debate on the N13.8tr 2021 budget, said the proposal did not […]

Akwa Ibom residents send SOS to FG, state govt over deplorable roads

Residents of Ikot Usop, Nnung Asan clan in Ikot Abasi and Ikot Uboh Akpe in Mkpat Enin Local Government area of Akwa Ibom State have lamented being cut off from vehicular access for eight months. The section of the road, which is part of Ekparakwa-Ikot Abasi-Port Harcourt road, has become a death trap, particularly to […]

Sanwo-Olu meets Buhari, IGP, sets up N200m trust fund for victims

Makinde releases N100m to repair Soun’s palace Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu yesterday met with President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, in Abuja for executive briefing. Sanwo-Olu, who travelled to Abuja shortly after addressing protesters at Alausa in Lagos, during the meeting, presented the demands of Lagos youths for […]

PDP, Melaye, others kick as Buhari nominates Onochie for INEC job

A barrage of criticisms, yesterday, greeted the nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari of his Special Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, as a national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The letter communicating the decision had barely been read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan at plenary in the Senate than missiles began flying […]

No SARS official should be seen in public, IGP orders commissioners

Nigerian Police Force boss Mohammed Adamu has ordered all state commissioners of police to ensure no officer and other insignia of the Special Anti-robbery squad is seen in public. In the “police wireless message” dated October 12, 2020, seen by The Guardian, the state commissioners of police are to ensure “strict compliance” of the directive. […]

Sanwo-Olu sets up trust fund for victims of police brutality

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday announced the setting up of a Trust Fund to compensate the families of the victims of police brutality in the State. Sanwo-Olu’s media aide, Gawat Jubril, said‪ the Trust Fund ‬“will be completely supervised by Civil Society Organisation (CSO) appointed by members of the public.” Nigerians in Abuja, […]

‘The king of electricity’: Solar outshines other power sources

Solar output is expected to lead a surge in renewable power supply in the next 10 years, the International Energy Agency said, with renewables seen accounting for 80 percent of growth in global electricity generation under current conditions. In its annual World Energy Outlook published on Tuesday, the IEA said in its central scenario – […]

China’s trade with the world surges as economies reopen

China’s imports grew in September at their fastest pace this year, while exports extended strong gains as more trading partners lifted coronavirus restrictions in a further boost to the world’s second-biggest economy. Exports in September rose 9.9 percent from a year earlier, customs data showed on Tuesday, broadly in line with analysts’ expectations and up […]

IFC, Union Bank partner to boost access to trade finance in Nigeria

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has partnered with Union Bank Plc to boost access to finance for local business and increase international trade for Nigeria. According to the organisations, the financial guarantee facility would help ease the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country’s economy. The $40 […]
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