BUSINESS

Bayo Adeokun, CEO, Epayplus

We can produce 50% of smart card needs, save Nigeria $17m...

OBINNA EZUGWU Mr. Bayo Adeokun, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Electronic Payplus Limited (Epayplus), has said his firm can save Nigeria over 50...

POLITICS

Ikpeazu, other Southern governors reaffirm commitment to ban on open grazing

The governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, as well as other Southern governors, have maintained their stance on open grazing ban, noting that...

ECONOMY

Deep Water Oil rig

Nigeria’s oil sector growth declined by 19.8% in Q4

Data from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has shown that Nigeria’s oil and gas industry growth declined by 19.8 per cent in...

EDITORIAL

Ebonyi massacre: An inconvenient truth for the Igbo!

The massacre in Ebonyi state, Southeast Nigeria, last week Monday, has again brought to the fore the existential challenges in Nigeria and the urgent...
Kachalla Turji, in military camouflage, with Gumi on white, among other fighters

Sheikh Gumi’s dangerous gambit

Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, Nigeria’s foremost Islamic cleric is no stranger to controversy. But the present one is unusual and out of character. Very often...

OPINION

In My Lifetime, Nigeria Can Work Again!

By John Kokome This is a clarion call to all Nigerians irrespective of age, gender, tribe, religion, political affiliation; it is time for us to...
Osun deputy governor, Ben Alabi

COVID-19: The Place of Psychological Protocols, By Benedict Alabi

I give all adoration and honour to our grand progenitor, the almighty God, for this great privilege of life and opportunity to witness today;...

Zainab Ahmed: A General missing in action

By Uche Chris In military tradition, a general does not miss in action, that is to say, in battle. It is the worst thing that...
First Bank of Nigeria

The Voice of Nigeria: FirstBank imprints in entertainment, youth empowerment

By Israel Bolaji-Gbadamosi One of the key metrics that well defines a truly 21st century brand beyond profit making is its ability to connect with...

HEALTH

Entertainment

Earl

American rapper and actor, DMX dies aged 50

American rapper and actor, Earl Simmons, known better as DMX, has died, aged 50, his family announced in a statement. "We are deeply saddened to...
Sadiq Daba

Sadiq Daba buried amid tears

Veteran broadcaster and actor, Sadiq Daba who passed on yesterday, Wednesday, has been buried in Lagos. Daba who passed away at the Lagos state university...

RELIGION

Eid-el-Fitri: Governor Oyetola preaches peace, unity

By Sunday Oguntuyi, Osogbo As Muslims in the state of Osun join their counterparts across the world to mark the Eid-el-Fitri celebration, the state governor,...

INTERVIEW

Pastor Gabriel Onaolapo

What God told me about Nigeria’s future – Prophet Gabriel Onaolapo

Firebrand prophet and General Overseer of Christ the King Rescue Global Ministry, Agbado, Ogun State, Pastor Gabriel Onaolapo, has...
Bob Okey Okoroji

I’m Igbo, but also a Lagosian, I have all it takes...

Constitutional lawyer and former All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Bob Okey Okoroji, has said...

FEATURES

Anambra 2021: Ifeanyi Ubah embodies Nnewi aspirations

BY OBINNA EZUGWU When few days ago, governorship hopeful and senator representing Anambra South senatorial district, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, held a rally in his...

EDUCATION

Dapo Abiodun

Ogun govt moves to ensure qualitative education

IDOWU OLAKUNLE Ogun State Government says it will continue to support any developmental drive geared towards promotion of qualitative and efficient education The government explained that...
President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari appeals to bandits to release abducted Greenfield University students

Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, has appealed to bandits to free abducted students of Greenfield University, Kaduna State. Twenty-two undergraduates of the private university, were seized...

MONEY MARKET

Sterling Bank

SterlingPro gives customers cutting edge

With COVID-19 proving that digital banking is no longer optional, Sterling Bank PLC has recently upgraded SterlingPro, its market-leading digital...

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Capital Market

FMDQ admits Coronation Merchant Bank’s Commercial Papers

FMDQ Securities Exchange Limited has admitted Coronation Merchant Bank’s Commercial Papers (CP) on its platform, a statement from the bank said. The approval allows the...

SEC pegs May 31 as deadline for renewal of registration for Capital Market Operators

Adebayo Obajemu The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has informed all registered Capital Market Operators (CMOs) that in line with the requirements for renewal of...

SECURITY /THREATS

SPORTS

BRANDS

Bayo Adeokun, CEO, Epayplus

We can produce 50% of smart card needs, save Nigeria $17m...

OBINNA EZUGWU Mr. Bayo Adeokun, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Electronic Payplus Limited (Epayplus), has said his firm can save Nigeria over 50...

ENERGY

Deep Water Oil rig

Nigeria’s oil sector growth declined by 19.8% in Q4

Data from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has shown that Nigeria’s oil and gas industry growth declined by 19.8 per cent in...

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Tech companies now dominate equity markets- FBNQuest

Where Big Oil, Big Pharma, bulge-bracket investment banks and Coca Cola once dominated US stock markets, their roles have now been usurped by the...

How COVID-19 is increasing cost of trade -WTO

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has issued an information note outlining where and how trade costs may increase due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report...

Volkswagen to pay $267 million for Audi buyout

Volkswagen will pay a 48% premium to buy out the minority shareholders of premium division Audi, Audi said on Tuesday. Volkswagen, which already holds 99.64%...

ACROSS THE COUNTER

INSURANCE

Sovereign Trust Insurance

Sovereign Trust Insurance reports N392m profit in Q1 2021

Adebayo Obajemu Sovereign Trust Insurance in the first quarter of 2021 achieved growth in its topline and bottom line figures, compared to the figures recorded...

COLUMNIST

Naira and Dollar rate

Politics of naira value

By Uche Chris What really is the value of the naira? This would elicit as diverse an answer as there are experts and is one...

Between the price of conscience and gratitude, by Pat Utomi 

  It seems real. I lived to be 65. Who would have believed it? Escaping assassination attempts under military rule, terrorist bombings on a London...
Trump supporter waves flag inside the Capitol Hill

America, our America

By Richard Mammah Events in America in the past few days have understandably ignited the consciousness of the world. This is because being the self-acknowledged...