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BUSINESS

Access Bank to acquire Zambian Cavmont Bank

Access Bank has announced that its subsidiary in Zambia is in advanced discussion with Cavmont Capital Holdings to acquire Cavmont Bank. The bank in a...

POLITICS

Cabinet approves N108bn for roads construction

The Federal Executive Council has approved N108 billion for the completion of various road projects across the country. Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola,...

Editorial & Opinion

Humphrey Nwosu: Tribute to hero of democracy

By EMEKA EJERE Our dear erudite Prof Humphrey Nwosu, thank you for taking that path of integrity 27 years ago that our democracy might be...

Entertainment

Rape allegation: Lawyers call for D’Banj arrest

The Coalition of Public Interests Lawyers and Advocates (COPA) has called for the arrest of popular Nigerian artiste Mr Oladapo Oyebanjo, aka D’Banj, following...
Naira Marley

Naira Marley Rebellion: A metaphor for societal dysfunction

By ADEBAYO OBAJEMU Azeez Adeshina Fashola, better known professionally as Naira Marley is without an iota of doubt, the most controversial musician in Nigeria today....

RELIGION

Pastor Tony Akinyemi

How Covid-19 was created in a laboratory – Rev. Akinyemi

Engineer, computer scientist and senior pastor of Shepherds Flock International Church, Ikeja, Lagos State, Reverend Tony Akinyemi has said the novel Coronavirus pandemic currently...

INTERVIEW

N2.3trillion stimulus plan is inadequate to reflate economy —Johnson Chukwu

The Nigerian economy has been struggling with many headwinds this year, which have stunted growth, as the government tries...
Alhaji Abiola Azeez, Istijabah

NURTW largest employer of labour in Nigeria -Istijabah

The National Union of Road Transport Workers ( NURTW), an affiliate of the Trade Union Congress, has made contributions...
Elizabeth Onuoha

My battle with rare incurable disease – Elizabeth Onuoha

For a decade, Ms. Elizabeth Onuoha-Ozumba has lived with Scleroderma, an autoimmune disease arising from an abnormal immune response...
Pastor Tony Akinyemi

How Covid-19 was created in a laboratory – Rev. Akinyemi

Engineer, computer scientist and senior pastor of Shepherds Flock International Church, Ikeja, Lagos State, Reverend Tony Akinyemi has said...

FEATURES

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria’s amazon, Okonjo-Iweala set for WTO top job

By OBINNA EZUGWU If all goes according to plan, Nigeria's two time minister of finance, and former Managing Director, Operations at the World Bank, Dr....

HEALTH

Cabinet approves N108bn for roads construction

The Federal Executive Council has approved N108 billion for the completion of various road projects across the country. Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola,...

ACROSS THE COUNTER

MONEY MARKET

Analysts predict poor Q2 results for banks

By JULIUS ALAGBE Amidst concern for economic recession which has generally clouded earnings outlook for 2020, banks are also struggling to meet the Central Bank...

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

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%...

OPEC+ countries extend oil output cut to July

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC allies, known as OPEC+ have agreed to extend the 10-million-barrel-per-day (mbd) first phase of the...

Afreximbank partners ITC to boost African businesses

Afreximbank is teaming up with International Trade Centre, ITC, to train small-business owners and young entrepreneurs in Africa to trade with other African countries...

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EDUCATION

WAEC examinations to commence on August 4 July

Adebayo Obajemu The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has been scheduled to commence in August. The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, announced...

Ogun College of Education shuts down over death of staff from...

By KUNLE IDOWU, Abeokuta Worried by latest development at the Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta, Ogun State where a staff died of Covid 19 with...

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Reps to probe alleged illegal withdrawal of $1.05 billion from NLNG...

Adebayo Obajemu The House of Representatives has said it has concluded plans to probe the alleged illegal withdrawal of $1.05 billion from Nigeria Liquefied Natural...

COLUMNIST

Eye on power: Worship centres: Gov. Sanwo-Olu’s act of mercy

By UCHE CHRIS Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu last week shocked Lagosians and, by extension, the rest of the country, with the announcement suspending the reopening of...

IPOB and the Nigerian conundrum

Why the Presidency’s allegations against IPOB is a continuation of the anti-Igbo policy of this government By Uche Chris It is becoming increasingly undeniable that the...

Eye on power: COVID-19 and Pastors’ dirty politics

By UCHE CHRIS The ongoing campaign of slander and falsehood by some Pentecostal pastors against the lockdown of churches and worship centres is unwarranted, vexatious,...