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BUSINESS

Oxford/ AstraZeneka Covid-19 vaccines arrive Nigeria

FG denies budgeting N10.6bn for COVID-19 vaccine transportation

The federal government has denied that it had budgeted N10.6 billion for COVID-19 vaccine transportation. Faisal Shuaib, executive director of the National Primary Health Care...

POLITICS

Denis Sassou N'Guesso, Congo president

Paradigm Initiative calls for respect of digital rights during Congo elections...

OBINNA EZUGWU Paradigm Initiative (PIN), a non-profit social enterprise that builds ICT-based support systems and advocates for digital rights and inclusion in Africa, says it...

ECONOMY

Oxford/ AstraZeneka Covid-19 vaccines arrive Nigeria

FG denies budgeting N10.6bn for COVID-19 vaccine transportation

The federal government has denied that it had budgeted N10.6 billion for COVID-19 vaccine transportation. Faisal Shuaib, executive director of the National Primary Health Care...

EDITORIAL

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...

Criminal herdsmen as threat to national security

The Muhammadu Buhari administration, it is widely believed, has been slow to respond to the threat to national security posed by criminal elements among...

OPINION

President Muhammadu Buhari

Worrying security situation in Igboland, by OBINNA EZUGWU

There is no longer any point in pretending about it: Nigeria's Southeast region is witnessing rise in insecurity, and it's a tinderbox ready to...

Calm before the storm: Elite silence over ravaging insecurity no longer...

The deafening silence of the political class and the elite club, in the light of the grave abnormalities enveloping the land, is worrisome. Could...

Ndigbo, enough of playing the ostrich

By Charles Ogbu For some months now, a special form of BANDITRY targeted at security formations (the Police, to be more specific) which were hitherto...
Trucks stock as Northern food blockade comes into effect

A word on that North’s ridiculous food blockade, by Obinna Ezugwu

As a little boy, one of the ways I showed displeasure with my parents was to throw myself on the ground and roll over...

HEALTH

Oxford/ AstraZeneka Covid-19 vaccines arrive Nigeria

FG denies budgeting N10.6bn for COVID-19 vaccine transportation

The federal government has denied that it had budgeted N10.6 billion for COVID-19 vaccine transportation. Faisal Shuaib, executive director of the National Primary Health Care...

Entertainment

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...
Paul Okoye

Covid-19 ‘worst sickness ever’ – Paul Okoye narrates battle with virus

  Nigerian music star, Paul Okoye, has said Coronavirus is "worst sickness ever", revealing that he has been battling with the virus for 10 days...

RELIGION

Gombe State governor, Inuwa Yahaya

Gombe gov names Malam Maiyamba Mai Tangle despite protests

Gombe State governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has appointed Malam Danladi Sanusi Maiyamba as the Mai Tangle despite protestations by the community. Ismaila Uba Misilli, Director...

INTERVIEW

Buhari’s government has done more harm to Nigeria than any other...

  Dr. Kunle Olajide is the General Secretary of the Yoruba Council of Elders who has never been shy at...

We must reform our politics to survive —Pat Utomi

On clocking 65 recently, he used the occasion to pen an OPED, where he touched most significantly on the...

FEATURES

Uzodinma, Okorocha

IMO ROYAL RUMBLE: Uzodinma vs Okorocha

OBINNA EZUGWU The hitherto simmering political war between former Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and the incumbent governor of the state, Senator Hope Uzodinma...

EDUCATION

Oluwadare Michael Oluwatuyi, BAN president

World Book Day: BAN hails book lovers, to launch African Chapter...

OBINNA EZUGWU As the world marks the 2021 edition of the World Book Day today, the Booksellers Association of Nigeria (BAN) has facilitated with lovers...
Abducted Zamfara schoolgirls

Abducted Zamfara schoolgirls return to Gusau, 38 unaccounted for

Some of the abducted students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Marafa council area of ZamfaraState, met the state governor, Bello Matawalle...

MONEY MARKET

FBN Holdings appoints new board members

FBN Holdings has announced the appointments of Mr Seni Adetu and Mrs Juliet Anammah as Independent Non-Executive Directors, while Mr Otu Hughes has been...

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TOP STORIES

Capital Market

NSE to commemorate IWD 2021, host 7th Annual Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

OBINNA EZUGWU The Nigerian Stock Exchange will join securities exchanges the world over to commemorate International Women’s Day 2021 and host its 7th Annual Ring...

FMAN, NSE Highlight Growing Interest in Mutual Funds

OBINNA EZUGWU There continues to be growing interest in the mutual funds asset class evidenced by the increasing number of registered mutual funds with the...

SECURITY /THREATS

SPORTS

BRANDS

Transcorp Hotel

Transcorp Hotels Launches Aura, an Online Marketplace for Accommodation and Experiences

OBINNA EZUGWU Africa's leading hospitality brand Transcorp Hotels Plc. has announced the launch of Aura, a new digital platform through which people can book accommodation,...

ENERGY

Tanker explosion

Tanker explodes in Ogun community

A tanker conveying Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly called Petrol exploded around an NNPC filling station on Alagbole-Akute road, Ogun State on Saturday. The tanker...

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

Universal Insurance Plc

Universal Insurance grows Gross Premium Written to N3.378bn in FY’2020

Adebayo Obajemu The unaudited financial report of Universal Insurance Plc for the full Year ended December 31st, 2020 revealed a growth in Gross Premium Written...

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...