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BUSINESS

Publish details of planned N729bn payments to 24.3m Nigerians, SERAP tells...

BY EMEKA EJERE Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadia Umar-Farouk to publish...

POLITICS

Oriolowo presents N1.8m cheque to NIMC

NIN: Osun lawmaker donates 1.8m for purchase of data capturing equipment

By Sunday Oguntuyi, Osogbo As part of his efforts towards making life better for the people of his Senatorial District, the senator representing Osun West...

ECONOMY

Publish details of planned N729bn payments to 24.3m Nigerians, SERAP tells...

BY EMEKA EJERE Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadia Umar-Farouk to publish...

EDITORIAL

Bishop Matthew Kukah

Bishop Kukah, his critics and Nigeria’s scary future

Current developments in Nigeria are reminiscent of the dark days of military rule when criticism of government was almost criminalized, and opposition of any...
Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister

Averting looming COVID-19 disaster

The threat of the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic hovers over the nation like the proverbial sword of Damocles; and there is a need...

OPINION

Much ado about dissolution, by Tola Adeniyi

  What is the big deal about dissolution of a marriage, any marriage that does not work and may not ever likely work? I remember...
Valentine Ozigbo

Igbo Nation today and what the future holds

By Valentine Ozigbo   |    The choice of the topic ‘Onodu Anyi bu Igbo taa’ (The State of Igbos in Contemporary Society) stirs mixed feelings...

Why Biden Is Bad News for Buhari But Good for Nigeria

By SKC Ogbonnia President Joseph Biden’s inaugural speech says it all. The United States of America has overcome the attempted coup of January 6, 2021...
Bishop Matthew Kukah

Bishop Kukah as Nigeria’s metaphor

By Uche Chris The present ordeals of respected cleric and Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah, in the hands of the federal government of...

HEALTH

Joe Biden

US launches $1.9 trillion COVID-19 plan, resumes WHO support

Adebayo Obajemu The United States said on Thursday it would resume its funding for the UN’s health agency as President Joe Biden shifts towards greater...

Entertainment

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...
Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy

DSS quizzes Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage over ‘political statement’, Yemi Alade,...

Song producer, Don Jazzy and singer Tiwa Savage were quizzed and cautioned against making social media comments against the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari...

RELIGION

Soyinka backs Kukah, asks Nigerians to resist irrational demands of religionists

Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has called on Nigerians to resist what he described as irrational demands of religionists, noting that they would demand...

INTERVIEW

We’re setting the standard for good governance in Nigeria – Gov....

  Delta State governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has said his administration is setting the standards in the country in terms...
Chidozie Nwankwo, Wichtech CEO

Anambra 2021: I am best for the Job —Wichtech CEO

Wichtech Group CEO and one of the leading aspirants for the 2021 Anambra State governorship election, Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo...

FEATURES

Anyim Pius Anyim

Pius Anyim; the many challenges of ‘a gold fish’

OBINNA EZUGWU Nigeria's former senate president, Anyim Pius Anyim rarely comes across as a politician. Indeed he is not the usual player of the political...

EDUCATION

FG approves new retirement age for teachers

BY EMEKA EJERE The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved a range of new incentives for Nigerian teachers, including an upward review of their...
Coronavirus virus deaths

Dangers of reopening schools too early

By Uche Chris On Monday January 18, 2021, public and private schools in Abuja and several states in the country opened their doors to students...

MONEY MARKET

NDIC commences depositors’ verification for 42 failed MFBs

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has started winding up of 42 Microfinance Banks (MFBs) which operating licences were recently revoked by the Central...

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TOP STORIES

Capital Market

Nigerian equity sheds 0.12%

Sell pressure on Dangote Cement, Mansard and UBA drags the Nigerian equity market down 0.12% on Thursday. The All-Share Index dipped 0.12% to close at...

Market rebounds with 0.23% growth, investors gain N50bn

Adebayo Obajemu The Nigerian equity market on Wednesday admitted the Bulls occasioned by rally in the share price of MTN, Wapco and Insurance stocks among...

SECURITY /THREATS

SPORTS

BRANDS

Covid: CBN disburses N10bn to Kano industries

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has disbursed the sum of N10 billion to companies in Kano affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, through a...

ENERGY

Petrol price up by 14% in December – NBS

The average price paid by consumers for Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise called petrol increased by 14 percent in December 2020 to N165.70 per litre...

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

Prudential Zenith Life Assurance

Prudential Zenith Life exceeds NAICOM’S recapitalisation deadline

Prudential Zenith Life Insurance has raised its authorised share capital to N5bn, surpassing the new minimum capital requirement of N4bn by December 31st, 2020...

COLUMNIST

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...

Eye on power: Insurgency: Nigeria’s new normal

By UCHE CHRISAfter Governor Zulum was attacked for the second in September on his tour of Gwoza in the state, I wrote an article...

Eye on power: Debt and the curse of Keynes (Part 1)

Living a false lifestyle of pretending to be rich! By UCHE CHRIS Nigeria’s present debt level is really worrisome and alarming from whatever angle you look...