BUSINESS

F’Y 2020: AXA Mansard records N4.54bn profit after tax

OBINNA EZUGWU AXA Mansard Insurance Plc has declared N4.54 billion profit after tax in its audited report for financial year 2020. The figure represents 56 percent...

POLITICS

ECONOMY

Zainab Ahmed

Governors asked FG to borrow N50bn from CBN for March shortfall...

Nigeria's Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has said state governors wanted federal government to borrow N50 billion from the...

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

Gov. El Rufai and challenges of leadership

By Uche Chris Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna state is a man of many parts and represents different things and tendencies to different people....
Oyetola

Osun Economy: Not Yet Uhuru, By Adebayo Adedeji

The governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, has been a cynosure of all eyes and often been singled out for commendation for the masterly...
Elder Inyang Anya

Her letter was short and simple, but it took away my...

In the age of special anniversaries, maybe it’s a huge mistake that I don’t have an annual day of remembrance for that letter. After...
Val Chineto Ozigbo

Is Valentine Ozigbo fit to fly the PDP flag for Anambra...

By Valentine Ayika For every human action, whether positive or negative, there is a corresponding consequence. As the consultations by aspirants of Anambra's most dominant...

HEALTH

Buhari

BREAKING: Buhari returns after medical vacation to London

Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after spending more than two weeks in London on medical vacation. The president had departed the country...

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

Jonathan, Buhari ignored my warnings about Pantami’s alleged terrorism ties –...

The Director-General, Centre for Justice on Religion and Ethnicity in Nigeria, Kallamu Musa Ali Dikwa, has said wrote three times to the Nigerian government...

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

Taufeek Arapaja, PDP South West chairman

S/West PDP Congress: A victory bitter to swallow

By Olusesan Laoye The South West Peoples Democratic Party Congress election last week, which gave the Oyo State Governor's candidate Ambassador Taufeek Arapaja victory as...

EDUCATION

2021 WASSCE for school candidates may not hold in May/June –...

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said that its 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) earlier scheduled for May/June, may not...

WAEC releases 2021 WASSCE results

West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released results of First Series of the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates. Head...

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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TOP STORIES

Capital Market

FMDQ derivatives to stimulate financial market

BY EMEKA EJERE With the implementation of the FMDQ Securities Exchange derivatives market development project on its platform nearing completion as recently announced by the...

Seplat completes $650m bond issuance programme

Adebayo Obajemu Seplat has announced the successful completion of their $650 million five-year bond issuance programme. The bond, priced at a yield and coupon of...

SECURITY /THREATS

SPORTS

BRANDS

Sterling Bank

Sterling Bank introduces mobile phone enhanced PoS for merchants

Adebayo Obajemu Sterling Bank recently launched a mobile app that empowers merchants to use their mobile phones as Point-of-Sales systems called ‘OnePay for Business’. According to...

ENERGY

Dangote Refinery

Nigeria to account for 23% of Oil & Gas projects in...

A report by GlobalData, an oil data and analytics company, has said Nigeria may account for 23 percent of all oil and gas projects...

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

F’Y 2020: AXA Mansard records N4.54bn profit after tax

OBINNA EZUGWU AXA Mansard Insurance Plc has declared N4.54 billion profit after tax in its audited report for financial year 2020. The figure represents 56 percent...

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...