Nigerian equity market continues downtrend

The Nigerian equity market continued its downtrend on Friday, driven by persistent sell-off pressure. The All-Share lost 38.28 points or 0.16 per cent to close...


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...


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....


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...


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...
Archbishop Emmanuel Chukwuma

Nigeria in trouble under Buhari — Bishop Chukwuma

Anglican Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, His Grace, Archbishop Emmanuel Chukwuma, has decried the incursion of Almajiri children into...


Benedict Oramah: Crusader of Africa’s economic integration

By EMEKA EJERE On June 14, 2020, shareholders of African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), voted and re-appointed Prof. Benedict Oramah, as the president of the pan-African...


Nigeria stock market may end 2020 in red, says Uwaleke

Uche Uwaleke, Professor of Finance and Capital Market, says the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) will likely close 2020 in red, based on negative real...



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...



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...

Arts & Books

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Lagos schools get August 3 resumption date

OBINNA EZUGWU The Lagos State Government has announced that students in Primary 6, Junior Secondary School 3 and Senior Secondary School 3 are to resume...
Eton College, Dilibe Onyeama

UK’s Eton College apologizes to its first black student for racism

OBINNA EZUGWU United Kingdom based institution, Eton College, has apologized to its first African graduate, Nigerian writer, Dillibe Onyeama over racial treatments he experienced during...


Business Hallmark Equity Market







Again, Zenith Bank emerges leader in tier-1 capital

OBINNA EZUGWU Leading Nigerian lender, Zenith Bank Plc has again emerged as the Number One Bank in Nigeria by Tier-1 Capital in the 2020 Top...


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,...