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How Nigeria’s oil, gas communities united against environmental polluters

Nnimmo Bassey     ‘You can see the environment. The roofing sheets are all rusty. What we want is for the oil company operating here to mitigate the effects of their operations in the community by stopping pollution and cleaning up the damaged areas’   By Kome Odhomor   Oil and gas extraction activities in […]

Air Peace gets approval for non-stop Israel flights from April

Air Peace (file photo)   ‘The pact would let carriers from the two countries to operate flights between Tel Aviv and cities in Nigeria, like Lagos and Abuja’   By Valentine Amanze   Nigeria’s Air Peace has become the first beneficiary of the boosted business tie between Israel and Nigeria.   Israeli Transport Minister, Miri […]

Why govt must increase tax on sugar sweetened beverages, by experts

Some of the officials and participants of the workshop organised by CAPPA in Ikeja, Lagos.   Di-abates, other non-communicable diseases to claim more Nigerians if govt fails to hike tax on SSB   By Valentine Amanze   Nigeria is on the verge of joining the league of nations with the highest mortality rate if the […]

Global technology exhibitors, speakers, diplomats storm Nigeria for agrofood, plastprintpack

Ahead of the 8th edition of agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria exhibition and conference, fairtrade, the organiser and international trade show specialist, has confirmed the participation of more countries, global exhibitors, diplomats, and speakers for the internationally acclaimed tradeshow scheduled to hold March 28 – 30, 2023, at the Landmark Centre, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos.   […]

Give me seven days to resolve the cash crunch – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari (file photo)   ‘I will revert to the CBN and the Minting Company. There will be a decision one way or the other in the remaining seven days of the 10-day extension’   By Valentine Amanze   President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to give him seven days to resolve the […]

Obi decries Nigeria’s low credit rating, says it’s fixable

Peter Obi (file photo)   ‘The ratings agency’s bleak outlook for our country is a wake-up call on the need for fundamental change and a new approach to formulating and implementing our nation’s economic policy’   By Valentine Amanze   The Labour Party Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, has described as worrisome the recent downgrade […]

CBN, anti-graft agencies enforce circulation of new naira notes in Bauchi

The officials at work.   ‘CBN has enough new Naira notes given to commercial banks that will take care of the demands of customers’   By Ahmed Ahmed   The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and anti-graft agencies have enforced the circulation of new naira notes on commercial banks and their agents in Bauchi State. […]

Niger govt to end arbitrary pricing, scarcity of petroleum products

NNPC filling station (file photo)   .To deal with ailing marketers   By Mohammed Bello   Niger State government has threatened to sanction any filling station that fails to dispense its allocation and/or selling above the federal government’s approved pump prices of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and other petroleum products. Consequently, the state Governor, Alhaji […]

Digitisation ‘ll enhance effective service delivery – SON DG

Mallam Farouk Salim   By Valentine Amanze   The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has initiated moves to increase automation and digitisation of its operations to enhance  productivity  for effective service delivery.   The SON Director General, Mallam Farouk Salim, disclosed this at  the 2023 Strategic Leadership Retreat for Management Staff of the agency with […]

CBN, Sunna TV partner on sensitization of new naira notes

Dr Ibrahim Adam Disina   ‘We are here to partner with you on sensitisation on the acceptance and deadline of the redesign naira notes’   By Ahmed Ahmed   An Islamic cleric and Director General of Bauchi-based Sunna TV, Dr Ibrahim Adam Disina, has pledged to sensitize the public on the acceptance and dateline of […]