Oil Spillage: Court orders Mobil, NNPC to pay N82bn in damages to Akwa Ibom communities

Oil Spillage: Court orders Mobil, NNPC to pay N82bn in damages to Akwa Ibom communities THE Federal High Court, Abuja, has ordered the Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to pay the oil communities in Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom cumulative damages of N81.9 billion over oil spillage. Justice Taiwo Taiwo, in a judgment debt, ordered that the payment...... more

Army intercepts 154 rustled cows, arrests 44 collaborators in Zamfara

Army intercepts 154 rustled cows, arrests 44 collaborators in Zamfara The Nigerian Army Operatives, under Operation Hadarin Daji, have intercepted 12 trucks loaded with 154 rustled cows and arrested 44 collaborators in Zamfara State. The Deputy Force Commander, Operation Hadarin Daji, Northwest Region, Air Commander Abubakar Abdulkadir, stated this in Gusau, on Friday, while handing over the suspected rustled animals to...... more

Foreign stock investors withdraw N99.94bn in four months

Foreign stock investors withdraw N99.94bn in four months A total of N99.94bn was pulled out by foreign investors from the Nigerian stock market in the first four months of this year as foreign involvement plunged to a four-year low in April. The foreign portfolio investors injected N 78.31bn into the market from January to April this year, according to...... more

620,000 jobs created as CBN disburses N44b to CTG sector

620,000 jobs created as CBN disburses N44b to CTG sector Over 620,000 direct and indirect jobs were created in two years as a result of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN’s) intervention in the Cotton, Textile and Garment (CTG) sector. CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele made this known in Abuja on Tuesday during a stakeholders’ engagement for the resuscitation of the CTG sector....... more

Economic woes deepen as Bakers hike Bread, Biscuits prices by 30%

Economic woes deepen as Bakers hike Bread, Biscuits prices by 30% The economic hardship in the country has taken a new dimension as the Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria (AMBCN) has directed its members to increase the prices of bread, biscuits and other baked items by 30 percent due to the rising cost of production. Bread and biscuits are...... more

Naira crashes to N495 to US dollar

Naira crashes to N495 to US dollar The Nigerian Naira has suffered two consecutive days of melt down in the unofficial market as it tumbles by about N17 for each dollar. The market had some semblance of stability for weeks, selling and buying at between N480-485. But the long suffering Nigerian currency moved south wards after the Central...... more

FirstBank wins 3 awards at Global Banking & Finance Awards

FirstBank wins 3 awards at Global Banking & Finance Awards First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has been awarded the 2021 ‘’Retail Banking CEO of the Year Nigeria”, ‘’Most innovative Retail Banking App Nigeria” and ‘’Best CSR Bank Nigeria” awards by Global Banking and Finance magazine. The respective awards conferred on the bank are in recognition of the indelible roles it plays...... more

Ebonyi Rice mill shut down as millers protest multiple taxation

Ebonyi Rice  mill shut down as millers protest  multiple taxation Millers and workers at the Abakaliki Rice Mill Limited on Tuesday protested alleged multiple taxation and other ill-treatment by leadership on the company against them. Their protest led to shutdown of business activities at the mill. They lamented the leadership’s actions has made many customers to stop patronising the mill. They...... more

Angry youths demolish worship centre in Cross River community

Angry youths demolish worship centre in Cross River community There was palpable fear on Tuesday morning in Ikot Offiong Mbai community of Akpabuyo local government area in Cross River State when irate youths destroyed an Islamic worship centre in the area. Muslim faithful in the area, who spoke with The Nation, expressed surprise over the incident. They noted they have been...... more

‘How Addax cost Nigeria colossal loss’

‘How Addax cost Nigeria colossal loss’ The lack of investment in the oil field granted to Addax is said to have caused a great loss to the economy, Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Senator Magnus Abe, has said. Abe, who was reacting to an online story, said the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) was right in...... more

CBN sacks Awosika, Otudeko, appoints new board for First Bank

CBN sacks Awosika, Otudeko, appoints new board for First Bank The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved the appointment of Tunde Hassan-Odukale as Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FBN). CBN also approved the appointment of Remi Babalola as Chairman of FBN Holdings Plc, a subsidiary of FBN. It had earlier announced the removal of Mrs Ibukun Awosika as...... more

Dangote Sugar denies involvement in price fixing, confirms letter to Minister against BUA

Dangote Sugar denies involvement in price fixing, confirms letter to Minister against BUA Dangote Sugar Refinery PLC (DSR) has reacted to what it described as an online publication claiming that the company is engaging in price-fixing and is not honestly engaged in any Backward Integration Programme,as claimed. In a statement on Thursday, Dangote Sugar vehemently refuted the allegations and assertions in their entirety.The statement...... more

NIN: Court stops FG from blocking SIM cards

NIN: Court stops FG from blocking SIM cards A Federal High Court in Lagos State has barred the Federal Government from blocking SIM cards not linked to National Identity Numbers next month. The Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy had, through the Nigerian Communications Commission, asked operators to block all SIM cards not linked to NIN by April 9,...... more

Dangote’s business tactics destroying Nigerian economy – US warns

Dangote’s business tactics destroying Nigerian economy – US warns The United States (US) has described the Dangote Group of Companies’ business strategies as disastrous to the Nigerian economy. Owned by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, it is the largest conglomerate in West Africa with over 30,000 employees. A report published in 2010 on Wikileak’s website said even though Dangote played...... more

Many Nigerian Soldiers killed in ISWAP suicide bombing in Yobe

Many Nigerian Soldiers killed in ISWAP suicide bombing in Yobe Many Nigerian soldiers were on Monday killed when a Boko Haram terrorist rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into them during a clash in Yobe State. A military source told SaharaReporters that the bomber, believed to be a member of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) faction of the group, targeted the...... more

INVESTIGATION: Why CBN banned Cryptocurrency

INVESTIGATION: Why CBN  banned Cryptocurrency More facts have emerged on why the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) decided to ban cryptocurrency trading in the country. The apex bank prohibited dealing in cryptocurrencies or facilitating payments for cryptocurrency exchanges last week Friday. Investigations by THISDAY have revealed that, the federal government and the CBN were warned by...... more

Central Bank of Nigeria bans banks from servicing crypto exchanges

Central Bank of Nigeria bans banks from servicing crypto exchanges The Central Bank of Nigeria has placed a ban on all regulated financial institutions from providing services to crypto exchanges in the country. The prohibition was contained in a circular issued by the CBN on Friday. According to the central bank's notice, the ruling is an extension of earlier warnings from...... more

Outrage as police sack single female cop for getting pregnant

Outrage as police sack single female cop for getting pregnant Nigerians have expressed outrage over the sacking of a female corporal, Olajide Omolola, because she got pregnant out of wedlock. They slammed the Nigeria Police Force over what they described as a discriminatory law and called on rights group to fight for the woman. The police, in a wireless message with...... more

Average Air Fare soars by 18.54% YoY in December 2020 - NBS

Average Air Fare soars by 18.54% YoY in December 2020 - NBS THE National Bureau of Statistics  (NBS) has said the average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey increased by 0.42 per cent   month-on-month and by 18.54 per cent year-on-year to N36,454.59 last December  from N36,301.74 in November, last year. It made this known in its “Transport Fare Watch...... more

NCC begins forensic audit of telcos over data depletion

NCC begins forensic audit of telcos over data depletion The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has started probing data depletion in the telecoms industry in line with its mandate of consumer protection. Its Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,  Prof Garba Dambatta ,who spoke on the sidelines of the presentation of ZIK Prize for Leadership Award to him, said reduction...... more

Mm clears air on increase in electricity tariffs

Mm clears air on increase in electricity tariffs The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has insisted that the Federal Government did not increase electricity tariffs. While speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Tuesday, Keyamo, said the FG only adjusted some bands for consumers to pay what they are supposed to pay. He said the...... more

Consumers will get refund for meter payment – NERC

Consumers will get refund for meter payment – NERC Electricity customers who paid for meters under the Meter Asset Provider scheme will be refunded, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has said. NERC said this on Wednesday in an emailed response, through its Head of Public Affairs, Mr Michael Faloseyi, to questions from our correspondent. Following the recent announcement by the...... more

Buhari’s COVID-19 Team deceiving him –Gov Yahaya Bello

Buhari’s COVID-19 Team  deceiving him –Gov Yahaya Bello The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has disagreed with the Federal Government’s approach to combatting the COVID 19 pandemic. Governor Bello had been a strong critic of the coronavirus as he once branded it a “hoax”. Speaking with Channels Television on Wednesday, the governor stated that President Buhari Presidential Task...... more

COVID-19 Second wave: Lagos returns restriction order on churches, mosques, bans carnivals

COVID-19 Second wave: Lagos returns restriction order on churches, mosques, bans carnivals The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has returned the order restricting the operations of churches and mosques in the state. He asked the worship centres not to hold services for more than two hours, adding that no gathering must exceed 50 per cent of the maximum capacity of the venue. Sanwo-Olu...... more

Suspected Fulani gunmen kill Benue lawyer, wife, blind old man

Suspected Fulani gunmen kill Benue lawyer, wife, blind old man GUNMEN on Tuesday night invaded Agboughul community in  Makurdi, the Benue State capital, and killed a legal practitioner, his wife and a blind old man. The victims were identified as Moses Udam, Mrs Nkechi  Udam and Nyikyor Mazugu. Three persons, comprising two children of the  blind and a sister to the...... more

THE MANY MYSTERIES OF KANKARA ABDUCTION

THE MANY MYSTERIES OF KANKARA ABDUCTION Strange things happen nowadays in Nigeria. Can you imagine that a group of people will carry ten or more vehicles, drive them inside a school compound, collect and pack hundreds of students into these vehicles and drive them away unnoticed?  The exercise which may take up to three or more hours...... more

FG defends 100 per cent hike in domestic airfares

FG defends 100 per cent hike in domestic airfares The Federal Government has justified the over 100 per cent hike in domestic airfares, saying the development was one of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Musa Nuhu, spoke during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Thursday. “As...... more

FG crashes data price by 50 percent

FG crashes data price by 50 percent THE Federal government said on Thursday that the price of data has been reduced by more than 50 percent following a directive that the Nigerian Communications commission, NCC, should put in place measures to that effect. Accordingly, the price of data of 1GB has been reduced from 1000 naira to 487...... more

Petrol scarcity looms as oil workers begin strike

Petrol scarcity looms as oil workers begin strike Scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), aka petrol may hit Nigeria soon. On Monday, oil workers commenced a nationwide strike. The order was given by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN. The letter to the effect dated November 8, 2020 was signed by the General Secretary,...... more

Obaseki condemns attack on #ENDSARS protesters in Benin, charges police on adequate security

Obaseki condemns attack on #ENDSARS protesters in Benin, charges police on adequate security The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has condemned the attack on #ENDSARS protesters in Benin City by unidentified hoodlums, noting that a thorough investigation would commence immediately to bring the culprits to justice. The governor, in a statement, charged the Edo State Police Command to come out in full force...... more

 

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