Insecurity: Oil Firm Threaten To Relocate From Rivers Community

BY ANAYO ONUKWUGHA, PORT HARCOURT Two oil and gas servicing companies, Deans Oil and Gas Services and Lustre International, have threatened to relocate their operational base from Omoku, headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area of Rivers State following threats by some cultists suspected to be loyal to former militant leader, Prince Ejima Igwedibia. The two…

Agriculture: Quality Manpower Crucial For Nation’s Transformation – Audu Ogbeh

By Tope Fayehun, Akure The Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said, the country needed a quality manpower for the transformation of the agriculture sector in the country. Ogbeh stated this in Akure, the Ondo state capital, during the 60th celebration lecture and commissioning of projects of the Federal College of Agriculture Akure (FECA)…

NASC Resolves To Strengthen Cassava Seed System In Nigeria

By Aliyu Yusuf, Zaria Prof.Philip Olusegun Ojo, Executive Director, National Agricultural Seed Council,(NASC) has resolved to rid Nigeria of all manners of seed adulteration and entrench a better quality seeds system to boost agriculture. He stated this while delivering an address at a Cassava Seed Certification workshop held Monday, at National Agricultural Extension Research and…

2017 Hajj: NAHCON Refunds N4.01bn To Pilgrims From 11 States

By ONYEANUNA ONYEDIKACH, Abuja In sustaining the new, strict policy footing of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), the management has announced the refund of N401,291,658.41, to pilgrims from 11 states of the federation. The refunds flow from what the commission’s management stated were “for services not rendered to them (pilgrims) during the 2017 Hajj.”…

We Want To Win 2019 AFCON – Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr is aiming to win the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon after extending his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation for two more years. Three-time champions Nigeria missed out on the 2015 and 2017 edition of the African Cup of Nations, and trail leaders Libya and South Africa…

Club Owners Drum Support For Match4IDPs

As the charity football match  between African Legends and Kano Pillars football club, for internally displaced persons in the country  continues to gather momentum, the chairman of NPFL  club owners Association Barrister  Isaac Danladi has thrown his weight behind the historic  exhibition football game. Danladi who is also the chairman of Nassarawa Utd football club…

Un Allocates $13.4million To Assist In North-East

BY HENRY TYOHEMBA, Abuja – The United Nations, through the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, has allocated $13.4 million to help thousands of children, women and men in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in crisis-hit north-east Nigeria. In a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, the National public information officer, UN office, Abuja,  Abiodun Babies said the humanitarian…

US Firms Generate N1trn Revenue From Nigeria In 2016

By CHIMA AKWAJA, Lagos – United States of America businesses generated N1trillion revenue for Nigeria in 2016 financial year and made contribution of more than N34.4 billion to the tax revenue according to published survey conducted by global tech, strategy, digital and consulting service firm, Accenture and two other firms released yesterday in Lagos. Accenture…