BREAKING: Ex-VP, Alex Ekwueme dies

From Chidi Nnadi, Enugu Former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme is dead. A statement from his family signed by his brother and the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme said that he died by 10:00pm in a London clinic, Sunday. The statement read: “Ekwueme family regrets to announce…

Anambra guber: Jubilation as Obiano trounces Nwoye, Obaze, Chidoka

From Chidi Nnadi, Geoffrey Anyanwu and Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Anambra The Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC) has declared Governor Willie Obiano winner of the Anambra governorship election held on Saturday, November 17. Obiano polled 234,071 votes to beat Hon. Tony Nwoye, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who got only 98, 752 votes. Chief Returning…

Nigeria records decrease in terrorism deaths –Lai Mohammed

From Magnus Eze, Abuja The Federal Government has flaunted a recent global endorsement of its fight against terrorism, as contained in the 2017 Global Terrorism Index of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the rating has confirmed that the military is winning the anti-terrorism campaign,…

Ikoyi cash: Halt payment for now, whistle-blowers urge Finance minister

•Petition AGF By Damiete Braide More whistle-blowers have come out of the woodwork, demanding Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, stop payment to those pencilled down to receive five per cent commission from the recovery of $43.4 million, N23.3 million and 27,800 Euros at Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos. The EFCC recovered the money, in an…

Nigeria among 10 nations with easy access to credit –Enelamah, Trade & Investment Minister

From Uche Usim, Abuja With World Bank’s latest report on ease of doing business indicating that Nigeria has moved up 24 points from 169th position to 145th out of 190 countries, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, says the country has also improved in the area of easy access to credit….

3rd World Aviation Forum kicks-off in Abuja today

The long-awaited International World Aviation Forum (IWAF) 2017, would kick-off today at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. The three-day event, organised in collaboration with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), is the third in the series and Nigeria is the first country to host the Forum outside the ICAO headquarters in Montreal, Canada. Barring unforseen circumstances,…

Nigeria generates N69.2bn from solid minerals in 2015 –NEITI

… Cement sector accounts for 60% earnings From Uche Usim (Abuja) and  Adewale Sanyaolu Latest report from the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) released yesterday, has disclosed that Nigeria earned N69.2 billion from the solid minerals sector in 2015. The N69.2 billion revenue represents an increase of 24 per cent from the N55.8 billion earned…

40.1m Nigerian adults financially excluded –NSE President

…Advises CIS on investor training By Chinenye Anuforo and Chinwendu Obienyi The National Council President, Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr. Abimbola Ogunbanjo, has revealed that a survey conducted by Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFIA) on access to Financial services in Nigeria, indicated that over 40.1 million Nigerian adults are financially excluded. Speaking during the…