Bishop Kukah, CSOs, FBOs say NGO regulatory bill may lead to anarchy, tyrannical

Bishop Mathew Kukah, the Arch Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Kayode Ajulo, legal luminary, Clement Nwankwo, Director of Policy & Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC) and other notable Nigerians on Wednesday championed the campaign against the proposed legislation which seeks to subject Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) to stiffer regulation. Kukah who spoke at…

PDP Convention: Dickson begs Adeniran, Mantu, others

The National Reconciliation Committee of the People’s Democratic Party led by Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa on Tuesday visited some aggrieved members as part of efforts to forge a post-convention reconciliation within the party. Among the party members visited by the Dickson team was former National Chairmanship aspirant, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, Special Adviser Media Relations…

AFC, Harith completes merger of electricity assets

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and Harith General Partners has announced on Wednesday the merger completion of different electricity assets into a new operating company called Anergi Holdings Limited. According to a statement sent to BusinessDay, Anergi the new entity is a holding company owning equity interests in seven generation assets with a total of 1,786MW……

CSR-in-Action celebrates 7th anniversary, focuses on good citizenship

CSR-in-Action, Nigeria’s foremost sustainability consultancy has drawn attention to the importance of good citizenship and contribution of the private sector to sustainable development and national building as it marks its 7th anniversary. A conglomerate of 3 sustainability-focused businesses, CSR-in-Action has championed the cause of sustainable development in Nigeria over the past seven years. The company…

‘Kwara to employ 10,000 youths through Agric Empowerment Scheme’

Bamidele Adegoke, is the Kwara State commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources. In this interview with SIKIRAT SHEHU, Adegoke spoke on the government plans to attract youths into agricultural practice in the state and Kwara’s strategy to improve mechanised farming. The Federal Government is making efforts to diversify the economy through agriculture. What role is……

ASHON plans N50bn commodity exchange in 2018

In line with the Federal Government diversification drive, The Association of Stock Broking Houses of Nigeria (ASHON) is planning to operate a N50 billion commodity exchange in 2018. Babatunde Sobamowo, chairman, NSBAG made this known during the official launch of the Nigeria Stock Brokers Agribusiness Group (NSBAG) in partnership with the International Institute of Tropical……

‘Wedding Party 2’ premiere raises bar with Arabian theme

The ELFIKE Film Collective, a partnership between EbonyLife Films, FilmOne Distribution, Inkblot Productions and Koga Studios, organised a one-of-a-kind premiere of The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai on December 10, at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. They upped the ante with this event, courtesy of an Arabian-inspired dress code and matching décor. Throngs…

Nigeria’s water is insecure, unsafe for ships – NIMASA

Director-general, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, has blamed the insecure and unsafe waterway of Nigeria for the recent loss of election into the Category C of the International ‎Maritime Organisation (IMO). Speaking ‎‎with journalists at the end of a meeting of the ‘G7 Friends of Gulf of Guinea Group’ in Lagos,…

NPA debunks allegation of secret recruitment

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has debunked allegation that its management recently embarked on secret recruitment of some staff against Federal Government directive restricting Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) from recruiting in order to cut down its recurrent expenditure. According to a statement signed by Abdullahi Goje, general manager, corporate and strategic communications of NPA, and…

Stakeholders seek more action on AGOA for Nigeria’s economic growth

Stakeholders have urged trade groups like the Nigeria-America Chamber of Commerce (NACC) to increase drive on African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The stakeholders shared their views at the annual dinner dance organised by NACC in Lagos recently. Pascal Dozie, founder of Diamond Bank and chairman of the event, noted the chamber’s recent activities with……