Nigeria gets $7.7mn to fight polio

  By BENJAMIN UMUTEME –Nigeria is to get $7.7 million in grants from Rotary to tackle polio in the country. The money to the country is part of $49.5 million by Rotary International to country around the world to eradicate the disease.  ‎Afghanistan and Pakistan with the most endemic cases of the disease got the highest…

Breaking : SEC suspends trading ‎in Oando shares over insider dealing, corporate governance issues, others

By BENJAMIN UMUTEME –‎The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has directed the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) to from Friday suspend trading in the shares of  Oando Plc. According to SEC’s management, thIs followed investigations into the activities of the company after itt was petitioned by  Alhaji Dahiru Barau Mangal and Ansbury Incorporated.   After investigations, the…

African payments, via international banks

By ALBERT OTIENO OGEDA While the transport of goods and services is critical for Africa’s development, enabling the movement of capital to support trade and development within Africa is equally important. According to SWIFT data, only 12.8% of commercial payments from Africa went directly to other African countries, even though the final destination of more…

20 million Nigerians to join fight against corruption

By MBAFAN ADE –The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA) with support from the Macarthur Foundation has launched #BounceCorruption. Bounce Corruption is designed to mobilize citizens especially youth to lead the war against corruption and impunity as well as hold public institutions and officials accountable at the local and national level, according to…

Legendary Nigerian footballer, Nwankwo Kanu, launches N1 Billion Jackpot Lotto to Support Kanu Heart Foundation

  Legendary Nigerian footballer and philanthropist, Nwankwo Kanu, is launching the biggest lotto in Africa to raise funds for the Kanu Heart Foundation (KHF) and help build a specialist cardiac hospital in Abuja. The KHF lotto offers a jackpot starting at N1 billion and will be run in conjunction with AfroMillonsLotto It offers twice-weekly draws…

Early child education adds to growth, development – Educationist

Chief Executive Director, School Resource Centre Educational Group,Emem Opachi,has proffered that  prompt exposure of the children to early education would prompt growth and development of any nation as well as the child.‎ Opashi said this in Abuja at the just concluded  one-day Early Childhood conference ,tagged “Discover the Boundless Possibilities”, stressed that all hand must…

2018 FIFA World Cup: Argentine star Lionel Messi names match against Nigeria among his favorites

Lionel Messi has reportedly revealed that a game against Nigeria was among his favorites for Argentina. The Barcelona star was superb as he scored three goals which helped Argentina beat Ecuador to qualify for the Russia 2018 fiesta. Nigeria and Argentina have both qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The winger who was…

Nigerian Army continues ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ in Cross River

From EMMA OBI, Calabar -Troops of 13 Brigade, Nigerian Army including affiliated formations, have continued with their ‘Operation Crocodile Smile 2’ in Cross River State. The troops which have Calabar, capital of Cross River State as their operational Headquarters, will rid Calabar and its environs of criminals and night marauders. A release signed by Capt. …

Nigeria seeks increased World Bank, IMF support in Renewable Energy

By BENJAMIN UMUTEME -Nigeria has asked the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to scale up the provision of and access to renewable energy in order to deliver development results and meet global climate goals. Nigeria’s position on renewable energy and regional integration was presented by the Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs….