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AWE to empower 120 women with entrepreneurial skills

The US Mission launched its fifth edition of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria, in partnership with Ascend Studios to empower 120 women in business. In a statement, it disclosed that AWE would provide 120 women entrepreneurs with the knowledge, network, and access needed to launch and scale successful businesses. According to the statement, the participants were selected from over 3,000 applicants from all regions of Nigeria, and already […]

todaySeptember 8, 2023 9


NNPCL intensifies anti-theft battle as oil output declines

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited is stepping up efforts to combat oil theft in the Niger Delta, as the country’s oil production continues to plummet, writes OPEOLUWANI AKINTAYO In an update on its fight against crude oil theft in the country in July, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited said it uncovered 162 illegal pipeline connections and illegal refineries in the Niger Delta, mostly in Bayelsa State. In a two-minute […]

todaySeptember 5, 2023 3


PICTORIAL: Drama as security aide denies Shaibu access to Obaseki

There was a drama in Edo State Government House as security personnel restrained the deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, from assessing the Governor, Godwin Obaseki at a public function on Sunday. In the viral photos on social media platforms, Obaseki was seen sitting with his wife while the security aide stood in front of him to stop the access at the Interdenominational Thanksgiving Church Service to mark Edo’s 32nd year anniversary, […]

todayAugust 28, 2023 6


Wema Bank’s profit rises by 97 per cent to N10.48bn

Wema Bank said its profit after tax rose by 97 per cent in the first half of 2023 financial period to N10.48bn from N5.30bn in H1, 2022. It disclosed this in its unaudited financial statements for the period ended June 2023, filed on the Nigerian Exchange Limited. The bank achieved improved performance including gross earnings of N89.09bn, a year-on-year increase of 49 per cent (H1, 2022: N59.59bn). Interest income went […]

todayJuly 31, 2023 6


NERC may okay tariff hike as electricity subsidy hits N2.8tn

There are strong indications the Federal Government may consider the request by power distribution companies for a review of their tariff, as the government spending on electricity subsidy has risen to N2.8tn. A new report by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, obtained by our correspondent in Abuja on Sunday, indicated that past hikes in electricity tariffs by Discos saved the government from paying additional N1tn in subsidy to power firms […]

todayJuly 17, 2023 14


CSO demands Malami’s probe over alleged N1bn car gifts

A civil society organisation, Human and Environmental Agenda, has demanded a “thorough, immediate and urgent investigation” into the alleged N1bn car gifts by the immediate-past Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to his supporters in Kebbi State. The anti-corruption group, in a petition to the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, also demanded Malami’s probe over several allegations of corruption and abuse of […]

todayJuly 17, 2023 14


Ministerial appointment: N’Assembly awaits nominees as Tinubu sends list to DSS, EFCC, others

Expectations on the ministerial list have heightened as President Bola Tinubu clocks over 40 days in office. By law, Tinubu is required to name his cabinet within 60 days after taking the oath of office on May 29 and transmits it to the Senate for confirmation. With less than 18 days to submit his cabinet list to the National Assembly as recommended by the constitution, lawmakers and other Nigerians are […]

todayJuly 10, 2023 11


Subsidy: Shettima, govs to work on palliatives

As Nigerians grapple with the aftershocks of the fuel subsidy removal, President Bola Tinubu has directed the National Economic Council to come up with inputs on palliatives and  the minimum wage review as part of measures to cushion the pain of subsidy removal. This was as the Trade Union Congress said it was expecting the Federal Government to provide feedback on its demand for N200,000 minimum wage by June 19. […]

todayJune 8, 2023 16


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