Month: September 2017

China expels North Korean firms

After the UN Security Council passed new sanctions two weeks ago, the Chinese commerce ministry said North Korean firms and joint ventures in China would be closed within 120 days. Following North Korea’s sixth and largest nuclear test this month, the UN Security Council voted unanimously to expand sanctions on Pyongyang. It has halted the… Read More »

Month: September 2017

2 Nigerian banks receive international certification

Operations of microfinance banks in Nigeria received a boost as two microfinance institutions, Grooming Centre and Fortis Microfinance bank were given the Smart Certification for client protection. The Smart certification provided an independent, objective seal of confidence that a financial institution is doing everything it could to treat its clients well and protect them from… Read More »

Month: September 2017

Gender, not a barrier to greatness, says Tiwa Savage

Award winning singer, Tiwatope (popularly called Tiwa) Savage has urged women not to allow gender limit their attaining the utmost in life. Tiwa said this in reaction to her nomination as one of the British Broadcasting Corporation’s 100 Most Inspirational and Innovative Women, via said her instagram handle @tiwasavage, yesterday. “Don’t let being a woman… Read More »

Month: September 2017

WC Qualifier: Zambia drops captain Kalaba, picks 10 foreign pros

Zambia have left out skipper Rainford Kalaba for the World Cup qualifier in Nigeria as coach Wedson Nyirenda picked 10 overseas-based professionals for the October 7 cracker in Uyo. Kalaba missed the home game against Algeria earlier this month due to booking suspension. However, he has been at crossroads with coach Nyirenda. The coach defended… Read More »

Month: September 2017

FG targets $1b tax revenue

The Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) has deployed over 700 graduates as Community Tax Liaison Officers(CTLOs) to nine states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The CTLOs have been handed the responsibility of creating awareness about the VAIDS scheme and taxation in general. A statement by the VAIDS office revealed… Read More »

Month: September 2017

Undergraduate kills mum for refusing him money

Tragedy struck in Benin City on Thursday when a 22-year-old undergraduate murdered his mother over her alleged failure to give him money. The suspect, identified as Caleb Obasogie and last child of his deceased mother, Josephine Igbineweka, 55, allegedly committed the crime at their residence, 31A, Iyamu Street, Off Textile Mill Road, Benin City at… Read More »

Month: September 2017

Why FG wants to scuttle my presidential ambition –Fayose

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said the imminent defeat of President Muhammadu Buhari in a free and fair election in 2019 is the major reason the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government is harassing and intimidating his aides and associates. He also said the blunt truth he told Nigerians during his declaration of interest that… Read More »

Month: September 2017

Sergio Aguero escapes death, suffers broken rib in car crash

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has escaped death after he survived a car crash in Amsterdam, hours after attending a concert. The 29-year-old Argentine striker who was in Holland reportedly broke a rib in the accident. Aguero was in a taxi on his way to the airport after watching singer Maluma perform. He is expected… Read More »

Month: September 2017

China, Nigeria trade value hits N2.3trn

The Chinese consulate in Nigeria has disclosed that trade value between the country and Nigeria has hit N2.3 trillion ($6.5 billion) in the first five months of 2017, an increase of 33 per cent, over the same period in 2016. Speaking at the 68th independence anniversary, the Consul General in Lagos, Mr Chao Xiaoliang, said… Read More »