Month: February 2018

UN: North Korea arming Syria with chemical weapons

A UN investigation has found evidence that North Korea sent material used in ballistic missile and chemical weapons programmes to Syria, along with missile technicians, in violation of UN sanctions, according to the Associated Press. The 200-page report found that Pyongyang sent more than 40 unreported shipments to Damascus between 2012 and 2017, which included… Read More »

Month: February 2018

Okowa Calls For Speedy Completion Of IDU Secretariat

In line with his administration’s commitment to providing infrastructure in Delta State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has called for the speedy completion of multi-million naira ultra-modern secretariat of Isoko Development Union (IDU). Governor Okowa who paid an unscheduled inspection visit to the Secretariat located at Oleh, Isoko South local government area of Delta State, yesterday (28/02/18)… Read More »

Month: February 2018

Nigeria’s economy grew by 0.83 per cent in 2017- NBS

Full year report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has showed that the Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 1.92 while the economy grew by 0.82 per cent in 2017. The 0.82 per cent growth in GDP is an improvement over the contraction of -1.58 per cent which the economy recorded in 2016… Read More »

Month: February 2018

FirstBank CEO, Adesola Adeduntan named African Banker of the Year

Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, the Managing Director/CEO of First Bank of Nigeria Limited & Subsidiaries, has been named the African Banker of the Year in the African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Award which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday, February 24, 2018. He was also inducted into the African Leadership CEOs Hall… Read More »

Month: February 2018

69 Cultists arrested during initiation in Lagos

No fewer than 69 cultist have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command. The suspects who were arrested in different parts of the state belonged to the Aiye, Eiye and Vikings cult groups. Parading the suspects at the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja, the Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal disclosed that… Read More »

Month: February 2018

APC has failed Nigerians – Sen Dino Melaye

Apparently attacking the party that brought him to power, Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District has come down heavily on his party- the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), accusing it of failure and bad leadership. According to Melaye, ” 2019 is around the corner again. Many of us are lackadaisical about the future.”… Read More »

Month: February 2018

U.S. withdraws support for Cambodia over democratic ‘setbacks’

The United States is curbing military support and other aid programs for Cambodia amid concerns about recent democratic setbacks in the Southeast Asian nation, the White House said on Tuesday. “Recent setbacks to democracy in Cambodia, however, caused us deep concern, including Senate elections on February 25 that failed to represent the genuine will of… Read More »

Month: February 2018

CBN gives banks two weeks to settle customers’ complaints

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed banks and other financial institutions to settle customers’ complaints within two weeks. The apex bank’s order touches on issues of overcharge, unauthorised deductions and other matters. Mr Tajudeen Ahmed, The CBN Head of Complaints Management Division, said on Tuesday in Abuja the decision would ensure that banks’… Read More »

Month: February 2018

Dapchi 110: The tragedy of a nation By Reuben Abati

Karma is a bitch. Poetic justice is a bastard. Both have combined to wrong-foot the incumbent Buhari administration to make it look like a big mistake and an act of misjudgment by the Nigerian electorate. If Buhari had been disallowed from taking power in 2015, and those who advised President Goodluck Jonathan not to give… Read More »

Month: February 2018

Dangote Cement awards scholarship to 115 host communities

Dangote Cement Plc, Ibese Plant has announced a multi-million naira scholarship award to 115 students from its 15 host communities for the 2017/2018 academic session. The company said the scholarship had become an annual event meant to contribute to the educational development of the people and area and position them in right place in the… Read More »