COVID-19 present need for shift of priority in Nigeria’s economy

BEFORE COVID-19 there had been clarion calls from economist and others to straighten other sectors of economy so that when oil sector...

How is the Coronavirus Impacting Nigeria’s Economy?

On March 26, Nigeria joined many other nations banning flights into the country and urging shelter-in-place, social isolation practices amid the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. President...

FG mulls cutting oil benchmark to $30 per barrel

FEDERAL Government is mulling a reduction of the benchmark used adopted projected oil earnings in the 2020 budget to $30 per barrel.

SON storms Ojo Alaba Market with War Against Substandard Products

STANDARDS Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has taken its sensitisation against importation of substandard products to the popular Alaba International Market in Lagos.

Buy second hand tyre, prepare to die –merchants

NIGERIANS have been warned to  desist from patronsing traders on second hand tyres in view of the dangers involved.   ...

No unwholesome meat in Nnewi market – Butchers

RESIDENTS of Nnewi are apprehensive  of the rumours within the area that dead and sick cows are being sold to the public by...

Multiple taxations on private schools baseless – Nzekwu

CHAIRMAN, Anambra State Internal Revenue Service, (AIRS), David Nzekwu, has debunked allegations of multiple taxes on private schools as well as exposed the exploitative...

Death toll rises in Lagos gas fire

A CHILD simply identified as Favour was yesterday rescued alive from the rubbles of one of the collapsed buildings at the Abule Ado explosion...

Enugu Int’l Trade Fair begins amid hiccups

LACK of structures at the permanent site of the Enugu International Trade Fair like that of Kaduna and Lagos has attracted some level of...

Customs repartriates 160 illegal immigrants

No fewer than 160 illegal immigrants that entered Nigeria without valid documents have been repatriated, the Acting Coordinator of Border Drill Operation Sector 3,...

Ex-Oyo court registrar bags five yrs jail term for stealing

OYO State High Court has convicted an ex Oyo court registrar, Mutiat Adio, for stealing N22.3 million meant for Judicial Officers' Cooperative Society in...

Maritime practitioners embrace Blue Maritime, urge Lagos Governor to go beyond Ferry Services

MARITIME practitioner's, Violet Olaitan Williams, Sunday, made a critical appraisal of the Nigerian Maritime sector and concluded that a ‘Catch Them Young Programme’ was...

Customs impound 466 bags of foreign rice

WESTERN Marine Command, Nigeria Customs' anti-smuggling arm on Western waters and creeks recorded  unprecedented seizures of 466 bags of foreign rice and 272 cartons...

New Enugu Chamber of Commerce President seeks govt support

THE newly elected President of Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), Emeka Nwandu, has entreated the federal government to support in...

Govt to seal more shopping malls in Onitsha over tax evasion

ANAMBRA State Government has reiterated her readiness to capture and seal more shopping malls in Onitsha, for defying government directives in payment of taxes...

Anambra has fared well in tax payment – Nzekwu

ANAMBRA State’s administration is evolving in the right direction. Though taxing the informal sector has remained a challenge to many because of the number...

Customs money’ seizure and reward for excellence

THE news of the seizure of $8,065,612 cash by the officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA)...

Ekwegbalu urges traders to shun tussles

CHAIRMAN, Anambra State Amalgamated Traders Association (ASMATA), Ikechukwu Ekwegbalu has called on traders in Anambra State to learn to accept election outcomes, and shun...

Ebonyi relocates old Abakpa Market

EBONYI State Government, has finally relocated old Abakpa Market to new international market site and  also banned street/road trading along major roads in the...

Don’t come to camp with fake certificates – NYSC DG

THE National Youth Service Corps has warned Prospective Corps Members with fake credentials to stay off its orientation camps across the country as the...

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COVID-19: Cold war between elimination, suppression

A YEAR ago, when the World Health Organization published a report showing that China had shut down a highly contagious virus in...

Nigeria begins COVID-19 vaccination

A 42-year-old doctor,  Ngong Cyprian who has spent the past year treating COVID-19 patients today became the first person in Nigeria to...

Zimbabwe becomes first African country to use Indian COVID-19 vaccine

ZIMBABWE has approved the use of an Indian COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, becoming the first African country to sanction the jab, the Indian...

Plateau varsity to resume March 8 – VC

THE Vice-Chancellor, Plateau State University, Bokkos, Prof. Yohana Izam, has announced that academic activities in the institution will resume on March 8,...

Buhari directs Immigration to rise up to border security challenges

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to improve surveillance and control around the nation's borders.

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