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Nigeria, Germany explore new opportunities to strengthen economic ties
Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft) Akinwunmi Ambode Business Business News

Nigeria, Germany explore new opportunities to strengthen economic ties

Governor Ambode.<br />Photo: Twitter/AkinwunmiAmbode As part of efforts to grow stronger economic ties between Nigeria and Germany, the delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria in collaboration with Nigeria-German Business Association and the German-African Business Association (Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft) hopes to explore new investment opportunities at this year’s […]

National Assembly under fire over budget alterations
Ehinnaya Abaribe Muhammadu Buhari‎ National National Assembly News Nigeria

National Assembly under fire over budget alterations

• S’East senators probe slash in Enugu airport allocation • Rights group, Ijaw youths flay lawmakers • Respect separation of powers, Melaye, Fayose warn president Some Nigerians have criticised the National Assembly for changes made to the 2018 budget, signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.The president during the event […]

WARIF seeks end to sexual violence, launches Boys Conversation Cafe
Kemi DaSilva-Ibru Metro News Nigeria WARIF

WARIF seeks end to sexual violence, launches Boys Conversation Cafe

Coordinator, Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, Lola Vivour-Adeniji (left); founder, Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF), Dr. Kemi Dasilva; and Centre Manager, WARIF, Adetutu Ajibodu, at the launch of the WARIF Boy’s Conversations Cafe Initiative in Lagos… yesterday PHOTO: AYODELE ADENIRAN One in four boys are survivors of rape and […]

‘Low oil production, price may limit implementation of 2018 budget’
Business Business News Diran Fawibe OPEC

‘Low oil production, price may limit implementation of 2018 budget’

PHOTO:AFP .Experts urge govt to boost output, non-oil revenue Nigeria may be ensnared in another budget deficit as members of the Organization Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) head for a crucial meeting to decide on output policy, which could crash the price of oil.With pressure mounting from consumers like United States […]

Aviation records growth with 14.1m passenger traffic
Adamu Abdullahi Aviation Business NCAA

Aviation records growth with 14.1m passenger traffic

Muritala Muhammud International Airport, Lagos.PHOTO: AYODELE ADENIRAN Stakeholders to brainstorm at airport business summit, expo Initial conflicting figures notwithstanding, the harmonised data of the aviation industry has shown a positive outlook for air travel business, with marginal growth across the board in 2017. The new statistics, recently released by the […]

MTN set to take over Visafone licence
MTN Nigerian Communications Commission Technology Telecoms Visafone

MTN set to take over Visafone licence

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has begun the process for the transfer of the licence of Visafone Communications Limited to digital mobile operator, MTN Nigeria Communications Limited. It was gathered that the transfer of Visafone’s license would also involve the transfer of its frequencies to MTN.Towards this goal, the regulatory agency […]

Malaria vaccines reduce cases by 91% as scientists edge closer to AIDS jab
Andrew Blagborough Health Malaria vaccines

Malaria vaccines reduce cases by 91% as scientists edge closer to AIDS jab

PHOTO: AFP/GETTY IMAGES/TETRA IMAGES RF<br /> *HIV tests give false negative results if people take controversial preventative drug Using two experimental anti-malarial vaccines, which work in different ways, can greatly reduce the number of malaria infections in animal studies.Experimental vaccines, which independently achieve 48 per cent and 68 per cent […]

DSS arrests two suspected IS commanders in Abuja
Bashiru Adams Gabriel Suswam National News Nigeria Rufai Sajo Tony Opuiyo

DSS arrests two suspected IS commanders in Abuja

• Detains ex-gov Suswam, ‘recovers arms, ammunition’ • ECOWAS warns of growing terrorism in sub-region The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested two commanders of the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) at Kukuntu village, Gwagwalada, Abuja.According to a statement by the spokesman of the agency, Mr. Tony Opuiyo, […]

Stakeholders allege plot to kill bill against estimated billing
National NERC News Nigeria Toluwani Adebiyi

Stakeholders allege plot to kill bill against estimated billing

PHOTO: Nigeria Electricity • Lament exploitation of citizens by Discos •’Billing without meter wrong but not illegal’ • NERC commences new metering policy Civil society groups in Rivers State have urged the National Assembly to be vigilant against a plot to scuttle the bill seeking to criminalise estimated billing by […]

NNPC extends crude-for-refined oil contracts, settles $5b cash-call arrears
Dr. Maikanti Baru National News Nigeria NNPC

NNPC extends crude-for-refined oil contracts, settles $5b cash-call arrears

The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Maikanti Baru PHOTO: TWITTER/NNPC Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, said the corporation would continue to swap crude oil for refined petroleum products for the next six months in the face of obsolete refineries in the country. […]

Kaduna arraigns El-Zakzaky for murder amid police, Shiites clash
National News Nigeria Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakzaky Shi’ites

Kaduna arraigns El-Zakzaky for murder amid police, Shiites clash

The leader of Islamic Movement of nigeria otherwise known as Shi''te, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky • Policeman feared killed in fracas • IMN denies carrying arms The Kaduna State government yesterday arraigned leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, for murder, amid clash between his followers and policemen.The […]

Channel VAS secures intellectual property rights for products, services
Bassim Haidar Business Business News Channel VAS Group

Channel VAS secures intellectual property rights for products, services

Rwanda President, Paul Kagame (left); felicitating with the Founder/Group CEO, Channel Vas Group, Bassim Haidar. Channel VAS Group, a fintech and data analytics company, has been granted exclusive Patents and Intellectual Property rights for its airtime credit and data credit products and services. Live through mobile operators in 34 countries, […]

Military victory over terrorism only sustainable through development, says Osinbajo
Boko Haram National News Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo

Military victory over terrorism only sustainable through development, says Osinbajo

Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday said the victories so far recorded against the Boko Haram terrorist group by the Nigerian military could only be sustained through effective development in the country. Osinbajo, who was speaking during the 7th meeting of the Ministers of […]