Solid mineral in 2020: Artisanal mining, resource control as dominant issues

One of the events that shaped 2020 in the solid mineral sector is the renewed call for the amendment of the Nigerian Minerals and Mining Act 2007, the Petroleum Act and related laws guiding natural resources management. This is as stakeholders alleged double standard by the federal government.  The demand for resource control was rife, as […]

Long queues return to Lagos NIMC offices

Despite the announcement of extension by six weeks for the registration of National Identification Number (NIN), Nigerians, in the bid to avert an impending disconnection of their SIMs, have besieged the office of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Lagos to enroll for their NIN. The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Communications and […]

NUPENG urges government to implement national reforms

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has urged the government to proactively rededicate itself to complete and total implementation of national reforms. The oil workers said this is important not only in the petroleum sector but also in the entire economy to achieve a faster economic breakthrough. NUPENG, in its 2020 […]

Truckers move against new taskforce on port access roads

With the disbandment of Presidential Task Team on Apapa Gridlock, truck owners have kicked against any plan to introduce another taskforce on the port access roads. The Federal Government had last week unveiled plans to deploy 200 new security officers to the ports to clear the gridlock.The President of the Association of Maritime Truck Owners […]

Israel Adesanya wins MMA’s ‘International Fighter of the Year’ award

Beats Kamaru Usman, Shevchenko, others Nigeria-born, New Zealand-based professional mixed martial artist, Israel Adesanya, has emerged International Fighter of the Year at the 12th World MMA Awards. He brushed aside stiff challenge from top sports personalities, including his fellow countryman, Kamaru Usman, to win the award. Others nominated for the award were Aung La N […]

Senate rejects payment of N969 million for defence ministry’s contract

• Perm sec to recover contract sum The Senate has expressed concerns about payment of N968.8 million by the Defence Ministry for production and supply of medals and ribbons for the armed forces at independence anniversary without approval from the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and Ministerial Tender Board (MTB). According to the upper chamber, the […]

Kukah denounces coup allegation, lampoons critics

• Muslim coalition, others condemn attacks on Bishop • Muslim professionals say cleric’s sermon timely call for good leadership• The bishop simply spoke the truth to Buhari, it declares • ‘Nigeria will be great if it has three persons like Kukah’• Muslim group flays marginalisation of the Igbo • SOKAPU chides Arewa youths for seeking […]

Nigerians displeased with inflation control measures, CBN admits

January employment, business growth outlook positive In what could be interpreted as an admission of its shortcomings and self-indictment, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has admitted that Nigerians are displeased with the management of the country’s inflation. Experts had balked at efforts taken by the monetary authority to stem the inflationary pressure. Many have […]

My only regret- Lai Mohammed

Alhaji Lai Mohammed says his only regret as a minister is that some Nigerians have failed to appreciate that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is doing so much with little resources. Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, stated this at a Special Forum of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. He […]

Okorocha clarifies ownership of Eastern Palm varsity, says it’s under PPP arrangement

Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has explained that the Eastern Palm University in Ogboko, Ideato South Council of the state was established under a Private Public Partnership (PPP) arrangement. He said the Rochas Foundation for Africa has 90 per cent ownership, while the Imo State Government has 10 per cent. Okorocha, who is […]