702 results found for World Bank

FirstBank Bounces Back to its Leadership Position, Delivers a Fantastic Performance in 2021

AS financial market analysts continue to digest the 2021 financial results of the FirstBank Limited, which they say reflect the return of the banking conglomerate to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted yesterday | seen 85 times

Tags: Mr. David Edobor, Mr. Femi Otedola, Festus Akanbi, FirstBank Limited, Access Bank Plc

Use positive terms in describing Persons With Disabilities- Expert

 PROF. Isuwa Jurmang, a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Education, University of Jos, has called on Nigerians to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted yesterday | seen 83 times

Tags: Dr Rafiat Kehinde, World Helath Oraganisation, NRCD, Dr Rasheed Abilu, Mrs Mutiat Ladoja, Prince Ajibola Afanja, Shina Peller

African Economic Outlook 2022: Africa’s 2021 economic rebound impacted by lingering Covid-19 pandemic and Russia-Ukraine war

AFRICA’S gross domestic product has recovered strongly in the last year, but the lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted yesterday | seen 74 times

Tags: African Development Bank Group, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, Kevin Urama

AfDB provides 42m people improved access to water, sanitation

THE African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has provided about 42 million people with access to improved water and sanitation through its African Development Fund (ADF) initiative. Dr... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted yesterday | seen 42 times

Tags: African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina,

CBN lauds Ikeja Disco, pledges funds for its metering project

 THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has assured Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) that it would provide funds for the Phase One of its metering project. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 days ago | seen 48 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria, Yila Yusuf, Mrs Folake Soetan

Increase in MPR widens single-digit interest rate journey – MAN

THE Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) says the increase in the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has widened the journey... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 days ago | seen 154 times

Tags: Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Mr Segun Ajayi-Kadir, Central Bank of Nigeria

Raising MPR to 13% can reduce productivity, worsen unemployment – expert

A financial expert,  Mr Okechukwu Unegbu, says the increased Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) of 13 per cent can affect the productive sector of the economy and worsen... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 days ago | seen 36 times

Tags: Okechukwu Unegbu, Chattered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),

Man who stole N500, 000 using ATM, jailed for 2 years

JUSTICE Darius Khobo of a Kaduna High Court, on Thursday, sentenced a businessman, Saleh Jibrin, to two years’ imprisonment for stealing N500,000 through Automated Teller Machine. Jibrin... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 days ago | seen 35 times

Tags: First Bank Plc,Justice Darius Khobo,Mr E.K. Garba,Saleh Jibrin,Mr Shuaibu Khalid,EFCC

Africa needs annual investment of $40bn on energy for electricity – AfDB

THE African Development Bank (AfDB) says Africa needs an annual investment of 32 to 40 billion dollars along the energy value chain to achieve universal access... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 days ago | seen 71 times

Tags: African Development Bank (AfDB),

Nigeria’s policy efforts structured to meet SDG 13 on climate action –AfDB

Nigeria’s policy efforts portend well for meeting the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 on climate action by 2030. However, risks abound, the African Development Bank (AfDB) economic... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 days ago | seen 177 times

Tags: Dr Akinwumi Adesina, African Development Bank (AfDB),

Myanmar bans use of foreign currency for local payments

THE Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) on Thursday banned foreign currency for local payments to stabilise the foreign exchange rate in the country. The bank asked government... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 days ago | seen 36 times

Tags: Nay Pyi Taw, Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM),

World Bank approves $169m credit for Cambodia’s disaster risk management

THE World Bank has approved 169 million U.S. dollars in new financing for Cambodia to improve the disaster and climate resilience of flood-damaged rural roads. In a... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 days ago | seen 29 times

Tags: World Bank, Maryam Salim,

MTN, DSTV, others emerge winners at Brand Africa award

MTN and DSTV were among 100 companies that bagged outstanding awards at the 2022 edition of the Brand Africa Award ceremony on Wednesday.   Brand Africa is a... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 days ago | seen 29 times

Tags: Thekiso Rakolojane, Thebe Ikalafeng, United Bank of Africa (UBA), Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB),

Spain donates 4.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria

THE Spanish Embassy in Nigeria says it has donated 4.4 million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the federal government towards containing the spread of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 days ago | seen 33 times

Tags: National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), UNICEF, European Investment Bank (EIB),

German league to announce 2022/2023 Bundesliga fixtures on June 17

NEXT season’s Bundesliga fixtures will be announced on June 17, the German Football League (DFL) said on Wednesday. The 2022 FIFA World Cup holding in Qatar from... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 days ago | seen 77 times

Tags: FIFA World Cup, Bundesliga

Monkeypox: Expert seeks active surveillance in communities

AN infectious diseases Expert, Dr Iorhen Akase, says there is the need for an active surveillance and search for suspected cases of monkeypox in communities to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 days ago | seen 66 times

Tags: World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Iorhen Akase, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH),

Measles kills 14 children in Anambra

THE Anambra Government has confirmed the death of 14 children from measles outbreak in nine local government areas of the state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Afam... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 days ago | seen 59 times

Tags: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chioma Ezenyimulu, World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Afam Obidike,

Raising MPR to 13% will slow down economic growth — economist

AN economist, Dr Tope Fasua says the decision to raise the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) to 13 per cent can reverse economic growth. Fasua, who is the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 days ago | seen 31 times

Tags: Dr Tope Fasua, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),

Inflation pushes up interest rates to 13.5 per cent

THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has increased interest rates to 13.5 per cent, the first time in two and half years. The apex bank attributed the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 days ago | seen 47 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria,Godwin Emefiele,JP Morgan Bond Index,

WHO D-G, Ghebreyesus, re-elected

THE Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday re-elected Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus to serve a second five-year term as Director-General of the world’s... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 days ago | seen 36 times

Tags: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Donald Trump, World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus

OFIs: CBN sets criteria for enrollment onto credit risk management system

THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has criteria to be met by Other Financial Institutions (OFIs) to qualify for enrollment onto the Credit Risk Management System... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 days ago | seen 55 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Credit Risk Management System (CRMS), Other Financial Institutions (OFIs),

WHO says monkeypox outbreak ‘containable’, confirms 131 cases outside Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday said there have been 131 confirmed monkeypox cases and 106 further suspected cases since the first was reported on... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 days ago | seen 29 times

Tags: World Health Organisation (WHO),

Chief Economists Outlook warns of dire human consequences from the fragmentation of the global economy

THE World Economic Forum’s Community of Chief Economists expects lower economic activity, higher inflation, lower real wages and greater food insecurity globally in 2022, pointing to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 days ago | seen 46 times

Tags: World Economic Forum, Saadia Zahidi

DR Congo reports 5 Ebola cases, all dead – WHO

THE Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reported five cases of Ebola virus disease amid the latest outbreak in the northwestern part of the country. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 days ago | seen 21 times

Tags: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), World Health Organization (WHO),

Africa loses 300,000 women, children due to smoke from firewood — Adesina

THE African Development Bank (AfDB), says that Africa loses no fewer than 300,000 women and children annually to smoke from the use of firewood. Dr Akinwumi Adesina,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 days ago | seen 77 times

Tags: African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina,

World Economic Forum calls for new partnerships to generate private capital for fragile communities

THE World Economic Forum has released a paper that calls for new collaboration between humanitarian and development organizations, businesses, investors and entrepreneurs to make a difference... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 days ago | seen 62 times

Tags: World Economic Forum,IKEA foundation,

Growing Intra-Africa Trade through Digital Transformation of Customs and Borders

THE digital transformation of customs and borders in Africa could improve efficiencies in processes, such as administration at customs and borders, and yield trade gains on... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 days ago | seen 89 times

Tags: AfCFTA, Zenith Bank, Paul Kagame, Jim Ovia, Wamkele Mene, Patrice Motsepe

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, Addresses World Economic Forum

VOLODYMYR Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, in a live video address to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2022 in Davos-Klosters, told participants how he wakes up... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 days ago | seen 72 times

Tags: World Economic Forum, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Court to deliver judgment in Nyame’s , others non-payment of pension suit Tuesday

THE National Industrial Court has fixed Tuesday to deliver judgment in an ex-governor, Jolly Nyame and three others suit for non-payment of their pension benefit arrears. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 days ago | seen 22 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Osatohanmwen Obaseki-Osaghae,

Afghanistan launches polio vaccination targeting 9.9m children

THE Ministry of Public Health of the Afghan Caretaker Government on Monday launched a nationwide polio vaccination campaign . This is contained in statement issued by the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 days ago | seen 37 times

Tags: United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organisation (WHO),

Ex-CBN director urges MPC on fiscal policies to tackle inflation

A financial expert, Dr Titus Okunronmu, has advised the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to make concerted efforts to deploy efficient fiscal policies to tackle inflation... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 days ago | seen 32 times

Tags: National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Titus Okunronmu,

COVID-19 is not over, WHO warns

Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO), has warned that COVID-19 is not over in spite of reports that COVID-19 cases and deaths have declined... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 days ago | seen 28 times

Tags: Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization (WHO), World Health Assembly, Dr Ahmed Hankir,

Monkeypox: UNAIDS ‘concerned’ about stigmatising language against LGTBI people

The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Sunday expressed concern about some public media reporting and commentary reinforcing homophobic and racist stereotypes as significant portion... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 days ago | seen 48 times

Tags: Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), World Health Organisation (WHO), LGTBI,

Afreximbank, APPO sign MoU to establish African Energy Transition Bank

THE African Petroleum Producers’ Organization (APPO) and African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish an African Energy Transition Bank. This is... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 days ago | seen 64 times

Tags: Mr Amadou Sall, African Export-Import Bank, African Petroleum Producers’ Organization

UN cuts refugee rations in Africa’s Sahel amid ‘alarming’ food insecurity

UN agencies on Friday reported that food rations for refugees and displaced people are being cut by half in parts of the Sahel due to a... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a week ago | seen 90 times

Tags: UN humanitarian office (OCHA), World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations,

Airtel’s SmartCash payment will revolutionise financial services landscape- CEO

SmartCash Payment Service Bank Ltd., (SmartCash PSB) will revolutionise the financial services landscape as it becomes operational in the country, says Airtel Africa. Mr Segun Ogunsanya, the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a week ago | seen 57 times

Tags: Airtel Africa, Nigerian Exchange Ltd., Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Segun Ogunsanya, SmartCash PSB

Diaspora Housing: NiDCOM, FMBN set to launch scheme

ABIKE Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NiDCOM, has said that a comprehensive Diaspora Housing Mortgage Scheme is set to be Inaugurated.  Dabiri-Erewa stated this when she... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a week ago | seen 47 times

Tags: Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Madu Hamman, NiDCOM, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria

WHO alerts as more monkeypox cases reported in Britain

THE World Health Organization (WHO) has issued an alert that more cases of the monkeypox virus could be reported in Britain.   The WHO said in a statement... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a week ago | seen 53 times

Tags: World Health Organization (WHO),

WHO announces theme for its 75th World Health Assembly

By Kennedy Nnamani THE World Health Organisation, WHO, has announced the theme for its 75th World Health Assembly, WHA, scheduled to hold at the Palais des Nations in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a week ago | seen 175 times

Tags: World Health Assembly, WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Global health recorded achievements inspite of COVID-19, says WHO

THE World Health Organization’s (WHO) says global health recorded achievements in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is according to a WHO 2020 to 2021 Results Report... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a week ago | seen 41 times

Tags: World Health Organization (WHO)

Social, economic activities boom in Cairo after COVID-19 lockdown

SOCIO-economic activities have returned in full swing in Cairo, after the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) experience that killed up to 24,690 people in the North African country,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a week ago | seen 34 times

Tags: World Health Organisation (WHO),

Ethiopia, World Bank agree on $300m grant for reconstruction

ETHIOPIA and the World Bank have signed a pact for a grant of 300 million dollars to assist reconstruction and recovery in conflict-hit areas. In November 2020,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 23 times

Tags: World Bank,

Court orders CBN to pay judgment sum into Registrar’s account

THE National Industrial Court, on Tuesday ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to pay a judgment sum into an interest yielding account in the name... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 25 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello University

2023: I will not run for president — Adesina

DR. Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), says he will not run for the post of president in the 2023 general elections. Adesina,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 56 times

Tags: Dr Akinwumi Adesina, African Development Bank (AfDB)

Risk of monkeypox transmission in UK minimal, says WHO

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) says the risk of monkeypox transmission in the UK is minimal following a confirmed case of the rare and sometimes fatal... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 41 times

Tags: World Health Organization (WHO),

FIRS hails top taxpayers

THE Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), on Monday in Abuja, commended the nation’s top taxpayers in 2021 for their exceptional efforts and contributions. It said their support... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 47 times

Tags: Dangote Cement, Nigeria Breweries Plc, Total Upstream Nigeria Ltd, Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Ltd, Nigeria Agip Oil Co. Ltd, British American Tobacco Marketing, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc,  Stanbic I

World Bank agrees to loan for Lagos ports’repairs

THE Work Bank is set to offer the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) a loan to rehabilitate the failed sections of the Tin Can Island port and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 53 times

Tags: Bello-Koko, Mohammed Bello-Koko, Work Bank

FMBN disburses N394.6bn to beneficiaries

THE Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) says it has disbursed N394.575 billion to beneficiaries from 1992 to 2022. The Group Head, Corporate Communications (FMBN), Mr Lawal... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 109 times

Tags: Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Mr Lawal Sauri

Over 7,000 families receive food assistance in 2 Afghan provinces

Afgan authorities on Monday, reported that more than 7,000 families have received food assistance in two Afghan provinces in recent days. The ministry confirmed in a statement... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 42 times

Tags: Abdul Qayyum Nazari, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP),

Sri Lanka, WHO to establish smoke-free zones

Sri Lanka’s National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA), in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO), is planning to set up 362 smoke-free zones in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 37 times

Tags: Samadhi Rajapaksa, World Health Organization (WHO),

DiamondXtra Season14: Access Bank to reward customers with N270m

ACCESS Bank Plc is set to delight its customers with N270 million in the DiamondXtra Season 14 promo, an initiative, aimed at promoting savings culture. Mr Robert... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 84 times

Tags: Adaeze Umeh, Robert Giles, ACCESS Bank Plc

Afreximbank appoints new CEO, chief investment officer

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced the appointment of Ms Marlene Ngoyi as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Fund for Export-Development in Africa (FEDA),... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 55 times

Tags: African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Emmanuel Assiak, Fund for Export-Development in Africa (FEDA), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),

NHF: FMBN attributes inconsistencies in subscribers’ accounts to late payment schedules

THE Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) has attributed the inconsistencies in the accounts of National Housing Fund (NHF) subscribers to delay in payment schedules by... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 53 times

Tags: Mr Ifeanyi Anunobi, Mr Isa K-Sauri, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria

Access Bank plans to dominate agency banking

ACCESS Bank plans to dominate agency banking by significantly increasing its customer base and deepening wallet share of the banking population. Access Bank’s agency banking-‘Access Closa ’... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 55 times

Tags: Chizoba Iheme, Access Bank

Jaiz Bank posted N1b net profit in three months

NIGERIA'S pioneer non-interest bank, Jaiz Bank Plc recorded double-digit growths in incomes and profitability in the first quarter, pulling up its profit beyond the N1 billion... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 48 times

Tags: Hassan Usman, Jaiz Bank Plc

Access Holdings to unlock new opportunities for Inter-Africa trade – Wigwe

ACCESS Holdings Plc, on Thursday announced the start of operations and plans to unlock new opportunities for intra- and inter-Africa trade, Herbert Wigwe, the Group Chief... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 46 times

Tags: Access Bank Group, Herbert Wigwe

WHO chief’s remarks on China’s COVID-19 policy blocked on country’s social media

A UN Weibo post on the World Health Organization (WHO) chief’s commentsthat China’s zero-tolerance to COVID-19 policy is not sustainable has been removed from the Chinesesocial... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 51 times

Tags: World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WeChat,

Trading closes southward on NGX, losses N52bn

THE bears resurfaced at the Nigerian Exchange Ltd.,(NGX) on Tuesday as a result of profit taking in MTN Nigeria and 11 other stocks. Accordingly, the All-Share Index... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 87 times

Tags: Nigerian Exchange Ltd, Zenith Bank,

2023: CSOs call on office holders aspiring for positions to resign

A coalition of over 32 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on Tuesday asked public office holders especially federal ministers aspiring for elective positions to resign. They made the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 88 times

Tags: Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Auwal Rafsanjani, Central Bank of Nigeria,

Afghan central bank to inject more money to stabilise local currency

Afghanistan’s central bank, the Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), said on Tuesday that it would inject 12 million U.S. dollars into the local market to boost the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 49 times

Tags: Afghanistan’s central bank, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB),

Buhari tasks World Bank, AfDB, others to activate $19bn fund for PAGGW’s activities

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has urged the World Bank, African Development Bank (AfDB) and other partners to support the One Planet Summit initiative and activate the US$19... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 45 times

Tags: President Muhammadu Buhari, Malam Garba Shehu, World Bank, African Development Bank

Arms procurement heist: BMO mocks Ayu over returned N405m loot

THE Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has derided the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu for quietly returning public funds he received from... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 84 times

Tags: Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Niyi Akinsiju, Iyorchia Ayu, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),

Red Cross seeks more support for humanitarian organisations

MRS Adebola Kolawole, Chairman, Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS), Lagos State Branch, has urged politicians, corporates and individuals to be kind to humanitarian organisations for the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 96 times

Tags: Adebola Kolawole, Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS), World Red Cross Day (WRCD),

Efforts to reduce global gas flaring stalled over 10 years — World Bank

THE World Bank says global progress to reduce gas flaring, the wasteful industry practice of burning natural gas during oil production has stalled in the last... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 63 times

Tags: World Bank, Zubin Bamji, Demetrios Papathanasiou

ANOH project game changer for Seplat, oil, gas industry, says Seplat CEO

MR Roger Brown, Chief Executive Officer CEO, Seplat Energy Plc, says the completion of the company’s Assa North-Ohaji South project (ANOH) in Imo State, will positively... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 130 times

Tags: Mr Roger Brown, Seplat Energy Plc, United Bank for Africa Plc, Zenith Bank Plc, FirstRand Bank

AfDB secures $15.6bn investment for construction of Lagos-Abidjan highway

DR. Akinwumi Adesina, the president, African Development Bank (AfDB), says the bank has secured 15.6 billion dollars investment for the construction of the Lagos-Abidjan highway. Adesina tweeted... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 59 times

Tags: President Alassane Ouattara, Akinwumi Adesina, African Development Bank (AfDB), Programme  for  Infrastructure Development in  Africa (PIDA),

2023: Diaspora group urges APC, PDP to adopt AfDB’s Adesina as sole candidate

THE Diaspora Support Group of North America and Europe have called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to endorse Dr.... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 54 times

Tags: Diaspora Support Group of North America and Europe, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Congress (APC), African Development Bank (AfDB), President Muhammadu Buhari, Goodluck Jonathan, Oba

FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: Falconets draws France, Canada, Korea

NIGERIA'S U-20 women’s national team, Falconets, have been drawn in Group C of the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals alongside France, Canada, and the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 54 times

Tags: FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, Falconets

What can the government do to limit cyber threats?

A slew of high-profile attacks on core public sector systems have made the headlines and undermined the ability of the state to deliver vital services to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 150 times

Tags: World Economic Forum

Shortage of midwives may increase to 1million by 2030, says WHO

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) says that shortage of midwives will trigger an increase of one million by 2030 with serious implications for the attainment of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 40 times

Tags: World Health Organization (WHO), Matshidiso Moeti, International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),

Maintaining hand hygiene 16 times cheaper than treating infectious diseases — NCDC

THE Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says maintaining hand hygieneis 16 times cheaper than the cost of treating an infectious disease. Dr Abiodun Egwuenu, the Programme... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 81 times

Tags: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), World Hand Hygiene Day (WHHD), Infection Prevention and Control (IPC),

Imbibe hand washing culture to reduce diseases, doctor urges Nigerians

A medical practitioner, Dr Abimbola Adesanya, on Thursday, advised Nigerians to imbibe the cultureof frequent hand washing to reduce the transmission of infectious diseases in the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 141 times

Tags: Dr Olatunde Alabi, Dr Abimbola Adesanya, World Hand Hygiene Day (WHHD), Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC),

Access Bank partners FG to roll out loans for farmers, SMEs

 ACCESS Bank Plc has partnered the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to roll out a loan scheme for poor farmers aged 18... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 46 times

Tags:  Access Bank Plc, Mr Ayodele Olojede,

Enhancing financial services sector will grow Nigeria’s economy

THE National Action Committee (NAC) for implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), says enhancing the financial services sector will contribute to growing Nigeria’s... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 55 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), National Action Committee (NAC), African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA),

New Ebola case confirmed in DR Congo

A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in the northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), bringing the total number of confirmed cases to three,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 43 times

Tags: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), World Health Organisation (WHO), Congolese Health Ministry,

Costa Rica 2022: Falconets get World Cup opponents today

NIGERIA'S U20 girls, Falconets will today know which opponents they would have to deal with in the group stage of this year’s FIFA U20 Women’s World... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 46 times

Tags: FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

U.S. surpasses 1m COVID-19 deaths

THE U.S. on Wednesday surpassed one million COVID-19 deaths, according to data compiled by American broadcast television network, NBC News. The number – equivalent to the population... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 53 times

Tags: NBC News, San Jose, Juan Ordonez, World Health Organisation (WHO), U.S. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),

Nigerian govt completes 6,000 housing units – Minister

THE Minister of State for Works and Housing, Malam Mu’azu Sambo says the Nigerian Government has completed about 6,000 housing units across the country. According to him,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 55 times

Tags: Malam Mu’azu Sambo, President Muhammadu Buhari, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), Federal Housing Authority (FHA),

NGX extends gaining streak by N263bn

The Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Ltd. was bullish on Monday following investors’ interest in the agricultural and consumer goods sectors, which ensured the first gain of the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 76 times

Tags: Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Ltd, Oando Plc, Nigerian Breweries, Eterna Oil, Wema Bank, Okumu Oil

Oba Otudeko sells Honeywell for N22bn to repay age long loan to First Bank

AFTER months of negotiations and proper preparation of documentation, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc a Nigerian agro-allied group led by Greek investor, John Coumantaros, has announced... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 105 times

Tags: Obafoluke Otudeko, First Bank, John Coumantaros

40 million Nigerians engage in fuelwood collection, charcoal production, says Report

FORTY million Nigerians, are engaged directly in fuelwood collection and charcoal production, says the report launched by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 79 times

Tags: Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), World Forestry Congress (WFC),

PTAD directs pensioners yet to receive April pension to lodge complaints

THE Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, has directed Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS), pensioners yet to receive their April monthly pension, to send their complaints to its... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 39 times

Tags: PTAD, Guaranty Trust Bank PLC, First Bank

Exporter wants single digit interest rate for non-oil export businesses

AN exporter, Mrs Adaku Chidume-Okoro, on Tuesday in Abuja, appealed to the Federal Government to initiate policies aimed at promoting single digit interest rate for non-oil... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 63 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Adaku Chidume-Okoro, Gum Arabic Company Nigeria (GACON),

Access Bank promotes 800 staff transits to Holdco structure

 ACCESS Bank Plc has announced the promotion of 800 employees following a transparent and robust performance management review in line with global best practices. The Group Head,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 75 times

Tags:  Access Bank Plc, Mr Amaechi Okobi,

CBN Director Tumala joins Borno Senatorial race, promises to prioritise security , youth empowerment

DR. Mohammed Tumala, an All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirant for Borno South Senatorial District, Borno, has pledged to prioritise tackling insecurity and investment in youths, if... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 69 times

Tags: Dr Mohammed Tumala, All Progressives Congress (APC), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Babagana Zulum,

UN seeks increased public finance to protect forests

The United Nations (UN) has advocated increased public finance to protect forests in the world. Antonio Gutteres, the Secretary-General of the UN made this call on Monday... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 44 times

Tags: World Forestry Congress (WFC), United Nations (UN), Amina Mohammed, Qu Dongyu,

Africa faces infrastructure financing gap of $108bn annually – Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB), says that Africa is currently facing an infrastructure financing gap of between 68 billion dollars to 108 billion dollars annually. According to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 110 times

Tags: African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina,

Nigeria safe to host maiden global tourism conference – FG

The Federal Government says that the country is safe to host the first Global Conference on Cultural Tourism and Creative Industry scheduled for Nov. 14 to Nov.... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 37 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Federal Government Of Nigeria,

First Bank wins best bank in Nigeria, best bank in Digital Transformation Nigeria 2022

NIGERIA'S premier banking institution and leading financial services inclusion services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has won two awards: Best Bank in Nigeria 2022 and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 126 times

Tags: First Bank of Nigeria, Ms Folake Ani-Mumuney,

NGX: Capitalisation gains N143bn on gains by Cadbury, Seplat shares

THE market capitalisation of Nigerian Exchange Ltd. (NGX) on Thursday gained N143 billion, or 0.55 per cent, to close at N26.328 trillion from N26.185 trillion. Similarly, the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 72 times

Tags: Nigerian Exchange Ltd., Fidelity Bank, First Bank of Nigeria Holding Bank, First City Monument Bank

Zenith Bank retains Best Bank Position

ZENITH Bank profit before tax grew to N180bn in Q3, 2021 Zenith Bank Plc has emerged as the Best Bank in Nigeria in the Global Finance... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 123 times

Tags: Zenith Bank Plc, Jim Ovia, Mr Ebenezer Onyeagwu

Africa seeing uptick in COVID cases driven by S.Africa-WHO

World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday said Africa COVID-19 cases had risen largely by the doubling cases reported in South Africa. Benido Impouma, director for communicable and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 125 times

Tags: World Health Organisation (WHO),

WHO donors reach preliminary deal on budget overhaul

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) members on Thursday agreed to gradually raise their mandatory fees starting from 2024. Sources following the talks and a WHO advisor said... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 46 times

Tags: President Donald Trump, Lawrence Gostin, Peter Singer, World Health Organisation, Tedros  Ghebreyesus

Women in Oil & Gas to benefit from $40m NCDMB/NEXIM Bank Fund- Wabote...

WOMEN entrepreneurs in the Nigerian oil and gas industry can break barriers by taking advantage of the $40m fund created specifically for them under the Nigerian... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 118 times

Tags: NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote, NEXIM Bank

NGX gains N2bn amid profit taking

THE market capitalisation of the Nigerian Exchange Ltd., (NGX) on Wednesday increased by N2 billion or 0.01 per cent to N26.185 trillion from N26.183 trillion recorded... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 69 times

Tags: Fidelity Bank, Nigerian Exchange Ltd., Wema Bank

Delta Assembly approves Okowa’s request for N150bn credit facility

 THE Delta House of Assembly, on Tuesday approved a request by  Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa for a bridging finance facility of N150 billion in favour of the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 79 times

Tags: Zenith Bank PLC, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa, Chief Ferguson Onwo, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori

Israel reopens Gaza border, contingent on improved security

ISRAEL has reopened its border with the Gaza Strip to allow the entry of workers and traders following a slight easing of the security situation. The Eres... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 48 times

Tags: West Bank, Palestinian militants

Stock market opens week with N53.51bn gain

 THE Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Ltd. on Monday recorded a gain of N53.51billion following investors’ interest in Union Bank and Access Bank. Specifically, the market capitalisation garnered N53.51billion... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 77 times

Tags: Union Bank, UBA, Zenith Bank, Stanbic Bank, Access Bank.

World Malaria Day: Stakeholders call for more efforts to eliminate disease

AS the world marks the 2022 World Malaria Day (WMD), some stakeholders have calledfor conscious efforts to end malaria disease in the country. The stakeholders made the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 92 times

Tags: World Malaria Day (WMD), National Basketball Association (NBA), ExxonMobil, National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), Terfa Akpoyibo, Perpetua Uhomoibhi,

World Malaria Day: Kano State Govt. to immunise 3 million children against malaria

KANO State Government is targetting 3,193,002 million children between0-59 months for malaria chemoprevention in July 2022, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Tsanyawa, said. He made this... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 78 times

Tags: World Malaria Day (WMD),

WMD: Expert calls for more attention to malaria prevention

DR. Babatunde Ogunfeyimi, the Chief Medical Director, Ondo State Specialist Hospital,Okitipupa, has called for more attention to malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment to reduce the scourge. He... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 88 times

Tags: Babatunde Ogunfeyimi, World Health Organization (WHO),

Rwanda takes on malaria in progressing steps

TWO years ago, Jovia Uwababyeyi contracted malaria and spent time getting treatment in a hospital. In the days leading up to that point, the 47-year-old mother of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 53 times

Tags: Jovia Uwababyeyi, Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), Aimable Mbituyumuremyi, World Health Organisation,

World Malaria Day: MWAN distribute insecticide treated nets to Kwara children hospital

THE Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Kwara Chapter on Monday distributed 200 Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) at the Children Specialist Hospital, Igboro in Ilorin. Dr... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 70 times

Tags: Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN), World Malaria Day, Mosunmola Folorunsho, Bilqis Alatishe-Muhammad,

World Malaria Day: Adamawa govt. tasks communities on environmental sanitation

THE Adamawa Government has tasked people of the state to always clean their surroundings to avoid breeding of mosquitoes, the vector for malaria disease and other related diseases. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 50 times

Tags: Prof. Abdullahi Isa, World Health Organisation (WHO),

World Malaria Day: Agency calls for increased investment to end menace

THE Edo State Primary Health Care Development Agency (EDSPHCDA) has called on stakeholders in the state to increase investment to ramp up the fight against malaria. Mrs... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 63 times

Tags: Mrs Irene Uabor, Dr Bright Oniovokukor, World Health Organisation

ExxonMobil spends $37.4m in 20 years to fight malaria in Nigeria

  20 years of funding community education, tools for prevention and treatment, and training of health workers 2022 grant recipients focused on leveraging the power of... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted a month ago | seen 71 times

Tags: Richard Laing, Chairman and Managing Director of ExxonMobil affiliate Companies in Nigeria, ExxonMobil, World Malaria Day, Ministry of Health, ExxonMobil Foundation, Kevin Murphy

Treat malaria urgently to prevent shortage of blood, death – Expert

A molecular biologist, Dr Bamidele Iwalokun, has advised Nigerians to urgently treat malaria attacks to prevent shortage of blood, cerebral malaria, acute respiratory distress syndrome and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 92 times

Tags: Dr Bamidele Iwalokun, Central Research Laboratory at the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, Lagos, World Malaria Day,

DRC declares new Ebola outbreak in Mbandaka – WHO

 WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that health authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Saturday declared an outbreak of Ebola in Mbandaka,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 98 times

Tags:  World Health Organisation, Dr Matshidiso Moeti,

Malaria remains significant public health threat, says WHO

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) says malaria remains a significant public health and development challenge with about 95 per cent  estimated 228 million cases occurring in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 85 times

Tags: World Health Organisation (WHO), Matshidiso Moeti,

Equities market remains bullish as investors gain N127.11bn

THE All-Share Index picked up from Thursday’s 48,223.86 points, rising by 0.49 per cent to close at 48,459.65 points on Friday. Similarly, the market capitalisation recorded N127.11... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 86 times

Tags: Fidelity Bank, Zenith Bank,

WHO to conduct training on integration of Oral Cholera Vaccine

THE World Health Organization (WHO) says it will conduct a hybrid training in Abuja from April 25 to 29 for health professionals emphasizing the importance of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 40 times

Tags: Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization

COVID-19: Nasarawa starts implementing N8.3bn NG-CARES programme

THE Nasarawa State Government has started implementinga 20-million-Dollar (about N8.3 billion) Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and EconomicStimulus (NG-CARES) programme for poor and vulnerable persons. The Nasarawa Coordinator... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 92 times

Tags: NG-CARES, Umar Dahiru, World, Bank

NGX ASI continues positive trend, gains 0.18%

THE equities market of the Nigerian Exchange Ltd. (NGX) extended gains in the second consecutive session of the week as the All-Share Index (ASI) gained 0.18... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 42 times

Tags: Zenith Bank, NGX

Travel, tourism forecast to rebound to pre-pandemic levels in 2023

THE global travel and tourism sector’s contribution to the world economy is expected to rebound to pre-pandemic levels by 2023 to 9.6 trillion dollars. Industry experts in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 49 times

Tags: Julia Simpson, World Travel and Tourism Council

AfDB moves to reduce fertiliser prices in Africa

THE African Development Bank (AfDB) says the bank will help African countries reduce the sharp increase in fertiliser prices by providing support to the government and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 54 times

Tags: African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Martin Fregene, Prof. Kevin Urama,

COVID-19: Biovaccines Nigeria Ltd. joins 14 other manufacturers in training at mRNA technology transfer hub

THE World Health Organization (WHO) and the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) have announced that Biovaccines Nigeria Limited (BVNL) and 14 others manufacturers that will receive support... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 80 times

Tags: World Health Organization (WHO), Medicines Patent Pool (MPP), Biovaccines Nigeria Limited (BVNL), Baker Nigeria Plc (MBN), Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), National Veterinary Research Institute (

UNWTO grants scholarship to 100 Nigerians on tourism training

THE United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has granted scholarships to 100 Nigerians for study on Certificate on Introduction to Tourism and Industry Management Course. The UNWTO... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 71 times

Tags: United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,

Union Bank emerges winner at the Middle East & Africa Innovation Awards

THE Union Bank of Nigeria has received the highly acclaimed award for the Best Trade Finance Platform Initiative, at the recently concluded Middle East & Africa... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 130 times

Tags: Union Bank of Nigeria, Peter Amadi, Middle East & Africa Banking,

Nigeria signs hosting agreement for Global Tourism Conference

...promises trailblazing event     LAI Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has assured that the 1st Global Conference on Cultural Tourism andCreative Industry, to be held in Lagos 14-17... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 203 times

Tags: Lai Mohammed, Central Bank of Nigeria, Zurab Pololikashvili, UN World Tourism Organization, UNWTO,

CBN Debits 10 Banks N7.02trn Over CRR Violation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in 2021 debited 10 banks a whooping N7.02 trillion over failure to meet the 27.5 per cent Cash Reserve Requirement... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 126 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Access Bank Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank), United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, FCMB group, Sterling Bank Plc, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, Stanbic IBTC Holding

World Bank downgrades global growth outlook on Ukraine war

 THE World Bank has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, citing the impact of the war in Ukraine. World Bank President David Malpass told... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 52 times

Tags: World Bank, David Malpass

World Bank suggests steps for Nigeria, others to avoid debt distress

WORLD Bank President David Malpass has highlighted steps for low-income countries experiencing high debt and deficit levels to avoid debt distress and turn their deficits to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 54 times

Tags: David Malpass, World Bank

War in Ukraine pushing poverty higher —World Bank

World Bank Group President, David Malpass has expressed concern over higher poverty rates in developing countries due to war in Ukraine and COVID-19 related shutdown.   A statement issued... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 36 times

Tags: David Malpass, World Bank Group,

RT200 FX repatriation: CBN releases N3.5bn incentive to exporters

 THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released N3.5 billion rebate incentive to various exporters who sold goods through the Importers and Exporters Window. The CBN Governor,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 98 times

Tags: CBN, Mr Godwin Emefiele, Mrs Miriam Olusanya, WEMA Bank, Mr Ademola Adebise, Mrs Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe,

Africa records longest-running decline in COVID-19 infections – WHO

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday said COVID-19 cases in Africa have fallen for the past 16 weeks and deaths have dropped during the last... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 48 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, Dr Matshidiso Moeti

Access Bank unveils online account opening platform for SMEs

ACCESS Bank Plc has unveiled an online account opening platform for unregistered businesses. Mrs Ayodele Olojede, Group Head, Emerging Businesses, Access Bank Plc, made this known at... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 36 times

Tags: Ayodele Olojede, Access Bank Plc

COVID-19: WHO records lowest deaths, urges world not to “lose sight”

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday said that since the early days of the pandemic, the lowest number of COVID-19 deaths was recorded last week... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 69 times

Tags: World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Soumiya Swaminathan, Michael Ryan,

Eastern Africa: 5m displaced to experience deeper hunger- UN

UN humanitarians have warned that five million displaced people across eastern Africa will fall deeper into hunger as food rations dwindle due to humanitarian resources being... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 88 times

Tags: United Nations, World Food Programme (WFP), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),

Eastern Africa: 5m displaced to experience deeper hunger- UN

UN humanitarians have warned that five million displaced people across eastern Africa will fall deeper into hunger as food rations dwindle due to humanitarian resources being... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 92 times

Tags: United Nations, World Food Programme (WFP), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),

Gynaecologist emphasises early antenatal care

A Gynaecologist, Dr Femi Olawore, has advised pregnant women on early initiation of antenatal care to reduce complications and maternal deaths. Olawore gave the advice in Ibadan... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 56 times

Tags: Dr Femi Olawore, World Health Organisation (WHO),

2023: Group intensifies call on Emefiele

THE Unified Northern Nigeria Youths’ Forum in the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged youths in Kogi to intensify the call on the Central Bank of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 58 times

Tags: All Progressives Congress (APC), Gov. Godwin Emefiele, Mohammed Danlami, Aliyu Sani, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),

WHO welcomes initiative to combat NCDs responsible for 7 in 10 deaths

WORLD Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, welcomed the setting up of a new Heads of State and Government Group to get the world back on track... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 46 times

Tags: World Health Organization (WHO), Nana Addo Dankwa Afuko-Addo, Jonas Støre, Matshidiso Moeti,

Ukraine conflict puts fragile global trade recovery at risk-WTO

THE World Trade Organisation (WTO) says the war in Ukraine has created immense human suffering, but it is also putting the fragile recovery of global trade... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 49 times

Tags: World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,

UN agencies urge action to avert famine in Somalia, South Sudan

THE World Food Programme (WFP) and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Tuesday, called for action to avert the threat of famine in Somalia and South... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 41 times

Tags: World Food Programme (WFP), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Meshack Malo, Lara Fossi,

Equities start week bullish as investors gain N128bn

TRADING activities in the domestic equities market started this week, yesterday on a positive note, as investors gained N128 billion. The All Share Index, ASI, rose by... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 32 times

Tags: Zenith Bank, MTNN, NAHCO

Single dose of HPV vaccine delivers solid protection against human papillomavirus

THE World Health Organization’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) announced today that a single dose of HPV vaccine – instead of the traditional... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 102 times

Tags: Anuradha Gupta, World Health Organization, Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE),

Sen. Mamora pleads with NAFDAC to slash product listing cost for traditional medicines

THE Minister of State for Health, Sen. Adeleke Mamora, has pleaded with the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control, (NAFDAC), to slash product listing... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 72 times

Tags: Sen. Adeleke Mamora, NAFDAC, World Health Organisation,

Rising diesel cost: First Bank reduces operating hours

FIRST Bank of Nigeria has revised operating hours for its branches, owing to the increase in the cost of diesel. According to a publication on the website... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 107 times

Tags: First Bank, GTCO

Land degradation: World Bank provides $700m for implementation of project

THE World Bank on Sunday said it will US$ 700 million to the Federal Government to implement Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) project in some... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 93 times

Tags: Sanjay Srivastave, World Bank

Infraco, private sector partners sign pact to raise 3bn capital

THE Infrastructure Corporation of Nigeria (Infraco) is signing an agreement with some public and private sector partners to raise funds to close the infrastructure deficit in the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 100 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele

FX Repatriation: CBN to begin payment of N65 rebate to exporters

THE Central Bank of Nigeria of Nigeria (CBN) said it would begin payment of N65 rebate to exporters who sold their goods through the importers and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 95 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria of Nigeria,

Central Bank of Russia cuts key rate

THE Central Bank of Russia, CBR, unexpectedly slashed its key rate by 300 basis points on Friday, citing challenging external conditions. However, at an unscheduled meeting, the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 119 times

Tags: Central Bank of Russia, Liam Peach

 Union Bank launches Future-Forward Innovative Co-Creation Hub, SpaceNXT

…reiterates commitment to innovation and technological advancement in Nigeria     THE Union Bank has launched a technological and innovation hub known as SpaceNXT. Built to promote innovation and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 111 times

Tags: Union Bank, Emeka Okonkwo,

Zenith Bank declares N97.33bn dividends to shareholders

By Anthony Isibor THE shareholders of Zenith Bank have every reason to smile as the bank has approved N97.33 billion as dividends at its 31st Annual General... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 117 times

Tags: Zenith Bank Plc, Jim Ovia, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, Faruk Umar, Sunny Nwosu

FMBN gains over N294bn NHF additional contributions in 5 years – Dangiwa

THE Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) says it has gained N294.1billion as additional contributions to the National Housing Fund (NHF) in five years. The outgoing Managing Director... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 41 times

Tags: Richard Esin, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), National Housing Fund (NHF), Ahmed Dangiwa, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), the Nigeria Employers Consultative Associa

Reps direct NAHCON to suspend Hajj saving scheme

The House of Representatives has directed the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to suspend the implementation of the Hajj Saving Scheme. This followed the adoption of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 63 times

Tags: House of Representatives, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Rep. Aminu Ashiru-Mani, APC, JA’IZ Bank, Ahmed Wase,

FG inaugurates 10-man steering committee for climate-resilience programme

 THE Federal Government has inaugurated a 10-man steering committee for the implementation of the Programme for Integrated Development and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Niger... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 86 times

Tags: Mr Suleiman Adamu, African Development Bank,

6.3m children in Sahel to suffer from wasting, UN agencies warn

UN agencies have warned that an estimated 6.3 million children under five, in six countries in Africa’s Sahel region, will suffer from wasting in 2022. The UÑ... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 69 times

Tags: Mamadou Diop, UNICEF, World Health Organisation, UN

Investors lose N6b at NGX equities market

THE equities market on the Nigerian Exchange Ltd. on Wednesday closed on a negative note  as investors lost N6 billion.    The All-Share Index (ASI) marginally dropped by... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 56 times

Tags: Zenith Bank, Vetiva Research, Fidelity Bank, NPF Microfinance Bank, MTN Nigeria

Argentina legend's 'Hand of God' shirt to be sold at auction

THE Argentina shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored his infamous 'Hand of God' goal against England at the 1986 World Cup is to be... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 94 times

Tags: Argentina, 'Hand of God', Diego Maradona, 1986 World Cup, England, Steve Hodge,

Sterling Bank Grows Net Profit By 20% In 2021

STERLING Bank Plc has reported a profit after tax (PAT) of N13.515 billion for the year ended December 31, 2021, representing, a growth by 20.2 per... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 69 times

Tags: Sterling Bank, Abubakar Suleiman,

Second Qatar 2022 ticket sales stage’ begins, with 2-games-per-day tickets available

THE second ticket sales phase for the Qatar World Cup started on Tuesday, with fans able to apply for tickets for two matches on one day. This... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 51 times

Tags: Qatar World Cup, FIFA

Ronald Koeman to replace Louis van Gaal as Netherlands boss after World Cup

RONALD Koeman will become the manager of the Netherlands for a second time following the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Koeman, 59, will replace 70-year-old Louis van Gaal,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 49 times

Tags: Ronald Koeman, Louis van Gaal, World Cup

Russian football federation drops appeal against Fifa ban

RUSSIA'S football federation has dropped an appeal against Fifa's World Cup suspension that was imposed after the country's invasion of Ukraine. The Football Union of Russia had protested... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 91 times

Tags: Fifa's World Cup, Russia, CAS, Europa League,

24 states get zero investment, capital inflow drops to $6.7bn

TWENTY four out of the 36 states of the federation could not attract foreign investment throughout the whole of 2021 as total value of capital importation... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 95 times

Tags: Eco Bank, Stanbic IBTC, NBS

World Bank projects developing East Asia Pacific to grow 5%

The developing East Asia and Pacific countries is projected to grow by five per cent in 2022 amid resurgence of COVID-19 pandemic, tighter financial conditions and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 45 times

Tags: Manuela Ferro, World Bank,

World Bank projects developing East Asia Pacific to grow 5%

 THE developing East Asia and Pacific countries is projected to grow by five per cent in 2022 amid resurgence of COVID-19 pandemic, tighter financial conditions and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 65 times

Tags: COVID-19 pandemic, World Bank, inflation, Manuela Ferro,

Access Bank transforms to Holding Company

By Gerald Chigbo ACCESS Bank has completed the last mile of its evolution to a holding company with its entire 35.5 billion outstanding shares delisted from daily... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 138 times

Tags: ACCESS Bank, Herbert Wigwe,

LISDEL collaborates with Legislators to attain Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria

 LEGISLATIVE Initiative for Sustainable Development (LISDEL), on Monday announced its collaboration with Legislators, designed to attain universal health coverage in Nigeria. LISDEL unveiled the partnership at a two-day... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 2 months ago | seen 74 times

Tags: Legislative Initiative for Sustainable Development (LISDEL), Strengthening Government Partnerships and Advocacy for PHC (SPAG) Project, Sen.  Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe, World Health Organization (WHO

NEWMAP reclaims 30 hectares of degraded land in Kaduna – coordinator

World Bank-supported Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) has planted trees on 30 hectares in three local government areas (LGAs) of Kaduna State. The Project Coordinator,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 81 times

Tags: Jibril Dahiru, Jibril Dahiru, World Bank,

'Revenge time' as Ghana paired with Uruguay, while Cameroon get Brazil

GHANA are out for "revenge" after being drawn with Uruguay in the group stages of the 2022 World Cup. Their encounter in Group H, where the Black... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 43 times

Tags: GHANA, Uruguay, 2022 World Cup, Black Stars

Cricket: Nigeria to host 8 nations – NCF

UYI Akpata, President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation, NCF, says the next edition of the Nigeria Women T20i Invitational will feature eight nations. Akpata said this at... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 29 times

Tags: Access Bank, Uyi Akpata, Nigeria Cricket Federation

Australia named as preferred candidate to host tournament

AUSTRALIA has been announced as the preferred candidate to host the 2029 Women's Rugby World Cup. Already favourites to host the men's event in 2027, they are... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 56 times

Tags: AUSTRALIA, 2029 Women's Rugby World Cup,

NFF: No ban on Moshood Abiola National Stadium; VAR not stolen

THE Nigeria Football Federation has decried a stream of incorrect reports being peddled in sections of the media, in connection with Tuesday’s FIFA World Cup playoff... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 62 times

Tags: Mohammed Sanusi, NFF, FIFA World Cup, Sebastian Runge

World heritage at risk amid Ukraine war, says UN cultural agency

UN cultural agency on Friday said dozens of churches, historical sites and museums have been damaged by the war in Ukraine, adding that it was particularly... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: United Nations, Sergei Lavrov, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Audrey Azoulay, World heritage,

World Cup 2022: A guide to the eight World Cup stadiums in Qatar

A stadium designed like a hat, one made of shipping containers and one in a tent-like structure - the World Cup stadiums will certainly be different... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 84 times

Tags: World Cup 2022,

Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022: Key questions answered before the draw

TEAMS will discover their fate when the draw for the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 takes place on Friday. It will be the first time the finals... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 68 times

Tags: Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022, Gareth Southgate,

Criticism 'ill-informed', says tournament chief Hassan Al-Thawadi

THE secretary general of the 2022 Qatar World Cup says criticism by players and managers has been "ill-informed" and the nation "should not be apologetic" about... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 123 times

Tags: 2022 Qatar World Cup, LGBTIQ+, Dan Roan, Al-Thawadi

'Issues of concern' remain for LGBTIQ+ people in Qatar

LGBTIQ+ organisations engaging with Fifa over the 2022 Qatar World Cup have said "progress has been slow" and "issues of concern" remain. The 16 groups feel reassurances... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 89 times

Tags: LGBTIQ+, 2022 Qatar World Cup, Fifa

Kwara govt. partners World Bank to tackle effects of global warming

KWARA State Government and World Bank will commence an environmental project aimed at halting and remedying devastating effects of global warming, environmental degradation and related health... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 60 times

Tags: World Bank, Kayode Alabi,

Richway Microfinance Bank launches quick credit on remita

RICHWAY Microfinance Bank, a leading microfinance bank in Nigeria, has launched its digital loan product named ‘Richway Quick Credit’, an online loan product designed to address... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 74 times

Tags: Tosin Temiye, Adenrele Oni, Richway Microfinance Bank

England beat South Africa to book final date with Australia

ENGLAND will face Australia in the final of the Women's World Cup after Danni Wyatt's magnificent century propelled the defending champions to a 137-run defeat of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 88 times

Tags: ENGLAND, Women's World Cup, Danni Wyatt, South Africa

Wema Bank to hold boot camp for young techpreneurs

WEMA Bank says its third ‘pitch-athon’ Hackaholics by ALAT would empower young techpreneurs through a unique capacity building programme. Mr Olusegun Adeniyi, Wema Bank Chief Digital Officer,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 127 times

Tags: Mr Olusegun Adeniyi, Wema Bank

Sterling One Woman, partners with Society for corporate governance Nigeria for IWD celebration

AS part of activities to commemorate this year's International Women's Day, IWD, themed "Break the Bias," Sterling Bank partnered with the Society for Corporate Governance, a... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 109 times

Tags: IWD, NGO, Sterling Bank, Ifunaya Ugboko

Plateau approves reconstruction of burnt Jos Main Market

PLATEAU Government on Wednesday approved the reconstruction of the Jos Main Market gutted by fire in 2002. Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr Dan Manja, told newsmen... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 74 times

Tags: Jaiz Bank, Dan Manja, Idris Gambo

Official tournament football revealed for Qatar

WITH 236 days to go until the 2022 World Cup gets under way in Qatar - and the draw set to take place on Friday -... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 79 times

Tags: 2022 World Cup, Qatar, 'Al Rihla',

Ukraine humanitarian crisis ‘catastrophe on top of catastrophe’ – WFP

The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine caused by Russia’s war of aggression is “catastrophe on top of catastrophe,” said the Executive Director of the World Food Programme... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 49 times

Tags: World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley,

Italy responded to the shock of failing to qualify for the Qatar World Cup

ITALY responded to the shock of failing to qualify for the Qatar World Cup by coming from behind to beat Turkey. This was the friendly both sides... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: ITALY, Qatar World Cup, Turkey, Bryan Cristante, Roberto Mancini

Food vendors satisfied with sales, in spite of Super Eagles fans’ disappointment

ONE man’s meat is another man’s poison, so goes the expression which can best capture part of the mood after Tuesday’s disappointing failure of the Super... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 94 times

Tags: Super Eagles, 2022 FIFA World Cup,

Has Borussia Dortmund midfielder made himself an England starter?

ENGLAND'S 3-0 friendly victory against Ivory Coast at Wembley was as routine as it comes, but there was still plenty for manager Gareth Southgate to ponder as the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 39 times

Tags: Ivory Coast, ENGLAND, World Cup in Qatar, Gareth Southgate

Has Borussia Dortmund midfielder made himself an England starter?

ENGLAND'S 3-0 friendly victory against Ivory Coast at Wembley was as routine as it comes, but there was still plenty for manager Gareth Southgate to ponder as the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 43 times

Tags: Ivory Coast, ENGLAND, World Cup in Qatar, Gareth Southgate

Delta Assembly approves Okowa’s N20bn credit facility

THE Delta  House of Assembly on Tuesday approved a request of N20 billion credit facility from Fidelity Bank PLC, sent to it by Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa.     The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 68 times

Tags: Chief Ferguson Onwo, Fidelity Bank PLC, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori.

Access Bank eyes top 5 position in Africa by 2027 — Wigwe

THE Group Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Access Bank Plc, Dr Herbert Wigwe, says the bank aims to become one of the top five in Africa... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 98 times

Tags: Access Bank Plc, Dr Herbert Wigwe, Access Holdings Plc

West Africa set to unlock the power of small businesses

By Tunde Macaulay  STANDARD Bank’s recently established Business & Commercial Clients (BCC) division is deliberately focused on building a capability ecosystem to support small traders, agribusinesses, emerging... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 98 times

Tags: Standard Bank, Tunde Macaulay

World Bank helps Bangladesh improve road safety

The World Bank has approved 358 million dollars to help Bangladesh improve road safety and reduce fatalities from road traffic crashes on selected high-risk highways and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 70 times

Tags: World Bank

100 days to go: 'Euro 2022 will be harder to win than the World Cup'

EXCITEMENT levels for a home European Championship in the summer increased on Monday when London marked 100 days until the competition with an unveiling of life-sized... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 96 times

Tags: European Championship, World Cup, Kenza Dali,

Football's psychology pioneer and his role in 1958 World Cup win

IN the summer of 1958 a 17-year-old Brazilian took international football by storm. Six goals in four games. A hat-trick in the semi-final. Two more in the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 41 times

Tags: 1958 World Cup, Pelé, Professor João Carvalhaes,

NGX: Market Capitalisation dips by N38bn

TRANSACTIONS on the equities market on Monday closed negative, due to selloffs in some stocks mainly in the banking industry.   The selloffs were in stocks of Unity... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 92 times

Tags: Unity Bank, FCMB, Zenith Bank,

CBN disburses N948bn to upscale food production – Emefiele

 THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it has disbursed N948 billion to 4,478,381smallholder farmers, to upscale food production in the country. The CBN Governor, Mr Godwin... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 113 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria, Rev. Felix Ajakaye, Mr Godwin Emefiele

John Herdman - the English manager behind landmark qualification

IN England, memories of the 1986 World Cup centre around Diego Maradona, the 'Hand of God' and the wonder goal he scored for Argentina in that... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 61 times

Tags: Diego Maradona, 1986 World Cup, John Herdman, Cyle Larin, Alphonso Davies, Jonathan David

Qatar 2022 Final Battle: Ministry, NFF procure 20,000 tickets for Eagles’ fans

IN a bold move to fill up the stands of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium and guarantee high-decibel support for the Super Eagles in Tuesday’s FIFA... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 55 times

Tags: NFF, Sunday Dare, Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Super Eagles, Shehu Dikko, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022,

FUTA ex-VC demise: Daramola, a patriot, brilliant academic – AfDB President

DR. Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank, AfDB, has described the death of Prof. Adebiyi Daramola, former Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Akure,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 96 times

Tags: Prof. Adebiyi Daramola, Akinwumi Adesina, African Development Bank

Black Stars arrive in Abuja for Tuesday’s clash with Super Eagles

THE Black Stars of Ghana on Monday afternoon arrived in Abuja for the return leg of the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff against the Super Eagles... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 57 times

Tags: Moshood Abiola National Stadium, FIFA World Cup

World Bank grants Morocco $180m loan to support agriculture

World Bank on Monday approved a loan of 180million dollars to Morocco to support its agriculture. Official news agency MAP reported that the loan aims to enhance... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 62 times

Tags: World Bank

Kaduna Turf Club applauds FirstBank for sponsorship of Nigeria Derby

First Bank of Nigeria Ltd. has been applauded for its unflinching support for sports sponsorship in the country over the years. The commendation followed the success of the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 93 times

Tags: First Bank of Nigeria Ltd,

Qatar 2022 Final Battle: Musa says Eagles fully focused on “crucial 90 minutes”

NIGERIA’S Super Eagles are fully concentrated on Tuesday’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 playoff duel with Ghana’s Black Stars, with the players determined to put up... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 74 times

Tags: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa

Court dismisses 36 governors’ $418m Paris Club debt suit against FG

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, dismissed the  418 million dollars Paris Club debt suit filed by the 36 state governments against the Federal Government.   Justice... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 68 times

Tags: Justice Inyang Ekwo, Central Bank of Nigeria,

Côte d’Ivoire signs Hosting Agreement for Intra-African Trade Fair 2023

THE Government of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire on Friday signed the Hosting Agreement for the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2023), which officially confers it as the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 77 times

Tags: President Alassane Ouattara, Souleymane Diarrassouba, African Export Import Bank, Prof. Benedict Oramah,

Employment opportunities: Lawmaker urges youths involvement in agriculture

 MR. Muntari Dandutse, Lawmaker representing Funtua and Dandume Federal Constituency of Katsina State, has called on youths to key into agriculture for self-sufficiency. Dandutse, who is also... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 78 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Muntari Dandutse,

Businessman, 37, docked for alleged N5m mint notes fraud

A 37-year-old businessman, Chidi Nwokolo, was on Friday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, for allegedly defrauding a man  of N5.07 million... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 73 times

Tags: Mrs O.O. Ikobayo, Chidi Nwokolo, Mr Ifeanyi Orji, Central Bank of Nigeria

Sterling Bank cleans up Nigeria

AS part of its commitment to create a cleaner and safer environment for the citizenry and aquatic life under its Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, initiative known... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 119 times

Tags: Sterling Bank, Muktar Baloni, Iselema Gbaranbiri,

CBN’s “Naira-4-Dollar” scheme achieving desired results – Economist

An economist, Prof. Mike Obadan, says the “Naira-4-Dollar’’ scheme introduced by the CBN on March 5, 2021 to attract Foreign Exchange is achieving desired results. Obadan, a... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 57 times

Tags: Prof. Mike Obadan, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),

Qatar 2022 Playoff: Super Eagles storm Kumasi in buoyant mood

NIGERIA’S contingent to Friday’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying showdown with the Black Stars of Ghana landed at the Kumasi International Airport on Thursday morning, with... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 60 times

Tags: Black Stars, Super Eagles, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, 2022 FIFA World Cup, Air Peace, NFF, Augustine Eguavoen,

European champions Italy will not play in the 2022 World Cup after being stunned by North Macedonia

EUROPEAN champions Italy will not play in the 2022 World Cup after being stunned by North Macedonia in their play-off in Palermo. Aleksandar Trajkovski picked up the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 68 times

Tags: Italy, 2022 World Cup, North Macedonia, Palermo, Aleksandar Trajkovski

WHO publishes first-ever country estimates on unintended pregnancy, abortion

THE World Health Organisation, WHO says data analysis on unintended pregnancy and abortion from 150 countries  revealed major disparities in accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare. With  the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 54 times

Tags: Dr Bela Ganatra, World Health Organisation,

World TB Day: Foundation advocates more resources to end diseases

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) has called on the Federal  Government and  other  world leaders to invest more resources in the fight against... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 94 times

Tags: AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), World TB Day, Dr Echey Ijezie,

Algeria under pressure ahead of Cameroon clash

THERE is palpable tension on the streets of Algiers ahead of Algeria's crucial 2022 World Cup qualifying tie against Cameroon. The two African heavyweights both missed the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 76 times

Tags: Algeria, 2022 World Cup, Cameroon,

World Cup 2022: 'Jollof derby' sees West African rivals battle for Qatar

MENTION Nigeria v Ghana and two things spring to mind for many - a rivalry that centres on football and jollof rice. While the debate over which... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 81 times

Tags: World Cup 2022, Black Stars,

England captain Harry Kane wants to 'shine light' on Qatar issues

ENGLAND captain Harry Kane says he wants to "shine a light" on issues around Qatar, where the 2022 World Cup will be held. Homosexuality is illegal in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 42 times

Tags: Harry Kane, 2022 World Cup, LGBTQ+,

Youth Empowerment: Itire-Ikate LCDA partners Zenith on capacity building, digital businesses

The  Itire-Ikate Local Council Development Area (LCDA) says it is collaborating with Zenith Bank to hold a capacity building programme on e-banking and digital business for... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 72 times

Tags: Zenith Bank PLC, Local Council Development Area (LCDA),

Senate confirms 7 members of CBN’s Monetary Policy Committee

THE Senate at the Wednesday plenary confirmed the nomination of seven members of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The confirmation of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 61 times

Tags: President Muhammadu Buhari, Sen. Uba Sani, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Mohammed Adaya Salisu, Alhaji Aliyu Ahmed, Prof. Michael Obadan, Prof. Festus Adeola Adenikinju, Prof. Aliyu Sanusi Rafi

418m people lack access to safe drinking water in Africa — UNICEF/WHO report

A joint special report by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) saysabout 418 million people lack basic level of drinking water service... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 110 times

Tags: United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO), Macky Sall,

Super Eagles praise turf of Moshood Abiola National Stadium

SUPER Eagles’ players on Tuesday rhapsodized about the new, improved turf of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja as they intensified preparations for the FIFA World... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 88 times

Tags: SUPER Eagles, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Moshood Abiola National Stadium

Sanusi: We are leaving no stone unturned to see Eagles achieve victory

GENERAL Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dr Mohammed Sanusi has reiterated that the nation’s football –ruling body is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 90 times

Tags: Mohammed Sanusi, Black Stars, Super Eagles, NFF, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022,

Eleven European nations battle for one of three places in finals

TEN European nations have qualified for the 2022 World Cup and only three spots remain. Eleven countries are still dreaming of earning their places at the tournament... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 66 times

Tags: 2022 World Cup, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Cristiano Ronaldo,

NGX ASI continues downward trends, loses 0.20%

THE equities market of the Nigerian Exchange Ltd. (NGX) extended its bearish trend, causing market capitalisation to dip further by N52 billion.   Specifically, the All-Share Index (ASI)... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 86 times

Tags: Nigerian Exchange Ltd, Zenith Bank, Access BankNestle Nigeria, AIICO, Guiness Nigeria, WAPCO, United Bank for Africa,

Reps urge CBN to reinforce use of coins as legal tender

 THE House of Representatives has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN to reinforce the use of coins as legal tender in the country. The resolution followed... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 89 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria, APC, Rep. Muda Umar

Qatar 2022 Playoff: Eagles begin training for Black Stars in Abuja

..Maduka Okoye out NIGERIA’S army for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 playoff battle with Ghana on Tuesday started their preparations in the Federal Capital, Abuja ahead... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 89 times

Tags: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022,

Adolescent health, coordination vital in achieving SDGs — Ehanire

THE Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says progress toward achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) requires keeping adolescents healthy... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 103 times

Tags: Dr Osagie Ehanire, UNICEF, Dr Eduardo Celades, World Health Organisation, UN

FirstBank splashes N4m on customers in Verve Card promo

FIRST Bank of Nigeria Ltd. has rewarded 300 customers with the sum of N4 million at the bank’s ongoing Verve Card campaign. The bank said this in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 121 times

Tags: Mr Chuma Ezirim, First Bank of Nigeria Ltd,

NGX: Market capitalisation drops by 17bn

 EQUITIES on the Nigerian Exchange Ltd., NGX extended  negative performance on Monday, as profit-taking activities was witnessed in some financial institution stocks. Specifically, the market capitalisation lost... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 90 times

Tags: Nigerian Exchange Ltd, United Bank for Africa, Access Bank, Zenith Bank Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank Company,

Nigeria lifts pre-travel testing for vaccinated Nigerians, visitors

THE Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has lifted per travel testing requirements for COVID-19 vaccinated Nigerians and visitors. Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 94 times

Tags: Mr Boss Mustapha, World Health Organization, NCDC

CBN disburses N1.3 trn to support power supply in 5 years

THE Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN says it has disbursed over N1.3 trillion to support the provision power supply to Nigerians in the last five years. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 89 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele,

Gareth Southgate says some England fans not travelling 'a great shame'

IT is "a great shame" that some England fans will not travel to the 2022 World Cup, says manager Gareth Southgate. Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 114 times

Tags: 2022 World Cup, Gareth Southgate, LGBTQ, England,

Polaris Bank unveils activities to commemorate 2022 Global Money Week 

POLARIS Bank is joining other financial institutions and stakeholders in the banking sector to commemorate the 2022 Global Money Week. The Bank plans to reach thousands... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 110 times

Tags: Polaris Bank, Nduneche Ezurike, Mrs. Bukola Oluyadi,

China Merchants Bank profit hits 23% in 2021—official

China Merchants Bank, one of the largest lenders in China, posted net profit growth of 23.2 per cent in 2021. The bank raked in 119.9 billion yuan... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 62 times

Tags: China Merchants Bank, Shanghai Stock Exchange,

EU to shake off dependence on Russian energy amid Ukraine conflict

Oil prices in Europe have been surging since the start of the conflict in Ukraine amid fears that the European Union (EU) may ban energy imports... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 64 times

Tags: European Union (EU), European Central Bank,

MPC: Economists predict rates retention

ECONOMIC experts on Sunday expressed optimism that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), might retain interest rate due to rising inflation rate. They... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 110 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Ndubisi Nwokoma,

Ukraine's Yaroslava Mahuchikh wins emotional high jump gold

UKRAINE'S Yaroslava Mahuchikh won an emotional women's high jump gold at the World Athletics Indoor Championships. The 20-year-old, who had to undertake a three-day overland journey from... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 105 times

Tags: Yaroslava Mahuchikh, World Athletics,

Russia request to suspend Fifa ban for World Cup play-offs rejected

RUSSIA'S request to suspend their ban from competing in the World Cup play-offs has been rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Fifa suspended Russian national... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 58 times

Tags: World Cup play-offs, Fifa,

Afreximbank agrees to $207m facility with NEXI in combating COVID-19

AFRICAN Export-Import Bank, Afreximbank has announced the finalisation of a 207 million dollars facility granted by Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI), the state-owned Japanese organisation... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 66 times

Tags: African Export-Import Bank, Prof. Benedict Oramah, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Prof. Benedict Oramah,

Adamawa to spend ₦3bn on NG-CARES Programme – Dep. Gov.

ADAMAWA Government has approved over ₦3 billion in the 2022 budget for the three delivery platforms of the NG-CARES Programmes in the state.   Chief Crowther Seth, the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 57 times

Tags: Chief Crowther Seth, World Bank,

Environmentalist advocates reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural activities

An environmentalist, Mr Gafar Odubote, has called for the adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) practices to reduce the prevalent greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 164 times

Tags: Gafar Odubote,Let’s Do It World (LDIW), Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA),

ECOWAS says donated $1m to assist Nigeria’s vulnerable families in 2021

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Friday said it donated one million dollars to assist vulnerable families in the country in 2021. This is... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), World Food Programme (WFP),

Okowa congratulates Gov. Soludo

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has congratulated his Anambra counterpart, Prof. Charles Soludo and his Deputy, Dr Onyeka Ibezim, on their inauguration and assumption of office.   The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 88 times

Tags: Dr Onyeka Ibezim, Central Bank of Nigeria, Olisa Ifeajika, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa, Prof. Charles Soludo,

Taha Yassine Khenissi returns to Tunisia squad after drug ban

TUNISIA have recalled Taha Yassine Khenissi for their upcoming World Cup play-off games as the forward returns from a ban for failing a drug test. The Carthage... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 92 times

Tags: TUNISIA, World Cup play-off, Carthage Eagles

Union Bank, employees return for Third Employee Volunteer Day

FOR the third consecutive year, Union Bank and its employees celebrated their Employee Volunteer Day, EV Day, with a series of targeted charitable donations and projects,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 123 times

Tags: Employee Volunteer Day, Union Bank

Food security: Experts task farmers on climate-smart techniques

SOME environmentalists have tasked local farmers on the adoption of climate-smart agriculture techniques to curb climate change effects on food productivity. The environmentalists made the call in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 300 times

Tags: Mr Emmanuel Emechete, Let’s Do It World (LDIW), Gafar Odubote,

Stakeholders harp on awareness, funding to curb TB spread

AHEAD of the March 24 World Tuberculosis Day celebration, stakeholders partnering to end the scourge in Nigeria say increased awareness is key. They said this on Thursday... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 112 times

Tags: Dr Amos Omoniyi, World Health Organisation, Dr Temidayo Lagundoye, Dr Queen Ogbuji, Dr Emmanuel Anyaike, Dr Bethrand Odume,

WHO warns against relaxing COVID-19 protocol, says cases are increasing

World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned against relaxing COVID-19 protocol, noting that the pandemic is not over as cases are increasing globally. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 56 times

Tags: World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus,

Kumasi's Baba Yara Stadium to host Ghana-Nigeria World Cup qualifier

THE Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi will host Ghana's home leg of the 2022 World Cup play-off tie against Nigeria despite several issues with the ground. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 93 times

Tags: Baba Yara Stadium, 2022 World Cup

India 2022: Match officials arrive for Flamingos, DR Congo World Cup qualifier in Benin City

MATCH officials for Saturday’s 2022 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifying match between the U17 girls of Nigeria and those of the Democratic Republic of Congo... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 86 times

Tags: 2022 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup

Sterling launches Omni X platform,

IN a bid to improve banking experience for non-bank and other financial institutions, corporate clients, UHNIs and HNIs, Sterling Bank Plc has launched a revolutionary digital... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 123 times

Tags: Sterling Bank Plc

U.S positive rating of Nigeria’s maize production, another feather to Buhari’s cap : BMO

THE positive rating of Nigeria’s maize production which rose astronomically by 16 per cent in 2021, is another positive impact of the various policy initiatives of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 65 times

Tags: President Muhammadu Buhari, Central Bank of Nigeria, Niyi Akinsiju

CSO says inflation figure at variance with price surge

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), says increase in general price levels of items is at variance with the inflation data released by the National Bureau of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 58 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Muda Yusuf, Centre for Promotion of Private Enterprise

President Brou to Co-Chair the Africa Investment Forum Virtual Boardroom on the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway in Collaboration with the AfDB  

THE President of the ECOWAS Commission, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, will Co-Chair a Virtual Boardroom to attract investors to finance the construction of the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 162 times

Tags: ECOWAS, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, African Development Bank,

Guterres vows to improve UN’s handling of sexual exploitation, abuse

UN Secretary-General António Guterres says victims of sexual exploitation and abuse will be placed at the heart of efforts by the UN. Guterres said this following the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 64 times

Tags: António Guterres, sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), Farhan Haq, World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations, World Food Programme (WFP), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Populatio

COVID sends 4.7m more people into extreme poverty in South-East Asia

THE COVID-19 pandemic has pushed 4.7 million more people into extreme poverty in South-East Asia in 2021, reversing gains made in fighting poverty. The Asian Development Bank... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 84 times

Tags: Asian Development Bank (ADB),

Nigeria’s crude oil production drops to 1.417mbpd in February – OPEC

THE Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC says  Nigeria’s crude oil production declined to an average of 1.417 million barrels per day in February 2022. OPEC made... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 97 times

Tags: Stanbic IBTC Bank, Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries,

FCCPC recounts ordeal raiding online loan sharks in Lagos

THE Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, FCCPC says the enforcement team of the joint task force handling loan sharks experienced ugly ordeals during its raid... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 99 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Adamu Abdullahi, Mr Babatunde Irukera, FCCPC, ICPC,

Australian central bank warns of higher inflation

THE board of the Reserve Bank of Australia, RBA, said supply would tighten over the situation in Ukraine, leading to higher inflation in the country. In the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 67 times

Tags: Reserve Bank of Australia

EU to ban credit ratings agencies from doing business with Russia

EUROPE credit rating agencies will be prohibited from rating Russia’s sovereign debt and the country’s companies as part of the latest EU sanctions package set to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 62 times

Tags: International Monetary Fund, EU, World Bank

England playing for more than a semi-final place

THE good news is that England aren't out of the Women's World Cup. Yet. Four wins from their remaining four games, starting with India on Wednesday, could... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 82 times

Tags: England Women's cricket World Cup, Laura Marsh, Sarah Taylor, Jenny Gunn

Trading on NGX closes on negative notes due to sell-offs

TRADING activities on the Nigerian Exchange Ltd. resumed the week on a negative note, due to sell-offs in MTNN, Eternal, Guaranty Trust Bank Company and International... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: MTNN, Eternal, Guaranty Trust Bank, FCMB

Ukraine health facilities stretches to breaking point, WHO warns

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is working “day and night” to keep medical supply chains open and preserve the health system in Ukraine, where,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, UN, António Guterres,

Rainstorm: RIFAN loses N30.4m paddy rice, fertilisers in Delta

THE Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) in Delta has lamented the loss of over N30.4 million worth of paddy rice, and fertilisers to rainstorm in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 70 times

Tags: Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Sylvanus Ejezie, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Abraham Epochi,

World Cup Qatar 2022 playoff: FIFA makes changes to match officials

WORLD football –ruling body, FIFA has effected minor changes in the list of match officials for this month’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 playoff showdown between... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 57 times

Tags: FIFA, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Bernie Raymond Blom

Group urges CBN Governor to join 2023 presidential race

A pressure group, Unified Northern Nigeria Youth Forum, has urged the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Dr Godwin Emefiele to join the 2023... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 55 times

Tags: Dr Godwin Emefiele, Mr Aliyu Sani, Central Bank of Nigeria,

Nigeria women’s basketball coach demands unpaid bonus

NIGERIA women's basketball head coach Otis Hughley has taken a swipe at the country's sports ministry over unpaid bonuses and demanded a contract review. Hughley replaced fellow... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 80 times

Tags: Otis Hughley, Sam Vincent, Fiba Women's World Cup, D'Tigress

Costa Rica 2022: Falconets hammer Senegal 3-1, put one foot in FIFA World Cup finals

TWO-time World Cup silver medallists Nigeria all but assured of a spot at this year’s FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals after a sterling performance condemned... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 42 times

Tags: Nigeria, FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

Geecat Solutions drags FIRS, Zenith Bank to court over VAT deductions 

GEECAT Solutions LTD, an IT company, has dragged Zenith Bank and four associated companies - Quantum Zenith Asset Management Ltd, Quantum Zenith Trustees and Investments Ltd,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 121 times

Tags: Quantum Zenith Asset Management Ltd, Quantum Zenith Trustees and Investments Ltd, Quantum Facilities Management Ltd, Quantum Zenith Capital and Investment Ltd, Zenith Bank, Geecat Solutions, FIRS, God

COVID-19: NG-CARES disburses N35.3bn to states – Official

PROF. Yusuf Suleiman, Team Leader, Physical Implementation Support Mission for NG-CARES Programme, a World Bank programme, has said that about N35.3 billion had been disbursed to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 138 times

Tags: NG-CARES,World Bank,Prof. Yusuf Suleiman,

Ex-NSE boss emerges President, World Federation of Engineering Organisations

A former president of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Mr Mustafa Shehu, has been elected the President of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO). Shehu, who... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 120 times

Tags: Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO), Abdulkadir Aliyu, Mustafa Shehu,

Buni, Malami, Emefiele to confer with Buhari in UK

THE ousted caretaker chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mai Mala Buni, is due in London to confer with President Muhammadu Buhari, it was learnt... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 131 times

Tags: All Progressives Congress,President Muhammadu Buhari,Mai Mala Buni,Governor Nasir El-Rufai,Central Bank of Nigeria,Godwin Emefiele.

Large, medium stocks lift market capitalisation by N42bn

GAINS recorded by some large and medium capitalised stocks on Thursday lifted market capitalisation by N42 billion. The stocks include Oando, UACN, Jaiz Bank and R.T Briscoe. Specifically,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 86 times

Tags: UACN, Jaiz Bank, R.T Briscoe, Access Bank, First City Monument Bank

Two thirds of households with children have lost income during pandemic

UNICEF-World Bank report finds that the lost earnings have left adults in 1 in 4 households with children going a day or more without food. AT least... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 109 times

Tags: UNICEF, World Bank, Sanjay Wijesekera, Carolina Sánchez-Páramo,

Qatar 2022 Final Battle: NFF announces Daar Communications as ticket rights holder

THE Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday publicly presented Daar Communications PLC (owners of Africa Independent Television and Raypower Radio) as the exclusive ticket rights holder for... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 58 times

Tags: NFF, Tony Anegbe Akiotu, Mohammed Sanusi, Daar Communications, FIFA World Cup Qatar,

Russia banned from Rugby World Cup qualification, Georgia advance

RUSSIA will no longer be allowed to qualify for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, meaning Georgia have secured their place at the tournament in France. World Rugby suspended... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 60 times

Tags: RUSSIA, 2023 Rugby World Cup, Georgia

Zenith bank suspends Naira card international usage, cuts monthly limit to $20

ZENITH Bank Plc has suspended the use of its Naira cards on Automated Teller Machines, ATM, point of sale terminals (POS)  outside the country as it... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 56 times

Tags: Zenith Bank

WHO says Europe faces big decisions on health

 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on European countries to concentrate more on health than they did before the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.   WHO Europe said on... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 73 times

Tags: World Health Organisation (WHO)

IWD: Unity bank, AltSchool Africa to empower female software engineers

IN commemoration of International Women’s Day, IWD 2022, Unity Bank Plc is partnering AltSchool Africa to sponsor female students towards the acquisition of specialist software skills... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 56 times

Tags: Tomi Somefun, Unity Bank

Over 900 measles cases reported across 3 regions in Ethiopia- UN

ABOUT 929 new measles cases have been reported across three regions in Ethiopia, namely Somali, Oromia and Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s (SNNP) regions. The United Nations... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 57 times

Tags: Nationalities and People’s (SNNP), World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations,

WHO marks 2 years of declaring COVID-19 pandemic

 World Health Organisation (WHO) says almost 500 million people have been infected with the coronavirus since March 2020 and new variants are still a threat as... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 76 times

Tags:  World Health Organisation

Cleric to train 15,000 youths in skill acquisition in A’ Ibom

 Apostle Elijah Jack, the General Overseer of His Divine Redeemed World Ministry, said the church would train 15,000 youths across the 31 Local Government Areas of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 57 times

Tags:  Apostle Elijah Jack, the General Overseer of His Divine Redeemed World Ministry

15-time major winner gives emotional speech at World Golf Hall of Fame induction

AN emotional Tiger Woods choked back the tears as he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday after a moving speech by... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 44 times

Tags: Tiger Woods, World Golf Hall of Fame,

NFF in grief as former Super Eagle, Justice Christopher dies at 41

NIGERIA Football was again in mourning early Wednesday as news filtered in that former Super Eagles’ midfielder, Justice Christopher, had slumped and died in Jos, the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 115 times

Tags: Super Eagles, Justice Christopher, 2022 FIFA World Cup,

FIRS offers concession to taxpayers with outstanding foreign currency tax liabilities

THE Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, has announced that taxpayers who have outstanding foreign currency tax liabilities can now take advantage of one-month window to settle... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 79 times

Tags: FIRS, Muhammad Nami, Cent ral Bank of Nigeria,

Russian central bank curbs trade with foreign currency

THE Russian central bank has issued  fresh guidelines to curb trade with foreign currency in the wake of Western sanctions after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It said... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 62 times

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Russian central bank curbs trade with foreign currency

THE Russian central bank has issued  fresh guidelines to curb trade with foreign currency in the wake of Western sanctions after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It said... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 62 times

Tags: Russian central bank

Nigeria’s 2022 economic outlook: Matters arising

THE past two years have seen dramatic changes in the global economy occasioned by the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, the pandemic had devastating consequences on many... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 100 times

Tags: FirstBank, Dr Adesola Adeduntan, Central Bank of Nigeria, Financial Derivatives Company Ltd., Mr Bismarck Rewane,

FirstBank Partners with CDC/BII to Support Women, SBO  Owners with a US$100 million Credit

Facility to strengthen FirstBank’s commitment to gender financing with US$30 million targeted to women-owned and led businesses Partnership will enhance funding to local SMEs to boost growth... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 127 times

Tags: FIRST Bank of Nigeria Limited,   Adesola Adeduntan, Nick O’Donohoe,

NGX: Market capitalisation drops by N58bn

THE equities market closed in a downward trend on Tuesday as market capitalisation decreased by N58 billion, following losses recorded by large and medium capitalised stocks.   The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 67 times

Tags: VitaForm Plc, FIDSON Pharmaceutical, Pharmadeko Plc, Con Oil, Jaiz Bank, Honeywell Flour, Linkage Assurance, WAPIC Plc

IWD: Google announces $1m funding, tools for women entrepreneurs

GOOGLE on Tuesday announced that Google.org, was committing $1million in charitable funding to support programmes to help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde, Head Brand and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 98 times

Tags: Aderemi-Makinde,  Mary Mwange, Mosa Mkhize, Vivian Nwakah, Aderemi-Makinde, Mrs Julie Ehimuan, Africa Development Bank, Google, Ms Swazi Tshabalala,

Swansea midfielder among four new faces in Cameroon squad

SWANSEA City midfielder Olivier Ntcham has been included in Cameroon's 38-man preliminary squad for their 2022 World Cup play-off against Algeria. The 26-year-old is among four new... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 116 times

Tags: SWANSEA City, Olivier Ntcham, Cameroon, Algeria, World Cup play-off

Scotland v Ukraine World Cup play-off semi-final postponed

SCOTLAND'S World Cup play-off semi-final against Ukraine has been postponed. The nations were set to meet at Hampden on 24 March but Ukraine requested that Fifa moves... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 35 times

Tags: SCOTLAND, World Cup, Ukraine, Fifa

Entrepreneurship: NDE, NIRSAL train 50 graduates in Bauchi

THE National Directorate of Employment (NDE), says it has begun a five-day entrepreneurship skill development programme for 50 graduates in Bauchi State. The News Agency of Nigeria... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 85 times

Tags: National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), Central Bank of Nigeria, Malam Abubakar Fikpo, Ali Yaya,

84% of Fijians suffer from premature deaths due to non-communicable diseases – WHO

NON-Communicable diseases (NCDs) are becoming a socio-economic burden for Fiji as they account for an estimated 84 per cent of premature deaths in the island nation,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 82 times

Tags: World Health Organisation (WHO), Shiva Anjini Singh,

India 2022: Rampant Flamingos knock DR Congo 3-0 in Kinshasa

NIGERIA’S U17 girls, Flamingos ran riot round their hosts, DR Congo and earned a 3-0 victory in their FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup second round, first... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 88 times

Tags: NIGERIA’S U17 girls, DR Congo, Flamingos, FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup

Nigerians prone to mental illness due to hardship – Expert

PROF. James Obindo, President, Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria (APN), has said that Nigerians are prone to mental illnesses, due to the visible hardships in the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 105 times

Tags: Prof. James Obindo, APN, World Health Organisation,

Lagos Free Zone to decongest Apapa,Tincan Island ports — Emefiele

MrRGodwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says the commencement of the Lagos Free Zone (LFZ) will help overcome the Apapa-Tincan Island port... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 99 times

Tags: Mr Godwin Emefiele, Central Bank of Nigeria,

AfDB boss celebrates former President Obasanjo at 85

 DR Akinwumi Adesina, the President, African Development Bank (AfDB) has congratulated former President Olusegun Obasanjo on his 85th birthday. Adesina, in a goodwill message issued on Saturday, described... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 91 times

Tags: DR Akinwumi Adesina, Olusegun Obasanjo, African Development Bank,

Ex WTO official wants more trade negotiators for Nigeria

 PROF. Dickson Yeboah, Former Head, Course on Intensive Trade Negotiations Skills, World Trade Organisation (WTO), said that Nigeria needs more skilled negotiators to lift the country... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 86 times

Tags:  Prof. Dickson Yeboah, World Trade Organisation,

Trading on NGX closes on negative trend

TRADING on the Nigerian Exchange Ltd., (NGX) closed on a negative note on Friday as the market capitalisation dropped to N25.475 trillion, recording a decrease of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 103 times

Tags: Nigerian Exchange Ltd., First City Monument Bank, Zenith Bank Plc, First Bank of Nigeria Holdings Plc

Tuchel pledges future to Chelsea in spite of Abramovich’s planned sale

THOMAS Tuchel has pledged his future to Chelsea amid Roman Abramovich’s decision to sell the Stamford Bridge club. Russian-Israeli billionaire Abramovich revealed his decision to sell Chelsea... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 106 times

Tags: Thomas Tuchel, Roman Abramovich, European Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup,

CBN, Customs, others disagree over import, export policies

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) are opposing each other over the e-valuation, e-invoice policy for import and export introduced... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 78 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria Customs Service, MAN, Leke Abejide,Dr Ozoemena Nnaji,

Experts decry open defecation in Oyo, warn of danger to residents

ENVIRONMENTAL experts and other stakeholders in Oyo state have deplored the practice of open defecation in the state, warning that it portends hazards to residents if... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 95 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, Mr Adetunji Akinpelu, UNICEF, Hon. Rahman Adepoju, Dr Akinfemi Akinyode,

AstraZeneca: Celebrating one year of COVAX vaccine deliveries to Africa

WHEN on Dec. 31, 2019, the World Health Organisation  (WHO) was  informed of cases of a pneumonia-like disease of unknown cause in Wuhan City, China, the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 116 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, AstraZeneca, Dr John Nkengasong, Aurélia Nguyen,

NCDC announces measles outbreak in 8 states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has registered the outbreak of measles in eight states of the federation. The NCDC via its official website on Friday... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 83 times

Tags: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), World Health Organisation,

Qatar 2022: Eguavoen lists Musa, Ekong, 30 others in provisional squad to battle Ghana

TECHNICAL Adviser Augustine Eguavoen has called up Captain Ahmed Musa, deputy captain William Ekong, midfielder Wifred Ndidi and forwards Moses Simon and Kelechi Iheanacho in a... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 73 times

Tags: Augustine Eguavoen, Super Eagles, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022,

Ukraine seek play-off semi-final with Scotland postponement

UKRAINE have requested a postponement of their World Cup play-off semi-final against Scotland. The nations were due to meet at Hampden on 24 March but football in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 46 times

Tags: UKRAINE, World Cup, Scotland, Uefa, Fifa

NGX ASI dips further by 0.14%

 THE  equities market’s All Share Index (ASI) further dropped by 0.14 per cent on Thursday, to stand at 47, 296.07 points, following the release of  financial... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 61 times

Tags: Nigerian Exchange Ltd, NGXGROUP, Zenith Bank, FBNH, SEPLAT.

IWD: BOI advocates end to gender bias in politics, workplaces

OLUKAYODE Pitan, Managing Director, Bank of Industry, BOI, on Thursday called on stakeholders globally to put an end to gender-based bias in the political space, workplaces,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 51 times

Tags: UNESCO, Olukayode Pitan, Bank of Industry

Osinbajo inaugurates Bankers’ House, hails CIBN on professionalism

VICE-President Yemi Osinbajo has hailed the professional conduct of Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), saying that this has helped the resilience and continued growth... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 86 times

Tags: Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, United Bank for Africa Mr Tony Elumelu, Mr Emmanuel Nnorom, CIBN, Nigerian Exchange Group Plc, Mr Oscar Onyema,

Access Bank set to celebrate International Women’s Day

AS part of its commitment to inspire, connect and empower women to attain their full potential, one of Nigeria’s leading financial institutions, Access Bank Plc will... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 65 times

Tags: Access Bank Plc, Chioma Afe, Dr Jumoke Oduwole, Tolu Oniru-Dumeren, Zain Asher, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,

Russia-Ukraine conflict could increase numbers of severe COVID-19 disease – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict was likely to drive COVID-19 transmission higher. It said in turn it would increase the risk... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 89 times

Tags: World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, United Nations, Mike Ryan,

D’Tigress draw France, Australia, Canada, 2 others in Group B of FIBA Women’s World Cup

NIGERIA’S D’Tigress will face familiar opponents when they kick of their FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup campaign in Sydney, Australia in September. Drawn in Group B, they... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 74 times

Tags: D’Tigress, FIBA Women’s World Cup

Equities market dips by 0.26%

THE Nigerian equities market on the Nigerian Exchange Ltd.(NGX) on Wednesday closed on a negative note amidst outcome of financial year results.    The NGX All Share Index... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 90 times

Tags: AIRTELAFRI, Zenith Bank, NGXGROUP, SEPLAT, Nigerian Exchange Ltd.

Ukraine: Oxygen shortage putting lives in danger, WHO warns

WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that shortage of oxygen in Ukraine could put lives in danger and undermine the support of UN efforts in the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 76 times

Tags: UN, World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus,

1bn people at risk of hearing loss due to loud music- WHO

WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) says over one billion people, aged 12 to 35, risk losing their hearing due to prolonged and excessive exposure to loud music... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 65 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, Dr Ren Minghui, UN

World leaders, experts call for action to protect environment from pollution

WORLD leaders and experts on Wednesday called for global action to reduce antimicrobial pollution, recognising this as critical to combating rising levels of drug resistance and... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 3 months ago | seen 84 times

Tags: Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of BangladeshUN Environment Assembly, World Health Organisation, WHO,

COVID-19 triggers 25% increase in anxiety, depression globally - WHO

THE World Health Organisation, WHO, says COVID-19 pandemic has triggered 25 per cent increase in anxiety and depression globally in the first year of the pandemic. The... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 3 months ago | seen 114 times

Tags: Dévora Kestel, WHO’s Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance, Mental Health Atlas, Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, World Health Organisation, WHO, COVID-19

Stakeholders commend CBN’s `100 for 100’ PPP initiative

Some stakeholders in the financial sector have commended the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s “100 for 100’’ Policy for Production and Productivity (PPP)’’ initiative to boost... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 92 times

Tags: Policy for Production and Productivity (PPP), Mr Godwin Emefiele, Okechukwu Unegbu, Joseph Adebayo, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),

Ukrainian invasion can destabilise world food supplies, UN warns

CHARITY organisations have warned that world food supplies could be endangered as a knock-on effect of Russian invasion of Ukraine, saying Middle Eastern and Asian nations... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 74 times

Tags: UN World Food Programme (WFP), President Vladimir, Putin,

IMF, World Bank to boost financial, policy support for Ukraine

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank announce plans to support Ukraine on the financing and policy fronts and are urgently increasing that support.   IMF... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 64 times

Tags: International Monetary Fund, World Bank, President David Malpass, Kristalina Georgieva,

Pantami, Danbatta lead Nigerian delegation to MWC 2022

...meet with US Delegation, OEMs, Others THE Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, accompanied by the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 142 times

Tags: Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Prof. Umar Danbatta, World Economic Forum, EDISON Alliance

Malawi President, Lazarus Chakwera, others restate commitment to quality leadership at the 10TH ALM Persons of the Year

THE President of Malawi, Lazarus Chakwera, alongside other political, business and diplomatic leaders, have restated their commitment to quality and purposeful leadership in Africa. President Chakwera,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 81 times

Tags: President Lazarus Chakwera, Mukwandi Chibesakunda, Polaris Bank Limited, Capt. Musa Nuhu,  NBS Bank, Mactar SY, SYLAM Technologies Group SAS, Kwanele Ngwemya, Tedros Ghebreyesus, World Health Organiz

Zenith Bank surpasses market expectation with double-digit growth profit-before-tax

ZENITH Bank Plc has announced an impressive result for the year ended December 31, 2021, with Profit Before Tax (PBT) rising by 10% to N280.4 billion... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 123 times

Tags: Zenith Bank PLC,

Economist lauds CBN over plan to pay N65 rebate for every dollar remitted

AN economist, Mr Johnson Chukwu, has said that the plan by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to offer exporters N65 for every one dollar remitted into... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 70 times

Tags: Mr Johnson Chukwu, Central Bank of Nigeria,

Alleged land fraud: Court remands businessman

JUSTICE M.T.M Aliyu of a Kaduna High Court on Tuesday ordered that a businessman, Shehu Suleiman, be remanded in a correctional centre for alleged N30 million... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 63 times

Tags: Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), M.T.M Aliyu, First Bank,

Zenith bank shareholders receive dividend of N87.9bn for 2021

ZENITH Bankis set to pay shareholders N87.91 billion final dividend, translating to N2.80 per share for the financial year ended December 31, 2021. The bank had rewarded... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 111 times

Tags: Zenith Bank plc

UN, partners ready to scale up humanitarian operations in Ukraine once security permits

THE United Nations and partners are preparing to scale up humanitarian operations in Ukraine once the security situation permits, spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. Stephane... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 61 times

Tags: World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations, Stephane Dujarric,

Zenith Bank announces N765.6bn gross earnings for 2021

ZENITH Bank Plc has announced gross earnings of N765.6 billion as at Dec. 31, 2021 compared with N696.5 billion achieved in the corresponding period in 2020. In... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 154 times

Tags: Zenith Bank Plc, Nigeria Exchange Group,

World Bank IBB flood project 90 percent completed, says Gov. Emmanuel

GOV. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has said that the World Bank Assisted Flood Control located in Uyo metropolis was 90 per cent completed. The project, which... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 101 times

Tags: GOV. Udom Emmanuel, World Bank,

History shall be made at the Dubai World Expo: Royal World Cup Maiden Voyage

THE world is coming together in Dubai for the World Expo 2020 & MUAYTHAI is one of the sports taking centre stage. Muaythai Fight Night Expo 2020 will see... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 155 times

Tags: Muaythai Fight Night Expo 2020, Royal World Cup,

Lebanon launches reconstruction project of Beirut explosions

A statement by the Council of Ministers on Friday said Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati launched a World Bank-funded project for the rehabilitation of heritage buildings... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 65 times

Tags: Najib Mikati, World Bank, United Nations, Saroj Kumar Jha

Buhari inaugurates Karu bus terminal, ends two-day working visit to Nasarawa

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the Karu Bus Terminal as he concluded his two-day working visit to Nasarawa, which began on Thursday, February 24.   The News Agency... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 60 times

Tags: Shehu Tukur, Sani Abacha, President Muhammadu Buhari, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),  Gov. Abdullahi Sule,

Farmer laments high cost of rice production

The Operations Manager, KITH Farms Limited, Asaba, Mr Kingsley Otali, has appealed to the Federal Government to strenghten its Anchor Borrower Programme (ABP) for rice famers... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 3 months ago | seen 54 times

Tags: KITH Farms Limited, Kingsley Otali, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Anchor Borrower Programme (ABP), Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN),

Buhari pledges constructive engagement with medical professionals

THE Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja said it would continue to seek constructive engagement with members of the medical profession. President Muhammadu Buhari stated this at... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 89 times

Tags: President Muhammadu Buhari, Dr Osagie Ehanire, World Medical Association (WMA), Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) , Prof. Innocent Ujah, Commonwealth Medical Association  (CMA), Dr Chris Ngige, Ahme

Hostilities in Ukraine pose threat to 7.5m children- UNICEF

UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it is deeply concerned that intensifying hostilities in Ukraine pose an immediate threat to the lives and wellbeing of the country’s... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 57 times

Tags: World Food Programme (WFP), UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF),

Teams can fulfil fixtures with nine players

TEAMS at the Women's World Cup will be able to fulfil their fixtures with only nine fit players if their squad is hit by Covid-19. The tournament... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 507 times

Tags: Women's World Cup, New Zealand, Covid,

Nigeria to host 2022 World Toilet Summit in November

Nigeria has been named as the official host of the 2022 World Toilet Summit, slated for November 2022. Mr Jack Sim, Founder of the World Toilet Organization... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 125 times

Tags: World Toilet Summit, World Toilet Organization (WTO), Jack Sim, Caterina De Albuquerque, Sanitation and Water for All (SWA), Nicholas Igwe, Organised Private Sector in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (O

Buhari to sign Electoral Bill tomorrow — Presidency source

THE pressure to get President Muhammadu Buhari to sign into law the Electoral Act Amendment Bill heightened, yesterday, as founder of Stanbic Chartered Bank, Atedo Peterside;... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 105 times

Tags: President Muhammadu Buhari, Jake Epelle,, Sunday Onuoha, Atedo Peterside, Stanbic Chartered Bank,

Sanwo-Olu unveils ‘Adopt-a-Bin, programme with 40,000 bins

GOV. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday unveiled the ‘Adopt-a-Bin’ programme with an initial 40,000 standard waste bins to be deployed to households and commercial entities across the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 94 times

Tags: Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA), First City Merchant Bank (FCMD), Ibrahim Odumboni, Folashade Kadiri,

WHO accuses firms of unethical marketing of baby formula

THE World Health Organisation and UNICEF accuse formula milk companies of targeting pregnant women and young mothers with unethical marketing practices, in a study released on... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, UNICEF,

World Bank to provide $2bn for Argentina in 2022

THE World Bank will support Argentina with two billion dollars in 2022 amid a severe economic crisis in the country, Axel van Trotsenburg, the Bank’s Managing... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 127 times

Tags: World Bank,

How CBN’s RT200 FX policy will achieve goals – Experts

Some experts on Tuesday said the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) must take proactive steps to make its RT200 FX programme achieve the desired results. The experts... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 73 times

Tags: Prof. Hassan Oaikhenan, Sheriffdeen Tella, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Akpan Ekpo,

FAO, WFP inaugurate initiative to boost children’s right to food

 Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a project to improve the diet of school-aged children, with support from the German... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP), German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL),

NGX extends bullish run, increases by N93.4bn

THE Nigerian equities market extended its positive performance on the floor of Nigerian Exchange Ltd., Monday, opening with a gain of N93.43 billion, representing 20 per... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 64 times

Tags: Zenith Bank Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank, United Bank for Africa

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Play-off: Super Eagles, Black Stars now to play 25 & 29 March

THE Nigeria Football Federation was on Monday notified by the Confederation of African Football that the FIFA World Cup play-off round between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 106 times

Tags: FIFA World Cup, CAF, Super Eagles, Black Stars

HEDA/Adoke alleged cyberstalking: FG drop charges for lack of proof 

...We're not giving up fighting corruption - HEDA   THE federal government of Nigeria has dropped two (2) charges from four (4) it brought against the chairman of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 62 times

Tags: Muiz Banire, JP Morgan Chase Bank, OLANREWAJU SURAJU, Lisa Osofosky., HEDA, Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke

Yobe MFB loan portfolio hits N393m in 3 yrs

The Yobe Microfinance Bank on Monday says its loan portfolio has increased to over N393 million from 78 million in the past three years. The loans recorded... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 55 times

Tags: Yobe Microfinance Bank, Dr Sheriff Almuhajir,

Bauchi maize farmers laud ABP, seek sustainability

THE Maize Growers, Farmers and Manufacturers Association (MAGFAMAN), has commended Federal Government (FG)  for initiating the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) and appealed for its sustainability. Alhaji Ibrahim... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 92 times

Tags: Alhaji Ibrahim Zubairu, Central Bank of Nigeria, Maize Growers, Farmers and Manufacturers Association,

CBN and “endless possibilities” of its eNaira

CENTRAL Banks across the world have the mandate to control the circulation and supply of currencies, and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is not an... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 117 times

Tags: President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Okechukwu Unegbu, Dr Tope Fasua, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele,

Johnny Drille, Chike, others perform at Fidelity Bank’s Valentine concert

 CUSTOMERS and guests of Fidelity Bank were on Saturday night thrilled with great musical performances, fun games and prizes, for a Valentine’s Day treat, tagged ‘... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 89 times

Tags: Fidelity Bank, Mrs Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, Dr Ken Opara.

First Bank supports musical talents to grow entertainment industry

FIRST Bank of Nigeria, FBN says it is determine to support Nigerian musical talents to advance the growth of the entertainment industry. Ms Folake Ani-Mumuney, Group Head,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 69 times

Tags: First Bank of Nigeria, Ms Abimbola Meshinoye, Ms Folake Ani-Mumuney,

UNGA President welcomes technology to produce COVID-19 vaccine in Africa

THE President of the 76th Session of UN General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, on Friday, welcomed the announcement of six countries on the African continent receiving technology... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 76 times

Tags: UN, Abdulla Shahid, World Health Organisation

Buhari welcomes Nigeria’s designation as vaccine manufacture base

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday in Brussels, Belgium, welcomed the designation of Nigeria as one of the six countries in Africa designated as manufacturing bases for... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 93 times

Tags: President Muhammadu Buhari, World Health Organization, Malam Garba Shehu,

NGX maintains upward trend by N20.4bn

GAINS recorded by medium and large capitalised stocks, especially Access Bank, UCAP Sovrenins, Transcop and RTBriscoe on Friday lifted market capitalisation by N20.4 billion. Specifically, at the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 82 times

Tags: Access Bank, UCAP Sovrenins, Transcop, RTBriscoe

Nigeria, others to receive first COVID-busting vaccines in Africa -WHO

World Health Organisation, WHO says Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, and Tunisia will be the first countries on the African continent to receive the technology... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 88 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, Tedros Ghebreyesus, President Cyril Ramaphosa

Buruli ulcer 3rd most common mycobacterial disease in Nigeria – NTBLCP

BURULI Ulcer (BU), is the emerging and third most common mycobacterial disease in Nigeria after tuberculosis and leprosy, the National Tuberculosis, Buruli Ulcer, and Leprosy Control... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 155 times

Tags: National Tuberculosis Buruli Ulcer and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP), Peter Adebayo, World Health Organisation (WHO),

WADA accuses CAS of ignoring anti-doping code in Valieva ruling

THE World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Friday accused the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) of ignoring the world anti-doping code in the case involving Russian teenage... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 95 times

Tags: World Anti-Doping Agency,

NOVA Merchant Bank opens N20bn commercial paper issuance

NOVA Merchant Bank, a Nigeria-based merchant bank, has announced that its N20 billion Series 1 & 2 Commercial Paper issuance under the Nova Merchant Bank Limited... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 68 times

Tags: Nath Ude, NOVA Merchant Bank

WHO reports first polio outbreak in Africa in years

MALAWI has recorded the first polio outbreak on the African continent in several years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on Friday. Polio is a contagious infectious... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: World Health Organisation (WHO),

Winter Olympics: IOC president disturbed by Russian teenager’s meltdown

Thomas Bach, President, International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday it had been “chilling” to witness Russian teenage skater Kamila Valieva crumble under pressure at the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 79 times

Tags: International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, Kamila Valieva, Anna Shcherbakova, Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), International Skating Union (ISU), World A

Malawi declares polio outbreak

THE health authorities in Malawi have declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus type 1 after a case was detected in a young child in the capital... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 85 times

Tags: Dr Matshidiso Moeti, Dr Modjirom Ndoutabe, World Health Organisation,

Money Laundering: CBN opposes new laws

THE Central Bank of Nigeria on Thursday kicked against plan by the Senate to enact new anti-money laundering laws without required amendments on the existing Money... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 187 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, Mr Godwin Iheabunike, EFCC, Mr George Ekpungu, Mr Chibuzor Efobi

NNPC tasks mechanical engineers on energy transition

THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPC) has urged the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (NiMechE) to support Nigeria toward becoming an energy sufficient country and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 133 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria, Fola Shonubi, Governor Babajide Sanwolu, Mr Yemi Adetunji, Malam Mele Kyari, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited,

Polaris Bank donates towards construction of distance learning center in Kwara State Polytechnic

POLARIS Bank Limited has reiterated its commitment towards improving the standard of education in Nigeria through its Corporate Social Responsibility interventions. The Bank made the commitment in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 120 times

Tags: POLARIS Bank,

Most Nigerians ignorant of high burden TB – Official

THE National Tuberculosis, Buruli Ulcer, and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP), has said that 73 percent of Nigerians were ignorant of the high burden of tuberculosis (TB). The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 100 times

Tags: NTBLCP, Dr Chukwuemeka Anyike, World Health Organisation

Severe hunger: WFP calls for $470m to assist people in Sahel

The World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday called for 470 million dollars to assist people in Sahel region where millions of people are at risk of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 65 times

Tags: World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley,

Attempted suicide may attract six months community service

NIGERIA'S House of Representatives yesterday passed for second reading a bill that seeks to sentence anyone who attempts to kill themselves to community service for six... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 98 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, Chukwuemeka Akachi, Rep. Francis Waive, APC,

Who is afraid of Godwin Emefiele?

Statement by friends of Governor Emefiele IN the past few weeks, there have been media reports on the purported interest of the Governor, CentralBank of Nigeria (CBN),... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 81 times

Tags: Godwin Emefiele, Bank of Nigeria, Jim Ovia, President Muhammadu Buhari

Wema Bank concludes Bankers-in-Training programme, employs 69 graduates

WEMA Bank, on Wednesday, said it had employed 69 new graduates who recently completed the company’s Bankers-in-Training Scheme. Wema Bank, in a statement, said this was a demonstration... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 60 times

Tags: Ololade Ogungbenro, Wema Bank

Association for elderly appeals to govts on socialised healthcare

MRS Olubunmi Sodade, Executive Director, Nigerian Association of Retired People (NARP50+) has appealed to the three tiers of government to provide access to socialised healthcare for... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 86 times

Tags: First Bank, President Muhammadu Buhari, Mrs Olubunmi Sodade,

AEDC takeover: Parties agree to settle out of court

Plaintiffs in the controversial takeover of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) have resolved to settle the matter out of court.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that CEC... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 94 times

Tags: Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), United Bank for Africa (UBA), Ahmed Raji. SAN, Wole Olanipekun, E. O. Sule, SAN, A.U. Mustapha, Justice Ekwo,

Experts call for united action to reduce global burden of depression

Experts on Wednesday called for united action to reduce the  increasingly serious global crisis of depression. It is estimated that each year, five per cent of adults... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 87 times

Tags: Lancet, World Psychiatric Association Commission, National Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health, prof. Helen Herrman, Orygen, University of Melbourne,

WHO gets permission to deliver medical supplies to Tigray

WORLD Health Organisation, WHO has been permitted to deliver medical supplies to Tigray, Ethiopia, for the first time since July 2021, but there is no fuel... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 65 times

Tags: World Health Organisation,

Delta Assembly approves Okowa’s N12bn loan request

The Delta House of Assembly has approved Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa’s request for N12 billion bridging finance facility for the state. The approval was sequel to a motion... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 126 times

Tags: Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa, Central Bank of Nigeria, Chief Sherriff Oborevwori, Chief Ferguson Onwo

China keeps lending rate unchanged

 China’s central bank on Tuesday left its medium-term lending facility rate unchanged as it gauges the impact of the previous reduction. THE People’s Bank of China (PBoC)... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 61 times

Tags:  China’s central bank

Argentina’s Premier League quartet bag two-match ban

FOUR Argentina stars based in the Premier League have been suspended for two international matches in relation to the abandoned World Cup qualifier against Brazil last... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 85 times

Tags: Cristian Romero, Giovani Lo Celso, Emiliano Buendia, Emiliano Martinez,Premier League, World Cup, Brazil, Argentina,

Omicron threat remains high in east Europe – WHO

 The World Health Organisation (WHO), on Tuesday, said a new wave of infections from the Omicron variant of the coronavirus was moving towards the east of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 73 times

Tags: World Health Organisation

ADB approves $95m loan to Cambodia for COVID-19 vaccine purchase

 THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of 95 million dollars for the Cambodian government to purchase COVID-19 vaccines from 2022 to 2023, it... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 78 times

Tags: sian Development Bank (ADB)

SMOORE: Chinese industry leaders are committed to exploring harm reduction of vaping

IN recent years, Chinese vaping industry leaders RELX and SMOORE are committed to cross-disciplinary fundamental research on atomization mechanism, so as to explore the long-term health... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 104 times

Tags: World Health Organization, RELX, SMOORE

PDP governors knock FG over duplicity on fuel subsidy, delay on electoral bill

GOVERNORS of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rose from a meeting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, yesterday, charging the Federal Government to immediately bring to account all... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 81 times

Tags: PDP, Central Bank of Nigeria, Douye Diri, Nyesom Wike, Samuel Ortom, Ifeanyi Okowa, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Oluseyi Makinde, Godwin Obaseki, Udom Emmanuel, Bala Mohammed, President Muhammadu Buhari, APC, Ok

WHO lauds ‘historic initiative’ on vaccine equity in South Africa

WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, has commended the initiative of establishing mRNA vaccine technology transfer Hub in South Africa. Ghebreyesus told a COVID-19 global... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 91 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, UNICEF,

Sterling offers 50,000 youths with Investment Portfolios gifts

STERLING Bank PLC; a leading commercial bank in Nigeria and Africa’s most agile company, has chosen to celebrate this year’s Valentine season by gifting 50,000 young... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 208 times

Tags: STERLING Bank, Ibidapo Martins, Julius Berger,Dangote, MTN Nigeria, AXA Mansard, Fidson Pharmaceuticals, Unilever, Cadbury, UAC Nigeria, RT Briscoe,

FX repatriation programme requires right mechanisms to thrive – LCCI DG

THE race to US$200billion in foreign exchange repatriation (RT200 FX Programme) needs the right policies and other mechanisms to achieve desired results, says Dr Chinyere Almona,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 128 times

Tags: Dr Chinyere Almona, Central Bank of Nigeria,

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel dedicated his side's first Club World Cup triumph to owner Roman Abramovich

CHELSEA manager Thomas Tuchel dedicated his side's first Club World Cup triumph to owner Roman Abramovich after an extra-time win against Brazilian side Palmeiras. A 117th-minute penalty... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 63 times

Tags: CHELSEA, Kai Havertz, Palmeiras, Romelu Lukaku, Thomas Tuchel, Club World Cup, Roman Abramovich

Sterling Bank makes history with Bendel Insurance FC Deal...

THE Sterling Bank Plc and Bendel Insurance FC of Benin have made history with the largest shirt sponsorship deal in Nigerian club football history with the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 150 times

Tags: Bendel Insurance FC, Austin Eguavoen, Seyi Akinwunmi, NFF, Godwin Obaseki, Sterling Bank Plc, Asue Ighodalo,

2022 Lagos City Marathon: Ethiopia’s Ulfata Geleta emerges winner

GELETA Ulfata from Ethiopia completed the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon in a time of 2.11.58 to emerge winner of the 7th edition of the competition... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 129 times

Tags: GELETA Ulfata, Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

All set for 7th 10km Access Bank-Lagos City Marathon

SPECTACULAR performances are expected to form the highlights of the 7th edition of the world’s fastest-growing road race; the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon set to hold... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 134 times

Tags: Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, NOC, LSSC

CBN to end sale of FOREX to banks

The CBN will stop the sale of foreign exchange to commercial banks before the end of the year, its governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, said in Abuja... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 80 times

Tags: Centaral Bank Of Nigeria CBN, Godwin Emefiele,

Selling forex to banks to end in 2022 – CBN

THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has put Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) on notice that it will stop selling forex to them by the end of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 148 times

Tags: Godwin Emefiele, Central Bank of Nigeria,

Bayelsa, Sterling Bank partner on digital learning

BAYELSA government and Sterling Bank on Thursday in Yenagoa agreed to deploy the banks’ digital platform known as “Unify’’ to drive tertiary education in the state. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 93 times

Tags: Sterling Bank, Mrs Njideka Nwabueze, Dr Gentle Emelah

Providus Bank lists N100bn CP on FMDQ

FMDQ Securities Exchange Ltd has approved the registration of the Providus Bank N100 billion Commercial Paper (CP) programme on its platform. This is contained in a statement... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 73 times

Tags: Providus Bank

NFL games to be hosted in Munich and Frankfurt for four seasons from 2022

The NFL's international expansion will continue from 2022 with the first regular-season games held in Germany. Munich and Frankfurt have been chosen as the host cities, with... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 116 times

Tags: NFL, Munich, Frankfurt, Allianz Arena, Deutsche Bank Park

WHO highlights benefits, dangers of artificial intelligence for older people

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) says Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies can improve older people’s health and well-being, but only if ageism is eliminated from their design, implementation, and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 97 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, OHCHR, UNDESA, UNFPA,

Nigerian stock market rebounds by N54bn

Bullish sentiment returned to the Nigerian equities market on Wednesday following investors’ interest in Union Bank and Access Bank, which ensured the first gain of the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 83 times

Tags: NEM Insurance, Juli Plc, Access Bank, Union Bank, Nigerian Exchange Group (NGXGroup),

Palmeiras will face Chelsea or Al Hilal in the final of the Fifa Club World Cup after beating Al Ahly

PALMEIRAS will face Chelsea or Al Hilal in the final of the Fifa Club World Cup after beating Al Ahly in Tuesday's semi-final. Raphael Veiga fired home... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 95 times

Tags: PALMEIRAS, Chelsea, Al Hilal, Fifa Club World Cup, Al Ahly

Afghanistan receives $32m in humanitarian cash aid

AFGHANISTAN said it has received a batch of 32 million U.S. dollars in humanitarian cash assistance on Tuesday, according to the country’s central bank. “Following a series... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 67 times

Tags: Da Afghanistan Bank

Qatar 2022 Race Final Battle: Super Eagles, Black Stars to clash in Abuja on Sunday, March 27

NIGERIA and Ghana will face off in a pitched battle at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Sunday, 27th March in what is the final leg... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 104 times

Tags: NIGERIA, Ghana, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022,

13m people face severe hunger as drought grips horn of Africa

About 13 million people are facing hunger due to severe drought in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Tuesday. According to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 67 times

Tags: World Food Programme (WFP), Michael Dunford,

Will Fifa Club World Cup hinder Chelsea's Premier League and Champions League hopes?

CHELSEA head off to the Fifa Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates this week with a chance to be named world champions - but... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 89 times

Tags: CHELSEA, Al Hilal, Premier League, Fifa Club World Cup, United Arab Emirates, world champions,

UK & Republic of Ireland FAs abandon 2030 bid to focus on Euro 2028

THE UK and Republic of Ireland football associations have agreed not to bid for the 2030 World Cup. They will instead focus on a joint bid to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 97 times

Tags: UK, Republic of Ireland, 2030 World Cup, Euro 2028, DCMS

Registration for Hackathon 3.0 by Wema Bank commences, runs for 1 week

WEMA Bank Plc has announced the commencement of registration for  the third edition of Hackathon, its creative platforms for tech and innovation enthusiasts, dubbed Hackaholics 3.0. According... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 61 times

Tags: WEMA Bank

Chelsea to play Al Hilal at Club World Cup

CHELSEA will play Al Hilal in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup as the Asian Champions League winners came from behind to beat Al Jazira... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 99 times

Tags: CHELSEA, Thomas Tuchel, Al Hilal, Al Jazira, Club World Cup, Asian Champions League,

Students lost 200 school days to COVID-19 — World Bank

WITH COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the globe for over two years now, the World Bank has estimated that students lost over 200 school days by the end... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 90 times

Tags: COVID-19, World Bank

NNPC Weekly: FUT Minna honours Kyari, others, as coy. leads Africa’s energy transition

The Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited had a busy week following the award of honourary doctorate degree on its Group Managing Director (GMD) and Chief... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 148 times

Tags: Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC), Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, Africa DeveloProf. Abdullahi Bala, pment Bank (AfDB), Malam Mele Kyari,

Ighalo scores as Al Hilal hit six to book semi-final place

Al Hilal thumped hosts Al Jazira 6-1 on Sunday in Abu Dhabi to book their place in the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals against Chelsea. Al... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 87 times

Tags: Al Hilal, Abu Dhabi, FIFA Club World Cup, English Premier League (EPL), ohamed Kanno, Salem Al-Dawsari, Moussa Marega, Andre Carrillo, Chelsea

COVID-19 threatens push to end FGM – UN

The COVID-19 pandemic could reverse decades of global progress in stamping out Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), UN agencies warn ahead of the International Day to eliminate... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 87 times

Tags: General António Guterres, UNICEF Senior, Nankali Maksud, World Health Organisation (WHO),

Cancer Day: Organisation seeks concerted efforts to close cancer care gap

The ↑↓GivingTide International, an NGO, has called on everyone, collectively and individually, to commit to the effort to close the cancer care gap by supporting the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 107 times

Tags: ↑↓GivingTide International, World Health Organisation (WHO), National Cancer Prevention Programme (NCPP),

Make breast cancer treatment free, medical women association urge govts.

THE Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Kwara Chapter, on Friday, appealed to all tiers of governments,  to make Breast cancer treatment free for Nigerian women. Dr.... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 101 times

Tags: Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Dr. Bilqis Alatishe-Muhammad, World Cancer Day

Costa Rica 2022: Falconets to go all out against Cameroon for final qualifying ticket

COACH Chris Danjuma and his Nigeria U20 girls will pull no punches when they take on their Cameroonian counterparts in the second leg of their fourth-round... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 113 times

Tags: Chris Danjuma, FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

India 2022: Olowookere invites 35 players to camp for DR Congo

HEAD Coach Bankole Olowookere has called 35 players to the camp of the U17 Girls’ National Team, Flamingos to begin preparations for next month’s 2022 FIFA... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 107 times

Tags: FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup, Flamingos, Bankole Olowookere

Dashen Bank accelerate digital branch transformation with CR2 partnership

DASHEN Bank, the largest private bank in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies – Ethiopia – today announced it has extended its strategic partnership with CR2... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 160 times

Tags: DASHEN Bank, CR2, Asfaw Alemu

WHO sees “ceasefire’’ opportunity in fighting COVID-19 in Europe

THE European region is approaching “a plausible endgame’’ in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic while the cases are still surging. A senior official of the World... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 80 times

Tags: Hans Kluge, World Health Organisation

Wheat farmers in Bauchi applaud FG’s anchor borrowers programme

Dry Season Wheat Farmers in Bauchi State, on Thursday applauded the Federal Government’s Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) intervention in their farming activities. A cross session of the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 82 times

Tags: Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Alhaji Alhasan Samaila, Babangida Garba,

`100 for 100 Policy’: Manufacturers seek more stakeholders’ engagement

Manufacturers in Edo and Delta have urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to create more awareness about its “.100 for 100 Policy’’ on Production and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 83 times

Tags: Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN),

Assembly to invite Anambra Commissioner over N1.5bn loan

The Anambra House of Assembly says it plans to invite Mr Nnamdi Onukwuba, the state’s Commissioner for Agriculture, to explain the utilisation of the Central Bank... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 128 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Ebele Ejiofor, Mr Nnamdi Onukwuba,

Advancing heart surgery in Nigeria: prospects and challenges

by Oluwafunke Ishola and Vivian Ihechu, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) are a group of disorders of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 427 times

Tags: World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Bode Falase, LASUTH,

300 First bank visa gold cardholders to be rewarded

IN its bid to further promote adoption of mobile payments solutions among its customers, First Bank Nigeria Limited has said it will be rewarding holders and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 70 times

Tags: Chuma Ezirim, First Bank Nigeria

UNEP, WHO to launch campaign to combat microplastics in cigarettes

UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday announced a partnership aimed at raising awareness on the environmental and health impacts of microplastics... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 70 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, UN Environment Programme,

59,000 new COVID- 19 deaths reported by Jan. 30 – WHO

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 59,000 new deaths were recorded as of Jan. 30 across the six WHO regions. The global health agency... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 69 times

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FirstBank rewards 300 Visa Gold card customers

FIRST Bank of Nigeria Ltd. says it will reward over 300 holders and customers of its branded Visa Gold card at the ongoing Visa Gold card... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 146 times

Tags: First Bank of Nigeria Ltd, Mr Chuma Ezirim,

WHO warns of physical, mental risks to teleworkers’ health, calls for crucial changes

 The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday warned of risks of teleworking for physical health, such as back pains and mental health, such as social isolation,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 94 times

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Russia should not assume doping sanctions will be lifted, WADA warns

Russia should not assume sanctions imposed for running a state-sponsored doping programme will be automatically lifted when its suspension is completed at the end of year,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 93 times

Tags: World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Witold Banka, Russia’s anti-doping agency (RUSADA),

Emma Raducanu one of six British nominees

US Open champion Emma Raducanu is one of six British sports stars nominated for the 2022 Laureus World Sports Awards. Diver Tom Daley and BMX racer Bethany... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 90 times

Tags: Emma Raducanu, Laureus World Sports Awards

Bias-driven travel bans are an ineffective response to variants

THE knee-jerk travel bans imposed late last year in response to Omicron were inconvenient for many – particularly given the holiday season. But they were also... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 92 times

Tags: Nonye Mpho Omotola, World Health Organisation

Cameroon’s Young Lionesses to arrive Thursday for Falconets

CAMEROON’S U20 girls, Young Lionesses will fly into the Federal Capital, Abuja on Thursday morning for their FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, fourth round second leg... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 100 times

Tags: CAMEROON’S U20 girls, Falconets, FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup,

UNILORIN farms set to begin eggs, chicken production – Management

THE University of Ilorin’s, UNILORIN, GG Max Poultry Farms will soon begin operation to boost the production of eggs and chicken in the country. Prof. Mikhail Buhari,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria, UNILORIN, GG Max Poultry Farms

Businessman drags UBA to court for alleged corporate bullying

A businessman, Chief Abdulwahid Adeleke, has dragged the United Bank for Africa (UBA), demanding N50 million in damages for alleged corporate bullying.   Adeleke, the Managing Director (MD) of Biospheres Technologies... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 84 times

Tags: Chief Abdulwahid Adeleke, Sterling Bank, Adam Ugwuanyi, UBA

Pandemic creates mountain of medical rubbish – WHO

MORE than 200,000 tons of medical waste, much of it plastic waste, has accumulated worldwide as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organisation... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 70 times

Tags: World Health Organisation,

Bayelsa govt, Zipline, DrugStoc, Sterling Bank partner on medical drone delivery service

THE Bayelsa government has signed an agreement with Zipline, Sterling bank and DrugStoc to deliver emergency and routine medicine to health facilities within the state with... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 120 times

Tags: Gov. Douye Diri, Dr Chibuzo Opara, Dr Pabara Igwele, Mr Keller Rinaudo, Mr Obinna Ukachukwu, Mr Daniel Marfo, Zipline, Sterling bank, DrugStoc

NASS sets N3trn revenue target for agencies in 2022

PRESIDENT of the Senate,  Ahmad Lawan, on Monday, said revenue-generating agencies of the Federal Government were capable of generating N3 trillion annually if efforts were made... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 94 times

Tags: Nigerian Export-Import Bank, FIRS, NAFDAC, Ahmad Lawan,

Productivity, domestic investment key to Cambodia’s economic recovery — World Bank

 CAMBODIA can regain its sustained economic growth by increasing productivity among firms and workers, diversifying exports and taking steps to boost domestic investment, the World Bank... Read more

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Tags: World Bank,

ADB approves 2 grants to boost tourism, rice production in Cambodia

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved two grants of 7.6 million dollars to help revive tourism in Cambodia and boost the country’s rice quality and... Read more

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Tags:  The Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Soludo reveals how he was threatened for undertaking banking revolution

A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof Charles Soludo has narrated his personal experience when he undertook some reforms in the banking sector. Soludo,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 137 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof Charles Soludo, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili

CBN to check bad loans with new GSI framework

 THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released operational guidelines on the Global Service Instructions (GSI), aimed at checking the spate of bad loans within the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 79 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria, Chibuzo Efobi,

Sterling Heart Fellow Award for tech founders holds in February 

STERLING Bank Plc, has said it will organize an award in early February, known as the Sterling Heart Fellowship Award, for tech founders whose businesses employ... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 178 times

Tags: Sterling Bank Plc,

Nigeria to get revised guidelines to tackle NTDs

 AHEAD of the 2022 World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Day, the Federal Government says it is reviewing existing studies, campaigns, WASH and NTDs analysis in the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 163 times

Tags: World Neglected Tropical Diseases, Sen. Adeleke Mamorah,

NGX trading gets a boost by N106bn

ACTIVITIES rebounded on the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Ltd. on Friday with key market indices improving by 0.43 per cent due to gains by some blue chips. Specifically,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 136 times

Tags: Ecobank, Vitafoam, Zenith Bank

NNPC receives $5bn Afreximbank funding for Nigeria’s oil industry

THE Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd has secured a $5 billion corporate finance commitment from the African Export Import Bank to fund major investments in Nigeria’s... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 163 times

Tags: Muhammadu Buhari, Bala Wunti, Lawal Sade, Adokiye Tombomieye, Umar Ajiya, Mele Kyari, Benedict Oramah, African Export Import Bank, Nigerian National Petroleum Company

An unexpected chance for Balotelli – can Mario fire Italy to World Cup?

MARIO Balotelli's call-up to the Italy training camp, more than three years after his last cap, has raised eyebrows both in his homeland and around Europe. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 311 times

Tags: MARIO Balotelli, World Cup, Roberto Mancini, Adana Demirspor, Daniele Verri,

'It is a sleeping giant' - meet the Englishman bidding to end Canada's World Cup misery

IN England, memories of the 1986 World Cup centre around Diego Maradona, the 'Hand of God' and the wonder goal he scored for Argentina in that... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 310 times

Tags: 986 World Cup, John Herdman, Alphonso Davies, Jonathan David, Concacaf, Diego Maradona, Argentina, Canada,

Fifa president Gianni Infantino says biennial World Cup can help save African lives

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has suggested reforms to football's calendar could help prevent Africans from dying at sea through migration. World football's governing body has put forward... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 114 times

Tags: Gianni Infantino, FIFA, World Cups

ICPC faults TI’s report on Nigeria corruption index

THE Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, has faulted the global anti-corruption coalition, Transparency International, TI, which rated Nigeria the second most corrupt... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 118 times

Tags: Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, African Development Bank, Oluyinka Akintunde, ICPC, Transparency International

CBN retains interest rate at 11.5%, holds other parameters constant

THE Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)  of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday announced the retention of the country’s Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) at 11.5... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 139 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele,

Afreximbank to provide financial support for Nigeria’s DSO completion

THE African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says it will put up a financial mechanism to ensure the completion of Nigeria’s Digital Switch Over (DSO) project before end... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 119 times

Tags: Dr Benedict Oramah, African Export-Import Bank, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,

World Bank ‘exposes’ Uzodimma on fiscal performance in governance

SOMETIME in 2017, the world apex bank introduced a performance-based programme that would make them monitor and rate the fiscal performance of states. To that effect, the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 245 times

Tags: World Bank, Uzodimma, SFTAS,

Dangote petrochemicals, fertilizer plant would accelerate Africa’s economy- Adesina

 President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has described the Dangote refinery and fertiliser plants as projects that would positively affect Africa’s economic growth and... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 4 months ago | seen 67 times

Tags: African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Mr Aliko Dangote, Dangote Group, Mr Devakumar Edwin,

Those behind Ahmed Kuru, AMCON MD's travails with EFCC

...as no AMCON assets are underpriced or sold to his cronies or friends The current travails of  Ahmed Kuru, managing director of the Asset Management Corporation of... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 4 months ago | seen 1,499 times

Tags: Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Ahmed Kuru, managing director of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, Arik Air, EFCC,

Qatar 2022: Super Eagles to aim for the Stars!

THE 71-year old rivalry between Nigeria and Ghana on the football field will hit a combustible point in March when the Super Eagles and the Black... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 167 times

Tags: Nigeria, Ghana, FIFA World Cup, Super Eagles

Costa Rica 2022: Cameroon hold Nigeria to 0-0 draw in Douala

NIGERIA and Cameroon battled to a scoreless draw in their FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup African series fourth round, first leg encounter in Douala on Saturday. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 122 times

Tags: NIGERIA, Cameroon, FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

England to play Ivory Coast in a friendly at Wembley on 29 March

ENGLAND will play Ivory Coast in a friendly at Wembley on 29 March. Ivory Coast are ranked 56th in the world and are through to the last-16... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 186 times

Tags: ENGLAND, Ivory Coast, Algeria, Africa Cup of Nation, World Cup

Falconets confident as they battle Cameroon in Douala

NIGERIA’S U20 girls, Falconets are buoyed by the performance of the Super Eagles at the ongoing 33rd Africa Cup of Nations, and say they are motivated for... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 79 times

Tags: NIGERIA’S U20 girls, Super Eagles, Falconets, Africa Cup of Nations, FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

EU challenges Russia at WTO over wood export restrictions

EUROPEAN Union on Friday launched a challenge at the World Trade Organization to Russian export restrictions on wood products which the bloc said are illegal and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 85 times

Tags: World Trade Organization, President Vladimir Putin,

EU challenges Russia at WTO over wood export restrictions

European Union on Friday launched a challenge at the World Trade Organization to Russian export restrictions on wood products which the bloc said are illegal and... Read more

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Tags: European Union, World Trade Organization,

Volcano: 80% of Tonga population impacted by eruption, tsunami -UN

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), says  no fewer than 12,000 households have been affected by the volcanic eruption and tsunami that... Read more

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Tags: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano,Initial Damage Assessments (IDAs), National Emergency Management Office (NEMO), World Food Programme (WF

COVID-19 pushes extreme poverty by 3 % in West Africa — Report

Extreme poverty in West Africa rose by nearly three per cent in 2020, another fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, a UN-backed report launched on Thursday that... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 4 months ago | seen 66 times

Tags: World Food Programme (WFP), Sekou Sangare, Chris Nikoi, Ngone Diop,

Economic group partners NIPC on investment migration

The World International Economy Group (WIEG) is seeking partnership with the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) to facilities the migration of large investment to Nigeria. The WIEG... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 4 months ago | seen 127 times

Tags: World International Economy Group (WIEG), Prof. Chris Nwanne, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC),

Increased funding for Tech Start-ups key to Africa’s Digital Transformation

THE World Economic Forum’s latest report, “Attracting Investment and Accelerating Adoption for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa” analyses the challenges Africa faces in joining the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 159 times

Tags: World Economic Forum, Deloitte, Mpesa,

WHO recommends lifting COVID-19 travel restrictions

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged nations to lift or ease COVID-19 travel restrictions, saying they have proven to be of little public health value... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 4 months ago | seen 75 times

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Personetics secures over $160m in 2021, Accelerates global expansion of its AI-Driven Personalization and Engagement Solutions for Financial Institutions with $85m investment From Thoma Bravo

PERSONETICS, the leading global provider of financial-data-driven personalization and customer engagement solutions for banks and financial services providers, today announced it has raised $85m in growth... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 82 times

Tags: Personetics, David Sosna, Huntington Bank, Metro Bank, Hyundai Card, Viola Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Nyca Partners, Warburg Pincus.

Economy: Stockbrokers advise FG, INEC, political parties on 2023 elections

The Federal Government, the Independent National Electoral Commission and various political parties have been urged to eschew any act that may trigger violence in the 2023... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 4 months ago | seen 110 times

Tags: Independent National Electoral Commission, Federal Government, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS), Mr Akeem Oyewale, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),

Lao central bank issues licences for cryptocurrency exchange platforms

 LAO central bank, the Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL) on Wednesday issued licences authorising two companies to trade in cryptocurrencies. The companies are the Lao Digital... Read more

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Six-time European Cup winner Francisco 'Paco' Gento dies aged 88

REAL Madrid and Spain legend Francisco 'Paco' Gento has died aged 88. Gento, who spent 18 years with Real from 1953-1971, is the only player to have... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 78 times

Tags: REAL Madrid, Francisco 'Paco' Gento, World Cups

Parallex Bank comes on stream, promises limitless possibilities

THE latest entrant into the commercial banking industry in Nigeria, Parallex Bank, has been officially unveiled to the public with the promise to redefine the banking... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 142 times

Tags: Parallex Bank, Dr. Adeola Phillips, Olufemi Bakre,

  KPMG lists Ecobank Nigeria among top five customer experience leaders In Nigeria

KPMG Nigeria has ranked Ecobank Nigeria among the top five leading banks in Wholesale (Corporate) Banking in the KPMG Customers’ Experience and Satisfaction Survey. Ecobank moved... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 139 times

Tags: Ecobank Nigeria, Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank, FCMB, Zenith bank.

World Cup 2022: Yellow cards wiped clean for play-offs

FIFA has agreed yellow cards will be wiped clean in the European play-offs for the 2022 World Cup. Under Fifa rules, bookings collected in qualifying matches still... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 154 times

Tags: FIFA, 2022 World Cup,

Rice Pyramid: Price of commodity to come down in Nigeria — RIFAN

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) says plans have been concluded to launch the one million bags of rice paddy stacked as pyramids in Abuja... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 4 months ago | seen 115 times

Tags: The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI),

TSA implementation: Leakages still linger

SIX years into the full-scale implementation of the Treasury Single Account, TSA, aimed at ensuring greater accountability of government resources and blocking leakages, the revenue accruing... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 4 months ago | seen 91 times

Tags: Sylva Okolieaboh, Paul Alaje, Zainab Ahmed, David Akwu, NNPC, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Central Bank of Nigeria, Daily Trust, Muhammadu Buhari

FCMB- Funded Edo Modular Refinery Ready March

THE First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has said it is financing the construction of an energy park in Edo State, comprising a modular refinery, gas processing facility... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 4 months ago | seen 169 times

Tags: Mrs Yemisi Edun, First City Monument Bank, Dr Akintoye Akindele

Parallex bank transits from microfinance to commercial bank

WITH groundbreaking value-drivers, prominent financial institution Parallex Bank has become the latest entrant into the commercial banking industry in Nigeria. Having launched on Friday, January 14,... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 4 months ago | seen 238 times

Tags: Dr. Adeola Phillips, Mr. Olufemi Bakre, Mr. Ernest Ndukwe, Messrs Thomas Ehis Amenkhienan, Chapel Hill Denham, Parallex Bank, Mr. Kingsley Otuaro, Mr. Bolaji Balogun,

Court dismisses severance benefit claims against Keystone bank ltd

THE National Industrial Court, on Friday dismissed a severance entitlement claim filed against Keystone Bank Limited by its ex-staff, Ogbeche Nnamdi, for lack of credible evidence... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 146 times

Tags: Keystone Bank Limited, Justice Sinmisola Adeniyi

Minna city centre project draws N400m to Niger Govt.

THE Niger state government has received the sum of N400 million funding from Jaiz Bank for the development of the Minna city centre. A statement by Lawal... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 4 months ago | seen 55 times

Tags: NAN, Jaiz Bank, Lawal Tanko, Alhaji Mohammed Sirajo

Peugeot set to line-up for Le Mans in record World Endurance Championship grid

PEUGEOT will join champions Toyota on a record grid during this season's World Endurance Championship. The series, which includes the Le Mans 24 Hours, will have 39... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 103 times

Tags: PEUGEOT, champions Toyota, World Endurance Championship.

Omicron fuels 15m new weekly COVID-19 cases-WHO

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday said fuelled by Omicron, more than 15 million new cases of COVID-19 were reported around the world last week,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 121 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, Tedros Ghebreyesus,

Access Capital Investment, not affiliate of Access Bank — Official

THE management of Access Bank Plc has clarified that Access Capital Investment Platform was not in any way affiliated with the bank or its subsidiaries. The Bank’s... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 95 times

Tags: Mr Sunday Ekwochi, Access Bank Plc, Access Capital Investment Platform

World Bank predicts growth for Nigeria in 2022

AS the global economy is predicted to decelerate by up to 4.3 per cent in 2022, Nigeria and other countries facing debt sustainability challenges may face... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 4 months ago | seen 133 times

Tags: David Malpass, World Bank

Climate failure, social crisis top global risks 2022

CLIMATE risks dominate global concerns as the world enters the third year of the pandemic. According to the Global Risks Report 2022, while the top long-term risks... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 117 times

Tags: Peter Giger, Carolina Klint, Saadia Zahidi, World Economic Forum,

Transparency Nigeria Group calls for dismissal of CEO of Wema Bank

THE Transparency Nigeria Group, TNG, has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to immediately dismiss Ademola Ademise, the chief executive of Wema Bank PLC, a tier-3... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 185 times

Tags: Transparency Nigeria Group, Wema Bank PLC,  Central Bank of Nigeria, Dahiru Mohammed, Ademola Ademise

Capital importation stands at $1.73 bn in Q3, 2021- NBS

The total value of capital importation into Nigeria stood at 1.73 billion dollars in the third quarter of 2021, from 875.62 billion dollars in the preceding... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 93 times

Tags: National Bureau of Statistics (NBS),Foreign Direct Investment (FDI),Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),

Harnessing Kogi’s potential for economic prosperity, stability

By Lizzy Okoji, News Agency of Nigeria, NAN. DESCRIBING Kogi as Nigeria’s most strategic state will not be out of place considering its location on the country’s... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 88 times

Tags: Ajaokuta Steel Company, National Inland Waterways Authority, Nigerian Navy, Private Public Partnership of Nigeria Export-Import Bank Plc, President Muhammadu Buhari, Dr Wahaab Abdullah, World Bank, Co

AfDB provides $14m grant to boost food security in South Sudan

AFRICAN Development Bank (AfDB) on Monday announced a 14 million U.S. dollar grant to boost food security, value addition and trade in South Sudan. Benedict Kanu, AfDB... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 93 times

Tags: African Development Bank, 14 million U.S. dollar grant, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

Charlotte Bankes wins second snowboard cross World Cup event in two days

BRITAIN'S Charlotte Bankes claimed her second snowboard cross World Cup event win in as many days as she continued her Winter Olympic preparations. The 26-year-old, who is... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 84 times

Tags: Charlotte Bankes, snowboard cross World Cup

Christian Eriksen: Antonio Conte offers Tottenham training opportunity

MANAGER Antonio Conte says "the door is always open" for Christian Eriksen to train at Tottenham as he chases his dream of playing at the 2022... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 141 times

Tags: Antonio Conte, Christian Eriksen, Euro 2020, 2022 World Cup

ex-CBN director urges FG to resuscitate refineries to boost economy

Titus Okunroumu, a former director of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has called on the Federal Government to intensify efforts at resuscitating the nation’s refineries to... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 51 times

Tags: News Agency of Nigeria, Titus Okunroumu, Central Bank of Nigeria

WHO renews appeal for vaccine equity to defeat COVID-19

WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday renewed its call for vaccine equity and solidarity to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic as the highest number of cases were... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 160 times

Tags: vaccine equity, World Health Organisation

Blatter says biennial World Cup competitions will kill football clubs

FORMER FIFA president Sepp Blatter has delivered “a clear ‘No’ ” to the governing body’s plans for biennial World Cup competitions. The 85-year-old, who held the top... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 47 times

Tags: Sepp Blatter, World Cup, FIFA

CBN, NTA, others return over N1tr to govt

NIGERIA'S independent revenue crossed the N1 trillion mark in 2021, it was learned on Wednesday. Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed stated this... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 248 times

Tags: Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Nigerian Television Authority, Securities and Exchange Commission, Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation,

Provide braille for visually impaired students, NGOs urge institutions

A coalition of non-governmental organizations working to provide services to blind people has urged public and private academic institutions to make braille devices available to blind... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 296 times

Tags: Nigerian Welfare Association of the Blind, Mr Lukman Salami, braille, World International Braille Day, Mr Danlami Bashir,

World Braille Day: UN agencies harp on information accessibility to PLWD

UN agencies say the COVID-19 pandemic has shown how critical it is to ensure essential information is accessible to everyone, including People Living with Disabilities (PLWD). The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 58 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, World Braille Day, Frenchman Louis Braille,

Christian Eriksen: Denmark midfielder targets 2022 World Cup call-up

DENMARK midfielder Christian Eriksen says his goal is to play at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as he continues his recovery from the cardiac arrest... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 102 times

Tags: DENMARK, Christian Eriksen, 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Euro 2020

FirstBank is resilient, stable and built for the long haul - Adeduntan 

ADESOLA Adeduntan, managing director/Chief Executive Officer of First Bank Nigeria Limited, last year saw his tenure extended as part of efforts to ensure the stability of... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 5 months ago | seen 225 times

Tags: ADESOLA Adeduntan, FirstBank, Central Bank of Nigeria, First Bank Nigeria Limited,

Flour Mills to acquire First Bank's shares in Honeywell Flour Mills

FLOUR Mills of Nigeria Plc has entered into an agreement with First Bank of Nigeria Limited to acquire the Bank’s 5.06% equity interest in Honeywell Flour... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 433 times

Tags: First Bank of Nigeria, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, Honeywell Flour Mills Plc,

NGX reveals result of market indices review

THE Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Ltd has announced the results of its full-year market index review to enable investors follow market movements and manage investment portfolios. This is... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 137 times

Tags: Nigerian Exchange, NGX Lotus Islamic, NGX Pension, Corporate Governance Index, Afrinvest Bank Value Index, Afrinvest Dividend Yield Index, Meristem Growth Index, Meristem Value Index,

WHO says more evidence Omicron causes milder symptoms

MORE evidence is emerging that the Omicron Coronavirus variant is affecting the upper respiratory tract, causing milder symptoms than previous variants, a World Health Organisation official... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 144 times

Tags: Omicron Coronavirus, World Health Organisation,

Costa Rica 2022 Race: Danjuma invites Demehin, 25 others for Cameroon

COACH Chris Danjuma has called up 26 players to the camp of Nigeria’s U20 Girls, Falconets ahead of this month’s FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifying... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 113 times

Tags: Nigeria’s U20 Girls, FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

Peter Wright wins PDC World Darts Championship title for second time

PETER Wright produced a sensational comeback to beat Michael Smith in a thrilling final of the PDC World Darts Championship. Trailing 5-4 and with Smith two legs... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 62 times

Tags: PETER Wright, Michael Smith, PDC World Darts Championship

Polaris bank excites money transfer beneficiaries with cash rewards

POLARIS Bank says money transfer customers across the country stand to earn extra cash rewards in Naira whenever they receive their International Money Transfers either as... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 120 times

Tags: Polaris Bank,

WHO director general predicts COVID-19 will end in 2022

TEDROS Ghebreyesus, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General, has expressed optimism that COVID-19 pandemic will end in 2022. Ghebreyesus said at a press briefing on Wednesday that... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 5 months ago | seen 174 times

Tags: TEDROS Ghebreyesus, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General,

PDC World Darts Championship: Former champions Rob Cross and Peter Wright into last 16

FORMER world champions Rob Cross and Peter Wright made it through to the last 16 of the PDC World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace. Cross, who won... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 144 times

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FIRSTBANK driving dollar remittances, economic growth via IMTOS

 By Chinwendu Obienyi  FOR centuries, there have been heated debates over the sources of economic growth in developing economies and why some countries reflect strong economic growth compared... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 5 months ago | seen 148 times

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How Titan Trust Bank swallowed Union Bank Plc  

THE Board of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc has notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange and Securities Exchange Commission that its investors Union Global Partners Limited, Atlas... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 5 months ago | seen 568 times

Tags: Nigerian Stock Exchange, Securities Exchange Commission, Rothschild & Cie, White & Case LLP, Banwo & Ighodalo, Titan Trust Bank, Mudassir Amray, Emeka Okonkwo, Beatrice Hamza Bassey, Tunde Lemo

Pandemic drives need for technology adoption among SMEs but barriers remain

A survey by World Economic Forum indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased demand for more adoption and integration of digital technology among small and medium... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 146 times

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FirstBank: Unlocking wealth in salary account

Kayode Tokede examines ways monthly salary earners with FirstBank accounts can benefit from the lender’s numerous loans initiatives amid harsh economy IN time past, monthly income earners... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 5 months ago | seen 145 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, FirstBank, Kayode Tokede,

Biennial World Cup: Fifa plans would 'generate extra £3.3bn'

A biennial World Cup would generate in excess of £3.3bn in additional revenue over a four-year cycle, delegates at Fifa's global summit have been told. Fifa has... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 253 times

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Foreign loans and Nigeria’s critical assets as collateral

By Kadiri Abdulrahman  In recent times the news of some African countries losing some of their critical assets, and even their sovereignty to China due to heavy... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 5 months ago | seen 211 times

Tags: Tope Fasua, Federal Ministry of Justice, Patience Oniha, Director-General of the Debt Management Office, DMO, Rotimi Amaechi, Entebbe International Airport, China’s EXIM Bank, Laoye Jaiyeola, Nation

Fidelity Bank promotes saving culture, rewards customers

FIDELITY Bank Plc, as part of efforts to promote saving culture among Nigerians, has announced the first set of millionaires from the fifth season of its... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 104 times

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FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifier: Ghana, Tanzania, Senegal through to fourth round

GHANA, Tanzania and Senegal have progressed to the fourth round of the African qualifiers for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, Costa Rica 2022. In the third... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 5 months ago | seen 120 times

Tags: CAF Women’s Champions League, FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup,

Remi Babalola’s resigns as chairman of FBN Holdings

THE FBN Holdings Plc has officially notified the Nigerian Exchange Ltd and the investing public of the resignation of Remi Babalola, its Chairman and Non-Executive Director. This... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 5 months ago | seen 292 times

Tags: Femi Otedola, Oba Otudeko, Remi Babalola, FBN Holdings Plc, Seye Kosoko, Central Bank of Nigeria, Ahmad Abdullahi, Africa Finance Corporation, AFC, FMDQ, NDIC, AMCON

First Bank set for DecemberIssaVybe campaign

FIRST Bank Bank of Nigeria has unveiled the calendar of events for its yearly DecemberIssaVybe campaign which, it says, will impact much on the entertainment industry. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 137 times

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FirstBank set for DecemberIssaVybe campaign

FIRST Bank of Nigeria has unveiled the calendar of events for its yearly DecemberIssaVybe campaign which, it says, will impact much on the entertainment industry. The Group... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 157 times

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Emily Campbell: British weightlifter adds world bronze to Olympic silver and Euro gold

EMILY Campbell has added to her growing medal collection with a bronze at the World Championships in Uzebekistan. The 27-year-old Olympic silver medallist finished third in the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 119 times

Tags: EMILY Campbell, World Championships, Olympic

Access Bank transits to Access Holding Plc

SHAREHOLDERS of Access Bank Plc have approved the transition of the commercial banking group to a holding company (holdco), Access Holdings Plc. The approval will enable the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 287 times

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53 companies access NCDMB development fund

FIFTY-THREE  Nigerian companies have so far accessed loans under the Nigerian Content Intervention Fund, NCIF, scheme, according to the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB.   Obinna... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 5 months ago | seen 181 times

Tags: Obinna Ofili, Nigerian Content Development Fund and Treasury Management, NCDMB, Nigerian Content Intervention Fund, Bank of Industry, BOI, Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act (NOG

Access Bank shareholders endorse Holdco structure

ACCESS Bank Plc shareholders have unanimously approved the bank’s proposed reorganisation into a Holding Company (Holdco) to be known as Access Holding Plc. The shareholders gave the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 154 times

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World bank approves $700m to build climate-resilient landscape in Nigeria

THE World Bank has approved a 700 million dollar credit from its International Development Association (IDA) for the Nigeria Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) Project. It... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 194 times

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AfDB’s $538m Agro-Zones project will address Nigeria’s poverty, FOREX challenges, says don

 THE African Development Bank (AfDB) says the newly launched Agro-Industrial Processing Zones in Nigeria has the potential to solve the country’s poverty, hunger, and foreign exchange... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 91 times

Tags: African Development Bank, $538m Agro-Zones project,

Omicron, Delta drive 83% surge in COVID-19 cases in Africa – WHO

THE World Health Organisation, WHO, says 83 per cent surge in COVID-19 cases recorded during the past week in Africa is driven by Delta and Omicron... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 5 months ago | seen 118 times

Tags: Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organisation, WHO, Delta and Omicron  variants

Covid and the Workplace Survey

ACCORDING to a new survey, there is widespread support among workers across the world for workplace COVID-control mandates. On average, about three in four employed adults... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 205 times

Tags: Covid, World Economic Forum

Court dismisses unlawful dismissal claim against Stanbic IBTC bank Plc

THE National Industrial Court, on Wednesday, dismissed an unlawful dismissal claim against Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, by its former staff member, Adeleye Adedayo, for lacking in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 182 times

Tags: National Industrial Court, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, Adeleye Adedayo,

Polaris Bank, Eventful Lift 3 firms with business expansion grants at The Fashion Souk

THE Polaris Bank and Eventful Limited have reinforced their support for Nigeria’s Small & Medium Enterprises, SMEs sector with three firms empowered at the just-concluded 5th Lagos... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 142 times

Tags: Polaris Bank, Eventful Limited, 5th Lagos Fashion Souk, Innocent C. Ike,

Race to Costa Rica 2022: Falconets thump hosts Congo 4-0 in Brazzaville

TWO–time World Cup silver medallists Nigeria continued from where they left off in the second round by hammering hosts Congo 4-0 in the first leg of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 143 times

Tags: FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup African, Nigeria, Congo

Zenith Bank GMD, Onyeagwu Emerges “CEO of the Year” as Zenith Bank Wins Most Responsible Organisation in Africa at SERAS CSR Africa Awards 2021

ZENITH Bank’s Group Managing Director/CEO, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, has emerged CEO of the Year for a second consecutive year at the Sustainability, Enterprise, and Responsibility (SERAS)... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 209 times

Tags: Zenith Bank, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, CEO of the Year,

Enabling dreams with First Bank December is a VYBE

ONE of the most fascinating quotes of popular British business magnate and author, Sir Richard Brandson is that “A great business is simply an idea to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 168 times

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Karsten Warholm and Elaine Thompson-Herah named World Athletes of the Year

NORWEGIAN 400m hurdler Karsten Warholm and Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah have been named World Athletics' World Athletes of the Year. Warholm, 25, won his award for beating... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 83 times

Tags: Karsten Warholm, Elaine Thompson-Herah, World Athletics'

Scotland's unbeaten start to their Women's World Cup qualifying campaign came to a painful end

SCOTLAND'S unbeaten start to their Women's World Cup qualifying campaign came to a painful end as rampant Spain put eight past them in Seville. Aitana Bonmati and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 167 times

Tags: SCOTLAND, Women's World Cup, Spain

FirstBank, others partner to reposition non-oil export for economic growth

FIRST Bank Nigeria Ltd. says it will leverage its vast experience in supporting trade businesses, especially the SME to support the Federal Government’s efforts to diversify... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 158 times

Tags: FIRST Bank, AfCFTA

Chelsea discover Fifa Club World Cup route - Al Hilal, Al Jazira or Auckland City in semis

EUROPEAN champions Chelsea will play Al Hilal, Al Jazira or Auckland City in the semi-final of the Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 182 times

Tags: Chelsea, Al Hilal, Al Jazira, Auckland City, Fifa Club World Cup

Mixed reactions trail call for removal of Super Eagles Chief Coach

By Benprince Ezeh RECENTLY, the three-time African champions ‘Super Eagles’ have come under scrutiny over the performance of the team, especially during the current campaign for the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 272 times

Tags: 2022 FIFA World Cup, Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr

Bridge bank option prevents systemic crisis in banking operations- NDIC

THE adoption of the Bridge Banks option by the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has prevented systemic crisis and secured N1.021 trillion deposits which ensured that... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 176 times

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England boss praises goalkeeper's role in Austria win

ENGLAND manager Sarina Wiegman said goalkeeper Mary Earps "made the difference" in their 1-0 win over Austria at the Stadium of Light. Earps, who has started every... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 142 times

Tags: Mary Earps, Sarina Wiegman, World Cup qualifying

Snooker boss says Shaun Murphy row 'great' for the sport

WORLD Snooker Tour chairman Steve Dawson says the manner of Neil Robertson and Shaun Murphy's first-round UK Championship exits to amateurs has been "great" for snooker. Robertson lost... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 183 times

Tags: Steve Dawson, WORLD Snooker, Neil Robertson, Shaun Murphy

Women's World Cup Qualifier: Zimbabwe tournament involving Ireland abandoned amid new Covid-19 variant

THE Women's World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe, which involved Ireland, has been abandoned after the detection of the new Omicron Covid-19 variant. Travel restrictions have been imposed... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 202 times

Tags: Women's World Cup Qualifier, Omicron Covid-19 variant

Gianni Infantino: Opponents to biennial World Cup 'afraid of change'

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said opponents of plans to hold the World Cup every two years were "afraid" of change as countries in Africa voiced support... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 181 times

Tags: FIFA, Gianni Infantino, World Cup

Sarina Wiegman says she expects Saturday's Women's World Cup qualifier against Austria to be the toughest of her reign as England manager

SARINA Wiegman says she expects Saturday's Women's World Cup qualifier against Austria to be the toughest of her reign as England manager so far. The Lionesses have... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 161 times

Tags: SARINA Wiegman, Women's World Cup, Lionesses

Cape Verde cage D’Tigers in 2023 FIBA World Cup qualifier opener

NIGERIA’S D’Tigers on Friday opened their 2023 FIBA World Cup qualifier campaign with a defeat to Cape Verde. The 2015 African champions fell 71-79 to Cape Verde... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 127 times

Tags: FIBA World Cup, D’Tigers, Cape Verde

World Cup 2022 play-off draw: Wales host Austria & Scotland face Ukraine

SCOTLAND will host Ukraine in the play-off semi-final for the 2022 World Cup, while Wales have been drawn at home to Austria. If Scotland and Wales win... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 121 times

Tags: SCOTLAND, 2022 World Cup,

  Markets to wobble then shrug-off new Covid variant

 THE new Covid-19 variant will temporarily wobble financial markets, but concerns will be quickly shrugged off by them, predicts the CEO of one of the world’s... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 156 times

Tags: deVere, new Covid-19 variant, Nigel Green, World Health Organization,

Belgium hammered Armenia 19-0 on a night that featured goals flying in across women's World Cup qualifying

BELGIUM hammered Armenia 19-0 on a night that featured goals flying in across women's World Cup qualifying. Captain Tessa Wullaert, who spent two seasons at Manchester City,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 126 times

Tags: BELGIUM, women's World Cup qualifying

ECOWAS participates at the 2nd Intra-African Trade Fair in Durban

THE Commission of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, participated in the 2nd Intra-African Trade Fair, IATF, 2021 held in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa from... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 272 times

Tags: ECOWAS, AfCFTA, Export-Import Bank, Afreximbank, Olusegun OBASANJO, Herbert KRAPA

Teofimo Lopez tells me he is ending George Kambosos fight in one round

WE are about to start a huge run of fight nights to close out the year - starting this weekend with the unified world lightweight championship... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 148 times

Tags: Teofimo Lopez, George Kambosos, unified world lightweight championship

Nasarawa Assembly to Access Bank: Stop interest deduction on money yet to be accessed by SUBEB

THE Nasarawa State House of Assembly has given a three-day ultimatum to Access Bank Nigeria Limited to resolve all pending issues relating to the non-release of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 202 times

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Polaris Bank's VULTe wins Business Day’s Digital Bank of the Year Award

POLARIS Bank has been recognized as the Digital Bank of the Year (Global Award category) at the 2021 BusinessDay Banks And Other Financial Institutions (BAFI) award... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 184 times

Tags: Polaris Bank, Polaris Bank VULTe, VULTe Digital Bank,

Test your knowledge with one year until Qatar 2022 kicks off

THE countdown to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is officially on. The 22nd edition of the tournament kicks off on Monday, 21 November 2022, when hosts... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 113 times

Tags: 2022 World Cup, Qatar

Zenith Bank heralds the yuletide season with Ajose Adeogun Street Light-Up

THE yuletide season has come to life in Lagos with the 2021 Zenith Bank Christmas Light-Up Ceremony, which held at the Ajose Adeogun Street Roundabout, Victoria... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 209 times

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World Toilet Day: Environment ministry to increase surveillance to end open defecation

IN commemoration of World Toilet Day the Ministry of Environment has pledged its commitment to increase surveillance to ensure the nation is open defecation-free and achieve... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 173 times

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Editors score CBN high on eNaira, interventions

THE Central Bank Digital Currency, CBDC, otherwise known as eNaira has received positive reviews from some Nigerian editors who lauded the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 178 times

Tags: Central Bank Digital Currency, Mr. Osita Nwanisobi, Central Bank of Nigeria,

Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte: WBC fails to order mandatory defence for champion

DILLIAN Whyte's heavyweight world title ambitions have suffered a setback with the WBC failing to order champion Tyson Fury to fight him next. Whyte was expected to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 208 times

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World Cup 2022 qualification: Who will be in Qatar and who has missed out

WITH one year to go until the 2022 World Cup gets underway in Qatar, several nations have now booked their place - while others must face... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 151 times

Tags: 2022 World Cup,

Finland missed out on a play-off spot for the World Cup finals as goals from Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe gave France victory

FINLAND missed out on a play-off spot for the World Cup finals as goals from Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe gave France victory in Helsinki. Finland began... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 165 times

Tags: World Cup finals, Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe, FINLAND

The Netherlands booked their place at the World Cup finals in Qatar with victory against Norway

THE Netherlands booked their place at the World Cup finals in Qatar with victory against Norway, who miss out on next year's tournament as a result. Late... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 127 times

Tags: World Cup, THE Netherlands, Norway

Nigeria reach 2022 FIFA World Cup final qualifying round

THREE–time African champions Nigeria survived an intense dogfight against Cape Verde in Lagos on Tuesday to qualify for the final round of the African series for... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 109 times

Tags: 2022 FIFA World Cup, Victor Osimhen, Super Eagles

Fifa to review Ghana vs South Africa World Cup qualifier after complaint

FIFA will review South Africa's defeat by Ghana in 2022 World Cup qualifying after the South Africa Football Association (Safa) made a complaint to the world... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 134 times

Tags: FIFA, Ghana, South Africa, World Cup

Presidential Amnesty Programme targets 3,000 Niger Delta youths for NIRSAL loans

THE Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) says 3,000 entrepreneurs from Niger Delta will benefit from the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) loans. The News... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 304 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria,

Fidelity Bank PBT increases to N28.10bn in 9 months

FIDELITY Bank Plc has posted a profit before tax (PBT) of N28.10 billion for the nine months ended Sept. 30. Fidelity Bank’s Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Nneka... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 122 times

Tags: Mrs Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, Fidelity Bank,

Men's T20 World Cup: Melbourne to stage final of 2022 event in Australia

NEXT year's Men's T20 World Cup will be held across seven venues in Australia from 16 October to 13 November. The tournament was supposed to be held... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 64 times

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Men's T20 World Cup: Melbourne to stage final of 2022 event in Australia

NEXT year's Men's T20 World Cup will be held across seven venues in Australia from 16 October to 13 November. The tournament was supposed to be held... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 93 times

Tags: T20 World Cup, Australia,

England: 'Gareth Southgate gives players special belief' - Tyrone Mings on World Cup qualification

ENGLAND defender Tyrone Mings says Gareth Southgate gives his players 'special belief' after the Three Lions secured their 2022 World Cup place with a 10-0 demolition of San... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 76 times

Tags: Tyrone Mings, Gareth Southgate, 2022 World Cup

What are the key issues facing Southgate before the Qatar World Cup?

ENGLAND manager Gareth Southgate can move preparations for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar through the gears after qualification was confirmed with a 10-0 thrashing of San Marino. Southgate... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 80 times

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How NI frustrated Euro champions with 'typical Italian performance'

IT says a lot when you face the European champions who need to get a result in World Cup qualifying, and are left disappointed with a... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 109 times

Tags: European champions, World Cup, Roberto Mancini

2022 World Cup: England players should highlight human rights concerns - Amnesty

ENGLAND players, staff and fans should use their positions to highlight human rights concerns in the run-up to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, according to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 97 times

Tags: 2022 World Cup, ENGLAND, human rights, Amnesty International

English Football League 2022-23: Championship, League One and League Two to start on 30 July

THE 2022-23 English Football League season will start earlier on 30 July next year because of the World Cup. The Championship will run until 12 November and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 111 times

Tags: 2022-23 English Football League, World Cup

Injured Louis van Gaal on bench for final World Cup qualifier

LOUIS van Gaal will be on the bench for the Netherlands' World Cup qualifier on Tuesday against Norway despite injuring his hip when he fell off... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 130 times

Tags: LOUIS van Gaal, Netherlands, World Cup

Manager Robert Page says Real Madrid forward will not start for Wales against Belgium

WALES captain Gareth Bale will not start in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Belgium as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury. Bale, 32, was taken... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 173 times

Tags: Gareth Bale, WALES, Belgium, World Cup

Qatar 2022 Race: Musa says Eagles will cope well with pressure against Sharks

CAPTAIN Ahmed Musa has assured that the Super Eagles are matured, professional and ambitious enough to deal with any pressure when taking on the Blue Sharks... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 194 times

Tags: Ahmed Musa, Qatar 2022 Race, FIFA World Cup

World Cup 2022: 'Robbed' South Africa seek replay of Ghana game

"ROBBED" South Africa are set to make a "formal complaint" about "questionable decisions" made by the match officials in Sunday's 1-0 defeat by Ghana, says their... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 118 times

Tags: World Cup 2022, Ghana, South Africa

Nigeria, most attractive investment destination in Africa – BOI, 1st Bank

WITH a population in excess of 200 million and access to market across the continent, Nigeria is the most attractive destination for investment in Africa, economic... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 145 times

Tags: Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, Bank of Industry, Mr. Olukayode Pitan,

T20 World Cup final: Australia come good - just in time for the Ashes

CRICKET. Twenty-two people hit a ball around and, in the end, Australia win. Never mind the fact that they had lost their previous five Twenty20 series and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 128 times

Tags: Australia, T20 World Cup,

Alvaro Morata's late goal helped Spain qualify for the 2022 World Cup

ALVARO Morata's late goal helped Spain qualify for the 2022 World Cup and consigned Sweden to the play-offs. Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen tipped Dani Olmo's shot on... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 104 times

Tags: ALVARO Morata, 2022 World Cup, Sweden, Spain

Qatar 2022 Race: Eagles back in Lagos, say target is to defeat Sharks

THE Super Eagles’ delegation to Saturday’s FIFA World Cup qualifier against Liberia in Tangier, Morocco flew into Nigeria on Sunday morning aboard a chartered Air Peace... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 137 times

Tags: Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, Super Eagles

T20 World Cup: Australia's triumph founded on 'love'

"MITCHELL Marsh is the nicest person you will ever meet in your life." Captain Aaron Finch did not hesitate when asked to describe the man who played... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 151 times

Tags: MITCHELL Marsh, Australia, New Zealand, T20 World Cup

World Cup qualifying: 'Stephen Kenny deserves credit for turning the corner as Republic future comes into focus'

BEFORE a ball was even kicked in the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifying campaign, the pressure on boss Stephen Kenny had intensified. Having failed to secure... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 162 times

Tags: Stephen Kenny, World Cup, Republic of Ireland

Gareth Southgate: England will need clubs' help in 'unique' 2022-23 season

ENGLAND manager Gareth Southgate says next season is "unique" with the World Cup taking place mid-campaign and hopes to get the full co-operation of clubs. The Premier... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 176 times

Tags: Gareth Southgate, World Cup

Qatar 2022 Race: Eagles shoot down Lone Star, set to devour Sharks on Tuesday

TWO strikes from the penalty spot earned Nigeria all three points against the Lone Star of Liberia at the Grand Stade de Tangier, Morocco on Saturday,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 115 times

Tags: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Kylian Mbappe scored his first hat-trick for France as the reigning world champions secured their place at next year's World Cup

KYLIAN Mbappe scored his first hat-trick for France as the reigning world champions secured their place at next year's World Cup in Qatar in style by... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 88 times

Tags: KYLIAN Mbappe, France, World Cup

Malami, Keystone Bank linked to $139m fraud

...how he ordered money belonging to Brass LNG to be paid into FG account THE House of Representatives’ Ad Hoc Committee on Assessment and Status of All... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 96 times

Tags: Abubakar Malami, Keystone Bank

Wales marked Gareth Bale's 100th cap with a thumping victory over Belarus

WALES marked Gareth Bale's 100th cap with a thumping victory over Belarus to move up to second place in their World Cup qualifying group. Aaron Ramsey's rebound... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 153 times

Tags: Gareth Bale, WALES, World Cup

Crystal Palace midfielder called up to England squad as five players miss San Marino trip

CRYSTAL Palace midfielder Conor Gallagher has been called up into the senior England team for the first time as five players miss out on Monday's World... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 151 times

Tags: Conor Gallagher, World Cup

World number one side Belgium sealed progression to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with victory over Estonia

WORLD number one side Belgium sealed progression to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with victory over Estonia. Roberto Martinez's men face Wales in their final group... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 108 times

Tags: Belgium, 2022 World Cup

Australia and New Zealand aim for history in unexpected final

It's the final few, if any, predicted. THE favourites dropped one by one as old rivals Australia and New Zealand secured a place in Sunday's Men's T20... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 127 times

Tags: Australia, New Zealand, Men's T20 World Cup

Aston Villa's Matty Cash made his Poland debut as Robert Lewandowski scored twice

ASTON Villa's Matty Cash made his Poland debut as Robert Lewandowski scored twice in a comfortable win against Andorra to take England to the final day... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 115 times

Tags: ASTON Villa, Matty Cash, Robert Lewandowski, World Cup

Jorginho's last-minute penalty miss ensured the race to finish first in 2022 World Cup qualifying Group C goes down to the wire

JORGINHO'S last-minute penalty miss ensured the race to finish first in 2022 World Cup qualifying Group C goes down to the wire as top two Switzerland... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 71 times

Tags: JORGINHO, 2022 World Cup, Switzerland, Italy

'As good as it's been for Scotland for a generation' as World Cup play-off beckons

AS normal time crossed into added time on Friday night, the Tartan Army in Moldova's Zimbru stadium cannot have known what to do with themselves. Are not... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 52 times

Tags: Scotland, World Cup play-off

Argentina on brink of reaching Qatar after beating Uruguay

ARGENTINA are set to qualify for next year's World Cup after a 1-0 win over Uruguay. Angel Di Maria's strike secured victory, leaving La Albiceleste second in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 140 times

Tags: ARGENTINA, World Cup, Angel Di Maria

FIRSTBANK celebrates Youth Week

FROM showcasing of talents, to the art of fashion design, identifying youths in the food business and lots more, Nigeria’s leading financial services providers, First Bank of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 206 times

Tags: First Bank

Brazil became the first South American nation to qualify for the 2022 World Cup

BRAZIL became the first South American nation to qualify for the 2022 World Cup with a 1-0 home win over Colombia. Lucas Paqueta scored the only goal... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 69 times

Tags: BRAZIL, Lucas Paqueta, 2022 World Cup

South Africa and Ghana set for World Cup qualifying showdown

GHANA and South Africa will go head-to-head in Cape Coast on Sunday for a place in next year's African World Cup play-offs. Mali sealed their place in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 152 times

Tags: GHANA, African World Cup, South Africa

Algeria edge closer to play-off spot in African World Cup qualifying

ALGERIA moved a step closer to qualifying for Africa's play-offs for the 2022 World Cup after a comfortable 4-0 win over Djibouti. The Desert Foxes, who extended... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 81 times

Tags: ALGERIA, 2022 World Cup

Nnamdi Okonkwo debunks report of EFCC’s arrest over NDDC fraud

NNAMDI Okonkwo, the immediate-past chief executive officer of Fidelity Bank Plc and newly appointed group managing director of First Bank Holdings has debunked a report that... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 183 times

Tags: NDDC, EFCC, Fidelity Bank Plc

Sterling Bank commended for supporting Ake Arts and Books Festival

STERLING Bank Plc has received commendation from poet and novelist Lola Shoneyin who is the founder and Director of the annual Ake Arts and Books Festival.... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 215 times

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T20 World Cup: Australia stun Pakistan to set up final against New Zealand

AUSTRALIA came back from the brink to beat Pakistan by five wickets in another gripping Men's T20 World Cup semi-final. Needing 20 off the final 10 balls,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 66 times

Tags: AUSTRALIA, Pakistan, T20 World Cup

The Republic of Ireland's encouraging recent form continued as they drew their World Cup Group A qualifier

THE Republic of Ireland's encouraging recent form continued as they drew their World Cup Group A qualifier with a sub-par Portugal in Dublin. Cristiano Ronaldo had a... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 184 times

Tags: Republic of Ireland, Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo, World Cup

Wales' 2022 World Cup play-off confirmed as Spain beat Greece 1-0

WALES are officially guaranteed at least a place in the World Cup play-offs after Spain beat Greece 1-0. Wales started their qualifying campaign knowing they had all... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 180 times

Tags: WALES, World Cup, Spain

Croatia will host Russia on Sunday in Group H's final match to decide who qualifies automatically for the 2022 World Cup

CROATIA will host Russia on Sunday in Group H's final match to decide who qualifies automatically for the 2022 World Cup after both recorded big wins. Luka... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 75 times

Tags: CROATIA, Luka Modric, Russia, 2022 World Cup

Hansi Flick made history as the first Germany coach to win his first six games in charge

HANSI Flick made history as the first Germany coach to win his first six games in charge, with his Covid-affected side thrashing 10-man Liechtenstein in a... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 78 times

Tags: HANSI Flick, Germany, Liechtenstein, World Cup qualifier.

Cricket: Team Nigeria ready for T20 World Cup Qualifiers, departs Friday, coach says

NIGERIA’S senior male cricket team has expressed optimism ahead of the T20 World Cup Africa Qualifiers starting on Wednesday, in Rwanda. The team is also expected to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 177 times

Tags: T20 World Cup Africa Qualifiers,

Qatar World Cup 2022: Premier League to have break of more than six weeks in 2022-23 season

THE Premier League will have a mid-season break of more than six weeks in 2022-23 to accommodate the 2022 Qatar World Cup. On Thursday, it was announced... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 130 times

Tags: Premier League, 2022 Qatar World Cup

T20 World Cup: New Zealand beat England in dramatic semi-final

NEW Zealand ended England's hopes at the Men's T20 World Cup with a dramatic semi-final victory in Abu Dhabi. England looked on course for Sunday's final until... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 134 times

Tags: NEW Zealand, England, T20 World Cup

England World Cup qualifiers: Chelsea's Reece James says he is in career-best form

REECE James says he is in the form of his life after returning to the England squad for World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 168 times

Tags: REECE James, England, World Cup

Tyson Fury: WBC heavyweight champion 'badly injured' before Deontay Wilder fight, says his father

WORLD heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has had surgery on both elbows after suffering a serious injury before his second win over Deontay Wilder, said the Briton's... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 165 times

Tags: Tyson Fury, WORLD heavyweight, Deontay Wilder

World Cup 2022 qualifying: Who needs what to reach Qatar?

ENGLAND are looking to confirm their World Cup place this month, while Scotland and Wales are hoping to seal play-off spots. The final two rounds of European... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 82 times

Tags: ENGLAND, World Cup, World Cup 2022

Qatar 2022 Race: 21 Super Eagles train in Tangier for Lone Star

CAPTAIN Ahmed Musa and 20 other invited players were at the Super Eagles’ first training session in the city of Tangier on Tuesday as countdown began... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 184 times

Tags: Qatar 2022 Race, Super Eagles, FIFA World Cup

Man Utd midfielder suffers thigh injury training with France

MANCHESTER United midfielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out of France's World Cup qualifiers with a thigh injury. The World Cup winner, 28, suffered the injury in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 132 times

Tags: MANCHESTER United, Paul Pogba, France's World Cup qualifiers

FIRSTBANK Lagos amateur open golf championship begins

FIRST Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced the commemoration of the 2021 and 60th edition of its annually... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 166 times

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Qatar 2022 Race: North African referees to take charge of Nigeria’s final group matches

WORLD football –governing body, FIFA has appointed referees from North Africa to officiate the Super Eagles’ last two games of the group phase of FIFA World... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 154 times

Tags: FIFA, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Ademola Lookman forced to wait for Nigeria debut after switch from England

LEICESTER City winger Ademola Lookman has decided to switch his international allegiance to Nigeria from England but will have to wait a while before making his... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 162 times

Tags: LEICESTER City, Nigeria, Ademola Lookman, World Cup, NFF

Marcus Rashford & Jude Bellingham recalled for England World Cup qualifiers

MARCUS Rashford and Jude Bellingham have been recalled to the England squad for this month's World Cup qualifiers with Albania and San Marino. There is no place... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 122 times

Tags: Gareth Southgate, World Cup

4 banks complied with order on freezing Benue govt accounts -AMCON tells court

FOUR commercial banks in the country have complied with the order of a Federal High Court, Abuja, directing the freezing of all bank accounts of Benue... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 246 times

Tags: Standard Charterred Bank Ngeria, First City Monument Bank Plc

FirstBank unveils fully automated branch

FIRST Bank of Nigeria Ltd. has unveiled its first fully automated branch, called FirstBank Digital Experience Centre for customers. The Chief Executive Officer of FirstBank, Dr Adesola... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 398 times

Tags: FIRST Bank of Nigeria, Dr Adesola Adeduntan

Scotland 'have skills' and 'belief' to shock New Zealand - captain Kyle Coetzer

CAPTAIN Kyle Coetzer retains the belief Scotland "have the skills" to beat the top cricketing nations, despite two defeats at the Men's T20 World Cup. The Saltires... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 176 times

Tags: T20 World Cup, Kyle Coetzer, New Zealand, Namibia

Rafael Nadal plans to return to tennis in Abu Dhabi in December

FORMER world number one Rafael Nadal hopes to return from injury at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi in December before competing at the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 115 times

Tags: Rafael Nadal, Australian Open, Mubadala World Tennis Championship

Hungary fans banned from Poland match after Wembley clashes

HUNGARY fans have been banned from their World Cup qualifier in Poland after clashing with police during October's draw with England at Wembley. Metropolitan Police said "minor disorder"... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 86 times

Tags: World Cup, England, HUNGARY

Unity Bank nets N36.18bb as gross earnings in 9months

...records 23% growth in profit   NIGERIAN lender, Unity Bank Plc has declared gross earnings of N36.18Billion for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021, and a 23%... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 234 times

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AfDB to create 25 million new jobs by 2025 —Adesina

DR Akinwunmi Adesina, the President of, African Development Bank (AfDB) says the bank is targeting to create 25 million new jobs by 2025. Adesina said this when... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 7 months ago | seen 151 times

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Quinton de Kock: South Africa keeper sorry over refusal to take a knee and says he is not racist

SOUTH Africa's Quinton de Kock has apologised after refusing to take a knee and says he is "not a racist". The wicketkeeper-batsman made himself unavailable for the T20 World... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 159 times

Tags: Quinton de Kock, SOUTH Africa, T20 World Cup

T20 World Cup: Scotland beaten by Namibia at T20 World Cup

NAMIBIA held their nerve to beat Scotland by four wickets in the final over of a tense Super 12s match at the Men's T20 World Cup. Namibia,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 166 times

Tags: NAMIBIA, T20 World Cup, Scotland

Why micro financebanks are few in rural areas – ACCION MFB boss

 THE Managing Director ACCION Microfinance Bank, Mr Taiwo Joda, says lack of infrastructure is one of the reasons Microfinance banks are not operating in rural areas. Joda... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 7 months ago | seen 118 times

Tags: Mr Taiwo Joda, ACCION Microfinance Bank,

South Africa keeper sorry over refusal to take a knee and says he is not racist

SOUTH Africa's Quinton de Kock has apologised after refusing to take a knee and says he is "not a racist". The wicketkeeper-batsman made himself unavailable for the T20 World... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 238 times

Tags: SOUTH Africa, Quinton de Kock, T20 World Cup

CBN begins digital financial inclusion for women, youth

IN its drive to ensure the digital financial inclusion of women and youth across Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and its stakeholders are billed... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 7 months ago | seen 246 times

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Ella Toone scored a hat-trick on what she called a "special night" as England hit 10 goals against Latvia

ELLA Toone scored a hat-trick on what she called a "special night" as England hit 10 goals against Latvia to maintain their 100% record in Women's... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 78 times

Tags: ELLA Toone, England, Women's World Cup

T20 World Cup: Quinton de Kock refuses to take knee and pulls out of West Indies game

WICKETKEEPER Quinton de Kock made himself unavailable for South Africa's T20 World Cup match against West Indies after refusing to take the knee. Cricket South Africa (CSA)... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 7 months ago | seen 198 times

Tags: T20 World Cup, Quinton de Kock, South Africa

David Beckham urged to speak out on Qatar World Cup 2022

FORMER England captain David Beckham has been urged to speak out about the "deeply concerning" human rights situation in Qatar by Amnesty International. Beckham has signed a... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 7 months ago | seen 266 times

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Les Elder: New Zealand captain on returning to rugby after giving birth

THREE years ago, New Zealand captain Les Elder woke up every morning with one goal in mind: to win a World Cup on home soil. The Black... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 133 times

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Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey smashes women's half marathon world record

ETHIOPIA'S Letesenbet Gidey smashed the women's half marathon world record by running 62 minutes and 52 seconds in Valencia. The 23-year-old beat the previous best over 13.1... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 125 times

Tags: ETHIOPIA, Letesenbet Gidey, marathon world record

Pakistan fans, players & pundits reflect on end of '29 years of hurt'

IT turned into a night beyond Pakistan fans' wildest dreams. They didn't just beat India, their greatest rivals, at the Men's T20 World Cup - they thrashed... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 134 times

Tags: T20 World Cup, Pakistan, India

Stakeholders praise Polaris Bank Feminine Hygiene Initiative

...as bank empowers 9 schools     IN its resolve to overcome one of the biggest healthcare challenges facing teenage girls from less privileged homes in Nigeria, Polaris Bank... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 225 times

Tags: Polaris Bank, Nduneche Ezurike, Mrs. Emilia Ugochi, Dr. Erisa Danladi, Ms. Oyebola Oyedele,

Access Bank gets encomiums for support to health sector

DR Adeyemi Onabowale, Chairman, Reddington Hospital Group, has commended Access Bank Plc for its diverse support aimed at improving access to and service delivery in the... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 7 months ago | seen 177 times

Tags: Mr Herbert Nwigwe, Dr Adeyemi Onabowale, Reddington Hospital Group, Access Bank, Duchess International Hospital,

NCAC inaugurates Nigeria-Ethiopia friendship club

 THE National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has inaugurated the Nigeria-Ethiopia friendship club to strengthen cultural exchange programmes between the two countries.   The Director-General, NCAC, Otunba... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 7 months ago | seen 167 times

Tags: National Council for Arts and Culture, World Crafts Council, Ethiopian Tourism Ministry, Culthbert Ncube, DUGA JABESSA, Nega WedaJuwerete,

Neves officially declared winner of Cabo Verde’s presidency

CABO Verde’s National Electoral Commission, CNE, on Friday formally declared opposition leader José Maria Pereira Neves, 61, as winner of the October 17 presidential election with... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 7 months ago | seen 306 times

Tags: European Union, World Bank, IMF, Sao Paulo School of Business Administration in Brazil, African Party for the Independence of Cabo Verde, PAICV, ECOWAS Network  of Electoral  Commissions, ECONEC, Ma

Missing Women's Rugby World Cup trophy found in attic after 15 years

THE Women's Rugby World Cup trophy, which England won in 1994, has been found after 15 years - in an attic. England Rugby said it was found in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 183 times

Tags: Rugby World Cup, England Rugby

Siya Kolisi: South Africa captain on childhood poverty, mental health, racism and his legacy

"IT went past being hungry; it was actually painful in your stomach. I could feel my intestines twisting in the middle of the night." South Africa's Rugby... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 90 times

Tags: Siya Kolisi, Rugby World Cup, South Africa

Biennial World Cup: European nations boycott not discussed - Fifa's Gianni Infantino

THE threat of a boycott by European countries should the World Cup be held every two years was not discussed at a Fifa meeting on Wednesday,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 225 times

Tags: Gianni Infantino, Biennial World Cup, Fifa

WHO names football star Drogba ambassador

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday, announced football legend Didier Drogba from Côte d’Ivoire  as its new Goodwill Ambassador for Sport and Health. Drogba will promote... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 7 months ago | seen 242 times

Tags: Tedros Ghebreyesus, Chelsea Football Club, Didier Drogba, World Health Organisation, WHO

Morocco 2022 Race: Super Falcons target big win against Black Queens

NINE-time African champions Nigeria are confident they can earn a good win on home ground on Wednesday that will put them at relative advantage in their... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 124 times

Tags: FIFA World Cup, Ghana’s Black Queens, AFCON, Super Falcons

World Cup every two years threatens other sports and gender equality, says IOC

THE International Olympic Committee believes Fifa's plans to hold a men's World Cup every two years pose a threat to other sports and gender equality. Biennial World... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 119 times

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Balloon World Cup: Gerard Pique organises first ever event

IF you say you've never played it, you're lying. The game that requires only a balloon, and with the simplest of rules - do not let it... Read more

Author: Maureen Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 190 times

Tags: World Cup, Gerard Pique, Barcelona

World Food Day: Experts call for creation of investment opportunities for rural youths

 AHEAD of the World Food Day celebration that comes up on Oct.16, three experts have called on governments and  stakeholders to create unhindered investment opportunities for... Read more

Author: Maureen Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 106 times

Tags: World Food Day, Mr Godwin Atser, Prof, Lateef Sanni, Mr John Olateru, All Farmers Association of Nigeria,

2022 World Cup: Who needs to do what to reach Africa's play-off places

ON Tuesday, Morocco and Senegal became the first teams to reach the African play-offs for next year's World Cup in Qatar, making it through with two... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 7 months ago | seen 182 times

Tags: Morocco, Senegal, World Cup, 2022 World Cup

Jamal Musiala's rise in his own words: 'My mum drops me off at training'

FOR an 18-year-old Jamal Musiala has fitted a lot into his career, living in two countries - representing both - winning a title and now helping... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 7 months ago | seen 67 times

Tags: Jamal Musiala, World Cup, Germany, Chelsea, Bayern

WHO honours Black American Henrietta Lacks, whose cells transformed medical research

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Wednesday recognised Henrietta Lacks, a Black American woman, for her world-changing legacy with a special award. For the... Read more

Author: Maureen Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 180 times

Tags: Tedros Ghebreyesus, World Health Organisation, Henrietta Lacks,

Unity Bank Boosts Capacity Building on Blue Economy, Empowers 3,000 Girls  

NO fewer than three thousand girls drawn from Senior Secondary Schools across Nigeria have benefitted from a 3-day capacity building initiative on maritime commerce and National... Read more

Author: Maureen Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 237 times

Tags: Mrs. Titilayo Abraham, Mrs. Tomi Somefun, Unity Bank, Information Communication Technology,

World Thrombosis Day: Consultant cautions against excessive alcohol consumption, sitting in one position

 AS the globe marks 2021 World Thrombosis Day, Dr Kingsley Akaba, Chief Consultant Haematologist, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), has cautioned against excessive alcohol consumption,... Read more

Author: Maureen Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 211 times

Tags: Dr Kingsley Akaba, World Thrombosis Day,

New case study on digitalisation of financial service providers to serve low-income customers

This new publication explores the answers to the question: How best to digitalise a financial institution? The case study draws upon management consulting literature to assess... Read more

Author: Maureen Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 225 times

Tags: Mastercard Foundation., World Savings and Retail Banking Institute, FinMark Trust,

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Portugal recorded an emphatic World Cup qualifying win

CRISTIANO Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Portugal recorded an emphatic World Cup qualifying win over Luxembourg at the Estadio Algarve. The victory leaves Portugal second in Group... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 7 months ago | seen 65 times

Tags: CRISTIANO Ronaldo, World Cup, Portugal

EFCC recovers N1.6bn for AMCOM in 4 years

THE Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, says it has received N1, 667, 582, 605.04 recovered funds by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, between... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 7 months ago | seen 299 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Joshua Ikioda, Ahmed Lawan Kuru, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON,

England: Hannah Hampton and Alessia Russo recalled for World Cup qualifiers

Aston Villa goalkeeper Hannah Hampton and Manchester United forward Alessia Russo have been recalled to the England squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Northern Ireland... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 7 months ago | seen 134 times

Tags: Alessia Russo, World Cup qualifiers, England

World Cup 2022 Qatar: Which European countries can qualify this week?

GERMANY became the first team to join hosts Qatar in securing their place at the 2022 World Cup when they won their qualifying group on Monday. Denmark... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 194 times

Tags: GERMANY, World Cup 2022 Qatar

Germany became the first team to join hosts Qatar at the 2022 World Cup

GERMANY became the first team to join hosts Qatar at the 2022 World Cup with a thumping victory in North Macedonia. Former England youth international Jamal Musiala... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 108 times

Tags: GERMANY, 2022 World Cup, Qatar

Brazil dropped points for the first time in their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 0-0 draw in Colombia.

BRAZIL dropped points for the first time in their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 0-0 draw in Colombia. The Copa America runners-up had won all of... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 100 times

Tags: BRAZIL, World Cup qualifying, Colombia

Fifa World Cup plans 'profoundly detrimental', say top women's leagues

STAGING a men's World Cup every two years would be "profoundly detrimental" and "fundamentally alter the course and development of the women's game", says a joint... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 181 times

Tags: World Cup

Hampshire Trust Bank selects ComplyAdvantage for award-winning AML solution suite

COMPLY Advantage, a global data technology company transforming financial crime detection, today announced that Hampshire Trust Bank, HTB, a specialist bank, focused on lending to UK businesses has... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 302 times

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World Habitat Day: Tech firm canvasses technology solutions to curb climate change

AN eco-friendly technology company, CANs Park,  has called for more technological solutions to curb climate change in Nigeria. Mr Olajide Abiose, Managing Partner of the organisation, said this... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 162 times

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Fikayo Tomori, Ollie Watkins and Aaron Ramsdale named in Gareth Southgate's squad for World Cup qualifiers

ENGLAND boss Gareth Southgate has recalled defender Fikayo Tomori, striker Ollie Watkins and goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale to his squad for World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 151 times

Tags: ENGLAND, Gareth Southgate, World Cup

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Race: Musa, Ekong, Iheanacho, 20 others for double CAR games

TECHNICAL Adviser Gernot Rohr has listed team captain Ahmed Musa, deputy captain Wlliam Ekong and 21 others for the Super Eagles’ FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 238 times

Tags: Gernot Rohr, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Super Eagles

We demand enactment of anti-open grazing laws by eastern governors - GIL

By Benprince Ezeh THE Global Igbo Leaders, GIL, have urged eastern governors to pass the anti-open grazing law and save the lives of their people. In a letter... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 392 times

Tags: Global Igbo Leaders, Association of South East Town Unions, Alaigbo Development Foundation, Igbo World Assembly, World Igbo Congress

What Nigeria requires to address infrastructure deficit — Emefiele

GODWIN Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, on Saturday, September 25, said that the federal government needed about US$100 billion annually to address... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 8 months ago | seen 587 times

Tags: Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC), Osita Nwanisobi.,GODWIN Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN,

Seven-Star Falconets wallop CAR’s U20 girls 7-0, make return leg a formality

TWO-time runners-up of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, Nigeria’s Falconets fired from all cylinders as they hit the U20 girls of Central African Republic 7-0... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 119 times

Tags: FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

Brazil recall eight Premier League players for World Cup qualifiers

BRAZIL have selected eight Premier League players for October's World Cup qualifiers despite the country remaining on the UK's travel red list. Last month most English clubs... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 154 times

Tags: BRAZIL, World Cup

Falconets confident as race to Costa Rica begins in Douala

COACH Christopher Danjuma has expressed confidence in his Nigeria U20 girls as the real race for berths at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 291 times

Tags: Christopher Danjuma, Nigeria U20 girls, FIFA U20 Women’s World Cu

Access Bank, Africa fintech foundry target incubating 40 start ups in 4 years — official

ACCESS Bank Plc, in collaboration with Africa FinTech Foundry (AFF), has said that their target was to see 40 technology start up businesses spring up in... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 383 times

Tags: ACCESS Bank Plc, Daniel Awe,

KDSG set to reclaim 15 hectares of land through tree-planting

THE Kaduna state government says it intends planting over 15,000 tree seedlings in three Local Government Areas as part of efforts to reclaim degraded lands in... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 183 times

Tags: NEWMAP, World Bank,

Steve Thompson to donate brain for chronic traumatic encephalopathy research

RUGBY World Cup winner Steve Thompson, who was diagnosed with dementia aged 42, will donate his brain to scientists researching brain trauma. Englishman Thompson 43, is one... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 226 times

Tags: RUGBY World Cup, Steve Thompson

Reps to investigate exclusion of Rivers from World Bank loan for projects

HOUSE of Representatives on Wednesday called for investigation of an alleged exclusion of Rivers from projects to be financed by a fresh World Bank loan. Solomon Bob... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 726 times

Tags: World Bank, HOUSE of Representatives

NFF honours Falcons class of 1999, Jegede at NFF-Aiteo Football Awards

THE Super Falcons’ class of 1999 that reached the quarter finals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup staged in the United States of America will be... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 123 times

Tags: Super Falcons, FIFA Women’s World Cup, Florence Omagbemi

MBF alleges Mailafia was shabbily treated in hospital before his death

    THE Middle Belt Forum, MBF, has alleged that Obadiah Mailafia, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, was shabbily treated in the hocpital... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 8 months ago | seen 735 times

Tags: Obadiah Mailafia, Isuwa Dogo, Central Bank of Nigeria, University of abuja teaching Hospital,

SCOA boss commends Unity Bank, Others for N15.5b worth of Trucks supply deal to Julius Berger 

Massad Boulos, group managing director of SCOA Nigeria Plc, has commended Unity Bank Plc and other banks for facilitating a credit facility of N15.5 billion for... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 8 months ago | seen 233 times

Tags: Unity Bank Plc, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, Massad Boulos, SCOA Nigeria Plc,Heritage, Zenith, Providus, Wema, UBA, Union and Coronation Merchant Banks

Forex scarcity hamper sale of Shell assets in Nigeria

SOME of the assets pencilled down for sale by Shell Nigeria have been abandoned as local financial institutions lacked capacity to facilitate their acquisition by interested... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 8 months ago | seen 485 times

Tags: Shell Nigeria, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Segun Agbaje,

US Soccer offers identical contracts to men's and women's teams

THE US Soccer Federation has offered identical contracts to its men's and women's national teams in an attempt to resolve its gender pay dispute. In May 2020,... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 260 times

Tags: US Soccer Federation, Cindy Parlow Cone, Women's World Cup

Pele: Brazil football legend 'ready for extra time' as he leaves intensive care

BRAZILIAN legend Pele says he feels ready for "90 minutes plus extra time" after leaving intensive care. The 80-year-old had surgery to remove a tumour from his... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 84 times

Tags: Pele, World Cup

Cannabis ban in athletics: World Anti-Doping Agency to review rules

THE World Anti-Doping Agency is to review whether cannabis should remain a banned substance. The move follows American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson missing the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 92 times

Tags: World Anti-Doping Agency, Sha'Carri Richardson, Tokyo Olympics

FIFPRO says process flawed as FIFA looks at biennial World Cup

THE global union of football players, FIFPRO, has called for reforms to the international game’s calendar to address the need for a reduced workload for players. The... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 450 times

Tags: FIFPRO, FIFA, World Cup

CBN warns banks to stop foreign exchange malpractices

THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has warned Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) to always observe due diligence and desist from all forms of malpractices in foreign... Read more

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2021 World Suicide Prevention Day: Group set to empower 50 Widows in Oyo

A humanitarian group, Peacemaker’s (PM) Guide, in conjunction with Delight Owoyemi foundation, on Friday set to empower 50 widows to mark the 2021 World Suicide prevention day. The... Read more

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Onyema joins Board of World Federation of Exchanges

THE World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) has elected Mr Oscar Onyema, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX Group) Plc, to... Read more

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Arsene Wenger's World Cup plan - what is it all about?

ARSENE Wenger says he is "100% convinced" his plan for a new international match calendar based on a World Cup every two years is the best... Read more

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COVID-19 variants prolong Africa’s pandemic wave

THE World Health Orgainsation  (WHO) says that weekly COVID-19 cases in Africa fell by more than 20 per cent, the sharpest seven-day decline in two months... Read more

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Club World Cup: Japan withdraws as host of 2021 event because of Covid-19

JAPAN has pulled out of hosting the Club World Cup in December because of Covid-19 restrictions in the country. Fifa said the Japanese Football Association (JFA) told... Read more

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Lux Research identifies major challenges for patients in navigating healthcare systems around the world

DESPITE an ongoing shift toward a more patient-centric healthcare model, patients today still struggle in navigating the healthcare system, according to Lux Research, a leading provider of... Read more

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Premier League, EFL and SPFL oppose Fifa's plans for World Cup every two years

THE Premier League, EFL and SPFL have confirmed their opposition to Fifa's plan for a World Cup every two years. They are members of the European League... Read more

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European champions Italy became the first national team to go 37 games without defeat as they thrashed Lithuania in a World Cup qualifier

EUROPEAN champions Italy became the first national team to go 37 games without defeat as they thrashed Lithuania in a World Cup qualifier. There were suggestions the... Read more

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World Cup 2022 qualifying: Who is close to qualifying? Who are the surprise packages?

EUROPEAN teams are well on the road to next year's World Cup as we reach the halfway stage of qualifying for the tournament in Qatar. Fifty-five member... Read more

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Pinnick praises Super Eagles on taking firm control of World Cup qualification group

PRESIDENT of the Nigeria Football Federation, has poured encomiums on the Super Eagles for their fighting spirit in coming back from a goal down on a... Read more

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England boss Gareth Southgate knows his side cannot become complacent as they look to maintain their 100% record in World Cup qualifying

ENGLAND boss Gareth Southgate knows his side cannot become complacent as they look to maintain their 100% record in World Cup qualifying when they face Poland... Read more

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Antoine Griezmann scored twice as France beat Finland in their 2022 World Cup qualifier to get back to winning ways

ANTOINE Griezmann scored twice as France beat Finland in their 2022 World Cup qualifier to get back to winning ways. The reigning world champions had to come... Read more

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NCDC celebrates the First World Field Epidemiology Day

AS the coordinating agency of the Nigeria Field Epidemiology Training Programme, NFETP, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC joins TEPHINET and the rest of the... Read more

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Scotland 1-0 Moldova: Is poor finishing a threat to Scots' World Cup hopes?

SCOTLAND'S win at home against Moldova was their first in five games, taking them up to third in their World Cup qualifying group as rivals for... Read more

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France drew for the fifth game in a row in all competitions as their stuttering World Cup qualifying campaign continued with an entertaining draw in Ukraine

FRANCE drew for the fifth game in a row in all competitions as their stuttering World Cup qualifying campaign continued with an entertaining draw in Ukraine. Mykola... Read more

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Memphis Depay scored twice as the Netherlands secured an important World Cup qualifying victory over Montenegro

MEMPHIS Depay scored twice as the Netherlands secured an important World Cup qualifying victory over Montenegro. The Barcelona forward scored from the penalty spot after he had... Read more

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US Open: World number one Ashleigh Barty stunned by Shelby Rogers in third round

WORLD number one Ashleigh Barty fell in the US Open third round after Shelby Rogers produced a superb comeback in front of a raucous New York... Read more

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Comeback fight off as former world champion hospitalised with Covid-19

FORMER six-weight world champion Oscar de la Hoya has withdrawn from his comeback fight against Vitor Belfort after being hospitalised with Covid-19. The 48-year-old was due to... Read more

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England consolidated their position of power in pursuit of a place at next year's World Cup in Qatar with a hugely impressive victory against Hungary

ENGLAND consolidated their position of power in pursuit of a place at next year's World Cup in Qatar with a hugely impressive victory against Hungary in... Read more

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Spain suffered their first World Cup qualifying defeat since 1993 as Sweden came from behind to end La Roja's 66-game run

SPAIN suffered their first World Cup qualifying defeat since 1993 as Sweden came from behind to end La Roja's 66-game run. Carlos Soler volleyed Luis Enrique's Spain... Read more

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Antoine Griezmann scored France's equaliser as they drew with Bosnia-Herzegovina in World Cup qualifying.

ANTOINE Griezmann scored France's equaliser as they drew with Bosnia-Herzegovina in World Cup qualifying. Inter Milan's Edin Dzeko gave the Bosnians the lead with an excellent drilled... Read more

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Scotland's World Cup hopes were dealt a serious blow as they were outclassed by a vibrant Denmark in Copenhagen

SCOTLAND'S World Cup hopes were dealt a serious blow as they were outclassed by a vibrant Denmark in Copenhagen to slip seven points behind the group... Read more

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Ex-bank staff docked for allegedly stealing employer’s $55,000

A 41-year-old man, Rahman Ogundele, who allegedly stole 55,000 dollars from his employer, on Monday appeared in a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The police charged... Read more

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Ex-bank staff docked for allegedly stealing employer’s $55,000

A 41-year-old man, Rahman Ogundele, who allegedly stole 55,000 dollars from his employer, on Monday appeared in a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The police charged... Read more

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Hazard ruled out of Belgium’s World Cup qualifiers

BORUSSIA Dortmund winger, Thorgan Hazard has been ruled out of Belgium’s upcoming internationals, due to injury, the national team said on Tuesday. The 28-year-old was last week named... Read more

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Tokyo Paralympics: Swimmer Reece Dunn sets world record to win third gold of Games

REECE Dunn set a new world record to win his third gold medal of the Tokyo Paralympics, as the medals continued to flow for Great Britain... Read more

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Sanusi to commission Egypt, Angola World Cup qualifier in Cairo

GENERAL Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dr Mohammed Sanusi has been appointed by the Confederation of African Football to serve as the match commissioner for... Read more

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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Race: Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, Ndidi, 27 others for Liberia, Cape Verde

SUPER Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has called up a total of 30 players for next month’s opening rounds of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022... Read more

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Kyle Anderson: Darts world pays tribute to Australian who has died aged 33

BARRY Hearn and Phil Taylor have led tributes to Kyle Anderson who has died aged 33. The Australian played in seven World Championships, where he threw a... Read more

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Bayern Munich's Alphonso Davies calls refugee team the 'most courageous' in world

BAYERN Munich footballer Alphonso Davies has told the Refugee Paralympic Team they are "the most courageous sports team in the world" in a letter. Davies, 20, was... Read more

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Mustafa Chike-Obi leads BDAN as president

BANK Directors Association of Nigeria (BDAN) has announced the appointment of Fidelity Bank Plc’s Chairman, Mr Mustafa Chike-Obi as president, following the completion of Mrs Osaretin... Read more

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First Bank sponsored first class material continues to empower, celebrate Nigerian youth

THE First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria's premier and leading financial services provider has again reinforced its commitment to Youth Empowerment and Entrepreneurship through its sponsorship... Read more

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First Bank debunks claims of easy access to accounts by fraudsters

By Anthony Isibor   THE First Bank of Nigeria Limited has debunked claims by fraudsters of an alleged ease in accessing its accounts, describing it as absolutely false... Read more

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Polaris Bank supports private school owners with credit Line

POLARIS Bank is impacting Nigeria's education sector with a significant funding boost through its bundled loan solution called 'Polaris Education Loan' as it sets aside a... Read more

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Sifan Hassan misses out on women's 5,000m world record at Prefontaine Classic

DOUBLE Olympic gold medallist Sifan Hassan missed out on the 5,000m world record at the Prefontaine Classic - her first meet since Tokyo 2020. The 5,000m and... Read more

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World Athletics Under-20 Championships: Onwuzurike, Ofili in 200m finals

NIGERIA’S Udodi  Onwuzurike on Friday qualified for Saturday’s final of the men’s 200 metres event at the ongoing World Athletics Under-20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya. The News... Read more

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World Athletics U20 Championships: Nigeria’s Nnamdi wins bronze in men’s javelin

NIGERIA’S Chinecherem Nnamdi on Friday won a bronze medal in men’s javelin at the ongoing World Athletics U-20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya. The News Agency of Nigeria... Read more

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World number two Naomi Osaka loses in Cincinnati Masters third round

WORLD number two Naomi Osaka suffered a surprise third-round defeat to Swiss wildcard Jil Teichmann at the Cincinnati Masters. The Japanese star, 23, lost 3-6 6-3 6-3... Read more

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