Birthdays

Dan Ochima Agbese, journalist and former managing director, Newswatch Books Limited, 71, May 20. Born in Agila, Ador local government area of Benue State, he was educated at Native Authority School, Otobi, 1957-1959; Government Teachers’ Training College, Keffi, 1960-1962; University of …

BPE Defends Action on BOI, Others

The Bureau of Public Enterprises dismisses allegations that privatisation of Bank of Industry and other development finance institutions in the country are being rushed, stating the process has been on since 2014 …

NCP Pays N373billion to PHCN Staff

The implementation committee on the payment of severance package set up by the National Council on Privatisation pays a total of N373,170,291,200.38 to former staff of PHCN as their entitlements …

12 Presidential Candidates Missing in Action

When the names of presidential candidates for this year’s elections were released in December 2014, there were 14 names on the list; but since the campaign started only two candidates appear to be visible on the scene, thereby raising questions about the fate of the remaining 12 presidential …

NIGCOMSAT to Be Privatised

THE federal government is to sell the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited, NIGCOMSAT, in order to inject the entrepreneurial spirit into the running of the company. Benjamin Dikki, director general, Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE, said the need to privatise the NIGCOMSAT is borne out of the need to …

Agbaje, Ambode Slug it Out

Nine gubernatorial candidates in Lagos have seized the opportunity provided by the gubernatorial candidates debate to sell their ideas to Lagosians but it was clear from the episode that the real contest in the February 28 election is between Jimi Agbaje and Ambode Akinwummi of the Peoples Democratic …

Jonathan, Buhari Flag-Off Campaign

President Goodluck Jonathan of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and General Muhammadu Buhari, former head of state and presidential candidate of the opposition All Progressives Party, APC, start their campaign in Lagos and Port Harcourt, respectively, to get votes at the coming …

NITEL, MTEL Sold at Last

After several failed efforts, the Bureau of Public Enterprises has finally sold Nigerian Telecommunication and Nigeria Mobile Telecommunication to NATCOM Consortium …