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South-East PDP and the VP slot

By  Okey Enekwe Initially, I was worried that our people in the South-East would not support Atiku Abubakar’s running mate and our brother, former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi. With the intervention of Almighty God, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is likely to be victorious...

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2019 and the neutrality of INEC, security agencies

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM) to Nigeria has enjoined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the police and other security agencies to be neutral in the conduct of the forthcoming general election. The Chief Observer of the EUEOM, Ms. Maria Arena, who gave the advice at the launching of the mission’s programme in...

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DHS Caused Hundreds of Immigrants to Show Up Thursday for Fake Court Dates

When immigration lawyer Christina Reggio arrived at San Francisco’s immigration court around 8:30 on Thursday morning, she found chaos. A long line of men, women, and children stretched down the block, many of them holding court papers and wondering what to do. Reggio was meeting her client, a 17-year-old living in nearby San Mateo, for what was supposed...

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Encomiums for Chukwudozie, Dozzy Group chairman

More commendation have been pouring in for the executive chairman of Dozzy Group of Companies, Dr. (Sir) Daniel Nwanneka Chukwudozie, FNSE, on his conferment with the prestigious award of Manufacturer of the Year 2018, by The Sun Publishing Limited. Leading the pack is the amiable wife of the recipient, Lady Ada  Chukwudozie, who described her...

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DHS Caused Hundreds of Immigrants Showed Up Thursday for Fake Court Dates

When immigration lawyer Christina Reggio arrived at San Francisco’s immigration court around 8:30 on Thursday morning, she found chaos. A long line of men, women, and children stretched down the block, many of them holding court papers and wondering what to do. Reggio was meeting her client, a 17-year-old living in nearby San Mateo, for what was supposed...

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FG to work with private sector to raise revenue

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, has described the nation’s private sector as critical stakeholder in Federal Government’s current drive to raise its current low level of revenue to Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Ahmed, who made the call while speaking on the topic, “Revenue Growth & Economic Development: Expectations for 2019”, at a dialogue...

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Access Bank marathon: FRSC bars trucks, tankers from Lagos roads

The Lagos State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Hyginus Omeje, has said the decision to keep articulated vehicles off Lagos roads on February 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2019, was reached at the end of meeting of heads of security and traffic management agencies in the state. The restriction followed...

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Sell offs in bellwethers drag NSE ASI down 1.9%

By Chinwendu Obienyi PRICE losses in the shares of Dangote Cement and Nigerian Breweries forced the nation’s securities market to shed 1.9 per cent to leave the index at 30,557.2 points extending its losses to fourth consecutive trading session.  In line with this trend, market capitalisation declined by N219.3 billion to N11.4 trillion, while YTD...

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NIRSAL Microfinance Bank takes off February –FG

Soothing news came the way of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), in the country as the Nigerian Incentive-based Risk sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), said it would launch its Microfinance Bank (MFB) in February to serve their purpose. NIRSAL  projects to reach an estimated 400,000 MSMEs within the first two years of operation....

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APT president pledges to work with government agencies to boost commerce

By Obidike Jerry The President of Association of Progressive Traders (APT), Trade Fair Complex, Lagos, Mr. Eric Ifeanyichukwu Ilechukwu, has pledged to work with NAFDAC, SON, Customs, Nigeria Police and other relevant government agencies to promote trade and commerce in Lagos in particular and Nigeria in general. Ilechukwu said this shortly after his inauguration recently...