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APC receives decampees from PDP in Kaduna

From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna All Peoples Congress (APC) yesterday received several decampees from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over alleged high handedness of PDP leadership who according to them has refused to listen to advice of members who have worked…

Assessing Federal Government’s Agricultural Transformation Programme

When the Federal Government introduced the electronic system of fertiliser subsidy administration in 2012, many skeptics, including farmers themselves, doubted the government’s sincerity and as such never gave it any chance of success. Their cynicism stemmed from the fact that…

Wakili takes over as power Minister for state

By Etuka Sunday The newly appointed Minister of state for Power, Alh. Mohammed Wakili yesterday resumed duties to join the fight in ensuring that Nigeria achieves the stable power supply needed for economic development. His resumption came shortly after President…

CBN installs over 200,000 POS in Nigeria–Official

From Ahmed Kaigama, Bauchi As parts of its effort to ensure the implementation of cash less policy, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has installed over 200,000 Point of Sale (POS) in the country in two years. This was disclosed…

Airtel, Etisalat sign network infrastructure agreement

By Chris Alu Bharti Airtel has signed an agreement to set up a multi service regional network infrastructure node in cooperation with UAE based Etisalat. The agreement includes Airtel’s MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) services supported by its global network which…

Dangote emerges overall winner at Kaduna Trade Fair

By Etuka Sunday The Dangote conglomerate has emerged as the overall winner in the just concluded Kaduna 35th International Trade Fair. Dangote Group also came first in Food and Beverage section of the Award. The award committee of the Kaduna…

NDIC budgets N135bn for anticipated failed banks

By Patrick Andrew The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has earmarked N135 billion to pay off depositors of likely failed banks in the 2014, even as it gave reasons for the CBN’s liquidation of 83 licenced microfinance banks. NDIC’s Managing…

TCN projects 10,000 MW by 2017

From Ayodele Samuel, Lagos Chairman Board of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) Mr Ibrahim Waziri, on Wednesday assured total overhaul of the company to improve electricity distribution operations in the country, as the company targets 10,000 megawatts by 2017. Waziri…

NATCOMS sue NCC over N647.5m fine

By Chris Alu The National Association of Telecommunications Subscribers (NATCOMS), on Tuesday approached a Federal High Court in Lagos, seeking an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) from carrying out its imposed fines on the three…

‘Nigerian goods are hot cakes at China expos and fairs’

By Clem Khena-Ogbena Nigerian goods are among the numerous African finished products being eagerly sought for, at every China trade exhibition and fair. The National President, Nigeria Entrepreneurs Forum (NEF), Dr. Sidney Inegbedion, who disclosed this in a chat with…

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