FMDQ: Lack of housing finance bane of capital market growth

The lack of housing finance is one of the reasons Nigerian capital market has not grown as it should, FMDQ’s Chief Executive Officer, Bola Onadele, has said. According to him, the nation should be talking of 30-year mortgages for Nigerians rather than what is obtainable now. He pointed out that If the government wants 70 […]


Tomato industry buoyed by N20bn processing factory

Piqued by the continuous influx of tomato paste smuggling into the country, thereby destabilising local industries’ investments, the Nigerian tomato industry is expected to be repositioned with the completion of N20 billion tomato processing factory in Kebbi State. The project is bybGBfoods, a global leader in culinary product manufacturing, in partnership with the Central Bank […]


Strike: Doctor appeals to colleagues for understanding

The Chief Medical Director of Central Hospital, Warri, Dr Paul Okunbor, has appealed to the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) to shelve its ongoing nationwide strike. Okunbor made the appeal while reacting to the industrial action embarked upon by the doctors. He, however, appealed to the government to do the needful by […]


‘COVID-19 may push more children into child labour’

Millions more children risk being pushed into child labour as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, which could lead to the first rise in child labour after 20 years of progress, according to a new brief from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and UNICEF. According to a report, COVID-19 and child labour: A time of […]


Group seeks palliative for members over COVID-19

The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has solicited Federal Government’s support in the form of palliatives to ameliorate challenges faced by its members due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Mr Kabiru Yau, Acting General Secretary of the union, in a statement on Tuesday, said this was contained in a letter to the Minister […]


FG’s move to end post-harvest losses

Hope for food security is in sight following Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo’s recent pronouncement that post-harvest losses due to poor storage facilities for the nation’s agricultural produce would soon be a thing of the past. Taiwo Hassan reports The negative impact of the novel COVID-19 outbreak has affected virtually all the key sectors of the economy, […]


Stopping bogus payment to ex-state officials

Constitutionality of payment of pensions to former Governors and their deputies is found in Section 124(1) of 1999 Constitution (as amended): “There shall be paid to the holders of the offices mentioned in this section such remuneration and salaries as may be prescribed by a House of Assembly, but not exceeding the amount as shall […]


Let’s go into the archives

As the nation marked another Democracy Day on June 12, the journey to statehood comes to the front-burner and offers a renewed opportunity to look into the past, reflect on the present and project into the future. No doubt, the national question borders on those critical issues threatening our corporate existence and are centred around […]

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Indigenous coaches should emulate Keshi, Amodu

Modern football is very dynamic. Coaches, players and all stakeholders follow the trend by updating their knowledge in the round leather game. We are aware that over the years, the interesting game, which is number one sport in Nigeria, has witnessed many rules and regulation on and off the pitch. Today, there is need to […]


COVID-19: Nigeria awaits directive as six nations pull out of 2020 Hajj

Nigeria is considering a lot of factors including awaiting a declaration from Saudi Arabia before its decision on participation in 2020 Hajj operations. This came as at least six countries have so far decided not to send pilgrims to this year’s Hajj, the greatest pilgrimage for the Muslims, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The […]

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