FRSC boss warns against night travel

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has advised commercial drivers and private vehicle owners, who indulge in night travel to desist from it to reduce fatalities from road traffic crashes.   The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) Bisi Kazeem, said this in a statement made available […]

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Motorcyclist dies in Osun auto crash

A motorcyclist, identified simply as Lakan, died yesterday when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle at the Sekona area of Osun State.   The accident occurred around Adolak Filling Station, Sekona, Gbongan- Ibadan Road, about 2pm. It was learnt that the Bajaj motorcycle collided with the unregistered vehicle. The spokesperson for the Federal Road Safety […]


COVID-19: Again, Ekiti imposes curfew, bans public gathering of over 20

Following alarming rate of second wave of COVID-19, claiming more lives, the Ekiti State Government has again imposed a curfew from 8.0.0 p.m to 6.00 a.m. The government also placed ban on gatherings of more than twenty people in the state until further notice.   The restrictions, according to Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, […]


CIIN moves to boost marine underwriting

The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) is set to align with other arms of the industry to attract professionals to tackle the dearth of competent marine underwriters.   The President of CIIN, Oyegunle Muftau, who disclosed this in an interview, noted that the various arms need to work together to make sure they sell […]


FDC predicts 15.4% inflation rate for December 2020

    Nigeria’s inflation will maintain its upward trend and may likely hit 15.4 per cent in December 2020, from 14.89 per cent in the previous month, analysts at Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) have said   The analysts made the prediction in the firm’s latest Economic Bulletin obtained by New Telegraph at the weekend.   […]


AM Best affirms Africa Re’s rating with stable outlook

The Financial Strength Rating of the African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re) has been re-affirmed at A (Excellent) and the long term issuer credit at “a” all with a Stable Outlook by AM Best.   The rating agency categorises Africa Re’s balance sheet as strongest, as well as a strong operating performance despite these unprecedented and […]


‘Mediterranean diet can curb prostate cancer spread’

Researchers in the United States (U.S.) have said that a healthy Mediterranean diet could lower the risk of prostate cancer progressing to a more advanced state. The result of their report was published online in the journal ‘Cancer’.   The foundation of the Mediterranean diet was vegetables, fruits, herbs, nuts, beans and whole grains. Meals […]


Refugee Commission to build 600 houses for Borno displaced persons

The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) has laid the foundation for the construction of 600 housing units for displaced people in Borno State.   The two-bedroom housing units was part of the commission’s sole initiative and idea of Resettlement City Project, which consisted of primary healthcare and education centres, security […]


Bank donates vocational centre to young inmates

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard Bank Group, has donated a vocational centre to one of its host communities. In a statement, the lender said its finance department recently built a fully equipped vocational centre at the Borstal Training Institute (BTI), Abeokuta, Ogun State, as part of its Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiative. […]


Lender launches radio programme for SMEs

Ecobank Nigeria has launched a radio programme – “Ecobank Business Hour”- targeted at empowering Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the country.   According to Head, SME, Ecobank Nigeria, Emeka Agada, the programme, which is being syndicated across 10 radio stations in Nigeria, is one of the several initiatives the bank is deploying to empower […]

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