Metro & Crime

Amotekun corps parades 3 in Ibadan for beheading 73 year-old-man

Men of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), popularly called Amotekun Corps, yesterday paraded three suspected ritualists for their alleged involvement in the killing and beheading of a septuagenarian, Mr. Adeniyi Adebisi Samuel, in Ibadan, the state capital.   The suspects: Ismail Muraina, Mashud Olanrewaju and Olalekan Akande, who were paraded at the Amotekun Corps […]


Access Bank, SME.NG partner on digitising women’s businesses

Access Bank, through its W Initiative, has partnered with SME. NG to provide a one-stop-shop solution for women entrepreneurs in Nigeria, the lender announced at the weekend.   In a press release, the bank stated that the W Initiative is a brand, which is dedicated to inspiring, connecting and empowering women in all categories, adding […]


Quickteller Paypoint empowers more Nigerians

Quickteller Paypoint, a service under Interswitch Financial Inclusion Services (IFIS), has recruited more agents at locations in Lagos – Agege, Alimosho, Ikorodu and Ajah – in a market activation drive targeted at cities across Nigeria, it announced at the weekend.   According to a press release, while four locations, Agege, Alimosho, Ikorodu and Ajah, have […]


Jaiz Bank wins global Islamic bank award

Jaiz Bank Plc, Nigeria’s premier non-interest bank, was, at the weekend, announced the Most Improved Islamic Bank 2021 in the world by the Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA).   According to a press release, Chairman of GIFA, Professor Humayon Dar, congratulated Jaiz Bank for the award, saying the bank was the best out of three […]


International Breweries sustains negative bottom-line

Increasing cost of operations and competition have impacted negatively on the profit margin of International Breweries Plc., writes CHRIS UGWU   As Nigeria suffers from volatility in crude prices and COVID-19 crisis, with government revenue declining and public sector workers going unpaid for months, consumers of beverages are increasingly trading down to more affordable brands […]


Nuhu: Nigerian airlines in compliance with safety regulations

Since October 2019 when he was appointed as the Director- General of NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu has piloted the affairs of the aviation regulatory body with courage and zeal. Coming with a wealth of experience as Nigeria’s representative at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) for many years, Nuhu has shown an unwavering determination to […]


Access to education’ll curb youths’ radicalization, restiveness – Jarigbe

Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe was recently inaugurated as the new senator for Cross River North Senatorial District. In this interview, he speaks on his emergence as a senator after a bye-election, challenges of his people and relationship with Governor Ben Ayade, among other issues. ANAYO EZUGWU reports   Take us through your story, following the death […]


Analysts: Poor implementation hinders economic recovery plans

As the Federal Government prepares to launch its latest development plan – the 5-year Medium- Term National Development Plan (MTNDP) – next month, analysts at CSL Research have identified “poor implementation” as the reason why the objectives of  previous economic recovery plans were not met.   In a report obtained by New Telegraph at the […]


ECA, ABCHealth partner on health summit investment

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Business Coalition for Health (ABCHealth) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will host a virtual Africa Investment Summit on Health 2021 (AIS) on September 20, 2021 from 10.00 – 12.30hrs Eastern Time Zone, on the margins of the 76th United Nations General Assembly, according […]


Big business: Ex-agitators retire into opulence

For about a decade, their voices were heard from the rooftop. In this report, JOHNSON AYANTUNJI; STEVE UZOECHI; EMMANUEL MASHA; PAULINE ONYIBE and DOMINIC ADEWOLE examine the opulent lives of ex-agitators and their new roles       Though they go by different names -activists, agitators, militants and what have you – they had a […]

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