‘Fleet mgt firms rake in N1.7bn yearly’

The management of Rosabon Financial Services has said that fleet management and other corporate lease solutions made on average return of about N1.7 billion annually from companies in the country. Head, Communication, Kehinde Ruth Onasoga, in a statement, said: “Recent statistics have shown that companies in Nigeria, on the average, spend at least N1.7 billion annually on fleet management and other corporate lease solutions just to be able to address their logistical challenges. “Even at that, combining daily business activities with fleet management operations is becoming an increasingly difficult task…

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I stay days from home before matches and my wife understands –Bosso

Popularly known as Nomadic coach, former U-20 coach, Ladan Bosso, tells CHARLES OGUNDIYA that he is a man of principles and not arrogant as people tend to believe. Excerpts…   How did it all start for you? In the real sense of it, there is something called career choice. You look at what you want to become in life between when you were leaving secondary school and going to tertiary institution. I will say football or better still, sports was my career choice because I came from a family of…

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Shenanigans at the Cathedral

It is no longer news that Rangers have parted ways with their coach, Imama Amapakabo, who broke the jinx of over 32 years without a league title when he won the trophy last season. The coach, after an indifferent start to the season culminating in elimination from the CAF Champions League and now on the verge of losing out of the CAF Confederation Cup after a 2-2 home draw against Zesco United at the weekend, was asked to step aside. His assistant, Chukwuma Agbo, was asked to take charge of…

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APC more disorganised than PDP –Timi Frank

               …party alleges PDP plotting to sack Saraki         Suspended Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has declared that APC is not yet a party, stressing that the party was more disorganised than the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). His position emerged on a day the APC accused the PDP in Kwara State of plotting to unseat the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, a claim which the latter has denied, insisting ing that the crisis between the National Assembly and the Presidency…

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Broken jinx (II)

As Chima Okere, who left Calabar, Cross River State for Abia State that Saturday evening to check on his old mum Madam Ndozi, walked into his family’s lounge, he observed without much ado that the woman in question had been in sorrowful mood considering the look on her aged face; her countenance was pale and moody as her shoulders were calmly held by Emeka. “Mama, what is it?” he inquired, standing by the entrance. There was absolute tranquility all over. Chima walked closer to them. “Mama..?” he dished out. “My…

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Zenith Basketball League: First Bank, First Deepwater renew rivalry

Archrivals, First Bank basketball club and First Deepwater, will on Saturday renew rivalry as both sides clash in the ongoing Zenith Bank Women basketball league at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium. While First Bank have not dropped any point from the three matches played so far in the series, Deepwater only managed wins two against Nasarawa Amazons and Taraba Hurricanes but dropped one match against Plateau Rocks. Today’s tie promises a lot of thrills and frills as First Bank Coach Peter Ahmedu has charged his wards to…

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Before Lassa fever, meningitis get out of hand

No doubt, the nation’s health sector is battling with many challenges. These range from inadequate equipment, brain-drain, incessant strikes and incidence of fake and adulterated drugs, among others. It is because of these identified problems that concerted efforts should be made to ensure that potential outbreaks of Lassa fever and meningitis diseases are vehemently curtailed, because of the low capacity and capability of the nation to control such emergencies, if they ever occur. We recall that in 2016, Lassa fever ravaged many states of the country. Since then, the nation…

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Stock market advances on blue chips

The Nigerian equities market yesterday sustained upward trend for the second day following renewed investors’ optimism. This was in despite the transactions on the local bourse have continued to witness lull following unfriendly business environment. Key market indicators, the NSE ASI and market capitalisation advanced by 0.05 per on the back of blue chips companies. Specifically, the All-Share Index gained 13.3 basis points or 0.05 per cent to close at 25.51.01 index points as against 25.496.71 recorded the previous day, while the market capitalisation of equities appreciated by N4 billion…

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Entrepreneurial skill for 60 Vesico-Vaginal Fistula Survivors

Their health condition may have crippled them emotionally and socially, their husbands may have rejected them thereby giving the society a topic for discussion or something to gossip. One thing certain is that it is indeed not their fault neither is it by their designs to be scorned at or become abandoned wives. They are victims of Vesico- Vaginal Fistula (VVF) survivors in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. Luck smiled on them when the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow, Ms. Chidinma Mbanasor, recently concluded a series of vocational rehabilitation and economic empowerment program…

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Manufacturing: Surviving under FG’s economic recovery plan

Last week, the Federal Government formally launched the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-2020, where the country’s manufacturing sector is expected to play a critical role. Stakeholders are anxiously waiting to see the sector’s growth under the plan. TAIWO HASSAN reports     Globally, the manufacturing sector is always the backbone of industrialisation and one of the highest employers of labour among sectors that constitute economic development. Regrettably, the same cannot be said of Nigeria as the sector has been facing challenges propped up by government’s macro-economic policies, infrastructural…

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