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NDLEA nabs Tanzanian, four others with 30.673kg drugs

NDLEA nabs Tanzanian, four others with 30.673kg drugs

By Abel Orukpe / Correspondent, Lagos   The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport (NAA) Abuja, has arrested a Tanzanian and four…

24 hrs to election: Passenger traffic mounts at Lagos airport

24 hrs to election: Passenger traffic mounts at Lagos airport

By Abel Orukpe / Correspondent, Lagos   The mounting volume of passenger traffic through the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos continued yesterday with several intending passengers  seen…

Zenith Bank shareholders approve N1.70k dividend

Zenith Bank shareholders approve N1.70k dividend

By Bamidele Ogunwusi / Correspondent, Lagos   Shareholders of Zenith Bank Plc on Thursday at its 2014 annual general meeting  unanimously  approved a dividend of N1.70 per 50k ordinary share that…

UBA earns N290b in 2014, assures of sustained profit growth

UBA earns N290b in 2014, assures of sustained profit growth

United Bank for Africa Plc, on Thursday presented its audited result at The Nigerian Stock Exchange for the year ended December 31, 2014 showing a 10 per cent growth in…

Lessons from other climes

Lessons from other climes

As part of its developmental functions and mandate of promoting a sound financial system  for the real sector in Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) launched  a N220 billion…

Overseeing the resurrection of Nigerian railways

Overseeing the resurrection of Nigerian railways

By Augusta Uchediunor   “Today, we are telling the whole universe that our railway that was comatose is fully back…the sleeping giant is awake,” said an elated Dr Bamanga Tukur…

Oil marketers sabotaging fuel supply – NUPENG

Oil marketers sabotaging fuel supply – NUPENG

By Sylvester Enoghase / Senior Correspondent   The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Thursday alleged that oil marketers and depot owners are sabotaging free-flow of fuel…

Mbanefo flaunts achievements, says missing money a blackmail

Mbanefo flaunts achievements, says missing money a blackmail

Not leaving anything to chance, the Director General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mrs Sally Mbanefo has replied critics of her administration that there was no money missing in NTDC…

Issues at Aviation Business Executive Forum

Issues at Aviation Business Executive Forum

By Abel Orukpe / Correspondent, Lagos    The Nigerian aviation industry is not where it ought to be, compared to what obtains in other countries that started the journey at the…

Dana Air begins flights operations to Owerri

Dana Air begins flights operations to Owerri

As part of its ongoing domestic route network expansion plans, Dana Air has commenced daily flights to Owerri. The addition of Owerri brings the current route network coverage of the…

NANTA denies responsibility for increase in airfare

NANTA denies responsibility for increase in airfare

By Abel Orukpe / Correspondent, Lagos   The Chairman Board of Trustees (BoT), National Association of Nigeria Travel Agents (NANTA), Mr Akintunde Akala, has said that travel agents in Nigeria are…

Nigeria’s economy still attractive for foreign investment -expert

Nigeria’s economy still attractive for foreign investment -expert

An investment expert, Mr. Kalu Abosi, has said that the Nigerian economic climate was still attractive for foreign investments, despite its present challenges. Abosi, who is the Head of Corporate…

Arik partners engine manufacturer to boost indigenous skills

Arik  partners engine manufacturer to boost indigenous skills

Renowned aircraft engine manufacturer, CFM International and Arik Air have commenced discussion on the training of Nigerians on aircraft engine maintenance and repairs. According to Arik Air, it is an…

Farmers urges beverage manufacturers to develop white star apple drink

Farmers urges beverage manufacturers to develop white star apple drink

Some farmers on Thursday called on the food and beverage manufacturers to harness the potential in African white star apple as food and drink flavour to reduce wastage. The News…

Concerns mount over port security ahead general elections

Concerns mount over port security ahead general elections

By Andrew Airahuobhor  / Correspondent   Indications are high that desperate politicians are making last minute arrangements to bring dangerous weapons into the country through the ports ahead of Saturday’s Presidential…

NSDP graduates make top grades in Egypt, UK

Some graduates under the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) organized by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) are making top grades in the various maritime universities where they…

GTBank’s training academy gets CIBN accreditation

GTBank’s training academy gets CIBN accreditation

Guaranty Trust Bank Training Academy for pre-entry level staff was accredited by the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) as a School of Banking Excellence…

Empowerment: TUC, WACSOF advocate gender balance

Empowerment: TUC, WACSOF advocate gender balance

By Sylvester Enoghase  / Senior Correspondent   The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) and the West Africa Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) have advocated the need for gender balance in West…

NEPC reiterates commitment to FG’s export promotion policies

The Principal Executive Officer in the Kano Zonal Office of the Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Alhaji Saidu Sada, has restated the commitment of the council at ensuring full implementation…

NQIP will assist Nigeria to diversify to non-oil sector – UNIDO

The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has said that the National Quality Infrastructure Project (NQIP) will assist Nigeria to diversify its economy to non-oil sector. UNIDO’s Project Coordinator, Mr.…

CCESSA urges NASS to pass Local Content Bill

The Construction and Civil Engineering Senior Staff Association (CCESSA) has called on the National Assembly (NASS) to take all the necessary steps to fast tract the deliberations on the Local…

Africa needs quality infrastructure to drive free trade –Odumodu

By Phillip Oladunjoye /Snr Correspondent Lagos   The Director-General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Dr. Joseph Odumodu, has said that African countries need quality infrastructure to kick-start the…

ASECNA collaborates with NAMA on single African sky

A  high level technical team of the Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) and the Nigerian Airspace Managing Agency (NAMA) are to collaborate to further enhance…

Kobani assumes duty at FMITI

Chief Kenneth Kobani, the new Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, has assumed duty at the headquarters of the ministry in Abuja. The new minister was received on…

Presidency impressed over port regulators’ achievement

The Federal government is impressed with the achievement of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council regarding its efforts in trying to attract over three million tons of cargoes owned by landlocked neighbouring…

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