INEC chairman begins voter registration in Abuja

• Ekiti promises N2, 000 stipend to encourage participation • 21,651 PVCs yet to be collected in Akwa Ibom State The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Mahmud Yakubu yesterday began the voter registration exercise in Abuja. Yakubu warned politicians not to hijack the process, adding that the commission has put measures […]

Banks begin five per cent contributions to SMEs

• CBN gives reasons for optimism on economy The five per cent banks contributions from their profit after tax, tagged Agriculture/SMEs Fund (AGSMEs Fund) has taken off. The banks, through the Bankers Committee, headed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Governor Godwin Emefiele, reached the deal at the end of a two-day yearly retreat […]

Sheriff pulls out of PDP’s reconciliation moves

The Ali Modu Sheriff led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced its withdrawal from the reconciliation moves initiated by former President Goodluck Jonathan. A statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by Sheriff’s deputy, Cairo Ojougboh, alleged that Jonathan lost control of the meeting he convened and allowed the “dissident Makarfi led group continue with their […]

Police return cash, items taken from Goje’s home

• Fault N’Assembly’s claim on alleged theft of budget materials • 2017 Appropriation Bill ready next week, says Lawan The police yesterday returned the items they took away from the home of the Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Mohammed Danjuma Goje last Thursday. The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, will today, visit the National […]

Seoul rejects Trump demand it pays for missile system

Seoul on Friday brushed aside US President Donald Trump’s suggestion that it should pay for a $1 billion missile defence system the two allies are installing in South Korea to guard against threats from the North. The first parts of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system have already been delivered to a former […]

We now know what causes the world’s biggest tsunamis

Scientists have just challenged years of tsunami science, showing that horizontal seafloor movements can create the energy necessary to generate these massive waves. Tsunamis are known to occur when the seafloor significantly shifts, as tectonic plates slide under one another during an earthquake. Most of the research dedicated to the subject suggests that vertical motions […]

Firm keys into agenda on malaria reduction in Nigeria

According to the World Malaria Report 2016 released by the World Health Organisation (WHO), malaria killed 429,000 and infected 212 million people in 2015. In a bid to support the World Health Organisation’s aim of reducing cases of malaria among most vulnerable people, a leading international company Kantar Millward Brown has distributed Insecticide Treated Mosquito […]