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INTERVIEW: How I developed Urine Malaria Test — Nigerian inventor

Eddy Agbo is the founder of Fyodor Biotechnologies which he founded in 2008. He has been a biomedical scientist for over 20 years and in June 2016, he received a social impact award for his invention – the Urine Malaria Test (UMT) from the Innovation Prize Africa (IPA). Mr. Agbo…

Our Nigeria-made bags can rival Prada, Gucci, says young Nigerian female designer

Adedayo Mebude, 25, is living her dream. Unlike most Nigerian youth her age, the Nasarawa State University graduate has created a niche for herself with Dharyour Leather brand of premium quality leather accessories for men and women of class, taste and style. Although the venture was tough and challenging initially,…

As electricity supply worsens, here are affordable ways you can power your homes

Electricity supply in Nigeria has recently worsened than ever before, leaving Nigerians scrambling for alternative ways of powering their homes and businesses. The government has repeatedly blamed sabotage of power installation as well as attacks on gas facilities for the constant outages A lot of businesses have closed down following…

How to make children eat well after ending breastfeeding

A key speaker at a session on proper parenting, organised by PREMIUM TIMES, has advised parents on how to ensure their babies are well-fed even after they had outgrown breastfeeding. The event, which focused on how good parenting can help in nation-building, held in Abuja on Saturday. It was co-sponsored…

PREMIUM TIMES’ Abuja dialogue session on parenting — LIVE UPDATES

PREMIUM TIMES Nigeria’s leading investigative newspaper, PREMIUM TIMES, is facilitating another round of dialogue session on Parenting for Nation Building. The programme is aimed at emphasising the role of families in nation building. The event is holding today (Saturday) at the Auditorium of the Central Bank Training Institute Shehu Shagari…

PREMIUM TIMES’ journalists nominated for Rotary award

Two PREMIUM TIMES’ journalists have been nominated for the 2016 Rotary District 9125 humanitarian award. Ibanga Isine and Ogala Emmanuel were shortlisted for the online category of the award, for their stories: “Inside Boko Haram’s routes of death, destruction and humanitarian crises” and “Untold story of how Boko Haram wages its…

Jumia unifies Jovago, Kaymu, Carmudi, others

One of the foremost e-commerce platforms in the country, Jumia, has announced the merger of all its known online brands into one company. Jumia said former platforms exploring food, real estate, automobile, travel, and general goods market have now become a part of the Jumia franchise. “HelloFood now Jumia Food,…

Abuja-Kaduna rail project to launch in July 2016 — Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that the Abuja-Kaduna rail project will be ready for commercial use in July 2016. The minister had earlier assured Nigerians that the project was 100 per cent complete and would launch in May 2016. However, he said on Wednesday that the Buhari…

INTERVIEW: How Nigerian firm I started with $300 grew to sell hotel rooms worth billions of naira – Founder

Mark Essien, the founder and chief executive of the largest hotel booking site in Nigeria, started Hotels.ng in 2013. Since then, the platform has grown to become the largest database for booking hotels in the country, with about 80 employees. PREMIUM TIMES recently met with Mr. Essien to share his…

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Nigeria deploys experts to tackle massive tomato scarcity

Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, on Tuesday said his office had commissioned experts to look into the massive tomato scarcity that has hit the country as a result of a plant disease outbreak. He said this to journalists at his office. According to him, the tomato…

I was never served with court papers relating to ‘missing N30 trillion’ – Okonjo-Iweala

The former Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has denied being served with papers on a Freedom of Information Act case supposedly brought against her by the Socio-Economic Rights Agenda on a missing N30 trillion. In a statement Monday, Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala denied ever receiving any…

‘Egbin generating over a quarter of Nigeria’s electricity’

More than a quarter of the total electricity generation in the country comes from Egbin Power plant, the company’s chairman, Kola Adesina, said in Lagos on Friday. Mr. Adesina, who said the human capital profile of the company was among best in Africa, said the operational capacity of the plant…

Nigeria not among African countries promoting health budget transparency – Report

Nigeria is still a huge laggard among top economies in Africa in terms of healthcare budget information to its citizens, the Africa Budget Health Network, ABHN, a group of African civil society organisations working on health budget advocacy, has said. The group said Nigeria was conspicuously not among four countries…

​EITI wants more spotlight on politicians owning extractive industry assets

As the anti-corruption summit gets underway in London, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, EITI has asked Nigeria to pay particular attention to the identities of politically exposed persons (PEPs) who are beneficial owners of extractive industries assets. The Regional Director, EITI Africa and the Middle East, Eddie Rich, told PREMIUM…

Petroleum minister confirms oil sector deregulation to take off in few days

The Nigerian government appears set to introduce policy changes to finally herald the take off of deregulation of the downstream sector of the petroleum industry, minister of state petroleum resources, Ibe Kachickwu, confirmed on Tuesday. PREMIUM TIMES had exclusively reported on Monday that government was planning to unveil in a…

#PanamaPapers: South African govt. opens public registers for beneficial ownership of companies

The South African government has opened public registers to help tackle the issue of hidden ownership of companies and to promote accountability and transparency in its financial system. At the Open Government Partnership Africa Regional meeting, the South African government unfolded a National Action Plan (NAP) that included a commitment…

INTERVIEW: Security challenges should draw Nigeria, Cameroon together in trade

Wednesday’s visit of the Cameroonian president, Paul Biya, to Nigeria, opened another chapter in the two countries’ relations. During the visit, Mr. Biya and his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari, signed a new trade agreement for bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and Cameroon on several issues to promote their mutual interests, particularly…

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EU wants stronger economic partnership with Nigeria

The European Union (EU) said on Wednesday in Abuja that its member countries were desirous of a stronger economic partnership with Nigeria to strengthen the cooperation existing between them. The Head of the EU delegation to Nigeria, Michel Arrion, said at a pre-event briefing heralding the forthcoming security summit to…