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Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State (middle) with the General Officer Commanding 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj. Gen. Lasisi Adegboye (3rd right), former Governor of old Anambra State, Sen. Jim Nwobodo (3rd left), his wife, Pat (2nd left), State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Greg Nnaji (right), Chairman, Enugu South Local Government Area, Hon. Monday Eneh (2nd right) and Brig. Gen. Samuel Bitrus, during the inauguration of 14 Bay Bailey Bridge across Nyama River, at Amechi, Enugu South LGA, yesterday.

Amechi Bridge: Ugwuanyi wiped away my tears – Nwobodo

The former governor of old Anambra State and senator who represented Enugu East Senatorial District, Jim Nwobodo, on Wednesday, said that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has wiped away his tears by constructing the 14-Bay Bailey Bridge across Nyama river linking Umuogo and Umuagba Amechi Uno/Obeagu communities in Enugu…

Melee Kolo Kyari, NNPC GMD

Highlights of Mele Kolo Kyari’s Achievements As GMD NNPC

Mele Kolo Kyari was appointed the 19th Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, July 8, 2019. He succeeded Maikanti Kachalla Baru (now late). Prior to his appointment, Kyari, a Maiduguri-born Petroleum Engineering graduate from Bornu State was the Group…

African Development Bank (AfDB)

Post COVID-19: Africa’s growth stands to rebound to 3% in 2021 – Report

Africa’s economic growth could rebound in 2021, provided that governments manage the COVID-19 infection rate well, according to updated forecasts from the African Development Bank, released on Tuesday. In a comprehensive socio-economic assessment of the pandemic’s impact, the bank said growth was now projected to rebound to 3 per cent…

Aminu Adisa Logun

Kwara Governor’s Chief of Staff dies of COVID-19

Aminu Adisa Logun, the chief of staff to Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara has died, the state government announced Tuesday evening. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, said in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES, "With total submission to the will of the Almighty Allah, we wish…

Former Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke (Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers)

The Many Lies of the Milan Prosecutor – Lawyers to ex-Minister Adoke

GROMYKO AMEDU SOLICITORS 148 Acre Lane Brixton London SW2 5UT Tel: +44(0)208 678 8996 / Fax: +44(0)208 678 0664  PRESS STATEMENT The Many  Lies of the Milan Prosecutor We are Solicitors to Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN, former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Federal Republic of…

Edo state map

COVID-19: 201 health workers test positive in Edo

The Edo State Government has reaffirmed its commitment towards the protection and welfare of the state's health workforce, especially frontline workers who are putting their lives on the line to support the government's efforts at containing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the state. Speaking to journalists in Benin City, Commissioner…

Ex-AMCON boss, Chike-Obi, becomes new Fidelity Bank chair

Fidelity Bank Plc has announced that two of its board members, Ernest Ebi and Seni Adeetu will be stepping down from the Board. Mr Ebo has been serving as Chairman, Board of Directors and Mr Adetu served as an Independent Non-Executive Director. A statement from Fidelity Bank said the two…

BUA (Obu) Cement Line 1 & 2

BUA to establish 3 million metric tonnes capacity cement plant in Adamawa

BUA Cement, one of West Africa’s largest cement companies, says it is set to establish a three million metric tonnes capacity cement plant and a 50 megawatts power plant in Guyuk and Lamurde local government areas of Adamawa State. This was revealed when the Chairman of BUA, Abdul-Samad Rabiu, led…

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Gov. Mattawalle]

No regrets negotiating with bandits – Zamfara governor

Governor Bello Matawalle has said negotiation with bandits is the best option for lasting peace in the state just as he said he has no regrets in his administration choosing that option. Mr Matawalle made this assertion in the wake of opinions being expressed as to the efficacy of the…

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP). [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of SERAP]

SERAP demands probe of N300bn ‘missing’ public funds

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has given President Muhammadu Buhari 14 days to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to urgently investigate allegations that over N300bn of public funds are missing, mismanaged, diverted or stolen,…

President, Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria, Patrick Lee.

Cinema operators lament N22.5bn losses, want Buhari’s help

Nigerian cinema exhibitors, distributors and employees have sent an urgent save-our-soul (SOS) message to the federal government, and President Muhammadu Buhari, urging them to speedily open the theatrical sector of the economy, including the film industry, to prevent what it termed “their imminent collapse”. The association said the theatrical sector…

President Muhammadu Buhari [PHOTO CREDIT: Bashir Ahmad]

Buhari appoints executive secretary for Christian Pilgrims Commission

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Yakubu Pam as the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC). Until his appointment, Mr Pam, a Reverend pastor, was the Chairman of the Plateau State Christian Pilgrims Board. Born on 20th February, 1960 in Gyel, Jos South LGA of Plateau State, Mr Pam…

Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) [PHOTO: PMNEWS]

Nigeria Launches COVID-19 Online Course on Infection Prevention and Control

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has launched a course on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), in the context of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This online course is available to the general public but targeted at health care workers, to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other infectious…

Minister of Communication, Dr Isa Ali Pantami [PHOTO CREDIT: isaalipantami]

The Cheap Blackmail against Dr Isa Ali Pantami, by Suleiman Hashim

I have always been worried about how the media and politicians have turned to spreading a poverty mentality as a mode of attacking successful people most times for political blackmail. Even though they have succeeded with the public to a large extent, it is high time that some of us…

DG of NITDA Mallam Kashidfu Inuwa Abdullahi [Photo: @NITDANigeria]

How local computer manufacturers can earn patronage – NITDA DG

The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Abdullahi, has called on the Certified Computer Manufacturers of Nigeria (CCMON) to improve in 'quality and synergy' to ensure devices meet the minimum requirements to enable increased patronage. He said for greater patronage, the manufacturers must ensure sufficient after-sales-support…

L-R: AbdulRahman AdbulRazaq, Governor Kwara State receiving documents of the 3 ambulances donated by BUA Foundation from Olayiwola AbdulRasheed, General Manager, Lafiagi Sugar Company, (LASUCO) to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

COVID-19: BUA donates N200 million, ambulances to Rivers, Kwara

BUA Group, through its philanthropic arm, BUA Foundation, has donated six ambulances, food supplies and N100 million each to Rivers and Kwara states. In March, BUA's chairperson, AbdulSamad Rabiu, announced N1 billion donation to the private sector basket being coordinated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in response to…

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

No crisis in APC, Tinubu says after meeting caretaker committee

The APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, on Thursday night declared that there was no differences to be sorted out in the party. Mr Tinubu also said “there is no crisis in the party, hence, no fight to reconcile.” He made the declaration shortly after a closed door meeting with Governor…

Zenith Bank Plc headquarters

Zenith Bank ranked number one bank in Nigeria by Tier-1 capital

Zenith Bank Plc has again emerged as the Number One Bank in Nigeria by Tier-1 Capital in the 2020 Top 1000 World Banks Ranking published by The Banker Magazine. Climbing 29 spots from 415 in 2019 to 386 in the 2020 global ranking of banks, Zenith Bank retained its position…

Securing the Funding Gap webinar

PTCIJ, others to host webinar on child and family health

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) in partnership with Development Research and Project Center (DRPC), through the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health at Scale (PACFaH@Scale) project, is hosting a webinar Friday, July 3. The online event is titled: “Securing The Funding Gap For Family Planning…

Ngozi Olejeme, A former chairperson of Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Funds, NSITF

Ex-public official accused of corruption forfeits 48 properties

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, ordered the interim forfeiture of 48 choice properties, allegedly belonging to the former chairperson of Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Funds, NSITF, Ngozi Olejeme. The affected properties are spread across the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Bayelsa, Enugu,…

Ahmed Idris

HEDA asks Accountant-General to explain payment of N173 billion ‘without proper records’

The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) may have bent financial rules by making a total payment of N173 billion into various government accounts without details of what the funds were meant for, an anti-corruption group said on Monday. The OAGF has been asked to explain to…

L-R Executive Director, North, Fidelity Bank Plc, Hassan Imam, Chairman & CEO, Oilserv Limited, Mr. Emeka Okwuosa at the ground breaking ceremony for the $2.8bn AKK Gas Project at Ajaokuta, Kogi State on Tuesday.

Fidelity Bank lauds NNPC, Oilserv; pledges support for $2.8bn AKK Gas Project

Nigerian lender, Fidelity Bank Plc, Tuesday commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Oilserv, contractors to the $2.8bn Ajaokuta - Kaduna - Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline Project, which was flagged off Tuesday, June 30, 2020, with the ground breaking ceremony at Ajaokuta, Kogi State. Designed in line with the…

UBA House Marina

Airtel MD at UBA series, urges SMEs to invest in technology, localise supply chain

In adjusting to the new normal, business owners and operators of Small and Medium Scale businesses have been advised to invest massively in technology and find ways to source their raw materials or supplies locally, as this is expected to boost their activities and help them stay afloat especially in…

DG Lottery Commission, Gbajabiamila Performance Satisfactory to Board, Stakeholders — Lawyer

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila has advanced the 15 year old organization, performing excellently to the satisfaction of the Governing Board and other stakeholders of the commission, especially in management and generation of revenue for the government his lawyer has stated. According to…

L-R: National Treasurer, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Segun Raheem; Corporate Affairs Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc., Sade Morgan and Head, Sustainability and Regulatory Relations, Nigerian Breweries Plc., Patrick Olowokere during the 2020 Maltina Teacher of the Year Flag-Off Ceremony held in Lagos today.

Nigerian Breweries Flags off 6th Edition of Maltina Teacher of The Year

Nigerian Breweries Plc., Nigeria’s foremost brewing company has announced the opening of entries for the 6th edition of the Maltina Teacher of the Year. Speaking at the flag-off ceremony of the initiative held on Tuesday, the Corporate Affairs Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc., Mrs. Sade Morgan noted that Maltina Teacher of…