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Uchenna Predicts Victory Against Mexico

National U-17 Women’s team assistant captain, Uchenna Kanu has predicted outright victory against Mexico in their final group D game in the on-going FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica. The encounter comes up Monday and it is a [...]

March 21, 2014 Sports

NPFL: Club Owners Order LMC To Reinstate Giwa, Nembe

Representatives of club owners and managers have directed the League Management Company (LMC) to reinstate Giwa FC of Jos and Nembe City FC as Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs. The directive came after a harmonisation meeting of the group [...]

March 21, 2014 Sports

Champions League: Mikel Last Nigeria Star Standing

Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi is the only Nigeria star still left in the UEFA Champions League after several of his compatriots started out in this season’s competition. Chinedu Obasi and Schalke 04 failed to progress to the last eight after [...]

March 21, 2014 Sports

What Has Happened To The Solid Minerals Development Fund?

When the Solid Minerals Development Fund(SDMF) was established, expectations were high as stakeholders were optimistic that the fund was the much needed game changer. Almost six months after, not much has happened. Ruth Tene Natsa takes another look at the [...]

March 21, 2014 Business

‘Domestic Gas Consumption To Grow To 5.4bcf by 2019’

The prevailing gas infrastructure component of the gas master plan is designed to  increase domestic gas consumption three fold from 1.7 billion cubic feet per day to 5.4 bcf per day by 2019, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian [...]

March 21, 2014 Oil & Gas

Railway Transformation Will Fast-track Socio-economic Revolution – Yusuf

It is obvious that the NITT needs to collaborate with other critical key players in the industry. How has it been? Yes, NITT’s existence and in fact, survival depends very critically on its relationship with key players in the industry. [...]

March 21, 2014 Economy, Transportation

How Much Tariff Should Be Shed On Imported Rice?

There are indications that the federal government is getting tired of the rice import drama in which it has remained the sole actor, or at least the main actor, since it has brought in such other unpleasant characters as smugglers [...]

March 21, 2014 Economy

Petrochemical Initiative: US, Honeywell Group Sign N82m Grant Agreement

The Honeywell Group and the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) have partnered to fund a study for the development of a world-class, gas-based industrial complex. The initiative, which could exceed $3 billion in capital costs when completed, will [...]

March 21, 2014 Oil & Gas

Investors Worry Over PIB Delay As FG Raises Hope

Investors at the ongoing 2014 Nigeria Oil and Gas (NOG) conference and exhibition have expressed concern over the delay by the National Assembly to pass the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) currently before it into law. This, they said, is gradually [...]

March 21, 2014 Oil & Gas

Listing Of Power Firms Expected In 2017 – NSE

The privatised generation companies (Gencos) and distribution companies (Discos) may make their shares available to the Nigeria public by the year 2017. Speaking during a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) yesterday in Lagos, the minister of power, [...]

March 21, 2014 Power

African Airlines Target $100m Profit In 2014

African airlines are expected to post a $100 million profit this year unchanged from the previous forecast, but reversing the $100 million loss in 2013, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Economic growth and network development by a [...]

March 21, 2014 General

Arik Air Flies 1st Nigerian Aircraft To US In 2 Decades

Arik Air has achieved yet another milestone in Nigerian aviation as it has flown the first Nigerian registered commercial aircraft to the United States of America in 20 years. On the night of March 17, the airline operated its scheduled [...]

March 21, 2014 Technology

Drama In House Of Reps: Plan To Stop Petroleum Minister’s Probe Fails

Petroleum minister Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke was the focus of the House of Representatives yesterday as the lower chamber initiated a probe into an allegation that she spent a cumulative sum of N10 billion in two years to maintain a private [...]

March 21, 2014 Oil & Gas

Nine Dead in a Hotel Bloodbath: Welcome to Campaign Season in Kabul

Four gunmen passed through heavy security at a luxury hotel in central Kabul on Thursday evening, opening fire on guests and staff and killing nine civilians, including four foreigners, according to officials in Kabul on Friday morning. At least four [...]

March 21, 2014 International

11 Doctors On Trial for Professional Misconduct

For carrying out various offences contrary to the ethics of their profession, 11 medical doctors were yesterday arraigned before the Disciplinary Tribunal of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) for trial. One of the arraigned doctors being tried [...]

March 20, 2014 Health issues

Vanguard, 54 Others Nominated for Healthcare Awards

Vanguard Newspapers, 54 other organisations and individuals have made the final nomination of the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards, NHEA, billed to hold tomorrow at Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos. The other nominees are; University of Benin Teaching Hospital, University College [...]

March 20, 2014 General

Investors get instant equity diversification with Vetiva Griffin 30 ETF

Last week on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Vetiva Fund Managers Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vetiva, listed the first equity-backed Exchange Traded Fund called Vetiva Griffin 30 Exchange Traded Fund (VG 30 ETF). The VG 30 ETF is [...]

March 20, 2014 Economy

Nigeria enters the global league

The year 2014 will go down as a milestone in Nigeria’s history, the moment when the country achieves global scale. For months statisticians have been working to recalculate Nigeria’s gross domestic product (GDP), an exercise which is likely to dramatically [...]

March 20, 2014 Economy

Nigerians Urged to Battle NCDs with Good Nutrition

A renown physician, Prof. Dapo Akinkugbe, has charged members of the public to ensure they consume heart-friendly food to stem the spread of coronary heart diseases currently ravaging Nigerian. Akinkugbe who is also the President of Nigerian Heart Foundation (NHF), [...]

March 20, 2014 Health issues

Moringa Herbal Health Products Launched

Moringa herbal products have been launched in the country. According to the Vice President, Global Sales of the United Sates-based firm, Zija International, Ryan Palmer, the company would be investing over a million dollars to market the product in the [...]

March 20, 2014 General

HFN Urges Stakeholders to Transform Health Sector

The Healthcare Federation of Nigeria has called for a coalition of Nigerian stakeholders in the private health sector on quality healthcare delivery in a bid to promote and enhance medical care in the country. The President of the organisation, Mrs [...]

March 20, 2014 Health issues, Societal issues

IBM Set 10-year Plan to Address Cognitive Computing in Africa

The International Business Machine (IBM) has come up with a 10-year business model that will address cognitive computing in Africa. This, according to the company, will help develop data for the provision of solutions to Africans. IBM unveiled the plan [...]

March 20, 2014 Economy, Technology

Jonathan Appoints New Group Executive Directors For NNPC

In a bid to fill sensitive positions that are currently existing in the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), President Goodluck Jonathan, has appointed new group executive directors(EDs) for the corporation. The newly-appointed Eds and their portfolios are Mr Ian Gregory [...]

March 20, 2014 Government and politics

New cancer drug could extend life

Clinicians hope the drug, taken as an oral pill, will benefit patients with terminal forms of leukaemia and lymphoma who have run out of treatment options. Four patients in Plymouth, Devon, became the first to be treated with the new [...]

March 20, 2014 Health issues

AU Donates $5,000 To Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital

African Union Commission (AUC) has announced a donation of 5,000 Dollars to the Ethiopian Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa to mark the 103rd International Women’s Day. The Chairperson of the Commission, Dr Dlamini Zuma, made the announcement at a dinner [...]

March 20, 2014 Health issues, Societal issues

Calabar Carnival comes alive at Abuja Bantaba

Cross River State has led the tourism promotion business in Nigeria using the Carnival as it’s pivot, drawing participation from all over the world thus establishing the carnival as a must watch event in Africa. For most people who cannot [...]

March 20, 2014 General

World Cup slots: NFF earmarks N138m for Aki, Pawpaw

In the financial plan presented to the National Assembly, the NFF  had revealed  its decision to invite the duo of Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita Iheme, popularly called Aki and Pawpaw and eight other Nigerians in the entertainment industry   for [...]

March 20, 2014 Sports

Amaechi decries rise of insecurity in Rivers

Amaechi stated this yesterday, while performing the ground-breaking ceremony of the state council of Nigerian Union Journalists (NUJ) secretariat, at the Ernest Ikoli Press Centre, Moscow Road, Port Harcourt. Amaechi alleged that the rise in criminality in the state started at [...]

March 20, 2014 International

Turkish Airlines denies carrying arms into Nigeria

Turkish Airlines has denied  reports linking  it  with  the shipment of arms to unknown groups in Nigeria. A statement issued and signed by the airline’s general manager in Kano, Mr. Ahmet Can Akbuga said the carriage of arms and military [...]

March 20, 2014 Government and politics, Military

Echiejile Believes World Cup Will Lift Eagles

Elderson Echiejile has said a good showing at the World Cup in Brazil could further boost the careers of Nigeria stars. “A good performance at Brazil 2014 will help our various careers,” Elderson said on a special Airtel Football TV [...]

March 20, 2014 Sports