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Emirates Resumes Flight From Ghana, Others, Ignores Nigeria

Emirates Resumes Flight From Ghana, Others, Ignores Nigeria

Emirates Airlines on Friday shunned Nigeria as it announced the resumption of flight operations to and from Ghana and four African countries. The airline had announced that travellers arriving from or who have been in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia or Nigeria in the last 14 days are to be denied entry into the UAE from December...

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Katsina Govt announce ban on illegal mining activities

Katsina Govt announce ban on illegal mining activities

The Katsina State Government has directed members of the general public to cease all forms of illegal mining activities ongoing in the state. The State Commissioner of Resources Development, Alhaji Abdullahi Iman disclosed this while briefing newsmen in its office on Wednesday. The Commissioner who spoke through the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Alhaji Hassan...

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Group Seeks Dismissal Of WEMA Bank CEO, Ademise, Over Alleged Fraud Perpetrated With Tinubu

Group Seeks Dismissal Of WEMA Bank CEO, Ademise, Over Alleged Fraud Perpetrated With Tinubu

Transparency Nigeria Group has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria to immediately dismiss the Chief Executive Officer of WEMA Bank, Ademola Ademise, over alleged fraud. The group in a statement by Dahiru Mohammed, its Communications Director, alleged that Ademise had grossly abused his office as CEO of Wema Bank and contravened several extant regulations of...

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Standard Chartered Bank To Shut Down Half Of Nigeria Branches

Standard Chartered Bank To Shut Down Half Of Nigeria Branches

Standard Chartered Plc says it is closing about half of its Nigerian branches in a pivot to digital banking. The decision was reached following the finance industry coming under pressure from mobile money providers. The London-listed lender’s local unit has already started to shut some offices in December and will eventually operate only 13 branches...

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Buhari should return cooking gas price to how he met it in 2015 –HURIWA

Buhari should return cooking gas price to how he met it in 2015 –HURIWA

Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, has asked the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to return the price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas popularly called cooking gas to how he met it in May 2015 when he assumed office. National Coordinator of HURIWA, Emmanuel Onwubiko, made this known in a chat on...

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Make profit, be globally competitive — Buhari tasks NNPC board

Make profit, be globally competitive — Buhari tasks NNPC board

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, tasked the Board of the newly-incorporated Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited to focus on profitability and operate at par with its industry peers across the world. The President gave the task during the inauguration of the Senator Margery Chuba Okadigbo-chaired Board of the company at the Presidential Villa, Abuja....

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FG to increase power generation to 25,000MW — Minister

FG to increase power generation to 25,000MW — Minister

The Minister of Power, Engr. Abubakar Aliyu has said that the Buhari administration was worried about power generation hovering around 5,000MW. He said efforts were on to increase it to 7,000MW, then 11,000 MW before finally reaching 25,000MW in a few years time. According to him, the 215MW Kudenda power station in the Chikun local government area...

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Airlines, others rake in N146bn in nine months as aviation industry rebounds

Airlines, others rake in N146bn in nine months as aviation industry rebounds

The relaxation of travel restrictions occasioned by the COVID19 pandemic and increased economic activities during the year drove recovery in the aviation sector in the first nine months of 2021, a new report obtained by our correspondent revealed on Wednesday. Airlines and other allies companies contribute the most to aviation sector. Between January and September...