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Senator Akpabio’s Purported Two Hours Detention By The EFCC: Another Piece Of Fabrication By Sahara Reporters

Senator Akpabio’s Purported Two Hours Detention By The EFCC: Another Piece Of Fabrication By Sahara Reporters

Politics
The attention of the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, CON has been drawn to a defamatory article written by SAHARA REPORTERS titled: “How EFCC detained Godswill Akpabio for two hours after attempting to bribe Agency Chairman with $350,000.” For the information of the general public, the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has no reason to offer bribe to the new Chairman of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa and never did. On Wednesday, April 14, 2021 the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio through a telephone call sought audience with the new Chairman of the EFCC to discuss the transfer of funds belonging to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in respect of the 3% statutory remi...
Ohuabunwa unveils 2023 bid, says Igbo presidency will stop Biafra

Ohuabunwa unveils 2023 bid, says Igbo presidency will stop Biafra

Politics
Mr. Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa A member of the Presidential Advisory Committee, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, on Wednesday, in Abuja, unveiled a political platform, christened the New Nigeria Group. He said the group would be the vehicle to drive his 2023 presidential bid. The renowned pharmacist announced that his desire to correct the deteriorating condition of living in Nigeria was the driving force for his ambition to provide leadership for the nation at the highest level. Ohuabunwa who is also the current President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria noted with concern that the country was being run in an opaque manner and needed to be redirected for the good of all. He said it was the right time that people with superior ideas and commitment to turn the country to a prosperous, peaceful and un...
Kamala Harris of California makes history as 1st woman and 1st Black and South Asian person to be VP

Kamala Harris of California makes history as 1st woman and 1st Black and South Asian person to be VP

Politics
Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath Wednesday to hold the nation’s second-highest office. Harris was sworn in as the first female U.S. vice president — and the first Black woman and person of South Asian descent to hold the position — in front of the U.S. Capitol by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Later, she presided as Senate president for the first time to swear in three new Democratic senators, including her replacement. The moment was steeped in history and significance in more ways than one. She was escorted to the podium by Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, the officer who single-handedly took on a mob of Trump supporters as they tried to breach the Senate ...
South African President Appoints Okonjo-Iweala As A Member Of The Economic Advisory Council

South African President Appoints Okonjo-Iweala As A Member Of The Economic Advisory Council

Politics
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, two-time Nigerian minister, has been appointed as a member South Africa’s presidential economic advisory council. Former Finance Minister Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala met on Friday with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and the country’s Economic Advisory Council to discuss “growth for the South African economy”. Since Iweala’s appointment, congratulatory messages have started pouring in with former president Atiku Abubakar leading the line. He Wrote “I congratulate Dr @NOIweala on her appointment into South Africa’s Economic Advisory Council. Her appointment by President @CyrilRamaphosa of South Africa is proof that Nigerians are global and capacity is indeed an asset that can be exported. -AA” Source: Informationng
Nigeria to raise sanctions against importers of sub-standard products

Nigeria to raise sanctions against importers of sub-standard products

Politics
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has stated that it will come harder on life-endangering products in the country.Indeed, the standards body noted that the move was as a result of the numerous complaints received by the agency, maintaining that it will stop at nothing to prosecute dealers in substandard goods both collectively or individually to serve as a deterrent to other criminally-minded persons. The Director-General, SON, Osita Aboloma, stated this at a courtesy visit by Alaba Electronic Dealers to rekindle its relationship with the agency in checking importation of substandard goods. Aboloma said: “We will give you a moratorium period; what you are used to before the advent of our SON Act 2015, should be discontinued, our Act has revolutionized ou...
FG Urges NCC to Develop New Regulatory Strategies

FG Urges NCC to Develop New Regulatory Strategies

Economy, Politics
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami has called on the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to develop new regulatory strategies, especially in the area of SIM card registration, that will enhance effective regulation of the telecoms industry. Pantami gave the charge recently, during the swearing-in ceremony of the Chairman of NCC Board of Commissioners, Prof. Adeolu Akande, who is representing the South West zone. He was sworn in alongside the Commissioner representing the South-east zone, Chief Uche Onwude. At the event, which took place in Abuja, Pantami said the NCC Board must “hit the ground running.” The minister, who said, “there is no time for celebrations now and no time for honeymoon,” declared that “we would congratulate the NCC Board...
Sylva Calls for Calm, Apologises to Buhari over APC’s Loss of Bayelsa

Sylva Calls for Calm, Apologises to Buhari over APC’s Loss of Bayelsa

Politics
The Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, has called for calm and restraint over the nullification of the election of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, Mr. David Lyon, by the Supreme Court and the swearing in of Senator Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as governor. In a statement he personally signed, Sylva, who is the state leader of the party and a former governor of the state, also apologised to President Muhammadu Buhari for the disruption of his earlier scheduled visit to the state to witness the inauguration of Lyon as governor before the Supreme Court judgment. The Supreme Court last Thursday had voided the election of Lyon, on the eve of his inauguration, over the qualification of his running mate and d...
How N7.5 billion GPW will boost policyholders’ confidence

How N7.5 billion GPW will boost policyholders’ confidence

Economy, Politics
As insurers express commitment to the ongoing industry recapitalisation exercise, they have explained that a process is a form of a corporate reorganisation, which involves making substantial changes to a company’s capital structure. It is one of the strategies companies use to improve their financial stability. Currently, the insurance industry, post recapitalisation, is expected to be robust and capable of taking big risks, as well as contribute meaningfully to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product. Presently, some insurers are recording improved performances, which is boosting their chances to scale through the December 2020 deadline for the sector’s recapitalisation. African Alliance Insurance Plc recorded a 45 percent jump in its Gross Premium Written (GPW),...
Buhari to commission three new factories in Cross River

Buhari to commission three new factories in Cross River

Politics
President Muhammadu Buhari will later this month visit Cross River State to commission three new industries built by the state government.The factories are the Cross River noodles factory, the fertiliser factory, and the chicken processing plant. Buhari will be visiting the state for the third time since taking office in 2015 in connection with the governor’s projects. A press statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor Ben Ayade on Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, yesterday noted that the governor had maintained that the thrust of his administration was rapid industrialisation of the state and building of socio-economic infrastructure. Ayade revealed that “the president will commission the Cala Chika, a frozen chicken factory that processes 24,000 bird...
Lagos pledges investment friendly policies, initiatives

Lagos pledges investment friendly policies, initiatives

Politics
The Lagos State Government at the weekend, said it would continue to guarantee policies, programmes and initiatives that will attract investments and create the right environment for these investments to thrive and create economic value. Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu, who disclosed this on Friday, at the unveiling of several investments across key economic sectors, sited in the emerging Alaro City, in the Lekki Free Trade Zone, said the momentous event affirm the status of Lagos as one of the leading and preferred investment destinations in Africa. The Governor, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Dr. Mrs. Bola Balogun, said experience has shown clearly that there is no limit to value creation when government and private sector play their respective roles, add...