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How NNPC flouted TSA policy – House of Reps

The House of Representatives yesterday uncovered how the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) flouted the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy by depositing over N50 billion in various commercial banks.

Ex-Minister Oby Ezekwesili makes case for more women in govt to curb corruption

A former Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, on Tuesday said more women should occupy government positions where decisions on the collective good of the society are taken, to minimize corruption.

CPC boss Babatunde Irukera urges business owners to ensure consumer protection, satisfaction

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has urged business owners to prioritise consumer protection as the pre-eminent factor in protecting brand, businesses, building confidence and corporate growth.

Focus more on poverty eradication, financial inclusion – Yemi Osinbajo tells DFIs

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has told Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of African Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) to direct their energies on how best to eradicate poverty as well as improve financial inclusion for the continent’s citizens.

Transition from firewood to gas to generate N10 billion revenue by 2019 – NLPGA

Over $10billion will be generated for the economy from the switch of 50 per cent kerosene and firewood users by 2019, according to the Nigerian Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (NLPGA).

Group tasks Nigerian leaders on selfless service

An International Leadership and Personal Development group of coaches and trainers, The John Maxwell Team, wants those in leadership positions in Nigeria to render selfless services to the masses.

NECA drags House of Reps to court over frequent summon of CEOs

Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, NECA, yesterday, said it has dragged the House of Representatives to court over frequent summoning of chief executive officers, CEOs, of companies.

NUBIFIE urges fed govt to inject TSA fund into financial system

National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees, NUBIFIE, has recommended that funds in the Treasury Single Account, TSA, be injected into the banking system to re-energize the sector and the economy in general.

N30trn revenue fraud: Your fears are unfounded – Senate c’ttee tells MAN

The Senate Joint Committee on Customs, Excise and Tarrif and Marine Transport has said fears expressed by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), on how the threat of arrest of over 30 Chief Executives Officers was detrimental to businesses was unfounded and off the mark.

US pastor resigns from Trump’s evangelical council

A New York megachurch pastor announced Friday he was resigning from Donald Trump’s evangelical advisory board, the first religious adviser to join a wave of defections after the president’s response to violence at a white supremacist rally.


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South Sudan needs $1.7 billion humanitarian aid in 2018

South Sudan needs 1.7 billion dollars in aid in 2018 to help six million people, half of its population, cope with the effects of war, hunger and economic decline, the government and the United Nations announced on Wednesday.

Tour operators want return of Ministry of Tourism

Nkereuwem Onung, President Nigerian Tour Operators (NTO), has called for the restoration of the Ministry of Tourism, to enable the tourism sector contribute effectively to the economic development of the country.

Lebanon premier Saad Hariri withdraws resignation

Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri has withdrawn his resignation, following his shock announcement to stand down a month ago.

EU Parliament backs opening next round of Brexit talks

The European Parliament on Wednesday gave its backing to opening the next phase of Brexit talks, but said Britain must “fully and faithfully” turn last week’s hard-fought divorce deal into a final exit treaty.

Islamic leaders want East Jerusalem recognised as Palestine’s capital

Islamic leaders on Wednesday urged the world to recognise occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, as Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas warned the United States no longer had any role to play in the peace process.

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Rooney Rule could change face of English football – Liverpool’s Peter Moore

Liverpool CEO Peter Moore believes a fully-fledged Rooney Rule in English football would have a game-changing impact for BAME coaches.

Late preparations cost Nigeria international maritime election – NIMASA chief Dakuku Peterside

The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, said on Monday that Nigeria lost election into Category ‘C’ of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) due to late preparations.

National convention: PDP clears Bode George, Tunde Adeniran, Uche Secondus, others

The screening committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has cleared all the nine national chairmanship aspirants and certified them fit to take part in Saturday’s national convention of the party.

Gombe launches UN Resolution 1325 to alleviate plight of women

The Gombe State Government has launched its action plan on United Nation Security Council Resolution 1325, tagged ‘HeforShe Campaign and Peace Architecture,’ aimed at minimising the hardship, difficulties and atrocities women go through during conflicts and disasters.

Oil price jumps above $65

Brent crude oil prices jumped above $65 per barrel after the shutdown of the Forties North Sea pipeline knocked out significant supplies from a market that was already tightening due to OPEC-led production cuts.