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Commercial banks in Lagos State on Monday witnessed gradual return of business after the 24-hour curfew imposed on residents was lifted with low turnout of customers. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who visited banks in Iganmu, Bode Thomas, Okota and Ejigbo axis to monitor the situation  observed that most banks attended to few customers waiting for various business transactions. At United Bank for Africa and First Bank of Nigeria, Iganmu branch, customers were...

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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent A renowned Jalingo based business tycoon Chief Uche Obi has again escaped death by whiskers when hoodlums attacked his private school, filling station and warehouse in Jalingo, Taraba state capital. The hoodlums seized on the curfew imposed by the Taraba State Government in the wake of the violence and looting that engulfed the state in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests in the country, to carry out the attack. Chief Uche Obi ...

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Nigerian music superstar, Wizkid, has become the latest face of the popular international sportswear brand, Puma, a brand he had always seen as a choice from child. According to Guardian, Wizkid says he is proud to have been chosen to represent the brand. Following the unveiling, the Puma marketing director says that Wizkid is a groundbreaking artiste, and he has the passion for the passion need to represent the brand. He adds that they look...

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The management of Arik Air has announced the resumption of flight operations in and out of Lagos from Oct. 24, following the easing of the curfew imposed by the Lagos State Government. Mr Adebanji Ola, the Communications Manager of Arik Air, announced this in a statement in Lagos on Friday. Ola said that the flights across the country will operate as scheduled and passengers are advised to arrive at the airport early to have ample...

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The International Monetary Fund says the activities surrounding the #ENDSARS protest may disrupt the already documented Nigeria’s growth projection. The organisation said it had already finished collecting its data but the projection will depend largely on how the protest evolves. The Fund’s Director, African Department, Abebe Selassie disclosed this while responding to questions during the virtual IMF press conference on the regional economic outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa on Thursday. “On the growth projections in Nigeria,...

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DMW Singer, Peruzzi, has lambasted former presidential aspirant and All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart, Adamu Garba, for asking court to shut down Twitter in Nigeria. The Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, has lend his voice to the ongoing #EndSARS protests in the country, thus, the politicians find this distasteful. The APC stalwart then called out Jack for supporting, encouraging, and funding the protests. He promises to take the CEO to court for meddling in the internal...

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The Federal Government has solicited the support and contributions of Nigerians in the Diaspora on the implementation of the country’s vision 2025. Mr Clement Agba, the Minister of State for Finance, Budget and National Planning said this on Monday in Abuja during the webinar meeting with Nigerians in the Diaspora. He said that the country had been implementing the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017 to 2020 and Nigeria Vision 20:2020 (NV20:2020) as its...

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The Management of Dana Air says it will be supporting the 26th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES#26) scheduled to hold in Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 in Abuja and the Lagos office of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group. The Media Communications Manager of the company, Mr. Kingsley Ezenwa, said this in a statement in Lagos on Monday. Ezenwa said, “The theme of the summit is Building Partnerships for Resilience.” The 26th Nigerian Economic Summit is jointly organised by the Federal...

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Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia on Sunday pledged that the state government will build a Youth Village as part of its efforts to provide a viable platform for youths in the state to explore their potentials. Speaking during an interactive session  with a cross section of youths in Umuahia, Ikpeazu said that the initiative is aimed at boosting the creative arts industry and encouraging increased entrepreneurial activities among youths in the state. The News Agency...

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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent Business and operational activities have been brought to stand still as workers at Dangote Savannah Sugar company in Numan , Adamawa state staged a protest over alleged  non-payment of workers’  gratuities and condition of service  since 2003 The workers under the auspices of National Union of Food, Beverages and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE)      said that since 2003 the company’s management has failed to pay them gratuities neither condition of service....

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