Nigerian equities market sheds 0.28%

The equities market closed negative last week as Nigerian Stock Exchange All-Share Index (NSE ASI) dropped by 0.28 per cent to 40,814.89 basis points. Similarly, all other indices finished lower with the exception of NSE Consumer Goods, NSE Premium, NS…

SEC expresses worry over spate of delisting companies

FELIX OLOYEDE The spate of highly capitalised companies delisting from the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) calls for some concern, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has stated. The Acting Director General, Ms. Mary Uduk, while briefing pressme…

INEC denies creating 30,000 new polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied creating 30,000 additional polling units in order to compromise the 2019 general elections. Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party`s (PDP), on …

Counter-IED kit: UK govt prepare £1m for Nigeria

The fight against insurgency in Nigeria has been boosted with the United Kingdom promising to provide counter-IED kit worth £1m. The United Kingdom’s Minister of Armed Forces, Mark Lancaster, revealed this when he met with Nigeria’s Defence Minister, M…

Okowa’s second term bid: Ekweremadu, Wike drum support

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike and the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Uche Secondus stormed Delta State to join other residents of the state to endorse Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for a second te…

Borno Mosque Attack: Four killed, eight injured Sunday morning

Four people have been killed and eight others injured in a suicide attack on a mosque in Bama Local Government Council, Borno state. The State Emergency Managment Agency (SEMA) chairman, Yabawa Kolo, confirmed the death toll on Channels Television. The…

Benue confirms 10 deaths in fresh herders’ attack

No fewer than 10 persons have been confirmed killed in a fresh attack by herders who invaded Saghev in Guma Local government area of Benue State. Mr Terver Akase, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Samuel Ortom, confirmed the casualty on Saturday. I…

UN happy with N/Korea’s suspension of Nuclear programme

The UN said it welcomed North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un’s announcement that his country no longer needed nuclear weapons. The country resort to nuclear armament had heightened tension between the North Korea and South Korea. Kim said earlier on Saturd…

Crisis rocks Ekiti delegates’ congress of PDP

Crisis on Saturday rocked the delegates’ congress of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti leading to an attack on a former Chairman of Ikere Local Gvernment, Mr. Mr Banji Aluko. Aluko was beaten up by persons suspected to be political thugs ove…