Nigeria Society Top Story

On World Refugee Day 2020, NGO Calls For Collective Actions to Rehabilitate Displaced Persons in Nigeria

Reading Time: 2 minutes To commemorate the UN World Refugee Day, an NGO, Sesor Empowerment Foundation, has called for collective and urgent action by all Nigerians to rehabilitate displaced persons and refugees in Nigeria and prevent more people getting displaced. Their call is in line with the 2020 theme: Every Action Counts. According to a statement released by the Read More…

Featured Health

Lagos discharges 98 more COVID19 patients

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Lagos State Government has announced the recovery and discharge of 98 more novel coronavirus patients. The patients have tested negative twice for the virus. The state Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who made the disclosure in a statement on Friday, said that a total of 1,283 patients had been successfully managed and discharged in the state. Read More…

Business Featured

SON approves 168 new standards, national standardisation strategy

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Governing Council of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has approved 168 new Standards for publication and dissemination to various sectors of the nation’s economy. This, it said, was in furtherance to the economic diversification policy of the Federal Government. In a virtual meeting headed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade Read More…

Top Story Utilities

DISCOs seek FG’s intervention on import duty for meters

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) have urged the Federal Government to intervene in the heavy import duties they used to pay  for imported meters. They said that such an  intervention would help   to mitigate delays they usually encountered when clearing meters  at  the ports in a statement signed by Mr Sunday Oduntan on Friday in Read More…

Business Featured Stocks

NSE moves 174.68m shares worth N2.01bn in bearish trading

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Investors on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday traded 174.68 million shares valued at N2.01 billion in 3,695 deals. This was in contrast with a turnover of 171.21 million shares worth N2.21 billion exchanged in 3315 deals on Thursday. A breakdown of the activity chart indicates that Mutual Benefits Insurance was the toast of Read More…

Business Top Story

Economists harp on diversification of economy from oil

Reading Time: 2 minutes An Economist, Prof. Akpan Ekpo, has advised that the Federal Government to do more to restructure the economy through industrialisation in favour of production, so that the country would earn more foreign exchange. Ekpo, a Professor of Economics, University of Uyo, gave the advice on Thursday in Lagos at a webinar organised by the Centre Read More…