Agriculture Featured

Tree Planting Day: LASG to plant coconut seedlings, fruit crops

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos State Government says it will plant coconut seedlings and other fruit-bearing trees during the state 2020 Tree Planting Day, on July 14. Mr Dapo Olakulehin, General Manager of Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA), made this known to newsmen on Friday in Lagos. Olakulehin said the exercise would be carried out in collaboration Read More…

COVID19 Featured Health

COVID-19: Lagos Govt advises residents to take responsibility

Reading Time: < 1 minutes PICTURE ABOVE CREDIT: LASG The Lagos State Government has advised residents to take responsibility by wearing face masks in public places to reduce the spread of COVID-19 disease. Prof. Akin Abayomi, the State Commissioner for Health, gave the advice through his Twitter handle on Friday. Abayomi said that residents should always wear face masks when Read More…

COVID19 Featured Obituary

COVID-19 claims Lagos lawmaker, Tunde Braimoh

Reading Time: 2 minutes The lawmaker representing Kosofe Counstituency II at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Tunde Braimoh, is dead. Mr Victor Akande, representing Ojo Counstituency I, confirmed his demise to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos. Akande noted that his death was shocking because the late Braimoh was always cautious of his Read More…

Banking Featured Politics

NEXIM bank does not fund political activities — management

Reading Time: 2 minutes PICTURE ABOVE CREDIT: NEXIM Bank The Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM), on Friday said that it does not fund political activities under any guise, but only grant loans to support export-oriented projects in the country. Ms Lohya Mamven, Corporate Communications Department, NEXIM Bank said this in a statement issued in Abuja. Mamven said that the explanation Read More…

Banking Featured Utilities

Union Bank to provide potable water to 6 geo-political zones in Nigeria

Reading Time: 2 minutes Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN), said on Friday that it would provide potable water to the six geo-political zones in the country as part of its support and Corporate Social Responsibility to Nigerians. Mrs Ogochukwu Ekezie-Ekaidem, Head, Strategic Corporate Communications and Marketing, UBN, made the disclosure at a Virtual Media briefing organised for Financial Correspondents Read More…

Planning Policy Top Story

2020 revised budget: Buhari challenges MDAs on capital project delivery

Reading Time: 3 minutes President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged Ministries, Departments and Agencies to intensify capital project delivery efforts and fully cooperate with the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to achieve the laudable objectives of the revised 2020 Budget. The president gave the challenge while signing the revised 2020 appropriation bill into law at the Presidential Villa, Read More…

Featured Trade

Move cargo through barges to decongest ports – SIFAX urges

Reading Time: 2 minutes Capt. Ibraheem Olugbade, Executive Director, SIFAX Off Dock, has urged stakeholders in the maritime sector to adopt cargo movement through barge to off dock to decongest Lagos ports. Olugbade gave the advice in a statement signed by Mr Muyiwa Akande, Corporate Affairs Manager, SIFAX Group, in Lagos on Friday. According to Olugbade, the challenges of Read More…

Planning Policy Top Story

Buhari signs N10.8trn revised 2020 budget, directs release of 50% of capital expenditure

Reading Time: 2 minutes PICTURE ABOVE CREDIT: Phillip Obin President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the revised N10.8 trillion 2020 budget, and directed the release of at least 50 per cent of the approved 2020 revised capital expenditure to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The Federal Executive Council (FEC) had on May 13, approved a revised budget of Read More…

Football Sports Top Story

NFF formally ends Nigerian football season, sets new season’s tentative kick-off date

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Friday announced measures it was taking to put an end to the aborted 2019/2020 Nigerian football season, and also kickstart preparations for the 2020/2021 season. Ademola Olajire, the NFF Director of Communications, said in a statement that the measures were the result of resolutions passed at an online meeting Read More…

Football Sports

FC Barcelona or Napoli await Bayern Munich if no upset against Chelsea

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bayern Munich will face either FC Barcelona or Napoli in the quarter-finals of the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League. But that will be if they can defend their three-goal lead against Chelsea in their last 16 second leg game. The UEFA Champions League will resume in August after being halted in March due to the COVID-19 Read More…