Agriculture Notes Top Story

OPINION: Investing in digital agriculture can help Africa beat this pandemic

Reading Time: 4 minutes by Ban Ki-moon & Patrick Verkooijen | Global Center on Adaptation Picture above credit: A farm worker manually irrigates a salad field, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Thies, Senegal, June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra We need to bridge Africa’s data gap to strengthen food, health and economic security, and overcome a Read More…

Business Stocks

Nigeria stock market loses N70bn, amid losses by blue chips

Reading Time: 2 minutes The nation’s bourse returned to negative territory on Tuesday with the market capitalisation shedding N70 billion due to losses by some blue chips. The market capitalisation was down 0.54 per cent to close at N12.858 trillion compared with N12. 928 trillion on Monday. Also, the All-Share Index (ASI) dipped 133.45 points or 0.54 per cent Read More…

Business Featured Oil & Gas

Tanker drivers embark on strike to protest obstruction to tank farms

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Tanker drivers, on Tuesday, embarked on strike owing to what they said were unfavorable conditions affecting their operations in the state. Mr Tayo Aboyeji, Chairman, National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Lagos zonal council, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that all the tanker drivers had been turned back Read More…

Business Commodities Featured Manufacturing Mining

FG plans to train Nigerians on art of making Gold Jewellery

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Federal Government says it is making plans with foreign experts to train some Nigerians in the art of Gold Jewellery making. Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, made this known while briefing newsmen on the recently launched Presidential Artisanal Gold Mining Development Initiative (PAGMI) on Tuesday in Abuja. PAGMI is a Read More…

Notes Politics Top Story

How to rescue ourselves from our political leaders(3)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Political Education Dr. ChiChi Aniagolu-Okoye Picture above credit: Still from Falz – This is Nigeria (official video) ©Folarinde ‘Falz’ Falana Most of us don’t understand democracy or the real power of the electorate. Colonialism and military rule has created a system of subservience to the leader. Anyone in a position of authority in Nigeria, no Read More…

COVID19 Health Top Story

NCDC announces 624 new cases of COVID-19, total infections now 41,804

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has announced 624 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus increased to 41, 804. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Tuesday. The health agency noted that eight more persons have died from the disease. It stated that Lagos, Read More…

Metro Top Story

There’s now higher demand for LAGFERRY services – MD

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY) on Tuesday said that there had been a significant increase in the patronage of ferry services since Monday, the first day of work after the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge. The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of LAGFERRY, Mr Abdoulbaq Balogun, said this in an interview with the News Read More…

Athletics Sports

Winners of 2020 Lagos City Marathon, Davou, Oyelade, pick car prizes

Reading Time: 2 minutes The duo of Oyelade Sunday and 13-year-old, Vera Yohanna Davou, finally received their Kia Rio saloon car prizes on Tuesday, five months after winning 2020 Lagos City Marathon. Davou and Oyelade emerged winners of the 10km female and male races during the 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon held on Feb. 8. Organisers of the Read More…

Sports

Sports industry policy will make sports big business in Nigeria – Minister

Reading Time: 2 minutes Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare has assured that the new draft Sports Industry Policy will transform sports into a big business in the country, when operational. The minister said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the virtual presentation of the Draft 2020 National Sports Industry Policy. The 172 page document was Read More…

Metro Top Story Travel

10 escape death as boat capsizes in Lagos

Reading Time: 2 minutes No fewer than 10 passengers escaped death on Tuesday’s evening, when their boat capsized on Lagos Waterways, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said. Alhaji Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA Acting Coordinator in Lagos State, who made this known in a statement, said, “10 passengers were rescued live when their boat capsized. According to him, the Read More…