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Ecobank Transnational Incorporated announces closure of USD 200 million syndicated loan facility

The facility was oversubscribed at USD 268.5 million, with Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) increasing Deutsche Bank’s mandate as arranger from USD 150 million to 200 million LOME, Togo, November 20, 2018/ Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, ETI, the Lomé-based parent company of the Ecobank Group (www.Ecobank.com), announced Tuesday the successful close of …

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Donor apathy, ignorance, reasons for rising cases of malnutrition in Gombe   

WILLIAM ATTAH, A brainstorming session organized by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has identified decreasing Government counterpart funding of health programmes as well as general ignorance by people as major factors contributing to the rise in malnutrition cases in Gombe State especially among children and nursing mothers. The brainstorming …

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Jonathan’s phone call to Buhari conferred legitimacy on Nigeria’s political process- Speaker Dogara…Says former president resisted temptation to take a seat among African demagogues, narcissists

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has said that the decision of former President Goodluck Jonathan to concede defeat after the 2015 presidential election was responsible for bringing Nigeria’s democracy to maturity. Dogara who said this in his remarks at the launching of the book “My Transition …

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Monetisation: How Sullivan Chime gave out Enugu State govt property; ICPC orders recovery of 9 of the houses; Keeps mum on former GOC’s

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission (ICPC) has ordered the Enugu State government to recover nine properties allocated to non-public servants of the state during the Sullivan Chime administration. The individuals and private companies were allocated choice properties at the Government Reserved Area (GRA) by the then Chime …

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Why Service Chiefs were at Buhari’s 2019 Next Level campaign launch – Presidency

Robert Awokuse The presidency has explained why Service Chiefs ‘partly’ graced the official opening of President Muhammadu Buhari’s  campaign kick off. The campaign team tagged ‘2019 Next Level’ was launched on Sunday and had Service Chiefs of the nation in attendance. Some service chiefs, including the Chief of Defence Staff, …

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President Buhari lauds Nigeria-India relations;  Attends Nigerian Airforce Air Power Seminar

The relationship between Nigeria and India is a worthy one, and mutually beneficial, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. Receiving the outgoing Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, His Excellency B.N Reddy, at a farewell audience in State House Monday, the President, according to a statement by Femi Adesina, his Special Adviser …

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Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency starts final stage of recruitment  

Following the directive of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for the Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency ( RIVNESCA) to recruit quality operatives, the agency on Monday  commenced the final process of recruiting 3000 personnel. On Monday, thousands of shortlisted candidates gathered at the Sharks Stadium in Port Harcourt …

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Enugu is one of Nigeria’s most peaceful states – Smith, PSC Chairman; Says ‘Ugwuanyi deserves credit for securing Enugu’

The Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Alhaji Musiliu Smith, on Monday, stated that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State deserves credit for running the state in a progressive, people-oriented and security-conscious manner. Alhaji Smith, who made the statement while delivering his keynote address at the opening ceremony of …

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RE: Peter Obi, Ghost of the past and reality of today By Valentine Obienyem 

With great disappointment and distaste, I read the above-titled piece supposedly written by one Abdullahi Haruna. It was indeed like a tour of a lunatic asylum. What are his contentions? It was clearly sponsored by those who are dismayed that the Vice-Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi has no common fault that are observed among many Nigerian politicians and in desperation …

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