Category: Opinion

Ecobank to rewards USD$10,000, USD$7,000, and USD$5,000 respectively in the Fintech Challenge Competition

Pan-African banking conglomerate, Ecobank has on Monday launched its 2nd annual fintech challenge competition for African startups. The initiative gives African startups the chance to promote their fintech solutions, and potentially to partner Ecobank in rolling-out their solutions across Ecobank’s 33 markets. “The maiden 2017 edition of the Challenge proved that Africa has an impressive…

Baru Underscores Potentials of Girl-Child for Engineering Stardom

… As NNPC Partners APWEN on Science, Technology Courses  NNPC GMD, Dr. Maikanti Baru, and President of the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN), Engr. (Mrs.) Felicia Nnenna Agubata, assisting the Emir of Misau, Alhaji Ahmed Suleiman (II), to lay the foundation of a state-of-the-art science laboratory at the Central Primary School, Misau, Bauchi State,…

Gwarzo Indicts The Federal House of Representatives public Hearing Report

Recent decisions by the Federal House of Representatives (The House) with respect to their public hearing and investigations on the cases against the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), some Directors of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and that against me with respect to my suspension as the Director General of…

Shippers’ Council move to save shippers from excessive container deposit charges

As a way of resolving the perennial problem of container deposit refunds between shippers and shipping line agencies, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has appealed to shipping agencies to stop the collection of the deposit. Hassan Bello, Executive Secretary of the NSC admonished the shipping lines during his working visit to the agencies in Lagos.…

Nigeria’s emerging ICT industry is ripe for recognition and investment

By Frank Tomori The upcoming US-Nigeria Investment Summit offers an opportunity for Nigerian politicians, business leaders and diplomats to highlight the investment potentials in the country’s emerging Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry. In recent years, ICT has become one of the most vibrant industries in Nigeria, and the reason is not farfetched. According to Statista,…

Shippers’ Council Partners Oyo, Chinese Investors To Establishes Dry Port Development 

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council has entered into partnership with the Oyo State Government for the development of an Inland Dry Port and Truck Transit Park (TTP) in conjunction with some Chinese investors in the state. The partnership arrangement was unfolded when the Executive Secretary/CEO of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Barrister Hassan Bello, paid a…