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FRC unveils draft corporate governance code, seeks input

’Femi Asu The Financial Reporting Council has released the exposure draft of the Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance 2018 for the private sector. This is coming more than one and a half year after the suspension of the National Code of Corporate Governance that specified a term limit for leaders of religious bodies, especially churches […]
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9Mobile: NCC conducts fresh due diligence on preferred bidder
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 03:19:47 +0200
Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Nigerian Communications Commission says it is conducting another round of due diligence on the preferred bidder for 9Mobile, Teleology Holdings Limited. The due diligence will determine whether the bid winner has the technical...
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PHOTOS: New DSS boss, Mathew Seiyefa, in maiden outing
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 17:49:52 +0200
The Acting Director-General of the Department of State Services, Mr. Mathew Seiyefa, addressed the media at the national headquarters of the agency in Abuja on Thursday. READ ALSO: Security officials seize ex-DSS boss Daura’s passport See the photographs...
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LSETF, UNDP to commence training for unemployed youths
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 03:22:59 +0200
The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme has revealed plans to commence vocational training for unemployed and underemployed youths. The LSETF, in a statement on Wednesday, described the training...
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Halep advances as rain wreaks havoc in Cincinnati
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 23:59:43 +0200
World number one Simona Halep took advantage of a brief break in the weather Thursday to finish off a three-set victory before rain returned to the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters. The top-seeded Romanian won three straight games to close out Ajla Tomljanovic 4-6,...
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ICYMI: Release Kwara Gov’s aide or risk imprisonment, court tells Police IG
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 23:48:17 +0200
Success Nwogu, Ilorin A High Court sitting in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital presided over by Justice Ibrahim Yusuf, has threatened to imprison the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Idris Ibrahim, for alleged contempt of court proceedings. The IGP was...
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Bomb scare: Passenger jet carrying 250 people makes emergency landing
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 23:19:59 +0200
A German passenger jet carrying 250 people was forced to make an emergency landing on the Greek island of Crete Thursday after a bomb scare, local police said. “The pilot asked the control tower at Chania airport after receiving information that...
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BREAKING: We didn’t pay a dime to free Dapchi girls, FG counters UN report
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:54:28 +0200
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Federal Government has insisted that it did not pay any ransom to secure the release of the Dapchi girls. In a statement issued in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Thursday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, challenged...
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Media isn’t people’s enemy, U.S. Senate tells President Trump
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:24:44 +0200
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Thursday, rebuking President Donald Trump’s statement that the news media is “the enemy of the people”. The Republican-led Senate, in the unanimous resolution across the aisles, affirmed that the...
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ICYMI: Businessman loses N177.5m to Chinese fraudster, sues bank
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:14:18 +0200
Oladimeji Ramon A Nigerian businessman, Umegelo Emmanuel, has dragged Zenith Bank Nigeria Plc before the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere after being allegedly swindled out of his N177, 500, 000 by a Chinese, whose name, was given only as Ms Muna. The...
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Lagos not waging war against non-indigenes, Bamigbetan says
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:13:30 +0200
The Lagos State Government on Thursday decried a report on social media alleging that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was making moves against non-indigenes, especially the Igbo, in the state. The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan,...
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INEC bars 23 parties from participating in Osun gov election
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:11:15 +0200
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission says the 23 newly registered political parties will not be allowed to participate in the September 22, 2018 governorship election in Osun State, as the deadline for submission of candidates...
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ICYMI: Court halts Saraki’s move to declare Akpabio’s seat vacant
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:09:52 +0200
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja An FCT High Court sitting in Bwari has restrained Senate President Bukola Saraki from declaring the seat of former Minority Leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, vacant. Justice Othman Musa on Wednesday also ordered Saraki not to...
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Brazilian defender, Marlon Santos, leaves Barcelona for Sassuolo
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:03:29 +0200
Barcelona said Thursday they have reached an agreement with Sassuolo to transfer their Brazilian defender Marlon Santos to the Italian Serie A side for six million euros. The Catalan giants retain the right to buy back the player, and will keep 50 percent...
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NNPC seeks clarification on proposed Petroleum Asset Management Company
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:00:29 +0200
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Thursday sought clarification on the funding structure of the proposed Nigerian Petroleum Asset Management Company in the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill. Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti...
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Omarosa releases recording of Lara Trump trying to buy her silence
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:51:32 +0200
Former “Apprentice” and White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman released an audio recording Thursday which appeared to show President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law trying to buy her silence. READ ALSO: Husband approves of wife’s...
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