World Bank APPEALS to boost ginger farming

The Commissioner of Agriculture in Kaduna State, Hajiya Halima Lawal has said that ginger is one of the three main commodities that the world bank sponsored Agro Processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) is focused on. The commissioner who made this known at a stakeholders’ engagement with ginger farmers at Kachia, also mentioned […]

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AZMAN AIR Finally Receives Its First Airbus In Kano

Muhammad Bashir The Azman Airlines on Thursday celebrated the arrival of its 6th and 410-seat A340-600 double-aisle plane at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, from the manufacturers in England. The delivery according to the President of Azman Group companies, Alhaji Dr. Abdul-Manaf Yunusa Sarina, followed the company’s decision to develop the strategic partnership with other […]

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Buhari, PM Johnson agree on a common future for Commonwealth

With the expected exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union having taken place, the stage is set for a new trade regime between the UK and its old partners as well as an alignment with new trading partners,Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media& Publicity) said in a statement Monday. Shehu […]

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Coronavirus: Chinese stocks plunge as markets reopen

Fears over the coronavirus have triggered a sharp fall in Chinese shares as markets reopened after the Lunar New Year holiday. The Shanghai Composite index fell nearly 9% before recovering slightly, while commodity prices also slumped. Manufacturing, materials, and consumer goods companies are among the hardest hit, as healthcare shares soar. The fall came despite […]

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Airtel launches new number range “0904”

By Funmilola Gboteku Airtel Nigeria on Friday announced that it had added 0904 number series to its numbering range, following the approval of the industry regulator, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC). Dinesh Balsingh,the Chief Commercial Officer at Airtel, in a statement said the new number series, which brings its growing numbering range scheme to nine, would […]

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How we manage land is critical to climate justice

By Andrew Norton One of the fundamental truths of the climate crisis is that the countries and people who did least to create the problem are, in general, hit hardest by its effects. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), on climate change and land use, is a major piece of work. It deals […]

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Union Bank raises N20bn through Commercial Paper

By Chinyere Joel- Nwokeoma Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN) Plc has commenced bids for the issuance of Commercial Paper (CP) with 180-day and 268-day tenor to raise the sum of N20 billion. The bank’s Company Secretary, Somuyiwa Sonubi, indicated this in a statement on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) website. Sonubi said that the offer […]

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Expert advises Nigerians on healthy lifestyle to reduce stress

By Oluwafunke Ishola A Wellness expert, Dr Uganze Eke, has advised individuals to make choices that will help them reduce the daily stress associated with traffic jam, work-life balance and living a healthy lifestyle. Eke, who is the Chief Wellness Officer, Fitness Fair, gave the advice during the launch of the company’s “Choose Life Programme’’ […]

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Returning Nigeria’s textile sector to good old days?

By Mustapha Sumaila, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) In the 1970s and early 1980s, Nigeria was home to Africa’s largest textile industry, with over 180 textile mills. The Cotton, Textile and Garment (CTG) sub-sector, employed close to 450,000 people that translated to more than 25 per cent of the workforce in the manufacturing sector. But […]

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