Akinwunmi Adesina- AFDB President

AfDB pulled Nigeria out of recession – Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Thursday, said its $1 billion emergency lifeline approval support to Nigeria last year was what helped to pull the country out of recession, the country’s worst economic crisis in more than a decade. The President of the AfDB, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, who made the claim,...



Securities and Exchange Commission,SEC

SEC extends e-dividend free registration till Feb. 28

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has extended period for the free e-dividend registration to Feb. 28, to encourage more shareholders participation in the initiative. The commission in a statement said that the extension was part of its developmental role, adding that it became necessary to encourage more shareholders mandate...



Nigerian Capital Market: Rising from ruins of recession

The Nigerian capital market, which had been on a negative trend since 2014 when the country’s fortunes started showing signs of recession, experienced a massive growth in 2017. Although the market started year 2017 on a sluggish note, it emerged one of the best among its peers, against predictions of...



Neymar scores four against Dijon

Coach defends Neymar after crowd jeers in 8-0 Dijon thrashing

Neymar was jeered by Paris St-Germain fans after he denied Edinson Cavani the chance to become the club's all-time top scorer during the Ligue 1 side's rout of mid-table Dijon. Cavani's first-half strike saw him draw level with Zlatan Ibrahimovic with 156 goals in all competitions for PSG. The hosts led...
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Wenger ‘disrespectful’ over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, says Dortmund director

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was "disrespectful" by talking publicly about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, says Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc. The Gunners are interested in signing the £60m-rated Gabon forward. On Thursday, Wenger said Aubameyang would "fit in" at Arsenal, which has not gone down well in Dortmund. "We regard it as disrespectful...







Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Nigeria and challenges of 2019: This is not a game, By...

The mouths of babes speak truths that the hoary and the wise dare not utter. This may be an unusual way to begin an address on the political challenges that lie before us. But I have good reason for this unique entrance. Before I provide that reason, permit me to...
Ahmed Rufai Abubakar

New NIA DG and the competence question, by Muhammad Ado Fili

In the recent past, if there is a decision made by the Buhari administration which has generated so much venom from greater section of Nigerians, it must be the appointment his kinsman and an alleged failure Ahmed Rufai Abubakar as the Director-General of National Intelligence Agency, NIA. The President has...