wo Namibian ministers resign in Icelandic fishing scandal

Two ministers in Namibia have resigned and the chief executive of an Icelandic fishing group has temporarily stepped down over allegations the company paid bribes to trawl the southern African nation’s maritime waters. The corruption scandal was exposed this week in a leak of thousands of corporate documents that investigative…

ope rises for 1,350mw Abuja IPP as NNPC secures $1.16m US grant

The hope of making the 1,350 megawatts Abuja Independent Power plant getting off the ground received a boost as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) have concluded arrangement to sign a $1.16 million grant as part funding for the project. This…

lection Petition tribunal right to dismiss Atiku’s petition, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court said on Friday that the issue of President Muhammadu Buhari’s qualifications to contest February 23, 2019 election that formed the main objection in the appeal filed by Atiku Abubakar was a Constitutional issue and that Buhari was eminently qualified to contest. The Apex Court stated this in…

pple launches research app in bid to gather users’ health data

Apple is racing to collect healthcare data from its customers, launching a new research app that it claims will “advance science” by harvesting information from its massive base of iPhone users and Apple Watch wearers. The world’s largest company by market value is hoping millions of users will opt in…

ommercial real estate market going green, transparent amid weak demand

As the Nigerian economy continues to struggle, demand for prime office space has also continued to weaken, leading to landlord’s flexibility and differentiation of products on offer. Despite the weak demand, commercial real estate generally are going green and becoming transparent in terms of transaction. It is such that developers,…

N66.3bn Paris Club refund: Kastina denies entering agreement with financial consulting firm

A defence witness, Yahaya Nasiru, told a Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday that Kastina State government did not enter into consulting agreement with the Mauritz Walton over the Paris Club Refund. Maurice Walton Consulting Firm sued the Kastina State government, accusing the state of failure to pay it…

hen Sola Shobowale, Okey Bakassi, Chigul, others lit up Mouka’s ‘Green Gala Night’

The ‘firmament’ at the Green Gala Night set by Mouka, the nation’s leading mattress and other bedding products manufacturer, to round off its 60th-anniversary last weekend in Lagos was brightened with command appearance of leading Nollywood stars and On-Air Personalities. Leading the pack was Sola Sobowale, a Nigerian film actress,…

019 Presidential Election: Presidency hails Supreme Court rulings

The Presidency on Friday said it welcomed the elucidation of the Supreme Court ruling on the PDP petition. The apex court had in the unanimous judgment delivered by Justice John Okoro, stated that President Buhari was eminently qualified having met the requirements stipulated in Section 131 (d) of the Constitution…

epublicans keep changing their tune on impeachment

There is no theoretical limit to the number of fallback positions available in a retreat. In the real world, Republican defenders of Donald Trump are vacating their defence lines at a remarkable clip. During the first day of public impeachment hearings on Wednesday, Mark Meadows, one of Mr Trump’s most…