Category: National/Politics

Stakeholders Laud Promasidor As Cowbellpedia Sets New Record

Stakeholders in the nation’s education sector have praised Promasidor Nigeria Limited for consistently promoting the study of Mathematics, the result of which is reflected in a record participation in this year’s Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show. A total of 56,073 students sat for Stage One examination of the competition, sponsored by Cowbell milk,…

Chuks Nwanne Wins Travel Reporter of the Year

A journalist with The Guardian Newspapers, Chuks Nwanne, has emerged the ‘Travel Reporter of the Year’ at the just-concluded Nigeria Travel Awards in Lagos. The ceremony, which was organised by Jumia Travel, Nigeria’s leading online travel agency, was held at the prestigious Four Points by Sheraton. Other winners were The Wells Carlton Hotels & Apartments,…

EFCC Grills Sterling Bank, Kwara Govt Officials Over N1 billion

Information reaching this newspaper revealed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is currently quizzing some officials of Sterling Bank Plc and Kwara State Government following an alleged N1 billion cash withdrawals by the latter from an account domiciled with the bank. According to investigations, the money which was withdrawn at Sterling Bank’s Post…

Female Empowerment Central To Sustainable Economic Growth—Heritage Bank

As the world celebrates this year’s International Women’s Day, Heritage Bank Plc stated that making female empowerment central to organisation’s business strategies is not only critical to growth, but to building a sustainable and flourishing global economy. Speaking on the International Women’s Day 2019 campaign theme, “Balance-for Better,” the MD/CEO of Heritage Bank, Ifie Sekibo,…

EDP Seals Strategic Investment Deal With Sepio Systems

Energias de Portugal, which ranks among Europe’s major electricity operators, and is one of Portugal’s largest business groups has completed a strategic investment in the Israel- and US-based cybersecurity company Sepio Systems. EDP is a vertically integrated utility company that has electricity, gas and renewable energy operations in 16 countries and EDP Renewables is the…

Jumia, Xiaomi to Drive Smartphone Penetration in Africa

Africa’s leading e-commerce platform, Jumia, has signed an important partnership with technology leader Xiaomi at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, giving millions of users in Africa easy access to Xiaomi products. Through the partnership, Jumia will open the Mi official store on its platform and give Xiaomi access to millions of online customers across…