Economic Report

Aiteo shuts down Nembe Creek Oil Export Pipeline

Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production says it is compelled to shut down the 97 kilometer Nembe-Bonny oil export pipeline due to discovery of additional leaks. Mr Mathew Ndianaabasi, Spokesman for Aiteo, announced the shutdown of the facility in a statement on Monday pending the tracing and fixing of the additional leaks on the line. Our […]


AfDB, Tony Elumelu Foundation, to support African youths

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Tony Elumelu Foundation have signed a Letter of Intent to accelerate youth entrepreneurship across Africa. The Senior Communications Officer of AfDB, Mr Chawki Chahed made this known in a statement in Abuja on Monday. Chahed said the partnership would bring about future collaboration focused on strengthening small to […]



The President of the Senate Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki may be nursing a Presidential ambition for 2019. He gave the hint during the question and answer session at a press conference following the blockade of the gates of the National Assembly by operatives of the DSS. Saraki who was asked by a representative of a […]

Economic Report

Nigerian economy on course for 3.5% growth in 2018

The expectation of the Buhari administration that the Nigerian economy will grow this year up to 3.5 per cent is on course, Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters, Dr. Adeyemi Dipeolu said today. His optimism was anchored on the latest GDP figures announced by the National Bureau of Statistics today. The NBS figures […]


350 million children living in conflict zones

More children than ever before are living in conflict areas and are at risk of death and violence, the charity Save the Children said on Thursday, with Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia the worst countries for young people. In a report, the global charity said at least 357 million children – or one in six worldwide […]

Special Reports

Union trains health workers on infant mortality reduction

The Union of National African Paediatric Societies and Associations (UNAPSA) and Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN) has begun training of doctors and nurses on neonatal resuscitation and anaesthetic. The President of PAN, Mrs Ngozi Ibeziako, made this known at a UNAPSA-PAN pre-conference on Wednesday in Abuja. Ibeziako said that the programme was being organised for […]