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Bottled, ‘pure’ water sachets contaminated with tiny plastic particles —New research

Bottled water

A new research conducted with samples from nine countries has shown that drinking of packaged water in either plastic bottles or cellophane bags (pure water) is contaminated with tiny plastic ...

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Confusion as IMF describes increase in excise duties on tobacco, alcohol too low

imf visit

Barely less than four days after the Federal Government announced a marginal increase in the excise duties being charged by the Federal Government on tobacco and alcohol, the International Monetary ...

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Nigeria inflation rate continues on its crawling drop, ebbs to 14.33% in February

NBS kale

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Wednesday released the country’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) which shows that inflation rose by 14.33 per cent (year-on-year) in February 2018. The bureau ...

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MBAN chief lists three key obstacles to seamless mortgage housing access

Mortgage bank

The leadership of the Mortgage Banking Association of Nigeria (MBAN) has listed three key challenges hobbling the effective stability of mortgage housing supplies in Nigeria. In an interview in Lagos, ...

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Sabrina products lift activities at recent Oke Ibadan Festival

Sabrina Ibadan

Aboke of Ibadanland, Chief Ifasola Ifamapowa has lauded EuroGlobal foods and Distilleries Ltd, maker of Sabrina for their generous donation and support at the recently held Oke Ibadan festival. Commending ...

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Why S/East Govs Forum rejected lottery business proposal by leading firm

South East Gov

…Says Igbos are naturally hardworking, creative in earning a living Leaders of though in the South East on Monday in respective telephone interviews, hailed the rare decision and courage of ...

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Dual benefits in raising revenues, reducing health hazards aided new excise duty rates

Kemi Adeosun

More details have emerged as to why the federal government approved an upward review of the excise duty rates for alcoholic beverages and tobacco. The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi ...

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Fertilizer racketeering, others force Zaria rice farmers to quit FG’s ABP


Fresh knocks have engulfed the highly celebrated partnership between Rice Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) and the federal government due to fertilizer racketeering by officials and other factors. Zaria Local ...

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FG, lawmakers in serious differences that may make or mar the soul of ASC

Buhari NASS

Barely one week after the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara and some members toured the moribund Ajaokuta Steel Complex (ASC) in Kogi State and averred every ...

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Why there had been no multiplier effects from rising external reserves now at $43.2bn

CBN Godwin-Emefiele

Development economists have given an inroad into why upon blossoming surge in the nation’s external reserves which recently hit $43.2bn on March 6, 2018, there has been no commensurate rise ...

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