Are we on the verge of a historic end of footballing chapter in this 2023/2024 season of Europe’s top 5 leagues… England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France. Like the Arsenal’s invincible team of exactly 20 years ago in England, this season could be yet another one to behold for one of the most unlikely teams […]

CBN, The Central Bank of Nigeria has announced the implementation of electronic Form ‘A’ for invisible transactions. Starting today, the e-Form ‘A’ will be used in place of the hardcopy. Customers will also be charged N5,000 as a fee for every declaration of e-Form ‘A,’ according to the bank. The central bank made the announcement […]

THE top Igbo Socio-Cultural Organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has encouraged other areas of the country not to refuse the South-East presidency in 2023 because of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, arguing that such a move is pathetic and weak. Noting that fairness, justice, and fair playback zoning the top position to the Igbo, Ohanaeze National […]

BEYOND the entrepreneurial aspirations of SMEs’ founders and sponsors, the role of development banks in the economy of the countries in which they operate is essential. According to UNCTAD, formal MSMEs account for 40% of GDP in emerging economies. When the informal participants are included, that amount is sure to skyrocket. In Nigeria, for example, […]

The PUNCH has learned that Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has begun hosting 16 of his colleagues from Southern Nigeria. The governor came to Alausa, Ikeja, for a discussion on the state of the country. The summit will take place eight weeks after the governors convened on May 11, 2021, in Asaba, Delta State’s capital. […]

Former managing directors of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund have been called by the Senate for suspected missing financial papers at the agency. On Tuesday, the former NSITF executives are scheduled to testify before the Senate Public Accounts Committee. Senator Matthew Urhoghide, the Chairman of SPAC, revealed at the latest meeting of his panel […]

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development Hajiya Sadiya Umar- Farouq said the Federal Government plans to enroll around five million students in the National Home Grown School Feeding Program (NHGSFP) by 2023. Farouq made the revelation during a stakeholder meeting in Zamfara to enumerate beneficiaries and scale up the NHGSFP. Mrs. Halima […]

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