36% privatised enterprises are failing – BPE

At least 36percent of the privatisation deals handled by the federal government have not lived up to expectations the Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE, has revealed.

Director General of the Bureau Mr. Alex Okoh, made the assertion at the end of ‘Anti-Corruption and Bribery’ worksho [...]

Sat, 03 November 2018


PenCom fines defaulting employers N129mn

The National Pension Commission, PenCom, said it fined defaulting employers a total of N129.32million between April and June this year, as penalties for failing to contribute into the scheme.

The fine is part of the N465.02million outstanding pension contributions recovered from defaulting empl [...]

Sat, 03 November 2018


AfDB promotes disaster risk management in Africa

The African Development Bank has approved the Africa Disaster Risks Financing Programme, ADRiFi, to boost resilience and response to climate shocks in member countries.

AfDB in a press statement believes that the comprehensive climate risk management programme open to regional member countries, [...]

Sat, 03 November 2018


Corporate governance: CBN limits family influence on BDCs

The Central Bank of Nigeria has limited the number of family members that can be admitted into the board of Bureaux De Change, BDC, operating in the country.

In a new code of corporate governance rules for BDCs, the apex bank stipulates that with effect from December 1, 2018, only a maximum of [...]

Sat, 03 November 2018


Food shortage, trafficking, child labour define Benue IDPs’ camps

Dr Mrs Helen Teghtegh is the director, Community Links and Women Empowerment Initiative, an NGO based in Benue State. In this interview with The Abuja Inquirer’s SCHOLASTICA JOSEPH, Mrs Teghtegh speaks about the worrisome trend taking place at Benue IDP camps with regards to sex for food [...]

Fri, 02 November 2018


SHORT STORY The Hidden Treasure

There was an old man living in his village. He had four sons and they were very lazy. The old man fell sick and was counting his last days in bed. He worried a lot about his sons’ future as the young men hesitated a lot to work. The sons believed that luck would favour them.

The old man&r [...]

Fri, 02 November 2018


Minimum wage: We are surprised at Ngige’s position - ASCSN

The General Secretary of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, Comrade Bashir Lawal, has revealed that organised labour is still surprised at the position of the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, over the national minimum wage.

He made this known recently i [...]

Sun, 28 October 2018


My industrialization plan for Benue - LP guber candidate

The gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in Benue state, Dr Paul Angya, has said he will industrialize the state as a sure way of achieving structural transformation of the economy.

Angya, who spoke to The Abuja Inquirer in Makurdi, said the state needs industries for inclusive grow [...]

Sun, 28 October 2018


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