Equity market rebounds with N272bn gain

By Olawunmi  Ashafa, Lagos.   The nation’s bourse rebounded on Monday with market capitalisation gaining N272 billion, or 0.95 per cent, to close at N28.953 trillion, as against N28.681 trillion recorded on Friday.   Also, the All-Share index (ASI) gained 499.95…
Police raid kidnappers’ hideout, arrest 6 in Nasarawa

By Sunday John, Lafia.   The Police Command in Nasarawa State says it has raided a kidnappers’ hideout at Kiguna village in Lafia, the state capital, and arrested six suspects.   The Commissioner of Police in the state, Maiyaki Muhammed-Baba,…
Alleged data breach: NDPB investigates GT, Zenith banks

By Ijeoma Olorunfemi, Abuja.   The Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB) has commenced investigations into allegations of data breach by Guarantee Trust and Zenith Banks.   Mr Babatunde Bamigboye, Head, Legal Enforcement and Regulations, NDPB, disclosed this in a statement…
Abuja-Kaduna train to resume operations on Tuesday

By Aisha Cole, Lagos.   The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says that the Abuja-Kaduna train service will resume operations on Tuesday, Jan. 31.   NRC’s Director of Operations Niyi Alli made the disclosure, on behalf of the NRC Board and…
Court remands 3 farmers for alleged kidnapping

By Uche Bibilari, Gwagwalada (FCT).   An Upper Area Court, Gwagwalada, Abuja, on Monday remanded three farmers in a correctional centre for alleged kidnapping.   The police charged Aminu Usman, 26, Umar Salisu, 25, Usman Umar, 20, all residents of…
World Bank commits $200m to vocational education in Nigeria

By Cecilia Ijuo, Abuja.   World Bank’s Senior Education Specialist in Nigeria, Mr Tunde Adekola, says the bank has committed 200 million dollars to the advancement of technical and vocational education in the country.   Adekola made the declaration on Monday…
Buhari inaugurates 10MW solar plant in Kano State

By Aminu Garko, Kano.   President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated a 10mw solar project in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State on Monday.   Malam Aminu Sagir, the Managing Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority…