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A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.

Ogun House of Reps aspirant dumps APC for SDP

An aspirant for the position of House of Representatives under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abeokuta South Federal Constituency in Ogun State, Ayoade Adesina, on Wednesday, dumped the APC and joined the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Adesina, while registering as a member of SDP at the state party secretariat in Abeokuta, attributed his leaving the APC “due to ... Read More »

Nigeria, France in $475m deal

Nigeria and France on Tuesday in Abuja signed three agreements worth US$475 million on social amenities and reforestation. The agreements cover Urban Mobility Improvement Programme of Lagos State, sustainable water supply in Kano city and reforestation in Ogun. President Muhammadu Buhari and the visiting French President Emmanuel Macron witnessed the signing of the agreements during their bilateral talks held at ... Read More »

France President, Macron, meets Buhari in Aso Rock

PRESIDENT of France, Emmanuel Macron has arrived presidential villa, Abuja for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. The French president was received by his host at the forecourt of the president’s office at about 4.36pm. They went into a closed-door meeting after both leaders introduced their entourages. They are expected to address a joint news conference at the end of ... Read More »

Saraki urges resolution of differences to stop killings

  Nigeria Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has urged all government structures to put away all political differences and to make the security and welfare of Nigerians a top priority. The Senate president decried the incessant bloodshed in the country. He emphasized that it is never pleasant to lose even one Nigerian life. “The security and welfare of the ... Read More »

SDP takes on FG over insecurity, mass poverty

The Lagos chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has challenged the Federal Government on the insecurity and mass poverty that have ravaged the Nigerian society in the few years past, and especially in recent times. Speaking at their weekly strategic meeting last Wednesday held in the Surulere area of the state, the chairman of the chapter, Chief Olatunde Onakoya, ... Read More »

2019: Lagos SDP holds strategic meeting

The Lagos chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), last Wednesday, held its weekly meeting where its members strategized on the way forward with regards to the general elections billed to hold next year. The meeting, chaired by the party’s chairman in Lagos, Chief Olatunde Onakoya, held at the Surulere area of the state, and had the party’s bigwigs and ... Read More »

Shareholders commend Transcorp on electric power in Nigeria

  Lanre Oyetade   Shareholders of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp) have commended the Board and management for Transcorp’s impressive contribution to transforming the Nigerian power sector, through its power subsidiary, Transcorp Power. The commendations were received at the 12th Annual General Meeting of Transcorp, held on April 30th 2018, at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.   The shareholders were responding to Transcorp’s ... Read More »

Ecobank garners 3 awards at Asian Banker Awards 2018

Left: Chairman, The Asian Banker, Emmanuel Daniel; Head, Consumer Distribution, Ecobank Nigeria, Tunde Kuponiyi, with the Best Transaction Bank in Nigeria, West Africa Award and Chief Executive Officer, Banking Reports, London, David Gyori, at the The Asian Banker – West Africa Awards 2018 in Lagos, on Wednesday.   Read More »

Landslide: Ecobank bags 3 awards at 2018 Asian Banker Awards

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) and its two affiliate countries – Nigeria and Ghana – have emerged winners in three strategic categories of The Asian Banker – West Africa Awards 2018. The annual awards saw ETI winning the Best Financial Inclusion Initiative Application or Programme with its innovative Xpress Account, while Ecobank Nigeria carted home the Best Transaction Bank in Nigeria, ... Read More »

Construction of Abuja Airport’s second runway to gulp N67bn – Minister

The Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, says the construction of the second runway for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja will gulp N67 billion. Sirika made the disclosure at the ministry’s 2018 budget defence before the Joint House of Representatives Committees on Land Transport, Maritime Safety and Administration, Ports Harbour and Water-Ways and Aviation on Thursday in Abuja. ... Read More »