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Zenith Bank shareholders approve N63.4b dividend, applaud performance
Peter Amangbo

Shareholders of Zenith Bank Plc on Wednesday approved final dividend of N55.573 billion for the year ended December 31, 2016, bringing the total payout to N63.422 billion. The dividend, which translates to N1.77 per share, was paid out of N129.65 billion recorded for the year. The shareholders gave the approval at the Annual General Meeting held in Lagos. In all, ...

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UTME: JAMB clarifies position, says awaiting results candidates can apply
Dr-Fabian-Benjamin

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) in Abuja on Thursday, March 16, 2017 said candidates awaiting results are eligible to register and sit for the Universities Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). A statement by the spokesman of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, however, stressed that any candidate who fails to upload their results between May and August would not be confirmed ...

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JAMB offers Mock UTME for free, may not extend registration period
Prof.-Ishaq-Oloyede

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday, March 13 2017 said it would not extend the period of registration of candidates for its 2017 all Computer Based Test UTME. The board’s Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, revealed this to newsmen on the sideline of a stakeholders’ meeting attended by owners of CBT centres nationwide. It was organised by JAMB ...

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JAMB announces date to begin sale of 2017 UTME forms
Dr-Fabian-Benjamin

The Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has said that it will begin the sale of the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination forms on March 20. Dr. Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Public Relations, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Bwari, the Federal Capital Territory. Benjamin said the date was fixed ...

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Shell undertakes turnaround maintenance at Bonga
bayo-ojulari

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo) has commenced turnaround maintenance at Bonga, executing statutory activities that will ensure continuous optimum operations at the deep-water field which began producing in November 2005. Production from the field was shut down on Saturday, March 4 2017, and is expected to resume at the conclusion of the exercise next month. “This is ...

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19 Nigerians benefit from Shell academics research programme
Shell

A total of 19 academics from different universities in Nigeria have begun research attachments in several fields of study in the latest phase of the sabbatical and internship programme of The Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria Limited (SPDC) Joint Venture, which was introduced in 1980. The eight professors and 11 research interns commenced their programmes in January 2017, seeking to ...

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NEITI commits to open government partnerships
Waziri-Adio

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has identified Nigeria’s membership of Open Government Partnership as a timely platform to push for disclosure of beneficial owners of companies in the oil, gas and mining industries in the country. Executive Secretary of NEITI, Waziri Adio, stated this recently while addressing a Consultative Forum on Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Abuja. “Knowing ...

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Nations urged to devise local strategies for effective natural resource governance
Kayode-Fayemi

African countries implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) have been called upon to devise home-grown strategies to tackle transparency and accountability issues bearing in mind the unique and peculiar nature of the region. Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, made the call when he received a delegation from the Malawi Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (MWEITI) that ...

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NEITI seeks partnership with NDDC on anti-corruption
Waziri-Adio

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency  Initiative (NEITI) has said that it will partner with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to enthrone transparency and accountability in the operations of the agency. Executive Secretary of NEITI, Waziri Adio, gave the assessment in his presentation to the Retreat of the Commission held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Mr. Adio noted that the ...

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Price hike: Benue legislators upbraid Dangote Cement official
Dangote-Cement

The Benue State House of Assembly has accused Dangote Cement Company for treating the House and the Benue people with levity, contempt and ridicule. This followed the non-appearance of the Plant Director, Dangote Cement, Gboko Plant, Jacinto Miranda, on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 during plenary, albeit for the second time after on invitation by the House to appear before it ...

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