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Bad news from NIBSS, BY Jerry Uwah

April 3, 2018 Admin III 0

Recent data from Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) website should give the generals in the financial inclusion war room of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) some sleepless nights. The good news from NIBSS is that the number of accountholders captured in the Bank Verification Number (BVN) platform has climbed from 26 million in 2016 to a record 41.3 million Read More

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We will position Kaduna as golf capital of Nigeria – el-Rufai

April 3, 2018 Admin III 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has stated that with seven golf clubs in Kaduna, the state government will position the state to become the golf capital of Nigeria. Addressing the closing ceremony of the maiden edition of the KADINVEST Pinnacle Pro-Am Golf Tournament, which was won by Andrew Oche from IBB Golf Club, at the Kaduna Golf Club on Read More

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Crime Busters vow to defeat Urashi United FC

April 3, 2018 Admin III 0

Team Manager of Crime Busters FC, Ebere Amaraizu, has revealed that the police team will defi nitely gun down Urashi United FC in their first game in the Nigeria Nationwide League One (NLO). The match, which is the first game of NLO in the 2017/2018 season in the South-East, would be played by 4p.m. at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu Read More

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Lagos City Marathon: Revolution Plus joins marathon family in N500m deal

April 3, 2018 Admin III 0

One the nation’s foremost Real Estate company, Revolution Plus Property Development Company has joined the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon train as the official Real Estate Partner. Project Consultant Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Bukola Olopade disclosed that the company has signed a fi veyear deal which will run from the 2019 edition to 2023 edition worth N100 million per Read More

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Ekong tips Ebuehi to shine in Russia W/cup

April 3, 2018 Admin III 0

William Troost-Ekong has said he expects Tyronne Ebuehi to catch the eye at the World Cup in Russia in June. Ebuehi has played at right back for the Super Eagles after he was convinced to play for his fatherland even though he is also eligible to play for The Netherlands, where he was born. He is versatile as he could Read More

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Despite challenges, APC’ll win in 2019 – Jonathan’s ex-aide

April 3, 2018 Admin III 0

Immediate past Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, Ima Niboro, yesterday said despite the challenges facing the country the APC would win the 2019 elections ‘with a sizeable margin. ” The former spokesperson to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan also predicted that the APC would pull off a major Read More

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Let looters’ list cut across parties, Akanbi tells Buhari

April 3, 2018 Admin III 0

Pioneer Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Off ences Commission, Justice Mustapha Akanbi, yesterday told the President Muhammadu Buhariled APC government to release the full names of all that have looted the country’s treasury, irrespective of party affiliations. This, according to the former President, Court of Appeal, will give credibility to the administration’s anti-graft fight. He spoke to journalists Read More

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Winnie Mandela: Africa has lost a courageous woman – Buhari

April 3, 2018 Admin III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday described the passing away of South-African antiapartheid icon, Mrs Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, as a huge loss to Africa of a courageous woman. The President said she was a woman of uncommon determination, steadfastness and perseverance who held aloft the torch of the struggle against institutionalised discrimination even while her ex-husband, the late Madiba, President Nelson Mandela was Read More

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CAN prays for Leah Sharibu’s safe return

April 3, 2018 Admin III 0

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Yobe state chapter yesterday organised intercessory prayers for the safe return of Leah Sharibu, one of the Dapchi school girls being held by the Boko Haram insurgents, who had released 105 other captives. Acting state chairman of CAN, Rev. Hassan Mohammed said “hope has not yet been lostas some had stayed in the terrorists’ Read More

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Buhari’s government a failure, OBJ insists

April 3, 2018 Admin III 0

– Says APC, PDP leprous hands Ahead of the 2019 general elections, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has said grassroots movements across the country, could garner support to vote out the current All Progressives Congressled government of President Muhammadu Buhari which he described as a failure. The former president also insisted that both the ruling party and the opposition Peoples Democratic Read More

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It’s insulting to say our award on Buhari was paid for – MLK

April 3, 2018 Admin III 0

A member of the Martin Luther King family, Farris Isaac Newton, has debunked the claim that the award given to President Muhammadu Buhari by their foundation was fake and paid for. Newton, a former CEO/ President of the MLK centre for 5years and currently senior fellow at the foundation, spoke with journalists shortly before the family’s departure for the USA. Read More

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Boko Haram: Death toll in Maiduguri attack hits 29

April 3, 2018 Admin III 0

The nation’s military, yesterday, said at least 15 persons, including a soldier, were killed and about 83 others seriously injured on Sunday night during hours of battle to ward off a large number of armed suicide bombers trying to invade Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. Soldiers on guard at the outskirts of Maiduguri also gunned down six armed Boko Haram Read More

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Ekiti man wins first Bayelsa State raffle draw

April 2, 2018 Admin III 0

The first edition of the Bayelsa State raffle draw has come and gone with Mr.Kolade Afolabi from Ekiti state winning the star prize of tricycle popularly known as keke Napep. Others won hair clippers, gas stove and generator set, this was also part of the activities to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Presenting the Tricycle at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Read More

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Army extends exercise “Cat Race” in Taraba as troops arrest criminals

April 2, 2018 Admin III 0

The Nigerian Army has extended exercise AYEM AKPATUMA (Cat Race) in Taraba State for another two months.  Army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu said this in a statement on Monday. He said the extension has becomes necessary “in order to further consolidate on the gains achieved so far and due to calls by well-meaning Nigerians.” He said  the extension “will Read More

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BREAKING: Winnie Mandela dies at 81

April 2, 2018 Admin III 0

Anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela has died aged 81, her personal assistant has told the BBC. Winnie Madikizela Mandela was the former wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela. Details later.

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IFAD sets up seeds laboratory in Ebonyi

April 2, 2018 Admin III 0

It has been identified that the major challenge encountered by Ebonyi state government in its agriculture program has been how to get good seeds for farming purposes. Considering this problems, the  International Fund for Agricultural Development -Assisted Value Chain Development Programme, IFAD-VCDP has constructed a fully equipped testing laboratory worth N20 million in the state. The issue according to the state Read More

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Easter Sunday: Again, 15 killed, 83 injured as Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri

April 2, 2018 Admin III 0

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed to the Cashew Plantation around Baale Shuwari, Baale Kura and Alikaranti villages located at the outskirts of Maiduguri metropolis have repelled or quashed an attempt by Boko Haram terrorists Sunday night who attempted to penetrate Maiduguri metropolis at about 8.34 pm. The boko haram insurgents who came in troop after parking their 7 vehicles Read More

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Unemployment: Group Plans Wealth Creation Summit

April 2, 2018 Admin III 0

Worried by the soaring rate of unemployment, economic deficits, failing businesses and poverty in the country, a summit to train Nigerian entrepreneurs on leading business ideas is underway. The Summit is also intended to serve as a veritable tool for nation building and economic recovery is being organised by the Godwin Uwubamwen coaching platform and Discover You International, a leadership Read More