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APC sets new agenda in Nasarawa state

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

When the national leadership of APC says they are set for the next level, for the party’s governorship candidate in Nasarawa state, it is a new agenda unfolding. MOHAMMED YANGIDA writes. It is time again for the people of Nasarawa state to eschew the politics of religious and tribal sentiments to unite as a common front in order to elect Read More

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General election: INEC trains 12, 000 corps members in FCT

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the training of 12, 000 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The three-day-training which commenced Tuesday and ended on Thursday, held in 24 different locations within the Nation’s capital, including NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Kubwa. While supervising the training Read More

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For 2019 polls to be credible

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

  It is perhaps, the best thing since slice bread, hearing President Muhammadu Buhari at various public fora reiterates the impregnable resolve of his government to help the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), under the dynamic leadership of Prof. Mahmoud Yakub, conduct a credible, fair and transparent 2019 general election. Simply put, ‘Baba Buhari’ is saying he will not as Read More

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AMCON’s role as saviour of ailing businesses

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

I am bold to say the future of Nigeria is bright. Our current dispensation of democracy is under 30, but we are building institutions that are at par with those built by democracies that boast of centuries of experience with similar democratic institutions. One is tempted to question why older democracies, for that matter, tend to expect much from us, Read More

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TI report: Wrong testimonial at the wrong time

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

Transparency International, the global corruption watchdog, issued its 2018 Corruption Perception Index this week. And the news is bad for the Buhari administration. It said that Nigeria “was still perceived as highly corrupt” Meaning the anti-corruption war has not made a significant impression on corruption. This, certainly, is not the testimonial that President Muhammadu Buhari desperately needs at this time. Read More

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Official: Anthony Martial pens down fresh United deal

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

Manchester United have announced that Anthony Martial has signed a new 5-year contract at the club. The Frenchman has been assured of his future under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and has put pen to paper on a new five-year contract. Martial said: “I am loving my time at this club. “From the day I joined I have been made Read More

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Nigeria Customs donates, Yobe govt distributes relief materials to vulnerable persons

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

Yobe state government has flagged off the distribution of food and non-food relief materials to returnees in 17 local government councils of the state, nine Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) groups, Orphans and disabled persons in Yobe state donated by the Nigeria Customs Service. Flagging off the symbolic distribution on Thursday in Damaturu, theChairman, Committee on Post Insurgency, Reconstruction, Resettlementand Rehabilitation, Read More

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Ex-NIA DG escapes from Nigeria, ahead of trial day

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

Former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke and his wife are no longer in the country Oke, who was to be arraigned along with his wife by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday, left the country last week, TheCable is reporting. He is said to be in a European country “for medical reasons”. There Read More

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Court sentences 4 drug peddlers to 2-year jail term in Anambra

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

A  Federal High Court sitting in Awka, the Anambra State capital and presided over by Justice I.B Gafai, has sentenced four persons to two years imprisonment over drug related offences. The four, convicted within the month of January 2019, were arraigned by the Anambra State Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). According to the Public Relations Officer of Read More

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Incorporate tomato farming into anchor programme- NIHORT

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

The National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Ibadan has urged the CBN to effectively harnesse tomato farming under its Anchor Borrowers’ Programme to meet the country’s 2.3 million tonnes annual demand. Dr Abayomi Olaniyan, the Executive Director of the institute said this at a workshop on tomato value chain held on Wednesday in Ibadan. Olaniyan said that tomato farming had the Read More

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Industry forecast: NIMASA targets 10% growth

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

At a recent public presentation, the Nigerian maritime industry has projected to grow by 10 per cent within the next two years. DAVID AGBA reports. At the ceremony to unveil the Nigerian Maritime Industry Forecast covering the period 2019/2020, in Lagos by the Director-General of NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside, stakeholders in the maritime sector had their hopes re-ignited despite some challenges. Read More

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Buhari commends Umahi on federal projects

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

    The President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday commended Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state for completing federal project in the state President Buhari made the call when he had audience with the governor, stakeholders and traditional rulers at council chambers, government house Abakaliki. While commending Umahi, the president promised “to refund monies spent on the projects in the state Read More

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NAMA to install CAT ll in Maiduguri, Jos others

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

 Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), is set to unveil installation of CAT II Instrument Landing System (ILS), at Maiduguri, Jos and Minna airports in the northern parts of the country. This is coming on the heels of commissioning of similar Category II Instrument at the Benin City Airport, Edo state capital. Managing Director of NAMA, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu said this Read More

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FG’s inability to attract investors in Arik Air worry investors

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

Aviation stakeholders have expressed dismay at the inability of the federal government to   attract investors willing to put their money in   Arik and Aero Contractors airlines, two years after they came under the receivership of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). Arik Air has not had any interested investor, while Aero Contractors was said to have had investors already Read More

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Aviation minister affirms FG’s concerted efforts in economy

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

  The Minister of state Aviation Hadi Sirika said federal government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari has made concerted efforts to revive the Agricultural sector as a way of diversifying the nation’s economy, increasing revenue sources, and to discourage the our over-dependence on revenue generated from sales of crude Oil. At the 2019 seasonal rainfall prediction (SRP), he Read More

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Fashikun Olajide laid to rest as AFN President offers son scholarship

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

The remains of the former Chairman of Kwara SWAN president, Olajide Ayodeji Fashikun was committed to mother earth in his country home, Obbo-Aiyegunle, in Ekiti local government area of the state on Wednesday. Late Fashikun, who was until his demise, the Managing Editor of Going news, an online news outfit died in the early hours of Sunday, at the Federal Read More

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PDP laments destruction of billboards

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

Ebonyi state commissioner for youth and sports Mr Charles Akpuenika yesterday raised alarm over the alleged destruction of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) billboards and posters by opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state. He alleged that the billboards were being defaced with substances suspected to be acid . Akpu-Enika who disclosed this in a press briefing in Abakaliki on Read More

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Court bars Total Nigeria Plc from evicting Coy

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

A Lagos High Court has restrained Total Nigeria Plc from evicting, dislodging or evacuating Automatic Fits and Energy Nigeria Ltd and Segmat Springs Ltd from Total Plc Lube Bays assigned to them. Justice L.A.M Folami said the injunction restraining the oil firm was pending hearing and determination of the substantive suit filed against it by Automatic fits and Segmat. The Read More

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Regional interests and politics of endorsements

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

It is the season of endorsements by various sociocultural organisations in the country who are saying that only on restructuring can the country stand. ELEOJO IDACHABA takes a look at the positions of these groups especially the recent one by Afenifere and the reactions that follow. As the general elections draw close, what is, in recent times, known in the Read More

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Implementing PWD Act involves all Nigerians – Mrs Beyioku-Alase

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

The chairperson, Deaf Women Association of Nigeria, Abuja Chapter, Mrs Hellen Beyioku-Alase, in an interview with ENE OSANG speaks on the Persons With  Disability (PWD) bill signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari a fortnight ago. Persons With Disability bill has been signed into law, what does this means for you? For the generality of persons with disabilities, the bill Read More

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Nigeria; in a recession of morals

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

I have moved back and forth over writing on this Justice Onnoghen issue, even right from the days the matter was fresh, and the CJN had just admitted to the crimes he is so charged with by the Code of Conduct Tribunal; and we were all second guessing what the National Judicial Council would do, or better still, what Justice Read More

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EPL: Chelsea succumb to Bournemouth defeat, Leicester cage Liverpool

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

Liverpool wasted a chance to take complete control of the Premier League title race as Leicester earned a 1-1 draw against the leaders, while Chelsea’s bid for a top-four finish was rocked by a humiliating 4-0 thrashing at Bournemouth on Wednesday night. After second-placed Manchester City lost at Newcastle on Tuesday, Jurgen Klopp’s side would have moved seven points clear Read More

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Coca Cola takes full charge of Chi

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

Chi Limited has been fully acquired by the Cola-Cola Company. This was disclosed in a statement on Wednesday when Coca-Cola announced that it has extended its minority investment in the company to full ownership. In 2016, the company acquired a 40% minority stake in Chi and expressed interest in increasing ownership within three years. “Coca-Cola is continuing to evolve as Read More

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Threat to Polls: Hold Buhari, APC responsible if… – PDP

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has raised an alarm that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency should be held responsible for alleged  plots to scuttle the conduct of the 2019 polls. The PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday noted that the party’s stance was predicated on the revelation by Read More