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Sanitising university admissions

By Hamidu Danbarewa Th e radical reforms sweeping clouds of dust from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) have once again expunged more debris of failed and foiled policies concealed under the carpet of complacence and corruption in the ...

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Why APC needs total rebranding — Timi Frank

Comrade Timi Frank is the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).  In this interview with BODE OLAGOKE, he reveals some of the challenges confronting the party and why the party is polarised. Kaduna State Governor, Nasir ...

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Bindow, Ribadu in f erce battle for 2019

As the war of words between supporters of Adamawa state Governor Muhammadu Bindow Umaru Jibrilla, and that of the former anti-corruption czar, Nuhu Ribadu, continues unabated, IBRAHIM ABDUL’AZIZ writes on the tussle for Adamawa Government House. Following the new twists ...

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FG must fast-track FHA reforms – Gemade

By Patrick Andrew Abuja — Federal government must fast-track necessary processes to engineer the reform and commercialisation of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA), if it must achieve meaningful reduction of Nigeria’s 17 million housing defi cit. Chairman of the Senate ...

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Turkey introduces nuclear energy

Stories by Patrick Andrew Abuja— General construction work has begun at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant site in Turkey. It is a positive sign that reactor construction will indeed commence in 2018 – putting Turkey on track to be the ...

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CBN not over funding FG – Emefiele

By David Agba Abuja– Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday denied allegations that the apex bank was over-funding the federal government. Th is is even as the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) retained the benchmark lending rate and ...

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Nigeria’s unity not negotiable – NASS

..Saraki, Dogara assure of equity, justice ..Reps set up c’ttee on restructuring By Taiye Odewale and  Joshua Egbodo, Abuja —   The National Assembly yesterday declared that the unity of Nigeria as presently constituted was not negotiable, just as it ...

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How Kano marked Islamic new year

The Kano State Government declared Friday as public holiday to mark the new Islamic year. BASHIR MOHAMMED reports how people of the state and government celebrated the new year In every part of the globe in Islamic community, it is ...

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Reps and hassle over NGOs regulation bill

Will the House of Representatives continue its pursuit of a bill to establish a special commission specifi cally to regulate the activities of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), and the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Nigeria?JOSHUA EGBODO writes on the controversies surrounding ...

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