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Childless horse adopts orphaned calf in Australia

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

An Australian family said a 16-year-old horse who never raised a foal of her own took it upon herself to adopt a calf orphaned at less than a week old. Anthony and Gerda Glasson of Piccarilli Station, near Thargomindah in Queensland, said they were checking horses in their paddock Tuesday when they discovered their children’s polocrosse horse, Moonshine, had acquired Read More

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High cost of medicare pushes 100m people globally into poverty-WB

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The World Bank says about 100 million people have been pushed into poverty due to high cost of obtaining health services. The findings, released Tracking Universal Health Coverage: 2017 Global Monitoring Report, by the World Bank and the World Health Organization, these expenses are enough to push them into extreme poverty, forcing them to survive on just $1.90. This is Read More

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2018: Political spending may threaten naira BDC operators warn

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja with agencies The President, Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON), Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe fears the stability of the naira is under threat as 2019 general elections draws closer. Gwadabe, noted that the propensity of politicians to hoard dollars and spend during political campaigns, was not new to the nation’s political history. According to Read More

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10 modular refineries at advanced stage –Presidency

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is committed to promoting the establishment of privately financed modular refineries in the country. This, he said, will increase local refining capacity, create jobs, ensure peace and stability in the Niger delta region. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Laolu Akande, said that Read More

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jime congratulates Segun Oni on appointment as NEPZA board chairman

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By David Agba Abuja The Managing Director of Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), Emmanuel Jime, has congratulated the former Governor of Ekiti State, Engr. Olusegun Adebayo Oni, on his well-deserved appointment as the Chairman of the NEPZA Board. Engr. Oni, who is the Deputy National Chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), was among the 209 board chairmen Read More

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NPDC 2015 liabilities to FG stood at $1.5bn, N78bn –NEITI

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja Nigeria’s oil and gas industry audit for 2015 has shown that Nigerian Petroleum Development Corporation (NPDC), reduced its legacy liabilities from $1.45 billion and N80 billion in 2014 to $757 million and N68 billion in 2015. Despite clearing its legacy debts, the NPDC incurred liabilities of $822 million and N9.6 billion in 2015, bringing its total Read More

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FG secured over $2bn World Bank Agric Support in 9 year s– Agronature

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Stories by John Oba Abuja Investigation by the Agronature Nigeria, an online medium on World Bank financing of Nigeria’s Agriculture sector has revealed that over $2 billion ($2,065,300,000) worth of agricultural projects financed by the global bank in the country between 2008 and 2017. The projects were approved for execution intermittently within a 9 year period. However, indications have shown Read More

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Assessing the agric sector in 2017

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The agriculture sector in 2017 witnessed a lot of strides and investment, thus contributing considerably to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, this is not without its shortcoming, especially as the Ministry couldn’t accomplish some of it’s goals, JOHN OBA, reports. For many in Nigeria, 2017 was the year of Agriculture revolution, especially for the big time farmers as Read More

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4,000 Delta APC members defect to PDP

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Amaechi Okwara Asaba Over 4, 000 All Progressives Congress (APC) members from Ika North East local government area of Delta state, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s domain, have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The defected, led by APC chieftain, Comrade Ebenezer Obiazorkwo and seven APC ward chairmen in the council, were received by governor Okowa during PDP meeting held Read More

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Nasarawa speaker donates N15m items to constituents

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Mohammed Yangida Lafia Speaker Nasarawa state Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi has distributed items, including scholarship, sewing machines and wrappers worth N15 million to his Umaisha / Ugya constituents. While distributing the items at the weekend in Umaisha development area of the state, the speaker assured the people of his readiness to continue to initiate more people oriented programmes Read More

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Kogi monarch tasks Ebira on sports development

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja The Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Dr Ado Ibrahim has called on well meaning Ebira people and corporate organisations in Kogi to invest in sports in order to discover new talents and reduce youth restiveness in the state. The royal father, who made the call at the weekend during the grand finale of the 2017 edition of Ajanah Read More

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Kwara Central produces best Qu’ranic reciter

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin Mallam Muritala Abdul-Qadir Katibi, from Kwara Central has emerged the best overall winner of inter-local government Quranic competition in the state. Katibi emerged overall best in the recitation of 60 hizb, complete Quran with tafsir, while Muhammad Salisu Jibril from Kwara North emerged 2nd. Speaker of the state Assembly, Dr Ali Ahmad gave a cash Read More

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Tambuwal tasks citizens on positive attitude in 2018

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Sidi A. Umar Sokoto Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has urged all Sokoto indigenes and Nigerians at large to have positive attitude going into the New Year, saying every available indices indicate that the country is on the brink of greatness. In a message issued by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, to commemorate the coming of the 2018 Read More

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Rivers APC seeking relevance through insults – Wike

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

From Iyalla Adaye, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has stated that the Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders seek relevance and recognition from the federal government by raining insults on him and generating cheap lies against his government. Speaking on Saturday when he received hundreds of APC decampees from Opobo-Nkoro Local Government Area Read More

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Group endorses Ikpeazu, 2 others for second term

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Sam Obinna Ibe Umuahia A socio-,cultural group, Divine Mandate Organization, has endorsed Abia state governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, the Senator representing Abia Central, Theodore A Orji and Speaker, Abia House of Assembly, Rt Hon Chikwendu Kanu, for second term in 2019. The group made this endorsement at Ikem Nvosi Primary School field, Isiala Ngwa South, yesterday during their one Read More

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Shettima bans campaigns, threatens to punish offenders

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

From Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state has banned political campaigns by political appointees and civil servants alike noting that “ it is not yet time for political campaign whatsoever”. The Governor also threatened to sanction any civil servant found wanting in this regard noting that indulging in campaigns now would distract from delivering dividends of democracy Read More

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Again, Buhari assures on return of remaining Chibok girls

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

From Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that he was still conscious of the remaining 113 abducted Chibok schoolgirls and assured that he would leave no stone unturned to secure their release from Boko Haram enclave. President Buhari, who made the declaration Saturday while addressing Chibok communities in Chibok town, regretted the manner in which the secondary school Read More

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2018: PDP ‘ll be robust, vibrant – Secondus

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Patrick Andrew, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will offer to the ruling a robust and vibrant opposition that will re-engineer political activities and set in motion credible democracy in Nigeria. The National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, declared in a New Year message to Nigerians and assured the Nigerian populace that the worst was over for Read More