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Bauchi APC calls for fresh election in Dogara’s constituency

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Media and Publicity Committee of All Progressive Congress (APC) Campaign Council in Bauchi state has rejected the results of the just concluded National Assembly election into the House of Representatives in Dass, Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro federal constituency. According to a press statement signed by the state director, media and publicity of the campaign council, Balarebe Shehu Ilelah made available Read More

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Kogi central: Natasha rejects result, head to court

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

…Accuses APC of rigging Senatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Kogi state, Natasha Hadiza Akpoti has rejected the outcome of last Saturday’s senatorial election in Kogi Central Senatorial district, describing it as a ‘sham.’ She has, however, expressed optimism that her mandate would be recovered at the court of law. Addressing a press conference Thursday in Abuja, Read More

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Buhari’s victory, triumph of ordinary Nigerians– Lai Mohammed

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in last Saturday’s presidential election symbolizes the triumph of the ordinary Nigerians over the elite. The Minister made the remarks in Abuja Thursday when he received the management of his ministry, who came to congratulate him on the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC), at last Read More

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Buhari congratulates President Mackey Sall of Senegal on election victory

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated President Macky Sall of Senegal on his re-election for a second term. The president commended the people of Senegal on the successful and peaceful conduct of the presidential election, saying the scenario of successful elections in West African countries is a sign of hope that democracy has come to stay in the sub-region. While wishing Read More

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Nigerians re-elected Buhari on trust, competence- Accord

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Accord (A) has said Nigerians voted massively to re-elect President Muhammadu Buhari because of their trust in his progressive and sustainable development of the country. The party stated this in a congratulatory message to the president on his victory at the polls, saying it was a well deserved victory for democracy and Nigerians.  The message, which was signed by Read More

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Aggrieved APGA candidates call for national chairman’s resignation

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Fresh crisis is brewing in the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as some members under the umbrella of APGA Aggrieved Aspirants Forum have called for the resignation of the party national chairman, Chief Victor Oye. The angry group, which addressed a news conference Thursday in Awka, claimed that Dr Oye lacked the capacity to lead the party to victory during Read More

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PDP not afraid of Abia guber election-Senator Orji

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The re-elected Senator for Abia Central senatorial district, Theodore Orji, has boasted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not losing sleep about winning the Abia state governorship election to any other political parties because of Abia is a PDP state. Senator Orji, who stated this in Umuahia Wednesday shortly after his re-election was announced by the INEC, said there was no cause for Read More

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Shettima’s 5 ex-aides win Reps seats

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Five former aides of Borno state Governor Kashim Shettima have won election to represent their various federal constituencies in the House of Representatives following last Saturday’s National Assembly election conducted by INEC. The new lawmakers-elect include the four past commissioners and a chairman of an agency. The ex-commissioners are that of health, higher education, water resources, local government affairs and the Read More

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Salaries commission raises alarm over fake circular

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Executive Chairman, National Salaries Incomes and Wages Commission, (NSIWC), High Chief Richard Onwuka Egbule, says the Commission has not issued any circular to revise the supplementary allowance payable to security personnel attached to political, public and Judicial office holders. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the commission, Mr Emma Njoku, Thursday indicates that the fake circular fraudulently Read More

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Aliko Dangote makes $17bn bid for immortality

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Aliko Dangote’s plan to reduce Nigeria’s dependency on fuel imports will carve out an even bigger slice of the nation’s $376 billion economy for his empire. The best way to appreciate the scale of Dangote’s empire is to hitch a ride on one of his private jets. A half-hour after his Bombardier Challenger 605 takes off from Lagos Airport, it Read More

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Cisco Meraki simplifies IT solutions for MSMEs

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Cisco Meraki, the global leader in cloud managed IT solutions, has announced its offerings to help Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria simplify IT. With many organisations today dealing with the challenges of lack of funding for advanced digital solutions and a lack of IT specialists to manage those solutions, Meraki provides a simplified path to powerful technology. Read More

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Surging crowd at cargo sheds can hamper businesses at Airports-NAHCO

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Managing Director of Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Plc, Mrs. Olatokunbo Fagbemi has expressed deep concern that uncontrolled crowd at cargo areas of both Lagos and Abuja airports could hamper businesses in the airport. Mrs. Fagbemi therefore sought the assistance of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to correct the trend. ‘’We need to safeguard our business and Read More

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Nigeria has $48bn investment opportunities in oil, gas sector — Baru

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru says over $48 billion investment opportunities are in the Nigerian oil and gas sector. Baru disclosed this in a statement issued by the NNPC Spokesman, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, in Abuja, on Thursday. The GMD called on investors to utilise the over 48 billion dollars investment opportunities Read More

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FG targets solid minerals to boost economy

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, (NEITI), Mr. Waziri Adio, says the solid mineral sector, though not being tapped to its fullest, has the potential to grow Nigeria’s economy, create jobs and address a number of social issues. Adio made this known at the launch of a report designed to enhance the contribution of the solid Read More

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NSE market capitalisation decreases further by N196bn on election outcome

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday continued to react negatively to the outcome of the presidential election with the market capitalisation losing N196 billion to close below N12 trillion mark in February. Market capitalisation for last trading day in February shed N196 billion or 1.63 per cent to close at N11.828 trillion against N12.024 trillion on Wednesday, Read More

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Maritime crimes: Nigerian Navy seizes 130 vessels in 1 year

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Navy has intercepted 130 vessels for crimes perpetrated in the maritime sector and other activities from January 2018 to February 2019. The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, who disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday when he received the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Hassan Bello, said the arrests were made following the recent enhancement Read More

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U.S. clears Maersk, others in antitrust probe

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) have been cleared by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) of any wrongdoing in an antitrust investigation.  The two companies, which confirmed this on Tuesday, were among several companies including Germany’s Hapag Lloyd, ordered to testify in an antitrust investigation that began in 2017 over practices in the shipping industry.  Container companies, which Read More

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Shipping association sets agenda for Buhari’s second term

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Chairman, Shipping Association of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Val Usifoh, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to focus more on addressing the challenges of maritime security and infrastructure deficit in his second term to make Nigerian ports more attractive. Usifoh made the call while speaking on the outcome of the February 23 Presidential elections on Thursday in Lagos. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Read More

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18 sailors evacuated from burning ship

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

18 crewmembers of a Belize-flagged general cargo vessel have been evacuated after their ship caught fire off Italy. No injuries have been reported. The 8,900 dwt ship, named Hala B, was anchored near the Port of Chioggia when the fire started in the engine room in the evening hours of Tuesday, according to Italy’s coast guard, the Guardia Costiera. Firefighters Read More

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Ningbo Zhoushan port to add container berth

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

China’s fast growing Ningbo-Zhoushan port is expanding its Chuanshan port area to further increase container handling capacity. The expansion project includes a new container berths and 600,000 TEU of container handling capacity will be added when the project is completed. Chuanshan port mostly services container and bulk cargo, as well as LNG and oil products transportation. At present, the port Read More

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Bindow and bumpy road to Dougerei House

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The battle for Dougerei Government House Yola will be intense as incumbent Governor Bindow Jibrilla is confronted by three major candidates. Muazu Abari writes on his chances. Friends turn political foes The forthcoming gubernatorial election in Adamawa state will be an interested political battle to watch: A battle of former political friends turned enemies, beneficiary and his benefactors and by extension contest between Read More

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How Troops paid supreme price for free, fair polls in N’East – CPC

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Concerned Professionals’ Congress (CPC) has lauded troops for paying the supreme price that enabled the people of the North East especially Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) to vote freely in the recent Presidential and National Assembly elections despite Boko Haram’s threats and attacks. It was reported that an officer and three soldiers died while some suffered injuries when insurgents attempted to attack Read More

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Armsgate: AVM Omenyi bags 21 years in prison

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of a Federal High Court, Abuja, Thursday, found Air Vice Marshall Tony Omenyi (retd) guilty of the amended three-count charge brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and sentenced him to an accumulated 21-year jail term, seven years on each of the three counts, to run concurrently. A press statement by EFCC acting Read More

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Akpabio: The end game

February 28, 2019 Editorial II 0

**  He mounted the saddle like a political colossus.  His rise was meteoric but his fall abrupt.  The political tsunami blowing across the country have swept him rough. Now, the mighty has fallen.  This is the fate of Chief Godswill Akpabio, a former Senate Minority Leader and former governor of Akwa Ibom State.Akpabio, senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, has Read More

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Akpabio’s fall: Lessons to be learnt

February 28, 2019 Editorial II 0

Saturday, 23rd February 2019 was a day of political revolution in Akwa Ibom state. This article seeks to datestamp one of the shocking events of that day; what the main casuality of the day, Senator Godswill Akpabio did which led to his unforseen fall; the objectives of the actors who plotted the backdoor conspiracies executed through the ballot against Akpabio, Read More