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NNPC, RTEAN forge common front to end petrol smuggling

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

…. As Corporation supplies 2bn litres of PMS monthly The effort of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to end cross border smuggling of petroleum Products in the country received a boost Tuesday as the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) pledged its support the corporation to end the menace. National President of RTEAN, Comrade Osakpawan Eriyo, who made Read More

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Dalung tips Nigerian Wrestlers for 2020 Olympic success, orders inclusion of Rowing, Yachting at 20th NSF

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has predicted a successful outing for Nigerian wrestlers at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.Barrister Dalung  made the remark when the Ministry of Youth and Sports held a reception on Tuesday April 30, 2019 in Abuja for Nigerian wrestlers who emerged African Champions at the recently held Africa Championships held from 26 – 31 March, 2019 in Read More

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FG spent N3.5trn on infrastructure in 3 years – Osinbajo

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said Tuesday that the federal government has spent N3.5 trillion on infrastructure in the blast three years.  Osinbajo said this when he spoke at the first Nigeria-UK Economic Development Forum (EDF) at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.  “We have taken these challenges as opportunities and have made the extensive build-out of modern infrastructure (both hard and Read More

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Nigeria’ll continue to invest in renewable energy – Osinbajo

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The federal government would not relent in its efforts to improve the power sector including providing off-grid solutions such as renewable energy in order to transform the nation’s economy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said on Tuesday.  Osinbajo said this when he received a delegation from Total Group, led by its chairman, Mr Patrick Pouyanne, who paid him a courtesy call Read More

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MCN urges Buhari to appoint technocrats in marine sector

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Marine Club of Nigeria (MCN) has urged the federal government to appoint only technocrats to head Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the maritime sector. The President of the club, Dr. Chinedu Jideofo made the call in a statement issued on Monday and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He emphasized the importance of appointing competent people Read More

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Building collapse: SON strategising with professionals

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has organised a one-day sensitisation workshop in the North-east zone of Bauchi state for professionals and other stakeholders on the challenges of building collapse in the country.  SON said, the workshop which drew Architects, Builders, Surveyors and other professionals was organised to bring together all stakeholders in the building industry to ensure safety compliance Read More

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New 10-year validity passport only in Abuja

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has begun the issuance of the new passport booklet with 10-year validity only at the agency’s Headquarters, Abuja. The enhanced polycarbonate passport booklet which was launched by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 15, 2019, was embedded with the National Identity Number. While taking newsmen round the passport office in Abuja, the NIS Public Relations Officer, Read More

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Senate queries Buratai over removal of Kazaure as NYSC DG

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

…Saraki leads 7-man delegation to Saudi Arabia over Zainab Habibu Aliyu Few hours before the release of Zainab Habibu Aliyu by Saudi Authorities from detention, Senate on Tuesday, resolved to send a 7-man delegation, led by its president, Bukola Saraki, to Saudi Arabia, to intervene in  her matter . This is as the Upper legislative  chamber questioned the legality or Read More

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Reps threaten sanctions against RMAFC boss, mgt team

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

An Ad hoc panel of the House of Representatives investigating the alleged failure of the Revenue Mobilsation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) to comply with rules governing some areas of its operations, has vowed to deploy sanctions against its Acting Chairman, Umar Gana and management team of the commission. The Committee headed by Hon. Mark Gbillah on Tuesday frowned on Read More

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World’s largest medical drone delivery service debuts in Ghana

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ghana’s Vice President, Dr Mamahudu Bawumia, has launched the first ever medical drone delivery service in Ghana. The VP launched the largest such drone delivery network in the world, at Omenako, near Suhum, in the eastern REGION recently. The ‘Fly-To-Save-A-Life Project’, is a collaboration between the Ministry of Health and Zipline Technologies, to provide rapid response to medical emergencies especially Read More

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NCC urges consumers to be wary of cyber criminals

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Meanwhile, the commission has advised consumers to be wary of tech trends and cyber criminals activities to avoid being victim on the internet. The executive vice chairman of NCC Professor Umar Danbatta, said this at the 48th Consumer Town Hall Meeting (CTM) which held at Oba Okunade Sijuwade Memorial Hall, Ile Ife, Osun state. He said, “The Consumer Town Hall Read More

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NCC tasks consumers on adequate use of its programmes

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Executive Vice Chairman Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Danbatta, has urged telecom consumers to take advantage of various programmes of the commission to enjoy seamless telecom services. The EVC stated that the commission’s school support programmes such as the Digital Awareness Programme (DAP) and the Advanced Digital Appreciation Programme for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI), through which computers are supplied Read More

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France 2019: Varsity dons school Super Falcons on hard work, focus, patriotism

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A trio of university dons on Tuesday challenged players of the Super Falcons and the Golden Eaglets to make hard work, patriotism, focus, dedication and fearlessness their watchwords, while discountenancing all events and situations that could discourage them in their various national assignments. At a seminar organized by the Nigeria Football Federation, at Serob Legacy Hotel, Abuja, with the theme Read More

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AFCON 2019: Okocha, Kanu, Babangida get NFF roles

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed former Super Eagles’ captains Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu, as well as former star winger Tijani Babangida as scouts and movitational figures for Nigeria’s campaign at the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt this summer. According to NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, the three legends will monitor the activities Read More

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NASS Jerks up 2019 Budget by N90billion

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

…Approves N8.916 trillion as against N8.826trillion  proposed …As Saraki, others get N23.678billion as severance package   The National Assembly on Monday in passing the 2019 budget, increased its projected revenue size by N90billion with the passage of N8.916trillion as against N8.826trillion earlier proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari. The N90billion increase in the budget profile as stated in separate reports presented to that Read More

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Olude vows to prove mettle at 2019 Okpekpe road race

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Barely 24 days to the 2019 edition of the Okpekpe 10km road race, Fadekemi Olude, a top female marathoner has vowed to prove her mettle at the competition. The competition, which is scheduled for May 25 with no fewer than 3,000 runners, will begin at Apama road and end at Okpekpe in Edo. Olude told newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos Read More

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ATTF boss hails Aruna Quadri’s feat in Budapest

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President of the African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF) Khaled El-Salhy has described Aruna Quadri as a good ambassador for putting the continent on the world map with his scintillating performance in Budapest. Quadri was the only African to reach the last 32 of the men’s singles at the 2019 ITTF World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. El-Salhy, however lauded Egypt’s Dina Read More

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Anambra state ‘factional’ speaker dumps APGA to APC

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Anambra state House of Assembly ‘factional’ Speaker, Hon. Ikem Uzoezie, on Tuesday, dumped the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) to the All Progressive Congress (APC).Uzoezie, while announcing his defection to APC at the floor of the assembly presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Rita Maduagwu, thanked members for their support when he was away.The lawmaker allegedly emerged as Read More

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Be wary of allocations to council, Lawmaker cautions Kogi administrators

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Member Representing Yagba Federal Constituency in the House of Representative, Hon. Sunday Karimi, has cautioned local government administrators from the federal constituency to be wary of amount accruing to the local government areas, assuring that  soon they would be made to account for every kobo they allegedly signed by them. The lawmaker stated this while reacting to monies said Read More

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30 foreign exhibitors to attend Nigeria agro input, equipment expo

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Between 25 and 30 foreign exhibitors from 10 countries are expected to attend the second  Nigeria International Agro Input and Equipment Exhibition, the organisers, CEMS Nigeria, has said.  Operation Manager of CEMS Nigeria, Yekeen Kazeem, said the second edition of the agricultural exhibition has been slated for October 15 to 17, 2019 at the Marhaba events center, Kano with focus Read More

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Aftermath of Easter: Reps to probe killing of Boys Brigade in Gombe

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

House of Representatives on Tuesday resolved to investigate the killing of 11 members of the Boys Brigade during an Easter procession in Gombe State.This came following a motion sponsored under matters of urgent public importance by Chairman of the House Committee on Electoral and Political Parties matters, Hon. Aishatu Dukku. Its committee on internal affairs has been mandated to carry Read More

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30 days to handover: Yobe Gov swears-in SIEC Chairman, Perm Secs, others

April 30, 2019 Editor 0

Barely 30 days to hand over date, Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobestate has appointed and sworn-in Dr. Mamman Mohammed as Chairman, Yobe State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC). Others sworn-in were three permanent members for Civil Service Commission, Fiscal Responsibility Board and five PermanentSecretaries. At the event which took place on Tuesday at Government House, Damaturu,the Governor commended the efforts of Read More