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OPSH partners Plateau Muslim Pilgrims board on peace building

May 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Commander of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), Major General Augustine Agundu has sued for collaboration of the Plateau state Muslims pilgrims’ board in order to promote peace in the state. Major General Agundu accompanied Assistant Commissioner of Police Emmanuel Ado made call Thursday  during a Courtesy visit to the office  Executive Secretary of the board Barr. Auwal Abdullahi. He said: Read More

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Seplat assures shareholders of capital appreciation, production growth

May 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian leading indigenous  oil and gas company, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc has recorded growth at the end of 2018 financial year, posting profit of N73 billion . The figure indicating 480 per cent increase from N13 billion which the company made over the same period in 2017. The company also gave  assurance that in the current year it will grow Read More

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ASURI urges FG to focus more on research

May 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Secretary General of the Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions (ASURI) Dr. Theophilus Ndubuaku has urged the federal government to do more for the Research Institutes. He made this statement at the strategic meeting of Directors General/Chief Executive Officers of research and development institutions and the leadership of ASURI on the National Research and Innovation Council (NRIC) (Establishment) Bill Read More

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Nigeria’s gas reserves at 187trn, 7th globally – FG

May 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment Hajia Aisha Abubakar says with a gas reserve of 187 trillion cubic feet Nigeria is rated the 7th globally. The minister said this at the validation of the draft document on National Industrial Fertilizer production policy on Thursday in Abuja. The minister said the stability of the county to develop its gas Read More

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Community relations as an effective tool for school plant management

May 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

In this piece, Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu examines school administration and explains the term, ‘school plant’, its utilisation  and how community relations helps in the maintenance and safeguarding of school facilities. School Plant School plant is defined as all those facilities that are built for and owned by an educational institution which aid the smooth teaching and learning experiences. In fact, Read More

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Transborder crimes: Harmonise crime control operations, Buhari tasks ECOWAS security chiefs

May 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has tasked security chiefs of West African countries to harmonise their crime control operations in a bid to curb the menace of transborder crimes in the region. Speaking at the closing of the 16th annual general meeting of  West African Police Chiefs Committee (WAPCCO) and meeting of the Forum of Ministers in charge of Security in the region, Thursday in Read More

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NBMA has delivered on its mandate– Minister

May 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

Minister of Environment Suleiman Hassan Zarma has said the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has delivered on its targets in line with its mandate of ensuring that modern biotechnology practices and its products are well used and deployed safely in Nigeria. The Minister said this at the opening meeting of experts of Biosafety for the validation of the Preliminary draft Read More

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Nigerian ports record 7.3% drop in ship traffic

May 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigerian ports recorded a downward trend in operational activities in the third quarter of 2018 as the number of vessels that called at the ports dropped from 1,045 in the corresponding period of 2017 to 969, showing a decrease of 7.3 percent. This information is contained in the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) 2018 third quarter operational performance report.According to the Read More

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Ending HIV 2030 target attainable – NACA

May 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

As part of efforts to combat the HIV and AIDS epidemic in Nigeria, National Agency for the control of AIDS,  (NACA)  Said that 2030 target for ending the scourge is attainable. Speaking at a one day training for journalist organized by NACA in Lagos, with the theme, “New Trends in HIV/ AIDS”, Assistant Director and the head of survey unit Read More

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Balance work with family life – MD NPA charges female folk

May 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has advised her female folk to balance work with family life, saying that “a woman needs to know when to draw a line and learn to devote quality time with the family, devoid of the interference from office activities”. She however cautioned women not to nurse fears of Read More

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Ondo varsity shuts indefinitely

May 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

Students of Ondo state-owned Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, might not be resuming anytime soon following the postponement in the resumption date of the institution by its management. This is as no resumption date was stipulated in the circular made available to journalists and signed by the acting registrar of the institution, Opeoluwa Akinfemiwa. Meanwhile, before the latest circular was issued, Read More

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Deeper Life pastor emerges new UniZik VC

May 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

Professor Charles Esimone has emerged the new vice chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state. His emergence was sequel to the conclusion of interviews for the post of vice chancellor in which he took the first position. The university’s Director of Information and Public Relations/Chief Protocol Officer, Dr. Emmanuel Ojukwu, disclosed this in a statement Tuesday night. He also Read More

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NIMASA commences process to end gas emission on vessel

May 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has started a landmark inaugural installation ceremony of the Thorium-X tablet, a fuel consumption data collection device, on board a Nigerian-flagged fuel tanker vessel, MT KINGIS, commencing the process targeted at ending green-house gas emissions on vessels.   The pilot project, which came as fallout of the Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre (MTCC) conference Read More

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Nasarawa varsity to establish psychological service centre

May 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK), has concluded arrangement to establish a psychological service centre to tackle the challenges arising from drug addiction. Head of Department (HOD) of Psychology, Dr. Lawrence Orkuugh, disclosed this when interacting with journalists in his office. Orkuugh reiterated that the establishment of the centre is in line with National Universities Commission (NUC) benchmark. He said the Read More

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Manipulation of young girls prevalent in W/Africa’s educational system –ECOWAS

May 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

ECOWAS commissioner for education, science and culture, Professor Leopoldo Amado,  says favoritism and manipulation of young girls are the major corruption prevalent in West Africa’s educational system. Amado said this at the sub-regional meeting of Transparency International and the presentation of policy papers on land and education systems in West Africa in Abuja Wednesday. He said due to the prevalent Read More

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FA elections: Ekiti govt assures of level playing ground

May 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Contestants, stakeholders and observers have been promised a level playing field for all contestants at the Ekiti football association’s elective congress to elect new members into the board.  The election is slated for May 28, 2019. Speaking in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State Commissioner of Sports and Youths, Pastor Michael Awopetu, restated the commitment of the administration of Governor John Kayode Fayemi Read More

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Don advocates autonomy for LGs, devolution of powers

May 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

A forum of academic experts concerned about the slow pace of growth in the country has suggested a complete autonomy for local administrations to enhance development as well as effective management of resources in the nation’s 774 local governments and proper devolution of powers within the three tiers of government for better accountability. The round table forum which was largely Read More

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Educationist urges teachers to obtain teachers’ professional certificate

May 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

A former national president, Association for Formidable Educational Development (AFED), Mrs Ifejola Dada, has advised teachers to register and obtain the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) certificate before the December 2019 deadline. Dada gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Thursday while reacting to the December 2019 deadline for all Read More

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Ethics Marshal gives verdict on 2019 UTME conduct, outcome

May 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Exam Ethics Marshal International has commended the registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede and his team for successful conduct of the 2019 JAMB examination. NAN reports that Mr Ike Onyechere, founding chairman, Exam Ethics Marshals International, gave the commendation in a statement Tuesday in Abuja. He said that the registrar had done well for putting Read More

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Staff in panic mood as Nasarawa varsity reform committee submits report

May 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

The high-powered committee set-up by Nasarawa State University, Keffi, to introduce necessary reforms expected to enhance academic pursuits and improve the performance of both staff and students to move the institution to first class status has submitted its report. The submission of the report has however sent shivers down the spine of several workers who fear that implementing the recommendations Read More

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Why Nigerian graduates ‘re not globally competitive –Nigerian-born US undergraduate

May 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

Aisha Balogun is a Nigerian born undergraduate at the University of Wyoming, United States of America. The teenage undergraduate who is a third year student of Computer Engineering, is already giving back to the Nigerian society through her interventions at the University of Ilorin, Kwara state. In a chat with AMEH JOHN she offers fascinating insights as to why graduates Read More

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Wafu Cup: Madu’s eyes still on trophy after conquering Ghana, sure of goals against Cote d’Ivoire in final

May 17, 2019 Editor 0

After beating Ghana to soar into final clash of the ongoing West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup, Super Falcons assistant Coach Maureen Madu has declared that her team are still focused on winning the trophy. The Nigerian senior Women team defeated arch rivals Ghana 4-2 on penalties after full time ended goalless. And despite the inability of free-scoring Super Falcons Read More

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Schools board chairman suggests measures to curb societal decay

May 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

Chairman, Rivers State Senior Secondary Schools Board (RSSSSB), Mr David Briggs, has advised parents to be proactive and vigilant towards checking drug addiction, cultism and prostitution among young adults in the state. Briggs, who gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Tuesday in Port Harcourt, said there was the need to restore societal values. Read More

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‘Why JAMB banned cash transactions at CBT centres’

May 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

As part of measures to protect the integrity of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME), the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has taken steps to close identified loopholes that might be exploited by examination cheats, AMEH JOHN reports. Dealing with cheats Last Saturday was quite emotional for the registrar of JAMB, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, because of the various tactics Read More

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African court set for sensitization in Djibouti

May 17, 2019 Editor 0

The African court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) is set to undertake a sensitization visit to the Republic of Djibouti sometimes this month. In a press release from Tanzania which was signed by its president, Hon. Justice Sylvian Ore, during the visit and training, there would also be discussions with various stakeholders with a view to promoting the court. Read More