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FIFA award shortlists: Liverpool trio, Messi, Ronaldo, others dominate list

August 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Liverpool’s Champions League winning trio of Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane joined regulars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the shortlist for The Best Fifa Men’s player award, world soccer’s governing body announced on Wednesday. Salah and Mane shared the Premier League Golden Boot – with Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – for the league’s top scorer with 22 Read More

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NSUK mourns Professor Filaba

August 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Academic staff and students of NSUK were thrown into mourning over the death of Professor Filaba Mailafiya. A statement released by the secretary of institution’s ASUU, Dr Abubakar Tafida, to their members disclosed that Professor Mailafiya died on  July 30, 2019 at National Hospital, Abuja, after a brief illness. Until his death, Professor Mailafiya was the former Deputy Dean, Academic, Read More

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NSUK Staff school graduates 80 pupils

August 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK) Demonstration Staff School has graduated 80 pupils during its seventh graduation ceremony, Delivering her welcome address, the headmistress of the school, Mrs Maryam Aruwa, disclosed that 60 pupils were from primary school and 20 from nursery. Mrs aruwa stressed that under her stewardship, the school has recorded tremendous achievements in academic and sporting competitions.  She Read More

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EFCC arraigns bizman for N6m fraud

August 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kaduna Zonal Office, has arraigned a busimess man, Magaji Mijinyawa and Shehu Mahamoud before Justice Darius Khobo of the State High Court sitting in Kaduna on a four-count charge bordering on fraud and obtaining money by false pretence. The commission’s acting Head Media and Publicity Mr Tony Orilade in a press statement, Wednesday Read More

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A unique opportunity to promote scientific collaboration

August 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Background Science diplomacy has three different faces: science in diplomacy (using science as a diplomatic instrument in foreign policy); diplomacy for science (diplomacy seen as a way to establish scientific collaboration in the international realm); and science for diplomacy (where scientific cooperation can help improve international affairs). Although it is not a new phenomenon in developed countries, science diplomacy is Read More

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Ghana steel manufacturers decry high power tariff

August 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Steel Manufacturers Association of Ghana (SMAG), has protested high power tariff which it said is dealing a heavy blow to the growth and development of the industry. Members of the association on Tuesday visited Parliament to meet legislators on the committee on Energy and Trade and industry over the matter. They had earlier petitioned the Speaker of Parliament, Prof Read More

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To boost efficiency, Explicit Communications gets new staff

August 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

In a bid to reposition the outfit for greater efficiency, the management of Explicit Communications, an advertising agency, has announced a new set of staff members A statement by the group on Wednesday in Lagos named Tunde Asekun as director, strategy and business management; Ayokunumi  Kehinde  as  group head, new business development and brand management and Daniel Ibekwe  as a Read More

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Sunday Thomas now NAICOM’s acting Commissioner

August 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Sunday Thomas is now the Acting Commissioner for Insurance, indications have shown. The former Commissioner for Insurance Mohammed Kari, handed over to him after his four years reign came to an end. Thomas was appointed Deputy Commissioner for Insurance Technical by President Muhammadu Buhari On April 15, 2017. Prior his appointment in April 2017 as Deputy Commissioner in charge of Read More

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July PMI shows expansion in manufacturing sector – CBN

August 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Nigeria’s Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the moth of July stood at 57.6 index points, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said.  According to the apex bank in its July PMI, the expansion in the manufacturing sector is for the 28 consecutive months. The CBN said the July index grew at a faster rate when compared to the index Read More

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Unity Bank grows profit to N1.05bn in H12019

August 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Unity Bank PLC has released its H1 2019 results on the Nigerian Stock Exchange for the half year ended June 2019, recording growth in profit by over 96 per cent as its profit before tax stood at N1.052 billion as against N536 million in the first half of 2018. A review of the bank’s performance also shows significant improvements across Read More

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NSE unveils 2019 Factbook

August 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has launched into the financial system its 2019 NSE Factbook. The NSE Factbook is a compendium of capital market information, aimed at ensuring availability and easy access to current and historical market information for both local and foreign investors. Commenting on the Factbook, Divisional Head, Trading Business of the Exchange, Mr Jude Chiemeka said, “Timely Read More

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Nigeria gets $15.15bn investment announcement in H1 2019- NIPC

August 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) on Wednesday revealed that it was able to track a total of $15.15 billion of investment announcements in the first half of 2019. According to the Commission, this was done through intelligent and research. NIPC Executive Secretary Yewande Sadiku told newsmen in Abuja that the announcements made in the first half of 2019 were Read More

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Equity market dips by N51bn

August 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Investment in the nation’s equity market on Wednesday sustained bearish trend following losses recorded by some capitalised companies, with the market capitalisation dropping by N51 billion. Specifically, market capitalisation of listed equities declined further by 0.38 per cent  to N13.507 trillion from N13.558 trillion reported on Tuesday. The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) All Share Index also depreciated by 102.31 basis Read More

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Still on CBN’s five-year plan

August 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria unveiled a five-year plan recently and it seems that was the first time the institution would present such “long” term monetary plan. It is not in the nature of monetary authorities to prepare that seemingly long term plans because, by nature, monetary policy is mainly a short term policy which can be extended to medium Read More

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Memo to northern governors

August 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Today it is 53 years since the first and only Premier of the defunct Northern Region, Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardaunaof Sokoto, alongside some other eminent first generation Northern Nigerian politicians, was brutally murdered in Nigeria’s first coup d’état. Those who critically studied Ahmadu Bello’s autobiography “My Life” will certainly testify to how larger-scale changes in the society where the Read More

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Zamfara to recruit 8,000 workers

August 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has announced plans by the state government to recruit 8,000 workers into the civil service. The governor, who made the disclosure on a media programme in Gusau Wednesday said the government has saved money for the payment of the new workers. “Plans have been perfected by the state government for the recruitment of 8,000 workers into the Read More

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NAPTIP rescues 14,000 victims in 16 years

August 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, Tuesday said the agency has since inception in 2003, secured 403 convictions, with over 14,000 victims rescued, rehabilitated and reintegrated back into their various communities. Ms Okah-Donli said this at a lecture organised by NAPTIP to commemorate the 2019 World Day against Human Trafficking. Read More

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Shocker! B/Haram ’ve more sophisticated equipment, sends drones to monitor troops – Zulum

August 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

   Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno has asserted that the counter insurgency operations against the  Boko Haram in Borno and Lake Chad Basin region  may not soon end as expected  being anticipated by people and government. The governor said the terrorists have  gone ahead to adopt the strategy of sending  drones to monitor and track down  the Nigerian military and the Multi-national Joint Task Force Read More

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Nasarawa: JUSUN suspends planned strike

August 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has extended its 21-day ultimatum issued to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) to compel the Chief Judge of Nasarawa State Justice Suleiman Dikko to resolve the issues that led to the nine months old industrial crisis in the state or face industrial action. The extension followed an intervention of the state Governor Read More

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Anambra: Okada ban in Awka, Onitsha one year after

August 1, 2019 Editor 0

On July 1, 2018, when the Anambra state government placed ban on driving of commercial motorcycle popularly referred to as Okada in Awka and Onitsha, there was mixed feelings and concern among the populace. While Awka is the capital of Anambra state, Onitsha is the commercial nerve centre. Some were unhappy that their major source of transportation would no longer be Read More

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Again, new housemates join BBNaija season 4

August 1, 2019 Editor 0

Two more housemates have been introduced to the 2019 Big Brother Naija reality show. The housemates are Enkay, a 25-year-old tailor and Joe, a creative director. This follows the previous introduction of two housemates actress Venita Akpofure and Elozonam. While the housemates were still wrapping their head around the twist another housemate was added. Enkay – “is the fourth new member of Read More

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Spurs beat Bayern Munich, win Audi Cup ahead new EPL, Bundesliga season

August 1, 2019 Editor 0

Tottenham finished pre-season with a penalty shootout win over Bayern Munich in the Audi Cup final after a 2-2 draw. Spurs led 2-0 as Erik Lamela slid in to convert Georges-Kevin Nkoudou’s low cross at the back post and Christian Eriksen drilled in a second for Spurs. But Bayern came back thanks to goals from teenagers Jann-Fiete Arp and Alphonso Read More