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NNPC restates commitment to deliver value in oil, gas sector

October 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has reiterated its commitment to deliver value across the entire value chain of the oil and gas industry for the benefit of Nigerians. NNPC Group Managing Director, Malam Mele Kyari ,gave the assurance in a statement signed by the Acting Spokesman for the corporation, Mr Samson Makoji, in Abuja, on Sunday. Kyari spoke shortly Read More

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Official: Nicki Minaj, Kenneth Petty now married

October 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Trinidad and Tobago born rapper and singer, Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty a.k.a Nicki Minaj and music industry professional, Kenneth Petty are officially married. The rap star made this announcement via her Instagram page @ nickiminaj on Tuesday, Oct. 22, where she shared a video captioned,“I do” to Kenneth Petty. The singer captioned the video with her new name, Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty Read More

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Osun monarch calls for increase budgetary allocation to Army

October 22, 2019 Editorial II 0

A monarch in Osun state, Olowu of Kuta, Oba Adekunle Hammed Makama, Tegbosin 2, has said the N120billion budgeted for the Army for 2020 is “grossly inadequate.” The statement made by the monarch, according to him, was in support of the earlier comment by the chairman of senate committee on the Army, Senator Ali Ndume, who reportedly said that the National Read More

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132 infants die in every 1000 births in Nigeria–NPC

October 22, 2019 Editorial II 0

The National Population Commission (NPC) has lamented the high level of infants’ deaths in the country pointing out that an average of 132 deaths are being recorded per 1, 000 births. Acting chairman of the commission Bimbola Salu-hundeyin made the Lamentation Tuesday while addressing journalists in Bauchi on the commencement of data collection for the 2019 Verbal and Social Autopsy Read More

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Again, APC uncovers plan to sell Bayelsa state-owned oil field

October 22, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, has called on the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate shocking details exposing the plan to sell off an oil field, Atala Marginal Field (OML 46) belonging to the state. This is coming after revelations that governor Seriaki Dickson allegedky withdrew and diverted N17.5 billion Read More

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Onitsha fire: Foundation urges Obiano to create ministry of emergency

October 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Godwin Ezeemo Voter Education Foundation, (GEVE), a non profit organisation has advocated for creation of state ministry of emergency for quick response to urgent issues.The call became necessary following the recent fire outbreak at some parts of Onitsha due to tanker which led to loss of lives and properties.  Executive Director of GEVE, Barr. Jezie Ekejiuba, in a petition addressed Read More

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Man lands in jail for vandalising EEDC property

October 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Awka, the Anambra state capital has sentenced one Mr Uchechukwu Maduakor, a native of Ogwu Amanasa Village, Umuchu, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra state to 7 years imprisonment for vandalising electricity installation belonging to the Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC).The court presided over by Hon. Justice Ibrahim B. Gafai of Federal High Court Read More

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Rape case: DNA test exposes Ronaldo

October 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA matched evidence collected in the rape case against him in America, according to a report from English tabloid The Sun. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was accused by American citizen Kathryn Mayorga of rape last year, which she claims took place in a hotel room in Las Vegas in 2009. The criminal case, which has Read More

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Bhollad fc storm Nigerian football with grand plans

October 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

In the coming months, football in Nigeria, particularly, at the grassroots, is set to witness somewhat a revolution. Bhollad football club, a Lagos-based non- league side founded 10 months ago, were quickly off the marks by making their intent known with series friendly games played across different states in Southwest Nigeria in readiness for the new season. Head coach of Read More

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Breaking: More trouble for Maina as Court orders forfeiture of his properties

October 22, 2019 Editor 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the temporary forfeiture of 23 properties linked to a former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Mr Abdulrasheed Maina. The trial judge, Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo, gave the order on Tuesday while ruling on a motion filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In the suit, the anti-graft agency urged Read More

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Breaking: Mob grab, burn another ‘one chance robber’ in Abuja

October 22, 2019 Editor 0

Another mob in Abuja a while ago Tuesday killed suspected robber beside the former Daughter of Charity hospital, a few metres from the Kubwa train station, few weeks after ‘one chance’ men were equally burnt. It was gathered that the suspect alongside his accomplice attempted to snatch a motorcycle from a commercial motorcycle rider but their plot was foiled when Read More

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Messi, Ronaldo, Van Dijk – Who ‘ll win 2019 Ballon d’Or? Send in your predictions

October 22, 2019 Editor 0

Nominees for the 2019 Ballon d’Or award Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) Son Heung-min (Tottenham) Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) Alisson (Liverpool) Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus) Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool) Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona) Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) Dusan Tadic (Ajax) Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) Kylian Mbappe (Paris St-Germain) Trent Read More

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Bayelsa gov:​ APC ‘ll win through ballots, not guns – Oshiomhole

October 22, 2019 Editorial II 0

The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adam Oshiomole, has declared that the party will win the forthcoming governorship elections in Bayelsa state through the ballots and not through guns like the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Oshiomole, said the recent crisis that led to the impeachment of the former Speaker after several shootings by suspected thugs at Read More

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Immigration Polo team clinched Isa Kaita runner-up trophy

October 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service Muhammad Babandede MFR has congratulated the NIS polo team for making the Service proud in the just concluded Georgian Cup Centenary Polo Tournament in Kaduna. The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service donated trophy to the most valuable player in the tournament Hamisu Buba The Georgian Cup is the most prestigious and oldest Read More

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Minister sets up panel to probe Team Nigeria’s outing in Doha

October 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

Minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare on Monday inaugurated a committee to investigate the participation of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. The constitution of the panel is part of measures to forestall a reoccurrence of the challenges that resulted in shambolic performance of Team Nigeria athletes at the tournament. Read More

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Buhari in Sochi ahead Russia-Africa summit

October 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

President Muhamamdu Buhari Monday arrived at the Sochi International Airport, Russia, for a three-day inaugural Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum, which will focus on peace, security and development. The President’s plane touched the tarmac at 11.25pm (local time), and he was received by the Mayor of the City of Sochi, Anatoliy Nikolayevich Pakhomov and state officials. The Economic Forum and Read More

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Clean-up Day: Need to create awareness on healthy living

October 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

Recently, the World Clean-up Day was celebrated by some non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and stakeholders to create awareness on the need for healthy living. HELEN OJI reports.  A group of volunteers at the World Clean-up Day exercise in Abuja, recently  The awareness creation and sensitisation among people in rural and urban areas in various parts of the world is very germaine. Read More

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Ebonyi to produce 20,000 pigs in 3 months – Commissioner

October 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

Ebonyi state piggery farmers Monday expressed the certainty of producing 20,000 pigs in the state within three months. The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Chief Ogodo Ali Nome, made this known to journalists in Abakaliki after meeting with the farmers. He narrated that piggery is very lucrative and attractive and tasked the people to go into it even as he said Read More

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The negative sides of labour’s wage struggle

October 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

It appears that Alex Gourevitch, Professor at Brown University, had the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), in mind, when he stated that; every liberal democracy recognizes that workers have the right to strike; that such right is protected in law and sometimes in the constitution itself. Yet, strikes according to him; poses serious problems for Read More

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20 new coaches to arrive Nigeria in 6 weeks- Amaechi

October 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

The federal government through the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said 20 new coaches would arrive Nigeria for the Abuja-Kaduna and the Lagos-Ibadan rail lines in the next six weeks. The minister said this while speaking with journalists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Sunday on his arrival from China. The minister through a press statement issued Read More