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We’re not fully with CAN yet – Catholic bishops

The Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has denied media reports that it returned to the umbrella body of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). The Christian Association had informed Nigerians in a statement on Sunday that the CBCN was back to its national body, after five years of withdrawal. The statement signed by Adebayo […]

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NPFL: Rangers on course for league shield- Ogunbote

Enugu Chief Coach of the Flying.Antelope, Rangers International Football Club of Enugu, Mr. Olugbenga Ogunbote, has said that the club is committed to winning the on-going 2018 NPFL league season. Ogunbote posited that with the gusto his team have displayed since the league began, he is sure that they would re-enact the 2016 feat by […]

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Stakeholders advocate improvement in agric policy implementation

  Stakeholders at an agriculture capacity building workshop have asserted that the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) if properly implemented will not only stimulate and facilitate agricultural performance it will also increase investment financing. In a communique issued at the end of the training for media practitioners in Abuja on agriculture policies (CAADP, ECOWAP, […]

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Thrills as Ebonyi scrap market set for re-opening

The expected mercantile activity at the scrap market has been eliciting excitements in the state and its environs as plans to reopen the market soon are in top gear. EGWUAGHA AMARACHUKWU, who visited the place recently, recounts the situation Thrills over return of Abakaliki scrap market The scrap dealers association in Abakaliki capital city of […]

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AREFFN: CRFFN makes u-turn, asks Ukor to conduct election

Lagos The Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) has recanted its former position on the crisis rocking the Association of Registered Freight Forwarders Nigeria (AREFFN) where it recognized the Dr. Frank Ukor led executive as the authentic leadership of the association as against the one led by the Interim National President, […]

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Ghana, Senegal, others storm Abuja as Ladies Professional golf tourney debuts

Abuja Barely 48 hours after IBB Ladies Golf Open ended, no fewer than 10 countries mainly from West Africa are already trickling into Abuja for another five-day competition put together by Ladies Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria (LPGAN). Making this known to Blueprint Sports inside IBB Golf Course in Abuja yesterday, Professional Golfer, Uloma Mbuko […]

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Lassa fever: Doctors take sensitisation to markets in Osun

As the Lassa fever scourge ravages some parts of South-west states, members of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Osun state chapter, on Monday, took campaigns to markets in Osogbo, the state capital, to enlighten women on its symptoms and how to track the disease. Leading the team of medical practitioners, the Chairman of NMA, Tokunbo […]

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Called for Charges students reading culture

Kano Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has called on students to embrace the culture of reading academic books in order to enhance their desire for excellence in the field. Declaring open, the maiden conference of the Nigerian Library Association Kano State Chapter held at the Murtala Mohammed Library in Kano yesterday, Ganduje said there […]

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•••Ortom lifts curfew on Gboko

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom yesterday announced the lifting of the curfew on Gboko town. A statement by his special adviser on media and ICT, Tahav Agerzua, the governor made the announcement at a meeting he held with leaders of Benue motorcycles association across the state and heads of security agencies at the Benue Peoples […]

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Time for full fuel deregulation

The return of queues in most of our filling stations has sent panic in the mind of Nigerians. Unlike in the last one decade where fuel scarcity became an annual ritual, the Buhari administration should be commended for stabilising the sector in recent times through the removal of subsidy. Until now, Nigerians had enjoyed un-interrupted […]

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CAN backs Dankwambo on Mbaka’s prediction

By Auwal Ahmad Gombe The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Gombe state chapter has lambasted Mohammed Jibrin Barde for denouncing Rev Father Ejike Mbaka’s 2018 prediction on Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo which foretold that the state governor would be President in 2019. Represented by the state chairman of the association, Reverend Ibrahim Jodi, made the […]

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2019 and Yobe: Who takes over from Gov Gaidam? (1)

By Hassan Gimba To the casual politician, assuming we accept that all men (and women) are ‘political animals’ and some are more political than others, 2019 is still quite a way off. Hassan Gimba writes on the situation in Yobe state. How far is 2019? To the more political ‘political animal’, however, 2019 is now, […]

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IPMAN commends court judgement on petroleum marketers

  Members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) have commended a recent Appeal Court judgment in Abuja, which declared Chinedu Okoronkwo as the national president of the association. The marketers gave the commendation in a statement issued by their National Secretary, Danladi Passali, after the National Executive Meeting, NEC yesterday in Abuja. […]

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Ecobank MD commends Okpekpe Road Race Silver Label Status

  By Amaka Ifeakandu, Lagos The Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria Limited, Charles Kie has commended Pamodzi Sports Marketing, organisers of 10km Okpekpe International Road Race on the recent upgrade of the Road Race to silver Label by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The bank Managing Director stressed that the elevation does not only lend […]

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Dalung hails Mitchel Obi

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has congratulated Mitchell Obi who was re-elected unopposed as the AIPS Africa President. In a statement, Barrister Dalung said the latest development demonstrates the leadership role of Nigeria as a big brother on the African continent. He urged more Nigerians to get into leadership positions in […]

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Most MFBs are struggling to survive –Nwoko

The National President of Micro Finance Banks of Nigeria, Mr. Austin Nwoko says MFBs are struggling to survive due to liquidity challenges. In this interview, he bares his mind on other challenges confronting the MFBs sub sector. What is the challenge for your members? First and foremost, we have set mechanisms in place to overcome […]