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Gombe SDG spends N500m on education, heath

July 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) office in Gombe state said it had spent half a billion naira on education and health projects in 2018. Permanent Secretary, SDG office, Dr Samanja Joshua, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Gombe Wednesday. He said the office had constructed and equipped one block of two classrooms and head-teacher offices across the 11 local Read More

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Gov Bello endorses Lawan/Gbajabiamila for 9th Assembly

May 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello has aligned with the position of the APC leadership by supporting the endorsement of Senator Ahmad Lawan and Hon Femi Gbajabiamila as senate president and speaker of the House of Representatives in the next dispensation. The governor declared his support when he visited to the APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Lagos, saying Read More

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FA Cup:VAR replays to be shown on big screen during s/finals

April 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Video assistant referee system (VAR) replays will be displayed to fans during this season’s FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley if a decision is overturned. VAR’s decision will be announced on the big screen before a “definitive video clip” is shown. It comes after criticism that decisions are sometimes unclear for fans inside stadiums. The Football Association said it would provide Read More

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APC lost Reps seat for arrogance- lawmaker

March 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A member representing Yola North/Yola South/Gerei federal constituency of Adamawa state Barrister Lawal Garba has said the court decision that nullified the election of Abdulrauf Maddibo of the APC was largely due to the party’s arrogance. He was reacting to a court verdict, which voided the victory of the APC candidate in the just concluded National Assembly election in favour of Read More

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Police promotes ex-EFCC Boss, Inalegwu, 16 other CPs to AIGs

January 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of 18 Commissioners of Police (CPs) to the next rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIGs), and 32 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) to the substantive rank of CPs. This was part of decisions reached at the 4th Plenary Meeting of the PSC, presided over by its Chairman, IGP Musiliu Smith (retd), Read More

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Yobe budget Commissioner quits, joins APC guber Squad

January 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Yobe State Commissioner of Budget and Economic Planning, Alhaji Idi Barde Gubana has handed over the affairs of his ministry to contest as deputy governor alongside former APC National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni under the auspices of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yobe. The event took place on Wednesday at the governor’s office in Damaturu. Gubana, said “the handing over Read More

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AFCON adjusted for Ramadan, to begin on June 21

January 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The dates for the 2019 African Nations Cup finals in Egypt have been moved back by a week, the Confederation of African Football said on Monday. The shift was reportedly to allow players to rest after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is likely to begin on the evening of May 5 and end around June 4. Muslims observe fast Read More

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APC drops Okorocha as Coordinator of its presidential council

January 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) has removed Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, as the party’s coordinator of its Presidential Campaign Council in the state. The APC NWC confirmed the development over the weekend in Abuja, premising its decision on Okorocha’s anti-party activities. Okorocha had vowed to work in the interest of the governorship ambition of his Read More

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IGR at states level stands at N931.23bn

March 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) report at the State level for the Financial year 2017 rises to 931.23 billion. The amount represents 12 03 per cent increase year on year against N831.19 recorded in the same period of 2016. The recent report from National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on the States IGR showed that in the second half year of Read More

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Govt begins road repairs at night

February 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  In a bid to facilitate rehabilitate of bad portions on the nation’s roads, the federal government has begun road repairs at nights to avoid traffic congestions associated with day-time repair of roads. The Federal Emergency Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) Federal Road Maintenance Engineer in charge of the FCT, Ambrose Omame, made this known while speaking with journalists in Abuja. Read More

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APC wins Katsina supplementary re-run

February 12, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Mansur Mashi of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has won the supplementary election into the Mashi/Dutsi Federal constituency. The election into the Mashi/Dutsi Federal Constituency, which was earlier won by Mashi, was nullified by the Election Petition Tribunal due to “substantial non compliance with election rules and regulations”. The Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the tribunal and ordered Read More

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Internet association backs US net neutrality litigation

January 10, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A pressure group, Internet Association has threw its weight behind planned legal action against a controversial Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to revoke net neutrality legislation in the US. Litigation against the FCC’s ruling to repeal net neutrality regulations is widely expected to be announced later this month, with a representative of several US states voicing the plan to Reuters Read More

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Belief, mental strength will make Eagles soar – Pinnick

December 5, 2017 Editorial IV 0

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick is confident that mental strength, self –belief and youthfulness will serve the Super Eagles well at the 21st FIFA World Cup finals in Russia next year summer. Speaking on the World Sport programme of the Cable News Network (CNN) from the station’s London studio on Monday, Pinnick, who is a Read More

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Should Governor El-Rufai sack 21, 780 teachers who failed competency test?

November 16, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The decision by the Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna state to sack 21,780 teachers who recently failed the competency test, is generating mixed reactions from Nigerians. TOPE SUNDAY and NNODIM EUPHERASIA report El-Rufai should revisit his decision Were there capacity trainings for them before now? There are teachers; they went to school, yes. But they should be trained and Read More

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…Enyeama declares hatred for Africa refs

November 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Former Super Eagles captain Vincent Enyeama has revealed that he hates African referees while reacting to the controversial penalty decision against Nigeria during the world cup clash with Algeria last Friday. The Super Eagles of Nigeria settled for a 1-1 draw with Algeria in a 2018 FIFA World Cupqualifier in Constantine. John Ogu had given the Super Eagles the lead Read More