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Lagos, waste management and the environment By Mukaila Sanusi

  The question that comes to mind as Africa’s model mega city contends with waste dumped by its residents indiscriminately on highways and major roads is: what is responsible for this unwholesome state? Lagos, with its rapid urbanization, infrastructural development and good governance, is a victim of its own success. The population of the state, […]

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NNPC advocates closer ties among African countries on oil

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has called for closer collaboration among African nations not only in oil and gas but across all sectors to leapfrog the economies in the continent. Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, made this submission during his goodwill message today at the opening ceremony of the ongoing […]

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How residents reacted to N3m reward on Shekau

The Nigerian Army on Thursday last week placed a N3 million bounty on Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, and urged Nigerians to help with information that could lead to the arrest of the ‘fugitive’. SADIQ ABUBAKAR spoke to Maiduguri residents on the development Alive or dead Last weekend the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, […]

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Kano unveils 5-year water plan

Kano Kano state government has vowed commitment to overcome the persistent shortage of water in the metropolitan areas of the state. The Commissioner for Water Resources, Alhaji Usman Sule Riruwai, made the vow during an inspection visit to Tamburawa Water Treatment Plant, saying that the state government had concluded arrangements to partner with foreign agencies […]

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APC reconciliation: Buhari’s aide urges members to embrace Tinubu

Abuja Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters, (House of Representatives), Hon. Suleiman Kawu Sumaila, has called on members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to embrace the reconciliation moves by Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu. Tinubu was recently appointed by Buhari to engage and reconcile all aggrieved members of the party, […]

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Minister restates call for peace building

Abuja Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Barr Solomon Selcap Dalung, has reiterated the call for peace-building, especially among the youths, saying there couldn’t be meaningful development without peace. Dalung made the call yesterday in Jos, Plateau state, during the opening ceremony of a 3-day national peace-building and conflict resolution workshop, organised by the federal […]

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Why Nigeria’s real estate is looking up

Traditionally dependent on the rise and fall of the oil markets, Nigeria is seeing shoots of life in new and previously underwhelming sectors of its economy as it navigates uncharted territory as Africa’s premier powerhouse As the country emerges from its worst recession in 25 years, Nigeria’s growing technology and agriculture sectors are a key […]

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Gombe 2019: APC group calls SunTrust CEO to run

Gombe Gombe state chapter of APC Youth Vanguard has called on Chief Executive Officer of SunTrust Bank Nigeria, Alhaji Muhammad Jibrin to formally declare for the 2019 governorship seat of the state. The vanguard made the call in Gombe, after a meeting at the state secretariat of the APC yesterday. State coordinator, Ahmad Baba Iya […]

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11m kids enrolled for child education in 2 years – NBS

National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has stated that no fewer than 11.06 million kids enrolled for early child care development education in the country from 2014 to 2016. The NBS disclosed this figures in its “Education Statistics (2014 – 2016)” report posted on its website. The data, analysed by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

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Lagos APC reps endorse Ambode for second term

House of Representatives Majority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, and other members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Lagos State have endorsed Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for second term. The members conveyed their endorsement through a letter to Ambode at Lagos House in Alausa urging him to return in 2019, on the account of the massive infrastructural […]

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WB approves $486m to address Nigeria’s electricity challenges 

    The World Bank has approved a facility loan of $486 million for rehabilitation and upgrading of electricity transmission substations and lines. The investments under the Nigeria Electricity Transmission Project will increase the power transfer capacity of the transmission network and enable distribution companies supply consumers with additional power. Together with other investments and […]

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Police, Peace Corps supporters clash in Abuja

The police yesterday clashed with activists and supporters of the Nigerian Peace Corps at the organisation’s headquarters in Abuja. The police arrived in five Toyota Hilux vans after activists and Peace Corps members attempted to implement court orders that the facility be reopened. The development came two days after the House of Representatives Committee on […]

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Enugu partners NEWMAP on environment-friendly cooking stove

Enugu Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state has reiterated his determination to collaborate with agencies towards curtailing practices that harm the environment. The governor gave this assurance during the flag-off of a pilot project to promote clean and efficient cooking stoves and low-carbon resilient development held at St. Cyprian’s Secondary School, Nsukka and Ohom Orba, […]

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Buhari inducts first indigenous UAV

Kaduna President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday reiterated the commitment and determination of his administration to bring about the desired change for the country. Addressing the induction ceremony of the first indigenous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) ‘TSAIGUMI’ held at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) base Kaduna, Buhari said the successful launching of the UAV was a proof […]

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Waiting for Gov Bindow’s ‘stomach infrastructure’

The people of Adamawa state have cause to salivate when few weeks ago the state governor, Senator Muhammadu Umar Jibrilla, popularly known as Bindow, said at a ceremony while signing this year’s budget christened “Budget of Hope and Empowerment” that substantial amount in the budget was earmarked for “stomach infrastructure”. The governor’s declaration is a […]

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Contribution to ongoing conversations on national security

Other related problems are associated with recruitment and professionalism in most security agencies. Narrow interests seem to have eroded requirements in many security agencies. This in turn has affected performance. The need to insulate the security agencies from politics is therefore imperative. The other major area of interest in the ongoing conversations is the suggestion […]

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Valentine: Radio station presenter to reward groups, others

As part of its planes to celebrate the Valentine season, Radio presenter and also a staff of Nigeria Info, Cool FM and Wazobia FM, Benjamin Obiri, popularly known as Ben 200 has said plans are ongoing to award some groups, organisations, others and also organize a dinner for couples and singles within the Federal capital […]

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50% of children engage in child labour – NBS

Abuja About 50.8 per cent of Nigerian children between the ages of five and 17, are involved in child labour, a new report has said. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in its 2017 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), revealwd that the North-Central region had the highest number of child labour of 56.8 per cent […]

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Ambode inaugurates LSTFC board

Lagos Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday identified the importance of collaboration of key stakeholders to achieve the desired goal for sports administration and development in the country, saying funding of sports should not be the exclusive preserve of government. Speaking at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja when he inaugurated the new boards […]

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Insurgency: NGO sensitises youths on peace in Yobe

Damaturu As peace gradually returns to Yobe, one of the states worst-hit by the Boko-Haram insurgency, a non-governmental organisation, African Youth for Peace Development and Empowerment Foundation (AFRYDEV), with support from North-east Regional Initiative (NERI) has sensitised youths in Geidam local government area in the state on the need to participate in peace-building, leadership development […]

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Telecom operators to get new interconnect rate March

Telecom operators in the country are to get a new interconnect rate for termination of calls on each other’s network next month. Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Mr Sunday Dare, disclosed this at a forum where the commission presented the findings on the cost based study for the determination of Mobile […]

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UNICEF seeks N248m from Gombe on malnutrition centres

Gombe The United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) has appealed to Gombe state governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo to support the agency with N248 million for the expansion of Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM). The officer in charge of UNICEF Bauchi field office, Drissa Yeo, made the call during the 2018 state engagement plan development meeting in […]

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Currency-in-circulation increases by 21.1% in Q4 2017

Stories by Amaka Ifeakandu Lagos Currency-in-circulation in the financial system rose by 21.1 per cent to N2.157 trillion at the end of fourth quarter 2017. The amount was above the level in the third quarter of 2017. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) report for last quarter of last year said that the development reflected […]

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EU ban: FG, UNIDO, develop export control plan

As part of efforts to meet the European Union, agriculture export requirement, and get the ban on Nigeria agricultural produce reversed, the federal government has developed the Integrated Agro-Export Control Plan from the inter-ministerial technical committee on Zero Reject of Agricultural commodities and non-oil export sets up last year. The Plan is in collaboration with […]

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2 ex-governorship aspirants, others defect to NNPP in Bauchi

Bauchi Two former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirants in Bauchi state, Senator Abubakar Maikafi, Ambassador Ahmed Shuaibu, Ex-Commissioner, Mohammed Jibrin Lago, and thousands of their supporters have defected to the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP). The defection was announced at a grand ceremony organized by the party for the new entrants. The party Deputy […]