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Kaita’s death, a great loss –Tanko Yakasai

January 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Tope Sunday   Abuja   A founding member of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has described the death of the first civilian governor of old Kaduna state, Alhaji Lawal Kaita as a great loss to the country. Kaita died at the age of 85 on Tuesday after a protracted illness in a hospital, in Abuja. Yakasai in Read More

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NeFF and quest to scale up fight against e-payment thieves

January 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Chairman, Nigeria Electronic Fraud Forum (NeFF), ‘Dipo Fatokun, has said the forum would be more dedicated to providing security for the nation’s banking sector by giving a tough fight against e-Payment thieves. DAVID AGBA reports Electronic payment is a relatively new phenomenon in Nigeria. Most transactions in the country are done with cash. This is because cash remains the Read More

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Fulani seek end to killings, rustling in Numan, Demsa

January 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz Yola A Fulani group, Mobgal Kautal Hore Fulbe, has cried out over alleged silent killings of nomads in Numan, Demsa and Lamurde local government areas of Adamawa state. The group which called for urgent action by government to check the development said it would be forced to resort to self help to protect themselves if those in Read More

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New Year: Atiku rekindles hope on Nigeria

January 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Emeka Nze Abuja Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has expressed the hope that this year will bring out the empowerment of Nigerians and that through increased job opportunities Nigeria will be working again. Atkiku, who stated this in his New Year message to Nigerians, also hoped that in this year all Nigerians would be united to achieve the Read More

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10 modular refineries at advanced stage –Presidency

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is committed to promoting the establishment of privately financed modular refineries in the country. This, he said, will increase local refining capacity, create jobs, ensure peace and stability in the Niger delta region. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Laolu Akande, said that Read More

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Group endorses Ikpeazu, 2 others for second term

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Sam Obinna Ibe Umuahia A socio-,cultural group, Divine Mandate Organization, has endorsed Abia state governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, the Senator representing Abia Central, Theodore A Orji and Speaker, Abia House of Assembly, Rt Hon Chikwendu Kanu, for second term in 2019. The group made this endorsement at Ikem Nvosi Primary School field, Isiala Ngwa South, yesterday during their one Read More

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APC blames corruption for under-development, hardship

December 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has blamed the current hardship and other challenges confronting the nation on the act of corruption which the party said enabled perpetrators to divert resources for delivering development to the citizenry. A New Year message by the National Chairman of the governing party, Chief John Oyegun yesterday in Abuja, called Read More

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Despite Arab gang up, Qatar’s ports shows growth

December 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By David Agba Abuja Ports in Qatar continue to post robust performance showing strong growth in traffic. Defying the unjust siege imposed on the country, the ports continue to witness consistent rise in cargo movement. Hamad Port, which the largest port in the region, harboured 178 vessels in October this year showing a growth of around 20 percent compared to Read More

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16 Kwara communities get N34m World Bank projects

December 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin Kwara State Community and Social Development Agency (KWCSDA) yesterday presented a cheque of N34 million to 16 community beneficiaries of the World Bank-assisted community development projects in Kwara state. The 16 communities were spread across 8 local governments in Kwara North, Central and South, bringing the total number of benefiting communities to 104 in 2017. Read More

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Nasarawa NGO trains youth on peace, religious tolerance

December 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Mohammed Yangida Lafia Beyond Boundaries Legacy Leadership Initiative (BBLLI), in collaboration with Niwano Peace Foundation, Japan said it would train 15 youth leaders on peace and religious tolerance in Nasarawa in the interest of peace and development in the state. This was contained in a statement jointly signed and issued to newsmen yesterday in Keffi by the Executive Director Read More

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NAHCO collaborates with govt agencies to grow aviation

December 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Stories by Ime Akpan Lagos The managing director of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (nahco aviance), Mr. Idris Yakubu has pledged to work with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and Servicom for the development of the aviation industry. Speaking during visits the federal agencies in Lagos recently Yakubu said Read More

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Our support for Nigerian project unwavering –Niger Deltans

December 22, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Taiye Odewale Abuja Against the backdrop of divisive tendencies and agitations in the land, some prominent figures in the Niger Delta region on Wednesday in Abuja declared that the support of the zone to the unity and development of the country remained unshaken. The leaders, who made the declaration in Abuja at the 13th Niger Delta Merit Award ceremony organised Read More

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RMRDC mobilises stakeholders on sesame value chain

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Usman Ibn A. Lapai Kaduna The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) said it is mobilising relevant stakeholders across the country to promote the development of sesame value chain in the country. The council’s Director-General, Dr Hussaini Ibrahim, stated this in Kaduna during a consultative forum on the development of sesame value chain in Nigeria, with the theme: Read More

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Southern Kaduna leaders decry marginalisation

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Our Correspondent The Southern Kaduna Christian Leaders Association (SKCL), has decried what they called “the outright denial of the rights of the people of the area from being part of the happenings in the state”. The group, who described the situation as pathetic, said “our relegation to the status of minority in spite of our immense contributions to national Read More

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As Mercy Corps prepares for the implementation of ENGINE II in Kano

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

ENGINE II is seeking to ensure in-school girls successful transition to the next phase of their education while the out-school girls (OSG) whose schooling has been interrupted, have the opportunity to build their functional literacy and numeracy skills, amongst others. ADAM ALQALI writes The first phase of the Educating Nigerian Girls in New Enterprises (ENGINE) programme was implemented between 2013 Read More

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Champion competitiveness advocacy, Onu urges Journalists

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Binta Shama and Kehinde Osasona Abuja The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonanaya Onu, has charged media practitioners to champion competitiveness advocacy in Nigeria as the country moves towards global competitiveness. Onu made this call yesterday in Abuja at the 1st round-table for journalists on National strategy for competitiveness in Raw materials and Products Development organized by Raw Materials Read More

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RMAFC supports review of review of production sharing contracts

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By David Agba Abuja The Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has reiterated its support for the proposed review of the Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs). The Federal Executive Council (FEC) at its meeting yesterday approved the move. In a press statement signed by Mr. Ibrahim Mohammed, RMAFC’s Spokesperson, viewed the move by the Federal Government as a welcome development Read More

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Group commends Customs boss

December 18, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Ahmid Lawal Abuja A group of concerned citizens comprising of technocrats and politicians from the North have commended the Headquarters Special Assignment of the Nigeria Customs service for successes so far recorded in the zone. The groups under the aegis of Change for Development (CD) angling for second term of the APC led federal government said since the coming Read More

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Dangote accuses BUA of stealing, illegal mining

December 18, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Management of Dangote Group over the weekend accused BUA of engaging in illegal mining of limestone deposited in its Mining Lease No. 2541, located in a boundary town of Oguda/Ubo in Okene Kogi State. Dangote’s Executive Director, Mr. Devakumar Edwin frowned at the media war, instigated by BUA against the Dangote Group, over a matter which is already pending before Read More

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Late Bola Ige’s son, Muyiwa, denies invitation by Osun Assembly

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Lateef Dada Osogbo The son of Late Chief ‘Bola Ige who was the immediate past Commissioner for Lands, Physical Planning and Urban Development. Arc. ‘Muyiwa Ige, has described the purported warrant of arrest by the State House of Assembly against him as shocking, noting that he was never invited by the House. Ige stated that he was in Osogbo Read More

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NERC commissions Kebbi forum office

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Kabiru Dogon Daji Birnin Kebbi The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has commissioned its forum office in Birnin kebbi, the Kebbi state capital, to mediate between the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) and customers in the state. Speaking at the occasion, the state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Samaila Yombe Dabai said the creation of the forum office was a welcome Read More

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1.3bn kids not under social protection – ILO

December 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Moses John Abuja International Labour Organisation (ILO) has stated that no fewer than 1.3 billion children around the world were not under social protection cover. The Assistant Director-General and Regional Director of ILO, Mrs. Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, who disclosed this yesterday during an official launch of World Social Protection Report 2017-2019 in Abuja, said out of the figure, hug numbers Read More

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ICPC wants Nigerians, private sector join corruption fight

December 12, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has called on Nigerians, private and public sectors of human endeavour to join hand with the federal government in the fight against the scourge of corruption in the country. Acting Chairman of the Commission, Hon. Bako Abdullahi, made the call in Lokoja yesterday during an international anti-corruption Read More

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Prepare your hand-over note, Secondus tells Buhari

December 11, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Iyalla Adaye Port Harcourt Newly elected chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has formally served the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) a quit notice, saying the political party has failed Nigerians. Speaking after he was sworn-in following his victory at the PDP National Convention at the Eagle Square in Abuja yesterday, Prince Uche Secondus argued Read More

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Research vital to Nigeria’s devt – CSO

December 11, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Raphael Ede Enugu African Heritage Institution (Afri-Heritage), a socio-economic and political think-tank, has said research is fundamental to Nigeria’s development, noting that unless Nigerians work towards the direction of research, the country’s development would be a mirage. Executive Director of Afri-Heritage, Prof. Ufo Okeke-Uzodike, stated this in an address at the 2017 annual research review and scientific validation workshop Read More