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Rukkaya and Kogi politics

August 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Today as never before are we witnessing a large entrance into the political scene of Kogi state. Some see politics as an avenue to have a new address, for others it is an opportunity to have a taste of state resources and some see it as an avenue to enhance their curriculum vitae. But today we are about witnessing the Read More

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NUC approves 10 courses for Igbinedion varsity

August 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved 10 new postgraduate programmes for Igbinedion University, Okada in Edo State.Regisrar of the IUO, Dr. Edwin Okoro, in a statement said the includes engineering, Arts and Sciences. Okoro said: “the university is therefore set to immediately commence admission into the new programmes for the 2019/2020 academic year”.In a related development,  the institution has Read More

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Currency war: Prepare for global economic change, Gwadabe tells FG

July 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President, Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON), Alhaji (Dr) Aminu Gwadabe has said that ongoing economic, trade and currency wars between the United States of America and Russia/ Asian countries present Nigeria with some lifetime opportunities that need to be explored,  The ABCON President who made this statement in Lagos while speaking with financial Journalists said that Read More

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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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Youth urged to tap into agric value chain opportunities

June 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Youth across the country has been urged to tap into a trillion dollar agro value chain opportunities to curb harvest waste, generate income and keep the environment clean as an ultimate agenda in line with the sustainable development goals. Agronature Nigeria in a report, said, the Assistant Director, Environment and Climate Change Unit of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Read More

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Candido pledges to develop FCT youth on ICT, others

June 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido has said his administration would provide an opportunity to develop the indigenous people of the Federal Capital Territory on information communication technology (ICT) and other skills as a way of discouraging them from white cola jobs. He urged the youth to join other Nigerians in sharing their experience and Read More

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9mobile rewards customers with free whatsapp service

June 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

In a bid to strengthen the relationship with customers, Telecommunication giant, 9mobile is offering Nigerians the opportunity to use whatsapp chat free of charge on its network. With this offer, customers upon purchase of their preferred data bundles  using the code *200*3*1#, will be able to use their data plans for other purposes while enjoying whatsapp chat free of charge. The Read More

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Shell increases gas distribution in Nigeria

June 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG), has increased its gas distribution capacity by over 150 per cent due to the safe completion of its second gas train, the Agbara-Ota Capacity Increase Project, which enables the company and its partners to achieve regular gas supply to subscribed industries in Ogun state while efforts are ongoing to reach more states. Ed Ubong, Managing Director, Read More

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Oyo assembly commences orientation for members- elect

May 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Oyo State House of Assembly (OYHA) Monday commenced a three-day orientation programme for its 9th Assembly members- elect. The Speaker, Mr Olagunju Ojo, urged the new members to make the best of the opportunity by surpassing the expectations of their various constituencies. Addressing the members-elect at the orientation programme in Ibadan, Ojo said the maxim “to whom much is Read More

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Aigbogun says F/Eagles learnt lessons in loss to Saudi

May 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Head Coach Paul Aigbogun stated on Monday that his Nigeria U-20 boys learnt some vital lessons in their 1-2 defeat by their Saudi Arabia counterparts in a friendly in Vienna, Austria on Sunday. “We were unlucky to have lost against the Saudis. We created a lot of chances but failed to put them away. Our focus will shift to conversion Read More

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9th NASS: NCWS wants more women as principal officers

April 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Council of Women Societies, (NCWS) Tuesday called on the ninth National Assembly to appoint more women as principal officers and head of committees. The president of NCWS, Mrs Gloria Shoda, made the called in a statement in Abuja. She said women who won seats in the national and states should be given opportunity to serve in various committees Read More

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More winners to emerge in UBA ‘Wise Savers Promo’

April 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has announced that another set of  20 loyal customers will get a chance to win N1,500,000 each, in the second edition of its quarterly draw for the ongoing UBA Wise Savers Promo, which holds this month at the bank’s corporate head office. This development more than anything, is an opportunity for potential and intending Read More

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I’ll do my best to all Nigerians in second term – Buhari

April 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja assured Nigerians that he would put in all efforts to ensure the best for the country and its citizens when he begins a second term in office on May 29, 2019. Receiving the Board of Trustees and Advisory Council of Gidauniyar Jihar Katsina (Katsina State Development Fund) led by Justice Mamman Nasir at the State Read More

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Man United primed to dent Liverpool title bid

February 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Manchester United may not be in the title race but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side could have a big say in who does win the Premier League, starting with Sunday’s clash against Liverpool at Old Trafford. Manchester City lead the Premier League on goal difference from Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool with both teams on 65 points — 14 ahead of fourth-placed United. Read More

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Bauchi purchases exam forms worth N29m

February 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Bauchi state government has purchased Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms worth N29m for secondary schools students. Speaking before distributing the forms to 5,000 students, Commissioner of Education, Professor Haruna Abdullahi Danwaka, said the forms were meant for students who performed exceptionally in previous mock examinations. He said students that scored five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics Read More

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FG to redesign, remodel assets to comply with disabilities law

February 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola has unveiled the federal government’s plan to redesign and remodel all its assets nationwide to comply with the law of Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWD).  President Muhammadu Buhari had on January 24, signed into law a bill to prohibit discrimination against Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWD).  The bill included provisions for specific Read More

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Isco needs more game to keep Spain place -Enrique

January 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Spain coach Luis Enrique has said Real Madrid’s Isco  needs more playing time with his club if he is to maintain his place in the national team. Isco, a regular for his country since Luis Enrique took over in July, has started only three times in 21 club games since Santiago Solari replaced Julen Lopetegui at the Bernabeu in October. Luis Read More

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Nigeria may experience shortage of rice in 2019 – Ogbeh

October 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, says if appropriate measures were not taken to replant after the recent flood, the country may be in serious trouble with rice production. Ogbeh disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at the inauguration of National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) Molecular Facility and the 2018 seed fair and Farmer’s field day. He Read More

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Eko DisCo to commence new meter roll out

October 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Chief Legal Officer, Eko Distribution Company, Mrs Wola Joseph-Ojoye, has said that the company will commence another round of metering project to ensure customers within the network are metered. Joseph-Ojoye hinted that investors had recently invested in acquiring more metres which would be rolled out soon, and that the DisCo plans to attain a 100 percent complaint resolution before Read More

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Creating jobs through cycling, my main concern –Massari

September 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

Cycling is one of the sports considered as a lesser event due to the level of interest and perhaps awareness created over the years on it. However, the incumbent President of Cycling Federation of Nigeria, an Italian-born Nigerian, Giandomenico Massari for the first time spoke extensively on the challenges and impact cycling could make in Nigeria’s dwindling economy vis-a-vis growing Read More

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My obsession with Nigerian foods – Sri Lankan-Nigerian

September 4, 2018 Blueprint 0

Imal Silva is a Sri Lankan-Nigerian entrepreneur, who has resided in Nigeria for over 35 years. The Sri Lankan-Nigerian, who is also married to a Nigerian, in this interview with TOPE SUNDAY and KEHINDE OSASONA, speaks about his obsession with Nigeria, her foods and many opportunities that abound in the country. 150 youths for fusion, art exhibition on cross cultural Read More

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INTELS is investing a lot to empower women

August 16, 2018 Editorial III 0

Ogbuenyi Evelyn Okwudili is a beneficiary of INTELS Nigeria Limited’s Women Empower- ment Programme Synergy Scheme (WEPSS). In this interview, she speaks on her strug- gles to acquire a vocational skill when her academic aspirations were cut short You emerged as the best graduating trainee at INTELS Women Empowerment Programme Scheme Synergy (WEPSS) training. Can you give an insight into Read More

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Senate charges FG on release of remaining Dapchi, Chibok girls

March 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Senate, yesterday, called on the federal government to do everything within its powers to rescue the remaining girl from Government Girls Science & Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State still in captivity of Boko Haram and 112 Chibok girls yet to be rescued since 2014. Boko Haram terrorists had in the early hours of Wednesday returned 104 out of the Read More

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AMAC chair urges Nigerians to support Buhari

March 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) Chairman, Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has urged Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari in his efforts to move the nation forward. Candido, addressing All Progressives Congress (APC) Zonal rally in Nyanya Ward, said the “only good thing that happened to this nation today is that Buhari is in power to re-position the collapsed economy Read More