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Ekiti, Osun gov polls: INEC to devolve CVR to registration areas

March 22, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  In conformity with its tradition of bringing the CVR exercise closer to citizens in states preparing for end-of-tenure governorship elections, INEC would devolve the CVR exercise in Ekiti and Osun states to the Registration Area from Wednesday, April 11, to Monday, April 16, 2018. A statement issued yesterday by the Commission stated that the six-day exercise would afford more Read More

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Saraki can no longer choose gov for Kwara – Group

March 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Kwara Must Change group has assured that, “for the first time in recent history, the people will be the sole determinants of their leaders through the 2019 general elections”. The group said this assurance became necessary due to what it called “the activities of some political jobbers, who are proving themselves enemies of the people by attempting to sell Read More

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Plateau United crash out of CAF Champions League

March 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Plateau United yesterday dashed Nigeria’s hope of progressing in the CAF Champions League as the team was knocked out of the competition despite recording a 1-0 win against Tunisian giants Etoile du Sahel. Tosin Omoyele scored Plateau United’s only goal but this was not sufficient to see the team progressing to the next stage. In the encounter held at the Read More

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‘Fedpoly Nekede is 40’

March 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri will be marking her 40th Year Anniversary as a higher institution of academic excellence in the next few days. The institution which was established in 1978 to be a pacesetter in a demand-driven technology and innovations has since met its set objectives. Addressing about 10,000 students during the institution’s 40th Matriculation Ceremony, the Rector, Dr Mrs. Read More

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On International Women’s Day

March 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

March 8, was International Women’s Day (IWD) all over the world. But then, what does IWD signify to us? What is its history? What are the lessons? Even though the celebrations of this year range from respect, appreciation and love towards women for their economic, political and social achievements, in some regions the day lost its political flavor and became Read More

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Women’s Day: Stop discriminating against women, Foundation urges

March 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  As the world marks International Women’s Day (IWD), a non-governmental organisation based in Abuja, Helpline Foundation for the Needy, has called for eradication of all forms of discrimination against women. Addressing the media in commemoration of the 2018 IWD, yesterday in Abuja, President of the Foundation, Dr. Jumai Ahmadu, said the Day, which is celebrated on March 8, “affords Read More

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Lalong to showcase landmarks as Buhari visits Plateau By Mark Longyen

March 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari will today pay a one-day historic working visit to Plateau State, the “Home of Peace and Tourism”. The President’s visit provides the best opportunity to assess Governor Simon Lalong’s scorecard exemplified by the plethora of projects executed in past three or so years and ready for commissioning by the August Visitor. Some of the road projects Read More

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Obasanjo’s coalition will die a natural death By M.M. Nguru

March 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Soon after ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo launched his so called Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), the media gave unfettered opportunity for those in support of Obasanjo to drop tantrums; but some of us said it would be a matter of this for the campaign to fizzle out, and we are right. Nobody is talking about Obasanjo’s CNM and no elected Read More

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Minister rallies support for golf tournaments in Nigeria

March 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has called on the private sector and philanthropists to support the game of golf in order to raise the prize money and attract internationally-acclaimed golfers to play in Nigerian tournaments. In a press release by signed by Segun Adeyemi, SA to the Minister of Information and Culture, the Minister, made the call Read More

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Food chain diversification’ll create jobs -FAO

February 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja The Director General, Food and Agriculture Organisations, (FAO), Dr. José Graziano da Silva, has called on Africa leaders to explore opportunities in agriculture throughout the food chain in order to create jobs for young people, especially those in rural areas. Dr. da Silva said agriculture will continue to generate employment in Africa over the coming decades, even as he Read More

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Nigerian media is booming – IPI

February 22, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja   Media in Nigeria is booming and growing fast, hence the rest of the world needs to learn from it, Director General of the International Press Institute (IPI), Barbara Trionfi , has said. Trionfi spoke yesterday in Abuja, at a press conference ahead of this year’s International Congress of IPI which will hold in Nigeria in June. She said Read More

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FG, others hail Dangote at Kogi Summit

February 14, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja The huge investments and philanthropic strides of Africa’s top industry-Dangote Group- came into limelight as Kogi State opened its First Investment Summit in Lokoja yesterday. The conglomerate is the major sponsor of the two-day summit with the theme: ‘Discover uncommon Investment Opportunities in the Confluence.’ The Dangote Cement’s Obajana Plant is the single largest cement factory in Africa. The Read More

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NADDC set to take over Africa’s auto industry –Jelani

January 11, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Jelani Aliyu, is a car design veteran from General Motors (GM). He is also known as the designer of the Chevy Volt, amongst other vehicular creations in the United States of America. To him, spearheading a revolution that will change the face of auto-design and manufacturing in Nigeria and on the continent is a move that will domicile the country Read More

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Nigerian Legion realises N4m in Gombe

January 10, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Auwal Ahmad Gombe The Nigerian Legion, Gombe state chapter yesterday realised 4.195 million at its 2018 emblem appeal fund and launch, with highest donation of N3million coming from the stae government. Speaking at the event, the state governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo said the celebration was not only about the fallen heroes and their dependants alone but included those who suffered Read More

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Nigeria lost $21bn on oil production sharing contract – Kachikwu

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, yesterday revealed that Nigeria lost $21 billion on oil Production Sharing Contact (PSC) in the last 20 years. According to him, previous governments failed to explore the opportunity offered by Deep Offshore Act that made provision for premium element to be shared once the price of Read More

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Kaka announces retirement from football

December 18, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Brazil legend Kaka has announced his retirement from football, ending speculation over his future following his exit from MLS side Orland City earlier in 2017. The star playmaker took to Twitter and Instagram Sunday to post his goodbye to the sport. Kaka wrote: “Father, It was much more than I could ever imagined. Thank you! I’m now ready for the Read More

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NMA demands compulsory health insurance nationwide

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called for a compulsory health insurance for all Nigerians, saying, ‘it is a major ingredient that will ensure universal health coverage in the country. Challenging government at all levels to rise up to ensure that Nigerians have access to quality healthcare irrespective of where they live, the President , NMA, Prof Mike Ogrima said health Read More

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UI Communication students meet industry experts

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

  Association of Communication and Language Arts Students (ACLAS) of University of Ibadan has organised a summit to interact with experts in media and communication professions. The symposium held at the First Bank Hall in the university was to give students the opportunity to learn from the industry leaders invited to the programme. The president of the association, Moses Richoffor, Read More

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Yobe budgets N92.2bn for 2018

December 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Yobe state government has proposed a budget of N92.1 billion for both its capital and recurrent expenditure for the 2018 fiscal year. Governor Ibrahim Gaidam disclosed this during a budget presentation ceremony at the House of Assembly chambers in Damaturu, the state capital, yesterday. The 2018 proposed budget is higher than the current 2017 budget by about N10 billion. Gaidam Read More

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Azman airline backs IDP’s match

December 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Azman Air Services Limited has thrown its weight behind the forthcoming charity match between African legends and Kano Pillars football club for Internally Displaced persons in the country. The company’s managing director, Alhaji Faidal Abdulmunaf said in Kano that the organisation was happy to be associated with such project aimed to create awareness on the plight of the IDPs. ” Read More

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Ortom assures on security at Eid-el-Maulud

December 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Daniel Agbo Makurdi Benue state Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom, yesterday assured the people of the state that his administration would continue to take proactive measures to guarantee the security of lives and property. He gave the assurance through a press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Terver Akase, to felicitate with Muslims on the occasion of the Read More

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Yobe commissions Microfinance bank in Geidam

October 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Musa M. Buba Damaturu The Yobe state government said, in order to keep to policies of its administration, it has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN to raise the state share capital of Yobe Microfinance bank from N20 million to N100 million. Governor Ibrahim Gaidam who was represented by his Deputy Abubakar D. Aliyu disclosed this while commissioning Read More

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PDP pledges equal treatment for returnee members

October 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Cross River State chapter of the People Democratic Party (PDP) has assured former members that defected to other parties and but later returned to the fold of fair and equal treatment. The state chairman of the party, Hon. Ntufam Edim Inok, gave the assurance at Transcorp Hotel Calabar when he officially received Hon. Sandy Onor, who had left PDP Read More