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African Green Revolution Forum 2019: AfDB, partners relaunch agric platform

September 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The African Development Bank (AfDB), the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have relaunched a platform to assist African agriculture ministers and other key stakeholders to promote strong growth in agricultural production and value addition in their countries. The partners launched the new Leadership for Agriculture (L4AG) Forum on 2nd September 2019, during the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF). Read More

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Ignore ‘blackmailers’ APC support groups tell Buhari

June 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

…Say Kyari, Daura not dictating to president Hundreds of All Progressives Congress (APC) members on the platforms of various support groups, Wednesday staged a counter protest in support of President Muhammadu Buhari, asking him to ignore some people described as ‘blackmailers.’ The protesters, who walked from the Unity Fountain to the Villa main entrance, carrying various placards of achievements of Read More

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Wuse emerges Niger speaker

June 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Niger State House of Assembly Tuesday elected Alhaji Abdullahi Wuse, member representing Tafa constituency on the platform of the APC, as the speaker of the 9th assembly in the state. Wuse was declared speaker following his nomination by member representing Chachanga, Ahmed Marafa (APC), the immediate past speaker of the assembly. Also, Bako Alfa (APC) representing Bida I, was Read More

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Foundation makes case for African arts

June 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As part of efforts geared towards promoting and wooing investors for African arts, the Elikiba foundation said it has launched its online platform tagged “Elikiba arts”. Founder of the platform, Mr. Ebiuwa Ebvuomwan, said the foundation had partnered with the Benin bronze casters guild in Edo State  to showcase African arts and tell their stories. Ebiuwa stated this during Elikiba Read More

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BDCs operators urged to activate other official e-mails, shun Yahoo, Gmail

May 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria  (ABCON) has enjoined all Bureuaux de Change (BDCs) licensed by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to create or activate over 4,000 official/ corporate  emails on its platform and stop use of Yahoo and Gmail for official communication. ABCON President, Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe who disclosed this in Lagos while briefing financial journalists Read More

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NASS moves to probe INEC over polls’ postponement

March 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Senator representing Kano South Constituency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr Kabiru Gaya said Sunday that National Assembly would investigate the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the postponement elections. Fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja, Gaya, who is chairman of Senate Committee on Works, said INEC had no excuse to postpone the Read More

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Ex-Senate Leader, Folarin, wins Oyo central senatorial seat

February 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Former Senate Leader Mr Teslim Folarin has emerged winner of the Oyo Central senatorial district, according to result announced Monday by the INEC. Folarin, who contested on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), defeated the incumbent senator, Mrs Monsurat Sunmonu, and other contestants in the election which took place in the 11 local government areas in the Read More

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Maersk to introduce a virtual assistant

February 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Currently being tested by a group of select customers, technical improvements are being put in place to simplify the processes integrated into the Remote Container Management (RCM) platform. In the first half of 2019, Maersk will release the new platform with a revamped design and new product features which will be enhanced by a virtual assistant named Captain Peter.  “Our Read More

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518 ships broken on S/Asian beaches in 2018-Report

January 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  A total of 744 large ocean-going commercial vessels were sold to the scrap yards in 2018, out of which 518 were broken down on South Asia beaches, accounting for a record-breaking 90.4% of the gross tonnage dismantled globally, according to data released by NGO Shipbreaking Platform. The Founder and Executive Director of NGO Shipbreaking Platform, Ingvild Jenssen, said, “The figures Read More

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Navy launches operation `chase thief’ in Niger Delta

November 15, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Eastern Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy said it would today commence “Ani-Oforifori’’ exercise in Niger Delta creeks to rid the area of bad elements “Ani-Oforifori’’ means “Chase thief’’ in Kalabari language in Rivers. The command announced this in a statement by its information officer, Thomas Otuji, yesterday in Calabar. According to the statement, the objective of the exercise is Read More

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NNPC vows to sustain nationwide fuel supply

March 28, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has assured that it will ensure that the prevailing stability in the supply and distribution of petroleum products is sustained across the country. The Group Managing Director (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, who gave the assurance, on Monday in Abuja at the winding down of activities at the corporation’s fuel Supply War Room. The Read More

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NUP’ll take the polity by storm in 2019 – Perry Opara

March 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Perry Opara is the National Chairman of the National Unity Party (NUP). In this interview with BODE OLAGOKE, he cautions Nigerians against further support for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), He, however urges them to rally round the NUP, which, according to him, will take over power in 2019. How do Read More

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#NotTooYoungToRun bill: Youths march to Aso Rock demanding presidential assent

March 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Thousands of youths yesterday marched to the entrance of the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock, demanding presidential assent to the NotTooYoungToRun bill. The march had over 50 groups participated in the procession, which caused heavy vehicular traffic around the Federal Capital Territory’s Central Area. The bill which has already been passed by the National Assembly and over 26 state House of Read More

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Women, youths charged to register with parties

March 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

    Nigerian youths and women have been charged to register as members of political parties of their choice to enable them vie for elective offices in the next polls. Student leader of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi, Mohammed Nasir Umar, and women group leader, Hannatu Ephraim, who spoke yesterday at a conference tagged “Bauchi Youths political Hot spots” Read More

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March 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Aisha sanda Due to recent events which unfolded over a few days ago regarding the celebration of an innocent child’s first year birthday, we her maternal family have decided to speak up because of what we consider a calculated and malicious effort by certain quarters to ruin the happiness of an innocent child just to destroy her mother. Let’s Read More

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Breastfeeding mother sells milk to fund hospital bills

February 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A young mother in China is selling her breast milk on the street to raise money for her sick daughter’s medical bills. In a video posted by Pear Video on the Miaopai video website, the mother and her husband explain they need to raise at least 100,000 yuan (roughly £11,250) for one of their children, who is in an intensive Read More

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Bemas launches new mobile top-up platform

December 8, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Jerry Uwah Lagos Bemas Technology Nigeria Limited has entered the market with an innovative mobile e-Top-Up platform that would promote small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and reduce the stress encountered by rural dwellers in airtime top up. The product known as UNIVASA Mobile E-Top-Up, was introduced to the press on Tuesday by the chairman of Bemas, Engineer Kola Balogun. Read More

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Platform to protect identity of source – PTCIJ

November 9, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Adeola Tukuru Abuja Programme Officer of Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) PTCIJ, Joshua Olufemi, has said the recently launched platform is a tool which allows people to send information of public interest to media outlets and civil society organizations through secure technologies that protect the identity of the source. The platform named and hosted on a Read More

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2019: CAN denies endorsing Fayose for president

November 3, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Sam Obinna Ibe Umuahia The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has denied endorsing Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, for president in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. In a letter signed by Adebayo Oladeji, the head of media and communications to the CAN President, Samson Ayokunle, the association said media reports about an alleged endorsement of Fayose, attributed to CAN, Read More

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We’ve delivered on our promises to Kwarans – Ahmed

October 26, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) has delivered on its electoral promises to the people of the state. The governor, who stated this yesterday in Ilorin at the flag-off of the APC campaign ahead of the forthcoming local government election in the state, said, “We promised you improved health services. We have delivered. We Read More