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FG loses $1.28bn to crude oil theft–NEITI

January 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Stories by David Agba Abuja Nigeria lost a whopping 27.12 million barrels of crude oil worth about $1.28 billion to crude theft in 2015, a report by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has shown. The NEITI oil and gas audit process covered 75 entities, including 54 oil and gas companies, 10 government agencies, three refineries, seven power generating Read More

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NAF jets bomb terrorists’ hideouts in North-east

December 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has intensified its air operations in North eastern Nigeria and in the process, neutralised scores of Boko Haram terrorists during its bombardment of the locations in Tumbun Rago, a settlement at the northern fringes of Borno state bordering Lake Chad. During a routine Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission on Read More

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Ondo names 6 communities for National Athletics Development Centre

December 22, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Ondo State government as part of her preparations for the hosting of the National Athletics Development Centre for the south-west has named six communities to benefit from the project which is limited to two per Senatorial district. A report from the state’s Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Hon Saka Yusuf Ogunleye said, Mr Governor has approved the six communities Read More

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American varsity honours Peace Corps commandants, others

December 22, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Encouraged by the commitment to academics, social services and the welfare of the youths, the Jacksonville University, Alabama, United States of America has awarded doctorate degrees (honoris causa) in Public Administration to some Nigerians aimed at promoting bilateral relations between the two countries. The awards which came through the institution’s Nigerian partners, the Chronicle Media, Abuja, was the highpoint of Read More

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Openness key to improved electoral process – Yakubu

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Emeka Nze Abuja Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu has attributed the Commission’s successes in the conduct of elections in recent times to its “dedication and openness to constructive criticisms from stakeholders and transparency in its processes.” “There is nothing that the Commission is hiding and the more open and transparent our processes are, Read More

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Atiku’s return, a welcome devt, says PDP

December 5, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Emeka Nze Abuja Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the return of former vice-president Atiku Abubakar as “a welcome development,” and called on others stranded in the party to follow the Atiku example. A statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye said the PDP was glad the former Vice President realized the unbridled lies/deceit of All Progressive Read More

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Council presents 2018 budget

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

… By Donad Iorchir Kuje area council has presented its 2018 budget estimates after the Executive Council Management Committee completed a three-day budget retreat in Kaduna to consider the council budget. The 2018 budget was named a budget for consolidation and greater efficiency but the actual amount to be spent was not made public. A statement issued by the Special Read More

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Hiccups in digital switchover project

November 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Rakiya Longwai For the Nigerian broadcast industry, it must have been a rude shock to encounter the damning report on the status of the equipment and facilities deployed by the Federal Government-owned NTA off-shoot, Integrated Television Services (ITS), for the Digital Switch Over (DSO) pilot project in Jos and the Ilorin broadcast centre. It is disheartening to say the Read More

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Govt develops agribusiness policy guideline

October 26, 2017 Editorial IV 0

… By Oyibo Salihu   Lokoja Kogi state government in collaboration with Synergos Nigeria under the State Partnership for Agriculture (SPA) has developed a policy strategy guideline draft document to drive agribusiness, investments and economic diversification initiative. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Isah Ochepa, disclosed this at the monthly meeting of the state Agriculture Vision Group Read More

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Quarantine service issues criteria for yam export

October 26, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By John Oba Abuja Following controversies that trailed the recent yam export, Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) said it is set to roll out criteria for the exportation of yam. The Coordinating Director, Dr. Vincent Isegbe, stated this yesterday during a press briefing to address NAQS’ part in the yam saga. Isegbe said once President Muhammadu Buhari ascent to the Read More

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We can’t register Nigerians in Diaspora – NIMC

October 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has stated that lack of funds was hindering commencement of registration of Nigerians in the Diaspora. The Head, Corporate Communications of NIMC, Loveday Ogbonna, made this known during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria yesterday in Lagos. He said that NIMC, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, planned to enrol Nigerians Read More