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Immigration gets technical, operational support from German partner

January 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has received technical and operational supports from one of its development partners, the Dautsche Gesellschaft Fur Internationale Zusammenarbait (GIZ), a German firm. The items which were received by the Comptroller General of Immigration Muhammed Babandede at the Service Headquarters, Abuja, include: 16 motor bikes, 10 Radio devices, 3 Binoculars, 6 laptops, 700 A3 size curriculum Read More

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Nigeria to host Africa Cup Track Championship

January 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

There are indications that Nigeria may host the 2019 Africa Cup Track in Abuja.The chance becomes brighter, following Team Nigeria’s performance at the just concluded 2019 Africa Track Championship in South Africa. The removal of the cooking stoves from the Abuja velodrome also necessitated the Confederation of Africa Cycling (CAC) to propose that the hosting right for the championship be Read More

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SDGs: Prioritise teachers’ training, Buhari’s Aide beckons State govts, SUBEB

January 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sustainable Development Goals, Mrs Adejoke Adefulire has challenged state governments and State Universal Basic Education Boards to prioritise teachers’ training as a means of improving quality of education across the country.  Mrs Adefulire explained that “the SDG goals recognised the importance of quality teachers that without teachers we cannot achieve goal four Read More

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NCAT to increase training aircraft to 14 — Rector

January 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, says it plans to increase its modern training aircraft to 14 this year. According to NCAT, the aim is to assert its position as the foremost civil aviation training institution in Africa. The Rector of NCAT, Capt. Mohammed Abdulsalam, who made the disclosure while speaking to newsmen in Zaria, Kaduna state, also Read More

The making of Rixari Skin Secrets brand by Rita Ebigbagha

June 7, 2018 Editorial II 0

Despite the relative boom experienced in the skincare industry in Nigeria in the last ten years, some startups are still finding it rather tough to get on their feet. More often than not, the problem is not of their own creation but normal dynamics that ensue with starting a new business and getting people to trust it. For one of Read More

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Rohr may drop Mike, Ighalo from Eagles friendlies

February 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr is mulling over dropping the China based duo of captain John Obi Mikel and top striker Odion Ighalo from the squad for their up coming friendly games. Rohr is considering leaving them out of the game as they are still in pre season training with their Chinese sides, and the Read More

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NTI trains only 5% teachers annually – DG

February 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Kaduna National Teachers Institute (NTI) has trained only five per cent of teachers through in-service training programmes, the Director- General, Prof. Dahuwa Garba Azare, has said. According to him, it is not fair when NTI is blamed for non-performing teachers even if such teachers never passed through its training programmes. He, however, added that NTI has made quality its watchword Read More

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Buratai tasks graduating soldiers on professionalism

February 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has charged soldiers training young officers of 76 regular intake to demonstrate a high sense of professional conduct while discharging their constitutional responsibilities. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Buratai was speaking at the graduating ceremony of 2,723 soldiers at the Nigerian Army Training Centre (NATRAC) Kontagora. Represented by Read More

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Dana trains 27 pilots, decorates new captains, first officers

February 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

As part of its human capital development strategy, Dana Air recently decorated two newly promoted captains and three senior first officers at a ceremony held at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2. While Kalu Sylvester and Ibrahim Kazeem were decorated as captains, Ilesanmi Ayotunde, Afolabi Damilola and Lawal Wahab were made flight officers. Speaking at the event, Dana’s director of Read More

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FG To Train 11,300 North East IDPs in Different Skills

February 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Federal Government has  revealed plan to train 11,300  Internally Displaced  Persons (IDPs) affected  by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East under the Skill Acquisition Programmes of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE). The Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige disclosed this at the inauguration of the programme yesterday in Maiduguri. The minister who was represented by Mr Ibrahim Read More

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Court orders final forfeiture of £578,080 to FG

February 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Jerry Uwah Lagos A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of the sums of £578,080.00 to the federal government of Nigeria. The forfeited sum was discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the account of a maritime firm, ZAL Marine Limited domiciled in Diamond Bank. EFCC told Justice Saliu Saidu that a Read More

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Turkey sends more troops to Qatar

December 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

A new batch of Turkish soldiers have arrived at Turkey’s military base in Qatar as part of a joint defence agreement between the two countries. Qatar’s defence ministry announced on Tuesday the arrival of the fresh reinforcement at the Al Ubeid airbase in the capital, Doha. The group, including soldiers from the Turkish Joint Forced Command, will join Turkish troops Read More

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Barclays Africa, China Devt Bank sign pact on projects in Africa

December 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Barclays Africa Group Limited (BAGL) and China Development Bank (CDB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will help fund development projects in Africa. CDB’s focus on infrastructure finance for roads, railways and dams, while Barclays Africa will leverage on the MoU to unlock opportunities in order to strengthen its contribution towards Africa’s economic growth and development. Barclays Africa Read More

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Ancelotti not interested in Italian job

December 5, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Carlo Ancelotti says he has been approached by Italian FA about the possibility of coaching the national side but that he prefers to keep working in club football. Ancelotti, sacked by Bayern Munich in September, said he was honoured that Italians see him as the man to replace Gian Piero Ventura who was fired after Italy astonishingly failed to qualify Read More

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Jigawa NDE trains 30 on poultry

December 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Bayo Alabira Dutse Jigawa coordinator of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Alhaji Abubakar Muhammed Jamo, has said 30 persons have been selected for training and empowerment on poultry production across the state. Jambo disclosed this while flagging off the programme at the Agricultural Skills Training Centre (ASTC), Karneya village in Dutse local government area of the state. He Read More

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NTI trains 65 mathematics, science teachers from 5 states

December 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna National Teachers Institute (NTI) is training 65 science and mathematics teachers from Akwa Ibom, Benue, Delta, Ogun and Zamfara states under the Strengthening of Mathematics and Science Education (SMASE) National In-Service and Training Center (Inset) programme. The teachers are being trained under the Fifth Cohort, Cycle Three of the SMASE phased training that covers all the Read More

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Balogun back in training

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Leon Balogun has returned to full training with German Bundesliga club Mainz 05 after he suffered a hand fracture earlier this month. The Super Eagles star defender announced his return to full action via a tweet. “Back on track#MaskOn,” he tweeted today accompanied with two training pictures featuring him wearing his protective face mask after a cheekbone injury earlier. His Read More

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Sokoto trains 23, 361 civil servants on computer

November 22, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Sidi A. Umar Sokoto Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has called on the state civil servants to key into the new reform for efficiency and enhanced performance in the civil service. The governor stated this while flagging off the commencement of a 7- week compulsory computer training programme for 23,361civil servants in the state, held at Shehu Read More

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Ifeanyi targets national title in Karate

November 22, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Ogene Ifeanyi of FCT will be hoping to become a national champion at the 2017 National Open Championships which kick off yesterday at the Abuja National Stadium. The African Champion said he’s eyes are on the gold medal in the -67kg weight category. Ifeanyi said his ultimate dream is to be a World Karate champion and to be an Olympic Read More

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Osinbajo to commission IVTEC, other projects in Kwara today

November 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin Kwara state government has said that all was set to receive the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who is embarking on a one-day working visit to the state today. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Isiaka Gold, who disclosed this in Ilorin yesterday, said Osinbajo would commission the International Vocational, Training and Entrepreneurship Read More

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NCPC to print special Bibles for Christian pilgrims

November 16, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Agi Onda Abuja The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission NPC), Rev. Tor Uja, has said that the Commission would produce a specially printed pilgrim’s Bible for the 2018 pilgrimage exercise. Uja made this known in his office during the security training and orientation of security personnel, staff and stakeholders participating in the 2017 Christian pilgrimage exercise Read More

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MAN Rector unveils plans for Maritime Academy

November 10, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Newly appointed Rector of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron, Commodore Emmanuel Duja Effedua, has unveiled plans to raise the standard of teaching, learning and infrastructure at the nation’s foremost maritime training institution. Speaking in Lagos, he said, under his watch, the academy will remain focused on delivering on its core mandates to train and certify employable seafarers in Read More

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Solar energy experts to to train Nigerians on 32 courses in 4 days

October 13, 2017 Blueprint 0

  After 15 years and over 40 training sessions across the continent, African Energy is expanding their training format to provide even better training by crafting a new format that will include 32 courses spread over four days, taught by six different manufacturers and African Energy staff.   The training which will take place at the Protea Apo Apartments, Apo, Abuja Read More