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The 36-year-old may be out of action with a serious knee injury, but his agent expects him to play for a few more years yet Go to News Source Author: ...
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Arsene Wenger's side are looking to bounce back from last week's defeat to Watford as they take on the under-performing Toffees - follow it LIVE! Go to News Source Author: ...
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Arsene Wenger has named a strong side to face the Toffees at Goodison, though Jack Wilshere has not been named in the starting XI Go to News Source Author: ...
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Sales at Lafarge Africa Plc  grew in the third quarter and 9-month period ended September 2017 by 39 and 28 per cent respectively.  The company attributed the increase partly to the export of cement to Ghana adding that stable prices, fuel flexibility and, better logistics and commercial performance increased the ...
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Three new automotive lubricants from the Castrol brand, Castrol Edge, Castrol Magnatec and Castrol GTX Essential, were launched into the Nigerian market on October 6, 2017 in Lagos by Eterna Plc, Castrol’s exclusive distributor in Nigeria. The occasion was attended by Castrol executives from various parts of the world, such ...
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From Uche Usim, Abuja Government agencies, research experts and corporate bodies are pushing for the full commercialisation of science and technology products produced by Nigerians. The push was amplified at the breakout session on Commercialisation of Science and Technology Products organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology at the ...
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A group of young Nigerian professionals in the United Kingdom, under the aegis Arewa Professionals (AP), has commended wife of the president, Hajia Aisha Buhari and Alhaji Mamman Daura for their roles in stabilising the polity, especially during the president’s medical vacation in the United Kingdom. The group made the remarks ...
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By Gabriel Dike Registrar of West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Dr Iyi Uwadiae, has accused secondary schools nationwide of inflating Continuous Assessment Scores (CAS) of their students. Uwadiae dropped the bomb shell at the two-day international summit on examination malpractice with the theme “Examination malpractice: The contemporary realities and antidotes,” ...
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Edo State Government is set to unveil its economic blueprint fashioned after the Economic Growth and Recovery Plan (EGRP) of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government,  launched by President Muhammadu Buhari on April 5, 2017. The 168-page EGRP document covers years 2017-2020 and has been described by experts in ...
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 From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently unite Nigeria because, according to him, the country is currently too divided and left to drift for too long. The governor also reiterated call for the restructuring of the country and urged the ...
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From Paul Osuyi, Asaba Delta Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged oil-bearing communities in the state to remain peaceful, so as to fully maximise investment opportunities by oil companies. The governor, who spoke at the weekend, during a Town Hall meeting at Kwale, with the people of Ndokwa West Local Government ...
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Stories by Bimbola Oyesola, 08033246177 The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) might have announced that Nigeria with the GDP of 0.55% is technically out of recession, but for the Organised Labour and most especially, the National Union of Shops and Distributive Employees (NUSDE), the recession is still very much here ...
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Stories by Moses Akaigwe           08072100049 Federal Government’s National Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) which formally took effect in July, 2014, recorded yet another milestone recently when Coscharis Motors Plc and Ford Motor Company took their long partnership up a notch with the coming on stream ...
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The National Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) launched the three years ago will in the long run turn out to be one of the best decisions taken in recent years by the government of Nigeria, when the initiative starts yielding the desired dividends. This was the view expressed recently by ...
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…Over sealing of Jibowu terminals Owners and operators of inter-state buses have appealed to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode to order the release of their vehicles impounded last month by the agents of the Lagos State Government following the sealing of the transporters’ terminals on the popular Ikrorodu Road/Jibowu corridor. At a ...
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…Accompanied by ex-warlord, Yormie Johnson  Ahead of the Nov. 7 Liberia’s presidential run-off, former international football star and front runner, George Opong Weah yesterday stormed the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, to seek spiritual assistance and support. Weah faces Vice President Joseph Boakai in the final battle. He ...
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The World Health Organization said yesterday it has revoked the appointment of  Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, following outrage among Western donors and rights groups. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus named Mugabe to the largely ceremonial post at a meeting on Wednesday in Uruguay on chronic diseases ...
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By James Agaji A perfect bumper sticker for Governor Willie Obiano’s campaign stomp should read: “Recession out, investors in!” This is stating it as clearly as former American Vice President Joe Biden did on the  re-election campaign trail back in 2012  when he proclaimed to a crowd of cheering supporters ...
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From Uche Usim, Abuja The Director General, National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), Dr Dan-Azumi Mohammed Ibrahim has said the Federal Government remained determined to deepen local content by supporting local scientists and technologists to produce what would be consumed in Nigeria rather than depend heavily in imported ...
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From Fred Ezeh, Abuja National Universities Commission (NUC) said it was unhappy with the level of achievement recorded by the African University of Science and Technology (AUST) years after it was established. Its Registrar, Prof. Rasheed Abubakar, who led delegation of NUC officials on a courtesy visit to the school ...
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Zenith Bank Plc reported 35.48 percent increase in 2017 third quarter profit as fixed income trading revenue recorded the biggest surge for that line of business in the industry. Net income rose to N129.23 billion, from N95.38 billion in the corresponding period of 2016, the Lagos-based company said in a ...
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Mr. Edward Soje, the late director who recently committed suicide after his wife gave birth to triplets, was paid in December 2016 according to the Kogi State Government. The government, however, maintains that the non-payment of salary was not the cause of his suicide. In a statement signed by the Kogi ...
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Another way to unravel the mystery of chronic stagnation that Nigeria endures, fifty seven years on, is by understanding that Nigerians live only in the past and the present. Tomorrow hardly features in our why-list. On all fronts, we carry on like a people totally oblivious of the ‘karmaic’ potentialities ...
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The decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to approve the payment of pensions to ex-Biafran policemen has been widely received, and gladly too. Granted, this may not be far reaching enough, yet we must salute the president for this laudable act, which even our southern brothers, former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and ...
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The news that wanted head of the Pensions Reform Team, Abdurasheed Maina has been secretly reinstated, has come as a shock to many Nigerians. But, to others, this is Nigeria, a country of anything goes, apologies to former army chief, Gen. Ibrahim Saliu. And for a government that claims to ...
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A fortnight ago, Globacom celebrated “the king’s rites of renewal and our cultural heritage” through the instrumentality of epochal Ofala Festival 2017. It was a week-long fiesta of events that hallmarked an art exhibition, a youth carnival, the epic show, cocktail party Eze Onicha, Azu Ofala and a crowning and ...
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By  Cletus Adole THE extra resources derived from the OPEC production concessions which Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, has been fighting for are boosting the national coffers and enabling the funding of development projects. Three times in a row, the Nigerian team led by  Kachikwu, ...
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By  Shu’aibu Gimi Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, in his address at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, United States of America, on September 9, drew the attention of the world to the North Korean nuclear crisis which he aptly described as a matter ...
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By Garba Yedimakudon Rev. Gibson Mshelia is a 70 years old retired clergy of the Evangelical Church Winning All, (ECWA) from Borno State who always relishes in reliving with nostalgia the ease with which he got his first employment as a Clerical Assistant with the Nigeria Railways Corporation ( NRC) ...
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By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA— The Council of Legal Education has revealed that a total of 1,272 intending lawyers failed the Bar final examination conducted in August. Statistics from the council showed that of 5,891 candidates that sat for the examination, 4,285 candidates succeeded, with 334 of them (5.7 per cent) ...
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As you read this, the news has already filtered in that herdsmen had killed another 27 Nigerian citizens in Plateau State. But do not worry, the Nigerian government is dealing with the terrorist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).  I am sorry if I seem to be trivialising the deaths in ...
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In the face of current economic challenges in the country, there have been calls among stakeholders for the diversification of the economy from its oil-based monolithic status. Since the discovery of oil in Nigeria in 1956 and the oil boom in the 1970s, oil has dominated the economy of the ...
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The management of Radio Continental has reacted to reports that they were shut down by the Federal Government saying nothing of the sort happened. There were many rumours circulating that the Federal Government had shut down the radio station over an alleged breach of broadcasting law. This was further fuelled ...
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History, the saying goes, often repeats itself. Take two events in Nigeria’s political history: the struggle for independence and the current agitation for political restructuring. The polarisation of the North and the South over the issue of restructuring may seem unique, yet, we have been here before. Historically, the north ...
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Nigeria will not move for full unification of its current multiple exchange rates regime, going by the decision to peg the naira/dollar exchange rate at the official Central Bank of Nigeria rate of N305 to the US$ in the proposed 2018 budget. Given that the Federal Government’s blueprint for economic ...
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Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, recently affirmed the government’s intention to continue borrowing to drive the economy. She averred at the annual meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC, USA, that the borrowing was a temporary measure aimed at developing infrastructure in ...
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By Emma Emeozor ( [email protected] ) The outburst of Nigeria over the “undemocratic” and “old-fashioned” United Nations Security Council days after the 72nd General Assembly (UNGA) summit raises concern over the long long-drawn-out debate on reforms. Nigeria is not alone in its condemnation of the supreme organ of the world body ...
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By Cosmas Omegoh Rather than sit back to bemoan their fate, indigenes of Ihiala in Anambra State have taken a bold initiative aimed at improving the lot of people of the area. Members of the community in Lagos, under the aegis of Ihiala Progress Union (IPU), recently rolled out a ...
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History was made in Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area (ONELGA) of Rivers State penultimate weekend when Nigeria National League, NNL campaigners, Go Round Football Club walloped visiting First Bank Football Club of Lagos at the Krisdera Hotel Stadium, Omoku. That comprehensive victory in the last fixture of the 2017 NNL ...
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The Cross River State House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Hon. Justice Michael Edem as substantive Chief Judge of the state. Our Correspondent reports that the confirmation made on the floor of the State House of Assembly was sequel to request of nomination of Justice Edem by Governor ...
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