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Without doubt, the argument by some political leaders of the PDP Southeast zone that the party’s presidential flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar could not have picked a running mate from amongst them without their knowledge especially when he had bargained with them for the slot, is understandable and should be appreciated ...
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Few hours back, I strolled into one of the key offices under the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with a singular matter for constructive dialogue with a friend who is a senior aide of President Muhammadu Buhari. My concern was on the observed lack of ...
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Delta State governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, in this question and answer session during the Editors Conference in Asaba, spoke on matters affecting Delta state, electoral system in Nigeria and role of the media in the 2019 general elections. MICHAEL OLADAPO brings the excerpts: Why is it that Local Government Elections ...
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Senator Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and presently a chieftain  of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in this interview, explained why he defected to the APC, among other issues. Sam Ogidan brings the excerpts: Why did you leave PDP for APC? ...
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John Stones will have a long career if he can master multiple positions as well as centre-back, says Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola. Go to News Source Author: ...
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Managing director and CEO of Heritage Bank, Mr. Ifie Sekibo, has advised Nigerians in diaspora to seek appropriate information in order to take advantage of the investment opportunities in the nation’s economy. Sekibo  said Nigerians in diaspora can invest in housing, mining, ICT, waste management and Made in Nigeria products ...
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With the resurgence of vandalism especially around key products holding and distribution infrastructure in the south west, from where petroleum products are distributed across other parts of the country, through pipelines, security agencies have beefed up 24 hour surveillance across critical oil and gas facilities to stop further acts of ...
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Dele Giwa was murdered for standing up to the lies and impunity of the ruling class. He paid the ultimate price. Eric Osagie “We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard” – Voltaire The man we are ...
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As the Enugu Rangers International Football Club battles Kano Pillars of Kano State in this year’s NFF/AITEO Federation Cup finals in Asaba, Delta State capital on Wednesday, October 24, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has called on all enthusiastic fans of Rangers and indeed the Igbo nation, to offer ...
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 President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC, Engr Habu Gumel has described Tuesday’s investiture of new patrons as a sure way of bringing light into Nigerian sports. Tomorrow at the Elegushi’s Palace in Ikate, off Lekki-Epe Expressway, the Executive and Board of the NOC will unveil new Patrons for the ...
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Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, a Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), from January 30, 2007 to December 30 2009 died in a London hospital, yesterday, after a brief illness. His eldest son, Sani Kutigi, confirmed the demise of the refined Judge, yesterday. Justice Kutigi who left behind 18 children and over ...
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Lagos – The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) at the weekend described the coming of Dangote Oil Refining and Petrochemicals as a looming economic transformation of the downstream sector of the petroleum industry in the country. Besides, the Chamber also said the economic benefits of the oil refinery, when ...
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Foreigners sold a net 4.01 billion riyals ($1.07 billion) in Saudi stocks in the week ending Oct. 18, exchange data showed on Sunday - one of the biggest selloffs since the market opened to direct foreign buying in mid-2015. The post Foreigners dump Saudi stocks appeared first on News Agency ...
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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said that a more organised commodities exchange market in the country would enhance efficiency and lead to economic growth and development. According to a statement from the Commission, the acting director- general of SEC, Ms Mary Uduk, stated this when she received members ...
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The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) has injected in aids $24 million into the Nigerian agriculture sector in the last 16 years.The  USADF said it has partnered Diamond Development Initiatives (DDI) in providing assistance to farmers of various crops across the country. This was made known by the executive ...
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The organisers of the 2018 edition of the Nigerian Economic Summit, organised by the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) believe Nigeria can move from poverty to prosperity if government and institutions could work in the fight for economic growth and against poverty. BAYO AMODU and BUKOLA IDOWU write on what ...
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There are enormous potentials in insurance industry, but operators, regulators, investors, government, among others must sit up to unlock the potentials, ZAKA ABD-KHALIQ writes. According to a recent report by Fast Market Research – an American market research firm, Nigeria’s insurance industry was projected to grow at a cumulative average ...
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The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria(CIIN) has collaborated with the University of Lagos(UNILAG), Babcock University, Delta State University, among other tertiary institutions to deepen insurance education in the country. The President of the institute, Mr. Eddie Efekoha who disclosed this at a media parley in Lagos, noted that CIIIN is ...
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Recently, the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) commended the management of Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemical Free Trade Zone Enterprises (DPRP) for its local content initiatives. In this piece, SHOLA BELLO examines how Dangote Group is adhering to the local content law in the execution of its projects ...
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Royal Exchange Plc has promised its teeming shareholders and investors good returns on Investment having position itself for increased market share. The insurer believes that taking advantage of growth initiatives available in the industry while leveraging on technology will expand its revenue base and stronger bottom-line. The chairman, Royal Exchange ...
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The federal government’s bid to concession the N4.6 billion Onitsha River port, Anambra State has been mired in controversy as parties challenge the integrity and fairness of the bidding process. The controversy which is already stalling the completion of the project was confirmed by the newly – appointed managing director ...
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Kenneth Omeruo is delighted to make his first LaLiga start in Leganes’ 1-1 draw with Valencia at Mestalla on Saturday. The defender joined the Cucumber Growers in the summer on loan from Chelsea. and he made his debut as a substitute for the side against Rayo Vallecano on October 6 ...
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The presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has described the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar as a throwback to Nigeria’s past. The post Atiku will take Nigeria backwards: Olawepo-Hashim appeared first on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Go to News Source Author: Editor BO ...
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Last Friday, Vice President of the country, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo led a Federal Government team to Rivers State to assess flood situation in the state. Satisfied with what he saw on ground, Osinbajo commended Rivers State Government for the measures it took towards militating the impact of the disaster in ...
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Ahead of the 2019 general elections, a traditional ruler in Rivers State, HRH Eze Christopher Wonodi has said that Governor Nyesom Wike deserves re-election in view of what he called his outstanding performance in the past three years. Wonodi, who is the Eze Mbam Abali X11/Eze Risiohia in Rebisi, Port ...
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Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Director General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization (APCO), has revealed how ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar emerged as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate. Daniel, who spoke in a chat with The Tide’s source, said Atiku polled 1532 to defeat his closest rival, Sokoto Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, ...
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Proceedings at the Rivers State House of Assembly were adjourned since after the Rivers State College of Health Management and Technology Bill 2018 was sent for Committee and Public Hearing. It was against this backdrop that the House Committee on Education chaired by Doctor Farah Dagogo last weekend put to ...
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The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, Europe (NIDOE) has announced plans to host all the political parties presidential candidates in Vienna, Austria. The Chairman of NIDOE Mr Kenneth Gbandi in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said letters of invitation had been sent to the various candidates through their political parties. He ...
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Super Eagles star, Onazi Ogenyi welcomed the birth of their second child on Saturday in the United States of America. Onazi, who got married two years ago, announced the birth of the baby girl and her name: Zara. He tweeted: “Welcome to the world my baby Zara Agbenu Onazi.” The ...
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Bunmi Ogunyale In-form Nigerian midfielder, Alex Iwobi will hosts his compatriots Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfried Ndidi as Arsenal battles Leicester City tonight in a Premier League tie at the Emirates Stadium.  Iwobi, who has made five appearances and scored one goal in Premier League for the Gunners this season will ...
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Lagos – For the second consecutive week, the returns in the Nigerian bourse remained positive as the All Share Index (ASI) rose 1.19 per cent week-on-week (w/w) to 32,841.69 points, amidst a week of mixed trading. Year-to-Date (YtD) loss moderated to 14.12 per cent as three of the five sessions closed ...
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The Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) in the country have invested N1.49 trillion in Treasury Bills. The monthly report released by the National Pension Commission (PenCom) yesterday in Abuja by Mr Peter Aghahowa, the commission’s spokesman made the disclosures. The commission also disclosed that the PFAs invested N4.22 trillion in Federal ...
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The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has assured manufacturers of quick access to local and foreign market for made-in-Nigeria products through consumer confidence and standardisation. Mr. Osita Aboloma, the Director General, who was represented by the SON, FCT Coordinator, Mr. Gambo Dimka disclosed this at the SON Special Day Event ...
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Thousands of Honduran migrants whose trek toward the United States has triggered tirades from US President Donald Trump, forged on Sunday after crossing a river into Mexico, marching for hours. The post Honduran migrants march to US border, ignore Trump threat appeared first on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Go ...
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Gernot Rohr, the Super Eagles manager, may face a major crisis ahead of next month’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa after two defenders, William Troost-Ekong and Kenneth Omeruo, limped out of their respective clubs’ league games on Saturday. Troost-Ekong picked up an ...
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Lagos – Austine Eguavoen, the former Super Eagles defender and coach, has been appointed Technical Director for Greek third division side, A.P.S Zakynthos, in a season-long deal. The 53-year-old revealed this in a monitored radio programme in Lagos, saying that he was contacted through a third party last season, and only ...
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Felix Anyansi-Agwu, the chairman of Enyimba International, has charged the former African Champions to remain optimistic about the chances of defying all odds to overturn their semifinal first leg loss and book a place in the final of this season’s CAF Confederation Cup. The Peoples Elephant will have all to ...
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“The government is losing over N5 trillion every year because of the situation of the road. All businesses have closed down at the port area.” Isaac Anumihe Lucky Eyis Amiwero is the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Eyis Resources Limited. As a foremost licensed agent and trainer, he has participated in ...
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Moghalu warns that: “On current trends of what passes for governance in Nigeria and despite our dynamism as a people, that future is a bleak one.” Ayo Oyoze Baje The statistics are simply scary, sordid and scandalous; looking at Nigeria’s Human Development Index (HDI) vis-à-vis its enormous natural endowments. For instance, ...
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It is obvious words have lost their meanings in Umuahia. If not, why would a bunch of rascally scallywags constitute themselves into “Abia stakeholders”? Ebere Wabara From time to time, the vanishing tribe of bunkums inexplicably opposed to the former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu, churn out faceless ...
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