Thisday Newspaper News Today Tuesday 18th December 2018
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target=_blank>Ayade Grants Amnesty to Bakassi Strike Force, as Deadly Militants Lay Down Arms
Determined to ensure peace and safety along the state’s creeks and waterways, Cross River Governor, Prof Ben Ayade, yesterday, granted amnesty to the members of the dreaded Bakassi Strike Force. Over a hundred of the militants who took up arms following the ceding of the Bakassi peninsular surrendered their weapons. Governor Ayade’s amnesty gesture which
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target=_blank>Tinubu Wants Three Million Votes for Buhari in Lagos
Segun James The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, yesterday urged party members in Lagos State to deliver three million votes for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election. Tinubu, who said APC must maintain strong outing in the state, told party members to also vote overwhelmingly for the party’s
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target=_blank>Chukwueke: APGA Will Hire Mercenaries to Defeat Boko Haram
Tobi Soniyi The All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA) has said that it will hire military mercenaries to root out insurgents from the north-eastern Nigeria if voted into power next year. The party’s vice presidential candidate, Chief Jerry Chukwueke made the disclosure at a press conference in Abuja yeterday. According to him, the military contractors will
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target=_blank>ASUU, FG Talks Deadlocked, Union Stages Walk-out
Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja The resumed meeting between the federal government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has ended again yesterday night without any agreement. However, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, was optimistic that the dispute with ASUU would be amicably resolved before Christmas so that
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target=_blank>Bayelsa Gets 9th Police Commissioner in 15 Weeks
Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa In another dramatic move yesterday, police authorities in Abuja, again removed the newly- posted Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa State, Mr. Joseph Mukan, replacing him with Aminu Saleh. Saleh is about the ninth police boss that has been deployed in the state since the removal of Mr. Don Awunah, a former
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target=_blank>Finalising NIPPs’ Privatisation
Chineme Okafor, writes on the importance of finalising the privatisation of the 10 power plants built by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company NDPHC under the National Integrated Power Projects Epileptic power supply hurts the economy of any nation including Nigeria which once unfortunately occupied the 70th spot on the global electricity production chart by
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target=_blank>Promoting Intra-African Trade
Jonathan Eze who is in Cairo, Egypt, for the maiden edition of the Intra-African Trade Fair and Exhibition, writes on the importance of promoting trade among countries in the continent The creation of the first ever Intra-African Trade Fair is expected to enhance trade in the continent. The 7-day fair showcased more than 10,000 exhibitors
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*-for-mark-lecturer-bags-six-year-jail-term/ target=_blank>OAU’s S**-for-Mark Lecturer Bags Six- year Jail Term
Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo Justice Maurine Onyetenu of a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, yesterday sentenced a former Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) lecturer, Prof. Richard Iyiola Akindele, to six years imprisonment for demanding s** to pass his student, Monica Osagie. The accused had pleaded not guilty to the charge of
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target=_blank>BoI, States Disburse N20bn to SMES in one Year
Jonathan Eze in Cairo The Managing Director of Bank of Industry (BoI), Olukayode Pitan, has disclosed that the partnership between the Bank and some state governments have enhanced lending to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across the country to the tune of over N20 billion in 2018. Speaking with THISDAY in an interview in
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NEITI: Recovering Stolen Funds Critical to Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fight
Chineme Okafor in Abuja The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has said the recovery of proceeds from corrupt financial acts which denies perpetuators the benefits of such crimes will advance Nigeria’s desire to end endemic corruption in the country. Speaking at a recent event organised by the Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT), to mark the […]
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