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target=_blank rel=noopener>Strike: Yobe NLC pledges support for PASAN, JUSUN
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Yobe council, on Wednesday, pledged support for Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) and Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN). The congress pledged the support in a statement issued by its Chairman, Mr Muktar Tarbutu, and made available to newsmen in Damaturu. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Legal Aid Council receives 88 cases in 3 months
The Kaduna State office of the Legal Aid Council has received 88 new cases from January to March 2021, its Coordinator, Mrs Habiba Ohwoevworhua, has said. Ohwoevworhua said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Kaduna that 48 were criminal cases while 40 were civil cases. The coordinator, however,
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Anambra: Reward party faithful members, Secondus-led NWC charged
Ahead of Anambra governorship election scheduled for November 6, 2021, Prince Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been charged to reward party faithful members. The Anambra Concerned Citizens, which gave this charge on Wednesday in Abuja, noted that some members of the party contesting for the governorship
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Unemployment: Institute Offers Youths Life Entrepreneurship Training, Mentorship, others
By Henry Uche The Founder, Academy For Entrepreneurial Studies, Nigeria (AES) Ausbeth Ajagu, has offered Fifty (50) percent discount of total cost to run an entrepreneurship, leadership, mentorship, and other trainings in different crafts at the Academy, to mammoth of Youths who attended a just concluded “One Billion Souls For Christ” crusade, Organized my his Ministry (The Pentium
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target=_blank rel=noopener>APGA embarks on membership drive as Anambra philanthropist, others join party
By Romanus Okoye Ahead of Anambra State gubernatorial election in November 6, All Progressives Grand Alliance has embarked on massive membership drive. In Anambra West, a philanthropist, Chief Osita Oforzor joined the party with his numerous followers. Speaking at the event, the member representing Anambra East and West Federal Constituency, Chief Chinedu Obidigwe said APGA
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target=_blank rel=noopener>COVID-19: Buhari’s economic policies took Nigeria out of recession-Ari, ITF DG
From Gyang Bere Jos The Director General of Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Joseph Ari said President Muhammadu Buhari recovered Nigeria from the recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic through laudable economic policies. He noted that the ITF supported the President’s efforts through massive requisite skills and acquisition programmes that help most indigents Nigerians recover their
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Tambuwal inaugurates new LG Chairmen in Sokoto
Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on Wednesday swore-in the 23 newly-elected local government chairmen in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC), had on March 27 conducted local government election in the state. After the election, SIEC declared candidates of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party as
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Imo Attack: Group carpets police over failed intelligence
From George Onyejiuwa, Owerri A Group, the Igbo National Council (INC) Worldwide has said that the Easter Monday coordinated attacks on the Imo correctional centre and the state Police command headquarters by gunmen was as a result of failed intelligence on the part of the Imo State police command. This is even as they called
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target=_blank rel=noopener>G20 finance ministers meet amid hopes for global digital tax deal
Signs are growing that the finance ministers of the G20 Nations have worked out a deal for taxing businesses that trade across borders, perhaps putting an end to a long-running dispute. The ministers are set to meet in an online session later on Wednesday at the invitation of Italy, the current chair of the group.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Inaugurate NDDC board to douse tension, group tells Buhari
The Niger Delta Forum (NDF) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate the Governing Board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) without further delay. It said that Senator Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, speaking on behalf of the government, had promised that the board would be inaugurated on April 1, 2021. In
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Osinbajo decorates new Ag. IGP
Lawrence Olaoye, Abuja Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently decorating Usman Alkali Baba with the rank of Inspector-General of Police, IGP. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday approved the appointment of Usman Alkali Baba as the Acting Inspector-General of Police. The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, who disclosed this to State House correspondents
target=_blank rel=noopener>Basel issues principles to boost banks’ resilience
SAFEGUARDS Technology-related threats have increased importance of banks’ operational resilience The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has issued principles for operational resilience, which aim to make banks better able to withstand, adapt to and recover from severe adverse events. In a statement posted on its website yesterday, the committee said it was
target=_blank rel=noopener>Diri to sponsor victorious U18 handball team’s foreign trip
Pauline Onyibe, Yenagoa Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, on Tuesday promised to sponsor the state’s Under-18 female handball team’s foreign trip and also promised a handsome reward if they emerge victorious. Receiving the team after emerging champions at a recent national tournament in Lagos, Diri charged them to brace up for the challenge ahead
target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Ex-Senator, Sati Gogwim, is dead
Ex- Senator, Sati Gogwim of Plateau State is dead. Williams Gogwim, a younger brother of the deceased confirmed his death to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday. “My brother has been sick since last year and in December he left the country for treatment abroad and only returned on Sunday, April 4.
target=_blank rel=noopener>Insecurity: Time to step up action
Nigeria is at a crossroads, delicately on tenterhooks, as non-state actors spread fear, violence and terror across the land of over 205 million people of diverse tongues, cultures, religions and worldview. Emboldened by official silence, non-committal or encouragement, a gang of bandits, parading as herdsmen wielding AK47 rifles, roams the countrysides, from North to
target=_blank rel=noopener>Inflation sustains spike as CBN intensifies interventions
As widely predicted, inflation maintained an upward trajectory in Q1’21 as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) held its accommodative monetary stance and intervention policies to spur economic growth, writes TONY CHUKWUNYEM Unveiling the apex bank’s policy direction for 2021 in his address at the Annual Bankers’ Dinner organised by the Chartered Institute of
target=_blank rel=noopener>Fiscal disruption slows maritime growth
Despite all measures put in place to address impediment to its growth, the effect of Coronavirus crisis, congestion and gridlock slowed maritime industry’s growth in the first three months of the year, BAYO AKOMOLAFE reports The economic disruptions brought about by coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and the inability to address the port road gridlock are
target=_blank rel=noopener>In Bariga, feast of dance for Pastor Ighodalo at 60
Last Saturday will not be easily forgotten by inhabitants of the Isale Akoka area of Bariga, Lagos. It was a day that is akin to a history that was made before their very eyes. Aside the celebratory mood of the Easter season that pervaded every inch of the ancient settlement, a dewy mark of providence
target=_blank rel=noopener>Ede Mapo Arogun: Celebration of a city, its history, people
Title: Ede Mapo Arogun: A Celebration of a City, its History, Monarchy and People & Ede Icons and the Making of Modern Nigeria Editor: Prof. Siyan Oyeweso, FHSN, FNAL Reviewer: Prof. Olutayo C. Adesina It is my honour and pleasure to review the two books produced under the excellent editorship of a distinguished historian,
target=_blank rel=noopener>Nokia settles patent fight with Lenovo
Finland’s Nokia has settled a multi-year patent fight with China’s Lenovo Group, the world’s biggest PC maker, resolving all pending litigation across all jurisdictions, the companies said on Wednesday. While terms of the cross-license agreement remain confidential, Lenovo will make a net balancing payment to Nokia, the Finnish telecom equipment maker said. A Nokia
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