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July, 2017

  • 22 July

    Obi suggests way forward for pharmaceutical industry

      The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has commended Nigerian pharmacists for their efforts and contributions towards the health of the country, but encouraged them to do more towards achieving self-sufficiency in the manufacture of drugs. Obi was speaking on the theme, “Weathering the Storm of Economic …

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  • 22 July

    Revisiting the State Police debate By Tayo Ogunbiyi

      The debate over the necessity for State Police has been on for quite some time. Before now, the most vociferous advocates of state police have been members of the opposition as well as notable civil society activists. It is, however, crucial to stress that agitation for the creation of …

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  • 22 July

    Nigerian arrested for $5,400 CAD credit card fraud

      The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested Yusuf Balogun Alabi, a suspected credit card fraudster, who allegedly masterminded the theft of $5,400 Canadian Dollars from  a catering entertainment outfit in Brantford, Canada. The fraud came to light after a young Nigerian undergraduate of Thompson Rivers University in …

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  • 22 July

    Falana demands immediate reopening of LAUTECH

      Mr. Femi Falana SAN has called on the Oyo and Osun state governments to ensure that the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) is reopened without any further delay. The senior advocate made the call at the memorial symposium held in honour of Professor Funmi Adewunmi at the Osun …

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  • 22 July

    I-G seeks support of Governors’ Forum for Police media outfit

    The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, on Thursday sought the support o Nigeria’s Governors’ Forum for the funding of the Nigeria Police Broadcasting Services (NPB).I Idris, who made the call at a meeting with the Forum in Abuja on Thursday, said the station would assist in addressing many current …

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  • 22 July

    Gunmen abduct nursing mother

    CHINEDU WOSU, YENAGOA Unknown gunmen in Bayelsa state on Tuesday kidnapped a breastfeeding mother and whisked her to an unknown destination even as her few weeks old baby continued to cry for the mother. The kidnapped mother simply identified as Mrs. Roselyn Okokingho was separated from her new born by …

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  • 21 July

    Epic Movie, ‘TATU’ Premieres at Eko Hotel Saturday July 22 in honour of Dr. Abraham Nwankwo

      The long anticipated classic African epic adventure movie, TATU, is set to premiere at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre on Saturday, July 22. Adapted from a book written by Dr. Abraham E. Nwankwo, who retired recently as Director General of the Debt Management Office, the suspense filled movie is …

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  • 21 July

    Senate vows to end LAUTECH crisis

    The Senate has vowed to bring to an end the crisis bedeviling the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) that led to the closure of the institution for almost two years. Speaking while receiving a delegation led by the president of LAUTECH Alumni Association, Professor Adewale Sunday, in Abuja, the …

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  • 21 July

    EFCC to appeal acquittal of ex-Adamawa Gov, Ngilari

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is to appeal the July 20, 2017 Court of Appeal ruling, which acquitted a former Adamawa State governor, Bala Ngilari, of the five-count charge of corruption, which the state’s High Court had on March 6, 2017 found him guilty of, and sentenced him …

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  • 21 July

    Job creation: Digital marketing training commences for budding entrepreneurs

      The Edo State Government has restated its commitment to create the 200,000 jobs promised the people of the state. This reassurance was given by the Commissioner of Wealth Creation, Cooperative and Employment, Barr. Emmanuel Usoh, during a four-day training for university and polytechnic graduates on Digital Marketing which began …

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  • 21 July

    Enugu Electoral Commission gets funds for Council polls

    The Enugu State Government has restated its readiness to conduct local government election in the state this year, and has towards that end approved the release of N25m to the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) to enable it to carry out the exercise. Briefing journalists on the outcome of …

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  • 21 July

    Ambode, Nigeria’s Governor General – Aregbesola…As Lagos Gov takes crusade for South West integration to Osun

    Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on Thursday described his counterpart in Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode as the Governor General of Nigeria, saying that the position of Lagos as the economic nerve centre of the country and the brilliant performance of the Governor in office could not be downplayed …

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  • 21 July

    Obaseki: When a society reads its people are enlightened

                                        Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has said that a society cannot be enlightened unless the people in that society read broadly. He said this understanding informed his administration’s decision to set up the Library Review Committee to revive libraries and ultimately boost the reading culture in the state. …

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  • 21 July

    Any programme to be consumed by Nigerians must be produced in Nigeria, Minister insists

      The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has reiterated the government’s decision that any programme meant for Nigerians must be produced in Nigeria, saying he was not appointed Minister to develop the economy of other countries at the expense of the Nigerian economy.   In a statement in …

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  • 21 July

    Senate to partner Refugee Commission on IDPs, Migrants

    The Senate has expressed its total commitment to collaborate with the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) to ensure effective coordination of intervention efforts geared  towards protection, rehabilitation and reintegration of migrants and IDPs in the country. Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, made the remarks …

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