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Odusile sworn-in as new NUJ President

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) now has a new National President. He is Mr. Waheed Odusile, who has just been sworn-in as 16th President of the union alongside his executive elected at NUJ’s 5th National Triennial Delegates Conference in Abuja. Odusile beat five other presidential contenders, namely, Rotimi Obamuwagun, …

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Ambode reaffirms commitment to bi-lateral trade relations with UK, others; establishes Office of the Overseas Affairs and Investment

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, at the weekend received envoys from the United States of America, Britain and Australia on courtesy visits, where he reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to strengthen trade relations with their countries. The Governor, who received the trio separately in his office in Alausa, Ikeja, said …

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No hiding place for cultists—IGP vows

AKHERE Godwin, Benin The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, Saturday said that the Nigeria Police would continue to crack down on cultism and other forms of criminality in different states of the country in order to ensure and maintain peace in the Nigerian society. It will be recalled that‎ …

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UK appoints New High Commissioner to Nigeria

Mr Paul Arkwright has been appointed the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, to succeed Sir Andrew Pocock KCMG, who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service soon. The newly-appointed High Commissioner, Arkwright, would officially assume office from September 2015. He is married to Patricia Anne Holland, and their marriage has …

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WWE sacks Hulk Hogan over racial slur

Hulk Hogan has apologised for his use of racial slurs in a leaked tape after World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) confirmed, Friday, it had terminated the wrestler’s contract, though Hogan says he resigned. The 61-year-old’s profile was taken off of the WWE website overnight, prompting speculation that evidence of him using …

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The gas to power plan

By Eze Onyekpere Nigeria has abundant reserves of associated and non-associated gas estimated in excess of 187 trillion (standard) cubic feet (Tcf). Though Nigeria is ranked 7th in terms of proven natural gas reserves in the world, geological experts hold the view that more gas can still be found; potentially …

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