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Renowned Novelist, Chimamanda, flags off Airtel’s Reading for Leading Campaign

Renowned novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Tuesday, flagged off the Airtel Reading for Leading Campaign. The campaign is aimed at helping underprivileged children in public primary schools and providing them with access to relevant, high-quality text books. The flagging off ceremony held at the Airtel corporate headquarters in Banana Island, Ikoyi, …

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Tambuwal: When education becomes the priority; Dismal education system threatens northern development; Tambuwal responds

By Jibril Shehu In recent years, education in northern Nigeria has reached a point of collapse. Sokoto, my home state, is one of the states most affected. To lend some perspective: In 2015, the National Universities Commission (NUC) ranked Usmanu Dan Fodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS) and Sokoto State University (SSU) …

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Power supply: Don’t panic Fashola appeals to industrialists, directors …Says temporary setbacks in the power sector would be overcome

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, in Lagos, has advised industrialists, directors and other employers of labour in the country not to panic or downsize their staff in the face of current power supply challenges saying the Federal Government has put a roadmap in place that …

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Buhari is nobody’s stooge –Presidency replies Saraki ; Suggests he made statement after a troubled sleep

The presidency has said that contrary to insinuations by the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, President Muhammadu Buhari is not and cannot be anybody’s stooge. According to a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, the claim by Dr. Saraki, “that there …

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‘NGOs smiling to banks on agony of Borno displaced persons’ – Gov. Shettima … Says MSF failed to give proper account on malnutrition statement

Some Non-Governmental Organizations, NGOs, are taking huge advantage of the pains of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in Borno State and defrauding foreign philanthropists under the pretense of trying to help victims of the Boko Haram insurgency, Governor Kashim Shettima has said. Shettima spoke on Monday when he delivered a keynote …

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Retrenchments: Senate lauds Ngige over dialogue with banks; as Minister distances FG from interference in private businesses

Senate has commended the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige for his ‘proactive intervention ’in the on-going retrenchment in the banks and other financial institutions and gave firm support to his decision on dialogue with all social partners as the only option to the peaceful resolution of the …

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NIS seeks access to Interpol database

To win the war against terrorism, insurgency and other organized crimes it has become imperative for the Nigeria Immigration Service to be granted access to the INTERPOL I-24/7 portal”. This was the assertion of the Comptroller General of Immigration (CGI) Muhammad Babandede when the Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim …

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Forgery case: Court grants bail to Saraki, Ekweremadu on ‘self recognition’; Presidency has been hijacked — Senate President declares

‎Justice Yusuf Haliru, of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Monday, granted Senate President Bukola Sarakiand his deputy bail on self recognition in the forgery suit preffered against the pair by the Attorney General of the Federal (AGF). Haliru equally granted bail to two other accused persons; Salisu Maikasuwa, …

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