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FirstNation Airways attains IOSA certification

ANTHONY OMOH As part of efforts to further entrench safety in its operations, Nigerian carrier Firstnation Airways has now joined the group of airlines across the globe holding International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification. The IOSA Programme is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to …

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Nigeria loses N129bn to cyber crimes

Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Peter Jack, Wednesday, disclosed, that the country has lost about N129 billion to online identity theft. Dr. Jack said this during the National Cybersecurity Policy Capacity Workshop organised by Microsoft Nigeria in conjunction with the Office of the National …

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Hoarding of petroleum products: NNPC engages DSS, EFCC ; as PPMC threatens sanction on defaulters

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) has engaged the Department of State Services (DSS) and Economic and the Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with a view to checking the hoarding and diversion of petroleum products by markers. A statement by NNPC’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ohi Alegbe, …

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FG to block financial mismanagements in federal universities; as Sanusi installed chancellor of Uniben

AGENE GODWIN, Benin President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, disclosed that the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Education, will liaise with relevant professionals and bodies to ensure that wastages and leakages in Federal Universities are blocked and perpetrators are brought to book. President Buhari, also warned management of universities that his …

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Boko Haram, product of wrong interpretation of Islam – Gen. Buratai; as Army uncovers plot to discredit COAS, others using social media

ABDULLAHI ISAH, Maiduguri Chief of Army Staff (COAS), The Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has blamed the wrong interpretation and teaching of Islam for the upsurge in the Boko Haram insurgency confronting the society. Declaring open a two-day sensitization seminar/workshop on enlightenment and de-radicalization of Muslims and …

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Starwood Hotels, UNICEF celebrate 20 yrs of ‘Check Out for Children’ partnership

Starwood Hotels & Resorts and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Wednesday, celebrated the Check Out for Children initiative, a 20-year partnership that has helped improve the lives of over 4.5 million children. Since 1995, Starwood guests and employees have raised nearly $35 million through Check Out for Children, which …

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Bayelsa guber poll: Jonathan to storm PDP campaign’s grand finale, Nov. 28; as party prepares for ‘mother of all rallies’, presentation of flag to Gov. Dickson

NEDU MARK, Yenagoa Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, would, Saturday, November 28, storm the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign grand finale in Yenagoa as the party presents its flag to candidate, and incumbent Governor Seriake Dickson, in what has been termed ‘Mother of all rallies.’ A statement by the Director …

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Airtel Trace Music Star wins Initiative prize at AfricaCom Awards 2015

Airtel Trace Music Star – the biggest talent search show on the African continent has scooped the Best Pan African Initiative Award at the prestigious AfricaCom Awards. The ceremony, which took place, Wednesday, November 18 in Cape Town, South Africa, recognizes outstanding performances in the African telecommunications industry. The 2015 …

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FG narrows oil, non-oil tax collection gap

The Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) has attributed the increase in Nigeria’s tax revenue in recent time to the gap close-up between oil and non-oil taxes. Speaking to stakeholders at a KPMG organised programme in Lagos, the Executive Chairman FIRS, Mr. Babatunde Fowler, said that statistics have shown that tax …

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