Month: September 2020

Strike: Governors’ Forum pleads with labour unions

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has pleaded with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to shelve its planned strike and participate in broad consultation with the various stakeholders.The governors made the call in a communiqué issued after dialogue between representatives of the forum and  union which took place in the Abuja residence of NGF Chairman and Gov. Kayode Fayemi …

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UNGA: Buhari urges global action against small arms

Small arms and light weapons President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday night urged the international community to take strong action against illicit flows of small arms and light weapons. Addressing the virtual United Nations General Assembly through a pre-recorded video statement, Buhari said Nigeria was deeply concerned over the menace. “Nigeria remains deeply concerned over the illicit …

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Delta College of Education Warri provost, Mary Edema, builds toilet for N36m

Prof. Mary Edema Projects cost inflation and fiscal corruption may assume another title since the Provost, Delta State College of Education, Warri, Prof. Mary Edema, built two toilet blocks at a whooping sum of N36 million Naira, an investigation has revealed. According to a memo with number TETF/ES/COE/AL.2017/VOL.XVII, each of the toilet block gulped N17, …

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Run people-oriented programme as `godfatherism` ends – Ex-agitator tells Obaseki

Mr Kingsley Muturu, a peace ambassador and leader of Amnesty Phase II in Delta, has described Gov. Godwin Obaseki`s victory as the final blow to godfatherism in Nigerian Politics. He, however, called on the governor to carry everyone along and ensure that his administration ran a purposeful and people-oriented programme. Muturu said this in a …

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Mourinho Commends One Player After 5-2 Win

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has singled out striker, Harry Kane, for praise following his side’s Premier League 5-2 victory against Southampton on Sunday. Mourinho said Kane was incredible against Southampton, adding that he changed the game in the second half with his movement and link play. According to him, the England international allowed fellow …

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT, ELECTORAL VALUES AND GOOD GOVERNANCE; LAGOS CP MEETS NEMA, INEC

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has met with the State Acting Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mr Ibrahim Farinloye and the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), Mr Sam Olumekun, in his Ikeja office on Thursday, at different occasions. The meetings, which were propelled by the yearnings and …

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FEDERAL GOVT. DECIDES RESUMPTION DATE FOR SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE

Students have been waiting for the federal to give directives on when schools in Nigeria will fully resume since July. It is now a good news that the Nigerian federal government has announced that it has given all states to finalize their decision on when school will resume. The Minister of Education for State, Chukwuemeka …

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Edo election: Buhari warns against ‘do-or-die’ politics

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised political parties, candidates and security agents to behave responsibly in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo. The president, in a message to voters, political parties, election officials and security personnel, also warned against what he described as “the do-or-die mentality to politics.” The president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and …

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FUEL, ELECTRICITY HIKE: NLC Talks Tough, Gives Two-Weeks For Reversal

The Nigeria Labour Congress has given the Federal Government two-weeks to reverse the hikes in fuel pump price and electricity tariff or face civil unrest nationwide. The warning came after the NLC Central Working Committee meeting in Abuja on Wednesday In a communiqué read by the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, the union said the ultimatum takes …

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FBN Insurance Brokers Hosts Webinar To Sensitise SMEs On Risk Management And Cyber Security.

FBN INSURANCE BROKERS LIMITED, A SUBSIDIARY OF NIGERIA’S LEADING FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP, FBN HOLDINGS PLC, HAS ANNOUNCED A WEBINAR TO SENSITISE SMES ON RISK MANAGEMENT AND CYBER SECURITY. SPEARHEADING DISCUSSIONS AT THE WEBINAR ARE SEASONED EXPERTS ON INSURANCE BROKERAGE, CYBER SECURITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT. The event is themed Risk Management and Business Continuity amidst COVID19 …

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FG, LASG stop barge operations along Marina coastline

The Federal Government, in conjunction with Lagos State Government, on Tuesday ordered the stoppage of barge operations along Marina coastline. The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, and the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, gave the stop-work order during an unscheduled visit to inspect the activities around the Marina coastline. With the order, the …

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Nigeria loans: President Buhari Supports borrowing

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday supports his government’s borrowing to finance infrastructure. Buhari stated that his administration take loans to solve the dire shortfall in infrastructure. The Nigerian leader spoke on Tuesday at a meeting with members of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) at the State House, in Abuja. President Buhari stressed that the …

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Adamawa Govt distributes 5,000 tonnes of fertiliser to farmers

The Adamawa State Government says it has procured 5,000 metric tonnes of fertiliser for distribution to farmers, to encourage agricultural productivity. Dr Dishi Khobe, the state’s Commissioner of Agriculture, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of  Nigeria (NAN), in Yola on Monday. Khobe disclosed that the fertiliser would be sold at N5,000 …

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NSE: Market indices resume with 0.05% marginal growth

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) opened trading on Monday with a marginal growth of 0.05 per cent following buying interest in Dangote Cement and 16 other equities. Speficially, the NSE All-Share Index grew by 13.64 points or 0.05 per cent to close at 25,605.59 from 25,591.95 recorded on Friday. Also, the market capitalisation which opened …

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Pension: PTAD paid N96bn across operational departments

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has paid over N96 billion across all the operational departments of the Federal Government between July 2019 and August 2020. The Executive Secretary of the directorate, Dr Chioma Ejikeme, made this assertion at a news conference in Abuja, on Wednesday. She said that the directorate paid over N77 billion …

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UNION BANK SUPPORTS NGOs THROUGH ‘UnionBetta’ DONATIONS

UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC SAID IT HAS DELIVERED ON ITS PROMISE TO SUPPORT CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS WITH A PORTION OF PROCEEDS FROM THE UNIONBETTA SAVINGS PRODUCT. Launched in 2016, UnionBetta is a sub-account which allows Union Bank customers earn attractive interest rates for saving as little as N5,000 monthly. In return, the bank donates a …

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DAVID IBIYEOMIYE, BLOWS HOT, CALLED DADDY FREEZE BASTARD, SAYS’ YOU CAN’T INSULT OYEDEPO WHEN AM STILL ALIVE

General Overseer of Porthacourt based Salvation Ministries, Pastor David Ibiyeomiye and anointed men of God has warned leader of Free the Sheep Movement, Ifedayo Olarinde also known as Daddy Freeze to desist from attacking Bishop David Oyedepo if he does not want to incur his wrath. Ibiyeomiye who literally threw caution to the wind in …

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First international flight lands in Lagos after 5 months

There was palpable joy on Saturday as the first international flight landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this was coming after five months of closure of the Nigerian airspace due to the lockdown occasioned by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Middle East Airline (MEA), …

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Boyfriend Murdered By 25-Year-Old Girlfriend After Demanding For Abortion

A 25 years old girl, Miss Onyinye Chime has murdered her 29 years old boyfriend, Mr Azubuike Eleyi for suggesting she terminate a pregnancy that emanated from their friendship. Onyinye was said to have stabbed Azubuike to death when an argument ensued between them after she refused to terminate the pregnancy. The suspect was said …

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Nigeria/Ghana Row: Gbajabiamila meets Buhari, heads to Ghana

President Muhammadu Buhari meets behind closed door with Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the State House, Abuja. Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed door with Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the State House, Abuja. Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of …

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Access Bank Reacts To The Viral Video Of A Guy Who Claimed To Have Stolen Customers’ Data

Access Bank has assured customers of the safety of their personal information denying reports of a breach of its system. The bank said in a statement: “A video of an individual claiming to be in possession of our customers’ banking details such as BVN and Account Number, has been brought to our notice. “We urge …

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LASU STUDENTS TO RESUME IN BATCHES-VC

The Lagos State University has announced that its students would resume in batches. The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, SAN, made this known on Monday. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had on Saturday announced that tertiary institutions will be allowed to open from September 14th, 2020, while primary and secondary schools may be …

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