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World Poverty Eradication day: How Globacom stole the show with My own don beta promo

By Prince Osuagwu,Hi-Tech Editor . Early in September, telecom company Globacom dropped a hint it was going to unveil a customer related promotion which will turn many Nigerians into entrepreneurs. It added that the promotion was in line with its commitment to empowering subscribers through unique life-changing packages. According to the company, the promo will […]

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Pound falls against dollar, euro after British lawmakers reject Brexit timetable

The British pound value has reduced when compared with dollar and the euro after UK lawmakers on Tuesday rejected the government’s proposed timetable for passing legislation to ratify its Brexit deal. Against the dollar, the pound was last down 0.40% to $1.281, off the 5-1/2 month highs hit earlier in the session on optimism about […]

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Osinbajo receives 2019 compliance report of ease of doing business reforms

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, received the 2019 Compliance Report of the Presidential Executive Order 001 on the promotion of transparency and efficiency in the business environment. Prof. Osinbajo Laolu Akande, Osinbajo’s spokesman, in a statement, said the vice president expressed optimism that the reforms would bring dramatic changes […]

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Okere’s Imo gang up treatise: Fallacies and fantasies

By Mbadiwe Emelumba ETHELBERT Okere’s treatise titled, “Imo gang up: Too late in the day”, left one with one conclusion. The write up was hastily put together,lacking sufficient research and laden with fallacies and fantasies, thus offering no normative value. This makes it imperative that I must join issues with my good friend Okere to […]

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WHO advocates domestic funding by African states in fight against malaria

World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on member states across West and Central Africa to enhance domestic financing in the fight against malaria. Participants at re-launch of Malaria Futures for Africa (MalaFA), organised by RMB Partnership to end malaria, on Tuesday, Oct.22, 2019 in Abuja. (NAN) Dr. Clement Lagula-Peter, Officer-in-Charge of WHO Nigeria, made the […]

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Critical gap in 2019 Nobel Peace prize award

By Charles Onunaiju “Peace does not arise from the actions of one party alone. When Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reached out his hand, President Afwerki (Eritrea) grasped it and helped to formalise the peace process between the two countries. The Norwegian Nobel committee hopes the peace agreement will help bring about positive change for the […]

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175 people apprehended for violation of environmental laws in Ekiti —Commissioner

The Ekiti Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr. Gbenga Agbeyo, said that 175 people were arrested and prosecuted for allegedly violating environmental laws in the state between January and September 2019. Refuse on streets of Ado Ekiti Briefing journalists on activities of his ministry on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti, Agbeyo said that the offences included […]

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Sokoto Govt. to establish 2 additional schools for persons with specials needs

The Sokoto State Government on Tuesday announced plans to establish two additional schools to cater for people with special needs. Sokoto State Government Alhaji Umar Ahmad, Director, Basic and Secondary Education Department, Ministry of Education, stated this in Sokoto at a two-day stakeholder forum on progressive taxation. The event titled “Breaking Barriers, Tax Justice and […]

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Sizzling Sterling bags hat-trick as Man City thump Atalanta

 Raheem Sterling scored an 11-minute hat-trick and had a hand in all five goals as Manchester City came from behind to thump Italian side Atalanta 5-1 in their Champions League Group C encounter on Tuesday. Sterling Forward Sergio Aguero also scored two in the first half at the City of Manchester Stadium. But England winger […]

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Mbappe’s hat-trick for PSG in easy win in Belgium

Kylian Mbappe came off the bench to grab a second-half hat-trick and inspire Paris St Germain to a runaway 5-0 victory at Belgium’s Club Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday. France and PSG striker Kylian Mbappe: rated as the future of soccer The win kept up their 100 per cent record in Group A […]

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Court orders forfeiture of N6.42bn properties belonging to Diezani’s ally, Kola Aluko

A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos has Tuesday ordered temporary forfeiture of some landed properties belonging to Kola Aluko, an ally of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke by EFCC. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court in Lagos gave the order following an application filed […]

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China telecom operators build 80,000 5G base stations in 4 months

Three China’s major telecom operators have been revealed to have built more than 80,000 5G base stations in four months. The recorded first quarter of the year’s development was reported as a contributing action to the country’s mission to improve its infrastructure development of the super-fast wireless technology. The telecom sector’s business volume expanded 23.9 […]

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Nigeria ranks world capital of oil theft, records 400,000 bpd crude theft

It has been revealed by Natural Resource Charter (NNRC) that Nigeria is the highest ever reported crude oil theft country in the world, with the country recording approximately 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) crude theft. The NNRC report, which was an aftermath of a survey on oil theft in the world, also said that Mexico […]

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Nigeria won’t meet UN SDG 2030 health target unless – Prof. Soludo

Says poor nutrition, hygiene, religious beliefs major factors for decreasing life expectancy Thousands ‘re dying due to patronage of miracle,magical healing centres,he adds By Joseph Erunke ABUJA- FORMER Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,CBN and current member of the recently federal government-constituted Economic Advisory Council,Prof. Charles Soludo,Tuesday, said there were indications that Nigeria would […]

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Heart-broken fiancé marries partner’s corpse during her funeral

…to show his devotion to her after she died from breast cancer A man in China has married his partner’s corpse during her funeral to show his love for her after she lost her battle with breast cancer. The heart-broken groom, 35-year-old Xu Shinan, hoped that the wedding ceremony could realise his late fiancée’s dream of being […]

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NASS will support EFCC ICPC in fight against corruption —Lawan

President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday that the National Assembly would provide the necessary support to anti-graft agencies in the fight against corruption. Senate Lawan said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) are the leading government agencies in anti-corruption. He said […]

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Foreign shipping firms sabotage inland ports —Customs agents

By Eguono Odjegba The National President of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents, ANLCA, Hon. Tony Nwabunike, has accused foreign shipping companies operating in the country of frustrating optimal performances of Inland Dry Ports, IDPs. Part of the problems, according to him, was the inability of the companies to compute the cost of container […]

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African taxi drivers burn down Nigerian businesses in fresh attack

Spare parts shop, 2 restuarants, grocery store, others burned down By Esther Onyegbula Facts have emerged revealing that today’s attack on Nigerian businesses  in South Africa, was perpetrated by South African taxi drivers under the guise of fighting crime. The incident which took place  at Witbank Mpumalamga, is coming six days after a Nigerian was […]

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Workers’ union bans unauthorized protests

By Eguono Odjegba The President General of the maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, has banned dockworkers in the category of tally clerks and onboard security men, from engaging in unauthorized protests under whatever guises henceforth. The directive coming on the backdrop of recent protests at the corporate headquarters of the Nigerian […]

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ICPC declares Ex-Presidential Aide, Obono-Obla wanted

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri – Abuja The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, on Tuesday, declared the suspended Chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, SPIP), Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla, wanted. Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC The Commission, in a statement signed by its spokesperson, […]

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Why FG can’t stop doctors from leaving Nigeria —Health Minister

By Luminous Jannamike – Abuja Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has said the Federal Government cannot stop the migration of medical doctors away from Nigeria because of limited available opportunities within the country and the belief among health practitioners that the medical profession is more lucrative abroad. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire […]

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Facebook probe by U.S. states expands to 47 attorneys general

An antitrust investigation into Facebook ramped up on Tuesday with the announcement that 47 state attorneys general from across the U.S. have joined the New York-led probe. The New York Attorney-General, Letitia James, said in a statement in New York. Troops kill 1 bandit, rescue 3 persons on Kaduna-Abuja highway(Opens in a new browser tab) […]

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Not Too Young To Run: Senate inaugurates Young Parliamentarians Forum

The Nigeria Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has on Tuesday, inaugurated the principal officers of the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF). Ahmad Lawan The election of the principal officers was reported to have been presided on by Senator Lawan himself. Speaking during the inauguration of the YPF presiding officers, the Senate President said the formation of the […]

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2020 Budget: Osun monarch calls for increase budgetary allocation to Army

By Shina Abubakar – Osogbo Olowu of Kuta, His Royal Highness, Oba Adekunle Makama, has lent his voice to the comment by the chairman of the Senate Committee on the Army, Senator Ali Ndume, who says the National Assembly will adjust the defense budget to meet security challenges. Ndume In a statement issued by the […]

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2020 Budget: FG earmarks N257m for pipeline rehab, oil database

By Michael Eboh The Federal Government has earmarked N257.95 million budget for the Nigerian oil and gas pipeline infrastructure rebirth programme, coordination of public service reform as well as the development and management of an oil and gas database for the country. President Buhari presenting the 2020 Budget proposal to the National Assembly This was […]