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No to a rubber-stamp National Assembly

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has reportedly been rallying members-elect of the Senate and House of Representatives from his party to ensure they close ranks and appropriate the principal offices to the virtual exclusion of other parties. Oshiomhole’s stance is understandable. As the head of the party which […]

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Fidelity Bank grows profits by 30.6% to N25bn

FIDELITY Bank Plc has said that its profit before tax (PBT) grew by 30.6 percent to N25.1 billion in the financial year ended December 31, 2018 from N19.2 billion in the previous year. The bank disclosed this in a statement released on Friday to announce its performance for the 2018 financial year. The statement shows that […]

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Utomi wants increased institutional support for young entrepreneurs

By Juliet Umeh lagos—Former Presidential aspirant and Entrepreneur, Prof. Pat Utomi has called on the Federal Government to increase institutional support for young entrepreneurs for them to help sustain the economy. Utomi Utomi said, world over, strong economies are determined by how solid their informal sectors are. He said it was the reason such governments […]

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2ND AITEO-NFF AWARDS: FIFA scribe, Samoura arrives Lagos

Secretary General of world football–ruling body, FIFA, Ms Fatma Samoura is in Nigeria, ahead of more than 20 Presidents of FIFA’s Member Associations across the African continent for today’s 2nd AITEO-NFF Football Awards taking place at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. L-R: NFF President, Amaju Pinnick and FIFA Secretary General, Ms Fatma […]

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We met Akpabio 20 times to stop his defection – Enoidem, PDP national legal adviser

Barr Emmanuel Enoidem is a founding member and the national legal adviser of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. In this interview, he speaks extensively on issues of the general election at the state and national levels expressing optimism that his presidential candidate will win the case at the court. By Chioma Onuegbu How was the […]

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Woman, soldier and combatant: The evolution of the Nigerian Army Women’s Corps

By Owei Lakemfa THE International Women’s Day of March 8, 2018 had a lot of promise for women across the world as they measured how far they had travelled on the road to integration. In Germany, that day marked the centenary of the women’s right to vote. It also served as reminder that Germany has […]

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We’ve shortage of hostel accommodation, water supply, Katsina NYSC laments

By Bashir Bello KATSINA— National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in Katsina State has cried out for help over what it described as shortage of hostel accommodation and water supply for its officials to carry out their duties effectively, in the face of increasing number and population of corps members. File: NYSC members State Coordinator, Hajiya Ramatu […]

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ASHON is ready for commencement of commodities, futures exchange — Ezeagu

The Chairman, Association of Stockbroking Houses of Nigeria, ASHON, Chief Patrick Ezeagu in this interview explained the significance of the Approval- in- Principle recently granted for the commencement of Lagos Commodities and Futures Exchange, LCFE, by the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC. He also spoke on privatisation of public entities, mutual fund trading platform among […]

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Banking stocks undermine NSE performance

Analysts expect mixed reaction this By Nkiruka Nnorom HEAVY losses in the banking stocks undermined the performance of the stock market, leading to loss of 0.31 percent in the All Share Index, ASI, last week. The losses was heavier in Fidelity Bank Plc, which released its 2018 full year financial statement on Friday, showing 3.8 […]

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Ihedioha says governing task very burdensome

…To include gov candidates in transition c’ttee By Chinonso Alozie Owerri—Imo State governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha has described the task before him as “very burdensome.” Ihedioha Vanguard gathered yesterday in Owerri that Ihedioha made this known when another 51 governorship candidates, led by Excel Ochiama, guber candidate of Fresh Democratic Party, FDP, visited him at his […]

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GTbank is economical with truth — Innoson

Innoson Nigeria Ltd has reacted to statement credited to GTBank, saying that the bank’s claim was nothing short of being economical with the truth. Head of Corporate Communications, Innoson Group, Cornel Osigwe, in a statement, yesterday, said: “GTB in a press statement by Erhi Obebeduo claimed that ‘the judgment allegedly in issue is in respect […]

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Police intercept bus-load of stolen fuel in Lagos

By Festus Ahon & Esther Onyegbula A Fiat bus transporting illegally bunkered fuel in Ejigbo area of Lagos State was intercepted by operatives of the anti-crime unit attached to the Lagos State Police Command, weekend. The operatives intercepted the bus while monitoring the Canoe area of Ejigbo on Thursday with one of the three suspects, Wasiu […]

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Nigeria, others lose $200bn per annum to unfair global corporate tax system —IMF

By Babajide Komolafe THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that Nigeria and other countries outside the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) group lostabout $200 billion annually due to unfair global corporate tax system exploited by companies to shift profits to low-tax location. IMF President, Christine Largade disclosed this last week while speaking on Corporate Taxation […]

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Ikeogu Oke, the poet-warrior laid to rest

By Osa Mbonu-Amadi, Arts Editor The remains of winner of the 2017 Nigerian Prize for Literature (poetry category), Ikeogu Oke, who died on November 24, 2018, at the age of 51, has been laid to rest on March 30 at Akanu Ohafia in Abia State. •Late Ikeogu Oke The funeral was attended by ANA members […]

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Intrigues, tension as Gbaja, 16 others jostle for Reps Speakership

•Gbaja joins race, rallies PDP, APGA, AA, others•South members adopt him, S-East APC scribes kick•Imo CAN opposes Muslim/Muslim leadership ticket•North-Central seeks position, presents candidates By Clifford Ndujihe, Emman Ovuakporie, Levinus Nwabughiogu, Alemma-Ozioruva Aliu, Dennis Agbo & Chinonso Alozie ABUJA—THE battle for the speakership of the 9th House of Representatives took a nervy dimension, yesterday, as […]

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Etebo too good for Championship – Bruce

Oghenekaro Etebo continued his impressive showing for Stoke City as they were held to a goalless draw by Sheffield Wednesday in an EFL Championship clash at Bet365 Stadium on Saturday. Oghenekaro Etebo At the post-match press conference, the Owls boss inferred that the Nigeria international is too good to be playing in the Championship. Premier […]

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Rebecca Omordia returns with sizzling piano performances

By Prisca Duru The 2009 Delius Prize winner, Rebecca Omordia is due back in Nigeria by March 16, 2019, after her March 2018 International Piano competitions encounter in Lagos. Rebeca Omordia Recall that during the 2018 International Piano competitions which was her first experience in Lagos since her professional career as a classical pianist hit […]

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Exploring the evolution of consciousness through Diffusion

By Prisca Duru Diffusion, an exhibition of paintings and mixed media works by Promise Onali and Chibuike Uzoma, throws open the curatorial season in 2019, for SMO Contemporary Art. With the support of Veuve Clicquot, the exhibition featuring 45 works, opens on March 30 and runs till May 17, 2019 at the Temple Muse Victoria […]

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Nigeria stands to lose N30bn from cashew price crash — Arosanyin

By Boluwaji Obahopo LOKOJA —National Coordinator of Zero Hunger Commodity Associations, Dr Tunde Arosanyin, has called on the Federal Government to give adequate attention to the marketing process of cashew seeds in Nigeria. Arosanyin said the call became imperative as Nigeria stands to lose over N30 billion this year from cashew price crash in the […]

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Capital Market: MTN listing, NNPC privatisation will spur more participation of investors – Usman

By Peter Egwuatu THE proposed listing of MTN, privatisation of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC and the remaining power sector privatisation will attract more participation of investors in the capital market and thus enhance financial inclusion in the country, former Minister of National Planning , Dr Shamshudeen Usman has said. He further expressed dismay that […]

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Zenith Bank /Delta Principals’ Cup: Obule, Boys School tango for trophy

After hosting three international football matches within just five days, the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba will today host the final of the Delta State Principals’ Cup football competition. Obule Integrated School, Sapele and Boys Secondary School, Obiaruku are to clash in the final while Ekpan Secondary School and Comprehensive secondary school will fight for […]

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Edojobs expands training portfolio, as Obaseki’s skills devt. initiatives berth in Edo rural communities

As part of efforts to deepen skills development and create sustainable means of livelihood for people in rural communities across Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki’s job creation and skills development initiative, Edojobs, has announced training programmes scheduled for different rural communities in the three senatorial districts of the state. A cross-section of some of the […]

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Land tussle: Our lives no longer safe, Ayobo residents cry out

….Beg MKO Abiola’s families to settle rift immediately to avoid bloodshed By Olasunkanmi Akoni lagos—For the umpteenth time, residents of 400 acres of land in Abiola Farms, Ayobo, located at Igbo Ilogbo, Ayobo, Ipaja-Ayobo Local Council Development Area, LCDA, Lagos State, comprising of seven Community Development Associations, have called on relevant authorities to come to […]

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LASG condemns prison sentence for children, seeks correctional homes

By Monsuru Olowoopejo Lagos State Government has condemned the use of prisons as rehabilitation centre for convicted children in the country, but rather should be kept in correctional homes. Prisoners: Manhunt for escapees The state government maintained that sending children to prison affects their mental health due to the atmosphere they were often subjected to. […]

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3 cheat death as tomatoes-laden trailer crashes in Minna

By Wole MosadomiMinna—Two bike riders narrowly escaped death, Sunday, as a trailer conveying baskets of tomatoes fell on them at the City Gate along Suleja-Minna Road, Minna, Niger State. The driver of the trailer, Danjuma Mohammed, who also sustained serious injury, was taking the baskets of tomatoes to the late Abdullahi Abdulkhadir Kure Market, Minna […]