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Federal Govt Insists On Recognition Of Nigerian Certificates In Ukraine

As Ukrainian Government intensify efforts to woo more Nigerians to study at almost 400 higher education institutions in Ukraine, the Federal Government of Nigeria has insisted on a bilateral agreement to ensure that certificates obtained from Nigerian institutions are considered for job opportunities in Ukraine. Currently, out of a total of 76,548 foreign students from…
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Fani-Kayode’s Estranged Wife, Precious, Sues Ex-husband, Top Policemen

The estranged wife of a former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, Precious Chikwendu, has dragged her ex-husband before a Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking the enforcement of her fundamental human rights. Joined in the suit as co-defendants are the Inspector-General of Police, his officers…
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Federal Govt Condemns Inhuman Treatment Of Corps Member In Viral Video

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has condemned the inhuman treatment of a female corps member in Cross River State by a military personnel in a viral video. The Ministry in a statement said it has received full briefing on the incident from director-general of the NYSC and directed the Army and Para-military…
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Zoning Of Presidency Not In APC Constitution – Party Chieftain

In the build up to the 2023 general election, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prof Vitalis Orikeze Ajumbe, has said there is no zoning or rotation of the presidency in the constitution of the APC. Prof Ajumbe who made this known while interacting with journalists yesterday said those agitating that the presidency…
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CAFCC: Bayelsa United Banished Out Of Yenagoa

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has banished Bayelsa United out of their Yenagoa home ahead of their all-important Confederation Cup second round clash against top Tunisian side, SS Sfaxien. Competent sources disclosed that CAF took the decision following poor technical report on the Samson Siasia Stadium after Bayelsa United’s 4-2 home victory against their…
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Dare Lauds Dangote Support For Youth, Sports Development

The minister of youth and sports development, Mr Sunday Dare, commended the president and chief executive of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, for his massive investments in the Nigerian youth and development of sports infrastructure in the country. Dare gave commendation when he paid a courtesy visit to Africa’s richest man at his office…
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My Game Has Improved Under Benitez – Iwobi

Nigerian international Alex Iwobi says his game has improved under new Everton manager Rafael Benitez. Iwobi has struggled to impress since linking up with the Toffees from Arsenal in 2019. But the Super Eagles star seems to be back to his best under Benitez.“I can see the improvement under the new manager because he’s vastly…
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HiFL 2021: UNIMAID Desert Warriors, AAUA Luminaries Zoom Into Finals

UNIMAID Desert Warriors of the University of Maiduguri and the AAUA Luminaries from the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akugba, are through to the final of the 2021 Higher Institution Football League (HiFL). The Desert Warriors edged out FUTMinna Transformers on away goal rule in the semifinal.The Desert Warriors had won the first leg 1-0 in Maiduguri,…
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Why We’re Organising Betsy Obaseki Women Football Tourney – Edo First Lady

The Edo State’s First Lady, Mrs Betsy Obaseki, has revealed why she decided to organize the Betsy Obaseki Women Football Tournament scheduled to get underway this weekend in Benin. Briefing the media in Abuja on Thursday ahead of the tournament which will runs from September 27 to October 4 with the opening ceremony billed for…
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Tax Dispute: Tribunal Fixes Ruling Date As MultiChoice Faults FIRS Figures

Lagos zone of the Tax Appeal Tribunal (TAT) hearing the N1.8 trillion tax dispute between the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and MultiChoice Nigeria has announced October 20 as the date for ruling on the matter. The announcement was made yesterday by Professor AB Ahmad, the tribunal chairman, at the resumed hearing. MultiChoice described the…
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Plateau Government Condemns Killing Of Plateau Polytechnic Student

Recall that the Plateau State Government issued a Press Statement on Monday 20th September, 2021, to throw more light on the protests by students of the Plateau State Polytechnic Barkin Ladi, who blocked the main highway into the state from both the main campus and the Jos campus respectively. In the statement, background was given…
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Agusto & Co. Affirms ‘A’ Rating, Stable Outlook For FBNQuest

FBNQuest Merchant Bank, the investment banking and asset management subsidiary of FBN Holdings Plc, has again received an ‘A’ rating from Agusto & Co., which affirms the merchant bank’s stable outlook. The rating was assigned in the recently released rating report by Agusto & Co, a foremost rating agency in Nigeria and recognised the bank’s…
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AfCFTA Will Enhance Africa’s Agribusiness, Trade – Sterling Bank

The chairman of Sterling Bank Plc, Mr. Asue Ighodalo, has said the recent endorsement of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) by African countries will impact positively on the agricultural sector and trade on the African continent. Ighodalo said this in Lagos while addressing participants at the opening of the fourth edition of the…
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AIICO Eyes Offshore Operations In West, East Africa

AIICO Insurance Plc is eyeing the setting up its offshore operations in East and West Africa in a bid to explore opportunities in the African insurance market.Speaking to journalists at the African Insurance Organisation (AIO) Conference, in Lagos recently, managing director/chief executive officer of the firm, Mr. Babajide Fajemirokun, said the board of the insurer…
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Dangote’s Wealth Rises By $104m, As Musk Remains World’s Richest Man

Chairman of Dangote Group, an industrial conglomerate and the wealthiest person in Africa, Aliko Dangote’s wealth has increased by $104 million, culminating in a net worth of $17.9 billion as at 23 September, 2021, according to latest Bloomberg world billionaire index. Dangote maintained his lead on the continent as the richest African man, ranking number…
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Niger SSG Assures On Continuation Of Work At Bobi Grazing Reserve Despite Insecurity

Niger State Government says it will continue with the Bobi Grazing Reserve project, despite the invasions of gunmen who rustled hundreds of cows from the Reserve. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, said although it was true that some armed men carted away cows from the Grazing Reserve, government has not…
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NANTAP Celebrates 30TH Anniversary, Awards 10 Members FTA Title

The National Association of Theatre Arts Practitioners NANTAP celebrated its thirtieth anniversary last week.The event which took place at the association’s National Convention in in Ekiti State, saw for the first time the combination its convention, and national executive elections. The election marked NANTAP’s and the creative industry’s first electronic voting system in Nigeria.With voting…
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We’re Taking National Theatre Across Nigeria – DG Ododo

Director General of National Theatre, Prof Sunday E. Ododo has said his vision is to take National Theatre across the country via the many programmes of the institution. Ododo who spoke during his conferment of the Fellow of Theatre Arts (fta) title by the National Association of Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP), said the National Theatre…
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AlitFest 2021 Calls For Entries To Multiple Creative Workshops, Bootcamp & Poetry Slam

The Abuja Literary Society ALS, organisers of the Abuja Literary and Arts Festival AlitFest 2021 edition has called for submissions to its multiple creative workshops, poetry grand slam and an intensive bootcamp scheduled throughout the duration of the festival. The virtual workshops include Writing for a Living on September 27, facilitated by writers Odafe Atogun…
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‘Why We Asked For Review Of Kontagora Emir’s Selection Process’

Niger State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has called for the review of the selection process of the new Emir of Kontagora to ensure a transparent process. The secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Matane, disclosed this while conveying the directive of the state governor on the initial process commenced last Sunday. He said,…
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Niger Assembly Approves N60.7 Billion 2021 Budget For LGCs

Niger State House of Assembly has passed the 2021 budget of N60,725,185,827 for the 25 local government councils in the state.The budget was passed at the plenary over the week following the presentation of report by the House Committee on Local Government And Chieftaincy Affairs. The approval is in line with the state laws on…
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Niger Seeks IFAD Support For Rural Farmers

The International Fund For Agricultural Development (IFAD) has been charged to strengthen their support for rural farmers in Niger State.Speaking during the presentation of the organisation on it’s activities at the conference hall of the ministry recently, The permanent secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Idris Usman Gbogan, lauded IFAD on…
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Niger Gov Says He Cannot Break The Law

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State, has advised the state Imams’ Forum to approach the State House of Assembly, to amend the law on the director general’s tenure of the State Bureau for Religious Affairs. The governor was responding to forum members who requested for the extension of the DG’s tenure, adding that as…
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‘Sacking Of Workers Did Not Emanate From CSC’

The Niger State Civil Service Commission (CSC) has said that the recent mass sack of 726 civil servants of the state, did not emanate from the commission.The permanent commissioner, Adams Erena, while speaking at the State House of Assembly before the Ad-hoc Committee on salary irregularities in the state, said the list circulating on social…
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Why Govt Set Up Salary Management Communities In Niger – Chairman

Niger State Salary Management Committee was set up to sanitise and clean the payroll of the State Government through the State Executive Council resolution.A commissioner and chairman of the Salary Management Committee (SMC), Engr Ibrahim Mohammed Panti, made the revelation before members of the House of Assembly Ad-hoc Committee investigating the over payment, under payment,…
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Anatomy Of Islamic Finance (3)

Companies involved in the following activities will be considered to be non-permitted business sectors:a) Conventional Finance (non-Islamic Banking, Finance and Insurance, etc.)b) Alcohol c) Pork related products and non-halal food production, packaging and processing or any other activity related to pork and non-halal foodd) Entertainment (Casinos, Gambling, Cinema, Music, Pornography and Hotels)e) Tobacco f) Weapons,…
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Governor Lalong Harps On Road Safety Culture Among Nigerians

Plateau State governor, Simon Bako Lalong, has advocated for an intensification of the road safety culture among Nigerian road users, particularly among those who drive or intend to drive. Governor Lalong was speaking at the 10th anniversary of Kwapda’as Road Safety Demand (KRSD) Foundation, a nonprofit organisation founded in honour of late Prince Kwapda’as Rangna’an…
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Investors Gain N11bn On Improved Sentiment

The domestic stock market yesterday closed trading activities on a positive note, halting the three consecutive trading losses as investors’ investment went up by N11 billion. The positive performance was driven by investors’ bargain-hunting in insurance, oil and gas and consumer goods stocks. Consequently, the All-Share Index (ASI) grew by 21.44 absolute points, representing a…
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UNECA, 350 Coalition Partners To Tackle Unemployment In Africa

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), through its Sub regional Office for West Africa (SRO-WA), has collaborated with over 350 coalition partners to tackle unemployment in Africa. The executive secretary, ECA, Dr. Vera Songwe, at a 3-day hybrid regional business forum in Lagos, said, “In a crisis, the first thing we want to…
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Jamoh Wins 2020 Zik Prize In Public Policy

Director-general of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh has been named winner of the 2020 Zik Prize in Public Policy. Making the announcement yesterday in Lagos, the Chairman, Selection Committee Zik Prize 2020, Professor Pat Utomi, said the capacity of the director general to have extensively managed the restructuring, reformation and…
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Neo-Nazis And The Far Right Are On The March In Ukraine

Several years ago, Ukraine’s Maidan uprising ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, to the cheers and support of the West. Politicians and analysts in the United States and Europe not only celebrated the uprising as a triumph of democracy, but denied reports of Maidan’s ultranationalism, smearing those who warned about the dark side of the uprising as…
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Governor Lalong Salutes Deputy, Prof Tyoden, At 71

Plateau State governor, Simon Bako Lalong, has congratulated his deputy, Prof Sonni Gwanle Tyoden, as he marks 71 years, describing him as an accomplished technocrat, academic, gentleman and politician. Governor Lalong in a message of felicitation, said Prof Tyoden has exhibited high level of commitment, sacrifice and intellectual capacity in handling all responsibilities that have…
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Global Citizen Partners Lagos Govt, Access Bank To Fight Poverty

The international advocacy organisation, Global Citizen, supported by the Lagos State government and Africa’s leading retail bank, Access Bank, is set to hold a 24-hour live broadcast on the 25th of September, 2021, with events and performances filmed across six continents aimed at uniting the world, defending the planet and defeating poverty. Global Citizen Live…
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JSS Karu Emerges Winner Of VACREEC Renewable Energy Competition

The Junior Secondary School, Karu, in Abuja, has emerged winners after beating other Six schools at Valerie Agberagba Clean, Renewable and Energy Efficiency Competition (VACREEC). The competition was organized by the Nigeria Institute of Environmental Engineers in honor of Valerie Agberagba in Abuja, yesterday. Speaking at the event, the Vice past president of the World…
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C/River Anti-Tax Agency To Name, Shame Politicians Behind Illegal Taxation

Chairman, Cross River State Anti-Tax Agency, Bishop Emmah lsong, yesterday threatened that henceforth the agency would not hesitate to name and shame any politicians found to be behind illegal taxation in the state. Isong issued the threat in Calabar while reacting to recent observations and the operations of ruthless tax consultants purportedly representing local government…
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Obaseki Flags Off N-CARES Programme, Support Over 12,494 Smallholder Farmers In Edo

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo yesterday flagged off the Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (N-CARES) programme to support over 12,494 smallholder farmers across the state with farm inputs. Obaseki during the event held in Umuegbe community in Oredo local government area of the state, said the state agricultural sector had supported over 3000…
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FAAN Rewards 50 Workers With Integrity Award

No fewer than 50 members of staff of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria are to be rewarded by the organisation for scaling through its integrity test.FAAN deputy general manager, Mrs. Njideka Nwobu, disclosed this yesterday in Calabar, while fielding questions from LEADERSHIP correspondent in Calabar, shortly after delivering a lecture at the sensitization/public enlightenment…
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Imo Communities Kick Over Govt Planned Takeover Of Ancestral Lands

Following fears of claiming their lands for agricultural project, the Ejemekwuru and Ohaoma communities of Oguta local government areas of Imo State have petitioned the state government. This is even as Abba community in the Nwangele local government has also protested against the same fears over their land popularly called Ikpa Abba.Already, the leadership of…
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Anti-open Grazing Law: Hilltop Club Commends Ugwuanyi, House

A socio-political cum professional group from Enugu State has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for signing the Anti-open Grazing Bill into law. In a letter commending the governor and signed by Edmund Nnaji (chairman) and Pascal Ozioko (secretary), the group expressed joy over what they described as securing “the legal framework for dealing with the hydra-headed…
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Kidnappers, Bandits Now Hide Under Cryptocurrency, Anonymity To Operate – ICPC

Chairman of Independent Corrupt practices and Other Related Offences Commission, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye, has said that the commission will soon go after cryptocurrecy operators who now pose great danger to law enforcement agencies in the fight against corruption. The ICPC chairman stated this in his address at a two-day capacity building retreat for members of…
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School Drop-out Rate In Anambra, Unacceptable – Andy Uba

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, in the coming November 6, governorship poll in Anambra State, Senator Andy Uba, has decried the growing rate of out of school children in the state. Reacting to the report of a research by a nongovernmental organisation, Evidence and Collaboration for Inclusive Development, which indicated that “many rural communities…
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IPOB Leader Shall Be Entitled To Some Reliefs –Court

Justice Kenneth Okereke of Umuahia High Court has given indication that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, shall be entitled to some of the reliefs he is seeking before the court. Okereke stated this in the Abia State capital on Tuesday, adding that the reliefs would be granted against any…
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Party Congresses: 10 Of 14 Borno PDP SWC Reject Suspension Of Imam, Gaddama

Members of the Borno state working committee of the People Democratic Party (PDP) have rejected the purported suspension of the party’s governorship candidate, Mohammed Imam, by a section of the state executives. On Wednesday a faction of the party led by the current state chairman and three other members of the SWC held a press…
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Security, Economy Top President Buhari’s Address At UN General Assembly Today

As President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) today, security, economy, COVID-19 vaccines among other national issues are expected to dominate his speech. President Buhari and his entourage arrived New York on Monday ahead of the UNGA meeting, which commenced on Tuesday. He is accompanied by the Minister…
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NSOANP, Smile Train Strengthen Effort To Tackle Surgical Challenges In Nigeria

The National Surgical, Obstetrics, Anaesthesia and Nursing Plan (NSOANP), for Nigeria, and Smile Train, have organised instruments repair training for biomedical technicians and perioperative nurses. Participants for the training were drawn across the six geo-political zones of the country. Speaking at the training holding in Abuja, a Consultant Anaesthetist with the National Hospital Abuja, Dr.…
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Where To Wait For Buhari’s Successor

There is no greater evidence that Nigeria’s political elite are cut off from citizens than the disconnected, cold portrayals in the news headlines.While citizens are fighting existential battles – skyrocketing prices, insecurity, striking doctors and rising unemployment – politicians are busy fighting over party chair. They are worried about where the next president will come…
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Akingbolu For Burial October 1

The burial of a former manager with PUSKY, a former subsidiary of PUNCH Nigeria Limited, Pa Gbolahan Olaseinde Akingbogun will be held on October 1st.Akingbogun died at the age of 78 on August 14th, 2021 at his residence in Isheri-Idimu in Alimosho Local government Area. According to a statement by Osuolale Olayinka Akingbogun, the burial…
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NIWA Deploys Patrol Boats, Warns Against Night Voyage, Overloading On Lagos Water

The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), yesterday commissioned three patrol boats to end boat mishaps on Lagos waterways.NIWA also inaugurated a task force to patrol the Lagos Inland waterways and enforced the authority’s code against night voyage, overloading and non -usage of life jackets by passengers. Speaking at the third quarterly stakeholders meeting and commissioning…
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Anti-open Grazing Law: Erring Herders Will Face Consequences – Akeredolu

Chairman of the Southern Governors’ Forum and Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has warned herders against breaching the anti-open grazing laws recently enacted in the state, saying the state will deal with any herder who dared to breach the law. Akeredolu stated this in Akure, the state capital while fielding questions from newscasters on ARISE…
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‘COVID-19 Has Presented Opportunities For Nigeria Universities ‘

A lecturer in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery University of Maiduguri, Prof. Hector Oladapo, has called on the medical academic in the county to see the present COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity rather than threat to curriculum delivery in the university academic system. The Don made this call at the Lagos State University…
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Alaro City Backs Lagos In Tackling Problem Of Maternal Infant Mortality

Alaro City, an economic growth initiative between Lagos State government and Rendeavour has thrown its weight behind efforts by the state government to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates in the state. The head of Operations at Alaro City, Ms Odema Ogbeh who disclosed this journalists said Alaro City has partnered the Lagos State Office…
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Judiciary Workers Suspend 2 Months Strike In Ogun

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) Ogun State Chapter has called off the strike action embarked upon over two months ago.Speaking yesterday after a meeting held at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, between officials of the state government led by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, supported by the Head of Service, Mrs. Selimot…
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Banker Charges ICAN On Leadership Programme For Female Accountants

The managing director of First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Mrs. Yemisi Edun, has charged the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and its affiliates to prioritise leadership development programmes for female accountants. Speaking during the investiture of Mrs. Catherine Nnaji as the 10th president of the Society of Women Accountants of Nigeria (SWAN) and…
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Makinde Presents 10 Commissioner Nominees To Assembly

Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde has presented ten commissioner nominees to Oyo State House of Assembly , returning five more commissioners whose appointments were terminated during his last cabinet reshuffle. This was contained in a letter forwarded to the Oyo State House of Assembly by the governor for consideration and approval.The governor listed 10 new…
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Group Plans Empowerment Programme For Women In 21 States

A community-based women support network organisation, Happy Women Initiative (HWI), has concluded plans to organise empowerment meeting for women under its umbrella in 21 states of the federation. The meeting, which is tagged, ‘The Hangout (meet and greet)’, according to its founder, Barr Mrs Ugo Uzor-Kalu, in statement made available to journalists in Abuja, yesterday,…
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Senator Kaita’s Leadership Quality Worthy Of Emulation – Aminu

Senator representing Katsina North senatorial district, Senator Ahmad Babba Kaita has been described by his constituent as an active leader whose dedication to the empowerment of his constituents remains worthy of emulation. A constituent, Abuhuraira Muhammad Aminu in Abuja yesterday revealed that Kaita’s vast knowledge, experience, and management skills in his eight years at the…
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Nigeria Yet To Take Full Advantage Of Young Talents – Osinbajo

Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, in Kaduna lamented that Nigeria is yet to take full advantage of its young talents, stressing the need for Nigeria to focus on developing knowledge based economy where human capital is developed to become a productive asset that can be sold for profit anywhere. Addressing the sixth Kaduna Investment…
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NTI Collaborates With SightSavers International On Teachers Training

The Director-General and Chief Executive of the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Kaduna, Prof. Musa Garba Maitafsir said that delivery and reception of quality education is the right of all people and children across the globe. Prof. Maitafsir made the disclosure on Thursday, September 23, at the opening ceremony of ‘’Inclusive Education Training Workshop for Regular…
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Kaduna LG Polls: Police Vow To Deal With Trouble Makers

Kaduna State commissioner of police, Mudashiru Abdullahi has vowed that the police under his stewardship will not take side with any political party or candidate on Saturday 25th September, 2021 rescheduled election in Zangon-Kataf, Chikun, Birnin Gwari and Kajuru local government areas of Kaduna State.CP Abdullahi gave the assurance when the concerned citizens from Zangon-Kataf…
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Voice Nigeria Offers Grants To Over 15 NGOs

International non-governmental organisation, OXFAM, through The Voice Nigeria project, has awarded grants of 100,000 – 200,000 Euros to 15 NGOs, CSOs and other volunteer groups in order to mobilise and empower skilled and talented young Nigerians. The grants are also to strengthen the capacity of CSOs representing rights-holder groups and to enable them improve their…
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NACJ Nominates Victor Umeh For Integrity Personality Of The Year Award

The National Association of Christian Journalists (NACJ) has nominated Senator Victor Umeh who represented Anambra Central in the 8th Senate for its prestigious integrity personality of the year award. A statement signed by the president of the association, Dr Charles Tola Okhai, said the nomination was predicated on Umeh’s impressive track record of self discipline,…
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Patients Bill Of Rights: FCCPC Engages Doctors Over Implementation

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has engaged the chief medical directors of federal and private hospitals from across Nigeria over the implementation of the Patients Bill of Rights (PBoR) that was launched last year by the commission. The PBoR is an aggregation of patients’ rights that exist in other instruments including the Constitution,…
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Banishment: Deposed Kano Emir, Sanusi, Knows Fate Nov 30

Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court in Abuja, has fixed November 30, for judgment in a suit filed by the deposed Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, challenging his banishment to Awe, a remote community in Nasarawa State. Sanusi was deposed over allegation of insubordination after a resolution by the State Executive Council…
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PDP Convention: 6000 Delegates To Decide New Leaders

No less than 6,000 delegates will elect the next National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the October 30 national convention. Chairman of PDP national convention organising committee, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State disclosed this in Abuja shortly after inaugurating 15 sub convention committees yesterday. The event was attended by…
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Sri Lanka Shaman Dies After Touting ‘Blessed’ Water Cure

A high-profile shaman who tried to end Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 outbreak with “blessed” water has died of the virus, according to his family.Eliyantha White, 48, who treated sports stars and top politicians, including the country’s prime minister, claimed in November he could end the pandemic in Sri Lanka and neighbouring India by pouring pots of…
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MAKING IT, SPENDING IT: MAKE OR MAR MONEY CHOICES

It has been observed that 80 per cent of personal finance is not financial education, but financial behaviour. If you can modify your behaviour with your finances, you can actually modify your financial future. It’s all about attitude.   Set Clear Financial GoalsAs you establish financial goals, consider making them S.M.A.R.T.—specific, measurable, actionable, realistic and…
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Boko Haram Leader Buduma’s Camps Bombarded By MNJTF Fighter Jets

Barely 48 hours after he deployed unrepentant fighters of his sect to join bandits in a forest in Kaduna State, the two major camps of Boko Haram Leader, Amir Bakoura Buduma, have been destroyed. According to PRNigeria, the camps, Kusulu and Toumboun Adashe, were located in the South-West of Lake Chad. They were destroyed by…
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CNPP Disowns PDP Over Call For Emefiele’s Sack

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has disowned the call by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the resignation of the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele. Reacting in Abuja, the Secretary General of the CNPP, Chief Willie Ezeugwu, noted that the CBN Governor had not done anything to warrant the call for his resignation, hence…
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N5bn Debt: AMCON Takes Over Ex-Kwara Governor’s Mansion

Following the order of Hon. Justice A.M. Liman of the Federal High Court, Lagos Division, the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) yesterday September 22, 2021, in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital took over the palatial mansion of Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, the former two-time governor of Kwara State over indebtedness of nearly N5 billion. Hon.…
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Fitch Affirms Ratings Of FBN Holdings, First Bank

International rating agency, Fitch Ratings, has affirmed FBN Holdings and its banking subsidiary, First Bank Nigeria’s ratings at “B-” as it said the group’s earnings capacity remains sound. According to the rating agency, FBNH’s earning capacity remains sound, underpinned by below-sector-average funding costs, highlighting the group’s solid competitive position. Fitch in the ratings just released,…
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Football Development Roadmap Role Thrilled Oliseh

Former Super Eagles coach and captain, Sunday Oliseh, is thrilled with the new opportunity given him by the federal government to produce a blueprint for Nigeria’s football development. Oliseh was last week named in a 17-man committee constituted by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development on the directives of President Muhammadu Buhari for a…
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Athletics: South West Secondary Schools Relays Holds November

The maiden South West Athletics Secondary Schools Invitational and Relays will hold between November 11 and 13, 2021 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. This was part of the resolutions reached after the two-day meeting of the executive board of the South West Athletics held in Lagos over the weekend.The athletics meeting will be…
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AfCFTA To Raise Income Level Of 68m Nigerians – Osinbajo

The federal government said the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is expected to raise the income level of about 68 million Nigerians, thereby, leading to poverty reduction and economic growth. The vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo who spoke at the 47th African Insurance Organisation (AIO) Conference, hosted by Nigeria in Lagos, said the free…
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‘Usyk Is Scary’, Promoter Hearns Warns Joshua Ahead World Title Fight

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has warned Anthony Joshua that Oleksandr Usyk is a “scary” world title challenger, but is confident the Nigerian-British heavyweight champion will show “brutality” and razor-sharp boxing skills. Joshua defends his WBA, IBF and WBO belts against Usyk on Saturday, in a massive showdown between two Olympic gold medalists. Joshua can stay…
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NLNG Blames Marketers For Rising Cost Of Cooking Gas

Major supplier of cooking gas, the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) has blamed marketers for their inability to offtake the full 450,000MTPA of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) allocated to the Nigerian market. The marketing manager, NLNG, Mr Austin Ogbogbo, who made the clarification during an interactive session with journalists in Lagos, blamed the situation on…
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How I Stopped Ronaldo From Signing For Man City – Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed how Manchester United beat their noisy neighbour, Manchester City to sign Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo looked to be on his way to Pep Guardiola’s side before United stepped in to secure a sensational deadline day move for the former Juventus and Real Madrid star. Ferguson also highlighted the many parties at…
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PDP And The Intriguing Zoning Debate

The much-anticipated national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is due in less than 35 days. But the nagging concern on where and how it will zone its top offices to remain contentious. If anything, pundits aver that this critical decision will go a long way to define its performance in the 2023 presidential…
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Sports Minister To Speak At 76th UNGA Event

Nigeria’s minister of youth and sports development, Mr. Sunday Dare, will today, September 23, 2021, deliver a keynote address at the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level Side Event on Social Business, Youth and Technology. The address, which will be delivered virtually, will focus on “Social Business Towards a Sustainable Revival of Post-Covid 19…
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Court Rejects Plea Bargain Agreement, Jails Chef 28 Years For Murder

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Lagos State Special Offences Court has rejected a plea bargain agreement reached between a Chef, Joshua Usulor who murder a lawyer, Mrs Feyisayo Obot at Citi-heights Hotel, Opebi and the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP). Usulor, who committed the crim on January 26, 2019, in the hotel where…
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Stop Using Harmful Chemicals To Preserve Food Items – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Lagos residents on the dangers of preserving food with chemicals , saying it can lead to cancer and other deadly diseases. The director general, NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye who gave the warning at the flag-off of the agency’s sensitization campaigns in Lagos…
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Digital Entrepreneurship Crucial To Sustainable Digital Economy – DG NITDA

Digital entrepreneurship has been described as a crucial element necessary in ensuring sustainable digital economy, because through innovations in technology, people have been able to shop and sell products online much faster, making life easier. This was disclosed by the director general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi CCIE, while delivering a…
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Ogun Pensioners Protest Non Payment Of N68bn Outstanding Gratuity

Local government pensioners in Ogun State yesterday staged a protest across major streets of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, demanding for the payment of their 10 year outstanding gratuity. The protesters under the aegis of Local Government Pensioners Association (LOGPAN), shutdown the Governor’s Office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta as they blocked the two main gates of…
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Assessing The Impact Of Bogoro’s Second Coming To TETFund

Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro in January, 2019 staged a comeback as the executive secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), replacing Dr Abdullahi Baffa Bichi, who took over from him in 2016. Bogoro, who was first appointed as the executive secretary of the Fund in April 2014 by former President Goodluck Jonathan, was removed in…
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The New VAT Combat Is A Protest

The actions of Chief Nyesom Wike (57) governor of Rivers state and Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (56) governor of Lagos, have made us to take another look on the issue of taxation in Nigeria. Specifically the actions of these governors and their states of Assembly and the southern governors that met recently, have reawakened our thoughts…
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Federal Govt Spends N3.4trn On 2021 Budget Financing In Q1

The federal government’s total expenditure on financing of the national budget stood at N3.38 trillion representing N502.29 billion (17.43 per cent) in the first quarter of 2021. The information is contained in the 2021 first quarter budget performance breakdown that was issued by the minister of finance, budget and national planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed. According…
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Social Intervention And Poverty Reduction Programme By Governor Abdullahi A. Sule In Nasarawa State

“This is a core aspect of our mandate. Accordingly, a number of initiatives to this effect have been worked out. We shall encourage our youth and women to key into various Vocational Skills. “Acquisition Programmes and Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMSEs) geared towards poverty alleviation, self-employment and self-actualisation. We will continue to partner…
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COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Charges World Leaders On Vaccine Equity

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has charged world leaders to ensure equity in coronavirus vaccine distribution for people to have free access to it. The Governor spoke at the 2021 Global Citizen Live Concert held at Afrika Shrine in Ikeja that had audiences in 11 cities across the world, including Paris, Seoul, London, Sidney, New…
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We Deserve Special Revenue Allocation, Lagos Insists

Lagos State government has said it would continue to push for a special status for the state in the sharing formula of revenue allocation by the federal government. The stakeholders who met at the state capital, Ikeja argued that the time for a review of the subsisting revenue sharing formula was long overdue. The Stakeholders…
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NGX Predicts Digital Transformation As Next Phase Of Growth

The chief executive officer of Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited, Mr. Temi Popoola has stated that digital transformation is the next phase of growth for NGX considering its laudable achievements in digitisation and digitalisation so far. This was expressed at the Nigeria Tech/FinTech Conference hosted by Renaissance Capital where Popoola was part of a panel discussion.…
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Pantami Tasks NIGCOMSAT On KPI, Sets New Roadmap

The minister of communications and digital economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has tasked the management and staff of NIGCOMSAT Limited on a new Key Performance Index (KPI) capable of transforming the agency into an opportunity-driven entity. The managing director, NIGCOMSAT Ltd, Dr. Abimbola Alale, revealed this while unveiling two new subsidiary companies at the…
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ISLAM COLUMN: Anatomy of Islamic Finance (3)

Companies involved in the following activities will be considered to be non-permitted business sectors: a) Conventional Finance (non-Islamic Banking, Finance and Insurance, etc.) b) Alcohol c) Pork related products and non-halal food production, packaging and processing or any other activity related to pork and non-halal food d) Entertainment (Casinos, Gambling, Cinema, Music, Pornography and Hotels)…
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Persons With Disabilities Want More Action Against Bandits, Terrorists

The federal government has been called upon to take a more decisive action against the criminal activities of kidnappers and bandits as they negatively affect humanitarian aid sector in the country. The call was made by the national president of Persons With Disability Initiative Nigeria, Mr Augustine Onwuamaegbuin, a chat with journalists in Abuja yesterday.…
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Civil Society Groups Hail Buhari, Emefiele Over Impact On Agric, Youth Empowerment, Others

Civil societies under the auspices of Coalition of Civil Society Groups on Wednesday hailed President Muhammadu Buhari, and the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, over impact made in agriculture, youth empowerment and others. The statement was made in an address titled “Solidarity Rally in Support of President Muhammadu Buhari and CBN…
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IBB Varsity Students Protest Against Hike In Fees

Sequel to increase in tuition and other fees, the students of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai have given the institution management 24 hours to reduce the fees even as they protest to the Niger State House of Assembly yesterday. The students threatened that if the fees were not reversed they would lock down and discontinue…
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Atiku Mourns Mailafia, Says He Was A Grassroot Mobiliser

A former Vice President of Nigeria and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar has mourned the death of a fellow contestant in the election and a former deputy director of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia. In a press release signed by his media office…
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Federal Govt To Establish E-Learning Centres In Public Schools

Minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Hajiya  Sadiya Umar Farouk said the main reason for the establishment of e-learning centres in public schools across the country is  to  develop science, technical and engineering education. Farouk who was represented by the permanent secretary in the ministry, Alhaji Nura Alkali disclosed this at the…
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NEDC Inaugurates Multiple Projects In Adamawa

The North-East Development Commission (NEDC), has inaugurated multiple projects made up of construction of 500 mass housing units, burn centre and  COVID-19 laboratory at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola in Adamawa State. Also, fully equipped molecular laboratory at the State Specialist Hospital was handed over to the state government, in addition to food and non-food…
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Gombe Governor Receives Report On Billiri Violent Protest

Gombe State governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has said the recommendations contained in the report submitted by the Commission of Inquiry into Billiri violent crisis would be thoroughly analysed and implemented to guard against future occurrence. He gave the assurance while receiving the commission’s report at the Executive Council Chamber of the Government House, Gombe. The…
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North West Has Over 150 Bandits’ Camps – Masari

Governor of Katsina State Aminu Bello Masari said there are over 150 bandits’ camps operating separately in Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna and Niger states without any ideological leaning. Stressing further that their roots could be delineated from Zamfara State, which history has proven to be the prime area for bandits since time immemorial. Speaking when he…
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Youths Damage Police Patrol Vehicle In Bauchi Over Murder Of Woman, 35

Protesting youths in Tafawa Balewa local government area of Bauchi State have damaged police patrol vehicle, following the murder of 35 years old Mrs Rifkatu Yohanna in her farm. Confirming the incident, the state police public relations officer SP Ahmed Wakil said the woman was killed by yet to be identified hoodlums in Tafawa Balewa,…
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