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There won’t be fuel queues in December – NNPC


The country will not experience fuel queues this end of year festive season, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has assured the citizens. It said on Tuesday that the Petroleum Products Marketing Company had been directed to sustain steady petrol supply during and beyond the Christmas and New Year festive season, which usually witness supply hiccups. The Group Managing Director, NNPC, ...

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FG okays 13-year technology road map for Nigeria


The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said the Federal Government has approved a 13-year National Science, Technology and Innovation Road Map to transform Nigeria from a resource-based to a knowledge-based economy. The minister stated that the NSTIR would cover 2017 to 2030, noting that the Federal Executive Council gave the approval for the plan to help ...

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FG saves N4.7bn monthly through TSA – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said his administration was saving about N4.7bn monthly through the full implementation of its policy on the Treasury Single Account. He said over 20,000 bank accounts belonging to the Federal Government had so far been consolidated into one. Buhari disclosed this while declaring open the 2017 e-Nigeria Conference organised by the National Information Technology Development ...

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US sends CDC scientists to track monkeypox


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States of America, has deployed  a team of biologists and epidemiologists to Africa to track and investigate the origin of monkey pox, a rare but infectious viral disease currently ravaging many parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria. The visit, according to the lead researcher,  Jeff Dotty,  biologists, ...

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OAU suspends union activities over crises


The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife authority have suspended the activities of its Students’ Union over what it described as frequent internal crises and alleged attacks carried out by suspected cultists on campus. The Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr. Biodun Olarewaju, made this known in a statement released on Monday. Olanrewaju explained that the decision was taken after an ...

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NCC allows telecom operators to trade in spectrum


The Nigerian Communications Commission has said telecommunications operators and other licensees of the commission can begin trading in spectrum in the next one month. The Executive Vice Chairman of the commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said this in Abuja while speaking with journalists at the review of the submissions made by stakeholders on the Draft Spectrum Trading Guidelines. Spectrum can be ...

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FESTAC ’77 was not fetish – Obasanjo


Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has punctured some people’s perception that the World Black Festival of Arts and Culture, held in Nigeria in 1977, was fetish. Some people have argued that it was the fetish nature of the festival that brought socio-economic and political problems to Nigeria. But Obasanjo, who was the military head of state at the time, said ...

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