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Bomb scare, anxiety as Anambra voters elect governor today

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AS the people of Anambra State decide who occupies the position of the state governor today (Saturday), there is palpable fear that the election could be marred by violence. This is happening amid fears of bomb blast in Onitsha. Some residents of the state were seen gathered in different groups to discuss, in trepidation, what the outcome of the election ...

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Poverty eradication: Ezekwesili seeks 7% economic growth


A former Vice President of the World Bank and ex-Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, says if the Federal Government will lift millions of Nigerians out of poverty and hardship, then there is a need for policymakers to devise means to grow the economy at a minimum of seven per cent per annum. Ezekwesili said Nigerians must “disrupt” the current ...

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AOC: Experts want FG to increase fleet size requirement

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Experts in the aviation industry have called on the Federal Government to enact a law that will make it mandatory for domestic airlines to have minimum of 20 aircraft before obtaining Air Operators’ Certificates. The development, they said, would strengthen the airlines’ operations and also help them to attract funding aid from outside the country. The experts made the suggestion ...

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Google honours Chinua Achebe


If he hadn’t died in March of 2013, one of Nigeria’s most popular novelist, poet, professor, and critic, Chinua Achebe would have clocked 87 years of age on the 16th of October, this year. That is why Google is honouring the late Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe with its doodle. The novelist was born on November 16, 1930. His first novel Things Fall ...

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Olamide drops new album, ‘Lagos Na Wa’


Nigeria rapper Olamide Adedeji has released a new album titled ‘Lagos Na Wa’, bringing his album repetoire to seven since his debut in 2011. The album was released on Friday barely a year after he released ‘The Glory’ album. Lagos Na Wa is a 17-track album with songs like hit single Wo, Wo Spiritual and Oro Paw Paw. Other songs on the album include ...

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Airbus, Boeing interested in Nigeria’s national carrier – FG


The Federal Government has said that two major internationally renowned aircraft manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing, have indicated interest in Nigeria’s national carrier. According to the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, the manufacturers have expressed willingness to discuss their interest with the government. In a tweet on his Twitter handle, @hadisirika, the minister said, “Boeing said they can’t ...

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FG to spend N4.8bn on Villa maintenance in 2018

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The Federal Government is proposing to spend  N4.86bn in the 2018 fiscal year on maintenance  of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The budgeted amount for next year when compared to the N4.95bn allocated for annual routine maintenance of villa facilities in the 2017 budget represents a decline of about N90m. In the 2016 budget, the sum of N3.91bn was allocated for ...

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Buhari dares IPOB, shutdown Anambra


Awka, the Anambra State capital, on Wednesday stood still for President Muhammadu Buhari as he attended the grand finale of the campaign of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the November 18 poll in the state. From 9 am, APC faithful and non-party members had converged on the Dr Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka to welcome the President. ...

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Buhari appoints Adeyeye as new NAFDAC DG


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof. Moji Adeyeye as the Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control. The appointment was contained in a statement on Tuesday by Assistant Director (Press), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mohammed Nakorji. According to the statement, Adeyeye’s appointment which takes effect from ...

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PDP national chairmanship aspirants sign peace accord


The national chairmanship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday signed a peace agreement as part of their commitments toward a successful and violent free national convention on Dec. 9. The National Chairman, PDP National Caretaker Committee, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, at the occasion held at the party’s national secretariat, Abuja, advised contestants in the electives positions to reduce ...

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Nigeria among countries with cheapest communications costs — NCC


Latest studies have shown that Nigeria falls among the list of countries with the cheapest cost of communication, the Nigerian Communications Commission has said. The Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, stated this at the NCC day during the 30th Lagos International Trade Fair. Represented by the Director, Policy, Competition and Economic Analysis at the NCC, Ms. Josephine Amuwa, ...

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OPEC to impose quota on Nigeria as oil producers mull cuts extension to rebalance market


Oil producers are expected to unanimously extend a production cut accord later this month but its duration is being discussed, the UAE energy minister said on Monday. “I think this group of committed and responsible producers came together… and I think they will continue to do what it takes to take us to the next level,” United Arab Emirates Energy ...

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CAN meets Buhari, insists Nigeria must withdraw from religious groups


Leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria on Friday met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors, renewing their call for the Federal Government to withdraw the country from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and other international religious bodies. They also asked that Nigeria cancel all treaties it had signed with such religious organisations. Speaking on behalf of the association, ...

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International body rates Nigeria Police the worst globally


The World Internal Security and Police Index International has rated the Nigeria Police Force as the worst police organisation in the world. WISPI, in its 2016 report, described the NPF as the worst globally in terms of its ability to handle internal security challenges. The report showed that Singapore performed best on the index, followed by Finland, and then Denmark. ...

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Tandoh replaces Tinubu as LSSC boss

L-R Hon. Alderman Roger Gifford, Lord Mayor of the City of London, Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state and Mr. Peter Carter, Deputy British High Commissioner in Lagos, During the Lord Mayor of the City of London visit Governor of Lagos state in Ikeja. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

A former Director of Sports at the Lagos State Sports Council, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission by the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. The governor also appointed Babatunde Bank-Anthony as the new Director-General of the commission. Bank-Anthony was the former Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Sports Endowment Funds. The appointments ...

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Vote and die, IPOB threatens Anambra residents


One week to the governorship election in Anambra State, the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra has threatened voters with death if they vote. They also vowed to disrupt the election. The members of the group marched around some streets in Onitsha, Anambra State on Friday, vowing a lockdown on the day of the election, which is scheduled to hold on ...

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Trustworthy Nigerians Needed Globally – Yemi Osinbajo Preaches


The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has asked Nigerian youths to recommit to the principles of hard work, diligence, and credibility saying the world is in search of a trustworthy Nigerians. Speaking at the 10th convocation ceremony of Lead City University (LCU), Ibadan where 39 students of the institution graduated with first-class Honours, Osinbajo said Nigeria is painted black by ...

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I don’t need high chiefs’ endorsement to install chiefs – Olubadan


The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Thursday stated that he did not need the endorsement of the high chiefs before conferring honorary traditional titles on recipients. Our correspondent learnt that the monarch will on November 11, 2017, honour the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, with the title of Agbaakin Afiwagboye of Ibadan land, and others, a development ...

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