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Corruption In The Public Sector: Beyond The Symptoms (3)

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Within a space of 10 years (2010 to 2020), a whopping N10.3 trillion was reportedly expended on Turn Around Maintenance of the three state-owned refineries – Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna refineries – yet they remained moribund after the…

Ganduje’s Suspension And APC’s Corruption Burden

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CHIBUIKE CHUKWU On Tuesday, the Kano State Anti-Corruption Complaints Commission revealed that it has brought fresh charges against former governor of the state, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje, the national chairman of the ruling All…

NDDC To Fast-Track Work On Army Jetty In Delta State

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The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), says it will fast-track the construction of the Army Jetty and other projects being executed for the Nigerian Army at the 3 Battalion, Nigerian Army Barracks in Effurun, Delta State. Speaking…

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Delta State Cracks Down On 38 Unregistered Healthcare Facilities

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In an effort to ensure the quality and legality of healthcare services in Delta State, owners of private healthcare facilities have been called upon to register their establishments with the State Ministry of Health before commencing…

Okuama: Urhobo Youths Give Condition For Release Of Monarch Before Appearing At Military Panel

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The youth wing of the Urhobo Progressive Union (UPU) worldwide, and the Urhobo Youth Leaders Association have demanded the release of detained Ovie of Ewu-Urhobo Kingdom, Clement Ikolo, Urhukpe 1 as condition to appear before the ongoing…

Seplat Energy: A Decade Of Exponential Growth And Value Addition

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It was then that the Spectre of this African colossus, Seplat Energy Plc first appeared on the landscape of the Nigerian business environment. That was when the company made clear its intentions and purposes-to be the first and major…

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Attack On Tinubu: NEF Lacks Authority To Speak For The North – Group

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Dissatisfied over recent attack by Northern Elders Forum on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Progressive Northern Elements have come out strongly to back the Minister of State for Defence, Alhaji Bello Mohammed Matawalle for lambasting the…

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FG Suspends Mining Activities Within OAU, Others

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LAGOS – The Federal Government through the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Dele Alake has announced the indefinite suspension of mining activities within and around the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) and Obafemi Awolowo…

IAE 2024 Set To Shape Africa’s Energy Future Through Collaboration, Investment

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ABUJA – Invest in African Energy 2024 (IAE) is set to take place as a pivotal forum, fostering collaboration between global investors and Africa’s burgeoning energy markets. This exclusive two-day event scheduled to take place from May 14…

Delta Oil & Gas Commissioner Chairs Utorogu Field Contractors Forum Exco Inauguration

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Chief Vincent Oyibode, the Delta State Commissioner for Oil and Gas, has advocated for peace, cooperation, and mutual understanding between host communities and oil companies operating in Delta State to promote industrial harmony. The Oil …

UNICEF, UNIZIK Lament High Toll Of Abductions, Killing Of School Children In Nigeria, Profer Solutions

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AWKA – As Nigeria marks 10 years anniversary since of abduction of Chibok girls in the Northeast, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and authorities of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka have proffered solutions for securing…

Rivers Court Slams Two Men 12yrs Imprisonment For Defiling 10-Year-Old

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PORT HARCOURT – A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt has convicted and sentenced two men identified as Lucky Christopher and Friday Lenu to 12 years imprisonment for defiling a 10-year-old girl in Eleme Local Area of the state…

Breaking: Dangote Crashes Diesel Price To N1,000 Per Litre

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In an unprecedented move, Dangote Petroleum Refinery has announced a further reduction of the price of diesel from 1200 to 1,000 naira per litre. While rolling out the products, the refinery supplied at a substantially reduced price of N1…

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NAF Eliminates Terrorists Kingpins, Ali Dawud, Bakurah Fallujah, Others

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LAGOS – The Air component of Operation Hadarin Kai (OPHK) of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has executed a precision airstrike on the hideouts of ISWAP terrorists nestled within Kolleram village along the shores of Lake Chad. The operation,…

Ekiti Govt Empowers 74 Support Staff With Special Needs Training

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LAGOS – In a bid to enhance inclusivity and support for children with special needs, Ekiti State Government has launched a two- day comprehensive fundamental ethics and proficiency training and workshop for 74 support staff that were…

CAPPA Warns Nigerians Against Burna Boy’s Vape Deal

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A Lagos-based non- governmental organization, the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has condemned a five-year deal between Grammy Award-winning artiste Burna Boy’s company, BrkFst, and Aspire North America,…

Urhoghide Was Denied Senatorial Ticket In 2011 For Benin Interest – Idahosa

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BENIN – Honourable Charles Idahosa, one of the aggrieved leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State and a member of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the party, has said that Sen. Matthew Urhoghide was denied the senatorial…

PCRC Owode-Egba Command Calls For More Synergy Between Police, Community

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Celebrates 40th Anniversary Stakeholders within the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) in Owode-Egba Command have called for more synergy between the Nigeria Police and members of society to reduce the crime rate. They also called…

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Commotion In PDP Reps’ Caucus As Pro-Wike Lawmakers Insists On Giving Damagun Vote Of Confidence

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ABUJA – The meeting of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus in the House of Representatives ended in commotion with the lawmakers sharply divided along the lines of those in support of the party’s Acting National Chairman, Umar…

Ondo Guber: APC Prepares For Delegates’ Congress Ahead Primary

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AKURE – In preparation for the Saturday governorship primary of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, the 2024 Governorship Delegate Congress Committee of the party has arrived in the state. The Chairman of the committee, Rabiu…

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Cross River Set To Complete Payment Of Pensioners’ Entitlements

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In readiness to complete the payment of terminal entitlements of its retired workers at state and council levels, the Cross River State Government has announced that all retirees whose pension payment could not be effected due to biometric…

NIHSA Presents 2024 Annual Flood Outlook

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…Identifies High Risk in 30 Local Govt Areas ABUJA – Nigerian Hydrological Service Agency (NIHSA) has made the public presentation of the 2024 Annual Flood Outlook (AFO), identifying high risk Local Government Areas in 30 States of the…

Trouble In PDP As 60 Lawmakers Insist Damagun Must Go

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ABUJA – There seems to be no end in sight to the crisis bedeviling former Rivers State governor, Nyesome Wike, in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), as 60 federal lawmakers elected on the platform of the party have called for his…

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NiMet, Federal Ministry Of Agriculture And Food Security To Strengthen Partnership

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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency-NiMet, and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security have made moves to strengthen their existing relationship towards improving agricultural production in Nigeria. The Ministry and NiMet had…

We Have No Issues With NUPENG, PTD, NOGASA Boss Clears Air

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ABUJA – Natural Oil and Gas Suppliers Association of Nigeria (NOGASA) on Tuesday clear the air over the purported crisis between it and other unions stating that it neither had any issues with Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas…

N200m, 3SUVs For Grabs As Access Bank Unveils DiamondXtra Season 16

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Bamidele Ogunwusi, Lagos The sixteenth season of DiamondXtra, a savings and reward account where customers of Access Bank are rewarded with several prizes, have been unveiled in Lagos. The Season 16th of the special interest yielding…

Police Honour NDDC For Effective Partnership In Crime fighting

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PORT HARCOURT – The Nigeria Police Force, NPF, has honoured the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, with an award for being a worthy partner in building the security architecture of the country. Presenting the award to the NDDC…

Commercial Driver Dies, Conductor Injures In Lagos Auto Accident

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A commercial bus driver has been killed while his conductor sustained severe injuries when a truck conveying cement rammed into the bus in Lagos. The accident occurred on Tusday on Eko bridge. Lagos State Traffic Management Authority …

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Climate Change And Its Impact On Nigeria’s Food Production: A Looming Crisis

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In Nigeria, the escalating food shortages, marked by rising prices and decreased availability of agricultural products, are palpable. Yet, many Nigerians remain unaware of how their everyday actions contribute to this growing crisis. The…

NiMet, Agriculture Ministry Partner Towards Improving Agricultural Production

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LAGOS – The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security have made moves to strengthen their existing relationship towards improving agricultural production in the country. Nimet and the…