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How Amao entrenched safety culture in NAF’s operations

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In this piece, BENJAMIN SAMSON examines efforts of the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, in enhancing safety in Nigerian Air Force (NAF) kinetic and non-kinetic operations. Safety is at the heart of aviation and the…

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NADDC set to unveil ambulance to boost emergency services, others

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Nigerians would soon heave a sign of relief in the health sector as the federal government through the National Automative Design and Development Council (NADDC) is set to unveil an ambulance type vehicle for emergencies when needed. The…

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Persistent fuel scarcity: Atiku campaign sympathises with Nigerians

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The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar campaign organisation has sympathized with Nigerians over the persistent fuel scarcity. Atiku campaign organisation in a statement…

Sunday, Nov 27

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Skills acquisition: Senate indicts Labour Ministry on ‘N208million scam’

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The Senate through its Committee on Public Accounts (SPAC) has indicted the Ministry of Labour and Employment on alleged N208million scam from N2.3billion collected for payment of beneficiaries of Skills Acquisition at zonal level. The…

Obi-Datti media mocks Tinubu over use of unclear tongue twisters

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The Obi-Datti media group has said the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, lacked knowledge of facts and figures used by opponents during campaigns. According to the Obi-Datti media, Tinubu’s…

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Breaking: Governor Adeleke makes first appointment appointment

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Osun state governor, Ademola Adeleke, has approved the appointment of Alhaji Kassim Akinleye as the the Chief of Staff. He also appointed the former Chairman of Osogbo Local Government, Teslim Igbalaye as the Secretary to the State…

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Equities rise N1.7trn in one week on Dangote, BUA Cement gains

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Nigerian equity market got a boost last week, topping N1.7 trillion to close at N25.8 trillion. The market rose on the back of Airtel, Dangote Cemnet and BUA Cement among others. Buying interest in Bellwether stocks saw the local market…

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Debt service weight set to soar as local borrowing costs spike

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The federal government’s borrowing costs on local bonds have jumped to a five-year high, adding pressure to a debt service burden that consumes more than two-third of the country’s revenue. Revenue in Nigeria has fallen short of the…

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First NCC digital park set for completion January 2023

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Ahead of the commissioning of the Digital Industrial Park (DIP) project in Kano state, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has inspected the site of the ongoing…

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G-5: Supreme Court dissociates CJN Ariwoola from political comments

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The Supreme Court in Abuja has dissociated the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, from a political statement on the activities of the five governors of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), known as G-5 governors.…

Saturday, Nov 26

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Revenue allocation: Yobe govt, RMFC meet to correct identified anomalies

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The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMFC) are in yobe state for a 3-day interactive meeting to correct application indices base on the approve revenue allocation formula. Leader of the delegation Salamatu Mohammed…

Friday, Nov 25

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I have the highest number of bills – Sen Sani

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The gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress(APC) in Kaduna state, Senator Uba Sani, has said he is the only senator that has two bills that have been signed into law in the 9th senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The…

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Julius Berger vows to deliver rehabilitated federal secretariat on schedule

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… Assures it’ll not disrupt work flow Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has assured the federal government over the quality of work to be done on the Phase 1 section of the Federal Secretariat, Abuja. The Company’s Managing Director, Engr. Lars…

Boosting confidence in insurance through prompt claims settlement

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Nigeria’s insurance industry has over the years failed to get the buy-in of most Nigerians due to what many say is their inability to pay claims as and when due; BENJAMIN UMUTEME reports. A lot of Nigerians would readily say that the…

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Coca-Cola supports Anambra, Delta flood victims with $175,000 worth relief package

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Coca-Cola Nigeria is set to support over 5,000 households displaced by the ravaging floods in Anambra and Delta States, with a relief package valued at $175,000. The Company’s director of public affairs, communications, and sustainability,…

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Nigeria requires $410bn to achieve energy transitional plan by 2060 – FG

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The federal government has declared that “Nigeria requires 410 billion dollars to achieve its energy transition plan by 2060 to address challenges and policy flexibility in the sector.” The Minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Mr.…

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Diabetes: Will sugar-sweetened beverages tax reduce cases?

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There have been agitations for the federal government to increase the sugar- sweetened beverages tax from N10 to N30 per litre. But TOPE SUNDAY in this report wonders if the tax will reduce the rising cases of diabetes across the country.…

Amnesty programme has produced 121 first class graduates within Buhari’s tenure, says Ndiomu

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Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Maj-Gen Barry Ndiomu (retd) has disclosed that the scheme has produced 121 first class graduates during the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari from 2015 to 2022.…

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FG targets 95% financial inclusion by 2024

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The federal government has revealed it targets 95 per cent financial inclusion by 2024 as envisioned in the revised financial inclusion strategy document. This was disclosed by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday…

Elon Musk announces new change on Twitter

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Elon Musk, has announced that the platform would be launching different colored badges to distinguish between accounts. Musk shared a post on his Twitter account Friday that all verified accounts will be…

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Adeleke reveals plans for Oyetola’s new perm secs

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The Osun State governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has promised to sack the 30 permanent secretaries appointed on Thursday by the Osun state governor, Gboyega Oyetola, by Monday. Governor Oyetola on Thursday, appointed 30 senior civil…

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Investments in science can boost Nigeria’s GDP – Mamora

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The Minister of Science Technology and Innovation Sen. Adeleke Mamora has said that Science, Technology and Innovation sectors can raise Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GPD). Mamora stated this at the celebration of World Science Day…

Local equity sustains growth, gains N203bn

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The bullish momentum in the Nigerian equities market sustained on Thursday following renewed interest in Nigerian Breweries, Airtel Africa Plc, forcing the market to appreciate by N203 billion.Specifically, the market capitalization of…

Interest rate hike: Investors ‘ll migrate financial assets away from equities, operators warn

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Operators in Nigeria’s equities market have warned that most investors are likely to move their financial assets away from equities to money market instruments following the increase in interest rate to 16.5 per cent by the Central Bank of…

PPP ’ll create decent jobs for unemployed Nigerians, minister tasks agencies

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The Minister of State, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Mariam Yalwaji Katagum has urged government agencies to enter Public Private Partnership (PPP), in order to create decent jobs for unemployed Nigerians. According to…

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Finally, 2 northern states join the elite oil producing club

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Like dream like dream, like play like play, prospecting for oil in the desert North-east states of Bauchi and Gombe has become a stark reality. Tuesday, November 22, 2022, was the day President Muhammadu Buhari officially flagged off oil…

2023: Saraki wants Nigerians to kick out APC, Atiku announces US10 bn for job creation

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Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Thursday in Ilorin said he has set aside US10 billion to create jobs for women and youth if elected in 2023. “I have set aside in my programme, US10…

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Investor confidence’ll accelerate capital market growth – Ahmed

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Investor confidence has been described as one of the key ingredients that will accelerate the growth of the nation’s capital market and increase both domestic and foreign investor participation. This was stated by the Minister of Finance…

Coca-Cola Nigeria earn multiple accolades at environment sustainability conference

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Coca-Cola’s commitment to investing in environmental sustainability projects has earned the company multiple awards at the Environmental Sustainability Conference Expo and Awards (ECOSEA). The conference was organized by ImpactReports…

Zenith Bank splashes N53m on finalists at Tech Fair

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A total sum of N53 million in prize money was won at the second edition of the Zenith Tech Fair. The prize money was shared among eleven finalists who emerged from the over 500 contestants that took part in the hackathon, with Ecotutu, a…