I’m not stepping down for Buhari, Atiku —Kwankwaso

The Governor of Kano State and a presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has said he is not under any pressure to step down for Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the countdown to the 2015 presidential election. Kwankwaso added that the APC was not a small party... [Read...
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Bill to end degree, HND dichotomy passes second reading

A bill for an Act to abolish and prohibit dichotomy and discrimination between first degree and the Higher National Diploma certificates in the same profession and field scaled the second reading on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday. The bill, sponsored by the member representing Ondo Central Senatorial District, Ayo Akinyelure, specifically seeks to... [Read...
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Sasore denies non-membership rumour

A former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State, Mr. Supo Sasore (SAN), has refuted speculations that he is not a card-carrying member of the All Progressives Congress. Shortly after the Senior Advocate of Nigeria joined the race for Lagos governorship, some members of the party objected, saying he is not a member of... [Read...
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Kogi: Buhari, Atiku rally Nigerians against Jonathan

OLUSOLA FABIYI writes on the recent defection of over 5,000 members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress in Kogi State The opposition All Progressives Congress recently had cause to celebrate the entrance of fresh defectors from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party. The fears that the party’s leaders may not grace... [Read...
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RMAFC seeks independent manager for Federation Account

The Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission has called for an independent authority to be charged with the management of the Federation Account from which the three tiers of government share resources. The Chairman, RMAFC, Mr. Elias Mbah, made the call when the delegation of the Oversight Constitutional Implementation Committee of the National Assembly of... [Read...
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Power generating plants perform below 30% capacity – FG

Eleven months after being run by private operators, some power generating plants in the country are performing below 30 per cent of their installed capacities, the Federal Government has said. The poor performance, it said, was largely due to gas constraints, which had posed a major challenge that was hampering the visible impact of the... [Read...
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Jonathan, others must buy form by Oct. 30 –PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has said that all aspirants to elective offices in 2015 from the party, including President Goodluck Jonathan, must purchase their forms of intent latest by October 30. The party said that all aspirants, including those angling to become the President, governors, senators and others, must show interest in the race by... [Read...
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Jonathan’s anti-corruption stance

If one takes a critical look at the issues surrounding the speculation that President Goodluck Jonathan is one of the wealthiest in Africa, that may be why he refuse to fight corruption but rather encourages the practice to strive. For instance, if you care to know, you can see the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission... [Read...
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We’re not stopping anybody from contesting —APC

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress says it is not stopping any aspirant that chooses to run for elective office on its platform. The party, therefore, denied reports that it had put in place guidelines preventing political holders from running for more than two terms in office. The party said this in... [Read...
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‘Omisore’ll be inaugurated in Nov’

A Peoples Democratic Party senatorial aspirant for Osun Central Senatorial District, Chief Oluwole Aina, has said Senator Iyiola Omisore would win at the Election Petitions Tribunal and would be inaugurated as the governor of Osun State on November 26. Aina, who is the chairman, Governing Board of National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, said this... [Read...
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‘Days of cabal endorsement over in Bayelsa’

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State, Mr. Tiwe Oruminighe, has said the days of cabal endorsement are over in the state. Orunimighe said this in Yenagoa on Wednesday during the adoption of a list of delegates to the forthcoming APC national convention. The special congress, which took place at the party’s... [Read...
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‘PDP’ll defeat APC in Lagos-West’

A former member of the House of Representatives and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Moshood Salvador, has said his party would defeat the All Progressives Congress in the Lagos-West senatorial district in 2015 if the election is free and fair. Salvador, who is a senatorial aspirant, said this on Wednesday when he collected his... [Read...
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Djokovic welcomes baby

Novak Djokovic is a proud father. The top-ranked tennis player tweeted Wednesday that he and his wife, Jelena, were celebrating the birth of their first child – a boy named Stefan. “Stefan, our baby angel was born!” Djokovic posted on Twitter early Wednesday. “I’m so proud of my beautiful wife Jelena! Thank you so much... [Read...
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Opposition using South Africa to embarrass Nigeria – PDP

In this interview, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party committee that recently conducted the party’s South-West congress, Senator Emmanuel Anosike, speaks about the congress, the opposition and other sundry issues. JOHN ALECHENU reports You chaired the committee set up by the PDP to conduct a congress in the South-West. Why have there been complaints... [Read...
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Falcons beat S’Africa, book W’Cup ticket

The Super Falcons on Wednesday qualified for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada after beating South Africa 2-1 in one of the semi final matches at the ongoing Africa Women’s Championship in Namibia. The Falcons also booked a place in the final of the competition as a first half brace from Asisat Oshoala... [Read...
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LCDA: Fayose promises to obey constitution

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has maintained that he will only deal with the local governments that are recognised by the 1999 Constitution. According to a press statement issued in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, and made available to journalists, Fayose said that he would comply fully with... [Read...
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Re: Did US scuttle Nigeria’s arms deal?

By the way, what moral justification does the West have to challenge Nigeria’s human rights records? Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Pakistan, and others are all hand in glove with the West hunting down their own nationals and earning economic or military aids for fighting terrorism. And since Libya, Iraq amongst other countries were invaded and... [Read...
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Re: Atiku’s nomination fee

Tayo Sanni’s comment on Abubakar Atiku’s nomination fee is a general issue as far as our polity is concerned. It is not about Atiku or the APC alone. The need to fund elections next year explains the mysterious movement of dollars out of the shores of the country in recent times. These are just the... [Read...
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Amosun, complete Magboro Road

The Magboro road project started by Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State was a thing of commendation when it was started. The road was expanded to a considerable standard, gutters and walk paths constructed. Residents living in the sprawling community were full of praises to the governor and in fact rated him high on the... [Read...
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APGA charges N12m for governorship nomination form

The All Progressive Grand Alliance on Wednesday released to guidelines for the conduct of its primaries to select candidates for the 2015 general elections and fixed the fee for the expression of interest and nomination for governorship form for N12m. The party, however, said it reserved the right and discretion to issue expression of interest... [Read...
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Accord Party lauds N’Assembly over constitutional amendment

A governorship aspirant of the Accord Party in Ekiti State, Barrister Kole Ajayi, has commended the National Assembly on the various issues highlighted in the recent constitutional amendments. Ajayi, in a statement on Wednesday, said the amendments would secure the future of democracy and good governance in Nigeria. The governorship aspirant said the most important... [Read...
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NLNG generated $30bn in 25 years – MD

Since its incorporation in 1989, the Nigeria LNG Limited has generated over $30bn revenue for the country, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr. Babs Omotowa, has said. The NLNG initiative has made it possible to generate income from gas that would have been flared. Omotowa said the achievement was in... [Read...
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2015: Battle for Nasarawa Govt House intensifies

In this piece, UMAR MOHAMMED analyses the chances of the ruling All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in the countdown to the 2015 governorship election in Nasarawa State Last week’s decision by a former Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mr. Labaran Maku, to ease himself out of the federal cabinet and join... [Read...
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ECOWAS signs $.3m grant with AfDB on Ebola

The ECOWAS Commission and the African Development Bank, on Wednesday in Abuja, signed a Grant Protocol Agreement worth $.3m for the coordination of Ebola Crisis Response Project in the most affected countries in the region – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The grant comes under the bank’s multinational crisis response technical assistance project totalling $7.65m... [Read...
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IMO comes to grips with ballast water convention

The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee adopted measures to help accelerate the entry into force and implementation of the key international convention designed to eradicate the global spread of harmful organisms in ships’ ballast water at its 67th session, the World Maritime News reports. “Governments attending IMO’s MEPC this week have made real progress towards... [Read...
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Plateau APC woos rejected PDP members

Plateau state chapter of the All Progressives Congress has expressed its willingness to receive members of the Peoples Democratic Party who were rejected by their party. The PDP had asked some of its members eyeing the office of the governor to stop parading themselves as members of the party and to stop using the party’s... [Read...
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APC mole behind UPN crisis –Fasehun

The embattled National Chairman of the Unity Party of Nigeria, Dr. Fredrick Fasehun, says a mole planted in the party by the All Progressives Congress is responsible for the crisis rocking his party. Fasehun, who is also the founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress, said this during a news conference in Lagos on Wednesday. A... [Read...
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Piracy hurting Nigeria’s oil industry –Report

While the delay in the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill is said to be affecting the flow of investment into the oil and gas industry, pirate attacks on oil vessels on the Nigerian waters continue to present challenges for investors in the industry. Following frequent attacks on drilling rigs by pirates, some major international... [Read...
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Total gets new CEO, chairman

Following the recommendations of the Governance and Ethics Committee of Total, which met on Wednesday, the Board of Directors has finally named Thierry Desmarest as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Desmarest is currently a member of the Board and Honorary Chairman of the Board. It also named Patrick Pouyanné as Chief Executive Officer and... [Read...
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Reps to get kerosene subsidy report next week

Members of the House of Representatives will next week know the extent of malpractices in the kerosene subsidy scheme. The House Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), chaired by Mr. Dakuku Peterside, is currently being finalised by the House of Representatives our correspondent gathered on Tuesday. The probe of the kerosene subsidy scam by the legislators, our... [Read...
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Treasury bills or fixed deposit, which is better?

I have received several emails and calls from my readers asking whether to buy treasury bills or fixed deposits. Whilst, both are very good ways to invest your money there both have similarities and differences, which could work to your advantage depending on your investment preference. Let’s explore some. Who borrows from you? When you... [Read...
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Coffee may protect the liver

Drinking coffee — even decaffeinated coffee — may protect your liver, a large new study has found. Researchers examined the coffee-drinking habits of 27,793 people who filled out diet questionnaires in a large national health study from 1999 to 2010. The scientists also tracked blood levels of four enzymes that indicate liver function. The study... [Read...
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Takata airbag recall expanded to six million vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded its recall of faulty Japanese airbags to more than six millions vehicles. The Takata airbag recall applies to owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles, according to a statement from the federal government. “Over six million vehicles are... [Read...
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Shippers’ association demands automation of ports

The Shippers’ Association, Lagos State, has called on the Federal Government to ensure the complete automation of Nigerian ports in order to achieve 48-hour cargo clearance. The President of the association, Mr. Jonathan Nicol, said this at a seminar with the theme: ‘Working towards a new ports order’, organised by the body in Lagos. He... [Read...
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Sterling Bank boosts mobile money with new product

Sterling Bank, which has unveiled a new initiative tagged ‘One Bank’, says it aims to improve mobile money adoption and promote financial inclusion in the country. The bank said through the initiative, it would put its branded phones in the hands of millions of Nigeria to improve the security and efficiency of financial transactions. The... [Read...
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American social security benefits to rise by 1.7%

Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 per cent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday. It’s the third year in a row the increase will be less than two per cent. According to a report in Associated Press, the annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA,... [Read...
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How to make your savings outlive you

It is the great retirement debate; how much can retirees spend each year without running out of money before they run out of breath? This is a tough one, because there is so much uncertainty. You don’t know how long you’ll live, what the inflation rate will be and what investment returns you’ll earn. Still,... [Read...
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Gene may shield women from cancer — Study

About one-fifth of Hispanic women have a genetic variation that offers significant protection against breast cancer risk, according to a new study. The genetic variant originates from native Americans and reduces breast cancer risk by 40 per cent to 80 per cent, particularly the more aggressive estrogen receptor-negative forms of the disease, researchers said. “The... [Read...
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Passenger jets push Boeing’s profit up 18%

Robust demand for commercial jets and an increased pace of production helped Boeing earn $1.36bn in the third quarter, up 18 per cent from the same period last year. On a per-share basis, the Chicago-based company said it had a profit of $1.86. Adjusted for non-operating costs, earnings came to $2.14 per share, better than... [Read...
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DLF seeks interim relief from capital market ban

Barred by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) from accessing capital markets, realty giant DLF on Wednesday sought interim relief from Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) to allow it to redeem funds locked in mutual funds and other instruments. After hearing the petition filed by India’s largest realty developer last week against the ban,... [Read...
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Research shows no link between vaccinations, risk for sclerosis

A new study finds no link between vaccines and increased risk of multiple sclerosis or similar nervous system diseases. Even though some have questioned whether vaccines — particularly for hepatitis B and human papillomavirus — might be associated with a small rise in the risk of MS, prior studies yielded mixed findings on the issue,... [Read...
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WNEPC 2014 to address post-privatisation power challenges

Stakeholders in the country’s power industry will gather for the fourth WorldStage National Electricity Power Conference to address the challenges facing the industry in the post-privatisation era. This is coming at a time when the Nigeria’s power industry is set to enter the much-awaited Transitional Electricity Market. The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, is... [Read...
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Skye Bank employees renovate schools, donate materials

Skye Bank Plc says its employees have embarked on various corporate social responsibility projects in the bank’s host communities across the 36 states of the federation. The projects, which are basically in the education sector, seek to improve learning and teaching in public schools. According to a statement, the projects which will benefit 39 host... [Read...
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Health tip: Anxiety can affect your health

A person with generalised anxiety disorder describes someone who worries excessively, often making it difficult to get through the day. The Womenshealth.gov website says physical symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder include: Significant and unexplained fatigue. Aches, pains and tension in the muscles. Headaches. Twitching or trembling. Irritability. Difficulty swallowing. Sweating excessively. Hot flashes. Nausea, lightheadedness... [Read...
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Eleven banks to fail European stress tests

At least 11 banks from six European countries are set to fail a region-wide financial health check this weekend, Spanish news agency Efe reported, citing several unidentified financial sources. The results of the stress tests on 130 banks by the European Central Bank are due to be unveiled on Sunday. Three banks in Greece, three... [Read...
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AfDB to finance Lekki port with $150m

The Chief Financial Officer, Tolaram Group, Mr. Sandeep Parasramaka, has said the African Development Bank, one of the financiers of the Lekki Seaport project, has obtained approval of its board to commit $150m to the project. In a statement made available to our correspondent, Parasramaka said the project was on course and that investors were... [Read...
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Egypt awards Suez Canal expansion contracts

Egypt’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and the Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, Mohab Mohamed Hussein Mameesh have signed a contract with six companies in Cairo for the deepening and widening of the Suez Canal, a vital shipping link between Europe and Asia, the World Maritime News reports. A consortium consisting of Van Oord, Royal... [Read...
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Reps move to end Dstv monopoly

The House of Representatives moved on Tuesday to contain the “arbitrary” subscription rates charged by Multichoice for its Digital Satellite Television services in the country. The House observed that high pricing by Dstv had made access to its “premium” programming difficult for the majority of Nigerians. It also noted that lack of competition in the... [Read...
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Govs must dictate what happens in PDP —Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said state governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party would continue to dictate what happens in the party until its delegates’ pattern was changed. The President spoke during a stakeholders’ interactive session at the Jigawa State Government House, shortly after inaugurating the Dutse International Airport. He explained... [Read...
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Buhari is no match for Jonathan – Ezeife

Ahead of the 2015 presidential election, Third Republic governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has said a presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, is no match for President Goodluck Jonathan. Ezeife said he was certain that the President would defeat Buhari in 2015 with a wider... [Read...
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Hyundai unveils Nigeria-made Grand i10

Stallion Motors has introduced another made-in-Nigeria vehicle to the market; it is the Hyundai Grand i10, a car built for the family. The unveiling of the Hyundai model at an interactive session with motoring journalists in Lagos on Friday came a few months after the firm’s presentation of locally assembled Nissan Patrol vehicles to President... [Read...
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Tackle UAE over Nigerian killings, Falode tells FG

Popular sports journalist, Aisha Falode, has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to tackle Dubai authorities over the “daily” killings of Nigerian youths in the United Arab Emirates. Falode whose son, Toba Falode, was allegedly murdered in Dubai, said the recent killing of the son of a former Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alameiyeseigha, had confirmed her... [Read...
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APC will win all north-eastern states —Shettima

The Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has said that the All Progressives Congress will win all the six states in the North-East in the 2015 elections. He boasted that after the 2015 elections, the party would not be only at the helms of affairs in both Yobe and Borno states, it would also be... [Read...
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Oil prices: FG raises FIRS, Customs revenue targets

The Federal Government has come up with a contingency plan that involves raising the targets of the key non-oil revenue agencies for next fiscal year in order to insulate the economy against the fall in the prices oil in the international market. The Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala, disclosed this in Abuja on... [Read...
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Military arraigns five more soldiers for mutiny

Army authorities again arraigned five more soldiers before a General Court Martial for mutiny at the Abacha Barracks in Abuja on Tuesday. The soldiers were said to have pleaded not guilty to the two counts of mutiny and conspiracy to commit mutiny. The accused are Lance Corporals Bankole Taiwo, Ayodele Olawale, Sule Ochehepo, Isaiah Olofu... [Read...
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Legend Taste and Win promo excites winners

It was a feast of music, comedy and fun last weekend when the Legend Taste, Tell and Win promo was held in Apapa and Dopemu Agege areas of Lagos. The week two of the brand activation event moved to Renal Resort in Okokomaiko and Capital Cottage in Agege later, with some residents that include Dike... [Read...
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Law school mass failure

It baffles and puzzles the examinee(s) but is an amazing achievement to the examiner. So is the nature of every examination, be it professional or general. Conversely, the almighty Bar finals which is the ultima ratio examination every budding lawyer MUST sit and pass before being inducted into the legal profession. The nature of the... [Read...
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Fayose’s resumption

Ayodele Fayose was sworn-in as Ekiti State Governor before a tumultuous crowd on October 16. From the crowd on the streets, to the stadium, it is safe to assume that Fayose is a “man of the people”, apologies to the late Prof. Chinua Achebe. Also, Prof. Wole Soyinka had observed that, “the defeat of Governor... [Read...
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Kukah, Falae blame elite for insurgency

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, the Rt. Rev. Matthew Kukah, and a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, have blamed the elite for creating the window that gave vent to insurgency and other social upheavals in the country. However, they both said the full implementation of Chapter II of the... [Read...
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NMA to stop using strikes as bargaining tool

The Nigeria Medical Association has promised to stop using strike as a bargaining tool when making its demands from the government. The Chairman of the Abia State chapter of NMA, Dr. Uwa Onwuchekwa, made the promise in Umuahia during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Physicians’ Week on Tuesday. He pledged the preparedness of doctors... [Read...
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Jonathan administration, a failure, says Nda-Isaiah

A presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah, has pledged to rescue Nigerians from the “harsh policies” of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. A statement issued by the media office of Nda-Isaiah and made available to our correspondent in Asaba, on Tuesday, said the publisher-turned politician said if he gets... [Read...
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Fidelity Bank restates commitment to financial empowerment

The Managing Director and Chief Executive officer, Fidelity Bank Plc, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo, has restated the bank’s commitment to empowering the citizenry financially and support the government policy direction in the area of education. He made the statement in Lagos at the second draw of the bank’s ongoing Save 4 Scholarship promo. He said the... [Read...
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Wike, Chukwu, Ishaku pick PDP governorship forms

Three former ministers who served under the regime of President Goodluck Jonathan have picked the Peoples Democratic Party governorship forms to enable them to contest the party’s primaries in their respective states. The former ministers are the former Minister of State for Niger Delta, Mr. Darius Ishaku; a former Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu,... [Read...
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‘Operational efficiency responsible for oil theft reduction’

The Eastern Naval Command has attributed the recent drop in oil theft in Cross River and Akwa Ibom states to the operational efficiency of the Nigerian Navy. The Flag Officer Commanding, ENC, Rear Admiral Obiora Medani, stated this on Tuesday in Calabar during the 2nd FOC Biennial Inspection Tour of facilities within the command. The... [Read...
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2015: Makinde’s aspiration receives boost

The governorship ambition of a Peoples Democratic Party aspirant in Oyo State, Mr. Seyi Makinde, received a boost on Tuesday when leaders of the party in Irepo/Oorelope/Olorunsogo Federal Constituency threw their weights behind him. The leaders of the party in the region expressed their confidence in Makinde, saying he is capable of reviving the party... [Read...
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Managing dog bites (2)

In the first part of this piece, it was said that a large percentage of dog bite victims are children and it was emphasised that it is appropriate to begin prevention education with children and parents. Infants and children should, therefore, be evaluated after a dog bite. History After confirming that the victim is medically... [Read...
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Buhari’s single term gambit

One is amused listening to one of the                                   All Progressives Congress’ chieftains, Mr. Rotimi Fashakin that his boss, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) will only serve for four year single term and hand over to a younger person. I think this is farther from the truth given the antecedents of Buhari who vowed that he... [Read...
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Poverty alleviation programme

Each time the wife of President Goodluck Jonathan visits a state within the country, she doles out gifts to the few women of that state in the name of poverty alleviation. That is what we’ve just witnessed in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State recently. This deceptive gesture dated back to Gen. Ibrahim Babangida’s regime... [Read...
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Nobody can force me out of PDP —Mimiko

Ondo State governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, on Tuesday, lashed out at members of the Ondo State Peoples Democratic Party executive, saying nobody can force him out of the party. It was his first reaction to the contention raised by his defection to the party, particularly as it affects power sharing in the state executive committee.... [Read...
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Deviant traffic wardens

A traffic warden was recently decorated by President Goodluck Jonathan with a national honours award for his dexterity in controlling traffic on a busy Abuja highway even defying rains and the scorching sun. I think this gesture from Mr. President is meant to serve as a morale booster and instil patriotism in his colleagues. Sadly,... [Read...
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Many faces of multilevel marketing

Some companies making use of multilevel marketing have been found to be fraudulent. IFE ADEDAPO writes on ways of indentifying them The huge labour market has provided opportunities for some Nigerians to lure unemployed graduates into multilevel marketing. This business model has been reported to be profitable albeit it is also widely used to defraud... [Read...
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Apc and change

As we move to the next election, the main theme of the All Progressives Congress campaign is change. The world of politics today is moving towards generational change. Will it be appropriate for a party clamouring for a change to field a man close to eighty years for presidency for the fourth time? If the... [Read...
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Power firms get two-week ultimatum to meter customers

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on Tuesday said power distribution companies had been given a two-week ultimatum to provide meters for customers who had paid for them under the Credited Advance Payment for Metering Implementation scheme. According to NERC, the distribution companies that fail to meter the eligible consumers within the timeframe will face severe... [Read...
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Shell okays Nigerian assets sale

Royal Dutch Shell has signed the sale and purchase agreements for all the Nigerian oil assets it put up for sale following a 2013 review of its business in the country, a spokesman said on Tuesday. The assets include oil mining leases 18, 24, 25, 29 and the Nembe Creek Trunk Line pipeline. The company... [Read...
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Steer clear of Oyo, PDP group warns Mark

A group within the Peoples Democratic Party in Oyo State, Rescue Team, has called on the Senate President, David Mark, not to meddle in the affairs of the party at the state level. The group claimied that Mark was making moves to impose former Senate Leader, Teslim Folarin, as the state PDP governorship candidate. In... [Read...
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How to make a career choice

There are hundreds of career options out there. How do you make a career choice when you don’t really know what you want to do? Does it seem like an insurmountable task? It’s not. Yes, you will have to put some time and energy into making your decision, but your effort will be well worth... [Read...
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No justification for Keshi’s removal – Disu

Former Nigeria defender Tajudeen Disu has faulted the decision of the Nigeria Football Federation not to retain Stephen Keshi as Super Eagles coach. The NFF recently replaced Keshi with Amodu Shaibu even as the team have two matches left in the preliminary round of qualifiers for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. Nigeria are third... [Read...
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FG begins training of 7,400 electricity technicians

A total of 7,400 craftsmen, linesmen and electricity artisans will be trained under the National Power Sector Apprentice Scheme beginning from November this year, the Federal Government has said. The Director-General, National Power Training Institute of Nigeria, Mr. Reuben Okeke, said the scheme would be inaugurated on November 18 by President Goodluck Jonathan and would... [Read...
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What’s the smarter move, start business or stay in school?

Consumers love ‘’free’. I have some relatives that love ‘free’ so much that if there were a table full of rocks and a sign that said “free,” they would keep taking them until their pockets were full (and then some). But as business owners, there are times when free makes sense and then there’s “nobody... [Read...
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AWC: Nigeria seek South Africa revenge

Nigeria’s Super Falcons will set out today to avenge the 1-0 semi-final loss to South Africa in Equatorial Guinea in 2012 when they meet with the Banyana Banyana today by 4pm, Nigerian time, at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek, in one of the semi-final matches of the ongoing African Women’s Championship in Namibia. Wednesday’s meeting... [Read...
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We consider attitude more than skills during recruitment – Kimeng

Mrs. Perita Kimeng is the Executive Director of StreSERT Services Limited, a human resource firm. She speaks about the approaches to recruiting employees and the need to regulate HR practice in this interview with IFE ADEDAPO How can an employee be made productive? Some organisations give orientation to new recruits while some do not consider... [Read...
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Railway workers advise govt on container safety

To check the dangers associated with improper handling of containers, the Nigerian Union of Railway workers has called on the National Assembly to adopt the provisions by international organisations on container safety. The labour union stressed that it was imperative to implement the global recommendations by the International Labour Organisation, International Maritime Organisation, and United... [Read...
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APC women protest non-release of Chibok girls

Members of the women wing, All Progressives Congress, Ondo State chapter, took to the streets of Akure on Tuesday to protest the continued stay of Chibok schoolgirls in the captivity of the terrorist group, Boko Haram. The protest, which hampered vehicular movement in the city, started with a procession from the Adegbemile centre through Oba... [Read...
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Falcons will beat Banyana – Okon

Super Falcons are mentally and physically prepared to beat Banyana Banyana on Wednesday to reach the African Women’s Championship final in Namibia, Nigeria coach Edwin Okon has said. Okon said at the official pre match conference on Tuesday that the Falcons were poised to play and avoid a repeat of the unfortunate loss to South... [Read...
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‘We’ll address stomach infrastructure in C’ River’

A frontline governorship aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in Cross River State, Mr. Joe Agi (SAN), has said the issue of stomach infrastructure would be addressed in the state through the massive development of the agricultural sector. Agi stated this on Tuesday in Calabar when he submitted his data and administrative... [Read...
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Total sees promising future despite CEO’s sudden death

French oil giant, Total, has said it will continue to move forward despite the sudden death of its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Christophe de Margerie. The firm said on its website on Tuesday that its position was hinged on de Margerie’s dreams, which were focused on moving the company forward. “As he would have... [Read...
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CAF inspects Uyo Stadium

The Confederation of African Football has agreed to send its officials to inspect the new Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo, which is being put forward by Nigeria as venue for next month’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between the Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana of South Africa. Initially, CAF raised the issue of the... [Read...
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Stoke angry at Moses’ critic

Stoke chairman Peter Coates says BBC pundit John Hartson’s criticism of Potters winger Victor Moses on Sunday was “unacceptable”. Hartson said Moses “cheated” to win a penalty in Stoke’s 2-1 win over Swansea on Sunday. “He (Hartson) spoke like what he probably is – a Swansea fan,” Coates told BBC Radio 5 live. “He is... [Read...
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Olabiyi shares Wonder Goal prize with Aba orphanage

Enyimba midfielder and current longest serving player Rasheed Olabiyi fulfilled one of the main objectives of the Wonder Goal Award initiated by the League Management Company when he made the presentation of N50,000 to Ngwa Road Motherless Babies Home in Aba. The money came off the cash prize of the award. The award was initiated... [Read...
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Get ready for robot farmers

CHICAGO: On most lettuce farms, workers weave between rows to cull extra heads of lettuce crowding out the healthiest plants. The practice, called thinning, is labor-intensive and a labor shortage has made it difficult to find workers for the task, CNN reported on Tuesday. In 2011, Jorge Heraud and Lee Redden came up with the... [Read...
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World Bank, IBS to train procurement officers

As part of its efforts to promote fair and open competition in public and private organisations in Nigeria, the World Bank is providing technical support for Ibadan Business School in the training of procurement officers from across the country. The Lead Specialist, World Bank, African Region, Bayo Awosemusi, said the two-week executive training programme was... [Read...
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Akinwunmi promises more grassroots tourneys

Vice President of Nigeria Football Federation Seyi Akinwunmi has said the Nigeria Football Federation will ensure that more grassroot football tournaments are organised in the country to unearth more talents for the sport. Akinwunmi, who led a team of Lagos State Football Association officials to the round of 16 matches of the Extrajoss Football Championship... [Read...
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Govt policies should encourage job creation – NECA

The Nigerian Employers’ Consultative Association has urged the Federal Government to constantly consider the employment generation content of policies before initiating them. At a press conference in Lagos, the association noted that although the auto policy and the local content policy in the oil and gas were commendable, other policies were indirectly hindering job creation.... [Read...
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FG seeks private sector intervention in job creation

About 40 young Nigerian entrepreneurs have been enlisted for a six-month mentorship placement in which they will undergo training under some technical experts across different disciplines. The Minister of Youth Development and former governor of Adamawa State, Mr. Boni Haruna, at an event organised under the auspices of “Mara Mentor One-on-One” in Abuja, called on... [Read...
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Danagogo urges Falcons to win title

Sports Minister and Chairman National Sports Commission, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, has urged the Super Falcons to beat Banyana Banyana of South Africa in the African Women’s Championship semi-final and go on to win the title in Namibia. The Falcons, who have won the title six times, lost the 2012 title to Equatorial Guinea when they... [Read...
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Wozniacki beats Sharapova

Caroline Wozniacki has put a huge dent in Maria Sharapova’s bid to finish the season as world number one by overcoming some distracting bright lights to down the Russian in three sets in their marathon opening group match of the WTA Finals in Singapore, RadioNZ reports. The Dane grabbed the final qualifying spot in the... [Read...
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10 parties to contest Delta council polls

Ten political parties will sponsor a total of 1,118 candidates in next Saturday’s local government council elections in Delta State, the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission has said. The breakdown shows a total of 70 chairmanship candidates and 1,048 councillorship candidates. The Chairman of DELSIEC, Mr. Moses Ogbe, disclosed this on Tuesday at a news... [Read...
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180 players for Southern Sun golf tourney

No fewer than 180 players are expected to feature in the 4th annual Southern Sun Ikoyi Hotel Golf Day Tournament which holds on November 15 at the Ikoyi Club 1938 in Lagos. This year’s edition will have the winner of the hole-in-one challenge going home with a brand new car donated by Mandillas, one of... [Read...
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McDonald’s gets burned in Asia

McDonald’s sales in Asia are collapsing under the weight of a food scandal, aggravating the company’s headaches in markets around the world, CNN reported on Tuesday. Consumers in the key markets of China and Japan were clearly spooked by a food scare at an American-owned McDonald’s supplier. The scandal, which broke in July, found that... [Read...
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WIMBIZ to enlighten women on business prospects

To encourage women to take on the opportunities in vibrant sectors of the economy, Women in Business, Management and Public Service is set enlighten women on business prospects in the country. The non-governmental organisation, at a press conference on Tuesday, said that its 13th annual conference themed ‘Nigeria Rising….Accelerating Trans-formation’ would provide insights into creating... [Read...
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Livestock Feeds, Abbey Mortgage Bank release Q3 results

Livestock Feeds Plc and Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc on Tuesday released their financial statements for the third quarter of 2014, with both firms achieving growth in profits. Livestock Feeds’ unaudited financial statement for the nine months to September 30, 2014 showed that it grew its revenue by 27 per cent to N5.460bn in the review... [Read...
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Tourism institute to provide ICT training for workers

The new Director-General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism, Mrs. Chika Balogun, has said she is discussing with the Nigerian Communication Satellite Limited   on the provision of Internet facilities at the campuses of the institute across the country in order to boost training of staff members. Balogun said this at the Osogbo campus... [Read...
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Ethiopian Air begins flights to Dublin, Los Angeles

Ethiopian Airlines says that it has finalised preparations to commence flight operations to Dublin and Los Angeles starting from June 2015. The airline, in a statement on Tuesday, said that flights to Dublin and Los Angeles would be operated three times a week with the ultra- modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It added that the flights... [Read...
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