Thursday, May 10, 2018

Oluseyi Awojulugbe

    ‘Youth ought to develop potentials not just build credentials’

‘Youth ought to develop potentials not just build credentials’

Speakers at the Re-definers leadership symposium have encouraged youth to develop their potentials because they can lead Nigeria to the promise land.The symposium, which was organised by the youth group of the Place of Refuge parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Oshodi, Lagos, held on Sunday.Speakers at the event included Femi Emmanuel, a pastor and the convener [...]

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    33 states CANNOT meet recurrent needs

33 states CANNOT meet recurrent needs

BudgIT, a data-simplifying civic organisation, says 33 out of the 36 Nigerian states cannot meet their recurrent obligations as opposed to 19 states in 2015.Before Nigeria's economic recession, 17 states were able to meet up with recurrent needs, but according to the report, only three states can meet their own obligations.A report released by the organisation titled 'State of States' showed [...]

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    Nigeria increases oil output despite proposed production cuts

Nigeria increases oil output despite proposed production cuts

Nigeria, Libya and Iraq have increased their crude oil production output despite the production cut to be finalized by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on November 30.In the monthly report released by the organization, OPEC's crude oil production climbed to  33.64 mb/d in October."OPEC crude oil production in October increased by 0.24 mb/d compared to the previous month [...]

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    NSE loses N180 billion on US election day

NSE loses N180 billion on US election day

November 8, the US election day cannot be classified as a good day for the Nigerian Stock Exchange as it recorded a loss of N180 billion at the end of the trading day.The market, which has been on a losing streak since the beginning of November, has recorded a total loss of 285 billion naira so far.The market capital at [...]

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    It’s annoying to see Ghana, other countries claim Nigeria’s exports, says NEPC boss

It’s annoying to see Ghana, other countries claim Nigeria’s exports, says NEPC boss

Segun Awolowo, the executive director of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), says it is annoying for other countries to claim Nigerian exports.The grandson of the late Obafemi Awolowo, premier of the Western region in 1954, told TheCable that the government is making efforts to improve the ease of doing business."There are people that take their goods out (of the [...]

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    Chevening alumni reunite to discuss Nigeria’s economic independence

Chevening alumni reunite to discuss Nigeria’s economic independence

The Chevening Alumni Association of Nigeria (CAAN) will be hosting its maiden national alumni assembly in Lagos on November 18 to discuss Nigeria's economic independence after 32 years of its existence in Nigeria.The alumni leadership summit and reunion gala, which is scheduled to hold at Intercontinental Hotel in Victoria Island, is expected to bring together the 1,100 Nigerian alumni of [...]

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    Dancing and singing; Senator Melaye awesome in one, awful in the other

Dancing and singing; Senator Melaye awesome in one, awful in the other

Dino Melaye, a senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, has decided to show off his dancing skills and he surely knows how to get his groove on.Melaye, who is attending the inter-parliamentary union general assembly in Geneva with Bukola Saraki, the senate president, shared a video that showed him dancing and singing on his Facebook page. [...]

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    Onyeka Onwenu, Olu Jacobs, RMD… Large celebrity turnout at Oloibiri premiere

Onyeka Onwenu, Olu Jacobs, RMD… Large celebrity turnout at Oloibiri premiere

The premiere of Oloibiri, a movie produced in commemoration of 60 years of commercial oil exploration in Nigeria, witnessed a sizeable convergence of A-list celebrities.The movie, which premiered on Thursday at the Muson Centre in Onikan, seeks to draw attention to the problems of communities in the Niger Delta with particular attention to Oloibiri. [...]

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    We made mistakes… please forgive us, Gowon begs Oloibiri

We made mistakes… please forgive us, Gowon begs Oloibiri

Yakubu Gowon, former military head of state of Nigeria, has apologised to Niger Delta communities for the neglect they have suffered in the hands of the successive governments.Gowon, who was the special guest of honour at the premiere of 'Oloibiri', a movie about the Niger Delta, urged the government across all levels to be humble enough to dialogue with aggrieved [...]

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    Drama, ecstasy, tears as Chibok girls meet their parents

Drama, ecstasy, tears as Chibok girls meet their parents

Tears flowed freely at the thanksgiving service organised on Sunday for the 21 kidnapped Chibok girls who regained their freedom.The girls, who spent more than two years in captivity, had lots of touching stories to tell, with Gloria Dame, one of them, saying they had no food to eat for 40 days in the forest.Videos shared by Williams Adeleye, a Facebook user, [...]

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    I thought my friends would never return, says Chibok girl who escaped from Boko Haram

I thought my friends would never return, says Chibok girl who escaped from Boko Haram

Rebecca Ishaku, a student of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, says she was scared that her friends would have been killed after more than two years of their kidnap.In an interview with BBC, Ishaku said that she was very happy when she heard of the return of 21 girls."I was very happy; that day was a day of joy and [...]

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    Patience Jonathan said women would return to the kitchen under Buhari — was she right?

Patience Jonathan said women would return to the kitchen under Buhari — was she right?

One would have thought it ironic that President Muhammadu Buhari would joke about his wife belonging to his kitchen while standing next to the Angela Merkel, the female German chancellor.Buhari made this statement while responding to a question about the interview granted by Aisha Buhari, his wife, to BBC Hausa, during which she said she would not campaign for him in [...]

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    FG releases names of freed Chibok girls

FG releases names of freed Chibok girls

The federal government has released the names of all the 21 Chibok girls who regained their freedom from Boko Haram on Thursday.The girls are:Mary UsmanMaryam BasheerBlessing AbanaJummai JohnComfort AmosLuggwa SandaComfort HabilaSaratu EmmanuelGlory MaintaRebecca MallamPindah NuhuGlory DamaDeborah Ja'afaruSaratu MarkusRahab IbrahimMaryamu LawanHelin MusaAgnes GapaniRebecca IbrahimAsabe GoniDeborah Andrawus [...]

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    Osinbajo: People want us to use recovered loot to build ‘anti-corruption road’

Osinbajo: People want us to use recovered loot to build ‘anti-corruption road’

Yemi Osinbajo, the vice president, says the money recovered from the anti-corruption fight will be used to fund the budget — although some people have suggested that it should be use to build roads that will be named 'the anti-corruption road'.Osinbajo said this on Monday while addressing a question at the 22nd Nigerian Economic Summit.“If you look in the 2016 budget, [...]

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    Buhari donates 2 presidential aircraft to war against Boko Haram

Buhari donates 2 presidential aircraft to war against Boko Haram

Two aircraft from the presidential fleet have been handed over to the Nigerian air force, six days after two jets from the same fleet were put up for sale.At the handover ceremony on Monday, Babagana Monguno national security adviser, signed the transfer documents on behalf of the president.The two helicopters, which are part of the 10 aircraft in the presidential air [...]

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    NYSC slashes number of graduates to be mobilised for orientation

NYSC slashes number of graduates to be mobilised for orientation

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has directed the management of universities to reduce the number of graduates to be mobilised for the 2016 batch 'B' orientation course.Preparations for the batch B orientation course, which is supposed to begin on November 24, are underway as institutions are expected to have begun submission of approved graduates. [...]

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