Monday, August 5, 2019

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    Freed Chibok girls to get scholarship, jobs from FG

Freed Chibok girls to get scholarship, jobs from FG

The federal government has offered the released Chibok schoolgirls a promise of free education and employment.Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo disclosed this when he visited the 21 girls at a medical facility of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja.The girls were released on Thursday morning after negotiations – brokered by the Swiss government – with Boko Haram, with government saying Boko [...]

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    Gowon: Stop condemning Buhari… it’s not easy to solve Nigeria’s problems

Gowon: Stop condemning Buhari… it’s not easy to solve Nigeria’s problems

Yakubu Gowon, retired general and former head of state, wants Nigerians to stop condemning the Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government.He said the government could not solve the problems of the country or get Nigeria out of recession overnight.Speaking with journalists in Abuja ahead of Nigeria Prays 20th anniversary, Gowon advised Nigerians to be patient as the government seeks to deal with the problem of [...]

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    Lai: It is good to move away from past mistakes

Lai: It is good to move away from past mistakes

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says “it is pertinent to learn, understand and move away from past mistakes,".Mohammed said this on Tuesday as he identified  Nigeria’s over-dependence on oil as responsible for the present economic recession the nation is passing through.He said the prevailing economic situation was not about trading blames, saying “those who understand, knew that this recession [...]

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    How to identify small businesses in Nigeria

How to identify small businesses in Nigeria

BY KUNLE ADEBUNMIPeople, at some points, start up a business venture, but it is germane for the owner to understand which classification his/her business falls under -start –up, micro business, small business, medium sized business etc.While classification of businesses has been done by various governments of different African countries basically for taxation and policy plans, many governments till date find it difficult [...]

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    Wall collapses, kills 7-day-old baby in Niger

Wall collapses, kills 7-day-old baby in Niger

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    I risked my life for democracy, says Maku

I risked my life for democracy, says Maku

Labaran Maku, former minister of information, says he placed his life at risk in the quest to ensure the return of democracy.In series of messages on his Twitter handle, Maku, who was the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the  Nassarawa state governorship election, said he has made a lot of sacrifice for the country.He expressed concerns [...]

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    Budget process in Nigeria is ‘a joke’, says Utomi

Budget process in Nigeria is ‘a joke’, says Utomi

Pat Utomi, renowned political economist and social analyst, on Tuesday described budget process in Nigeria as "a joke".Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a breakfast programme on Channels Television, Utomi alleged  that there is no discipline in the way the government goes about the implementation of budget.He said he prefers using his "valuable time" for more profitable things than analysing the country's [...]

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Nigeria, Benin Rep unite to check smuggling

In a bid to beat smugglers to their game, the Seme Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NSC) and its Benin Republic counterpart on Friday established a new vehicle transit regime.Mr. Willy Egbudin, Area Comptroller of the Command ,said that the measure would reduce the smuggling of vehicles.According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), an illegal park exists in Cotonou, [...]

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    Imo Govt. to revive industries

Imo Govt. to revive industries

The Imo State government has announced plans to revive three moribund industries established thirty-three years ago by Chief Sam Mbakwe, the first civilian governor of the state.According to Mrs. Ugochi Nnanna-Okoro, the state commissioner for industry and non-formal sector, the industries to be revived are Resin Paint Industry, Aboh Mbaise; Avutu Poultry, Obowo; and Paper Packaging Industry, Owere Ebiri Orlu.In a statement [...]

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    Nigeria has over 1,400 illegal border routes, Immigration CG reveals

Nigeria has over 1,400 illegal border routes, Immigration CG reveals

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has disclosed that there are more than 1,400 illegal border routes in the country.Comptroller-General of the service, Mr. David Parradang,  made the disclosure while addressing the National Conference Committee on Immigration.He said that though the country has only 84 approved land border control posts, there are more than 1,400 illegal borders in the country."Across the [...]

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    Delta partners World Bank, EU to engage 1,345 youths

Delta partners World Bank, EU to engage 1,345 youths

The Delta State government has engaged 1,345 youths under its State Employment and Expenditure for Result Project (SEEFOR).The beneficiaries were engaged in the cleaning of drainages, maintenance and rehabilitation of roads.During an orientation exercise, Chief Kenneth Okpara, the commissioner for finance, explained that the youth were the second batch of the SEEFOR.“This project is being sponsored in partnership with the [...]

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