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Promotion: Lagos replaces exam with training

Sesan Olufowobi The Acting Lagos State Head of Service, Mrs. Folasade Adesoye, has said the introduction of the ‘Structured Training Programme’ to replace written examination for staff appraisal will enthrone merit in workers’ assessment and promotion. Adesoye, who spoke at the briefing of eligible officers for 2017 promotion, which is the pilot of the revised […]
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Lagos to remove more roundabouts in Lekki

Sesan Olufowobi No fewer than three more roundabouts would be removed in the Lekki-Ajah corridor to ease vehicular movement, the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, said on Wednesday. Ambode added that his administration would complete the ongoing construction of Ajah Flyover by the end of May 2017. The governor spoke at the Lagos House, Ikeja, […]
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Suicide: Police recover body, to analyse doctor’s phone

Afeez Hanafi The driver and a brother of Allwell Orji have confirmed the recovery of his remains. Allwell, a medical doctor, had jumped into the Lagos Lagoon on the Third Mainland Bridge on Sunday. This is just as the state police command said an analysis would be conducted on the mobile phone of the late […]
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Fidelity Bank Supports Education Centre

Fidelity Bank Plc, in its bid to strengthen educational development and enhance the health and well-being of students through physical recreational activities, has donated sporting facilities to the Special (Deaf & Dumb) Education Secondary School in Calabar, Cross Rivers State. The bank under the auspices of the ‘Fidelity Helping Hands Programme’ (FHHP), its multi-purpose vehicle ...
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Lafarge Africa’s Full Year Profit Falls by 38% to N16.8bn

Lafarge Africa Plc, one of the leading cement and building solutions providers in Nigeria, yesterday reported a profit after tax (PAT) of N16.898 billion for the year ended December 31, 2016, showing a decline of 38 per cent compared with N27.163 billion in 2015. According to the audited results, Lafarge Africa Plc recorded revenue of N219.714 […]
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Falana, Intersociety condemn invasion of AI’s office, petition Buhari

Friday Olokor  and Toluwani Eniola A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has condemned the invasion of Amnesty International’s office in Abuja, alleging that the protesters calling for the exit of the anti-corruption watchdog were paid to do so. Falana also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to compel the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to […]
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Buhari’s poor game

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Why I can’t join APC — Fayose

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has said he cannot join the All Progressives Congress even if he had to dump the Peoples Democratic Party. Fayose, who spoke at a gathering in Ado-Ekiti, said the practice of use and dump adopted by the leadership of the APC would not allow […]
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B’Haram kingpin arrested in Ekiti, kidnap suspects killed in Rivers

Olusola Fabiyi and Chukwudi Akasike The Department of State Services said in Abuja on Wednesday that it had arrested some alleged terrorists and kidnappers including a suspected Boko Haram kingpin in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State. Also, operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have killed four suspected kidnappers, arrested their leader, Sombari Appaulus, also known […]
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FG okays power service improvement plan

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Federal Government on Wednesday approved the Power Sector Recovery Programme comprising many policy actions to be carried out to improve service delivery, and also approved contracts for the construction of 13 roads and replacement of bridges across states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory worth N85bn. The decisions were […]
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Fanta-Sprite ruling: Reps probe NBC, others

John Ameh, Abuja The House of Representatives on Wednesday resolved to investigate the operations of the Nigerian Bottling Company Limited to ascertain the safety of its soft drinks for consumption by Nigerians. The NBC produces and markets popular brands like Coke, Fanta and Sprite in the country. The investigation will also cover other firms producing […]
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Time Short to Avert Starvation in Yemen and Somalia, Red Cross Says

The aid agency needs $300 million to deliver assistance to five million people in Yemen, Somalia and northeast Nigeria as well as areas of South Sudan.
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N’Assembly approves $500m Eurobond for FG

John Ameh and Leke Baiyewu Both chambers of the National Assembly on Wednesday approved the request by President Muhammadu Buhari for a $500m Eurobond. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had made the request as acting President, while Buhari was away on medical vacation in the United Kingdom. The bond, as explained in a letter to the […]
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