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Should governors take over the payment of fuel subsidy?

Peter Ozo-Eson (General Secretary, Nigeria Labour Congress) I doubt if it is practicable for governors to take over the payment of fuel subsidy. However, I can appreciate the frustrations and worries of the governors. We have continuously argued that a situation in which there is no transparency in the way subsidy is managed is unacceptable. […]
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Pitch Awards holds May 28

’Tana Aiyejina The 2017/18 Nigeria Pitch Awards ceremony is scheduled for May 28 at the Le Meridien Ogeyi Place in Port Harcourt, organisers announced in Lagos on Monday. Shina Philips, the initiator of the awards, said after deliberations, the committee agreed that Port Harcourt was the best venue for the fifth ceremony of the Pitch […]
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Argentina snub Icardi

Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, the joint-leading scorer in Italy this season, was a notable omission from Argentina’s 23-man World Cup squad named by coach Jorge Sampaoli on Monday, AFP reports. Icardi scored his 29th Serie A goal of the season on Sunday as Inter pipped Lazio to a Champions League place, but he was […]
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Okorodudu begs sports ministry

Former national boxing great Jerry Okorodudu has pleaded with the sports ministry  to pay him his  salary arrears. Okorodudu,  who represented the country at  the Los Angeles ’84 Olympic Games,  claimed  he is being owed nine months’ salary by the ministry. The News Agency of Nigeria that Okorodudu, a 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games bronze medallist,  […]
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Joshua refuses to fight Wilder in America

The fight between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder has yet to be finalised, as the  British-born Nigerian  boxer has refused to fight in the United States out of concern over the judges and referees potential bias, MARCA reports. However, the conversations between both parties continue to be held and Joshua, along with his representative Eddie […]
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37,062 Candidates Shortlisted for Police Recruitment Examination

Senator Iroegbu in Abuja The Police Service Commission (PSC) has shortlisted a total of 37,062 candidates for examination in the ongoing police recruitment exercise out of a total of 133,324 applicants who were earlier shortlisted for screening. The Head, Press and Public Relations, PSC, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, yesterday stated that the examination is scheduled for […] The post 37,062 Candidates Shortlisted ...
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Wenger: Dad backs Iwobi to retain Arsenal place

’Tana Aiyejina Chuba,  Alex Iwobi’s father,  has backed his son to succeed after the departure of Arsene Wenger from Arsenal. Wenger played a major role in the rise of the  22-year-old, who joined the Gunners while in primary school, before the Frenchman handed him his  first-team debut for the club on October 27, 2015, starting […]
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Ogu deletes wife’s pictures on Instagram

Idris Adesina All seems not to be well between Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu and his wife Veronica as the couple have both unfollowed each other on Instagram. Checks by our correspondent on the couple’s Instagram pages showed that Veronica had also reverted to her maiden name Chiugo Veronica Akaolisa. Ogu and Veronica, who got […]
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Insecurity: NYSC captures locations of corps members nationwide

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja  The National Youth Service Corps has said that it has captured the locations of its members across Nigeria as part of its efforts aimed at ensuring their security in their places of primary assignment. The NYSC Director-General, Brig-Gen Sulaiman Kazaure, who said this in an exclusive interview with our correspondent in Abuja, […]
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JABU seeks financial support for infrastructural development

Peter Dada, Akure The Vice-Chancellor of the Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State, Prof. Sola Fajana, has said that the institution is facing some financial challenges, which have made it difficult to carry out its capital projects. He called on well-meaning Nigerians to render financial assistance to the university to enable it to achieve […]
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LASU VC pledges fairness, transparency

The Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, on Monday said his administration would continue to be fair, transparent and accountable to members of the university community. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Fagbohun said this at the Coconut Breaking Festival of the 22nd Convocation ceremony scheduled to hold on Wednesday and […]
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NYSC builds new facilities at Osun Orientation Camp

Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps in Osun State, Mr. Emmanuel Attah, has said the scheme is building a new hostel facility for corps members deployed in the state to ease the accommodation problem at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Ede. Attah said the scheme was also building a […]
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Rector urges FG to develop education sector

Deji Lambo   The Rector, Baptist College of Theology, Lagos State, Dr. Emmanuel Oyemomi, has urged the Federal Government to establish a solid educational policy and uphold the rule of law to develop education in Nigeria. Oyemomi said this during a briefing held to announce the forthcoming 21st anniversary of the institution, where he charged the […]
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Strong public sector essential for economic recovery – Dons

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo Economists and social scientists from the University of Uyo, University of Calabar, and the University of Port Harcourt, have said that public enterprises are crucial to the economic development of the country. Noting that Nigeria had not made significant economic progress since 1985, the Director of the Claude Ake School of Government […]
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Seyi Shay, Jimmy Jatt, others say no to drugs

Yinka Badejo In view of the rising fears that more artistes are getting addicted, more prominent Nigerian artistes have distanced themselves from deadly substances. Among them are Seyi Shay, Jimmy Jatt and Gbenga Adeyinka. On an NTA programme on Sunday, the likes of Jimmy Jatt and Adeyinka noted that drugs never gave real growth and […]
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