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SON advises on standard, certifies UNIUYO table water

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo The Standards Organisation of Nigeria has given the Nigerian Industrial Standard certificate to the University of Uyo’s table water. The Akwa Ibom State Coordinator of SON, Mr. Meshailia Dauda, urged the university’s consultancy services unit (the manufacturers of the table water) to maintain the standard of the table water as certified. Dauda, […]
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Education as key to national development

Education as key to national development Education is in dire straits in Nigeria. More than 10 million children are out of school across the nation.
Added about 1 hour ago from Guardian News

mounting call for restructuring

mounting call for restructuring What seems to be sounding louder by the day is the call for restructuring by various interest groups in Nigeria.
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Med-View to airlift pilgrims from Ilorin to S’Arabia

Success Nwogu, Ilorin Med-View Airline is set to commence flight operations from Ilorin International Airport to Saudi Arabia, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, has said. He said the first flight of pilgrims from the airport to Prince Muhammed bin AbdulAziz International Airport, Medina, Saudi Arabia would take […]
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FG Targets N7.9tn 2018 Budget As Senate Approves $1.8bn External Borrowing

Proposes $45/b, 2.3mbpd in MTEF Six states get nod for $750bn foreign loans Ndubuisi Francis and Damilola Oyedele in Abuja The federal government projects that it would spend about N7.9 trillion next year, about N500 billion more than its N7.44 trillion appropriation for this year. The government’s plan came to light Thursday through the Minister […]
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Buhari Ready to Resume Work, Says Oyegun

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja As Nigerians eagerly await the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from his medical treatment in the United Kingdom, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun, has said that the president has recovered well enough to resume duties. “The worst is certainly over. Mr. President is going […]
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Customs Hands Over Imported Snakes, Others to NAQSA

Bassey Inyang in Calabar The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said it has handed over hundreds of snakes, frogs, and lizards, allegedly imported illegally into the country by an unnamed importer, to the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service Agency (NAQSA). Making the disclosure Thursday in Calabar, the Customs Public Relation Officer for the Cross River and […]
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Despite The Senate Vote

STOP PRESS: This column was being put to bed when the news broke that Nigeria’s dysfunctional Senate just voted against the constitutional amendment recommendation of devolution of powers. Not quite surprising but in the fullness of time, the Senators would learn that history moves with iron necessity-hence the title above Some observers have taken issues […]
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North Adopts Consensus on Restructuring Friday

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja and John Shiklam in Kaduna The North is to adopt a position today on the ongoing clamour for restructuring of the country at the end of a meeting between the Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) and the Northern Traditional Rulers Council (NTRC) in Kaduna. Chairman of the NSGF and Governor of […]
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Reps, Senate differ on FCT ministerial nominee

Reps, Senate differ on FCT ministerial nominee The House of Representatives has disagreed with the Senate on a provision that the Federal Capital Territory should also be represented in the federal cabinet in the concluded constitution amendment process.
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Amazon Founder Tops Bill Gates as the World’s Richest Person

A surge in Amazon.com Incorporated’s shares thursday ahead of the online retailer’s earnings report briefly propelled its founder, Jeff Bezos, past Bill Gates as the world’s richest person. According to Bloomberg, shares of the online retailer traded at $1,055.37 at 2:17p.m. in New York, after climbing as high as $1,083.31, which gave Bezos a net […]
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CAC agrees to pay workers N1bn salary differentials, pension

Ife Ogunfuwa and Feyi Popoola The management of the Corporate Affairs Commission has agreed to commence the payment of differentials in the salaries of the executive and non-executive members of staff of the commission amounting to N1,002,967,400.15. The management also accepted to pay the workers’ pension arrears from January to June this year immediately after […]
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Okonjo-Iweala to Earn £130,000 Annually in New Standard Chartered Appointment

Obinna Chima The Board of Directors of Standard Chartered Plc yesterday announced the appointment of Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as an independent Non-Executive Director with effect from November 1, 2017. A statement from the bank said Okonjo-Iweala would also join the Board’s Brand, Values and Conduct Committee of the bank. With […]
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NDIC gets judgment against defunct Lead Merchant Bank

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation says it has secured a landmark judgment to the tune of N556,493,034.16 in favour of depositors of Lead Merchant Bank Limited (in-liquidation). The judgment was recently delivered by Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos in a matter instituted by First Bank of Nigeria Limited over a claim […]
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FG begins work on 2018 budget

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