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FG approves N2bn for Rural Electrification Fund

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Federal Government on Wednesday announced that it would jumpstart the Rural Electrification Fund with N2bn and that this had been provided for in the 2017 budget estimates. It stated that the idea to commence the REF with N2bn was to enable private investors with viable off-grid renewable electricity projects in rural […]
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NCC Restates Commitment to Telecom Consumers

Emma Okonji The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) last week reiterated its commitment to protect telecoms consumers across the country. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, who made the commitment in Abuja during the celebration of the 2017 Year of the Nigerian Telecom Consumer, said:  “In 2015, Nigerian telecom consumers spent  $5.6 billion […]
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Six turbines not functional as power firms reject allocation

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The rejection of electricity from the System Operator by some power distribution companies has led to the collapse of about six turbines located in various power plants across the country. Although the collapse was temporary in some of the turbines, findings showed that the refusal of power load allocation by some Discos […]
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Report on Social Media Exposes Govt’s Weakness

  Emma Okonji The release of a recent research report conducted between October 2016 and February 2017 by Instinct Wave, on the use of social media platform by government agencies, has exposed most government agencies and parastatals that do not maximise the power of the social media in engaging and connecting their citizens meaningfully. The […]
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UEFA vows to stop rich clubs

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin vowed on Wednesday to reform the transfer system to stem the talent flow towards the richest clubs, AFP reports. “We’ll develop something akin to tax on luxury goods or limits on squad size,” Ceferin said on the sidelines of a UEFA congress in Portugal. “This would be done to stop one […]
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Raising Children with Down Syndrome

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world this week to commemorate World Down Syndrome Day, Martins Ifijeh writes on ways to manage the ailment and why government and stakeholders should give attention to persons living with the condition. It was a beautiful feeling as Ada and her husband, Reuben, were expecting their first child […]
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NIPOST Restructures to Meet New Demands on e-Commerce

Emma Okonji The Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) has finally been restructured to make its service delivery more efficient and run on learner resources. It has collapsed its 38-territory structure and place put a seven-zone structure in place. The essence is to meet the growing demand for eCommerce business, NIPOST said. The new structure, which is […]
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Podolski Retires Spectacularly As Germany Edge England

Podolski Retires Spectacularly As Germany Edge England Lukas Podolski marked his last game for Germany with a brilliant strike as they defeated England 1-0 in a friendly at the Signul Iduna Stadium on Wednesday night. There were chances created by both
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Goldberg: Stakeholders Identify Music as Brand Building Tool

Raheem Akingbolu  Stakeholders in the music and entertainment industry have highlighted the vital connection between brand building, entertainment and culture. The stakeholders who convened in Lagos for the first ever Roundtable on Yoruba music, Ariya Repete, also commended Goldberg lager beer for the initiative, which they say, signals a cultural rejuvenation among the Yorubas. In […]
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Fenerbahce ‘hijack’ Etebo in London

Festus Abu Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahce have  jumped to the front of the queue to sign  Leicester City  and Arsenal target  Oghenekaro Etebo from Portuguese side Feirense. The combative  midfielder, who is expected to start for the Super Eagles against Senegal’s Teranga Lions in their friendly affair in London on Thursday, has been in sensational form […]
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NWFL frees COD Utd Ladies

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Best Boxer To Win N2m As Ogunsanya Increases Prize Money

GOTV BOXING NIGHT 11 Chairman, GOtv Boxing Night, Mr. Adewunmi Ogunsanya, has added N1million to the cash prize for the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 11, holding on Sunday at the Liberty Stadium Ibadan. This means that the best boxer at the event will go home with N2million in additional to the Mojisola Ogunsanya […]
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UNICEF Pledges More Support for the Health Sector

Urges media to protect rights of children Kuni Tyessi and Rebecca Ejifoma The United Nations International Children Education Fund (UNICEF) has renewed its commitment to support the Nigerian health sector towards improving maternal and child health, strengthening immunisation and revitalisation of Primary Healthcare system in the country. The Deputy Executive Director, Programme, UNICEF, Mr. Omar ...
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Udom Emmanuel Gives Reasons for Embarking on Youth Sports Festival

  Okon Bassey in Uyo   Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has said that the poor performance of Nigerian athletes at international sport championships informed his decision to initiate the Akwa Ibom Youth Sports Festival for talent hunt. The Governor who declared open the maiden edition of the Akwa Ibom Youth Sports Festival 2017 […]
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