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No suspicious items in 2018 budget, says FG

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Ministry of Budget and National Planning on Wednesday said contrary to claims that the 2018 budget was filled with suspicious items, there were no expenditure items in the fiscal document that were wasteful in nature. There have been suggestions that some line items and projects in the budget are wasteful and […]
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Communications minister attacks Ajimobi in letter to Buhari, Oyegun

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Minister of Communications, Alhaji Adebayo Shittu, has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari; the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; and a national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, over the “unbecoming conduct” of the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi. In the petition dated December 18, 2017, […]
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N’Delta militants threaten fresh attacks on oil assets

’Femi Asu  and Olaleye Aluko After a year of ceasefire, militants under the aegis of the Niger Delta Avengers on Wednesday threatened to attack some offshore oil and gas facilities in the oil-rich region in a few days’ time. In 2016, the nation saw a resurgence of militant attacks on oil and gas facilities in […]
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I’ll jail corrupt public workers –Obiano

Tony Okafor, Awka The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has said that he will personally ensure that any corrupt public official in his government is jailed. He said any government appointee, including commissioners and civil servants found to be involved in any act of corruption or fraud would be made to face the full […]
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Lagos gas explosions raise safety concerns

’Femi Asu Following the gas explosions in Lagos this week, the issue of safety in the Liquefied Petroleum Gas subsector is taking centre stage, with industry stakeholders expressing concerns over the existing safety gaps as the drive to boost cooking gas consumption gains momentum. On Monday, two people died after a gas leakage triggered an […]
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Motorists groan as fuel queues worsen in Abuja, others

Ihuoma Chiedozie and Okechukwu Nnodim Petrol queues became lengthier on Wednesday in Abuja and neighbouring states of Kaduna, Nasarawa and Niger, as hundreds of motorists wondered if the situation would ever improve. Many filling stations did not sell the Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, in Abuja and the surrounding states on Wednesday. The […]
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Adeosun tasks AfDB on resource mobilisation for development

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has called on the African Development Bank to assist countries on the continent to mobilise resources for the development of their economies. She also advocated a well-capitalised AfDB that would be capable of fulfilling its commitments to member-countries. The minister made the call at the […]
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We’ll reposition Arik to become a trailblazer – AMCON

Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria has said it will reposition Arik Air to become a trailblazer in the country’s aviation industry. The Managing Director, AMCON, Ahmed Kuru, stated this while reacting to Aero Contractors’ recent completion of a C-check on a Boeing 737-500 aircraft. The corporation took over the management of Aero […]
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Tech: PC sales are continuing to slump — fewer are sold now than when the iPhone launched (AAPL, MSFT)

With smartphones now the center of computing, consumers and businesses don't seem to see as much need to buy or replace PCs.
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Nigerian Meteorological Agency, one year after

Exactly 12 months ago, Sani Abubakar Mashi, Professor of Geography with specialty in Environmental Applications of Remote Sensing, assumed office as the Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency. NiMet is an agency established with the responsibility to advise the Federal Government on all aspects of meteorology; project, prepare and interpret government policy ...
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Doctors protest with coffin as JUTH sacks 68

Friday Olokor, Jos The crisis in the Jos University Teaching Hospital deepened on Wednesday when about 400 resident doctors took to the streets with a mock coffin to express their grievances against the management.  As early as 8.30 am, the aggrieved doctors had laid siege to the complex of the hospital, protesting against the alleged […]
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NNPC engages original builders to revamp refineries

’Femi Asu The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said it had engaged the original builders of the refineries in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna, in a bid to return them to at least 90 per cent capacity utilisation before the end of 2019. Nigeria has four refineries with an installed capacity of 445,000 barrels per day, […]
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RMAFC may have abandoned pay cut for political office holders

Everest Amaefule, Abuja There are strong indications that the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission may have abandoned the downward review of salaries and remuneration of political office holders, which it recommended more than two years ago. The downward review of remuneration of political office holders by the commission followed an outcry by members of […]
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Investing in Medical Practitioners will Tackle Health Tourism, Says Ambode

Martins Ifijeh Any investment made in the procurement of sophisticated health equipment will amount to monumental waste if not complemented by a trained pool of medical workforce, the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said. He said constant training and retraining of medical practitioners is a strategy that would effectively curb medical tourism in […]
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How to get refund on disputed card transactions

The start of the year is one of the busiest times for refunds. You may be looking to get refund because you cancelled a hotel reservation. It could be that you got debited twice at the merchant shop due to network problems. Whatever the reason is, it is important to have an idea of how […]
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Kish: El-Rufai Has Failed Kaduna People

A former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Kaduna State, Jonathan Adamu Kish‎, has called on the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai to start preparing his hand over notes, having failed to deliver on his campaign promises. He spoke to John Shiklam who presents the excerpts: The Southern Kaduna crisis has been going on for […]
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