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Northern Christians under insurgents’ siege – CAN

•Archbishop, NSCIA, NSCEA mourn Andimi Adelani Adepegba, Success Nwogu, James Abraham and Raphael Ede The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in the 19 northern states and the Federal Capital Territory, Rev.  Yakubu Pam, has alleged that Christians in  the  North   are under siege following the recent kidnapping and killing of Christian faithful in
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Nigeria’s doctor-patient ratio is 1:3,500 – NUC

Daniels Igoni, Yenagoa The National Universities Commission says Nigeria needs about 300,000 medical doctors to meet the doctor-patient ratio of 1:600 recommended by the World Health Organisation. The Executive Secretary, NUC, Prof. Abubakar  Rasheed, said this during the maiden matriculation of the Bayelsa Medical University held on the university campus, Amarata, Yenagoa, on Wednesday. About
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Uzodinma threatens to clamp down on Imo fraudsters

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, on Wednesday promised to flush out internet fraudsters popularly known as ‘yahoo yahoo boys’ from the state.  The governor, who spoke in his maiden broadcast to people of the state, said he would launch Operation Flush Out Criminals, to tackle kidnapping and all forms
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Odesola advocates technical education to improve economy

Odesola advocates technical education  to improve economy Chairman of Council, The Redeemer’s College of Technology and Management (RECTEM), (Centre for Entrepreneurship & Skills Development), Prof. Johnson Odesola, has canvassed high quality...
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Passion, innate ability a must, The Guardian editor, tells MTU students

Passion, innate ability a must, The Guardian editor, tells MTU students Acting Editor, The Guardian Newspaper Limited, Dr. Paul Onomuakpokpo, has stressed that passion, innate ability and desire are the basic qualities that will launch young writers on a higher pedestal...
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Senate keeps mum on Omo-Agege’s alleged conviction

Sunday Aborisade,  Abuja The Senate has remained silent over the alleged conviction of one of its presiding officers for felony by a United States’ court in 1996. A coalition of nine civil society organisations had penultimate Monday alleged that the Deputy President of the Senate,  Ovie Omo- Agege, was convicted by a US court in
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We have failed as leaders, says Ortom

John Charles, Makurdi Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom admits  Nigerian leaders have failed  in their duty to protect life and property in the country. Ortom made the confession while playing host to the  state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria   who came to congratulate him on his victory at the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
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Elumelu: Africa Needs Massive Investment in Power, Human Capita

Obinna Chima The Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA) and Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation, Mr. Tony Elumelu has advocated massive private capital investment as well as increased support to youth development as catalysts for driving the much needed economic growth on the continent. Elumelu, said this while speaking on a panel at the just concluded The post Elumelu: Africa Needs Massive Investment ...
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Jumia Unfolds 2020 Strategic Plan, Elevates Anammah

Emma Okonji and Peter Uzoho Jumia has reeled out its business plan for 2020, in which it promised to focus more on customers and vendors in order to drive business sustainability and profitability. Jumia said its plans for 2020 were designed in such a way that they would further strengthen the Nigerian e-commerce business. This The post Jumia Unfolds 2020 Strategic Plan, Elevates Anammah appeared first ...
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Lassa fever kills two, infects one in Enugu, Delta

Daud Olatunji, Matthew Ochei and Raphael Ede The  Enugu State Ministry of Health has confirmed a case of Lassa fever at the state University Teaching Hospital, ESUT-Parklane, that claimed one life on Wednesday. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr Ifeanyi Agujiobi, said this in a statement. Agujiobi called on the public not to panic
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Govs meet again over N614bn bailout deductions

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Abuja The governors of the 36 states met last night in Abuja seeking partnership for housing scheme in their states. The meeting which was ongoing as of the time of filing this report was presided over by their Chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi. The meeting held under the umbrella
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SEC Boss Urges Retail Investors to Patronise Capital Market

Goddy Egene The acting Director General of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Ms. Mary Uduk, has said the commission has stepped up efforts to encourage retail investors to invest in the capital market in order to create wealth, deepen the market and grow the nation’s economy. Uduk stated this on the sidelines of the recently The post SEC Boss Urges Retail Investors to Patronise Capital Market ...
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Dangote Cement Shareholders Approve Share Buy-Back Plans, Commends Board

Goddy Egene Shareholders of Dangote Cement Plc yesterday unanimously approved the proposal of the company to buy back 10 per cent of its shares. In line with its corporate strategy to improve its return on equity and shareholder value, the board of Dangote Cement Plc proposed the share buy-back programme that would allow for the The post Dangote Cement Shareholders Approve Share Buy-Back Plans, Commends ...
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‘UK’s £320m Aid Will Boost Africa’s Economic Growth’

By Emma Okonji The EFInA has welcomed the additional funding commitment from UK Aid, part of a £320 million package that will initiate an ambitious new phase of financial sector development across the African continent. Announced at the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London, the package includes additional funding for nine existing Financial Sector Deepening Programmes The post ‘UK’s £320m Aid Will ...
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‘Konga Has Grown Tremendously Since Its Acquisition’

The Co-chief executive officer of Konga, Nnamdi Ekeh, has said the e-commerce firm has made significant strides and has been positioned as an industry leader. Ekeh, said this during an interview with CNN’s Marketplace Africa on the sidelines of the first Creative Africa Exchange, held in Kigali, Rwanda, recently, The Konga CEO was one of The post ‘Konga Has Grown Tremendously Since Its Acquisition ...
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FG Urged to Sign Existing Bills on Cybersecurity into Law

The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has called on the federal government to sign into law existing bills such as the Electronic Transaction Bill and the National Critical Infrastructure Bill. This was part of the communique issued at a recently concluded stakeholders’ conference on the nation’s cybersecurity challenges, organised by the NCS in Lagos, in collaboration The post FG Urged to Sign Existing ...
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Seven killed in Lagos cult clash

No fewer than seven people were reportedly killed during a violent clash between two rival cults in the Ijede area of Ikorodu, Lagos State. The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, who confirmed the incident, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos, on Wednesday, that the KK and Eiye confraternities were involved
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Collaborating against Human Trafficking

  Ugo Aliogo examines the activities of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons According to a report, Nigeria remains a source, transit and destination country in the illicit trade of human trafficking. The Global Slavery Index (2018) report, Nigeria ranks 32 out of167 of the countries with the highest number of slaves The post Collaborating against Human Trafficking appeared ...
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