As resident doctors commenced a five-day nationwide strike action, patients in government hospital are feeling the pinch as most hospitals are rendering skeletal services. When Nigerian Pilot Saturday visited some hospitals in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, a few doctors were on ground to attend to patients. At the Nigerian Customs Service, Medical Centre, Karu,
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Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, has sealed companies in Lagos, Abuja, Owerri and Kaduna over unremitted taxes. The action, which came a day after FIRS closed down some of the offices of telecommunications company, Globacom Limited, in Lagos for failure to remit N24.3 billion in Value Added Tax, VAT, affected two companies belong to National
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Minister of Health, Professor Issac Adewole, has called on Nigerians to report early all cases of adverse drug reactions, ADR, in order to save lives. The minister stated this when he kick-started a marathon race billed to last for 17 days as part of the measures to create awareness on the dangers of ADR. At
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As INEC prepares for the gubernatorial elections in both Edo and Ondo states, OKECHUKWU JOMBO writes that itâ€™s a two party affair. With Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, fixing the Edo and Ondo states governorship elections for September 10 and November 26 respectively, all is now set for a political show down in those two
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A four-storey shopping complex constructed by the Ogun State government collapsed with many people feared dead. The project at the popular Itoku market of Abeokuta caved in yesterday morning, trapping several construction workers, witnesses said. Governor Ibikunle Amosun, who arrived at the scene and coordinated the rescue effort, was seen moving from one end of
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A former manager of a polymer banknote manufacturing company, Securency International Pty Ltd of Australia, Mr. Peter Chapman, has been convicted by a Southwark Crown Court in the United Kingdom for bribing Nigerian officials with $205,000. Chapman allegedly bribed Emmanuel Okoyomon, a former Managing Director of the Nigerian Security, Printing and Minting Company, (facing extradition
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Residents of Delta State have decried the Federal Governmentâ€™s decision to increase petrol pump price from N86 to N145 per litre, saying that it would have negative impact on the commoners. The respondents spoke in an interview with Nigerian Pilot Saturday, in Asaba Friday, lamented that the impact could be severe, and could be difficult
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Foremost and experienced sports journalist and former media officer of the Super Eagles under Coach Stephen Keshi, Mr. Ben Alaiya, has been appointed as the new Director of Public Communications of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF. In a press statement issued and signed in Abuja by Chief Effiong Johnson, the Chairman of Chairmen of the
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Desamour Production Company has announced the premiere date of the much anticipated movie â€œGhana Must Go.â€ Produced by the award-winning Ghanaian-Nigerian actress, Yvonne Okoro, the movie will be coming to Nigerian cinemas in June 2016. Directed by multiple award winning filmmaker, Frank Rajah,â€Ghana Must Goâ€ stars Yvonne Okoro, Ik Ogbonna, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Helen Paul, Ada
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…As Chelsea, Leicester City clash in Stamford Bridge Chelsea host 2015/2016 champions, Leicester City at Stamford Bridge tomorrow in one of the most anticipated matches of the final match day of English Premier League season. Many had expected the Premier League title could be decided on the final match day, but Leicester City had
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National Assemblyâ€™s attempt to amend the 1999 constitution again might be another wasteful venture. Okechukwu Jombo, Weekend Political Editor writes As Senate president, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, was urging members of the State Houses of Assembly in the 36 states to collaborate with the National Assembly in ensuring the timely amendment and passage of the
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Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara has said that corruption thrives in government in African countries due to weakness of public audit firms adding that auditors should leave above board in their responsibilities. Speaking recently in Abuja at the Annual Governing Board Meeting of the African Organisation of English Speaking Supreme Audit Institutions,
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Ahead of the November 26 governorship election in Ondo state, the political temperature of the state is getting to a feverish level as political gladiators and their grassroots mobilizers are working round the clock to ensure that their candidate picks the ticket of the party. Within the political fold of the All Progressives Congress, APC,
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10. Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) It has been a disappointing season at Old Trafford, but at least their fans can fall back on some hugely promising performances from a group of youngsters who will outlive Louis van Gaalâ€™s reign of terror. Marcus Rashford may have stolen the headlines recently, but Jesse Lingard has quietly made
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Nigeria Olympic team coach Samson Siasia has admitted his team were â€œpoorâ€ against the Flying Eagles in a test game in Abuja on Thursday. The Olympic team, who paraded the likes of goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel, Segun Oduduwa, Sincere Seth, Daniel Etor and Stanley Dimgba, lost 2-1 to the Flying Eagles. â€œThis is what I have
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Minister of Science and technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has explained that the Federal Government is ready to collaborate with the professional bodies in carrying out research on leather products in order to diversify and enhance Nigeriaâ€™s economy. Dr. Onu said leather is one of the products that would assist Nigeria achieve her diversification agenda. He
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President, African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina said the group would unveil its new agenda for the continentâ€™s economic transformation at this yearâ€™s annual meetings scheduled to take place from May 23-27 in Lusaka, Zambia. In an Annual Meetings preview video message, Akinwumi Adesina, who will be presiding over his first Annual Meetings since assuming
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Federal Government will soon put a stop to importation of food items because Nigeria has the capacity to attain self-sufficiency in food production . The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, who dropped this hint recently said that President Muhammadu Buhari was desirous of stopping all forms of food importation into the country.
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Usain Bolt will take the first long strides on his road to Rio dâ€™ Janiero today when he makes his 2016 track debut with less than three months to go before the Olympics. The Jamaican sprint king is planning a successful defence of his 100m, 200m and 4x100m crowns in Brazil, an unprecedented â€œtriple-tripleâ€ in
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Recently, the Senate held a public hearing on the menace of Fulani herdsmen and came up with views that might further divide them along regional blocks, Okechukwu Jombo writes Senate recently held a public hearing to determine the causes of the current fracas between Fulani herdsmen and farmers and proffer solutions. During that hearing,
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