Akure—THE Chairman Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream) Senator Tayo Alasoadura, at the weekend said that some powerful forces which have been frustrating the passage of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) for 13 years also tried to bribe him.
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CHARTERED Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and the Association of Corporate Affairs Managers of Banks (ACAMB) have pledged to collaborate to enhance public perception of the banking industry.
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Brila FM, Africa’s first and Nigeria’s only existing Sports Radio Station, has announced that former Nigeria International, Ifeanyi Udeze will join its esteemed team from October 1, 2017.
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KATSINA—A middle-aged man, Akilu Alhaji Saidu, has allegedly beaten to death his three-year-old step-daughter, Saratu Yahuza.
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THE scarcity of funds which pervaded the interbank money market towards end of last week will intensify this week as the Debt Management Office (DMO) issues N135 billion worth of FGN bonds. Last week, the money market experienced acute scarcity of funds as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) stepped up its liquidity mop up efforts by offering N431 billion worth of treasury (TBs).
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INVESTORS in the nation’s capital market are strategizing on how to rescue their investments estimated at N10 billion which were trapped in the troubled Partnership Investment Company, PIC Plc and Partnership Securities Limited, PSL.
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A child victim of Boko Haram insurgency, Ali Ahmadu has successfully undergone spinal cord surgery in Dubai ending his three years on wheelchair.
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The freedom of expression is guaranteed in the Nigerian constitution. That right guarantees every Nigerian to speak his mind on issues. However, for a nation like Nigeria where different tongues and tribes were weaved to form a delicate country, an expression in one tongue can sometimes be interpreted to be an offence in another language.
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NO fewer than 12 communities in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River have been flooded, following two days of heavy rain, which equally destroyed more than 3,000 farmlands.
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As part of giving back to society, Graig Phillips, a multimedia institute in Lagos recently showcased and premiered creative theatrical works of people who participated in a one month intensive free programme organised by the institute at Cuba Libre Center, Victoria Island, Lagos. With flash fiction becoming the trend in the creative industry, it was amazing to behold the stunning films which participants exhibited.
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By Ochereome Nnanna BEFORE I engage this analytical inquest into the politics at play in the containment of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, may I ask this question: where is Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of this group? There has been eerie silence on the whereabouts of Kanu and some of his immediate familyRead More
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THE elites who took over from the British colonialists behaved quite badly; within five years, parts of the country including the Middle Belt and the West were on the boil. Despite the Federal Constitution in place, the centre intervened in the West leading to bloodbath. Given these, manifest mismanagement and evident incompetence, the populace reacted quite positively to the coup of January 15, 1966 but it suffered two tragedies. First, the attempt failed, and opportunist officers rather
The book, In the Struggle, written by Comrade Ogbu Alexander Ameh and published by OJ Digital Press, centers on a character, Ojireto. The book is a reflection of the early life of Ojireto and how he came in contact with the Marxist Socialist Ideology. While the book may incite a controversy going by its title from a radical intellectual perspective, the title also serves many purposes because it can be distinguished from others like it on organization, mobilization, and revolutionary change
Ibadan—IN continuation of the reconciliation process between two factions in the Christ Apostolic Church-Supreme Council and General Executive Council, the two feuding factions have paid visits to each other at their separate conferences signaling gradual end to a 27-year old crisis.
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Osogbo—Ooni of Ile Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi yesterday commenced seven-day seclusion, preparatory to the adorning of ‘Are’ crown, worn once a year by the paramount ruler.
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He is not the president, or governor, or senator. But as a leader in Nigeria, his name – Otunba Segun Runsewe – has become a household item. It may not be easy to find any other who is as convinced about the huge possibilities in Nigeria and passionately works to achieve it. From where doesRead More
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It was praises galore for Otunba Segun Runsewe and the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) at the closing ceremony of the 2017 African Arts & Craft Expo recently in Abuja. The 22-day long exhibition which attracted arts, crafts, and culture lovers from all over the world was formally closed by covering the lid of the AFAC calabash, a cultural innovation which replaced tape-cutting at the event.
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NATIONAL Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees, NUBIFIE, has recommended that funds in the Treasury Single Account, TSA, be injected into the banking system to re-energize the sector and the economy in general.
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Malam Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna State governor, has high regards for arts and culture. He believes that “arts and culture form the core values of people’s being and the essence of their existence.” This must have influenced his offer to host the 2017 National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) shortly after successfully hosting the 2017 Kaduna State Festival of Arts and Culture, KADFEST.
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EVERYTHING has got its own time and season. The season of politics in the State of Osun is here. Contestants are warming up. New alignments are being forged. In other places, old ones are being resuscitated. Forces are gathering, all towards the 2018 governorship election.
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