Category Archives: Local News

Osun Govt settles debts to workers with N19.6b

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The Osun State government has disbursed N19.8? billion for payment of salaries and pensions to its workers. The Commissioner for Finance Mr Bola Oyebamiji said the money covers August full salary, backlog of the salaries and the pensions for September to December 2015? as well as leave bonuses. Oyebamiji said Governor Rauf Aregbesola gave the […]

ABUAD’s 43 pioneer doctors inducted

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The Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) yesterday inducted its 43 pioneer medical graduates. The university’s Best Graduating Student, Azom Esther Adaobi, was the cynosure of all eyes as she received a brand new MG3 automobile valued at N5.7 million, courtesy of an alumnus, Mr Cosmas Maduka. According to the institution’s management, Azom made a Distinction […]

2019: Don’t run to avoid defeat, APC tells Dogara

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From the All Progressives Congress (APC) has come a piece of advice for House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara — he should not recontest his seat. “A humiliating defeat” awaits him, the party said. Reacting to the defection of the Speaker to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Acting National Organising Secretary Yekini Nabena said it […]

Ebonyi State Subscribes to the Open Budget System

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By Udo ONYEKA BudgIT, under its Open Budget Partnership project, signed a MoU with Ebonyi State Government in September to kick-start a partnership with the state to improve its level of transparency and accountability. The success of the OpenKaduna initiative, which started in 2016, with support from BudgIT has propelled some states in Nigeria to […]

NDIC CALLS FOR STRONGER ETHICAL STANDARD IN BANKING INDUSTRY

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The Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Umaru Ibrahim, has stressed the need for effective collaboration between regulators and operators in the banking system for the establishment of sound ethics and professionalism in the banking industry. He made the call during the courtesy visit by the Executive members of […]

MTN says $10.1Bn Sanction Makes Listing On NSE challenging      

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A $10.1 billion demand by Nigerian authorities from South African telecoms group MTN may make its planned debut listing  on the Nigeria Stock Exchange, NSE, “pretty challenging and awkward”. The MTN’s group’s chief financial officer, Ralph Mupita who made this known on Wednesday said preparation of the company’s the initial public offering (IPO) prospectus is […]

PDP Schedules Presidential Primary For October 5 And 6, 2018

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has scheduled its Presidential primary and National Convention for Friday October 5 to Saturday, October 6, 2018 as earlier scheduled. The party disclosed this in a statement by its publicity secretary , Kola Ologbondiyan, saying that “In the same vein, the party’s governorship primary across the states of the federation […]

EU’s To Offer Free Trade Pact With Africa

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The European Union should offer a free trade agreement to the whole of the African continent and a new investment alliance according to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in a speech on Wednesday. Among various proposals for EU action to bolster prosperity in the world’s poorest continent and Europe’s close neighbour, the Commission chief called […]

ACG Zone ’A’ Commissions Projects in TinCan Island Port ….Command Generates N 31.8Bn IN August

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The Tincan Island Port Apapa received another boost as it commissions some infrastructural projects including the ‘One Treatment Area’ meant to enhance the Operations of the Query & Amendment Department. An Ultra Modern Canteen and a Mini Sports Pitch was also commissioned in an event which attracted Maritime Stakeholders. The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Musa […]

Group to clean market

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THE Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA), the ProducerResponsibility Organisation (PRO) for the food and beverage sector, will on Saturday hold a clean up as part of its activities to mark the World Clean-up Day. The body, along with its partner, Recycle Points, will tomorrow embark on a clean-up of the Arena market in Oshodi, […]