EDO 2020: APC, PDP bicker over attack on campaign

By Ozioruva Aliu The All Progressives Congress, APC, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were weekend locked in a war of words over an attack on the campaign convoy of the APC in Ekpe, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area. The APC had finished it’s campaign, with its governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, his running mate, Mallam Ganiyu […]

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COVID-19: Employers, employees need convenient workplace policies — HR experts

By Elizabeth Osayande Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor, International (Recruitment and Global Pathways), Aston University, Birmingham, Kathy Daniels, has charged human resources, HR, managers to deliberately create convenient workplace policies for employers and employees considering the impact of Covid-19. She maintained that employers should always consider fairness and flexibility in this regard, and not make assumptions on behalf […]

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Visionary leaders needed for sustainable growth — Experts

By Esther Onyegbula Leadership experts have said for the sustainability of future generations and economic growth, society must seek responsible and visionary leaders, who are willing to nurture others, take the lonely path and act differently. They made this call at the Leadership Guardian virtual summit on the theme “Preserving the Future of Humanity through […]

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FG inaugurates 8-man Merit Award Governing Board

Calls for thorough discharge of duties By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja The Federal Government last week, through the Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, inaugurated the 8-man Governing Board of the Nigerian National Merit Award, NNMA, to as a positive force of transformation. The inauguration was done by the Minister of Special Duties […]

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CAPPA, AUPCTRE urge FG to dump ‘anti-people water bill’

From left— Akinbode Oluwafemi, CAPPA Executive Director; Benjamin Anthony, National President, AUPCTRE; Aderonke Ige, CAPPA Associate Director, and Musa Ukpo of AUPCTRE, at the briefing. Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, and the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees, AUPCTRE, have asked the Federal Government to discard the […]

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Reopening: WHO harps on COVID-19 prevention plans

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has emphasised the need for effective COVID-19 prevention plans as countries reopen their economies and borders. Its Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, gave the advice during a news briefing from Geneva on Monday. Ghebreyesus said he had observed the eagerness of countries to “get their economies going again”, eight months into […]

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Discussion still ongoing on school resumption, says minister

Emeka Nwajiuba The Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says the discussion is still ongoing on school resumption. Nwajiuba said this during the Presidential Task Force on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) briefing on Monday in Abuja. Also read: Govt. doing everything humanly to bring every child of school age on board – minister While […]

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Edo refinery to earn $125m yearly from export of naphtha

Edo Modular Refinery project, which is 95 per cent (mechanical works) completed in Ologbo, Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State. By Gabriel Enogholase – Benin Edo Modular Refinery being developed by Edo Refinery and Petrochemical Company Limited (ERPC) with support from the Edo State Government is set to earn about $125m foreign exchange […]

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Abuja resident doctors begin strike Sept 1 over COVID-19 allowances

Resident doctors By Joseph Erunke – Abuja Medical doctors in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, under the aegis of Association of Resident Doctors, ARD-FCTA, declared Monday that they will begin strike on September 1, over non-payment of COVID-19 hazard and inducement allowance. They also said non-implementation of the variation of the 2018 promotion exercise amongst […]

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Aftermath of Buhari’s directive: NDDC pays $5.9m to 197 foreign scholars

By Egufe Yafugborhi – Port Harcourt The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, says it has paid $5,910,000 to 197 beneficiaries of its 2019 Foreign Scholarship Programme with payment processes for 94 beneficiaries of 2018 ongoing. The development follows President Mohammadu Buhari’s marching orders to the commission’s Interim Management Committee (IMC) to expedite the payment following […]

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Updated: Guests die on way to funeral, four rescued, one still missing in Lagos boat mishap

By Bose Adelaja Two persons who were supposed to be guests at a funeral ceremony in Ikorodu, Lagos have been confirmed dead while four others were rescued alive and another was missing, Monday, in Lagos, during a boat mishap which occurred in Ikorodu area. The incident occurred at about 7 pm. It was gathered that […]

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NDDC pays 197 stranded UK scholarship students N2.28bn

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), says it has paid over 5.910 million U.S dollars (about N2.28 billion) for tuition and stipends owed stranded scholarship students in the United Kingdom. Mr Charles Odili, NDDC Director of Corporate Affairs, said in a statement in Port Harcourt on Monday that the commission disbursed the sum to 197 […]

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Russia to begin coronavirus vaccine provision in September

Russia will begin large-scale provision of the coronavirus vaccine in September, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Monday. “The vaccines will be supplied first and foremost to health care workers and teachers,” Murashko said in comments carried by state news agency TASS. The vaccination “will be absolutely voluntary,” Murashko said. Russia was the first country […]

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2023 Presidency: I will serve my country if given opportunity – Orji Kalu

The Senate Chief Whip, Sen. Orji Kalu, on Monday said that he would serve as Nigeria’s President if given the opportunity by the electorate. Kalu made the remark in Minna during a private visit to two former leaders of the country, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (Rtd) and Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd). “I am still in […]

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Bello-Osagie, Oloke families free to vote candidate of their choice — Tajudeen Bello-Osagie

A public affairs analyst and businessman, Mr. Tajudeen Bello-Osagie, has urged the Bello-Osagie and the Oloke families, to come out to vote for any candidate of their choice, according to the dictates of their conscience and in discharging their civic duties in a peaceful manner in the forthcoming Edo State gubernatorial elections. He described the […]

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Unethical practices: MDPDC begins prosecution of 17 doctors in tribunal

By Joseph Erunke THE Medical and Dental Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal, Monday, began the prosecution of 17 medical practitioners accused of professional negligence. But the prosecution began with the case involving two medical doctors – Adeshina Jenrola, a Consultant Plastic Surgeon; and Silas Ochejele, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, in Madonna hospital, Benue State. It is alleged […]

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Breaking: Four rescued, two dead, one missing in Lagos boat mishap

By Bose Adelaja Four persons have been rescued, two were confirmed dead while another was missing during a boat mishap which occurred in Lagos. Also read: AUTO CRASH: Ondo only female lawmaker escapes death by whiskers The incident occurred at about 7 pm in Ikorodu area of Lagos State. Details later.. Vanguard News The post […]

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