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Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, on Tuesday told the Senate that a state of emergency should be declared in Kogi State over the spate of insecurity in state. Melaye, while raising a point of order at the plenary, accused the Kogi State Government of being behind Monday’s attack, [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Femi Makinde, Osogbo An All Progressives Congress aspirant in the Osun-West senatorial district, Chief Ademola Adeleke, may have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party to contest the July 8 senatorial by-election. A chieftain of the PDP, who pleaded anonymity, said this while speaking with our correspondent on the telephone, on Tuesday. The PDP chieftain said [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
The tiny but oil and gas-rich state of Qatar was last week caught in the vortex of a bitter Arab diplomatic row with its neighbours who resolved on its isolation, citing alleged involvement in the sponsorship of terrorist groups. Curious as this action may seem, the crisis in the Persian Gulf, however, offers the world [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
John Ameh, Abuja The House of Representatives on Tuesday asked the Federal Government to honour the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, the late Chief MKO Abiola, with a befitting recognition. The House specifically resolved that the country’s highest national honour of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic should be conferred posthumously [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council on Tuesday said the Ndigbo must produce the country’s President in 2019. A northerner could be the Vice-President in 2019, according to the Igbo youths. The Ohanaeze youth wing spoke after a meeting in Enugu. ‘It is Igbo Presidency in 2019 or Biafra 2020,’ the OYC, the [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt UNKNOWN persons have stolen the Direct Data Capture Machines the Independent National Electoral Commission is using for the ongoing continuous voter registration for Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State. The unidentified persons suspected to be political thugs had on Thursday night forcibly gained entry into the INEC office within the [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja Barely 24 hours after signing the 2017 Appropriation Bill into law, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday in Abuja started preparatory activities for the 2018 budget based on the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan. Anchored by the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, the process is to ensure that the [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba and Leke Baiyewu The Senate on Tuesday stated that business enterprises could not survive under the current interest rates being charged by financial institutions, which range between 25 and 30 per cent. The legislature noted that the economy would not grow despite the current efforts by the Federal Government to revive it if [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Femi Asu Global oil giant, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, said on Tuesday that it paid $3.638bn to the Nigerian government last year for its activities in the country. Nigeria’s revenue from the oil major was the highest out of the 31 countries to which Shell made payments last year. Shell, in its ‘Report on Payments [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
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Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Sabre Network West Africa, Alpha First Travel & Tourism Academy and Babcock University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to commence master’s degree in Business Administration programme in aviation studies. The President, Sabre Network, Mr. Gbenga Olowo, said that with the agreement, Babcock University would become the first university in the country to [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Federal Government has started the process of raising $600m for the development of the solid minerals sector, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has said. Osinbajo said this in a keynote address delivered at the opening of the National Mining Summit in Abuja on Tuesday. According to him, the fund will be raised [] 


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Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Ife Ogunfuwa The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, and stakeholders in the outsourcing space have devised ways to add value to the economy through outsourcing. According to the minister, the industry is capable of growing the economy by 10 per cent and can create one million jobs if it is properly regulated and allowed to [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Arinze Onebunne info@jovanafarm.com 08033262808 Agriculture can be an excellent investment if, like any other business if it is planned carefully and managed efficiently. Like many other forms of agribusiness, it takes experience to realise good returns. However, many investors enter the industry with insufficient training and capital, expect overnight break-even, and then manage their business [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Ife Ogunfuwa The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, has called on the management and workers of the Centre for Management Development to maximise their capacity to generate revenue for the government. Udoma said during an official visit and inspection of the infrastructure at the centre in Lagos that every Ministry, Department [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Ife Ogunfuwa An economist and financial expert, Catherine Enaohwo, has challenged young people not to settle for mediocrity in their career and life aspirations. She said there was no limit to how much they could achieve now and in the future if they could harness the opportunities around them. Speaking at the unveiling of her [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Ife Ogunfuwa Legal practitioners have advised chartered secretaries in the country on the legality of employment bonds. They said employment bond was not forced labour but a matter of choice and was supported by Section 34(1) (c) of the 1999 Constitution, which stated that every individual was entitled to respect for the dignity of his [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The several months of blackout in Magboro, Ibafo, Mowe and other neighbouring communities in Ogun State will end this week as the 33KV transmission line that supplies power to the areas has been energised, the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited has said. According to the NDPHC, the energised line is currently [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Author of ‘Practical Steps to Financial Independence’ and personal finance coach, Usiere Uko, writes about the dangers of investing in high return ventures Many got their fingers burnt in the quest for high returns. One key challenge with seeking high returns is getting easily distracted. You abandon your plan to go chasing rainbows. There is [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
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Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Stanley Opara Daar Communications Plc has reported loss before tax of N3bn for 2016 full year. This was contained in the firm’s filings with the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Tuesday. The 2016 N3bn loss before taxation represented a worse scenario compared to the loss of N1.48bn posted a year ago. For the year under review, [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The National Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday released the total revenue generated by the country through Value Added Tax in the first three months of this year, with receipts dropping from N207.35bn in the fourth quarter of 2016 to N204.77bn in the first quarter of 2017. The NBS stated in the report [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has constituted a five-man panel to hear the appeal filed by First Nation Airways against the sanctions imposed on the airline. The NCAA had, in November, fined the airline and one of its pilots N32m and N1.5m respectively for alleged violation of safety regulations. The regulatory authority said [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Ife Ogunfuwa The Agile Advisor Nigeria, a global information, research and career development organisation, has empowered over 200 Nigerians on career, entrepreneurial and attitudinal development. This, according to the firm, will enable them to become better and positive-minded individuals. Speaking during a two-day workshop, tagged: ‘Agile’ in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer, Agile Advisor Nigeria [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi AirFrance-KLM Nigeria and Lekki Concession Company have partnered to reward e-tag users at the Lekki toll gate. According to both firms, the partnership is for two years and will feature different programmes for road users. The Commercial Director, Nigeria and Ghana, AirFrance-KLM, Arthur Dieffenthaler, said two users who registered for the first time [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Sunshine Stars goalkeeper David Ariyo was on Tuesday handed a 12-match suspension by the League Management Company after he allegedly assaulted the assistant referee during his team’s Premier League game against Plateau United at the Akure Stadium on June 7. The league governing body also fined the struggling Akure side N1m, out which the assistant [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Tana Aiyejina Musa Ahmadu-Kida on Tuesday in Abuja won the the Nigeria Basketball Federation presidential election. Ahmadu-Kida was returned unopposed in the election held at the Grand Ibro Hotel, Abuja, supervised by the Nigeria Olympic Committee Secretary, Tunde Popoola, and a sports ministry director Hauwa Kulu. Also, Shehu Gusau and George Olamide were on Tuesday [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Tana Aiyejina A policeman slapped Atlanta ’96 Olympic Games silver medallist, Charity Opara-Asonze, while 1995 All Africa Games gold medallist, Rosa Collins, was molested by a coach during Tuesday’s Athletic Federation of Nigeria election in Abuja. Ibrahim Gusau emerged as the president of the AFN. Pandemonium broke out at the Abuja National Stadium, venue for [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
A Lagos-based sports marketing firm Tennis Management Company has introduced the Nigerian Tennis Majors to the national calendar. The organisers told reporters in Lagos on Monday that their plan was to organise four tennis majors in four Nigerian cities annually. The Managing Director of the company Kenneth Ezaga promised a new era for sports in [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Festus Abu Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has vowed the Super Eagles will give everything to win their Group B Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions in Uyo on August 28.The return leg takes place in Cameroon on September 2. Nigeria sit atop the group with six points, followed by Cameroon with two [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Excitement is building for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup scheduled to begin in Russia on June 17. The tournament, which is the traditional preamble to the World Cup, ends on July 2. The 2018 World Cup will be played in Russia. As hosts Russia qualified automatically for the championship holding in Europe for the third [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
A birthday golf tournament to honour the Chairman of Toyota Nigeria Limited Chief Michael Ade-Ojo has been scheduled to take place at Smokin Hills Golf Resort, Ilara-Mokin in Ondo State from Friday to Saturday. The competition, which is one of the events to celebrate the philanthropist who clocks 79 on Wednesday, is expected to attract [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
The Nigeria Football Federation said on Tuesday it had paid 27 coaches their outstanding salaries. The NFF praised its partner Aiteo Group, which is bankrolling the salaries of national team coaches, for assisting the federation. Spokesman for the NFF Ademola Olajire in a statement listed the coaches as Salisu Yusuf, Alloy Agu, Fatai Amoo, David [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
The new President of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria Ibrahim Gusau has promised an open door policy following his election in Abuja on Tuesday. The former member of the House of Representatives polled 47 votes against ex-national triple jump champion Rosa Collins’ three. ‘I’m going to operate an open door policy and will be open [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Jide Ojo ‘Rebellion cannot exist without the feeling that somewhere, in some way, you are justified’ Albert Camus The call for restructuring Nigeria has never been this strident. Virtually on a daily basis, the trending news is about the need to restructure the country. The demand by the Movement for the Actualisation of the [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Lekan Sote lekansote@yahoo.com 08050220816 Making a nation out of the Nigerian smorgasbord will require the resolution of quite a few issues in the interest of its individual citizens and the constituent units. If the Nigerian Constitution were to be written, in truth, by the people, it could indeed become a unifying symbol that would evoke [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
The Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested eight suspects in connection with the murder of a bank agent, Sunday Awodiran. The suspects are Lukman Taiwo, Taiwo Babalola, David Gbenga, Wasiu Olaegbe, Ojo Aliu, Taofik Sulaimon, Jamiu Taiwo and Igwe Ofosile. PUNCH Metro had reported that 38-year-old Awodiran was stabbed to death at Lambe [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Umar Muhammed, Lafia Sgt. Thomas Agada who committed suicide on Sunday reportedly drank a bottle of beer before shooting his wife and her maid with an AK47 rifle at her restaurant in Nyanya Gwandara area of Karu Local Government of Nasarawa State. Checks revealed that Agada, who was attached to the Special Protection Unit of [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
police promise prompt payment of entitlements ‘bank awards scholarships to children, allowances to families Samson Folarin and Chidiebube Okeoma the Imo State Police Command on Tuesday promised prompt payment of the entitlements of the two policemen who lost their lives during the robbery attack on a Zenith Bank branch on Wetheral Road, Owerri, Imo State. [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Mudiaga Affe, Calabar A 35 year-old man from Ikot-Okpora village in Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State, Okon Ubem, has allegedly killed his wife, Eka Imaobong, after having sex with her in the farm. The suspect, who will soon be charged to court for murder, is also accused of killing his eight year-old [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri THE Aba-Owerri Expressway was on Tuesday shut down by angry tricycle riders in Owerri, the Imo State capital, who protested the death of their colleague hit by a truck belonging to BUA Cement Company. An eyewitness, Silas Okere, an employee of Owerri Capital Development Authority, told our correspondent at the accident scene [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
She fell and died after argument’ Adelani Adepegba, Abuja A 37-year old man, Mathew Ankyio, has denied killing his wife, saying she fell during an argument with him, hit her chest on an iron cabinet and subsequently gave up the ghost at the Wuse General Hospital, Abuja. The Information technology worker said he could not [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The police in Bauchi State have raided a birthday party in a hotel in the Yelwa area of Bauchi State and arrested 14 suspected cult members. Our correspondent learnt the party was organised by one of the suspects, a 22 year-old Michael Mlanga, on Saturday at about 10pm. According to the police, [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia POLICE detectives attached to the Osisioma Police Division in Aba, Abia State have arrested two persons, Ogadimma Elendu and Uchenna Okoro, for allegedly stabbing one Chikezie Amakwe to death at his residence on No. 13 Adaelu Road, Osisioma. A security source said the suspects were arrested following a complaint made by the [] 


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Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Samson Folarin sources in the Nigerian Navy on Tuesday said a former naval rating, Lucky Nyoko, was being kept by the authorities for ‘security reason and national interest.’ PUNCH Metro gathered from the sources that Lucky, after his dismissal, allegedly indulged in some activities that made him a threat to national security. He was alleged [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta A sergeant serving with the Special Anti- Robbery Squad, Ogun State Police Command died, while four of his colleagues were injured in an auto crash involving a Honda Sport Utility Vehicle and a truck. It was gathered that there was a female officer among those that were injured. The accident was said [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Afeez Hanafi A postmortem examination on the corpse of Jamiu Ayoade, a tailor apprentice, who was shot dead by the Ijeshatedo Divisional Police Officer, Lagos State, CSP Yakubu Mohammed, has revealed that the 23-year-old died from bullet injuries to his skull. The autopsy also indicated that Ayoade sustained ‘severe craniocerebral injury.’ His remains were exhumed [] 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Simon Utebor, Bayelsa A popular blogger in Bayelsa State, Mr. Bodmas Kemepadei, has raised the alarm over an alleged threat to his life by some unknown persons. Kemepadei’s travails were said to have begun following his posts and publications on the case of Mr. George Turner, former President Goodluck Jonathan’s political godson, currently under trial [] 


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