Daily Sun Newspaper Today, Tuesday 13th November 2018

Daily Sun Newspaper Today, Tuesday 13th November 2018

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Borno govt, WHO target 850, 000 children for anti-malaria drugs
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri The Borno State Government with World Health Organisation (WHO) targets nearly a million children in the four days seasonal malaria drug therapy to prevent them from parasites that cause the disease. WHO Health Emergency Programmes Manager, northeast, Dr. Collins Owili, said ‘seasonal malarial chemoprevention campaign’ was introduced in Borno State to reduce []The post Borno govt, WHO target 850, 000 children for anti-malaria drugs appeared first on The Su
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Timi Frank condemns plot to rope in Atiku
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Romanus Ugwu, Abuja A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has condemned the plot to embarrass the People Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on arrival from Dubai, in the early hours on Sunday. Frank explained that Atiku, who returned to Nigeria around 1.00am on Sunday []The post Timi Frank condemns plot to rope in Atiku appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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When Art saves a Heart
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Rita Okoye In recent years, mental health issues has garnered a bit of attention, following the outcry from international celebrities and top governmental officials. In 2018, we have seen the demise of CNN’s Anthony Bourdaine and Top Fashion Designer Kate Spade. It is becoming crystal clear that mental health issues can affect anyone of any []The post When Art saves a Heart appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Senate leadership acting Atiku’s script, Buhari Media Org. alleges
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has accused the leadership of the Senate of acting the script of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on the Social Investment Programme (SIP) of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. BMO, in a statement by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, claimed []The post Senate leadership acting Atikus script, Buhari Media Org. alleges appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Osun guber: I wasn’t informed about relocation of Election Petitions Tribunal to Abuja ‘ Adeleke
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Clement Adeyi, Osogbo Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)s candidate in the recent governorship election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has said that he was not informed about the relocation of the Elections Petitions Tribunal from the Osun State High Court of Justice, Osogbo, to Abuja. Daily Sun gathered that the relocation of the tribunal where []The post Osun guber: I wasnt informed about relocation of Election Petitions Tribunal to Abuja Adeleke appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How 4 Enugu monarchs were killed
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Raphael Ede, Enugu The death of Igwe Stephen Nwatu, the traditional ruler of Ogbozinne autonomous community in Akpugo, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State in June 11 brought to four the traditional rulers that have allegedly died in the hands of their subjects in the last six years in Enugu State. The death []The post How 4 Enugu monarchs were killed appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Taraba 2019: APC’s unending infighting
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
In Taraba, Northern and Central zones of the state have had their eight years, governing the state. The Southern zone is serving its turn. Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo As the 2019 general election gathers momentum, key political parties and actors, especially the trio of Governor Darius Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Sani Abubakar []The post Taraba 2019: APC’s unending infighting appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Dogara, lightweight politician in Bauchi ‘ Gov Abubakar
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
In this interview with The Sun Tv, Bauchi state governor, Muhammed Abubakar says the speaker, house of reps, Dogara is a lightweight politician in Bauchi state.The post Dogara, lightweight politician in Bauchi Gov Abubakar appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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House of Reps defections: APC struggles to retain majority status
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
The APC caucus came close to losing its majority in the House in July shortly before the National Assembly commenced its annual recess. Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja For how long would the All Progressives Congress (APC) maintain its majority status in the House of Representatives’ In the last couple of weeks, the fortunes of the ruling []The post House of Reps defections: APC struggles to retain majority status appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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South East marginalisation started with Gowon’s regime
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
It was during Gowon’s term as Head of State that the country was most receptive to revolutionary ideas that could have taken our country out of the woods George Onyejiuwa, Owerri Lambert Iheanacho retired as a Colonel from the Nigerian Army. The ex-Biafran fighter insists that General Yakubu Gowon, who had emerged Head of State []The post South East marginalisation started with Gowon’s regime appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Abia people’ll reclaim stolen mandate in 2019 ‘ Onuoha
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Our people are angry, they are angry because their mandate was stolen in 2015 and they’re ready to reclaim their mandate in 2019. Chuks Onuoha, Umuahia A chieftain of the All Progressives GrandAlliance (APGA) and senatorial candidatein Abia North, Chief David Onuoha, speaks on Abia politics, saying the people must reclaim their mandate that was []The post Abia people’ll reclaim stolen mandate in 2019 Onuoha appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019: Why we must embrace interim government ‘ Okotie
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
I wrote to them saying that we need to embrace a new paradigm that revolves around an interim government or an ad hoc caretaker government Chukwudi Nweje Rev. Chris Okotie, Pastor of the Householdof God Church, is the presidential candidateof the Fresh Democratic Party (FDP). He speaks on the state of the nation. As we []The post 2019: Why we must embrace interim government Okotie appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How to plan family holiday on budget
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Holidays can be a wonderful experience for families, a chance to spend quality time together and build memories that will last a life time. You don’t have to spend a fortune on your family holiday ‘ there are lots of ways you can save money without compromising on the quality of your time away. Do []The post How to plan family holiday on budget appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Unending controversy trails exit of HSBC, UBS
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Omodele Adigun The dust raised by the exit of the two global banks-HSBC and UBS- from Nigeria has refused to settle even almost two weeks after it became public knowledge. What could have been regarded as its tip-off was hinted penultimate Thursday, November 1, by two envoys-the Consul General of the United States (US) []The post Unending controversy trails exit of HSBC, UBS appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Focus Labs and economic benefits of implementing ERGP
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Chiwendu Obienyi It is a little over one year since President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration launched the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) to unlock potential in the non-oil sector for the purpose of diversifying the economy to reduce dependence on oil as the mainstay of the Nigerian economy. This timeframe however, may therefore not be []The post Focus Labs and economic benefits of implementing ERGP appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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33m Nigerians enroll for national ID cards
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Mr. Aliyu Aziz, Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), says 33 million Nigerians have enrolled for the National Identification Number (NIN). Aziz said on Monday that the commission had stepped up its strategy to fast-track the enrollment of more citizens and provide them with legal identification. ‘NIMC has stepped up its operations, which []The post 33m Nigerians enroll for national ID cards appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Debt recovery: AMCON Amendment Bill ready soon ‘Reps
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Omodele Adigun The Chairman, Committee on Banking and Currency of the House of Representatives, Sir Jones Onyereri, has announced that the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) Amendment Bill would be presented before the House within the next two weeks. The bill is seeking to further empower AMCON to go after its chronic obligors. A []The post Debt recovery: AMCON Amendment Bill ready soon ‘Reps appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Imbibe saving culture, Ecobank boss tasks students
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Ecobank Nigeria has called on Nigerian students to start engaging in saving as a starting point to imbibing a profitable financial culture. Its Managing Director, Patrick Akinwuntan, recently gave this advice during an interactive session with students at the Edgerly Memorial Girls Secondary School, Calabar as part of this year’s World Savings Day. The bank []The post Imbibe saving culture, Ecobank boss tasks students appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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We remain committed to development of capital market studies curriculum ‘ SEC
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Chinwendu Obienyi The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has restated its commitment to further educate and enlighten investors in the Nigerian capital market to enhance their ability to make informed investment decisions. The Acting Director General of SEC, Ms. Mary Uduk, who stated this at the Planning and Writing Workshop for the Development of Capital []The post We remain committed to development of capital market studies curriculum ‘ SEC appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Gov. Emmanuel donates N48m to corps members, camp officials
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
NAN Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has donated no less than N48 million as transport allowance to the 2128 Batch C Stream 1 Corps members from camp to their areas of primary assignment. Emmanuel announced the donation during the closing ceremony of the stream in Ikot Itie Udung in Nsit Atai Local Government Area []The post Gov. Emmanuel donates N48m to corps members, camp officials appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Anambra corps members moved to Ebonyi, Imo
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
NAN Prospective corps members who were supposed to do their national service in Anambra were moved to Ebonyi and Imo states due to lack of adequate camping facilities. Mr Kehinde Aremu, Coordinator of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) in Anambra, made the disclosure during the closing of camp for 2018 Batch C orientation exercise []The post Anambra corps members moved to Ebonyi, Imo appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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N650m fraud: Court refuses to transfer ex-FCT minister’s case
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
NAN A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday dismissed applications for case transfer filed by Sen. Ayo Adeseun and Olanrewaju Otiti, seeking transfer of a criminal charge against them to the Ibadan Division of the court. The two men are standing trial alongside a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Jumoke Akinjide. []The post N650m fraud: Court refuses to transfer ex-FCT minister’s case appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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I-G restates commitment of Nigeria Police Force to human rights protection
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
NAN The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, says the Nigeria Police Force will ensure the rule of law and human rights best practices in the discharge of its constitutional mandate. Idri, represented by the Deputy IGP in charge of Training and Development, Mr Sani Mohammed, said this in Umuahia on Monday, at []The post I-G restates commitment of Nigeria Police Force to human rights protection appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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FG spends N2.7trn on agriculture, infrastructure ‘ Lai Mohammed
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
NAN The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the Federal Government expended N2.7 trillion on agriculture and provision of other critical infrastructure in the 2017 budget. Mohammed disclosed this at a Town Hall Meeting in Dutse on Monday to boost agriculture in the state in particular and the country in []The post FG spends N2.7trn on agriculture, infrastructure ‘ Lai Mohammed appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why Abians yearn for Ogah
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Uchechukwu Samson Ogah is imbued with the necessary leadership ingredients required of anyone who wants to lead a highly resourceful people like Abians. Chima Adiele In 2003, a gubernatorial campaign poster in Anambra State posed a thought-provoking question to the people of that state in view of the maladministration bedeviling the state at that time. []The post Why Abians yearn for Ogah appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Chinese silk road: Debt peonage for Nigeria
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Whether the Chinese Silk Road represents Eureka or a debt peonage for Nigeria can only be determined in the near future Ken Chendo & Oseloka H. Obaze China is out to conquer the world, and many countries have unwittingly fallen victim to its geopolitical strategic agenda. Yet there is an emergent corollary; worries about rising []The post Chinese silk road: Debt peonage for Nigeria’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigeria and ‘strange liberators
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Nigeria is the second country in the world with the highest maternal mortality rate and the second country in the world with the highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS. Jerome-Mario Utomi I cannot situate exactly how I first encounteredthis phrase: ‘Strange liberators’, but I think it was while studying the words and speeches of []The post Nigeria and strange liberators appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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My poor background motivated me for greater height ‘ Eyisi
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
My former background of living with a teacher, attending school in town and the power of praises from my grandmother were germane to this turning point. Jet Stanley Madu Professor Joy Chinwe Eyisi was among the Class of 2018 who underwent a Short Course on Supernumerary Policing with the Nigerian Police Force. The newly commissioned []The post My poor background motivated me for greater height ‘ Eyisi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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5 ‘foreign’ Eagles hit Asaba for Bafana clash
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Emma Jemegah With the AFCON qualifier against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa trending, the Super Eagles camp bubbled to life yesterday with the arrival of five of the foreign based professionals in Asaba, the Delta State capital while majority of them expected to join training by this morning. Among the early arrivals are Chippa []The post 5 ‘foreign’ Eagles hit Asaba for Bafana clash appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Chukwueze’s goal nominated for Laliga Goal Of The Week
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Newly invited Super Eagles of Nigeria forward Samuel Chukwueze once again proved his talent with the first goal for Villarreal in their 2-2 draw against Rayo Vallecano. Chukwueze scored in the Copa Del Rey 3-3 draw against Almeria and he wasted no time in making his mark against Rayo with a well taken goal that []The post Chukwueze’s goal nominated for Laliga Goal Of The Week appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Onyekuru makes Turkish Super Lig Team of the week
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Everton loanee Henry Onyekuru has been named in the Turkish Super Lig Team of the Week for the latest round of matches in the division. Football Statistics website Whoscored.com included the Nigeria international in its prestigious Team of the Week after tallying a brace in Galatasarays 3-0 road win over Kayserispor. Thanks to Onyekurus stellar []The post Onyekuru makes Turkish Super Lig Team of the week appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Lagos SWAN nominates members into LSSA
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Thirty-seven members of the Lagos State chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (Lagos SWAN) have been selected as media officers of the various sports associations in Lagos State. According to the list compiled by Lagos SWAN approved by Lagos State Sports Commission, one of Nigeria’s best Athletics reporters, Charles Ogundiya will work with Lagos []The post Lagos SWAN nominates members into LSSA appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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ATP ranking: Djokovic retains world’s no 1
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Novak Djokovic has led the way in the latest mens tennis rankings as he starts his bid for a sixth title at the ATP Finals. The Serb commands the standings with 8,045 points from Rafael Nadal of Spain (7,480) and Switzerlands Roger Federer (6,020) in an unchanged top 10. Djokovic moved back to the top []The post ATP ranking: Djokovic retains world’s no 1 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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CAF names lucky ref for Nigeria, S/Africa tie
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Bunmi Ogunyale Respected FIFA referee, Bakary Gassama have been named as the centre referee for the Super Eagles AFCON 2019 qualifier against South Africa in Johannesburg on Saturday. The 39-year old Gambian will be assisted by his countrymen, Sulayman Sosseh and Omar Darboe as the first and second assistant referees respectively. The game is the []The post CAF names lucky ref for Nigeria, S/Africa tie appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Falode condoles Ajuma Otache’s family
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
The Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL), Aisha Falode, has on behalf of the board of the NWFL, sent a condolence message to the family of late former Super Falcons player, Ajuma Otache, over the sudden death of the ex-international, who was also a member of the coaching staff of the national Under-17 []The post Falode condoles Ajuma Otache’s family appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Brazil drops Coutinho, Marcelo
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho and Real Madrid left back Marcelo have been dropped for Brazils upcoming friendlies in England because of thigh injuries. Beijing Guoans Renato Augusto and Juventus Alex Sandro will be their replacements for games against Uruguay in London on Nov. 16 and Cameroon in Milton Keynes on Nov. 20. READ ALSOMonaco boss []The post Brazil drops Coutinho, Marcelo appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Messi scoops La Liga MVP, Pichichi awards
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Lionel Messi will need to get himself a bigger trophy cabinet after collecting two more pieces of silverware at an awards ceremony on Monday. The Argentine, who made his Barcelona return on Sunday in the 4-3 defeat to Real Betis, scooped the Alfredo Di Stefano trophy as well as the Pichichi award. The Di Stefano []The post Messi scoops La Liga MVP, Pichichi awards appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ribery slaps reporter
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Franck Ribery reportedly slapped a French TV reporter three times during an altercation after Bayern Munich’s defeat to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. Dortmund came from behind twice to win the game 3-2 and open up a seven-point gap between them and their rivals at the top of the Bundesliga table. Ribery was doing post-match interviews []The post Ribery slaps reporter appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Harness energy sectorpotential, FG urged
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Uche Henry An energy expert,Sam Aiboni,has called for the optimum harness of potential in the oil and gas sector of the economy. Speaking at a recent Africa Investment summit in Lagos, Aiboni noted that some of the issues thatrequire urgent attention for the country to progress economically are poor facilities, insecurity, alleged compromise of security []The post Harness energy sectorpotential, FG urged appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ban on JTB emblem still in force
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Gilbert Ekezie The Joint Tax Board (JTB), a body committed to improving tax administration, has said that the ban on sales of emblems/stickers to motorists across the federation is still in force. The Managing Director of Essums International Services, Prince Chuks Essume, explained that the move was made because some local government officials or their []The post ‘Ban on JTB emblem still in force’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Transformation of Lagos, eastern seaports coming
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Tony John, Port Harcourt The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, AIG Abdulmajid Ali, has said Federal Government is determined to revamp the moribund Eastern ports and decongest the Lagos State sea ports. AIG Abdulmajid Ali, who is the first officer to head the Eastern Ports, comprising Cross River, Delta and Rivers State, stated this yesterday, during []The post ‘Transformation of Lagos, eastern seaports coming’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Market indicators plunges 0.18% as bearish trends persist
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Securities trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) again opened Monday on a negative note, as crucial market indices slipped further by 0.18 per cent with Diamond Bank emerging the most traded equity on the activity chart. The All-Share Index dropped by 56.80 points or 0.18 per cent to close at 32, 143.41, compared with []The post Market indicators plunges 0.18% as bearish trends persist appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Diamond, Access banks refute purported merger talks, notify NSE
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Chinwendu Obienyi Diamond Bank Plc and Access Bank Plc have notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the general public that both banks are not in any merger or acquisition talks as being circulated in some sections of the media. The banks, in separate statements to the exchange yesterday, denied the rumours that they were []The post Diamond, Access banks refute purported merger talks, notify NSE appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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FG trains 700,000 farmers in modern agric
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Uche Usim, Abuja The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) has moved to bridge food production shortfall by launching a unique farming model at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. The model,FAM-SMART, an acronym for Farm Aggregation Model for Smallholder Agriculture based on Technology, is designed to simultaneously empower smallholder farmers and []The post FG trains 700,000 farmers in modern agric appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How NDIC should pay customers of failed banks ‘ Ruwase, LCCI boss
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
We call for more credit to the private sector from banks and sustaining trajectory for initiation of special intervention with grants and low interest loans Omodele Adigun As the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation(NDIC) commenced claim verification of the customers of the recentlyliquidated 154 microfinance banks (MfBs) and six Primary Mortgage Banks (PMBs), Mr Paul Ruwase, []The post How NDIC should pay customers of failed banks Ruwase, LCCI boss appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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NAPE rules out 40bn bbls oil reserve target
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Adewale Sanyaolu The apex body of professional geoscientists, Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE), has foreclosed the realisation of the country’s 40 billion crude oil reserve target set by the Federal Government for 2020 NAPE President, Dr. Andrew Ejayeriese, painted the gloomy picture at a media briefing in Lagos yesterday to announce activities lined up []The post NAPE rules out 40bn bbls oil reserve target appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Teleology takes over 9mobile, appoints new board
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Chinenye Anuforo Teleology Nigeria Limited, yesterday announced the constitution of a new Board of Directors for 9mobile, following the successful completion of the tenure of the former Board appointed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and in fulfillment of the consequential transfer of final ownership to the new investors. In a statement signed by []The post Teleology takes over 9mobile, appoints new board appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Atiku’s jet search: FG’s response afterthought ‘ Campaign organisation
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
The statement by the Aviation ministry that the search of Atiku Abubakar’s plane is ‘routine’ is an afterthought that does not hold water Lukman Olabiyi The campaign organisation of the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCO) has dismissed that the Federal Government’s response to a []The post Atikus jet search: FG’s response afterthought ‘ Campaign organisation appear
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Kalu’s lawyer explains absence as court revokes bail
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Despite the submissions of the two lawyers, Justice Idris faulted Kalu’s leaving for Germany without court clearance and ordered the revocation of the bail. Lukman Olabiyi Counsel to former Abia State Governor Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, Mr. S. E. Eleme (SAN), yesterday told Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court, Lagos reason his client []The post Kalus lawyer explains absence as court revokes bail appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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