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Buhari has not endorsed N30,000 minimum wage ‘ Presidency
Wed, 07 Nov 2018

The Presidency has frowned at the misinterpretation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s remarks when he received the report of the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage from the committee’s chairman, Ama Pepple, on Tuesday. A presidential source, who preferred not to be named, said the president did not endorse N30,000 as proposed by committee as being reported by some sections of the media. He, however, stated that President Buhari had expressed his commitment to ensuring the implementation of a new National Minimum Wage.

“But the president’s speech at the event was immediately made available to the media and nowhere indicated that the president endorsed N30,000 Minimum wage. “It is not the duty of the president only to endorse a new national minimum wage. The process involves the Federal Executive Council (FEC), the National Economic Council (NEC) and the National Assembly. “It is imperative for us to always avoid misinterpreting a written speech,’’ he added.

At the submission of the report of the Tripartite Committee that negotiated a new minimum wage with labour and other stakeholders, President Buhari pledged that the Federal Government would soon transmit an Executive bill (on National Minimum Wage) to the National Assembly for its passage within the shortest possible time. He said: “Our plan is to transmit the Executive bill to the National Assembly for its passage within the shortest possible time.

“I am fully committed to having a new National Minimum Wage Act in the very near future.’’ Buhari also expressed delight that the committee had successfully completed its assignment in a peaceful and non-controversial manner. “Let me use this opportunity to recognise the leadership of the organised labour and private sector as well as representatives of State and Federal Governments for all your hard work. “The fact that we are here today, is a notable achievement.

“As the Executive Arm commences its review of your submission, we will continue to engage you all in closing any open areas presented in this report. “I, therefore, would like to ask for your patience and understanding in the coming weeks.” The President, however, enjoined the leadership of the labour unions as well as the Nigerian workers to avoid being used as political weapons. “May I therefore, employ workers and their leaders not to allow themselves to be used as political weapons,’’ he said.

In her remarks, Pepple explained that the recommendation made by the committee was predicated on the high cost of living, occasioned by the exchange rate as well as the rising inflation rate in the country. She said that the committee also considered micro-economic indicators including the revenue and expenditure profile of the government.
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2019: Imo PDP tasks INEC on credible election
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
OWERRI’IMO State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct free and fair elections in the state, adding that the party would resist any attempt by politicians to hijack the process.Continue reading 2019: Imo PDP tasks INEC on credible election at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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The NLC and the nationwide strike for increased minimum wage
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
IN deciding to embark on a nationwide strike to press home its demand for a significant increase in the minimum wage payable to workers, the Nigeria Labour Congress , NLC, and its affiliate bodies have chosen on, perhaps, their only and most potent weapon of offence against a recalcitrant government. In this battle, the NLC is pulling all plugs and its members, it would appear, have been adequately mobilised and braced for the success of the exercise.Continue reading The NLC and the nationwide s
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50% of teachers in A’Ibom fail written, oral English tests
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
Uyo’Fifty percent of teachers who were invited for the 11th edition of the Inoyo Toro Foundation Teachers’ Award for Excellence in Akwa Ibom State, failed to score 50 percent in oral and written English.Continue reading 50% of teachers in A’Ibom fail written, oral English tests at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Ondo APC begs Oke not to defect, promises to address grievances
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
AKURE’THE All Progressives Congress, APC in Ondo State, yesterday, pleaded with the former Alliance for Democracy, AD, governorship candidate, Chief Olusola Oke not to dump the party saying the issues of humiliation and neglect raised would be looked into and addressed by the leader of the party, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.Continue reading Ondo APC begs Oke not to defect, promises to address grievances at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Murder of policeman: LASU student, five others released on bail
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
Lagos’A 24-year-old Lagos State University Student, Dolapo Fasasi, and five others remanded in prison custody over alleged murder of police officer, DSP Akingboju Akindele, were yesterday released on bail by an Ebute-Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting at Oyingbo.Continue reading Murder of policeman: LASU student, five others released on bail at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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SHOCKING! The UGLY Truth About Body Pains & Arthritis Your Doctor is Hiding From You!
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
Dr. Adeola ‘Mo Yusuf Dear Friend Living With Body Pains Or Arthritis .Do you suffer from EXCRUCIATING body pains’ Are You In UNEXPLAINABLE Pains Caused by Arthritis’Are You Willing to Say GOODBYE to you Bone Crushing, Teeth Gnashing Arthritis Pain, Without Spending Your Life Savings. ‘Ready To Be FREE of Pains & Annoying Bodily Aches Without Spending Thousands of Naira on a physiotherapist’Continue reading SHOCKING! The UGLY Truth About Body Pains & Arthritis You
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Sanwo-Olu meets Lagos CAN chairman, seeks joint efforts against poverty
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
LAGOS State Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, regretted the level of poverty plaguing the society and said all hands must be on deck to bring affected citizens out of acute poverty.Continue reading Sanwo-Olu meets Lagos CAN chairman, seeks joint efforts against poverty at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Stop lamenting, face governance, Fayose tells Fayemi
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
ADO-EKITI’FORMER governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, yesterday, advised the State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to face governance and stop lamenting.Continue reading Stop lamenting, face governance, Fayose tells Fayemi at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Blackout in Sokoto, Zamfara, as transmission line collapses
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
Some areas in Sokoto and Zamfara states will experience blackout in the next two weeks, following the collapse of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN’s transmission line in Gusau.Continue reading Blackout in Sokoto, Zamfara, as transmission line collapses at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Water gets lion share, as Bello presents N159bn 2019 budget to Niger Assembly
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
Minna’Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State, yesterday, presented a N159,529,728,377 budget to the state House of Assembly for the 2019 fiscal year for approval.Continue reading Water gets lion share, as Bello presents N159bn 2019 budget to Niger Assembly at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Reps call for deployment of troops to flash points in Zamfara, Katsina
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
ABUJA’Members of the House of Representatives, yesterday, asked the Federal Government to deploy more troops to Sinkafi and Zurmi federal constituency of Zamfara State to quell the incessant banditry, killings and kidnappings that have ravaged the place.Continue reading Reps call for deployment of troops to flash points in Zamfara, Katsina at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Tears for Ochanya in Imo
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
Several civil society groups and activists in Imo State have cried out for justice for a 13-year-old girl, Elizabeth Ochanya Ogbanje, who was said to have died as a result of rape by her aunt’s husband and son.The story weaved around Ochanya’s death was that she allegedly suffered excessive unsolicited and forcible sex and as a result, she developed vesicovaginal fistula ,VVF, among other health complications and could not survive them. Ochanya couldn’t make it at the Benue State
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Better retirement life: Voluntary contribution to the rescue
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
SINCE the advent of the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, following the Pension Reform Act, PRA, 2004, (as amended), many contributors or enrollees, who have sought to make Voluntary Contribution, VC, to boost their retirement saving account, RSA, have been given the opportunity to do so by the provisions of the 2014 PRA.Continue reading Better retirement life: Voluntary contribution to the rescue at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Govt must develop investment ready projects for gas infrastructure ‘ Mgbenwelu
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
The Nigerian gas sector currently has approximately $51 billion worth of investments according to a recent report by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (‘NNPC’). Continue reading Govt must develop investment ready projects for gas infrastructure Mgbenwelu at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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It’s tough operating Pay-TV business in Nigeria ‘ Nwafor
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
Anambra state born, US-trained Dr. Ifeanyi Nwafor is founder of Metro Digital Cable TV, a pay-TV operator based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He is also Managing Director of Denna Rossi Ltd among other business interests.Continue reading It’s tough operating Pay-TV business in Nigeria ‘ Nwafor at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Last Mile Connection: How Satellite broadband provides the right mix
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
Going by the statistics of the telecom regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, internet is fast penetrating and Nigeria could pass as one of the fast rising internet enabled economies of the world.Continue reading Last Mile Connection: How Satellite broadband provides the right mix at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Frequent labour strikes: time for a new engagement strategy
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
THE National Labour movement represented by NLC and TUC is threatening to shut down the Nigerian economy soon if their demand for a minimum wage of thirty thousand naira is not accepted by the Governments of Nigeria in the next few days.Continue reading Frequent labour strikes: time for a new engagement strategy at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Another kind of restructuring: Legislating our way out of dysfunction
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
THE perennial focus on the Presidency is one of the reasons for the lack of real development in Nigeria. We forget that no president, no matter how intelligent, well prepared, or well-meaning, can govern without the support and firm backing of a legislature which is able to produce well thought out laws to institutionalise public policy. What we prefer in Nigeria is tokenism, or drop-in-the-ocean initiatives such as constituency projects: feeding 100 widows here and there, providing 500 pairs of
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EFCC removes Benedict Peters’ name from wanted persons list
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has conformed with the order of Nigeria’s High Court, directing the removal of the name of the Executive Vice Chairman of Aiteo Group, Benedict Peters, from its list of wanted persons.Continue reading EFCC removes Benedict Peters name from wanted persons list at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Rivers APC to Wike: Stop insulting our royal fathers
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
PORT HAR-COURT’ Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has cautioned the state governor, Nyesom Wike, against insulting royal fathers in the state.Continue reading Rivers APC to Wike: Stop insulting our royal fathers at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Fayose told us to support Fayemi ‘ Ekiti PDP lawmakers
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
ADO-EKITI’ Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, members in the Ekiti State House of Assembly, yesterday, disclosed that the immediate past governor of the State, Mr Ayodele Fayose has directed them to support Governor Kayode Fayemi in the interest of Ekiti.Continue reading Fayose told us to support Fayemi ‘ Ekiti PDP lawmakers at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Nigerian Army can’t face us if we have arms’ Shi’ites
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, has said the Army cannot face its members, who are Shi’ites, if they had weapons.Continue reading Nigerian Army can’t face us if we have arms’ Shi’ites at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Delta South 2019: Youth Group backs Uduaghan for senate
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
A formidable group in Delta State known as Inspired Youths is drumming support for ex-governor and Delta South senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Emmanuel Ewetan Uduaghan to represent the zone in 2019.Continue reading Delta South 2019: Youth Group backs Uduaghan for senate at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Okowa support groups urged to redouble efforts
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has charged all support groups seeking for his re-election in 2019 to redouble their effort until victory is achieved.Continue reading Okowa support groups urged to redouble efforts at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Your next-of-kin may collect benefits while you are still alive
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
WONDER they say shall never end. How else can one describes the reports that some unscrupulous next-of-kins are now presenting fictitious death certificates to collect benefits of beneficiaries of contributors to the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, while alive’Continue reading Your next-of-kin may collect benefits while you are still alive at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Gunmen kill man, abduct daughter in Katsina
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
KATSINA’A businessman, Alhaji Nasiru Mai-Masara, was yesterday killed by unknown gunmen before whisking away his 15 years old daughter, Aisha, in Gachi quarters of Kankia local government area, Katsina StateContinue reading Gunmen kill man, abduct daughter in Katsina at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Labour fumes over unpaid benefit to ex-PHCN staff
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
UNITED Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC, has decried the protracted issue of unpaid benefits to former staff of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, by the federal government five years after the privatization of the assets of PHCN.Continue reading Labour fumes over unpaid benefit to ex-PHCN staff at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Buhari sends 2019-2021 medium term expenditure to NASS
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
ABUJA’PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday sent the 2019-2021 Medium Term Expenditure Framework, MTEF, and Fiscal Strategy Paper, FSP, to the two arms of the National Assembly.Continue reading Buhari sends 2019-2021 medium term expenditure to NASS at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Taiga, only recognised UPU PG ‘Dafinone
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
Sapele’Son of late Senator David Dafinone, Chief Ede Dafinone, yesterday, said the Urhobo would write a petition stating that the Urhobo people have no other President General than Olorogun Moses Taiga.Continue reading Taiga, only recognised UPU PG ‘Dafinone at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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The late Gen. Alkali and triumph of intelligence
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
BY recovering the remains of the late retired Major General Idris Alkali in Lafande community in Jos, Plateau State, the Nigerian Army successfully carried out a grim mission to find one of its officers who disappeared on September 3, 2018, on his way from Abuja to Bauchi through Jos.Continue reading The late Gen. Alkali and triumph of intelligence at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Shell, ExxonMobil seek crude swap deals with Nigeria
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
Two oil giants that had previously exited Nigeria’s downstream sector, Shell and ExxonMobil, could sign crude-for-product deals with Africa’s largest oil producer, a senior NNPC official said.Continue reading Shell, ExxonMobil seek crude swap deals with Nigeria at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Keystone Bank, re-defining customer service, driving sustainable growth ‘ Ohiwerei
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
The Group Managing Director/CEO of Keystone Bank Limited, Mr. Obeahon Ohiwerei has said that the bank has over the last 15 months, witnessed significant transformation both structurally and in market competitiveness.Continue reading Keystone Bank, re-defining customer service, driving sustainable growth ‘ Ohiwerei at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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SynergyTrust begins operation in Nigeria
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
Synergimart Digital Marketing Limited, operators of Synergitrust, an online shop has unveiled its operation in Nigeria, pledgingto take online shopping to the grassroots.Continue reading SynergyTrust begins operation in Nigeria at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Ecobank offers zero fees on transfers with Rapidtransfer App
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
Ecobank Nigeria has introduced zero fees for all transfers done into Nigeria on its newly launched Rapidtransfer app.Continue reading Ecobank offers zero fees on transfers with Rapidtransfer App at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Unity Bank sets to close foreign investor acquisition deal
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
There are indications that Unity Bank Plc may be close to signing a deal to finally have a foreign investor ownership, nearly one year after a failed attempt in that direction.Continue reading Unity Bank sets to close foreign investor acquisition deal at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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CIPM to boost national development with Ready to Market programme
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) has introduced a Ready to Market (RTM) programme in a bid to boost national development in the area of labour.Continue reading CIPM to boost national development with Ready to Market programme at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Re-emergence of Olushosun dumpsite
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
FROM the air, the 100-acre Olushosun dumpsite in Ojota, Lagos looks harmless. From the ground, however, the site is a malodorous, contaminated world of its own with towering hills of waste. This landfill is the fourth largest in the world whilst retaining notoriety as Africa’s largest landfill. Garbage received at the landfill is estimated at 10,000 tonnes per day. A substantial portion of this is electronic waste from container ships.Continue reading Re-emergence of Olushosun dumpsite at V
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Financial inclusion: Terragon takes NIBSS MD to the fireside
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
Leading data & marketing technology company, Terragon Group, has created a Fireside where it hosts relevant stakeholders in the nation’s financial sector and other top Information and Communications Technology practitionersContinue reading Financial inclusion: Terragon takes NIBSS MD to the fireside at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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MTN link up Pay Joy, TD mobile at Sterling bank for device financing scheme
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
Telecommunications company, MTN Nigeria has partnered with PayJoy, a Silicon Valley-based technology company, Sub-Sahara Africa’s biggest mobile devices distributor, TD Mobile and Sterling Bank to unveil a revolutionary, technology-driven device financing scheme which will enable Nigerians from all walks of life own high-end devices by paying in flexible installments.Continue reading MTN link up Pay Joy, TD mobile at Sterling bank for device financing scheme at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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NCC, UK govt to partner on digital inclusion
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
In what is seen as a major step towards bridging access gaps in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission and the Government of the United Kingdom, UK, have agreed to collaborate on digital inclusion, cyber security and capacity building.Continue reading NCC, UK govt to partner on digital inclusion at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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GCU Relays: Gov Okowa leads the way
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, the Delta State Governor will next week Saturday, November 17th 2018 lead a select list of dignitaries to the maiden edition of the GCU Relays being organised by the Government College Ughelli Old Boys Association Worldwide.Continue reading GCU Relays: Gov Okowa leads the way at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Segun Arinze, Onyeka Owenu, Victor Osuagwu star in historical movie ‘The Chronicles
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
The Media Screening of the Historical movie ‘The Chronicles’ which is based on facts and truth produced to change the narratives and correct the misconception about the Mbaise people took place at Ozone Cinemas. The popular adage ‘when you see a snake and an Mbaise man, spare the snake and kill the Mbaise man’ emanated from the 1970’s band ‘The Oriental Brothers’. However, many are unaware of what transpired among the band members that led to the coining of the
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Oshodi Transport Interchange now at 83 % completion stage
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
The Lagos State Government on Monday said the ongoing Oshodi Transport Interchange conceived and being implemented to evolve a seamless way by which Lagosians commute across the State on a daily basis would be completed within the first quarter of 2019.Continue reading Oshodi Transport Interchange now at 83 % completion stage at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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ASUU strike paralyses UI, FUTO, UNILAG, LASU
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
IBADAN’AS the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, began its strike, yesterday, academic activities at the University of Ibadan, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH and Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO were totally paralysed.Continue reading ASUU strike paralyses UI, FUTO, UNILAG, LASU at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Batth: Ordering steps with knowledge (2)
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
Dr. Harbhajan Batth, President of Lagos Business School, EMBA7, former Executive Director of Prestige Assurance Company; ex-Chief Manager, The New India Assurance Company, Resource Person, Tony Elumelu Foundation and Group Chief Information, Chellarams PLC, concludes his story with a caveat that no one achieves self-actualisation with one skill set.Continue reading Batth: Ordering steps with knowledge (2) at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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NEWMAP resettles erosion victims in Enugu
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
ENUGU’THE Nigeria erosion and Watershed Management Project, NEWMAP, has spent over N11.1m in compensation of 73 Project Affected Persons, PAP, at Umuavulu-Abor erosion site in Udi local government area of Enugu state.Continue reading NEWMAP resettles erosion victims in Enugu at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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STRIKE: FUTO grounded, as ASUU ensures full compliance
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
OWERRI’ACADEMIC activities in Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO, was grounded to a halt, following the full compliance of the institution’s Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to the current industrial action ordered by the union’s national body.Continue reading STRIKE: FUTO grounded, as ASUU ensures full compliance at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Ex-Gov Attah now Chancellor of Western Delta University
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
The Board of Trustees of Western Delta University, Oghara, has appointed a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, as the institution’s chancellor.Continue reading Ex-Gov Attah now Chancellor of Western Delta University at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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