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Edo’s political impasse and Obaseki’s race against time, interests

Obaseki, seven APC govs meet Tinubu, plan President’s meeting

• My re-election a done-deal, says Obaseki • Oshiomhole plotting direct primary Recently, the deputy governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, declared that former governor and his ex-leader in their labour movement days, Adams Oshiomhole, was not a good mentor. ...

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Kobe’s complicated legacy for women’s sports

Kobe’s complicated legacy for women’s sports

Fans of women’s sports were familiar with Kobe Bryant, even if they didn’t follow his 18-time All-Star career with the Los Angeles Lakers or witness the five NBA championships he won. Bryant was a fixture at WNBA games, often sitting ...

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Buhari receives Edo sports festival ‘torch of unity’

Buhari receives Edo sports festival ‘torch of unity’

• Urges athletes to be good ambassadors at Tokyo Olympics President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja called on private sector investors to collaborate with the government towards youth and sports development in the country. The President spoke at the Presidential ...

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Coronavirus ‘overruns’ World Indoor Athletics in China

Coronavirus ‘overruns’ World Indoor Athletics in China

To protect athletes and officials from walking into the dreaded Coronavirus now rampaging all the regions in China, the World Athletics Indoor Championships slated for the city of Nanjing has been cancelled for the year. The competition, one of the ...

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Imo defectors to lose their seats, says PDP chieftain

PDP rejects curfew extension

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Ben Ozirim, says lawmakers who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo House of Assembly, would lose their seats. Ozirim, former PDP Publicity Secretary in the state, said this ...

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Shell’s oil production in Nigeria hits five-year high

Shell’s oil production in Nigeria hits five-year high

Global oil and gas giant, Royal Dutch Shell, has said its total production in Nigeria increased in 2019 to 176,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, the highest level in five years. Shell, which announced its fourth quarter 2019 results ...

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I once told my father I‘ll marry his mate, says Regina Daniels

I once told my father I‘ll marry his mate, says Regina Daniels

Popular Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels Nwoko, once told her father that she would marry his mate. Regina, according to a statement issued on Wednesday by the spokesperson for Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation, Niyi Ifetayo, said this in her new celebrity ...

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Submit your monthly account details, Reps tell NFF

Submit your monthly account details, Reps tell NFF

The House of Representatives has told the Nigeria Football Federation to submit their monthly account details to ensure transparency and accountability in the federation. Chairman, House Committee on Sports, Olumide Osoba, stated this when the NFF, led by its president, ...

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NNPC swapped N3.04tn crude for refined products

NNPC swapped N3.04tn crude for refined products

A total of 150.4 million barrels of crude oil valued at N3.04tn was swapped for refined petroleum products by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation between September 2018 and September 2019, latest figures from the oil firm showed. Nigeria’s refineries are ...

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Nigeria owes World Bank $9.81bn, says DMO

Domestic debt service of N607b and quests for more

The total debt owed to the World Bank Group by Nigeria rose by $1.3bn in one year to $9.81bn as of September 2019, latest data from the Debt Management Office showed on Wednesday. The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development ...

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Buhari, security chiefs meet

Buhari, security chiefs meet

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and security chiefs are meeting right now at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. This is a routine meeting to review the security situation of the country. However, it is expected that the recent rise ...

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Rally ban: Obaseki vows to deal with Oshiomhole

Oshiomhole’s attack on Obaseki shows ex-gov is deceitful – PDP

•Gov’s ‘jackboot tactics’ won’t work, says ex-lawmaker The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress in Edo State took a new dimension on Wednesday when the state Governor Godwin Obaseki threatened to deal with his predecessor and the party’s National ...

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Insecurity: Senators hit Buhari hard

Budget: National Assembly pledges allocation to youth development

• Perform or resign, sack service chiefs, lawmakers tell President There was uproar on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday when the Minority Leader,  Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, called for the immediate resignation of the President,  Major General Muhammadu Buhari ...

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Malabu Oil scam: Court grants bail to Adoke, others

Malabu Oil scam: Court grants bail to Adoke, others

  The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja, on Thursday, granted bail to a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN), and two of his co-defendants charged with offences bordering on ...

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NCAT to receive six new aircraft, B737NG flight simulator

NCAT to receive six new aircraft, B737NG flight simulator

The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, will next month receive six new Diamond training aircraft recently purchased by the Federal Government. The scheduled arrival was confirmed after the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, inspected the new equipment in ...

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211 oil, gas projects to start production in 2020

211 oil, gas projects to start production in 2020

• As investors may delay long term projectsGlobally, about 99 new gas projects and 112 new oil projects are expected to start production this year, a renowned industry research body, Globadata, has said. Latest report from the think-tank however disclosed ...

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Lagos raises N100 billion bond to finance infrastructure

Lagos raises N100 billion bond to finance infrastructure

• Sanwo-Olu: ‘It’s a new journey toward developing Lagos’Lagos State Government has opened a new chapter in its stride towards attaining self-sustenance in finance and governance. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday, signed documents for the issuance of N100.33 billion bond, ...

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NAGAFF Urges Members To Ensure Compliance To Port Regulations

Aniebonam  At  A Year Older: When Failure Is Success

By Okuneye Moyosola Worried by the growing level of non-compliance among freight forwarders, the Founder, National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Dr. Boniface Aniebonam, has enjoined freight forwarders to ensure compliance to all port regulations. Aniebonam stated this ...

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POF Collection: CRFFN To Generate N5billion Annually

CRFFN Will Ensure High Degree Of Professionalism Soonest -Nwakohu

Registrar laments inconsistent N2.7million monthly overhead outlay By Kenneth Jukpor The Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) has said that it would generate not less than N5billion yearly from the collection of Practitioners’ Operating Fees (POF). ...

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FAAN Outlines Measures To Prevent Coronavirus At Airports

FAAN Outlines Measures To Prevent Coronavirus At Airports

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria has drafted out measures to checkmate any infiltration of passengers who may be carrying the deadly CoronaVirus which broke out in China continues to wreak havoc in Asia. Regional Manager, South West, FAAN, Mrs. ...

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