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Heritage Bank Pledges Continued Support For Women Empowerment

Heritage Bank Plc has said it will continue to lend support to causes that promote women empowerment as this will impact positively on the nation’s socio-economic development. Managing Director, Heritage Bank, Ifie Sekibo, stated this at the “Raising Girls Summit ‘19” which held in Lagos last Friday as part of activities to commemorate the International day of the Girl-Child. Sekibo, who was represented at the event by  the Regional Executive, Lagos & South-West, Heritage Bank, Dike Dimiri, said  that the lender sponsored the “Raising Girls Summit ‘19” because  as he…

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Ghana Fixes Date To Ban Rice Importation

Ghana has set a target of three years for the country to put a stop to rice importation. This was disclosed Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Kennedy Nyarko Osei. Osei said Ghana was working round the clock to stop the importation of rice into the county based on recent projections. The Deputy Minister revealed this in an interview with Kwame Tutu on “Anopa Nkomo” on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7. Osei, whose position was published on the website of Kingdom FM 107.7, said: “We import billion dollars…

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Oyo Pilgrims’ll Benefit From Improved Operations—Gov Makinde

…Says It’s A New Dawn In The State Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, declared that Hajj pilgrims from the state would enjoy better services in the coming year, as his government is set to give the Oyo Pilgrims Welfare Board (Muslim Wing) the needed backing to deliver on its mandate. The Governor, who gave the indication while receiving a report of the 2019 Hajj from the Board, said that a new dawn has truly come to Oyo state going by the transparency demonstrated by the Board which…

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Rotary Club of Ikeja Reiterates Commitment To Community Development

……….List Achievements In Polio Eradication, Basic Education, Others The Rotary Club of Ikeja has reiterated its commitment to community development through its six areas of focus Peace and Conflict Resolution and Prevention, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health, Economic and Community Development and Basic Education and Literacy with special focus on Polio eradication and Basic education. This was disclosed at the media roundtable organized by the club on Monday to sensitize the media and especially the public on the organization’s projects and interventions. The theme…

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Judge To Nnamdi Kanu: Prison Is Safest Place For You 

…..I’m Ready To Face Trial If…, Nnamdi Kanu Tells Court Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Thursday, told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that he was ready to face trial if his safety would be guaranteed by the court. Kanu told the presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako, through his counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor. Ejiofor told the court that the application to restore the IPOB leader’s bail so that he could face his trial was filed on April 1. “We have an application for bail filed…

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Mobolaji Johnson’s Passage: Sanwo-Olu, Tinubu, Others Mourn

All Progressives Congress National Leader and former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has described the first military governor of the state, Brigadier-General Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson, who died on Wednesday, an essential Nigerian statesman and one of the true fathers of Lagos. He also described him a man of high integrity who served Lagos with dedication and determination. Brigadier-General Johnson died at 83. In a condolence statement on Thursday, Asiwaju Tinubu said: “Brigadier-General Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson who died on Wednesday at 83 was an important national statesman and one of…

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Integrating Climate Resilience Into Plans Crucial For Africa’s Development

Integrating climate resilience into development plans ensures returns on investment in today’s and tomorrow’s climate. This requires robust data, tools and capacity, yielding a resilience dividend to attract investment in closing Africa’s gaps in infrastructure, energy, agriculture and other important sectors, says Economic Commission for Africa’s Linus Mofor. A senior Environmental Officer with the ECA’s African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), Mr. Mofor,  said this at a recent workshop organized by the ECA, the Department for International Development (DFID) and the United Kingdom’s Met Office for the Southern African Development Community…

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NYSC Deploys 2200 Corps Members To Kwara

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 2, 200 prospective corps members to Kwara State for the one year mandatory national service. The orientation course will take place at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Yikpata, Edu Local Government Area of Kwara. The NYSC Public Relations Officer in Kwara State, Mr Dipo Morakinyo, in a statement issued on Thursday in Ilorin, said that the orientation course would hold from November 5  to 25. He said registration of the prospective Corps members would take place on the 5th and 6th of…

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Franktalk: Before Google Begins To Teach Nigerian Youths Their Languages

I have been following the ongoing debate on the origin and meaning of the word Yoruba, with Mr.  Femi Fani Kayode, arguing that Yoruba was derived from the word Yariba, which means “shady and unreliable.’’ According to him, the people called Yoruba today are Anago and their language, also Anago. He said the Fulani were the first to refer to the Yoruba as Yariba. To him, the Fulani used two demeaning   and insulting words namely Nyamiri meaning “the fetcher of water” in reference to the people of the South East and Yariba…

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Bells University Leads In Cutting Edge Initiatives, Says Convocation Speaker Lumumba

The Bells University of Technology has been identified as one institution which focuses on cutting edge initiatives among others. Speaking to Brand Visibility on arrival from Kenya, the Convocation Lecturer, Dr Patrick Lumumbasaid:” that Bells University has positioned itself as a university focused on cutting edge initiatives that will impact in the 21st century”. He was received on arrival in Lagos as part of the preparation for the 2019 convocation ceremony of the University in Ota which holds on November 2nd, 2019 where Dr Lumumba will be a guest speaker…

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