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FRSC: Passengers Burnt Beyond Recognition In Anambra Accident

The Anambra State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, said on Sunday that many passengers were burnt beyond recognition when their vehicle went into flames on the Ihiala/Onitsha road in Anambra State. Kumapayi said that they were yet to know the actual number of people that died in the accident because they were burnt beyond recognition. “This evening, a lone fatal road traffic crash was allegedly caused by tyre burst as a result of excessive speeding. The vehicle somersaulted and burst into flames. “Information reaching…

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Crude Affreightment: NIMASA Revives Move To Change Terms Of Trade

……………….Seeks New Maritime Security Strategy The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has revived efforts to change the Terms of Trade for the affreightment of Nigerian crude oil from Free on Board (FOB) to Cost Insurance and Freight (CIF). Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this in Lagos, when he received a delegation from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) led by the newly appointed Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division, NNPC, Sir Billy Okoye. Jamoh, who had recently paid a similar working visit to the Group…

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Okonjo-Iweala Reiterates Role WTO Can Play In ÇOVID-19 Vaccine Production

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has reiterated the vital role the World Trade Organisation (WTO) can play in producing a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. Okonjo-Iweaka underscored the role of the global trade body in Geneva at a reception held in her honour by the Nigerian Permanent Mission to the UN while appealing for global support for her candidacy as the race for the World Trade Organisation( WTO) Director General position enters the election phase. “When vaccines and therapeutic medicine are produced, the WTO should be able to facilitate accessibility and equitable distribution to…

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Edo 2020: I ‘ll Defeat Oshiomhole Even In His Ward, Says Shaibu

Edo State Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu, has said that come September 19, he will defeat Mr Adams Oshiomhole, former National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), and immediate past governor of the state in his ward. Speaking in an interview in Benin on Sunday Shaibu said that this was not because he was “one superstar”, but because he was connected with the people. He noted that he does not do money politics, nor uses money for election or bribe people for election, but does “organic” politics, which is…

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I Sponsored TETFUND Amendment Bill To Reinvigorate Agric Institutions – Sen Adamu

The Senator representing Nasarawa  State, Abdullahi Adamu (APC-Nasarawa), says the ongoing amendments to the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Act is part of efforts to reinvigorate Colleges of Agriculture (COA), to enable it contribute meaningfully to national development. Adamu, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, who stated this in an interview in Abuja on Sunday said that the amendment among other things would enable the colleges to benefit from the TETFund which was established as an intervention agency under the TETFund Act 2011. It was charged with the…

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Buhari Attends ECOWAS Summit In Niger Rep, Submits Report On COVID-19

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Monday for Niamey, Niger Republic to participate in the 57th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government. The one-day summit, according to the President’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement in Abuja on Sunday will deliberate on the Special Report on COVID-19 to be presented by President Buhari. The Nigerian leader was appointed the ECOWAS Champion on the Fight against COVID-19 during the Extraordinary Virtual Summit of ECOWAS on April 23. As a Champion, Buhari was expected…

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Security Alert: DHQ Dismisses Threats Of Boko Haram, Assures Nigerians Of Safety

…Particularly Residents Of FCT, Adjoining States The Defence Headquarters has assured residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and adjoining states that the military and other security agencies had been on red alert to ensure their safety. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, gave the assurence in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Enenche said the armed forces had intensified effective surveillance of the FCT and other states to checkmate activities of the criminals. He said the assurance was “imperative sequel to a purported memorandum from the Nigeria…

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COVID-19 Scam: Police Arrest 2 For Defrauding German Company Of €14.7m

The Police on Sunday said it has arrested two suspects for allegedly defrauding a German Company of 14.7 million Euros  in pretext to procure COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). In a statement, Police spokesman, DCP Frank Mba said: “The Cybercrime Unit of the Nigeria Police Force, INTERPOL, National Central Bureau, Abuja has arrested two suspects for their complicity in a major multi-million Euro scam touching on procurement of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). “The suspects, Babatunde Adesanya a.k.a Teddy, 50 years old Master degree holder in Cell Biology and Akinpelu…

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131 More Millionaires Emerge In Dangote Cement Promo

Less than two months into the National Consumer Promo, a total of 131 new Dangote millionaires have emerged across the nation in the ongoing Dangote Cement Bag of Goodies Promo season 2 in which a total sum of N1 billion would be given out to the Cement consumers. The promo which kicked off in July and is expected to produce 1,000 millionaires, according to the Director of Marketing, Dangote Cement, Mrs. Funmi Sanni, is already achieving its set objectives. She said the promo was appropriately and deliberately designed to run at this time to cushion the effects and impact…

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Delta Boosts Agriculture With 7,000 Birds Delivered To Youth Farmers

To boost Delta State’s commitment to building a new generation of entrepreneurs, the Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Program, (YAGEP) beneficiaries of 2019/2020 Cycle have received 7,000-day-old broilers to begin their poultry business. The beneficiaries numbering 14, have completed training in poultry business and management under YAGEP for three months and were given birds to begin their enterprises. Speaking in Asaba on Sunday, the state Chief Job creation Officer, Professor Eric Eboh, said that the state government ordered for 7,000 birds from Agric Ted Hatchery, explaining that each beneficiary received 500- day…

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