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Transcorp Hilton Wins Four At 2020 World Travel Awards 

……..Emerges Africa’s Leading Business Hotel for the Sixth Consecutive Year Transcorp Hilton Abuja has been honoured with four (4) awards including Africa’s Leading Business Hotel for the sixth consecutive year at the 27th annual World Travel Awards. The hotel, which is owned by Transcorp Hotels Plc, the hospitality subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, also won the awards for Nigeria’s Leading Hotel, Nigeria’s Leading Business Hotel and Nigeria’s Leading Hotel Suite (the Presidential Suite).   Commenting on the award, the General Manager of Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Kevin Brett, said,…

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Fayose Meets Ajayi, Ondo Deputy Gov, Urges Him To Return To PDP

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayo Fayose, has urged the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Mr Agboola Ajayi, to return to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Fayose in a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday in Ado Ekiti when he received Ajayi, the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) candidate in the last governorship election in Ondo State, in his Afao-Ekiti country home late Friday night said: “It is important for him (Ajayi) to put the past behind, return to PDP and join hands with other leaders in the state…

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Lekki Shootings: Army Explains Roles Of Officers, Speaks On Deaths

A military witness, Brig.-Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, Commander of the 81 Division, Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, has revealed the roles played by Lt.- Col. S.O. Bello and Brig.-Gen. F.O. Omata at the Oct. 20 shootings at the Lekki Tollgate, Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Taiwo made the revelation while being cross-examined at the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry for Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and Other Matters on Saturday. Taiwo said that Bello was the Commanding Officer of the 65 Batallion which was…

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NRC Apologises  Over Failed Locomotive On Abuja-Kaduna Train

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has apologised to passengers that boarded the Abuja-Kaduna train which broke down due to failed locomotive along the route on Saturday. NRC’s Managing Director, Mr Fidet Okhiria, in a statement pledged NRC’s commitment to ensure there was no reoccurrences of such incident in the future. Okhiria also assured Nigerians that the failed locomotive would be fully operational on Monday. “The locomotive’s turbocharger failed and we apologise for that. We are working hard to avoid such occurrences in future and by Monday the train service would…

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Buhari: Only President Who Has Never Asked NNPC To Do Something– Kyari

……..Never Controls NNPC Operations The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Malam Mele Kyari, said that President Muhammadu Buhari never interfered in the operations of the Corporation. Kyari disclosed this at a media interactive with National Association of Energy Correspondents in Abuja, on Friday. He said that the corporation had the full support of the president to operate effectively for the growth of the industry, ” I can tell you that the privilege we have today in this company of having unfettered control without any distraction…

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NYSC D-G Tasks Nigerians On Service To Humanity

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has called on Nigerians to use every opportunity given to them to offer sincere service to humanity. Speaking in Abuja on Friday at a book presentation in his honour titled: “War, Society and Leadership in Nigeria,’’ which was presented by the Nigerian Defence Academy, Department of History and War Studies, Brig.-Gen. Ibrahim said that sincere service to humanity would always bring a great reward at the end. He advised that people should strive to perform better wherever they found themselves.…

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Speaker’s Convoy: DSS Confirms Identity Of Newspaper Vendor Killer, Detention

The attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been drawn to the allegation of shooting and killing of one Ifeanyi Okereke by a security aide of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. In a statement the Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya said: “The Service hereby confirms that the suspect is one of its personnel deployed to the Speaker’s Convoy as a security detail. And as already stated by the Speaker that he has been suspended from his Convoy, the Service has further withdrawn him from the assignment.…

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Nothing ‘ll Distract NIS From Border Surveillance, Security, Says New Perm Sec

The new Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuaib Belgore, has said that the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has nothing that will distract the service’s surveillance on all Nigerian borders. Belgore asserted the determination of NIS on unwavering border security and surveillance during his visit to Zone “A “ Headquarters of the service in Lagos on Friday. Belgore took over from Georgina Ehuriah-Arisa on Sept. 30, when she retired after 35 years of service. The zone is comprised of seven commands including Lagos, Ogun, Lagos Murtala Mohammed international…

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VP Osinbajo:Creating Enabling Environment Key To Boosting Local Investment

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says creating an enabling environment is key to boosting local investment in the country. Osinbajo said this on Friday in Abuja at the Nigerians in Diaspora virtual Investment Summit (NDIS), organised by Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) in collaboration with Nigeria Diaspora Summit Initiative. The summit, holding between Nov. 20 and Novemer 21, is the third edition. It has the theme: “Post-COVID-19 Economic Resurgence: Targeting Diaspora Investment”. The summit is targeting investors in the health, education, Agric-business, creative industry and sports sectors. Other areas include entertainment,…

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COVID-19: NCDC Confirms 143 New Infections From 10 States

Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) says it recorded 143 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country in the last 24 hours. The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Friday. The public health agency said that the infections brought the total number of cases  in the country to 65,982. The agency has so far tested 728,128 people since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on Feb. 27, 2020. NCDC stated that the 143 new cases were reported from 10 states of the federation…

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