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Borno Killings: Don’t Lose Hope In Military, FG Urges Nigerians

Following Saturday’s killing of some farmers by suspected Boko Haram members in Borno, the Federal Government has urged Nigerians not to lose hope in the capability and commitment of the military to routing the terrorists. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the plea on Tuesday in Lagos during a meeting with Online Publishers. Mohammed said Nigerians should continue to support the men and women in uniform who are fighting the terrorists with determination. He described the killings as “an act of cowardice and savagery by a…

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Arik Air Leases Aircraft From Mongolia To Boost Operations

The management of Arik Air says it has leased a Boeing 737-700 aircraft from Eznis Airways to boost its operations. The Eznis Airways is a scheduled and charter airline based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The Chief Executive Officer of Arik Air, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, said in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday that the leased aircraft arrived in Nigeria on November 21. Ilegbodu said that the aircraft, which would be deployed into service from December. 2, would enable Arik Air return to some routes which were suspended at the beginning of the COVID-19…

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At BAFI: UBA Wins Best Bank Of The Year, International Bank Of The Year Awards

Pan-African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, carted two highly coveted laurels at the BusinessDay’s Bank and other Financial Institutions Awards (BAFI) winning the Bank of the Year and the International Bank of the Year at the glamorous event held over the weekend. The bank beat other strong contenders – Zenith Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, Access Bank and First Bank – to clinch the two top categories in a well-attended ceremony comprising of Bank CEO’s, Captains of Industries and Senior financial executives. UBA won the ‘Bank of the…

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Kwara Begins Payment Of N6000 Monthly Stipend To  Vulnerable Adults

The Kwara State Social Investment Programme (KWSSIP) on Monday began the disbursement of N6,000 bimonthly stipend to targeted 10,000 vulnerable adults across the state. The disbursement of the stipend, “Owo Arugbo” commenced in the Patigi local government areas where more than 300 benefited, payments in other local governments are slated for the subsequent days of the week. Owo Arugbo is a replication of the Conditional Cash Transfer of the Federal Government. Speaking with newsmen, one of the beneficiaries, Aishatu Madu said that the stipend would help to improve the standard…

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Lagos Bye-Elections: We’re Hopeful Of Victory, Says PDP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State on Sunday said that its candidates in the forthcoming bye-elections in the state had made the party to be hopeful of electoral victory. The party’s Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani, said in Lagos that candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) would be defeated in the Lagos East Senatorial and Kosofe Constituency II elections. According to him, the party will win four out of the five Local Government Areas (LGAs) that make up the Lagos East Senatorial District – Somolu, Kosofe, Ikorodu, Epe…

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Lagos Graduates 100 Women, Youth Farmers, Charges Them To Become World-Class Agripreneurs

Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya has charged the latest 100 women and youths graduands of the State Agripreneurship Programme to be committed to the attainment of the Government’s food security goal. Olusanya who stated this over the weekend at the closing and graduation ceremony of the second batch of the Lagos Agripreneurship Programme at the Agricultural Training Institute, Araga, Epe further reiterated the commitment of the State Government to engage, equip and empower women and youth particularly to become world class Agripreneurs. The Commissioner who was represented…

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NIMASA E-Library: Our Capacity-Building Commitment Beyond Rhetoric – Jamoh

………Says Library Equipped To Bridge Industry Knowledge Gap As Nigeria moves towards greater role for maritime in the national economy, Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has declared the Agency’s unwavering commitment to capacity-building through its knowledge and research based initiatives. Dr. Jamoh made this known during the official launch of the Agency’s e-library at the Nigerian Maritime Resource Development Centre (NMRDC) in Lagos. He said as a knowledge-based industry with huge opportunities, there was need to encourage research to enable the Nigerian maritime sector…

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Gunmen Kill Police, Kidnap Chinese Expatriate In Ekiti

The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital. The abductee was one of the engineers working with the Chinese company handling the new Ado-Iyin road. The Command Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident to newsmen on telephone, said the incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. along the new Ado Ekiti-Iyin Ekiti road. He said that the abducted Chinese was one of the Engineers handling the new…

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Expert Warns Against Trade Malpractices Across Land Borders

A trade expert, Prof. Ken Ife, has decried the high volume of trade malpractices across land borders in the country. Speaking at a webinar on Thursday, Ife said that there had been substantial violation of trade rules across land borders, adding that these necessitated the closure. He told traders to ” respect quality assurance systems that are necessary to protect the integrity of what you are importing and stop dumping goods that are injurious to our country.” Ife also warned against ferrying of drugs and arms in containers, adding that…

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CACOVID To Empower 4m Youths With N150bn Job Program

…To renovate 44 burnt Police stations; spend N100bn on Police equipment The private sector led Coalition Alliance Against COVID 19 (CACOVID), has unveiled plans to empower four million youths with N150 billion employment program, noting that once the nation’s high rate of unemployment is curtailed, social unrest will be significantly reduced. Co-Chairman of CACOVID and Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, who briefed the media alongside the President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, Chairman of United Bank for Africa, Tony Elumelu and the Managing Director of Access…

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