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Shareholders Applaud Sterling Bank’s Return To Dividend Payment

Shareholders of Sterling Bank Plc on Thursday applauded the board and management of the bank for the transformation that has ensured its return to dividend payment. The shareholders gave the commendation at bank’s 56th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lagos to consider the 2017 accounts of the bank. The shareholders approved the payment of N575. 81 million dividend recommended by the board for the financial year ended Dec. 31, 2017. President of Association for the Advancement of the Rights of Nigerian Shareholders, Dr Farouk Umar, commended the board and management…

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Confusion As Kwara APC Holds Parallel LG Congress

Two parallel congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) took place in Kwara State during the Local Government Congress of the party.   The faction of the party led by its chairman, Hon. Olayemi Olabanji held their own congress aside from the main APC congress.   A release by the Publicity Secretary of the legacy group faction of the party, Comrade Kayode Oyin-Zubair expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the congress of the faction.   “Report reaching the situation room as it concerns the ongoing local government congress in the…

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Forbe Lists Dangote Among 75 World’s Most Powerful People

…more powerful than US Vice President Nigeria’s foremost entrepreneur, Aliko Dangote has been ranked among 75 most powerful persons on the planet, ahead of the Vice President of the United States of America, Mike Pence. According to the Forbe’s latest 2018 ranking of the World Powerful people, Dangote ranked among world leaders like Xi Jinping, the Chinese President, Vladimir Putin the Russian President and Donald Trump, the President of the US, all of whom were ranked first, second and third respectively. Dangote was ranked 66th most powerful person in the world…

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Unilorin Produces 4461 Medical Doctors Since Inception – Provost

Provost, College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, Prof. Abdulwahab Johnson, says the institution has produced 4,461 medical doctors since its establishment in 1977.   Johnson said this at the induction of 20 members of the Batch ‘B’ 2018 medical graduands of the college on Monday in Ilorin.   According to him, 3,446 of the medics are male while 1,015 are female, and had been inducted since the inaugural event in 1983.   He noted that under his tenure from August 2014 to date, the college had produced 541 graduands,…

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North, South Korean Leaders Plans To End War, Plant Trees Jointly

The leaders of North and South Korea embraced on Friday after pledging to work for the “complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula”, on a day of smiles and handshakes at the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade. The two Koreas announced they would work with the United States and China this year to declare an official end to the 1950s Korean War and seek an agreement on “permanent” and “solid” peace. The declaration included promises to pursue phased arms reduction, cease hostile acts, transform their fortified border into…

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BUHARI TO DECLARE OPEN 61ST UNWTO, CAF MEETING

President Muhammadu Buhari is to declare open the 61st Meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization/Commission for Africa (UNWTO/CAF), scheduled for 4-6 June 2018 in Abuja. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced this in Abuja on Tuesday when he paid an advocacy visit to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Mohammed Musa Bello, to intimate him with details of the forthcoming international event. “The Honourable Minister of the FCT is the Minister of the Host City. That makes it imperative for us…

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LAGOS REDUCES LAND USE CHARGE RATES, WAIVES PENALTY FOR LATE PAYMENT

……Grants 50% Reduction On Commercial Charges, 25% For Owner-Occupier, Manufacturing Concerns … Gives Tax Credit For Payment Already Made, Introduces Instalment Payment Plan   Following extensive deliberations with stakeholders on the new rates payable by property owners under the Lagos State Land Use Charge (LUC) Law, the State Government on Thursday announced a major reduction in the rates and as well waived the penalty for late payments across board. The State’s Commissioner for Finance, Mr Akinyemi Ashade, who disclosed this while addressing a press briefing at the Bagauda Kaltho Press…

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African Parliamentarians Commend Achievements Of Bayelsa Gov

…..Blind can see your achievements, African parliamentarians tell Dickson The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) has commended Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson for his investment in education, especially for the less privileged children. The organisation also mentioned roads, public infrastructure ‎and health projects as some of the giant strides of the governor that deserves commendation. A press statement signed by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Francis Ottah Agbo noted that the Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the CPA, Hon. Lindiwe Maseko ‎made the commendation on behalf of…

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ISPS Code: US Coast Guard Lauds Nigeria’s Compliance Level  

  …As NIMASA reiterates commitment to best practices   The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has expressed satisfaction at the compliance level of Nigeria with the International Ships and Ports Security (ISPS) facility Code at the nation’s ports.   A delegation from the USCG led by Lt. Commander Jacob Hopper of the International Port Security (IPS) Liaison for USCG in West and Central Africa and Europe who were on a two-day visit to some of the ports in Lagos stated that there has been a lot of improvements in the…

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FG Announces Special Funds For Tertiary Health Facilities

The Federal Government on Tuesday announced special intervention funds for tertiary and specialist hospitals in the country. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known at the opening ceremony of the National Executive Council Meeting of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) in Abuja. Adewole said each teaching hospital would get N300 million, Federal Medical Centres N120 million each, while each Fistula Centre and Specialist Hospital would receive N120 million to improve healthcare delivery. He said beyond the intervention in the federal facilities, the federal government would also…

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