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Senate Minority Leader: Presidency Can’t Blame National Assembly For Budget Delay

Senate Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi, has advised the Presidency to desist from playing politics with sensitive issues like the budgeting process.   Senator Olujinmi noted that a recent statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari, blaming the National Assembly for the annual delay in the passage of the Appropriation Act was not only unfortunate but only shows that the Executive arm is not saying the truth.   “The President himself in June this year expressed surprise during a meeting with the leadership of the National Assembly when he was confronted…

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Dangote: Blocmaster Is Affordable, Best Value For Money 

Management of Dangote Cement, over the weekend, assured block- moulders and other stakeholders in the building construction business of the durability and the extra power its new product: “BlocMaster” possessed. The new product is described as the  best quality cement in the country for now. The company also said the new product is available everywhere and very affordable. Speaking after the product’s unveiling in Benin and Asaba respectively said: Managing Director and Chief executive of the company, Eng. Joe Makoju, who was represented by the company’s National Sales Director, Adeyemi…

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Prison Service Enrolls 465 Inmates For Degree Programmes, Says CG

… Wins Multiple Global Awards in 2018 The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) has enrolled 465 inmates for academic programmes just as it won multiple international awards for promoting education and campaigns on prison decongestion this year. The Comptroller General of Prison, Jaafaru Ahmed who made the disclosure while handing over the awards to the Minister of Interior, General Abdulrahman Dambazau at a brief ceremony in Abuja noted that the service currently has no fewer than 465 inmates studying undergraduate courses at the National Open University of Nigeria NOUN while many…

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 2019: INEC To Create More Voting Points In Lagos –REC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said it would create more voting points in Lagos State to ease accreditation and voting processes across the 8,462 polling units in the state during 2019 general elections. The Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC in the state, Mr Sam Olumekun,   disclosed this at a Stakeholders Meeting organised by the commission in collaboration with the private sector and the Nigeria Policing Programme (NPP) in Lagos. There exist 3662 voting points created across polling units to reduce accreditation and voting time during elections. “After the…

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SAHCO To Divest 406,074,000 Shares To Raise N1.9bn

…..Sets Aside 10 Per cent For Workers Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO) on Monday announced plans to raise N1.9bn in an Initial Public Offer (IPO). Chairman of the company, Dr Taiwo Afolabi, explained at the event in Lagos that the IPO was being undertaken based on terms of the executed Share Sales and Purchase Agreement (SSPA) that was sealed over the privatisation of the former Skypower. He said that under the terms of the SSPA, the shareholders of the company are required to divest 49 per cent equity stake in…

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Pollution: NIMASA To Enforce Sulphur Limit On Bunker Fuel – Dakuku

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that the Agency will enforce strict compliance to the International Maritime Organisation regulation which puts a maximum of 0.5%  sulphur cap  on all fuel used by vessels  by the year 2020. Speaking during an interactive session with journalists at the ongoing maritime week in Dubai, Dakuku  said that part of the requirements adopted at the 73rd meeting of the  Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the United Nations maritime organ was to reduce the sulphur content permitted…

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Army Recovers Body Of Missing Retired General In A Well

The Nigerian Army says it has recovered the body of the missing General Idris Alkali from an abandoned well around the village where his vehicle was found. Announcing the discovery, Brigadier General Umar Mohammed said the body of the retired general was found in an abandoned well in Guchwet, Jos South local government of Plateau State. The retired military officer was declared missing in September, after leaving Abuja for Bauchi. He did not reach his destination. Early in October, based on intelligence, soldiers drained a pond in Dura, in Jos…

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Stakeholders Task Govt Over Constraints Facing FMCGs To Boost Economy

Economists and Industry stakeholders have lamented the food companies’ prevailing unfavourable operating climate and called for urgent need for the Federal Government to address the constraints and challenges facing the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs) sector in the country. Such steps they reasoned would boost the economy and bring about improvement in the ease of doing business in the country. Speaking on the Business Morning programme of the Channels Television Network yesterday, the Chairman of Financial Derivatives Company Limited, Mr. Bismarck Rewane, in response to a question, listed some bottlenecks…

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Flood Sacks Over 2000 Residents Of Patigi, Kwara Community

No fewer than 2,000 residents of Patigi in Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara State were rendered homeless by flood as a result of  heavy rainfall that lasted several hours. Hon Shuaib Ahmed-AbdulKadir, member representing Patigi Constituency in Kwara State House of Assembly made this known in a press release on Saturday in Ilorin, He said the over 2,000 affected victims were still unable to have access to their residences. According to the lawmaker; several of the victims have lost all their personal belongings, including farm produce to the flood, which…

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Army: Nigeria, Cameroon To Collaborate On Joint Operation

The Nigerian and Cameroonian armies have agreed to collaborate and synergise towards conducting sustained joint military operations to end insurgency within the fringes of their common borders in Borno State, North East of Nigeria. The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, made this known on when he paid an operational visit to a border location in Wulgo Borno State, where Cameroon Defence Forces (CDF) Battalion is being deployed. In a statement Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu said that the acting GOC stated…

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