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 Nigeria, Others To Record 3.4% Growth, Says IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), on Monday said Nigeria and other Sub-Saharan countries would grow their economies by an average of 3.4 per cent in 2018, from 2.8 per cent in 2017.   IMF’s country Senior Representative, Mr Amine Mati, said this during the public presentation of the Spring 2018 Issue of the Sub-Saharan African Regional Economic Outlook (REO) in Lagos.   The theme of the presentation was, “Domestic Revenue Mobilisation and Private Investment.”   Mati said about two-third of the countries in the region could experience the growth riding…

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Agriculture News 

Only 70000 Agric Extension Workers In Africa, Says SAFE

The Coordinator of Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE), West Africa, Prof. Idowu Oladele, says there are only 70, 000 agriculture extension workers in the whole of Africa. Oladele stated this on Monday at a seminar organised by SAFE, University of Ilorin chapter, for the alumni of the Sasakawa program. He said there was need for agriculture extension workers in the country to incorporate Information Communication Technology (ICT) into their work for easier, more effective, efficient service delivery and increased income. He said that ICT had taken over every facet…

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Rivers Gov, Wike, Says FG Plots To Assassinate Him

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has raised the alarm on Sunday that the Federal Government was plotting to assassinate him in a crowd and claim accidental discharge. Wike disclosed this during the third year anniversary thanksgiving service of his administration at the Living Faith Church, D-Line in Port Harcourt, the state capital. The governor said, “Intelligence report available to us as of this morning indicated that they are plotting to assassinate me in a crowd and claim it was an accidental discharge.” Explaining that the plot of the All…

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Ex-Gov Obi Diagnoses Nigeria’s Poor Spending On Education

The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has again lamented the country’s poor attitude towards education, saying that even when compared to some African countries, that Nigeria has not done well at all. Speaking during the launching and funds raising dinner for Dominican University, a newly established university owned by the Dominicans, at the  Colonnade, Lagos, Obi said that the problem with Nigerians is that they still see education as expenditure rather than investment  in the future. Obi said it had become clear, flowing from what countries that…

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NAF New Gunship Unleashes Rockets On Terrorists Camp

The newly acquired Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Mi-35M helicopter gunships have successfully unleashed their firepower on Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) at a camp, 9.7km South East of Borno State in the on-going OPERATION THUNDER STRIKE. An Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance report had indicated the significant presence of terrorists in the camp, following which Mi-35M helicopter gunships were deployed to attack them on 15 May 2018. On approaching the target, the Mi-35M helicopter gunships successfully launched rocket and cannon attacks on the camp, in rapid succession. The footage of the attack,…

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UBA Innovates With Another Product, ‘UBA Learn’ To Empower Students 

The pan-African Financial Institution, United Bank for Africa(UBA) has introduced a unique and innovative product, called ‘UBA Learn’ targeted at helping students achieve all round academic success. The Product, an online Learning Platform for students powered by Roducate, was launched yesterday, May 17, 2018 with particular emphasis on helping students within the age range of 5-16years and 17-24 attain academic excellence, while ensuring that the parents and teachers keep track and monitor their ward’s educational developments and performance. UBA Learn is accessible online, through a downloadable mobile app and  USSD (*919*33#) and is open…

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9 Institutions Get N50m NCC Grant For Telecoms Research

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given a  N50m grant to nine researchers in  Nigerian institutions  to carry out research in the telecommunications sector.   Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof.  Umar Danbatta, while presenting the award letters in Abuja, said the grant  would go a long way in transforming the  country’s  telecoms  sector.   Danbatta said the grant was in recognition of the role of the academia in the development of the telecoms sector.   “Under this project, tertiary institutions submit detailed and well thought out research proposal to…

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Police vs Senate: Saraki Alleges Plot By IGP To Implicate Him 

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, today raised alarm over a plot by security agents to implicate him using coerced cultists. Speaking during the Senate plenary on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018, the President of the Senate narrated how he learnt of the plot to his colleagues. “My Distinguished colleagues, there is an issue which I need to bring to your attention very urgently. Last night,  my State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatai Ahmed revealed to me an information at his disposal that a group of suspects who had been…

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DANGOTE LISTS ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD

…Urges Nigerians to enrol Citing the economic benefits of having a robust unified national identity card management, President of Dangote group, Aliko Dangote has called on Nigerians to get enrolled in the on-going registration for National Identity cards being carried out by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). The business mogul made the call just as the NIMC disclosed that it has enrolled till date 30 million Nigerians and that efforts are on to capture the entire population within the next three years. Dangote spoke when the management of the…

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CJN TO JUDGES, REFRAIN FROM TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM

LAGOS GOV: JUDICIARY, SECURITY REFORMS AIMED AT GROWING GDP …As Lagos Judiciary Holds First Biannual Public Lecture  The Chief Justice of the Federation (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen admonished judges to refrain from commenting on matters of public interest through social media blogging sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, among others. Speaking as the guest speaker at the first biannual lecture of the Lagos State Judiciary held at City Hall in Lagos Island the lecture on the theme: “Judicial Standards, Integrity, Respect and Public Perception: A Comparative Analysis From Independence In…

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