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APC Hails ‎Tinubu On Sun Man of the Year Award

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the occasion of his well-deserved award as The Sun Man of the Year 2016. In a statement signed by APC’s National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, the party described Tinubu as “a veritable pillar of Nigeria’s modern democracy and a proven political genius of our times.” The ... Read More »

Gov. Dickson Appoints FRANCIS AGBO, Special Adviser, Media Relations

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Forty eight hours after his inauguration for a second term in office, the Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has appointed a frontline journalist/ Media Strategist, Francis Ottah Agbo as his Special Adviser on Media Relations. According to the statement signed by his CPS, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the appointment is with immediate effect. Before Francis Agbo’s new appointment, he was Media Consultant ... Read More »

Adamant Doctors’ Demands Cannot be Actualized-Government

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The Government of Osun on Friday described the demand of the state striking doctors as impossible in the face of the present economic reality of the country. Government, at a press conference addressed by the Chairman, Osun Special Committee on Health, Dr. Simeon Afolayan, stated that in the face of the current economic realities, it remains unbelievable that doctors would ... Read More »

Pension Scam: EFCC Seeks Forfeiture of Stolen Funds’ Proceeds

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on February 18, 2016, through asked Justice Abdul Kafarati of a Federal High Court, Abuja to order the interim forfeiture of the properties belonging to Phina Chidi, a former Deputy Director in the Pension Unit of the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, OHCSF, and Garba Abdullahi Tahir, a ... Read More »

Visa Holds Fraud Prevention Workshop in West Africa for First Time

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   Visa Inc. (V)   a global payments technology company, organized its first ever fraud prevention workshop dedicated to its West Africa-based clients and partners. Held in Dakar, the three-day workshop provided an in-depth look at the latest tools, information, and best practices for issuers and acquirers to effectively combat fraud. Workshop attendance was high, with thirty-two delegates representing 17 ... Read More »

Garlands for Leo Stan, Icon of Hope @ 60

Ken Nwogbo Leo Stan Ekeh, Icon of Hope is 60! And for his family, friends and associates; words cannot express their love, respect and admiration for Nigeria’s quintessential businessman. He is an inspirational motto, lesson as well as a reminder to all that leadership is not the rare gift reserved to a chosen few and charismatic unique individuals, but a ... Read More »

Shocking As Pro-Biafra Agitators Massacred and Buried En- Mass Discovered Near Aba

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 •Amnesty International steps in The International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) announced the shocking discovery in part two of its letter to Minister of Interior, Federal Ministry of Interior, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazzzau, and Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin. Intersociety said in the part two of the letter released this morning that ... Read More »

Nigeria To Send Troops To Protect Oil Assets in Niger Delta

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In the wake of a series of attacks on Niger Delta oil installations and an increase in oil theft in recent weeks, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has announced that military and special task forces will be deployed to protect key assets in the area. Buhari said the country was facing an increasing frequency in sabotage of Niger Delta oil facilities ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Forcados Crude Export Terminal Hit by Major Spill. Oil Lifting Suspended

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Nigeria’s crude oil export operation has suffered a serious setback following a major crack-up of a giant underwater pipeline at the Forcados export terminal. Following the incident, crude oil lifting h‎as now been suspended at that platform, officials said.The pipeline, described as a big artery in the nation’s oil production was said to have suffered a huge rupture under circumstances ... Read More »

Allison-Madueke Approves N4.8tr worth of Oil Swaps Without Contract

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Mr. Austin Oniwon,   a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), yesterday came a disclosure that a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Maduekwe, gave an approval to oil trading companies to swap the nation’s crude oil for refined petroleum products for three years without a contractual agreement. Oniwon who spoke while testifying before members ... Read More »