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Privatisation Will Reduce Unemployment In Enugu, Commissioner Assures

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ENUGU – Joseph Udedi, Enugu State Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, has assured that the ongoing privatisation of moribund state-owned industries would reduce the high unemployment rate in the state. Udedi, while assuring the citizens on that at a press conference in Enugu to mark the World Youth Day, tagged:...

Ekiti Drivers’ Union Ex-Boss Exonerates Self From violent Protest

ADO-EKITI – Samuel Agbede, former chairman of the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), has denied involvement in the last Tuesday’s violent protest which left scores injured in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. Agbede, while speaking with newsmen, said he refused to partake in the union’s affairs after his voluntary resignation...

Obaseki, World Bank Firm Up Partnership On Agric

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Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the Edo State Governor, has said that the deepening of partnership with the World Bank in agricultural development would usher the state into a new era of prosperity. The governor, who said this during a lunch with a team from the World Bank at the Government House...

Police Detain Premium Times Reporter

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While Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo was wielding the big stick on the notorious State Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, over complaints of excesses, another unit of the police, was forcing a Premium Times journalist to disclose his source, according to the online newspaper. The police, through the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Tuesday...

Saraki, Ekweremadu’s Impeachment Plot : Oshiomhole Dangles Automatic Ticket Before APC Lawmakers

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Tony Ezimakor, Sam Ogidan Abuja – Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday again renewed the avowed determination of the party to enforce leadership change in the Senate, insisting that the minority cannot be allowed to superintend over the majority in the upper legislative chamber. To...

Nigeria’s Current Leadership Has Lost Focus, Vision – IBB

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Lagos – Former military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) on Tuesday said the current leadership in the country lacks the vision, courage and focus to take Nigeria to the promised land. He made the remark when Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa State and presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party...

1 Murdered, 3 Injured As Hoodlums Attack Passengers In A’Ibom

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Uyo – One person has been killed and three others injured as armed militants attacked a commercial bus at Ikot Mkporikpo, along Abak-Iwukem Road in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa Ibom State. According to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Etim Ekpo, Chairman Dore, another bus,...

NBS Records Decrease In Price Of National Household Kerosene In July

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), said the average price per litre paid by consumers for National Household Kerosene decreased from N279.67 in June to N276.87 in July. The NBS disclosed this in its “National Household Kerosene Price Watch (July 2018)” report released on Tuesday in Abuja. The report said...

NNPC To Establish 2 Additional Refineries In Warri, Port Harcourt

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has plans to establish 100,000-barrels-per-day brownfield refineries in Port-Harcourt and Warri to boost local refining of crude oil in the country. The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja....

2019: Gov. Dickson Urges Corps Members To Support INEC To Achieve Credible Elections

Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has advised intending ad hoc staff from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to support Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at ensuring a credible, free and fair elections come 2019. Dickson gave the advice in a statement issued to newsmen in Yenagoa on Tuesday by...