By Adewale Adetona I remember a few years ago when I was trying to register for my third JAMB examination. I know someone would ask how come I wrote JAMB three times. Well, my own case is better than that of boda Nuru who didn’t gain admission till his fourth attempt. It was a hot Tuesday afternoon under …

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The Ajaokuta Steel Company will begin full production in 2022 as the Russian Government, through the Russian Export Centre and the Africa Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), is expected to commit $1.465bn to the moribund steel company’s revitalization, the Minister of Mines and Steel, Olamilekan Adegbite, has said. Adegbite said the Federal Government was expected to sign …

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said it was expecting the decision of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd.), on the Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System and other issues discussed with him last Thursday. Besides IPPIS, the union said it discussed the 2019 FG -ASUU Memorandum of Action and the implication …

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The Supreme Court has declared Senator Hope Uzodimma as governor of Imo State. The seven-member panel of justices today held that Emeka Ihedioha was not duly elected Governor. Earlier in the day, the issue of the candidacy of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo state has forced …

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A trafficked Nigerian girl in Lebanon has been released by the Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NDC). Chairman of NDC, Abike Dabiri-Erewa disclosed the development on her Twitter page on Monday night, even as she announced that the trafficker has been arrested. This is following a video which went viral on social media of Omolola crying out …

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Tension has heightened between the President Hassan Rouhani-led Iranian government and the country’s military, the Revolutionary Guard. The tension spilled into the open on Monday as the president’s office accused the elite military force of misleading them. This is following the accidental shooting down of the Ukrainian international airliner that killed over 170 civilians. Recall that …

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A trader, Anthony Okolie, who was arrested by the Department of State Services and detained for 10 weeks, has sued the DSS for N500m. Okolie, in a suit filed before the Federal High Court in Asaba, Delta State, by his lawyer, Tope Akinyode, also demanded N500m from Hanan Buhari, the daughter of the President, Major …

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Former Vice President and the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has been challenged to show integrity, honour and discipline in his contractual relationships, either with individuals, groups or corporate entities. Giving this advice in a statement, the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) said recent exposure of …

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The Organised Private Sector on Monday warned the government against fleecing the people and endangering productivity. They spoke in response to the signing of the Finance Bill into law by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) in Abuja. The law heralds a new regime of Value Added Tax rate of 7.5 per cent, up …

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The National Film and Video Censors Board has ordered cinemas nationwide to stop showing a recently released movie, titled, Sugar Rush. Against popular opinion, the NVFCB, Executive Director, Addedayo Thomas, told the media that the movie was not suspended because of some scenes found to portray the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as an incompetent …

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