Day: September 30, 2021

The internet and social media: Benefits and chalenges, By Rotimi Onadipe

The internet and social media are great tools that are very useful to our daily lives. We can use them to enrich our lives in several ways and this is one of the most important reasons why the 21st century is regarded as the best century. In today’s technology age, the internet and social media …

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Forums reiterate commitment to Africa’s energy future

Emphasizing Africa’s Position on Natural Gas: The African Energy Chamber (AEC) and Gas Exporting Countries Forum’s (GECF) Collaboratively Commit to Africa’s Energy Future With the GECF introducing a critical discussion on the role of natural gas at the 4th edition of the Workshop on the Promotion of Natural Gas Demand, African Energy Week in Cape …

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Okonjo-Iweala reacts on running 2023 presidency, quitting job

Okonjo-Iweala could quit WTO job, denies running for 2023 presidency in NigeriaPublished on September 30, 2021By Ifreke Inyang Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is considering resigning her job as Director-General at the World Trade Organization (WTO), Bloomberg reports. The 67-year-old is only seven months into her four-year tenure. However, it is understood Okonjo-Iweala is already frustrated with …

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I have learnt my lesson, says Anthony Joshua after losing to Oleksandr Usyk

The heavyweight star Anthony Joshua has revealed that he has “learnt his lesson” from his recent defeat to Oleksandr Usyk. The British boxer was outclassed by the Ukrainian at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last weekend, dropping the IBF, WBO, and WBA belts for the bout. However, Joshua, who has a rematch clause, insists he is in …

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Kwara community lauds AbdulRazaq over appointment

The members of Moro Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq Unity Forum on Thursday commended Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara over the appointment of Mr Moshood Alaka as member of the Committee of Kwara State Social Investment Programme (KWASSIP). The commendation is contained in a statement issued by Alhaji Layi Ayinde, the Secretary of the forum. It noted that …

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APC chieftain drums support for rotational presidency

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara, Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo, says there is nothing bad in rotating the presidency amongst the six geo-political zones of the country. Oyedepo sad this on Thursday while speaking at the weekly ‘Political Dialogue’ in Ilorin. FELLOW PRESS reports that the political dialogue was organised by Nations …

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Nigeria will remain a united, stronger nation as it marks 61st anniversary – CAN

President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), His Eminence, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, says in spite of its challenges, Nigeria will remain indivisible and wax stronger. In a message of hope issued on Thursday to Christians and Nigerians preparatory to the country’s 61st anniversary, Ayokunle also declared that “Nigeria shall experience Showers of Blessings.’’ He said his …

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Court sentences sex worker for bitting customer’s tongue

An Upper Area Court in Makurdi on Thursday sentenced a commercial sex worker, Dooshima Anems, to four years imprisonment for biting customer’s tongue during sex. The police charged Anems with assault and causing grievous hurt. The Magistrate, Ms Rose Iyorshe, sentenced Anems after she pleaded guilty and told the court that she bit Mr Amos …

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Jonathan backs electronic transmission of 2023 election

Former president Goodluck Jonathan has called on the National Assembly to allow the use of electronic means of transmitting results ahead of 2023. Premium Times reported that Jonathan made the call on Wednesday, September 29, while delivering a lecture at the inauguration Ceremony/lecture of the National Defence College, Course 30, in Abuja. A major and …

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Why BSc/HND dichotomy remains– Official reveals

Nigerian Government committment to resolving the dichotomy between BSc and HND hoders are yet is any experiential reality. An official disclosed Wednesday that the bias would not be removed until a review of the Scheme of Service is completed Currently, Nigerian polytechnic graduates are awarded HND while university graduates are awarded BSc or its equivalent. …

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BREAKING: Obiano declares N20m bounty on killers of Dora Akunyili’s hunband

Governor Willie Obiano has announced N20 million reward for anyone who has useful information that can lead to the arrest of those behind the gruesome murder of Dr Chike Akunyili and other heinous attacks in Anambra state. The Anambra governor made this known during his address posted on Facebook on Wednesday, September 29. Obiano lamented …

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Buhari replaces nominated CEO of petroleum agency before Senate approval

President Muhammadu Buhari has withdrawn Farouk Ahmed’s name from nomination as Chief Executive Officer of the board of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NPRA). Premium Times reported that the president said Ahmed will replace Sarki Auwalu who was earlier named for the position. FELLOW PRESS recalls that President Buhari had in a …

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Bandits attack Sokoto community, resident burnt alive, many policemen missing

Sabon Birni LGA, Sokoto state – Armed bandits have launched a fresh attack in Sabon Birni local government area of Sokoto state, burning a resident alive. Daily Trust reported that many policemen were also unaccounted for in the attack which occurred on Wednesday, September 29. Confirming the incident, the member representing Sabon Birni East constituency …

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