Seven People Including Two Children killed in An Accident Involving Protocol officers of Governor Obaseki

Seven persons were killed on in an accident involving the advance team of the Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki along the Benin-Auchi highway. Three others who sustained injuries were said to have been rushed to the Central Hospital, Benin City, for medical treatment. It was gathered that the advance team were on their way to Ambrose Alli University, (AAU), at Ekpoma for the convocation ceremony when the accident happened at Ehorin community near Ekhor  in Uhunmwode Local Government area  of Edo state. According to a witness, the accident occurred when the Toyota Hilux…

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Court Suspends NNPC Job Recruitment

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the suspension of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) ongoing job recruitment pending determination of a suit filed by one Mr. Pelumi Olajengbesi. Olajengbesi, a public interest lawyer, had commenced the enforcement of the Fundamental Rights of all potential applicants to set aside the recruitment by the NNPC on the ground that it was discriminatory. The recruitment had disqualified Nigerians above the age of 28 from applying for the vacant positions. Olajengbesi had faulted the age criterion placed on the ongoing recruitment…

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FirstBank Contributing To National Growth, Reviving Nigeria’s Textile Industry

For many years, until the early 1980s, the Nigerian textile industry was the highest employer of labour, after the public sector. Sadly, the industry is in dire straits battling for survival in recent times. Among the challenges that confronted the sector were policy inconsistencies leading to closure of many textile companies occasioned by poor power supply, smuggling, poor access to finance and high operating cost, among others. It is unarguable that the closure of many textile companies contributed to the rise in the country’s high unemployment rate, rising insecurity and…

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FG To Impose New Taxes On Soft Drinks

The federal government is set to impose new taxes on soft drinks, the Minister of Finance, Budget and Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, said this in Abuja. Responding to reporters’ inquisitions on the sidelines of the ongoing Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank in Washington DC, the minister said the new tax is part of plans by the government to widen the revenue net. She, however, disagreed that revenue generation was the motive behind the closure of Nigeria’s land borders with its West African neighbours.…

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UBA Honours Kola Jamodu After 12 Years Of Service; Assures of Solid Governance Processes

Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has assured investors and shareholders of her continuous adherence to solid corporate governance processes as the bank honoured its ex-director, Chief Kola Jamodu. In a glitzy cocktail event and dinner in his honour at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, on Thursday, Jamodu was celebrated for his service on the bank’s board for 12 years as a non-Executive director. Accolades were poured on him, for his remarkable contributions to the group over the period that have helped solidify the bank’s footprints in…

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The Entrepreneurship Journey Entails Hard work, Discipline and Sacrifice”, Elumelu Says to Cape Verdean Entrepreneurs

Speaking at the Youth Konnekt Forum in Cape Verde, African investor and philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu, Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) and Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA), charged entrepreneurs to embrace hard work, discipline and sacrifice on their entrepreneurial journey to success. He addressed over young Cape Verdean entrepreneurs in a Forum themed “African Youth: Foresight and Opportunities”, where he shared nuggets from his wealth of experience as an entrepreneur with success stories investing in Africa. He said: “Entrepreneurship is a long-term journey. There is no quick…

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Tourism Stakeholders Call On Federal, State And Private Sectors To Invest In Agro-Tourism Industry To Boost Economy.

The call was made by different speakers at the 4th Tourism world international commercial conference and award held in Lagos at Golden Tulip hotel, Festac Mr. Solomon Uwakwe, Managing Director, De Tourism World International, advised Nigerian youths to embrace agro-tourism for wealth and job creation. Uwakwe gave the advice during the 4th Tourism World International Commercial, Agro-tourism Conference and Awards Lagos. Speaking on the theme:“infrastructure and Human Capital Development for Global Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism Growth”. Uwakwe, organiser of the conference, said that employment opportunities abound in the tourism industry…

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Obasanjo, Jonathan, Others To Get N2.3bn Benefits In 2019

Former Nigerian leaders including ex-Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan and their Chiefs of Staff are to receive N2.3bn as benefits in 2019. The sum of N4.5bn was also proposed in the 2019 budget as severance benefits for retired Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries while former heads of government agencies and parastatals would receive N1bn as severance benefits. This is contained in the budget document recently submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Federal Government also proposed N3bn for outsourced services and N5bn for ‘margin for increased…

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E- Visa Will Facilitate Travel, Promote Tourism, Trade, Investment In The Country- Ethiopian Airlines Boss

The Group Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde Gebre Mariam, has stated that the over 200,000 people from 217 countries that visited Ethiopia since June 2017, when the E-Visa Service was introduced would facilitate travel, promote tourism, trade and investment in the country. This is just as he described the introduction of E- Visa Service as good news to the two sectors of the economy. With this development, Ethiopia has opened its doors for foreign visitors wider than ever before. Since, the E-Visa Service has redefined visitors’ travel experience, easing entry into the country…

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Buhari Directs Ministers To Submit Int’l Travel Arrangements To SGF For Approval

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to submit their Yearly Travel Plans to the OSGF and/or the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation for clearance. The new policy, he stated would be implemented immediately.  The new policy is contained in a statement signed by the Director Information OSGF, Mr. Willie Bassey. The President in the statement stated that the directive was part of measures to curb leakages and ensure efficiency in the management of government resources. “According to the directive as…

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