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Paris Club Refund: Governors beg for 50% balance

Governors who went to plead for PAris Club refund

*Why are you still owing workers with what we gave you? Governors under the umbrella of Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to approve payment of the 50% balance from the London and Paris Club refunds to states. Zamfara State Governor Abdul’aziz Yari, who doubles as the …

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Edo’s Alaghodaro investment summit to boost economy

Godwin Obaseki...Alaghodaro

*Adopts local language to christen Summit In its avowed bid to re-engineer the economy of Edo State towards a better future for its citizens, the Godwin Obaseki-led government is set to host the maiden Edo State Investment Summit with the theme “Envisioning the Future” from 10th – 12th November 2017 …

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NNPC-Gate: Stinking tower of corruption

NNPC towers

*Who bells the big cat of corruption in that tower? From Denja Yaqub The recent exposé by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, on a number of procedural violations at one of the firms under his ministry’s supervision, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC); a major …

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IITA: Cassava farmers no longer to worry about weeds

A woman using a mechanical weeder in a cassava farm

*Plan is to double the national average yield of cassava By Debo Adeoye, Ibadan There will be no basis for the over 4.5million cassava farmers in Nigeria to worry about weeds or the weeding process in their farms again. The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) just made a breakthrough …

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You are political civil servants – Bello to striking workers

Yahaya Bello of Kogi State...pay workers

*We are owing only August, September salaries Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has labelled the workers who are on strike in his state as “political civil servants.” He made this assertion while speaking with State House Correspondents after his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday. Speaking about the strike action …

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Aiteo Cup: Ita Enang congratulates Akwa United

Ita Enang congratulates Akwa United for Aiteo Cup

*You reaffirmed resilient spirit of Akwa Ibom people Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang has expressed delight over Akwa United FC’s success in this year’s AITEO Cup following their 3-2 win against Niger Tornadoes in Sunday’s final in Lagos. Akwa United FC of …

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Taekwondo: Federation visits IDP camp in Maiduguri

Taekwondo in Maiduguri

*Explores possibility of introducing sport to IDPs, orphans Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) visited the “Farm Centre” where internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Maiduguri, Borno state over the weekend with the intent to introduce the sport to them. The objective of the visit was to distribute some taekwondo equipment and …

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Nigeria’s sporting families in history’s corridors

The Green Eagles of Nigeria in 1976. Sporting families

*Reflections of a reporter’s diary By Olajide Fashikun They are all from Nigeria. Siblings from what is better known as sporting families. They came together into sports. Their stories is fun. We tracked them back from records of previous reports done by a reporter of yore recalling published interviews. Enjoy …

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Ambode, Pedro, Falana, Utomi, celebrate at Afrika shrine

Felabration at the Afrika shrine

*Humble Smith, Nneka, Femi, Seun Kuti, others, thrill at special Lagos jump By Adeyemi Robinson-Adefioye, Lagos Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, hosted a well attended special Lagos Jump event at the New Afrika Shrine to round off Felabration 2017 in honour of the 79th posthumous birthday of Fela Anikulapo Kuti. …

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