Imo North: Intrigues over Uwajumogu’s replacement

Less than 48 hours after burial of the senator representing Imo North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Ben Uwajumogu, a bitter political battle seems to have erupted  at the zonal chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over his replacement, Steve Uzoechi reports   Late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, who represented Imo North in the Senate, had barely settled in in his grave, when a proxy war broke out in Imo North Senatorial District over his replacement for the plum job at the National Assembly. After Uwajumogu’s burial last Friday,…

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Sanwo-Olu is committed to deliver on his mandate – Oladejo

Hon. Oluseye Oladejo is the Publicity Secretary of the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview, he speaks on the Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration, local government autonomy and the opposition, among other issues. TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE reports   The Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration has been in place for over eight months now, what is your assessment of the government in respect to campaign promises? There is no denial of the intellectual and institutional experience on those on board. A good number of people that made up the Lagos…

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Lafarge rewards loyal customers

Lafarge Africa Plc, one of the leading cement manufacturing company, has rewarded its customers during its customer award event held in Lagos. The event was an opportunity for the company to reward its high performing customers in 2019 while also commemorating its 60th Anniversary celebration. The company’s customers across Nigeria who attended the event were rewarded based on their volumes contribution to the business. Each category attracted various gifts which included: exotic cars, utility trucks, household electronics and cash prizes for other recognition awards. The star price for the National…

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NSE extends decline by N31bn

Trading activities on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange yesterday witnessed another drop in share prices as bears sustained their grip on the local bourse following profit takings by investors. The local bourse recorded  11 gainers against 16 losers to sustain downward trend. Consequently, the All-Share Index dipped 58.72 basis points or 0.22 per cent to close at 26,974.38 index points as against 27,033.10 recorded the previous trading session while market capitalisation of equities depreciated by N31 billion from N14.083 trillion the previous day to N14.052 trillion as market…

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Kogi commences Stamp Duty Act operation to boost IGR

The Kogi State government has declared that all is set for the full operation of the Stamp Duty Act. Accordingly, the state government said it will embark on massive sensitization to orientate the people on the operation of the Act. The state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Hon. Kingsley Fanwo, who disclosed this in a statement issued in Lokoja, the state capital, yesterday, said the Act offers the state the opportunity to shore up her revenue. Fanwo said: “The Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) has a mandate to take…

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We’ll continue to champion rights of poor, weak Nigerians – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the House under him would continue to champion the rights of the weak and poor Nigerians. Gbajabiamila said being elected by the people, it was incumbent on members of the House as representatives of the citizens, to anchor the wellbeing of the people. Gbajabiamila spoke at the inauguration of the Nigeria National Group of the Parliamentarians for Global Action (NNGPGA) chaired by Abdulrazak Sa’ad Namdas. Gbajabiamila, who expressed delight that this was the first time that the…

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FG approves N30bn for roads, linking Nigeria to Niger Republic

The Federal Government yesterday  approved a N30 billion contract for  the construction of two roads linking Sokoto and Jigawa States  to Nigeria’s borders with  Republic of Niger. Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this to journalists at the end of Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting  held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Fashola explained that the first contract of N9.5 billion was for the 47-kilometer road from Balle-Kurdella in Sokoto State while the second  contract was a  50-kilometer road from Kunya in Jigawa State will be executed  at…

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Ijebu-Ode-Epe Road’ll reduce pressure on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway – Abiodun

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, yesterday, said the construction of the 14km Ijebu-Ode-Mojoda-Epe road would serve as alternative route to the nation’s busiest highway, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Abiodun, who noted that the road, when completed, would help relieve the Lagos-Ibadan highway of pressure, restated the commitment of his administration to develop the border areas. He spoke at a flag off of the construction of the Ogun State segment of Ijebu-Ode-Epe road project to be completed within the next 12 months. The road was awarded to an indigenous firm, Craneburg Construction…

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UCH medical consultants reject NUC’s PhD requirement for employment

Dissatisfied with a circular from the National Universities Commission (NUC) which prescribed acquisition of Ph.D degree for Clinical lecturers in Nigerian universities, medical consultants under the aegis of Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, yesterday protested and withdrew their services to patients. The NUC had, in the circular dated 24th December, 2019, addressed to Vice-Chancellors of all Nigeria Universities and the Registrar of National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, indicated that Ph.D programmes would be introduced in the Clinical Sciences in…

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Hamzat reiterates Lagos’ commitment to agriculture, APPEALS project

Lagos State government has expressed its commitment to the Lagos State Agro-Processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS), a World Bank intervention programme, saying that the essence of the project was to improve on productivity of farmers to increase food production in the state. This commitment was given on Tuesday by the Deputy Governor of the State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat after a close-door meeting of the State Steering Committee of the Lagos APPEALS at his office in Alausa, Ikeja. Speaking to journalists after the meeting, Hamzat, who heads the…

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