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Obaseki: We’ve spent N4.3bn on 3,128 pensioners in Edo

The Edo State Government yesterday said that it had spent over N4.3 billion to pay the backlog of outstanding pension arrears owed about 3,128 pensioners in the state.   This was as the government stated that about N25,047,472,632.77 was spent between November 2016 and May 2020 on payment of monthly pension of 13,081 pensioners.   […]

Business

Nigeria’s $635m lube market threatened

Counterfeiting worsens producers’ woes BEWARE Manufacturers say they are vindicated by Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON’s) alarm over imported fake engine oil     Nigeria’s over $653 million lube oil market projection is under a fresh threat as product counterfeiting reached an all-time high, worsening manufacturers’ woes. Manufacturers, who craved government intervention to save the […]

Business

Leadership, integrity tests

The outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic highlighted the feats recorded in the energy space and dragged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to the spot light. Adeola Yusuf in this review shows how the industry and leadership at the corporation (NNPC) under Mele Kyari faired     The flag off of the biggest gas pipeline project […]

Inside Abuja

Bringing healthcare facility to Kpaduma

For decades, residents of Kpaduma community have suffered untold hardship accessing healthcare and many have died from preventable diseases. Rotary Club of Abuja, District 9125, recently had a ground breaking ceremony to build a Primary Health Centre (PHC) in the community. REGINA OTOKPA reports   “After two children, my husband and I resolved to put […]

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Misconduct: PSC dismisses 10 officers, demotes 8 others

The Police Service Commission (PSC), yesterday, dismissed 10 senior officers from the Force over alleged cases of misconduct.   The commission also reduced the rank of eight others over related offences.   Head, Press and Public Relations of the PSC, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, who made the disclosure in a statement, said the commission took the […]

Business

Solving airport concession conundrum

It is a glaring fact that Nigerian airports are not just underdeveloped but also grossly underutilised. Concession has been mooted but the unions are up in arms with government as the way out of the imbroglio remains unclear. WOLE SHADARE writes     Cat and dog game The story of tenants not seeing eye to […]

Sports

Lille President: Napoli move best for Osimhen’s career

Lille president Gerrard Lopez strogly believe Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen willbecome a huge success at Napoli as the two clubs near finalizing transfer for the striker.   Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is banking on his good relationship with Lopez to secure the signing of the highly-rated Nigerian star ahead of next season and […]

Inside Abuja

Creating accessible healthcare for non-COVID19 patients

    The coronavirus pandemic came with a lot of uncertainties and panic gripped everyone. A lot of people were being infected and countless number of people were dying.   Everyone soon realised that nobody was safe. The situation was so bad that even front line health workers became suspicious of every patient that turned […]

Sports

Saka targets another win over Leicester City

Bukayo Saka is excited about Arsenal’s win over Wolverhampton Wanderers but has turned his attention to the next game against Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi’s Leicester City.   Saka produced a man of the match performance as he helped the Gunner secured their fourth consecutive win under Mikel Arteta.   The youngster celebrated his new […]