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Unions oppose concession of airports, seek 55% equity to public, 45% to govt.

Unions in the aviation industry said they would resist attempt by the Federal Government to concession four of the aerodromes in Nigeria, describing the procedure for concession as not transparent. Rather than concession, the unions recommended green field concession which empowers new investors to deal on fresh ventures which includes construction of new runways, terminal […]

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Senate suspends plenary in honour of Osinowo

Chukwu David Abuja The Senate yesterday in accordance with its legislative tradition, suspended its plenary session in honour of its deceased member, Senator Adebayo Osiniwo.   The apex legislative chamber also resolved to hold a valedictory session today, where members would be given the opportunity to pay homage to their departed colleague.   The Senate […]

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COVID-19: Akeredolu tests positive, goes into isolation

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has disclosed that he tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus.   Akeredolu, who disclosed this in a three and a half minutes video he posted yesterday on his Facebook page said that he was currently asymptomatic and had commenced self-isolating. He said that he took the COVID-19 test after […]

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Ize-Iyamu flays non-payment of allowances to screening COVID-19 team

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, yesterday flayed the alleged non-payment of three-month allowances to the State COVID-19 Mobile  Screening Team by the state government.   This was as members of the State COVID-19 Team yesterday staged a protest in Benin, the […]

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Sokoto receives indigenes rescued from abductors in Zamfara

The Sokoto State government has received no fewer than 17 indigenes of the state rescued by the Armed Force from abductors in neighbouring Zamfara State.   Receiving the victims from the delegation from Zamfara State,Governor Aminu Tambuwal reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensure adequate security of life and property for the people of the state. […]

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Anxiety as insecurity threatens $177bn trade

Insecurity in the maritime domain has forced three government agencies to pool C3i, C4i and Falcon Eye, the surveillance platforms to protect over $170 billion commerce transiting Nigerian waters, BAYO AKOMOLAFE reports   O ver 70 per cent or $177.1 billion of the $253 billion maritime commerce, which transits the Gulf of Guinea finds its […]

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Investment stability: Need to develop mutual fund segment

Mutual funds are the right platform that will stabilise investment since it can attract and encourage numerous retail investors. Chris Ugwu writes     M utual funds or collective investment scheme represents major vehicle to get share investing right from the start and avoid possible initial disappointments killing investors’ enthusiasm.     These funds create […]

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Kogi gov: Late CJ didn’t die of COVID-19

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, yesterday disagreed with the National Centre for Disease Control’s (NCDC) claim that the late Chief Justice of the state, Justic Nasir Ajanah, died of COVID-19. Justice Ajanah, who died on Sunday, was said to have been infected with the deadly virus at the Gwagwalada Isolation Centre.   The governor while […]

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Lagos pushes for COVID-19 status as requirement for employment, school enrolement, others

Muritala Ayinla Lagos State government has said that residents may be compelled to present COVID-19 test to confirm status periodically by banks, industries and others as part of the requirements for returning to work. Its Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi said COVID-19 status certification was part of regulatory requirements for selected industries like the […]

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‘Digital, electronic banking key to tackling coronavirus’

D igital and electronic banking hold the key to the future of banking globally and combating the spread of the novel Coronavirus, the Managing Director (MD) of Ecobank Ghana and Regional Executive for the Anglophone West Africa Region, Mr Dan Sackey, has said.     He explained that digital and electronic banking were fast and […]