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DSTV: Reps reject Multichoice’s pay as you go tariff

Philip Nyam Abuja The House of Representatives ad hoc committee on Pay As You Go yesterday said that the old template introduced by Multichoice for digital satellite communication should not be subjected to the market forces of demand and supply.   Chairman of the committee, Hon. Unyime Idem and other lawmakers who  grilled the Minister […]

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New eye drops may prevent blindness

Appolonia Adeyemi Researchers in the Columbia University Irving Medical Center in the United States (US) have developed eye drops that could prevent vision loss after retinal vein occlusion, a major cause of blindness for millions of adults worldwide.   The findings of the new study was published in the journal ‘Nature Communications’. Retinal vein occlusion […]

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Shi’ites raise the alarm over El-Zakzaki’s deteriorating health

Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites yesterday raised the alarm over the health condition of their spiritual leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaki.   The movement defied all security hurdles and stormed Abuja streets in protest, demanding the immediate release of their leaders and other members still being held by government agencies. […]

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Commissioner advocates contributory health scheme for journalists

Muhammad Kabir KANO With the spread of COVID- 19 in the country and the hazards faced by Nigerian journalists, a former President of the Nigeria Unioun of Journalists (NUJ) and Commissioner for Information in Kano State,   Muhammad Garba, has advocated for contributory health scheme among journalists. Speaking at a colloquium organised by Kano Council […]

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Condition of service: N’Assembly violated Public Service, NASS, Pensions’ Acts – Fika

Philip Nyam Abuja A former Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA) and former Chairman, National Assembly Service Commission (NASC), Dr. Adamu Mohammed Fika, has accused the management of National Assembly led by the CNA, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Omolori, of violating the Public Service Act, the National Assembly Act, 2014 and the Pension Reform Act, 2014. […]

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Man paraded for killing girlfriend as father is nabbed for attempting to kill daughter

The Oyo State Police Commissioner, Mr. Nwachukwu Enwonwu yesterday paraded some armed robbery suspects and kidnappers including alleged murderers and attempted murderers numbering 30, among them, Shagbada Erigga (26) who allegedly killed his girlfriend in Ibadan, the state capital.   According to the police, Shagbada on Sunday, June 21, 2020 picked up the deceased lady, […]

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Reps threaten DPR, NAPIMS, PPMC, Chevron CEOs with arrest warrants

The House of Representatives has threatened to issue warrants of arrest on the Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and the Managing Director, National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) over their failure to submit documents to the joint  committees on finance, banking and currency.   The joint committee is investigating the alleged $30 […]

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‘Ortom has not disappeared from Govt House over COVID-19’

*Benue varsity says VC not positive The Benue State government on Monday dispelled reports that Governor Samuel Ortom has disappeared from the Government House and gone into self isolation after allegedly contacting COVID-19.   This is just as authorities of the Benue State University, Makurdi have dismissed widespread allegations that Vice Chancellor of the institution, […]

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Abiodun inaugurates new HoS, commissioner, two advisers

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday stressed the need for public officials to demonstrate the right attitude towards resuscitating the nation’s ailing economy in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.   Abiodun spoke while inaugurating the new Head of Service, Alhaja Selimot Ottun, and three other members of the state’s Executive Council at the […]

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Policy experts hail commencement of N-Power Batch ‘C’ programme 

Policy experts in Nigeria have hailed the introduction and ongoing registration of the N-Power Batch ‘C’ Scheme, saying it is a welcome development for the realisation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s agenda for the positive transformation of the Nigerian economy through youth empowerment.     The experts, who spoke at a virtual workshop organised by the […]