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FG: No WAEC for Nigerian students this year

Final year secondary school students in Nigeria won’t participate in the forthcoming West African Examination Council(WAEC) examinations, the Federal Government has declared. The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, also said there is no date for school […]

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Edo 2020: PDP lacks strategy, resorting to excuses – Pastor Ize-Iyamu

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for September 19 Governorship election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Wednesday described as shameful and lack of tact, the decision by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to field the man it had roundly condemned as a non-achiever for the election. Ize-Iyamu in a statement by the […]

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AfDB: Coronavirus crisis may push 49.2m more Africans into poverty

…says 30m jobs may be lost The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic could push as many as 49.2million more people on the African continent into extreme poverty in 2021 and as many as 30 million jobs may be lost to the crisis, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has said. The bank made the prediction in its latest […]

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Travellers take to the air as flights resume

FAAN warns passengers of delay at airports Nigeria will today open its airports, particularly the Murtala Muhammed Air-port, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to travellers as domestic flights resume operations after the lockdown occasioned by coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Airlines said they are ex-cited that they will be receiving passengers today after the […]

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774,000 job slots: Keyamo adamant, Ngige apologises to N’Assembly

Minister: I won’t surrender programme Senate: NDE’ll implement recruitment The Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Mr. Festus Keyamo, yesterday, vowed that he would never allow the National Assembly to hijack the Federal Government’s Special Public Works Programme for 774,000 jobs recruitment. This was as the Labour Minister, Senator Chris Ngige, apologised to […]

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Wike taunts Ganduje: I’m not dollar you can isolate

Oshiomhole made our task easy in Edo – Secondus his Kano State counterpart, Abdullahi Ganduje, and said any attempt at vote buying in the September 19 Edo State governorship election will fail. This is just as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, said its campaign in the election has […]

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Presidency on EFCC chair’s probe: Magu not above the law

…says allegations too weighty to be ignored The on-going investigation into the allegations of corruption levelled against the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, a Commissioner of Police, has been described as a confirmation that under the current administration, nobody is above the law. Magu had, on Monday, […]

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Over 600 firms bid for 57 marginal oilfields – DPR

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has declared that over 600 companies have applied to be prequalified for the ongoing bid rounds of 57 marginal oilfields in the country. Mr. Auwalu Sarki, Director of DPR, made the disclosure while speaking yesterday in a television programme monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. […]

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CAN demands immediate reopening of churches nationwide

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called for the immediate reopening of churches nationwide, especially in states where places of worship were still shut. President of CAN, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, who made the call yesterday in Abuja, said the continued lockdown order on places of worship in some states, including Lagos and Ogun states, […]

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NCAA suspends airline’s licence, grounds 15 aircraft

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended the operations of Specs Part G of the Air Operator’s Certificate of Sky Power Express Airways Nigeria Limited due to non-compliance and or violations of the provision of NCARS Part 9.2.3.4(b). This is just as the NCAA has equally suspended operations of some private charter aircraft due […]