Ikeja Electric alters power sector’s quality, safety dynamics

The Ikeja Electric (IE) has altered the power sector’s quality and safety dynamics as it bagged the ISO 9001 and Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSAS) 18001 international certifications. This, is the first in the history of Nigeria’s power sector, a statement from IE stated. Chief Executive Officer of the company, Anthony Youdeowei, who led scores of the company’s staff to an event organized to commemorate the certification, explained that with the achievement, Ikeja Electric Plc had become the first and only company in the power sector to receive…

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Obaseki advocates skilled-based curricula for education sector

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has urged planners of the nation’s education curricular to replace the existing education philosophy with emphasis on skills acquisition. Obaseki made the call when he received members of the Nigerian Academy of Education (NAE), led by Prof.Abigail Imogie, who visited the governor in his office in Benin City, the state capital, while on a working visit to the state.   According to the governor, the country is in dire need of fundamental changes in all sectors of the economy, especially the education sector, which is…

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Local oil firms walking a tight rope

Indigenous firms are the worst-hit by myriads of challenges bedeviling the oil and gas industry. ADEOLA YUSUF reports on how many of them are running into bankruptcy     Aiteo, an indigenous oil firm, made the headlines penultimate week; basking in the euphoria of its new status as the biggest Nigerian- owned oil firm in terms of production, hitherto known by many as the petroleum product trading firm, it announced the production of the largest share of the 313,602 barrels per day output from indigenous companies. The firm’s management cannot…

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Furore over WAEC’s new examination diet

DISAGREEMENT Less than one week that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) unfolded plans to introduce a new diet for external candidates, key stakeholders have faulted the move, kicking that it would not see the light of the day   While Nigerian students and their parents are yet to recover from the confusion generated by this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), last week, introduced a new diet in its examinations, which has continued to generate debate among stakeholders. With the new diet,…

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Is Arik slipping into oblivion?

Government is at a crossroads on what to do with Arik Air, having injected N1.5 billion since it took over the carrier. It’s time to take far reaching decision on the airline’s future, writes WOLE SHADARE   Arik on life support For those who don’t know, Arik Air is currently dying a slow death and here are some of the signs. The airline has just five aircraft from the over 29 it acquired when it made a debut 10 years ago. It purportedly came with a difference with state-of-the-art aircraft,…

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