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WELCOME ADDRESS BY WAEC REGISTRAR DR. IYI J. UWADIAE AT THE INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT ON EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE, OCT 19, 2017

WELCOME ADDRESS BY WAEC REGISTRAR DR. IYI J. UWADIAE AT THE INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT ON EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE IN LAGOS, NIGERIA ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017. Honourable Minister of Education Chairman, Senate Committee on Education Chairman, House of Representatives’ Committee on Education Deputy Governor of Lagos State The Chairperson of Council The Vice Chairman of Council Chief

WELCOME ADDRESS BY WAEC REGISTRAR DR. IYI J. UWADIAE AT THE INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT ON EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE, OCT 19, 2017

WELCOME ADDRESS BY WAEC REGISTRAR DR. IYI J. UWADIAE AT THE INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT ON EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE IN LAGOS, NIGERIA ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017. Honourable Minister of Education Chairman, Senate Committee on Education Chairman, House of Representatives’ Committee on Education Deputy Governor of Lagos State The Chairperson of Council The Vice Chairman of Council Chief

WELCOME ADDRESS BY WAEC REGISTRAR DR. IYI J. UWADIAE AT THE INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT ON EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE, OCT 19, 2017

WELCOME ADDRESS BY WAEC REGISTRAR DR. IYI J. UWADIAE AT THE INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT ON EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE IN LAGOS, NIGERIA ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017. Honourable Minister of Education Chairman, Senate Committee on Education Chairman, House of Representatives’ Committee on Education Deputy Governor of Lagos State The Chairperson of Council The Vice Chairman of Council Chief

Ondo Varsity To Commence Courses In Herbal Medicine

The University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, UNIMED, is to pioneer offering courses in herbal medicine from next academic session. The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Professor Friday Okonofua, made the revelation at an interactive session with newsmen in Ondo.   Professor Okonofua said a special and scientific based curriculum would be designed for the herbal medicine

Buhari, Erdogan To Strengthen Nigeria-Turkey Cooperation

President Muhammadu Buhari and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday vowed to ramp up security and economic cooperation between Turkey and Nigeria. Speaking after talks at Erdogan’s palace, Buhari and the Turkish leader vowed to increase investment and cooperate in the fight against extremist groups including Boko Haram jihadists.   “There are a

Entertainment

Lagos CP Questions Davido, Others Over Tagbo’s Death

The Acting Commissioner of Police for Lagos State, Edgar Imohimi has said on Thursday that the command has commenced investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of Tagbo, a friend of popular hip hop musician, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido.   Imohimi, in a chat with The Punch correspondent mentioned that no foul

Celebrity Make Up Artist Sam Fine to Speak at the GTBank Fashion Weekend

Sam Fine is one of the most sought after Make-up Artists in the world. Highly regarded for his talent, entrepreneurship and passion for innovation, Sam’s clientele includes global personalities and top celebrities such as Halle Berry, Vanessa Williams, Iman Bowie and Naomi Campbell, among others. Sam Fine’s works have also appeared on the covers and

Censors board raids Alaba, seizes pirated films

The National Film and Video Censors Board has seized many copies of Nigerian movies and duplicating machines from pirates in Alaba market. The items seized last week were displayed on Monday at a news conference in Lagos. The NFVCB worked in collaboration with the Movie Producers Association during the operation. The raid follows an amendment

Business

Budget: FG to spend N1.16tn more in 2018

The country’s national budget will rise by N1.16tn in 2018, according to projections contained in the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari.   The President forwarded the MTEF/FSP to the National Assembly on Tuesday, with a covering letter read to members of the House

CBN to blacklist exporters withholding forex proceeds

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is threatening to sanction exporters who fail to repatriate foreign exchange (forex) proceeds from their businesses into the economy.   CBN Director (Banking Supervision) Abdullahi Ahmad, who issued the warning yesterday during the Bankers’ Committee meeting in Lagos, spoke of a provision in the CBN Foreign Exchange Manual that

Oando in Bullish Trend, Posts N3.5b Profit

Oando Plc,  Nigeria’s largest indigenous energy group, recorded N3.5billion Profit After Tax (PAT) in its full year operation, ended 31 december, 2016. This was achived despite thecountry’s economic recession, continued volatility in global oil prices, reduced oil exports, suspension of projects and cuts to capital spending. The company successfully manoeuvred the cyclical nature of the

Budget: FG to spend N1.16tn more in 2018

The country’s national budget will rise by N1.16tn in 2018, according to projections contained in the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari.   The President forwarded the MTEF/FSP to the National Assembly on Tuesday, with a covering letter read to members of the House

Nigerian govt. to review power sector privatisation

The Nigerian government on Thursday gave an indication that it would soon review the privatisation of power plants in the country to enable government restructure their ownership and capacity to deliver value to the people. President Muhammadu Buhari said at the closing of the 23rd Nigerian Economic Summit, NES in Abuja that the review would

Editorial

KOLA ADESHINA: 53 Hearty Cheers to An Energy Mogul

By Emmanuel Ajibulu  Chairman of Nigeria’s largest Power Generation firm, Egbin Power Plc, Mr. Kola Adeshina, was on Saturday August 12, 2017 a year older, it was a moment that graciously surprised him in many aspects. Born on August 12, 1964, Kola Adeshina’s disposition on his 53rd birthday anniversary testified clearly to a year of

Politics

Budget: FG to spend N1.16tn more in 2018

The country’s national budget will rise by N1.16tn in 2018, according to projections contained in the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari.   The President forwarded the MTEF/FSP to the National Assembly on Tuesday, with a covering letter read to members of the House

Sports

BREAKING: Nigeria Beat Zambia To Qualify For 2018 FIFA World Cup

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi sent Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup finals with the winning goal in a 1-0 qualifying victory over Zambia on Saturday. The Super Eagles became the first African team to advance to Russia after taking an unassailable lead atop Group B. It will be their sixth World Cup finals appearance. The

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Kachikwu, Baru meet with VP-Osinbajo

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, and the Group Managing Director, GMD, of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, on Wednesday held a closed door meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in his office at the presidential Villa, Abuja. Mr. Kachikwu, who briefed State House correspondents after the meeting said it

Otunba Gani Adams now Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yoruba, Alaafin of Oyo declares

The Alaafin of Oyo, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III on Sunday declared the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Chief Gani Adams as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo (Generalissimo) of Yorubaland. he position was held last by the late MKO Abiola, who died in the detention camp of the late

National Patriotism & Visionary Leadership: A Focus on Hon Joseph Iranola Akinlaja

By Emmanuel Ajibulu There are several historical leaders who, when given a position of authority, were able to accomplish what many view as great strides. Nelson Mandela, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Queen Elizabeth I, Herbert Macaulay, Al-Haji Aminu Kano, Al-Haji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Professor Eyo Ita, Al-Haji Sir Ahmadu Bello, Alvan Ikoku,

Saraki leads National Assembly delegation to 137th IPU meeting in Russia

His Excellency, the Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has led a National Assembly delegation to partake in the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly taking place in St. Petersburg, Russia, with the theme: “Promoting Cultural Pluralism and Peace through Inter-faith and Inter-ethnic Dialogue.” Saraki who is a member of the Governing Board of the IPU,

Minimum wage: Reps recommend N30,000 to avert looming strike

Members of the House of Representatives warned on Thursday that a nationwide strike by workers over low wages could force the country’s economy back into recession.   They urged the Federal Government to consider an increase in wage to N30,000 as the new National Minimum Wage to avert an industrial action by workers.   The

No issuing of visas on arrival for Africans, Says Nigerian Govt

The federal government yesterday denied it has decided to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans. The deputy chairman of the African Union, Kwesi Quartey, was reported to have broken the news in Addis Ababa in a Facebook post. He praised the action as a “laudable move towards Africa’s integration agenda.” The AU’s political

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