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Kwankwaso promises to strengthen anti-polio initiatives

Kano state governor, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso has assured that despite challenges, the state government will not relent in efforts to eradicate Polio and improve the wellbeing of children. During a video conference to review routine immunization and polio programme milestones in 2013, between Kano state government officials, the Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates […]

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Lagos stage 2013 Seafood Festival

Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, has staged this year 2013 Seafood Festival. Addressing the Press at a briefing on the preparation and activities set aside for the festival at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Secretariat, Alausa, Commissioner for Agriculture and Cooperatives, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, said the maiden edition of the […]

Nigeria Leagues

NNL: ABS loses 13 players due to NPL exit

At least thirteen top players who played for Ilorin based Abubakar Bukola Saraki Football Club (ABS) last season, have moved to other clubs, according to their spokesman Bashir Jimoh. The exit of the key players are no doubt linked to the private club relegation woes suffered from topflight at the end of the 2012/2013 season. […]

Nigeria Leagues Sports

NNWL: Ajiroba FC Quizzes 10 Coaches, Begins Screening Monday

No fewer than ten coaches from the fourteen that applied for the vacant technical adviser post at Nigeria Nation-Wide League side, Ajiroba Ooni Football Club of Ile-Ife went through rigorous screening and interview exercise during the week. Former coach, Oluwashina Afolabi, joined Prime Football Club, at the end of last season making the plum job […]

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Oshiomhole Eulogises Mandela, lists lessons for Nigerian leaders

Governor Adams Oshiomhole has eulogised the late President of South Africa, Mr Nelson Mandela, saying there are a lot of lessons to be learnt from his life by Nigerian leaders. In his tribute to the late anti-apartheid crusader, Governor Oshiomhole said people like Mandela don’t die, but only transit from this world to higher glory. […]

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Edo immortalises Iyayi, renames school after him

As the remains of the late ASUU president Prof. Festus Iyayi was laid to rest, yesterday, in his country home in Ugbegun, Governor Adams Oshiomhole has announced plans by the state government to immortalise the late President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Speaking at a reception held at the Ugbegun Grammar School, […]

Nigeria Leagues

NPFL: LMC set to increase match officials’ indemnity

The League Management Company said on Friday that it would increase the remuneration of match officials for the 2013/2014 season to curb external inducement. The LMC Chairman, Nduka Irabor, gave the assurance in Abuja at the 2013/2014 Match Commissioners Seminar ahead of the new season. Irabor said the rates paid before was not good enough […]

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Horwath Dafinone names its new Managing Partner, Praveen Bhasin retires

Praveen Bhasin, Managing Partner, Horwath Dafinone, has retired from the practice of accounting after thirty four years of meritorious service in the firm. Praveen joined the practice on 2nd October, 1979 as a newly qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales having completed his articles with Hays Allan in London. […]

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Ekiti Women Warned Against Unhealthy Diets – Health Commissioner

Women in Ekiti state have been advised to take health issues very seriously particularly what they eat and drink so as to prevent cancer and other related diseases. Speaking at the two-day gender equality programme titled “Women’s Health And Safety: Towards A Healthy, Violence Free-Society” in Ado Ekiti, wife of the state governor, Bisi Fayemi […]

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Fuss over Abuja-Abaji-Lokoja contract variation, By Tony Ikpasaja

Last month November, the Minister of Works, Arc. Mike Onolememen appeared before the Senate Ad-hoc Committee on the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P). He was summoned to shed light on the revision of the contract sum for the Abuja-Abaji–Lokoja highway, from the initial N42 Billion in 2006, to N116 Billion in 2011. Since the […]

Nigeria Leagues

Lagos Pre-season Tournament: Kano Pillars, Remo Stars, others battle for glory

Glo Premier League champions, Kano Pillars and Warri Wolves have confirmed their participation for the 2013 Multi-Sports pre-season tournament. The back-to-back league winners will be joined by 2013 Nigerian federation cup finalists, Warri Wolves for the event billed to hold from December 12th-18th at the Agege Stadium, Lagos. Portharcourt based Dolphins FC and Sharks FC, […]

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Nigeria Declares 3 days of Mourning for Mandela

President Goodluck Jonathan has declared three days of national mourning, beginning from Friday for former South African President, Dr Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Thursday. Flags were to be flown at half-mast across Nigeria during the period, adding that the President urged all Nigerians to unite in solidarity with the brotherly people of South […]

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U.K. introduces new visa Application System

The British High Commission in Nigeria has announced a new system of visa application whereby U.K. visa would be paid for online in U.S. dollars. In a statement signed by its Press and Public Affairs Officer, Mr Rob Fitzpatrick, the commission said that the new system would begin on Dec. 16. “From Dec. 16, 2013, […]

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Navy Chief Calls for Prosecution of Oil Thieves

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Dele Ezeoba, has called for the prosecution of suspected oil thieves and other criminals engaged in illegal activities along the country’s waterways. Vice Admiral Ezeoba made the call on Wednesday in Calabar after the inspection and inauguration of some projects undertaken by the Eastern Naval Command, in Calabar. […]