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UPP endorses Buhari as Presidential Candidate for 2019

The United Progressive Party (UPP) has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari as its presidential candidate for the 2019 general election. It also said that it would deploy its ward, local council and national structures to aggressively campaign for Buhari’s victory beyond any iota of doubt. The party’s National Chairman, Chekwas Okorie, said this yesterday while briefing newsmen at the national secretariat ...

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Sustaining Debts is hinged on private sector, investments

Citing inconsistencies in population growth rate and the pace of the economy, stakeholders in the private sector have raised concerns about the sustainability of Nigeria’s debt profile considering the level of development in the real sector and other key drivers of the economy. Indeed, they noted that Nigeria’s debt profile may increase if managers of the economy do not address ...

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Buhari to launch free healthcare scheme for children, women

President Muhammadu Buhari is to launch the Basic Health Care Provision Fund Scheme for access to medical facilities by women and children at no cost in a couple of weeks. The Executive Secretary of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, made the disclosure yesterday at an engagement workshop with low-performing local government areas on routine ...

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UFUK Dialogue, Nile University, Nusret Commemorate World Television Day in Abuja!

UFUK Dialogue Foundation in collaboration with the Department of Mass Communication, Nile University of Nigeria and Nusret Educational and Cultural Limited has held a superlative lecture with the theme “Role of Media in promoting peaceful coexistence” in commemoration of World Television Day 2018 in Abuja. The lecture which took place in the main auditorium of the Nile University of Nigeria ...

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OMPAN Will Play a Major and Critical Role Ahead of 2019 Elections – PDP 

The National Executive Council (NEC) of The Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria, OMPAN, led by Its National President, Comrade Emeh James Anyalekwa, have paid a courtesy visit to the National publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, at the party’s headquarters, Wadata Plaza, Abuja. Speaking during the event, Anyalekwa said the association’s leadership were in Abuja ...

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“Tech Industry Regulation ‘Inevitable’” says Apple Boss

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook said new regulations for the tech industry are “inevitable” in the wake of a series of scandals, rejoining a debate that is intensifying along with political pressure on the company’s rival, Facebook. In an interview aired on Sunday, Mr Cook said “the free market is not working” and politicians will step in. His comments come ...

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2019 presidency: Arthur Nwankwo is Olawepo-Hashim’s running mate

Frontline Presidential Candidate, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has chosen  statesman, Chief Arthur Nwankwo as his running mate, in a move aimed at locking in  South-Eastern votes in next year’s presidential election. Olawepo-Hashim, who is  running on the platform of the People’s Trust (PT), announced at the weekend that Nwankwo would bring his grasp of political economy to bear in the shaping ...

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WaterAid calls for action as report warns 620 million children’s education, health is compromised by lack of decent school toilets

Ahead of 2018 World Toilet Day on 19 November and after the recent declaration of a state of emergency in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, WaterAid Nigeria is urging the Nigerian government to commence action towards prioritising sanitation for all, following a new report showing that the education and health of millions of children is threatened by a lack ...

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NASENI, Belgian Firm to produce Helicopter Locally

The Federal Government’s plan to produce helicopters locally have received a boost with the expression of interest by a Belgian firm, Dynali Manufacturing Helicopters Company. Dynali, in partnership with the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), will build capacity and transfer technology toward rotary-wing maintenance, assembly and manufacturing in Nigeria. Besides, NASENI, as the agency saddled with the ...

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FG Declares Tuesday 20th Public Holiday For Eid-El Maulud

The Nigeria government has notified the general public that Tuesday November 20th is public holiday to celebrate the Eid-El Maulud. The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen (rtd) Abdulrahman Dambazau who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by the permanent secretary Dr. M.B Umar, has; urged all Muslim faithful to align themselves with the ...

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