Schools Debate On Codeine Ban

Three secondary schools in Abuja on Thursday had a heated debate on the ban on codeine-based cough syrup as the solution to drug addiction in the country. The schools slogged it out in the 2018 Abuja Schools Debate Tournament organised

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BREAKING: JOHESU Suspends Strike Nationwide

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) says it has suspended its six weeks nationwide strike while negotiation continues on Monday. Its Chairman, Mr Josiah Biobelemoye, disclosed this in a communique issued at the end of the union’s National Executive Council

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UNIDO Called For More Financial Support For SMEs

By Mariam Sanni, Abuja The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has called on financial institutions in Nigeria to facilitate increased access to funding by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country. This call was made by the UNIDO

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Community Devt: SPDC Splashes N21bn In Bayelsa

Communities in Bayelsa received a total of N21.71 billion from the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) Ltd. for development projects between 2006 and 2017. Mr Igo Weli, SPDC General Manager External Relations, said the amount was the total

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N210bn Power Fund: Kaduna, Yola Discos Yet To Access N51bn Since 2015

By Cyril Ogar Three years after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) launched the N210 billion Electricity Market Stabilisation Fund (NEMSF), two power firms – Kaduna and Yola electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) are yet to meet requirements to access N51bn

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Adelabu To Disengage From CBN As Deputy Governor

By Mariam Sanni, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has formally accepted the  disengagement of the Deputy Governor in charge of Operations at  the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Adebayo Adelabu, with effect  from July 15, 2018. This was made known

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We Recorded Over 647 Convictions From 2015 Till Date — EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday disclosed that it had recorded over 647 financial crimes convictions from November 2015 till date. Mr Samin Amadin, the EFCC Head of Enlightenment and Reorientation Unit, Department of Public Affairs, disclosed

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Ibeto Cement Secures US$850 Million Financing Deal

Cyril Ogar Nigerian cement company, Ibeto Cement, has concluded an agreement with US-based private equity firm, Milost Global Inc. to provide financing to support Ibeto’s planned growth. According to a press release from Palewater Advisory Group, which advised Ibeto Cement

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Atiku Reacts To Death Of Punch Newspapers’ Boss, Aboderin

By Cyril Ogar Atiku Abubakar, former vice president and presidential aspirant, on Thursday, reacted to the death of Wale Aboderin, chairman of Punch newspapers. Adoderin was reported to have died on Wednesday at about 6.05am after a heart surgery at the age

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Security: NSA, Monguno Briefs Senate Behind Closed Doors

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Mohammed Babagana Minguno (retd), is currently briefing the Senate in a closed-door session on the proliferation of dangerous firearms, a spate of killings by terrorists and kidnappings by hoodlums across the country. The

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