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INEC impartial umpire, says minister

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The Minister of Communication, Mr Adebayo Shittu, says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been transformed to an impartial umpire where it now conducts free, fair and...

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Don’t panic over Lassa Fever, centre urges Nigerians

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says Nigerians need not panic over the rising cases of Lassa fever because it has initiated measures in response to the disease in the country. The...

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Dino Melaye gets respite again

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The FCT High Court in Maitama presided over by Justice Yusuf Halilu has again granted bail to Sen. Dino Melaye who was arraigned on an eight-count charge of evading arrest. Dino Melaye The senator...

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Lassa fever epidemic hits Nigeria

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By Luminous Jannamike ABUJA—NIGERIA Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, yesterday, declared an outbreak of Lassa fever in the country, following an upsurge in the number of confirmed cases...

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CBN cautions FG on external borrowing

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….projects 2.28% economic growth in 2019 Babajide Komolafe and Emma Ujah The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday cautioned the federal government...

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You’re an election rigger without peer, Tinubu blasts Obasanjo

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our comments on Obasanjo reckless, improper, PDP replies Tinubu By Dapo Akinrefon & Ola Ajayi NATIONAL Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday, took a...

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Our overcrowded trains

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AFTER many years in the cooler, our rail system began to undergo a revival through efforts which began with the President Olusegun Obasanjo regime. Between then and now, strenuous efforts and a...

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Presidential election showdown: Amaechi and Saraki, two friends in each other’s gun sights

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Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and his one-time buddy and close associate, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi are now bitter political foes managing rival campaigns of the two major presidential candidates....

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Aftermath of hot exchanges: Buhari, OBJ greet; NCS okays N27,000 minimum wage

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•FG to pay N30,000; NASS gets minimum wage bill today •Jonathan, Saraki, Abdulsalami, at NCS meeting ; IBB, Gowon absent •NCS expresses satisfaction with INEC’s preparations...

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Free trade port efforts gain traction

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China will step up efforts to accelerate free trade port construction this year, a further step to build on the success of free trade zones across the country, the Ministry of Commerce said. L-R: ...

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CCT panel divided over CJN’s trial, as FG insists he must step aside

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By Ikechukwu Nnochiri & Joseph Erunke ABUJA—There was a sharp division among members of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, yesterday, over an application that sought to suspend further...

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Smart technologies to rule 2019

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…5G to spur more innovations …OPPO to Invest $1.43bn in R&D for smart mobile tech •…Nigeria should key-in By Prince Osuagwu, Hi-Tech Editor It is difficult to predict...

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PPPRA: Consolidating the present and building future of Nigeria’s downstream sector

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By Abdulwaheed Odusile It is often said that necessity is the mother of invention. The crises that bedevilled the petroleum products supply chain, especially Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), informed...

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APCON, ACSPN partner on hate-free campaigns

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Ahead of the 2019 gen-eral elections, Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, APCON, and the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria, ACSPN, have concluded plans...

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Labour Ministry’s Director of Press, Olowookere, retires

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By Victor Ahiuma-Young THE Director Press, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Prince Samuel Olowookere has retired after 35 years of service. •Prince Samuel Olowookere presenting the...

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