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Looters Not Necessarily Hungry, It Is Pure Greed – Femi Adesina

Written by on 29 October 2020

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says the looting of warehouses and shops by hoodlums were not necessarily caused by poverty but greed. Adesina who disclosed this in an interview insisted that the looting spree which occurred in days after the #EndSARS protest was propelled by greed and criminality. […]

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FEC Approves N2.9bn For Printing SSCE, Basic Education Exam Materials

Written by on 29 October 2020

The Federal Executive Council has approved the sum of N2.9 billion for the printing of materials for the upcoming Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE), common entrance and basic education exams. The Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting which was held at the […]

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US Objection Delays Okonjo-Iweala’s Emergence As WTO DG

Written by on 29 October 2020

Key World Trade Organisation (WTO) ambassadors on Wednesday tapped Nigeria’s nominee, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the best pick to lead the organization, but she was opposed by the United State of America (USA), which said it supported South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee instead. The ‘troika’ of ambassadors heading the WTO’s three main branches determined after […]

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FG, ASUU Meeting Ends In Another Stalemate

Written by on 29 October 2020

The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU) has once more failed to reach a decisive conclusion. The closed-door meeting which was held on Wednesday at the conference room of the Ministry of Labour and Employment in Abuja lasted for five hours with newsmen being excused after opening remarks […]

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National carrier will take off 2021 – FG

Written by on 28 October 2020

The Federal Government on Tuesday said adequate preparations had been made and the sum of N78.96 billion had been budgeted in the 2021 Appropriation Bill to implement the plan for a new national carrier, among other projects next year. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who disclosed this during the defence of the 2021 budgetary […]

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Our Substantial Records Are Intact – Lagos Chief Judge Reacts To Attack On Nigeria’s Oldest Court

Written by on 28 October 2020

Igbosere High Court is a monument with its existence dating back to when Lagos was known as a British protectorate. The building came under attack by some hoodlums on October 22. The buildings in the court premises and properties in it were destroyed and completely vandalized. The hoodlums spent hours burning vehicles, vital documents, case […]

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Tanzania Votes In Election Marred By Violence, Fears Of Fraud

Written by on 28 October 2020

Tanzanians began casting their ballots Wednesday morning in an election overshadowed by opposition fears the vote will not be free and fair after years of repression under President John Magufuli, who is seeking a second term in office. In semi-autonomous Zanzibar hundreds of men and women formed separate queues from before dawn in Garagara neighbourhood […]

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