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APC Mourns Senator Adeleke

The All Progressives Congress, APC in Osun State has described as a ‘monstrous blow’ the death this morning of Isiaka Adeleke, a senator representing Osun West district in the State.  A statement signed by Kunle Oyatomi, the party’s director of publicity, research, and strategy said, “Our party is in great sadness and shock because this is a monstrous blow to the APC which will be virtually impossible to overcome in the short run.” Adeleke who

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Refinery: Why Modular May Not work

  The plan by the federal government to establish modular refineries to replace illegally operated ones in the creeks of the Niger Delta region comes with social and economic benefits but there are enormous challenges ahead.   An aerial view of the creeks of the Niger Delta region gives a graphic detail of the environmental pollution and degradation compounded by the operation of illegal refineries. As the self-made ‘petroleum engineers’ of the creeks cook their

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Nollywood Actor Olumide Bakare Is Dead

  The actor died in the early hours of Saturday after a “successful surgery”. Bakare had been battling heart and lung related illnesses and was admitted at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo state. Mufu Onifade, former president of the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP), has confirmed his death in a statement. “He had a successful surgery and after the surgery, he talked to people and told them he was fine.

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32,037 Personnel Promoted By Nigerian Police

Police Authority has promoted 30,000 personnel of the force since the present management team of the police came into office in July 2016. According to Mr. Emmanuel Inyang, who supervises the South-South zone, also disclosed that the authority released N200 million, as a palliative for retirees of the force. The DIG explained that 4,410 of the persons promoted are senior officers. He said the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, had approved the promotion of all

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Ugo Ehiogu, Nigerian Born Star Defender, Dies

Nigerian-born British former football player, He was, until his death, Tottenham Hotspur’s U-23 team coach. A statement by Tottenham Hotspur reveals  that “Ugo received immediate treatment after suffering a cardiac arrest at the Training Centre yesterday before being transferred to hospital, where he passed away in the early hours of this morning.” A former England international, with limited appearances though, Ehiogu played professional football for Aston Villa and Middlesbrough, among others. He was described by

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G24 Meeting: Tax Revenue, Inclusive Growth, Budget Transparency Take Centre Stage

Finance minister, Kemi Adeosun has called for a focus on non-oil revenue growth, tax compliance, and budget accountability to drive sustainable economic development. The minister spoke at a meeting convened by the G24 Group to discuss strategies to drive non-oil revenue and achieve inclusive growth. The minister said, “Revenue mobilization is critical to the success of Nigeria’s economic reform agenda. We have an unacceptably low level of non-oil revenue, and much of that is driven

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Europa League Semi-Finals: Man U Vs Celta, Ajax Vs Lyon

Manchester United have been drawn against Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-finals. In the second tie, Ajax will take on Lyon. The first legs will take place on May 4 and second leg on May 11, while the final will kick off 13 days later, on May 24 in Stockholm, Sweden. Currently, 5th in the Premier League, Jose Mourinho’s United will be keen to win the title as that would guarantee them Champions League

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Cashless Policy Suspended By CBN, Banks To Refund Charges

  Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has suspended its prior directive on the implementation of cashless policy.     CBN had formerly announced new charges on deposit and withdrawals above a threshold of N500,000.   The apex bank had directed banks to charge 5% and 10% for deposits and withdrawals above N40m in the corporate category.   The bank had fixed 1.5% and 2% for deposits ranging from N500,000 and N1 million in the individual

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President Buhari Suspends SGF And DG, NIA

The President has also directed the suspension of the SGF from office pending the outcome of the investigations. In a related development, the President has ordered a full-scale investigation into the discovery of large amounts of foreign and local currencies by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a residential apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, over which the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has made a claim. The President has also directed the suspension