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Osun bans indiscriminate use of siren

The Osun State Government on Thursday banned indiscriminate use of siren in the state. Sunday Akere, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, revealed the ban in a press statement made available to journalists in Osogbo. “The governor exercising the powers vested in him by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, and

Okonjo-Iweala Says Taxes Needed For Infrastructure Development

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, minister of finance and coordinating minister for the economy, said at a stakeholders’ forum on Non-oil Tax Revenue Capacity Enhancement Programme, this morning in Lagos that the recent Gross Domestic Product, GDP, rebasing exercise showed Nigeria as a more diversified economy than many people thought. The minister made this known at the forum

FUTA DON Wins World Bank N10M Research Grant

Ayoola Olalusi, a lecturer at the Department of Agricultural Engineering in the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, SEET,Federal University of Technology, FUTA, Akure, Ondo State, has won a World Bank Research Grant Scheme to the tune of N10.2M. Olalusi’s proposal titled, “Development and Evaluation of a floating fish feed extruder,” which won the grant

JAMB Fixes May 17 to 31 for 2014 CBT

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Wednesday, announced that the 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination through Computer Based Test, CBT, would hold between May 17 and 31. According to a statement released by Fabian Gabriel,Head of Public Relations of the board, the CBT will take place in more than 163 centres in Nigeria and

Towards Credible Elections in 2015

    Prominent legal practitioners proffer solutions to electoral challenges in Nigeria at the annual Alao Aka-Bashorun Lecture   One of the features of true democracy is the right of people to choose their leaders. But the manner in which elections are conducted and electoral disputes resolved in Nigeria leaves much to be desired. Only

PISTORIUS: Prosecution Request Mental Evaluation

  Gerrie Nel, a South African prosecutor has requested that a mental evaluation be carried out on Olympian and Paralympic star, Oscar Pistorius after a psychiatrist told the court that the track star had suffered an anxiety disorder.   In his argument, Prosecutor Nel said he wants to prevent the 27-year-old sprinter, who faces life

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