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 FG To Sanction Micro-Credit Defaulters – Minister

By AMARACHUKWU OKOROAFOR The Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan, has said that defaulters of federal government’s empowerment initiatives for poor Nigerians will be sanctioned and denied use of banking facilities in Nigeria and their group registration certificates cancelled. Senator Alhassan,  who made this known in Katsina during a townhall

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Fayemi Moves To Restrain Ekiti Judicial Commission Of Enquiry

By CHRIS EKEKE, Abuja Immediate past governor of Ekiti State and minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has challenged the competence of the Judicial Commission of Enquiry set up by Governor Ayodele Fayose to probe his administration, urging an Ado-Ekiti High Court for an injunction to restrain the state government

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More Than 7 Million People Die Yearly As A Result Of Tobacco Usage – WHO

By COMFORT NJIONYE According to World Health Organization it has been discovered that over 7 million people die yearly as a result of Smoking and other tobacco uses. Tougher measures are needed to restraint tobacco use, the UN agency warns of the dreadful environmental impact of tobacco production, distribution and waste, and urges

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… Banks, Shops Shut For Hours In Ebonyi

By CHRIS EKEKE, Abuja The sit-at-home order declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) in the South East and South-South zone to commemorate the 50 Years Anniversary of the declaration of the State of Biafra, recorded partial compliance in Ebonyi State as

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Will Nigerians’ Love For Buhari Shine Again In 2019?

By STELLA UKWUOMA Despite the economic crunch staring most Nigerians in the face, the presidency and the All Progressive Congress (APC) appear confident President Mohammadu Buhari would easily win again in 2019 should he decide to contest. Among those who have expressed this view is the Minister of Petroleum, Dr. Ibeh Kachukwu. Kachukwu while

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More Than 7 Million People Die Yearly As A Result Of Tobacco Usage – WHO

By COMFORT NJIONYE According to World Health Organization it has been discovered that over 7 million people die yearly as a result of Smoking and other tobacco uses. Tougher measures are needed to restraint tobacco use, the UN agency warns of the dreadful environmental impact of tobacco production, distribution and waste, and urges

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Total Of N981bn Contributed By Banks To AMCON’s Sinking Fund Since Inception – MD

By COMFORT NJIONYE The Managing Director of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Ahmed Kuru has disclosed that banks have so far contributed N931bn to the sinking fund since inception. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the 24 banks operating had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the establishment of

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