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23 Feb 2015
OIL prices fell yesterday as worries about oversupply in North America and a strong dollar pushed Brent futures towards $59 a barrel and U.S. contracts below $49 a barrel.   After an initial rise along with global markets on optimism that another euro zone crisis over Greek debt had been averted for now, prices began…
23 Feb 2015
JAPANESE business sentiment edged up in February and it is seen improving further, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday, underlining the economy’s gradual recovery from a slump although companies remain wary about sluggish demand. The Reuters Tankan - which closely tracks the Bank of Japan’s key tankan survey - backs this week’s GDP report which…
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18 Feb 2015
CONCERNED about the objections to implement certain aspects of the Yayale Ahmed Presidential Committee of Experts on Professional Relationships in the Public sector, the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), has urged health workers to have a rethink.  MDCAN said the report, if implemented, would bring relative peace to the health sector.  President…
18 Feb 2015
NIGERIAN engineers have been challenged to make a mark in the world of science and technology while also making scientific discoveries, which is capable of earning them Nobel Laureates in science and putting the country in the world map of science.      They have also been urged not to see the acquirement of their…
18 Feb 2015
• 16 teams to develop innovative solutions to global challenges   THE Global Resilience Partnership yesterday announced 16 teams selected to  move forward in the Global Resilience Challenge.      Teams were chosen from among nearly 500 applicants across six continents.  In applying for the Global Resilience Challenge, teams were asked to submit their vision…
18 Feb 2015
THE Association of Retired Police Officers of Nigeria (ARPON) has commended the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) on the ongoing verification of Police pensioners in the country.   The commendation was given at the weekend when the association executive led by its first Vice-President and former Governor of Rivers State, DIG Fidelis Oyakhilome (Rtd), paid…
18 Feb 2015
THOUSANDS of youths in Edo state recently marched through major streets in Benin City, the state capital with an appeal to teeming youths not to allow themselves to be used by desperate politicians to perpetrate violence during the March 28, 2015 general elections.   The youths under the aegis of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) said…
18 Feb 2015
AS part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Addax Petroleum Nigeria Ltd, recently partnered the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI) Umudike, Abia State to train about 32 youths on cassava production.  The youths made up of 17 males and 15 female were drawn from the petroleum company’s host communities in Akwa Ibom, Imo and…
18 Feb 2015
DELTA State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan has assured that the state owned Training Centre for Arts and Craft, Emede in Isoko South Local Council would soon be put to use.   Uduaghan who spoke during an inspection of the project said that everything that was required for the centre to be used by the beneficiaries have…
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16 Feb 2015
  RENEWED clamour for gender equality especially in the work place is gathering sustained momentum in different spheres of the global economy. From politics to economy, engineering, academic, among others, women are making significant contributions to the growth and development of societies.     A new study conducted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) Bureau…
16 Feb 2015
THERE are indications that the Federal Government may truncate the industrial atmosphere in the polytechnics nationwide once again as a result of suspension of the implementation of CONTISS 15.   Subsequent upon this, the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Non Academic Staff Union and Associated Institutions (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria…
16 Feb 2015
THE Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) has bemoaned the spate at which government engage the services of foreign professional to manage critical sectors of the economy.      The President of the Association, Foluso Fasoto stated this at the 2015 first quarter board meeting held at the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) secretariat…

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After years of loss-making operations, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC), yesterday, said it made profit after tax of N674 billion in 2021.
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The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rose from a marathon meeting Tuesday night and resolved to investigate media reports on the allegation of bribery to its members.
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African governments must swiftly restore macroeconomic stability to stabilise their economies, the World Bank has advised. The Bank noted that the global headwinds are slowing growth as countries continue to contend with rising inflation, which is undermining the progress made on poverty reduction in recent years. It added that the risk of stagflation comes at…
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Yesterday’s meeting between the Board of Trustees (BoT) of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, at Government House, Port Harcourt, ended in a deadlock.
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Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, yesterday, hosted world, Commonwealth and African Games 100 metres hurdles champion, Oluwatobi Amusan, and named her as Ogun State Sport Ambassador.