NNPC to hold tests for job applicants on June 1

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is to conduct Computer Based Test (CBT) for job applicants nationwide on June 1, 2019. The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, quoted the corporation’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Services, Isa Inuwa, to have said that selection of candidates for the exercise had been concluded. The[...]

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Farmers, herders clashes in Benue, Nasarawa cost economy $65 billion in 5 years – U.S report claims

A report by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has claimed that an estimated 7,000 Nigerians died between 2015 and 2019 in the persistent violence between farmers and pastoralists in the middle belt states of Benue and Nasarawa. Legit.ng reports that the report which was titled: ”Engaging Communities for Peace in Nigeria (ECPN),” also said the violence[...]

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Cristiano Ronaldo ‘to be served summons to face rape allegations

Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo is set to be summoned to face rape allegations after lawyers for his accuser, Kathryn Mayorga, tracked down his address in Italy.   US police reopened the case in October and Mayorga's lawyers have been hunting for the Portugal international's address since then.   According to the Mirror, the former Manchester United star's home address in[...]

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PC loses Zamfara as supreme court voids all election wins

The supreme court has dismissed an appeal challenging the nullification of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary elections in Zamfara. At its sitting on Friday, the court voided all votes cast for the party during the general elections at the state level, from guber poll to state assembly. The apex court ordered that the runner-up candidate[...]

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British PM May resigns

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday said she would quit, triggering a contest that will bring a new leader to power who is likely to push for a more decisive Brexit divorce deal. May set out a timetable for her departure: She will resign as Conservative Party leader on June 7 with a leadership[...]

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Brunei’ Sultan returns Oxford Degree after global backlash over proposal to kill homosexuals by stoning them to death

The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah has returned an honorary degree he received from the University of Oxford in England after global backlash targeted at him over his proposal to punish people who engage in same-sex relations with death penalty.   After sparking outrage over the harsh laws he announced in April, stipulating that gay sex and adultery require death by[...]

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In Delta, A Mother throws her 9month Old Child into a Well

THERE was pandemonium Thursday in Ekuigbo community, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State following the death of a male child after his mother allegedly threw him into a well Though details of the incident were sketchy as at the time of this report, sources from the community said the mother, aged 17, was[...]

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CSO’s take a stand against Tobacco in the Senate!

NO fewer than 48 civil society organisations, CSOs, on the platform of Africa Tobacco Control Civil Society Organisations, ATCCSOs, have written to the Senate asking it to adopt the Tobacco Control Regulations to protect the present and future generations from the health and socio-economic consequences of tobacco use. In a letter dated May 21, the[...]

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Breaking: Acting IGP Muhammad Adamu confirmed as IG of Police

President Muhammadu Buhari earlier chaired a meeting of the Nigeria Police Council which comprises the country’s 36 state governors and the chairman of the Police Service Commission. At the end of the meeting the Acting Inspector General of Police Mr Muhammad Adamu has been confirmed as substantive Inspector General of Police. Mr Adamu was appointed[...]

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Mukesh Ambani, richest man in Asia, Challenges Jeff Bezos’ Retail Game

Asia's richest man is about to given Amazon's Jeff Bezos a run for his money. Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, is close to launching his own e-commerce platform – Reliance Retail – to compete with Amazon and Walmart's Flipkart in India, according to people familiar with the matter. Reliance is one of India's most[...]

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If you are moving to the UK, these are the best places to Work Financially

For Britons looking to secure their next job, it might be worth considering a career in finance or technology, as that’s where the large salaries and bonuses are, according to new research. In Glassdoor’s latest U.K. list of highest-paying companies, U.S. tech firms and European lenders heavily populate the rankings, with banks securing three of[...]

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Nissan’s Former Leader takes on a new Challenge, Proving Innocence!

Carlos Ghosn, who served as chairman and chief executive officer of the world’s biggest auto alliance, adds a new title to his resume today: defendant. Pre-trial hearings began Thursday at the Tokyo District Court’s 17th Criminal Court Division, kicking off a new phase in a saga that began in November when Ghosn was arrested just[...]

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Soyinka Supports Obasanjo saying the Federal Government should leave him Alone

NOBEL Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has berated the Federal Government for attacking former President Olusegun Obasanjo over the latter’s comments that Boko Haram insurgency and herdsmen crisis had become an agenda to ‘Fulanise’ West Africa and ‘Islamise’ Africa. Obasanjo made the comment on Saturday in Delta State while the Federal Government, in a statement by[...]

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Science in Nigeria

To think that it’s been a little over 15 years that the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited publicly unveiled the Nigeria Prizes for Science and Literature. Of the Nigeria Prize for Science, the then NLNG MD, Dr Andrew Jamieson, had said at that launch: “By instituting a significant prize for science, NLNGseeks to bring[...]

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Eastern State Trains a thousand youth in Honey Production

Anambra State is set to rank among the top three states in Nigeria in the production of honey, as it trains 1,000 youths in bee-keeping and honey production. It targets to export huge quantity of honey abroad to jack up its internally-generated revenue (IGR). Governor Willie Obiano stated this yesterday in Awka while flagging off[...]

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Buhari applauds his Outgoing Cabinet, essentially calling them National Heroes

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his decision to retain cabinet ministers in the last three and half years in spite of pressures from some quarters was because of their unique skills, strengths and leadership qualities. The president made this known during a valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) held at the Presidential[...]

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Silicon Valley start-up to build over 4,000 new homes in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Housing has signed an agreement with construction firm Katerra to build 4,101 individual homes across the kingdom. The ministry said the new construction will provide housing units for the beneficiaries of the Development Housing Initiative. Under the agreement, the housing units will be built in Makkah, Madinah, Al Baha, Al Jawf[...]

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Buhari gives Trucks Quick Notice of 72hours

President Muhammadu Buhari has, Wednesday, ordered the immediate removal of all trucks causing gridlock at Apapa roads in Lagos. The president also gave all truck operators and drivers 72 hours to vacate all roads within Apapa. The president’s directive followed an emergency meeting convuened by the President and Chaired by the Vice President last month.[...]

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