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Nigeria’s economic growth outlook positive – Adeosun

*Says FG targets 7% growth in the next 3 years *Ogun State has attracted over $2b investments – Amosun Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, disclosed on Tuesday that the country’s economic outlook for the year 2018 and beyond was positive. She stated that the country was now resilient after exiting recession and has the potential to achieve a seven ... Read More »

Nigerian military alerted before Dapchi abduction – Amnesty

The global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International (AI), on Tuesday accused Nigeria’s military of ignoring repeated warnings about the movements of Boko Haram fighters before they kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in the country’s restive northeast. The group in a press statement on Tuesday titled, “Nigeria: Security forces failed to act on warnings about Boko Haram attack hours before abduction of schoolgirls,”which was ... Read More »

Dangote Cement releases impressive result for Q4-17, proposes N10.50 dividend

The management of Dangote Cement Plc has released its 2017 Full Year results showing group revenue stood at N805.6 billion (+31%  as against 2016) and Profit After Tax (PAT) of N204.3 billion (+43% as against 2016) are behind Bloomberg consensus’ N810.4 billion and N249.9 billion, respectively. EBITDA anchored at N388.2 billion, +51% as against the 2016 figure, and ahead of ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Ayobami Adebayo shortlisted for £30,000 Wellcome Book Prize

Stay With Me, a book by Nigeria’s Ayobami Adebayo has been shortlisted for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize The book, Adebayo’s debut, offers an insight into fertility, family and the devastating effects of the sickle cell disease in 1980s Nigeria. Artist and writer Edmund de Waal, chair of the judging panel, said the book is “a remarkable and turbulent novel that ... Read More »

Shooter, 2 others in critical condition in US high school shooting

Three students, including the shooter, are in critical condition after a shooting at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County in Maryland, according to the sheriff’s office. A male student fired at a female student in a hallway Tuesday morning, St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron confirmed. Another male student was also hit in the shooting. An armed school ... Read More »

13-year-old boy commits suicide in Ikorodu

Hungry and angry, a frustrated Igbo boy from a broken home stole an android phone of a neighbour. He was caught and given some beating and warning. But because he was known in the area, the boy felt ashamed and went home. At night last Saturday, he reportedly hung himself. His mother came to the uncompleted building where the family ... Read More »

Skills acquisition: NPA MD advocates vocational training for youth, bags award

Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Queen Hadiza Bala Usman, has advocated the provision of adequate vocational training for the youths of Nigeria by all tiers of government in order to equip them with skills needed for gainful employment, T & T News reports. Usman, who bagged an ‘Award for outstanding Leadership in Public Sector Transparency and Open budget System’ also ... Read More »

NPA Management receives executive members of NIHTE

THIRD FROM LEFT: ENGR. ADAMS OMEIZA JATTO, GEN. MANAGER, ASSET & LAND ADMINISTRATION, (NPA); ENGR. DAYO OLUMIDE, DEP. CHAIRMAN, NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORT ENGINEER, (NIHTE); ENGR. RUFAI MOHAMMED, GEN. MANAGER, ENGINEERING, (NPA), AND OTHERS DURING THE COURTESY VISIT OF THE NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORT ENGINEERS TO THE NIGERIAN PORTS AUTHORITY HQ ON MONDAY, IN LAGOS. Read More »

What else is Mr. President unaware of?

The opprobrious silence that greeted President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to a North-Central state, Benue, last Monday should be of major concern to anyone who truly wishes him well. For a President who, from all indications, is being prepared for a second shot at The Presidency, the Benue outing clearly indicated that the Buhari mojo that gripped most states in the ... Read More »

Police officer ‘who ordered Apo killings’ promoted to AIG

Danjuma Ibrahim, one of the police officers fingered in the killing of six persons in Apo, Abuja, in 2005, has been promoted to the rank of assistant inspector general of police (AIG). Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, decorated him with the new rank on Monday at the force headquarters in Abuja. Ibrahim and five other police officers had been accused ... Read More »