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Daily Archives: December 6, 2018

Reps approve June 12 as Democracy Day

The House of Representatives has approved that June 12 be marked as Democracy Day in Nigeria. The approval followed the adoption of a report on a bill seeking to amend the Public Holidays Act 2004. Considering the report at the plenary on Thursday, the lawmakers approved the amendments to three clauses ‎in the Act, as recommended in the report. One ... Read More »

Nigeria’s large population an advantage – Minister

Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, says the Federal Government would work with other partners in taking the population of the country to an advantage. Ngige said this while delivering his key note address to mark the 6th Annual Population Lecture Series (APLS) with the theme “Governance, People’s Rights and Opportunities”. According to him, there will not be ... Read More »

Defection of Ambode’s commissioner, sign of APC’s imminent fall- PDP, Agbaje

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, have hailed the defection of the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Wasiu Oluwo, to the PDP. In separate statements, the PDP and Agbaje said the decision of the commissioner to resign his position and his membership of the All Progressives Congress was ... Read More »

AMCON expects N740bn asset recoveries from AMPs

Managing director, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, Ahmed Kuru, has again pledged the full support of AMCON to its Asset Management Partners, AMPs, in the pursuit to recover the 20 per cent or N740billion of the total Eligible Bank Assets, EBAs, of AMCON portfolio of N3.7 trillion that are out in the hands of obligors. He made the declaration in Lagos at ... Read More »

Premier League: Man U struggle for 2-2 draw with Arsenal

Manchester United twice came from a goal behind to draw 2-2 with Arsenal on Wednesday and deny the visitors a first win in 12 Premier League games at Old Trafford. The first clash between the old rivals since 1986 not featuring either Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger in the dugout was a pulsating contest. But Unai Emery’s Arsenal will feel ... Read More »

2019: NYSC to present 20,000 corps members to INEC today

  The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Lagos State on Wednesday said it would present the list of over 20,000 corps members to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Dec. 6 (today) for the 2019 general elections. Mr Mohammed Momoh, the NYSC State Coordinator, told newsmen on the sidelines at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Batch C ‘Stream’ II Orientation Course ... Read More »