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Daily Archives: March 12, 2019

The Russian Missile That Could End The U.S.-Turkish Alliance

At a U.S. Air Force base in Arizona right now, Turkish Air Force pilots are learning how to fly American jets that may never be delivered to Turkey – and a Russian missile could be to blame. The Turkish government’s decision to purchase the Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile system has prompted serious backlash in the United States. Beyond the current ... Read More »

7 Tips for Healthy Bones

How to halt the thinning of your bones as you age It’s a fact of life: As you age, your bones become thinner and lose their density. Over time, you become more prone to injury. Fortunately, you can take steps to halt the “thinning” of your bones, called osteopenia, and prevent osteoporosis. Start with the tips below from Cleveland Clinic ... Read More »

Why I Opted Out Of PACT — Ahmed Buhari

Former presidential candidate of Sustainable National Party of Nigeria, SNPN, Ahmed Buhari, has said he walked out of Presidential Aspirants Coming Together, PACT because he knew the process will amount to nothing. Buhari, in an interview, said he was always prepared to step down for any individual with integrity, intent, competence that would give the desired results. According to him, ... Read More »

CBN To Auction N89.5bn Treasury Bills This Week

THE Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, is set to conduct a primary market auction on Wednesday to roll over N89.5bn worth of Treasury bills maturing on Thursday, across the 91-day (N5bn), 182-day (N14bn) and 364-day (N70.5bn) tenors. The 91-day tenor had a last stop rate of 10.90 per cent and is expected to have a stop rate between 10.50 per ... Read More »

JAMB Bans ATM Cards, Watches, Key Holders

THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has listed at least 19 items which it said remained prohibited for the over 1.8 million candidates taking the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. The board said in its weekly bulletin obtained by our correspondent on Monday that the items were prohibited during its examinations, warning that candidates who breached the directive would ... Read More »

Our Role Was To Ensure Peace, Assist Police, Says Army

The Nigeria Army, on Monday, claimed that its “only interest and role in the general elections” in Rivers State and nationwide was to assist the civil authorities and the police to have a peaceful conduct of the elections. The acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, stated this in Abuja, while reacting to allegations that the army had undue ... Read More »

Soldiers Stopped Us From Monitoring Rivers Polls — EU Observers

The European Union Observation Mission to Nigeria says soldiers barred them from monitoring elections in Rivers State. The observers made the allegation in their preliminary report in Abuja on Monday. Addressing journalists, the Chief Observer, Maria Arena, noted that they came to Nigeria on the invitation of INEC to monitor the elections and make recommendations. Arena, who is a member of the ... Read More »

Ihedioha Wins Imo Gov Elections

The Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Emeka Ihedioha, has emerged the Imo State governor-elect. He polled 273,404 votes to defeat 69 other candidates including his closest rival, Uche Nwosu of Action Alliance who scored 190,364 votes. Announcing the results at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Owerri at exactly 10.08 pm on Monday, the state returning officer, Prof. ... Read More »

Raising Power Transmission Capacity

Documents obtained from the Transmission Company of Nigeria showed that the government-owned power company has within the last two years raised its transmission capacity by about 2,352.5 megawatts. Chineme Okafor, writes the implications of this feat to Nigeria’s power sector Until recently, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) was frequently ridiculed as the feeblest link in Nigeria’s privatised electricity market ... Read More »