200 migrants from Nigeria, others drown in Mediterranean

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It was a tragic start to New Year for migrants from Nigeria and other countries as hundreds of them crossing to Italy and Spain were feared dead in the Mediterranean Sea, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said. IOM’s Public Information Officer in Libya, Christine Petré, reported that the boats carrying the migrants departedRead More

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Capacity building: AIB to host BAGAIA air accident, incident report training

Capacity building in the aviation industry has received a boost as Nigeria’s Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has concluded plans to host a meeting of the Banjul Accord Group Accident Investigation Agency (BAGAIA) on a four day aircraft accident/incident report writing course slated for January 16-19, 2018. The training is an offshoot of the Second meeting […]

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As the kids return to school

The vacations are over and children are back in school for the commencement of second term academic session.  As usual, this development, especially considering the closeness of the resumption date with the just concluded Yuletide season, is eliciting challenges and excitement among parents, guardians, teachers and of course, pupils. For parents whose wards particularly attend […]

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Why herdsmen are killing our people, by governor

Killer-herdsmen have extended their bloody campaign to Taraba State, killing 55 people in Lau Local Government Area. About 200 homes and huge piles of foodstuff were destroyed. Many people are missing in the attacks, which  began last weekend. Twenty-five bodies were recovered and given a mass burial on Tuesday when reporters and Bala Dan Abu, a mediaRead More

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Fayose rallies Ekiti hunters against herdsmen’s ‘invasion’

Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose yesterday rallied local hunters against possible invasion by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Sounding the battle cry while hosting some hunters at the Government House pavilion in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, the governor said intelligence report available to him revealed that “Bororo” herdsmen had surreptitiously entered the state. Fayose, who wore aRead More

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Premium Pension names Umar new chief executive officer

As part of its strategy to provide excellent services and reposition the Company to greater heights, Premium Pension Limited has appointed Umar Sanda Mairami as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive officer. He succeeds Wilson Ideva who formally retired from the Company after serving out his tenure. Mairami is a seasoned banker of repute, […]

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PTAD to initiate contributory social health insurance scheme for pensioners

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has announced plans to initiate a contributory social health insurance scheme for pensioners in the country. PTAD’s Executive Secretary, Sharon Ikeazor,  announced  this  in a document made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday. Ikeazor  said the contributory scheme would be a social protection […]

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BDCs lobby CBN to slash forex buying rate to N350/$

Bureau De Change (BDC) operators are urging the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to reduce foreign exchange (forex) buying rate from N360 to N350 to the dollar— in the interest of the economy and operators. Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) President Aminu Gwadabe, who spoke yesterday after an emergency meeting withRead More

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Soyinka: all lives are equal, but a cow’s is more equal than others

Nobel Laureate Prof. WOLE SOYINKA, in this piece titled ‘Impunity rides again’, flays the herdsmen killings in Benue State. Soyinka picks holes in the Federal Government’s reaction to the massacre, which he describes as history repeating itself.   It is happening all over again. History is repeating itself and, alas, within such an agonisingly short spanRead More

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