NNPC investing in renewable energy, says GMD

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Dr Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ( NNPC ), said on Wednesday that the company is investing in renewable energy to accelerate Nigeria’s industrial development. Baru said at the ongoing 39th Kaduna International Trade Fair that the NNPC had set up Renewable Energy Division not only to develop solarRead More

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Lecturer urges govt to invest more in Education Sector

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A lecturer at the Kwara State College of Education, Oro, Mr Musbau Abdulkareem has called on the Government to quickly intervene in the declining standard of education and invest more in the  sector. Abdulkareem, who made the call in Ilorin on Wednesday while speaking with our reporter said government at all levels must intervene toRead More

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Kwara Assembly passes bill stopping pension to ex-govs

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The Kwara State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed an amendment bill halting payment of pension to former governors, deputy governors and other officers holding political offices after their tenure in office. The passage of the bill followed the consideration of the report of the House Committee on Establishment and Public Service at the CommitteeRead More

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China spends $279bn on research, development in 2017 – Minister

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China’s total spending on research and development is estimated to have hit 1.76 trillion yuan (279 billion dollars) in 2017, a year-on-year increase of 14 per cent, China’s Minister of Science said on Tuesday. “China needs to enter the ranks of innovative countries and become a big technological innovation power by 2050. “Basic research andRead More

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UNESCO to train 300 experts to implement Lake Chad project

UNESCO says it will train 300 scientists, decision makers and community leaders in techniques of water resources management for the implementation of the Biosphere and Heritage of Lake Chad (BIOPALT) project. Mr Getachew Engida, the Deputy Director General of UNESCO announced this on Monday in Abuja. He spoke during the launch of the project atRead More

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NLC vows to resist attempt to slowdown review of minimum wage

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The Nigeria Labour Congress ( NLC ) on Monday vowed to  resist any attempt to slowdown the review of the National Minimum wage. Mr Ayuba Wabba, NLC President said this at the 40th Anniversary of the Congress in Abuja with the theme: “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, National Unity and Social Justice”. Wabba said the N18, 000Read More

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‘Seven million people in S/Sudan at risk of severe food insecurity’

7m people in S/Sudan at risk of severe food insecurity – UN agencies warn

Three UN agencies on Monday warned that seven million people in South Sudan, almost two-thirds of the population, could become severely food insecure in the coming months without sustained humanitarian assistance and access. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) in a statement said, if this happens, this willRead More

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U.S election: Russia’s Lavrov dismisses FBI charges

Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, has dismissed as “blather” the charges levelled by the FBI special counsel against 13 Russians for election meddling. Lavrov said at a major security conference in Germany he would not comment further until he saw “facts.” The charges brought by Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, are seen as a major developmentRead More

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