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    Akwa Ibom state Government has voted the sum of N20.3 million for the development of chaplains to 60 public secondary schools to restore moral rectitude among the students in the three senatorial districts for one year as a pilot scheme. The government has also changed the titles of Surveyor-General, Auditor-General and Accountant-General of local governments ...
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    To save his political life which is fast slipping away, President Goodluck Jonathan is said to have concluded plans to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, in obvious acquiescence to the demand of the aggrieved faction of the party led by former vice president, Atiku Abubakar. Tukur, who was accused of ...
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    Nigerian editors under the auspices of Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) have decried the poor state of federal roads in the South East and South South, urging the government to double up efforts towards making the roads passable. This is even as commuters have continued to go through hellish conditions travelling on these roads. Rising ...
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    Over three years after 80 persons including foreigners and Nigerians were indicted by US law enforcement officials in the N27 billion Halliburton bribery scandal, fresh pressure has been mounted on President Goodluck Jonathan by some of his political allies to prosecute the suspects. Political Economist reported recently  that the US government had mounted pressure on ...
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    The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has announced conclusion of arrangements for the hosting of the maiden edition of an annual Telecom Stakeholders Summit in Nigeria. The event is slated for Lagos at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, on December 17, 2013. The theme for the 2013 edition of Telecom Stakeholders Summit is “Transforming a ...
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    While Nigerian government continues to keep mum over the sticky bribe –for-contract scam, Mannheim, Germany-based Bilfinger SE, an engineering and services company in the energy sector, has agreed to pay a $32 million (N5.4billion) penalty to resolve charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by bribing government officials in Nigeria. The US ...
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    The Centre for Petroleum Information, CPI, industry luncheon talk series for the petroleum industry has in the past 13 years focused on key issues within the industry, as well as company experiences regarding doing business in Nigeria which is seen as turbulent.  The first talk series in 2001 had the theme: “Building Local Capacity: The ...
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    President Goodluck Jonathan has assured international investors in the Nigerian telecom market of a bouquet of incentives ranging from tax rebate to clement regulatory climate. The President made the promise while declaring open the Nigerian stand at the on-going International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom Forum in Bangkok, Thailand. Nigeria has been the toast of international ...
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    Abdullahi Maikano is the Secretary of the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) in the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Recently he spoke to some journalists on the new focus of the Fund and efforts to bring telecom services to rural Nigerians. Excerpts.   Rebranding the USPF The EVC of the NCC has already started talking about ...
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    By Nat Amogu The Managing Director/CEO, Fidelity Bank, Mr. Reginald Ihejiahi, has raised the bank from obscurity to prominence, sailing on the wings of the banking consolidation storm of 2005. As a strategist, he was able to pull a small and possibly vulnerable bank through the ordeal of the consolidation exercise and came out the ...