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Nigerian-American Scientist Robert Okogie Inducted Into NASA Hall Of Fame

A Nigerian-American, Robert Olusola Okojie, has been inducted into the U.S’s National Aeronautics Space Administration‘s (NASA) Inventors Hall of Fame. Okogie, according to NASA, joined the silicon carbide research group at agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland in 1999 and has gained worldwide recognition as the leading expert on silicon carbide-based microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for …

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Summit to determine Igbo future in Nigeria underway

Magnus Eze, Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri, Jude Chinedu, Enugu   The Centre for Igbo Political Renaissance and Advancement (CIPRA) has said it plans to convene an all inclusive political summit to discuss whether the region would remain in Nigeria by 2023 or breakaway.   A statement by the group’s Executive Director, Chief Greg Obioha, in Owerri, …

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Fuel price hike: NLC, TUC walk out of meeting with FG

LABOUR yesterday walk-out from a meeting called by the Federal Government to resolve issues bordering on recent increases in pump price of petrol and electricity tariff.   It was learnt that representatives of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) left the venue of the meeting in protest barely five minutes after …

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INEC Chairmanship: ZLP Asked To Be Joined In Suit Against Senate

The Zenith Labour Party, ZLP has said it would approach the court to be joined in a suit against the nomination of Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu as the Chairman of the Indepndent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) by a deregistered political party, even as it demands immediate clearance by the Senate of President Muhammed Buhari’s nominee. National …

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NBC, Groups Advocate Support For SMEs Growth

The Nigerian Bankers Committee (NBC) has underscored the need for requisite education and other capacities by operators of Small and Medium Scale businesses in order to enable the sector grow in Nigeria. This assertion was made during a Webinar conference hosted by NBC over the weekend with speakers drawn from different business organizations. With the theme …

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You Have My Support, Saraki Tells North Central Peoples Forum

Former Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated his support for the North Central Peoples Forum adding that the North Central region is the future of the country.     Saraki said the mineral resources deposit in the region is a huge source of income in the future.   Speaking when he received the leaders …

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GRIDLOCK: FASHOLA ORDERS TRAILERS TO VACATE LAGOS-IBADAN EXPRESSWAY

  The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has directed trailers parking indiscriminately at Ogere section of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway to immediately vacate the area to give way for ongoing construction works. Fashola, who undertook an inspection of the road from Lagos, gave the directive during a town hall meeting with stakeholders at …

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NINE ABU FRENCH STUDENTS REGAIN FREEDOM

  Nine Nigerian French Language students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria who were abducted by bandits along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway last Sunday have regained their freedom. The students who were on their way to the French Village in Lagos for their Language immersion programme were trapped along Akilubu-Gidan Busa axis on the Highway when …

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NIGERIA SUFFERS WORST ECONOMIC RECESSION IN 36 YEARS – WORLD BANK

          •AS NBS REPORT SAYS ECONOMY SHRANK BY 3.62% IN Q3 •RISING DEBT PROFILE, INFLATION, UNEMPLOYMENT WORSEN ECONOMIC WOES •EXPERTS BLAME COVID-19, #ENDSARS VIOLENCE, OTHERS FOR CRISIS Amid rising debt profile, inflation and unemployment, Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy, has entered its second recession in five years as official figures published on …

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Reps Lament’ Ghost Town’ State Of NIS, Want It Revived

The House of Representatives Committee on Sports has expressed disappointment at the state and condition of the National Institute for Sports (NIS), liken the institute to a ghost town and no longer what it used to be. The Reps, who were at the institute as part of their oversight functions, urged the management of the …

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