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Adamu apologises for failing to deliver promise as Education Minister

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 5 hours 49 min ago

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has apologised to Nigerians over his inability to keep to his promise to reduce the number of out-of-school children by half before the end of his tenure ...

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Nigeria engages US govt over visa drop-box suspension

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 5 hours 50 min ago

The Federal Government has engaged the United States Government over the recent indefinite suspension of interview waivers (dropbox) for Nigerians renewing their visas ...

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States trade blames with FG over health care fund

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 5 hours 50 min ago

The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, has blamed the deplorable state of tertiary health institutions in the country on the inability of state governors to fund basic primary and secondary health facilities under their respective care ...

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Ngige denies plans to proscribe NUPENG

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 5 hours 52 min ago

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Christ Ngige, has denied the allegations by the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) that he was on a vendetta mission to proscribe NUPENG. Ngige said this in a statement by Mrs Rhoda Iliya, Head, Press and Public Relations ...

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Saraki distances self from new senate guidelines for journalists’ accreditation

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 5 hours 54 min ago

President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki says he is unaware of alleged new guidelines by National Assembly’s Director of Information, Emmanuel Agada, for accreditation of journalists covering the activities of the legislative arm. Saraki, who stated this on Tuesday through his aide, Olu Onemola, Special Assistant on New Media, said the controversial guidelines would ...

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GOCOP rejects new National Assembly guidelines for journalists

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 5 hours 57 min ago

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers, GOCOP, has kicked against the new guidelines for accreditation of media organisations and journalists covering the National Assembly, NASS. In a statement signed by Olumide Iyanda, its publicity secretary, the GOCOP described the new guidelines, which are due to take effect from June 11, 2019, when the ninth National ...

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Buhari, wife return from Saudi Arabia

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 5 hours 58 min ago

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday returned to Abuja after performing the Umrah (Lesser Pilgrimage) in Saudi Arabia. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the presidential aircraft conveying the president and members of his entourage which took-off from Royal Terminal of the King Abdul’aziz International Airport around 2.00pm (local time), landed at the presidential ...

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FAAC: FG, States, LGs share N616.19bn as revenue for April

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 6 hours 37 sec ago

The Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Ahmed Idris, on Tuesday said the Federal Government shared N616.19 billion as revenue generated in April to the three tiers of government. The amount showed a decrease of about N1.37 billion from what was shared in March. Idris, represented by the Director of Funds, Office of the AGF, ...

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Ex-aides sue communication minister for allegedly diverting salaries, allowances

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 6 hours 2 min ago

The Minister of Communications, Alhaji Adebayo Shittu, has been dragged to court by two of his former aides over alleged diverted  salaries and allowances totalling N21m. The aides, Razaq Olubodun and Victor Oluwadamilare, former personal assistant and special assistant media, respectively, in two separate suits filed on their behalf by the same counsel, Adewale Lawal, ...

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Saudi trip: Don’t use our party to seek political relevance – PDP warns Tinubu

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 6 hours 3 min ago

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, against using the opposition party to boost his political image. The PDP accused the former Lagos State Governor of resorting to hurling insults at it to get political relevance, ostensibly for his selfish interest. The party ...

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World Bank praises Jonathan for stopping Ebola, polio

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 6 hours 5 min ago

World Bank’s new global director for health, nutrition and population, Dr. Ali Muhammad Pate has commended former President Dr Goodluck Jonathan for his administration’s landmark achievements in the health sector, stressing that future generations would honour the former President for his good works. In a tweet last weekend, Pate poured encomiums on the former President’s ...

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CBN retains MPR at 13.5%

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 6 hours 7 min ago

Nine out of 11 members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the  Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday voted to retain all key economic parameters. Consequently, Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) remained 13.5%, the asymmetric corridor at +200 and -500 basis point around the MPR, the CRR at 22.5% and retain the liquidity ratio at ...

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Oyo govt, FG fine-tune agreement on proposed N35.9bn Ibadan inland dry port

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 6 hours 8 min ago

The Oyo State Government and the Federal Government have fine-tuned agreement on the proposed $99,665,626 (N35.9bn) Ibadan Inland Dry Port, which is expected to ease the pressure on the Apapa Seaport and the perennial gridlock on the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway. The agreement was signed by the Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi on behalf of the state, while ...

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Azerbaijan green-lights Mkhitaryan for Europa League final

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 6 hours 9 min ago

Azerbaijani authorities on Tuesday issued assurances that Arsenal’s Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan can play in the Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku, dismissing fears over his safety due to tensions between the countries. “In spite of the difficult relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Mkhitaryan can play in the Europa League final in Baku,” Azerbaijan’s ...

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Theresa May dangles second referendum carrot to get MPs support for Brexit deal

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 6 hours 12 min ago

British PM Theresa May has offered MPs the chance to vote for a second referendum if MPs back her Brexit deal next month — a move she described as “one last chance” for the troubled plan. She said if parliament approves her EU divorce agreement, MPs could, within that legislation, vote to have a confirmatory ...

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Unhelpful comparison – The Nation

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 6 hours 14 min ago

Is the presidency living in denial of Nigeria’s dire security situation? That Nigeria is a severely troubled state is a bare fact that cannot be controverted. The 2018 Global Terrorism Index measuring the impact of terror worldwide rates Nigeria ‘Very High’. In fact, it is third in a list of 84 countries, with only Iran ...

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The task ahead of Emefiele – Punch

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 6 hours 14 min ago

Godwin Emefiele’s re-nomination for a second five-year term and swift confirmation as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria perhaps reflect President Muhammadu Buhari and the Senate’s confidence in his stewardship.  He is the first CBN governor to secure reappointment since the return to civilian rule in 1999 and also becomes the first known key ...

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Sudan crisis: Ayman Maw, the rapper who joined the protests

BBC NEWS AFRICA - 11 hours 7 min ago
Rapper Ayman Maw joined Sudan's pro-democracy protesters after returning from exile in the US.

Being black in Nazi Germany

BBC NEWS AFRICA - 11 hours 30 min ago
A new film explores the little-known story of Germany's mixed-race population in the 1930s and 1940s.

Intels not indebted to NPA—Management

PREMIUM TIMES NIGERIA - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 23:53

The company said it is willing to proceed in all appropriate directions to protect its interests and its 5,000 employees.

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