Daily Archives: September 1, 2020

NNPC…Walking away from dark years

The dream was for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to become a world-class oil and gas firm, but this has remained unattainable. Its current management is, however, taking steps that, if not derailed, can make it achieve the founder’s vision, writes CHINAKA OKORO. The dream became reality in April …

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PTAD to remove 21,227 unverified pensioners from payroll

THE Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has identified not fewer than 21,227 unverified pensioners of parastatals and has threatened to remove them from the payroll with effect from October. The purported pensioners are in the directorate’s payroll and have failed to present themselves for verification. Executive Secretary of PTAD, Dr. …

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US Open 2020: Johanna Konta and Dan Evans advance to second round

Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 31 Aug-13 Sept Coverage: Selected live radio and text commentaries on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Sounds, the BBC Sport website and app. Ninth seed Konta, 29, overcame a tough first set to beat compatriot Heather Watson 7-6 (9-7) 6-1. Evans, 30, …

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FG urged to ensure take-off of disabilities’ commission in 2021

THE Centre for Citizens with Disabilities has appealed to the Federal Government to ensure full take-off of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD), with budget for the Commission captured in the 2021 Appropriation bill. Executive Director of CCD, Mr. David Anyaele, speaking in Abuja, commended President Muhammadu Buhari …

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Breaking: Two dead, six rescued in Lagos accident

By Bose Adelaja Two persons were reported dead while six others, were reportedly rescued alive, Monday, in Lagos, following a late-night accident involving four vehicles which occurred at Anthony inward Gbagada. The incident was said to have involved two tipping trucks …

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Imo North by-election: Okorocha battles APC national caretaker committee

By Chinonso Alozie Senator Rochas Okorocha’s backed faction of the All Progressive Congress, APC, of Daniel Nwafor, Tuesday, said that they would not agree with the position of the APC caretaker committee/Extra Ordinary convention planning committee, led by the governor of Yobe state, Mallam Mai Mala Buni, affirming Marcellinus Nlemigbo …

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ActionAid hails Buhari over establishment of Disability Commission

Calls for domestication at State, LG levels By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja An international humanitarian and non-governmental organisation working to combat poverty and all forms of injustice in Nigeria, ActionAid Nigeria, AAN, Tuesday, hailed President Muhammadu Buhari, over the establishment of the Disability Commission. …

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NYSC partners NHIS on corpers’ healthcare

THE Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has restated his administration’s commitment to effective healthcare services for corps members during their service year. He commended the inclusion of corpers’ in the National Health Insurance Scheme, describing it as another laudable programme of the Federal Government. …

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AFCTA: Saraki handed mandate on transport infrastructure

Tyavzua Saanyol | Abuja THE Minister of State for Transportation, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, is to spearhead the work-stream on road transport infrastructure and services in readiness for African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA), single continental market for goods and services in Africa. Saraki made this known when she received the …

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