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Imo: New Deputy Gov Madumere Sworn-in, Pledges Loyalty To Okorocha

AFTER series of intrigues, the newly appointed Deputy Governor of Imo State, 48-year-old Prince Eze Madumere, was sworn-in Saturday amid tight security at the Sam Mbakwe Expanded Executive Council Chambers, Government House, Owerri. Madumere’s name was submitted to the 27-member Imo State House of Assembly, presided by Benjamin Uwajimogu, after the impeachment of Sir Jude […]

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African ministers call for improved investment in education

  African ministers, senior United Nations officials and representatives of the private sector and civil society ended their meeting with a renewed determination to prioritise innovation and improved funding for science and technology education. This, they believed, would prompt the rapid development of the continent. The measures were announced at the meeting, which was one […]

Science and Technology

Nigeria: Telecoms operators may reject new interconnect rates

  There are indications that telecommunication operators may reject the new set of interconnection rates released by the Nigerian Communications Commission last week. The new interconnection rates for voice services are targeted at bringing down call tariffs. The operators are of the view that the asymmetric model adopted by the NCC to arrive at the […]

Health

Nigeria spends N78.5bn per annum to import insulin

Nigeria spends about $500m (about N78.5bn) every year on the importation of insulin, Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency, Prof. Bamidele Solomon, has said. Solomon, who said this at NABDA roundtable on Biosimilars: Framework for Affordable Biologic Drugs in Africa, in Abuja, also disclosed that the agency was collaborating with international agencies and the local pharmaceutical […]

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2015: North rejects Jonathan as sole PDP aspirant

  The North has opposed to the plan by the leadership of the People Democratic Party to choose President Goodluck Jonathan as the sole aspirant for its presidential primaries. The Arewa Consultative Forum and the Coalition of Northern Politicians, Academics, Professionals and Businessmen, described the move as undemocratic, stating that it could lead to chaos […]

Religion

Governor Rauf Aregbesola wants to Islamise Osun – CAN

  The leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria, Osun State chapter, has accused Governor Rauf Aregbesola of attempting to perpetrate an Islamic agenda in the 22-year-old state. Secretary of the association, Rev. Michael Ajayi, speaks with TUNDE ODESOLA What informed the allegation that Governor Rauf Aregbesola is perpetrating an Osun Islamisation agenda? In 2012, there […]

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Nigeria: PDP governors compile constitutional breaches against Tukur

The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party is taking a new turn as governors of the party are reportedly compiling constitutional breaches against the party’s National Chairman, Dr. Bamanga Tukur, and other members of the National Working Committee. Investigations by our correspondents indicated that the governors were determined to remove the chairman and members of […]