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    Osinbajo To Declare Open SON Day With MSMEs

    According to the DG, about 500 MSMEs from different sectors across the country have confirmed their plan to participate in the programme.

    Malam Farouk Salim, the Director-General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) says the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will on Nov. 16, declare open, a Virtual Open Day with Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr. Bola Fashina, SON Deputy Director Public Relations, on Thursday […] More

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  • The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr. Mohammed Bello / Photo credit: guardian.ng
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    Reps Summon FCT Minister Over Infrastructural Decay, Insecurity

    The resolution follows unanimous adoption of a motion of Matters of Urgent Public Importance by Toby Okechukwu (PDP-Enugu), at the plenary on Tuesday.

    The House of Representatives has resolved to summon the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Mohammed Bello over insecurity and infrastructural decay in the territory. The resolution follows unanimous adoption of a motion of Matters of Urgent Public Importance by Toby Okechukwu (PDP-Enugu), at the plenary on Tuesday. Okechukwu said that the house […] More

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    Alleged 6.9bn Fraud: Court To Resume Trial Of Fayose December 1

    He was first arraigned on October 22. 2018, before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, alongside his company, Spotless Investment Ltd, on 11 counts bordering on fraud and money laundering offence.

    A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Monday, further adjourned until Dec 1, December 2 and December 3, continuation in the trial of former Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose over alleged N6.9bn fraud. The case, which was listed in the cause list for continuation of trial on Monday, was called at about 11.40 am, as […] More

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  • Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi
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    70% Of Crashes Caused By Speeding, Night Travels – FRSC

    The sector commander expressed dissatisfaction with the sale of illicit drugs at the motor parks, saying they met with relevant stakeholders and transport unions to address same.

    The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Sector Command said 70 per cent of crashes recorded between January and September were caused by speeding and night travels. The Sector Commander, Mr. Samuel Ochi, said this during the commencement of the Ember Months campaign on Thursday in Abuja. The theme of the campaign […] More

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  • Testifying in a divorce petition, Jacob said that her marriage with Mr. Linus Obeya, has broken down irretrievably / Photo credit: afj.org
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    Court Sentences Man To Death By Hanging For Killing 2 Women In Kogi

    The prosecution alleged that the convict attacked Rabiyetu Yusufu and Jemila Yakubu with lethal weapon and therefore, urged the court to hold that he intended to kill the women based on the weapon he used.

    A High Court in Lokoja on Wednesday sentenced a middle-aged man, Danladi Ichado to death by hanging for stabbing two women to death. Delivering judgment, Justice Nicodemus Awulu, held that the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that the convict was presumed to have intended to kill the women based on the weapon he […] More

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  • Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State is the chairman of the Southern Governors’ Forum.
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    Presidency To Southern Governors: Your Stand On Open Grazing Not Legal

    He said banning of open grazing by the governors was unnecessary in view of the fact that the president had since approved a number of specific measures to bring a permanent end to the frequent skirmishes between herders and farmers across the country.

    The Presidency has expressed reservation over the position of Southern Governors’ Forum on open grazing, saying their decision to ban open grazing in their states is of questionable legality. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in a statement on Monday in Abuja, observed that the governors’ anti-open grazing stance […] More

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    My Experience As ‘Dejare’ In La Femme Anjola – Nonso Bassey

    I took a few saxophone lessons because Dejare not only played the sax but it was a special part of his relationship with his father.

    Singer and actor Nonso Bassey plays a lead role in the upcoming Mildred Okwo’s film ‘La Femme Anjola’. He stars alongside Rita Dominic, a first for the ‘Battleground’ star. In a chat with The Interview, he talks about his involvement in the project. Is this your first time working with Mildred Okwo? Yes it is. […] More

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  • Shaffy Bello: People will start respecting you for what you bring to the table.
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    I didn’t Come Back To Nigeria To Stay But… – Shaffy Bello

    If you know who you are and know when to let go, especially for women, then you can spread your wings and soar.

    The enchanting Nollywood actress and fashion diva, Shaffy Bello, is a delight to her fans any time. She’s starred in many movies and TV series and her Instagram posts always make hearts swoon in admiration. In a chat with The Interview, she talks about fame and her career. Why was it important for you to […] More

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  • Monde Twala: We are all united through music.
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    We’re All United Through Music – Monde Twala, MTV Awards Boss

    Africa’s music industry is growing at a phenomenal rate, as more and more Africans have access to internet services and smartphone penetration continues to soar.

    In less than three weeks, MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2021 will be held in a virtual award ceremony in Kampala, Uganda. The Interview chats with the Senior Vice President and General Manager at ViacomCBS Networks Africa, Monde Twala on the upcoming award. Do African governments readily express willingness to invest in music industries? Music […] More

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  • Minister of Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva.
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    Autogas Roll-Out Shows We Mean Business – Slyva, Minister of State for Petroleum

    We recognise that we require rapid replication of what NNPC has implemented. Therefore, we have provided a N250bn fund through the Central Bank for interested investors in this segment to access.

    In this interview in Abuja at the weekend, Minister of Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, says the roll out of the National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP) by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Tuesday, is proof that government means business in its pledge to provide cheaper, cleaner and safer sources of energy for Nigerians. What […] More

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  • Patience Akpang-Obong: Nigerians support Trump out of ignorance of their own self or national interest.
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    US-Nigerians Home And Abroad Should Seek End To Trumpism – Patience Akpan-Obong, US-based Professor

    Pro-Trumpism in Nigeria is mostly fueled by the misplaced hatred for, or to put it charitably, disappointment in President Obama.

    Dr. Patience Akpan-Obong is an associate professor of science, technology and society in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University, Polytechnic Campus. She shares her thoughts on what another four years of President Donald Trump would mean for Nigerians and Africans with The Interview: A study by Pew Research Centre found […] More

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  • Bose Ironsi is the Executive Director of Women Rights and Health Project (WRAHP).
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    All I want Is Justice For Favour Okechukwu – Bose Ironsi

    I am begging and I’m telling every constituted authority that we are going to keep mobilising, we are going to keep sensitising, we are going to keep demanding for justice for Favour.

    Bose Ironsi is the Executive Director of Women Rights and Health Project (WRAHP). Her organisation has been on the frontline of the ongoing struggle to get justice for Favour Okechukwu, the 11-year-old girl who was gang raped to death in Lagos. She shares her insights with The Interview For some days now, you have been […] More

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  • Ini Abimbola, founder and Lead Consultant of ThistlePraxis Consulting Limited (TPC).
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    I Open Up Issues We Shy Away From – Ini Abimbola

    We will discuss the hard issues – incest, cheating, domestic violence on men and women, toxic partners, sex and its ancillary issues – male and female libido, contraceptives, vasectomy or tubal ligation, sexless marriages, polygyny, divorce and its ancillary issues.

    Ini Abimbola, the founder and CEO of ThistlePraxis Consulting, is well known as a Management and Sustainability Strategist, and not just in Nigeria. But what many don’t know is that she’s also an experienced counsellor, a side of hers she’s now exploring with her new project (Hard Talks With Ini) that debuted last Saturday. She […] More

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  • Retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, Habila Joshak.
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    How To Prevent Electoral Violence In Edo, Other States – Retired DIG Habila Joshak

    It could be argued, and I stand to be corrected that security agencies in Nigeria face more risk during election than any other group or individuals.

    In this interview, retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, Habila Joshak, has said it is possible to pick up early warning signs and prevent electoral violence. He spoke about the forthcoming election in Edo and also shared his experience from over 30 years of policing, during which period he was in charge of Operations and […] More

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    My Bitter-Sweet Experience In Business – Prince Adelusi-Adeluyi Speaks At 80

    I think going to University of Ife was good and that was where I got the challenge that pharmacy must be better.

    The Chairman of Juli Pharmacy and pioneer chairman of the indigenous business group of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi fondly called Prince Juli, shares his vast experience in professions, business and life as he marks his 80th birthday on August 2 What moments would you consider as your most memorable, looking back at […] More

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