Gov. Ugwuanyi promises upward review of corps members allowance

Gov. Ugwuanyi promises upward review of corps members allowance

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has promised that corps members posted to state government’s institutions will soon enjoy an upward review of state allowance, as a demonstration of his administration’s commitment to their welfare. Gov. Ugwuanyi also reiterated the government’s commitment to youth empowerment through implementation of policies and programmes aimed at equipping them to optimize their capacity to drive national development. Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony of 2018 Batch ‘A’ Corps Members, who…

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Tales by Doctors ”That Thing you called Madness”

Tales by Doctors ”That Thing you called Madness”

“Medical Myths – Tales by Doctors” That Thing you called Madness . . . – Uche Anyanwagu . . . . Nne held her 4-day old baby in her own arms as she cried out her lungs. To her ears, she could only hear that very sleepy tune of NTA 9pm Network News. . . A sense of low-self esteem, mood swings and severe depression had enveloped her. She reached out to her left arm…

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NDLEA Staff Stabs Man to death

NDLEA Staff Stabs Man to death

  One Samuel Koro-toe, staff of Alimosho Local Area of Lagos, was today stabbed to death by an officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA. The incident happened at the secretariat of Agege Local Government Area. Late Okoro-toe, an activist, was at the Council for the ongoing celebration of the 40th-year anniversary of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, across the country. According to source, who captured the moment on camera,…

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President Buhari to Visits Bauchi on Thursday.

President Buhari to Visits Bauchi on Thursday.

 President Muhammadu Buhari would be visiting Bauchi on Thursday, to commission five hundred tractors meant for Bauchi farmers. He is also expected to commission some roads constructed by the Mohammed Abubakar led All Progressive Congress Government in the state. Bauchi state Commissioner for Information Mr. Umar Ibrahim Sade announced  on Tuesday at the Nigeria Union of Journalists secretariat, Bauchi while briefing reporters on the Presidential visit. He explained that each benefitting farmer will pay 10…

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Federal Government renews 13 out of 17 oil licenses belonging to Shell.

Federal Government renews 13 out of 17 oil licenses belonging to Shell.

Nigeria’s Ministry of Petroleum has approved the recommendation by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), to revoke three Oil Mining Leases (OMLs) operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company. The 17 acreages that Shell submitted for renewal purposes were: OMLs 11, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 43, 45 and 46. The properties were due to expire in 2019. The acreages revoked include OMLs 31, 33 and 36. Licences…

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IPOB to launch operation ‘Cow Dance’ Ahead of Buhari’s Visit, US

IPOB to launch operation ‘Cow Dance’ Ahead of Buhari’s Visit, US

The Indigenous People Biafra (IPOB) has announced plan to launch Operation Cow Dance 2 ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the United State on April 30. A statement by IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said the group’s advocacy trip, Operation Cow Dance, in the United Kingdom, last week, was testimony to its strength. “In this regard, we have decided to launch Operation Cow Dance 2, to coincide with the planned arrival of…

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Salah wins PFA Player of the Year ahead of other Premier League Stars

Salah wins PFA Player of the Year ahead of other Premier League Stars

The Egypt international’s 31st league goal against West Brom on Saturday took him alongside Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez, who share the record for a 38-game season. He scored in both legs of Liverpool’s 5-1 aggregate victory over Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals, as well as four goals in their league victory over Watford in March. The £34m summer signing from Roma, is just the fifth player to register more than 40 goal involvements in…

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FA apologise over naughty Tweet against Harry Kane

FA apologise over naughty Tweet against Harry Kane

The English Football Association (FA) has apologised for a tweet mocking Harry Kane following Tottenham’s FA Cup defeat to Manchester United. The Twitter account @EmiratesFACup put out a gif of Manchester United defender Chris Smalling saying ‘Harry Kane’ with the message: ‘What’s in your pocket?’. It came after Spurs 2-1 loss at Wembley in a match in which Kane was significantly dull. In a statement, the FA said: ‘We have written to both clubs to…

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Thank you Ebonyi State

Thank you Ebonyi State

Travelling has never been this beautiful! Having travelled cities and states studded with tourist destinations, nature’s beauty has been something I have really appreciated on my steady streams of travels.   The trip that brought me to appreciating more of mother Nature’s handiwork was my last trip to “The Salt of the Nation”. Ebonyi State, located in South East Nigeria, bordered by Benue State to the North, Enugu State to the west, Imo and Abia…

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Education in Nigeria: An Unimportant Detail

Education in Nigeria: An Unimportant Detail

Recently, Canada’s Federal Government launched a new Canada 150 Research Professorship. This prestigious endowed Chair is aimed at enhancing Canada’s international competitiveness at the highest levels of higher education and within the ambit of the global knowledge economy.   A Canada150 Professorship is worth about $350k/year. Canada poached many of the inaugural recipients of the Chair from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Princeton, and Oxford.   I am Director of Carleton University’s Institute of African Studies,…

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