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Jayeola, Nigeria’s 1st female helicopter captain who ‘saved’ 11 lives in Bristow crash.

In a world where evil is far easier to remember than good, Abimbola Jayeola’s landmark achievement in December 2014 largely escaped the notice of mainstream media. That month, she became Nigeria’s first female helicopter captain. But it does seem that Jayeola is one woman who is irrevocably destined for glory; ...

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2016 Budget: Govs To Spend Billions Of Naira For Feeding, Maintenance, Others

Governors are to spend billions of naira on foodstuffs, vehicles, entertainment, maintenance and others in the 2016 fiscal year, Saturday PUNCH investigation has revealed. The information is contained in the 2016 budget proposals as presented by many of the state governors. Deliberations on the proposals are ongoing at the various ...

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We Attacked Lagos, Ogun Banks To Get Security Contract From Govt – Confessed Arm Robber

By Chioma Igbokwe AS the manhunt for suspected armed robbers that robbed several banks in Lagos and Ogun States in recent times continues, an ex-militant commander-turned robbery kingpin, Million Clement Abanara, recently arrested by the Police has confessed that he and several other ex-militants carried out the attacks. He was ...

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PROTOCOLS I am honoured and privileged to present the 2016 Budget proposal. This is my first address before this joint session of the National Assembly. I have come here today, not only to address members of the National Assembly, but also to speak directly to the men and women who ...

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Ken Olisa: The Most Powerful Black Man in Britain

  He’s the Queen’s escort in London who locked horns with John Bercow and has a library named after him at Cambridge – not bad for a boy who grew up without a loo in Nottingham Ken Olisa, the Queen’s Lord Lieutenant of London, has officially been named the most ...

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Resource Governance: Role of Media In Accountability Advocacy

  By Patrick Aigbokhan Resource governance has assumed a prominent position in the debate of national issues among stakeholders in both private sector and all tiers of government in Nigeria. Critical as it is, not many Nigerians are conversant with its role in, and relevance to nation building, hence the ...

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Republic of Arepo: Where Vandals Rule Over Nigerian Territory

Nigerians woke up Wednesday, with news of the gruesome murder of nine operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) in Konu, Ikorodu, Lagos, Tuesday night, by pipeline vandals who were returning from Arepo creeks in trucks loaded with siphoned petroleum products belonging to the Nigerian .National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). ...

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Ex-Lagos Gov. Babatunde Fashola’s Travails: The Issues, The Intrigues

  Barely three months after exiting government, former governor of Lagos State Babatunde Raji Fashola recently came under severe attacks from some groups, notably BudgIT, Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) and the Socio-Economic Rights Accountability Project (SERAP). BudgIT accused Fashola of wrongdoing while in office. It was alleged that he ...

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RESTRUCTURE NNPC (I) : Scrap 450 b/d Direct Crude Allocation To NNPC – NRGI

Experts in natural resource governance have recommended scrapping the current Direct Crude Allocation (DCA) system under which NNPC allocates 445,000 barrels per day (b/d) for refining and sale to the Pipelines and Product Marketing Company Ltd (PPMC), the corporation’s main downstream subsidiary. Instead, the government must replace the opaque, corruption-ridden ...

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Like Ogoni We Need Environmental Audit of Egiland, Residents Petition Buhari, UN

by Cudjoe Kpor Egi Joint Action Congress (EJAC), a representative think tank of the Egi Community in Rivers State, which produces the highest volume of oil in Rivers State and in tandem, in Nigeria, has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari to conduct a forensic environmental audit of their land to determine ...

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