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FG working towards 100th position on ease of doing business –...

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed says the Federal Government is working on operational, regulatory and legislative interventions to move...

Consider women with integrity for strategic position-CAN

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has advised the government at all levels to consider women with integrity for strategic position in governance to...

Unity schools’ alumni want Education Minister’s position

Mrs Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint a member of...

SGF: Igbo group begs Buhari to consider South-East for position

A pan Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Igbo Amaka (AM) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to consider South-East for the position of Secretary to the...

SGF: Igbo group begs Buhari to consider South-East for position

A pan Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Igbo Amaka (AM) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to consider South-East for the position of Secretary to the...

9th Senate: PDP yet to make its position known to us–Lawmaker

Sen. Foster Ogola (PDP-Bayelsa) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has not made its position known to members in the Senate on...

Kwara United FC orders Bala to return to coaching position

The management of Kwara United Football Club will take “appropriate action’’ if Abubakar Bala who this week resigned his coaching position does...

34 ships expected at Lagos ports

  Ships Lagos, April 16, 2018 The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it is expecting 23 ships with petroleum products, food and other goods at...

Boko Haram kills 7 soldiers in Chad, army says

Boko Haram kills 7 soldiers in Chad, army says Soldiers The Islamist militants injured 15 others when they attacked an army position in Kaiga Kindjiria, in...

FRSC promotes 31 officers, men in Ondo

By Muftau Ogunyemi

Buhari appoints Umar El-Yakub SSA National Assembly

Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this development in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday.

Cross River community caps new village head

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By Benson Ezugwu
Akpabuyo (Cross River), Jan. 18, 2019 (NNN) The people of Esit Ikot Obori in Akwa Ikot Effanga in Akpabuyo Local Government area of Cross River, have selected Mr Bassey Effiom as the head of the community.
Mrs Mary Obori, the oldest woman in the community, while presenting Effiom for capping and induction into the clan’s council on Friday, said that his selection was done by all the stakeholders.
“Effiom was carefully selected by all stakeholders to fill the vacant position of our former monarch who has travelled to join his ancestors after serving Esit Ikot Obori meritoriously for over 10 years,’’ she said.
Obori added that the selection was unanimously accepted without any dissenting voice, hence his presentation to the clan’s council.
The new village head was a youth leader in the community until his selection by the elders and kingmakers.
Mr Okon Edem, the clan head of Akwa Ikot Effanga, while capping the new village head, advised him to be open to his people.
“You must also carry along your people in the affairs of your community as well as uphold the truth and ensure justice among your subjects, ‘’ he said. (NNN)
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Edited by Emmanuel Okara/Tajudeen Atitebi

Israel launches programme to support female technology entrepreneurs

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Jerusalem, Feb. 6, 2019 (Xinhua/NNN) Israel launched a new programme to support technology start-up companies established and managed by women, the Israel Innovation Authority said on Wednesday.

Libya’s sovereign wealth fund chairman detained — official

Detention
Tripoli, Feb. 7, 2019 (Reuters/NNN) The chairman of Libya’s LIA sovereign wealth fund, Ali Mahmoud Hassan Mohamed, was detained on Wednesday for an investigation into alleged “corruption and exploitation of (his) position,” an official in the attorney-general’s office said.

Davido’s ‘Fall’ is the longest-charting Nigerian single in Billboard history

Davido
By Anita Eboigbe
Abuja, Feb. 6, 2019 (NNN) ‘Fall’, the 2017 hit track of David ‘Davido’ Adeleke has become the longest-charting Nigerian single in Billboard history.