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IPMAN demands payment of N42bn debt from Petroleum Equalisation Fund

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) on Thursday demanded the payment of its outstanding debts of N42 billion from the management of Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF). Sanusi Abdul-Fari, national president of IPMAN, in a statement said failure to pay marketers their outstanding debts inclusive of N42 billion deductions from marketers’ claims could cause […] Read Full Story

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Agricultural economist sees perilous times as food inflation rises to 21.79%

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The raging insecurity, an exponential increase in the unemployment rate and the recent rise in food inflation signal tough times ahead for Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria. Nigeria’s food inflation jumped to almost 22 percent according to the Consumer Price Index/Inflation data published on Tuesday by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The report, seen […] Read Full Story

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Edo govt assures AstraZeneca vaccines received are safe, not linked with adverse reactions

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The Edo State government on Friday said the first batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines received from the Federal Government is “safe”, adding that the batch is not part of the doses being speculated to have adverse reactions. Osamwonyi Irowa, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, dispelled the rumour making the rounds that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines are dangerous […] Read Full Story

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Int’l Women’s Day: LAPO gives out N0.9m to women for contributing to growth, development of Nigeria

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As part of activities to commemorate the 2021, International Women’s Day, the Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) doled out N0.9 million to three women for their outstanding contributions to professional, agriculture and business sectors in the country. The three awardees bagged the 9th LAPO Outstanding Leadership Award 2021 during the commemoration of the 2021 International […] Read Full Story

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Edo govt dissolves 18 council executives

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The Edo State government has directed all 18 local government council chairmen in the state to hand over the affairs of the councils to their respective administrative heads on or before Friday, March 5. Margaret Jos-Bazuaye, permanent secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs, gave the directive in a memo titled “Handing over by […] Read Full Story

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Scarcity of beef hits Edo market

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Scarcity of beef has hit markets in Edo State due to the strike action by the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN). The scarcity which led to insufficient beef in the market also resulted in a price increase. Most of the butchers and sellers attributed the rise in price and shortage […] Read Full Story

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Actionaid Nigeria equips 1,000 persons with N32.5m seed grants in Edo

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As part of a policy to create alternatives to migration through socio-economic development, ActionAid Nigeria on Thursday empowered 1,000 persons with the sum of N32.5 million as start-up capital to further support their respective businesses. Speaking at the presentation of equipment to the beneficiaries in Benin City, Ene Obi, country director, ActionAid Nigeria, said the […] Read Full Story

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Nigeria more divided than ever under Buhari – PFN

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has criticised the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration over what it called the marginalisation of Christians in appointments into Federal Government positions. In a statement issued on Wednesday in Benin City, Felix Omobude, national president of PFN, said some Nigerian politicians and top government functionaries have hijacked religion in the country […] Read Full Story