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Toyota beats Volkswagen in 2020 global car sales

Toyota Motor sold more vehicles worldwide than Volkswagen in 2020, dethroning the German rival as the world’s largest carmaker for the first time in five years, results showed on Thursday. This is in spite of falling sales amid the COVID-19 pandemic, The Toyota group, including Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors, reported that its global group
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Airtel commences NIN registration in retail outlets across Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria, a telecommunications service provider on Thursday says it has commenced the National Identity Number (NIN) registration exercise in its retail outlets across the country. Airtel in a statement made available to Newsmen in Lagos said it was following approval from the Federal Government which granted them a verification and enrolment license. The telco
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Who is afraid of DNA testing

By Funmi Ajumobi & Ebunoluwa Sessou Recently, the Nigerian social media were agog with the story of a love triangle involving some prominent members of the country’s financial sector; and while love triangles are not considered particularly extraordinary, paternity frauds which sometimes attend them are so considered. Men who had confidently given their names to their
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CSOs set agenda on transparency, accountability, global standards ahead of PIB passage In April

Want CSOs’ involvement in disbursement of revenue process By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja With the month of April insight based on the promise of Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, on the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, into law in April 2021, Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, Wednesday, set agenda
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CSOs charge new Service Chiefs to shun politics, nepotism

Task arms of govt to support with political will By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja Civil Society Organisations, Wednesday, charged newly appointed Service Chiefs to shun politics and nepotism, but demonstrate professionalism and patriotism in the fight against insecurity. They stated this while speaking with Vanguard on expectations from the new Service Chiefs following escalated security
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NASC, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, others launch IMAGE to provide farmers quality seeds

As farmers have increased yields in rice, cassava, maize, cowpea By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja As the nation yearns to boost food security, availability, and affordability, the National Agricultural Seeds Council, NASC, in collaboration with Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation, and Content Global Development, Tuesday, launched Institutionalizing Monitoring of Crop Variety Adoption Using Genotyping programme,
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COVID-19: Pfizer develops booster shot against Brazil, South Africa variants

 By Sola Ogundipe Shortly after Pfizer announced that it is developing a booster to help its COVID-19 vaccine to protect against new highly-infectious variants from Brazil and South Africa, Moderna Inc has said that it is advancing its own COVID-19 vaccine with a booster to combat the South African variant. Lab tests done by both
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CSOs task new Service Chiefs on aggressive approach to end criminal activities, peace

By Gabriel Ewepu and Alice Ekpang – Abuja Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, Tuesday, tasked newly appointed Service Chiefs on an aggressive approach to end activities of criminal elements across the country, boost soldiers welfare, and give Nigerians peace. CISLAC sets agenda for new Service Chiefs The Executive Director, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, Auwal
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WHO okays six-week delay for Moderna COVID-19 booster shot

By Sola Ogundipe The World Health Organisation, WHO has okayed delaying the second injections of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for up to six weeks in exceptional situations, such as limited vaccine supplies, just as it recommended for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines. Both vaccines require boosters after three to four weeks, but several countries facing limited vaccine
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CSOs condemn media report about Delta Per Sec over alleged contract execution 

Challenges critics to present evidence of contract irregularities By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja A Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, Tuesday, condemned media report on a Permanent Secretary in Delta State Civil Service, Edwin Ogidi Gbegbaje, and Directorate of Protocol, Delta State Government House, Edwin Ogidi Gbegbaje over alleged contract execution. This was contained in a statement
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