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Amended broadcasting code yielding results – Minister

Amended broadcasting code yielding results – MinisterBy Rotimi Ijikanmi Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed said amendments to the National Broadcasting Code to reposition the sector have started to show results. The minister made this known on Monday in Lagos during an engagement of the ministerial working group on the digital switchover (DSO) with the relevant stakeholders. Mohammed revealed that by joining the amended code, he was rightly informed that a large multinational recently canceled an ad production planned for South Africa and moved it to Nigeria. “The result? Practitioners in Nigeria earned N10 million from production, while model fees totaled N5 million. “This is only the beginning, as we are determined to implement the reforms diligently. The (NAN) reports that to stimulate growth and investment in the advertising sector, an amendment has been made to the broadcasting code regarding the production of advertising for local goods and services. The amended section states that “all […]

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Police arrest 40 criminal suspects in Enugu

Enugu Command of the Nigerian Police Force has arrested 40 criminal suspects for various offences. Parading the suspects at the Command’s headquarters on Friday, the Commissioner, Mohammed Aliyu, said they were arrested from across the state for conspiracy, armed robbery, child stealing, unlawful possession of firearms and cultism. Aliyu who attributed the achievement recorded to...

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Principals’ Cup: Ministry of Sports rallies support for zonal finals

Principals’ Cup: Ministry of Sports rallies support for zonal finalsBy Muhyideen Jimoh The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has called on sports stakeholders to support and participate in the relaunch of the National Directors Cup competition as it enters the zonal stages. Dr Ademola Are, director of grassroots sport development at the ministry, told the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) in an interview Thursday in Abuja that it was crucial to bring back the glamor of the competition. He said the zonal final which kicked off Thursday in the country’s six geopolitical zones will end on March 22, with teams emerging for the grand final in Abuja. “We want more support from stakeholders as we enter the zonal phase of competition because this is the best of our youngsters in sports and education on display,” he said. Are, who is also the chairman of the main organizing committee (MOC) for the competition, said the expanded competition which now […]

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Nasarawa United Gain 6 Places to Become New NPFL Leaders

Nasarawa United Gain 6 Places to Become New NPFL LeadersBy Olawale Alabi Nasarawa United Football Club de Lafia stormed the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table on Thursday, ousting Rangers International on goal difference. They moved to first place on the diary from seventh after a 3-0 spanking from Dakkada FC’s visit to Uyo. The Enugu-based Rangers fell again to fourth, again on goal difference, after a 0-2 loss to host Katsina United, who went down a notch to 17th. Plateau United fell from 13th to ninth after beating the Sunshine Stars of Akure 3-1 at Jos. Below is the ranking of the 20 clubs in the NPFL 2020/2021 at the end of three matches of Matchday 16 rescheduled Thursday. It is presented under Played (P), Won (W), Draws (D), Lost (L), Goals for (F), Goals against (A), Goal difference (GD) and Points (Pts): PWDLFA GD Pts Team 1. Nasarawa United 16 8 3 5 18 […]

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Fanfare as Enugu community celebrates Uyo Afa festival

By Ikechukwu Odu It was celebration galore at Olido Autonomous  Community in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State as the monarch, HRH, Igwe Augustine Agashi celebrated Uyo Afa festival for his subjects. The event which was attended by all the rank and file in the community and beyond, including traditional rulers from other
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Enugu wins national scientists presidential award

An indigene of Nara in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, Master Ituchukwu Godswill Edeani, has won this year’s edition of “The 774 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award” (774 – YONSPA). Master Edeani, a 15-year old student of Air force Comprehensive School, Agbani, Nkanu West LGA, won the first position at the “National
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Kwara United retains NPFL lead

Kwara United retains NPFL leadBy Olawale Alabi Kwara United Football Club retained leadership of the current Nigerian Professional Football League 2020/2021 (NPFL) on Sunday, despite a goalless draw against visiting Heartland FC. In their Matchday 15 match at the Kwara Stadium complex in Ilorin, the hosts failed to break visiting Owerri-based Heartland FC. The draw at home means they failed to extend their lead at the top of the paper and are now co-leaders with Rangers International FC Enugu. Kwara United is with 27 points in 15 matches, with a +7 goal difference, one goal ahead of Enugu-based Rangers who beat Adamawa United 1-0. The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that Adamawa United is still at the bottom of the paper with 10 points from 15 matches. Enyimba International, who now have three appearances since their Sunday game against MFM FC was postponed, are in third place with 24 points from 12 matches. They […]

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Enugu loses foremost politician, Joseph Nwodo, to death

By Ikechukwu Odu Barrister Joseph Nwodo, 77, an elder brother to the former President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo is dead. According to a statement by his son, Emeka Nwodo, on behalf of the family, he died at an undisclosed hospital in the United Kingdom on 10th March, 2021 after a protracted
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‘Classroom congestion’ll soon disappear in Enugu’

Retiring permanent Secretary in Enugu State Ministry of Education, Dr Nwnneka Onah has disclosed that the congested public school classrooms in the state will soon be a thing of the past following the infrastructure being put in place by both the state's Post Primary Schools Management Board, PPSMB, and the Universal Basic Education Board, ENSUBEB.

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Nsukka residents groan as petrol sells for N225 per litre

Some residents of Nsukka town in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State have expressed concern and surprise as Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) is sold for between N220 and N225 per litre in filling stations. The residents in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Nsukka on Friday said the worse part
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Ondo gets new NYSC coordinator

By Arogbonlo Israel The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Management at the Directorate Headquarters has appointed a seasoned and cerebral Public Relations practitioner as the Coordinator in Ondo State. Vanguard gathered the new State Coordinator, Mrs. Victoria Nnenna Ani who was born in the sixties is from Enugu State and started her educational pursuit at
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We are totally confronting water challenge in Enugu, says SPA

…Reassures residents on adequate potable water supply soon The Special Adviser (SPA) to the Governor of Enugu State, on Water Resources, Hon. Anthony Dubem Onyia, has reassured residents of the state that the issue of inadequate water supply, one of the key challenges the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi inherited, will soon be history. In
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Collapsed bridge cuts off Enugu community

…indigenes lament attendant hardship By Ikechukwu Odu RESIDENTS of the agrarian  community of Ogurugu, in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State are lamenting the hardship they currently face following the collapse of Isi Bridge linking the community to the rest of the state. They have therefore sent a save our soul message to Enugu
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