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Police Recruitment: PSC Warns Against Defrauding Applicants

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has warned that anybody caught giving or receiving money to facilitate the recruitment of applicants into the Nigeria Police Force would be investigated, arrested and prosecuted. This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by Mr Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations

Okpekpe Doping Control: Amao named as Chief Anti-Doping officer

One of the country’s foremost sports medicine practitioners, Akinwunmi Amao, a medical doctor, has been named as the chief anti-doping officer for next month's 4th Okpekpe international 10km road race. The race holds in Okpekpe town, near Auchi in Edo State on May 7. Amao, formerly, the head of the Medical Unit

Ghana GDP Growth At 4.9% In Q4 2015

Ghana's provisional gross domestic product growth grew at 4.9 per cent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2015, the statistics office said on Wednesday. "Quarter on quarter seasonally adjusted GDP growth for fourth quarter was 1.3 per cent ... compared to the 1.0 per cent recorded in the third quarter of

20 Bags 2 Years Jail Term For Dealing In Petrol

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday sentenced 20 convicts to a term of two years imprisonment for dealing and storage of petroleum products. The convicts were Capt. Daniel Lebile, Ala Ibanibo, Wole Ajayi, Adesunloye Fani-Kayode, Michael Mgbanwa, Segun Ekundemi, Johnson Mashebinu, Ndidi Benjamin, Bright Nwaezuoke, Blessing Omoviye, and Kayode

Saraki’s Trial: Counsel Asks CCT Chairman To Disqualify Himself

Hearing in the case of alleged false declaration of assets brought against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has been adjourned till Thursday. The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar will rule on an application filed by Dr Saraki’s counsel that the chairman should disqualify himself from the

N500m Contraband Impounded Between December And April – Customs

The Nigeria Customs Services (NCS) has seized contraband goods worth over 500 Million Naira in Kaduna State. The Contraband goods were seized by the Customs Compliance Team, Northern Axis between December 2015 and April 2016. The Officer in Charge of the Team, Musa Jalo, said the seized items were smuggled into the

Osinbajo Calls For Increased Private Investment In Steel Sector

The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has called for increased private investment in the steel and solid minerals sector to shore up Nigeria’s manufacturing base and save the country $4.5 billion spent on steel importation annually. Prof Osinbajo said 6.5 million metric tonnes production capacity per annum from 18 out of

Ex-Militants Shut A’Ibom Govt House

*Denies entry to visitors, exit to Gov, staff Not fewer than 200 Niger Delta Ex-Militants who were granted amnesty in 2012 on Tuesday barricaded the entrance of Akwa Ibom Government House for over six hours, denying access to visitors and exit to the Governor and staff. The ex-militants, whose activities obstructed traffic

Rivers PDP Alleges Fresh Plot To Raid Ogoni

  The Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, says it has uncovered well-orchestrated plot by some All Progressives Congress, APC politicians of Ogoni extraction to use military helicopters to bomb some parts of Ogoni communities suspected to be hideouts for those perceived to be opposed to their political

Access To Information Takes Centre Stage At WPFD Celebration

Access to information would be the central focus of the 2016 World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) on May 3, 2016. May 3 is a United Nations declared day that stemmed from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO’s) 1991 Windhoek Declaration on an Independent and Pluralistic African Press. In commemoration