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Developed capacities: Do more with less

By Akintola Benson-Oke THE Lagos State Government under the able and effective leadership of His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has long demonstrated its full and unalloyed commitment to the transformation of the Lagos State Public Service into the leading public service in Africa. To this end, the governor has approved, and the Lagos State Ministry of Establishments, Training and Pensions has delivered, a number of targeted trainings aimed at exponentially expanding the capacities of officers of the Lagos State Public Service. Akinwunmi Ambode It is therefore gratifying that third parties have taken notice of the commitment of the  State government in this regard and, no less an institute as the Nigerian Institute of Training and Development has decided to confer a...

Power sector loss rises by 13% in 1week as inadequate gas persists

… NNPC to increase gas supply from 1.5 to 5 bscf/d by 2020 By Prince Okafor THE nation’s power sector lost a total of N10.7 billion in the first week of July 2018, showing an increase of 13 per cent compared with N9.3 billion recorded in the last week of June 2018. A report obtained by Vanguard from the office of the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, attributed the development to insufficient gas supply as well as poor distribution and transmission infrastructure. electricity It stated: ‘’On July 11, 2018, average power sent out was 3,935MWh/hour (up by 111.85MWh/h from the previous day). 2, 046.3MW was not generated due to non availability of gas. ‘’115MW was not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure, while 883.1MW was not generated due to high fr...

PTDF to deepen capacity; sponsors Nigerians to Germany, France, China

By Michael EbohThe Petroleum Technology Development Fund, PTDF, yesterday, disclosed that its decision to sponsor Nigerians to Germany, France and China was aimed at deepening capacity in the Nigerian petroleum industry. Dr. Bello Aliyu GusauExecutive Secretary Speaking at the induction programme for its 2018/2019 Overseas Scholarship Scheme, OSS, scholars in the MSc and PhD category, Executive Secretary of the PTDF, Mr. Bello Gusau, said the programme would ensure that in the near future, Nigerians take over all operations in the country’s petroleum industry. Gusau noted that the process of mobilizing the successful candidates to the three countries would begin this week, while the conclusion of the mobilization would depend on visa arrangements with the various countries. &...

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Shock as undergraduate barks after spiritual cleansing by Alfa

By Evelyn Usman, Esther Onyegbula & Victor Aji A 29-year-old female student of the College of Education, Akoka, in Lagos, who visited a Muslim cleric, popularly known as Alfa, for spiritual help, is currently barking like a dog after undergoing cleansing in Ikorodu area of Lagos State. Shock as undergraduate barks after spiritual cleansing by Alfa The Alfa, Mustapha Hammed, 23, who was subsequently arrested, admitted to have put a live frog in the water the undergraduate used to bathe during the cleansing process. Investigations by the Police further revealed that the suspect raped the student on discovering that she is a student. Thereafter, he used a piece of cloth to wipe her private part. Parading the suspect before journalists at the command headquarters yeste...

2019: I want to correct anomalies in Imo East — Nwachukwu

A senatorial aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in Imo East Senatorial District, Mr. Mike Nwachukwu, in this interview, speaks on the reasons he is seeking to represent his people. My childhood: I attended Saint Joseph Primary School, Uwani Enugu in Enugu State where I obtained my First School Leaving Certificate. I proceeded to Owerri Government Secondary School (OGSSIAN) where I obtained my ‘O’ Level Certificate in 1981. I attended University of Nigeria (UNN) and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. This was followed by a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Port Harcourt. I joined Diamond bank after my MBA in April 1992 and left for Equatorial Trust Bank in 1997. Seven months l...

My govt believes in democracy — Buhari

By Henry Umoru & Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA— PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari said, yesterday, that the current administration has a firm believe in democracy and was working very hard to entrench it. He also said government was putting in place measures to sustain it. President Muhammadu Buhari According to him, the government will remain committed to advancing the Change Agenda, through sustained and effective legislative practices and processes. Declaring open a four-day National Assembly Open Week organised by the National Assembly, in collaboration with National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, NILDS, President Buhari said the need for continued harmonious working relationship between the Executive and the Legislature must be based on respect for sep...

Don’t give up dreams, Warri South LG boss charges youths

By Jimitota Onoyume WARRI—Chairman Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, Mr Michael Tidi, has graduated with a doctorate degree in Energy Studies with Specialisation in Oil and Gas Economics from the University of Ibadan. An elated Tidi told newsmen that the PhD was a dream come true, adding that it was his passion for education that was the driving force. He  urged youths to pursue their great dreams to reality, saying they should not be discouraged midway. Tidi also spoke of efforts by his administration to strengthen education in his council.

NGO alleges neglect of women in Ogoni clean-up

Ogoni women By Davies Iheamnachor PORT HARCOURT—A Non-governmental organisation, NGO, in Rivers State, Lokiaka Community Development Centre, has expressed sadness over alleged neglect of Ogoni women in the clean-up process in the area. The body sated this in Eleme Local Government Area of the state while training women on raising Ogoni forest resources, nurseries, in support of the environmental clean-up, remediation and restoration process of Ogoniland. Executive Director of the NGO, Martha Agbani, expressed dismay at what she said was the total neglect of Ogoni women in the clean-up exercise, harping on the need for the involvement of Ogoni women in the remediation process.

EKITI POLL: Buhari not a democrat — Fayose

Fayose By Adekunle Aliyu, Online Editor & Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado-Ekiti—BY applauding and approving what he described as “a charade that passed for the governorship election in Ekiti State last Saturday,’’ Governor Ayodele Fayose, yesterday said President Muhammadu Buhari has shown that he lacks democratic credentials. Reacting to a statement by President Buhari’s Media Aide, Mallam Garba Shehu, entitled: “Fayose: In the end, a high-powered nothing,” Fayose, in a stament by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, yesterday, said if President Buhari was a democrat, he would not have supported a situation whereby the will of the people was subverted through the use of brutal force. He said: “President Muhammadu Buhari should not be happy and applaud this situation ...

As Clock Ticks, New Hurdles Mount Against the Music Modernization Act

The Senate needs to act on the bill before this Congressional term ends, otherwise lawmakers and music industry lobbyists must start the legislative process again next year. The revised and amended Music Modernization Act that got the okay from the Senate Judiciary Committee June 28 was still garnering accolades from all sides of the music business days after its passing. Yet, the proposed amendments to the bill — some that were added in the Senate and some that are still under consideration by lawmakers — are also raising new questions and concerns, including how to pay for the proposals. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking: the Senate needs to act on the bill before this Congressional term ends; otherwise lawmakers and music industry lobbyists must start the legislative process a...

US arrests Russian agent for conspiring to influence US politics

A 29-year-old Russian woman has been arrested for conspiring to influence US politics by cultivating ties with political groups including the National Rifle Association. Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a ceremony to bestow state awards on military personnel who fought in Syria, at the Kremlin in Moscow on December 28, 2017. / AFP PHOTO Mariia Butina was arrested in Washington on Sunday and appeared in court in the US capital on Monday, the Justice Department said in a statement. Butina was charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of Russia “by developing relationships with US persons and infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics,” the statement said. It said that Butina had broken US law by not disclosing that she was acting on behalf ...