Thursday January 29th, 2015
Thursday January 29th, 2015
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How much does your organisation value initiatives?

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Most times, the ideas that drive the organizations to greatness may not necessarily come from the top management. As a matter of fact, the power can reside on any one in the organization regardless of his or her title or position. The problem has been that some organizations have not done so much to encourage their employees in one key area that will actually drive the growth and bring about the anticipated results they yearn for. That key area is initiative. The truth of the matter is that any one in an organization that makes use of his or her initiatives can actually turn the organization around for good.

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Deltans urged to vote for Okowa

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•Senator Ifeanyi Okowa flanked by his wife and Professor Sam Oyobvbaire during his governorship declaration in Asaba, Delta State.

A Non- Governmental Organisation, Centre for the Promotion of Arbitration, CPA, has urged all indigenes of Delta State to forget their grievances and vote for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and his deputy, Mr Kingsley Otuaro, to move the state to greater heights.

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Jonathan must flag off Ogidigben EPZ project Feb 4 —WIG

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AS reactions continue to trail the recent visit by President Goodluck Jonathan to the Itsekiri nation in Warri, Delta State, the Warri Interest Group, WIG, has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to perform the groundbreaking of the controversial $16 billion Export Processing Zone, EPZ, in Ogidigben, Warri South- West Local Government Area on February 4.

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Family of slain politician demands justice

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Family, friends and residents of Agege town in Lagos are demanding justice in the case of Mr. Peter Eyitayo, alias Abuna, a politician, who was shot dead last Friday by unknown persons.

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NTI introduces enhanced Maths, Science programmes

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File Photo: Ex-militants now students in Murdoch University, Dubai.

NATIONAL Teachers Institute, NTI, has commenced an enhanced Mathematics and Science teacher training programmes with a view to arresting the failure rate of students at Ordinary Level examinations in Mathematics and Science subjects.

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NLC election: Ajaero vows to improve workers’ welfare, accountability

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President Goodluck Jonathan (2nd right), with Labour leaders and Labour minister, Emeka Wogu (left)

A Deputy President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and a candidate for the presidency of the Congress, Mr. Joe Ajaero, has promised that workers’ welfare will be the main thrust of his administration if elected in next month’s NLC election.

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Ugwuanyi canvasses for Jonathan’s re-election

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Ugwuanyi: Supported by the party

The Enugu State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate, Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has said it will be a disservice to deny the nation another four years of the great vision of President Goodluck Jonathan, if he is not re-elected.

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Fulani man goes berserk in Kaduna: Kills 7, injures 14

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ZONKWA—A Fulani gunman, Tuesday night, opened fire on a crowd at the traditional celebration of life for an 87-year-old woman, late Mama Hauwa Bello, at Yangal village, 200 kilometres South of Kaduna metropolis.

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Analysts predict naira devaluation to N215/$

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Analysts have predicted that the naira will be further devalued to N215 per dollar saying the current official exchange rate does not reflect the fair value of the currency.

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Vigilante officer shoots Amosun’s convoy in error

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ABEOKUTA—Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and members of the State Executive Council, including commissioners and senior special assistants, Tuesday evening escaped death when a vigilante member allegedly shot at the Governor’s convoy in Agbado, Ifo Local Government Area of the state.

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Goodluck’s Women coordinator, senatorial aspirant dump PDP for APC in Edo

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National President, Goodluck-for-Transformation and state Women Coordinator, Goodluck Campaign Organisation, Chief Evelyn Igbafe, a former member of the House of Representatives and senatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo South, Ehiogie West-Idahosa, have dumped the PDP for the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State.

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Jonathan, Buhari urged to respect Abuja Accord

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THE National Peace Committee, NPC, set up in the wake of the signing of a non-violence pact by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, President Goodluck Jonathan and his All Progressives Congress, APC, counterpart, General Muhammadu Buhari (ret), yesterday, expressed worry over some unpleasant comments emanating from the two camps in the build-up to February poll.

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FG inaugurates 2 c’ttees on national policy for food safety

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Dr Khaliru Al-Hassan, the Minister of State for Health, yesterday, inaugurated the Inter-ministerial Committee on Food Safety, IMCFS, and the National Food Safety Management Committee, NFSMC.

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Jonathan executed over 70 projects in Rivers —Sekibo

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Aide to Prof. Rufai Alkali, Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Mr. Horsfall Sekibo, has said that the President Goodluck Jonathan administration had concluded over 70 projects in Rivers State, adding that it was only enemies of the administration that were saying that the president has done nothing for the people of the state.

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Oil spill: Reps ask Chevron, communities to settle rift within 10 days

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ABUJA — THE House of Representatives Committee on Gas (sub-committee on Environment) yesterday asked officials of Chevron Nigeria Limited and representatives of communities ravaged by series of oil spills in Warri, Delta State to reach an amicable settlement within the next 10 days.

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NGA- The strands, the strides in 2014

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*Kolanut dance by the National Troupe of Nigeria. Photo: Kene Egbuchuna.

It was a year of intense activities for the National Gallery of Art (NGA). It began on an intellectual note with the maiden Nupe Art Conference/Exhibition which took place in the ancient city of Bida, Niger State. Traditional artists from the nooks and crannies of the old Nupe kingdom displayed different works ranging from paintings, sculptures and textiles to the admiration of all present.

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Crisis looms in Bayelsa over gas project

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Work at the multi-billion naira Epu Cluster Gas Gathering project in Opokuma Kingdom, in Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, may be disrupted following an alleged disagreement between communities in the clan and Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC.

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DPR plans upward review of licence fees for oil marketers

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The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, said, yesterday, it was considering an upward review of filling station licence fees for oil marketers and operators in the oil and gas sector of the economy.

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Buhari condoles with victims of Maiduguri, Konduga, Monguno attacks

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Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock over the latest attacks by Boko Haram on Maiduguri, Konduga and Monguno in Borno State.

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Graft Trial: Ex-Kogi gov, Audu inflated contracts – Witness

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File photo: Supreme-Court-Abuja

The trial of former governor of Kogi State, Abubakar Audu and Alfa Ibn Mustapha, former director general, Directorate of Rural Development in his administration continued, yesterday under Justice A.O Adeniyi of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, sitting in Apo, Abuja.

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US certifies NAFDAC central lab with ISO 17025 accreditation

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Dr Paul Orhii, DG, NAFDAC

History was made yesterday when the United State Agency for International Development, USAID, and US Pharmacopeial Convention, USP, presented an international accreditation known as ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 to the Central Drug Control Laboratory of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, for quality monitoring of pharmaceutical products in Nigeria.

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Ikorodu people never endorsed Agbaje —APC

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Lagos—The All Progressives Congress, APC, Ikorodu Division, yesterday, refuted reports that the Lagos State governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Jimi Agbaje has been endorsed by indigenes of Ikorodu, arguing that he is not an Ikorodu native.

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Okorocha wants commissioner’s killers fished out

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*Imo state Governor,  Okorocha

GOVERNOR Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, has blamed a resurgence of criminal activities, following Sunday gruesome killing of a serving Commissioner in the state House of Assembly Service Commission, Mr. Tobias Onyekele, on politicians yet to accept the concept of free and fair election.

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JOHESU strike costs us N90m, says NAUTH boss

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Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, NAUTH, Nnewi, has lost over N90 million to the ongoing health workers’ strike called by Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, on November, 2014, which has crippled healthcare delivery in the hospital, just as many lives have been lost to the action.

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Market ownership tussle: Delta community accuses JTF of complicity

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Officers of the Joint Military Task Force (JTF) patrolling  in Maiduguri in a sweeping offensive against Boko Haram militants. 
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THE Otor-Iwhreko community, Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State, has accused men of the Joint Military Task Force, JTF, 222 Battalion, Agbarha-Otor of complicity in the crisis involving it and the Ekuigbo community over the ownership of the Ughelli main market.

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ASUU-LASU warns students against thuggery

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To avert crisis, the Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, Lagos State University, LASU, chapter, has warned students and people against being used by some external forces to cause crisis and disrupt academic calendar of the institution.

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Jonathan promises more attention to Rivers, Bayelsa if re-elected

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (R) and Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo greet supporters at a ceremony in Abuja on November 11, 2014. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on November 11 declared his bid for re-election, vowing to finally defeat Boko Haram whose rise in strength during his first term has threatened the country's sovereignty. The 56-year-old made the announcement to tens of thousands of supporters in the red, white and green of his ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at a carefully orchestrated ceremony including patriotic music, dancing, prayers and speeches. AFP PHOTO

President Goodluck Jonathan has promised special attention to Rivers State if re-elected for a second term, saying allegations by Governor Rotimi Amaechi that he neglected the state is reflective of the fact that he had not been sectional in his dealings.

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Police probe blast at Ohanaeze Enugu secretariat

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Policeman get sets to quell protect of students of Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye in Abeokuta

ENUGU State Police Command, yesterday, said that it had commenced a full scale investigation into alleged explosion that rocked the Ohanaeze secretariat in Enugu, last Saturday, just as Biafran warlord and former Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Col Joseph Ahuzia (ret) said Ohanaeze had lost its steam.

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Kogi PDP threatens to sue Police over arrest of members

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Police IG Sulaiman Abba

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has threatened to take the police to court over the indiscriminate arrest of its members in the state.

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40 killed as Boko Haram invades Adamawa villages

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mass burial at the destroyed central mosque in Konduga Council Area on Wednesday

YOLA — Boko Haram terrorists are rampaging through seven villages in Adamawa State, killing, burning and looting with no troops protecting civilians, fleeing villagers said yesterday.

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Probe killings during PDP, APC clash in Agege’

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Lagos—A Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, Activists for Good Government, has called on the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, to investigate the killing of Mr Peter Eyitayo and the shooting of Mr Lanre Ogunjimi at Agege, Lagos State.

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Monarch endorses Okpamen for Edo Assembly

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HRH Anselm Eidenojie II, Onojie of Uromi, has given his blessings to Prince Henry Okpamen, who will fly the All Progressives Congress, APC, flag to contest for the Edo State House of Assembly polls in February.

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