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NBA insists SAN must be abolished

By Abdulwahab Abdulah LAGOS—The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has said it call on the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC) to address the controversies trailing the appointment of lawyers into the rank of the Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) is sancosant. The national officers of the association, at a meeting in Kaduna, recently, said it is
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FOI bill : NGO flays lawmakers

By Ise-Oluwa Ige ABUJA—A non-governmental organisation operating under the aegis of The Right to Know (R2K) Movement has described as worrying the surreptitious attempts by some members of the National Assembly to kill the Freedom of Information Bill. The organisation wants Nigerians to demand from the lawmakers what they intended to gain by frustrating the
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N7bn boost for safer airspace

By Kenneth Ehigiator LAGOS—The Federal Government has injected over N7 billion for the provision of facilities for effective delivery of air navigation services by Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), as part of measures to make the nation’s airspace safer. Among projects already approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) are the Total VHF Radio coverage
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FG pledges to upgrade Lagos-Benin road

By  Jude Njoku AKURE—The Works    and Housing Minister, Dr. Hassan Lawal, weekend, promised that the Federal Government will accord the reconstruction of the Lagos-Benin Expressway top priority. The minister said this while inspection rehabilitation work on the road at Ore, Ondo State. Lawal, who was accompanied by the Governor Olusegun Mimiko, was overwhelmed by the
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Private networks’ll bring in investors….NBC

By Laide Akinboade ABUJA—Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mr. Yomi Bolarinwa, has said that introduction of private networks in Nigeria will attract private investors to the country. Bolarinwa made this assertion at the weekend during the opening bids for one radio and one television network license for Nigeria. The new networks will ensure healthy competition
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Senate c’ttee challenges govt on deregulation

By Emmanuel Aziken Abuja—The Senate Committee on Downstream Petroleum has tasked the Federal Government to take decisive action on the deregulation of the downstream sector of the  industry. The committee chairman, Senator Emmanuel Paulker, also flayed the hoarding of petroleum products by marketers. “The Federal Government that said November 1, has come up to say
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ECOWAS security ministers call for check on corrupt practices at borders

By Kingsley Omonobi ABUJA—Ministers of security of  ECOWAS  states, at the weekend, urged governments of member states to tackle corrupt practices involving security operatives at the border crossings and international highways stressing that such nefarious acts are the main impediments to free movements of persons and goods. In a communiqué issued at the end of
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INEC explains staff deployment

By Emma Ovuakporie ABUJA—THE  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said the ongoing deployment of its personnel across the country is to expose them to various operational areas to ensure versatility and effectiveness in the discharge of their responsibilities. The commission stated that the exercise is neither a purge nor action against any of its
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