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Day: January 15, 2022

Motunrayo Olumakaiye, a professor of Public Health Nutrition at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, and wife of the Anglican Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos, Most Rev Humphrey Olumakaiye, speaks about her growing up, career journey and family in this interview with ALEXANDER OKERE You grew up as an only girl among…


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The Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme, Mohammed Yahya, in this interview with CHIMA AZUBUIKE, speaks about the humanitarian body’s work in the insurgency-troubled North-East What is the concept of the Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme? Rising unemployment and the COVID-19 pandemic are impacting the ability of young Nigerians to find work. The Nigeria Jubilee Fellows…


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Nigeria’s crude oil valued at N1.64tn was exchanged for refined Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, under the Direct Sale Direct Purchase arrangement from January to August 2021, according to official data. The latest data from the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited on DSDP cargoes that were swapped for refined petrol show that a total…


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GBENGA ADENIJI examines the angst of many Nigerians arising from nonrenewal of their Direct Employment Visas otherwise known as work permits in the United Arab Emirates   Soft-spoken Olanrewaju Akingbemisilu’s looks were etched in discontent recalling the challenges associated with attempts to renew his Direct Employment Visa (work permit) in the United Arab Emirates for seven…


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The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority has said it is on the verge of convincing the Ministry of Solid Minerals and the Gemological Institute of Nigeria to jointly adopt the free trade zone model to customise the exploration, refining, production and the marketing of variety of expensive gemstones. The Managing Director, NEPZA, Adesoji Adesugba, disclosed…


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With the spate of insecurity, farmer-herder crises and unfavourable weather conditions which seem to have affected progress in the agricultural sector, one wonders when the assumed largest black nation would be at par with world powers in the application of technology to farming. Disturbingly, the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme launched on November 17, 2015, by the…


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The Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said inclusive energy transition will boost social and economic prosperity in Africa. Onu said this while calling for inclusive energy transition in Africa during the virtual meeting organised by the International Renewable Energy Agency in his office on Friday in Abuja, according to a…


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DISDAINED, underpaid and insecure at home, Nigeria’s health professionals are relentlessly bolting to pastures new for better prospects. In a series of stories that lay bare the unending exodus, The PUNCH reports that thousands of healthcare professionals, particularly medical doctors and nurses, are abandoning Nigeria for overseas practice. In 2021, the migration continued at an…


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The President, Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Mr Michael Shonubi, shares his thoughts with GODFREY GEORGE on building collapses in Nigeria and other related issues How would you rate Nigeria’s building industry, in terms of technological advancement, compliance with global standard and other parameters? In all honesty, when you want to talk about technological development…


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