No life lost as fire guts 5, 000 card readers in Ondo INEC office

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No life was lost in the fire incident that occurred at the Akure headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday evening, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports. The inferno destroyed no fewer than 5,000 card readers meant for the Oct. 10 governorship election in Ondo State. Also read: Akeredolu has personalised
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Stakeholders move to improve standard of education in mission schools

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By Marie-Therese Nanlong – Jos Worried by the dwindling standard of education in the country, stakeholders in the sector have given a clarion call especially to Christian/Mission schools to reflect on the ideals of the founding fathers of such schools, the standard they set and work to ensure this generation benefit from the sound education
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N’Assembly will prioritize allocation of resources for youth development ― Lawan

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By Henry Umoru PRESIDENT of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan has assured that the National Assembly will prioritize the allocation of resources for youth development despite the present economic challenges faced by the country owing to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking yesterday in Abuja in a Virtual Conference to flag-off the training of
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Borno has potential to lead in rice production — RIFAN

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Borno has the capacity to deliver Nigeria’s rice requirements with continuous support by the Federal Government, Alhaji Bulama Maina, the Chairman of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has said. Maina made this known on Thursday in an interview in Maiduguri. “Borno has a vast and fertile land for rice and wheat production in Nigeria
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Agony as costs of flour, sugar, electricity threaten $621m bread industry

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Breadmakers Association of Nigeria, PBAN, and the Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria, AMBCN, have cried out to the Federal Government over the worsening business climate, which they said could kill the $621 million industry in Nigeria.

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It’s ‘mother’s day’ at US Open

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In total, nine mothers were present in round one of the singles draw at the 2020 US Open, with Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, and Tsvetana Pironkova all going deep in this year’s tournament. Being a mum is not the easiest of tasks at the best of times, but mixing motherhood and professional tennis, well, it
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Over 5,100 card readers meant for Oct poll burnt in Ondo INEC inferno

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By Dayo Johnson The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akure, the Ondo state capital was last night gutted by a mysterious fire which destroyed over 5100 card readers. Vanguard gathered that the card readers were meant for the next month governorship election in the state. An eyewitness account told vanguard that
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Constitution review committee gives 2-wk extension for submission of memoranda

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By Henry Umoru THE Senate Constitution Review Committee led by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo Agege, All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta Central has given an extension of two weeks extension for the submission of memoranda. Following appeals by Stakeholders from various parts of the Federation, the Committee said that submission now
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Orijin stirs national pride for Independence Day campaign

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Orijin Nigeria has stirred a national discourse with a campaign that celebrates Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary. Ahead of the 2020 Independence Day celebrations, Orijin, a fruit and herbal beverage, has created a social platform encouraging Nigerians to talk to Nigeria.

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Biotechnology is way forward for African farmers, says Koku

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A member of Global Farmer Network, Patience Egba-Koku, Thursday, said access to biotechnology is the key to food production in Africa. Speaking at the third day of the ongoing 2020 virtual summit of the African Green Revolution Forum, AGRF, in Kigali, Rwanda, on the effect of COVID -19 on agriculture in Nigeria, Koku said she is a pro- biotechnology advocate.

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