Gov Seyi Makinde Approves N60m Bursary for Oyo Law School Students

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has approved the sum of N500, 000 as bursary to each of the 120 Oyo State indigenes in the Nigerian Law School. Governor Makinde, who received a delegation of the Law School students in his office on Tuesday, charged the students to persevere in the face of challenges. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted the Governor as saying that he was approving the sum of N60 million to cater for the 2019/2010 backlog session of Oyo…

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Nigeria’s External Reserves Drop By $1.6bn in One Month

The 30-day moving average of Nigeria’s foreign external reserves has dropped by $1.67 billion from $45.046 billion at the beginning of July to $44.878 billion in early August. Statistics on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) website showed that the external reserves which stood at $43.07 billion as at the beginning of the year rose to $45.04 in July but declined to $44.90 at end of July and $44.87 billion in the first week of August. Commenting on the development, the managing director and chief executive of B. Adedipe and…

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NCC reassures telecoms users of protection in the wake of crackdown on interconnectivity debts

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reassured the over 174 million telecoms consumers of their protection from suffering any service disruption as a result of the ongoing regulatory intervention towards resolving the rising interconnectivity debts among telecoms operators in Nigeria. The Commission also called on debtor operators to settle interconnect debts owed their creditor networks without further delay to prevent possible revenue drop and customer flight from their networks to competitors. The Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, who stated this in Abuja said, as a consumer-centric…

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Gusau Airport project to open up Bungudu community

Mr Uche Oko-ponu, the contractor handling the Gusau Airport project in Zamfara, has promised to construct a school and a hospital for the community hosting the facility. Oko-ponu made the promise on Sunday, when Gov. Bello Matawalle took him to inspect the project site at Tashar Rawayya in Bungudu Local Government Area of the state. Oko-ponu, whose firm, ULO Consultants Ltd, is expected to commence work later this month, made the promise in response to a loud voice from among the villagers that gathered, asking the firm to “build a…

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COMPUTER VILLAGE ‘BIG BOY’ WHO BUYS STOLEN PHONES FROM ROBBERS NABBED BY POLICE

A notorious phone dealer, Da-Silva, who specialized in buying mobile phones from armed robbers, cultists and pickpockets operating in Ogun and Lagos State has disclosed that he buys over 30 phones a week and makes between N25,000 and N30,000 daily from buying and selling stolen phones. After almost three months of relentless hunt, the suspect was last week Wednesday arrested by the Decoy Team of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS) over a robbery incident around Ifako-Ijaiye, where mobile phones, laptops and other valuables were carted away at gun…

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