Author Archives: NW Reporter

Enyimba Battle Togo Champions

Nigeria’s Enyimba will begin their CAF Champions League campaign on Sunday when they welcome first-ever Togolese champions Anges de Notse. Two-time champions Enyimba have undergone major changes since they finished as runners-up in the Nigeria league in October. Coach Zakary Baraje has replaced Salisu Yusuf, while they have made some shrewd signings including ABS striker Abdulrahman Bashir. Basking in the ...

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Arise! Let’s Fight Child Sexual Abuse

Brenda (not real name) was a typical 5 year old – talkative, hyperactive, highly inquisitive and very innocent. Her problem started when a job-seeking 26 year old “uncle” came to live with her family. This uncle was given some tasks in the house which included preparing Brenda for school. He used the opportunity to sexually molest the poor girl. He ...

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We Can Replace Knee Cap-Dr. Olurotimi Odunubi, CMD, Igbobi

Dr. Olurotimi Odunubi is the Chief Medical Director (CMD), National Orthopedic Hospital Igbobi, Lagos How long have you been in the medical practice sir? I have been in the medical practice for about 34 years now. For exactly how long have you been the chief medical director of this hospital? I have been in this office for a year and ...

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Asari Dokubo arrested for making inciting comments about 2015 election

The Department of State Servic (DSS), has arrested former Niger Delta activist, Mujahideen Asari-Dokubo, for making inciting comments about the 2015 elections. Dokubo, in an interview with Channels Television last September, said: 2015 is already a settled matter; Goodluck Jonathan will be president in 2015. Whether they contest or they don’t contest, Goodluck Jonathan will be president,” insinuating that he ...

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Ladipo Hails Eagles

President of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club Rafiu Ladipo says that the Super Eagles acquitted themselves well during their African Nations Championship campaign. The Nigerian national team was knocked out of the tournament during the semi-final stage. However, their campaign was highlighted by some heroic performances in the earlier rounds of the competition. “The boys did well at the championship, ...

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Nigeria’s manufacturing sector contributes 4% to GDP

Nigeria’s manufacturing sector currently contributes four percent to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Olusegun Aganga, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, has said. The minister said this in Lagos, at a one-day stakeholders’ forum organized by the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment and the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development. “My aim is to increase it to ...

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Government approves constitution of National Council on Power

The Federal Government has approved the composition of a National Council on Power to reposition the power sector and ensure improved power supply to Nigerians. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Godknows Igali, made the disclosure at the 6th Power Summit/Civil Society Organizations Forum in Abuja on Thursday. Igali said that the council would comprise major stakeholders in the power ...

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Ughelli power plant capacity expanded

The capacity of the Ugheli power plant, the country’s largest gas-fired electricity generation asset, will be expanded following an agreement reached by Transcorp Ughelli Power Limited (TUPL) and General Electric (GE). The firms have signed an agreement to expand the capacity of TUPL’s Ughelli power plant by1 000MW over the next three to five years. Both parties have also signed ...

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Kogi, DFID partner on tax review

The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) said it was partnering with Kogi Government to review the draft of harmonized bill on taxes in the state. In a statement in Abuja, DFID said that the essence of the review of the bill to be presented to the state legislature was to ensure that a regime of fair taxation existed ...

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CBN Laments Non-accessibility of fund for Edo SMEs

The Governor of Central Bank, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has lamented the failure of the Small and Medium Enterprises in Edo to access the N220 billion intervention fund floated by government. Sanusi expressed his concern at the Government House in Benin on Friday when he paid a condolence visit on Edo Government on the death of wife of Oba of Benin, ...

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