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Nigeria Militant: Presidential Amnesty trains 100 ex-agitators at Bio Devt Centre Odi

Presidential Amnesty Programme flagged off the training of 100 out of 500 delegates already captured into the programme at the Bio Resources Development Centre, Odi in Bayelsa State.The 100 delegates are the first batch of 500 delegates to be trained in various areas in Agriculture at the Bio Resources Development Centre, Odi.
In his opening remarks, the centre’s Director/Coordinator, Mr. J.B. Habu said the initiative is the first step towards encouraging urban-rural migration aimed at attracting development to rural areas where he said “huge employment opportunities abound.”He said Biotech centres across the country are training the new generation of farmers who will eventually become job creators in rural communities and potential millionaires in the future.In her remarks, the Director General, NABDA, Prof. L. J. Ogbadu said with the enthusiasm displayed by the new delegates, she saw success in the entire initiative and encouraged them to put every commitment required to achieve the…

News: Federal Government of Nigeria promise to end child marriage

Federal Government is to take concrete steps towards ending child marriage in the country.Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made this known when he launched the campaign to end child marriage at an event organized by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, in Abuja.Vice President Osinbajo explained that progress had been made in terms of legislation but more needed to be done especially in the area of advocacy and formulation of policies. 

The Vice President enjoined state governments to make provisions for girls that dropped out of school as a result of either child marriage or pregnancy, to complete their education. The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan expressed the administration’s commitment towards achieving its objectives which include, using the National Strategy document.The Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development is working in collaboration with development partners from United Nations and the Canadian Governme…

Vacancy: Sustainability Manager at Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria

Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria - We attract talented individuals. Not only can they give you the benefit of their experience, they also reveal a closer, more personal look at the wide range of global opportunities we offer. At the core of the Group's people strategy is our focus on employee engagement. Engagement is a key driver of productivity and performance, which creates the foundation of our performance culture. We encourage and focus on the behaviours that bring out the very best from every employee, assessing their performance not just on results but on how those results were achieved. To further embed these behaviours we have a remuneration programme in place, carefully designed to incentivise our employees to live our values every day.We are recruiting to fill the position below:                          

Job Title: Sustainability Manager

Job ID: 535602
Location: Lagos, Nigeria  
Regular/Temporary: Permanent
Full/Part Time: Full timeResponsibilities    Manage, monitor a…

Vacancy: Sustainability Manager at Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria

Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria - We attract talented individuals. Not only can they give you the benefit of their experience, they also reveal a closer, more personal look at the wide range of global opportunities we offer. At the core of the Group's people strategy is our focus on employee engagement. Engagement is a key driver of productivity and performance, which creates the foundation of our performance culture. We encourage and focus on the behaviours that bring out the very best from every employee, assessing their performance not just on results but on how those results were achieved. To further embed these behaviours we have a remuneration programme in place, carefully designed to incentivise our employees to live our values every day.We are recruiting to fill the position below:                          

Job Title: Sustainability Manager

Job ID: 535602
Location: Lagos, Nigeria  
Regular/Temporary: Permanent
Full/Part Time: Full timeResponsibilities    Manage, monitor a…

News: Nigeria House of Reps advocate new petrol fuel regime of N70/litre

The House of Representatives has urged the Petroleum Products Prices Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), to reduce the current price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) to N70.This followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by Rep. Abubakar Fulata titled “Urgent Need to Review the Petroleum Price Template”.Fulata expressed dismay over specualtions that there might be a hike in the price of petrol in the country. He stated that it was a wrong time to do so, as the nation was going through hard times.
The lawmaker also called for the current template for the price of PMS to be reviewed downwards without affecting the profit margin of marketers and transporters.“I am aware that the current cost of freighting PMS stands at N109.1, Lightering expenses N4.56, Nigeria Ports Authority charges N0.84, NIMASA charges N0.22, Financing N2.51 and Jetty put charges at N0.60,” he said.“Storage charges N2.00, retailers margin N6.00, transport allowance N3.36, dealers margin N2.36, bridging fund N6.20 and marine tra…

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News: Super falcon and Cameroun to meet for 2016 AWCON final

Ruth David, The head of Women Football, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has expressed confidence that the Supper Falcons will again defeat their Cameroonian counterparts at the ongoing African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON). David, who expressed the confidence when she spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja, hinged it on the team’s string of victories at the competition. NAN reports that Falcons had at the last edition of the championship defeated the Cameroonian side 2-0 in the final in Windhoek, Namibia. She urged the Super Falcons to beat the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon for the second consecutive time in AWCON“The Falcons have done it before and I am confident that they will do it again. We will beat Cameroon for the second time,’’ David said. She congratulated the team for coming this far in the tournament, saying: “I want to congratulate the team for reaching the final of the event and for not conceding any defeat so far. “This shows that our l…

Entertainment: Khalifa says he’ll send Kanye West some weed to his ‘mental institution’

We know they’ve never really been friends, but Wiz Khalifa has offered some very branded advice to Kanye West when pressed by the paparazzi about the rapper’s recent hospitalisation.‘Nah man nothing like that,’ Wiz responds to the paparazzi when they ask him if he thinks the breakdown was ‘well-deserved.’ Wiz basically decided.Ye just needed something medicinal to deal with everything. ‘He need to smoke some weed. Some some kk, make your day day all better.’ Everything sounded pretty nice and sincere on Wiz’s part, but he did let one diss slip in when he added,It’s no secret Wiz and Kanye have had their differences in the past. If you remember, ‘Ye once claimed to own Wiz and Amber Rose‘s kid. Kanye told fans as much when he said that he had spoke to Wiz and that things are ‘all positive’ after the pair had a ‘great convo.’However, Wiz later admitted; ‘I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s squashed though, because like when you see him talk about it, it doesn’t add up to what he said to me …

Music: Gan Gan feat. DJ Shabsy - Koker

It is no longer news that Chocolate City artiste Koker is one of the hottest kids in the industry right now.He has been dropping hits and also being featured on other peoples track.Right now, he is in the news again, this time, the super-talented and raving singer and songwriter comes out with the official visuals to his recently released “Gan Gan” single which featured G-Worldwide and Soundcity’s talented disc Jockey 4EverDope DJ Shabsy.The video was shot and directed by talented music video director Adamsgud.This song has been trending for a while, will the video also trend?

Sports: President Muhammed Buhari hails Falcons’ qualification for final

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Falcons, for qualifying for the final of this year’s African Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.Florence Omagbemi’s ladies beat South Africa 1-0 in a tight contest on Tuesday in Limbe.Desire Oparanozie scored the winner in the second half of the match, via a heavily deflected free-kick.Buhari says Nigerians will be looking forward to the final against hosts Cameroon.“Our Super Falcons have made Nigeria proud again. The entire country looks forward to the #AWCON2016 Final on Saturday,” Buhari tweeted Tuesday night.Daily Post

Sports: What I really think of Leeds' defeat to Liverpool - Leeds United Manager

Liverpool FC defeat Leeds 2:0 in EFL Cup quarter-finals last night after Divock Origi and Ben Woodburn both scored in the last 15 minutes.The Championship side dominated the better chances for the first hour of the game, hitting the post through striker Kemar Roofe.And manager Garry Monk was far from concerned by Leeds' display and believes the Yorkshire outfit deserved to leave Liverpool with a positive result."The team can be proud of what they did," Monk said. "With a little bit more composure, we would have scored two or three goals.
"Unfortunately their quality came through at the end and they scored the goals."We deserved more, if we carry on like that we can be successful. The ambition now is to have these types of games week in, week out."

Nigeria: A New crime reporting, management strategy launched in Abuja

New crime reporting and security management system targeted at ensuring that criminal activities including vandalism of government installations were promptly reported to security agencies and other relevant government agencies, has been launched in Abuja.The initiative, which involves sending security reports and complaints through Hawk Eye Application, was also intended to reduce the high-level of vandalism of power as well as oil and gas facilities which had negatively impacted the power sector.Speaking at the launch on Monday, the Chief Executive Officer of Hawk Eye, Kayode Aladesuyi, disclosed that the free application which is easily downloadable could equally be used to report security threats and potential dangers in any part of the country.He said that the firm which developed the application was undertaking the pilot phase of the roll-out with electricity distribution companies to curtail damages done to their facilities and help them improve on their service delivery.Alades…

News: Governor Obaseki of Edo state to engage female mechanics

The Edo state Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has offered to engage female mechanics for the maintenance of government vehicles.The Governor who made this known during the graduation ceremony of twenty five female mechanics in Benin City said the Government will collaborate with the Lady Mechanic Initiative, a Non-Governmental Organization, to promote youth employment in line with his electioneering campaign promises. According to Governor Obaseki, the challenge of unemployment, rebuilding communities and society does not rest on one arm of government or institution alone.The Governor who assured that government will rebuild and develop the Benin Technical College said, his first official assignment was to visit the Benin Technical College with a view to create a minimum of two hundred thousand jobs.The Founder and Coordinator of the Female Mechanic Initiative, Mrs. Sandra Aguebor said she had been able to train and empower over one thousand female mechanics in Nigeria since inception in…

News: Federal Government of Nigeria partners Unilever to promote oral hygiene

Federal Ministry of Health on Monday announced its partnership with Unilever Nigeria Plc to promote good dental care and enhance oral hygiene education in the country.Prof. Isaac Adewole, the Minister of Health, made this known in Abuja while briefing newsmen as part of the activities to commemorate 6th edition of the National Oral Health Week.The Minister also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Unilever Nigeria Ltd. on behalf of the ministry.
Adewole said that the company had accepted to undertake the initiative to provide facilities to 10 million school children across the country through the Pepsodent School Oral Health Initiative, in collaboration with the ministry.He said that the partnership had a far-reaching effect on Nigerians to promote proper habits for oral hygiene and encourage schools and families to play a role in their children’s oral health.
He said that the partnerships would promote quality assurance, patient satisfaction and universal coverage to all citizen…

Nigeria Customs Service generates over N600bn in 2016 – CG

Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, retired Col. Hameed Ali, on Monday said the service generated more than N600 billion for the last quarter of 2016.Ali said this while addressing newsmen on the sidelines of the 136th meeting of the Joint Tax Board in Abuja.
He said Customs contributed N903 billion to the nation’s coffers in 2015.According to him, the drop is due to the fluctuating foreign exchange rates and the ban on importation of more items by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).There are 41 items banned from importation; among them are soap and cosmetics, tomatoes/tomato pastes, plywood boards and panels, wooden doors, rice, cement, margarine and toothpicks.Ali said the collaboration between the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Nigeria Immigration Service would boost income and shift the nation’s view from oil.He said the application of modern tools to check corruption among the agencies would minimise leakages.Ali said a revi…

Nigeria: FRSC to increase plate number and driver's license fees

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, yesterday stated that the N6,000 spent to procure a driver’s licence and N12,000 for vehicle plate number is too poor, as the agency is spending so much to produce them. It went on to reveal plans to increase the amount.The Corps Marshall of the agency, Boboye Oyeyemi, stated this yesterday at the 136th meeting of the Joint Tax Board, JTB, held in Abuja, where he cried out to the board to facilitate the payment of over N700 million owed it by various states in the country.He also said the commission was tinkering with the idea of increasing the cost of procuring the driver’s licence and vehicle plate number, stressing that the current rate of N6,000 and N12,000 for both items respectively, was no longer sustainable judging from the hike in operational cost.Oyeyemi said the debt was crippling its operations nationwide, adding that its running cost keeps swelling as many states have failed to supply generators to the FRSC offices where vehicle plate …

News: We’ll ease pensioners’ hardship – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday assured that his administration’s reforms would ensure that Nigerians who spent the “productive years of their lives serving the nation”.A statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said Buhari gave the assurance at a meeting with Sharon Ikeazor, the Executive Secretary.The statement said the President directed a speedy completion of the ongoing nationwide verification of pensioners.“President Buhari stressed that the exercise was necessary because the success of the administration’s goal of putting in place an efficient pension scheme hinged on the availability of a reliable database.”In a presentation to the President, Ikeazor said the PTAD management was determined to restore dignity to pensioners by protecting their funds and paying their entitlements promptly.According to her, in line with the anti-corruption posture of the current administration, the PTAD had put in place measures to ensur…

News: Mtn, Glo, Airtel and Etisalat subscribers to pay more for data from Dec.1

Subscribers of the Global System of Mobile telecommunications across the country would pay more for data with effect from December 1, 2016.Although the telecoms companies declined to speak on the matter, top management workers across the networks confirmed the story to our correspondent, saying that the directive was from the Nigerian Communications Commission.Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a senior management employee of Etisalat Nigeria said, “The NCC issued the directive late last week on the orders of the Federal Government. We have not announced it yet because most of the major telcos have been meeting the NCC on how to reverse this policy, because it will be too harsh for Nigerians.
“The government might have also taken the decision given that Nigerian subscribers have been kicking against the proposed nine per cent Communication Tax, whose bill is currently in the National Assembly.”Pleading not to be mentioned, an employee of MTN said, “What this means is that MTN, Ai…

News: IDPs camps have been turned to cash cows— Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani (APC Kaduna Central) and Chairman, Senate ad hoc Committee on Humanitarian Crisis in the North East, on Sunday, said individuals found to have diverted government money meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) must be sanctioned.Sani stated this in an interview shortly after a visit to Dalori IDPs camp in Maiduguri.The lawmaker, who described the hospital meant for the IDPs as “in shambles’’, added that the quality of food being served to the displaced persons was also not commensurate with Federal Government’s spending.Sani, who said that the Committee would also hold a public hearing in Abuja to further get information on its assignment, noted that “we are going to write our report on what we have seen here and a public hearing will be held in Abuja, where people from IDP camps will be invited.Radionigeria

News: Cross River Govt to partner with NIMASA

Cross River State Government has given assurance of its readiness to partner the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency of waterways in the area.
Governor Ben Ayade gave the assurance when the Management of the Agency visited him in Calabar.Professor Ayade who said ninety percent of business trips were carried out through Maritime channels, expressed hope that the synergy would facilitate the timely completion of Bakasi deep seaport project.Governor Ayade commended the Federal Government for approving the appointment of a Financial Adviser for the Bakasi Deep Seaport Project and urged the Management of NIMASA to remain focused.The Director of NIMASA Dr Dakuku Peterside stated that the Directors of the agency were in the sate to brainstorm on the way forward for affective policy making and implementation.Dr Dakuku Peterside explained that the choice of  Calabar  for the retreat was in consideration of its potentials to drive coastal transportation in the country.Radionigeri…

NNPC to ensure transparency in all transactions says GMD

Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) says it will ensure transparency in all transactions of the Corporation.The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru stated this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja.Dr Baru said in line with the present administration's zero tolerance to corruption, the Corporation has ensured that all finances were deposited with the Central Bank of Nigeria.The GMD of NNPC noted that contrary to statements from some quotas that the Corporation was in custody of funds accruing from crude oil transactions, to the Federal Government, the Corporation was only in a position to confirm monies deposited with Central Bank of Nigeria.On the quality of the nation's crude oil and market demands, Dr Baru explained that the country's crude oil remains one of the best in the international market.Dr Baru  expressed the hope that crude oil production would improve significantly when the joint venture operations commence by February 2017.

Article : Abraham Lincoln Legacy And Nigeria

By : Ojabe EmmanuelAbraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky on February 12, 1809 and guided the nation through the trauma of the Civil War. As President, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which in principle attacked slavery and guaranteed the abhorrent institution’s end - contingent, of course, upon the North’s victory over the Confederacy. He also signed into law some of the most visionary and important pieces of legislation in American history, including several bills that charted the course of settlement and development of the American West. Among these was the Homestead Act of 1862, commemorated and interpreted by the National Park Service at Homestead National Monument of America, located near Beatrice, Nebraska. Over the course of 123 years, the government distributed more than 270 million acres of land to homesteaders. Thirty of the 50 states had homesteads in them at one time or another, including such geographically diverse areas as Florida, Iowa, the Dakotas, New Mexico, …

Vacancy: Dangote salt recruitment

Dangote Group is one of Nigeria’s most diversified business conglomerates with a hard - earned reputation for excellent business practices and products’ quality. Our operational headquarters is located the bustling metropolis of Lagos, Nigeria. Dangote Group continues to grow its vision of becoming the leading provider of essential needs in Food and Shelter in Sub-Saharan Africa with sustained market leadership in Cement Manufacturing, Sugar Milling, Sugar Refining, Flour Milling, Manufacturing of Pasta (Spaghetti & Macaroni), Operation of Cement Terminals, Port Operations, Noodles Manufacturing, Packaging Material Production and Salt Refining.Job Title: Head HSEBusiness Unit/Department NASCON (Dangote Salt BU)Locations: Lagos – NASCON Head office/Oregun plantReporting to: Managing director/ CEO NASCON. Dotted line to group HSSE (Dangote industries limited HQ, Ikoyi Lagos)Direct Reports: NASCON Site HSE Managers.Type: PermanentJOB PURPOSEWith responsibility for the growth, develop…

News: The Path to tread in ASUU-FG impasse

ACADEMIC activities in the country’s public universities were frozen for one week when the Academic Staff Union of Universities embarked yet again on a warning strike, which ended on Tuesday. The implementation of a 2009 agreement that seeks to improve the condition of our universities is the crux of the matter. A deeper rupture of the new academic session is a frightening possibility if pragmatism does not take the centre stage.The Senate had brokered two meetings that ended in a deadlock. According to the Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Education, Jibrin Barau, lack of consensus on the liquidation of arrears of “earned allowances,” staunched progress. The Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, corroborated this on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting when he said that the Federal Government had no money to pay the N284 billion arrears, as the economy was on the cliff.  Government has acceded to seven out of eight demands of ASUU.  The times we are in demand that a …

News: National Insures Association (NIA) prepares members for risk-based supervision in the insurance sector

The Chairman, Nigerian Insurers Association, Eddie Efekoha, has said that risk-based supervision being introduced by the insurance sector’s regulator will enable operators to be monitored in their compliance with the rules and how they approach risk management.He said this during a workshop on risk-based supervision by the association in Lagos.Efekoha, “The National Insurance Commission has since commenced the process of consultations and engagement with a view to building consensus among insurance players. This is commendable.”The NIA chairman said that the workshop was intended to address some key issues that would help improve the industry’s understanding of the subject of discussion.He said that the RBS was gradually becoming the dominant approach to regulatory supervision of financial institutions around the world, adding that it is a comprehensive, formally structured system that assesses risks within the financial system, giving priority to the resolution of those risks.“Often …

The victory in Ondo 2016 election means, Change is here - Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor-elect Oluwarotimi Akeredolu yesterday promised not to fail the people when he assumes office on February 24.Akeredolu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), made the pledge in his acceptance speech read at his home in Owo amid jubilation after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared him winner of Saturday’s election.Returning Officer and University of Ilorin Vice Chancellor Prof. Abdul-Ganiyu Ambali, who announced the result around 1.20pm, said Akeredolu polled 244, 842 votes to beat Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Eyitayo Jegede with 150, 380 votes and Alliance for Democracy (AD) candidate Olusola Oke, who scored 126, 889.APC won in 14 Local Government Areas. AD won in two (Ilaje and Okitipupa) and PDP in Ondo East and Ondo West councils.The APC won in Akure North, Akure South, Ile Oluji/Oke-Igbo,Ifedore, Ose, Akoko South West, Akoko South East, Akoko North East,Akoko North West, Owo, Idanre, Irele, Ese-Odo and Odigbo…

Zamfara Govt reaffirms its determination to end security challenges

The Zamfara State Government has reaffirmed its determination to bring to an end the security challenges facing the state.The Governor, Abdul Aziz Yari gave the assurance in Gusau while receiving a Federal Government delegation which was on a condolence visit over the recent killings in some parts of the state by bandits.He told the delegation that his government had set up a Committee to assess the extent of damage and assist the victims.Alhaji Yari said within the six years of his administration, this was the first time a Federal Government delegation was in the state to commiserate with his government over such attacks.He commended the Buhari's administration for its solidarity with the state over the dastardly attacks.Earlier, the leader of the Federal Government delegation, the Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu said members of the Federal Executive Council were deeply concerned over the spates of attacks in the state, which has led to the death of over one hu…

Sport: Pep Guardiola repeated Messi's wish

The Argentina skipper is currently locked in contract talks with the Catalan club but Guardiola says he expects Messi to finish his career at the Camp Nou. Guardiola worked with Messi for four seasons at Barcelona, winning three La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys and two Champions Leagues."I told you more than once that Messi will stay at Barcelona and he will finish his career at Barcelona," the City manager said ahead of his side's match at Burnley on Saturday."It's my wish. I wish that he goes from the beginning to the end at Barcelona."Barcelona and Manchester City have faced off twice so far this season in the Champions League group stages, when Guardiola's side were humbled 4-0 in Spain but victorious 3-1 at the Etihad in the reverse. Messi scored a hat-trick in the first meeting and also picked up Barca's only goal in Manchester with the Spanish giants guaranteed to top the group following City's draws with Celtic and Borussia Mönchengladb…

Sport: Hear what Pep says about Man City game against Burnley

"This game is key for us," he said. "So important in terms of the points and in terms of getting better at our kind of game."Until now, we played well at Stoke City and West Brom, we didn't play well at Crystal Palace but we won. We have to try to insist in the way we play, even in those games away in small pitches against typical English football."I think it will be the toughest game for our regeneration, at 12.30. It is a derby, it is many things. We cannot forget they beat Liverpool, they lost in the 93rd minute against Arsenal and they drew at Old Trafford. What they do, they do really well. I am really impressed about their quality, their spirit.
"Of course they lost the last game 4-0 to West Brom, but I can imagine what happens when a team loses 4-0. Their attention and focus is higher than before."I prefer teams when they win a lot of games. They didn't win. So, in this moment, they are ready and prepared. In terms of intensity, I thin…

Nigeria News: The Nigerian Peace Corps hails NASS; urges Buhari to assent Bill

The National Commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps, Dr Dickson Akoh on Thursday commended National Assembly over the passage of the Bill for an Act to establish the agency.The Senate had on Thursday read the Bill for the third time and finally passed it, in concurrence with the House of Representatives which had passed same earlier in the year.Addressing Journalists shortly after the passage on Thursday, Akoh appreciated Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki; Speaker Yakubu Dogara and other members of National Assembly, for giving the Bill accelerated passage.However, the Commandant expressed hope that President Muhammadu Buhari would grant speedy assent for proper implementation of the Bill.Akoh explained that the Nigerian Peace Corps Act when assented to would proffer solution to menace of unemployment in Nigeria.The Commandant recalled that on 22nd September, 1961, the America Peace Corps Bill was passed into law by the US Congress to accomplish the Order No10924 of March 1, 1961 by …

News: Nigeria house of Representative says, No member collects a monthly salary of N10m

Nigeria House of Representatives says no member collects a monthly salary of Ten Million Naira.The spokesman for the House, Mallam Abdulrazaq Namdas said the clarification had become necessary in view of reports credited to a former President who alleged that a member collects ten million Naira as monthly salary.Mallam Abdulrazaq said that while the House would not join issues with any elder-statesman, it was misleading remark to ascribe a ten million Naira monthly salary to any members of the House.Mallam Abdulrazaq Namdas said that even in the various MDAs the last official trips and other sundry expresses event not computed as salaries.In another development, the Chairman, House Ad-Hoc Committee on the alleged fraudulent Land, Non Transparent sale of power assets by the Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE, Alhaji Ahmed Idris, said that the Committee has concluded its preparation to commence its finding.He said that the House was worried over the reported lack of due process in the al…


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How to get into Football

Football is a phenomenon. Hundreds of millions of people across the globe live and breathe it, playing it with their friends and watching their heroes.But don't be content to just watch it. Lace up your boots and get your foot on the ball to take part in perhaps the most easily accessible sport there is.Football provides a truly extensive variety of physical exercise. Players run, kick, dodge, sprint and jump, and constantly twisting and turning your body increases endurance, promotes agility and develops physical coordination.Football also promotes teamwork on and off the pitch, as many teams socialise together.It's a simple, fast-moving and exciting team game which showcases skill, agility and athleticism.Jamie Vardy's remarkable rise from non-league football to EPL winnerwith Leicester City has ensured that grassroots football will remain a buzzword for years to come.Despite the seemingly exponential increase in the Premier League's glitz - and profits - it is on Br…

Sports: Who will be BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016

The five candidates were revealed during a special live launch broadcast on Saturday.The winner will be decided by fans from across the world, who have until 18:00 GMT on 28 November to vote for their choice.The 2016 recipient of the award will be announced on Monday, 12 December, live on BBC Focus on Africa TV and radio, starting from 17:35 GMT.The BBC Sport and BBC Africa websites will also carry the announcement.Borussia Dortmund and Gabon striker Aubameyang is on the shortlist for the fourth consecutive year, while West Ham's Ghana attacking midfielder Andre Ayew - winner in 2011 - is also shortlisted for the fourth time.Leicester's Algeria forward Mahrez is the only player not to have been nominated before, Liverpool and Senegal striker Mane made his debut on the shortlist last year, and Manchester City's Ivorian midfielder Toure has featured for eight consecutive years and is a two-time winner.Aubameyang, 27, has had an outstanding 2016, scoring 26 goals (at time of …