9th NASS: Abaribe, Omo-Agege, Kalu decline comment as Senate marks second Anniversary

By Our Reporter Abuja – Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Wednesday declined to make any comment during a special session to mark the second year anniversary of the 9th Senate. The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu also did not speak when Senate President Ahmad Lawan called on them to make contribution. While …

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Ukrainian govt. to provide more financial aid to private sector

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has allocated additional 1.4 billion hryvnia (around 51 million dollars) to support private entrepreneurs and employees suffering from quarantine restrictions during the pandemic, local media reported on Wednesday. The decision to provide more financial support to business was made by the parliament on March 30. According to the bill approved by the parliament, entrepreneurs and employees who had suffered from the …

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Bernard Arnault overtakes Jeff Bezos to become world’s richest man

French fashion tycoon Bernard Arnault on Monday May 24, 2021 edged ahead of Jeff Bezos to become the world’s richest man as his net worth climbed to $186.3billion. The chief executive of Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) saw his luxury goods firm stock increase by 0.4 per cent during the first hours of trading on Monday. The rise pushed Arnault’s personal stake up by more …

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2nd Day Anniversary Tour: Gov Sule solicits for guidance at Etsu Karu palace

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – In continuation of his meet-the-people tour across the state, Nasarawa State governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has sought for advice from traditional rulers, on how his administration, could perform better. Engineer Sule made the call at the palace of the Etsu Karu, HRH Pharmacist Luka Panya Baba, in Karu, on Thursday. The governor pointed out that he is on …

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Finance Summit: Buhari departs Abuja for France

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday departed Abuja for France ahead of the African Finance Summit. The summit will review the African economy, following shocks from the COVID-19 pandemic and getting relief, especially from the increasing debt burden on countries. During the four-day trip, Buhari will also meet with Emmanuel Macron, president of France. Buhari and Macron are expected to discuss …

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Eid-el-Fitr: Okowa calls for prayers to fight insecurity

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has urged Nigerians to have full recourse to God for solution to insecurity challenges in the country. The governor made the call in his message to Muslims in Delta and across the country on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr celebration which was conveyed in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba.He said that Muslims and Christians …

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Insecurity: convoke national dialogue now – Southern governors charge FG

…ban open grazing across southern Nigeria ASABA – The 17 governors of the southern part of Nigeria have called on the Federal government to immediately “convoke a national dialogue as a matter of urgency,” to address the burning issues in the country. The forum at its meeting held today (11th May, 2021), at Delta State Government House, Asaba, reviewed the situation in the nation generally …

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COVID19: FCT Minister Cancels Prayers On Eid Grounds

In a bid to curb the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, Malam Muhammad Bello, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has banned eid gatherings at the National Eid prayer ground along the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Expressway. The decision which was reached at a meeting of the FCTA and a delegation from the FCT League of Imams Initiative, was conveyed in a statement released by the …

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Ensuring utility and ROI for the Anambra International Airport

THE PUBLIC SPHERE with Chido Nwakanma Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has delivered a beautiful piece of real estate called the Anambra International Cargo and Passenger Airport Umueri to much delight and plaudits from citizens. The Government rolled out the drums on 30 April 2021 to launch the test flight into the airport. Three jets flew in, confirming that aeroplanes can land and take …

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COVID-19: British Airways seeks amendment to flight restrictions

The Chief Executive Officer of International Airlines Group, Luis Gallego, has pleaded with the British Government to amend flight restrictions. British Airways is under the IAG and due to the Covid-19 pandemic, restrictions have been placed on flights and this has caused a major loss for airlines. According to DailyMail, Gallego said the airline lost about £1.1bn in the last ‘one year’, as he pleaded …

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Rio de Janeiro: Twenty-five killed in deadliest Rio police raid since 2005

By Ogechi Okorie Abuja (Precise Post) – At least 25 people were killed in a shootout between suspected drug traffickers and police in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, one of the state’s deadliest police raids, police said. People targeted in the raid in the poor Jacarezinho neighborhood tried to escape across rooftops as police arrived in armored vehicles and helicopters flew overhead, television images showed. …

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Analysis: 2021 Budget reveals over 316 duplicated capital projects totalling N39.5bn, among other loopholes for corruption – BudgIT Nigeria

…found ZERO audit records of the N10.02tn received by the security sector between 2015 & 2021 ….calls for urgent budget reform By The Editor Abuja (Precise Post) – BudgIT has said that it’s investigations into the 2021 budget revealed that at least 316 duplicated capital projects worth N39.5bn, with 115 of those duplicate projects occurring in the Ministry of Health account for the loopholes for …

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Divorce: Bill Gates may drop from #4 to #17 on billionaires index –Report

Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, may drop from number 4 to number 17 on billionaires index after splitting his fortune with his wife of 27 years, DailyMail reports. According to Forbes, Jeff Bezos topped the billionaires index with $177bn followed by Elon Musk with $151bn, Bernard Arnault & family with $150bn and Bill Gates with $124bn. Sixty-four-year-old Bill is the fourth richest man in the world …

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Bill, Melinda Gates announce divorce after 27 years

American business magnate Bill Gates and his wife Melinda are divorcing after almost three decades of marriage. The pair announced the decision to end their marriage in a statement jointly signed by them on Monday. In the statement posted on the verified Twitter handle of the Microsoft founder-turned philanthropist, the pair explained that they decided to settle for the option of a divorce after “a …

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Labour decries continuous increase in petroleum prices, insecurity

Abuja – The Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC), has expressed worry over the continuous increase in the prices of petroleum products in the country. The association’s President, Mr Muhammad Yunusa made the observation in an interview with newsmen on Sunday in Abuja. Yunusa spoke on the expectations of the labour unions on the sidelines of activities to mark the …

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