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Obasanjo urges employers to engage competent security managers

FORMER President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has enjoined manufacturers and industrialists in the country to employ only competent security directors and managers who can help to prevent losses, crimes and hazards associated with their operating environments.    In a goodwill message delivered at eigh...

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Go back to classroom -FG urges ASUU

Anyim Pius Anyim By Citizens Platform The Federal Government has appealed to the striking Academic Staff Union Of University ASUU lecturers to return back to the classroom and end their ongoing strike action. The Federal Government delegation led by Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim...

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Anyim urges editors to support transition of Nigeria from oil to other sectors

Chief Anyim Pius Anyim, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, has urged Nigerian editors to assist in the transition of the country from oil dependency to other sectors. In a goodwill message to the 9th All Nigerian Editors Conference, organised by the Nigerian Guild of Editors and the Delta Stat...

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[Press Release] Deportation: I-Nigerian Urges States to integrate all Citizens

I-Nigerian Renaissance Initiative Chatti Plaza, Sapele Street, Garki II Abuja Press Release Deportation: Let’s Stop This Saga … News about ‘deportation’ of some destitute of Anambra State origin to Onitsha by the Lagos State Government, which broke on 14th of July 2013, finally brought to the fore, a...

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Association urges Airline to employ Nigerian pilots

By Citizens platform The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers has called on airline operators in the country to employ more Nigerian pilots, instead of their foreign counterparts. The President of the association, Mr Isaac Balami, on Tuesday in Lagos said that the association had observed tha...

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Gulak’s Aide Urges Northern Governors Not to Heat Polity Up

Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido and four other state governors must shun all temptations to overheat the polity, Political Affairs Assistant, Office of the Political Adviser to the President Goodluck Jonathan, Godwin Akpovie has said. Responding to Lamido’s criticism of his boss, Barrister Ahmed Gulak...

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APC urges INEC to sanction Jonathan, says Women rally was presidential campaign

by Citizens Platform The All Progressives Congress, APC, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to sanction President Goodluck Jonathan for violating the rule which bars political parties and aspirants from campaigning for the 2015 elections. In a statement on Sunday by the APC’s Nat...

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Do more for Delta, ex-minister urges Uduaghan

A former Minister of Defence, Dr. Chris Agbobu, on Saturday advised Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and his team to speed up the development of Delta State. Although he thanked the governor for the efforts made so far to develop the state, he said there were more areas still begging for attention. He said Deltans ...

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IPAC urges political parties to observe INEC de-registration guidelines

by Citizens Platform The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has urged political parties to observe the rules and guidelines set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to avoid de-registration. Yinusa Tanko, the National Secretary of the council, made the call on Thursday said, urged p...

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Jonathan urges African leaders to promote democracy

• Gets highest Mali honour PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan Thursday restated the commitment of Nigeria towards ensuring a vibrant political and economic relationship with other African countries. To achieve this objective, he believed that African countries must continue to make the necessary sacrifice for...

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Fashola urges tolerance

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola yesterday called on Nigerians to continue to tolerate one another for the nation-building. Speaking shortly after observing Eid-El Fitr prayers at Dordan Barracks in Obalende, he described tolerance as one of the major strengths of the country. The governor urged Nigeria...

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Oritsejafor urges Nigerians to extend love beyond Ramadan

By Citizens platform Pastor, Ayo Oritsejafor The President of Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has called on Nigerians to maintain love and peace beyond the month of Ramadan. The CAN President urged Nigerians to let the denials and sacrifices experienced by Muslim faithful in the mont...

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ASUU strike: NANS urges FG to meet Lecturers’ demands

By Citizens platform The South-West zone of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on the Federal government to meet the demands of university lecturers in order to end the on going strike. The zonal Coordinator, Tunde Adeyemo, made the call while addressing a news conference in Lagos...

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ECA urges bold agenda for Africa

Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa Mr. Carlos Lopes has called for a bolder agenda for Africa – one that takes into account the existing continental frameworks. Lopes made the call during the launch of the high level panel of the post-2015 global agenda, held at the UN Conference Cent...

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Look out for new moon today, Sultan urges Muslims

By Citizens Platform Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Tuesday, urged Muslim faithful to look out for the new moon of Shawwal 1434 AH across the country on Wednesday (today). This was contained in a statement signed by Professor Sambo Wali, chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sokoto...

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Pres. Jonathan urges politicians to be nationalists

By Citizens platform President Goodluck Jonathan has urged politicians to be more nationalistic. The President, who stated this during a reception held in honour of Tony Anenih, stressed the need to bring an end to ethnic politics in the country. While noting that Anenih enjoys unrivaled reverence due to his ...

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Jonathan urges military to innovate ideas

Apparently not satisfied with the occasional resurgence in terrorist activities despite the ongoing state of emergency in some parts of the country, President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday charged members of the Armed Forces to innovate workable approaches and ideas at tackling the security challenges facing th...

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Jonathan urges army to wake up to new challenges

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Saturday urged members of the Armed Forces to discover new approaches and greater sophistication to tackle the security challenges facing the country. Jonathan made the call at the graduation ceremony of participants of Course 21 of the National Defence ...

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Kukah Urges Niger Delta Youths To Shun Violence

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah has asked Niger Delta Youths not to resort to violence to express their grievances. Addressing a delegation from the Ogoni Generation Next Project, Bishop Kukah, who is the Presidential Mediator on Ogoni, promised to draw the President...

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WHO urges paternity leave, Nigeria laments dropping breast-feeding rate

• Breast-feeding, effective way of saving child, says UNICEF THE World Health Organisation (WHO) in Abuja Thursday made a fresh call for a law to enable a father take time off work to be with his wife and new baby.   The call is coming as the Federal Government raised the alarm that the rate […]...

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WHO urges paternity leave, Nigeria laments dropping breast-feeding rate

• Breast-feeding, effective way of saving child, says UNICEF THE World Health Organisation (WHO) in Abuja Thursday made a fresh call for a law to enable a father take time off work to be with his wife and new baby.   The call is coming as the Federal Government raised the alarm that the rate […]...

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Work for national unity, Jonathan urges youth

From Edwin Olofu, Kano President Goodluck Jonathan, has urged Nigerian youth to devote their energies to the quest for peace, progress and national unity, while pledging his administration’s resolve to carry them along in the dream of building a great nation. Jonathan spoke through his Senior Special Assist...

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Call Wike, Obuah to order, Ake faction urges Jonathan

The Chief Godwin Ake faction of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has urged President Goodluck Jonathan and the party’s leadership to call Minister of State for Education Nyesom Wike and the factional party chair, Mr. Felix Obuah, to order. A statement by George Ukwuoma, the Publicit...

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ACN urges PSC to widen probe of Rivers crisis

CAN a bus conductor be punished for an accident while the driver is exonerated? This is the question the opposition Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) is asking after examining the plan by the Police Service Commission (PSC) to probe the Rivers State House of Assembly fracas. To the party, PSC should address th...

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Rivers crisis: ACN urges Police agency look beyond symptoms

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has called on the Police Service Commission (PSC) to address the causes rather than the symptoms of the crisis in Rivers State in its ongoing investigation into the role of the police in the flare-up in the State House House of Assembly last week. In a statement issued in ...

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Rights group urges Nigeria arrest Sudan’s Bashir

Human Rights Watch on Saturday urged Nigeria to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir if he attends an African AIdS summit scheduled for Abuja, the Nigerian capital next week. The arrest should be made, if the Nigerian government fails to stop al-Bashir from staying away at the conference, HRW said. Nigeri...

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Expert urges focus on safety

An occupational health safety practitioner, Dr. Bamisayo Francis Oluwagbemi, has unveiled an occupational health safety non-governmental organisation in Nigeria. The organisation, Occupational Health, Safety & Empowerment Centre (OHSEC), according to the founder, was established with a key responsibility ...

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Retiree urges govt to employ more teachers

After 35 years of meritorious service in teaching in public primary schools, Mr Gabriel Olusola Igbayilola, bade farewell to his beloved profession last week. The former head teacher of Ajeromi Central Nursery and Primary School, Ajegunle, Lagos State, however, wishes that the government would employ more tea...

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FG urges ASUU to suspend strike

The Federal Government yesterday appealed to the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) to suspend the on-going strike in order to allow room for the issues involved to be discussed for a lasting solution. Speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting pr...

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‘Pray For The Country’, PDP Urges Nigerians on Ramadan

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Muslims to use the holy month of Ramadan to pray for the unity of the country and the well-being of all Nigerians. The party in a goodwill message issued by its Acting National Publicity Secretary, Barr. Tony Caesar Okeke in Abuja also urged “Muslims and in...

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Agency urges Ekiti lecturers to pay new tax

The Joint Tax Board (JTB) has written to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti branch, urging them to comply with the new tax regime. The leadership of ASUU, EKSU chapter, had threatened to embark on a strike to protest against what it termed “unduly high ...

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Ijaw goup urges FG to setup military academies in the Niger Delta

By Citizens Platform Members of the Ijaw Peoples Development Initiative, IPDI, have urged the Federal Government to establish a number of military academies in Niger-Delta, to ease recruitment of youths from the region into the military and police. According to a statement by its president, Mr. Austin Ozobo, ...

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Obama Lauds Democracy But Urges Progress On Gay Rights

President Barack Obama, kicking off a long-awaited African tour, lauded a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage as a victory for democracy and urged African nations to end discrimination against homosexuals. In only his second visit to Africa since taking office, Obama hailed the advance of democracy ther...

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WHO Urges Nigerians To Keep Hygienic Environment

Epidemic has been identified as the third ranked natural disaster, after drought and flood, in the country which has claimed many lives and need to be addressed through awareness and sensitization programmes as well as free immunization exercises in curbing the menace. Medical experts at a workshop on sensiti...

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WHO Urges Nigerians To Keep Hygienic Environment

Epidemic has been identified as the third ranked natural disaster, after drought and flood, in the country which has claimed many lives and need to be addressed through awareness and sensitization programmes as well as free immunization exercises in curbing the menace. Medical experts at a workshop on sensiti...

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