Unpaid N800 Billion Subsidy Arrears Threaten Banks, Downstream Sector

[Guardian] Unless the Federal Government urgently offsets the accumulated subsidy arrears, interest on loans and the foreign exchange differentials of N800 billion that accrued to petroleum marketers between 2014 and 2017, the Nigerian banking system a…

[Guardian] Unless the Federal Government urgently offsets the accumulated subsidy arrears, interest on loans and the foreign exchange differentials of N800 billion that accrued to petroleum marketers between 2014 and 2017, the Nigerian banking system and the downstream sector may face serious challenges.

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Ademola Adeleke Wins PDP Ticket for Osun West Bye-Election

[Guardian] Osogbo -Ademola Adeleke, the younger brother of the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, yesterday emerged the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the July 8 bye-election to fill the vacant position of Osun West senatorial district …

[Guardian] Osogbo -Ademola Adeleke, the younger brother of the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, yesterday emerged the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the July 8 bye-election to fill the vacant position of Osun West senatorial district in the National Assembly.

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‘Power Sector Requires Proper Strategy, Management’

[Guardian] Emeka Okwuosa is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Oilserv Limited. He is also an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Nigerian Council, and the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN). In this inte…

[Guardian] Emeka Okwuosa is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Oilserv Limited. He is also an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Nigerian Council, and the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN). In this interview with ROSELINE OKERE, he offered possible solutions to Nigeria's electricity challenges. Excerpts:

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Nurses’ Union Officials Clash on Live TV

[Nation] Kenyans will have to wait longer for the nurses to resume work as divisions in Kenya National Union of Nurses are complicating negotiations with the national and county governments.

[Nation] Kenyans will have to wait longer for the nurses to resume work as divisions in Kenya National Union of Nurses are complicating negotiations with the national and county governments.

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Experts Seek Stricter Regulation to Improve Medical Services in Nigeria

[Guardian] For the managed health care industry to thrive and ensure enrollees are adequately cared for, Health Maintenance Organisations (HMOs), Medical Scheme Managers (MSM), service providers and other stakeholders in the sector will have to focus t…

[Guardian] For the managed health care industry to thrive and ensure enrollees are adequately cared for, Health Maintenance Organisations (HMOs), Medical Scheme Managers (MSM), service providers and other stakeholders in the sector will have to focus their attention on core functions of keeping enrollees healthy, claim adjudication, resource planning, out source non-core duties, claims payment, and data hosting among others.

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Teachers Differ Over Proposed Extension of Retirement Age

[Guardian] The recent pronouncement by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, that the National Assembly will increase teachers retirement age from 60 to 65 years has generated disagreement in the industry, with many describing…

[Guardian] The recent pronouncement by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, that the National Assembly will increase teachers retirement age from 60 to 65 years has generated disagreement in the industry, with many describing it as the worst package for teachers.

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Ambode Supports SMEs With N1 Billion

[Guardian] Over 1430 business owners got about N925 million yesterday from the Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) to grow their businesses.

[Guardian] Over 1430 business owners got about N925 million yesterday from the Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) to grow their businesses.

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Kanu, Biafra and the Rest of Us

[Guardian] For the second time in a few months, the alert had gone out again on the social media to the effect that there was some big brother lurking around in the corridors of power seeking to know what goes on in our private lives.

[Guardian] For the second time in a few months, the alert had gone out again on the social media to the effect that there was some big brother lurking around in the corridors of power seeking to know what goes on in our private lives.

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Osinbajo and the Troublemakers

[Guardian] It is a predictable path that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has taken in his response to threats that are nibbling away at the nation’s unity. Unfortunately, this path has consistently failed to engender national healing and boost the prosp…

[Guardian] It is a predictable path that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has taken in his response to threats that are nibbling away at the nation's unity. Unfortunately, this path has consistently failed to engender national healing and boost the prospect of fidelity to the vision of a united people. For, what our leaders like Osinbajo are unable to successfully disguise is their insincerity in responding to the overarching challenges of our contemporary society.

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