NIPR designates NPRW Abeokuta 2024 MPCD certified
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by FirstNews
1w ago
The President in Council of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Dr. Ike Neliaku FNIPR, has approved the forthcoming Nigeria Public Relations Week, NPRW Abeokuta 2024 as a Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (MPCD) certified event. By this, NIPR members attending the Week are eligible at the end, to earn valuable points in the quest for professional upgrade in all membership cadres. The Chairman of the Public Relations Sub-Committee of NPRW Abeokuta 2024, Mr. Akin Okudero FNIPR, urged members to take full advantage of this unique opportunity, citing it as an additional incenti ..read more
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Obi, LP’s petition a jamboree, Tinubu, Shettima tell Supreme Court
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by FirstNews
6M ago
President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima have said the petition filed against the outcome of the last presidential election by the Labour Party (LP) and its candidate, Peter Obi was a jamboree intended mainly for media entertainment. They urged the Supreme Court to reject the petition and dismiss the appeal filed by Obi and the LP against the September 6, judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) which earlier dismissed the petition for being unmeritorious. Tinubu and Shettima said this in the joint respondents’ brief filed by their team of lawyers, led by Ch ..read more
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THE ARREST OF TANTITA OPERATIVES AND PARADE BY THE NIGERIAN NAVY – A TRAGICOMEDY OF ERRORS
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8M ago
Yesterday the 31st of August 2023 the world woke up to a news story credited to the Commander, NNS BEECROFT of the Nigeria Navy, Commodore Kolawole Olumide Oguntuga, that the Nigerian Navy arrested four Tantita personnel for alleged crude oil theft. It would have been comedy if it was not also tragedy. The Navy is a constitutional institution mandated to keep Nigeria’s seaward borders safe from invasion, criminality and free for economic activities. Tantita respects the institution and its constitutional mandate. And it was out of that respect that a couple weeks ago when there was a face-off ..read more
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2023: Wike will work, help Tinubu win presidential election – Masari
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by FirstNews
1y ago
Ahead of Nigeria’s next presidential election, Ibrahim Masari, the former placeholder to Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress, APC presidential candidate, has hinted at Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State working for the party. Masari told BBC Hausa Service on Wednesday that Wike would work for Tinubu’s emergence as president. “The meeting was basically on the 2023 Presidential election and by God’s grace, we are going to work with His Excellency, Governor Nyesom Wike. “He will assist and we are going to win the election with ease, by the will of God,” Masari said. This is coming ..read more
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Gabon is walking the talk with conservation!
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by FirstNews
2y ago
FRANCIS KOKUTSE Lip service does not pay any dividend with any effort, no matter how long you do things with words. What pays, is doing the needful and Gabon is proving just that with its conservation efforts. Currently, the country is home to about 1,500 gorillas at the country’s Loango National Park, which is estimated at 1550 square kilometres. Experts say the country contains about 30,000 lowland gorillas and perhaps as many as 100,000. They say, due to the difficulties of survey methods that provide accurate results, it is difficult to estimate the premise numbers. However, spatial modell ..read more
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FG initiates enhanced e-passport in UK
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by OLAYEMI WONDER
2y ago
The Federal Government has initiated enhanced e-passport to augment passport application process for Nigerians in the country and overseas. Mr Sola Fasure, the Media Adviser to the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday. He said the minister stated this at the official rollout of the enhanced e-passport at the Nigerian High Commission, London, United Kingdom. The minister, who revealed that the Nigerian passport was the highest affirmation of Nigerian citizenship, noted that it was the responsibility of the Federal Government to provide ..read more
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Ibom Air apologises to customers over flight disruption
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by FirstNews
2y ago
ETIM EFFIONG  Management of Ibom Air has apologised to its customers over schedule disruptions since the afternoon of  Thursday, November 18, 2021.  A statement issued by Chief Operating Officer, Ibom Air, George Uriesi, on Sunday, November 21, 2021, added that the disruptions are caused by aircraft maintenance.  The statement read: “On behalf of the management and staff of Ibom Air, I hereby extend an unreserved apology to all our customers affected by the schedule disruptions you have experienced since Thursday afternoon, despite our very best efforts to maintain our well ..read more
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Nigeria issues 2.7m passports in two years
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by FirstNews
2y ago
The Federal Government says the stress associated with the application and collection of passports will soon be a thing of the past as 2.7 million passports have been issued in two years.  The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, stated this at the weekly State House Press Briefing on Thursday in Abuja, on the achievements so far recorded under his ministry.  He said, “It is important to inform you that we have witnessed growing demand for the Nigerian passport both locally and by Nigerians in diaspora.  “A total of 2,742,207 passports of different categories were issued betwe ..read more
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Why we have strict travel protocols in Nigeria —FG
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2y ago
The Federal Government says its strict travel protocols are put in place to protect its citizens from being infected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made this known while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Wednesday. Mohammed said Nigeria had been tagged as a very strict country in terms of travel protocols, explaining that the stand of the government was to protect its people against the spread of the virus. “We have been accused that our rules are being stringent. We say no. We are not being tough for toughness sake. W ..read more
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Pocket travelers guide
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by OLAYEMI WONDER
2y ago
Travelling is an adventure some have signed up to take any time any day while some see traveling as one heck of a punishment for different reasons. These reasons include distance, phobia for height, luggage stress, check in process, unpacking and packing before leaving or after arriving at destination. Amidst traveling there are other things to put in check while preparing to go on a journey to make one’s journey smooth and less stressful. Having a sticky note in a strategic place either in the house or at the office with the list of all items to take on a journey can save you the stress of ‘o ..read more
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