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CLARIFYING INACCURACIES IN REUTERS STORY ON SUBSIDY PAYMENTS IN NIGERIA

CLARIFYING INACCURACIES IN REUTERS STORY ON SUBSIDY PAYMENTS IN NIGERIA In its recent story on subsidy payments to oil marketers in Nigeria, Reuters confuses the facts and obfuscates the issues. It is well known that the Federal Ministry of Finance along with other agencies, working under the leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan has achieved measurable success in cleaning up subsidy …

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GOV AMAECHI’S CAMPAIGN OF FALSHOOD CANNOT STAND

GOV AMAECHI’S CAMPAIGN OF FALSHOOD CANNOT STAND It’s unfortunate that Gov Amaechi is persisting in his outrageous and totally illogical campaign of falsehood against the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Coordinating Minister of the Economy. His statement that Dr Okonjo-Iweala is responsible for the delay of the ADB water project is a complete fabrication. As the ministry had previously …

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Account for the source of billions of naira you are frittering:Defunct nPDP

Defunct nPDP to Senator Idris Umar:  Account for the source of billions of naira you are frittering The Baraje led defunct nPDP cum G governors who defected to APC recently has raised alarm over the spending spree of the Honourable Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Audu Umar, which has assumed a frightening dimension in the past one month. “We cannot …

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RE: Intellectually Bankrupt, Malicious and Defamatory Editorial on “Jonathan, Okonjo-Iweala and Waivers” by The Punch Newspaper

RE: Intellectually Bankrupt, Malicious and Defamatory Editorial on “Jonathan, Okonjo-Iweala and Waivers” by The Punch Newspaper We are astonished to find that The Punch, a national newspaper, can publish an editorial that is so ignorant, malicious and defamatory (“Jonathan, Okonjo-Iweala, and waivers”, The Punch Editorial, Monday 18 November, 2013). We know the antecedents of this newspaper, but this recent editorial …

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Transcorp is delivering on promise to give Nigerians access to country’s growth potential

Transcorp is delivering on promise to give Nigerians access to country’s growth potential   Elumelu reports to shareholders on significant progress in power, hospitality, agriculture and oil and gas   LAGOS, Nigeria, November 18, 2013/ — With interests from hotels, agriculture, and real estate to power generation and oil exploration, Transcorp, the rapidly transforming conglomerate is providing ordinary shareholders a …

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Account for the Missing $5 Billiion-New PDP Tells FG

ACCOUNT FOR MISSING $5 BILLION, NEW PDP TELLS FG The New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) has challenged the Federal Government to account for the $5 billion which has allegedly disappeared from the nation’s Excess Crude Account (ECA). The party threw the challenge after a careful study of the disclosure made by the Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Rt. Hon. Chibuike …

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BETTER PROCESSES HAVE REDUCED SUBSIDY PAYMENTS TO MARKETERS… ONLY VERIFIED CLAIMS FROM CERTIFIED MARKETERS ARE PAID

Compliments, Mr Sowore. Please see below the response to your question addressed to the Coordinating Minister.Paul C Nwabuikwu, Special Adviser, Media and Communication to the Coordinating Minister and Minister of Finance. BETTER PROCESSES HAVE REDUCED SUBSIDY PAYMENTS TO MARKETERS… ONLY VERIFIED CLAIMS FROM CERTIFIED MARKETERS ARE PAID Dear Mr Sowore, given the well documented track record of your medium for …

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UNICEF’s RapidSMS transforms lives

UNICEF’s RapidSMS transforms lives By: Africa Renewal When in 2009 Christopher Fabian and Erica Kochi, two employees of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), developed RapidSMS, a platform for data gathering and group communication using the short messaging system (SMS) on mobile phones, their aim was simply to tackle the problem of slow data transmission within the food security surveillance …

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Technology meets health and spurs invention

Technology meets health and spurs invention By Pavithra Rao Young African entrepreneurs are taking giant steps forward in addressing some of the continent’s most pressing health issues. Arthur Zang, a 24-year-old Cameroonian engineer, has developed a digital medical tablet, called Cardiopad, equipped with a touch screen that performs electrocardiogram (ECG) tests to determine the heart’s activity and diagnose ailments. The Cardiopad …

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Simple invention brokers peace between humans and wildlife

Simple invention brokers peace between humans and wildlife By: Jocelyne Sambira Five flashlight bulbs, an old car battery and a solar panel were the only tools 11-year-old Richard Turere used to put together a system of lights that keeps his family’s cattle safe from lions. His simple invention costs less than $10 and it’s easy to install and maintain. It also …

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