Monthly Archives: May 2012

Informal workers call for massive investment in critical sectors

By VICTOR AHIUMA-YOUNG FEDERATION of Informal Workers of Nigeria, FIWON, has called for massive investment in the critical sectors of the economy and called on the government to ensure a conducive working environment for workers especially those in the informal sector. The umbrella body for the informal workers in the country specifically demanded investment in decent work place, basic shelter, potable water and storage facilities to provide conducive working environment for them. FIWON, in a statement by its General Secretary, Comrade Gbenga Komolafe, to mark 2012 Democracy Day, lamented that despite the fact that the informal sector constituted over 80 per cent of the Nigerian population contributing over 65 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product, GDP, their working environment remained makeshift, hazardous and precarious with oppressive regulatory controls

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Nicola McLean, Chloe Madeley and Nikki Grahame put their pins on parade at Barry M party

By Andrea Magrath PUBLISHED: 18:36 EST, 31 May 2012 | UPDATED: 18:37 EST, 31 May 2012 The temperature may have dropped a little since last weekend's scorcher, but that didn't stop the celebrities coming out in force in their skimpiest ensembles in London tonight. Nicola McLean, Chloe Madeley and Nikki Grahame were among the guests at the Barry M 30 Years Of Colour party who put their pins on parade. Kara Tointon was a little more sensibly dressed, teaming her mini dress with some black tights.

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Akala was not a good example for us – Gov Ajimobi

On the heels of his first anniversary in office, Governor Ajimobi in this interview reviews his challenges, achievements in office and the direction he claims to be leading the Pace Setter State. Excerpts: CONGRATULATIONS on the anniversary of your first year in office. Against the backdrop of your battle against the PDP during the electioneering process, how do you feel being one year old as governor of Oyo State?

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Moses: We will overrun Namibia

Wigan Athletic star Victor Moses has said Nigeria have enough quality to overrun Namibia in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday. Moses, who will be gunning for his second international cap for Nigeria,  said in an exclusive interview: “From what I have seen of our training sessions, I have no doubt that we will run down the Brave Warriors on Sunday. ”I know we have the quality and talent to do the job on Sunday and we are focused on doing it for Nigerians.” Moses made his long awaited Eagles debut as a late substitute against Rwanda in February in a 2013 Africa Nations Cup qualifier, which ended goalless

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Andre Ayew visits Black Stars in training

Andre Ayew shakes hands with Asantehene Otumfuo Osie Tutu II at the Baba Yara Stadium Ghana winger Andre Ayew was on the bench as his team mates fine tune preparations for Friday's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Lesotho.  The Olympique Marseille ace will sit out June's qualifiers due to a shoulder operation he underwent last month.  He sat with the technical team and observed the drills but joined his colleagues for the closing prayer.  Ayew is based at the Golden Tulip Hotel-where the team has been camping since Sunday.  His younger brot her Jordan is in the team and set for a starting berth in attack. 

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Oyo: Peace at last

By OLA AJAYI The difficulties of the new administration in Oyo State were well articulated by the one woman who should know at the end of the first 100 days. The governor’s wife, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, speaking at a thanksgiving service to mark the first 100 days of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN administration said: “Ordinarily, the beginning of everything is always challenging

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No starting 11 for Eagles yet

The Super Eagles resumed training Thursday evening at the new-look UJ Esuene Stadium in Calaba, the Cross River State capital, with the technical crew giving nothing away on the likely 11 players that will start Sunday’s game against Namibia. The training which started at about 3:40pm, saw the players involved in all manner of drills, especially quick breaks, counter-attacks and blinder shots, before Head Coach Stephen Keshi decided it was time for 11-aside . Many had thought that would give away some of the players he intended to parade on Sunday, but that was never the case.

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NNPC’s inefficiency costs Nigeria $65m – KPMG

By Henry Umoru ABUJA — MORE revelations emerged, yesterday, at the Senate resumed hearing in the ongoing investigation into the mismanagement of fuel subsidy in the country, as the international auditing firm, KPMG, said inefficiency in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, costs the country $65 million from 2007 till December 2010. KPMG also told the Senator Magnus Abe-led Joint Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources, Downstream, Appropriations and Finance, that the Governing Council of Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, was very weak, as most vital decisions of the organisation were taken by the Executive Secretary, Reginald Stanley. While, answering questions from the Committee, a partner of KPMG, Dimeji Salaudeen, who denied receiving any letter from the Senate Committee, inviting the company, said: “We only received e-mail last night and also heard it on network news.

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It’s absurd to think I’m gay – Charly Boy

By AMADI OGBONNA, Entertainment   Editor & BENJAMIN NJOKU Maverick musician, Charly Boy has been blowing hot following the publications  last week by two national newspapers, (not Vanguard) which reported that he is gay and a member of the illuminati, a secret cult. Reacting to the publications, which he said has cost him ‘great hurt and distress’, in a telephone interview with WG, the area father said “it’s absurd” for anyone to think he’s  gay  and a member of a cult all because he’s trying to be himself

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