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UNN breaks energy jinx, produces own electricity from refuse

University of Nigeria, Nsukka Campus. By Editor, Power & Petroleum Resources. The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) on Tuesday set the record of electricity generation by using organic waste to install 100KVA Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) gasification plant for its Nsukka Campus. Professor Benjamin Ozumba, UNN Vice-Chancellor, who expressed happiness over the project during its inauguration, said the university would no longer be a customer to Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC). He said the project was first of its…

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Trademark: NBC brought before Federal High Court, Lagos over alleged passing off infringement

The disputed products. By Editor, (Business & Brands Marketing). Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC) has been dragged before a Federal High Court, Lagos to explain why it is allegedly infringing with its Predator energy drink similar with an insignia of an already existing product, Fearless, made by Rite Foods Limited, which claims to be the market leader in energy drink production. In a publication in the ThisDay and Guardian newspapers editions of Friday, 19th of March, 2021, court forms initiating contempt…

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Group faults 2020 legal practitioners bill

The Justice Reform Project, a coalition of Nigerians across the legal profession have expressed concern over a bill proposed by the Body of Benchers to replace the Legal Practitioners Act CAP L11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, aimed to re-enact a new Legal Practitioners Act and to regulate the legal profession. According to the group, the legal profession and its stakeholders are widely ignorant of the far-reaching piece of legislation, which has not been discussed by branches…

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Agbara Industrial Park: The manufacturing hub of West Africa

Agbara Industrial Park. Focus.   MANUFACTURERS have since inception searched for suitable locations to produce their wares effectively. In the early 70´s the visionary entrepreneur, the late Chief Adeyemi Lawson, created West Africa’s premier industrial hub in Agbara, just 26 km west of Lagos. Rapidly this industrial enclave became the hotspot for a wide range of manufacturing companies, attracting local and international players to Agbara Industrial Park. With a 454 Ha development, it is located between the two port…

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Living in a failed state (2): A rejoinder

Mr. Adegboruwa, SAN. OPINION. By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa. On this page last week, I discussed the increased state of insecurity in Nigeria, following the mindless killing of one school pupil and the abduction of 27 others in Kagara, Niger State, on February 17, 2021, incessant killings by bandits and insurgents and general criminal activities all over the land, symptomatic of a failed state. It was like a prophecy foretold because exactly three days after, on February 26, 2021, 317 girls,…

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Living in a failed state

Mr. Adegboruwa, SAN. OPINION. By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa. Is Nigeria a failed state now? Many Nigerians, particularly the pundits within the current administration will disagree flatly, while the others who are concerned with the state of affairs today in the country will answer in the affirmative. In this piece by Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, a senior advocate of Nigeria, SAN, and human rights lawyer, indices of a failed state are clearly shown, thereby leaving the conclusion to be drawn from manifest…

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The failed kidnap attempt on Sunday Igboho

Chief Ozekhome, SAN. OPINION. By Mike Ozekhome. The act of a combined team of soldiers, DSS and Police, numbering about 40 attempted to arrest and detain Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo Igboho was too much in the form of a kidnap attempt. Igboho was said to have been waylaid along Ibadan/Lagos Expressway whilst on his way to see Pa Ayo Adebanjo in Lagos. It was totally and absolutely unnecessary. A government exists to protect its citizens, not to terrorise them. If…

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Court permits AMCON to retain seizure of Jimoh Ibrahim’s assets over unpaid N69.4b debt

Justice John Tsoho, CJ, FHC. By Editor, (Judiciary). A Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Tuesday vehemently refused to accede to the request made by a known Nigerian business mogul and legal practitioner, Jimoh Ibrahim to vacate an interim order the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) obtained from the court to seize his valuable properties for allegedly owing the sum of N69.4billion unrecovered debt.  His assets the court asked AMCON to seize pending the time the court…

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Buhari appoints 40-year old investigator as EFCC chairman

Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, EFCC chairman nominee. By Editor, (Finance and Economy). President Muhammadu Buhari has finally sealed the fate of the former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, with the appointment of a 40-year old 2005 cadet investigator with EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa as new chairman. Magu, who was arrested, detained and recently investigated by the Justice Ayo Salami probe Panel sitting at Aso Rock, over corruption allegations, is yet to be retired or…

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WTO General Council appoints Nigeria’s ex-finance minister, Okonjo-Iweala, D-G

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala, DG, WTO. By Editor, International Affairs. History was made today, February 15, 2021, when the first African and first woman Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, (WTO), Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, a Harvard University trained economist, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was appointed. The organization revealed this via its official tweeter handle @WTO.org.According to the tweet, “members made history today (15 February) when the General Council agreed by consensus to select Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria as the organization’s…

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