July 24, 2024

[GIST] First unfilled export containers to depart Apapa for Antwerp August 6

[GIST] First unfilled export containers to depart Apapa for Antwerp August 6

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Sifax Shipping Company and ECU Worldwide, through their subsidiary, FMA-Line Nigeria Limited, are set to transport the first less

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July 23, 2024

[GIST] Nigeria passes minimum wage bill as authorities warn against protests

[GIST] Nigeria passes minimum wage bill as authorities warn against protests

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Nigeria’s national assembly on Tuesday passed a bill to more than double the minimum wage for federal workers, with the authorities warning against protests over soaring living costs. The monthly minimum wage is set to rise from 30,000 to 70,000 naira (around $43) once President Bola Ahmed Tinubu gives his assent to the bill, which passed rapidly through the Senate and House of Representatives. Lawmakers also reduced the review period for the wage from five years to three years. Passing the bill was “important to the Nigerian people”, said Senate president Godswill Akpabio from Tinubu’s APC party. Africa’s most populous

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July 15, 2024

[GIST] NCWS, CSOs seek more women  in governance

[GIST] NCWS, CSOs seek more women in governance

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The National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) has commended the House of Representatives for passing for second reading, a bill seeking to amend the Constitution to create extra legislative seats for women in the National and State Assemblies.

It also urged the Senate to concur so that Nigeria can join the ranks of countries that have made significant strides in promoting gender equality in governance.

Recall that a constitutional amendment bill to improve women’s representation in parliament through the introduction of special seats, last Tuesday, scaled second reading in the lower legislative chamber.

Acting National President of NCWS, Geraldine Etuk, while reacting to the development in a statement, said the passage was a landmark achievement and a significant step towards gender equality and representation in Nigeria.

Similarly, a group of civil society organisations and gender activists, yesterday, sought affirmative action to increase women’s representation in the nation’s political leadership space.

They lamented that the current political arrangement in the country was in favour of men. Gender advocate and President of Women in Politics Forum, EbereIfendu, made the appeal during a one-day workshop for civil society organisations (CSOs), with the theme, ‘Coordination and Strategy Meeting on Affirmative Action Reform to Increase Women Political Representations in the Ongoing Constitution Review Process’, in Abuja.

Ifendu said the meeting was to unify efforts towards a common goal of constitutional amendments for affirmative action to increase women’s political representation.

In her remarks, the Founding Director of Women Aid Collective (WACOL), Prof. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, advocated a conducive environment to encourage more women to participate in politics.

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[GIST] Who said what after Spain beat England to win Euro 2024

[GIST] Who said what after Spain beat England to win Euro 2024

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Who said what after a late Mikel Oyarzabal winner gave Spain a 2-1 victory over England in the Euro 2024 final on Sunday:

“I couldn’t be happier, we are a real team, champions of Europe, I get prouder of them every day. Thank you for the support from all over Spain.”

— Spain coach Luis de la Fuente.

READ ALSO: Spain beat England to win Euro 2024 final with late Oyarzabal goal

“Euphoric. Very happy. All our people deserve it. The family, the fans… European champions and now we’re going for the World Cup (in 2026).”

— Spain’s opening goalscorer Nico Williams on what it means to win Euro 2024.

“I did my job, what I had to do at every moment. I was lucky enough to score the winner. You value it a lot. And if you’re lucky enough to score the goal… It’s the best.”

— Oyarzabal on his match-winning strike in the 86th minute.

READ ALSO: Spain’s Rodri named best player of Euro 2024

“Losing in a final is as tough as it gets… We done really well to get back in the game at 1-1 and then we couldn’t use our momentum to push on… It’s as painful as it can be in a football match.”

— England captain Harry Kane.

“Gareth will go away and take time to decide. We wanted to win it for him.”

— Kane on the future of manager Gareth Southgate who hinted he might step down if England failed to win Euro 2024.

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July 14, 2024

[GIST] Sultanate council: Clerics caution colleagues against misconception

[GIST] Sultanate council: Clerics caution colleagues against misconception

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The Coalition of Northern Youth Imams, on Saturday, cautioned their colleagues against misconception over Sokoto State reform laws, saying the rumour of deposing the Sultan by Sultanate Council was untrue.

The clerics disclosed this during a two-day workshop to sensitise the Muslim clerics and Imams on the need to verify information with regards to the sultanate before making conclusions.

The Chairman of the occasion, Sheikh Abdulrahman Jibril-Funtua-Funtua, said it was part of the teachings of Islam to refrain from spreading rumour and making judgments or conclusions before verification.

READ ALSO:Sokoto governor plot to depose Sultan, MURIC alleges

He urged the government to prioritise social welfare and development of its people, saying the masses were suffering from inflation, insecurity and devaluation of the Naira.

” Any new policy by the government should be thoroughly checked to see if it would benefit the masses before going public; the imams should also verify information before making a judgment.

“With regards to Samoa deal, if it is true that it supports same-sex marriage, then we do not agree to its implementation because it is against our faith and culture, ” he said.

Jibril -Funtua urged the Federal government to create a commission that would overlook the affairs of traditional institutions, and discard the subordination of the institution to state Governors.

READ ALSO:Sokoto governor stops Sultan from appointing district, village heads

He reiterated the council’s support of the powers of Sultan Abubakar Sa’ad as the Muslim leader in Nigeria, saying, ”I am positive he is beyond Sokoto State.”

Similarly, Imam Rabiu Yahya stated that the clerics were important to society as they enjoined people to embrace good deeds and refrain from evil while enlightening them on the teachings of their religion.

He, however, cautioned the clerics who condemn leaders or government during sermons on issues they were not sure of or have no full knowledge of, saying Islam teaches verification and research before conclusion.

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July 13, 2024

[GIST] Edun, Ooni, Laolu Akande, others headline Loyola College 70th anniversary 

[GIST] Edun, Ooni, Laolu Akande, others headline Loyola College 70th anniversary 

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Governor Oluseyi Makinde of Oyo State, the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Mr Wale Edun; Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi; and former presidential aide, Laolu Akande, among others will headline the Loyola College Old Boys Association’s 70th anniversary lecture and celebrations, scheduled for July 19, at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA).

Edun will deliver the keynote lecture titled “Reconstructing the Nigerian Economy for Sustainable Growth and Investment,” aimed at providing insightful perspectives on initiatives to foster sustainable economic growth and investment under the current administration.

The association emphasises that this lecture “aims to provide insightful perspectives on the initiatives by the current administration to turn around the economy for sustainable growth and investment.”

The event will commence at 11:00 am at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, 13/15 Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos,” the association announced.

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will be the Special Guest of Honour at the event. Ambassador Joe Keshi, an old boy of the school and former Permanent Secretary, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will serve as Chairman of the Day.

Mr Laolu Akande, the former presidential spokesman and an old boy of the school, will moderate the lecture and the panel discussion involving Dr Doyin Salami, former Chief Economic Adviser to ex-President Muhammadu Buhari; Mrs Oyeyimika Adeboye, Managing Director of Cadbury Nigeria PLC; and Dr Olumide Adedeji, an old boy of the school and a leading banker and financial expert.

“This event promises to be enlightening and engaging, bringing together some of the brightest minds in the fields of economics, finance, and manufacturing to explore strategies for sustainable growth and investment in Nigeria,” the association enthused.

Highlight of the anniversary lecture will be the launch and unveiling of a new book titled “Loyola Stories.”

This book chronicles the establishment of the school, the early years, evolution of the school over the years as well as reflections by several alumni spanning many generations.

Founded in 1953 by the Roman Catholic mission, Loyola College, Ibadan admitted its first 19 foundation students in 1954.

Among these early students were notable figures such as the late Alhaji Lamidi ‘Lam’ Adesina, former Governor of Oyo State, and the late Apostle (Dr) Hayford Alile (OFR).

Since the late 1950s, Loyola College has nurtured individuals who have taken giant strides in various spheres of human endeavour, becoming role models and impacting various facets of Nigerian society and the world at large.

Prominent alumni include Ooni Ogunwusi; the late Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), immediate past Governor of Ondo State; Prof. Pat Utomi, a renowned political economist and public affairs analyst; Prof. Akin Abayomi, an accomplished oncologist and the current Commissioner of Health for Lagos State and Laolu Akande among others.

The Loyola College Old Boys Association extends a heartfelt invitation to all alumni and key stakeholders in the Nigerian economy to join this significant celebration and thought-provoking lecture.

Additional activities to commemorate the 70th anniversary include an essay competition, talent hunt, career talk for students, sports competitions, cocktail and variety night, and a Gala Dinner in Ibadan on August 10, 2024.

Reverend Professor Tony Akinwale, the pioneer Vice Chancellor of the Dominican University, will be the Guest Speaker at the Gala Dinner. He will speak on “Reconstructing the Educational System in Nigeria: The Role of the Private Sector.”

The Governor of Oyo State, Oluseyi Makinde (FNSE), will be the Special Guest of Honour at the Gala Dinner.

The programme also includes the groundbreaking ceremony for a multipurpose alumni building, which is the commemorative project for the 70th anniversary.

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[GIST] Tinubu grieves over deaths in Plateau building collapse

[GIST] Tinubu grieves over deaths in Plateau building collapse

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President Bola Tinubu has expressed grief following the news of the tragic collapse of a school building, which resulted in multiple deaths and many surviving victims in Jos, Plateau State.

Tinubu in a statement on Friday described the unfortunate incident as a huge loss to the nation, as well as a devastating development – too excruciating to imagine.

READ ALSO: Seven feared dead as school building collapses in Plateau

The President, according to the statement issued by Soecial Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, condoled with the families of all the victims, and the people and Government of Plateau State.

He commended the emergency responders, particularly the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), security agencies, and all citizens involved in the search, rescue, and resuscitation efforts.

The President assured the people of Plateau State of his fervent support, especially at this difficult time.

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July 12, 2024

[GIST] Palmpay user wins 1million naira in the correct millionaire promo on betcorrect

[GIST] Palmpay user wins 1million naira in the correct millionaire promo on betcorrect

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[GIST] PFL, Helios Sports commit to invest, expand into Africa

[GIST] PFL, Helios Sports commit to invest, expand into Africa

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A global powerhouse in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Professional Fighters League (PFL) in collaboration with Helios Sports and Entertainment Groups (HSEGs) have committed to an extensive expansion into Africa through significant investments over the next 12 months, presenting fighters with the exceptional opportunity to compete for a substantial prize of $1 million in the upcoming Champions league.

  The PLF Chief Executive Officer, Peter Murray, disclosed this at the official launch of PFL Africa in Lagos which joins PFL Europe and PLF Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as part of a network of regional leagues.

  According to him, the investment will make the fighters have the ability, the capabilities, the experience, and determination to become champions.

  “We are really here to support each and every fighter that is with the PFL, and this is really a proud moment to launch PFL Africa.

  “Our vision is to create opportunities for the very best fighters all over the world and right here in Africa, to support their journeys as professional athletes, to give them consistent top competition on major media platforms, but also give them the ability to earn their way through a true sport format,” he said.

  Africa, he said is home to some of the greatest fighters in the world and some of the greatest fans in the sport noting that PFL Africa serves the great fans with premium content while strengthening the PFL global footprint in what has for too long been an underserved market. “Alongside our great investment and broadcast partners we cannot wait to kick off PFL Africa league action in 2025.”

Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Helios Investment Partners, Tope Lawani, added that African talent has had disproportionate success on the global MMA stage and currently has a scarcity of events despite significant demand, creating a huge opportunity for growth as young Africans consume more digital content on their devices.

  “We are looking forward to partnering with the PFL, a world-class organisation, and with Francis Ngannou, who is a manifestation of the success of African talent on a global stage. This marks HSEG’s fourth investment following our successful partnership with the NBA in Africa.  We see several areas of direct synergies between PFL Africa and HSEG’s existing unique portfolio and we are excited by the opportunities such collaboration can bring to the continent,” Lawani stated.

Chairman of PFL Africa, Francis Ngannou stated that the league will shape the very foundation of African MMA.

His words: “As we have seen there is a great wealth of talent in Africa just waiting to be given a global stage. I am so very proud to give back to my homeland and to provide great content to a region with such a passionate and diverse fanbase.”

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July 11, 2024

[GIST] Sultan congratulates new Olubadan on coronation

[GIST] Sultan congratulates new Olubadan on coronation

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The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman of National Traditional Rulers Council of Nigeria (NTRCN), Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has congratulated the new Olubadan of Ibadan Land, Oba Owolabi Olakunlehin, on his coronation and presentation of staff of office by the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, tomorrow (Friday).

Sultan Abubakar, who is also President General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), noted that Ibadan, as a strategically self-regulated kingdom of historical warriors yet very hospitable people, requires in its sequence successive royal leadership to keep its tempo of growth and development, hence his conviction that Oba is the one fitted for the throne at this time.

He applauded Governor Makinde for his continued respect for traditional institution thus ensuring that any action that his government would take on same must be one that is devoid of doubt and capable of winning the hearts of the people as traditions demand.

In a statement released by the Media Team of the Sultan on Wednesday, he saluted the good people of Ibadan Land on the coronation of their new Oba, while reiterating his commitment to use his chairmanship of the National Traditional Rulers Council of Nigeria co-chaired by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan, to continue to mobilise for peace, unity, harmony and progress among all Nigerians across the various religious and ethnic backgrounds.

To the new Olubadan, the Sultan prayed: “On behalf of myself, the Usmaniyyah throne of Sokoto Caliphate and all Traditional Rulers of Nigeria, I wish you a healthy and very impactful reign in life.”

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[GIST] PFL unveils Africa competition, names Ngannou as chair

[GIST] PFL unveils Africa competition, names Ngannou as chair

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THE Professional Fighters League (PFL), the global mixed martial arts (MMA) franchise, has unveiled its plans to create a competition for Africans. This was announced at an event held in Lagos yesterday.
The newly established PFL Africa will introduce an engaging sports-season format with a regular season, playoffs, and championship featuring top African fighters at all events to be hosted on the continent for the first time.

Francis Ngannou, former UFC heavyweight champion, will chair the African league partnered with Helios Sports & Entertainment Group.
According to Peter Murray, the chief executive officer (CEO) of PFL, the African project will begin by the second quarter of 2025. He added that the bouts will be hosted in Nigeria and other African countries and are part of the plan to create a “Champions League of MMA”.
Murray said the initiative will ensure that African mixed martial artists do not have to leave the continent for elite training in the sport, adding “this will happen here in Nigeria and throughout the continent of Africa.”
“This is really about providing the athletes the opportunity to compete and earn a living as professional athletes. PFL Africa is an established African entity that will be led by an African management like Francis (Ngannou) It is a true African company that we are launching.
“In the long term, we will develop not only talents that we sign into the league but also amateur fighters and give them the opportunity to become professionals.

On his part, Tope Lawani, co-founder and managing partner of Helios Investment Partners, said the need to tap the underserved talent of African youth spurred the company’s partnership with PSL.

“We are looking forward to partnering with the PFL, a world-class organization, and with Francis Ngannou, who is a manifestation of the success of African talent on a global stage. This marks HSEG’s fourth investment following our successful partnership with the NBA in Africa.
We see several areas of direct synergies between PFL Africa and HSEG’s existing unique portfolio, and we are excited by the opportunities such collaboration can bring to the continent.”
Juliet Ukah, a Nigerian fighter in PFL, said the establishment of PFL Africa aligns with her dream of bringing MMA to young girls in the country.
“My dream is to have a gym here in Nigeria, train young girls to have confidence in themselves and make them proud,” she said.
“I am happy that the PFL is coming down to Nigeria, and I think this is a good dream to achieve.”

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July 10, 2024

[GIST] Past nine years by APC devastating, says Edo govt

[GIST] Past nine years by APC devastating, says Edo govt

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The Edo State Government, yesterday, said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is clueless about how the government runs, adding that this is the reason Nigerians have been suffering over the past nine years under the APC led Federal Government.

Briefing newsmen in Benin on the state of the nation, the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare, said that the APC has messed up the country’s economy since it came to power at the centre nine years ago, adding that Edo people do not want the APC.

Nehikhare noted that Edo people will continue to support and vote for the PDP, not minding the antics by the opposition to hoodwink Edo people ahead of the governorship election.

He said: “Despite our best efforts to mitigate the suffering that Edo people and Nigerians have been plunged into by the APC government through increase in minimum wage, free WiFi in different parts of the state, free transport scheme that has benefitted over six million Edo residents since its launch in September 2023, food palliative to millions of Edo people, free registration for pensioners into the state’s health insurance scheme,  among others, we want to restate that the people are still going through untold hardship.”Nehikhare added that the nation is slowly descending back into terrorism with the rise of suicide bombing, among others.

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July 9, 2024

[GIST] Hyena escapes Jos Wildlife Park

[GIST] Hyena escapes Jos Wildlife Park

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The management of the Plateau State Tourism Corporation (PSTC) yesterday announced the disappearance of a hyena which escaped its cage at the Jos Wildlife Park.

This was contained in a statement issued by the corporation in Jos after the animal was discovered missing. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the Jos wildlife park is known as one of Plateau’s topmost tourist attractions and a place in Nigeria where nature has been conserved.

The parks management made the announcement as a cautionary measure to safeguard the public and help in apprehending the animal.

“The hyena is currently being tracked by our dedicated team of Game-guards and Park-rangers with the assistance of drone technology. We assure the public that we are taking all necessary measures to locate the escaped animal and ensure its safe return to its enclosure soonest.

“We kindly request the public to remain calm and avoid any approach to the hyena if sighted and you can kindly notify the park authorities immediately on 09026927620 & 09131000945.

“We thank you for your cooperation and promise to update the public as soon as the situation is resolved” it stated.

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July 8, 2024

[GIST] Students’ loan: 115 state-owned institutions yet to submit enrollees’ data

[GIST] Students’ loan: 115 state-owned institutions yet to submit enrollees’ data

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Osun ranks top with 13, Delta, Rivers, Sokoto, Kwara, Anambra, others missing 

The Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND) has revealed that 115 out of the 151 state-owned tertiary institutions are yet to submit data of their students to enable them to access the students’ loan. 
   
This, according to it, represents 76.2 per cent of the total number of state tertiary institutions. 
   


The agency specifically said that only 36 state-owned tertiary institutions (representing 23.8 per cent) had been onboarded on the platform. 
 
A statement on the official X handle of NELFUND, @NELFUND, yesterday, said that students enrolled in the “36 state-owned tertiary institutions could now apply for student loans effective July 7, 2024.”
 
It urged other state-owned tertiary institutions to submit their complete student data to the NELFUND Student Verification System timely to enable their students benefit from the scheme.
 
According to the Fund, the 36 state institutions include Adamawa State University, Mubi; Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri; Borno State University; Mohammed Lawan College of Agriculture, Borno State; Edo State University, Uzairue; Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti; Gombe State University; Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe University, Imo State; Imo State University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Umuagwo; Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria; Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano and Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina.

Others are Katsina State Institute of Technology and Management, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero; Confluence University of Science and Technology, Kogi State; Lagos State University of Education; Lagos State University (LASU); Nasarawa State University, Keffi; Tai Solarin University of Education, Ogun State; University of Medical Sciences, Ondo; Osun State University; University of Ilesa, Osun State; GTC, ARA Osun State; GTC, Gbongan Osun State and GTC, Ijebu-Jesa, Osun State.
 
The rest are GTC, Ile-Ife, Osun State; GTC, Inisha, Osun State; GTC, Iwo, Osun State; GTC, Osu, Osun State; GTC, Otan-Ayegbaju, Osun State; Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun; Government Technical College, Ile-Ife; Osun State College of Technology; Taraba State University, Jalingo; Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua, Yobe State, and Zamfara State University, Talata Mafara. 
 

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[GIST] Group decries marginalisation of Lagos indigenes in FG’s appointments

[GIST] Group decries marginalisation of Lagos indigenes in FG’s appointments

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Says representative in NNPC acting as MD without confirmation

A group of eminent Lagosians, De Renaissance Patriots, has again condemned the marginalisation of Lagos State indigenes in Federal Government appointments.

In a statement signed by President of De Renaissance Patriots Foundation, Adelani Adeniji-Adele, and Secretary-General, Yomi Tokosi, the group, while dispelling the misconceptionthat since President Bola Tinubu assumed office, he had been nepotistic in his appointments by favouring Lagos State or its indigenes, said that most of the so-called “Lagos boys” that are beneficiaries of the appointments were not indigenes of Lagos State but indigenous to other states.

It said that only three of the appointees were actually indigenes of the state, including Femi Gbajabiamila (Chief of staff to the President), Hakeem Muri-Okunola (Principal Private Secretary to the President) and Yemi Cardoso (Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) whose appointments are not subjected to any constitutional provision that stipulates spread as in Federal Character.

The statement reads in part: “We are making this clarification so that Nigerians will know that Lagos State has not unduly benefited from the current administration and we are seizing this opportunity to appeal to the President to treat Lagos State indigenes fairly and equally in his appointments. Let’s give unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar.”

“To demand adjustment in federal institutions that will reflect Federal Character, especially in NNPC and its top managerial levels.

“Out of the 55 chief executives in the NNPC, 36 are from northern Nigeria, while only 16 represent the entire southern region.

“When we look into our state’s representation in NNPC, we could only identify one indigene at that level and the person’s career progression has been thwarted unfairly for sometimes.

“We reference Dr AdebimpeFoluso Pearce that joined the NNPC in April 1992 as a medical officer and rose through the ranks and became a Deputy Manager, Occupational Health in 2007 (one of the youngest). She became a full manager three years later in 2010.

“She managed Mosimi Zone (2013 to 2016), Lagos Medical zone (May 2016 till September 2023) and moved to Abuja as acting MD, NNPC Medical Services, but had been stagnated on the acting position since then even after the substantive holder of that position had retired.

“Against the normal trend of things, she ought to have been confirmed as she will retire next year.”

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