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At NOC Investiture, Oba Elegushi Promises To Change Fortunes Of Nigerian Sports

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His Royal Majesty, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi (Kusenla III), the youngest Oba in Lagos, has promised to change the fortunes of Nigerian Sportsmen and women in international events in their quest to win laurels for the country.

His Royal Majesty made the pledge yesterday at the investiture ceremony of new Patrons of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC, which held at the Ikate Kingdom of the Oba.

The eminent personalities who were inducted yesterday in a ceremony that was graced by Kings and Kingmakers, and members of the diplomatic corps were His Royal Majesty, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi, Senator Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief (Mrs), Kofoworola Nwokedi, Sir Marc Inyanagbo Wabara, and Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Udughan, former Governor of Delta State.

His Royal Majesty, Oba Elegushi said that the coming of the distinguished and eminent persons as Patrons will bring a positive change to Nigerian sports.

Present a the ceremony included a galaxy of former stars Kanu Nwankwo, Joseph Yobo, Obafemi Martins, Samson Siasia, Waheed Akanni, Chioma Ajunwa, Chief Falilat Ogunkoya-Omotayo, Olumide Oyedeji, Henry Amike, coaches Joe Erico, Fatai Amoo, and award-winning Paralympians Kehinde Paul, Bose Omolayo and Onye Lauritta. Presidents of Sports Federations were in their numbers and added to the colour.

President of Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC, Engr Habu Gumel applauded the selection process that led to the identification of the iconic and deserving individuals in Nigeria who will carry the ambassadorial banner as Patrons.

Gumel, who is also an Executive member of IOC highlighted the philosophy of Olympism noting the qualities of body, will and mind to impact humanity positively.

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PPPRA Cautions Oil Marketers On Distorting Fuel Price

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PPPRA Cautions Oil Marketers On Distorting Fuel Price

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency on Tuesday cautioned oil marketers against distorting the approved pump price of petrol.

PPPRA secretary Abdulkadir Saidu says the agency is in charge of fixing the price of white petroleum products – petrol and kerosene, the approved cost of PMS at retail filling stations has not changed beyond N145 per litre.

Saidu has also advised oil marketers to ensure that there was no price distortion in their respective retail outlets, adding that PPPRA would continue to carry out its oversight function of monitoring depots and filling stations across the country.

He said this would ensure strict adherence to the regulated price and stop other forms of fraudulent practices at retail outlets.

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NIM President Calls ON Political Leaders In Nigeria To Reveal Salaries And Allowances

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NIM President Calls ON Political Leaders In Nigeria To Reveal Salaries And Allowances

The president of the Nigerian Institute of Management, Professor Olukunle Iyanda, has called for the disclosure of remunerations of political leaders in the country.

He frowned on the refusal of national assembly members to reveal their salaries and allowances.

Speaking at the nim’s continuing learning and development programme in Abuja, Iyanda accused politicians of elevating themselves above service to the nation.

Iyanda lamented that Nigerian lawmakers are the highest paid in the world; yet, Nigeria is not among the top 10 richest nations.  He said they should not earn more than Federal Permanent Secretaries.

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Gombe State Government Confirms Death Of 4 Lassa Fever Patients

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Gombe State Government Confirms Death Of 4 Lassa Fever Patients

The Gombe state government has confirmed the deaths of four Lassa fever patients from the 53 suspected cases recorded in the state.

Acting state epidemiologist, Nuhu Bille, has advised members of the public to imbibe the culture of reporting cases of fever to hospitals for adequate action and treatment.

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