NPF Pensions Ltd rakes in N75.7bn profit

The Nigerian Police Force Pensions Ltd recorded over N75.7 billion profit for the 2017 financial year.

The Chairman of the NPF Pensions Ltd, retired Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, stated this on Monday in Abuja, at the NPF Pensions Ltd 4th Annual General Meeting.

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FG responsible for collapse of national security – Governor Wike

Tony John, Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has stated that the collapse national security is a fallout of the political interference of the Federal Government in the running of security agencies in the country.

Governor Wike spoke Monday during a courtesy visit by the participants of Senior Executive Course 40, 2018 Study Group Three, from the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, at Government House, Port Harcourt.

He said that political actions of the Federal Government have compromised the security architecture of the states.

“What we have seen in most cases is that security lapses are a result of political interference,” Governor Wike said.

The Governor cited Rivers State’s experience with such political interferences in security operations, mentioning the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Akin Fakorede, who is alleged to have carried out electoral malpractices during the state rerun elections.

He drew the attention of the…

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France, Israel discuss Iran nuclear programme

French President Emmanuel Macron and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday discussed a proposal to forge a new deal on Iran nuclear activities. According to a statement by the French presidency, Macron in a phone conversation informed Netanyahu about “steps taken’’ to make progress in dialogue over issues related to Tehran’s weapons programmes after …

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Kwara workers are dependable allies – Gov Ahmed

Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara has described workers in the state as dependable allies in entrenching good governance and efficient service delivery. The governor, in his May Day message to the workers signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Abdulwahab Oba, said workers remained indispensable companions in his administration’s quest to build a prosperous Kwara for …

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Fidelity Bank nets 94% profit after tax in 2017

Fidelity Bank Plc on Monday announced an impressive result for the year ended Dec. 31, 2017 with a profit, after tax, soaring by 94 per cent. The bank in an audited result released by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE ) posted a profit after of N18.9 billion compared with N9.7 billion in the comparative period …

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