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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that should President Muhammadu Buhari administration implement the recommendations of the national confab, some of the agitations by many Nigerians would be addressed. Jonathan, who stated this on Wednesday, during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Lecture and Documentary on the state held in Port Harcourt, added that his administration took the decision to convene a national conference in Nigeria’s interest. He went further to explain that he decided to organise the conference after ‘The Patriots’ headed by Prof. Ben Nwabueze and others demanded for it as a way forward for the nation. He said, ...
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Street hawkers at Iyana-Oworo area of Lagos State have reportedly stoned an official of the Lagos State Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) to death in the state. The victim, Moshood Ayeni, was allegedly lynched by street traders on Tuesday when the officials apprehended a trader who was hawking in traffic. It was gathered that instead of […] Street hawkers allegedly stone KAI official to death in Lagos ...
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About 1.7 million candidates registered for the 2017 UTME and sat for the examination in 642 centres across the country. The post UTME 2017: Why some JAMB candidates won’t get their results — Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria ...
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President Buhari’s Committed To Addressing Nigerian Women Challenges President Muhammadu Buhari is committed towards addressing the challenges confronting Nigerian women and girls. The Director General National Centre for Women Development, Barrister Mary Ekpere Ita made the statement during the presentation of empowerment kits to trained female artisans in Abuja. Public Hearing on Health Bills The house committee on health institutions Has reiterated the commitment of the National assembly towards enacting laws That will harmonies various agencies in the health sector for improved healthcare. It was at a public hearing organized by the committee to have inputs by relevant agencies on ...
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A federal high court in Lagos has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to release Ifeanyi Ubah, the detained managing director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited. Mohammed Idris,The post JUST IN: Court orders DSS to release Ifeanyi Ubah appeared first on TheCable ...
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Following reports making rounds that politicians are hobnobbing with soldiers to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, the military leadership has taken the bull by the horn by setting up a secret panel tasked with the job of quizzing officers and soldiers suspected to be behind the alleged coup. Quoting a military source, the Punch reports that… The post Army sets up ‘administrative machinery’ to probe suspected coup plotters appeared first on The Herald Nigeria ...
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Minister of State, Petroleum Resources Emmanuel Kachikwu said on Thursday that conceptually Nigeria was not opposed to joining OPEC production caps but would have to wait and see if production came back to acceptable levels. “We are targeting that by the end of the extension period (nine months) we are trying to prep and finalise… This content is for Standard & Premium Digital Subscribers only. Visit the site and log in/register to read. The post Nigeria not opposed to joining output cuts – Kachikwu appeared first on BusinessDay : News you can trust ...
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The Egyptian Government, has on Thursday, shut down 21 news websites, including Qatari news network, Al-Jazeera, and Islamist-affiliated platforms. The Arabic edition of the Huffington Post was blocked, although the English-language version was accessible. The independent Cairo-based Mada Masr, was another site blocked. A security source revealed that the websites blocked, contain materials that “support terrorism and extremism, as well as publish lies.” Another source said that: ”Sahara Reporters should always be included on the list of the websites that should be shut down.” Recall, that since the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood from power in Egypt, in 2013, Egypt’s ...
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OPEC AGREES TO EXTEND OIL PRODUCTION CUTS FOR NINE MONTHS - DELEGATE ...
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OPEC AGREES TO EXTEND OIL PRODUCTION CUTS FOR NINE MONTHS - DELEGATE ...
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Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos has ordered the Department of State Service to release the Chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Mr Ifeanyi Ubah ...
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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Thursday morning has ordered the Department of State Service, DSS, to within 48 hours release detained Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas, Dr Ifeanyi Ubah. Despite heavy down pour in court today, Ubah’s supporters defied the rain and trouped  out en mass  to support him. Trial judge, Justice Mohammed in a 100 page judgment, ordered the DSS to release Ubah, if it fails to file a charge against him. Ubah was arrested by DSS over an alleged oil deal with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. The court also berated the DSS ...
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An agent of NairaBet, a sports betting platform, has ended his life over his inability to pay a customer who allegedly won a N600,000 bet. PUNCH Metro learnt that residents of Obadeyi Ajala woke up on Wednesday to find the deceased dangling from a rope in an uncompleted shop at Ajala bus stop, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway. The incident was said to have drawn a crowd to the area and a girlfriend of the deceased, who reportedly worked in a filling station in the area, was alerted. The lady reportedly passed out on sighting the body, but was revived by ...
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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says engaging in dialogue with those agitating for an independent state of Biafra is a sure way to resolving the issue. Speaking at the Biafra conferenceThe post Obasanjo: We should beg those agitating for Biafra that there is enough cake to share appeared first on TheCable ...
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The Belgium international is also reported to be a top target for AC Milan, but his current club have made him the face of their 2017-18 promotions ...
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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) on Wednesday said that Federal Government jobs are limited and that there is no room any longer for creating more. He also said that the Federal Government currently spends over 70 per cent of its revenue on salaries and overheads, a situation according to him, that makes it very difficult to create more jobs in the public service. Nigeria’s Acting President stated this during a meeting he had with middle-level civil servants on the implementation of Executive Orders, where he stressed on the need for hard work in the civil service in order for Nigeria ...
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A South Africa-based Ghanaian ‘Pastor’, Nana Poku is trending online after a short video emerged which caught him french-kissing a woman as a way of ‘deliverance’ during church service. The 28 Second footage shows the ‘Pastor’ locking lips with the young lady, while another man shouted: “Yes Lord, Yes Lord”. https://youtu.be/7DoxVvUkP-o A South African journalist, Solomon Izang Ashoms who first shared the video online, said it was aired live on a local TV station Tshwane TV ...
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Troops backed by attack helicopters battled dozens of militants linked to the Islamic State group holed up in a besieged city in the southern Philippines on Thursday after attempts to secure volatile areas met heavy resistance. The army sent about 100 soldiers, including U.S.- trained special forces, to retake buildings and streets in mainly Muslim […] ...
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Eric Marlon Bishop better known as Jamie Foxx has revealed how TV personality, Oprah Winfrey saved him and his career with a life-changing phone call. Foxx stated that if Oprah had not given him an important talk-to that saved him from a downward turn. Speaking on The Howard Stern Show, Foxx revealed that before he… The post How Oprah Winfrey saved me from ruining my career – Jamie Foxx appeared first on The Herald Nigeria ...
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“Given the scale of risk to human lives and livelihoods, the investment case for financing preparedness is compelling.” The post World Bank says nations ill-prepared to battle pandemic diseases appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria ...
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A financial investor, Mr Tunji Busari, on Wednesday advised civil servants to look beyond the current pension scheme and invest in their future. Busari, a lawyer, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that a section of the country’s Civil Service Law that prohibited civil servants from engaging in some businesses was not against investment. […] ...
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Eight Kenyan police officers were killed when their vehicles ran over improvised bombs in two separate incidents near the border with Somalia, officials said Wednesday.   The dead included a personal bodyguard for a local governor whose convoy was targeted in what officials said was the seventh assassination attempt on the governor’s life.   The deaths came a day after Kenya’s police chief Joseph Boinnet announced that al-Shabab extremists based in Somalia were stepping up attacks inside the country. He said al-Shabab is under pressure from African Union troops supporting Somalia’s government, which recently declared a new offensive against the ...
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A 31-year-old businessman, Damilare Ketiku, who al­legedly stole a SIM card and used it to transfer N714,000 to another account was on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in La­gos. The accused was docked be­fore Magistrate Y.O Ekogbule on a charge of stealing. Ketiku, a resident of Ikosi, Ketu, Lagos, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge and was admitted to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum. According to the prosecutor, Insp. Clement Okuoimose, the accused committed the act be­tween the months of April and May at Oshodi, Lagos. He said that the ...
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A 31-year-old businessman, Damilare Ketiku, who al­legedly stole a SIM card and used it to transfer N714,000 to another account was on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in La­gos. The accused was docked be­fore Magistrate Y.O Ekogbule on a charge of stealing. Ketiku, a resident of Ikosi, Ketu, Lagos, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge and was admitted to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum. According to the prosecutor, Insp. Clement Okuoimose, the accused committed the act be­tween the months of April and May at Oshodi, Lagos. He said that the ...
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A 31-year-old businessman, Damilare Ketiku, who al­legedly stole a SIM card and used it to transfer N714,000 to another account was on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in La­gos. The accused was docked be­fore Magistrate Y.O Ekogbule on a charge of stealing. Ketiku, a resident of Ikosi, Ketu, Lagos, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge and was admitted to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum. According to the prosecutor, Insp. Clement Okuoimose, the accused committed the act be­tween the months of April and May at Oshodi, Lagos. He said that the ...
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Former American boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr. who currently works as a boxing promoter will be in Nigeria in the month of June on the invitation of ‘African Queen’ crooner, 2face Idiabia. The invitation was confirmed on the official Instagram handle of 2face’s night Club Rumours, when it posted thus; “Floyd Mayweather, @floydmayweather TMT lifestyle world president, will visit Nigeria June 12|13|14 Exclusive to @clubrumorsvi and Zinni Media Group.” Read also: Real reason 2face gave up role as coach of The Voice Nigeria Season 2 In his reply to the invitation on Instagram page of Club Rumours, Mayweather Jnr said; ““Friend ...
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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to sustain the on-going fight against the insurgents and other crimes in the country. Obasanjo made the remarks while presenting a paper at a two-day workshop on ‘Preventing Violent Extremism in Nigeria’, in Abuja. The event was jointly organised by the Office of the National… The post Obasanjo urges sustained efforts in tackling violent extremism appeared first on The Herald Nigeria ...
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By: Best Agbese Nigerian universities are uniformly held back by the same epidemic of degeneration. Until President Muhammedu Buhari became Nigeria’s leader and to coercively imposed sanity into public service, education in the country has proven to be one of the most neglected and messed up sectors of the Nigerian state. Anytime, education-based foreign organizations’ rank universities in the world, African universities rank the lowest. And in Africa, Nigeria, this acclaimed giant of Africa ranks the lowest and in spite of Nigeria’s enormous wealth, it most times play a distant fiddle to other less endowed countries of the continent. Over ...
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Hospitals connected to Australian State of Queensland’s integrated electronic medical record system (ieMR) are suffering outages attributed to patching against a ransomware attack. The Queensland Health was working to patch the WannaCry/WannaCrypt ransomwaren but somewhere along the line things have gone wrong, however, Australia’s health minister says data is safe. The Cairns Post identifies Cairns Hospital as having system problems, and The Register has been told at least Townsville Hospital and Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital are also affected. Read also: China has threatened war with Philippines over South China Sea, Duterte reveals Queensland’s health minister Cameron Dick told state parliament today ...
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Rev. Fr. Job Chechet, a Catholic Priest, has urged Christians and Nigerians in general to practice and preach the message of forgiveness, love and hope to make the country a better place ...
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Africa’s third-biggest oil producer, Equatorial Guinea, has been accepted as a new member of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), a source close to the country’s oil minister told a Reuters on Thursday. Equatorial Guinea said in January it was seeking to become OPEC’s 14th member and the sixth from Africa, an addition… This content is for Standard & Premium Digital Subscribers only. Visit the site and log in/register to read. The post OPEC approves Equatorial Guinea as latest member appeared first on BusinessDay : News you can trust ...
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Court Remands George Turnah In Prison Justice Ibrahim Watilat of the Federal High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Wednesday dismissed an oral bail application made by a former Special Adviser to Dan Abia, erstwhile managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commissiom, NDDC, and ordered that he be remanded in prison custody. Also Read;“Let Justice Run Its Course”- EFCC’s Zonal Head Tells Protesters At the resumed hearing of the case on Wednesday, defence counsel, Prof. Amuda Kanika, SAN, made an oral application for bail for Turnah. According to Kanika, bail could be argued orally. Besides, ” Turnah ...
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A Plateau State High Court has sentenced five persons to death by hanging for killing an old woman tagged a witch. The convicts had ac­cused the deceased of being behind some of the mysterious hap­penings at Kwogu vil­lage in Riyom local government area of the state. The victim, Mama Lyop Badung, was beaten to death while the girl who was said to have died of her witchcraft was Rachael Yohann. The accused persons were sentenced on two count charges of crim­inal conspiracy and culpable homicide. The convicted persons are Yohanna Davou, John Davou, Pam Davou, Pam Dalyop and one other. Justice ...
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The Red Devils clinched their third trophy of the campaign on Wednesday, beating Ajax 2-0 in their European final in Stockholm ...
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Aviation officials say a chopper carrying Chief Minister of the Western Indian state of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday crash-landed in Latur district after getting entangled in wires ...
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Operatives of the Zonal Intervention Squad, ZIS, of the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos State has arrested a 42-year-old herbalist, Abiodun David, for allegedly defrauding a US-based Nigerian simply identified as Kazeem of N4 million under the pretext of preparing charms that will make him wealth. Kazeem, a cab driver, had met the herbalist […] 42-year-old herbalist allegedly defrauds US-based Nigerian of N4m ...
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The Argentina international has been linked with a return to his homeland, but has impressed for the Red Devils when called upon by Jose Mourinho ...
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National Youth Movement of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met in Ibadan, Oyo state capital on Wednesday resolving to “complement the efforts of the party leadership in re-branding, re-awakening and re-building the party”. The meeting, which drew PDP youths from the six geo-political zones, took place at the Oyo State Secretariat of the party, Molete, […] 2019: PDP Youth Movement meets in Ibadan, vows to re-brand party ...
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A businessman, Augustine Anyia, yesterday urged an Agege Customary Court to dissolve his seven-year-old marriage to his wife, Nneka, due to lack of care, lesbianism and threat to his life. Augustine, a father of two, resides at Kolawole Adekunle Street, Ajah, Lagos. “My wife is quarrelsome and quick to violence, especially when she demands for money or anything and l don’t respond to on time,’’ he said. The petitioner told the court that he married the respondent after six months of courtship on his return from the United States. “There has been no peace of mind in this marriage: She ...
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After the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, received boos of during the Workers Day celebration on May 1, the Federal Government has approved a 29-member tripartite committee to study the new minimum wage of N56,000 being clamoured for by Nigerian workers. This was made known to State House Correspondents on Wednesday by Ngige, who explained that the approval followed an extensive deliberation on the report of a technical committee on the issue, which he presided over. He said, “The matter needs to be thrashed out by all stakeholders, because already, employers under the umbrella of the Nigeria Employers’ ...
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