Nigerians urged to practice yoga to fight stress

. . As Indians mark World Yoga Day By Perpetua Egesimba Nigerians have been told to embrace Yoga game to relax their bodies to overcome stress. The advice was given by the President of Skal International, Mrs Rita Obidike during the World Yoga Day celebration held on Sunday at the garden of the Chancery of…

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Sorrow, tears in Kano

… Newly married man, seven-month-pregnant wife die in fire From Desmond Mgboh, Kano In the past few days, residents of Kano have been in shock, following the death of a couple in an inferno in the city. Emeka Sunday Nnatuaneya, 35, and his seven-month pregnant wife, Anulika Eunice Nwogbo, were consumed in an inferno that…

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Namadi Sambo’s Kaduna residence searched by armed security

Heavily armed security operatives from various arms of the security services led by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission on Wednesday stormed the Kaduna residence of former Vice President, Namadi Sambo in Kaduna State. The operation which lasted several hours saw the operatives cordoning off the No 1 Alimi road residence of…

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Court delivers judgment on invasion of Peace Corps Headquarters July 6

‎From: Godwin Tsa, Abuja A Federal High Court in Abuja has reserved judgement in the N2 billion fundamental human rights suit brought against ‎the  Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Director General of the Department of State Service (DSS) by the Peace Corps of Nigeria over the unlawful…

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Armed robbers attack Adamawa Queens players, officials

Armed robbers attacked the players and officials of Adamawa Queens Football Club of Yola on Wednesday on their way from Yola to Benin City where they were billed to play a football match. According to a report made available in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, the players and officials of the women football team were…

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Suntai former Taraba Gov, dies

The former Governor Dambaba Suntai of Taraba State who survived an air crash at the Yola Airport in Adamawa State in 2012 has died. Suntai died at home where he was undergoing rehabilitation for brain injuries arising from the plane crash. SaharaReporters quoted a former commissioner of information in the state, Emmanuel Bello  as having…

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Teachers protest LG autonomy in Oyo, want profession under State

Teachers under the aegis of Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Oyo State Wing Wednesday stormed the streets of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital to protest the proposed local government autonomy. They insisted that if local government autonomy is to be achieved, funding and management of primary schools should be taken away as a responsibility of…

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South Sudan deports 3 U.S. citizens who served in military

South Sudan has deported three U.S. citizens, two of whom served in the military and a third who deserted, U.S. and South Sudanese officials said on Wednesday. Social media accounts and a magazine interview in the names of two of the men suggested they had recently been fighting pro-Russian forces in Ukraine. Craig Lang, William…

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South Africa: Ambassador intervenes on behalf of distressed Nigerian students

The Nigerian High Commission in South Africa says it has resolved the case of Nigerian students of Amnesty Programme who are facing financial challenge in South Africa. Amb. Martin Cobham, Nigeria’s Acting High Commissioner in South Africa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday in Abuja by telephone from Pretoria that…

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Russia may retaliate on further EU sanctions, Kremlin warns

Russia reserves the right to take retaliatory steps against the European Union after the bloc decided to extend its economic sanctions on Russia, the Kremlin said on Wednesday. “No one has abolished the principle of reciprocity,” RIA news agency quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying. The European Union formally extended its economic sanctions on…

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Attack: Clan head makes case for displaced persons

The Head of Ikyurav clan in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue, Chief Julius Adi, on Wednesday, called on the government and spirited individuals to assist the displaced persons in his domain. Adi, who made this call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi, said that on June 12, his…

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Northern CAN calls for unity

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 Northern States and Abuja on Wednesday urged Nigerians to shun calls for the division of the country and to unite for the good of the nation. The call was part of the resolutions adopted by the body at the end of its emergency meeting held in Kaduna….

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Delta community elders denounce leadership crisis

From: Paul Osuyi, Asaba Elders of Iwhrekan community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State have said that there is no form of crisis in the community and that executive of the community headed by Mr. Oghogho Ovie Precious remained intact. This is coming on the heels of speculations in some quarters that…

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Keep off the road or risk shutdown, Lagos warns street traders

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday warned traders in the habit of displaying their wares on the road for sale beyond the confines of the market thereby causing traffic gridlock and other environmental nuisance to desist henceforth, otherwise markets where such illegal activities are perpetrated would be shut down till further notice. The State Governor,…

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Permanent Sec urges MDAs to develop a robust 2018 budget

The Federal Government has urged relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in population and development to leverage on the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) to develop a robust 2018 budget on demographic dividend. Mrs Fatima Mede, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and National Planning made the call at a meeting of the National Task…

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NDLEA arrests 280 drug suspects in Cross River

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Cross River arrested 280 suspected drug peddlers in the past one year. The NDLEA Commander in the state, Mrs Anthonia Edeh, made the disclosure in Calabar on Wednesday at a news conference to commemorate the 2017 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking. International Day Against Drug…

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