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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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 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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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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Edo Assembly confirms Obaseki’s list of commissioners

The Edo State House of Assembly has confirmed the list of nominees sent by Governor Godwin Obaseki for confirmation. The nominees were drawn from the 18 Local Government and will now become members of his cabinet. Confirmation of the nominees is coming some days after it was sent to the Assembly to be read during…

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Adesina our proud export – Amosun

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has described the former Minister of Agriculture and President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, as “a proud export from Nigeria and a good example of Ogun Standard.” While congratulating Dr. Adesina for emerging the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, the governor, in a statement,…

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FEC okays NHIS for NYSC members

…Declares Nigeria meningitis, polio, cholera-free From: Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja In order to prevent another sad incident of deaths of corps members as a result of lack of medical facility in the National Orientation Camps across the country, the Federal Executive Council has approved the inclusion of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members to be included…

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