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Nigeria’s macroeconomic outlook improved in 1st half – World Bank

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Nigeria’s short-term macroeconomic outlook improved in the first half of 2014 relative to 2013, says the World Bank in its new Nigeria Economic Report (NER) launched today in Abuja. The report indicates that revenues to the Federation have increased, foreign reserves have stabilized, the Excess Crude Account (ECA) has been augmented, and prospects for growth […]

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Chibok Girls: Female footballers join the campaign

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In commemoration of the 100 days since over 200 school girls were abducted in Chibok Nigeria, some women football players in Abuja took to the field for a “100 days football Match for the missing Chibok Girls” on Tuesday, July 22. The match, which was played between two football teams in Abuja: Dream Girls Women […]

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Group stresses importance of call centre association in Nigeria, across Africa

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Christopher Bell, Interactive Intelligence’s Channel Manager for Africa, has recently called for the creation of a call centre association for Nigeria and other African countries as a way of promoting a standard for call centres. He mentions that such associations have already been set up in Zambia and Zimbabwe, and plans are underway to set […]

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Nigerian boy kills brother, maims mother in America

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Master Charles Okonkwo jnr, an 18-year-old undergraduate of Medicine in West Virgin University has been arrested and placed under watch by Suffolk County Police Department for killing his brother, and also maiming his mother. The father of the suspect, Mr Charles Okonkwo confirmed the incident in an interview with journalists on Tuesday in Long Island, […]

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Jonathan Vows To Free Abducted Chibok Girls

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The Federal Government has reassured Nigerians and the Chibok community of the Government’s determination to ensure that the abducted schoolgirls that are still in captivity are brought out alive. This is the outcome of the special presidential meeting which was held with the parents of the Chibok girls in the Presidential Villa. Speaking to State […]

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FG wants MDAs to abide by guidelines on data capture

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Sen. Ayim Pius Ayim

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ABUJA – The Federal Government has advised Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), to abide by the guidelines on the alignment of data capture, identification verification and authentication. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Sen. Ayim Pius Ayim, gave the advice at a workshop organised by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) for […]

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FG approves N25bn for implementation of projects in 250 LGAs

Dr Precious Gbeneol, the Special Assistant to the President on MDG

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ABUJA – The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) says the Federal Government has approved N25 billion in 250 Local Government Areas (LGAs) for implementation of projects. Dr Precious Gbeneol, the Special Assistant to the President on MDGs told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. She said that the N25 billion would be […]

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Federal Character Commission guidelines promotes gender equality in recruitment – Chairman

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ABUJA -Prof. Shuaibu Abdulraheem, the Chairman of the Federal Character Commission (FCC), says the commission’s guidelines promotes gender equality and opportunities for physically challenged persons. The Chairman told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja that the guidelines of FCC do not discriminate amongst persons or gender. He said that recruitment in […]

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    Remy set for Liverpool medical

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    QPR striker Loic Remy has flown to the United States to have a medical ahead of a move to Liverpool. The Reds jetted out to Boston on Sunday to begin their pre-season tour and Press Association Sport understands they will be joined by the 27-year-old Frenchman late on Monday. Remy, who scored 14 goals on […]

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    Chess arbiter call for establishment of academy across the country

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    LAGOS – Obinna Ogbonnaya, an arbiter with the Nigeria Chess Federation (NCF), on Tuesday called for the establishment of chess academy to assist in the discovery of talents. Ogbonnaya told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the establishment of academy was necessary for grassroots discovery and to educate intending players on the […]

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    Abia Warriors will win Premier League this season – Bosso

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    LAGOS – Ladan Bosso, Head Coach of Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia, on Tuesday said the club was in a good position to win the 2013/2014 Globacom Premier League title. Bosso told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the club was fully prepared to improve on its performance in the second […]

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    El-Kanemi Warriors now ready to overrun all opponents, defender warns

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    ABUJA – Kabiru Adewale, one of El-Kanemi  Warriors Football Club’s star defenders, has warned clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) that his Maiduguri-based club was ready to overrun all opponents. Adewale told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in a telephone interview that the clubs now have to stop thinking of […]

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    Adeyeye tasks coaches on talents discovery

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    AKURE – The Chairman, Ondo State Sports Council, Mr Mike Adeyeye, has urged Nigerian coaches to do more in the area of talent hunt in all sports to ensure all round development. Adeyeye gave the advice on Tuesday in Akure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The chairman said that there […]

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    Ivory Coast shortlists 5 for Elephants coaching job

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    ABIDJAN – The Ivorian Football Federation (IFF) says it has screened applications from 37 persons seeking to be hired as the coach of the Elephants, the country’s national male football team. The IFF President, Sidy Dilallo, said in statement released in Abidjan on Tuesday that six of the applicants were Ivorians while 31 were foreigners. […]

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    Team Nigeria heads for Commonwealth Games disgrace

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    Nigeria’s participation at he Commonwealth Games, opening tomorrow in Glasgow is heading for catastrophe following the decision of the Ministry of Sports and National Sports Commission to starve sports federations officials and the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) of funds to prosecute a successful outing at the Games. Sports Vanguard investigations show that the NSC, under […]

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    Ronaldo ready to put World Cup flop behind him

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    Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, putting a miserable World Cup behind him, on Tuesday declared himself fit and ready to go as he chases trophies at Real Madrid. “I’ll try my best all the season like I do it every year. I’ll try to be the best, try to help my team, try to score goals […]

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      Forester to mark 70th birthday with tree planting

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      LAGOS – A former National President of the Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN), Chief James Odebiyi, on Sunday said that he planned to plant  1,700 teak trees to mark his 70th birthday. Odebiyi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the trees  would cover about 1.5 hectares of the Methodist High School, […]

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      Educationist warns Muslims against extravagant spending

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      ILORIN – An educationist, Hajia Khadijat Olayiwola-Imam, on Tuesday in Ilorin warned Muslims against extravagant spending while neglecting payment of Zakat. Olayiwola-Imam gave the warning while delivering a Ramadan lecture entitled: ” Zakat vs Extravagance: The Neglected Strong Pillar in Islam.’’ The lecture, which held at the Government House, was organised by the wife of […]

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      Cleric seeks restoration of moral values to tackle ritual murder, kidnapping

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      ONITSHA – The President of Sabbath Days Observers of Nigeria (SADON), Most Rev. Ifeanyi Okorie, said on Monday that erosion of values was responsible for societal decay and rising wave of crime. Okorie told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ogbunike near Onitsha, Anambra, that wealth and fame were being adored to the detriment […]

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      Senator wants fleeing Fulanis to return to Southern Kaduna

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      KAFANCHAN – Sen. Nenadi Usman (PDP-Kaduna South) on Tuesday in Kafanchan, Kaduna State urged the Fulanis who fled the area out of fear of reprisal attacks to return to their homes. Usman made the call during a meeting she held with Fulani chiefs, also known as Ardos, in Kaura, in the Kaura Local Government Area […]

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      Council scribe, others solicit citizens-government collaboration to fight insurgency

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      GWAGWALADA – The Secretary, Gwagwalada Area Council, Alhaji Usman Yahaya, on Monday solicited the collaboration between the citizens, security agents and government in the fight against insurgency in the country. Yahaya, who made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) stressed that security was the business of all citizens. He […]

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      Immigration Service parades 3 over employment scam

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      ABUJA – The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Monday paraded three suspects who allegedly duped job seekers of more than N930,000 on the pretext of offering them employment into the service. The Comptroller-General of the service, Mr David Parradang, paraded the suspects before newsmen in Abuja. According to him one of the suspects is from […]

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      Policeman, 5 others arrested for vandalism

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      ADO – EKITI – The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ekiti on Monday said it had arrested a police corporal and five other suspects over alleged vandalism. The suspects allegedly vandalised a fibre optic cable belonging to a telecommunication company operating in the country. A statement issued in Ado-Ekiti by the Public […]

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      In-house security outfit detrimental to organisations – Civil Defence Corps

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      ABUJA – The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Monday advised Nigerians and organisations against engaging the services of in-house security guards, popularly known as “mai guard’’. Mr David Akinbinu, the Spokesman of corps, FCT Command, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the in-house security system was detrimental to the organisations […]

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        Yaya Toure, Justin Stanford, Mark Essien, Davido lead 46 others as nominees for The Future Africa Awards 2014

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        LAGOS – After a full year receiving nominations from across Africa, the Central Working Committee (CWC) of The Future Africa Awards & Summit (TFAAS) has released the Nominees List for 2014. The list – of five nominees each – is released for the 10 categories of the awards. “After last year’s process, where only the […]

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        Theatre artist urges colleagues to step up performance

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        LAGOS – The Chief Executive Officer, Kiniso Concept, Joshua Alabi, on Tuesday said Nigerian theatre arts needed to step up its performance in order to be relevant in global art circle. Alabi, whose company is a performing theatre art group, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that theatre was about telling the […]

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        ‘Headies’ Music Awards 2014 opens for entries

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        LAGOS – The 2014 edition of “The Headies Music Awards”, has opened for entries to Nigerian music materials released between July 2013 and June 2014. The organisers, Smooth Promotions, which made the disclosure in Lagos on Tuesday, said the entry process commenced on July 22 and would close on Aug. 30. The Chief Executive Officer […]

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        Beauty apps show ‘before and after,’ glamorise selfies

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        BY NATASHA BAKER TORONTO – Women looking to enhance their image but wary of spending money on expensive cosmetics can take the guesswork out of finding a new look, or improving selfies, with the latest beauty apps. Consumers can experiment with different looks in the apps that act like augmented reality mirrors. With the Beauty […]

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        Tee A Calls Davido A Fool At Miss Global Nigeria 2014

        Tee A Calls Davido A Fool At Miss Global Nigeria 2014

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        Nigerian comedian Tee A calls music star Davido a big fool after the comedian couldn’t understand the concept behind the singer’s “Aye” musical video. At the 2014 Miss Global Nigeria held in Lagos, Tee A tried to explain to his audience why Davido’s award winning song “Aye” ended up being shot in a village and […]

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        Only originality in music will sell Nigerian musicians globally – Williams

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        LAGOS -The Chief Executive Officer OF Gongbeat, a dance company, Isioma Williams, said on Monday that Nigerian music needed originality and local percussion instruments to make an impact worldwide. “It is very vital for musicians and traditional dancers to sustain originality in their acts by using local drumming to beef up their music which will […]

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        Sammie Okposo, other gospel artists rewarded, Kefee remembered at Crystal Gospel Awards 2014

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        LAGOS – Twenty-nine awards were handed out to some of the best contemporary Gospel artists in Nigeria at the Crystal Gospel Awards 2014 which held on Sunday night at the MUSON Centre, Lagos. Thisp was the second edition of the awards and that 24 of the awards were competitive, while the rest were “Special Awards’’. […]

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        Playwright laments lack of script writers in Nigeria

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        LAGOS – The Chief Executive Officer, Renegade Theatre, Wole Oguntokun, on Monday lamented the dearth of script writers in the country. Oguntokun, a playwright, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that Nigeria needed good script writers who could put their minds into writing of plays. “If we have good script writers who […]

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          Lagos 2015: Agbaje to battle Obanikoro, Dosunmu for PDP governorship ticket

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          The Democratic Peoples Alliance governorship candidate in the 2007 election in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, on Monday, formally joined the race for the Peoples Democratic Party governorship ticket. Agbaje’s declaration set him against the Minister of State for Defence, Mr. Musiliu Obanikoro; and the PDP candidate in the 2011 election, Mr. Ade Dosunmu, who […]

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          Council chairman decries high debt profile

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          BENIN – Mr Saturday Ogbeide, the Chairman, Esan West Local Government Council in Edo, has attributed the inability of the council to pay the salaries of its workers to lack of funds. Ogbeide said that the lack of funds was as a result of the huge debt profile inherited from past administrations. He made the […]

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          Only those with permanent voter card can vote in 2015 – REC

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          OWERRI – Prof. Selina Okoh, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Imo, said INEC has decided that only those who have Permanent Voter Card (PVC), would be eligible to vote in 2015 general elections. Okoh made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri on Tuesday. She said although […]

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          Era of imposition over in PDP, says Fayose

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          ADO-EKITI – The Ekiti State Governor-elect, Mr Ayo Fayose, said the era of imposition of candidates for elective offices in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was gone. Fayose stated this at a meeting he held with aspirants for legislative and local government elective positions on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti. He said both the national and state […]

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          Why Fayemi is now rejecting my victory – Fayose

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          ADO-EKITI – The governor-elect of  Ekiti,  Mr Ayo Fayose, said on Tuesday that the new resolve by  Gov.  Kayode Fayemi  to reject his June 21 election victory was to boost support for  the APC’s suit at the election  tribunal. Fayose, who spoke  on “Progress FM,’’  a sister station of  Radio Nigeria based in Ado-Ekiti, said  […]

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          Ikuru calls for house to house campaign in Rivers

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          PORT HARCOURT – The Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Mr Tele Ikuru, has called on members of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State to embark on house to house campaign to ensure victory in 2015 general elections. Ikuru made the call in Port Harcourt on Tuesday when the party inaugurated 11 committees to ensure […]

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          U.S. will support election process which protects rights of Nigerians – Ambassador

          U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle

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          ABUJA – The U.S. Government says it will support an election process which protects the rights of Nigerians to use the ballot box to reflect their views and concerns of their communities. The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, stated this at the opening of a four-day workshop for INEC Public Affairs Officers on Monday […]

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          Lagos governorship race: Agbaje joins PDP

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          LAGOS – Mr Jimi Agbaje, the 2007 Democratic People’s Alliance (DPA) governorship candidate in Lagos State, has formally joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a party official said on Monday. Mr Gani Taofik, the State Publicity Secretary of PDP told newsmen in Lagos:“ Agbaje is now a card-carrying member of the PDP. “Agbaje has showed […]

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            Underfunding may affect maternal, child health programme, says Sure-P chairman

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            ABUJA – The Chairman, Subsidy Re-investment Empowerment Programme (SURE-P), Lt.-Gen. Martin Luther-Agwai (rtd), says inadequate funding may affect SURE-P’s implementation on the Maternal and Child Health Programme (MCHP). Agwai made the disclosure when representatives from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFP) visited him on Monday in Abuja. “Based on the resources available, we have now […]

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            HIV diagnosis rate falls by a third in U.S. – researchers

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            WASHINGTON – The annual rate of diagnosis with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, fell by a third in the United States between 2002 and 2011, researchers reported on Saturday. Fewer people in all U.S. groups tested positive for human immunodeficiency virus except for gay and bisexual men ages 13 to 24 and over 45, […]

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            HPV test better than Pap for assessing cervical cancer risk – study

            HPV test better than Pap for assessing cervical cancer risk - study

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            NEW YORK – Testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) may be the best way to know whether a woman is at risk of developing cervical cancer in the near future, according to a new study. Negative HPV tests provided women with more reliable assurance that they wouldn’t develop cancer or other abnormal cervical changes in the […]

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            Sierra Leone religious leaders criticise government handling of Ebola

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            FREETOWN – Religious leaders in Sierra Leone have criticised the government’s handling of an Ebola outbreak that has killed 194 people in the West Africa country, saying a lack of information was prompting rural communities to shun medical help. Health authorities in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are struggling to contain the worst outbreak of […]

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            NGO wants speedy resolution of industrial disputes in health sector

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            ABUJA – A non-governmental organisation, Health Advocacy Promotion and Partnership By Youths in Nigeria, has called for the speedy resolution of industrial disputes in the country’s health sector. A statement issued by Dr Femi Akinwumi, Executive Director of the organisation, in Abuja on Monday, decried the incessant strikes by workers in the sector. According to […]

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            NMA strike paralyses healthcare, commercial activities

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            ABUJA – As strike by doctors in government-owned hospitals enters its third week on Monday, medical and commercial activities are paralysed in hospitals within and around government hospitals in the FCT. The NMA embarked on an indefinite strike on July 1, following government’s failure to meet its demands. A NAN correspondent who visited the National […]

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            Children with sickle cell aneamia require adequate healthcare — Hematologist

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            LAGOS -A haematologist, Dr Fatai Bello, said on Monday that children with sickle cell anaemia required sustained and adequate healthcare to live healthily and prevent complications associated with the disease. Bello, who works at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. […]

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            Reps, FG appeal to NMA to suspend strike

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            ABUJA – The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, on Monday called on the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) to suspend its two-week-old strike. Rep. Ndudi Elumelu (PDP-Delta) the chairman, House committee on Health, who delivered speaker message’s, made the call at the resumed meeting of the committee with stakeholders. He said Tambuwal was […]

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              Lagos records 86% budget performance in 1st half 2014 – Fashola

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              Lagos State Government has taken another giant leap with a cumulative mid-year budget performance of 86percent, despite a big drop in its receipt from federal transfer, the state governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) has disclosed. The State, which budgeted N489.69 Billion for 2014 performed 76 percent in the first quarter and 106 percent in the […]

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              First Bank, Paypal seal groundbreaking deal

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              FirstBank has become the only financial partner of PayPal in Nigeria.  The partnership will enable FirstBank card holders and businesses enjoy increased transaction limits, receive instant verifications, make  online payments and transfer funds across the world in 193 countries and regions globally. This synergy between FirstBank and PayPal gives the bank an edge over other institutions  […]

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              30 Vehicle Manufacturing Plants Take Off Soon

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              The National Automotive Council on Tuesday said 30 vehicle manufacturing plants would soon commence operation in the country..The Director, Policy and Planning, Mr Lukman Mahmud, made the disclosure in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.He said the Federal Government was working toward facilitating the production of vehicle components at competitive prices […]

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              NGO empowers youths, women in Edo with tricycles, grinding machines, N5m cash

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              AUCHI – A Benin, Edo State-based NGO, Elamah Foundation, on Tuesday donated 20 tricycles and 20 grinding machines to youths and women in constituency I of the Etsako-West Local Government Area of Edo. The foundation also gave out the sum of N5million to them, to enable them to start a small or medium-scale business. Speaking […]

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              Ondo disburses N80m loan to residents

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              AKURE – The Ondo State Micro-Credit Agency (OSMA), says it has disbursed N80 million as loan to small scale entrepreneurs in the last six months in the state. The General Manager of the agency, Mr Dele Ologbese, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Akure on Tuesday that 1,350 residents of the state benefited […]

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              POS transactions increase to N24bn monthly – CBN

              POS transactions increase to N24bn monthly - CBN

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              ABUJA – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said Point of Sales (POS) transactions value had increased from N38 million per month in 2012 to N24 billion monthly in June, 2014 This is contained in a report on e-payment transactions released by the apex bank in Abuja on Monday. According to the report, mobile money […]

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              Entrepreneurs lame SMEs’ woes on high interest rate

              Mr Femi Adetola, a Business Feasibility Consultant

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              ABUJA – Some Entrepreneurs on Monday blamed the difficulty in running small businesses to high interest rates. The entrepreneurs made the remark in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. According to them, efforts must be geared toward liberalising the process of financing business ventures in the country. Mr Femi Adetola, […]

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              FG plans to adopt India power sector model

              Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo

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              ABUJA – The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, said the Federal Government had concluded plans to explore ways of implementing the Indian power sector model in Nigeria to transforming the sector. Nebo made this known when he received a delegation on power from India in Abujan on Monday. He said the ministry would soon […]

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                Italy gives Google 18 months to change data use practices

                Italy gives Google 18 months to change data use practices

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                BY DANILO MASONI MILAN – Italy’s data protection regulator has given Google 18 months to change the way it treats and stores user data, bringing to an end an investigation that is part of a European drive to reform the internet giant’s privacy practices. Regulators in several European nations including Italy began a joint inquiry […]

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                Ex-Autonomy CFO seeks to block HP settlement over bad merger

                Ex-Autonomy CFO seeks to block HP settlement over bad merger

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                A former top executive at Autonomy Corp is seeking to block Hewlett-Packard Co’s settlement of three shareholder lawsuits over its troubled purchase of the British software company, saying HP officials are wrongly absolved of a $8.8 billion writedown. In a court filing on Monday, a former Autonomy chief financial officer, Sushovan Hussain, said the “collusive […]

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                Huawei’s H1 revenue up 19 percent year-on-year at $22bn

                Huawei's H1 revenue up 19 percent year-on-year at $22bn

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                TAIPEI – Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world’s No. 2 telecom equipment maker, said on Monday it will achieve sustainable growth in 2014 after posting a 19 percent jump in first-half revenue to 135.8 billion yuan ($21.88 billion). The Shenzhen-based company also said it expected to generate an operating margin of 18.3 percent in the […]

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                SK Hynix says Toshiba seeks $1.1 billion in NAND leak suit

                SK Hynix says Toshiba seeks $1.1 billion in NAND leak suit

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                SEOUL – South Korea’s SK Hynix Inc on Monday said Japanese rival Toshiba Corp is seeking 109.15 billion yen ($1.08 billion) in damages in a lawsuit filed over the suspected leak of NAND flash memory chip technology. SK Hynix disclosed the amount in a regulatory filing after receiving official notice of the lawsuit, which was […]

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                Payments startup Stripe launches in Australia, tests in three other countries

                Stripe launched in Australia and began testing in three Scandinavian countries

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                SAN FRANCISCO – Stripe launched in Australia and began testing in three Scandinavian countries on Monday, as the three-year-old payments startup backed by a trio of PayPal co-founders slowly enlarges its global footprint. Its latest international expansion came after it struck a rare deal with Chinese payments service Alipay, an affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding […]

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                Production halted at Samsung China supplier amid child labour probe

                Production halted at Samsung China supplier amid child labour probe

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                BY JAMES POMFRET CHASHAN China – Production has been indefinitely halted at a Chinese supplier to Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) after the factory was suspected of using child workers. Samsung, the world’s biggest smartphone maker, said last week it had stopped doing business with the Dongguan Shinyang Electronics factory, a wholly owned subsidiary of […]

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                Talk on cracking Internet anonymity service Tor canceled

                Talk on cracking Internet anonymity service Tor canceled

                By   8 hours ago

                BY JOSEPH MENN SAN FRANCISCO – A highly anticipated talk on how to identify users of the Internet privacy service Tor was withdrawn from the upcoming Black Hat security conference, a spokeswoman for the event said on Monday. The talk was canceled at the request of attorneys for Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where the […]

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                Israel’s Mobileye starts road show for $500 million NYSE IPO

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                JERUSALEM – Mobileye N.V., which makes software and cameras that help cars avoid accidents, said on Monday it has launched a road show for its U.S. initial public offering of around $500 million. The Israeli based company will sell 27.75 million shares – 8.325 million by Mobileye itself and another 19.425 million by the selling […]

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                  Nigeria, Hungary sign MoU on award of scholarships

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                  By   12 hours ago

                  ABUJA – The Nigerian and Hungarian Governments on Monday in Budapest, Hungary, formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) for the award of scholarships to 50 Nigerian students in Hungarian universities. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant on Media to the Minister of State for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, […]

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                  Lagos NUT urges state govt to pay outstanding teachers’ allowances

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                  LAGOS – The Lagos State wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), on Monday, pleaded with the Lagos State Government to pay the outstanding 11 per cent of the teachers allowance. The NUT State chairman, Mr Segun Raheem, said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, that teachers were […]

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                  Director decries inadequate finding of Ibadan varsity affiliated centres

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                  IBADAN – Prof. Adenike Emike , the Director, Institute of Education, University of Ibadan(UI), on Monday identified inadequate funding as a major challenge confronting its affiliated centres. She told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan that the affiliated programmes conformed to the standard of the institute in terms of quality and reliability. “The […]

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                  India school head arrested for caning blind students

                  INDIA

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                  (AFP) – Indian police arrested a school principal on Monday after a video showing him allegedly thrashing three blind children with a cane was posted on the Internet.Police said the principal, who is also visually impaired, and a teacher were arrested in the southern city of Kakinada amid public outrage over the incident.The video showed […]

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                  7,318 Nigerian students studying in U.S. – Official

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                  ABUJA – The United States Embassy in Abuja says 7,318 Nigerian students are studying in more than 700 universities and colleges in that country. Mrs Jennifer Onyeukwu, Head, EducationUSA Advising Centre (EAC), said this in Abuja on Friday during the pre-departure ceremony for those leaving for studies in the U.S. Onyeukwu said no fewer than […]

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                  University Pays $1.3m Settling Sexual Discrimination Suit

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                  The University of Connecticut said it will pay a group of students almost $1.3 million to settle a sex discrimination suit filed last year that led to a hearing in the state legislature. The five current and former female students said that the college violated Title IX, the U.S. law that bars gender discrimination in […]

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                  NASU calls off 4-month old strike

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                  ABUJA – The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of Educational and Associated Institutions in Colleges of Education on Friday called off its four months old strike. The General Secretary of the union, Mr Peter Adeyemi, announced the suspension at the end of an Emergency Meeting of the union in Abuja on Friday. Adeyemi said the suspension […]

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                  LASU says no further reduction of tuition fees

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                  LAGOS – Authorities of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, on Friday said there would be no further reduction of the institution’s tuition fees by the state government. Mr Kayode Sutton, LASU Public Relations Officer, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the reduction of the fees was the final. NAN reports […]

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                    UK to hold public inquiry into death of ex-KGB agent Litvinenko

                    UK to hold public inquiry into death of ex-KGB agent Litvinenko

                    By   11 hours ago

                    LONDON (Reuters) – Britain said on Tuesday it will hold a public inquiry into the death of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, who accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of ordering his murder from his deathbed after he was poisoned in London in 2006. Last year, the British government rejected a request for an inquiry into […]

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                    Gunmen Kill 3 on Kenya Coast, Officials Say

                    Gunmen Kill 3 on Kenya Coast, Officials Say

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                    By APNAIROBI, Kenya — A police official says three more people were killed by unknown gunmen on the Kenyan coast where 94 people have so far perished in less than a month in attacks claimed by al-Qaida-linked militants.Robert Kitur, police chief in Mombasa, said Monday that three gunmen opened fire indiscriminately in the Soweto slum of […]

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                    MH17 crash: UK to argue for more Russia sanctions

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                    By   2 days ago

                    Prime Minister David Cameron is to tell MPs what is being done to gain full access to the site of the Malaysia jet crash, including pressure on Russia. The prime minister spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday and has indicated he wants the EU to bring in more sanctions against Moscow. Ten passengers […]

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                    Spanish police arrest ‘Colombian drug lord el Raton’

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                    By   2 days ago

                    BY BBC Spanish police say they have arrested one of Colombia’s most wanted men, Hernan Alonso Villa, known as “el Raton” (The Mouse). He is suspected of being head of a gang of 200 people linked to international drug trafficking and extortion. Hernan Alonso Villa was arrested on a road outside Alicante in southern Spain […]

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                    Gaza conflict: Israel expands ground offensive

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                    Israel says it has expanded its ground operation against Hamas, with residents in Gaza reporting the heaviest shelling since the conflict began 13 days ago. In a statement, Israel’s military said “additional forces” had joined “the effort to combat terror” in Gaza. Four Palestinians died, including two children and the son of a senior Hamas […]

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                    Egypt declares 3 days of mourning for soldiers killed at checkpoint

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                    The Egyptian presidency has declared three days of mourning for 20 soldiers killed by militants at a checkpoint yesterday. In a statement released in Cairo, the government said: “Terrorism will be uprooted from every part of Egypt.” The gunmen killed at least 20 soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint in western Egypt, Egypt’s security […]

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                    MH17: Work Continues At Crash Site As 190 Bodies Are Recovered

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                    By   2 days ago

                    HRABOVE, Ukraine—They could have been local plumbers or painters. Three men dressed in civilian work clothes were putting on purple latex gloves and preparing to trudge through a field outside this separatist-held village to continue retrieving bodies from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on Thursday. The men wore plain clothes and assisted uniformed […]

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                    Heavy clashes erupt over Tripoli airport, at least four dead

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                    By   2 days ago

                    TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Heavy fighting erupted on Sunday around Tripoli International Airport, where rival militias have been battling for control, killing at least four people and forcing thousands from their homes, local residents and witnesses said. The airport standoff is the most serious violence in Tripoli since the 2011 fall of Muammar Gaddafi, with Libya’s […]

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