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Citizens, leaders call for coordinated efforts, more solidarity in Ebola fight

Citizens, leaders call for coordinated efforts, more solidarity in Ebola fight

By   2 hours ago

In an open letter, former heads of state as well as leaders from civil society and business have launched a petition in an open letter, calling for more solidarity and a more coordinated approach to deal with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Ebola virus has become an overwhelming human catastrophe affecting public health, social institutions […]

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Ebola: Panic at LUTH over death of patient

Ebola Panic at LUTH over death of patient

By   3 hours ago

The death of a patient, who is suspected to have Ebola, has caused panic among patients and doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi- Araba, Lagos State.A reliable source, who confirmed this development to our correspondent in Lagos on Tuesday, said the patient was brought in by members of the health authorities at the […]

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Ebola: Efforts continue in search for cure

NewLink says Ebola vaccine trial could start in weeks

By   5 hours ago

Scientists globally are working hard on a substantive treatment for the Ebola Virus; the most recent thrust being the idea that antibodies acquired from survivors of the disease can be used to provide immunity and treatment for others. Researchers reveal that blood samples taken from Ebola survivors after they fully recovered show certain antibodies that […]

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Death toll from Congo Ebola outbreak rises to 31

Death toll from Congo Ebola outbreak rises to 31

By   6 hours ago

KINSHASA (Reuters) – The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Djera region of northern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 31, Minister of Health Felix Kabange Numbi told Reuters on Tuesday.The outbreak in Congo’s Equateur province is thought to be separate from an epidemic in the West African nations […]

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NOIPolls’ governance survey scores Jonathan 61% in August

NOIPolls’ governance survey scores Jonathan 61% in August

By   6 hours ago

Latest governance poll results released by NOIPolls Limited has shown that 61percent of adult Nigerians surveyed approve of the President Good luck Jonathan’s performance for the month ofAugust 2014. This rating (currently being at par with the rating obtained in January 2014) represents a 1-point drop from July’s rating which was recorded at 62perent. An assessment of the President’s performance […]

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America trains Nigerian journalists for 2015 elections

US ambassador to Nigeria, James F. Entwistle

By   8 hours ago

Reporters covering the activities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are undergoing a United States (US) sponsored workshop for the 2015 general elections.US ambassador to Nigeria, James F. Entwistle, said the five-day training, in collaboration with the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), was part of the his country’s efforts towards perfecting Nigeria’s democracy.Ambassador Entwistle, […]

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Fight Boko Haram the way you fight Ebola – Omar tells FG

Abdul- Waheed Omar, President, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC ,

By   8 hours ago

Abdul- Waheed Omar, President, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC , has called on the Federal Government to fight the Boko Haram militants with the same zeal it has been using in the fight against the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in the countryOmar while making a case for for the welfare of health workers also […]

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Enugu Governor, Sullivan Chime re-employs impeached deputy gov

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By   8 hours ago

Few days after he was ‘axed’ from the Government House, former Deputy governor of Enugu State, Sunday Onyebuchi, has been redeployed to the state civil service.The development followed Onyebuchi’s impeachment, and the subsequent appointment of a new Deputy Governor in the Coal City state. Onyebuchi was a staff of the Enugu State Civil Service before his […]

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    La Liga weekend results:

    La Liga weekend results

    By   1 day ago

    Getafe 1 – 0 Almería Valencia 3 – 0 Málaga Córdoba 1 – 1 Celta de Vigo Athletic Club 3 – 0 Levante Atlético Madrid 2 – 1 Eibar Espanyol 1 – 2 Sevilla Villarreal 0 – 1 Barcelona Real Sociedad 4 – 2 Real Madrid Deportivo 2 – 2 Rayo Vallecano Elche 1 – 1 Granada            (kickoffnigeria) Send photos, stories, press releases/articles to info@sundiatapost.com   For […]

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    MTN8 Final venue to be named this week

    MTN8 Final venue to be named this week

    By   1 day ago

    The PSL have announced they will decide this week on a venue for the MTN8 Final between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs on September 20. The League gave the update via their official Twitter feed, saying: “The PSL Organising Committee will meet this week to decide on the venue for the 2014/15 #MTN8 Final. So […]

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    Real Madrid coach furious over loss to Sociedad

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti

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    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti was left fuming after his side threw away a 2-0 lead to lose 4-2 against La Liga opponents Real Sociedad on Sunday night. It seemed like plain sailing for the visitors, who were two goals to the good thanks to Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale. Yet the hosts drew themselves […]

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    Messi injures in Barca’s match against Villarreal

    Messi injures in Barca’s match against Villarreal

    By   1 day ago

    Lionel Messi picked up a hamstring strain in Barcelona’s 1-0 victory over Villarreal in La Liga on Sunday, the club said. “He has pulled the hamstring of his right leg, it is a minor injury,” Barca said in statement. Forward Munir El Haddadi has a bruised calf and tests on both injuries will be carried […]

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    Pepe disappointed in Real Madrid’s defeat against Sociedad

    Pepe disappointed in Real Madrid’s defeat against Sociedad

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    The Portugal international feels the Blancos did not do enough against Sociedad and has apologised to the club’s supporters for letting slip a two-goal lead to lose Pepe has voiced his frustration with Real Madrid‘s 4-2 La Liga defeat against Real Sociedad on Sunday and feels Carlo Ancelotti‘s men owe their fans an apology following their disappointing performance. Goals from […]

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    Emenike hits target in Fenerbahce’s win

    Emenike hits target in Fenerbahce's win

    By   1 day ago

    Nigeria international forward, Emmanuel Emenike scored the first goal for Fenerbahce as they limped to a 3-2 win over Karabukspor on the opening day of the Turkish top flight on Sunday. Emenike played for just a little over an hour for the Istanbul club before he was replaced by Brazilian midfielder Diego. It took just […]

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    Barca youngsters stealing early limelight

    Barca youngsters stealing early limelight

    By   1 day ago

    Barcelona’s 1-0 La Liga win at Villarreal on Sunday was engineered by Lionel Messi but it was not the four-times World Player of the Year but yet another promising teenager from the club’s famed academy who scored the winner. Barca struggled to break down a determined Villarreal side at the Madrigal but got the breakthrough […]

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    House of Reps looks into NFF crisis

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    The country’s lower chamber had called on football stakeholders and asked probing questions on what should be done to avert another FIFA ban Several of the country’s football stakeholders have been invited by the House of Representatives to explain what they know about the ongoing crisis in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) The session which […]

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      Woman Gives Birth On Roadside

      Woman Gives Birth On Roadside

      By   3 hours ago

      A middle-aged woman at the weekend gave birth on the roadside along the popular Nnebisi road, Asaba, Delta State.The woman suddenly went into labour in a moving tricycle, ‘Keke Napep’.She thereafter gave birth along the street after serious pressure was mounted on the driver of the tricycle to stop.Reports said that the woman (name withheld) […]

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      Man kills father over cigarette

      Man kills father over cigarette

      By   8 hours ago

      A   22-year-old man was yesterday paraded in Benin, Edo State, for allegedly killing his father.Edo State Commissioner of Police,  Foluso Adebanjo, said the suspect, Bestman Momodu, was reported to have killed his father, Zuberu  Momodu at Ubiane in Aviele town.He said investigation revealed that the accused stabbed his father with a cutlass over an argument […]

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      Environmentalist makes case for land use plans to prevent flooding

      National Project Coordinator, Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project

      By   9 hours ago

      ABUJA – An environmental expert, Mr Chikelo Nwune, on Monday urged  government at all  levels to develop a land use plan to prevent flooding and other forms of  environmental degradation.Nwune, who is a National Project Coordinator, Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the plan […]

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      Nigeria to get $508m loan for erosion projects

      Nigeria to get $508m loan for erosion projects

      By   9 hours ago

      ABUJA – Mr Chikelo Nwune, National Coordinator, Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) said International Development Association (IDA) would support Nigeria with 508.59 million Dollars (about N82.3 billion) loan for its erosion control projects. Nwune, who made this known at a news briefing on Monday in Abuja, said that the projects would be funded in […]

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      2 men bag 2 years imprisonment each for theft

      Senior Magistrates’ Court in Mararaba, Nasarawa State

      By   9 hours ago

      ABUJA – A Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court on Monday sentenced two men — Samuel Tsavetim, and Timothy Bunter — both aged 24 years, to two years’ imprisonment each for stealing items worth N1.75 million.The Senior Magistrate, Mr Aminu Eri, said that the sentence was without an option of fine.“The sentence would serve as […]

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      FCT Transport Secretariat set to clamp down on unpainted cabs

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      By   22 hours ago

      ABUJA – As the Oct. 1 deadline for the registration of unpainted commercial vehicles commonly known as `kabu kabu’ approaches, the FCT Transport Secretariat says it is set to clamp down on defaulters. Mr Ifeanyi Ughamadu, the Head, Public Relations Unit of the secretariat, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of […]

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      Police accuse fraudsters of hypnotising victims, robbing them

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      Three suspected fraudsters are currently in police net for allegedly hypnotising their victims and stealing their belongings at the Ibara area of Abeokuta, Ogun State. It was learnt that the suspects ─ Olabode Toyese, Abayomi Odeleye and Kazeem Adeyemo ─ were arrested by detectives attached to the Ibara division of the Ogun State Police Command […]

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      Police inspector dies while fighting wife

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      A police inspector, attached to a division in Apapa, Lagos, Inspector Danjuma Daniel, on Thursday afternoon died during a fight with his wife.It was learnt that the scuffle between Daniel and his wife got so physical that the couple fell from the balcony of their apartment ─ a two-storey building. The couple, it was learnt, […]

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        Fire guts Big Brother House in South Africa

        Amidst power tussle fire guts NFF headquarters

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        Fire has gutted the studio of Big Brother Africa (BBA) halting the launch of Big Brother Hotshots. The cause of the fire is yet to be established as at the time of filing this report. According to reports, no one was injured in the fire outbreak at the Sesani Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa. The reality […]

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        Dethroned beauty queen says she won’t return her $100,000 crown until pageant organisers apologise

        Dethroned beauty queen says she won't return her $100,000 crown until pageant organisers apologise

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        YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A dethroned 16-year-old beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday she won’t return her bejeweled $100,000 crown until pageant organisers apologise for calling her a liar and a thief.May Myat Noe — the country’s first winner of an international beauty contest — lashed back at her accusers at a tightly packed news […]

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        Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, nets 10 million Twitter followers

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        By   13 hours ago

        Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has crossed over 10 million followers on Twitter. The actor is prolific on the microblogging site and is the most followed user on Twitter in India. The 71-year-old star, who has acted in more than 180 films, recently made his Hollywood debut in a new adaptation of The Great Gatsby. He […]

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        It’s out! Vector Tha Viper releases mix-tape A7

        It’s out! Vector Tha Viper releases mix-tape A7

        By   23 hours ago

        Man of the moment, Vector Tha Viper has finally released the much-awaited mixtape, the #A7 Project today. The mixtape follows release of singles of it over the past two weeks – as the rapper launched back into the music scene with hot new music.“The mixtape, #A7 is a gift to my fans that believed in me […]

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        Shan George clashes with son’s music promoters

        Shan George clashes with son’s music promoters

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        Serious feud has ensued between popular Nollywood star, Shan George and the London-based music promotion outfit of his son, Jaga Babylynn Promotions, over the release of Jaga’s new single titled, Edo Boy.The young man is infuriated and surprised that his mother and his promotion company are fighting over his song.He expressed his feeling in a […]

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        Adultery: Nigerians on social media react to the Oyakhilomes’ divorce case

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        By   1 day ago

        The media was on Sunday awash with reports that Mrs. Oyakhilome had filed a suit at Divorce Section A, Central Family Court, First Avenue House, High Holborn, London, UK on the grounds of “unreasonable behavior” and ”adultery”, against her husband, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.And so far, Nigerians have reacted to the crisis by going on social […]

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        Oluchi Orlandi to host first edition of Le Petite Marche Africa

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        By   2 days ago

        Following a successful Le Petit Marche (LPM) outing at the Spitafields in London (May 2014), LPM in collaboration with HauteAfrica.com and Nature’s Gentle Touch, presents its first African Designers edition in Nigeria. The event holds on Sunday, 31 August at the L’Espace HQ, and is hosted by one of the world’s most respected supermodels, Oluchi […]

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        I am not Maheeda’s sex toy, says Ruggedman

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        By   3 days ago

        Controversial singer, Maheeda, is known mostly for posting raunchy pictures of herself and erotic messages on her social media pages. Few days ago, a picture of famous rapper, Ruggedman, and Maheeda surfaced online and it sparked comments from fans. Some of the fans described the rapper as the singer’s new play toy. But in a […]

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          APC crisis: Tinubu replies Ikimi

          APC crisis Tinubu replies Ikimi

          By   6 hours ago

          Tinubu replies Chief Ikimi I ordinarily would not have responded to Tom Ikimi’s lengthy chronicle of falsehoods, cheap blackmail and abuse. My only reason for this response is that I know Tom Ikimi’s style. He subscribes to the view that no matter how unbelievable a lie may sound if you brazenly assert it and repeat […]

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          There are over 7,000 Goodluck Support Groups across the country – Alkali

          Prof. Rufai Alkali, Special Adviser

          By   9 hours ago

          ABUJA – Prof. Rufai Alkali, Special Adviser to the President on Political matters, says there are over 7,000 Goodluck Support Groups (GSGs) across the country.Alkali made this known in Abuja on Monday while receiving report of 10-man Screening and Evaluation Committee set up to examine the structure and organisation of the GSGs.He said the figure, […]

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          Jonathan urged to contest election in 2015

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          By   21 hours ago

          ABUJA – President Goodluck Jonathan has been urged to re-contest for the post of president in general elections of 2015. The National Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Professionals and Business Groups made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday. The National Co-ordinator of the group, Dr Arumeh […]

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          Rivers APC Condemns TAN’S Pro-Jonathan Rally

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          By   21 hours ago

          By Nwaorgu Faustinus The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has strongly condemned Saturday’s Pro-Jonathan rally organised in the Rivers State capital, Port Harcourt, by the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN), a group alleged to be secretly sponsored by the Presidency to promote President Goodluck Jonathan’s third term ambition. “President Jonathan and […]

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          Muazu, Anenih, others visit Ikimi to woo him back to PDP

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          By   2 days ago

          The national Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Adamu Muazu, has led some bigwigs of the party to lobby the former national Chairman of the National Republican Convention, NRC, and a former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Tom Ikimi, to return to the party. Muazu led the visit to the Maitama, […]

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          Adamawa guber poll: PDP appeal committee clears Fintiri

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          By   2 days ago

          Governorship Appeal Screening Panel of the Peoples Democratic Party has cleared the Acting Governor of Adamawa State, Alhaji Umar Fintiri, to take part in its forthcoming governorship primary in the state. Fintiri got the green light on Sunday after the appeal panel examined his complaint, which he lodged after his disqualification by the Screening Committee […]

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          Voters defy rain for Niger senatorial by-election

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          MINNA – Voters in Niger East Senatorial zone came out in large numbers in spite of the rainfall on Saturday to vote in a by-election. The rain started just as accreditation commenced at about 9a.m. Mr Okonkwo Onyeka, the Presiding Officer at Sabon Tasha in Kuta, told NAN that the accreditation had closed and that […]

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          2015 Election: APGA declares support for Jonathan

          Former APGA members in APC threaten to quit

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          AWKA – The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) on Saturday declared support for President Goodluck Jonathan to run for a second term in 2015. The party made the declaration at a rally and inauguration of Join Jonathan Journey (JJJ), NGO, at Ekwueme Square, Awka. Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra said the rally was to endorse […]

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            Tests show no sign of Ebola in Swedish man

            Tests show no sign of Ebola in Swedish man

            By   6 hours ago

            STOCKHOLM – Medical authorities in the Swedish capital said on Monday tests on a man brought into hospital over the weekend and suspected of potentially carrying Ebola showed no signs the deadly disease.The Swedish man, whose name was not disclosed, had recently traveled to a “risk area” for the virus and had been taken to […]

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            ‘Most exciting ever’ Novartis drug points to huge sales

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            BARCELONA – Sales forecasts for Novartis’s new heart failure drug are being ramped up by analysts after strikingly good clinical trial results for a medicine doctors expect to transform treatment of the deadly disease.Shares in the Swiss drugmaker jumped over 3 percent to a record high on Monday as data for LCZ696 released at the […]

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            Pistachios may help reduce diabetes risk – Study

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            NEW YORK – For people who may be headed for type 2 diabetes, regularly eating pistachios might help turn the tide, according to a new trial from Spain.People with so-called prediabetes have blood sugar levels higher than normal but not yet in the diabetes range. If they do nothing, 15 to 30 percent will develop […]

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            Cyberonics device improves heart function after Boston flop

            Cyberonics device improves heart function after Boston flop

            By   7 hours ago

            BARCELONA – A nerve stimulation device from Cyberonics improved cardiac function in heart failure patients in a small clinical trial, in contrast to an unsuccessful study backed by Boston Scientific.However, the Cyberonics trial reported on Monday did not contain a control arm – unlike the one using the Boston device in which some patients received […]

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            Study raises concerns over Servier, Amgen heart drug

            Servier, Amgen heart drug

            By   7 hours ago

            BARCELONA – A major clinical study has raised concerns about a drug from private French company Servier that helps lower the heart rate and which was licensed to U.S. group Amgen last year.Ivabradine is not currently approved in the United States but it is sold in Europe for treating stable angina, or chest pain due […]

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            Celebration in Liberia slum as Ebola quarantine lifted

            Residents of West Point celebrate the lifting of a quarantine by the Liberian government, in Monrovia

            By   7 hours ago

            MONROVIA/CONAKRY – Crowds sang and danced in the streets of a seaside neighborhood in Liberia on Saturday as the government lifted quarantine measures designed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.Faced with the worst Ebola outbreak in history, West African governments have struggled to find an effective response. More than 1,550 people have […]

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            Clockwork heart pacemaker does away with batteries

            Clockwork heart pacemaker does away with batteries

            By   7 hours ago

            BARCELONA – Swiss engineers, famous for making the world’s finest watches, are turning their hands to cardiology with a prototype battery-less pacemaker based on a self-winding wristwatch.Current pacemakers, which help the heart beat more regularly, offer a lifeline for many patients with cardiac problems but the need for battery power is a limiting factor, since […]

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            India’s Cipla launches copy of GSK’s top asthma drug in Germany, Sweden

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            By   7 hours ago

            MUMBAI – India’s Cipla Ltd has launched an anti-asthma inhaler in Germany and Sweden that is a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s Advair, a move that will further dent sales of the British firm’s top-selling product.Cipla’s drug will be marketed under the name Serrofloin in Germany and Salmeterol/Fluticasone Cipla in Sweden, the Mumbai-based company said […]

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              Gemalto provides green energy to Africa’s rural communities

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              By   2 mins ago

              Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is providing M2M connectivity for SOLARKIOSK, a compact, solar powered station transported onboard a mobile vehicle. This cabin features photovoltaic panels across its roof to generate sustainable energy in areas outside of conventional power cabling and infrastructures. Gemalto’s Cinterion modules deliver rugged M2M connectivity powering a mobile router, […]

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              CAC threatens to delist 48,000 companies

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              By   13 mins ago

              The Register General of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Bello Mahmud, has threatened to compile another list of about 48, 000 companies for striking off from the register pursuant to Section 525 of the Company and Allied Matters Act (CAMA). Bello stated this at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Annual General Meeting(AGM), Thursday in Owerri,  […]

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              Land grabs or agricultural development?

              Land grabs or agricultural development

              By   5 hours ago

               “Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise that we cannot eat paper” Wolf Robe When I was a kid, my grandfather always told me, “Always know your reality”. So my question around this train of thought is, ‘by then […]

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              Weighing the consequences of fish importation ban in Ghana

              Weighing the consequences of fish importation ban in Ghana

              By   5 hours ago

              Ghana last week banned fish imports in a move to boost the local aquaculture sub-sector but even the country’s Agricultural union has expressed concerns over the planning of the move.   Ghana’s Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Sherry Ayitey described the government’s decision to ban the import of Tilapia fish, which is a very popular […]

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              Zimbabwe records 100% mobile penetration, plans social media control

              Zimbabwe records 100% mobile penetration, plans social media control

              By   5 hours ago

              New cyber laws are being drafted in Zimbabwe to regulate the activities of the social media following very impressive internet penetration reports. The Potraz Legal Director, Caecilia Nyamutswa, revealed this while addressing a parliamentary committee on ICT. According to her, the bills will be tabled before the Attorney General before taken to the Cabinet and […]

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              YuMobile’s acquisition to be concluded by year end

              YuMobile’s acquisition to be concluded by year end

              By   6 hours ago

              Essar Telecommunications is expected to complete the sale of its yuMobile telecoms business to Airtel Kenya and Safaricom by the end of the year. The deal is valued at $120 million (Sh10.5 billion) and will see Airtel Kenya absorb yuMobile’s 2.7 million subscribers; raising its subscriber base to 8.2 million and becoming the second largest […]

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              Africa’s Poor Innovation Record

              Africa’s Poor Innovation Record

              By   6 hours ago

              The world’s top 10 innovations according to a 2013 report Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization  are Switzerland, United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, USA, Singapore, Denmark, Luxembourg and Hong Kong. Regionally, Mauritius and Seychelles beat South Africa on the African continent. Regional winner, Mauritius, achieved 40th globally and has shown an impressive improvement […]

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              Gatekeepers of Inferior Performance

              Gatekeepers of Inferior Performance

              By   6 hours ago

              Squarely, African leaders cannot escape the blame for allowing neo-colonial exploitation continued over the years to reduce many of their people into paupers in their own countries and across Africa till this day. In no way am I against the competence of the West. However, I do not think that the West offers the best […]

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                EU seeks rivals’ feedback on Facebook, WhatsApp deal

                EU seeks rivals' feedback on Facebook, WhatsApp deal

                By   7 hours ago

                BRUSSELS – EU antitrust regulators are asking Facebook’s rivals and telecoms operators whether the world No. 1 online social network’s proposed $19 billion bid for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp will lead to price hikes and curb innovation.The move came after Facebook sought EU approval for the deal, the largest in its 10-year history, which will […]

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                China gives Microsoft 20 days to provide explanation in anti-trust probe

                China gives Microsoft 20 days to provide explanation in anti-trust probe

                By   7 hours ago

                BEIJING – A Chinese anti-trust regulator said on Monday it has given Microsoft Corp 20 days to reply to queries on the compatibility of its Windows operating system and Office software suite amid a probe into the world’s largest software company.The State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) questioned Microsoft Vice President David Chen and […]

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                Swatch prefers go-it-alone route for smartwatch plans

                Swatch prefers go-it-alone route for smartwatch plans

                By   7 hours ago

                 Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with “smart” features to compete with so-called wearable gadgets from the big tech companies, a market potentially worth $93 billion.The world’s biggest watchmaker, which sees the advent of smartwatches as an opportunity rather than a threat, will unveil its new […]

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                New Apple iPhone to have ‘mobile wallet’ function – Bloomberg

                New Apple iPhone to have 'mobile wallet' function - Bloomberg

                By   7 hours ago

                Apple Inc plans to enable its next iPhone to become a mobile wallet by allowing owners to securely make mobile payments in a store with the touch of a finger, Bloomberg said on Sunday, citing a person familiar with the situation.The agreement includes participation by Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc and American Express Co and will […]

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                Telecom Italia in a bind after losing GVT bid battle

                Telecom Italia in a bind after losing GVT bid battle

                By   7 hours ago

                PARIS/LONDON/MILAN – Telecom Italia has lost a promising path to earnings growth by failing to secure Brazilian broadband business GVT and may now turn from hunter to hunted in a fast-consolidating telecoms industry.Winning the auction for French media company Vivendi’s GVT was vital for both Telecom Italia and its rival, Spain’s Telefonica, as their European […]

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                Bitcoin promoter to plead guilty to unlicensed money transmission

                Bitcoin promoter to plead guilty to unlicensed money transmission

                By   7 hours ago

                NEW YORK – Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has reached a plea deal to resolve U.S. charges that he engaged in a scheme to sell over $1 million of the digital currency to users of illicit online marketplace Silk Road, his lawyer said Friday.Shrem, the former vice chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, will plead guilty next […]

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                Digital Ally says camera inquiries up five-fold after Ferguson shooting

                Digital Ally says camera inquiries up five-fold after Ferguson shooting

                By   7 hours ago

                 Digital Ally Inc forecast full-year revenue of about $22.5 million, encouraged by a “five-fold” rise in inquiries for its wearable cameras from police departments in the aftermath of the fatal shooting in Ferguson this month.The forecast translates into a 26.4 percent jump in revenue from $17.8 million in 2013.The fatal shooting of an unarmed black […]

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                Microsoft will not hand over overseas email, despite order

                Microsoft will not hand over overseas email, despite order

                By   7 hours ago

                NEW YORK – A judge on Friday lifted a suspension on her order directing Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) to turn over a customer’s emails stored overseas to U.S. prosecutors, but the software company said it would not release any emails while it appeals the ruling.Chief Judge Loretta Preska of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan had […]

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                  UniIlorin achieves 60% paperless operations, says VC

                  Prof. Abdul-Ganiyu Ambali, the Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin

                  By   9 hours ago

                  ABUJA – Prof. Abdul-Ganiyu Ambali, the Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin, said the institution had achieved 60 per cent paperless operations to ease administrative procedures and make its operations environment friendly.Ambali, who said this when he featured at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum on Sunday in Abuja, said most of the university’s operations […]

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                  Kaymu partners Cool FM to promote entrepreneurship among students

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                  By   22 hours ago

                  One of the leading online marketplaces in Nigeria, Kaymu.com.ng, in partnership with Cool FM Lagos and Mass Communications Student Association (MCSA) of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) recently organised a workshop on entrepreneurship to equip students with the requisite skills to succeed in the own ventures.   The event tagged ‘Kaymu Entrepreneurship Workshop’ took place on […]

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                  Lamido appoints Obasanjo chancellor of Jigawa varsity

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                  DUTSE – Gov. Sule Lamido of Jigawa on Friday appointed former President Olusegun Obasanjo as the pioneer  Chancellor  of the newly established Jigawa State University in Kafin Hausa. The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Haruna Wakili, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse. Wakili said […]

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                  Ondo cancels summer lessons

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                  AKURE – The Ondo State Government on Friday cancelled all summer school lessons going on in different parts of the state. This is contained in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry of Education, Mr Steve Awosika, in Akure. The statement advised parents, school principals, head teachers and proprietors of private […]

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                  Promote reading culture among students – SUBEB Chairman enjoins schools principals

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                  LAGOS -The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) says it has mandated principals in public schools in the state to have classroom reading corners, to promote reading culture among students.Mrs Gbolahan Daodu, Executive Chairman SUBEB, spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday.Daodu said that the idea of having a […]

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                  Ebola: NUT commends FG for shifting resumption of schools

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                  ABUJA – The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) on Thursday commended the Federal Government’s decision to postpone the resumption of schools in the country till Oct. 13 to contain Ebola virus disease spread.The Federal Government had on Tuesday directed primary and secondary schools to resume in October instead Sept. 8, following an outbreak of the […]

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                  Britain, Norway, others contribute to Safe School Initiative Fund

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                  ABUjA – Britain and Norway have donated one million pounds and 10 million Norwegian Kroners, respectively, to the Safe School Initiative (SSI) fund, Information minister Labaran Maku said on Wednesday. Maku told State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja that the African Development Bank (AfDB) contributed one million […]

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                  500,000 children to be enrolled in early childhood education in Zamfara 2015—-SUBEB

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                  GUSAU – The Zamfara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), said it would enroll 500,000 under the Early Child Care Development Education (ECCDE) programme by 2015. The Chairman of the Board, Alhaji Murtala Jangebe, stated this on Wednesday in Gusau. He was speaking at an advocacy meeting on child education in the state with Education […]

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                    BREAKING: Internet video purports to show ISIS beheading U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff

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                    (CNN, AP) – An Internet video purports to show beheading of US reporter Steven Sotloff by Islamic State group, the Associated Press reports. This horrifying news comes just a few days after Sotloff’s mother made a plea to the terrorists holding her son hostage: No individual should be punished for events he cannot control. Shirley […]

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                    Record 4.1 million in Syria got food aid in August, U.N. says

                    Record 4.1 million in Syria got food aid in August, U.N. says

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                    GENEVA (Reuters) – A record 4.1 million people in Syria received food rations in August due to more convoys being able to cross front lines and borders from Turkey and Jordan, the U.N.’s World Food Program (WFP) said on Tuesday.“We are reaching more people every day with urgently needed food assistance – many of them […]

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                    End of Gaza war doesn’t translate into peace

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                    By Jeffrey HellerJERUSALEM (Reuters) – A week after the guns fell silent in the Gaza war, Israel and the Palestinians seem to have little appetite or incentive for a return to U.S.-sponsored peace and statehood talks that collapsed five months ago.With conflicts raging in Ukraine, Iraq and Syria – and the future of the Gaza […]

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                    Philippines arrests 3 over ‘anti-China’ firebomb plan

                    Philippines arrests 3 over 'anti-China' firebomb plan

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                    Officials said the men were an anti-China group angry at an ongoing territorial disputePhilippine police have arrested three men suspected of planning “anti-China” firebomb attacks at several locations in Manila, officials say.The men planned to set off homemade devices at targets including the airport, Chinese embassy and a Chinese-owned shopping mall, officials said.The three men […]

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                    UK: Cameron’s anti-terror plans ‘rehash of old policies

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                    A former terror suspect has criticised government anti-terrorism plans as “rehashing of old policies” which will “disenfranchise” UK Muslims. Cerie Bullivant was under a “control order” in 2006-07 and said such measures were harmful and ineffective. But ex-minister Baroness Neville-Jones said plans unveiled by David Cameron on Monday would have a “deterrent effect”. The government […]

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                    Iran president urges clerics to tolerate internet

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                    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president urged the country’s clerics Monday to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic Republic. Hassan Rouhani made the appeal during a meeting with clerics in Tehran, where he said that the Internet is important […]

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                    Dozens of Turkish police detained over ‘anti-government plot’

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                    ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Dozens of Turkish police officers, including a former chief of a police financial unit, were detained on Monday in a fresh wave of arrests over allegations that officers were involved in plotting against the government, local media said. Arrest warrants were issued for 33 police “seeking to overthrow the government”, broadcaster NTV […]

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                    Trafficking scandal: Head of Niger’s parliament flees to France

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                    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The head of Niger’s National Assembly, who faces questioning in connection with a baby trafficking scandal, is in France, a source close to the office of Burkina Faso’s president said Sunday. Hama Amadou fled to Burkina Faso last week as officials in his home country ruled his parliamentary immunity would […]

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