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I’m thankful God for my life; pray for West Africa – US Ebola survivor says in public speech

Clashes Erupt as Liberia Imposes Quarantine to Curb Ebola

By   11 hours ago

Dr Kent Brantly’s, the American medical staff who survived the dreaded Ebola virus, has dedicated his recovery to God. In his first public statement since contracting Ebola in Liberia nearly a month ago, Brantly relegated medicine and science and instead, went spiritual in what he described as a miraculous survival. He and his colleague, Nancy […]

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Ebola death toll hits 1,427 – WHO

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By   13 hours ago

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak sweeping through west African countries has risen to 1,427 out of more than 2,600 cases, the World Health Organization said Friday. The latest tally, which counts the number of victims from March when the deadly disease first reared its head to August 20, found that 77 people had […]

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Osun-Osogbo: Health workers screen tourists against Ebola

Germany quarantines suspected Nigerian Ebola patient

By   13 hours ago

The Osun Commissioner for Environment, Prof. Bukola Oyawoye, said all roads leading to Osun Groove would  be barricade on Friday to screen  tourists for Ebola virus. Oyawoye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Osogbo that three centres had been established for the screening of tourists against Ebola virus. According to her, health workers […]

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Kano approves N33.4m for renovation of Ebola isolation centre

Clashes Erupt as Liberia Imposes Quarantine to Curb Ebola

By   13 hours ago

KANO – The Kano State Government has approved N33.4 million for the renovation of Yar’Gaya Health Centre designated as an `Isolation Centre’ for the treatment of Ebola Virus Disease. The Commissioner for Information, Dr Danburan Abubakar, made this known when he  briefed newsmen in Kano on Friday. Abubakar said that the approval was part of […]

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Chibok girls: Where are my daughters? – Principal cries out

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By   13 hours ago

The Principal of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Hajiya Asabe Kwambula has expressed sadness that 130 days after members of Boko the Haram sect invaded her school and abducted 276 schoolgirls, the whereabouts of the girls has remained unknown. She spoke on Friday at a one-day Capacity Building/Skills Acquisition Training for Vulnerable Women/Girls in Maiduguri […]

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Ebola: Azikiwe seeks immortalisation of Adadevoh

Owelle of Onitsha and first son of Nigeria’s First President, Chief Chukwuma Azikiwe

By   17 hours ago

The Owelle of Onitsha and first son of Nigeria’s First President, Chief Chukwuma Azikiwe, has called for a memorial to be established in honour of Dr.  Stella Ameyo Adadevoh, the heroine of the Ebola Virus Disease saga in Nigeria.Azikiwe, who said Adadevoh was also a granddaughter of the Azikiwes, said the doctor should be honoured […]

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Ebola: We won’t relax on airport surveillance, says FG

Director of Port Health Services, Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, Dr. Morenike Alex-Okoh

By   17 hours ago

The Federal Government has stated that it is further stepping up its  surveillance at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos to prevent another cross-border transmission of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease to Nigeria.Director of Port Health Services, Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, Dr. Morenike Alex-Okoh said since the Lagos airport is a major aviation hub in the […]

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Ebola: 2 new cases in Nigeria are spouses of Patrick Saywer’s victims – Minister

Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu

By   17 hours ago

ABUJA – The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Friday confirmed two new cases of Ebola Virus Disease, bringing the total number of cases recorded in the country to 14.Chukwu said at news briefing in Abuja that the two cases were the spouses of the two deceased primary contacts of the Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer, […]

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    Neymar’s injury as setback to Barca

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    By   20 hours ago

    The Brazil international, who has only just recovered from a back problem, will be out of action for an indefinite period of time after sustaining an ankle sprain in training. Barcelona has received a blow ahead of Sunday’s Liga opener against Elche with the news that Neymar is set to miss the game at Camp Nou through injury. The Brazil […]

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    Howard takes one-year break from international football

    Howard takes one-year break from international football

    By   20 hours ago

    USA goalkeeper, Tim Howard has announced he will take a break from international football for a year as he aims to spend more time with his family. The Everton shot-stopper had a stellar World Cup in goals for the Stars and Stripes in their run to the Round of 16, producing a number of fine […]

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    Liverpool insists on code of conduct clause in Balotelli’s contract

    England braced for Balotelli’s return

    By   20 hours ago

    Liverpool will insist on a code of conduct clause before concluding a deal to bring Mario Balotelli back to the Premier League. Balotelli’s representatives are in talks with the Anfield club after a £16m fee was agreed with Milan, but the player is yet to fly to England for talks over personal terms and any […]

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    Man United aim at first Premier League win under Van Gaal

    Man United aim at first Premier League win under Van Gaal

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    Manchester United will go in search of their first Premier League win under manager Louis van Gaal when they travel to Sunderland on Sunday. If there was any doubt about the scale of the task facing the Dutchman, it was demonstrated by last weekend’s 2-1 opening day defeat at home to Swansea. Sunderland, who started […]

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    England braced for Balotelli’s return

    England braced for Balotelli’s return

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    English football was preparing to welcome back one of its most controversial characters on Friday amid reports Liverpool had made an audacious move to sign Mario Balotelli. Speculation over Balotelli’s future intensified Thursday after AC Milan acknowledged the temperamental Italy striker was on his way out of the San Siro. The Milanese club have agreed […]

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    Menotti says Di Maria is better than Messi and Ronaldo

    Former Argentina coach, Cesar Menott

    By   20 hours ago

    Former Argentina coach, Cesar Menotti has hit out at Real Madrid for their treatment of Angel Di Maria and believes the winger has been better than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in 2014.Di Maria played a key role in Madrid’s successful Champions League campaign last term, yet appears to be surplus to requirements following the arrival of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos this […]

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    Kwara United players look forward to sign-on fees

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    By   20 hours ago

    Supersport.com can report that players of the Nigeria National League (NNL) side, Kwara United would be paid their sign-on-fees and entitlements for this term next week. Players’ mutiny has been looming at the camp of the Afonja Warriors since the approval of their sign-on-fees by the State government with some players threatening to go on […]

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    FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: Fans laud Falconets, optimistic of victory against Germany

    FIFA U-20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP FOOTBALL ENTHUSIASTS CONFIDENT FALCONETS WILL EXCEL IN SPITE OF OPENING GAME DRAW

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    ABUJA – A cross-section of football fans in Abuja on Thursday praised the Falconets for whipping North Korea 6-2 in a semi-final game at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. The Nigerian under-20 women football team were superlative in beating the Koreans on Wednesday at Moncton in Canada. The fans told NAN in separate […]

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      7-year-old girl dies in Kaduna flood

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      By   11 hours ago

      Theresa James, seven-year-old girl died in a Friday morning flood, following a heavy downpour on the Anguwar Yelwa Community in the Chikun local government area of Kaduna State. The flood also destroyed parts of the Anguwar Yelwa Sabo bridge cutting away some parts of the community from the metropolis. Eyewitnesses said the flood which was […]

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      Mimiko defects to PDP

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      By   13 hours ago

      AT last, the governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has decamped from the Labour Party (LP) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Leaders of the LP and chieftains of both parties confirmed to newsmen in Akure. But his information commissioner, Kayode Akinmade said that due to the ”serious pressure” from the leadership of the […]

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      Apprentice docked for stealing sewing machine

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      ABUJA – The police on Thursday arraigned an apprentice, Zubairu Kabir, 33, in a Senior Magistrates’ Court, Life Camp, Abuja, for allegedly stealing a sewing machine belonging his employer, Yahaya Hanafiu. The accused, who lives in Dakibiyu village, is standing trial for theft. The police prosecutor, Mr Audu Bitrus, had told the court that Hanafiu […]

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      Woman docked for criminal conspiracy, cheating

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      MARARABA – The Police on Thursday arraigned a Woman, Mary Onwuku, in a Mararaba Senior Magistrates’ Court for fraudulently obtaining N700,000 on a piece of land. Onwuku, 27, of No 2, Aunty Alice road, Mararaba, faces a four-count charge of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust, cheating and forgery. The prosecutor, Steven Kwaza, told the court […]

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      Sales rep appears in court over alleged N1.88m theft

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      By   13 hours ago

      LAGOS -  A 30-year-old sales representative, James Friday, who allegedly stole N1.88million from his employer, on Thursday appeared before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Friday, who resides at the Olodi-Apapa area of Apapa, Lagos is facing a two-count charge of  stealing and fraudulent false accounting. The Prosecutor, Cpl. John Iberedem, told the court that […]

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      3 men get bail for alleged criminal trespass, theft

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      ABUJA -  an Abuja Senior Magistrates’ Court in Life Camp on Thursday granted bail to three accused persons  for alleged criminal trespass into a production site belonging to Osajade Osemialegie. They were Mohammed Hassan, 20, Stephen Clement, 25, and Samson Saidu, 20,  all residents of Kuchigoro Village, Airport Road, Abuja. The accused persons were arraigned […]

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      NGO seeks institution for ex-convicts

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      By   13 hours ago

      IBADAN – A Non-Governmental Organisation, the Centre  for Justice,  Mercy and Reconciliation, has called  for the establishment of an institution to train ex-convicts. The President of the organisation, Mr Hezekiah Olujobi, made the call  in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Ibadan. The Centre for Justice, Mercy and Reconciliation […]

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      Court dissolves 14-year marriage over lack of care, as man calls his wife prostitute

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      LAGOS – An Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Thursday dissolved a 14-year-old marriage between Anirat and her husband, Samson Animashaun, over lack of care. The court President, Mr R.I. Adeyeri, in his judgment, said that  all efforts to reconcile the couple had proved futile. Adeyeri said the court had no choice than to dissolve […]

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        China Fashionistas Get Best Deals on Gucci, Hermes Bling: Retail

        China smartphone maker Xiaomi apologizes for unauthorized data access

        By   10 hours ago

        Luxury goods makers have long valued Chinese consumers not just because of their huge appetite for Gucci bags and Cartier watches, but also for their willingness to pay more than their Western counterparts. So it wasn’t business as usual in July when a pair of light brown Salvatore Ferragamo Carla leather pumps was being sold […]

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        Titan production premieres movie “A Silent cry” in Ibadan

        Titan production premieres movie A Silent cry in Ibadan

        By   16 hours ago

        IBADAN – The Producer of a debut movie “A silent Cry” (Ekun Asunsinu), Ms Taiwo Adebayo, has described it as a unique and crafted story set capture the attention of Nigerians.Adebayo, who said this on Thursday at the premiere of the movie in Ibadan, expressed optimism that it would top the indigenous movie chats this […]

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        American singers, Jarule, Ashanti storm Warri on Oct. 1

        American singers, Jarule, Ashanti storm Warri on Oct. 1

        By   16 hours ago

        ABUJA – American rap star Ja Rule, and R&B singer Ashanti, would thrilled their Nigerian fans as part of an event to mark this year’s Independence celebration.The show, tagged: ‘Warri Again: The Flagship’, is scheduled for Oct. 1 in Warri, according to Nigeriafilms.com.It will be recalled that a duet entitled ‘Always On Time’, by both […]

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        Ebola: Osun-Osogbo festival still holds today

        Osun-Osogbo festival

        By   17 hours ago

        OSOGBO – Mr Ayo Olumoko, the Chief  Consultant on the Osun-Osogbo festival, says the  event will still hold on Friday inspite of  the fears being expressed over the  outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease.Olumoko  told newsmen on Thursday in Osogbo that a  restriction order placed by the state government only affected those travelling into the […]

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        Kcee and Davido bag chieftaincy titles?

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        By   23 hours ago

        The duo of Kcee and Davido are unquestionably big favourites of music lovers. So, whatever they do have certain rave with their fans.So one can imagine the widespread buzz it generated when the duo posted pictures of themselves together, clad in stunning native attires adorned with traditional caps and feathers. To many of their fans, […]

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        9 mistakes women in relationships make In the bedroom

        9 mistakes women in relationships make In the bedroom

        By   23 hours ago

        More often than not, your bedroom routine can use a little spicing up. You love your man and expect him to initiate sex, right? Wrong!A relationship takes work. Sex, believe it or not, is part of that work. Study up so when it comes to sex, you can be mistake-free.Mistake #1: Sweats And/Or PajamasI know, […]

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        Engaged Chita Agwu runs off with fiance on birthday?

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        By   23 hours ago

        It is no longer news that beautiful Nollywood actress, model and Akanchawa presenter, Chita Agwu has found love and soon to marry. The bride-to be recently broke the news of her engagement to Malaysia-based businessman John Maduabuchi through Instagram with a picture of the engagement ring.“ I woke up this morning and found this (the […]

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        Toyin Lawani and fiancé deny break up rumours

        Toyin Lawani and fiancé deny break up rumours

        By   23 hours ago

        Few days ago reports had it that popular celebrity stylist, Toyin Lawani of Tiannah’s Styling and her baby daddy/fiance Trigga Kess, 22, had pulled the plug on their over a year relationship.It was further alleged that Kess  tried to abscond with their 8 month old son but was arrested by the entrepreneur. Well, it all turns out […]

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          Atiku welcomes APC’s modified primaries for Adamawa, other polls

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          By   12 hours ago

          ABUJA – Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has welcomed the modified direct primaries introduced by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the conduct of the forthcoming Adamawa State gubernatorial by-election slated for October 11, as well as other primaries including the presidential primaries coming up at a later period. In a press statement issued by […]

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          2015: Kwara North adopts Gov Ahmed

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          By   22 hours ago

          Moves to secure a second term ticket for Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State have received a boost as the people of the Northern Senatorial District have endorsed him for re-election in the 2015 polls. At town hall meetings convened by political office holders from the Kwara North comprising Moro, Edu, Pategi, Kaiama, and Baruten […]

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          Kogi solicits support on PPP

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          ABUJA – The Kogi Government has solicited  support of the Infrastructure Concession and Regulatory commission (ICRC) to set up structure for the new Public Private Partnership (PPP) office in the state. The Special Adviser to  Kogi Governor on PPP, Mr Abdul Adama,  made the call when he visited the ICRC Director-General, Alhaji Aminu Dikko, in […]

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          Gundiri wants primary election to determine PDP’s governorship candidate in Adamawa

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          ABUJA – Mr Markus Gundiri, governorship aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa State, said aspirants should be given equal opportunity to test their popularity through primary election. Gundiri, who made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday, called for free and fair […]

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          Oyo residents troop out for voters registration exercise

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          IBADAN – Many residents of  Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, turned out enmasse for the Continuous Voters Registration exercise being organised by INEC. Many residents turned out in large numbers at  most centres visited in Ibadan South-East, Ibadan North West, Oluyole and  Afijio Local Government Areas. Some stakeholders, however, said there were still some challenges […]

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          Plateau gets 1,542 additional polling units – REC

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          JOS – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Plateau has increased the number of polling units in the state by 1,542 ahead of the 2015 general elections.The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alhaji Habu Zarma, made disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos in Thursday.Zarma said that with the increase, […]

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          INEC releases list of ward centres in FCT

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          ABUJA – The FCT Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the list of ward centres in the territory in its efforts to inform residents of the Continuous Voter Registration(CVR).This is contained in a public notice signed by Mr Okezie Nwankwo, INEC FCT Head of Voter Education and Publicity in Abuja on Wednesday.Nwankwo said that […]

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          Delimitation of constituencies after general elections in 2015 – Jega

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          ABUJA – Prof. Attahiru Jega, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said that delimitation of constituencies would be concluded after the general elections of 2015.INEC daily bulletin issued in Abuja on Wednesday quoted Jega as saying this on Tuesday at a Public Hearing on a Bill for an Act to Amend the Electoral Act […]

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            Wellcome Trust, Dangote Foundation collaborate to find cure for Ebola

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            By   11 hours ago

            A multi-million-pound emergency funding package for research that could help to contain the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and future outbreaks of infectious disease was announced on August 20 by the Wellcome Trust Wellcome Trust also announced the establishment of a strategic partnership with the Dangote Foundation, an African-based international philanthropic organisation, to support further […]

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            Pathologist urges govt to restrict title of Consultant to doctors in govt hospitals

            pathologist, Dr Dayo Faduyile,

            By   17 hours ago

            LAGOS – A pathologist, Dr Dayo Faduyile, said on Thursday in Lagos that consultancy titles should be restricted to medical doctors working in government-owned hospitals.Faduyile, who is the immediate past Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Lagos State chapter, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).“In lay man’s term, anybody […]

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            Ebola: Monach counsels on hand washing campaign

            Elerinmo of Erinmo-Ijesha in Osun, Oba Michael Ajayi

            By   17 hours ago

            OSOGBO – The Elerinmo of  Erinmo-Ijesha in Osun, Oba Michael Ajayi,  on Friday urged  Nigerians  not to reduce the renewed campaign on  hand washing  to mere media hype.Experts have called for sustained hand washing with soap and water to check the spread of the ravaging Ebola Virus Disease.The monarch, however, told NAN in Osogbo  that […]

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            Consultant seeks extensive research on brain, spinal cord disease

            Neuron-Surgeon, Dr Faruk Mustapha

            By   17 hours ago

            ABUJA – A Neuron-Surgeon, Dr Faruk Mustapha, on Thursday called for an extensive research into the brain and spinal cord disease known as “Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)”.Mustapha, a consultant with Supreme Hospital in Kaduna, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the research was imperative after more than 20 years of systematic […]

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            Long-acting version of Baxter’s hemophilia drug succeeds in study

            Baxter's hemophilia drug

            By   20 hours ago

            Baxter International Inc said a more potent version of its flagship blood disorder drug Advate met the main goal in a late-stage study.The experimental drug, BAX 855, was being tested as a preventive therapy and an on-demand treatment in 138 previously treated adolescent and adult hemophilia A patients.The trial’s main goal was to reduce bleeding […]

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            Lilly psoriasis drug impresses; battle nears with Amgen, Novartis

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            An experimental new psoriasis treatment from Eli Lilly and Co proved superior to Amgen Inc’s blockbuster Enbrel, drawing it closer to a potential marketing battle with new products being developed by Amgen and Novartis AG.Based on favorable results from Phase III trials, Lilly said Thursday it would seek marketing approval in the first half of […]

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            Auxilium drug effective against cellulite in mid-stage study

            Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc

            By   20 hours ago

             Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc said two doses of its drug to smoothen cellulite were statistically significant in a mid-stage study, sending its shares up nearly 8 percent.There are no FDA-approved cellulite treatments and there is little scientific evidence that any current over-the-counter treatments are beneficial, Auxilium said.Auxilium said 68 percent of the patients given a mid […]

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            U.S. regulator alleges India drugmaker Dr. Reddy’s breached packaging rules

            India drugmaker Dr. Reddy

            By   20 hours ago

            MUMBAI  – Export-focused Indian drugmaker Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd said it was in talks with a U.S. regulator over allegations it violated packaging rules for some prescription drugs sold there between 2008 and 2012.The allegations by the U.S. government’s Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are the latest in a series of regulatory troubles facing Indian […]

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              NDE trains 50 women on shoe, bag making

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              LAFIA – The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Nasarawa State said on Friday that it would train 50 women on how to use local fabrics to make fashionable shoes and bags. The organisation said the scheme was designed to make the beneficiaries to become self reliant and employers. Mr Monday Dalyop, the state Coordinator […]

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              Nigerian wheat can compete in international market — agric economist

              Nigerian wheat can compete in international market -- agric economist

              By   23 hours ago

              ABUJA – An agricultural economist, Dr Baba Bashir, said on Thursday that Nigerian wheat could compete favourably in the international market with any other found in any part of the world.Bashir, who is the Programme Leader, Agricultural Economics and Extension, Lake Chad Research Institute, in Maiduguri, made this known in an interview with the News […]

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              FG partners AFAN on livestock training

              FG partners AFAN on livestock training

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              MINNA – The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Thursday said it was collaborating with the Niger chapter of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) on livestock training.The training would entail the training of 74 farmers from the 25 local government areas in the state on modern techniques of rearing sheep and […]

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              Zamfara gets FG 6 rice aggregation centres

              Zamfara gets FG 6 rice aggregation centres

              By   23 hours ago

              GUSAU – The Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources has said that six aggregation centres would be established in Zamfara as part of its efforts to boost  rice sufficiency by 2015.The Director of ministry in Zamfara office, Alhaji Musa Raji, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau […]

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              Customs destroy prohibited poultry products in Badagry

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              LAGOS – The Marine Western Command, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), says it has seized and destroyed 42 cartoons of prohibited frozen poultry products in Badagry, Lagos State. The command’s Public Relations Officer, Ms Ngozi Okwara, told journalists on Thursday in Lagos that the products were intercepted in Badagry. Okwara said that the products destroyed were […]

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              Entrepreneur decries financial institutions non-challance toward home grown business

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              LAGOS – An inventor and entrepreneur, Mr Valentine Olawani, on Thursday attributed the poor level of commercialisation of domestic scientific breakthroughs to financial institutions refusal to buy into home grown businesses. Olawani, who is the Chief Executive Officer, Value Otentic Antenna Ltd, Lagos, said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in […]

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              Association seeks port regulatory powers for Nigerian Shippers Council

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              LAGOS – The Shippers Association of Lagos State (SALS) on Thursday urged the Federal Government to confer on the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) some regulatory powers to strengthen its operation. The President of the association, Mr Jonathan Nicol, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. “The thinking […]

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              Stakeholders commend FG’s use of micro-finance banks to disburse MSME

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              ABUJA – Some stakeholders in the finance industry have commended the Federal Government for its decision to use Micro-Finance Banks (MFBs) in distributing the N220 billion Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) development fund. They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the policy demonstrated the government’s determination to improve living standards […]

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                Police investigate computer theft at Silicon Valley venture capital firm

                U.S. Homeland Security contractor reports computer breach

                By   11 hours ago

                Police in Menlo Park, California, are investigating a July theft of computers from venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, which backed technology giants Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Zynga Inc. Six laptops, two monitors and a docking station were taken in the break-in that happened between the evening of July 18 and the morning […]

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                Class action against Facebook attracts 60,000 users

                Class action against Facebook attracts 60,000 users

                By   22 hours ago

                VIENNA – An Austrian law student said his class action challenging Facebook for alleged privacy violations had gathered support from 60,000 users and passed its first legal review.Max Schrems, who already has a case involving the social network pending at the European Court of Justice, is claiming damages of 500 euros ($663) per user from […]

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                Disney brings the Force with ‘Star Wars’ game, TV show push

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                By   22 hours ago

                LOS ANGELES – Walt Disney Co is ramping up its first major push to promote the “Star Wars” franchise it purchased from George Lucas in 2012, blitzing consumers this year with a mobile game, animated TV show and an expanded line of toys and clothes.The anticipated rush of light sabers, Wookiees and other “Star Wars” […]

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                Opera’s Mini browser to be installed on Microsoft phones

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                By   22 hours ago

                OSLO – Norwegian software maker Opera signed a deal to take over the browser building unit of Microsoft’s Nokia mobile phone unit and reported second-quarter earnings above expectations on Thursday, sending it shares sharply higher.“We have signed a strategic licensing deal with Microsoft. We are basically taking over the browser building department in Nokia,” Opera […]

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                British IT outsourcing company Quindell considers U.S. listing

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                By   22 hours ago

                Quindell Plc, a British IT outsourcing and consultancy company whose stock has been hammered following allegations by a short-seller, said it is exploring a U.S. stock listing and will not immediately re-apply for a premium listing in London.Quindell’s stock has fallen about 70 percent in the past four months after U.S.-based Gotham City Research raised […]

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                Infineon denies paying too much for International Rectifier

                Merger-shy German chipmaker Infineon

                By   22 hours ago

                FRANKFURT – Infineon brushed off concern that it was spending too much to buy U.S.-based International Rectifier, saying the deal promised a wealth of benefits for the German chipmaker.Infineon announced the $3 billion cash deal late on Wednesday. The price was 51 percent above International Rectifier’s market value before it was announced and Infineon shares […]

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                Silicon Valley startup accelerators on the hunt for health-tech talent

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                By   22 hours ago

                SAN FRANCISCO  – What do Dropbox, Stripe, Airbnb and Reddit have in common? These technology firms all received mentorship and money from Silicon Valley’s so-called startup machine, Y Combinator.Now, for the first time in its nine-year history, the accelerator program is actively recruiting health-technology startups. To attract top talent in healthcare and biotech, Y Combinator […]

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                Twitter’s decision to make images more prominent on its site brings free speech dilemma

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                By   23 hours ago

                By Sarah FrierThe incidents also happened just after Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda said she was quitting Twitter after receiving abusive messages following his death.Twitter Inc. decided last year to make images more prominent on its site. Now, the social network is finding itself caught between being an open forum and patrolling for inappropriate content.The pattern […]

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                  UniAbuja VC harps on normalcy in institution

                  Vice-Chancellor, University of Abuja, Prof. Michael Adikwu

                  By   17 hours ago

                  ABUJA – The Vice-Chancellor, University of Abuja, Prof. Michael Adikwu, on Friday pledged to restore normalcy to the institution.He made the pledge while receiving an award of excellence from the delegation of the Joint Campus Committee of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), FCT Chapter, in his office.The institution has been facing challenges bothering […]

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                  Don advocates use of calculators in schools

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                  By   17 hours ago

                  IBADAN – Alade Abimbade, a  professor of  Educational Technology at the University of  Ibadan,  has urged examination bodies in the country to encourage the use of calculators in schools.Abimbade made the call in an inaugural lecture he delivered  on Thursday night at the Trenchard Hall of the university.His lecture was  entitled: “ Technology and  Resources […]

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                  Usmanu Danfodiyo University to commence degree programme in agric extension

                  Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdullahi Zuru

                  By   17 hours ago

                  SOKOTO – The authorities of Usmanu Danfodiyo University (UDU), Sokoto on Wednesday said the institution would soon begin a degree course in Agricultural Extension Services.The institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdullahi Zuru, said this in Sokoto during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) with the Sasakawa Africa Foundation for Extension Education.The vice-chancellor, who said […]

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                  Fewer Pass High School Exams, and Some in England Cheer

                  Fewer Pass High School Exams, and Some in England Cheer

                  By   23 hours ago

                  LONDON — After years of complaints about declining standards for high school exams, the British government has made them harder to pass: The latest results show the first drop in the passing rate in three decades. And in a nation where education has long been a political battleground between progressives and traditionalists, the changes are […]

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                  Ebola: UI Z00 safe to visitors— Director

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                  By   2 days ago

                  IBADAN – Dr Olajumoke Morenikeji, Director, Zoological gardens, University of Ibadan on Tuesday said that the Zoo was safe for people to visit. She told the News Agency of Nigeria NAN on Wednesday that the Zoo had continued to enjoy high patronage in spite of the news on the break of Ebola virus in the […]

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                  Al-Makura approves appointment of provost, College of Agriculture

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                  By   3 days ago

                  LAFIA – Gov. Umaru Al-makura of Nasarawa State has approve the appointment of Prof. Muhammed Salihu, as the substantive Provost of the College of Agriculture, Lafia. The Acting Registrar of the college, David Musha, make this known in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia on Tuesday. It stated that […]

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                  Improper documentation denies tertiary institutions access to intervention funds-TETFund scribe

                  Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund)

                  By   5 days ago

                  ABUJA – Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), has identified improper documentation and problems associated with financial reports as the major reasons hindering tertiary institutions from accessing intervention funds The executive secretary stated this on Sunday in Abuja in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). “In the […]

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                  NGO hails provision of massive infrastructure at Michael Okpara University

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                  By   5 days ago

                  A non-governmental organisation (NGO), the Centre For Reform Education Initiative (CREI), has applauded the Vice Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, (MOUAU), Abia State, Prof. Hillary Edoga, for transforming the institution into a world class citadel of learning with massive state-of-the/art infrastructure. The NGO, according to its Executive Director, Hon. Chinwe Ugwu, is […]

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                    Obama Adviser Says Military Action Possible Against ISIS

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                    By   11 hours ago

                    EDGARTOWN, Mass. — A top national security adviser to President Obama vowed Friday that the United States would “do what is necessary” in Syria to protect American interests and said that direct military action was possible against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, known as ISIS. Benjamin J. Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser, […]

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                    Israeli air strike wounds 40 in Gaza City

                    Gaza conflict Israel plans partial seven-hour ceasefire

                    By   12 hours ago

                    powerful Israeli air strike levelled a house in Gaza City late Friday, wounding 40 Palestinians, local emergency services said. Witnesses said a drone fired two rockets at the two-storey property before an F16 warplane dropped a large bomb. It was the home of a family that included members of Hamas, witnesses said. Emergency services told […]

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                    4 people killed by hand grenade in Tanzania

                    4 people killed by hand grenade in Tanzania

                    By   23 hours ago

                     BY XINHUAAt least four people were killed on Thursday in Tanzania’s western region of Kigoma after a bandit from neighboring Burundi threw a hand grenade into a mini- bus.The police commander for Buhigee district Samwel Utonga said the Burundian bandit threw the grenade into the bus near Kilelema village in the early morning.The bus was […]

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                    MH17: Plane with Malaysian bodies arrives in Kuala Lumpur

                    Plane with Malaysian bodies arrives in Kuala Lumpur

                    By   24 hours ago

                    The plane carrying the twenty bodies arrived at Kuala Lumpur airport on a specially chartered flight, as Mike Embley reportsThe bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine in July have arrived in Kuala Lumpur, as the nation holds a day of mourning.A specially chartered plane took off from Amsterdam and […]

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                    Szoka, former Vatican City governor and close friend of St. John Paul II, dies at 86

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                    DETROIT (AP) — Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II, has died at age 86. Szoka died of natural causes Wednesday night at Providence Park Hospital in Novi, Michigan, the Archdiocese of Detroit said in a statement Thursday. […]

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                    French troops wounded in Central African Republic clash

                    French troops wounded in Central African Republic clash

                    By   2 days ago

                    PARIS (Reuters) – Three French soldiers were wounded when fighters attacked them with grenades and an anti-tank missile in Central African Republic’s capital, the army said, more than a year after a coup plunged the impoverished country into sectarian violence. Paris said its troops came under fire on Wednesday as they patrolled Bangui’s PK-5 neighbourhood, […]

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                    Marina Silva: From rubber tapper to Brazilian presidential candidate

                    environmental activist Marina Silva

                    By   2 days ago

                    By Julia Carneiro Environmental activist Marina Silva has unexpectedly found herself centre stage in Brazil’s presidential election campaign, following the death in a plane crash of Eduardo Campos, the candidate for the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB). But Ms Silva is an experienced politician with an impressive record. A former environment minister during the government of […]

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                    Tunisia, Cairo airport close air routes to and from Libya

                    Tunisia, Cairo airport close air routes to and from Libya

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                    CAIRO (Reuters) – Tunisia and Egypt’s Cairo airport have cancelled all flights to Libya, officials in the three countries said on Thursday. Tunisian aviation officials gave no explanation but Libyan news agency LANA said Cairo airport authorities had cancelled flights to and from the neighbouring country for security reasons. The closure of airspace came after […]

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