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Breaking: Jonathan sacks NNPC boss, other directors; appoints replacements

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ABUJA – President Goodluck Jonathan has fired the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Andrew Yakubu. Read the press statement announcing the sack and the appointment of a replacement below. STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE PRESIDENT JONATHAN APPOINTS NEW CEOs FOR NNPC AND NPDC President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the following appointments […]

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No Ebola Outbreak In Anambra, Says Obiano

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AWKA – The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has dismissed speculations of Ebola outbreak in the state, describing it as unfounded and false. The report of an alleged corpse flown in from Liberia and deposited in a mortuary in Nkwelle Ezunaka in Anambra State had triggered the rumour, raising fears in the state. Governor Obiano […]

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Ebola: Ghana Bans Flights From Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone

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ACCRA – Ghana has banned flights from other West African countries following the outbreak of Ebola virus. The Managing Director of the Ghana Airport Company, Charles Asare, said this was part of elaborate emergency measures the authorities are implementing to contain the virus. In addition to this, restrictions have been imposed on the movement of […]

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We have replicated FG’s youth empowerment programmes – Gov. Chime

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ENUGU – The Enugu State Government said it had replicated the various youth empowerment programmes of the Federal Government in Enugu state. Gov. Sullivan Chime of Enugu State made the remark during the inauguration of Youths Rural Empowerment and Advocacy Project (Youth REAP) in Enugu on Thursday. Represented by Chief Dons Udeh, Special Adviser on […]

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IMPEACHMENT: COMMISSIONER CAUTIONS LAWMAKERS AGAINST TYRANNY

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ABUJA – The Nasarawa State Commissioner for Justice, Mr Innocent Lagi, on Thursday advised its lawmakers to “tread with caution” on Gov. Tanko Al-makura impeachment proceedings to avert tyranny. Lagi, who made the call in a phone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, urged them to stop “intimidating” people with impeachment […]

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EBOLA: MEDICAL EXPERT CAUTIONS NIGERIANS

Lagos panics as deadly Ebola virus claims first victim

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OSOGBO – To check the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), a medical practitioner, Dr Kayode Oyebode, on Friday urged Nigerians to exercise caution in handling blood or fluids of animals. Oyebode made the call on Friday in Osogbo while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, […]

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EBOLA: U.S ISSUES TRAVEL WARNING FOR GUINEA, LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE

EBOLA U.S ISSUES TRAVEL WARNING FOR GUINEA, LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE

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ABUJA – The U.S health authorities on Thursday issued a travel warning for three West African nations struggling with the largest outbreak of deadly Ebola virus. Reports monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja quoted the U.S Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as recommending against non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia […]

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NO FRESH CASE OF EBOLA IN NIGERIA – MINISTER

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ABUJA – The Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, says Nigeria has not recorded any case of Ebola after the death of a 40-year-old Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, on July 25 in Lagos. Maku, who made this known at a news conference on Thursday in Abuja on Thursday, said the Federal Government was intensifying surveillance to […]

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    FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: Falconets look battle ready to rule in Canada with experience

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    ABUJA – When Nigeria’s under-20 women football team begin their campaign at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, they will be expecting to enjoy immensely from their wealth of experience. However, the Falconets will not only have experience to count on but pedigree also to speak for them in Canada at this seventh edition […]

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    Coach hails Team Nigeria’s performance at Commonweal​th Games

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    LAGOS – Uruemu Adu, an athletics coach with the Lagos State Grassroots Sports Development, on Friday commended Team Nigeria for their efforts in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Nigeria currently has eight gold, six silver and 11 bronze medals. Adu told NAN in Lagos that the athletes won so much medals due to […]

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    Don urges sports federations to employ sports psychologists

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    LAGOS – A psychologist at the University of Lagos, Dr Festus Adeyeye, on Friday, emphasised the need for sports federations and state sports councils to employ psychologists. Adeyeye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the engagement of the services of sports psychologists would help develop sports in the country. “All the […]

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    NBB of C applauds Ekpo for Commonwealth title

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    LAGOS – Danguma Maigeri, the Vice-President, Nigeria Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C), on Friday commended Isaac Ekpo for winning the Commonwealth and World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Super Middleweight belt. Maigeri gave the commendation in Lagos at a forum organised by the board for the boxer to present the belt to the body. He […]

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    Knowledgeable individuals should be in charge of NFF – Ekpo

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    LAGOS – A former Super Eagles midfielder, Friday Ekpo, on Friday called for the election of requisite individuals into the executive board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to enhance the game. The NFF Electoral Committee has fixed Aug. 26 for the election into the executive board of the body. Ekpo, who was a bronze […]

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    OKAGBARE JUSTIFIES UDUAGHAN’S SUPPORT WITH DOUBLE SPRINT GOLD

    Uduaghan revels in Okagbare's breaking performance

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    By Chike Ogeah Once again, African sprint queen, Blessing Okagbare, proved that the faith reposed in her by Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, governor of Delta State, was not misplaced as she became only the 11th person and the first African to win the sprint double in a single Commonwealth Games in either men and women events. […]

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    I was nobody before I joined Chelsea, says Courtois

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    By   13 hours ago

    Thibaut Courtois has said he was a nobody, before Chelsea snapped him up in 2011, but he is ready to make a mark as he returns to his parent club. The goalkeeper spent the last three years on loan at Atletico Madrid and over the past seasons, he has become of the highly rated young […]

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    Uefa to investigate crowd trouble in Champions League qualifier

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    The clash between Dnipro and Copenhagen was delayed due to fans forcing their way on to the pitch and European football’s governing body is seeking an explanation. Uefa confirmed it will investigate crowd trouble at a Champions League qualifier between Copenhagen and Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. The second half of Wednesday’s Champions League third qualifying round first […]

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      Bayelsa warns contractors against building collapse

      Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson

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      YENAGOA – The Bayelsa State Government on Friday warned contractors handling various building projects in the state against substandard jobs to avert the collapse of such projects. Mr Lawrence Ehwrudjakpo, the state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure Development, issued the warning while fielding questions from newsmen in Yenagoa on execution of high quality jobs. He […]

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      Border security: Senior officer advises Nigeria Immigration personnel to be vigilant

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      YOLA – The out-going Controller of Immigration in Adamawa State, Alhaji Abdulrauf Keji, has advised personnel of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in the state to be more vigilant. Keji gave the advice in Yola on Friday in his farewell address to the personnel under the Adamawa Command, saying the attitude was necessary in view of […]

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      Village chief commits suicide 4 days to daughter’s wedding

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      ABA—The immediate family and relations of Chief Samuel Omeonu Ezengwa, a village head in Umunkita, Nenu Autonomous Community in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State, have been thrown into shock after the head of the family and a village head in the community allegedly committed suicide by hanging four days to the daughter’s traditional […]

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      Security agencies receive 32 patrol vehicles in Oyo State

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      IBADAN – Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Thursday presented 32 patrol vehicles to security agencies in the state to aid their operations in the  general elections in 2015. Ajimobi said at the ceremony that his administration was fully prepared for the conduct of the elections and would protect lives and property. “The government […]

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      Police in Lagos trail murder suspect

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      LAGOS – The Police in Lagos have begun investigation into the murder of a business woman, Njideka  Nzewe, the Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director of Edmark International. Police spokesperson, DSP Ngozi Braide, said the deceased was a single mother “who had since separated from her husband.’’ According to Braide, the woman is believed to have been […]

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      Ajimobi inaugurates 33 patrol vans, assures on sustenance of peace

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      IBADAN – Ahead of the 2015 general elections, Gov.  Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has assured that all necessary measures have  been put in place to ensure peace in the state. The governor gave the assurance on Thursday in Ibadan  while speaking at the presentation of  33 patrol vehicles to  security agencies in the state. […]

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      Deeper Life Church to hold 3-day special prayer for Nigeria

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      ENUGU – The Deeper Life Bible Church says it will commence a three-day special crusade in Enugu State to pray for the peace and security of the country. The Enugu State Overseer of the Church, Pastor Godson Ezenwajiofor, told journalists in Enugu on Thursday that only prayers  would save the country from its current security […]

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      Refugees commend Borno Govt for free feeding, medicare

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      MAIDUGURI – Some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) taking refuge at different camps in Borno due to Boko Haram attacks on Thursday expressed appreciation to Borno Government for providing free meals. Some of the affected persons told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that the free meals provided huge relief for them in view […]

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        Mr Nigeria promises to impact lives of less privileged

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        LAGOS – Emmanuel Ikubese, winner of the 2014 edition of Mr Nigeria and the 1st Runner-up at the Mr World pageant, said he would use his position to assist the less privileged. Ikubese told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos that he had a clear objective even before the contest. The […]

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        Nicki Minaj pushed back ‘Anaconda’ release for a double Beyoncé collaboration?

        Nicki Minaj Goes Nude, Rocks ONLY Pink G-String For New Album Art

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        Sometime last week, Nicki Minaj released a butt shot cover art for her upcoming single, “Anaconda,” while revealing that the single would be released on July 28. Days before the record was supposed to premiere, she notified her fans that the single had been pushed back: My darlingz, I’ve pushed the release of Anaconda to […]

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        Young musicians are only after ladies and money, not good music – Ras Kimono

        Young musicians are only after ladies and money, not good music – Ras Kimono

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        Legendary dancehall maestro, Ras Kimono has said that aspiring musicians in Nigerians are only after money , women and not building a strong career for themselves in the music industry. The singer who said this during an interview with Lagos State Television (LTV) also stated that young artistes deal in drugs and alcohol, which he […]

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        Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz expecting second baby

        Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz expecting second baby

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        American songstress, Alicia Keys is expecting her second child with her rapper/producer hubby, Swizz Beatz. The “Teenage love affair” hitmaker made the announcement by debuting her baby bump in a shoot with her hubby on thier wedding anniversary — 4 years– via her instagram page.

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        Rita Dominic, Fela Durotoye, OC Ukeje, Toke Makinwa, Ice Prince, others step out for The Future Africa Awards Nominees Reception

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        The United States Consulate hosted the nominees of The Future Africa Awards & Summit 2014 to an exclusive reception in Lagos yesterday. The event held at the residence of the Consul-General, Jeffrey Hawkins. The host of the nominees’ reception was Africa Magic’s Vimbai – styled by L’Espace and made up by House of Tara International. […]

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        2face makes Billboard’s World Albums list

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        2Face, who recently changed his stage name to 2Baba, stays being a trendsetter in the Nigerian music industry. The African Queen crooner has become the first Nigerian to make it to the Billboard chart and he’s not even chilling somewhere at the bottom of the list, Tubaba is sitting at the Number 12 spot on […]

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        Muma Gee, husband name twins Ceasar and Cleopatra

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        Musician, Muma Gee and Actor, Prince Eke have finally showed off their set of twins, a boy and a girl. The couple who have not shared photos of their children since their birth in April, took to Instagram to display the kids’ photos. The three months old twins were dedicated in church during the weekend […]

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        Michael Jackson Neverland Ranch Being Readied for Sale by Colony

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        By John Gittelsohn and Nadja Brandt July 31, 2014 12:56 PM EDT  6 Comments Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  Save Neverland Ranch, the Los Olivos, California, property where the late entertainer Michael Jackson lived, may soon get a new owner. Thomas Barrack Jr.’s Colony Capital LLC is readying the estate for a sale as high-end home values […]

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          PERMANENT VOTERS’ CARD WILL ENSURE TRANSPARENCY IN ELECTIONS—REC

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          CALABAR – The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Cross River, Mr Mike Igini, has reassured that the new Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) will ensure transparency during elections in the country. Igini made this known at a Stakeholders’ Forum on Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) and the PVC distribution in Cross River in Calabar on Thursday. According to […]

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          TARABA APC CHAIRMAN RESTATES CALL FOR PEACE, UNITY

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          JALINGO – Alhaji Hassan Ardo, the Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba, has reiterated his call on aggrieved members of the party in the state to join hands with him to build the party. Ardo, who made the call on Friday in Jalingo while speaking with newsmen, said confrontation would not solve the problems […]

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          2015: INEC focusing on sundry pre-election activities – Director

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          ABUJA – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Friday in Abuja that it was focusing on processes that would impact positively on the 2015 general elections. Its Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the processes had to do with issues such as campaigning […]

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          Jonathan, Sambo, Mark others for Omisore’s rally – PDP warns APC against sweeping venue

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          President Goodluck Jonathan will tomorrow lead other leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to Osun State to drum up support for the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Senator Iyiola Omisore. Other notable members of the PDP expected to join President Jonathan include, Vice President Namadi Sambo, senate President, David Mark and the National […]

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          Osun guber poll: Opinion poll says Aregbesola is in clear lead

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          -73% of voters chose Aregbesola -Omisore behind by 54 points -Confidence in INEC drops by 10 points With less than two weeks to the Osun governorship elections, the latest survey conducted by the reputable firm of TNS-RMS (a member of Gallup International) has confirmed the domination of the Osun political landscape by the All Progressives […]

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          NOA charges Osun residents to embrace violence-free guber election

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          ILE-IFE – The National Orientation Agency (NOA) on Thursday charged the people of Osun to maintain peace and shun violence during the forth-coming governorship election on Aug. 9. Mrs Bola Morgan, the Osun NOA Assistant Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, gave the charge during a mobilisation programme in Ile-Ife. Morgan said that the programme was […]

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          JONATHAN VISITS OSUN ON SATURDAY

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          OSOGBO – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun on Thursday said that all arrangements had been concluded to receive President Goodluck Jonathan in Osogbo on Saturday. The Secretary of PDP in Osun, Mr Bola Ajao, made this known when he addressed newsmen in Osogbo. Ajao said that the president was coming to throw his […]

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          ASSEMBLY WANTS CJ TO CONSTITUTE PANEL TO INVESTIGATE ENUGU DEPUTY GOVERNOR

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          ENUGU – The Enugu State House of Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution to investigate the Deputy Governor, Mr Sunday Onyebuchi’s, reply to the notice of impeachment against him. The Speaker, Mr Eugene Odo, said that by the virtue of the support for the investigation by 20 lawmakers, the next line of action was the […]

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            All suspected Ebola specimens received for analysis tested negative – LUTH

            Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone runaway patient dies

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            The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has said that all of the over 20 specimens received for analysis at its DNA molecular laboratory tested negative. This was disclosed by the hospital’s chief medical director, Akin Osibogun who spoke with BusinessDay. Dr Osibogun said that the hospital, which was the first to detect, isolate and confirm the virus from the […]

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            Commissioner advises pregnant, nursing mothers to use mosquito nets

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            OSOGBO – The Osun State Commissioner for Health, Mrs Temitope Ilori, on Friday advised pregnant women and nursing mothers to use treated mosquito nets to prevent malaria attacks. Ilori told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Osogbo that they were more susceptible to malaria than the general population. She said that one of the […]

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            MALARIA: EXPERT CALLS FOR IMPROVED ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

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            LAGOS – A medical researcher, Dr Bamidele Iwalokun, on Friday called for improved access to healthcare facilities in rural areas to reduce malaria-induced mortality among pregnant women. Iwalokun, who works with the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, Lagos, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. […]

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            NMA WILL TREAT EBOLA PATIENT IN EVENT OF OUTBREAK IN NIGERIA

            Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone runaway patient dies

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            ABUJA – The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) said on Friday that doctors would treat Ebola patients in the event of outbreak of the disease in the country. The NMA National Vice-President, Dr Titus Ibekwe, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. “NMA has been on strike even […]

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            Abuja residents embrace safety measures to avoid Ebola virus

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            ABUJA – Abuja residents have begun to adjust their lifestyles to avoid contracting the Ebola virus, a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) survey has shown. The virus has claimed over 700 lives in West African, including Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian who died in Nigeria after contracting the virus in his country. A civil servant, Mrs […]

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            Ebola, deadlier than a bomb

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            BY COSMAS ODOEMENA In the wake of the Ebola virus attack in Liberia, the country’s deputy health minister, Bernice Dahn, warned in an emergency meeting in Ghana: “If we do not provide the support to stop the transmission, other countries will get infected as well.” And that was what happened. According to reports, a Liberian, […]

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            Ebola virus: Maurice Iwu’s 1999 research raises hope for cure

            Ebola virus: Maurice Iwu's 1999 research raises hope for cure

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            A plant has been found to halt the deadly Ebola virus in its tracks in laboratory tests, scientists have said. The extract can be eaten or rubbed into the skin. They used a compound from Garcinia kola, a plant commonly eaten in West Africa. Compounds from the plant have also proved effective against some strains […]

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            Hungarian scientists aim for prototype of cancer surgery device

            Hungarian scientists aim for prototype of cancer surgery device

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            BUDAPEST – Hungarian scientists are aiming for the first prototype of a new device in two years that will help surgeons distinguish between healthy tissue and tumors in a split-second as they operate and remove cancerous tissue precisely. Hungarian chemist Zoltan Takats started to work on the technology in 2002 in the United States and […]

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              COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES CRIPPLED AS BANKS JOIN NLC STRIKE IN BENUE

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              MAKURDI – Commercial banks in Benue State on Friday joined the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress(TUC) ongoing strike which commenced on July 30. The strike was to protest the deductions of staff salaries and non-payment of three years’ transport allowances owed them. They were also protesting against the non-implementation of the […]

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              INVESTMENT: ENTREPRENEURS IDENTIFY TAXATION, INSECURITY AS MAJOR CHALLENGES

              Mr Jamel Shahimi, the Managing Director, MFW Dredging Nigeria Ltd

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              PORT HARCOURT – Mr Jamel Shahimi, the Managing Director, MFW Dredging Nigeria Ltd, on Thursday said that double taxation remained a major challenge in Rivers business environment. Shahimi made the disclosure in Port Harcourt on at the Rivers Entrepreneurs and Investors Forum (REIF) on the challenges and prospects of the business environment in present day […]

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              LG procures veterinary drugs for pest control

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              DUTSE – Yankwashi Local Government Council, Jigawa, on Friday said it had procured veterinary drugs worth N250,000 to eradicate pests in the area. The Chairman of the council, Alhaji Ado Karkarna, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse. He said an outbreak of pest was reported in Gurjiya […]

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              SEEFOR disburses N24m to 6 training institutions in Rivers

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              PORT HARCOURT – Mr Kelcious Amos, the Project Coordinator, State Empowerment and Expenditure for Result (SEEFOR) project, said on Friday that the state government had given six institutions a total of N24 million to improve their learning facilities. Amos made this known on Friday in Port Harcourt at a meeting organised by the Fadama III […]

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              Anambra to partner Thailand business community in agriculture

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              AWKA – Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra State said on Wednesday that his administration was willing to collaborate with the Thailand Business Community to boost the state’s agricultural programmes. Obiano gave the indication when the Nigerian Ambassador to Thailand, Amb. Chidi Okafor, paid him a courtesy call at the Governor’s Lodge in Awka. He noted […]

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              Oxfam to assist 10,000 cocoa farmers acquire international certification

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              ABUJA – Oxfam, an international confederation of 17 organisations worldwide to find solutions to poverty, has promised to support 10, 000 Nigerian cocoa farmers get international certification through its Cocoa-Dollar programme. Oxfam’s Country Director in Nigeria, Dr ChiChi Aniagolu-Okoye, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on […]

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              Regional director predicts bumper harvest in North Central zone

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              MINNA – Mr Sunday Edibor, the Regional Director of Agriculture, North Central Zone, has predicted bumper harvest for farmers in the area in view of easy access to farm inputs. Edibor made the prediction in Minna on Wednesday while interacting with journalists. “There will be a bumper harvest in the North Central Zone this 2014 […]

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              Fiat investors vote on Chrysler merger to ease access to cash, U.S. investors

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              TURIN Italy – (Reuters) – Fiat (FIA.MI) shareholders are expected to approve the Italian carmaker’s merger with its U.S. unit Chrysler on Friday, a union aimed at boosting the world’s seventh-largest auto group’s appeal with foreign investors and paving the way for a U.S. share listing. Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne completed the buyout of Chrysler […]

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                Facebook Went Down And American People Started Calling The Police

                Facebook goes express to mega-cap status - now valued more than AT&T, Coke

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                Do we spend too much time on Facebook? Depends. When the site goes down, do you consider it to be an emergency? We hope you answered “obviously not,” but according to Los Angeles Sherrif Department Sgt. Burton Brink, lots of people call the authorities when their favorite social network appears to be offline. Facebook went […]

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                Samsung’s Next Big Galaxy Smartphone, Note 4 Is Coming Sept. 3

                Samsung's Next Big Galaxy Smartphone, Note 4 Is Coming Sept. 3

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                Samsung is reportedly planning to unveil its Galaxy Note 4 phablet on Sept. 3, just ahead this year’s IFA conference, as the company has done in years past. A recent report from The Korea Times (via 9to5Google) claims members of the media and analysts will begin receiving invites for the event “soon.” The Note 4 […]

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                Samsung Electronics downbeat on third quarter prospects as profits slide

                Production halted at Samsung China supplier amid child labour probe

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                SEOUL – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. on Thursday reported its worst quarterly profit in two years and flagged uncertain earnings prospects for its key handset business, fuelling worries about its ability to return to growth. The downbeat guidance, as well as Samsung’s decision to keep its interim dividend unchanged from last year, put the shares […]

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                Microsoft ordered by U.S. judge to submit customer’s emails from abroad

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                NEW YORK – Microsoft Corp must turn over a customer’s emails and other account information stored in a data center in Ireland to the U.S. government, a judge ruled on Thursday, in a case that has drawn concern from privacy groups and major technology companies. Microsoft and other U.S. companies had challenged the warrant, arguing […]

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                Smartphone management flaws puts users at risk, researchers say

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                VIENNA – Security researchers have revealed two separate threats this week they say could put up to 90 percent of the world’s 2 billion plus smartphones at risk of password theft, stolen data and in some cases let hackers take full control of devices. One vulnerability involves flaws in the way scores of manufacturers of […]

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                China slams Canada for ‘irresponsible’ hacking accusations

                Hackers can tap USB devices in new attacks, researcher warns

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                BEIJING – China’s foreign ministry accused Canada on Thursday of making irresponsible accusations lacking any credible evidence after Canada singled out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing. Officials said “a highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor” had recently broken into the National Research Council. The council, Canada’s leading […]

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                Hackers can tap USB devices in new attacks, researcher warns

                Hackers can tap USB devices in new attacks, researcher warns

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                BOSTON – USB devices such as keyboards, thumb-drives and mice can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday. Karsten Nohl, chief scientist with Berlin’s SR Labs, noted that hackers could load malicious software onto tiny, […]

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                Sony warns smartphone weakness will brake profit progress after first-quarter surge

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                TOKYO – Japan’s Sony Corp warned it doesn’t now expect to make money on smartphones this year, citing weak demand, as the consumer electronics maker said restructuring will still help it turn a profit on its TVs after 10 years of losses. As it said April-June operating profit doubled, boosted by its videogames business and […]

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                  LASU senior staff suspend 3-month strike

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                  BY NAN LAGOS- The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Lagos State University Chapter, on Friday suspended its three-month strike. The Chairman of the association, Mr Saheed Oseni, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the strike would be suspended till Aug. 30. He said that the decision was taken at a congress […]

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                  INSECURITY: KWARA PLACES RESTRICTION ON USE OF SCHOOLS FOR SOCIAL EVENTS

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                  ILORIN – Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State on Friday in Ilorin announced restriction on the use of public schools in the state for social events. The governor announced the restriction at a meeting of All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPPS). Ahmed, who was represented by Alhaji Saka Onimago, the state’s Commissioner […]

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                  Bauchi Poly outlines programmes to recover lost academic period

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                  BAUCHI – The Authorities of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, has outlined a programme of academic activities to enable the recovery of the period lost to the nine months strike by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP). The institution’s Public Relation Officer (PRO), Malam Mohammed Wada, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi […]

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                  Abia Poly lecturers threaten fresh strike

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                  ABA – Abia State Polytechnic Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Thursday said it would resume its suspended strike without notice if its Governing Council did not meet its demands. This is contained in a letter jointly signed by Mr Precious Nwakodo, and Mr Kalu Uma, the chapter Chairman and Secretary, respectively. The letter, […]

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                  Confab: AAUA vice chancellor donates allowance to indigent scholarship scheme

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                  AKUNGBA AKOKO -  Prof. Femi Mimiko, the Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA ), has donated part of his allowance from the National Conference in Abuja to  the university’s scholarship scheme for indigent students. Mimiko announced this on Wednesday at a reception held in his honour for his roles at the four-month […]

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                  Education stakeholders urge reward for academic excellence

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                  LAGOS – Mr Wole Ajose, Deputy Provost, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), Lagos, has said that rewarding academic excellence remained one of the ways to enhance the nation’s standard of education. Ajose made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of the Graduation and Prize Giving […]

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                  Vice Chancellor promises job to best veterinary student

                  Oni, who is the Head, Dept. of Geography, University of Lagos

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                  GWAGWALADA – Prof. Michael Adikwu, the Vice Chancellor, University of Abuja, on Thursday said the university would offer teaching appointment to the best graduating veterinary medicine student. He gave the assurance at the  maiden oath taking ceremony of the graduating veterinary students of the university in Gwagwalada. The vice chancellor, represented by Prof.  Samuel Asalah, […]

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                  Stakeholders say poverty, exclusion, ignorance hinder child’s education

                  Chief Yomi Otubela, Chairman, National Association of Proprietors of Private School

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                  LAGOS – Some education stakeholders on Wednesday identified poverty, exclusion and parents’ ignorance as some of the factors militating against the right of a child to education in the country. The stakeholders made the observation in interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Chief Yomi Otubela, Chairman, National Association of Proprietors of […]

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                    Tape emerges of Clinton discussing bin Laden day before 9/11 attack

                    Tape emerges of Clinton discussing bin Laden day before 9 11 attack

                    By   7 hours ago

                    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former President Bill Clinton said he “could have killed” Osama bin Laden in remarks to an audience in Australia the day before al Qaeda’s 2001 attacks on the United States, according to an audio tape that emerged this week. Clinton and officials from his administration have expressed similar sentiments both before […]

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                    Campaign for an independent Scotland stalls before historic vote

                    Campaign for an independent Scotland stalls before historic vote

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                    LONDON (Reuters) – The campaign for Scotland to break away from the United Kingdom has stalled just over a month before Scots decide whether to go it alone in a referendum, an analysis of the latest six opinion polls showed on Friday. It came as one of Scotland’s highest profile businesses, Royal Bank of Scotland, […]

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                    6 die after Algerian quake sparks panic in capital

                    6 die after Algerian quake sparks panic in capital

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                    ALGIERS (Reuters) – At least six people died after a magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit southeast of the Algerian capital on Friday, shaking buildings and sending panicked families rushing into the streets of Algiers, authorities said. The United States Geological Survey said the quake had struck nine miles (14 km) southeast of Algiers and its epicentre […]

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                    Ugandan court declares anti-homosexuality law unconstitutional

                    Ugandan court declares anti-homosexuality law unconstitutiona

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                    KAMPALA (Reuters) – A Ugandan court on Friday struck down an anti-homosexuality law that punishes gay sex with long jail sentences after Ugandans opposed to the law filed a constitutional petition alleging that the law violates fundamental rights. “I can confirm the anti-homosexuality law has been struck down. The judge said there were irregularities in […]

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                    Meriam Ibrahim, Sudan ‘apostasy’ woman arrives US

                    Meriam Ibrahim, Sudan ‘apostasy’ woman arrives US

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                    BY BBC A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has arrived in the US. Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag arrived in New Hampshire on Thursday evening with her American husband and her children. Welcoming her on a brief stopover in Philadelphia, the city’s mayor, Michael Nutter, described […]

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                    Iraqi Kurds, battling Islamist threat, press America for arms

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                    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The semi-autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq is pressing the Obama administration for sophisticated weapons it says Kurdish fighters need to push back Islamist militants threatening their region, Kurdish and U.S. officials said. A Kurdish official said the request was discussed during a Kurdish delegation’s visit to Washington in early July, and […]

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                    Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader

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                    BY AGENCY REPORTER Israel knocked out Gaza’s only power plant, flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets in the enclave on Tuesday, with no end in sight to more than three weeks of conflict, Reuters reports. Health officials said at least 30 Palestinians were killed in […]

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                    European ransoms now Al-Qaeda’s major funding

                    European ransoms now Al-Qaeda's major funding

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                    Washington (AFP) – Al-Qaeda is increasingly funding terror operations thanks to at least $125 million in ransom paid since 2008, largely by European governments to free western hostages, the New York Times reported. The payments totalled $66 million in 2013 alone, according to an investigation by the newspaper published Tuesday. While Al-Qaeda’s network was first […]

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