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What my mother taught me, by Oshiomhole

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AUCHI (Edo) –  Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo, has described his mother, Ahaja Aishetu Oshiomhole, as “a strict disciplinarian’’ who gave him good moral upbringing. He made the remarks on Saturday in Iyamho, near Auchi, at the launching of a book, “ Igovina Emosi.’’ a biography of Ahaja Aishetu Oshiomhole, mother of the governor. The […]

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Ban launches United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response

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NEW YORK – The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, on Saturday launched the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response in New York. A statement issued by Stephane DuJarric the spokesman of the UN scribe, said that Ban had instructed the advance team from the mission for the ‘first-of-its-kind’ operation to head to its base in […]

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Clemson under fire for asking students about sex lives

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Clemson University suspended a mandatory online course that asked students and faculty about their sex lives and drinking habits following backlash from the school community. The South Carolina public university started using the third-party online course this semester as part of required “Title IX training” on sexual violence prevention. Questions such as: “How many times […]

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Armed men invade Rivers community, behead a youth

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A youth was beheaded in Taaba Community in Khana Local Government Area, Rivers State, following the invasion of the community by more than 50 armed men, a state lawmaker said. The Deputy Speaker of the Rivers House of Assembly, Leyii Kwanee, a native of Taaba, said the gunmen invaded the community on Thursday at about […]

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84 South Africans Died In Synagogue Building Collapse, Says Envoy

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LAGOS – South Africa has confirmed that 84 of its citizens died in the Synagogue Church of All Nation’s building collapse. South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Louis Mnguni, told reporters at the premises of the church on Saturday that earlier casualty figure of 67 was given before the conclusion of search and rescue efforts. […]

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Boko Haram ‘kill several’ as they loot Borno market

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Boko Haram gunmen stormed a crowded market in Nigeria’s restive northeastern state of Borno, killing several people and carting away food, witnesses said Saturday. Dressed in military and police uniforms, dozens of insurgents attacked the town of Mainok, 56 kilometres outside Maiduguri, the state capital late Thursday, firing a rocket-propelled grenade and spraying the market […]

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Chibok girls: Govt, Boko Haram, Red Cross engage in talks

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BY BBC Nigerian government officials and the International Committee of the Red Cross have had talks with Boko Haram about swapping prisoners of the Islamist terror group for the more than 200 Chibok school girls kidnapped in April, a source involved in the negotiations told CNN. The officials met four times in mid-August with two […]

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Suntai: Taraba Speaker sets up medical panel on governor’s health status

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JALINGO – Mr Josiah  Kente, the Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, has set up a five-man medical panel to verify the health status of  Gov. Danbaba Suntai. This was contained in a statement he signed and made available to journalists in Jalingo on Saturday. Kente said the action followed the resolution of […]

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    Sports minister pleads with administrators not to tamper with nation’s football

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    WARRI – Tamuno Danagogo, Minister of Sports and Chairman, National Sports Commission, on Saturday warned football administrators against tampering with the nation’s football. Danagogo, who was represented by Dr Bolaji Ojooba, made the call at the Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) Extra-Ordinary General Assembly held in Warri, Delta State. Danagogo urged them to put their house […]

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    Stakeholders commend FG over awards to sports personalities

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    LAGOS – The national awards  given to Blessing Okagbare, the  2013 Golden Eaglets as well as other sports personalities by the Federal Government have  continued to elicit commendations from stakeholders in sports circuit. Some sports personalities in the country were named recipients of  national awards for their exploits. The Eaglets had conquered the world for […]

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    Sports festival: Lagos opts for young athletes

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    LAGOS – Mr Waheed Enitan-Oshodi, the Lagos State Commissioner for Sports, Youth and Social Development, says the state has opted to  field young athletes at  the forthcoming National Sports Festival (NSF). Enitan-Oshodi made this disclosure in a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)  on Saturday in Lagos. The commissioner, who was a special […]

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    Innovations delay J-League 2014 season kick-off, says official

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    LAGOS – The Lagos Junior League (J-League), an U-20 soccer competition, on Friday said that some of the innovations the league was to carry out had delayed the kick-off of its 2014/2015 season. The League Secretary, Taofik Aromire, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)  in Lagos that some innovations such as players’ age screening […]

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    NRFF reiterates commitment to rugby development in Nigeria

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    LAGOS – Tunji Fasimoye, Vice President, Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) on Friday said that the federation was working hard to ensure that the sport was adequately developed in the country. Fasimoye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the `Get into Rugby’ seminar organised earlier in the year in Lagos was […]

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    Ebola: West Africa Deaf Football Championship postponed to November

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    LAGOS – The Head Coach of the National Deaf Football Team, Kamiludeen Oladimeji, on Friday attributed the postponement of  the West Africa Deaf Football Championship to the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease  in some countries. The championship, earlier scheduled to hold in Togo in August, will now take place from Nov. 5 to Nov. 10. […]

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    Akwa Ibom denies variation in cost of 30,000-capacity stadium

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    UYO –  The Akwa Ibom State government on Friday said it did not review the cost of the state-own 30,000-capacity stadium under construction from N40 billion. Aniekan Umanah, the Commissioner for Information and Communication, disclose this to newsmen in Uyo at a news conference on the 27th anniversary of the state’s creation. He said there […]

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    Sports festival: Stakeholders urge reversal of `open’ decision

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    LAGOS – Some sports stakeholders on Friday called for reversal of the decision of National Sports Commission (NSC) to make the National Sports Festival (NSF) open to all Nigerian athletes. In interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, the stakeholders said that the festival should be aimed at grooming young talents to […]

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      Lagos has deficit of 300m gallons of water per day — LSWC Boss

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      LAGOS – The Lagos State Water Corporation (LSWC) on Saturday said it had water deficit of about 300 million gallons per day. Its Group Managing Director, Mr Shayo Holloway, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. According to him, the reason for this deficit is the high […]

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      Flood sacks over 200 residents in llorin

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      ILORIN – Over 200 families including widows have been rendered homeless at the early hours of Friday, following flood that wreaked havoc at the Aduralere area of Ilorin. The flood was a result of a torrential rain which lasted for many hours. The Special Adviser to Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed on Emergency and Relief, Alhaji AbdulAzeez […]

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      Engineer arraigned for alleged rape of female friend

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      BY NAN An engineer, Chikezie Okwubie, who allegedly raped a 25-year-old woman, was on Friday charged before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. The accused, 35, who lives at Abraham Adesanya Estate, Ajah on Lagos-Epe Expressway, is facing a charge of unlawful carnal knowledge. The prosecutor, Insp. Ignatus Okeke, told the court that the offence was […]

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      Driver, 40, bags 12 months for stealing employer’s bus

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      LAGOS – A 40-year-old driver, Samuel Harrison, who pleaded guilty to the theft of his employer’s bus, is to spend the next 12 months behind bars, a Lagos court ruled on Friday. An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court which gave the ruling, said the driver was found guilty on all the three counts. The Magistrate, Mrs Funmilayo […]

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      Man, 27, docked over alleged theft of goods valued at N5.1m

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      LAGOS – A 27-year-old man, Onyekachi Nnaji, who allegedly broke into the shop of one Nnamdi Peters and stole goods valued at N5.1 million on Friday appeared before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. Nnaji, a resident of Satellite Town area of Lagos, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, burglary and stealing. The prosecutor, Cpl. […]

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      Man in court for attempt to allegedly deposit fake naira notes in bank

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      LAGOS – A 28-year-old man, Oluwaseun Clegg, on Friday appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos charged with attempting to pay some fake naira notes into his Wema bank account. Clegg, who resides at No. 2, Odufege St., Lagos Island, is facing charges of conspiracy and being in possession of forged naira notes. The […]

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      Engineer, 35, charged with rape of 25-year-old woman

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      LAGOS – An engineer, Chikezie Okwubie, who allegedly raped a 25-year-old woman, was on Friday charged before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. The accused, 35, who lives at Abraham Adesanya Estate, Ajah on Lagos-Epe Expressway, is facing a charge of unlawful carnal knowledge. The prosecutor, Insp. Ignatus Okeke, told the court that the offence was […]

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      We can train Nigerians on drilling of standard boreholes, flood control measures — Institute

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      ABUJA – Mr Martin Eduvie, the Coordinator, National Water Research Institute (NWRI), Kaduna, said on Thursday the institute had the capacity to train Nigerians on how to drill standard boreholes and control flooding. Eduvie disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. He said NWRI was established to address […]

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        Movie producer tasks Nigerians in Diaspora on national development

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        ABUJA – Roseline Sanni-Ajose, a movie producer, has called on Nigerians in the Diaspora to return home and bring their wealth of experience to national development. Sanni-Ajose made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday at the premiere of her movie, titled “Labo” (Life is a […]

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        Brides give reasons for changing dress on wedding day in FCT

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        ABUJA – Some couples in the FCT on Friday offered reasons for changing dresses during wedding receptions other than wedding gowns. A survey conducted by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja indicated that most of the brides prefer to change gowns to wedding dinner. Some of the couples told NAN that the brides […]

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        CBAAC D-G advises African nations to use culture to accelerate development

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        LAGOS – Sir Ferdinand Anikwe, Director-General, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC), on Saturday urged African countries to accelerate their quest for development through usage of culture and indigenous languages. Anikwe made the appeal while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) afer a media briefing at CBAAC headquarters in Lagos. […]

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        Contestants from over 13 countries to participate in 2014 Big Brother Africa show

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        ABUJA – Contestants from over 13 African countries will participate in the 2014 Big Brother Africa (BBA) reality show tagged, “All Stars season nine.’’ A statement on BBA website obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja, said that the names of the contestants would be released in series before the […]

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        The Theme at Milan Fashion Week? Look to the Past

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        By VANESSA FRIEDMAN MILAN — Here we go again: Less than 10 days after Apple stole New York Fashion Week’s thunder comes another enormously important, globally resonant, trend-setting, record-breaking, consumer-facing event that has nothing to do with the ready-to-wear shows. Faced with such competition, what’s a nice Milanese brand to do? Look to the past, young man, […]

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        I can’t understand why Jim Iyke dumped me, ex-fiancee opens up!

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        By   11 hours ago

        By Ekerete Udoh She sounded absolutely distraught, and utterly disconsolate. Her usual exuberance, the bonhomie which she wears like a badge of honor was missing both in her voice and in her demeanor. She was inconsolable, pained and emotionally devastated. She had every reason to feel that way. For over six years, she had given […]

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        Joke-Silva, Omotola Among 305 National Honours Awardees

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        Nollywood greats, Joke Silva, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Kenneth Nnebue are among 305 Nigerians and friends of the country that will be honoured with various national honours by President Goodluck Jonathan. In the list of 2013/2014 national honours award recipients announced yesterday, the thespians will be bestowed with the national honours of Member of the Federal […]

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        Photos: Oh, those legs! I am just a girl having fun – Emma Nyra says

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        After just weeks of Emma Nyra releasing of her video ‘Elele’ featuring Davido, the Triple MG First Lady Emma Nyra, stuns in these photos from her new photo shoot. “I am just a girl having fun, singing from her heart, sharing with her fans, looking at the world with a smile, said Nyra.”And I really […]

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          Minister commends Jonathan over affirmative action

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          GOMBE – The Minister of  Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zainab Maina, on Saturday commended President Goodluck Jonathan for adhering to the 35 per cent policy of affirmative action. Maina gave the commendation at a rally on peace building organised by the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) for the North East Zone  in Gombe. […]

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          2015: PDP will hold primaries in Lagos, say Shelle, Obanikoro

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          LAGOS – The Lagos State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tunji Shelle, said on Saturday that the party would not adopt candidates for the various positions including governorship in the 2015 elections. He spoke against the backdrop of the party’s adoption of President Goodluck Jonathan as its sole candidate for the 2015 […]

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          2015 adoption: Jonathan expresses gratitude to PDP

          NANS endorses Jonathan for second term

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          President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed gratitude to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for giving him the opportunity to fly the party’s ticket in the 2015 presidential election. The PDP on Thursday adopted Jonathan as its consensus candidate for the election. Addressing party members at a South-West Sensitisation Rally on Saturday in Lagos, Jonathan said the […]

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          Abia guber aspirant hails Jonathan’s transformation agenda

          NANS endorses Jonathan for second term

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          UMUAHIA – A governorship aspirant in Abia State, Mr Uche Ogah, on Saturday lauded  President Goodluck Jonathan’s transformation agenda, saying  it had  launched the country  back to the path of economic growth and development. Ogah, a chieftain of the PDP, spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia. ‘’The president’s […]

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          INEC extends collection of voter cards for 7 days in Anambra

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          AWKA – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) for another seven days in Anambra State. Notice of the extension was disclosed in Awka on Friday by the Resident Commissioner of INEC in the state, Prof Chukwuemeka Onukaogu. He said this during a stakeholders meeting held by the Commission […]

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          Ebonyi Assembly urges politicians to exercise restraint in political activities

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          ABAKALIKI – The Ebonyi State House of Assembly on Friday urged politicians in the state and country to exercise self-restraint in conducting their political activities, to avoid heating up the polity. Political activities are gaining momentum in the state due to aftermath of the impeachment saga that rocked the assembly, zoning of the gubernatorial seat […]

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          INEC fixes Sept. 22 for phase 2 of CVR in Kwara

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          ILORIN – The Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday announced the extension of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in Kwara State. A statement in Ilorin, signed by the commission’s State Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Mr Jacob Ayanda, said the exercise would begin on Sept. 22 to 27, at the local government area offices […]

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          Buhari urges Nigerians to collect permanent voter cards

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          GUDU (Sokoto) – Former Military Head of State, Retired Gen. Mohammad Buhari, on Thursday in Gudu, Sokoto State, advised Nigerians to collect and safeguard  their permanent voter cards to elect leaders that would ensure good democratic governance in the country. Buhari made the call at the inauguration of the Gudu General Hospital in Gudu, Sokoto […]

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            Exercise regularly to keep fit-FRSC Corps Marshal

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            ABUJA –  Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC),has emphasised the need for regular physical exercise in order to perform effectively in any given task. He stated this on Saturday after the Jogging and Walking exercise organised by the commission in collaboration with Nicon Insurance Limited, which took place at the […]

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            Human error seen in measles vaccination deaths in Syria – WHO

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            GENEVA – A muscle relaxant appears to have been mixed mistakenly with measles vaccine, killing 15 children in Syria this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, calling it the biggest such tragedy in memory. The WHO said it could not completely rule out sabotage, so the measles inoculation campaign remained suspended until […]

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            India caps prices of 36 more drugs to improve access

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            NEW DELHI/MUMBAI – India has capped the prices of 36 drugs, including those used to treat infections and diabetes, in its latest move to make essential medicines more affordable, a senior official of the country’s drug pricing authority told Reuters on Friday. The medicines join a list of 348 drugs deemed essential and that are […]

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            Sedentary lifestyle linked to depression

            Death toll from Congo Ebola outbreak rises to 31

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            NEW YORK – A new analysis of previous studies ties too much sitting at the computer or lying around watching TV to a greater risk of depression. Based on dozens of studies covering hundreds of thousands of participants, Chinese researchers found that sedentary behavior was linked to a 25 percent higher likelihood of being depressed […]

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            USAID chief Shah urges more focus on poor countries as Ebola spreads

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            WASHINGTON – The Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa has exposed a need to help countries by applying public-private partnerships that will foster economic growth rather leave them dependent on aid, the U.S. Agency for International Development chief said on Thursday. Rajiv Shah, the administrator of USAID, said initiatives that bring together government and the private […]

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            Only 1 Polio case reported in Bayelsa

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            YENAGOA – Dr Israel Jeremiah, Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Bayelsa Chapter, has said that there was only one reported case of Polio in the state as against the reported 18 cases. Jeremiah made the assertion in interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa on Saturday. According to Jeremiah, there is only […]

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            No polio virus in Southern states since 2010 – Official

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            ABUJA – Dr Ado Mohammed, the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), said there have been no reported case of polio virus in the last four years in the Southern states. Mohammed disclosed this while fielding questions from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday. However, he confirmed that […]

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            Boehringer to pay up to $600m for CureVac cancer vaccine

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            Boehringer Ingelheim is betting on a cancer vaccine to fight lung tumors after signing a deal worth up to $600 million with U.S.-based CureVac, despite recent disappointments with cancer vaccines from rival firms. The unlisted German drugmaker said on Thursday it was investing 35 million euros ($45 million) upfront, with CureVac entitled to a further […]

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              Ghana’s first utility-scale wind facility underway

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              Mainstream Renewable Power has agreed to purchase the 225MW Ayitepa wind project from Swiss wind farm developer, NEK Umwelttechnik. The $525 million wind farm which is located 40 kilometers from Accra, will be the country’s first utility-scale wind facility. According to Mainstream’s CEO, Eddie O’Connor “this wind farm is the ideal solution for Ghana because […]

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              Ebola: IMF offers $127m grant to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

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              The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said it could grant Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone –the countries worst-hit by the Ebola epidemic- an additional $127 million to help them deal with the crisis that has caused severe human and economic devastation leaving nearly 2500 dead, over 4000 infected, and means of livelihood shattered. Under the […]

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              Should Nigeria follow Scotland’s example?

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              By   13 mins ago

              Scotland has decided against independence through a historic referendum to remain in the 307-year-old union with the United Kingdom. Opponents of independence won 55 percent of the vote while those who want self-rule for Scotland won 45 percent with all 3.6 million votes counted in a record 85 percent turnout. The referendum was a landmark […]

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              Kenya to start power exportation by 2016

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              Kenya’s power generation would be more than sufficient for the East African country that it would export surplus to neighbouring countries by the end of 2016, according to the Energy and Petroleum ministry. “Any excess power will be exported to the neighbouring states that will face production deficits,” said Davis Chirchir, Cabinet Secretary in charge […]

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              Nigeria eyes generation of 20,000MW power from renewable sources

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              The Nigerian Federal Government has presented a draft of its Renewable Energy and Efficiency Policy to stakeholders, a successful implementation of which will see the addition of 2,483 megawatts (MW) of electricity to the national grid by 2015. This was revealed by Mr Abayomi Adebisi, Director of the Electrical Inspectorate Services (EIS) of the Ministry […]

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              Nigeria’s Bino and Fino cartoon makes waves globally

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              The face of children’s entertainment is changing with Bino and Fino, a ground-breaking cartoon which is now in its second season. By celebrating the beauty and diversity of the African continent, African parents and those of Caribbean and African descent are finally seeing the diverse cultural representation that they have been looking in cartoons with […]

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              Lagos plans new malls to attract more multinational retailers

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              Apparently, the consumer markets craze sweeping through Africa as a result of rising disposable incomes has caught up with the Lagos State Government as Governor Babatunde Fashola has joined the likes of Shoprite to plan the development of more shopping malls and complexes in the state. He hinted this at a meeting with Global CEO […]

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              ENI finds new oil deposit worth over 300m barrel in Angola

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              Italian oil multinational, ENI says it has found huge oil deposits in Ochigufu exploration prospect, located in deep waters of Angola. “The discovery was made at a depth 4,470 metres and the well is expected to be put into production in record time,” said ENI group in a statement. The reserves are estimated to be […]

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                Netflix says in talks with potential partners in Belgium

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                BRUSSELS – U.S. video streaming service Netflix said on Friday it was in talks with cable and telecoms groups to distribute its content in Belgium as it launched its on-demand service in the country. Netflix is talking with telecoms group Belgacom and cable operators, it said, in an effort to mirror distribution deals with Deutsche […]

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                Nigerians urge government to intensify fight against Cybercrime

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                LAGOS – Some Nigerians in Lagos on Saturday urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts in the fight against Cybercrime in society, saying it was fast becoming a menace. They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that there was the need to check the activities of internet fraudsters like hacking, scam, extortion and impersonation […]

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                Apple faithful line up for latest, larger iPhones

                Apple faithful line up for latest, larger iPhones

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                ,NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s latest phone lured throngs of gadget lovers, entrepreneurs and early adapters to its stores in New York, San Francisco and other cities around the world in the latest sign of strong initial demand for the new, larger generation of iPhones. Even the night before the phones’ Friday debut, […]

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                Google, Mercedes, Audi get California permits for self-driving cars

                Google, Mercedes, Audi get California permits for self-driving cars

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                California issued its first 29 permits this week to three companies to test self-driving cars on public roads, state officials said on Thursday. Google Inc got permits for testing 25 adapted Toyota Motor Corp Lexus SUVs, and two permits each went to Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen AG’s Audi, said Bernard Soriano of the California […]

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                Microsoft lays off 2,100 workers, closes Silicon Valley research

                Microsoft lays off 2,100 workers,  closes Silicon Valley research

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                BY BILL RIGBY SEATTLE – Microsoft Corp will close its Silicon Valley research-and-development operation as part of 2,100 layoffs announced on Thursday, as it moves toward its new CEO’s goal of cutting 18,000 staff, or about 14 percent of its workforce. News of the closure of the Microsoft Research lab at the company’s campus in […]

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                San Francisco drag queens meet with Facebook over name policy

                San Francisco drag queens meet with Facebook over name policy

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                SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco drag queens and a city lawmaker met with Facebook on Wednesday demanding the site change its policy banning users from using aliases online, but said they were rebuffed. Facebook, the world’s largest social media network, has cracked down on users with fake names. A company spokesman said it had locked […]

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                Siemens recalls smoke detector fire alarms that can fail to sound

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                WASHINGTON – Siemens Building Technologies is recalling about 9,000 smoke detector fire alarms because they can fail to sound, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday. Four models of smoke detectors – Desigo, Faraday, H-Series and Cerberus – use the SBGA-34 audible base that is being recalled, the commission said in a statement. […]

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                Alcatel-Lucent named leader for eco-innovation in ICT industry

                Alcatel-Lucent named leader for eco-innovation in ICT industry

                By   1 day ago

                With an overall score of 91/100, Alcatel-Lucent has been named the leader of the Technology Hardware & Equipment industry group in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices review by S&P Dow Jones Indices (DJSI), one of the world’s largest providers of financial market indices, and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on sustainability investing. In the […]

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                  Al-Hikmah varsity produces 16 First Class graduates

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                  ILORIN – A private university in Ilorin, the Kwara capital, Al-Hikmah, on Saturday graduated  658 students, with  16 of  them bagging  First Class degrees. Speaking at the fourth convocation ceremony of the university, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sulyman AbdulKareem, said 175 other students graduated in the Second Class Upper Division while  287  had  Lower Division. […]

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                  Ebola: FCT commences distribution of preventive items to schools

                  Scientists see risk of mutant airborne Ebola as remote

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                  ABUJA – The FCT Administration has commenced the distribution of preventive items against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) as directed by the Federal Government for the resumption of schools on Sept. 22. Malam Kabir Usman, FCT Secretary for Education, who made the statement on Saturday in Abuja at a press conference, said the items would […]

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                  Schools in Lagos set to resume academic activities Monday — survey

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                  LAGOS – All is now set for the resumption of school activities in Lagos State following the decision by the government to open all schools on Sept. 22. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondents who went round the city report that many of the schools visited said they were ready to resume on Monday. The […]

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                  LASG set to distribute thermoscans to schools to curb Ebola

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                  LAGOS – The Lagos State Government is set to distribute thermoscans to schools for proper monitoring of health status of students as a measure to contain the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Dr Yewande Adeshina, the Special Adviser to Gov. Babtunde Fashola on Public Health, gave the assurance on Friday in Lagos. Adesina spoke at an […]

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                  Teachers in Delta pledge to resume Sept. 22

                  Teachers in Delta pledge to resume Sept. 22

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                  ASABA – Teachers in Delta State on Thursday pledged to resume in their respective schools on Sept. 22 as directed by the Federal Government. Mr Jonathan Jemirieyigbe,  Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Delta chapter, stated this on Thursday  in Asaba when he addressed journalists. Jemirieyigbe said that NUT had resolved that the first week […]

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                  Nasarawa trains 200 teachers on teaching methodology

                  Mrs Gbolahan Daodu, Executive Chairman SUBEB

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                  LAFIA – The Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has begun the training of 200 primary school teachers on teaching methodology. Malam Abdulkarim Abdullahi, the Executive Chairman of the board, made this known on Thursday in Lafia at the inauguration of a two-week capacity building workshop. The workshop was organised by the board for […]

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                  We will not resume classes without E virus prevention materials, says Akwa Ibom NUT

                  Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Akwa Ibom State chapter

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                  UYO – The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Akwa Ibom State chapter, says teachers in the state will not resume classes without the provision of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) prevention kits to schools. Secretary of the Union, Dr Mike Ene, made the statement on Thursday in Uyo in an interview with the News Agency of […]

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                  Roadmap for technical vocational training is necessary for national development – Wogu

                  Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu

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                  ABUJA – The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Mr Emaka Wogu, has expressed the need for national roadmap for technical vocational training in national development. This is contained in a statement signed by the ministry’s Deputy Director Press, Mr Samuel Olowookere, in Abuja on Wednesday. According to the statement, Wogu made this known when he […]

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                    Man barges into White House after jumping lawn fence

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                    BY CNN A man jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North Portico doors into the building before he was captured, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary told CNN. Part of the White House was evacuated after a disturbance was initially detected on the North Lawn, according to a […]

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                    France launches first airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq

                    France launches first airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq

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                    PARIS – President Francois Hollande of France said in Paris that his country carried out its first airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq on Friday. France deployed Rafale jets to a target and destroyed an Islamic State logistics depot in north-eastern Iraq, the president said. He said the target was destroyed completely, and that […]

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                    Dramatic increase in violent crimes reported in South Africa

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                    CAPE TOWN – South Africa’s murder rate has increased by 5 per cent over the past year, National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega, said on Friday. Phiyega said this during a media briefing in Pretoria, adding that there were 17,068 murders last year, an increase of 800, while attempted murder increased by 4.6 per cent. “In […]

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                    Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession

                    Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession

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                    BY SCOTT MALONE BOSTON – The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Some 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. […]

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                    Nationalists push for Irish unity vote after ‘inspiring’ Scottish referendum

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                    DUBLIN (Reuters) – Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams said Scotland’s “inspiring” referendum on independence would accelerate a vote to unite Ireland, a prospect quickly dismissed by Unionists who share power in Northern Ireland. Scotland spurned independence in a historic vote that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart but an electrifying campaign has emboldened separatist […]

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                    Car bomb attacks kill 20 people in Baghdad

                    car bombings targeting a Shiite mosque

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                    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of car bombings targeting a Shiite mosque and markets in the Iraqi capital killed at least 20 people Friday, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in Baghdad blamed on Islamic militants who have seized large parts of the country. In the day’s deadliest attack, a parked explosives-packed […]

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                    Brazil’s Rousseff gains on Silva ahead of October election: poll

                    President Dilma Rousseff

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                    BRASILIA (Reuters) – President Dilma Rousseff has gained support among Brazilian voters and is almost even with opposition candidate Marina Silva, suggesting the runoff that should decide next month’s presidential election is too close to call, according to a new poll on Friday. The Datafolha survey showed Silva with 46 percent voter support compared with […]

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                    Scotland Rejects Independence From Britain in a Close Vote

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                    EDINBURGH — Voters in Scotland rejected independence from Britain in a referendum that had threatened to break up a 307-year union, according to projections by the BBC and Sky early Friday. The outcome was a deep disappointment to the vocal, enthusiastic pro-independence movement led by the Scottish first minister, Alex Salmond, who had seen an […]

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