Wednesday , 29 March 2017

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Meningitis kKills 211, Affects 1,407 Nigerians In Three Months

Nigeria is on a red alert as the current epidemic of meningitis that started in December 2016 has killed no fewer than 211 Nigerians and affected 1,407. The World Health Organisation (WHO), yesterday, in a publication on its website on “Meningococcal disease – Nigeria: Disease outbreak news” noted that a …

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‘Malnutrition May Kill 1.4m Children In Nigeria, Three Other Nations’

Severe malnutrition may claim the lives of 1.4 million children from Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen this year if urgent steps are not taken. As violence, hunger and thirst continue to force people to move within and across borders, malnutrition rates, as stated by the United Nations Children’s Fund …

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Attractive People’s Relationships Are More Likely To Fail – Study Shows

The next time you’re worried about looking like a 10—and appealing to them—think twice. According to a new study in the Journal of the International Association for Relationship Research, physical attractiveness can lead to a whole host of problems in the romantic realm, including decreased relationship longevity and an increased desire …

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Buhari Forwards Names Of New Ministers To Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent names of two new ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation. A source close to the Senate told our correspondent that the letter arrived the Senate late Tuesday. The source revealed that the two nominees are from Kogi and Gombe state. Our correspondent gathered that …

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How Whistleblowers Exposed Suspects Who Buried Jumia Deliveryman In Septic Tank

Saturday, March 25 turned out to be a gloomy day for the family of a courier service personnel for popular e-commerce platform, Jumia. The middle-aged delivery agent had gone to deliver products to customers living at No. 4, Adaede Street, off Ada George Road, by Location junction, Port Harcourt before …

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Did You Know Why Brides Stand To The Left At Weddings? Find Out Here

Question for all the men out there: Don’t you just hate it when you’ve kidnapped a woman to be your bride, and her family comes charging out the portcullis after you with their swords and lances waving? Isn’t that just the worst? “Marriage by capture,” as the practice is known …

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LASU Teachers Accuse VC of Inciting Crisis, Seek Ambode’s Mediation

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), at the Lagos State University (LASU), have accused the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Lanre Fagbohun of inciting crisis in the institution. In an open letter to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, the union alleged that the he was plotting to discredit ASUU by incriminating …

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Traders Must Champion Moves To End Touting In FCT Market – Suleiman

Ibraheem Suleiman is the HOD (Operations) Abuja Markets Management Limited (AMML). In this interview with select Journalists, he spoke on Service Charge Management system and a host of other strategies that have kept the Facility Management Company in good relationship with its public. NKECHI ISAAC was there for LEADERSHIP. Traders …

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Lagos, Osun, Delta, Akwa Ibom Lead States’ N3.4tr Debt Profile

Lagos, Delta, Osun and Akwa Ibom led the total debt profiles of state governments as at December 2016, according to the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI). It puts the four states total debt at N1.262 trillion representing about 38 per cent of debts owed by the 36 states of …

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The Weird Reason Bridesmaids All Wear The Same Colour At Weddings

Sing along if you know the words: “Here comes the bride! All dressed in whatever color her bridesmaids are wearing in order beguile demonic spirits and highwaymen!” Oh, you don’t know that one? It’s not super catchy, but it is—sad to say—historically accurate. It’s kind of baffling how many modern …

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Irish Musician Acquires Nigerian Firm For $80m

A private equity firm with interest in agriculture and technology, 8 Miles, on Tuesday acquired minority stakes worth about $80m in the Nigerian biscuit company, Beloxxi Industries Limited. Irish pop star, Sir Bob Geldof, is the founder of 8 Miles. The company also bought a minority stake in Blue Skies, …

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Bribery: Njc Didn’t Allow Us Question Judges, Says Efcc

A witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Daniel Danladi, on Tuesday, told the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja that the National Judicial Council last year prevented the commission from questioning some judges who were allegedly bribed by some lawyers. Danladi said this at the resumed proceedings …

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Upgrading Kainji Dam And Improving Electricity

Kainji dam is one of Nigeria’s oldest dams generating roughly 500 megawatts of electricity in 2017 for a nation with a population around 170 million! A dam located in Kainji, Niger State, Nigeria. Opened in 1968 with a construction cost of about $209 million. A dam of 8 turbines that …

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Residents panic over alleged invasion of community

Residents of Ijere in Ogun State say they have yet to recover from the shock of an attack on their community. They said some assailants dispossessed them of their valuables and ordered them to vacate their houses. PUNCH Metro gathered that public notices had earlier been pasted on residences in …

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Falana defends motorist whose car was burnt by VIS

A Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has backed a motorist, Oluwadamilare Afolarin, whose car was burnt on the premises of the Lagos State Vehicle Inspection Service. Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, described the treatment of the victim by the VIS director, Gbolahan Toriola, as unfair and unjust, calling …

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NSCDC arrests 11, destroys 29 illegal refineries in Bayelsa

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Bayelsa State Command, has arrested 11 suspected oil criminals and destroyed 29 illegal refineries in the state. The state Commandant, NSCDC, Mr. Desmond Agu, stated this on Tuesday at the headquarters of the corps in Yenagoa, the state capital, while parading the suspects. …

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British PM signs letter for Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday signed the historic letter that will launch Brexit, a photo released by her office showed, as she called for unity even as Scotland voted for a new independence referendum. The British government will on Wednesday deliver the letter to European Union President Donald …

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NPS suspends two officers over Ngilari medical report

The Zone ‘C’ Coordinator of the Nigeria Prisons Service, ACG Bala Isgogo, has ordered the immediate removal of the officer in-charge of Yola Prison, DCP Abubakar Abaka and a nurse, SP John Bukar, for alleged complicity in the unauthorised medical report on the former Adamawa State governor, Bala Ngilari. It …

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Bulletproof SUV linked to Saraki cost $298,000, not N298m – Senate

The Senate on Tuesday said the controversial armoured Range Rover Sports car bought by the National Assembly cost $298,000 and not N298m. The car had been linked to the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who, on Monday, denied buying the Sports Utility Vehicle. The importer had, however, said the documents …

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We receive 80,000 emergency calls every day – LASEMA

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency has said it receives an average of 80,000 emergency calls daily. The General Manager of LASEMA, Mr. Tiamiyu Adeshina, noted that the calls bordered on r*pe, child abuse, child trafficking, domestic violence, land grabbing, among others, adding that the state government was making efforts …

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