Wednesday , 29 March 2017

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Multimedia Service Outfit Deploys Wi-Fi Hotspot Network In Abuja

Legend, a multimedia serve brand, has deployed a municipal Wi-Fi network in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) providing access available to the public on a paid or free basis. The FCT has now joined over 100 cities across the world with the latest initiative of the outfit with a chain …

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Fulani herdsmen accused of assaulting women in Anambra State

15 local governments in Orumba-South Local Government in Anambra State have been under the mercies of the Fulani Herdsmen. Members of the community have alleged that herdsmen were defiling their wives and children. This was made known by the spokesperson of the ommunities, Mr Chukwudi Ugochukwu, stated this at Orumba-South …

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Why I paid herdsman N10m – Gov Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom, last week sat down for an interview where he responded to issues bordering on the call for the declaration of state of emergency in the state, the security situation in the state and his relationship with herdsmen. Excerpts: What is your reaction to the call by Governor …

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LASEMA Increases Dispatch Centres, Gets Aquatic Unit

The Lagos State Government has approved the establishment of additional Emergency Dispatch Centres across the state to improve emergency/disaster management. Mr Seye Oladejo, Commisioner for Special Duties and Inter Governmental Relations made the disclosure yesterday, at the Quaterly Statekholders Meeting organised by Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, in Lagos. …

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How One Million Phone Users Dropped Out In One Month

EVER since the country’s telecommunications revolution began in 2001, the mobile growth has experienced steady upward movement until recently when the number of active users dropped by one million within a month. It was not as if this was not foretold. Earlier this year, the Chairman of Zinox technologies, Mr. …

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President Buhari submits ministerial list 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 NAN 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 the …

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One Killed, 17 Hospitalised In Kerosene Explosion

Barely a month after a 50-year-old housewife, Jenny Ibor Okpa, from Ofalosi village in Nko, Yakurr Local Council of Cross River State died from kerosene explosion, adulterated kerosene yesterday claimed a mother of two while 17 others are critically ill in the hospital. The incidents occurred as several explosions were …

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FAAN Debunks ‘No Safety Procedures Claim’ At Kaduna Airport

The Managing Director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Saleh Dunoma, has debunked claims by the House of Representatives that safety procedures are not followed at the Kaduna Airport. Speaking while conducting members of the House Committee on Aviation to inspect facilities at the airport, he said there was …

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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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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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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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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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