Wednesday, September 28, 2016

President Buhari Welcomes $5bn Investment From India

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday welcomed the proposed five billion dollars investment in Nigeria by visiting Indian business delegation, led by Indian Vice-President Hamid Ansari. According to a statement issued by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, the President made the remark when he received Ansari at the State House, Abuja.He said, “India has already invested 10 billion dollars in the Nigerian economy.

NYSC Introduces Biometric Clearance to Check Fraud

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has introduced Biometric Clearance System for corps members in all local government areas of Nigeria to check impersonation and other forms of fraud in the scheme.The Director-General, Brig.-Gen. Sule Kazaure, said this on Tuesday in Katsina at the opening of a workshop on Biometric Clearance for corps members serving in the North-West zone, using ICT. He said, “I am delighted to inform you that all necessary logistics are ready and will be distributed to the local government areas in the country for the biometric clearance after the workshop.

Reform public service to fight corruption — UNDP

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The Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, to Nigeria, Lamin Beyai, has said the best way to institutionalise the fight against corruption in the country and make it effective was to reform the public service and make it part of the anti- corruption crusade.

FG approves establishment of presidential enabling business council

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The Federal Government has approved the establishment of a presidential enabling business council in Nigeria. The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajia Aisha Abubakar made this known in Abuja at the opening of the Abuja international Trade fair. Hajia Aisha Abubakar said the council when established would address the challenges associated with doing business in Nigeria.

Kwara Govt. Launches scheme to aid infrastructural development

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The Kwara State government has launched a scheme called Infrastructure Development Fund (IF-K) which the state government hopes would aid infrastructural development and cushion the effect of the economic recession. According to the state government, the scheme would help ensure that funds are available for infrastructural development. It promised that the era of abandoned projects is over in the state.


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sale of national assets: NLC mobilises for nationwide protest

Organised labour, yesterday, said it was mobilising to confront the Federal Government over its decision to sell some national assets which had before now sustained the nation’s economy. Organised Labour’s declaration came on a day the National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, NUTGTWN, cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari against planned sale of the assets. Addressing journalists in Abuja, president of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, described the proposed decision of the government to dispose of the national assets as reckless auctioning of the nation’s commonwealth to a coterie of capitalists and government’s close associates.

Abia Gov Poll: S-Court defers hearing on appeal against Ikpeazu

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, deferred hearing on Abia State Governorship dispute following an application by candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the state, Dr. Alex Otti, who applied to be joined as an interested party in the matter. A seven-man panel of Justices of the apex court led by Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, adjourned to enable Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and a contender for the governorship seat, Dr. Uche Ogah to file written briefs in opposition to Otti’s application.

Soldiers foil Boko Haram attacks in two Borno villages

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Troops of Nigerian Army prosecuting the war on terror Tuesday repelled Boko Haram terrorists attack in two Borno villages resulting in a gun fight that left most of the terrorists escaping with gunshot wound. Giving details of the confrontation, Army Spokesman, Col Sani Usman said, “On Monday, at about 5.00pm suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists, scavenging for food, attacked Kwang village and Vigilantes from Dagu (which is about 4 kilometres from Kwang), responded and repelled the terrorists attack.

Workers observe two-days public holidays

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Public offices in Edo were shut on Tuesday as workers observed the two-day public holiday declared by the state government ahead of Wednesday’s governorship election in the state.
The government on Saturday declared Tuesday and Wednesday as holidays to enable workers in the state to travel to areas where they registered as voters during election. The Federal Secretariat on Ikpoba Hill and the State Secretariat on Sapele Road and other public offices, including schools and the courts, in Benin were locked.

Google unveils free photos management service

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Google on Tuesday unveiled Google Photos, a free photos management system that could be used to create the ultimate album and memorable wedding. Google’s Anglophone West Africa spokesman, Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, said Google Photos also offered unlimited storage for high resolution images and videos.

Avengers force Shell to shut down Nigeria’s major crude oil export line

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Nigeria’s crude oil production suffered fresh set back Monday as Trans Niger Pipeline, (TNP), which exports about 180, 000 barrels of crude oil per day was shut down as a precautionary measure after a fire was seen on the “right of way” at Gio community in Ogoni land, one of the two pipelines that export Bonny Light crude oil.

Africa’s agribusiness to hit $1tr by 2030 — IFC

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The International Finance Corporation, IFC, has said that by 2030, Africa’s agriculture and agribusiness market would triple to $1trillion, as Promasidor Nigeria Limited, PNL, concludes arrangement to inject over N8 billion ($25 million) facility from the agency to expand production capacity.

2016 Hajj: 21,406 pilgrims return home

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Determined to ensure quick return of all the remaining Nigerian pilgrims still in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia back home, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) in collaboration with the Airliners have redoubled the daily routing flights of pilgrims from the holy land to Nigeria.

Be strong and of good courage, Osinbajo urges Nigerians

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The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has called on Nigerians to be strong and encouraged. The Vice President who made the remark at the Church Service to mark Nigeria's 56th Independence said Nigeria is on its way out of the wilderness of recession. He urged Nigerians to persevere because every Nigerian will benefit from the new Nigeria which God has promised.

Friday, September 23, 2016

FG establishes inter-ministerial Task Force for North East

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a change in the management of the humanitarian situation in the North-East, putting ministers in direct charge of coordination.

FG plans uninterrupted power for 40 universities

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The Federal Government has taken measures to provide stable power supply for forty Federal Universities.

FG goes strict on SDGs project implementation

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The Federal Government on Thursday warned that it would no longer condone any form of irregularities in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals projects in the country. The government premised its decision on the current economic recession, which demands judicious use of available resources.

Buhari invites UN to mediate in release of Chibok girls

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President Muhammadu Buhari has told the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, that Nigeria will welcome intermediaries from the global body.

Air Force partners with Benue Govt. to empower youths

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The Nigerian Air Force in collaboration with the Benue State government has inaugurated the “Barrack Youths Agricultural Empowerment Programme”. The programme is aimed at helping officers cope with home front demands from their dependents.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Zuckerberg Launched A $3-Billion Plan to “Cure All Disease”

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In an event aired as a Facebook Live video, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan gave an important announcement.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Catholic Bishop to Buhari: Reverse Nigeria’s dwindling economic fortunes

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The Auxilliary Bishop of Abuja, Most Reverend Anslem Umoren has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to heed the calls made by the Catholic Bishops Conference and other well-meaning individuals on the current hardship faced by Nigerians, urging him to urgently take steps to reverse the dwindling fortunes of the economy.

Chinese Billionaire Wang Jianlin's only son buys his pet dog eight 'iPhone 7s'

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Sicong, the only son of China's richest man Wang Jianlin, worth $30 billion according to Forbes, has made the news again for pampering his dog - Coco the Alaskan Malamute.

British baron's daughter killed in Philippines: 'Drug pusher to celebrities, you're next

Maria Aurora Moynihan, right, and sister, actress Maritoni Fernandez. Moynihan was shot dead in Manila on September 10, 2016.
The daughter of a runaway British lord has become one of the highest profile victims of the Philippines' war on drugs. Maria Aurora Moynihan, daughter of the third Baron Moynihan, was found shot dead in Quezon City, Manila in the early hours of Sunday September 11, police told CNN Philippines.

Authorities isolate Saudia Airlines plane at NAIA after threat warning

A Saudia Airlines flight has been placed in an isolation area at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Tuesday.

Isheri Landlords Abduction: Kidnappers demand N1bn ransom

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Following the abduction of four landlords by suspected gunmen in military uniforms on Saturday at Isheri, a boundary community between Lagos and Ogun states, the residents are still in shock as the kidnappers have vowed to kill the captives if NI billion ransom is not paid.

Assist govs to improve economy, Lalong asks SSGs

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Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has tasked Secretaries to Governments in the 36 states of the Federation to bring their wealth of experience, contribute their quota and assist their respective Governors to drive the diverse policies designed by their Governments to take their States out of economic recession.

Lagos vows to sanction schools not operating according to regulations

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The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, on Monday said the state government would not also hesitate to withdraw letters of approval from schools that refuse to adhere to regulations. Adebule spoke at the 3rd Quarterly Stakeholders’ Forum of Private School Owners, with the theme: “Entrenching Best Practices.”

Friday, September 9, 2016

INEC Postpones Edo Election

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The independent national electoral commission, Inec has reschedule the Edo state 2016 Governorship election to Wednesday the 28th of September 2016. This is contained in a statement signed by the national electoral commissioner in Charge of voters education and publicity prince Solomon Soyebi and made available to Newsmen in Benin city.

Eid-el-Kabir: FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays

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The Federal Government declared September 12 and 13 as public holidays to mark Eid-el-Kabir celebration. This was contained in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Mr. Muhamadu Maccido, on behalf of the Minister, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (rtd).

National Anti -corruption Summit holds in Abuja

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Nigerians have been urged to imbibe the culture of discipline as a measure to fight corruption in the country. The President of an NGO, Life International Foundation, Dr. Olu Wilson, made the call in Abuja at a National Anti -corruption Summit.

Buhari launches ‘Change Begins With Me’ programme

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President Muhammadu Buhari launched the “Change Begins With Me’’ campaign in Abuja. The initiative is aimed at educating and enlightening Nigerians to appreciate the values of accountability and integrity.

Recession will end soon, Osinbajo promise Nigerians

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo reviewed the state of the economy and explained that the prevailing recession was necessitated by the loss of 60 per cent of the nation’s revenue in the first quarter of the year to the violent activities of militants and economic sabouteurs in the Niger Delta.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

“I Am Single And Ready To Mingle” – Patoranking

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Dancehall singer has no plans to quit bachelorhood anytime soon. He disclosed this in a recent interview where he revealed that he is not in a hurry to get married. In a chat Hip TV, the ‘Alubarika’ singer mentioned that his career and family are the most important at the moment.

Celebrity Couple: Funke Akindele, JJC Make 1st Public Appearance

Popular actress, Funke Akindele and sweetheart, JJC Skillz have made their first public appearance as a couple. The lovebirds who whisked themselves away for a private wedding last week were present at MC Abbey’s Comedy Show “I laff with MC Abbey” in London on August 27.

Trump To Visit Mexican Leader

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US Republican candidate Donald Trump is to visit Mexico on Wednesday, hours before he details measures against illegal immigration in a speech.

Gabon2016 Elections: Jean Ping’s Supporters Protest Bongo’s Win

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Jean Ping‘s supporters, have clashed with security forces in the capital Libreville, after incumbent President Ali Bongo was named the winner of a closely fought presidential election.

China To Ban Media Content That Promotes Western Values

China will come down hard on social and entertainment news that promotes improper values and “Western lifestyles”, the country’s broadcasting regulator said. This is the latest effort at censorship in an already strictly regulated media environment.