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Daily Archives: Sunday, October 8, 2017

Breaking: Super Eagles qualifies, ready for Russia


Super Eagles of Nigeria, Saturday trashed the fearless Chipolopolo of Zambia hence becoming the first African team to advance to Russia after taking an unassailable lead atop Group B. It will be their sixth World Cup finals appearance. The match which ended 1-0 doused the tension of many Nigerian fans. Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi’s fantastic short saw the Nigerian Super Eagles ...

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Buhari lauds RCCG, assures Nigerians of dividends of democracy


PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has commended the efforts of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, to restore peace to the nation through its prayers for government. Speaking through the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enyinna Enelamah, at the October 2017 Holy Ghost Service/Annual Youth Convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Worldwide, organized by the ...

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Political interference in NNPC operations poses risks — PwC


Political involvement in the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation can lead to rapid turnover in key staff, creating difficulties in ability to execute strategic initiatives, a new report by the PricewaterhouseCooper has said. The PwC report, entitled, ‘The new nation builders: Creating the African national oil company of the future,’ said the NNPC’s financial position had been a ...

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Vice President Osinbajo speaks on Nigerian economy at London summit


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will be delivering the keynote address at this year’s Africa Summit, themed “What Makes Africa Work” taking place in London, United Kingdom on Sunday and Monday. According to a statement on Saturday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, the Africa Summit hosted by the Financial Times of London is a ...

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Customs seize containers loaded with foreign rice

Nigerian Custom

The Nigerian Customs Service, Port Harcourt, Area II Command, has seized three containers containing hundreds of bags of foreign rice, which were falsely declared by an importer. The Area Controller of the Command, Comptroller Abubakar Bashir, explained that the NCS was able to discover the goods as a result of its resolve to embark on a 100 percent physical examination ...

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London crash, not an act of terrorism – Police


London police said an incident in which a car apparently ploughed into pedestrians near the Natural History Museum on Saturday, injuring 11 people, was a not related to terrorism. “The incident in #ExhibitionRoad #SouthKensington earlier is not being treated as a terror-related incident. It is a road traffic collision,” Metropolitan Police said in a statement on Twitter.  

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Patience Jonathan was arrogant as first lady –John Campbell


A former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, has described former President Goodluck Jonathan’s wife, Patience, as being arrogant and flamboyant when she was Nigeria’s first lady. In a piece he wrote on Friday, ‘Nigerian President Buhari’s Sisyphean Efforts’, and posted on Council on Foreign Relations’ website, Campbell also wondered how Jonathan’s wife became wealthy having spent most of ...

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PDP makes nomination forms free for females


The Delta State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has made nomination forms free for female politicians who would be running for elective positions in the forthcoming 2018 local government elections in the state. The party said the decision was to encourage women in the state to actively participate in politics. It fixed nomination forms for male aspirants for the ...

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Sukuk bonds are Sharia loan, Nigeria not an Islamic country —CAN

Rev. Musa Asake

The Director of Muslim Rights Concern, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, has come down hard on the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria, saying its opposition to the Sukuk Islamic bonds by the Federal Government shows that it is acting like a spoilt child. How do you respond?   In the first place, whoever that Ishaq is, I have gathered that he ...

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No treatment or vaccine for monkey pox – Prof


A Professor of Public Health/Consultant Public Health Physician at the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Prof. Tanimola Akande, talks about monkey pox and how to avoid the viral disease. what is monkey pox? Monkey pox is an uncommon viral disease that produces pox lesions similar to smallpox; it occurs mainly in remote parts of central ...

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