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Nigeria to begin manufacturing Electric Cars

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The National Automotive Design and Development Council in Nigeria has intimated the public that electric cars in the West African country would soon be a reality. It made the statement on Thursday, 16th November 2017, noting that it will collaborate with relevant stakeholders to achieve the goal. The Director General, National Automotive Design and Development Council, Mr. Jelani Aliyu MFR disclosed this at the ...

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Ooni preaches cultural renaissance at Chatham House


The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has advised Africans to uphold their cultural values against all odds. According to him, the continent has a lot to learn from Asia, which, he said, had continued to put its culture first despite its relationship with other races. The Ooni said, “Asians are still holding on to their heritage. We Africans should ...

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Reps condemn sale of Africans in Libya, Senate begins probe

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Members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday condemned the increasing cases of public auctioning of black Africans in Libya. Also, the Senate has begun the investigation of the alleged sale of illegal African migrants “mostly Nigerians” as slaves in Libya, which it described as a slap on the face of Nigeria. The Senate probe was based on a motion ...

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Negligence, human errors cause four air accidents – AIB

Aircraft landing on runway

The Accident Investigation Bureau on Wednesday released four more air accident reports, having released six others in the last few months. One of the reports was on the incident involving a Boeing 737-500 with registration 5N-BLE belonging to Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria Limited. The airplane was on a scheduled commercial flight from Lagos to Kaduna with 108 passengers and ...

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Top 5 kitchen tech products for fall 2017

Robotic in the kitchen

(NC) Technological innovation is spilling out of the smartphone and into the home. But what is worth the investment? Tech expert and author Amber Mac shares her picks for the top five kitchen tech innovations worth checking out this season. Voice assistants.From the highly anticipated Google Home to the Amazon Echo, today’s voice-controlled devices are so much more than a ...

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Men are to blame for Nigeria’s woes –Ezekwesili


A former Vice-President of the World Bank and former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has said that male political leaders are to blame for the poor state of affairs in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. She also absolved women of any blame, saying they have had only a “marginal” role to play in the poor governance that has ...

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FG opts against $550m Chinese loan for communications satellites

BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 12:  President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari (L) and Chinese President, Xi Jinping (R) shake hands during the signing ceremony at Great Hall of the People on April 12, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by /Kyodo News - Pool/Getty Images)

The Federal Government has backed out of a plan to take a loan of $550m from the Chinese Export and Import Bank for the construction of two new communications satellites. The Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, said this in an interview with our correspondent on the sidelines of the Alliance for Affordable Internet – Nigeria Coalition meeting chaired by ...

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5 key tips for digital parenting


(NC) Being a parent is a tough job, one that only gets more complicated when your kids start to go online and use smart devices. And with children as young as toddlers hopping onto their mom or dad’s tablets, the earlier you start the conversation about using the internet responsibly, the better. Use these tips to prepare for when your ...

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My Month of Redemption.

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Pastor Amos Dada PhD; P.Eng It is with great delight and joy that I welcome you to the month of October, our Month of Redemption. I like the words of the Lord: “Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies.” Psalm 107:2 NLT I like that question, can you confirm that ...

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North Korea fires ballistic missile


North Korea fired a ballistic missile early Wednesday, South Korean military officials said, the first such launch in two months and  just a week after the US slapped fresh sanctions on the hermit state and declared it a state sponsor of terrorism. The North has stoked international alarm over its banned nuclear missile programme but before Wednesday had not staged a ...

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Budget: FG adjusts 2018-2020 MTEF/FSP by N1.5tn


The Federal Government on Monday gave details of the adjustments it made to the 2018-2020 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper, explaining that they were incorporated in the 2018 budget proposal presented to the National Assembly on November 7 by President Muhammadu Buhari. The President, had before the budget presentation, submitted an earlier version of the MTEF, but captured ...

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Eagles coach gets contract extension

Super Eagles coach

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has been given a new contract  that will expire in  2019. The Nigeria Football Federation  president Amaju Pinnick  announced  the  new deal at an event in Lagos on Monday. Rohr, who helped Nigeria qualify for  their sixth World Cup, will arrive in Russia for  next year’s football’s showpiece having another two years with the Eagles ...

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Physically challenged persons protest at NNPC over jobs

Physically challenged

There was heavy security presence at the headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in Abuja on Monday as physically challenged persons besieged the oil firm to stage a protest. It was gathered that the protesters were members of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities, Delta State Chapter, who demanded that the NNPC should fulfil its promise of ...

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Simple tips for keeping your energy costs low

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(NC) Saving energy doesn’t have to be hard, and can go a long way towards making sure you meet your family’s monthly budget. Here are five simple tips from Hydro One to help keep your electricity costs low: LED bulbs combined with dimmers, timers and sensors give you more control over your energy use. Electronics use energy even when off. ...

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Mugabe And His Wife Secures $10m ‘Goodbye Package’


Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and wife Grace, have secured themselves a good deal, as it has been revealed that the couple will receive $10million and, immunity from prosecution as part of the deal they are terming the “golden goodbye” package. The 93-year-old, who finally resigned after 37 years in power, reportedly bargained with the military to allow him and ...

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What’s trending in smart home technology?


(NC) Everyday, technology is getting better at saving homeowners time, energy and money. In recent years, appliances of all brands have set their sights on pushing the limits of development and innovation. What used only to exist in futuristic films can now be found in your local Home Depot. Here are a few recent insights into what’s new in appliances. ...

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What to do if your home has a gas leak

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(NC) Although natural gas is extremely safe and reliable, gas leaks can occur inside or outside your home. Knowing how to detect them can keep you and your family safe. Natural gas is both odourless and colourless, making it hard to identify. To make it easier to detect, gas utilities add a chemical called mercaptan, which causes gas to smell ...

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Pasuma is 50


Fuji musician, Alabi Pasuma, is celebrating his 50th birthday today. Pasuma, who also doubles as a Nollywood actor, was born on 27 November 1967 at Mushin in Lagos State and was brought up in Kwara State. The 50-year-old has been an inspiration to many and is blessed with lovely children.

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