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Argungu fishing festival isn’t all about fishing

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Argungu Fishing Festival is one of the major festival celebrated annually to mark the end of the centuries-old hostility between the Sokoto caliphate region and the Kebbi kingdom in the northern part of Nigeria. The festival was initiated in the year 1934 in Argungu, Kebbi State. The Argungu Fishing Festival is an annual 4 days event in Kebbi State, Nigeria. ...

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Student flogged to death in zamfara

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A Government Day Secondary School teacher in Sankalawa in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State has allegedly flogged a student to death. The incident was revealed by Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar-Gummi, Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly. The deputy speaker, who spoke under matters of urgent public importance during the assembly’s sitting in Gusau, said that the house ...

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Students restricted from wearing shoes in india

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A state in eastern India called Bihar has banned students appearing for this year’s Class “X” board examinations from wearing shoes and socks, to curb cheating. Cheating is a punishable offense and punishment could range from two to ten years “The board has decided that candidates wearing only slippers will be allowed to enter the examination halls, those coming to ...

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Preparing Fura Da Nono the Fulani way

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The Fulanis are not just pastoralists, they are also good cooks, they can turn natural food into a special menu.  Ingredients – 1 cup of Millet or Guinea corn flour – 1 cup of Soya bean flour – 1 teaspoon Dried pepper (ground) – 1 teaspoon Cloves (ground) – 1 teaspoon African black pepper (ground) – 1 teaspoon Dry ginger ...

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Renowned American evangelist, Billy Graham, dies at 99

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Reverend Billy Graham, the influential Southern preacher who became a spiritual advisor to several US presidents and millions of Americans via their television sets, has died, his family said Wednesday. He was 99. The one-time backwoods minister who eventually became the world’s foremost Christian evangelist, spread a message of spiritual redemption at tent and stadium revival meetings, in a career ...

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Apple Glass Buildings, A Concern for Employees

Apple's IOS 11 Updates Siri to A More Natural Human

It wouldn’t be the first time Apple got in trouble for putting its architectural vision before prioritizing safety. In 2012, an 83-year-old woman sued Apple after walking into an Apple Store and breaking her nose in the process of entering a see-through door. Addictive personal use of gadgets and the company’s architectural design, sometimes it ends up with injured employees ...

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Preparing Fura Da Nono the Fulani way

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The Fulanis are not just pastoralists, they are also good cooks, they can turn natural food into a special menu.  Ingredients– 1� cups Millet or Guinea corn flour – � cup Soya bean flour – 1 teaspoon Dried pepper (ground) – � teaspoon Cloves (ground) – � teaspoon African black pepper (ground) – 1 teaspoon Dry ginger root (ground) – ...

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13 Feared Dead in Mexico Helicopter Crash

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Helicopter carrying officials in Mexico assessing the damage caused by a recent earthquake crashed and killed about 13 persons. Mexico’s interior minister and the governor of the south-west Oaxaca state were on board, but neither was hurt. The aircraft’s pilot lost control as it was coming in to land, Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete said. The 7.2-magnitude quake’s epicentre was in ...

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Twitter stops it’s Mac app

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Twitter’s erratic support for its dedicated desktop Mac application is coming to an end, with the company announcing that it’s pulled the application from the web and from Apple’s App Store. Support for Twitter for Mac will end in the coming weeks, the company adds. The app, before Twitter pulled it, had an average user rating on the App Store of ...

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Catholic church reconciles with CAN

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After about five years’ absence due to alleged misunderstanding that was later described as “political,” the Catholic Church has announced its return to the Christian Association of Nigeria. The return was reportedly perfected  in a meeting held at Abuja when a delegation of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, led by Rev. Fr. (Prof.) Cornelius Omonokhua, appeared at the expanded National ...

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7,000MW power produced in Nigeria

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The Nigeria’s power sector is ready to receive a major boost according to the minister for Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, hinted that Nigeria’s power generating companies (GenCos) are now able to produce 7,000MW. He also made this known on recently at the 1st Stakeholders Workshop on Taking 2000MW Unutilized Power to Eligible Customers, which was held with ...

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Federer wins 97th title

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Roger Federer celebrated his return to the top of the world rankings by winning the Rotterdam Open on Sunday, his 97th career title. The 36-year-old, the oldest No.1 in history, thrashed Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 in a one-sided final. In the Open era, only American Jimmy Connors has won more titles with 109.  “What a fantastic week,” the top ...

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Akinwunmi Ishola dies at 79

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Nigerian playwright, dramatist and actor, Prof Akinwumi Ishola has died, aged 79. Ishola, who wrote the popular play, Efunsetan Aniwura, when he was a student of the University of Ibadan in 1961, died in Ibadan after age-related ailment according to a family source.  “Baba has gone,” said the source, who preferred anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on ...

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World Bank to support Nigeria’s power recovery with $2.6bn

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The World Bank Group has expressed its willingness to assist the Federal Government’s Power Sector Recovery Programme with $2.6bn. According to the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, the financial intervention from the bank for the PSRP would help to fully fund historical and future deficits in the power sector.  The PSRP is a series of policy actions, operational, ...

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Uber to set up 24-hour hotline for UK customers

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Uber has announced it is to set up a 24-hour hotline for UK customers and will proactively report incidents to the police, a day after London’s transport authorities announced plans for tighter controls on private hire firms. The move also comes ahead of a court of appeal hearing where Transport for London will seek to demand that private hire operators ...

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Ethiopia on Crossroads after PM Resigns

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Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s announcement that he was calling it quits came after years of growing instability and protests in the Oromia and Amhara regions of the country, and  heavy-handed response from security forces. Reports suggests that about 800 protesters were killed in 2015 and 2016, and thousands more were jailed, many of them without trial including top notch politicians ...

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Proposed Trump Immigration Bill Stalled Again

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US Senate has rejected a move  to help young “Dreamer” immigrants and get the necessary funding for the border wall with Mexico, as Republican leaders joined with the White House and scuttled what seemed the likeliest chance for sweeping immigration legislation this election year. The vote came after the White House threatened to veto the measure and underscored that the ...

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