Friday, September 20, 2019

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    Rice production receives boost as Amarava mill increases capacity

Rice production receives boost as Amarava mill increases capacity

Amarava Rice Mill, a leading indigenous company based in Kano, says it is taking a major step towards self-sufficiency in rice production.TheCable understands that the company is set to boost its production capacity by over 100 percent, to the tune of 500 metric tonnes daily.In 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the first end-to-end made-in-Nigeria rice mill with only Nigerian human and [...]

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    ITTF okays Nigeria Open as model

ITTF okays Nigeria Open as model

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) on Wednesday described the annual ITTF Challenge Plus Nigeria Open as a model tournament due the large following it continues to attract around the world.Executive vice president of the ITTF, Alaa Meshref, who made the remark in Lagos, said the tournament's global acceptance by players had led the federation to upgrade the tournament to [...]

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    Violence against children: Lagos launches benchmark report

Violence against children: Lagos launches benchmark report

The Lagos state government on Tuesday launched its report on the financial benchmark and economic burden of violence against children, reiterating its resolve to spearhead the fight against the phenomenon in Nigeria.UNICEF’s recent finding indicates that six out of 10 Nigerian children experience some form of violence, one in two children experiences physical violence, one in four girls experiences sexual [...]

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    JCI Nigeria partners corporate bodies on youth empowerment

JCI Nigeria partners corporate bodies on youth empowerment

President of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Nigeria, Adetola Juyitan, has expressed the commitment of the organization to continue to partner youth-based organizations, corporate bodies and foreign missions to encourage youth empowerment and development.Juyitan, who made the expression in Lagos while giving account of the stewardship of JCI Nigeria from January to June this year, said Nigerian youth had been charged [...]

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    Inside Oyo market where traders, sanitation authorities differ on open defecation

Inside Oyo market where traders, sanitation authorities differ on open defecation

It was a bright day on June 25, 2019 when the TheCable visited Ogbere Idi Osan in Ona Ara local government, Ibadan, Oyo state, as part of the on-the-spot assessment of open defecation at the place, facilitated by the UNICEF in collaboration with the federal ministry of information, UKaid and European Union.One small building housing three toilets is erected inside [...]

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    Keskese elevates Idowu to executive director

Keskese elevates Idowu to executive director

The board of directors and management of Keskese Limited, one of Nigeria’s leading experiential and event management agencies, has announced the elevation of Kayode Idowu to the position of Executive Director of the company.Prior to his new role, Idowu functioned as the general manager of the company where he was responsible for providing leadership and direction to the agency’s team [...]

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    Open defecation: Oyo traders lament inadequate toilets in market

Open defecation: Oyo traders lament inadequate toilets in market

Traders at Ogbere Idi Osan market in Ona ara local government area of Oyo state have expressed worry over the spate of open defecation in the market.Some of the traders who spoke to TheCable during a visit to the market on Wednesday, said the development poses hazard to their business."It is obvious that more toilets need to be built to cater [...]

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    Nomination opens for Nigerian Sports Award

Nomination opens for Nigerian Sports Award

Organisers of Nigerian Sports Award (NSA) have announced opening of entries for the 2019 edition.According to the NSA's executive director, Kayode Idowu, the nominations opened on June 19 and will end on October 13.Idowu said a total of 21 categories were open for nomination from the general public in this edition."These categories recognize individuals, males, females, physically challenge, continental participants, [...]

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    For Super Eagles, there is Pyramid hurdle in Egypt

For Super Eagles, there is Pyramid hurdle in Egypt

Reviewing the lusterless performance by Super Eagles in a pre-AFCON 2019 friendly with Warriors of Zimbabwe at Asaba on June 8, which ended goalless, former international Bolaji Douglas told TheCable that it was nothing to worry about, although he also admitted that the Eagles had played without a purpose.“Every one knows that the Super Eagles didn’t do well in pre-tournament [...]

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    2019 Charity Shield polo: Haske & Williams wins UNICEF Cup

2019 Charity Shield polo: Haske & Williams wins UNICEF Cup

Haske & Williams team from Yola on Sunday defeated Dattaku team from Kaduna 61/2-1 in the UNICEF Cup final to win their first ever major charity polo title.Other top winners of the ten-day competition include Team Abuja Rubicon that outclassed STL from Lagos 12-41/2 in a tense Access Bank Cup final match that was decided over five chukkas before a [...]

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    Star unfolds ‘shining moments’ for AFCON 2019

Star unfolds ‘shining moments’ for AFCON 2019

As the 2109 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Egypt on Friday, Star Lager beer is set to also thrill football fans with what officials of the Nigerian Breweries Plc call unforgettable moments.At an event witnessed by top media executives and Nigeria's ex-internationals Mutiu Adepoju, Victor Ikpeba, Efe Ambrose and Juwon Oshaniwa in Lekki, Lagos on Sunday, the [...]

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    Access Bank/UNICEF charity shield: Fifth Chukker edges Tila Farm, wins Dantata Cup

Access Bank/UNICEF charity shield: Fifth Chukker edges Tila Farm, wins Dantata Cup

The first stage of the ongoing Access Bank UNICEF Charity Shield international polo tournament has ended with outsiders Fifth Chukker upstaging favourite and former winner Tila Farms to win the prestigious Usman Dantata Cup.The Adamu Atta-powered Chukker, initially overlooked by bookmakers before the race galloped off, jumped into the lead from the starting bell, winning two steam games in a [...]

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    Oyome, Keswani shine at Ikoyi ladies golf championship

Oyome, Keswani shine at Ikoyi ladies golf championship

Six-handicapper, Evelyn Oyome, emerged the winner of the 2019 Ikoyi Ladies Golf Championship at the Golf Section of the club in Lagos on Sunday.Oyome, a multiple winner of the ladies honour, shot 80 on the first day of the event and returned two strokes better in the closing round to edge the over 100 players that competed at the event [...]

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    Work and Play, motorsports promoter, unfolds fresh plans

Work and Play, motorsports promoter, unfolds fresh plans

Work and Play, foremost promoter of Motorsports, has revealed new plans for the future as they hosted their team and guests to mark the second anniversary of the group’s inaugural event.Olumide Omolade, the coordinator of the group, said at the event in Lagos on Monday that Work and Play was the biggest movement in Nigeria’s motorsports industry while describing the [...]

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    Nigeria misses cricket World Cup slot in rain-washed qualifier

Nigeria misses cricket World Cup slot in rain-washed qualifier

Nigeria's men team, the Yellow Greens, have finished in 3rd place at the ICC T-20 World Cup Qualifier, Africa finals in Lugogo and Kyambogo, Uganda as the rain washed away fixtures of both Namibia and Uganda games.The persistent rainfall at the venues allowed only three playing days in the tournament, resulting in points sharing by teams and preventing the Yellow Greens [...]

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    Unicef/Access Charity Polo: 18 teams to compete in Kaduna

Unicef/Access Charity Polo: 18 teams to compete in Kaduna

Eighteen polo teams from across Nigeria are set to compete in the 2019 Access Bank-UNICEF Charity Shield Polo tournament which gallops off at the Fifth Chukker Lawns of Kangimi Resort, Kaduna from June 6 to 15.Victor Etuokwu, executive director, retail banking, Access Bank Plc, who announced the dates for the annual tournament in Lagos on Tuesday, said the regular teams [...]

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September 16, 2019USDGBPEUR
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KANO361474413
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