Saturday, September 23, 2017

Jamilah Nasir

    Help! This Babcock student needs N48m for kidney transplant

Help! This Babcock student needs N48m for kidney transplant

Ebunoluwa Adesanya, a final year student of mass communication at Babcock University, has been diagnosed with lupus nephritis, a disease that affects the kidneys.Adesanya was diagnosed with the life-threatening condition in November 2016 -- three months to her final examinations at the university.Lupus nephritis is an inflammation of the kidney caused by systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) also called lupus.With lupus, [...]

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    Kim Jong-un vows to tame ‘mentally deranged’ Trump

Kim Jong-un vows to tame ‘mentally deranged’ Trump

Kim Jong-un, North Korean leader, says he will make "mentally deranged" President Donald Trump pay dearly for threatening to totally destroy the east Asian country. In a personal statement which was released by the state news agency KCNA, Jong-un said Trump's speech gives him more reasons to develop more nuclear weapons for his country.He said Trump spoke "rude nonsense, one has [...]

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    Soldiers ‘rescued from militants’ shrine’ in Rivers

Soldiers ‘rescued from militants’ shrine’ in Rivers

The joint military task force (JTF) in the Niger Delta says troops have rescued two abducted soldiers and four civilians from a kidnappers’ den in Rivers state.Ibrahim Abdullahi, spokesman of the force, disclosed this in a statement.He said the operation followed a report of the kidnap of two soldiers who were in transit for banking services in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government [...]

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    FG asks NIMC to eradicate bio-data duplication

FG asks NIMC to eradicate bio-data duplication

The federal government has asked the National Identity Management Commission ( NIMC) to devise an effective and innovative identity management system devoid of duplication.It described the proliferation and duplication of efforts at bio-metric-based ‎identity systems as neither cost-effective nor security smart.Habiba Lawal, acting secretary to the government of the federation (SGF),  gave the charge at the inauguration of the new [...]

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    Trump bans trade relations with North Korea

Trump bans trade relations with North Korea

President Donald Trump has issued a new executive order banning all trade relations with North Korea.The new order is coming two days after Trump said the US might have no choice but to "totally destroy" North Korea if it did not cease its production and testing of nuclear weapons.Trump said the order would cut the financial flow to North Korea, hence [...]

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    Sahara Group sponsors young movie producers to London Film Academy

Sahara Group sponsors young movie producers to London Film Academy

Sahara Group, an African energy conglomerate, has sponsored two movie producers to the London Film Academy.In a statement, the company announced that Joseph Duke and Chinenye Balogun, the beneficiaries, emerged winners of a competition it organised.The statement said they would undergo training in editing and cinematography."The competition involved the submission of 15-minute documentaries on the activities of Nigerian entrepreneurs by [...]

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    Muslim group to CAN: Stop blocking Sukuk… you already have all we are asking for

Muslim group to CAN: Stop blocking Sukuk… you already have all we are asking for

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says the proposed release of Sukuk eurobond by the federal government is purely business and not a plan to Islamise Nigeria.The group said this in reaction to the claim of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) that Sukuk is an attempt to sell Nigeria to Islamic nations.In a statement on Thursday, Ishaq Akintola, director of [...]

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    HIV patients in Africa ‘to pay only $75 a year’ for new state-of-art drugs

HIV patients in Africa ‘to pay only $75 a year’ for new state-of-art drugs

India-based Mylan Laboratories and Aurobindo Pharma, makers of generic HIV drugs, are set to make millions of pills available to African countries.Reuters reports that the development is coming after both firms secured a multi-million dollar guarantee from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, making it possible to cap the price at just $75 per patient a year.The drugs are currently [...]

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    Oando Foundation, Fashion Vie ‘support girl-child education with N43.8m’

Oando Foundation, Fashion Vie ‘support girl-child education with N43.8m’

Oando Foundation (OF), an independent charity organisation, in partnership with Fashion Vie, an annual charity fashion, say they have raised N43.8m to support the education of the Nigerian girl child.The foundation was selected as the first beneficiary from Africa to receive proceeds from 'The Dream: Fall 2017 Benefit Fashion Show and Silent Auction', where it raised N43,800,000 on September 14.In a [...]

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    BudgIT enlightens Lagos residents on budget process

BudgIT enlightens Lagos residents on budget process

BudgIT, a civic tech organisation, visited six communities in Lagos state to sensitise residents on the 2017 state budget and to seek their input in the 2018 budget.At the meetings, the roles of elected public officials highlighted and citizens were encouraged to be actively involved in the budgeting formation process.Residents were educated on their rights to demand government accountability for [...]

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    Ebute, ex-senate president writes UN, says IPOB could trigger genocide in Nigeria

Ebute, ex-senate president writes UN, says IPOB could trigger genocide in Nigeria

Ameh Ebute, Nigeria’s senate president during the end of the third republic, has written a letter to the UN over the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).The former lawmaker said the group, which he described as a terrorist sect, was capable of causing "mass genocide" in Nigeria.IPOB, led by Nnamdi Kanu, was proscribed by the governors of the [...]

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    I’ve resolved the dispute with my former employer, says Lebanese businessman declared wanted by EFCC

I’ve resolved the dispute with my former employer, says Lebanese businessman declared wanted by EFCC

Fady El-Daher, a Lebanese businessman who worked as the project manager of El-Alan Construction Company, Lagos, says he has resolved all the issues he had with the company.In March 2015, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) declared him wanted for allegedly conniving with some of the sub-contractors employed by the company to inflate the cost of materials and measurement of work [...]

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    Crackdown on IPOB is FG’s ‘tactic to thwart restructuring’

Crackdown on IPOB is FG’s ‘tactic to thwart restructuring’

The Eastern Consultative Forum (ECA) has described the branding of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB ) as a terrorist group and its proscription by south-east governors as an attempt by the federal government to impede the clamour for restructuring.In a statement signed by its secretary, Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko, the group said the military exercise by the Nigerian army tagged 'Operation Python Dance [...]

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    Lagos heightens anti-crime fight– opens Nigeria’s first DNA forensic lab

Lagos heightens anti-crime fight– opens Nigeria’s first DNA forensic lab

The Lagos state government has completed the construction of the Lagos State DNA Forensics centre (LSDFC), the first-ever high-powered DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) forensic laboratory in Nigeria.Habib Aruna, chief press secretary to Akinwunmi Ambode, the state governor, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.According to the statement seen by TheCable, last year, Ambode approved the construction of the laboratory as part [...]

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    Eat Me: Relieves constipation, lowers blood pressure… Seven benefits of okra

Eat Me: Relieves constipation, lowers blood pressure… Seven benefits of okra

Okra, also known as lady's finger or bamia pod, is an edible green is a flowering plant in the mallow family. In Nigeria, it is called okwuru in Igbo, ila in Yoruba, and kubewa in Hausa. [...]

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    You can’t declare IPOB a terrorist organisation, human rights group tells military

You can’t declare IPOB a terrorist organisation, human rights group tells military

The Nigerian Human Rights Community (NHRC) says it is not within the jurisdiction of the military to declare the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist group.On Friday, the defence headquarters branded IPOB a militant terrorist organisation.The south-east governors also announced a ban on all activities of IPOB in the geo-political zone.In a statement by Micheal Ajayi and Sanusi Suleiman, [...]

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