Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Jamilah Nasir

    After warning telcos, NCC inaugurates committee to check unregistered SIM cards

After warning telcos, NCC inaugurates committee to check unregistered SIM cards

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has set up a 12-man committee to look into the issue of unregistered and improperly registered SIM cards.Tony Ojobo, NCC spokesman, who disclosed this in a statement, said Umar Danbatta, vice chairman of NCC, inaugurated the committee at a meeting with telecommunications companies (telcos) operating in the country.TheCable had reported that the commission summoned telco CEOs [...]

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    Magu: Those protecting Maina are making his arrest difficult

Magu: Those protecting Maina are making his arrest difficult

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says those offering protection to Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), have made it difficult for the agency to arrest him.Magu, who did not disclose the identity of the persons allegedly protecting Maina, absolved himself of any blame in connection to the initial escape of [...]

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    Buhari describes Balarabe Musa as one of Nigeria’s brightest stars

Buhari describes Balarabe Musa as one of Nigeria’s brightest stars

President Muhammadu Buhari has described Balarabe Musa, ex-governor of the old Kaduna state as a "man of unassailable integrity and untainted record of public service".In a statement by Garba Shehu, his spokesman, Buhari said "even Musa's worst enemies and critics cannot dispute his remarkable reputation for integrity and selfless service to the people"."Balarabe Musa is one of Nigeria's brightest stars of [...]

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    Eat Me: Good for the brain, fights cancer… the many benefits of cocoa bean

Eat Me: Good for the brain, fights cancer… the many benefits of cocoa bean

Cocoa also called cacao bean, is the dried and fully fermented seed of cocoa seeds.It can be processed into a number of products including beverages and chocolate. [...]

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    Falana writes ECOWAS, kicks against Morocco’s bid to join regional body

Falana writes ECOWAS, kicks against Morocco’s bid to join regional body

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has written a letter to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), protesting the “illegal” admission of Morocco into the community.In a letter dated October 27, Falana said Morocco was “erroneously” admitted into the union by the authority of heads of states and government of the member states.ECOWAS is made up of fifteen states - Benin, [...]

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    Obasanjo: School feeding shouldn’t be FG programme

Obasanjo: School feeding shouldn’t be FG programme

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says the national home-grown school feeding programme initiated by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari should be run by state governments and only assisted by the federal government.Obasanjo said this in an interview with Punch.The interview held at a reception organised for Akinwumi Adesina, president of African Development Bank (AfDB), who won the World Food Prize award.Asked to [...]

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    Group demands prosecution of policeman who ‘raped stranded 14-year-old girl’

Group demands prosecution of policeman who ‘raped stranded 14-year-old girl’

Ra'ayi initiative, a non-governmental organisation, has called on Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police (IGP), to probe the alleged sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl by a policeman in Anambra state.In a statement by Hamisu Gumel, its secretary, the group identified the suspect as  Barau Garba from MOPOL 7, Sokoto state, with service number 275601.The victim reportedly got stranded in Onitsha, Anambra state, after [...]

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    Jonathan to Nigerian youth: Austria just elected a 31-year-old leader, does that not tell you anything?

Jonathan to Nigerian youth: Austria just elected a 31-year-old leader, does that not tell you anything?

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has challenged youth in the country to take up leadership roles.Speaking at the 4th graduation ceremony of Baze University, a private tertiary institution in Abuja, Jonathan said young persons are taking charge in Europe.He made references to President Emmanuel Marcon of France, who is 39 years old, and Sebastian Kurz, new leader of Austria, who is 31 years old.Turning to [...]

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    ‘One week, one scandal’ — Fayose mocks Buhari

‘One week, one scandal’ — Fayose mocks Buhari

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has accused the federal government of trying to divert the attention of Nigerians from some scandals.Reacting to the announcement of the recovery of $85m allegedly looted from the Malabu oil deal, Fayose said "this is a trick to distract Nigerians" from Abdulrasheed Maina and Isah Misau.While Maina, ex-chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), was reinstated [...]

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    EXTRA: Nigerian buys G-Wagon for South African ‘whose wife he impregnated’

EXTRA: Nigerian buys G-Wagon for South African ‘whose wife he impregnated’

A Nigerian man simply identified as John has reportedly bought a Mercedes-Benz G-class for a South African whose wife he impregnated.Daily Live, a South African online platform, quoted John as saying the anger of the man vanished when he was compensated with the luxury car.“I know what I did is wrong but I feel better he has accepted my gift. [...]

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    ‘One in four women in Lagos have sex before 18’

‘One in four women in Lagos have sex before 18’

Jide Idris, Lagos commissioner for health, says 24.2 per cent of women in the state had their first sexual intercourse before the age of 18.Idris said this while speaking on ‘Reproductive Health: Beyond Cultural Limitations and Concerns’ at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Victoria Island, Lagos. [...]

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    Misau: I didn’t make any allegation against ‘highly revered’ Aisha Buhari

Misau: I didn’t make any allegation against ‘highly revered’ Aisha Buhari

Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi central, says he had no intention to attack Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari.Misau had claimed that Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police (IGP), gave two SUVs to the president's wife upon her request for a Sienna and Hiace.But the first lady denied the allegations, saying she had been using her personal cars.Although the police later confirmed [...]

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    Magu: I’ll speak on Maina at the appropriate time

Magu: I’ll speak on Maina at the appropriate time

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the anti-graft agency did its best to bring Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms (PTFPR), to book.Absolving the commission of any blames in connection to Maina's reinstatement, Magu said the EFCC had played its part by declaring him wanted.Magu said this [...]

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    Why you should drink goat milk more often

Why you should drink goat milk more often

Experts have recommended that Nigerians consume more of goat milk which according to them is more beneficial to healthy growth than cow milk.The advice is contained in a fact sheet issued by the Nigerian Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (NIFAAS), in Ibadan, Oyo state. [...]

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    ‘I’m still using my personal cars’ — Aisha Buhari denies Misau’s allegation

‘I’m still using my personal cars’ — Aisha Buhari denies Misau’s allegation

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has denied the allegation by Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi central, that Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police, gave her two cars.On Wednesday, Misau had told a senate ad-hoc committee assigned to probe Idris that Buhari’s wife had requested a Sienna and Hiace bus through her aide but Idris bought two SUVs for her.According [...]

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    Nigeria is a giant with clay feet, says Sanusi

Nigeria is a giant with clay feet, says Sanusi

Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, has described Nigeria as a "giant with clay feet".Speaking at the 100th anniversary of Union Bank in Lagos, Sanusi said there is a need to reduce the cost of governance.He blamed the inability to pay salaries of workers on the amount spent on public servants.The monarch said restructuring, in the real sense, should not be [...]

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