Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Jamilah Nasir

    Yobe, World Bank empower IDPs to invest in agriculture

Yobe, World Bank empower IDPs to invest in agriculture

Yobe state government in collaboration with the World Bank have supported returnee Internally Displaced  Persons (IDPs) and those still in camps with farm inputs.The farm inputs will enable them to engage in agricultural activities toward economic recovery.Musa Jidawa, permanent secretary, Yobe state emergency management agency (SEMA), disclosed this in Damaturu, on Sunday.Jidawa said the state government had provided 300 IDPs [...]

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    Biafra killings: Amnesty asks Obiano to ensure justice is served

Biafra killings: Amnesty asks Obiano to ensure justice is served

Amnesty International (AI) has asked Willie Obiano, Anambra state governor, to ensure the perpetrators of the alleged killing of pro-Biafra protesters in 2016 are brought to book.AI made this known in a statement issued by Isa Sanusi, its media manager.The group had accused the military of "extrajudicially executing" 150 members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who took to the [...]

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    Eat Me: Enhances vision, aids sleep… Six health benefits of pumpkin

Eat Me: Enhances vision, aids sleep… Six health benefits of pumpkin

Pumpkin is regarded as both a fruit and vegetable, depending on its usage and who you're asking.It is naturally rich in vitamins A, C, E, and antioxidants such as lutein, xanthin, and carotenes in abundance. [...]

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    God’s Mercy Revival Ministries to hold 18th annual conference

God’s Mercy Revival Ministries to hold 18th annual conference

God’s Mercy Revival Ministries (GOMERM) is set to hold its 18th annual power conference.The conference will hold between August 14 and August 20 at the church’s headquarters on Femi Bankole Close, Arida, Ikotun, Lagos. The conference, which also marks the anniversary of the church, is themed 'Zoin 2017- Crossing Over: Breaking Boundary'.James Akanbi, GOMERM’s general overseer, will be leading other people [...]

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    Vitamin B3 supplements ‘could prevent birth defects’

Vitamin B3 supplements ‘could prevent birth defects’

Correcting Vitamin B3 deficiency during pregnancy can help keep birth defects at bay, a study says.Australian researchers at Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute say the deficiency cripples an embryo during formation. [...]

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    Hepatitis E ‘kills four pregnant women in Borno,  400 IDPs infected’

Hepatitis E ‘kills four pregnant women in Borno, 400 IDPs infected’

At least four pregnant women have died, while more than 400 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been infected with hepatitis E in Ngala council area of Borno state.Nicolerta Bellio, MSF medical coordinator, disclosed this in a statement issued in Maiduguri, the state capital.Bellio said the highly contagious disease, which infiltrated the camp from Niger, spread through Ngala camp due to a [...]

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    Lagos to replace ‘Danfo’ with 5000 new buses

Lagos to replace ‘Danfo’ with 5000 new buses

Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, has said the first set of 5,000 commercial buses under the 'bus reform initiative' will be flagged off within the next six months.Ambode disclosed this on Thursday when students of Harvard Kennedy School of Government, US, paid him a courtesy visit at the Lagos House in Ikeja.The governor said his administration was working round the [...]

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    We feel your pains, ANN tells victims of Anambra shooting

We feel your pains, ANN tells victims of Anambra shooting

The Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), a political group, has condemned in strong terms the killings at the Catholic Church at Ozubulu, in Anambra state.In a statement on Thursday, the group described the killing as an “unimaginable desecration of the house of God” and “unparalleled disregard for the sanctity of the human life.”Speaking on behalf of the group, Leonard Ebute, [...]

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    STEM, Sterling Bank’s cleaning initiative, to hit 8 cities on Saturday

STEM, Sterling Bank’s cleaning initiative, to hit 8 cities on Saturday

Sterling Bank is set to hold the 2017 edition of its Sterling Bank Environmental Makeover (STEM), a corporate social responsibility initiative.Launched eight years ago as a cleaning exercise promoting sanitation and hygiene, STEM has evolved into a national force championing the cause of the environment.It presently covers public enlightenment campaigns, partnership with waste management agencies in 14 states, tree planting [...]

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    Obaseki: Tax revenues are used for execution of capital projects

Obaseki: Tax revenues are used for execution of capital projects

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, says all the revenues collected by his administration as tax were used for the execution of capital projects across the state.Obaseki disclosed this when Cyril Ikemefuna Ede, chairman of council, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), paid him a courtesy visit at the government house in Benin city, the state capital.“Without fear of [...]

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    TSA breach: FG to pay N1.2m to six banks as court strikes out suit

TSA breach: FG to pay N1.2m to six banks as court strikes out suit

A federal high court sitting in Lagos on Wednesday struck out a suit filed by the federal government against seven commercial banks.According to Channels TV, Chuka Obiozor, the presiding judge, struck out the suit and awarded a cost of N200,000 against the federal government and in favour of all the affected banks except Skye Bank which was not represented in [...]

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    Court orders forfeiture of N7.6bn linked to Diezani

Court orders forfeiture of N7.6bn linked to Diezani

A federal high court sitting in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of N7,646,700,000 said to have been illegally kept in Sterling Bank. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had linked the money to Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources. Chuka Obiozor, a judge, who gave the ruling, had on Monday ordered the permanent forfeiture of a $37.5m sky-scrapper in Banana [...]

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    New governor’s lodge: Group to hold protests in A’Ibom, Lagos

New governor’s lodge: Group to hold protests in A’Ibom, Lagos

Akwa Ibom Conscience, a non-partisan association, is set to hold a peaceful protest to express its disapproval with the decision by Udom Emmanuel, the state governor, to construct a new governor’s lodge in Lagos.In a statement by Inibehe Effiong, the protest convener, the group described the project as a waste, given the economic situation in Akwa Ibom.According to the statement, [...]

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    Abundant Life Church hosts 10th edition of ‘Superfest’

Abundant Life Church hosts 10th edition of ‘Superfest’

The Abundant Life Gospel Church has commenced the 10th edition of its annual Superfest conference, scheduled to hold between August 4 and August 10 at the church’s cathedral in Agege, Lagos.According to a statement issued in Lagos by Jane Onalapo, general overseer of the church, this years's edition is themed 'The Excellent Spirit'.Kola Onalapo, the late husband of the current [...]

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    Fayose: Boko Haram, Badoo, ritual killers, drug war… what is wrong with Nigeria?

Fayose: Boko Haram, Badoo, ritual killers, drug war… what is wrong with Nigeria?

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has raised concerns about the various manifestations of violence in Nigeria.Fayose raised his concerns on Monday via his Twitter handle. He asked what had gone wrong with the nation.His statement is a reaction to the shooting at a Catholic church in Anambra state on Sunday, which resulted in the deaths of 12 persons."Boko Haram [...]

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    Group advises FG to invest more in education research

Group advises FG to invest more in education research

Education Data, Research and Evaluation in Nigeria (EDOREN) initiative, a UK government-funded project of the Department for International Development (DFID), has called on the federal government to invest more in the education sector.EDOREN made the call at its project advisory committee (PAC) meeting in Abuja.It said the result of such studies would guide in formulating appropriate policies for Nigeria’s education [...]

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