Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Jamilah Nasir

    NNPC ‘trying to dismiss’ issues raised by Kachikwu

NNPC ‘trying to dismiss’ issues raised by Kachikwu

The  Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has been accused of trying to dismiss and render irrelevant the accusations raised by Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources.The Accountability Vanguard (AV), an advocacy group, said this in response to comments made by Maikanti Baru, group managing director of the NNPC, in reaction to Kachikwu's claims.Baru had said the minister raised a [...]

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    Study says divorce is genetic, not psychological

Study says divorce is genetic, not psychological

Children of divorced parents are more likely to get divorced when compared to those who grew up in two-parent households.According to a study by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Lund University in Sweden, this is caused by genetics and not psychological factors. [...]

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    12 things to know about monkeypox

12 things to know about monkeypox

Monkeypox is a rare and infectious disease caused by monkey virus, transmitted from animals to human, with symptoms similar to those of smallpox, although less severe. The first incident of the disease in Nigeria was reported on September 22 in Bayelsa, and according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 31 suspected cases have been reported across seven states including  Rivers, [...]

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    OBITUARY: Malu, the fighter who sentenced Diya to death, ordered Odi massacre and regretted not overthrowing Obasanjo

OBITUARY: Malu, the fighter who sentenced Diya to death, ordered Odi massacre and regretted not overthrowing Obasanjo

Nine years before he bade goodbye to the world, Victor Samuel Leonard Malu, a general of generals, went into a coma and was taken to Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) where he was placed on life support. He was later transferred to a hospital in London. After treatment for stroke, he was discharged from hospital and went to his home in Central [...]

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    Interest reduction, subsidy… Tinubu lists 7-point agenda for the economy

Interest reduction, subsidy… Tinubu lists 7-point agenda for the economy

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has proposed a seven-point agenda for the revival of the country’s troubled economy.Tinubu, who made the proposal while delivering a lecture in Lagos, said the decline in oil prices had revealed the sham of the country’s extant economic model.He listed a national industrial policy, infrastructure plan, tax credits and subsidies, [...]

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    Ekiti poll: ‘No news as joyful as Fayose’s numbered days’

Ekiti poll: ‘No news as joyful as Fayose’s numbered days’

Ekiti Rebirth Organisation (ERO), a socio-political group, says the release of the timetable for the governorship election in the state is the "cheeriest" news.It also said the release of the timetable signals a significant step towards “banishing locusts from our state”.Last week, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced that the election will hold on July 14, 2018.The tenure of Ayodele Fayose, [...]

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    Eat Me: Seven reasons to turn up for a dish of turnips

Eat Me: Seven reasons to turn up for a dish of turnips

Turnip is a root vegetable commonly grown for its edible root bulb and leaves.Its bulbous roots are often diced or chopped and pickled whereas its greens are used in stews and soups, leaving no part to waste. [...]

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    SERAP sues FG over failure to stop ‘N40bn double pay earned’ by ex-governors

SERAP sues FG over failure to stop ‘N40bn double pay earned’ by ex-governors

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the federal government over its "failure to stop former governors from receiving double pay and life pensions".SERAP is also suing the government for failing to seek the recovery of over "N40bn unduly received by the former governors" who are now serving senators and ministers.The suit was filed last Friday at the [...]

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    Six dead in Ghana gas station explosion

Six dead in Ghana gas station explosion

Not fewer than six people were killed and 35 injured after a truck carrying natural gas caught fire in Accra, Ghana, leading to an explosion in GOIL, a state-owned gas station.The explosion which reportedly occurred at about 7.30pm on Saturday was said to have spread to a Total petrol station across the street.Billy Angalatey, spokesman, Ghana national fire service, said: "As we [...]

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    Panic as monkeypox spreads to Akwa Ibom, Rivers

Panic as monkeypox spreads to Akwa Ibom, Rivers

A few days after the monkeypox disease was recorded in Bayelsa, it has spread to Akwa Ibom and Rivers states, causing panic in neighbouring states in the south-south and south-east regions.Charles Udoh, Akwa Ibom state commissioner for information and strategy, on Saturday confirmed that one case has been recorded in the state, while two other suspected cases are under investigation.Udoh said [...]

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    Ben Bruce: Except you’re my constituent, it’s silly to ask me about what senators earn

Ben Bruce: Except you’re my constituent, it’s silly to ask me about what senators earn

Following the recent call for the senate to disclose its members' allowances, Ben Murray-Bruce, representative of Bayelsa east, says only his constituents can ask him about the issue.Itse Sagay, chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC), had alleged that a senator gets N29 million in monthly pay.Bruce, writing on the issue via Twitter, said it would be "silly" for critics [...]

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    Lagos lawmaker: Elected officials are your servants… stop worshiping them

Lagos lawmaker: Elected officials are your servants… stop worshiping them

Moshood Oshun, a member of the Lagos state house of assembly, has advised Nigerians to stop treating elected office holders as demi-gods.Addressing residents of Lagos Mainland constituency 2 during a townhall meeting this weekend, Oshun said politicians are servants.The lawmaker told the electorate to learn to ask questions from those they voted into power.He also commended the residents and the [...]

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    Kogi first lady speaks on raising a son living with cerebral palsy

Kogi first lady speaks on raising a son living with cerebral palsy

Amina Bello, first lady of Kogi state, has called for love and empathy from the public towards children with cerebral palsy (CP) and other persons with disabilities (PWDs).Bello made the appeal to mark the world cerebral palsy day while speaking in an with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show.Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder caused by non-progressive brain injury. It is a [...]

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    UN failing the world, says Jonathan

UN failing the world, says Jonathan

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan says the United Nations is failing in its responsibility to ensure global peace.Jonathan said this at a panel on the dialogue of civilisations at Rhodes Forum’s 15th anniversary summit in Greece.Speaking on the theme, ‘Multipolarity and Dialogue in Regional and Global Developments: Imagining Possible Futures’, Jonathan said dialogue remains crucial to the realisation of a peaceful world.He [...]

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    Tony Elumelu Foundation to host ‘largest gathering of African entrepreneurs’

Tony Elumelu Foundation to host ‘largest gathering of African entrepreneurs’

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has announced that the 3rd annual TEF entrepreneurship forum will take place in Lagos between October 13 and October 14.The organisers described forum, which will see the gathering of 1,300 African entrepreneurs, business leaders, policymakers from 54 countries, as the "most inclusive gathering of African small market enterprises (SMEs)".This year’s forum is open to non-TEF [...]

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    SERAP asks Buhari to suspend Baru

SERAP asks Buhari to suspend Baru

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend Maikanti Baru, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).In a statement on Thursday, Adetokunbo Mumuni, SERAP's executive director said the manner in which Buhari handle the allegations against Baru would determine his commitment to fighting corruption.Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources had [...]

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