Thursday, November 15, 2018

Jamilah Nasir

    Children of policemen killed in Zenith Bank robbery get scholarship

Children of policemen killed in Zenith Bank robbery get scholarship

Chris Ezike, Imo state commissioner of police, says management of the bank had undertaken to offer scholarship to the children of the two policemen who died while repelling a robbery attack on a branch of Zenith Bank in the state.Ezike said Otu Attang, who survived the February 22 attack and Chukwudi Iboko and Sunday Agbo, the deceased officers, have been recommended for promotion.Four [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘bride’ returns to her captors after 9-month deradicalisation by FG

Boko Haram ‘bride’ returns to her captors after 9-month deradicalisation by FG

Aisha, wife of a suspected Boko Haram commander, has abandoned her family home in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, taking along the son fathered by the suspect identified as Mamman Nur.The 25-year-old is one of the 70 women and children who finished a nine-month deradicalisation programme in February.Last year, they were captured by the army in a raid on the militants’ [...]

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    Timi Dakolo, Mr Eazi named ambassadors for anti-tobacco campaign

Timi Dakolo, Mr Eazi named ambassadors for anti-tobacco campaign

The federal government has appointed two musicians, Timi Dakolo and Mr Eazi, as anti-tobacco ambassadors.A statement by the ministry of health said their appointment was to leverage on their influence with young Nigerians. [...]

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    20 families rewarded in Access Bank ‘Family Fortune Promo’

20 families rewarded in Access Bank ‘Family Fortune Promo’

Access Bank Plc says it has rewarded 20 of its customers with “exciting prices” as part of its ongoing ‘Family Fortune Promo’.In a statement, Abdul Imoyo, head, media relations, said the customers, who were the first set to take part in the promo, won gifts including rechargeable fans, microwave ovens, among others.The surprise gifts to the 20 lucky families precede [...]

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    Fayose: Despite all the noise, Saraki did not land in jail

Fayose: Despite all the noise, Saraki did not land in jail

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says the federal government made so much noise about Senate President Bukola Saraki trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).In a statement by Lere Olayinka,  his special assistant on public communications and new media, Fayose said the government gave the impression that Saraki would be sent to jail.Describing Saraki's discharge at the tribunal as [...]

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    ‘Insomnia is also in the genes’: Study says this is why you find it hard to sleep

‘Insomnia is also in the genes’: Study says this is why you find it hard to sleep

Insomnia can be caused by the genes and not necessarily stress or anxiety, according to a study conducted by an international team of researchers.Danielle Posthuma and Eus Van Someren of Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience led the research. [...]

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    Oyo gives property developers 30-day ultimatum to pull down illegal structures

Oyo gives property developers 30-day ultimatum to pull down illegal structures

The Oyo state government has given a 30-day ultimatum to property developers in the state to pull down their illegal structures or face the wrath of the government.Waheed Gbadamosi, director general of the Bureau of Physical Planning and Development Control, stated this in a statement issued on Tuesday.Gbadamosi advised the people of the state to be compliant with the necessary [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Jonathan was not competent enough to continue as president

Oshiomhole: Jonathan was not competent enough to continue as president

Adams Oshiomhole, immediate past governor of Edo state, says former president Goodluck Jonathan was not competent enough to continue with the leadership of the country in 2015.He said the competence expected from the Jonathan administration never materialised, and that even the most basic things were not adequately done.In a conversation with The Interview, Oshiomhole quoted Jonathan as admitting that he did not [...]

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    UNICEF: We are on the verge of eradicating polio from the planet

UNICEF: We are on the verge of eradicating polio from the planet

Global health leaders are on the verge of eradicating polio from the planet and will require $1.2 billion to finance efforts to get this done.In a statement on Monday in Abuja, Geoffrey Njoku, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) communication specialist, said the leaders made this known at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta, US.The leaders included Anthony Lake, UNICEF executive director, [...]

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    Architecture of Nigerian federalism is flawed, says US prof

Architecture of Nigerian federalism is flawed, says US prof

Richard Joseph, a professor of political science at Northwestern University, Illinois, US, says there is a loophole in the structure of the Nigerian federalism.Speaking on Friday during a programme at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Joseph said he had discovered that the country is plunged into the debate of the 4th republic.He said Nigeria reckons with "uncertainties in many domains".Joseph listed [...]

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    Ndume: I have nothing to apologise for… my suspension is temporary

Ndume: I have nothing to apologise for… my suspension is temporary

Ali Ndume, suspended senator representing Borno south, has ruled out apologising in order to merit a recall.After an interactive session with his constituents on Sunday, he told reporters that there was no basis to ask him to apologise since he did nothing to warrant a suspension.Ndume was handed six months suspension on March 29 for “deliberately” bringing up an issue that painted [...]

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    14 states ‘to adopt’ Osun social protection model

14 states ‘to adopt’ Osun social protection model

At least 14 states in Nigeria have demonstrated their willingness to imbibe the model used by Osun state government in its social protection programmes.The states are Bayelsa, Bauchi, Enugu, Lagos, Katsina, Ondo, Sokoto, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Kebbi, Anambra, Benue, Delta and Zamfara.Top officials from these states attended the study tour of social protection programmes of Osun and commended Rauf Aregbesola, [...]

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    FG, Fashola sued by SERAP for ‘failing to provide free prepaid meters to Nigerians’

FG, Fashola sued by SERAP for ‘failing to provide free prepaid meters to Nigerians’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the federal government and Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, over their failure to instruct electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) to provide free prepaid meters to all Nigerians.The group also seeks a court order to compel Fashola and government end the use of "patently illegal, arbitrary, unfair and discriminatory estimated [...]

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    Eat Me: Eight healthy reasons to love kiwi fruit

Eat Me: Eight healthy reasons to love kiwi fruit

Kiwi fruit is a bright-green coloured exotic fruit named after the New Zealand Kiwi bird — an unusual flightless bird — because both are small, brown and furry.Kiwi is packed with a lot of essential nutrients that are just healthy for the body. [...]

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    Our policies have attracted over $86m worth of investments, says NPA

Our policies have attracted over $86m worth of investments, says NPA

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says the policies introduced into the sector in the last one year have attracted investments worth over $86m.The agency said this in a statement issued in response to the allegation of the Committee of Maritime Professionals (CMP) that NPA’s current management under Hadiza Bala-Usman, the managing director, is hindering investment in the sector.I. S. Nasiru, [...]

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    Loneliness ‘could make it difficult’ to sleep restfully

Loneliness ‘could make it difficult’ to sleep restfully

Loneliness may cause one to feel less safe, unable to rest, and rob one of sleep, according to a study conducted by British researchers.In the study, more than 2,200 teenagers provided information about their loneliness levels and sleeping patterns. [...]

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