Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    Malala Fund: 2 Nigerians emerge Gulmakai Network champions

Malala Fund: 2 Nigerians emerge Gulmakai Network champions

Malala Fund has announced the appointment of two Nigerians, Rotimi Olawale and Habiba Mohammed as Gulmakai Network champions.This was contained in a press statement issued by the fund.The Gulmakai Network is Malala Fund’s ambitious new initiative that invests in education activists working in countries where girls face barriers to education.Olawale is the co-founder of YouthHubAfrica, an online platform which engages [...]

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    CORE TV News appoints Jamil Afegbua as GM

CORE TV News appoints Jamil Afegbua as GM

Jamil Afegbua has been appointed as the general manager of CORE TV news, channel 748 on Abuja digital terrestrial and free-to-air platform.His appointment was announced on Wednesday by the management of CORE media services, owners of CORE TV news,Afegbua, who joined CORE TV in 2015, was until his appointment the head of Abuja bureau of the station.He has also worked as [...]

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    Ile-Ife crisis: No reprisal attack in the north, says Kwankwanso

Ile-Ife crisis: No reprisal attack in the north, says Kwankwanso

Rabiu Kwankwaso, senator representing Kano central district, says so far, there has been no reprisal attacks against the Yoruba living in the north, following the crisis which erupted in Ile-Ife last week.Kwankwaso said this in the Sabo area of the ancient city after meeting with members of the Hausa community inside a mosque.Accompanied by Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun and [...]

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    Yahaya Bello appoints Mercy Johnson, 53 others as senior special assistants

Yahaya Bello appoints Mercy Johnson, 53 others as senior special assistants

Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, has appointed Mercy Johnson, Nollywood actress, as his senior special assistant on entertainment, arts and culture.Apart from Johnson, Bello appointed 53 senior special assistants and nine special assistants.This was contained in a statement issued in Lokoja, capital of the state, by Folashade Arike, secretary to the state government.Arike said the appointments are to take effect from [...]

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    Police partner with ‘Not In My Country’ to combat corruption

Police partner with ‘Not In My Country’ to combat corruption

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has approved partnership with Akin FadeyiFoundation (AFF) on its retail and grassroots anti-corruption drive, Not In My Country.Ibrahim Bakori, principal staff officer of the IGP, disclosed this in statement.The synergy is in continuance of the organisation’s European Union (EU) funded anti-corruption programme in Nigeria.According to the statement, the partnership is also inspired by the [...]

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    UI senior staff, non-teaching staff begin indefinite strike

UI senior staff, non-teaching staff begin indefinite strike

The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) chapters of the University of Ibadan have embarked on an indefinite strike.The unions embarked on the industrial action to protest shortfall in the payment of salaries and allowances of their members. [...]

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    We’ll keep praying for you, CAN tells Buhari

We’ll keep praying for you, CAN tells Buhari

Olasupo Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has assured President Muhammadu Buhari that members of the association will keep praying for him.In a statement issued by Adebayo Oladeji, his special assistant on media and communications, Ayokunle rejoiced with the first family and the country."CAN rejoices with the family of President Muhammadu Buhari, the government and the whole [...]

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    With this single app, you can manage all your bank accounts

With this single app, you can manage all your bank accounts

SystemSpecs, a financial technology company in Nigeria and owner of Remita, has announced the release of the Beta version of Remita mobile application.The app was unveiled at a ceremony in Lagos on Friday.Speaking at the event, John Obaro, managing director of SystemSpecs, said the app was designed to be "user friendly, convenient and transparent".Obaro said it allows users access to [...]

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    Ambode: We will deploy drone made by LASPOTECH students for security surveillance

Ambode: We will deploy drone made by LASPOTECH students for security surveillance

Lagos state government would deploy the drone made by the staff and students of Lagos state polytechnic (LASPOTECH), to effectively carry out aerial security surveillance across the state.This was disclosed by Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, on Thursday, at the 25th convocation ceremony of the institution held at the main campus in Ikorodu.A total of 9228 students graduated from [...]

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    The narrative that Rivers is unsafe is an ugly slander, says commissioner

The narrative that Rivers is unsafe is an ugly slander, says commissioner

Austin Tam-George, Rivers state commissioner for information and communication, says the state is safe for foreign and local investors to do business.Speaking at a press conference in Lagis, Tam-George invited investors to take advantage of the "rapid developmental strides" of the administration of Nyesom Wike, governor of the state.He appealed to investors to pump money into all sectors of the [...]

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    Hawaii files lawsuit against Trump’s new travel ban

Hawaii files lawsuit against Trump’s new travel ban

The US state of Hawaii has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s new travel ban in a federal court, Honolulu.In a statement, Doug Chin, Hawaii attorney general called the new executive order "nothing more than Muslim Ban 2.0".Chin said, “under the pretense of national security, it still targets immigrants and refugees.“It leaves the door open for even further restrictions. Our [...]

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    Fayose: Rape an Ekiti woman and spend the rest of your life in jail

Fayose: Rape an Ekiti woman and spend the rest of your life in jail

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says he has enacted a law which proposes life imprisonment for raping an Ekiti woman.Speaking on Wednesday during the celebration of the International Women’s Day, Fayose said women deserve to be appreciated.He thanked his wife for her support and rained praises on her.“I thank you all for allowing me to celebrate you. Let me appreciate [...]

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    Sahara Group reaches out to youths on social media

Sahara Group reaches out to youths on social media

 Sahara Group has unveiled the #NigeriaStartsWithMe initiative "to give youths a voice".Tonye Cole, executive director and co-founder of the organisation, made this known while speaking to state house correspondents in Abuja.According to Cole, “the creativity, capacity, tenacity and resilience of Nigerian youths can make a difference in enhancing development across the nation if adequately harnessed.”Cole said the #NigeriaStartsWithMe initiative seeks to [...]

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    Educating a girl for a day ‘costs less than a loaf of bread’

Educating a girl for a day ‘costs less than a loaf of bread’

Educating a girl for a day costs less than a loaf of bread or a daily newspaper, according to ONE Campaign, an international advocacy group.The group said an estimated 130 million girls are not in school across the world, and that girls in developing countries are less likely to receive an education than boys.Serah Makka, director of the organisation in [...]

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    Queen’s College postpones resumption over diarrhoea outbreak, poor hygiene

Queen’s College postpones resumption over diarrhoea outbreak, poor hygiene

Following the death of two students, Queens College Old Girls Association (QCOGA) has confirmed that there was a diarrhea outbreak in the school.The association embarked on a fact-finding mission after Vivian Osuinyi and Bithia Ehinomie Itulua were reported dead during the school’s midterm break. [...]

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    Ogbeh: Threat of famine in Nigeria, an exaggeration

Ogbeh: Threat of famine in Nigeria, an exaggeration

The federal government on Sunday denied the reports of an imminent famine in the country as reported by some United Nations (UN) agencies. Audu Ogbeh, the minister of agriculture and rural development, made the denial when he featured at a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum in Abuja.According to NAN, three UN agencies — Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), World Food [...]

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