Sunday, February 17, 2019

Jamilah Nasir

    Dangote to establish N200bn technology varsity in Abuja

Dangote to establish N200bn technology varsity in Abuja

Aliko Dangote, chairman of Dangote group and Africa's richest man, is set to establish a world-class university of technology worth N200bn in Abuja.Julius Okojie, a former executive secretary of the NUC and chairman of the technical team for the establishment of the university, said the foundation intends to drive technology and research in stimulating economic growth. [...]

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    Fayose: I can’t commit suicide because of my mother — not to talk of Buhari

Fayose: I can’t commit suicide because of my mother — not to talk of Buhari

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says he cannot commit suicide for his mother, much less President Muhammadu Buhari.He had been credited with the comments that he would commit suicide if Buhari returned to the country alive and had since been urged to make good his vow.Denying making such statements, Fayose said his enemies had created the comment to paint [...]

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    Eid-el-Kabir: Lagos to commence sale of Lake Rice in less than 24 hours

Eid-el-Kabir: Lagos to commence sale of Lake Rice in less than 24 hours

Ahead of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration slated to hold on September 1, the Lagos state government is set to begin the sale of Lake Rice across the state.This is contained in a statement by Tunbosun ogunbanwo, assistant director, public affairs, Lagos ministry of agriculture.According to the statement, Toyin Suarau, the state’s commissioner for agriculture, told journalists on Wednesday that over 30 [...]

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    Sultan announces September 1 as Eid-el-Kabir day

Sultan announces September 1 as Eid-el-Kabir day

Sa'ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, has declared September 1 as Eid-el-Kabir day, following the sighting of the new moon.Sambo Junaidu, chairman, advisory committee on religious affairs to the Sokoto sultanate council, disclosed this in a statement.“The advisory committee in conjunction with the national committee on moon Sighting received various reports on moon sighting across the country confirming the sighting of new [...]

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    Suffering from hair loss? Scientists may have found a solution

Suffering from hair loss? Scientists may have found a solution

Researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to stimulate hair growth. According to the researchers, the study may lead to new drugs that could promote hair growth for people with baldness or alopecia, which is hair loss associated with such factors as hormonal imbalance, stress, aging or chemotherapy treatment. [...]

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    BBC launches pidgin service

BBC launches pidgin service

The BBC world service has launched BBC Pidgin, a new digital service.In a statement, BBC said the digital service will provide impartial news, current affairs and analysis of Nigeria, west and central Africa, as well as international news from the BBC’s global network of correspondents."The new service will also provide the BBC’s global audience with a better understanding of the [...]

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    Arewa youth demand immediate arrest of Nnamdi Kanu

Arewa youth demand immediate arrest of Nnamdi Kanu

The Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) has called for the immediate arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).In a statement issued in Kaduna on Sunday, Ibrahim Gujung, national president of AYF, alleged that Kanu's activities were responsible for hate speeches and tension in the country.Gujung said Kanu's utterances warranted the quit notice issued to Igbo living in [...]

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    Report: FG, states, LGs shared N2.8trn in six months

Report: FG, states, LGs shared N2.8trn in six months

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiatives (NEITI) says the three tiers of government shared 2.788 trillion in the first half of 2017.This information is contained in a statement by Ogbonnaya Orji, director, communications and advocacy, NEITI.NEITI based its review on a data obtained at the meetings of the federation accounts and allocation committee (FAAC) and data from National Bureau of Statistics [...]

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    PDP: Nigerians must not take APC by its word

PDP: Nigerians must not take APC by its word

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Nigerians not to take the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) by its word.Dayo Adeyeye, national publicity secretary of PDP,  said this in a statement on Sunday.Adeyeye said the APC had nothing more to offer Nigerians, and that the party only "relies on unbridled propaganda as a ploy to deceive Nigerians".He also said it [...]

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    Adoke raises the alarm, says EFCC planning to abduct him

Adoke raises the alarm, says EFCC planning to abduct him

Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, says he is aware of the threats on his life and the alleged plan of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to "illegally abduct and forcibly drag me to Nigeria."Adoke in a statement on Sunday said the anti-graft agency was working on the order of the presidency to [...]

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    Scientists develop blood test ‘that can detect early-stage cancer’

Scientists develop blood test ‘that can detect early-stage cancer’

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    Bala Usman: My NPA team not afraid to challenge status quo

Bala Usman: My NPA team not afraid to challenge status quo

Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), says her team is made up of young and energetic people who think outside the box and are not afraid of challenging existing protocol.In an interview with Daily Trust, Usman said being young makes her energetic to carry out her job.Speaking on her experience so far as the MD [...]

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    Eat Me: Good for pregnant women, eases stress… Eight reasons to love peach

Eat Me: Good for pregnant women, eases stress… Eight reasons to love peach

Peach is a juicy edible fruit that is mainly cultivated in China. It is a member of the stone fruit family (having one large seed in the middle) along with cherries, apricots, plums, and nectarines.The inner flesh of a peach can range in colour from white to yellow or orange. [...]

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    Fayose kicks against attempt to brand hate speech terrorism

Fayose kicks against attempt to brand hate speech terrorism

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, has expressed reservations concerning the categorisation of hate speech as an act of terrorism.At a security summit in Abuja on Thursday, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said the federal government would no  longer tolerate inflammatory statements.But in a statement which Lere Olayinka, his spokesman, issued on his behalf, Fayose alleged that the development was a plot to silence the [...]

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    SERAP asks Osinbajo to improve security for EFCC officials

SERAP asks Osinbajo to improve security for EFCC officials

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to direct the inspector general of police and the attorney general of the federation to beef up security for the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).In a statement issued on Friday, Timothy Adewale, SERAP deputy director, said the absence of enhanced protection for the officials could [...]

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    Chibok girls: Boko Haram came for robbery… our kidnap was accidental

Chibok girls: Boko Haram came for robbery… our kidnap was accidental

The Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents say their abduction was just an accident as the sect members had a different agenda when they visited the school.According to the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Naomi Adamu, one of the 82 girls released by the sect in May, revealed this in secret diaries kept by the girls while in captivity.Adamu, 24, described in the [...]

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