Friday, November 16, 2018

Jamilah Nasir

    ‘Reborn’ Nokia 3310 now available in Nigeria

‘Reborn’ Nokia 3310 now available in Nigeria

The revamped Nokia 3310 is now available in Nigeria and it's on sale for N18000, says Joseph Umunakwe, general manager, HMD Global, West, East and Central Africa.Umunakwe made the disclosure in a statement made available to journalists on Thursday. [...]

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    Lagos traders shun IPOB’s sit-at-home order

Lagos traders shun IPOB’s sit-at-home order

Many Igbo traders in Lagos state did not comply with the sit-at-home order of pro-Biafra groups.The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) had asked all Igbo to stay at home to observe the Biafra Remembrance Day.While south-east residents complied with the directive, the situation in Lagos was different.Traders [...]

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    Two shot dead in fresh outbreak of violence at Lagos APC primary

Two shot dead in fresh outbreak of violence at Lagos APC primary

There was an outbreak of violence during the ward primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state on Monday, resulting in the deaths of at least two persons in the Shogunle area of the state.The exercise was meant for the councillorship candidates of the ruling party in the July 22 local council poll.One of the deceased was simply identified [...]

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    The gains of Buhari’s govt are ‘too numerous to be ignored’

The gains of Buhari’s govt are ‘too numerous to be ignored’

The National Committee of Yoruba Youth (NCYY), a socio-political group, says the gains made by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari are too numerous to be ignored.Odeyemi Oladimeji, president of NCYY, said this in a statement to commemorate this year's Democracy Day celebration.Oladimeji said the successes recorded by the current administration in the areas of Job creation, anti-corruption, agriculture and [...]

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    Omokri: Buhari’s absence is good for the economy

Omokri: Buhari’s absence is good for the economy

Reno Omokri, an aide of former President Goodluck Jonathan, says the economy has fared better in the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking at the conservative international summit in Miami, Florida, on saturday, Omokri said the value of the naira picked up during the period that Buhari left the country."The Nigerian Stock Exchange contracts when President Buhari surfaces and expands when [...]

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    NBTE approves open distance and flexible learning in 25 polytechnics

NBTE approves open distance and flexible learning in 25 polytechnics

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has approved the implementation of open distance and flexible learning (ODFL) for 12 programs in 25 polytechnics across Nigeria.Adamu Kazaure, executive secretary of the NBTE, made the disclosure on Wednesday at a meeting of rectors and the ODFL steering team on flexible skills development/tertiary institutions e-learning resource at the NBTE headquarters in Kaduna. [...]

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    Bismark, Okonkwo minister at House on the Rock’s purpose and destiny conference

Bismark, Okonkwo minister at House on the Rock’s purpose and destiny conference

 Several ministers of God attended the recently-held House On The Rock purpose and destiny conference at the church's headquarters in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.The conference themed 'Finding, Living and Fulfilling your Purpose and Destiny' began on Wednesday, May 3, and ended with a thanksgiving service on Sunday, May 7."The five-day conference ended on a great note with power, inspirational and [...]

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    Suspended FUTA VC recalled to complete term which expires in 3 days

Suspended FUTA VC recalled to complete term which expires in 3 days

The governing council of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), has told Adebiyi Daramola, the institution's sacked vice chancellor, to return to office with immediate effect.Adegbenro Adebanjo, the institution’s head of information and protocol unit in a statement on Friday said the council took the decision at its meeting on May 18, presided by Joseph Waku, its chairman. [...]

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    Nigeria’s health sector home to ‘some of the brightest minds’

Nigeria’s health sector home to ‘some of the brightest minds’

Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, president of the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy and a former minister of health, says the nation’s health sector is home to some of the brightest minds.Speaking at a symposium organised by the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Adelusi-Adeluyi said the efficiency and effectiveness of public health delivery had suffered a steady decline partly because of the unhealthy rivalry among [...]

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    Ganduje, Sanusi to grace DBI’s maiden matriculation

Ganduje, Sanusi to grace DBI’s maiden matriculation

Umar Ganduje, Kano state governor, Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano and Garba Danbatta, executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), are billed to witness the first matriculation ceremony of Digital Bridge Institute (DBI).This is contained in a statement issued by Okechukwu Adinde, administrator of the institute.The federal ministry of education and National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) had [...]

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    Researchers develop diabetes drug to replace insulin injection

Researchers develop diabetes drug to replace insulin injection

Diabetic patients might soon be able to take pills to treat their condition, rather than receive insulin injections, a research by Australian scientists has revealed.The research, led by the University of Adelaide, is testing safer and more effective drugs to treat type-II diabetes which will reduce side-effects and insulin injections. [...]

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    Expert says ‘7 in 10 Nigerians are hypertensive’

Expert says ‘7 in 10 Nigerians are hypertensive’

Modupe Onadeko, a retired reproductive medicine consultant at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, says 7 out of 10 Nigerians are hypertensive.Onadeko disclosed this on Wednesday in Ibadan, in commemoration of the World Hypertension Day.May 17 of every year is set aside to increase public awareness about hypertension and the theme for this year is “Know Your Blood Pressure”.Onadeko said that [...]

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    Group demands transparency in the rehabilitation of Lagos waterworks

Group demands transparency in the rehabilitation of Lagos waterworks

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has accused Lagos state government of lacking transparency in the planned rehabilitation of dilapidated water infrastructure in the state.In a statement signed by Philip Jakpor, the organisation's head of media and campaigns, the group urged Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, to allow transparent and competitive bidding in the selection of companies to [...]

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    Regular use of painkillers increases risk of heart attack, study warns

Regular use of painkillers increases risk of heart attack, study warns

A recent study has shown that routine use of common painkillers, including ibuprofen, has again been linked with a higher chance of having a heart attack.Led by Michèle Bally of the University of Montreal, Canada, the research team set out to characterise the real-life risks of heart attack associated with the use of oral NSAIDs. [...]

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    Yari: I don’t have a plot of land in Lagos — not to talk of a hotel

Yari: I don’t have a plot of land in Lagos — not to talk of a hotel

Abdulaziz Yari, Zamfara state governor, has debunked the allegations that he is building a $3m hotel in Lagos, from monies stolen from the Paris-London Club refunds.In a statement signed by Abulrazque Barkindo, head, public affairs, Nigeria Governors' Forum Secretariat, Yari said he did not have a plot of land, much less a hotel.He described the allegations as "harmful, damaging and libelous insinuations which remain [...]

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    Cancel LAUTECH as JAMB centre, students say as they lock out candidates

Cancel LAUTECH as JAMB centre, students say as they lock out candidates

Students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo state, on Monday, prevented Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates from entering the school premises.The students urged the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) to cancel the institution as a centre for the UTME examination. [...]

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