Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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    Two children, dog found dead in freezer in Lagos

Two children, dog found dead in freezer in Lagos

Residents of Ikorodu in Lagos were on Sunday thrown into mourning when the corpses of two children and a dog were found in a freezer.The incident was said to have occurred at 2, Christian Onoja Street, Igbogbo in Igbogbo-Baiyeku local council development areaA neighbour, who preferred anonymity told NAN that the children, Emmanuel Edeh, seven years and Darasimi Edeh, female, [...]

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    Zimbabwe to sell 38-year-old national airline

Zimbabwe to sell 38-year-old national airline

Zimbabwe has invited bids for its 38-year-old the state-owned airline, Air Zimbabwe.The airline was originally founded in 1967 as Air Rhodesia Corporation, but commenced operations in April 1980.President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government is pushing ahead with a drive to privatise and end state funding to loss-making firms, Air Zimbabwe’s administrator said on Monday.Air Zimbabwe, which owes foreign and domestic creditors more [...]

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    Alibaba records over $30bn sales in 24 hours

Alibaba records over $30bn sales in 24 hours

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba filled a record $30.7 billion in orders on Sunday during its annual “Singles Day” shopping frenzy, but growth slowed from previous years.The world’s biggest 24-hour shopping event, celebrating its tenth year, kicked off early Sunday and once again shattered its own sales mark as Chinese online buyers seized on promotions to snap up everything from electronics [...]

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    Buratai’s vehicle involved in crash, ADC injured

Buratai’s vehicle involved in crash, ADC injured

A suspected drunk driver has hit the official car of Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, injuring his aide de camp (ADC).The accident reportedly occurred at Jere town, Kaduna state.The car, in a convoy, was on the way to Kaduna around 6pm on Sunday when the accident happened, as a lone civilian vehicle veered off its lane and rammed into [...]

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    Uniport wins West Africa Universities Games

Uniport wins West Africa Universities Games

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    EFCC begins process to extradite Diezani from UK

EFCC begins process to extradite Diezani from UK

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says the process for the extradition of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum, from the UK has begun.Tony Orilade, acting spokesman of the commission, disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Sunday in Abuja.Orilade said the EFCC’s operations department has made a presentation to the legal department to commence the process, and [...]

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    Kaduna APC receives ‘850’ defectors from PDP, PRP

Kaduna APC receives ‘850’ defectors from PDP, PRP

No fewer than 850 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) have defected to the All Progressives Party (APC) in Zaria, Kaduna state.NAN reports that the defectors include Ibrahim Hassan-Pako, the PRP youth leader in Zaria, and a prominent PDP member, Hajiya Sa’adiya Mohammed-Mai-Yanga.Receiving the defectors at Tudun Wada Ward in Zaria on Saturday, Aliyu [...]

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    ‘5000’ pro-Alhassan defectors return to Taraba APC

‘5000’ pro-Alhassan defectors return to Taraba APC

Sani Abubakar, the All Progressives Party (APC) governorship candidate in Taraba, has received more than 5,000 members of the United Democratic Party (UDP) and other political parties in the state who defected to the APC.The defectors, including local government and ward officials, had earlier left the APC and followed Aisha Alhassan, former minister of women affairs, to the UDP.Receiving the [...]

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    INEC: Politicians mopping up PVCs in Benue

INEC: Politicians mopping up PVCs in Benue

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in Benue says it is working with the security agencies to recover permanent voter cards (PVC) that were unlawfully collected and hidden by politicians across the state.Nentawe Tilwatda, INEC resident electoral commissioner in Benue, said this on Saturday in Makurdi during an interactive session with journalists, political parties and civil society organisations.Tilwatda said the commission [...]

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    Minimum wage: Duke advocates review of salaries every 10 years

Minimum wage: Duke advocates review of salaries every 10 years

Donald Duke, presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), has called on the federal government to find a long-term solution to the lingering minimum wage crisis in Nigeria.In a statement on Saturday, Duke also called for a periodic review of salaries every ten years, considering variables such as inflation.Duke said the government's “fire brigade” response to the minimum wage [...]

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    Moghalu: N18,000 is poverty wage — but above N30,000 will create massive inflation

Moghalu: N18,000 is poverty wage — but above N30,000 will create massive inflation

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), says there will be "massive" inflation if a minimum wage of over N30,000 is approved.Organised labour is agitating for an increment of the present N18,000 minimum wage to N30,000, and a proposal to the effect has been submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari.Commenting on the development in an interview with journalists at the [...]

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    ‘Several killed’ as air force jets ravage Boko Haram camps

‘Several killed’ as air force jets ravage Boko Haram camps

The Nigerian air force says the air task force (ATF) of operation Lafiya Dole has neutralised several Boko Haram insurgents in air strikes it conducted at Talala, Borno state.Ibikunle Daramola, air force director of public relations and information, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.Daramola said the operation was carried out on Friday.He said the operation was prompted by credible [...]

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    Catholic priests kidnapped in Delta regain freedom

Catholic priests kidnapped in Delta regain freedom

Four Catholic priests who were abducted on November 6 in Delta have regained their freedom.NAN reports that the police confirmed on Saturday that the priests were rescued near Abraka, Ethiope east local government area of the state.Muhammad Mustafa, Delta police commissioner, said the victims were rescued on Friday evening at a location he did not disclose.The victims are reverend fathers [...]

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    INEC: 56 political parties ready for 2019 elections

INEC: 56 political parties ready for 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 56 political parties out of the 91 registered parties in the country are set to participate in the 2019 general election.Obo Effanga, the resident electoral commissioner in charge of Rivers, said this during a media briefing on Friday in Port Harcourt.He said INEC was interested in all the 91 registered political parties, adding [...]

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    41 candidates vying to be Lagos governor

41 candidates vying to be Lagos governor

The INEC in Lagos on Friday published details of 41 candidates of various political parties in the state for the 2019 elections jostling to become governor.According to NAN, 589 candidates of different parties are eying 40 seats in the Lagos state house of assembly.NAN reports that the INEC timetable and schedule of activities for the 2019 general election indicated that [...]

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    Tiwa Savage talks moving back to Nigeria in British Vogue feature

Tiwa Savage talks moving back to Nigeria in British Vogue feature

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