Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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    Police take over Anambra assembly complex

Police take over Anambra assembly complex

Policemen were on Thursday deployed in strategic areas leading to the Anambra state house of assembly.The house was expected to resume sitting after its crisis which began on Tuesday over attempt to impeach Rita Nmaduagwu, the speaker.Policemen were stationed at Ekwueme Square, NULGE secretariat junction and barricaded roads leading to the complex with patrol trucks.Workers in Anambra Universal Basic Education Board, [...]

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    UCH: Death from cardiovascular disease is on the rise

UCH: Death from cardiovascular disease is on the rise

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    Psychiatrists association calls depression, suicide a national emergency

Psychiatrists association calls depression, suicide a national emergency

The Association of Psychiatrists of Nigeria (APN) says depression, suicide and drug abuse have become a national emergency in the country. [...]

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    NECO postpones exam to Nov.19

NECO postpones exam to Nov.19

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    Africa free trade deal is very promising for Nigeria’s economy, says Rockefeller Foundation VP

Africa free trade deal is very promising for Nigeria’s economy, says Rockefeller Foundation VP

Christine Heenan, vice-president, global policy and advocacy at The Rockefeller Foundation, says the Africa Free Trade deal is very promising for Nigeria. Granting an interview on the sidelines of the just concluded Africa Trade Forum held in Lagos, the former vice-president of Public Affairs and Communications with Harvard University, said the Rockefeller Foundation is in Nigeria for the long term.Forty-nine countries have signed [...]

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    $12m ‘fraud’: Uzodinma fails to appear before presidential panel

$12m ‘fraud’: Uzodinma fails to appear before presidential panel

Hope Uzodinma, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state, on Tuesday failed to appear before the special presidential investigation panel for recovery of public property (SPIP) to answer questions over alleged fraud.Lucie-Ann Laha, spokeswoman of the panel, disclosed this to reporters in Abuja, saying the panel officials spent hours waiting for Uzodinma.He was arrested at the [...]

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    Study finds ‘strong’ link between obesity and depression

Study finds ‘strong’ link between obesity and depression

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    CNN sues White House for barring reporter

CNN sues White House for barring reporter

CNN filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Tuesday over the revocation of press credentials for Jim Acosta, White House correspondent.Acosta’s questions and reporting has been a frequent target of criticism by Trump.“We have asked this court for an immediate restraining order requiring the pass be returned to Jim, and will seek permanent relief as part of this process,’’ [...]

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    Diabetes can cause cataract, expert warns

Diabetes can cause cataract, expert warns

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    Anambra corp members moved to Ebonyi, Imo

Anambra corp members moved to Ebonyi, Imo

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    Fashola: Mambilla power plant will cost $5.72b

Fashola: Mambilla power plant will cost $5.72b

Nigeria’s 3, 050 megawatts Mambilla Power Plant will cost $5.72 billion, Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, has said.He said arrangements were at an advanced stage to secure the funds from the Chinese government in the form of loans.Fashola said this at a ceremony to mark his three years in office.He added that work on the Mambilla Power [...]

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    Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, dies at 95

Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, dies at 95

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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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