Saturday, September 22, 2018

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    NIMC says you can withdraw money, pay bills with new national e-ID card

NIMC says you can withdraw money, pay bills with new national e-ID card

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), says the national electronic identity card can be used for money transactions.Loveday Ogbonna, head, corporate communications, said the e-ID card doubles as a proof of identity and access to financial services, would make it possible for Nigerians to receive a universally accepted identity card."The card at the point of collection if activated could be [...]

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    Cancer to kill 9.6 million people in 2018, says WHO report

Cancer to kill 9.6 million people in 2018, says WHO report

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    Sowore to workers: Expect N100,000 minimum wage when I become president

Sowore to workers: Expect N100,000 minimum wage when I become president

Omoyele Sowore, a presidential aspirant of the African Action Congress (AAC), says he will ensure civil servants in the country receive N100,000 as minimum wage from 2019, if he is elected Nigeria’s president.Speaking at a town hall meeting organised by the party in Badagry, Sowore said Nigerians were indirectly going into slavery by traveling to different countries in search of [...]

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    Oshiomhole: APC is the world’s largest party… we have 15.6m members

Oshiomhole: APC is the world’s largest party… we have 15.6m members

Adams Oshiomhole, chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC), says with 15.6 million members nationwide, APC is the largest party in the world.He said this on Wednesday when he presented President Muhammadu Buhari with a new party membership card.Oshiomhole told the president that the APC under his leadership, took advantage of modern technology to come up with a new membership [...]

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    Davido’s US performance called off due to Hurricane Florence

Davido’s US performance called off due to Hurricane Florence

The Dreamville Festival in which Davido was expected to perform has been postponed indefinitely due to Hurricane Florence. [...]

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    Gov Lalong’s aide dies in Indian hospital

Gov Lalong’s aide dies in Indian hospital

Emmanuel Nanle, director of press and public affairs to Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau, is dead.NAN quoted family sources as saying Nanle died on Tuesday in an Indian hospital.Nanle was reportedly flown to India last Thursday when his situation could not be handled locally.Mark Longyen, senior special assistant to governor Lalong on media and publicity, confirmed the death to NAN [...]

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    FG negotiating $6bn loan from China for Ibadan-Kano rail

FG negotiating $6bn loan from China for Ibadan-Kano rail

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the federal government is negotiating a $6 billion loan with the Chinese government to complete the Ibadan to Kano rail track.Amaechi made this known on Tuesday in Abuja during a news conference on the overhaul of the transport sector since the inception of the current administration."We are currently in negotiation with the China EXIM [...]

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    Scientists develop non-antibiotic drug for tuberculosis

Scientists develop non-antibiotic drug for tuberculosis

Scientists have developed a new non-antibiotic treatment for tuberculosis.  [...]

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    Amosun emerges APC consensus candidate for Ogun central senate race

Amosun emerges APC consensus candidate for Ogun central senate race

Ibikunle Amosun has emerged the candidate for Ogun central senate race, as the All Progressives Congress (APC) unveiled consensus candidates for the national assembly.The announcement was made at the Presidential Lodge in Abeokuta on Tuesday. Six of the nine candidates for the house of representatives were also announced.Amosun, the incumbent state governor, represented Ogun central at the senate between 2003 [...]

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    EFCC closes N4.7bn fraud case against Ladoja

EFCC closes N4.7bn fraud case against Ladoja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday closed its case against Rasheed Ladoja, a former governor of Oyo state.Ladoja had been charged with N4.7billion fraud before a federal high court in Lagos. He was charged alongside Waheed Akanbi, a former commissioner for finance in the state.The accused were brought before justice Mohammed Idris on December 14, 2016, for [...]

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    FG orders deportation of 36 Indians, two Koreans

FG orders deportation of 36 Indians, two Koreans

The federal government has approved the immediate deportation of 36 Indians and two Democratic People’s Republic of Korea nationals.Mohammed Umar, permanent secretary of the ministry of interior, disclosed this in a statement.Umar said Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, signed the deportation order in his office in Abuja on Tuesday.He said it was pursuant to section 45(2, 3 and 4) of [...]

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    FG: States owing salaries won’t get Paris Club refund

FG: States owing salaries won’t get Paris Club refund

The federal government says states must clear owed salaries and other related staff arrears before they would be able to access the remaining $2.69 billion Paris Club refund.Hassan Dodo, director of information, federal ministry of finance, made this known in a statement released on Tuesday."The DMO led the reconciliation process under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Finance. The final [...]

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    20,336 people murdered in S’Africa in one year

20,336 people murdered in S’Africa in one year

Bheki Cele, South African minister of police, has disclosed that 20,336 murders were recorded in the country from 2017 to 2018 period.According to NAN, Cele said South Africa is close to being a war zone while commenting on the trend."Never again can we come here to give such statistics. It cannot be that South Africans are put under such fear, such [...]

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    EXTRA: Man burns credentials of  employer who refused to increase his salary

EXTRA: Man burns credentials of employer who refused to increase his salary

A Kubwa grade 1 area court, Abuja, has sentenced Abubakar Hussaini, a store keeper, to 12 months imprisonment for burning the credentials of his employer who refused to increase his salary.Hussaini said the complainant, Jack Jiang, a Chinese, promised to increase his salary, but failed to do so.‎Hussaini who pleaded guilty to charges of criminal trespass, mischief by fire and theft, [...]

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    Global hunger steadily rising, says UN report

Global hunger steadily rising, says UN report

The UN says hundreds of millions are at risk following limited progress being made in addressing the multiple forms of malnutrition, ranging from child stunting to adult obesity.This was made known in the 2018 edition of the global report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition.The report said nearly 151 million children younger than five were too short for [...]

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    Ogun APC chooses consensus candidates for house of assembly poll

Ogun APC chooses consensus candidates for house of assembly poll

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun has adopted its consensus candidates for the 2019 state house of assembly election.The exercise was conducted on Monday at the Presidential Lodge in Abeokuta, the state capital.Candidates were adopted for 23 out of the 26 seats in a process in which aspirants from the various constituencies met separately to pick who they considered [...]

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