Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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    Nigeria bans airline for flying in Ebola victim

Nigeria bans airline for flying in Ebola victim

Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended all ASky Airline flight operations to Nigeria over the transportation of an Ebola virus victim into the country.Mr Benedict Adeyileka, the Acting Director-General of NCAA, announced the decision in a statement issued by the general manager, public communications of NCAA, Mr Fan Ndubuoke, in Lagos on Monday.He said the regulatory authorities had to [...]

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    Lagos identifies 59 contacts with Ebola victim

Lagos identifies 59 contacts with Ebola victim

The Lagos State government said on Monday that it had identified no fewer than 59 people who had contacts with Mr Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian who died of Ebola in the state last Friday.Dr Jide Idris, the commissioner for health, said at a news conference that the contact tracing became imperative to ascertain any possible transmission of the virus by [...]

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    Arik suspends flights to Ebola-afflicted countries

Arik suspends flights to Ebola-afflicted countries

Arik Air on Monday suspended flight operations to Monrovia in Liberia and Freetown in Sierra Leone following the first Ebola virus death officially confirmed in Lagos.The airline's head of corporate communications, Mr Ola Adebanji, said the suspension would be in force "until further notice".The first Ebola virus death that was officially confirmed in Lagos last Friday involved a Liberian national.He [...]

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    Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon’s vice PM

Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon’s vice PM

The wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister has been kidnapped by Boko Haram, Cameroon's information minister and government spokesman told Reuters.Three people were also killed in an attack by the militants on the vice prime minister's home in the northern town of Kolofata on Sunday.A local religious leader, Seini Boukar Lamine, was also kidnapped from his house, in a separate [...]

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    Anambra: APC heads for Supreme Court

Anambra: APC heads for Supreme Court

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will appeal to the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal dismissed its petition in the Anambra governorship election on Saturday.The Appeal Court sitting in Enugu hady struck out four suits filed against the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) challenging the candidature of Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra at the November 2013 gubernatorial [...]

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    1,000 Cameroonian troops battle Boko Haram

1,000 Cameroonian troops battle Boko Haram

The government of Cameroon has deployed 1,000 soldiers to its border with Nigeria in a bid to contain the ongoing insurgency in the country, Ambassador Aminu Wali, minister of foreign affairs, revealed on Tuesday.Speaking at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) during a brainstorming session on Nigeria’s foreign policy, Wali, who was represented by Ambassador Sola Enikanolaiye, explained that the [...]

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    Entries open for The Headies 2014

Entries open for The Headies 2014

The 2014 edition of The Headies Music Awards has opened for entries to Nigerian music materials released between July 2013 and June 2014.According to Smooth Promotions, the organisers who made the disclosure in Lagos on Tuesday, the entry process officially commenced on July 22, 2014, and would close on August 30, 2014.Chief Executive Officer of Smooth Promotions, Mr Ayo Animashaun, said the [...]

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    Rebels recover MH17 black boxes

Rebels recover MH17 black boxes

Pro-Russian rebels claim to have recovered the black boxes of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 which was shot down by yet-to-be-identified attackers.The rebels have also assured that they will hand them over to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).Speaking through one of the leaders, Alexander Borodai, the rebels insisted that the recovered bodies from the site would remain in its custody pending [...]

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    Ekiti governorship election tribunal begins sitting

Ekiti governorship election tribunal begins sitting

The governorship election petitions tribunal set up to hear grievances arising from the conduct of the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti state held its inaugural sitting on Wednesday.Chairman of the tribunal and judge of the federal high court, Jos, Justice Muhammad Siraj (pictured), was the only judge who appeared at the sitting.The presiding judge struck out a motion ex-parte [...]

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    Sleep tight… it won’t give you breast cancer

Sleep tight… it won’t give you breast cancer

Your sleeping position can cause breast cancer, according to a myth. You can even develop the disease from the type of bra you wear, they told you. Trash it. There is nothing like that.Dr Chinedu Aruah, an oncologist, says sleeping in certain positions and wearing certain types of bras would never cause breast cancer.Aruah is a senior registrar in the [...]

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    Abuja airport back in operation after 3-day closure

Abuja airport back in operation after 3-day closure

The Nnmadi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Monday resumed normal operations after a 30-hour closure of its runway in the second and last phase of its maintenance work.Mrs Henrietta Yakubu,  the  deputy general manager, corporate communications department, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), stated this in an interview with NAN.Yakubu said that the runway was officially opened for operations at [...]

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    Nigeria to become Africa’s largest rice exporter ‘in 5 years’

Nigeria to become Africa’s largest rice exporter ‘in 5 years’

The minister of agriculture and rural development, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has projected that Nigeria would become Africa's largest exporter of rice in five years.Adesina spoke on Monday during the inaugural ceremony of the 105,000-tonne capacity Olam Rice Mill in Rukubi, Nasarawa State.He said that the federal government, in collaboration with the private sector, was determined to make the country a [...]

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    South Africa ‘ready to replace Nigeria’ at U-20 World Cup

South Africa ‘ready to replace Nigeria’ at U-20 World Cup

South Africa has made a bid to replace Nigeria in the U-20 Women World Cup scheduled to hold from August 5-24 in Canada.This followed FIFA’s suspension of Nigeria Football Association from the activities of the world football governing body on July 9.South Africa’s delegation to FIFA was led by Mr Danny Jordaan, president of the South African Football Association.FIFA source [...]

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    Ebola deaths ‘on the rise’ in Liberia, S’Leone

Ebola deaths ‘on the rise’ in Liberia, S’Leone

Ebola deaths 'on the rise' in Liberia, S'LeoneEbola continues to spread in Sierra Leone, Liberia and to a lesser extent in Guinea, with a combined 44 new cases and 21 deaths between July 6-8, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, according to a Reuters report.This brought the total in West Africa's first outbreak of the deadly viral disease [...]

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    200 ‘irregular immigrants’ arrested in Lagos

200 ‘irregular immigrants’ arrested in Lagos

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Lagos State Command, on Friday said that it arrested more than 200 suspected irregular immigrants in a week.The comptroller of immigration in charge of the command, Mr Julius Ogbu, gave the figure while briefing journalists in Lagos.He described as unfounded, the rumour that the arrest focused on northern Nigerians resident in the state.NIS and other [...]

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    NPDC targets 250,000 bpd by 2020

NPDC targets 250,000 bpd by 2020

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said its exploration and production subsidiary, Nigeria Petroleum Development company (NPDC), was set to increase production from 170, 000 to about 250,000 barrels per day (bpd) by 2020.The group managing rirector of NNPC, Mr Andrew Yakubu, said this on Friday in Uyo at a capacity building workshop for energy reporters."As of today, NPDC is [...]

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