Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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    ‘Victory is yours’ — oba of Lagos endorses Buhari

‘Victory is yours’ — oba of Lagos endorses Buhari

Riliwanu Akiolu, oba of Lagos, says President Muhammadu Buhari is a man of his words and will be victorious in the forthcoming presidential election.Akiolu spoke when Buhari and his campaign team visited his palace in Lagos Island on Saturday after arriving the state in continuation of the presidential rallies ahead of the February 16 election.The traditional leader, who noted that [...]

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    Court orders arrest of CCB chairman

Court orders arrest of CCB chairman

A Kaduna state high court on Friday issued a warrant of arrest against Muhammed Isah, chairman of Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).The warrant of arrest was issued by Mario Mohammed, a judge, after the chairman ignored several summons by the court in a suit between Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, and Today’s publishing Company Limited, and one other.A warrant form [...]

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    Dear farmers, you can no longer use these pesticides for your cocoa crops

Dear farmers, you can no longer use these pesticides for your cocoa crops

The Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN) in Ibadan has released some list of insecticides that must not be used for cocoa production.The institute announced this in its bulletin released on Thursday.The insecticides include Acephate, Amitraz, Aldrin, Azinphos-methyl, Carbaryl, Carbofuran, Carbosulfan, Cartap, Terbufos, Cyhexatin, Dichlorvos(DDVP), Dieldrin, Dioxacarb and Endosulfan.According to it, fungicides such as Benomyl, Captafol, Hexaconazole, Pyrifenox, Triadimefon, Tridamorph, [...]

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    ITF: There are job vacancies but Nigerian graduates lack the skills to fill them

ITF: There are job vacancies but Nigerian graduates lack the skills to fill them

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    Election fear: NSE trading volume nosedives by 42.38% in January

Election fear: NSE trading volume nosedives by 42.38% in January

The volume of shares traded on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in January dropped by 42.38%, which analysts have attributed to uncertainties surrounding the forthcoming elections.Specifically, 6.24 billion shares worth N59.28 billion were exchanged in 80,888 deals by investors in January.NAN reports that the turnover and volume during the period dropped by 42.38% and 16.16%, respectively when compared with figures [...]

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    Eva Alordiah: How to deal with body-shaming on the internet

Eva Alordiah: How to deal with body-shaming on the internet

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    Kano varsity students saved by ASUU strike as fire razes female hostel

Kano varsity students saved by ASUU strike as fire razes female hostel

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    INEC: Over 5.5 million PVCs collected in Lagos

INEC: Over 5.5 million PVCs collected in Lagos

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos says over 5.5 million registered voters in the state have collected their permanent voter cards (PVC).Speaking with reporters in the state on Wednesday, Femi Akinbiyi, the commission's public relations officer in Lagos, put the number of registered voters in the state at 6, 566,136.He said there are still many PVCs yet to [...]

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    Henceforth, your passports will be produced locally

Henceforth, your passports will be produced locally

The federal government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will see that the Nigerian international passport will be produced locally.The agreement was signed between Iris Smart Technology Limited, an indigenous company, and Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Plc at the Ministry of Interior in Abuja.In his remarks at the ceremony, Abdulrahman Dambazau, the minister of interior, said the [...]

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    Two killed, many injured as violence breaks out at APC rally in Oyo

Two killed, many injured as violence breaks out at APC rally in Oyo

At least two people were killed in a bloody clash between suspected political hoodlums at an All Progressives’ Congress (APC) campaign rally in Igbo ora area of Oyo state.The incident occurred immediately at the rally held at the old motor park in Igboora on Saturday evening.The campaign train, led by Abiola Ajimobi, the governor, had commenced with a road show [...]

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    CAN: We’re grateful to God for saving Osinbajo

CAN: We’re grateful to God for saving Osinbajo

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed gratitude to God for making Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo survive an helicopter crash on Saturday.Samson Ayokunle, president of the association, said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday.“The leadership of CAN is grateful to God and rejoice with the Federal Government and Osinbajo," the statement read.“We give glory [...]

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    Army: It’s untrue that 60 were killed in Rann

Army: It’s untrue that 60 were killed in Rann

The Nigerian army has dismissed the reports of Amnesty International that 60 displaced persons were killed by the Boko Haram insurgents at Rann community in Kala Balge local government area of Borno state.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director, army public relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, said this in a statement in Maiduguri.Amnesty International had said Boko Haram insurgents attacked the community sequel to [...]

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    UN: 35,000 displaced Nigerians are in Cameroon

UN: 35,000 displaced Nigerians are in Cameroon

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says 35, 000 people displaced by Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast are now safe in neighboring Cameroon.In January, thousands fled Rann in Borno state to Cameroon after the insurgents repeatedly attacked the town.In a statement on Saturday, UNHCR said the people are now safe but the commission raised worries over those [...]

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    Seun Kuti named among performers for 2019 Grammy Awards

Seun Kuti named among performers for 2019 Grammy Awards

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    We’re expecting another great event, say organisers of Access Bank marathon

We’re expecting another great event, say organisers of Access Bank marathon

Organisers of the Access bank marathon say they are expecting to have another great event on Saturday.Speaking at a press conference in the state on Friday, Bukola Olopade, project manager of the marathon, said the event which had a "humble beginning" was already becoming the toast of runners across the globe.He said the organisers would strive to make the race [...]

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    Schools shut as as Atiku campaigns in Enugu

Schools shut as as Atiku campaigns in Enugu

Public primary and secondary schools in Enugu were abruptly shut on Friday following campaign rally of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the state.According to NAN, students of various public secondary schools were seen going home as early as 10am.A student from Day Secondary School, Independence Layout who spoke to NAN anonymously said teachers told [...]

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