Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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    ’40-year-old’ now president of Nigerian students

’40-year-old’ now president of Nigerian students

The National Association of Nigerian students (NANS) has elected Tijani Usman Shehu as its new president, amid chaos and violence that characterised its convention at Delta State University, Abraka, Delta state.Shehu is said to have had well over 160 votes from 239 eligible voters present.Shehu is reported to be a student of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He was also an officer of the association in the 1990s.Many [...]

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    Lagos agrees to open schools on September 22

Lagos agrees to open schools on September 22

The Lagos state government has revealed its intention to comply with a federal government directive fixing the resumption of secondary schools all over the country for September 22.The state had initially expressed doubts about the feasibility of the date set by the federal government, but special adviser to the Lagos state governor on information and strategy, Lateef Raji, said on Friday [...]

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    Ebola: Allen offers $9m; Cuba contributes 165 health workers

Ebola: Allen offers $9m; Cuba contributes 165 health workers

Meanwhile, Roberto Morales Ojeda, Cuba's minister of public health, has revealed that 165 Cuban health workers would be deployed to West Africa to help in the fight against the virus.Margaret Chan, WHO director-general, appreciated the aid from Cuba saying; "Cuba is world-famous for its ability to train outstanding doctors and nurses and for its generosity in helping fellow countries on the route to progress."[...]

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    Want to buy meat in Lagos? Not today!

Want to buy meat in Lagos? Not today!

About two weeks ago, the Lagos state butchers association declared Friday September 12 as a day to refrain from sales of fresh meat and meat products in honour of late former treasurer of the association, Alhaji Chief Abdul-Raimi Balogun.Balogun, a founding member of the association who was treasurer from 1995 to 2004 and passed away on June 7, 2014, is [...]

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    Pistorius ‘not guilty’ of murder, but…

Pistorius ‘not guilty’ of murder, but…

After what may have been the longest six months of Oscar Pistorious' life, the alleged, cross-examined and tested athlete was found "not guilty" of the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. However, he still as the hurdle of culpable homicide to scaleThe 27-year-old, who was charged for murder, discharge of fire-arm in public place and possession of ammunition, was declared [...]

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    Liberia’s existence ‘seriously threatened’ by Ebola

Liberia’s existence ‘seriously threatened’ by Ebola

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    Apple launches ‘best phones ever made’

Apple launches ‘best phones ever made’

After four years, Apple has finally launched iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, which its chief executive officer Tim cook referred to as "the best phones ever made".At the unveiling on Tuesday, Apple Incorporated did not stop at the launch of iphone 6 and iphone 6 plus, but also went to play the "one more thing" game, which was last played [...]

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    WHO predicts rapid Ebola rise in Liberia

WHO predicts rapid Ebola rise in Liberia

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned of the "exponential rate" of the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia, saying thousands of new cases could spring up in the next three weeks.According to a BBC report, the conventional methods employed to curb the outbreak were "not having an adequate impact".About 2,100 have been reported dead in the four countries involved, with Liberia [...]

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    Al Shabaab’s car bombs ‘kill’ 12 in Somalia AU camp

Al Shabaab’s car bombs ‘kill’ 12 in Somalia AU camp

A suicide car bomb, reportedly aimed at the African Union troop, has killed 12 people in Somalia.Adukadir Mohamed Sidi, a local governor said "a car laden with explosives was rammed into an AU convoy travelling south-west of the capital, Mogadishu".This would be the first attack since the Islamist militant group, Al shabab, vowed to avenge the death of its leader, [...]

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Boko Haram ‘captures’ Michika

Michika, a town in Adamawa state, has been captured by Boko Haram, the BBC is reporting.Residents of the town who spoke to the medium said the insurgents were gaining more territory in order to achieve their aim of creating an Islamic state in the region.Many reportedly fled into bushes as gunfire rang out in the town.Two days ago, the sect took over [...]

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    EU donates €140m to Africa’s Ebola cause

EU donates €140m to Africa’s Ebola cause

As part of efforts to tackle the highly-contagious Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the European Union (EU) has donated about €140m to help fight the disease ravaging a number of West African countries.The fund is to be used to enhance health systems, train health workers and pay for mobile testing laboratories in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Guinea, the countries hit [...]

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    Al-Shabab leader, Godane, killed by US airstrike

Al-Shabab leader, Godane, killed by US airstrike

The united states has confirmed the killing of leader of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab, Ahmed Abdi Godane (pictured, middle).The US launched airstrikes on a convoy suspected to be that of the late Godane on Monday, and the pentagon has now confirmed his death."Removing Godane from the battlefield is a major symbolic and operational loss to al-Shabab," Pentagon press secretary, [...]

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    Ex-Man U forward Welbeck ‘envisaged’ playing for Arsenal

Ex-Man U forward Welbeck ‘envisaged’ playing for Arsenal

Arsenal’s deadline-day signing, Danny Welbeck, has sensationally revealed that he “dreamed" of playing for Arsenal while he was at Manchester United.The 23-year-old centre forward made this known during an interview with the official website of the Gunners. After 13 years with the Red Devils, the England forward said he believed coming to Arsenal was the right decision to make.“I really [...]

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    Three facts you should know about Ebola River

Three facts you should know about Ebola River

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) ravaging West Africa continues to receive global attention, having claimed 1,552 lives (as at August 28) since February when it broke out.However, little has been said about the river after which the viral disease is named.Here are three facts about a river that has itself wreaked no havoc on humanity but has suddenly become the water [...]

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    Lagos invites entries for Spirit of Lagos theme song contest

Lagos invites entries for Spirit of Lagos theme song contest

As part of investments of the Lagos state government not just in the city but in the “hearts and minds” of Lagosians, the project working committee of the Spirit of Lagos (SOL) has invited residents of the state to participate in the “Spirit of Lagos Theme Song Competition”.At a press conference on Friday at Freedom Park, general counsel to the [...]

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    Imoke, Henshaw inspire youths at Rise dialogue

Imoke, Henshaw inspire youths at Rise dialogue

It was an atmosphere of inspiration as the passing generation shared experiences with the coming generation at the Nigerian commemoration of the United Nations International Youth Day 2014, organised by Rise networks.The event, which sought to develop the capacity of youths for the challenges of the present and the future, was attended by dignitaries from various paths of life such [...]

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