Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Oluwatoyin Bayagbon

    Eat Me: Eight reasons seaweed is great for you

Eat Me: Eight reasons seaweed is great for you

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    Solar energy portal launched to ‘unlock Nigeria’s industrious potential’

Solar energy portal launched to ‘unlock Nigeria’s industrious potential’

The Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN), a private sector group, is set to launch 'Solar works, Save money', a new information portal that will link stakeholders in the solar energy value chain.According to a statement by Lande Abudu, executive secretary at REAN, the portal is a Nigerian-German initiative that was developed in partnership with Ideas into Energy, a non-profit organisation.It [...]

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    Akiolu: Obasanjo is the major problem of Nigeria today

Akiolu: Obasanjo is the major problem of Nigeria today

Rilwan Akiolu, the oba of Lagos, has accused ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo of being the major problem of Nigeria.In an interview with Vanguard, the monarch said the former president was “running after” Lagos when in government, instead of focusing on the country’s investments.“The major problem of Nigeria today is former President Olusegun Obasanjo. When he was in government, he was running [...]

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    Buhari finally reacts to killing of soldiers, calls it a national tragedy

Buhari finally reacts to killing of soldiers, calls it a national tragedy

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the killing of soldiers in Metele village, Borno, by Boko Haram insurgents.Although the army is yet to reveal the casually figure, it is estimated that no less than 100 soldiers were killed in the attacks.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, quoted Buhari as saying immediate measures are in [...]

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    Troops arrest 20 ‘notorious criminals’, recover weapons in Kogi

Troops arrest 20 ‘notorious criminals’, recover weapons in Kogi

The Nigerian army and other security agencies have arrested 20 “suspected notorious criminals” and recovered weapons in Kogi state as part of its clearance operation launched across the country since October 8.NAN reports that John Agim, the acting director defence information (DDI), made this known during a press briefing in Lokoja on Saturday. According to him, the operation has led to [...]

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    NCDC: Nine cases of yellow fever discovered in Edo

NCDC: Nine cases of yellow fever discovered in Edo

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has launched an investigation into an outbreak of the yellow fever virus in Edo state.According to a statement signed by Chikwe Ihekweazu, chief executive officer, NCDC, the centre is collaborating with the Edo state epidemiology team, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to carry out [...]

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    John Momoh, Waziri Adio to be honoured at 13th Wole Soyinka Award

John Momoh, Waziri Adio to be honoured at 13th Wole Soyinka Award

John Momoh, chairman of Channels Media Group and Waziri Adio, executive secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), will be honoured at the 13th edition of the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting.Momoh who is also the chairman of the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) will be honoured with the lifetime award for journalistic excellence for his “noteworthy [...]

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    Omokri: Even the blind can see the corruption in Buhari’s administration

Omokri: Even the blind can see the corruption in Buhari’s administration

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says the current administration is "laden with corruption" to the extent that the blind and deaf can see and hear it.Omokri made the remark in a Facebook post on Friday, while reacting to a statement by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity.In a tweet on [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘You have no right to question me’ — ex-perm sec challenges EFCC lawyer in court

EXTRA: ‘You have no right to question me’ — ex-perm sec challenges EFCC lawyer in court

Clement Illoh, ex-permanent secretary in the Labour ministry, on Thursday locked horns with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC) over funds belonging to the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P).During the trial at the Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Rotimi Oyedepo, EFCC counsel, asked how the contentious N14.1million was spent after it was disbursed to Illoh’s personal account by [...]

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    Helen Paul, Keppy Ekpenyong unveiled as hosts of 10th BON Awards

Helen Paul, Keppy Ekpenyong unveiled as hosts of 10th BON Awards

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    Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ is fastest selling book of 2018

Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ is fastest selling book of 2018

'Becoming', the highly anticipated memoir by Michelle Obama, former US first lady, is now the fastest selling book in 2018.Forbes reports that on November 13, its debut date, the book sold over 725,000 copies across all formats in the US and Canada.Retail bookseller, Barnes & Noble, said first-week sales of the book has outperformed first-week sales of Ben Woodward’s 'Fear: [...]

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    Amina Mohammed, Bola Tinubu… four Nigerians make BBC 100 Women list

Amina Mohammed, Bola Tinubu… four Nigerians make BBC 100 Women list

Amina Mohammed, United Nations deputy secretary general, and three other Nigerians have been named among BBC’s 100 Women of 2018.The annual list includes 100 influential and inspirational women around the world.Chelsea Clinton, vice-chair of the Clinton Foundation, and Senegalese-born Fatma Samoura, first female FIFA secretary general, were included in the list.Mohammed, who is vocal about women’s empowerment and gender equality, [...]

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    Telcos warn of service disruption in 11 states, blame Kogi govt

Telcos warn of service disruption in 11 states, blame Kogi govt

Ten states and parts of federal capital territory (FCT) may soon experience telecommunications services blackout following tax disputes between the Kogi government and mobile network operators.Gbenga Adebayo, chairman, Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators (ALTON), made this known during a press briefing in Lagos on Monday.He said the Kogi state government shut down 150 base transceiver stations belonging to mobile telecoms [...]

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    NEITI: No state can fund its budget with IGR, FAAC allocation

NEITI: No state can fund its budget with IGR, FAAC allocation

No state in the country can finance its annual budget with its internally generated revenue and resources received from the federation accounts allocation committee (FAAC).This is according to the latest edition of the quarterly review magazine published by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).The report said FAAC shared a total of N2.28 trillion among the three tiers of government [...]

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    FG approves N60bn for rice subsidy

FG approves N60bn for rice subsidy

The federal government has disclosed its plan to disburse N60 billion to subsidise rice production.Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, made the disclosure after a meeting of the National Council on Food Security.President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the meeting in Abuja on Friday.“There is a subsidy programme coming up. Government has approved N60 billion to support the rice industry to bring down [...]

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    Group accuses Atiku of tax evasion, asks FIRS to release his record

Group accuses Atiku of tax evasion, asks FIRS to release his record

The Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM), an activist group, has demanded that the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) produce tax receipts belonging to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In a letter sent to the FIRS dated November 16, and signed by Nelson Ekujumi, the group’s national coordinator, Abubakar was accused of evading tax [...]

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