Saturday, February 23, 2019

Oluwatoyin Bayagbon

    11 fashion tips for the style savvy working mum

11 fashion tips for the style savvy working mum

There isn’t much that can prepare a woman for motherhood and the various changes that come along with it. [...]

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    ‘Why we struck’ — military speaks on invasion of Daily Trust offices

‘Why we struck’ — military speaks on invasion of Daily Trust offices

John Agim, defence headquarters (DHQ) spokesman, says Daily Trust offices were shut down because of a story published by the newspaper which revealed “the military's plan on the fight against insurgency”.Speaking on a Channels TV programme on Sunday, Agim said by publishing the report, the media house portrayed itself to be “sympathetic” to  Boko Haram terrorists.“I think it is [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘I consider it hate speech’ — Shehu Sani wants el-Rufai’s wife to stop talking about his hair

EXTRA: ‘I consider it hate speech’ — Shehu Sani wants el-Rufai’s wife to stop talking about his hair

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has asked Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, to caution his wife over her comments on his hair.In a Facebook post on Saturday, the senator said Hadiza el-Rufai, the governor’s wife, always talks about his hair whenever she is out campaigning.Hadiza, who is a published author, has been actively involved in the re-election campaign [...]

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    ASUU to INEC: You can look elsewhere for ad hoc staff

ASUU to INEC: You can look elsewhere for ad hoc staff

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to depend on students and lecturers for the general election. Deji Omole, chairman of ASUU, University of Ibadan (UI), made this known in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, on Thursday.In December, Festus Okoye, chairman, information and voter education committee, INEC had said f the strike [...]

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    Startup at Egina field was achieved with over $1bn in savings, says Total

Startup at Egina field was achieved with over $1bn in savings, says Total

Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited says it was able to start up production at the Egina oil field and save over one billion dollars at the same time.  [...]

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    Thousands to miss visa appointments as US embassy halts operations in Lagos, Abuja

Thousands to miss visa appointments as US embassy halts operations in Lagos, Abuja

The US embassy in Nigeria has announced a closure of its Lagos and Abuja offices due to the ongoing government shutdown in its country.The closure will affect thousands seeking to apply for, or renew their visas, as their appointments would have to be rescheduled.In a post on its official Facebook page, the embassy said the both offices would re-open once [...]

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    NIPR honours Emeka Oparah with leadership award

NIPR honours Emeka Oparah with leadership award

The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has honoured Emeka Oparah, director of corporate communications and CSR, Airtel Nigeria.Oparah was awarded the prestigious Bob Ogbuagu Leadership Award for his “outstanding track record” in the country’s communications industry.The leadership award was conferred on the Airtel director during the Lagos Public Relations Industry Gala and Awards (LaPRIGA).The award, organised by the Lagos [...]

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    Eat Me: Cuts Alzheimer’s risk, aids digestion… eight surprising benefits of tapioca

Eat Me: Cuts Alzheimer’s risk, aids digestion… eight surprising benefits of tapioca

Tapioca is a starchy substance extracted from the root of cassava, a plant originally native to the north-east region of Brazil. [...]

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    Jigawa: We spent N93m on wedding of orphans

Jigawa: We spent N93m on wedding of orphans

The Jigawa state government says it spent N93 million to sponsor the wedding of 270 orphaned girls as part of its efforts to "support the poor and vulnerable".Mustapha Saleh, special adviser to Muhammad Badaru, the state governor, made this known on Saturday in Dutse, the state capital.According to him, 10 orphaned girls were chosen from each of the 27 local [...]

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    PDP plotting to disrupt my campaign, says APC guber candidate in Kwara

PDP plotting to disrupt my campaign, says APC guber candidate in Kwara

Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of plotting to disrupt his campaign.In a statement issued on his behalf by his campaign organisation, the governorship candidate alleged that the plan was in connivance with the state government.He said the plot involves thugs posing as APC supporters “unleashing [...]

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    ‘You are ignorant of issues in petroleum sector’ — Femi Adesina blasts Atiku

‘You are ignorant of issues in petroleum sector’ — Femi Adesina blasts Atiku

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate is ignorant of issues in the petroleum sector.Adesina said this in an article where he criticised the PDP presidential candidate for attacking provisions of the 2019 budget.He referred to a number of issues Atiku commented on including crude oil prices and foreign [...]

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    Camp coordinator: Some policemen absconded from Yobe because of Christmas — not fear of Boko Haram

Camp coordinator: Some policemen absconded from Yobe because of Christmas — not fear of Boko Haram

A. S. Ishaq, a brigadier-general of and coordinator, Nigeria Police Force for Operation Lafiya Dole (NPFOLD), says some of the policemen deployed to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the north east, absconded from their training camp to celebrate Christmas.He said this while reacting to reports that some officers who were undergoing training at the Nigerian Army Special Forces Training School [...]

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    Vandalism, poor funding lead to Nigeria’s worst crude oil loss in 18 years

Vandalism, poor funding lead to Nigeria’s worst crude oil loss in 18 years

Nigeria recorded the highest crude oil loss in the last 18 years with an average of 245 million barrels of oil “going down the drain” in 2016. [...]

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    Sophie Oluwole, Nigeria’s first female PhD holder in philosophy, dies at 83

Sophie Oluwole, Nigeria’s first female PhD holder in philosophy, dies at 83

Sophie Oluwole, a revered African philosopher, has died at the age of 83. Muyiwa Falaiye, dean of the faculty of arts, University of Lagos (UNILAG), confirmed that Oluwole lost her battle  to death on Sunday after a prolonged illness.Oluwole, born in Igbara-oke, Ondo state in 1935, studied history, geography and philosophy in UNILAG, after which she worked briefly as an assistant [...]

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    I love all my sons equally, says Wizkid at ‘Made in Lagos’ concert

I love all my sons equally, says Wizkid at ‘Made in Lagos’ concert

Wizkid, Nigerian Afropop star, says he loves all his three sons equally. [...]

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    Nigeria is finished if Buhari remains for another four years, says Peter Obi

Nigeria is finished if Buhari remains for another four years, says Peter Obi

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Nigeria’s economy will keep “bleeding” if President Muhammadu Buhari remains in power for another four years.Speaking in Lagos on Saturday, Obi made reference to the 2019 budget Buhari presented to the national assembly on Wednesday.According to him, Nigeria will not survive if  Buhari’s goes ahead with plans to [...]

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