Sunday, January 14, 2018

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    Falana: El-Zakzaky agreed to media parade because DSS said he’ll be released

Falana: El-Zakzaky agreed to media parade because DSS said he’ll be released

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), agreed to speak to the press under the assumption that his release is imminent.El-Zakzaky briefly addressed journalists on Saturday to disprove claims that he was dead and to say he was "getting better".According to Falana, the Department of State Services (DSS) told [...]

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    I’m a patron of Miyetti Allah, says Sanusi

I’m a patron of Miyetti Allah, says Sanusi

Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, says he is a patron of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN).Sanusi said the group is not violent in nature and that the sultan of Sokoto, emir of Katsina, emir of Zazzau and the lamido of Adamawa were also fellow patrons."As I understand it when Miyetti Allah was first set up, they [...]

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    10 killed in fresh ‘herders’ attack in Kaduna

10 killed in fresh ‘herders’ attack in Kaduna

Not less than 10 persons were killed when gunmen suspected to be herdsmen attacked two villages in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.The attacks were said to have taken place on Friday night in Dangaji and Ungwan Gajere villages.Apart from the fatalities, several persons reportedly sustained gunshot injuries during the attack.The villagers were said to have fled [...]

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    Sleeping longer ‘reduces’ sugar cravings

Sleeping longer ‘reduces’ sugar cravings

Good sleep can reduce your cravings for sugar, says a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.According to the study, increasing your amount of sleep at night has a connection with your sugar consumption. [...]

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    ‘I’m alive’ — Shi’ites leader El-Zakzaky speaks from detention

‘I’m alive’ — Shi’ites leader El-Zakzaky speaks from detention

Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), says he is alive and getting better.The Shi'ites leader made this known during his first public appearance in over two years.El-Zakzaky, who is in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS), spoke with journalists on Saturday in Abuja."I am getting better, thanks to all your prayers," said the [...]

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    VIDEO: Davido hails Wizkid, D’banj, Olamide for ‘putting Africa on the map’

VIDEO: Davido hails Wizkid, D’banj, Olamide for ‘putting Africa on the map’

He scored a hat-trick at the Soundcity MVP awards and had many people to thank 'shout outs' to give.After taking best video and song of the year, Davido went on a spontaneous praise session of artistes who "put Africa on this map" during his acceptance speech for African artiste of the year. [...]

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    Dele Momodu: By 2019, Buhari will be too tired to run Nigeria

Dele Momodu: By 2019, Buhari will be too tired to run Nigeria

Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation Magazine, says President Muhammadu Buhari will be too "tired" to run a "complex" nation like Nigeria at the age of 76.He said Buhari should not seek re-election in 2019 because "Nigeria needs a man with full stamina".According to Momodu, Nigeria's president must not be above 65 years old and since Buhari is much older than [...]

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    FULL LIST: Davido takes three, shines brightest at Soundcity MVP awards

FULL LIST: Davido takes three, shines brightest at Soundcity MVP awards

After an impressive 2017 which saw him release three major hit singles without an album, the awards are no doubt bound to roll in for Afropop star Davido.At the Soundcity MVP awards festival on Friday, the 'IF' singer was the biggest winner, taking home awards in three categories. [...]

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    New court order jeopardises sale of 9mobile

New court order jeopardises sale of 9mobile

Hopes that the sale of 9mobile, Nigeria's fourth largest operator, would be concluded soon have become shaky following a court order on Friday.The federal high court sitting in Lagos nullified an ex parte order it granted in July 2017 which had given legal backing to the interim board set up by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Communications Commission [...]

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    ‘Microfinance banks have impacted more lives than commercial banks’

‘Microfinance banks have impacted more lives than commercial banks’

Adegoke Elijah Adegbami, a financial management consultant who is also one of the pioneers in microfinance bank management in Nigeria, is currently the managing director of Mainstreet Microfinance Bank Limited in 2009, a subsidiary of Skye Bank Plc. In this interview, he speaks on prospects and challenges of running a microfinance institution.What is your appraisal of the microfinance sector in [...]

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    Nigerians stood by us, says Buhari as son leaves hospital

Nigerians stood by us, says Buhari as son leaves hospital

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed appreciation to all those who stood by his family when Yusuf, his only son, was at Cedacrest Hospital in Abuja.Yusuf was admitted to the hospital following a bike crash in the Gwarinmpa area of Abuja.In a statement issued on his behalf by Femi Adesina, his spokesman, Buhari said people showed his family "overwhelming love"."President Muhammadu Buhari, his [...]

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    No apologies… Buhari must re-contest, say seven governors

No apologies… Buhari must re-contest, say seven governors

Seven governors, including Nasiru el-Rufa’i of Kaduna state, met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Friday, and emphasised the need for him to re-contest in the 2019 election.El-Rufa’i, who spoke to state house correspondents after the meeting, said governors want Buhari to continue running the country beyond 2019.According to him, people are free to continue to speculate about [...]

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    Everything corps members need to know about Batch B orientation exercise

Everything corps members need to know about Batch B orientation exercise

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced the dates and schedule of activities for the 2017 Batch 'B' Stream II orientation course.Sulaiman Kazaure, NYSC direcotr-general, in a statement said youth corps members should resume in orientation camps on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 [...]

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    WATCH: Paul Okoye releases video for ‘Nkenji Keke’

WATCH: Paul Okoye releases video for ‘Nkenji Keke’

Paul Okoye, formerly of Psquare, has released the video for his first single as a solo artiste.Directed by Moe Musa, 'Nkenji Keke' is the second solo video of the artiste known as Rudeboy. [...]

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    FULL LIST: ‘Big Little Lies’, ‘The Shape of Water’ win big at Critics’ Choice awards

FULL LIST: ‘Big Little Lies’, ‘The Shape of Water’ win big at Critics’ Choice awards

'Big Little Lies' and 'The Shape of Water' emerged the big winners at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards held on Thursday night.Both flicks took home four awards each. [...]

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    FG asked to crush militia groups

FG asked to crush militia groups

Kola Salawu, national president of The Coalition of Civil Society Groups for Peace and Security (CCGPS) has described state-sponsored militia groups illegal and unconstitutional.Salawu made this known during a press conference held in Lagos on Thursday.He said some governors were spending more energy in stoking the embers of discord as opposed to delivering the dividends of democracy to those that [...]

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