Thursday, November 15, 2018

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    ‘ISIS scouting Nigeria to recruit fighters’

‘ISIS scouting Nigeria to recruit fighters’

Mike Omeri, the coordinator of the national information centre (NIC) and director-general of the national orientation agency, has raised the alarm over the presence of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) scouts in the country.According to Omeri, the ISIS scouts are looking for fighters in the country to fill up their diminishing ranks.He made the revelation based on intelligence reports [...]

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    THE INSIDER: Nigeria’s Ebola control centre hit by shortage of cash, low staff morale

THE INSIDER: Nigeria’s Ebola control centre hit by shortage of cash, low staff morale

Health officials who are working all over Lagos state to prevent the reintroduction of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) to the country are disillusioned and may soon abandon their jobs.It is now almost two months since they have been paid. When they got their penultimate payment in October, it was not only for work done in September, it was less than [...]

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    Osinbajo: Buhari will defeat Boko Haram by funding the military transparently

Osinbajo: Buhari will defeat Boko Haram by funding the military transparently

Yemi Osinbajo, a professor and running mate to All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, says Muhammadu Buhari will oversee the defeat of Boko Haram, should he win next year’s election.Answering questions on Twitter during a specially-arranged question-and-answer session, Osinbajo said Buhari would end the corrupt management of defence funds, which is responsible for the ill-equipment of the military.“The current administration [...]

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    UPDATED: ’31 killed’ in Gombe, Bauchi bomb blasts

UPDATED: ’31 killed’ in Gombe, Bauchi bomb blasts

At least 24 people were killed on Monday in a bomb blast at the Dukku motor park in Gombe, Gombe state.A top security source had told TheCable that the blast occurred at about 11am, a time when the park was saturated with passengers "who wanted to travel" ahead of the Christmas Day and Boxing Day holidays.Fwaje Atajiri, spokesman of the Gombe state [...]

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    Akinyemi writes Jonathan and Buhari, warns on ‘impending post-election bloodshed’

Akinyemi writes Jonathan and Buhari, warns on ‘impending post-election bloodshed’

There will be violence after the 2015 presidential election no matter who wins between President Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari, a former minister of external affairs has warned.Bolaji Akinyemi, a professor of political science and deputy chairman of the just-concluded National Conference, has written an open letter to both candidates urging them to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) committing [...]

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    PDP nets N21.27bn at fundraising for Jonathan

PDP nets N21.27bn at fundraising for Jonathan

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday night realised a total of N21.27 billion from the fundraising dinner organised for President Goodluck Jonathan at the old banquet hall of the presidential villa.Tunde Ayeni, chairman of the occasion, led the line of huge donations by announcing the sum of N2 billion – N1 billion from him and his partner, and another N1 billion from [...]

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    Airtel Touching Lives TV series to empower less-privileged

Airtel Touching Lives TV series to empower less-privileged

Leading telecoms operator, Airtel Nigeria, has held a premiere to unveil the Airtel Touching Lives, a television series and revolutionary corporate social responsibility intervention focused on empowering underprivileged individuals, communities and groups in the society.The premiere, an emotion-evoking event, brought to limelight the commitment and kind-heartedness of Airtel in uplifting underprivileged people across Nigeria through its CSR interventions.Speaking at the event, [...]

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    Fayose shares rice, chicken, raw cash in Christmas ‘stomach infrastructure’ programme

Fayose shares rice, chicken, raw cash in Christmas ‘stomach infrastructure’ programme

Ayodele Fasose, governor of Ekiti state who famously won his election last June by distributing "stomach infrastructure" to voters, has carried on with his policy into the Christmas season.Between Thursday and Saturday, he had distributed over 80,000 birds and 100,000 bags of rice to Ekiti citizens, according to a statement from his press office.He also doled out cash, Idowu Adelusi, his [...]

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    The miracle leaf that can ‘cure 300 diseases’

The miracle leaf that can ‘cure 300 diseases’

Zachariah Russom, a professor and lecturer at the University of Jos, has spoken of the "miraculous powers" of Moringa Oleifera, saying its leaves are capable of curing more than 300 diseases.Speaking at a workshop for farmers in Langtang north local government, Plateau state, organised by the institution's Centre for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (CBGE), he said Nigeria is blessed with abundant agricultural potentials [...]

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    Tribunal upholds Fayose’s victory

Tribunal upholds Fayose’s victory

The Ekiti state governorship election tribunal sitting in Abuja has dismissed the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Kayode Fayemi, challenging the victory of Ayodele Fayose in the governorship election of June 2014.According to the court, the petition was "lacking in merit".The court dismissed all issues raised in the petition, including the claim that Fayose [...]

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    Circulation of commemorative N100 note underway

Circulation of commemorative N100 note underway

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has begun the circulation of the commemorative N100 banknote unveiled last month by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.In a statement on its website, CBN directed all its branches to commence issuance of the currency in their respective locations."The commemorative note, which is embedded with features to assist the visually impaired recognize genuine notes, also has other security features [...]

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    B’Haram kidnaps 185 women, children in Borno

B’Haram kidnaps 185 women, children in Borno

More than 185 women and children have been kidnapped in Gumsuri, Borno state, by suspected Boko Haram members.According to CNN, the insurgents kidnapped at least 185 women and children, and killed 32 people in the raid, which happened on Sunday but only filtered out on Thursday due to lack of communication."They gathered the women and children and took them away in trucks after burning [...]

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Osinbajo: Buhari never took Nigeria to OIC

As if he was already preparing for 2015 presidential campaign, Yemi Osinbajo, the vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as far back as August 2014 defended charges of religious extremism against Muhammadu Buhari.Buhari has now won the party's presidential nomination and picked Osinbajo as his running mate.Responding to an attack on Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, in his [...]

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    Badeh: We’re winning the war on terror

Badeh: We’re winning the war on terror

Alex Badeh, an air chief marshal and chief of defence staff, says Nigeria is winning the anti-terror war, assuring Nigerians that the 2015 elections will hold in the affected states.Adamawa, Borno and Yobe are the most affected by the insurgency but Badeh has said Nigerians have nothing to fear.Speaking with the media shortly after a breakfast meeting with President Goodluck [...]

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    In landmark ruling, Lagos court puts quota system, federal character in jeopardy

In landmark ruling, Lagos court puts quota system, federal character in jeopardy

A federal high court in Lagos has voided the education policy of the federal government on the use of different cut-off marks for admission into government colleges, otherwise known as Unity Schools.After Nyesome Wike, former supervising minister of education, recently admitted that the Unity School admission requirements were not in order, as the process is based on "30 per cent merit and 70 [...]

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    Pakistan buries 132 pupils killed by Taliban

Pakistan buries 132 pupils killed by Taliban

Pakistan has organised a colourful but solemn mass burial for the 132 students killed on Tuesday in a grisly attack by the Taliban at Army Public School in Peshawar.Nine other members of staff were killed in the attack, during which gunmen shot indiscriminately and seven suicide bombers detonated explosives, as reprisal for killings of Taliban members by the Pakistani military.Mass [...]

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