Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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    Non-oil export ‘grew by 16 per cent’ in 2013, says NEPC

Non-oil export ‘grew by 16 per cent’ in 2013, says NEPC

Nigeria’s bid to diversify from oil to other sectors of the economy appears to be yielding fruits, as non-oil exports increased by 15.9 per cent from $2.561 in 2012 to $2.970 billion the following year.According to the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), revenues from the Nigerian non-oil sector are gradually catching up with those from the upstream and downstream sector of the [...]

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    Shell donates $300,000 drilling equipment to UNIPORT

Shell donates $300,000 drilling equipment to UNIPORT

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) on Thursday inaugurated a N49.2m ($300,000) Petroleum Engineering Drilling Mud Laboratory Equipment at the University of Port Harcourt to support Exploration and Production (E&P) in the Nigeria oil and gas industry.“This will help boost research work in E&P challenges – and that should help to boost the petroleum engineering activities in this (Niger Delta) region,” [...]

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    Google redefines advertising with YouTube masthead

Google redefines advertising with YouTube masthead

Google Nigeria has launched “YouTube Masthead”, an innovative online advertising tool that gives advertisers and brand owners in Nigeria the opportunity to promote their business on the YouTube homepage for 24 hours.The YouTube Desktop Custom Masthead is a 970 by 250 pixel in-page unit running the full width of the YouTube homepage below the navigation bar. It explores the YouTube homepage [...]

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    Final countdown: How Germany beat Falconets in 2010

Final countdown: How Germany beat Falconets in 2010

The Super Falconets meet Germany on Sunday in the U-20 Women’s World Cup final in Canada.We relive the last time both teams met at this same stage in 2010, where Nigeria became the first African team to appear in the final of any FIFA Women’s World Cup or Olympic Games.Germany triumph at homeAn early goal from Alexandra Popp and a [...]

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    South Africa imposes ‘total travel ban’ on Ebola-hit countries

South Africa imposes ‘total travel ban’ on Ebola-hit countries

Aaron Motsoaledi, South Africa’s health minister, on Thursday announced an immediate ban for non-South Africans from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – three of the countries affected by the Ebola virus outbreak.Motsoaledi said travellers from Nigeria, which has recorded few cases, will be allowed entry into the country only after scrutiny, while South Africans returning from the three worst-hit countries will also be screened."A total [...]

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ATM charge reintroduced to improve services, says CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria has justified its decision to introduce N65 charge on remote-on-us Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) transactions in the country, saying that the policy would create competition among banks and lead to improvement of services to customers.CBN cancelled N100 on any remote-on-us withdrawal in 2012, citing the need to encourage people to use the ATM of other banks.However, [...]

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    Ebola fear hits Osun ahead of Osun-Osogbo festival

Ebola fear hits Osun ahead of Osun-Osogbo festival

Some residents of Osogbo have expressed worries over the heavy presence of monkeys in the state and the influx of people to Osun/Osogbo festival, saying there could be breakout of EBola virus since monkeys are known to be carriers of the virus.The grove, where a large number of people visit during the annual Osun/Osogbo festival, is known for attracting monkeys.During an interview with [...]

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    Odemwingie’s transfer under probe

Odemwingie’s transfer under probe

The £2.25 million transfer of Osaze Odemwingie from West Bromwich Albion to Cardiff is being investigated by the English Football Association.According to claims made in the Daily Mail, Odemwingie is embroiled in a legal dispute with Rob Segal, who represented him in that September 2013 move, over the payment of agents' fees.Odemwingie’s subsequent January move to Stoke City is also [...]

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    4 years on, proposed Okwaraji mini-sports centre still a dream

4 years on, proposed Okwaraji mini-sports centre still a dream

Twenty-five years after Samuel Okwaraji’s demise while playing for Nigeria at the National Stadium in Lagos, his community is asking the government to immortalise him by building a sports centre in his name.The traditional ruler of Owerre-Umudioka in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State, Eze Edmund Chukwuemeka Nwosu the Okadike 1, told TheCable during a courtesy call on him.“When [...]

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    Wali: Ebola not enough reason to cancel NBA conference

Wali: Ebola not enough reason to cancel NBA conference

Despite attempts to discourage the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) from holding its annual general conference in order to prevent the spread of Ebola Virus Disease, the NBA has vowed to go ahead with the programme, scheduled for August 24 to August 29 in Owerri, capital of Imo state.Professor Chidi Odinkalu, chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), one of the speakers [...]

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    Ebola: US to send 100 medics to Africa

Ebola: US to send 100 medics to Africa

The United States government on Monday announced that it would deploy 100 medical personnel to help in the fight against the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.Reuben Brigety, US ambassador to the African Union (AU), stated this in Addis Ababa during an information-sharing session on Ebola at the AU Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC).Brigety said the U.S would deploy 25 medical [...]

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    Sam Okwaraji: Today’s ‘Paper Talk’

Sam Okwaraji: Today’s ‘Paper Talk’

Death was the august visitor in the month of August, 25 years ago.It took the lives of Sam Okwaraji and 12 others on Saturday August 12, 1989, inside the main bowl of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos during a 1990 World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Angola.TheCable goes into its archives to see how the sad events of that month, [...]

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    Another early goal as Falconets zoom into semi-final

Another early goal as Falconets zoom into semi-final

Nigeria proved to be too strong for New Zealand as Asisat Oshoala’s brace gave the Super Falconets a 4-1 win and passage into the semi-finals of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014.Just 31 seconds into the match, Oshoala finished an attack from kick-off. Ugo Njoku sent in an inch-perfect cross from the right to find the team’s key [...]

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    Odinkalu: My close shave with Ebola

Odinkalu: My close shave with Ebola

The chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, has revealed that he was treated as an outpatient by one of the doctors who attended to Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought the deadly virus to Nigeria.Odinkalu was thereafter placed under observation for 21 days and subsequently declared free of the disease.Because of this experience, the lawyer has asked the [...]

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    Chukwu: Nano Silver unfit for Ebola treatment

Chukwu: Nano Silver unfit for Ebola treatment

Minister of health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, says Nano silver, the experimental trial drug imported into the country on Thursday, will not be administered to Ebola patients because it did not meet required standards.The Lagos state government issued a similar denial earlier.Addressing journalists at the Federal Nuero Psychiatric hospital at Yaba, Lagos on Saturday, Chukwu said other trial drugs were undergoing evaluation, and they could [...]

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    Moses joins Stoke on season-long loan deal

Moses joins Stoke on season-long loan deal

Stoke City have completed their sixth signing of the season, bringing Nigerian winger Victor Moses in on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea.  Moses has struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge since moving from Wigan for £9 million in 2012 and spent last season on loan at Liverpool.The 23-year-old, who can play on both flanks and in a [...]

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January 21, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
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KANO361465413
PH361462412
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