Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    LUTH doctors to go on strike again

LUTH doctors to go on strike again

The Lagos State Branch of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) has resolved to embark on an industrial action on Monday in protest of failure of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) management to implement the agreements that both parties recently reached.President of the association, Dr Omojowolo Olubunmi, said that the association reached this resolution at an emergency general meeting held on May [...]

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    Amosun in tears after prison visit

Amosun in tears after prison visit

Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, broke down in tears on Thursday when he visited prisoners at Oba Prison in Abeokuta.The governor, who described the condition of the inmates as inhumane, was informed that majority of the 492 inmates on awaiting-trial list had been imprisoned for between four and seven years.While conceding that prison services are under the control of the Federal [...]

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    We have located Chibok girls, Okupe insists

We have located Chibok girls, Okupe insists

The federal government is aware of the location of the girls abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok last month, and they will soon be reunited with their families, senior special assistant to the president on public affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe has said.Defending the government's response to the kidnap, Okupe revealed that President Goodluck Jonathan had already deployed more than 20,000 [...]

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    Jonathan: ‘It is the private sector that creates jobs’

Jonathan: ‘It is the private sector that creates jobs’

President Goodluck Jonathan has encouraged youths to consider establishing small-scale businesses instead of seeking white collar jobs, as government alone cannot provide jobs for all of them.Fielding questions in Abuja as part of activities to commemorate the Democracy Day celebrations, Jonathan assured the youths in attendance that his government will continue providing sustainable programmes that will ensure that the private sector thrives.He agreed that youths, being [...]

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    Mothers, give them your breasts

Mothers, give them your breasts

Children who have been breastfed have lesser risks of contracting diseases.This is because the breast milk contains antibodies that help protect babies from infection, and stimulate their immune system.According to Deputy Director of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Mrs. Modupe Aina, the protection derived from breast milk could last a child for many years.She added that breast milk is far [...]

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    TheCable opens ‘help centre’ for CBT candidates

TheCable opens ‘help centre’ for CBT candidates

Tertiary education admission-seekers who have written the Computer Based Test (CBT) of the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) but have not received their results can now send their names and registration numbers to [email protected] CBT is expected to totally phase out the Paper and Pencil test by 2015.Since TheCable published a story on May 19, 2014 announcing the results [...]

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    Adebayor: Nigeria, the best African team for Brazil

Adebayor: Nigeria, the best African team for Brazil

Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor is backing the Super Eagles of Nigeria to go furthest of all the African teams – competing in Brazil. The Tottenham star believes the big-game knowledge and ability of the quartet of Stephen Keshi, Victor Moses, John Mikel Obi, and Vincent Enyeama are the ingredients needed by any team to be successful in a major competition like the [...]

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    Fresh explosions in Afghanistan kill 10

Fresh explosions in Afghanistan kill 10

Ten people have been killed in separate blasts in Afghanistan.According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Provincial Police spokesman, Khali Asser, declared that in one attack, one civilian was killed while 12 civilians were wounded when a bomb attached to a motorcycle went off in Khowja Bahawoddin in northern Takhar province.Aseer, who said that the target of the attack [...]

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    Musa grabs league title with CSKA

Musa grabs league title with CSKA

Ahmed Musa’s team CSKA Moscow retained the Russian Premier League title with a last-day win over Lokomotiv Moscow on Thursday.CSKA prevailed 1-0 at home to take their fifth Russian title by one point, as Zenit St Petersburg won 4-1 away to FC Kuban to finish second and qualify for the Champions League. Musa was a 79th minute substitute for Alan [...]

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    #BringBackOurGirls protest claims first casualty

#BringBackOurGirls protest claims first casualty

A woman, Hajiya Maimuna Danja, has died on her way to Katsina to pray for the release of the abducted Chibok girls.The woman, who hailed from Danja in Danja Local Government Area of Katsina State, died in a car crash on Danja-Katsina road.She was said to be travelling from her village to attend a special prayer session for the release [...]

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    Okorocha says hunger ‘is the cause of terrorism’

Okorocha says hunger ‘is the cause of terrorism’

Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha is scared that Nigeria's terrorism challenge has reached such intolerable level that one can almost say that the country is at war.According to Okorocha, who was speaking on Monday at the Progressive Governors Forum in Kano State, the solution can only come when  government provides its citizens with quality education.The forum, which is second in its [...]

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    ‘No sleep’ for Jonathan until rescue of Chibok girls

‘No sleep’ for Jonathan until rescue of Chibok girls

President Goodluck Jonathan says he will "not sleep with two eyes closed" until the over-200 girls kidnapped in Chibok by Boko Haram are rescued.He stated this at a world press conference to mark the end of the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) hosted in Abuja.Jonathan appealed to the parents of the abducted girls to be patient and cooperate with [...]

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    Shema: Agriculture is a must-do enterprise

Shema: Agriculture is a must-do enterprise

To break the circle of unemployment in Nigeria and open the "window of opportunities" for young entrepreneurs, Agriculture must be taken as a must-do enterprise.Speaking on Friday in Abuja at the ongoing World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA), Governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, said the time has come for Nigeria see Agriculture as a major economic venture, as the sector can only [...]

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    Father gets 3-year sentence for attempting to sell own child

Father gets 3-year sentence for attempting to sell own child

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Akure has sentenced three citizens of  Benin Republic to three years in prison for attempting to sell a 13-year-old boy.The accused comprise Kareem Saibu, 39, who is the boy's father; Abdullateef Mumuni, 24; and Kadir Rasaq, also 24; who all conspired to sell the minor for N8 million.According to the prosecutor, ASP Zakari Ibrahim, the [...]

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    Aregbesola: No plan to sack workers

Aregbesola: No plan to sack workers

Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has urged the people of the state to dispel rumours making the rounds that he plans to sack workers if re-elected.Speaking with NAN in Osogbo, a senior special assistant to the governor, Mr Olatunbosun Oyinloye, said the speculation that Aregbessola would reduce the state's labour force, if re-elected, is the handiwork of the opposition."Governor Aregbesola [...]

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    Musician to clean court premises for stealing generator

Musician to clean court premises for stealing generator

A Magistrate Court in Minna has ordered a musician, Yusuf Abubakar,28, to clean the court premises for three months, for stealing a generator set.In her ruling, Magistrate Mariam King sentenced Abubakar after he pleaded guilty.King said that if the convict fails to appear every day to clean the court premises, he will serve additional three months in prison.Earlier, the prosecutor, [...]

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