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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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Overspeeding kills. What about underspeeding?

Driving over the speed limit is no doubt, one of the common risk factors of road crashes in Nigeria, this is generally referred to as Over speeding. This results in the loss of lives almost on a daily basis. Conversely, under speeding occurs when motorists drive under the stipulated speed limit. This is equally not good. But which is more [...]

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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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Sex workers in a brawl over customer

Four sex workers caught fighting in public over a customer have appeared before an Itire Magistrates' Court in Lagos.The accused are Joy Morkoha, 37; Blessing Ugbo, 26; Tayo Folarin, 35, and Tina Osakwe, 25.The police charged the sex workers with breach of public peace.The Prosecutor, Inspector Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 14, [...]

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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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Confab committee proposes religious equity commission

To help tackle religious tension as well foster unity in the country, the National Conference Committee on Religion has recommended the establishment of a Religious Equity Commission that will look into religious discrimination in the country.Co-Chairman of the committee, Alhaji Nurudeen Lemu, who disclosed this to NAN, said the establishment of the commission would go a long way in tackling [...]

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Shettima tackles CAN, others over allegations

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has described allegations linking him to the abduction of the Chibok girls as baseless and outrageous stating that there is no better time for the country to work collectively than now, instead of casting aspersions.The Governor lamented the spate at which the abduction is being politicised which he noted has led to their concerns [...]

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Homosexuality lands student in jail

An Upper Area Court in Zuba, FCT, has sentenced a student, Nonso Nzeti, to six months imprisonment for having anal sex with a 17-year old boy.The 23-year old 300 level student of University of Abuja forcefully had sexual intercourse with the boy (name withheld) through his anus.The prosecutor, Cpl. Momoh Ibrahim, told the court that on March 30, one Ige [...]

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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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Kaduna Assembly halts appointment of Auditor-general

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has passed into law, a bill stopping the practice of appointing the Auditor General of Local Government in acting capacity, without clearance from the assembly.With this bill, the house is now empowered to endorse any appointment of the auditor general in whatever capacity,The Deputy Speaker, Mr Peter Adamu said the amendment affected Section 76 [...]

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