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Job: Nigeria, Britain partner to combat unemployment

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The Nigerian government has expressed its willingness to partner with the British Government in tackling unemployment and creating job opportunities for young persons in the country. The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Dr Festus Keyamo, with the Political Counsellor, British High Commission, Mr Dominic Williams. PHOTO: NAN The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Dr Festus Keyamo, stated this when the Political Counsellor, British High Commission, Mr Dominic Williams, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. “We are ready to collaborate with our partners all over the world to open up avenues for job creation. We are open to all kinds of suggestions and levels of co-operation,” he said. He disclosed that the Government has opened up other sectors as part of efforts to diversify the economy from oil, which would, in turn, create room for employment. According to him, part of the efforts of Government to diversify the economy and boost job creation include empowering peopl…
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2019: Senator Nnamani ashamed of our party, working with PDP – APC

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The Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has challenged the membership of one of its leaders, Senator Ken Nnamani. Chairman of the APC in the state, Dr. Ben Nwoye, in a statement on Monday, said Nnamani should clarify a statement he made while commissioning a four-room building with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi recently. The party chairman demanded Nnamani to explain why he could not campaign openly for his party’s governorship candidate but was telling the PDP governorship candidate that “a good product markets itself” and promised that when the time comes he will say where his “people belong.” The statement continues, “This is very misleading. Could it be that Sen. Nnamani is so ashamed of his political party that he could not canvass openly for the party?” The party chairman said the APC in Enugu State had observed Sen. Nnamani’s double standard for far too long, adding that the party can no longer fold its arms and watch him d…

UNICEF says 25,685 babies will be born in Nigeria on New Year day

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has estimated that 25,685 babies would be born in Nigeria on New Year Day. Pernille Ironside, UNICEF Nigeria’s Acting Representative revealed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. He said that the figure placed the country’s babies as making up 6.5 per cent of the estimated 395,072 babies that would be born on the day globally. Ironside noted that within Africa, Nigerian babies would account for almost 40 per cent of all those born in West and Central Africa, and more than 23 per cent of those born in sub-Saharan Africa. “Globally, over half of the world’s births are estimated to take place in just eight countries, including Nigeria. ”Others are: India 69,944, China 44,940 Pakistan 15,112, Indonesia 13,256, United States 11,086, the Democratic Republic of Congo 10,053 and Bangladesh 8,428.” According to him, on current life expectancy rates, a child born in Nigeria today is likely to live…

EPL: Harry Redknapp names club to win this season’s Premier League title

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Former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Harry Redknapp has named Liverpool as the favourite club to win this season’s Premier League title. He also said that Tottenham and Manchester City are also in the race to challenge Jurgen Klopp’s side for the English topflight league title this term. Liverpool are currently on top of the Premier League table with 54 points from 20 games, while Manchester City are second place with 47 points from the same number of games. Tottenham are third placed with 45 points from 20 games. “I think the Premier League title is a three horse race,” Redknapp told talkSPORT. “Liverpool are the favourites ahead of Man City now which is a big turnaround. “But Tottenham are in great form at the moment and they are genuine title contenders. Spurs are still in it, you can’t write them off. They are bang there, the way they are playing at the moment. “I can’t see anybody else getting into it. I watched Arsenal yesterday and they are nowhere near in my opinion. I know they…

Fire Outbreak : Residents hail Gov. Ugwuanyi’s quick intervention

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Following the fire outbreak at a petrol station along Nike Lake road by Penoks Junction, Trans Ekulu, Enugu, on Monday, residents of the area have commended the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for the swift intervention and expertise displayed by officers and men of Enugu State Fire Service in putting out the fire, without any loss of life. The inferno according to eye witnesses was caused by a truck discharging liquefied gas at the filling station, which lost control and hit the dispensing nozzle and ignited the fire. The State Fire Service upon receiving a distress call rushed to the scene and put out the fire which affected just the petrol station, a commercial bus, a transformer, three shops and a residential building, shortly before Gov. Ugwuanyi, his deputy, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, the Speaker of the State Assembly, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi and the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Danmallam Mohammed arrived the venue. Reacting to the development, excited residents of the…

Climate Change Takes Toll On French Oyster Farmers

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Gulping down oysters have long been a favourite New Year’s Eve ritual for the French, but as winters get warmer and summers get drier many growers to worry there will soon be fewer of the prized mollusks to go around. “Twenty years ago, we’d be shivering in the warehouse while preparing the holiday orders. Today it’s 15 degrees (60 Fahrenheit),” says Brittany oysterman Mathieu Le Moal, his sleeves rolled up in front of a tractor carrying dozens of bulging oyster sacks. “We don’t have seasons anymore — but oysters need all four,” Le Moal adds. “They need the winter, it’s when they can rest, use less energy.” Inside a wooden hanger redolent of salt and the sea, around a dozen of his workers are sorting, weighing and packing oysters into crates in the Brittany port of Cancale. Le Moal and other farmers along this stretch of France’s Emerald Coast say the long drought which struck swathes of the country this summer took a heavy toll, leading to smaller harvests and smaller shellfish. With…

Lion Kills Intern At US Wildlife Park

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Everything you need to live well A lion attacked and killed a young American woman who had just started working at the facility where it was kept, the centre said Sunday. Alexandra Black, 22, was passionate about wildlife and had worked just 10 days as an intern at the facility in Burlington, North Carolina. “The Conservators Center is devastated by the loss of a human life today,” it said in a statement. “While a husbandry team led by a professionally trained animal keeper was carrying out a routine enclosure cleaning, one of the lions somehow left a locked space and entered the space the humans were in and quickly killed one person. “It is unclear at this time how the lion left the locked enclosure. At no time did the lion ever enter a space that was not enclosed by the park’s perimeter fence,” the statement added, expressing its condolences to Black’s family and announcing it would close temporarily. The lion was killed so Black could be retrieved, the centre said. Black, a recent …

We have a warrant to arrest Dino - Police

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Related Governor Ikpeazu swears in new Permanent Secretary 2 hours ago Nigeria Army denies closing Maiduguri-Monguno road 2 hours ago Nigeria Unidentified gunmen kill 4 passengers, injure 2 in Plateau 3 hours ago Nigeria Dino Melaye. PHOTO: Youtube The Nigeria Police said it had a duly obtained warrant of arrest duly deployed to apprehend Sen. Dino Melaye in his residence in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that personnel of the force have laid siege to the residence of Melaye to effect his arrest over a case of culpable homicide. NAN also recalls that Melaye, member representing Kogi West Senatorial district and some suspects were accused of shooting a police officer, Sgt. Danjuma Saliu, attached to 37 Police Mobile Force (PMF) while on duty in Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa Road in Kogi. A statement by the force spokesman, acting DCP Jimoh Moshood on Monday in Abuja, said the police would continue to occupy his residence until he surrendered. “We will not retreat until Sen. Dino Mel…

''I shall not die but live'' Dino Melaye tweets as police cut water and electricity supply to his home

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2019: What Atiku is plotting to smuggle into Nigeria for presidential election – Buhari group

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President Muhammadu Buhari’s support group has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar was plotting to smuggle into Nigeria looted funds for the 2019 election. Against this background, Buhari called on security agencies to stay at alert and double their efforts to “enforce provisions of the of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011 (as amended).” He spoke through his campaign team, Buhari Media Organisation, BMO, on Sunday. A statement jointly signed by Niyi Akinsiju and Cassid Madueke, Chairman and Secretary of the BMO, said intelligence gathering showed the former Vice President has made promises to some foreign individuals to apportion a percentage share of some state owned assets to them. The statement reads: “We have it on good authority that the PDP and its Presidential candidate are making strenuous efforts to bring in public funds stashed abroad including those from recent sales of assets in Angola which were acquired with il…

Artistes That Took Nigeria Global In 2018

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Everything you need to live well 2018 has undoubtedly been an exceptional year for Nigerian music and it has seen the rise and fall of various artistes but however a remarkable few have withered the storm and managed to spin the narrative around in their favour as they went on tours around the world, sold out shows in massive locations and even gained international recognition for their hard work and contribution to the growth of the Nigerian music industry. Some of these artistes include; Burna Boy Burna Boy Without a doubt and by any measuring standard, Damini Ogulu better known by his stage name Burna Boy has had an amazing year and to this effect fans have gone ahead to dub 2018 “the year of Burna” because he achieved unparalleled success which started with the launch of his album Outside which launched on the 26th of January 2018 and tracks like Heaven’s Gate, Ye, Koni Baje and others quickly became fan favourites. As his wave of success continued international celebrities includ…

Trump softens Syria pullout schedule but claims 'hero' status

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US President Donald Trump / AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON President Donald Trump appeared Monday to water down shock plans for an immediate pullout of US troops from Syria, even as he defiantly claimed his achievements in the conflict should make him a “national hero.” The tweeted comment came the day after a senior Republican senator said Trump had promised to stay in Syria to finish the job of destroying the Islamic State group — days after he shocked allies, and his own military establishment, by saying troops were coming home. “If anybody but Donald Trump did what I did in Syria, which was an ISIS loaded mess when I became President, they would be a national hero,” Trump tweeted, using another acronym for IS. “ISIS is mostly gone, we’re slowly sending our troops back home to be with their families, while at the same time fighting ISIS remnants,” he said. About 2,000 US forces and other foreign troops are in Syria to assist local fighters battling IS, the jihadists who once controlled a …

Student Drowns After Falling Into A River While Taking Selfie. Photos

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A student was swept to his death after falling into a river while taking a selfie. The young man, identified locally as Rohon Mishra, fell into a waterfall located at a popular picnic spot in India’s Odisha state. Bystanders ran down to the water’s edge to try and help him but could only watch on in horror as he splashed in the water. The incident occurred at Bhimkund waterfall, a popular tourist attraction located among lush green forest. According to local reports, authorities have opened an investigation into his death and despite the launch of multiple search and rescue operations, his body could not be retrieved.

Ronaldo ‘not obsessed’ by individual trophies

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Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted that he is “not obsessed” by individual trophies, having missed on this year’s Ballon d’Or after winning it five times. Cristiano Ronaldo The Juventus striker also missed out on FIFA and UEFA’s player of the year trophies as former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric, a World Cup runner-up with Croatia, swept all before him. “I’m not obsessed by individual prizes,” Ronaldo told Portuguese sports daily Record. “The most important thing is to win collective trophies and help the team. The rest comes naturally.” Ronaldo added: “I don’t think all the time of beating records. I work above all to help the club and be at my best level. “The technical, tactical and physical level of all teams is better today,” he said. “It’s increasingly tough to win so I have to keep working hard to stay on top.” Having missed the start of Portugal’s Nations League campaign to better adjust to life with Juve, Ronaldo said that in 2019 he “envisages being at the disp…

No Vacancy In Aso Rock Until 2023 - Marwa Tells Atiku, Others

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The former military governor of Lagos State, Buba Marwa, has said that all those seeking to occupy the Aso presidential villa should wait till 2023 as President Muhammadu Buhari would be returned to power in 2019. Mr Marwa said this while fielding questions from journalists on Thursday in Yola. Mr Marwa, who is the chairman, presidential advisory committee on drugs, said he was confident that Mr Buhari would defeat other presidential candidates in the 2019 election. “Buba Marwa Organization is the first to organise rally in support of President Buhari in 2016, because Buhari has done very well in three areas of economy, security and fight against corruption. “He will return for the second time by the grace of God, and for that, I have no doubt all those vying for Aso Villa should wait till 2023,” Mr Marwa said. On the recent security situation in the country, he said the Army and other security agencies have done excellently and need more support and encouragement from the general pub…

Badeh, Alkali’s Murder Meant To Hide Corruption In The Military- Report

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A Washington-based group, International Strategic Studies Association, has stated that the death of a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, and that of a former Chief of Administration of the Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Idris Alkali, was not a mere coincidence. Alkali was allegedly killed by a gang of protesting youths along Jos-Bauchi Road on September 3, while Badeh was gunned down along the Abuja-Keffi Road by suspected assassins on December 18. ISSA, a non-governmental organisation with a worldwide membership of professionals involved in national and international security and strategic policy, stated in a special report on Friday that the two men were killed to hide what it described as the pattern of corruption in the current military leadership in the country. Specifically, the report obtained by a Punch correspondent on Sunday, alleged that Badeh was murdered to prevent him from divulging in court details of corruption which it said had grown even more rampant …

Police arraign man over alleged N1m land fraud

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The Police in Kano on Monday arraigned a 36-year-old man, Tahir Ahmad, for allegedly defrauding a man of N1 million.
Ahmad, who resides at Darmanawa Quarters, Kano is facing a charge of forgery and cheating before a Senior Magistrates’ Court in the Kano metropolis. The Prosecutor, ASP. Yusuf Sale, told the court that one Salisu Garba of Ribado Road, Kano, reported the case at the Filin Hockey Police Station in Kano on Dec. 15. Kano traffic agency generates N40m revenue in 2018 Sale said the accused sold a plot of land situated at No. 637, Naibawa Quarters, Kano to the complainant at the sum of N1 million. “The accused collected the money and gave the complainant a fake document for the land,’’ he said. According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened Sections 320 and 362 of the Penal Code. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. In his ruling, the Senior Magistrate, Malam Aminu Fagge, remanded the accused in prison and adjourned the case until Jan.7, 2019 for ment…

Four Killed, Three Injured In Plateau Attack

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Four persons have been killed and three others injured in an ambush at Gwom Nding Village of Fan District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State. The Police Public Relations Officer of Plateau State Command, Tyopev Mathias, explained that unknown gunmen attacked a Peugeot 504 Station Wagon on the way to Nding Village. Mathias stated that four persons were killed and three persons injured during an ambush. The injured were taken to the Barkin Ladi General Hospital where they are receiving treatment. The Police spokesman called on citizens to go about their lawful businesses and assist the Force with useful information that could lead to the timely arrest of the perpetrators of the dastardly act.

Frustrated officer reveals magical pill he used in reversing Glaucoma, Cataract, drops his glasses permanently

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If you are over 35… and… you have any problems with your eyes… and… you REALLY want to see better without eye glasses or contact lens, I bet this is going to be the most important message you will read this year! Dear friend, I am “Officer” Kenneth, I. E… and, the first thing you should know about me is… I am not a doctor. I’m not an expert on nutrition either. I never went to medical college and I don’t have a degree in anything except that which I obtained in my marine field. But aside my job, the other thing I consider myself “expert” about is… I Know How Any Person In NIGERIA Can Regain Their Lost Vision In A Very Easy Way!. I know… because… I CONQUER it. This ‘tiny pill” I used that has worked for me and 85,912+ others – work on the following conditions:
…And Other Numerous Eye Problems. Here’s why: As you know, when we get older we usually begin to experience problems with our eyes and our vision. This causes many people to need eye surgery so they have the best vision possible. W…