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Vanguard News Headlines Today
[Tue-29-Jan-2019]

Updated: 2 hours ago
HOSCON seeks speedy release of gas flare penalty, 13% derivation
Nnamdi Kanu in London to perfect arrangement for Biafra referendum 'IPOB
Akwa Ibom group faults composition of board
GDPN presidential candidate blames vote buying on failed governance
APC, an amalgamation of unpatriotic Nigerians'Overah
Rivers gov candidates urge electorate to defend votes
El-Rufai's aide denies involvement in land deal
Kwara APC gov candidate promises bridge linking Pategi, Bida
CAN denies endorsing guber candidate in Nasarawa
Police run out Onnoghen's staff, seal off his office
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Gov Ahmed urges calm as army begins Operation Python Dance III in Kwara
Atiku given title in Akwa Ibom
NANS demands reversal of Onnoghen's suspension
Ekiti governorship election tribunal upholds Fayemi's victory
Onnoghen: our democracy in danger
Presidential debate dodgers
Removal of Onnoghen as CJN is proper, timely ' Forum of presidential candidates
Feb. Polls: We'll not tolerate reckless speeches designed to provoke disturbances ' Buhari
We are not part of those that sealed Onnoghen's Chambers ' Police.
Onnoghen: Opposition's threat of mass action can't change course of justice
Uyo rally signposts Buhari's fading magic- PDP
Lawmakers commence impeachment move against Ambode over Lagos budget
Atiku promises to establish refinery in A-Ibom, reassures on restructuring


Update: Why tribunal upheld Fayemi's election
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
The Ekiti State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, on Monday, declared Dr. Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the bona-fide winner of the July 14, 2018, governorship election in Ekiti State. Continue reading Update: Why tribunal upheld Fayemis election at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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2019 Imo guber: I'm not ready to pay for votes ' Ohakim
FG after my life- Ortom
Oil price instability to persist as main grade drops 2.5%
Auto Policy: Import levy should be reduced to 15% ' LCCI
2019 budget uninspiring with broad flaws ' experts
Tony Elumelu Foundation, Sm City empower additional 50 Beninese entrepreneurs
Nigeria, others to mobilise $2bn to finance energy projects across Africa
FG commences release of N1.3trn NDDC hanging funds
Govt needs to create more conducive environment for indigenous oil, gas service providers -Dorman Long
Naira up at N361.5 in parallel market
Samsung sets new record on Nigerian Content, trains female welders
Investment in refinery, petrochemicals driven by innovation, efficiency ' Dangote
Vote out darkness that APC represents, Wike tells Nigerians
Pan Ocean, Shoreline, Yinka Folawiyo default in royalty payments to FG ' Report
2019 election: A no contest
Onnoghen: Buhari's declared war against Justice
Nigeria in search of 8th U-20 AFCON title
Seven Zamfara football fans kidnapped
Pacers guard Oladipo undergoes right knee surgery
NPFL: Nasarawa United beat Akwa United 2-0 in Lafia
Chris Brown's accuser files complaint after police photo leaked
A London caf conversation
Attempt to corrupt Adamu Adamu brings you trouble ' Okebukola
Strike: We are still consulting ' ASUU President
Delta State boosts access to healthcare with new insurance scheme


Punch News Headlines Today
[Tue-29-Jan-2019]

Updated: 2 hours ago
Sanction VCs who misappropriated staff allowance, group tells FG
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The National Association of Academic Technologists has commended the Federal Government for issuing queries to some indicted vice-chancellors of public universities after the submission of a forensic audit of the N30bn earned allowances released to the schools in 2014. In a communiqu signed by the Chairman of the group, Sani Suleima, and
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Presidential debate: The art of speaking, the grammatical errors (2)
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Akeem Lasisi Since last week when we started discussing linguistic lessons from the presidential debate of Saturday, January 19, some other major dramatic things have happened. For instance, one of the candidates who participated in the debate, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, has withdrawn from the race, although the umpire the Independent National Electoral Commission
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Our fertiliser plant ready to be inaugurated Dangote
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Femi Asu The President/Chief Executive, Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, has said the fertiliser plant at Lekki Free Trade Zone is set for inauguration in the first quarter of this year. Dangote said the ongoing investment in refining, petrochemicals, fertiliser and gas was driven by the desire to bring innovation and efficiency into all
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Kwara APC gov candidate promises to link Pategi to Bida
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Tunde Oyekola, Ilorin The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has promised to construct a bridge linking Pategi to Bida Emirate in Niger State. This, he said, would go a long way in deepening cultural and trade relations between the two states. Abdulrazak made the promise in Pategi on
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UBA partners Japan to promote MSMEs in Africa
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Nike Popoola United Bank for Africa Plc has said it is ready to support the Japanese government in its drive to promote Small and Medium Scale Enterprises across Africa. The Chairman, UBA Group, Mr Tony Elumelu, said this on Monday, when the members of the Japan External Trade Organisation, led by its Chief Executive Officer,
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i-Invest woos investors with T-bills, gets 70,000 downloads
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Africas investment mobile application which allows users to purchase treasury bills directly from their smartphones has recorded a combined figure of more than 70,000 downloads on Apple App store and Google Play store in less than 10 months of its entry into the market. According to a statement on Monday, the app, known as i-Invest,
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Uba says nobody can rig election in Anambra South
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Tony Okafor, Akwa The Peoples Democratic Partys candidate for Anambra South Senatorial District, Chief Chris Uba, has said he has the capacity to protect his votes in the February 16 election. Uba said this during his campaign tour of communities in the district made up of seven local government areas Ihiala, Aguata, Nnewi North,
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Rising foreign debt profile bad for economy Senate panel
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Sunday Aborisade, Abuja The Senate Committee on Foreign and Local Debts has expressed worry over the rising foreign debt profile of the country and described the trend as very dangerous to the nations economy. The panel, therefore, called on well-meaning Nigerians to rise up and condemn the development to avoid a re-colonisation of Nigeria. The
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Three foreign airlines commence flights into new PH terminal
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Three foreign airlines have commenced flight services into the recently inaugurated Port Harcourt International Airport. The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, on Monday, announced that Air France, Lufthansa and Cronos Airlines from Malabo, Equatorial Guinea had commenced operations into the airport. FAAN, through its Twitter handle, said, Air France, Lufthansa, Cronos Airlines from
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Customs CG wants import duty on vehicles reduced to 45%
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Nigeria Customs Service is seeking a reduction in the tariff for imported vehicles from the current rate of 70 per cent of the cost of such vehicles to 45 per cent. The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col Hameed Ali (retd.) said this on Monday in Abuja during a media briefing to mark
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FG approves new pension company for universities
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Nike Popoola The Federal Government has approved the issuance of a licence to Nigerian University Pension Management Company Limited to carry out the business of a Pension Fund Administrator. The National Pension Commission stated that the approval was consequent upon a detailed evaluation of NUPEMCOs compliance with the requirements, terms and conditions stipulated by the
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Strike: ASUU questions integrity of OAU exams, certificates
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Femi Makinde The Obafemi Awolowo University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities has questioned the integrity of the examinations being conducted by the institution, as well as the certificates that will be awarded to its graduates. The ASUU Chairman at OAU, Dr Adeola Egbedokun, in an interview with our correspondent in Lagos on
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Nigeria, Morocco gas pipeline to supply 15 countries
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja Nigeria and Morocco have completed the feasibility study for the construction of the 5,660km Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline and the facility will supply gas to at least 15 countries in West Africa, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru, announced on Monday. Baru also stated that pre-Front End
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February election, Nigerias opportunity to end dictatorship Wike
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has described next months presidential election as the best opportunity for Nigerians to end dictatorship in the country. Wike also said the forthcoming election offered Nigerians a chance to be free. The governor spoke on Sunday in Port Harcourt, the state capital, during a special mass
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How to successfully breed grasscutters
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Many farmers will tell you upon enquiry that there is no strict formula to successfully farming grasscutters in Nigeria. Best practices, yes. Top tips, certainly. These are things that can be learned, and nuances that can be shared. What remains difficult to instil in someone that isnt naturally drawn to the practice, however, is passion.
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Repairing generator as a source of steady income
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The power sector is the fulcrum of every economy. This is because the optimal performance of other sectors, which serve as performance indicators of the larger economy, is determined by this sector. In the early 70s and late 80s, the countrys power sector had lived up to expectations before it started dwindling
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Well take on corrupt VCs soon ASUU
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Olufemi Atoyebi, Abuja The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, has lashed out at some vice-chancellors of federal and state universities for betraying the union in its agitation for better tertiary education in the country. While the ASUU strike and negotiation with the Federal Government over structural revitalisation in the
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Strategies needed to get out of debt
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Debt solutions and strategies to get out of debt can vary from one person to the other,however, the sooner one is able to deal with ones debt, the more options such person has. Part of getting out of debt is learning new money habits, which help someone to stay out of debt in the future,
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Senate asks Supreme Court to reinstate Onnoghen, says Buhari cant remove CJN
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
We only recognise Onnoghen as CJN NBA Lawyers to boycott courts today, tomorrow CCT suspends Onnoghens trial indefinitely Olusola Fabiyi, Olalekan Adetayo, Sunday Aborisade, Chukwudi Akasike, Kamarudeen Ogundele, Adelani Adepegba, Ade Adesomoju, Oladimeji Ramon, Tunji Bosun and Ada Wodu The Senate on Monday filed a suit before the Supreme Court praying
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Dont plunge Nigeria into constitutional crisis, Atiku tells Buhari
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Success Nwogu, Abuja The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday warned the ruling All Progressives Congress against plunging Nigeria into a constitutional crisis and in the process derailing the countrys democracy. According to the former Vice-President, the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, is an attack
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IPOB fixes referendum for presidential poll day
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Tony Okafor, Awka The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has said IPOB will hold a referendum on the sovereign state of Biafra on February 16, a date the Independent National Electoral Commission has set aside for presidential and National Assembly elections. Kanu in a statement by spokesman for IPOB, Emma Powerful,
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Budget: Lagos Assembly moves against Ambode
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
The Lagos State House of Assembly has summoned the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to appear before it within one week over the 2019 budget, which has caused disagreement between the two arms of government. The Assembly accused the governor of not presenting the budget and spending it when it had not been passed. Ambode had
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Buhari, Mbaka hold meeting in Abuja
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
John Ameh, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari and the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka, met in Abuja on Monday. The agenda of the closed-door meeting, which took place at the Presidential Villa, was unclear. The controversial cleric arrived at the State House about noon. He drove in through the security gate
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Obiano accuses Ohanaeze of desecrating Zik
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Tony Okafor, Awka The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, on Monday flayed the Ohanaeze Ndigbo for allegedly disrespecting the late pioneer President of Nigeria, the late Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe. Obiano said the Ohanaeze Ndigbo must not be allowed to continue to be partisan by serving as the mouthpiece of political parties. He said, Ohanaeze is
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Buhari, APC dangerous to Nigerias democracy Secondus
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Success Nwogu, Abuja The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, says President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress are dangerous to Nigeria and its democracy. Speaking during a PDP campaign rally in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Monday, Secondus said, I want to warn our friends who are from this state,
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Okowa inducts 1,180 youths into job creation scheme
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Ochei Matthew, Asaba Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has inducted 1,180 youths for six months training towards job creation. Okowa, who performed the induction at an event centre in Asaba, disclosed that 4,253 previously unemployed youths had become business owners in various skills through the job creation programme. The inductees are undergoing skills in
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Benue people will resist rigging, Ortom insists
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said his people will resist any attempt to rig the 2019 elections in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ortom made the declaration on Monday in Makurdi while swearing in the chairman and commissioners of the Benue State Independent Electoral Commission. The governor, who was
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Fayose cant stop my reelection Olujimi
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Abiodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti Senate Minority Leader, Biodun Olujimi, has berated former Ekiti State governor Ayodele Fayose for allegedly campaigning against her reelection. The Peoples Democratic Party lawmaker, who represents Ekiti South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, urged her supporters not to be distracted by a mere noise and ranting of an ant who
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Ag. CJN warns judges against inducements, frivolous injunctions
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Friday Olokor, Abuja The acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammed, on Monday in Abuja warned judges against granting frivolous injunctions and accepting financial inducements in the discharge of their functions. You must guard your integrity and the integrity of the judiciary by avoiding acts that will bring you under the disciplinary jurisdiction of
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Experts seek to increase data access through technology
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Feyisayo Popoola Information Technology experts have said they plan to increase access to data by researchers and academics through the use of technology. Stakeholders in higher institutions in the country had been urged to subscribe to open science, an initiative that would enable easy collaboration and contribution to repository of knowledge. The experts, who spoke
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IG stops new firearm licences, orders seizure of illegal arms
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the seizure of illegal firearms in the country. He also suspended the issuance of new firearm licences throughout the country. Force spokesman, ACP Frank Mba, said in a statement on Monday the IG told those in possession of illegal arms to voluntarily surrender
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Minister lauds NOTAP for driving patent certification
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Feyisayo Popoola The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has commended the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion for driving patent certification through the creation of Intellectual Property Right awareness across Nigerian knowledge institutions. Onu, while speaking at the foundation-laying ceremony of the new NOTAP office complex, stated that the IPR awareness
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Group wants poll in states with disputed primaries postponed
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt The International Society for Social Justice and Human Rights has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to postpone elections in any state where legal issues arising from party primaries are settled close to the election date. The group explained that this would pave the way for proper preparation and ensure
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INEC douses tension as fire guts Rivers office
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt THE Independent National Electoral Commission has doused tension over the fire that gutted a part of its office in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State. The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Obo Effanga, told The PUNCH in a telephone interview that the fire was as a result of electrical
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Airtel unveils Touching Lives Season 5, calls for nominations
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Airtel Nigeria has unveiled the Season 5 of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme called Touching Lives while calling for nominations. The Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director, Airtel Nigeria, Mr Segun Ogunsanya, said the company was committed to creating opportunities that would drive positive impact across the various communities where it operated. Ogunsanya, while speaking at the
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NDDC boss hails Buhari
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt THE acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Prof. Nelson Brambaifa, said on Monday that President Muhammadu Buhari was demonstrating an enduring love for the people of the Niger Delta region. The new Chief Executive Officer of the agency, who spoke during the inaugural meeting of the new management,
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Labour tackles FG, govs over new minimum wage
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress have slammed the Federal Government for presenting N27,000 in the New Minimum Wage Bill presented to the National Assembly against the resolution of the tripartite committee. At the public hearing organised by the House of Representatives on the bill on Monday, two of
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Kolade chairs VOR forum
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Tare Youdeowei In a bid to reiterate the need for restructuring the countrys political, economic and political space, a Yoruba interest group, Voice of Reason, will on Wednesday, January 30, host all the candidates of major political parties in the South-West to a round-table meeting to be chaired by Dr Christopher Kolade, a former Nigerian
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Inlaks connects NIRSAL MFB to ICT platform
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Inlaks has integrated the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending National Microfinance Bank into its Information Technology platform for microfinance banks. The firm said in a statement that it was appointed as the implementation partner to host NIRSAL National MFB on the National Association of Microfinance Banks unified IT platform. It said the
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I wont tamper with Ogun council funds Kashamu
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Tunji Bosun, Abeokuta The Peoples Democratic Partys governorship candidate in Ogun State, Buruji Kashamu, has promised that his administration will not tamper with the allocations of local government areas in the state if elected on March 2. Kashamu said this on Monday when he visited the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, in his Ake
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IG sends DIG nominees names to Police Service Commission
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has sent the names of nominated Deputy Inspectors-General of Police to the Police Service Commission for consideration and approval. It was gathered that the nominees included the Force Secretary, Taiwo Lakanu; and a former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde, who was a
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Ogun council chair, deputy fired for backing APC gov candidate
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Tunji Bosun, Abeokuta The crisis in the All Progressives Congress and Allied Peoples Movement in Ogin State on Monday deepened as four councillors reportedly sacked the Chairman of Ogin Waterside Local Government Area, Femi Onanuga. Onanuga was fired for allegedly declaring his support for the governorship candidate of the APC in the state, Dapo Abiodun.
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LASG, FG to settle conflict on waterways regulations
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
The Managing Director, National Inland Waterways Authority, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, has met with the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, in a bid to resolve the age-long tussle between the Federal Government and the state for the control and regulation of waterways in Lagos State. Ambode on Monday expressed the readiness of the state to go
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NCC warns against purchase of pre-registered SIM cards
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Ademola Babalola, Ibadan THE Nigerian Telecommunications Commission has warned Nigerians to beware of pre-registered SIM cards in circulation. The commission said the dangers inherent in buying such SIM cards were enormous. It gave the warning in Ibadan, Oyo State capital during the 102nd edition of Consumer Outreach Programme with the theme: Mitigating Effects of Cybercrimes:
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Benefits and side effects of ketogenic diet
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
A reader sent in this question: Dear doctor, A friend of mine told me to join a Keto group, which depends solely on ketogenic diets in order to achieve weight loss. Is it healthy or harmful' The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein and low-carbohydrate diet that is used in medicine primarily to treat difficult-to-control
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Ojukwu was a failed hero, says el-Rufais son
SecureID inaugurates card quality management laboratory
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
A card manufacturing technology company, SecureID Limited, has inaugurated its Mastercard Card Quality Management test laboratory. The Founder/Managing Director, SecureID, Kofo Akinkugbe, while speaking at the inauguration in Lagos, said the company became CQM certified in 2017, long before the April 2019 deadline. She stated that the laboratory was fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to
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Boko Haram displaces 320, 000 persons in four months UNHCR
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The renewed attacks by Boko Haram insurgents have displaced about 320, 000 persons in the last four months, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees has said. The UNHCR Regional Representative for West Africa, Ms Liz Ahua, stated that the nation was also hosting over 35,000 Cameroonians who were displaced by the
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OEMs sold 788,295 computers in five years NITDA
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Everest Amaefule, Abuja Original Equipment Manufacturers sold 788,295 computer systems in five years, the National Information Technology Development Agency has said. Director-General of NITDA, Dr Isa Ibrahim, said this at a press conference in Abuja on Friday at the presentation of five regulatory guidelines churned out by the IT development agency. He said the period
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