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Govt to Raise Team Against illegal Mining

Stakeholders seek creation of solid minerals exploration fund The Federal Government may have concluded plans to raise a team to tackle the menace of illegal mining in the country, going by the administration’s plan to revive the taskforce for the sanitisation of operations in the industry. The Chief Executive Officer Mining Cadastral Office, Mohammed Amate, who stated this in Abuja, ...

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Total Targets 10 Solar-Powered Filling Stations by December

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TOTAL Nigeria Plc, has expressed its commitment to further improve service delivery to customers, even as it unveiled plans to lunch additional eight solar-powered filling stations to make a total of 10 efficient stations across the country. The oil marketing firm already has one solar-powered station in Ikeja Lagos and Abuja, but Its Managing Director, Mr. Alex Vovk, told The ...

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Govt pays N53.3 per Litre Subsidy on Kerosene

THE Federal Government, as at November 19, paid N53.3 per litre to subsidies kerosene in the country. Though government subsidises the household product supposed to be sold at a regulated price of N50 per litre, kerosene actually sells for as much as N150 per liter. According to the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), the landing cost of kerosene stands ...

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Russia will want to make Turkey pay

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The shooting down of a Russian jet that Turkey says violated its airspace near the Syrian border has further ratcheted up tensions between the two countries. The move appears to reflect a determination in Ankara to adopt a more aggressive posture toward Moscow. But while it is certainly a bold shift, it is very much a symptom of the problematic ...

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Meet the 15-Year-Old Kid Who’s Suing Obama Over Climate Change

the long-haired, hip-hop-savvy Coloradan is one of 21 young activists joining climate scientist James Hansen in suing the Obama administration for failing to ditch fossil fuels. “It’s basically a bunch of kids saying you’re not doing your job,” he told me here at the U.N. COP21 climate change summit in Paris. “You’re failing, you know. F-minus. We’re holding you accountable ...

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Saudi Arabia to Build World’s Tallest Tower, Reaching 1 Kilometer Into The Sky

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Dubai, long champion of all things biggest, longestand most expensive, will soon have some competition from neighboring Saudi Arab Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, could be stripped of its Guinness title if Saudi Arabia succeeds in its plans to construct the even larger Jeddah Tower — a prospect looking more likely as funds for the $1.23 billion ...

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Reps Summon Amaechi, Virgin Atlantic Management Over The Sack Of Nigerian Cabin crew

House of Representatives on Thursday summoned Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, and management of Virgin Atlantic over the recent sack of over 100 Nigerians workers employed by the airline. The resolution was passed following the adoption of the motion sponsored by Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader, who expressed displeasure over the sack of all Nigerian cabin crewmembers employed by the company. ...

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The Pepsi Phone May Not Reach Its Crowdfunding Goal

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Last month we detailed the upcoming Pepsi smartphone, a mid-range smartphone model that would share the beverage brand for a China-only release. The device launched on JD’s crowdfunding site JD Finance this month and has been live for a week, attracting significant media attention. However with only eight days left it’s yet to reach half of its 3 million RMB ($470,000 USD) goal. Pepsi has chosen ...

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China Doesn’t Seem To Want Pepsi’s Branded Android Phone

China doesn’t seem to want Pepsi’s branded Android phone

When news of a Pepsi smartphone launching leaked, it seemed a bit of a left-field move that made little sense. Once announced, however, it made more sense. It’s aimed at the Chinese market, which is far more welcoming of branded limited edition devices. I said it made more sense, not a lot of sense. To date, the crowdfunding campaign has raised ...

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See The Invisible Wireless Signals Around You

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The human eye is remarkable, but it only lets us see a very small sliver of electromagnetic waves. It’s nearly impossible to imagine what our world would look like if we could see beyond the visible spectrum, but a new app called Architecture of Radio does give us a taste. The app offers an augmented-reality experience: spin your iPhone or ...

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Samsung May Partner With Google To Optimize TouchWiz

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TouchWiz is a front-end interface installed on Samsung devices, which can be customized using various themes. Some of the problems with TouchWiz is that it ships with many pre-installed applications that cannot be uninstalled and it consumes substantial amounts of memory. Now there are rumors that Samsung may partner with Google GOOGL +0.26% to optimize the TouchWiz interface, according to Samsung Viet. The rumor ...

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Movie Review – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)

As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts by the Capitol, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance. the saga of The Hunger Games finally comes to a close with the second half of Mockingjay an enjoyable and ...

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Adele’s ’25’ Sells Over 3 Million Copies in Within a Week

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THE ONLY THING THAT CAN OUTMATCH ADELE‘S VOICE IS HER SALES. The singer’s latest album, “25,” surpassed 3 million in U.S. sales on Wednesday, according to Nielsen Music — a sales-week threshold that is completely unheard of for the music industry. The big numbers easily smashed the sales-week record held by *NSYNC’s “No Strings Attached,” which sold 2.4 million in ...

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Paul Walker’s father sues Porsche for wrongful death negligence

Paul Walker's father sues Porsche for wrongful death, negligence

Almost two years after Paul Walker’s death in a car crash in Santa Clarita, California, the actor’s father has sued Porsche for wrongful death and negligence. In a lawsuit filed on Wednesday and obtained by EW, Paul William Walker III says the Porsche Carrera GT that his son was riding in lacked safety features which could have saved his life. Walker III ...

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Daniel Radcliffe Says He Was ‘Not Wanking’ on Set of Harry Potter

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Today in unfortunate celebrity Google alerts: Daniel Radcliffe has clarified comments he made previously about masturbation. Last month, in an interview with Playboy, Radcliffe was questioned about growing up on the set of the Harry Potter movies. “For most teenage boys, their lives revolve around finding a chance to masturbate. Is there time for that on a movie set?” the interviewer ...

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New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Spot Comes Full Circle

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“There has been an awakening … Have you felt it?” Those were the words we heard a year ago when the very first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakenswas released on the Friday after Thanksgiving. At the time, we had no idea what it meant, or who was speaking, but over time we learned it was the voice of the dark-side dweller ...

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Idris Elba ‘Nearly Died’ Filming ‘Beasts of No Nation’

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Idris Elba appears in the new Netflix war drama Beasts of No Nation, and the decision to sign on for the role was a surprisingly dangerous one for the acclaimed actor. “I nearly died,” Elba reportedly said on The Jonathan Ross Show. “We decided to do this waterfall scene where all these child soldiers were walking behind this massive waterfall. ...

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6 Things You May Have Missed In The ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Trailer

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How closely have you looked at the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War? Have you seen anything particularly interesting, anything that sets your mind racing with the possibilities? Questions swirl around Marvel’s May 6, 2016 follow-up to Captain America: Winter Soldier — especially since it borrows its subtitle from one of the most popular comic book arcs of the past decade. ...

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FUTA Postgraduates Admission List 2015/2016

This is to inform all the candidates that applied for the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) postgraduate programme admission that the management of the institution has released the names of successfully admitted candidates. FUTA postgraduate admission list has been successfully uploaded on the university portal. Check FUTA Postgraduate Admission List: Go to FUTA postgraduate admission status checking portal at http://secure.spgsfuta.com/tabpane/admissionListSetup.php, ...

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UNN School Fees Payment Fraud Alert

University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN school fees payment fraud alert to JUPEB, UNDERGRADUATE, POSTGRADUATE and SANDWICH students. The management of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) advises that ON NO ACCOUNT should anyone pay any money to any personal account in the name of the University of Nigeria.  Anyone doing this is doing so at his/her own risk. Please Note: The ...

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