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75-years-old man burnt to death in Osun

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Residents of Isale- Aro area of Osogbo, capital of Osun State, watched helplessly as a 75-year-old man, Lamina Ishola, was burnt to death. An eyewitness told our correspondent that the neighbourhood had noticed thick flame coming out of one of the rooms in the mud house where Ishola lived at about 9pm on the fateful day. He explained that some residents ...

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Turkish Airline, Arrives Abuja without Passengers’ Luggage Again

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Yesterday, a Turkish Airline plane arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja without  passengers luggage. This is the second time in two weeks after the airline arrived same airport without  passengers luggage which led to the passengers invading the tarmac to prevent the aircraft from taking off. Meanwhile, the Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Engr Saleh Dunoma,  expressed displeasure ...

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N1bn Pension Arears in Kebbi – NLC

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NLC Chairman Murtala Usman made the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi. Usman said the efforts of the state government deserved commendation for taking the bold step of settling part of the outstanding pension of the workers. He said the backlog of pension was more than one billion naira though the pension ...

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Buhari Should Comprehend More to Nigerians than the IMF — Prof. Ekpo

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The Director General, West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) and also professor of Economics Akpan Ekpo speaks on issues in 2016 budget, the need for the Federal Government to prevent currency crisis in Nigeria, the decline in Nigeria’s foreign trade by N2.5trillion and depreciation of the naira. What is your comment on issues in the N6trillion 2016 budget ...

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My Reign is for Development of Yoruba Land – Ooni

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The Ooni of Ile-Ife, His Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has reiterated that his reign will be dedicated to cultural renaissance and development of Yoruba-land. He gave the assurance when a delegation of the pan-Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere Renewal Group, ARG, paid him a courtesy visit over the weekend. A press statement signed by Kunle Famoriyo, Afenifere’s publicity secretary, quoted the ...

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Bayelsa Supplementary Poll Update as APC wins Nembe

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Nembe supplementary poll Collation officer Dr. Victor Torubele No of registered voters 4294 Accredited voters 2649 Votes scored APC 1400, PDP 1160 Total valid votes 2574 Rejected votes 31 Total votes cast 2605 Ekeremor supplementary poll Collation officer, Dr. Perekibina Beriweni Total registered votes 9157 Accredited votes 3018 Votes scored APC 257, PDP 2695 Total valid votes 2968 Rejected votes ...

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More Winners Emerges in Lenovo National Promo

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MISS Chika Eya and Pastor Ignatius Ihejirika, ‎two customers, have joined the ranks of lucky wi‎nners of grand prizes of education grants worth N200,000 each in the ongoing Lenovo National Promo, as tech giant Lenovo continues to show its appreciation to its loyal customers across the country. The duo emerged as winners in the second draw of the promo which ...

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Oil slides below $33 as China turmoil rattles investors

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OIL fell below $33 a barrel on Thursday for the first time since April 2004 as a slide in Chinese shares rattled investors already concerned by near-record production and massive stockpiles of unwanted crude and refined products. Oil prices have fallen by about 70 percent since mid-2014, hurting oil companies and governments that rely on crude revenue. China allowed its ...

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 Running on 200m Devices

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MICROSOFT Corp’s latest operating system, Windows 10, is running on 200 million devices in what the company said was the fastest adoption rate of any of its operating systems. Windows 10, which the company released as a free download in July, powers both personal computers and devices like phones. It replaced Windows 8, the heavily criticized system dating from 2012. ...

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E Tranzact leads gainers, as indices rise by 0.3%

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E Tranzact traded higher at the end of yesterday’s transactions on the trading floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. It led other gainers with 4.93% to close at N3.19 per share. Following E Tranzact yesterday was Okomu oil, adding 4.83% to close at N33.00 per share. Dangote Cement, Fidson, Learn Africa added 4.27,4.25 and 3.90% to close at N159.98, N2.70 ...

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UNILAG Data Capture Schedule For Fresh Students – 2015/2016

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The schedule for capturing of data of the newly admitted students of the University of Lagos (UTME or DE) has been released. All concerned students are hereby implored to check this schedule and act accordingly. Date:         Monday 11th January 2016   – Friday 27th  January 2016 Time:        9am – 3pm daily Venue:     CITS Seminar Room NOTE:      ...

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Three Tourists Stabbed at Hurghada Hotel in Egypt

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Three foreign tourists have been injured after two suspected Islamic State militants stormed into a hotel in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Hurghada. The attackers, armed with knives, were killed by police at the Bella Vista hotel after they stabbed two Austrian guests and a Swede, officials say. The assailants were aiming to kidnap tourists, officials told the BBC. Reports ...

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Muslim Woman Ejected Out From Trump Rally

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A Muslim woman wearing a hijab was escorted out of Donald Trump’s campaign event on Friday by police after she stood up in silent protest during Trump’s speech. Rose Hamid, a 56-year-old flight attendant sitting in the stands directly behind Trump, stood up during Trump’s speech when the Republican front-runner suggested that Syrian refugees fleeing war in Syria were affiliated ...

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Selfish Leaders Hindered Nigeria’s growth – Obasanjo

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Former President of nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, yestetrday, said selfish leaders have hindered the growth and progress of the country. Obasanjo, who advised that every leader to make the interest of the governed paramount in his policies, spoke  when the leadership and members of the Scout Association of Nigeria paid him a courtesy visit and decorated him as Messenger of Peace Ambassador  for ...

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ISIS Fighter Executes Own Mother in Syria for ‘apostasy’.

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An ISIS fighter has executed his own mother before a public audience, an expat Syrian rights group said. The 20-year-old killed his mother in the Syrian city of Raqqa, ISIS’ de facto capital, as hundreds looked on near the post office where she worked, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. ISIS had accused her of apostasy after her son ...

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Boko Haram Killed My Cousin — Yakubu Dogara

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Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, lamented on how he lost his first cousin, a Divisional Police Officer, DPO, serving in Borno State to the Boko Haram sect in one of the attacks in the area. Dogara who disclosed this when he visited the Wassa Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, resettlement camp at the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, ...

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How ex-PDP chairman son got N600m bail

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The son of ex-pdp chairman has been granted bail o the tune of N600 million. While the court stressed that one of the persons to stand as surety for Bello must be a Director under the employment of the Federal Government or any of its agencies, it ordered his son to produce someone not below Grade Level 12 to stand as his ...

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Kobe Bryant Becomes Third Player to Score 33,000 Points

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Kobe Bryant’s farewell season gave way to another milestone on Thursday when the Los Angeles Lakers great became the third player in NBA history to score 33,000 points in his career. The feat came in another Lakers loss, but Bryant had 28 points through three quarters against the Sacramento Kings and looked rejuvenated on both ends of the court. Fellow Lakers ...

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Aubameyang Delighted with CAF Player of the Year Award

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was honoured to take out the CAF Player of the Year award after a stunning year of form with Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund. Aubameyang has long been touted as one of the leading talents to come out of Africa in recent times and he has delivered on that reputation with some remarkable form, taking out the CAF top ...

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UNILORIN Academic Calendar 2015/2016

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UNILORIN has released the academic calendar for the 2015/2016 academic session. Included in the academic calendar is the schedule for the upcoming convocation ceremonies. Members of the university community as well as the general public are hereby informed. Summary Of the Calendar 1. 2 Weeks of Registration – For both Fresh & Returning Students 2. 2 Weeks of Late Registration ...

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