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Lagos NYSC Coordinator Urges Nigerians To Embrace Online Registration

5 years ago /
Gender and Youth Development 

The Lagos State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, on Thursday urged Nigerians to embrace the newly-introduced online registration process for corps members. Adeyemi made the plea while chatting with newsmen on the sidelines of the swearing-in of 2,278 corps members for the 2014 Batch 'B' stream 11 at...

 

Court Remands Woman, 33, In Prison For Drug Trafficking

5 years ago /
Security 

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday remanded at Kirikiri Prisons a 33-year-old woman, Hope Umuraero, charged with attempting to export 1.4 kg of hemp to Dubai. Umuraero, who is being prosecuted by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for drug trafficking, pleaded guilty to the charge. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke...

 

INEC Postpones Issuance Of PVCs In Kaduna State

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the suspension of the issuance of Permanent Voter Cards earlier scheduled to begin on Friday in Kaduna State. The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alhaji Halliru Tambuwal, announced the postponement at a meeting with stakeholders on Thursday in Kaduna. Represented by the Administrative Secretary, Alhaji Yusuf...

Navy SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden Is Revealed

5 years ago /
International News 

The man known so far as "The Shooter" is reportedly a veteran SEAL who lost some military benefits despite his role in the raid. The former Navy SEAL who shot and killed Osama bin Laden has been identified for the first time as Rob O'Neill. The revelation in the Mail Online came...

Arsenal Star Alexis Sanchez Crowned PFA Fan Player Of The Month For October

5 years ago /
Sports  

The chilean bagged three goals las mont and has taken his form into November, scoring twice against Burnley and then again in the draw against Anderlecht. Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez has been named the PFA Fan Player of the Month for October. The Chilean notched three goals last month and has deservedly been recognised...

Applications For US Jobless Aid Fall To 278,000

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign that the job market should continue to improve. The Labor Department says weekly applications fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 278,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, declined 2,250 to 279,000, the lowest level in more than 14 years. Applications...

NDDC Takes Free Healthcare To Oil Communities

5 years ago /
Health 

Several oil-producing communities in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local government Area of Rivers State have benefitted from a seven-day free medical programme organized by the Niger Delta Development Commission, in conjunction with Global Hands Medical Foundation. The free medical service takes place at the Maternity and Child Health Centre in Ogbe Ukwu, ndoni and...

Osoba, Ogun Deputy Gov, Others Dump APC

5 years ago /

A former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, and the Deputy Governor, Segun Adesegun, have defected from the All Progressives Congress to the Social Democratic Party. A reliable source, who made this known on Wednesday, also said that   the three APC senators from the state and six members of House...

Montreal-Based Engineering And Construction Company, SNC-Lavalin To Cut 4,000 Jobs Over 18 Months

5 years ago /
International News 

SNC-Lavalin says it will reduce the company’s global workforce by 4,000, or nine per cent of the total, over an 18-month period starting in 2015. The Montreal-based engineering and construction company (TSX:SNC) says the job cuts are part of its ongoing efforts to get out of under-performing business segments. About three-quarters of...

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Now Wants You to Donate to Fight Ebola

5 years ago /
International News 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg opened up his wallet last month to help fight Ebola, and now he’s asking Facebook’s 1.3 billion users to do the same. The social network will publish a donate button across the top of its users’ News Feeds beginning Thursday, as part of the company’s effort to...

Apple Devices Under Malware Attack

5 years ago /
Science and Tech 

Apple devices are at risk of a virus described by researchers as ‘the biggest scale’ malware they have ever seen. Dubbed WireLurker, the malware targets both Mac computers as well as phones and tablets running iOS when connected using a USB cable. After it has infected the Mac, when a mobile device...

Siemens Says Profits Jump 25% In Year To September

5 years ago /
International News 

German engineering giant Siemens said Thursday that it reached its full-year profit targets in the 12 months to September, thanks to a solid final quarter. “We delivered the results we originally promised for fiscal 2014 and made substantial progress in strengthening our portfolio,” said chief executive Joe Kaeser. Siemens, which runs its...

Male Shopper Dies After Falling from Third Floor Of West End Store at Debenhams

5 years ago /
International News 

A shopper has fallen from an escalator and died at the flagship Debenhams store in central London. The man, who has not yet been named, fell from at least the third floor of the retailer's Oxford Street store last night.  Children were among the witnesses and five shoppers were treated for shock...

Illegal Drug Stores Shutdown In Lagos

5 years ago /
Health 

AS part of efforts to rid the State of illicit drugs trade, men of the Lagos State Task Force on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods have sealed at least 39 illegal drugs stores in Alapere, Magodo and Ikosi-Isheri environs of the State. The shops were sealed for offences ranging...

2015 Presidency: Court Reserves Ruling On Jonathan’s Eligibility

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Court of Appeal in Abuja, yesterday reserved ruling in the application filed by a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Umar Ardo, praying the court to allow him join in a pending appeal. One Cyriacus Njoku had filed an appeal challenging the judgement of...

Boko Haram Steals Dynamite From Lafarge Nigeria Plant

5 years ago /
Security 

Suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants raided a cement factory owned by Lafarge subsidiary Ashaka Cement and seized dynamite from a quarry, witnesses and a security source said on Thursday. Lafarge Africa said the plant "was the target of an intrusion by people who were strangers to the plant", but it added...

Nigeria Reveals Wave Of Jailbreaks

5 years ago /
Security 

More than 2,000 prisoners have escaped over the past five years in Nigeria, officials say, mainly as a result of attacks on jails by the Islamist militant Boko Haram group. They say that dozens of prison staff have been killed during the raids. Last month hundreds of prisoners escaped when jihadists overran...

Cross River: Goddy Jedy-Agba Submits Expression Of Interest Form For The 2015 Governorship Elections

5 years ago /
Nation 

Former group general manager, crude oil and marketing of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Goddy Jedy-Agba has submitted his expression of interest form for the 2015 governorship election in cross river state. In an exclusive interview with ait shortly after submitting the form at the national headquarters of the PDP in...

Kano Dealers Fault Dangote Cement Price Cut

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Cement distributors under the auspices of Association of Cement Traders (ACT) in Kano State yesterday expressed discomfort with the new Dangote Cement Plc’s (DCP) price regime announced last weekend, insisting that the N1, 000 per bag policy is unrealistic. Dangote Cement Plc, a subsidiary of the Dangote Group of Companies owned...

Ebola: Nigerian Banned From Work In The UK After Visiting Nigeria

5 years ago /
Health 

A private security guard employed to cover shifts at Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth was banned from returning to work after a three week holiday in Nigeria over fears he might have caught the Ebola virus. British citizen Sam Ayodele Ogunnoiki, 46, from St Austell, Cornwall came back from a three week...