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Dangote Cement Seeks Licence For 75 MW Power Plant In Tanzania

5 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

Nigeria's Dangote Cement has applied for a licence to build a 75 megawatt coal-fired plant in Tanzania that would power a $500 million cement factory now under construction, Tanzania's energy watchdog said. Sub-Saharan Africa's leading cement producer plans to roll out plants across Africa to reach an annual capacity of 62...

Harmattan Haze: Avoiding The Dry Season Blues

5 years ago /
Environment 

It’s that time of the year when the hot and dry north eastern wind known as harmatan blows across West Africa from the Sahara desert and the health effects of the dusty wind is the concern of Nigerians once again. However, with the severe climate change been experienced around the world,...

New Trojan Stealing Online Banking Details, Warns C.E.R.T-In

5 years ago /
Science and Tech 

Cyber-security sleuths have alerted online banking customers in the country against the malicious activity of a deadly Trojan which steals classified data and passwords of a vulnerable user. "It has been reported that variants of a new banking Trojan dubbed as 'Dyreza' are spreading. The malware mainly targets the customers of...

SSA To The President On The Millennium Development Goals Receives Award

5 years ago /
Nation 

The senior special assistant to the president on millennium development goals, MGD’s Precious Gbeneol has been given an award for assisting to garner youth in the country to articulate their vision of a post 2015 development agenda. The award which was given in new york by the my world project, was...

Deadly Japanese Pufferfish Found Washed Up On DORSET

5 years ago /
Environment  International News 

At first glance this hapless fish looks like a large mackerel that has swallowed a football. But the unusual looking creature found washed up on a south coast beach is actually an exotic but deadly pufferfish, usually only found in tropical waters. The species - a specialty in Japan - are well-known...

Italian FA president Carlo Tavecchio Banned Over ‘Banana Eaters’ Comment

5 years ago /
International News  Sports  

Italy’s FA president Carlo Tavecchio has been barred from holding any position with Fifa for six months over an alleged racist comment he made in August. Uefa has already imposed a similar sanction on the 71-year-old, and the Fifa decision is another embarrassment for the FA, whose own investigation had cleared...

Driver Runs Over Pedestrians In Jerusalem, Gets Shot And Killed By Police

5 years ago /
International News 

Numerous people were injured after a commercial van ran over a number of pedestrians Wednesday at a train stop in eastern Jerusalem, police spokeswomen Luba Samri said. The driver continued and struck a number of cars, Samri said, before getting out of the van and attacking police with a metal bar. Police...

Nda-Isaiah: I Will Unite Nigeria, Fight Corruption If Elected President

5 years ago /
Politics 

A presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and founder of Leadership Newspapers, Sam Nda-Isaiah, on Tuesday said he would make the unity of Nigeria a top priority of his administration if elected into office as president next year in order for the country, which has...

 

This Is Your Brain On 10 Years Of Working The Night Shift

5 years ago /
Health  International News 

Hourly shift work has been linked to all kinds of ills, from obesity to heart attack, and now a new study shows it might also have serious implications for your brain. The study in Occupational & Environmental Medicine looked at more than 3,000 people living in France, about half of whom...

Mu’azu’s PDP Chairmanship Threatened!

5 years ago /
Politics 

A fresh plot to unseat the national chairman of the ruling people’s democratic party, pdp, adamu mu’azu has commenced at a federal high court where a member of the party, emmanuel onu is contesting the legality of mu’azu’s appointment. The plaintiff, is asking the court for a declaration that the purported...

SEC, Market Registrars Urged To Resolve Differences Amicably

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ICMR), have been urged to resolve their differences amicably. The Senate Committee on Ethics, Code of Conduct and Public Petitions, gave the advice when the SEC was responding to a petition brought against it by ICMR before the...

Boko Haram: Gombe State Govt Orders Closure Of Schools.

5 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The Gombe State Government, Wednesday, ordered the closure of all public and private schools in the state, a day after suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked two towns in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that parents who took their children to school on Wednesday were told to take...

PDP Senate Caucus In Crisis

5 years ago /
Nation 

All appear not to be well with the PDP caucus in the senate!. The PDP lawmakers like their APC counterparts were assured by their party hierarchy of an automatic ticket to retain their seats, but this earlier promise appear to be fizzling out. Consequently the normal process of lawmaking on the...

Football Transfer Rumours: Ron Vlaar Moving To Manchester United?

5 years ago /
International News  Sports  

The Mill has become used to the existence of the transfer window in recent years. Outside of it, the gruel is not always as thick as it once was. We try out a faddy diet or two. Breathe deeply, lustily, fully. Because you never quite know what form your next...

Yaya Toure: Police Investigating 'Racist' Tweets Sent To Man City Star

5 years ago /
International News  Sports  

Police have confirmed they are investigating claims Manchester City's Yaya Toure was racially abused on Twitter. Midfielder Toure, 31, reactivated his account with the social network on Monday after a five month absence. Anti-discrimination group Kick It Out said it had "received complaints" about two tweets of a "racist nature" and had...

Kelly Rowland Gives Birth To A Baby Boy

5 years ago /
Entertainment  International News 

Kelly Rowland has given birth to a baby boy. The ex-Destiny's Child singer and husband Tim Witherspoon welcomed their first child on Tuesday, announcing they named him Titan Jewell. 'We are thrilled to announce that today we are the proud parents of our first son,' Kelly told People in a statement. 'We...

Apapa Custom Service Generates N315BN October

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Apapa Area 1 Command, said on Tuesday it generated N31. 5 billion in October, up from N30.5 billion in September. The revenue profile of the command,  made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, showed that the amount recorded in October was N1...

Beyoncé Named Highest Paid Woman In Music

5 years ago /
Entertainment  International News 

Beyoncé is the highest paid woman in music in 2014, with estimated earnings of $115 million, more than double what she pulled in last year, Forbes magazine said on Tuesday. The huge sum, most of which was from her world tour, propelled Beyoncé, 33, from fourth place last year and put...

Scientists Uncover The Secret Of The 'Elite Controllers' Who Can Spontaneously 'Cure' HIV

5 years ago /
Health  International News 

Scientists have uncovered the genetic mechanism which appeared to have led two HIV-infected men to experience a 'spontaneous cure'. They say the discovery could lead to new treatments for the disease. Both men were infected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), one of them 30 years ago, but never developed AIDS symptoms. The...

Islamic State Releases 93 Syrian Kurds

5 years ago /
International News 

The militant Islamic State group has released 93 Syrian Kurds it captured in February as they made their way from northern Syria to neighbouring Iraq, a group monitoring the conflict said on Tuesday. Islamic State seized around 100 people, accusing them of being members of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD)...