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  • NiDCOM to work with Nigerian-U.S. boxer to harness talents

    NiDCOM to work with Nigerian-U.S. boxer to harness talents

    Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), said on Thursday that the commission was ready to work with Raphael Igbokwe, a boxing champion, to harness young talents. Igbokwe is a 31-year-old middleweight champion, of Nigerian decent based in Houston, Taxas, U.S. He fought on Oct. 7 last year against Imaud Louis and won by unanimous decision. Dabiri-Erewa spoke…

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  • Lagos PDP chieftain distributes UTME forms to indigent students in Surulere

    Lagos PDP chieftain distributes UTME forms to indigent students in Surulere

    Chief Hakeem Olalemi, Vice Chairman, Lagos Central Senatorial District of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has distributed 70 free Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms to indigent students in Surulere. Speaking during the distribution of the forms on Thursday, Olalemi said that education remains a powerful weapon to reset society, hence the need to invest heavily in it. According to…

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  • Student, 23, jailed 6 months for stealing cell phone

    Student, 23, jailed 6 months for stealing cell phone

    A Dei-Dei Grade I Area Court sentenced a 23-year-old student, David Alami, to six months imprisonment for stealing a cell phone worth N110,000. Alami was convicted and sentenced after pleading guilty to the theft charge. The judge, Saminu Suleiman, however, gave him the option of a N30,000 fine and ordered him to pay the complainant, Festus Olusa, N110,000 as compensation.…

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  • Businessman docked for allegedly receiving stolen property

    Businessman docked for allegedly receiving stolen property

    The police, on Thursday, arraigned a businessman, Mr. Ikenna Sunday, before a Dei-Dei Grade I Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly receiving stolen property. The prosecution counsel, Chinedu Ogada, told the court that the complainant, Mr. Chukwudi Aladi, of Compass Aluminium Company Limited, Dei-Dei, reported the theft case at Zuba Police Station. Ogada told the court that the defendant allegedly received…

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  • Lagos LP deputy governorship candidate quits party

    Lagos LP deputy governorship candidate quits party

    Princess Islamiyat Oyefusi, the Labour Party (LP) deputy governorship candidate in Lagos State in 2023, has resigned her membership in the party.   Oyefusi confirmed her resignation to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos.   She said she left the LP because the party’s values no longer aligned with hers.   Oyefusi, who contested alongside LP…

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  • Petrol price stood at N668.30 in January – NBS

    Petrol price stood at N668.30 in January – NBS

    The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the average retail price of a litre of petrol increased from N257.12 in January 2023 to N668.30 in January 2024. The bureau stated this in its Petrol Price Watch for January 2024, released in Abuja on Thursday. It said that the January 2024 price of N668.30 represented a 159.92 percent increase over the…

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  • IFAD commences inputs distribution to 129 rice farmers in Taraba

    IFAD commences inputs distribution to 129 rice farmers in Taraba

    The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Thursday began the distribution of inputs to 129 rice farmers across seven local government areas (LGAs) of Taraba. Gov. Agbu Kefas, who launched the distribution at a ceremony in Jalingo, commended IFAD for boosting rice production, processing, and marketing in the state over the years. Represented by Prof. Nicholas Namessan, the Taraba…

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  • Trader docked for allegedly hitting colleague with sledge hammer

    Trader docked for allegedly hitting colleague with sledge hammer

    A 38-year-old trader, Adeniran Akinbote, was arraigned on Thursday before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State for allegedly hitting his colleague with a sledgehammer. The defendant, whose address was not given, is facing a two-count charge bordering on breach of peace and assault. The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him. The Police Prosecutor,…

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  • Get Ukraine, Mideast crises under control, Baerbock urges G20

    Get Ukraine, Mid-East crises under control, Baerbock urges G20

    German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has called on the Group of 20 leading economies to press for solutions to the Ukraine and Mideast crises. “We will not make this world fairer if we do not get the acute crises under control,” Baerbock said. She said this on Wednesday on the sidelines of a G20 foreign ministers’ meeting in Rio de…

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  • Lassa fever: NCDC registers 411 cases, 72 deaths in 6 weeks

    Lassa Fever: NCDC registers 411 cases, 72 deaths in 6 weeks

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) said it registered 411 confirmed cases and 72 deaths from Lassa fever across 21 states of the federation from week one to week six of 2024. The NCDC said this on its official website on Thursday. It stated that the number of new confirmed cases increased from 70 in week five…

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  • U.S. congressional delegation in Taiwan

    U.S. congressional delegation in Taiwan for 3-day visit

    A U.S. delegation led by the Chair of the Congressional Select Committee on China on Thursday started a three-day Taiwan visit. The leader of the delegation of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Mike Gallagher, met with President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday. “In 2024, we hope to see even more Taiwan-U.S. exchanges in a range of domains. “I hope you appreciate…

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  • Biden refers to Putin as `crazy SOB’ at a campaign donor event

    Biden refers to Putin as `crazy SOB’ at a campaign donor event

    U.S. President Joe Biden took a harsh swipe at Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday at an election rally in the western state of California. Biden, during a speech in San Francisco on Wednesday evening, referred to the Russian president as a “crazy SOB.’’ This was reported by the members of the press travelling with him. The abbreviation “SOB’’ stands…

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  • UN’s Griffiths calls on G20 leaders to end Gaza war

    UN’s Griffiths calls on G20 leaders to end Gaza war

    UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths has called on the foreign ministers of the G20 developed and emerging economies to work toward ending the war in the Gaza Strip. “You have the power to make a difference. Use it. “Your silence and lack of action will only lead to more women and children thrown into the open graves of Gaza,”…

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  • ASUU urges FG to honour agreement

    ASUU urges FG to honour Agreement

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has appealed to the Federal Government to honour and implement the agreement the union entered with the government to forestall industrial action. The ASUU Coordinator in Charge of Kano Zone, Mr. Abdulqadir Muhammad, stated this at a news conference at the end of a zonal meeting on Wednesday in Kano. He said the…

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  • FCT experiences first rain in 2024

    FCT experiences first rain in 2024

    Some parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) experienced the first rain in 2024 in the early morning of Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the light rain, which started half an hour into the new day, about 12.30, lasted about 25 minutes, stopping at 12.55. The unexpected rain, which was devoid of lightning, heavy winds, and thunderstorms,…

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  • Galeno’s late stunner gives Porto win over Arsenal

    Galeno’s late stunner gives Porto win over Arsenal

    Porto snatched a shock last-gasp 1-0 victory over Arsenal as Galeno netted a sublime effort deep in stoppage time in their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday. A drab clash was deadlocked until the fifth minute of added time, when the Brazilian winger curled an unstoppable effort past David Raya to send the Estadio Do Dragao crowd wild. Arsenal, who…

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  • LASG partners NGO to train 100 mathematics teachers

    LASG partners NGO to train 100 mathematics teachers

    The Lagos State Ministry of Basic Secondary School Education, in conjunction with Darsel Mathematics Learning Platform, a U.S.-based non-governmental organisation, and Sapphire Exploits 21st Century Skill Consulting Ltd., trained 100 mathematics teachers in junior secondary schools on Wednesday. Mrs. Wunmi Alalade, CEO, Sapphire Exploits 21st Century Skill Consulting Ltd., said that the initiative, ‘Artificial Intelligence Powered Chat Board System’, a…

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