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Coronavirus: 3 Chinese Quarantined In Plateau
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Barcelona Handed Huge Boost Against Real Madrid
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Your black skin, not a badge of shame – Adekemi Taofeek
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Three die at Russia party after dry ice thrown into pool
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Halsey Opens Up About Miscarriage Experience
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I saw my boobs as burden, not blessing when growing up -Whykay
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NAF dislodges, neutralises insurgents in Sambisa forest
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has dislodged some Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and destroyed some of their facilities at a
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Y’ello Star: What it takes to become next ‘Nigerian Music Sensation’
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Corps Member Launches Block Of Toilets In Plateau
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'I Went Into Robbery To Fund My Wedding' – 20-Year-Old Man (Photos)
One of three suspected armed robbers arrested by the police in the Dambam Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Shehu Abdullahi, has confessed that he was planning to use his share of the proceeds to get married.Abdullahi, 20, in an interview with Northern City News, while being paraded at the Bauchi State Police Command on Wednesday, said he initially didn’t want to be a part of the gang but his friend convinced him otherwise.He claimed that it was his first time of participating in such an act before he was arrested by the police.He said, “I was brought to the police headquarters because of an armed robbery operation that we did. Yes, I am an armed robber, but I have never done it before; this is my first time.“I was at home when Dan Jauro called me that I should come and join them to go for a robbery, but I told him that I had never done it before. He begged me to just come that they needed people to participate in it. I told him that I was scared, but he encouraged me to just come.“Before I went there, they had bought everything needed for the robbery. When I got there, they had started bringing out the logs of wood to the road when I got there.“When we blocked the road, one car came and we stopped it. The driver came out and Dan Jauro dragged one of the women out of the car. We asked all of them to come down and we collected all their handsets and belongings. Some of us opened the boot of the car and took out three boxes and four bags.”Asked what he was going to do with his share of the money, he said, “Honestly, I wanted to marry and I did not have the money. I wanted to use it to marry.”The Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Philip Maku, said the suspects and seven others still at large were behind a robbery whose video went viral.“The suspects conspired with seven others now at large on February 18, 2020, barricaded the Kano-Maiduguri Highway with heavy logs of wood and attacked a salon vehicle,” he stated.The CP added that several exhibits were recovered from them, including a Dane gun, a double-barrelled Dane gun, seven sticks, six axes, six machetes, six knives, 10 charms, some fabricated bullets and one ATM card bearing, Godwin Adie, among others.https://punchng.com/i-wanted-to-use-proceeds-for-marriage-bauchi-robbery-suspect/amp/
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Style aglow at AMVCA nominees and sponsors cocktail
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Kogi governor tasks new couples on love, forbearance
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Makinde mandates Caretaker Chairmen to raise N495m for construction of new secretariat complex
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has mandated the recently appointed Caretaker Chairmen in all the 33 local government areas in the state to release the sum of fifteen million naira (15,000,000.00) each as contribution for the construction of an ultra-modern secretariat complex for the Local Government Service Commission/Local Government Staff Pension Board. DAILY POST […] Makinde mandates Caretaker Chairmen to raise N495m for construction of new secretariat complex
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I sleep in a gas incubator – Tiwa Savage
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Women circumcision decreased in 5 years -Expert
The 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) has revealed that the proportion of women who are circumcised decreased from
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Normani Not Ready To Forgive Camilla Cabello
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Ibom Deep Seaport: A Maritime Gateway To West And Central African Region
IBOM DEEP SEAPORT: A Maritime Gateway To West And Central African RegionBy Mike Etuk The idea of Ibom Deep Seaport, IDSP, a major component of Ibom Industrial City, was conceived to be the country’s and state’s economic empowerment plan, designed to play a catalytic role in economic development as well as raise the business and revenue profile of Akwa Ibom State and Nigeria.The Deep Seaport is designed to occupy 2,565 hectares of land with additional 1.565 hectares for future expansion. IDSP, with the investment capacity of $4.2 billion, will on completion serve Sao Tome Joint Development, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Angola, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger and Chad, making it to offer a multiple modal connectivity with unparalleled access to coastal railway lines, the Victor Attah International Airport and extensive national road network.As a trans-shipment port for the West and Central African region, the Seaport which is expected to handle container break-bulk, dry-bulk and liquid cargo will stimulate business activities and lead to a gargantuan leap in trans-national trade activities, as it would handle large vessels that can load over 13,000 containers in one voyage.The project, which is to be owned by the Federal Government through Nigeria Ports Authority, NPA, with Akwa Ibom State government and private investors through the PPP arrangement, has key features.The features include deep water access (18m in the channel) with the capacity to accommodate large vessels; 5,129 radars for port development; proximity to major shipping routes, as well as a combined deep seaport and free trade zone development in Akwa Ibom State. Others are short distance to destination markets, to reduce cost and maximise benefits; as well as a large gateway market size to attract direct vessel service and sizeable trans-shipment cargo for feeder shipping network connection.These features make the IDSP unique and strategic to the maritime economy and international trade portfolio of the country. It has been a key project of Akwa Ibom State and indeed Nigeria given its critical role in launching the state and the country into a robust regime of international trade and other international business transactions. The ideaAlthough the idea of Ibom Deep Seaport project was mooted by the previous administrations in the state, the real commitment and political will to translate the dream into a realistic project commenced following the assumption of office of the present administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel, when he set up a technical committee on the implementation of the Ibom Deep Seaport project.Although there were a number of political, administrative and technical issues to be addressed in the course of the project actualisation, with the strong support of the governor, the committee continued in its commitment to deliver on its mandate.In May 2015, IDSP received Federal Government approval under the Public-Private Partnership, PPP, model. In further demonstration of its commitment, the state government contracted the Global Maritime and Ports Services, GMAPS, to provide transaction advising services in December 2015, and the responsibility of completing the master-plan producing a full business case for the project.With all the administrative, policy and technical issues addressed, work on the first phase of the IDSP is about to commence. Giving a lowdown of the progress made to actualised the project, the state governor, Udom Emmanuel, represented by Secretary to the State Government during a meeting of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, ICRC, NPA and the Federal Ministry of Transport, said the Ibom Deep Seaport is poised to bring a smart world port landing capacity to the doorsteps of Akwa Ibom State and serve the cargo handling of the West and Central African countries as well as states of the South-East region of Nigeria.Already, two world-renowned companies with outstanding pedigree in the maritime industry have successfully bidded to handle the two major components of the Ibom Deep Seaport projects. While the consortium of Bollore’ Ports of China is to handle the operation of all container activities, Power China is expected to carry out necessary works for developing the port infrastructure.According to Mrs. Mfon Usoro, Chairperson of the Technical Committee on the Actualisation of Ibom Seaport, the government is targeting shipping companies and terminal operators as co-developers and investors, who will guarantee vessels and cargo when the port becomes operational.It is expected that given its locational advantage, and its technical contents, the Ibom Deep Seaport will serve a better purpose in terms of promoting maritime business, international trade and interconnectivity. With specialised terminals to handle ports and big-sized vessels, in addition to other ancillary activities, the Deep Seaport will generate multiplier effects, new business frontiers, create the necessary middle class and create more than 10,000 job opportunities for the people of Akwa Ibom at the construction stage.This number will increase when the port is in operation considering that there will be direct and indirect jobs created. Moreover, it will certainly help in solving the perennial problem of port congestion in Nigeria. As the host state of this gargantuan economic enabler, Akwa Ibom will step up in its revenue profile, business opportunities, and become a major player in the competitive national and global economy.Governor Udom Emmanuel’s administration has taken the bull by the horn in demonstrating rare commitment and tenancy in ensuring that the dream project comes to reality. It is, therefore, expedient that Akwa Ibom people and Nigerians rise to the challenge of ensuring the actualisation of a project that will launch the country into a world of robust maritime business.Mike Etuk, a public affairs analyst, wrote from Uyo.
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Nudity for fame makes no sense – Anita Keyss
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"Ikpeazu Bought Uche Ogah's APC Governorship Form" - Prince Apugo
EXPOSED!!! Ikpeazu Bought Uche Ogah's APC Guber Form" - B.B. Apugo Makes Shocking RevelationPrince B.B Apugo, a member of BOT of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused Dr. Sampson Uchechukwu Ogah, the governorship candidate of the party in the 2019 governorship election in Abia of being used by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to truncate the chances of the party in the state. Speaking in an interview monitored by Igbere TV correspondent, Apugo said Ikpeazu bought Ogah's APC Guber Form.During the interview, he revealed shocking details of how APC lost the 2019 election in Abia and how Ogah aligned with the PDP to betray the chances of the party in the election in Abia State.According to him, "the truth remains that we had no candidate, the candidate that stood for us, Uche Ogah, was just a makeup. He did not come to contest election; in fact before the election, he called and told me that it would be better to leave the governorship seat for Okezie Ikpeazu. It was from that time that I kept myself off him.""It was a clear game that Ikpeazu played with the seven APC governorship aspirants; he bought the forms for all of them. Well, that is by the way because we are not going to compare the past with what we are looking forward to get in the next election if God permits."He noted that there is nothing one can do when the oil is spilled."You don’t do anything, but many have now known Ogah, before they did not know him", he added.Source : http://igberetvnews.com/1341347/exposed-ikpeazu-bought-uche-ogahs-apc-guber-form-b-b-apugo-makes-shocking-revelation/
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Coronavirus: Cross River government mounts security at borders
The Cross River State Government has mounted security at all its borders (entrances and exits) of the State with a view to trapping down suspected cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). Disclosing this to journalists in Calabar, Cross River State capital, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Betta Edu said that ”a lot of people are coming in […] Coronavirus: Cross River government mounts security at borders
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COVID-19: FCCPC Warns Against Increase In Prices Of Hygiene Products
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Osun Obas back Oyetola’s policies on education
Adesoji Adeniyi, Osogbo Traditional rulers in Osun State have expressed support for policies of the Gboyega Oyetola administration on proposed plan to reverse the school names and uniforms to old ones. The Obas, under the aegis of the Osun Divisional Conference of Obas, after their first quarterly meeting for this year at the Elerin of […]
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People say I sound like Flavour – Afro highlife singer Kene
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Covid 19: FAAN, Port Health intensify screening at Lagos Airport
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Lagos Pensioners To Access Free Health Insurance In April
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MTV Base Behind The Story: I had no idea what I wanted to do – VJ Ehiz
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NAF Dislodge, Neutralize Insurgents In Sambisa Forest
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Forest guard allegedly kills man, dumps corpse inside Ondo bush
Men of the Ondo State Police have arrested an official of the Ondo State Ministry of Natural Resources for allegedly killing a motorcyclist in the state. The culprit identified as Mayomi Faponle was said to have committed the act on February 23, 2020, at Adegbola Junction area of Akure, the Ondo State capital when he […] Forest guard allegedly kills man, dumps corpse inside Ondo bush
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Quarantine Yourselves If You Notice Symptoms Of Coronavirus - Governors Forum
Following the confirmation of the first index case of the novel Coronavirus in the country, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum on Friday advised citizens to quarantine themselves should they observe symptoms of the virus.The forum added that citizens should contact the nearest health facility within their states should they suspect symptoms of the virus.This was contained in a statement issued by its Chairman and Governor of Ekiti, Dr Kayode Fayemi.Fayemi said that the governors had taken note of the first case of COVID-19 case reported in Lagos and had initiated monitoring infrastructure to ensure that quick response and attention were given to anyone showing symptoms.He said, “As a forum of proactive Governors, we have initiated monitoring infrastructure in all states to ensure that quick response and attention is given to anyone showing symptoms of the disease.“We encourage the citizens to self-quarantine if they notice symptoms related to the viral disease and contact the nearest health facility within their states.“We will deploy all resources available to respond and contain further spread of the virus.“We enjoin citizens not to spread fake news and misinformation that can trigger fear, panic and chaos.“The Federal Ministry of Health and other designated Federal and State agencies will provide the relevant updates related to the disease.”(NAN)https://punchng.com/quarantine-yourselves-if-you-notice-symptoms-of-coronavirus-governors-forum-tells-nigerians/
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Lagos pensioners to access free health insurance in April
The Lagos State Government on Saturday said that its pensioners above 60 years old would from April this year, begin
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StarTimes innovates on local programming across 14 channels
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Burna Boy Unleashes New Song, ‘Odogwu’
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Insurgency: Group drums support for Nigerian Army
Okodili Ndidi, Abuja A Non Governmental Organization, the God Bless Nigeria Group, has chided the Amnesty International for undermining the Nigerian Military campaign against terrorism in the North East. The Group cautioned that “the need for civilian support for Nigerian military cannot be downplayed at this point in time”. Speaking during a solidarity rally in […]
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Covid-19: Epidemiologist advises state govts. on how to contain, prevent spread
An Epidemiologist, Dr Akinfemi Akinyode, has advised state governments to strengthen infectious disease emergency response plan for rapid containment and
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Laura Ikeji Welcomes Baby Girl
Laura Ikeji is a fashion designer and a sister to the popular blogger Linda Ikeji. She and her hubby Ogbonna Kanu welcomes baby number two in the United State. First photos of the newborn and her doting father have surfaced on social media It is indeed a joyful period for the family members of popular […]
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4 Ways To Deal With Your Anger When Raging
We have all experienced rage and burst of anger at some point, everyone has had a terrible outburst of anger. Most often, you walk away, cry, shout or express the anger physically. However, psychologists have recommended certain things that can be done to ensure your anger does not take the best of you. Find below […] The post 4 Ways To Deal With Your Anger When Raging appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News.
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