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Unilag patents 11 inventions in 18 months

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The University of Lagos says it successfully patented 11 inventions in the last 18 months, with three of them being prototyped. The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe,...

Wed Dec 4th, 2019     Read More →

Ode to a princess: Adeline Oruigoni (1954-2019)

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Life is a marketplace, where sons and daughters of Eve come and go as traders. Come what, the Prince and the beggar must depart the land of sojourn to account for their transactions at the...

Sat Nov 30th, 2019     Read More →

Senate condemns security breaches in Kogi, Bayelsa governorship polls

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The Senate yesterday condemned the violence that rocked the November 16,2019 governorship elections in Kogi And Bayelsa states. Without recourse to party leanings, the upper legislative chamber,...

Wed Nov 27th, 2019     Read More →

Ex-militants threaten resumption of hostilities over reintegration fees

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Former freedom fighters have threatened resumption of hostilities in the Niger Delta within seven days if the Federal Government fails to pay the consultant handling their reintegration...

Tue Nov 26th, 2019     Read More →

Senate in fresh bid to abrogate states, council joint account

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The push for a financially independent local government system in the country has been re-energised in the Senate. A bill to amend the constitution to achieve financial autonomy for local...

Mon Nov 25th, 2019     Read More →

FG to ban single use of plastic materials in 2024

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Photo: PIXABAYFollowing its plans to ban the single-use of plastic materials, the Federal Government has advised that a moratorium of 2024 be given to formulating policy guidelines on its...

Mon Nov 25th, 2019     Read More →

MOSOP, coalition demand Rivers oil areas development commission

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Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) and Niger Delta Civil Society Coalition (NDCSC) has urged Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to establish an oil-producing areas development...

Mon Nov 25th, 2019     Read More →

Farming: Only escape route from poverty, says Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that farming remains the only escape route from perpetual poverty in the country. He, therefore, urged Nigerians to embrace and invest in agriculture to avoid...

Sun Nov 24th, 2019     Read More →

Cleanup of Ogoni, other polluted areas shouldn’t last for eternity, ex-minister cautions

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Former Minster of Environment, Mrs. Hadiza Mailafia, has said the cleaning up of Ogoniland in Rivers State, Nanka in Anambra and other polluted places should not continue for eternity. She made...

Fri Nov 22nd, 2019     Read More →

Ex-Ghana President appeal to Nigeria gov’t to open up borders

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Mr John Mahama, Former President of Ghana Mr John Mahama, Former President of Ghana on Tuesday appealed to the Nigeria Government to open up her border so that economic activities can resume in...

Tue Nov 19th, 2019     Read More →

Thousands in Philippines flee Typhoon Kalmaegi

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Youth walk on breakwater where rough waves caused by Typhoon Kalmaegi, also called Luis, are crashing, at Manila Bay September 14, 2014. Tropical Storm Kalmaegi intensified into a typhoon on...

Tue Nov 19th, 2019     Read More →

River Hoopers win 2019 NBBF President’s Cup, qualify for Basketball Africa League

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Rivers Hoopers Basketball Club of Port Harcourt beat Raptors of Lagos 97 to 57 to win the 2019 President’s Cup, which ended at the indoor sports hall of the National Stadium, Lagos...

Mon Nov 18th, 2019     Read More →

Oil-producing communities reek of poverty despite over N10t 13% derivation

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Despite the receipt of over N10t from the 13 per cent derivation principle between 2000 and 2018, by Niger Delta states, the deplorable living conditions in oil-producing communities remain...

Sun Nov 17th, 2019     Read More →

‘We are committed to improving literacy level of every child’

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“For a country like Nigeria, there is an urgent need to work towards securing a sustainable future. We believe that a sustainable future will enable growth, global peace and security and...

Fri Nov 15th, 2019     Read More →

Jailed journalist recounts rampant cases of sodomy, drug use in Kaduna prison

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Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (left); Kaduna State Gov, Nasir El-Rufai and Chief Judge, FCT High Court, Justice Ishaq Bello during their visit to Kaduna prisons. After...

Thu Nov 14th, 2019     Read More →