Day: October 10, 2020

World Egg Day: Association to establish grains farm for poultry feeds

The Egg Sellers and Distributors Association of Nigeria (ESDAN) on Saturday said it would establish a mega grain farm to produce poultry feeds following the ban on imported grains into the country. The National President of ESDAN, Mrs Laide Graham, disclosed this at the commemoration of the 2020 World Egg Day and the second anniversary …

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Mental Health Day: Psychiatrist calls for more investments in mental health to broaden patronage

Dr Shehu Sale, the Medical Director of the Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital Kware, Sokoto state, on Saturday called for more investment in mental healthcare to broaden public patronage in the country. Sale, a Consultant Psychiatrists, made the call at a sensitization lecture organised by the hospital to commemorate the 2020 World Mental Health Day, celebrated …

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#EndPolice: Daughters of Buhari and Osinbajo campaign against police brutality

Daughters of the President and the Vice-President on Saturday took to social media to join the #EndPoliceBrutality protest which seeks to stop police harassment, brutality and extrajudicial killings. Zahra Buhari-Indimi, who is the daughter of the President, posted a photo of clenched fists on her Instagram status with the words, #EndPoliceBrutality. The Vice-President’s daughter, Kiki …

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FG focused on tackling insurgency, banditry – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said that his administration was focused on tackling and ending insurgency, banditry and other forms of criminality across the country. The President spoke in Kaduna during the combined Passing Out Parade (POP) for 67 Regular Course and Short Service Course 46 (Army), at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA). “We remain …

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INEC makes progress in uploading Ondo election results on portal

In fulfilment of its pledge to continue promoting transparency in electoral process using technology, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it made progress in uploading election results from polling units (PUs) during Saturday’s Ondo State Governorship election. According to INEC, the results were uploaded on its result view portal. The News Agency of Nigeria …

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Theatre boss charges budding actors to open up on challenges

Mr Victor Ashaolu, National President, Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners (ANTP), has urged up and coming actors to expose the peculiar challenges they faced in the industry. Ashaolu, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos, said that by so doing such bold steps would help the association …

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Corps member donates borehole, desks to Abia schools

Mr Matthew Ogunlere, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member serving in Abia, has donated a borehole and 20 desks to primary and secondary schools in the state. The schools included Migrant Farmers Primary School and Federal Science Technical College both in Ohamso in Ukwa East Local Government Area (LGA) of Abia. The gesture was …

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Delta govt reaffirms commitment to peace in warring communities

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to ensuring that peace returned to warring communities in the state. The governor gave the assurance when he received the report of the Judicial Panel of Enquiry into the disputed Okpe-Urhobo Forest Reserve from the Chairman of the Panel, Justice Tessy Diai at Government …

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Ondo Election: Akeredolu sues for peaceful, orderly conduct during polls

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has urged the people of the state to be peaceful and orderly as they go to the polls on Saturday to elect a governor for the next four years. This is contained in a statement signed by the Director-General of his campaign council, Mr Victor Olabimtan, on Friday in …

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Second U.S. presidential debate cancelled

The second presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden has been cancelled. The Commission on Presidential Debates (CDP) announced the cancellation in a statement on Friday. It said that the decision followed announcements of “alternate plans” for the Oct. 15 date by both candidates’ campaign organisations. This came a day …

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COVID-19: NCDC announces 151 new infections in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 151 new Coronavirus (COVID-19), infections in the country. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Friday. The centre said that the 151 new cases brought the nation’s confirmed COVID-19 infection to 59,992. It stated that the cases were reported in nine states …

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8,000 African females signs up 1st female storytelling mobile application

Youngstars Development Initiative, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), says more than 8,000 females across 35 African countries have signed up on its First `Female and More Mobile Application storytelling and empowerment programme. The initiative is for 30 Days Module storytelling and empowerment programme, Mr Kingley Bangwell, the Executive Director of the group said on Friday in …

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Djokovic survives Tsitsipas challenge to set up Nadal final at French Open

World number one Novak Djokovic defended resolutely to outlast big-hitting Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 6-2 5-7 4-6 6-1 in an enthralling contest. In the semi-final match on Friday in Paris, the Serb won to advance to the final of the French Open. The Serb will meet 12-times French Open champion Rafael Nadal, seeded second, in …

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Cirfat, FCE Pankshin provost, gets second term

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Dr Amos Cirfat as the Provost of Federal College of Education (FCE), Pankshin, in Plateau, for another four-year term A statement signed by Mr Istifanus Kyakmut, the institution’s Public Relation Officer, indicated that the appointment was conveyed in a letter signed by education minister Adamu Adamu. “The reappointment of Cirfat …

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Fans not satisfied with Eagles 0-1 performance against Algeria

Some Nigerian football fans have expressed disappointment over the National team’s performance against the Desert Foxes or Warriors of Algeria which the Super Eagles lost by a lone goal on Friday in Austria. The match served as a warm up encounter for both teams as they prepare for the African Nations Cup, Cameroon 2021, qualifiers. …

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FG tasks states on speedy processing of land title documents

The Federal Government has urged state governments to ensure speedy processing of land title documents in order to stimulate economic activities in the country. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made the call on Friday in Abuja in a remark at the 4th National House Fair. Osinbajo was represented at the event by Mr Abubakar Aliyu, Minister …

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Algeria pip Nigeria 1-0 as African champions extend unbeaten run

The Desert Foxes of Algeria on Friday pipped Nigeria’s Super Eagles 1-0 in an international friendly in Austria as the African champions extended their unbeaten run to 19 consecutive wins. The the match, played at the Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt, saw Borussia Mönchengladbach star Ramy Bensebaini scoring the match’s only goal. The Algerians piled up …

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Bauchi Govt asks Emir of Misau to apologize for negligence of duty

The Bauchi State Government on Friday asked the Emir of Misau, Ahmed Suleiman, to tender an apology for his negligence of duty to the state government. Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State suspended Suleiman, the First Class Emir of Misau, and two other traditional rulers over a land crisis between farmers and Fulani herders in …

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Doctors, nurses should be reporters of sexual assaults – rights campaigner

Doctors and nurses should be reporters of sexual assaults to appropriate authorities, a rights campaigner, Mrs Bose Irosi, said on Friday. Ironsi, also a retired midwife, said in Lagos that doctors and nurses saw rape and other sexual assaults only as medical issues requiring medical attention without seeing the human rights angle. She spoke during …

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