Friday August 1st, 2014
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Nigerians spend N1.8bn on sports betting daily – investigation

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About 60 million Nigerians between 18 and 40 years of age may be spending up to N1.8 billion on sports betting daily, investigation by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reveals.

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Turkish PM slams Israel for ‘Hitler-like fascism’

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday launched one of his strongest attacks yet on Israel over its offensive in the Gaza Strip, accusing the Jewish state of showing “Hitler-like fascism” against the Palestinians.

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Police arrest woman for allegedly killing her 2 children

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The Delta Police Command has arrested a 25-year-old woman in Abraka for allegedly killing two of her children.

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EU condemns Israeli shelling of UN school and Gaza market

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The European Union on Thursday condemned the shelling of a United Nations school and crowded Gaza market the previous day, urging an immediate probe into the “unacceptable” deaths of civilians.

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Ebola scare forces bush meat vendors in Abidjan to close shops

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Most bush meat vendors in Abidjan, have closed shops following the fear of outbreak of the dreaded Ebola virus, the News of Nigeria (NAN) reports

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Relocation of tank farms only solution to Apapa traffic congestion, says FRSC

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Standstill at Mile-2 to Tincan, along Oshodi-Apapa expressway yesterday. Photo: Joe Akintola, Photo editor.

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said on Thursday that the relocation of tank farms from the Apapa Port roads remained the permanent solution to the persistent gridlock in the area

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FG begins demolition of structures on NNPC’s Right of Way

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The Federal Government has commenced the demolition of buildings and structures obstructing oil pipelines’ “Right of Way” across the country, a Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC) official has said

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Lagos generates N120bn from tax in 6 months

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The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) on Thursday said it generated more than N120 billion from taxation between January and June this year

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Kano suicide blast claims another victim

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One of the victims of Wednesday suicide attack at Kano Polytechnics, Muhammad Nura Daneji died Thursday morning at Murtala Muhammad Hospital, Kano. 

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Japan women are world’s longest-lived

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Japanese men’s life expectancy rose above 80 for the first time in 2013, but was still several years below that of their female counterparts, whose lifespan was the world’s longest, figures released Thursday showed.

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Israel vows to crush Gaza tunnels, snubs UN

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Israel said on Thursday it would not pull troops from Gaza until they finish destroying a network of cross-border tunnels, despite sharp United Nations criticism over the civilian death toll.

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Ebola: Europe, Asia border staff on high alert

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British border staff are not ready to deal with possible Ebola cases arriving in the country and there are no containment facilities for suspected victims, a union leader said Thursday.

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Senegal ex-president’s son on trial for corruption

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The flamboyant “super minister” son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade went on trial Thursday accused of accumulating a multi-million dollar fortune through corruption while in office.

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China court hears first gay ‘conversion therapy’ case

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A Beijing court on Thursday heard a landmark case on “gay conversion” treatment, while outside the courtroom an activist in a nurse’s uniform knelt over a patient, wielding a giant needle.

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Uganda judges debate bid to overturn anti-gay law

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Ugandan state lawyers sought on Thursday to dismiss a petition by activists at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned by rights groups as draconian.

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Ebola-hit Sierra Leone declares state of emergency

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Sierra Leone leader Ernest Bai Koroma declared a state of emergency on Thursday and as the country struggled to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic.

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Ohaneze youths give Northern govs 21-day ultimatum

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OHANEZE Youth Council [OYC] has given the Northern Governors’ Forum a 21-day ultimatum to take drastic action against the its youth wing, Arewa Consultative Forum over its statement concerning investments of Ndigbo in the North.

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Impeachment: APC slams Nasawara lawmakers for demanding dissolution of panel

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed the PDP members of the Nasarawa House of Assembly for demanding the dissolution of the panel of seven set up by the state Chief Judge to probe the impeachment charges against Gov, Umaru Al-Makura, saying the call is unreasonable, unconstitutional and way too late.

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Gunmen kidnap man as bank manager escapes abduction in Aba

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A middle aged businessman, Emmanuel Onu, has been abducted in Aba, Abia State, by gunmen believed to be kidnappers.

This is even as a manager of a new generation commercial bank in the city escaped being kidnapped.

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Female suicide bombers not Chibok girls — FG

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A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video on claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing.

The Federal Government, Wednesday, took steps to douse anxiety over the possibility that Boko Haram insurgents are using the abducted Chibok girls as female suicide bombers.

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Police arrest man for stabbing lover to death in Lagos

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LAGOS — The Police in Lagos have arrested a man, Raphael Effiong (28), who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death during a fracas in a hotel located in Alapere, Ketu area of Lagos on Tuesday.

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Fishermen discover missing person’s corpse in Choba river

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PORT HARCOURT — The people of Choba community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, were stunned yesterday as the corpse of a resident earlier declared missing was discovered in Choba River by some fishermen.

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Alleged non-empowerment: Ex-militants vow to disrupt Shell operations

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A group of trained ex-militants have threatened to shut down the operation of Shell and its affiliates in 10 communities of the Niger Delta hosting Southern Swamp Associated Gas Solution Plus Project, SSAGS,if it failed within the shortest possible time to live up to its social corporate responsibility.

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DSS men storm Osun ahead guber polls

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Operatives of the Department of State  Service, DSS, yesterday stormed Osogbo, the Osun State capital and other major towns in the state preparatory to the August 9 governorship election in the state, even as the Independent National Electoral Commission,  INEC, assured that the poll would be free and fair.

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Ekiti tribunal approves PDP’s request to inspect election materials

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The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti, yesterday granted the prayers of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  and the governor-elect, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, to allow the party inspect all the electoral materials used for the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State.

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2015: Cleric predicts Gov Orji’s successor

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AHEAD of the 2015 general elections, a cleric, Rev. Chisom Ekwonna, says God has revealed Mr. Friday Nwosu to succeed Governor Theodore Orji as the next governor of the state and urged the PDP not to hesitate in nominating him for the position.

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Pastor, woman nabbed after ‘sanctified water’ kills 2

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WARRI — A man, said to be a pastor, and a woman are in Police net in Asaba, the Delta State capital for allegedly killing two children with a deadly substance sold by the pastor for N1,850.

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We ‘ll provide data on Boko Haram, Ebola Virus — Minister

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The new Minister of National Planning Commission, NPC, Dr. Abubakar Sulaiman, has said he was determined to work hard towards providing Federal Government with accurate data on Boko Haram, Ebola Virus disease within and outside the country to actualise its ongoing transformation agenda.

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Ebola: Quarantine Jim Iyke, social media critics cry

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Chibok girls: UK not sending troops to Nigeria —Pocock

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The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Andrew Pocock has reiterated that the British Government’s offer of assistance to Nigeria in the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls does not involve deploying troops in Nigeria to assume any combat roles.

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Impeachment: Decoy to pit me against lawmakers, in-laws, says Elechi

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GOVERNOR Martin Elechi of Ebonyi State, yesterday, flayed attempt by some people to pit him against members of the State House of Assembly and Izzi clan, following last week’s impeachment of Speaker of the House, Chukwuma Nwazunku.

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Dictatorial union leaders are destroying workers’ organizations —Kokori

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The upsurge of authoritarian and demigod-like attitudes of unions’ president where general secretaries are being reduced to errand boys and “yes-men” has continued to have negative and telling effects on unions and their capacity to even perform the primary function of fighting, defending and protecting workers’ interests and rights.

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