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NDLEA Counsels 21,640 Persons On Drug Addiction

At least 21,640 persons nationwide have received anti-drug abuse/trafficking sensitisation counselling by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA. This was done through the agency’s offline counselling services nationwide between 2010 and 2014, Ahmadu Giade, NDLEA Chairman said in a statement. Giade also disclosed that the agency has launched online counselling services to complement existing

Kenyan Rapists Bag 15-Year Jail Term

Kenyan Rapists Bag 15-Year Jail Term

A court in Nairobi, Kenya capital has convicted three men yesterday for the brutal gang rape of a schoolgirl. Kimberly Brown one of the counsels to the victim said the sentencing will have a ripple effect across the nation, “and hopefully the region at large.” A worldwide outrage had earlier greeted the first punishment meted

The Senate on Tuesday, passed the Criminal Justice Bill that would  ensure speedy dispensation of justice in the country

Senate Passes Criminal Justice Bill

The Senate on Tuesday, passed the Criminal Justice Bill that would ensure speedy dispensation of justice in the country. According to Umaru Dahiru Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, the Bill would promote efficient management of criminal justice institutions when signed into law by the president. He said the bill will

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APC Rejects Ondo Assembly Election Results

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State, rejected the House of Assembly election in the state on Tuesday, saying it did not reflect the wishes of the citizens of the state. In a statement issued in Akure, the state capital, Isaac Kekemeke, state chairman of the APC, said the results showed that the people

Bomb Found At Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Apapa

Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the People’s Democractic Party in Lagos State has said that a bomb was found behind the Marian Grotto at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Apapa, on Wednesday afternoon. Agbaje who is a member of the church, alleged that the bomb, which was found by the security personnel of the church,

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Hillary Clinton Declares for Presidency

Hillary Clinton, former US Secretary of State and former First Lady, has formally entered the 2016 race for the White House in a bid to become the first woman US president. She launched her campaign website on Sunday, telling Americans she wanted to be their “champion”. Clinton ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008

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Ukraine: Fighting Continues Despite Truce

Ukraine: Fighting Continues Despite Truce

Fierce fighting has continued between government troops and pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine, despite renewed diplomatic efforts to enforce a truce. Ukraine officials said six government soldiers were killed in the past 24 hours and army positions were fired on 26 times near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. The rebels said one of their fighters

CBN, Banks to Bar Bad Debtors from Purchasing Forex

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and banks, under the aegis of the Bankers Committee have decided to bar bad debtors from purchasing foreign exchange in the inter bank foreign exchange market. Committee which comprises of the top management of CBN, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC, and chief executives of banks took the decision on

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FG, ODUACCIMA Collaborate on Regional Trade Fair

Asiwaju Olaitan Alabi, the chairman 2014 Odua International Trade Fair Planning Committee, has revealed that the Federal Government would be collaborating with Odua Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, ODUACCIMA, for a regional international trade fair, which is expected to attract over 5,000 exhibitors and participants. Alabi made this known at a press conference held at the MKO

Travelstart presents GTpay

Travelstart has introduced the GTpay payment option on the website to provide their clients with an easy and secure way to pay for their flights online. Travelstart, Africa’s leading online travel agency, announced its partnership with Guarantee Trust Bank for GTPay integration on August 25. Lilian Obinna-Igwe, the Country Manager explains that, “The completion of

Ukraine: Fighting Continues Despite Truce

Ukraine: Fighting Continues Despite Truce

Fierce fighting has continued between government troops and pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine, despite renewed diplomatic efforts to enforce a truce. Ukraine officials said six government soldiers were killed in the past 24 hours and army positions were fired on 26 times near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. The rebels said one of their fighters

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Grohe Germany Enters Nigerian Market With New Products

In its bid to penetrate the Nigerian market, German multinational company, Grohe, has introduced new designs of its products to end-users in the country with plans to capture the West African market. Some of the products unveiled by luxury and kitchen fittings manufacturer include Grandera 5-hole bath/shower, 3-hole washbasin mixer, towel rail, bathtub, floor and

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Glo Partners SMEDAN in Supporting SMEs

Globacom has concluded plans to provide financial grants to Small and Medium Enterprises, SMEs, in the country in collaboration with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN, Kamaldeen Shonibare, the company’s Head of Corporate Sales, stated in Lagos, at a meeting with chairmen and secretaries of Business Member Organisations and Cluster Development

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Olamide, Reminisce Headline Dagrin Memorial Concert

The 5th memorial concert for late Olaitan Olanipekun, a rapper popularly called Dagrin, will be headlined by rappers, Olamide and Reminisce. The concert, which holds on April 22 at Spice Route, Victoria Island, Lagos, will also feature Seriki, Lord of Ajasa, YQ, Sossick, WondaBoy, BaseOne, JahBless, PoslyTD, Chinko Ekun and CDQ. The memorial concert is

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WriteHouse, Patabah Books To Host Popular Nigerian Authors

WriteHouse Publishing House in collaboration with Patabah Books Limited, a Lagos bookstore is set to host top Nigerian authors, Olubunmi Familoni and Dami Ajayi, on Sunday, March 22, 2015. The event, which will take place at the Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Mall, Surulere Lagos by 3pm, will be an interactive discussion that is centred on the

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Okocha Wants NFF to Resolve Coach Saga

Austin Okocha,former Super Eagles skipper, has urged the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, to quickly resolve the issues surrounding the appointment of a new coach for the Super Eagles. While stressing that the country cannot afford to miss out of the forthcoming AFCON 2017 due to be hosted by Gabon,Okocha said Nigerians are eager to know

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How Loud Music Leads to Hearing Loss

Researchers have warned that loud music from smartphones can cause permanent hearing loss. The World Health Organisation, WHO, has said in a recent report that over a billion young people are at risk of permanent hearing loss. Shelly Chadha, prevention of deafness and hearing loss technical officer for WHO, said the danger with smartphones is

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Facebook Hits Back in Internet.org India Row

Facebook boss, Mark Zuckerberg, has defended the aims of his Internet.org initiative on Thursday, after several Indian firms decided to pull out of the project. Zuckerberg argued that Internet.org’s basic free services were not incompatible with net neutrality and the principle that all web services should be equally accessible. He wrote in a blog that,

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