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Sa’id Haruna’s Summer Start-Up Event

It was another day for entrepreneurs to showcase their wares and gifting in the Croc-city (city of crocodiles) – Kaduna State. The venue of the event was the Arewa House, in the ever-busy and bubbling heart of the town. The time was 12 O’clock. Young Sa’id Haruna thought it expedient to bring together start-ups in an organised setting to showcase their products. “I just wanted to have a platform that would bring together various businesses from all parts of the country for a start,” Haruna stated. “This was borne out of the fact that I’ve met people who have good ...
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World Pharmacists Day And Need To Curb Drug Abuse

This year’s world pharmacist’s day may have come and gone but it did make its mark. Executives and members of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), stakeholders from the field of medicine, regulatory bodies, students, civil societies, youths and others assembled at the event organised to mark the World Pharmacists Day in Ibadan on Tuesday to deliberate on a critical issue that is presently eating deep in the fabrics of the society, Nigerian Tribune reports. World Pharmacists Day, 2018, was tagged ‘Pharmacists: Your medicine’s experts’. The Oyo State chapter of the PSN marked the occasion by setting wheels in motion ...
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Panic In Bayelsa Over NASRDA Earthquake Alert

Recent notice by the Nigerian Space Research Development Agency, NASRDA, of probable earthquake in five states among them Bayelsa, has stepped up fears in the largely riverine Ijaw-speaking state, Vanguard reports. Earth tremor had been recorded at different times in the last four years around the Biseni and Igbogene axis of Yenagoa local government area of the state and border communities of Ahoada West local government area in Rivers state, causing cracks to buildings and traumatizing the helpless natives. Concerned stakeholders under the aegis of Ijaw Professionals Association, IPA, Homeland Chapter, Iniruo Wills, last weekend, in Yenagoa called on Bayelsa ...
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IGP Removes Plateau CP

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the removal of the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Undie Adie, with immediate effect, Punch reports. A statement by the spokesperson for the Plateau State Police Command, Matthias Tyopev, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, announced the removal. Adie has been replaced with Austin Agbonlahor, who was until his appointment, the CP (Operations) at Force Headquarters, Abuja. Details later… ...
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UNGA: Nigeria Pledges To End Discrimination Against Women

Nigeria has assured the international community of its unalloyed commitment to the advancement of women’s rights and the eradication of violence and all forms of discriminations against women, Punch reports. The Permanent Representative of Nigeria to ECOWAS, Amb. Babatunde Nurudeen, stated this while making Nigeria’s presentation on ‘Advancement of Women’ to the UN General Assembly in New York. Nurudeen said: “The advancement of women remains a critical issue for continuous engagement and calls for action-related measures for the achievement of national and international policies capable of promoting and enhancing their fundamental rights. “Nigeria under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari ...
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Court Stops Demotion Of Over 1,000 Police Officers

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has restrained the Police Service Commission (PSC) from demoting the over 1,000 police officers that were promoted between 2016 and 2018 based on the recommendations of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) pending the determination of the suit challenging the planned exercise, Daily Sun reports. The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdul Kafarati, who gave the Interim Injunction, also granted leave to the six policemen who filed the suit for themselves and on behalf of the affected officers. The controversial promotion was carried out on the special recommendation of the ...
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LASG Partners AFRH To Tackle Quackery In Infertility Treatment

The Lagos State government and the Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health, AFRH, are collaborating to address quackery and exploitation in infertility treatment in the state, Vanguard reports. Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode who disclosed this last week said the government would do everything within its power to support AFRH enable the State put smiles on the faces of infertile couples seeking infertility treatment and protect them from being taken advantage of. “As a responsible government, we are willing to collaborate and partner with AFRH to ensure enforcement of the law against fake and unprofessional practitioners. This is a ...
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Police Arraign Sexagenarian, Teenagers For Sodomy

The police on Friday arraigned a sexagenarian, Rabiu Tanko, and two teenagers, Mohammed Samiu and Musa Mustapha, alleged to have been engaged in sodomy, Punch reports. Tanko, 62; Samiu, 18; and Mustapha, 16, were brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos on two counts of conspiracy and having unlawful sexual intercourse. The journalist reported that all the accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The police prosecutor, Inspector Chinalu Uwadione, told the court that the accused committed the offences on September 29, at 8pm at Agege, a suburb of Lagos. Uwadione said the sexagenarian and the ...
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Police To Prosecute 16 Suspected Political Thugs

The Kano State Police Command has arrested no fewer than 34 suspected political thugs between October 2 and 5, 2018, Punch reports. The command, in a statement on Sunday, said while 18 of them were screened and released, 16 others, who were indicted after a thorough investigation, would be prosecuted. Among those arrested was one Bashir Gachi, an alleged wanted armed robber, who had earlier fled the state. The spokesman for the command, SP Magaji Majia, explained that 50 sticks, 20 cutlasses, 16 swords and nine knives were recovered from the suspects. “About 40 suspected political thugs identified through Close ...
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Veteran Comedian, Baba Sala, Is Dead

The ace comedian and humour merchant, Apostle Moses Olaiya, popularly known as Baba Sala, during his dramatic exploits, is dead, Nigerian Tribune reports. Journalist gathered that Baba Sala, passed on inside his private residence at Ilesa, Osun State, around 10.00 pm on Sunday night. According to a press statement signed by his media aide, Mr Isaac Haastrup, which was received by Tribune Online in Osogbo, the remains of the deceased comedian had been deposited at the morgue of the Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa. It would be recalled that Adejumo had been bedridden for months before his final demise Sunday night ...
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