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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Economic diversification drive may support tuber production – Report

The drive for economic diversification in the country is likely to see more emphasis being put on the production of agricultural products, especially tubers like cocoyam. According to the Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) Commodity Update for the period ended August 28, made available to our correspondent today (Wednesday), Nigeria is the world’s largest producer of cocoyam with an annual output ... Read More »

Rohr reignites interest in Swiss-born keeper

Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr, has reignited his interest in Swiss-born goalkeeper, Sebastian Osigwe, as he broadens his search for a top-class keeper for the Super Eagles. Rohr was forced to make  a rookie keeper, Francis Uzoho, his first choice at the  Russia 2018 World Cup, after  his number one man, Carl Ikeme, was ruled out of the tournament after he ... Read More »

Gov Dickson sets up humanitarian organizations to fight cancer

Preparations are in top gear for the launching of three organisations linked to Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, has said. The humanitarian organisations are Henry Seriake Dickson Foundation, Cancer Centre and Henry Seriake Dickson Institute. The commissioner stated this in Toru-Orua, Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State while ... Read More »

Eddie Murphy expects 10th child

Beverly Hills Cop actor, Eddie Murphy, 57, is expecting his 10th child as his partner, Paige Butcher, debuted her baby bump while in Los Angeles this month. “Eddie Murphy and longtime girlfriend, Paige Butcher, are pleased to announce that they are expecting their second child in December,” a representative for Murphy said in a statement. Butcher, 39, was photographed wearing a floral ... Read More »

Puerto Rico increases Hurricane Maria death toll to 2,975

Officials in Puerto Rico now say 2,975 people died following Hurricane Maria – a devastating storm that struck the US island territory in September 2017. The revised death toll is nearly 50 times the previous estimate of 64. Governor Ricardo Rossello “accepted” the findings in a long-awaited independent investigation. Puerto Rico has struggled to repair its infrastructure and power grid ... Read More »

PDP to Theresa May: Avoid being hoodwinked into endorsing Buhari

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the British Prime Minister, Mrs. Theresa May, not to allow herself to be hoodwinked into endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office. In a tweet at its official handle, @OfficialPDPNig, the party urged the Prime Minister to use her proposed visit to uncover the dismal state of the nation. The ... Read More »

Imo guber: Ihedioha joins race, obtains nomination form

Former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, on Tuesday obtained the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), nomination form for the 2019 Imo State governorship election. Tweeting at his official handle, @EmekaIhedioha, he said; “Few minutes ago, I obtained my nomination form at the @OfficialPDPNig National Headquarters (Wadata Plaza) for the Imo State governorship election. “One small step for a man, ... Read More »

Auto crash: Singer Djinee narrowly escapes death

Nigerian R and B singer popularly known as Djinee, narrowly escaped death on Monday when he was involved in an auto crash. The crash, according to one James Abinibi, who said he is his friend, occurred on Monday around 1:00 a.m. in Lekki. Abinibi offered the information on his Instagram page. “My friend @djinee was involved in a ghastly accident around 1 ... Read More »

Outbreak of diarrhoea hits Borno

Borno State government has raised the alarm over the outbreak of diarrhoea, reporting 1,068 cases. The Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) hit ten local government areas of the state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Haruna Mshelia, said in Maiduguri that the ministry and other partners were already responding to the incident. He said that 25 patients were hospitalised at the Benisheikh Hospital, Dala ... Read More »

We’re not selling NLNG – FG

The Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, on Tuesday assured that the Federal Government is not selling its stakes in the Nigerian LNG Limited. He made a submission to the House of Representatives Committee on Gas Resources and Allied Matters at the National Assembly in Abuja. The committee is chaired by a member from Bayelsa State, Mr Frederick ... Read More »