Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Briefly: 43 Year Old Farmer Joins Presidential Race in Tanzania

The race for election has started in Tanzania with a healthy number of aspirants including two former prime ministers, several cabinet ministers and other senior government officials. However, among the list of potential candidates is a farmer - Eldoforce Bilohe.

Briefly: The Curious Discovery Of A 50 Year Foetus in A 92 Year Old Woman

Doctors in Chile have discovered a 90-year-old woman with a 50-year-old foetus inside her, a situation referred to as Lithopedion.

Briefly: Yusuf Anas Appointed Head, Centre for Crisis Communication, Nigeria

Yusuf Anas
Yusuf Anas, a retired Air Commodore and former Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Nigerian Air Force, has been appointed the Executive Secretary of the newly established Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC).
The CCC, a Non-Governmental and independent body, will be actively involved in research works and publications and provide credible and professional crisis communication to the stakeholders and the general public.
Air Commodore Anas’ Profile:

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Briefly: Buhari, Governors To Pay Workers’ Salaries - See Their Strategy Here

President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerian State Governors met to discuss the lingering issue of non-payment of salaries owed civil servants in some states of the federation. With a view to solving the issue, the Governors requested the following:

Briefly: Kenya Deploys “Water ATMs” To Curb Water Shortage

Following the water shortage that hits Kenya, people living in slums now rely on vendors or polluted sources to get drinking water.

Briefly: 4 Nigerians Bag Queen of England Award!

The Queen of England on Monday honoured 4 Nigerians at the 2015 edition of the Queen’s Young Leader Awards held at Buckingham Palace in the UK.

Briefly: NAFDAC Warns Against Imported Frozen Chicken, Turkey

National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned against the consumption of imported or smuggled frozen poultry meat, they have been discovered to be a causative factor in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and antibiotics resistance.

Briefly: NSCDC Deploys 500 Drones To Curb Pipeline Vandalism

The Federal Government through its agency, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has resolved to tackle the issue of oil theft and pipeline vandalism in Nigeria. As an operational strategy, the Corps has concluded plans to deploy 500 drones and aircraft for proper surveillance of oil pipelines across the Niger-Delta region.

Morning Press: Tuesday June 23rd, 2015


Monday, 22 June 2015

Briefly: Chibok Principal May Become Next Education Commissioner in Borno

The principal of the Government Girls Secondary School (GGSC) Chibok Hadjiya Asabe Kwambura has been scheduled for screening by the Borno State House of Assembly and will assume office as the new Borno State education commissioner if successful.

Briefly: Gov. Ambode Stops Toll Collection at the 2nd Lekki- Epe Expressway

Good news for Ajah residents! The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has  canceled the collection of tolls at the second toll gate on the Lekki- Epe Expressway during an interactive session with journalists at the Banquet Hall of the Lagos House, Ikeja on Sunday.

Briefly: Nigeria National Identity Number Becomes Compulsory From September 2015

The National Identity Number (NIN) shall become a compulsory means of identification for Nigerian citizens for accessing certain transactions within the country as from September 1, 2015 – most government agencies and other service institutions including banks will demand the NIN before rendering such service.

Friday, 19 June 2015

This Weekend: Watch Gbagychild's Single In Gidi At Terra Kulture

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Briefly: FG Orders Immediate Rescue of Nigerians in Yemen

The Federal Government, through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has commenced the evacuation of Nigerians from the Republic of Yemen following the incessant crisis that looms the country.

This Weekend: Afternoon Tea With Jega Tomorrow

Africa’s first Global Black Entertainment and Lifestyle network, EbonyLife TV, is set to host 100 young leaders to an exclusive meeting with Professor Attahiru Jega, Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Wheatbaker Hotel, in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Briefly: Beware of Revalidated Yoghurt, Fake Wines - NAFDAC

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has alerted the public on the circulation of revalidated expired yoghurt, unregistered wines and spirits in the market.

Briefly: Nigeria's 4 Refineries to Resume Production by July 2015

The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Department of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Ohi Alegbe, has disclosed that the four refineries in Nigeria will resume operations by July, 2015 following a successful turn- around maintenance of the facilities.

Briefly: Benin Airport to Be Closed for 1 Month

Air travellers taking the Benin City Airport in Edo State may have to use Warri or Asaba Airport as the Benin airport was scheduled for a Turn-around Maintenance (TAM) by the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

The TAM, which will run from June 20 to July 17, 2015, will mostly be for the rehabilitation of the runway (RAMP) to ease flight landing and takeoff.

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Breaking News: Buhari Orders the Disposal of 9 Presidential Aircraft!

President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly ordered the disposal of nine of the VIP presidential aircraft fleet, eight of which were reserved only for Mr. President.

Briefly: Dangote to Provide 200,000 Jobs to Youths in Jigawa State

The chairman, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has promised to provide 200,000 jobs to young citizens in Jigawa State before December 2015. 

Briefly: Travelling to the UAE Anytime Soon? You Should Read This!

The United Arab Emirates government has introduced a new law to govern and control internet users in its countries. According to the newly passed law, citizens swearing online at others could be fined Dh250, 000 and jailed while expatriates could also be deported from the UAE.

Briefly: 130 Million USD For Terminal Complex At Onne Port

Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Limited (IEPL) and its sister company Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals Limited (IEFCL) are partnering with Messrs OIS to build a 130 million US Dollars world-class port terminal complex at Onne Port, near Port Harcourt, Rivers State .

Briefly: Local Herbs May Provide Elusive Cure for Cancer

Nigerian and Chinese researchers in their study published in the International Journal of Cancer Research on February 25, 2015,  have revealed that several plant foods commonly consumed in Nigeria are effective in the treatment of certain cancers.

Morning Press: June 19, 2015

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Briefly: Go Nigeria! Mr. Shola Taylor Appointed CTO Sec-Gen

London-based Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation has appointed a Nigerian, Mr. Shola Taylor, the Secretary-General of the organisation.

Briefly: Maybe This Explains The 'Weirdness' of Creative People?

Research has shown that people with genetic components of creativity such as writer, actors, visual artists, dancers and musician could be suffering from psychiatric disorders.

The researchers believe that to be creative, you have to think differently - a real genetic composition of people who are predisposed to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Briefly: Go Nigeria! Dr.Achilefu, Invents Cancer Goggles

A Nigerian, Dr. Samuel Achilefu, has received the St. Loius 2014 Award for inventing   a cancer goggle, a device that helps surgeons locate an infected tumor and separate it from healthy tissue during surgical operations.

Briefly: Nigerian Firms To Generate Electricity From Solar

For those who missed this yesterday, this is good news!
In a bid to drive the Nigeria's economy towards new energy sources, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has issued on-grid licences to four companies to generate 774 megawatts (mw) of electricity on Monday in Abuja. Meanwhile, two of the companies given the licence are to generate electricity from solar while others will ride on gas.
The companies, Pan Africa Solar Limited, based in Kankia, Katsina State and Nigeria Solar Capital Partners Limited, based in Ganjuwa, Bauchi State were issued the license to generate 24mw and 100mw respectively from solar.
While, Proton Energy Limited, based in Ogorode, Delta State, and Turbine Drives Limited, based in Ajaokuta will generate 150mw and 500mw respectively from gas.
Sam Amadi, chairman of NERC, implored the companies to abide by international best practices in the industry and strive to delight consumers as failure to do so would result in the revocation of their licence.
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Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Briefly: Sam Cossman - Defying Death For A Living

Adventurer and documentary filmmaker, Sam Cossman’s risky exploits started in early childhood when he and his twin sister started building rafts during floods to sail the river that formed in their backyard.

Briefly: Heard of Naked Weddings Before? Stop, It's Not What You Think!

Frustrated with family pressure and the huge cost associated with wedding, some Chinese couples have chosen an unusual way to achieve the same objective - naked weddings. Naked weddings are characterized with no houses, no cars, no weddings and sometimes no rings. Though considered to be odd, the idea is gaining popularity China.