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Nigeria to soon begin export of ornamental fish — DG NAQS

Okwe Obi, Lagos The Director General, Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Services (NAQS), Dr Vincent Isegbe has said the country will commence exportation of ornamental fish as a way of shoring up the country’s economy. Isgebe, who spoke at the 2nd Director General’s Summit and Management Retreat, entitled ‘ NAQS on the Part of Innovation’, yesterday in
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2 medical doctors suspended for professional misconduct

Fred Ezeh, Abuja Medical and Dental Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal has convicted two medical doctors, Dr. Charles Ikeji and Dr. Terhembe Lan, of professional misconduct and suspended them for six months. Before the trial and conviction, Dr. Ikeji, has been on suspension from medical practice for the past eight months, while Dr. Lan, has been on
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NAF airstrikes destroy Islamic State camp in Borno

Molly Kilete, Abuja The Nigerian Air Force(NAF) says that the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed another camp used by terrorists of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP). The camp, located at Tumbun Zarami on the fringes of the Lake Chad in Borno State, was said to have been
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Omoluwa, Pinnacle Communications Chairman, reportedly dead

Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja Information reaching Daily Sun indicates that the Chairman of Pinnacle Communications Limited, Sir Lucky Omoluwa, is dead. Details surrounding the death of Omoluwa remains sketchy at the time of filing this report. But a close associate of Omoluwa in Kaduna confirmed that he passed away in the early hours of Tuesday. The
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CBN: No going back on April 1 cashless policy implementation deadline

Paul Osuyi, Asaba The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said there is no going back on the full implementation of the federal government’s cashless policy which is expected to commence from April 1 across the country. The first phase of the cashless policy implementation started in Nigeria’s commercial hub, Lagos, on January 1, 2012.
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New Croatian president Milanovic, promises to fight corruption

Former Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic, on Tuesday promised to tackle corruption as he was inaugurated as the country’s new President. He replaces the conservative Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. In his inaugural speech, Milanovic urged all Croatian parties to work together against the corruption affecting all spheres of life, including efforts to tackle the problem of climate
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Fuel tanker accident in Niger claims 8 lives, several others injured, houses burnt

John Adams, Minna A road accident involving two fuel tankers and three utility vehicles has claimed the lives of no fewer than eight people with several others sustaining various degrees of injury in Kutigi town in Lavun Local government Area of Niger State. The accident, which occurred on Monday evening at about 8:30 pm. The
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3 in 4 Australians affected by bush fires – Survey

A university survey released on Tuesday, reported that around three-quarters of people in Australia were affected by the country’s most recent bush fires, either directly or indirectly. Bush fires across the country have rendered more than 12 million hectares of land in Australia since September. The poll found that 14 per cent of respondents were
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Osun holds international women marathon 2020

Clement Adeyi, Osogbo Osun State is set to stage an international athletic marathon (race) aimed at hunting talents among the women folks and showcasing them to access their welfare and empowerment rights. Tagged “Osun Women Run 2020,” the event will be held in Osogbo, the Osun State capital. The event which is being powered on
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Buhari: No government financial transaction will be done in secret

Noah Ebije, Kaduna President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that, with the various reforms packages implemented by his administration, no government financial transactions will be done in secret. The President gave this assurance Tuesday in Kaduna at the Passing Out Parade of Detective Inspector Course Five of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The disclosure
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Online media outfit donates reflective jackets to Abia police

Igbeaku Orji, Umuahia   An online media outfit, Abia Breaking News (ABN), owners of ABN newspaper and TV, has donated dozens of reflective jackets for traffic and emergency duties to the Abia State Police Command. ABN TV Director, Ifeanyi Okali said, while making the presentation, that the gesture was part of its corporate social responsibility. He assured that the medium would continue to offer the needed support to the command especially in reporting its activities so that the public would be properly informed on efforts in controlling crime in the…

APC beefs up security as party members stage another protest for Oshiomhole’s removal

Johnchuks Onuanyim Abuja Security has been beefed up at the entrance of the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja as party members gathered to protest for the removal of the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. A Toyota Hilux pick-up of policemen was brought to the National Secretariat to assist the resident police security men at the party to maintain peace and other. Also another Department of State Service (DSS) Nissan Hilux pick-up was packed closed to entrance gate The “Oshiomhole must go” protest is second in…

Inflation rises to 12.13%

The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures inflation, increased by 12.13 per cent (year-on-year) in January compared to 11.98 per cent in the preceding month, according to the Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The composite food index rose by 14.85 per cent in January compared to 14.67 per cent in December 2019. Core inflation, which excludes the prices of volatile agricultural produce, also increased to 9.35 per cent during the review period up by 0.02 per cent when compared with 9.33 per cent recorded in December.According to the CPI report for December, which was…

Inflation rises to 12.13%

The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures inflation, increased by 12.13 per cent (year-on-year) in January compared to 11.98 per cent in the preceding month, according to the Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The composite food index rose by 14.85 per cent in January compared to 14.67 per cent in December 2019. Core inflation, which excludes the prices of volatile agricultural produce, also increased to 9.35 per cent during the review period up by 0.02 per cent when compared with 9.33 per cent recorded in December.According to the CPI report for December, which was…

Laureus Awards: Biles, Messi, Hamilton named athletes of year

Gymnastics star Simone Biles was named the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year for the third time on Monday, while Lionel Messi and Lewis Hamilton shared the men’s award.Biles won five gold medals, including a record fifth all-around title, at the 2019 world championships in Stuttgart. That made her the most decorated gymnast ever at worlds with 25 medals.“There cannot be many sportsmen or women who dominate their sports the way she has in gymnastics,” five-time Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci said. “We have to keep remembering that she is just 22, and she…

Tokyo commuters bound for Olympic crowd crush as Japan Inc rules out work from home

When Emi Tanimura failed to find a daycare slot for her new-born daughter, she had to take a radical step for Japan to avoid a long time away from her job at communications firm Sunny Side Up (2180.T). She started working from home.Now a mother of two, she still works flexible hours, including time at home, as director of the Sunny Side Up president’s office – with her boss’s blessing – taking care of both her family responsibilities and career.Tanimura is a rare exception to the rule in hard-driving corporate…

Tokyo commuters bound for Olympic crowd crush as Japan Inc rules out work from home

When Emi Tanimura failed to find a daycare slot for her new-born daughter, she had to take a radical step for Japan to avoid a long time away from her job at communications firm Sunny Side Up (2180.T). She started working from home.Now a mother of two, she still works flexible hours, including time at home, as director of the Sunny Side Up president’s office – with her boss’s blessing – taking care of both her family responsibilities and career.Tanimura is a rare exception to the rule in hard-driving corporate…

Supreme Court adjourns hearing of Ihedioha’s application to March 2

  The Supreme Court has adjourned hearing till March 2 this year in the application by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and sacked Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha.The PDP and Ihedioha are, by the application, praying the court to, among others, reverse its judgment on January 14 this year, which removed Ihedioha and replaced him with Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC).At the mention of the case on Tuesday, Ihedioha’s lead lawyer, Kanu Agabi sought for time to enable parties file the necessary papers, a request other lawyers…

Ikeja Disco to increase electricity tariffs by 50% April 1

Ikeja Electric Plc says its tariffs will go up by 50 per cent beginning from April.The Disco disclosed this in a letter to Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission dated February 12, 2020 on its performance and improvement plan and application for extraordinary tariff review of the Multi-Year Tariff Order 2015.NERC, in its December 2019 Minor Review of Multi Year Tariff Order 2015 and Minimum Remittance Order for the Year 2020 for the 11 Discos, had said on January 4 that consumers would start to pay more for electricity from April 1,…

Klopp’s Liverpool qualify for next season’s Champions League

  The knockout stage of this season’s Champions League hasn’t even started yet – but holders Liverpool have already qualified for next year’s competition.Chelsea’s failure to beat Manchester United on Monday night means the Premier League leaders have guaranteed a top-four finish, reports the BBC.Jurgen Klopp’s side are 36 points above fifth-placed Tottenham with 12 games remaining.But Spurs play Chelsea at the weekend, meaning that if Jose Mourinho’s side did win all of their remaining games and Liverpool lost every one, Chelsea would only be able to reach 74 points…

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