November 21, 2022

[GIST] Cricket World Cup qualifier important for Nigeria – Captain

[GIST] Cricket World Cup qualifier important for Nigeria – Captain

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Captain of Nigeria’s male senior cricket team, Sylvester Okpe, says the goal of the team ahead of the forthcoming ICC T20 Sub-Regional Qualifier is beyond the World Cup ticket, The PUNCH reports. The Yellow Greens have been in camp since the end of October and have had their initial 20-man list pruned to 14 ahead


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[GIST] Land allocation: Lagos company says evangelist owes N1.2m

[GIST] Land allocation: Lagos company says evangelist owes N1.2m

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The management of a real estate company, Revolutionplus Property Development Company Limited, has said one of its subscribers, Chinenye Ibeh, did not get physical allocation for the land she paid for due to an outstanding payment of N1.2m. The company made the statement in response to Ibeh’s claim that she paid its representatives N3.5m for


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[GIST] Insurance firm increases accessibility with digital solution

[GIST] Insurance firm increases accessibility with digital solution

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KBL Insurance Limited has launched an enterprise resource planning software, called IES-Online Application to make its insurance products more accessible to the insuring public and bring service closer to customers. The firm described the IES Online as a digital application that comes with various modules structured to help transform manual operations and processes of various


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[GIST] Group asks candidates to tackle poverty, food crisis

[GIST] Group asks candidates to tackle poverty, food crisis

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A civil society group, ActionAid Nigeria, has asked candidates of political parties in the forthcoming 2023 elections to review their manifestoes to reflect the realities of Nigerians. The group made the call in a statement signed by its Country Director, Ene Obi, following the release of a report on the Nigeria Multidimensional Poverty Index by


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[GIST] Eating properly, physical activities can reduce diabetes risk — Prof Okafor

[GIST] Eating properly, physical activities can reduce diabetes risk — Prof Okafor

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A professor of medicine at the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Nsukka and Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu, Professor Christian Okafor, speaks with LARA ADEJORO on how a poor man can manage diabetes What is diabetes? Diabetes is a metabolic disorder, particularly bordering on carbohydrates, protein,


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November 20, 2022

[GIST] Withholding lecturers’ salary illegal, say ASUU, SSANU

[GIST] Withholding lecturers’ salary illegal, say ASUU, SSANU

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities have called on the Federal Government to meet their demands and also pay its members their salary arrears. ASUU and other university union had embarked on strike at different times, demanding improved working condition and development of the nation’s tertiary education. While


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[GIST] Poor nutrition can cause physical, mental decline in elderly –Nutritionists

[GIST] Poor nutrition can cause physical, mental decline in elderly –Nutritionists

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Nutrition experts have stressed the need for the elderly to get the right nutrients from their food, warning that poor nutrition puts older adults at more risk of physical and mental decline. The nutritionists explained that poor diet in the elderly is one of the major reasons they often develop health complications. According to the


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[GIST] Firm honours events industry stakeholders

[GIST] Firm honours events industry stakeholders

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The BusyBee Group, during the week, recognised the contributions and hard work of some personalities in the event planning business. The programme, which was tagged, BusyBee Excellence Awards, was attended by guests from different parts of the country. Speaking on what prompted the awards, the Managing Director of the group, Bisi Sotunde, stated that it


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[GIST] Shareholders fault CBN’s N453bn levy on banks

[GIST] Shareholders fault CBN’s N453bn levy on banks

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The Independent Shareholders Association of Nigeria has kicked against the Central Bank of Nigeria’s imposition of 0.5 per cent levy on commercial banks to fund the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria. According to the shareholders, AMCON had now received N453.47bn as levies from commercial banks between 2020 and the first quarter of 2022. The shareholders


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[GIST] Anambra revenue agents forced pupils out at gunpoint – School manager

[GIST] Anambra revenue agents forced pupils out at gunpoint – School manager

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The Assistant Manager, Kings Planet International School, Awka, Anambra State, Emmanuel Emeka, talks to IKENNA OBIANERI about the alleged forceful enforcement of payment levies by officials of the state signage and advertisement agency There was a report that some government revenue officials invaded your school with armed men and point-of-sale machines to enforce revenue collection.


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November 19, 2022

[GIST] Rivers APC, PDP differ on court judgments

[GIST] Rivers APC, PDP differ on court judgments

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The All Progressives Congress in Rivers State has raised the alarm over the disqualification of its candidates by a Federal High Court ahead of the 2023 elections. The party alleged that ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the state was using the courts to remove it from the ballot, saying Governor Nyesom Wike was afraid of


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[GIST] Gunmen invade Anambra Catholic church, priests, worshipers clash

[GIST] Gunmen invade Anambra Catholic church, priests, worshipers clash

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Armed men have invaded St Martin’s Catholic Church, in the Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State. The yet-to-be-identified invaders were said to have bound the church’s security men on duty and dispossessed them of their phones before making their way into the church. It was also learnt that the armed men, who wore black


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[GIST] Clerics urged to sponsor tuition-free varsities

[GIST] Clerics urged to sponsor tuition-free varsities

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Christian clerics across the country have been enjoined to sponsor the establishment of tuition-free universities to support the underprivileged. A biographer, Paul Njoku, who made this known in a statement made available to Saturday PUNCH, said churches had the capacity to establish such institutions based on the income they generated. While announcing his book on


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[GIST] Nigeria re-elected board member of ICAO

[GIST] Nigeria re-elected board member of ICAO

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Nigeria has been re-elected as a member of the International Civil Aviation Organisation Public Key Directory Board for the fourth time. The Nigeria Immigration Service revealed this in a statement obtained by our correspondent on Friday. The Service Public Relations Officer, Tony Akuneme, noted that in recognition of the vital role the country had been


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[GIST] Poverty can worsen malnutrition –Don

[GIST] Poverty can worsen malnutrition –Don

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Medical experts have said the poverty rate in the country could worsen malnutrition and healthcare indices in the country if drastic measures were not taken to address it. The experts said the high poverty rate is a disaster and could reduce the quality of lives. The National Bureau of Statistics on Thursday disclosed that 133


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[GIST] Terrorists levy Katsina community N10m

[GIST] Terrorists levy Katsina community N10m

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Terrorists operating in the Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State have demanded a sum of N10m from Gobirawa community over the alleged killing of one of their members by a farmer on the outskirts of the community. The spokesperson for the Katsina State Police Command, Gambo Isah, who confirmed this to our correspondent on


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November 18, 2022

[GIST] Nigeria’s poverty exceeds World Bank projection, five states lead

[GIST] Nigeria’s poverty exceeds World Bank projection, five states lead

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The National Bureau of Statistics has disclosed that 133 million Nigerians are multi-dimensionally poor. In its latest National Multidimensional Poverty Index report launched on Thursday, the NBS said that 63 per cent of Nigerians were poor due to a lack of access to health, education, living standards, employment and security. The Multidimensional Poverty Index offers


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[GIST] Osimhen beats Gavi, Valverde to Globe Soccer Awards

[GIST] Osimhen beats Gavi, Valverde to Globe Soccer Awards

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Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has emerged as the best young player of the year 2022, winning the glamorous 2022 Globe Soccer Awards for his excellent performance this season. “Congratulations to Victor Osimhen on winning the 2022 #GlobeSoccer Award for POWER HORSE EMERGING PLAYER OF THE YEAR” according to a statement from official Globe Soccer Awards


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[GIST] Rep laments Plateau massacre, alleges ethnic cleansing

[GIST] Rep laments Plateau massacre, alleges ethnic cleansing

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The lawmaker representing Mangu/Bokkos Federal Constituency in Plateau State at the House of Representatives, Solomon Marren, has raised the alarm over the killing of his constituents by suspected herdsmen. Marren, who addressed journalists in Abuja on Thursday over the killings, alleged ethnic cleansing. He said, “I am deeply pained and grieved by the recent spate


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