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Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has declared Monday, October 27th, as a public holiday to mark Islamic New Year (Hijrah 1436). Adelowo Adewumi, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of ...
 
Amber Vinson
Yesterday, BN brought you the news that another health worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who died of Ebola in Dallas, Texas, had tested positive for the disease. The patient has been identified as 29-year-old Amber Vinson, CNN reports. Before she arrived at the hospital ...
Crush Ebola Now
A new Public Service Announcement addressing the Ebola outbreak has premiered on CNN. The video is star-studded with on-screen cameos from movie star Idris Elba, former UK prime minister Tony Blair, supermodel Naomi Campbell, soul singer Alicia Keys, basketball icon Dikembe Mutombo and several ...
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Authorities of  Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, on Wednesday said it had concluded arrangements to mass produce identity cards for its members of staff and students. A statement by the university in Lagos said that the new identity cards would automatically invalidate the old ones. It ...
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Europe's football governing body UEFA will open disciplinary proceedings against Serbia and Albania after their Euro 2016 qualifier in Belgrade was abandoned amid violence and politicising, a spokesman said on Wednesday. "Of course there will be,’’ the spokesman said when asked whether the ...
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Maureen Ume, a gynaecologist with the National Hospital, Abuja, on Wednesday described Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH) as the leading cause of maternal mortality in the country. The World Health Organisation defines PPH as a blood loss of 500 ml or more within 24 hours after birth. Ume told ...
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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is launching a new service for customers to access digital copies of movies they buy at its stores and website across all platforms. The world's largest retailer, along with VUDU, rolled out a beta version of the service, InstaWatch, in collaboration with seven movie ...
Muhammadu Buhari
Former head of state, Muhammadu Buhari, has officially declared his intention to run for president in the 2015 elections. He will be contesting on All Progressives Congress (APC) platform, according to Sahara Reporters. Buhari made the announcement today at Eagle Square, Abuja. During his ...
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Real estate experts observe that if the unoccupied houses in private housing estates in Abuja are made accessible to Nigerians at affordable costs, accommodation in the FCT will not be as difficult as it is presently. They express concern about accommodation problems in the nation’s capital ...
Labaran Maku
Seven ministers have resigned from office, following plans to pursue their gubernatorial ambitions. Punch reports that the ministers are: Labaran Maku, Onyebuchi Chukwu, Nyesom Wike, Samuel Ortom, Musiliu Obanikoro, Darius Ishaku, and Emeka Wogu. They will all be contesting the ...
Ajudua
An Ikeja High Court on Wednesday discharged a socialite and businessman, Fred Ajudua, of $1.69 million (about N252.8 million) fraud charge. Justice Kudirat Jose discharged Ajudua and his co-defendant, Charles Orie, following the withdrawal of the charge by the Economic and Financial Crimes ...
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The Director, Public Health and Disease Control, Ebonyi Ministry of Health, Chris Achi, said that regular hand washing reduces risk of contracting infectious diseases by more than 30 per cent. Achi made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abakaliki on the occasion ...
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The war of words continues between Chris Okotie and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) You will recall that Chris Okotie, called for the resignation of the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ayo Oritsejafor, over the $9.3 million arms deal scandal, which his ...
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Fear of the spread of the Ebola virus has prompted the cancellation of a sabre fencing World Cup event in Dakar, Senegal by the sport's world governing body FIE. The German Fencing Federation's director of sports, Sven Ressel, disclosed the cancellation to newsmen on Wednesday. "This ...
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A Spanish bride-to-be got a little too wild on the night of her bachelorette party. She had sex with one of the male strippers, who was a dwarf and had come to entertain guests, and subsequently became pregnant Daily Mail reports. Sources say she kept the incident a secret even after ...
Peter Okoye Olympic Milk (2)
It is raining endorsements for the PSquare brothers. Peter Okoye, one half of the music duo, has been unveiled as the new face and spokesperson of Olympic Milk. While this is the first time that the PSquare brothers will not be endorsing a product together, it does not come as a surprise that ...
Taiwo Odukoya
Senior pastor of the Fountain of Life Church, Taiwo Odukoya, is speaking out in defense of Nigerian pastors who own private jets. Odukoya spoke about the subject on Tuesday in Lagos, when he spoke with journalists at the launch of the Fountain Initiative for Social Development (FISD), NAN ...
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When the news first broke of Nollywood actor Desmond Elliot going into politics and campaigning for a seat in the Lagos State House of Assembly 2015, a lot of people were skeptical. The 40-year-old actor is however not letting that hold him back and is currently organizing a youth interactive ...
Ebola-preventing Exercise Gets Held In Zhangjiajie
Another health worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who died of Ebola in Dallas, Texas, has tested positive for the disease. The infected individual, whose identity is yet to be revealed, is a staff of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, the same hospital where Duncan passed ...
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Just weeks after Apple's iCloud was hacked, and hundreds of celebrities' nude photos were leaked, a similar hacking has occurred with Snapchat. Used predominantly by teenagers aged 13 to 17, Snapchat is a messaging service that lets users send pictures and videos that are supposed to ...
Adele Habara
An Egyptian court on Tuesday passed preliminary death sentences on seven alleged jihadists accused of murdering 25 police conscripts in August 2013, local media reported. Cairo Criminal Court referred the cases of alleged jihadist leader, Adel Habara and six others to the Grand Mufti, ...

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