Just NEWS's Blog – July 2019 Archive (183)

The Confluence Drum

Ozovehe Moses

As November 16th draws closer, it reminds every Kogite and the neighbouring states in Nigeria the unbelievable that took place on 21st of November, 2015 as the prospective incumbent governor from the All Progressive Party silently kicked the bucket to give way for a new form of unprepared agenda of…

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FIFA releases the nominees for the Best Men's Player

Arogbonlo Israel

The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) on Wednesday, has released the 10-man list of nominees for the 2019 Best Men's Player award.

Here are the names of the shortlisted…

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Second Ebola patient in Congo’s key city dies

The second patient infected with the Ebola virus in Congo’s major city of Goma has died, a health official said.

Jean-Jacques Muyembe, the director of the Institute for Biomedical Research, which is leading Congo’s Ebola response, told dpa in an interview.

“The patient … died Wednesday morning because he was already weakened and…

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PHOTO: Three-year-old in China survives six-storey fall

A three-year-old boy has survived a fall from a sixth-floor balcony in southwest China after neighbours caught him with a large blanket, according to state media.

Video of Monday’s incident shows the boy clinging onto a slab and trying to climb back up onto the balcony, while his feet kept slipping.

Moments later, he lets go and…

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Seven things people hate about Big Brother Naija

Arogbonlo Israel



Big Brother Naija or BB9ja as popularly called is a reality show, which contestants live in an isolated house and compete for a large cash prize at the end of the show by avoiding being evicted has definitely become one of the most-watched and followed in Africa.



However, it’s amazing that many viewers hardly miss a…

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Pediatrics Association begins Tobacco-Free School Initiative

The Pediatrics Association of Nigeria (PAN), has commenced the Nigeria Tobacco-Free School Initiative to end tobacco usage and smoke exposure in the school environment.



At a workshop on “Capacity Developing And Advocacy to End Tobacco Use’’ on Wednesday, stakeholders emphasised the need for Nigeria to implement control policies.



PAN President, Prof. Augustine Omoigberale, noted that the use of tobacco had been known to lead to severe health and socio-economic… Continue

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Sallah: Clerics warn Muslims against borrowing to buy rams

Islamic clerics in Omu-Aran, Kwara, on Wednesday warned Muslims to refrain from incurring unnecessary debts to buy ram for the Sallah celebration.



The clerics, who gave the warning in their separate interviews with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Omu-Aran, said ram slaughtering, like Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca), was for those with the financial wherewithal.



The clerics observed that such development oftentimes resulted in unwarranted frictions and quarrelling among… Continue

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Davido becomes most viewed Nigerian artist on YouTube

Afro pop star, David ‘Davido’ Adeleke has become the most viewed Nigerian artist on the streaming platform, YouTube.



News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ‘Aye’ singer has amassed over 500 million views across all his uploads on the platform to achieve this feat.



In January, Davido’s hit song, ‘Fall’ beat out Yemi Alade’s ‘Johnny’ to become the most viewed Nigerian music video on YouTube.



He then became the first Nigerian artist to reach over 100 million… Continue

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Federal University Wukari shuts down over Tiv/Jukun crisis

Authorities of the Federal University Wukari on Wednesday closed down the varsity, following alleged abduction and killing of some students and staff in the ongoing Jukun/Tiv ethnic crisis.



The Registrar of the university, Mr Magaji Gangumi, in a statement made available to newsmen in Wukari, said a Committee of Deans and Directors of the university, on behalf of the Senate, approved the suspension of lectures and closure of the institution till further notice.



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‘The Lion King’ makes one billion dollars under three weeks

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ has crossed the billion-dollar mark after less than 3 weeks in theaters.



News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the live-action remake of the 1994 movie features Beyonce, Donald Glover and Chiwetel Ejiofor in lead roles.



The movie joins ‘Avengers: Endgame’, ‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘Aladdin’ as the fourth Disney title to surpass one billion dollars in global ticket sales in 2019.



With its blockbuster slate, Disney has nearly 38 percent of… Continue

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Religious tolerance, key to united, peaceful Nigeria – APC Chieftain

Dr Vitalis Orikeze-Ajumbe, former ANPP Chairman in Imo and Chieftain of APC has said that religious tolerance was key to Nigeria’s unity and prosperity.



Ajumbe told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday that both Christians and Muslims were united by the worship of one God.



He said that only collaboration between the two major religions in the country could usher in a stable polity.



“Both Christians and Muslims are worshipping the living God; I… Continue

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Don urges Buhari to assign old portfolios to re-appointed ministers

A Don, Dr Austine Nwaeze, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to assign previous portfolios re-appointed cabinet ministers for them to complete their ongoing projects.



Nwaeze, who lectures Economics at the Pan Atlantic University, Lekki, Lagos, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday.



According to the lecturer, the re-appointment of the ministers to their former positions will reduce the time to learn on the job and… Continue

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Price of tomatoes crashes by 75 per cent in Katisina market

The price of tomatoes at the Katsina tomato market has crashed by about 75 per cent due to a glut in the supply of the commodity.



News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who monitored the development in the market on Wednesday, reports that a big basket of tomatoes, which sold for N10,000 in May, now goes for a paltry N2,500.



VANGUARD learnt that the sharp drop in price was due to tomato glut arising from high supply of the commodity by farmers from Katsina and… Continue

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Leah’s mother urges FG to intensity efforts towards daughter’s release

Mrs Rebecca Sharibu, the mother of Leah Sharibu has again pleaded with the Federal Government to intensify efforts towards her daughter’s release from Boko Haram captivity.



Rebecca made the call on Wednesday in Dapchi in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).



VANGUARD reports that Leah was among the 110 Daphchi school girls kidnapped by the terrorist in February, 2018.



While the terrorists released the other 109 girls, they held on to Leah on account of… Continue

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FULL LIST of chairmen, vice-chairmen of 69 Senate committees

Arogbonlo Israel

Senate committees are set of executives formed by the upper chamber of Nigeria to regulate the affairs of the chamber for the purpose of accountability.

VANGUARD gathered the Chairmen and Vice chairmen of the 69 Senate committees as announced by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. Here are the…

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Simi Storms Abuja For Amala 360°

Simisola "Simi" Ogunleye, Nigeria’s top Afro-Pop Singer/Song-writer jets into Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory City, on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, to formally unveil Amala 360°, Abuja’s newest A-Class Eatery.

Amala 360° is located at No. 80, Aminu Kano Crescent, in the Banex Plaza Area business hub of Wuse 2, Abuja.

At the…

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Africa’s first IPMP for petroleum executives set to start in October

The training program will offer a unique opportunity for African executives and dealmakers to receive a training of high quality and international standard

Dedicated to developing strong local skills and capacities across Africa’s energy value chain, the African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) is collaborating with the Institute for…

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Ex- Senate President, Ebute accuses Obasanjo of pursuing strange interests against Nigeria

Former Senate President, Chief Ameh Ebute has accused ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo of pursuing a strange interest against the country with his constant attacks on government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Read the full letter below:

Sir, let me congratulate you on the constitution of your #Nextlevelcabinet, which…

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PHOTOS: Jumia concludes anniversary celebration with donations to Red Cross orphanage, LASTMA, others

Leading ecommerce platform, Jumia Nigeria brought its anniversary celebration to a finale by donating home care products and reading materials to the Nigerian Red Cross Orphanage Home located at Makoko,…

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Basketball Without Borders Africa Camp: B-Roll, Photos and Sound Bites will be available for Media to download

NBA and WNBA players, legends and coaches will participate in the 17th edition of Basketball without Borders (BWB) Africa which will take place in Senegal from 28th July – 31st July 2019.

The campers will be coached by former and current NBA players, including two-time NBA All-Star Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers; Cameroon; BWB Africa…

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