IS claims jihadist ‘soldier’ behind Ohio attack

The Somali student who wounded 11 people in a car-ramming and knife attack on an Ohio university campus was a “soldier” of the Islamic State group, a jihadist-linked news agency said Tuesday. The Amaq agency said the rampage by Abdul

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Bill restricting acting president, gov. to one term passes 2nd reading

A Bill seeking to amend the 1999 Constitution and limit the tenure of a president and governor on acting capacity to a single term passed second reading in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. The amendment bill is sponsored by

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3,000 workers lose jobs in steel sector-Union

The National Union of Iron and Steel Workers on Wednesday said 3,000 of its members lost their jobs in the last quarter of 2015 following closure of steel companies. Mr Kasimu Kadiri, General Secretary of the union told newsmen in Lagos

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Police arraign man for allegedly burning another man’s N3.5m jeep

The police on Wednesday arraigned a 22-year-old man, Joseph Okwuese, before an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for allegedly setting fire on a Honda Acura jeep belonging to another man. The accused whose address is unknown, is facing a count

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One out of every five pregnant women and children are malnourished in North East -FG

By Mariam Sanni The Federal Government through the Minister of  Budget and Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed has disclosed that one out of every five pregnant women and children are malnourished in the North Eastern part of the country, especially in

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Philip Morris CEO looks towards phasing out cigarettes

Philip Morris International, the world’s largest international tobacco company, could eventually stop selling cigarettes, said its chief executive, Andre Calantzopoulos on Wednesday. He disclosed this to newsmen at the launch of its alternative product IQOS in the UK market. `The

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Oil soars as OPEC finally agrees to cut output

Crude futures surged to one-month highs after OPEC agreed to reduce its output by more than 1 million barrels a day, a cut that many market participants say could be significant enough to push oil supplies below demand levels sooner

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UNESCO disburses vocational materials to 6 states

By Mariam Sanni, Abuja The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation UNESCO has disbursed ICT, literacy and vocational skills equipment for Model Community Learning Centres in six states. It  could be recalled that several communities literacy centres in 8

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Northeast IDPs need 30,000mt of food monthly – UN official

No fewer than 30,000 metric tonnes of food is required to feed the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) caused by Boko Haram insurgency in Northeastern Nigeria, a UN official, Mohamed Safieldin, says. Safieldin, the immediate past UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in

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TETFund boss commissions new TASUED’s academic complex

By Mariam Sanni Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Dr. Abdullahi Bichi Baffa has commissioned the new Academic Complex of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) sponsored by TETFund with admonition to academic staff in the various tertiary institutions

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