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NYSC 2017 Batch B Mobilization Time-Table

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The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has released the Batch B mobilization time table; online registrations commences on 23rd October - 12th November, 2017 for foreign and locally trained Nigerian graduates.

United States Urges Calm as Kirkuk Crisis Escalates

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The US has called for "calm" after Iraqi government forces seized the northern city of Kirkuk and key installations from Kurdish control.

South African President Reshuffles Cabinet, Appoint Close Confidant

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In his latest cabinet reshuffle,  the second in seven months,  South African President Jacob Zuma appointed a close confidant, David Mahlobo,  as  energy minister.

President Buhari orders military to stop killings in plateau

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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the military and police to stop he killings in Plateau state after receiving reports of 20 deaths in a renewed reprisals..

Unveiling Dangote Refinery, First Private Sector Initiative

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Dangote refinery and petrochemical is the first private sector initiative in oil rich Nigeria and is coming on stream at the time that the nation’s government-owned refineries are in comatose.

Senate President advocates Collective Fight Against Terrorism

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Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, says it is the collective responsibility of  world leaders to combat terrorism, reaffirming Nigeria’s  commitment to the fight.

Keys to Enjoying Kingdom Wealth and Prosperity | Felix Omoko Blog

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There are keys that you can operate to bring godly wealth and prosperity into your life, instead of lack and want. They include diligence, seek and delight in righteousness.   

FCC, Pyrich to train MDAs’ Desk Officers - Abba | Felix Omoko Blog

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The Federal Character Commission (FCC) and frontline IT Company, Pyrich Global Limited, have agreed to jointly train Desk Officers of all federal government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) on the correct format and processes of forwarding their Nominal Rolls online. 

NYSC Sensitization Workshop for Rural Dwellers

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The National Youth Service corps (NYSC) through its Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD) has kicked off its awareness campaign against monkey pox and other disease in Cross River state. 

Wiseman Oputa sentenced to 3 years in Houston jail

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Nigerian Wiseman Oputa, living in Texas, United States has been jailed for three years by a federal judge in Houston.

CBN Governor, Emefiele receives Forbes Award 2017 (Photos)

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The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele has received the 2017 Forbes Best of Africa Innovative Banking Award.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - Features & Specifications | Felix Omoko Blog

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The new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with wide range of unbeatable features and specifications and to continue making our technology accessible to everyone, Samsung has developed and applied a variety of technical solutions. With solutions for vision, hearing, dexterity, and interaction, people with disabilities can easily use technology and take advantage of new and exciting features.

NIPOST to Introduce Banking Service | FOB News

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The Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) will soon introduce agency banking service in addition to the re-introduction of money order to its clients.

South Africa: Zuma to face Corruption Charges - Court

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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma must face charges of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled.

Xi Jinping: The Most Powerful man in the World | Felix Omoko Blog

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Xi Jinping is a Chinese politician and he is the current General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, President of the People's Republic of China, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission. 

Catholic Bishops Pray for Peace and Unity of Nigeria

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Catholic bishops have embarked on prayers for peace and the reconsecration of Nigeria to ensure that the north and south are united.

Liberia: George Weah wins Presidential Election

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Senator George Weah has been declared winner of the Liberia's presidential election leading in 11 out of 15 counties.

UAE terminates Diplomatic ties with North Korea

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The United Arab Emirates said that it was ending the mission of North Korea’s non-resident ambassador and terminating its own envoy’s services in Pyongyang, the foreign ministry said.

Weinstein Non-consensual Sex under Investigation

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Police in the US and UK have launched investigations into allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Israel agree in Quiting UNESCO - Prime Minister

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Israel has said it will join the US in pulling out of the UN's cultural organisation Unesco, after US officials cited "anti-Israel bias".

So Sad ... while Posing for Photo | FOB News

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A student fell to her death while posing for a photograph on cliffs at Seven Sisters, an inquest heard.

South Africa: Alleged Police Brutality on Nigerians

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The Nigeria Union, South Africa (NUSA) says it has protested alleged beating of five Nigerians, a day after the killing of Mr Olamilekan Badmus, 25-year-old native of Ogun, by Police in South Africa.

Judge Sentenced Serial Rapist to 10 year Jail term

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A 52-year-old serial rapist, John Udensi, is to spend the next 10 years behind the bars, a Jos High Court ruled.

Wenger hastily celebrates George Weah's Election

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Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger has been duped by false reports that former football star George Weah has won Liberia's presidential election, when in fact the final results have not yet been announced.

Kenya bans Protest by Opposition Supporters

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Kenya's government has banned demonstrations in three major Kenyan cities - the capital Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.

A mother Jailed for Refusing to Vaccinate her Son

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A mother in the US state of Michigan has been sentenced to seven days in jail after she refused a judge's order to have her son vaccinated.

Minimum Wage Upward Review - House of Rep

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The House of Representatives has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Minister of Labour and Employment to commence the process of negotiating an upward review of the current minimum wage.

Breaking: United States pull out of UNESCO

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Following repeated calls for reform and anti-Israel bias in UNESCO, the United States (U.S.) says it will withdraw from the organisation at the end of 2018.

NCC: Internet Users increased to 92million

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The internet users and data subscribers in Nigeria’s telecommunications networks marginally increased to 92 million in August.

Ughievwen Kingdom - Delta State

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Ukpedi is the first son of Ughievwen, a sub clan in Ughievwen kingdom with eleven communities located in Ughelli South LGA of Delta State.

Liberia: ECOWAS, AU commends General Elections | Felix Omoko's Blog

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The ECOWAS Election Observation Mission to Liberia said the country’s general elections held on Tuesday were on the path to being credible.

Federal Government to Implements `No Work, no Pay’

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has resolved it will ban medical doctors from private practice and also decided to enforce the “No Work No Pay’’ policy.

Priest Laments over High Rate of Hunger, Poverty

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Rev. Fr. Chris Anyanwu, Director of Social Communications, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, has urged political leaders to act fast to eliminate the growing rate of hunger and poverty in the country.

Tambuwal: North not Afraid of Restructuring

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Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State announced in Kaduna  that “the north is not afraid of restructuring of Nigeria’’.

Nigerian Navy DSSC 2017 Graduate Application Starts

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The Nigerian Navy has commenced the process for the recruitment of suitably qualified Nigerian graduates through the Nigerian Navy Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Course 25.

Diezani Forfeits 56 Houses to Federal Government

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The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the permanent forfeiture of 56 houses linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

NDLEA seizes Illicit Drugs, Arrest 38 Suspects

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Bayelsa Command said it arrested 38 drug suspects and seized 29.751 kilogrammes of illicit drugs in the state in September, 2017.

Russia 2018: Messi wins for Argentina, Brazil knocks out Chile | FOB News

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Argentina have won their place in the Russia FIFA World Cup, but Chile, the South American champions are out.

Cross River: Nigeria Army Lunches Operation Crocodile Smile II | Felix Omoko Blog

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The Nigerian Army has lunched the second phase of its operation code name `Crocodile Smile II’ in Cross River.

Ghost workers: Federal Government savings hit N120bn | Felix Omoko Blog

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The Federal Government said the cumulative savings from checking the ghost workers’ syndrome through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) at N120 billion

NDDC Skills Acquisition Training 2017/2018 | FOB News

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Following the success of the previous programmes and the overwhelming interests of the (MICRO SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE ENTERPRISES) MSMEs in the region, the Commission intends to further build the capacity of some identified MSMEs from across the region that are determined to compete favourably in today’s global economy.

President Buhari in Closed Door Meeting with Service Chiefs | FOB News

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President Muhammadu Buhari met behind closed doors with service chiefs, Minister of Defence, retired Brig. Mansur Dan-Ali and the National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno.

Aisha Buhari Calls For Probe Of State House Medical Centre

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The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has called for a probe of how the budget for the State House Medical Centre is utilised.

Richard Thaler Wins Nobel Economics Prize 2017 | Felix Omoko Blog

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American  economist Richard Thaler won the Nobel Economics prize on Monday for showing that economic and financial decision-makers are not always rational, but mostly deeply human.

Liberia: George Weah Presidential Ambition

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Mr. George Weah, Liberia’s ex-football star, will never have a more realistic chance of winning the presidency than on October 10 when some two million of his compatriots go to the polls to replace Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

Ethiopia's Honourable Speaker Resigns

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Abadula Gemeda, speaker of Ethiopia’s lower house of parliament submitted his resignation yesterday, one of the highest-ranking officials to do so since the ruling EPRDF coalition came to power in 1991.

Nigerians Celebration Independence in New York

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Many Nigerian leaders joined other compatriots in the United States for the Independence Day Parade which set the city of New York aglow last week.

Nigeria Army kills Boko Haram Insurgents | Felix Omoko's Blog

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The Nigerian Army said its troops had killed two Boko Haram insurgents at Mayanti village of Bama Local Government Council of Borno State.

INEC releases timetable for Ekiti, Osun elections 2018

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed July 14, 2018 and Sept. 22, 2018 for governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun States respectively.

President Buhari congratulates Super Eagles

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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles on their victory Saturday over the Chipolopolo of Zambia and booking their 6th World Cup appearance