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Professor warns against consumption of roadside food

A professor of Food Technology at the Department of Food Science and Human Ecology, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Folake Henshaw, has warned against patronising roadside food vendors, saying such food could be harmful. Henshaw made the statement on Tuesday in Lagos at an event organised by the Nigeria Institute of Food Science and Technology, Lagos State chapter, with the theme, ‘Food Safety Enlightenment-Strategies for Safe and Wholesome Street Food.’ “There are many risks associated with street food which can have unhygienic vending practices, inappropriate storage of food,…

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Nigerian soldiers not committed enough o fight Boko Haram – Army Chief, Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has lamented that some officers and men’s insufficient commitment is affecting the success of the counter-insurgency operations in the country. Buratai who spoke on Tuesday at the opening of a five-day leadership workshop for mid-level officers and soldiers in Abuja, said the rising terrorist attacks were due to “insufficient commitment to a common national and military cause by those at the frontlines.” The army chief noted that there were proven cases of soldiers unwilling to carry out assignments given to them,…

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REVEALED: Know the 64 traffic offences in Lagos

With indications that the new Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration wants to enforce the traffic law, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority(LASTMA) has rolled out the 64 offences in the statute and the penalties. LASTMA in a tweet urged all residents of the state “Ensure to #ObeyTrafficRules at all times #ForAGreaterLagos”. While some offences carry various fines and imprisonment and training at Lagos State Driving Institute, there are about 20 offences that provide for the seizure of the cars, trucks, motorcycles of traffic offenders. Violation of routes by commercial vehicles, disobeying traffic…

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US embassy in Nigeria under-fire over alleged reports of visa denial to Nigerian students

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has come under criticism after denying a report it had stopped issuing student visas to Nigerians. The embassy, through its verified Twitter handle @USEmbassyAbuja, on Monday described as “false” a report by an online medium that it had placed a ban on study visas for Nigerians until further notice “#FakeNews Alert! Be advised, reports of Student Visa ban for Nigerians is false. If you have seen such manufactured item on Facebook and Twitter or received it via WhatsApp, please communicate that it is false,”…

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Tragedy averted as NNPC gas pipeline explodes on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Tragedy was averted on Tuesday as a gas pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation exploded on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. It was gathered that the incident, which caused panic among motorists, residents and traders around Ibafo in Ogun State, happened when an excavator being used by Julius Berger Nigeria Plc accidentally burst the pipeline. This caused gas leakage, which resulted in traffic obstruction on both sides of the road. A project staff member of the Federal Ministry of Power, Work and Housing, who spoke to one of our correspondents…

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11 things APC-controlled NASS must do to win Nigerians over

The All Progressives Congress (APC) can officially boast of controlling the National Assembly. This is because all the presiding officers of the two chambers are not just members of the party but its anointed candidates for the position. As usual, all the presiding officers have come with various promises to make the ninth Senate better for both legislators and Nigerians in general. One of the many promises of the new Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, is to collaborate with the executive arm of government to strengthen planning and budget linkage while…

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VIDEO: Angry man vandalises cars at Nigerian high commission in UK

An aggrieved individual destroyed at least five cars at the Nigerian high commission in London. In a video of the incident, George Oguntade, Nigeria’s high commissioner to the UK, was seen inspecting the vandalised cars and asking how it happened. One of the onlookers was heard saying “One mad boy came to collect passport and they didn’t give him, so he destroyed our cars.” Some policemen were seen arriving at the scene. The Nigerian government is yet to make any statement on the matter. Below is the video: Some officials…

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Why Buhari, Obasanjo shouldn’t be allowed to enter Igbo land – Sowore

Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the last election, Omoyele Sowore, has berated Igbos for allowing President Muhammadu Buhari to campaign in the South East during the electioneering period. Sowore said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Buhari do not deserve to enter the South East region because they participated in the civil war and killed so many Igbos. He called on the Nigerian government to deliver justice for Biafrans. Sowore made the call while responding to a question on the Biafran agitation when he spoke in a…

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I’m being targeted for arrest – Atiku

Former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has raised alarm of plot to arrest him. This was contained in a statement by his spokesman, Paul Ibe, on Sunday. It said due to Atiku’s insistence of existence of a server used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), his enemies attributed a false comment on “mass protest” to him to prepare ground from his incarceration. Ibe said: “I wish to emphatically state that such a statement did not emanate from…

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We only experimented with server but not for 2019 elections, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday said that results of the 2019 general elections were not transmitted electronically to its server, stressing that the Commission only experimented the technology during some staggered elections held in 2018. The Commission said that the clarification was necessary because of rising controversies on the transmission of 2019 Presidential Election results from states to the INEC server. Speaking during the Post Election Retreat organised by the Commission for its staff and ad hoc staff engaged for the last general elections in Osun State, INEC…

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