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Kanu launches ‘Africa’s largest N1 billion’ lotto

Kanu launches ‘Africa’s largest N1 billion’ lotto

Legendary Nigerian footballer and philanthropist, Nwankwo Kanu, is launching the biggest lotto in Africa to raise funds for the Kanu Heart Foundation, KHF, and help build a specialist cardiac hospital in Abuja, according to a statement. The KHF lotto offers a jackpot starting at N1 billion and will be run …

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Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

WASHINGTON (AP) – It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created. Astronomers around the world reacted to the signal quickly, focusing telescopes located on every continent …

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Insurance critical to FG’s agric agenda — Africa Re

AFRICA Reinsurance Corporation, Africa Re, has disclosed that increased insurance penetration among farmers will help to drive the federal government’s agricultural transformation agenda. In an interview on the sideline of the 2017 Nigerian Economic Summit, Mr. Ken Aghoghovbia, Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Managing Director, African Re, also stated that insurance will …

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Champions League: I might sign Harry Kane for Real Madrid – Zidane

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has hailed Tottenham Hotspurs’ Harry Kane as the “complete player”, ahead of their Champions League clash on Tuesday and hinted at signing the England international in future. Kane leads the scoring charts after two group matches with five goals. His overall performance this season has …

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Trump: ‘Obamacare is dead’

President Donald Trump declared Monday that his predecessor Barack Obama’s signature reform and expansion of the US health insurance system (Obamacare) is defunct, after he cut subsidies to insurers. “Obamacare is finished. It’s dead. It’s gone,” he told reporters. “It’s gone. There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore. It …

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Researchers discover vulnerability affecting Wi-Fi security

Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or spread malicious software while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device. A report published Monday said the breach could only happen if an attacker is within range of the potential victim, …

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Death toll from Tunisia migrant boat tragedy climbs to 34

Tunisia’s navy has found the bodies of 26 migrants at sea a week after their boat collided with a navy vessel, bringing the death toll to 34, the defence ministry said. On October 8, a migrant boat sank following a collision with a navy vessel off the coast of the …

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83 obtain first class at Afe Babalola University

No fewer than 83 persons have obtained first class degrees from the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti. This was made known by the institutions Vice Chancellor, Michael Ajisafe, on Monday while briefing journalists on the planned 5th convocation ceremony slated for October 21. He said the institution also plans to treat …

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Mike Ashley puts Newcastle United up for sale

Mike Ashley puts Newcastle United up for sale

Oct 16 (Reuters) – Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley put the Premier League club up for sale on Monday, signalling a possible end to his decade-long reign at St James’ Park. “As one of the Premier League’s oldest and best supported football clubs – and for the benefit of its …

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Minister confirms Monkey pox cases in Nigeria

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said all the Monkey Pox test samples obtained from Lagos tested negative. This was disclosed during a press conference in Abuja on Monday. He said only four cases of monkey pox have been confirmed in Nigeria. Adewole said, “As of October 13, 2017, there were 17 suspected cases reported from Yenagoa LGA in Bayelsa State. “We have received laboratory confirmation for Monkey pox virus from three of these cases from the WHO Regional Laboratory in Dakar, Senegal. Samples from 12 other cases from Bayelsa were negative. “With these results, four suspected Monkeypox outbreak in Yenagoa have been confirmed with laboratory evidence. The most likely source of infection is a primary zoonotic transmission, from an animal, with secondary person-to-person transmission. “Since our initial announcement, a total of 43 other suspected cases have been reported from eight other States (Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ekiti, Lagos, Enugu, Nasarawa, Rivers, and FCT). Of these, four cases from Lagos have also been tested and confirmed to be negative for the Monkeypox virus. “We expect that many of these cases being reported from other states in Nigeria are not caused by the Monkeypox virus, but we will continue to investigate all those cases that fit the case definition. “Further laboratory tests using whole genome sequencing are being carried out by the Africa Center for Genomics and Infectious Diseases in Redeemers University Ede, Ogun State.”

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said all the Monkey Pox test samples obtained from Lagos tested negative. This was disclosed during a press conference in Abuja on Monday. He said only four cases of monkey pox have been confirmed in Nigeria. Adewole said, “As of October 13, …

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Toyota to test self-driving, talking cars by about 2020

Toyota Motor Corp on Monday said it would begin testing self-driving electric cars around 2020, which will use artificial intelligence (AI) to engage with drivers, as the company competes with tech firms to develop new vehicles. The car, whose concept model was unveiled earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics …

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Daimler starts reorganisation that could lead to break up

BERLIN, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Daimler has started the process of creating separate legal entities for its Mercedes Benz cars and Daimler Trucks divisions, a move that has fuelled speculation of an eventual break up of the German automaker. The company said on Monday it would invest more than 100 …

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What Fela did to government with his music – Gov. Ambode

The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, was as an enigmatic artiste who used his musician to fight bad governance. The governor stated this during the inauguration of the ‘Liberation Statue’ in honour of Fela, erected at Allen Roundabout in Ikeja. Ambode …

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Police dismiss Evans lawyer’s claim of extortion, sexual molestation

The Nigeria Police Force has denied claims that officers of the Inspector General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team, IRT extorted over N50 million and other valuables from billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans), while in police custody. Jimoh Moshood, the Force Public Relations Officer, said in a statement …

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