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Has NYSC scheme outlived its relevance?

Prof. Taofeek Ibrahim (Vice-Chancellor, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State) I strongly feel that NYSC has not outlived its usefulness. The reason is that most Nigerians are born and go to schools within their environments. A very large proportion of them never get to go out of their immediate communities. If you come to the national […] The post Has NYSC scheme outlived its relevance? appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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Jonathan’s kinsmen lament four-year power outage

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa Residents of Otuoke, former President Goodluck Jonathan’s community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, have cried out over the lingering power outage in the area. Some concerned residents, who spoke to Southern City News, lamented that power supply had eluded the community for about four years. It was learnt that […] The post Jonathan’s kinsmen lament four-year power outage appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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Navy averts Anambra herdsmen, farmers’ clash

The timely intervention by officers of the Nigerian Navy averted a bloody clash between herdsmen and farmers in Okoti village in Odoekpe, Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State. The News Agency of Nigeria learnt that the rumoured killing of a farmer working on his farm by herdsmen in the early hours of Tuesday triggered […] The post Navy averts Anambra herdsmen, farmers’ clash appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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Three die in C’River, A’Ibom youths land tussle

Mudiaga Affe, Calabar At least three persons have lost their lives in renewed communal clash over disputed land between the people of Oku-Iboku in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State and their Ikot-Offiong neighbours of Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State. Southern City News gathered on Tuesday that commercial vehicles abandoned […] The post Three die in C’River, A’Ibom youths land tussle appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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Alleged adultery: Edo police hunt for fleeing pastor

Alexander Okere, Benin The police in Edo State have launched a manhunt for the pastor of Miracle House of God Prophetic Ministry on Ituanyemwangbon Street, Prophet Great Emokpae, who allegedly had an amorous affair with the wife of one Anthony Ehikioya. It also said it had commenced investigation to uncover the circumstances surrounding the incident. […] The post Alleged adultery: Edo police hunt for fleeing pastor appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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Headaches could be early signs of stroke, hypertension

Oladapo Ashiru There is a direct link between headaches, high blood pressure and stroke. If you have poorly controlled high blood pressure and you are experiencing constant headache, there is a high chance that you are well on your way to having a stroke. Of course, not all headaches are due to high blood pressure, […] The post Headaches could be early signs of stroke, hypertension appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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Nutritionists slow down their meals for weight loss

It’s no secret that the eating habits of those (lucky) effortlessly slim folks are different than the way the rest of us chow down. For instance, they listen to their bodies’ hunger and fullness signals instead of counting calories, and don’t get guilty over the occasional cookie. They also tend to eat slower, too. Findings […] The post Nutritionists slow down their meals for weight loss appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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WEF: Dangote, Uzoka suggest ways to enhance growth

Africa’s richest man and President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, on Tuesday said a joint effort between African governments and private sector to tackle power deficit remained a key element in boosting the continent’s economies. Dangote, who spoke at the World Economic Forum holding in Davos, Switzerland, highlighted his efforts at contributing to lightening the […] The post WEF: Dangote, Uzoka suggest ways to enhance growth appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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Lemo, others for CIBN’s economic outlook forum

Top industry stakeholders including the Deputy Governor, Financial System Stability, Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Joseph Nnanna, and the former Deputy Governor, Operations, CBN, Mr. Tunde Lemo, have been scheduled to speak at the 2017 Economic Outlook Forum organised by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria’s Centre for Financial Studies In a statement on […] The post Lemo, others for CIBN’s economic outlook forum appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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CBN must close naira exchange rates’ gap, says Osinbajo

Oyetunji Abioye The Central Bank of Nigeria needs to close the gap between the official and black market exchange rates for the naira against the United States dollar “very soon”, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said. The VP told reporters at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday that as part of the country’s […] The post CBN must close naira exchange rates’ gap, says Osinbajo appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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FG’s plan to secure foreign loans stalls

Oyetunji Abioye with agency report The Federal Government’s efforts to secure funds from international lenders to help haul the country out of recession have stalled because it has not submitted the required economic reform plans, according to one of the banks and sources close to the matter. The Federal Government has been in loan talks […] The post FG’s plan to secure foreign loans stalls appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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Govt releases N965.2m to 79,852 SIWES beneficiaries

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Federal Government has commenced moves to clear the backlog of the Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme with the release of N965.2m to 79,852 students from 136 tertiary institutions across the country. The Director-General, Industrial Training Fund, Mr. Joseph Ari, gave the figure in Abuja while speaking on the activities of the […] The post Govt releases N965.2m to 79,852 SIWES beneficiaries appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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Senate backs down on Abuja airport closure

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate on Tuesday backed down on its opposition to the planned closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for six weeks in order to effect the repair of its only runway. The closure is scheduled to start on March 8, 2017. While the airport will be reopened after six weeks, […] The post Senate backs down on Abuja airport closure appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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Crude proceeds rose by N22.84bn in Nov – NNPC

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja Latest figures from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation have revealed that the country’s crude oil sales proceeds increased by $74.9m or N22.84bn (using the official exchange rate of N305 to a dollar) in November 2016. This, however, was despite the 8.4 per cent drop in the international market price of Brent crude […] The post Crude proceeds rose by N22.84bn in Nov – NNPC appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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…foreign airlines list demands

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja International airlines operating in Nigeria have outlined their demands before they can effectively fly to the Kaduna International Airport once the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja is closed for a six week repair on its runway, beginning from March 8. The airlines made their demands known to the Minister of State for […] The post …foreign airlines list demands appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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NCC to sanction telecom operators over DNB

Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Nigerian Communications Commission has said it will impose on mobile operators a fine of N5m per subscriber who continues to receive unsolicited text messages despite opting for ‘Do Not Disturb’ scheme provided by mobile service providers. The Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said this in Abuja on Tuesday at […] The post NCC to sanction telecom operators over DNB appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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Seven power plants restarted, three others down

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja Following the total electricity grid collapse of January 15, seven power plants have been restarted, while three others are still down. According to the daily operational report for the industry obtained by our correspondent in Abuja on Tuesday, three generation plants are experiencing limited supply of gas due to condensate evacuation challenges. […] The post Seven power plants restarted, three others down appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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Man chops off neighbour’s hand for causing trouble

Afeez Hanafi Operatives attached to the Ilasan division of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Samson Onome for allegedly chopping off his neighbour’s left hand and inflicting injuries on his head. Onome and the victim, Wale Badejo, lived on Ilasan Housing Estate, Ajah, in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the state. PUNCH […] The post Man chops off neighbour’s hand for causing trouble appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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Robbery: Man sentenced to death by hanging

Peter Dada, Akure A High Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, has sentenced a man,  Femi Aseye, to death by hanging for armed robbery. The convict was accused of robbing Adegoke Adeniran and Rasheed Abiola of their valuables, including  a BlackBerry, a Techno mobile phone, and a wristwatch. It was gathered that the […] The post Robbery: Man sentenced to death by hanging appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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Bayelsa couple to face murder charges for killing boy

Samson Folarin The Bayelsa State couple who allegedly killed seven-year-old Joseph Ideisy could face murder charges at the end of investigation. A yet-to-be-identified pastor, who was also alleged to have incited the duo by claiming that the victim was possessed, could also be arraigned for murder. This was revealed by the Chairperson of the International […] The post Bayelsa couple to face murder charges for killing boy appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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