Excessive intake of coffee not safe in pregnancy —Experts

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Excessive intake of coffee not safe in pregnancy —Experts

Caffeine has been shown to affect mood, stamina, the cerebral vascular system, and gastric and colonic activity. But experts say that caffeine may not be for pregnant women since excess of it can hinder the development of unborn babies SADE OGUNTOLA writes.   A morning cup of coffee or a can of energy drink might […]

Excessive intake of coffee not safe in pregnancy —Experts
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World’s Robotic Conference showcases robots that can swim, fly, conduct surgery

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World’s Robotic Conference showcases robots that can swim, fly, conduct surgery

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CURRENTLY, some wonderful robots are on display at this year’s World Robot Conference which started in Beijing, China, on Tuesday and expected to end tomorrow, Sunday. Over 700 robots specialising in more than 21 industrial applications are being showcased and the event is being attended by about 200 experts from 22 countries of the world. […]

World’s Robotic Conference showcases robots that can swim, fly, conduct surgery
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Court Orders FG To Renew Shell’s OML 11 For 20 Years

 

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Minister of Petroleum Resources to grant the renewal of the Oil Mineral Lease (OML) 11 to Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria for 20 years.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo gave the order on Friday in a judgment delivered on the suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company.

He held that renewal would be for 20 years and not 30, as requested by the company.

‎The suit by Shell was instituted against the Minister of Petroleum Resources and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources.

VIDEO: US Officials Arrest Nigerians Indicted For Internet Scam

 

A video has emerged online, showing some Nigerians indicted for internet scam being rounded up by officials of the United States government.

In the clip shared on Twitter by ABCNews on Friday, officials were seen arresting about a dozen people in Los Angeles.

This comes a day after US authorities announced charges against 80 people, most of them Nigerians, in a wide-ranging fraud and money laundering operation that netted millions of dollars from victims of internet con jobs.

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Federal prosecutors had unsealed dozens of indictments after 17 people were arrested and taken into custody in Los Angeles and elsewhere in the United States.

Most of the remainder of those indicted were believed to be in Nigeria, the US Justice Department said.

Watch the video posted by ABCNews below:

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Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development: What does it mean for Nigeria?

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Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development: What does it mean for Nigeria?

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on the 21st of August 2019 during the swearing-in ceremony for the new ministers at the Council chambers in the Aso Rock announced a new Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. With the creation of this ministry, what does this mean for Nigeria and […]

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PHOTOS: Ajibade Ogunoye Installed As 32nd Olowo Of Owo

 

The ancient town of Owo in Ondo State went agog on Friday as the traditional rites for the installation of a new king kicked off.

The new Olowo of Owo, Ajibade Gbadrgesin Ogunoye is the 32nd paramount traditional ruler of the town.

The palace of the Olowo was not left out as it wore a new look after being renovated in preparation for the crowning of the new king.

Installation rites commenced very early at the Olugbule Palace where the king was given two traditional titles.

READ ALSO: Nigerian Jailed, Fined $1m For $8.3m Healthcare Fraud In US

The chiefs from Iloro quarters perform the rites, being the custodian of Owo tradition as they came with the first king of the town all the way from Ile-Ife in Osun State, the cradle of the Yoruba race.

Prayers were also offered for the new king in a small house known as the Arigidi, after which rites were performed at the crossroad near the Olowo palace as well as behind the town hall.

These are procedures that must be followed before a new king is installed after which he will enter the palace.

The rites, however, would continue for 17 days until the coronation day, when the king would be crowned.

Among the chiefs who spoke to Channels Television about the processes are the Ojumu of Owo Kingdom, Olanrewaju Famakinwa, and the Asiwaju of Owo Kingdom, Chief Johnson.

Ogunoye, 53, served as a permanent secretary in Ondo State Civil Service before he was elected as the 32nd Olowo of Owo.

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Olowo of Owo, Ajibade Gbadrgesin Ogunoye (man wearing a blue cap).

 

 

Ogunoye installed as new Olowo of Owo

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Ogunoye installed as new Olowo of Owo

The new Olowo of Owo kingdom in the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo state, Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye, was installed on Friday as the new king of the ancient town The installation rites which commenced as early as 6 am at Igboroko quarters where the new monarch was also conferred with two chieftaincy titles […]

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Music star, Precious, delves into digital marketing, launches Wbexchange

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Music star, Precious, delves into digital marketing, launches Wbexchange

Popular budding artiste and digital marketer, Nwuba Precious, who, days back released the visuals for his wake-making single, Believe Me featuring Ichaba, has finally launched his much-anticipated Wbexchange, a platform for the exchange of cryptocurrency. Precious, who has never hidden his passion for digital marketing despite being a musician with hit songs said his decision […]

Music star, Precious, delves into digital marketing, launches Wbexchange
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Buhari To Attend Tokyo Conference, Seek ‘Broader Japanese Assistance’ For Nigeria

Buhari To Attend Tokyo Conference, Seek 'Broader Japanese Assistance' For Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari (file).

 

 

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Sunday for Japan to participate in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) holding in the City of Yokohama, between August 28 and 30.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.

He explained that the President’s participation would be his second, having attended TICAD6 in Nairobi, Kenya, in August 2016.

With the theme, “Africa and Yokohama, Sharing Passion for the Future,” the Opening Session of TICAD7 will be performed by the Japanese Prime Minister and host, Shinzo Abe.

Adesina explained that President Buhari would deliver Nigeria’s Statement during Plenary Session Three in which he would appraise Nigeria-Japan relations and takeaways from TICAD6.

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The President would also attend a State Banquet and honour the invitation of Emperor Naruhito to a Tea Reception at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

In addition to a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Abe, the Nigerian leader would attend some side-events and meet chief executive officers of some Japanese companies with huge investments in Nigeria.

Formed in 1993, the now triennial TICAD, which has been convened alternately in Japan and Africa since TICAD6, according to the organisers, is the largest international conference held in Japan which “provides an open forum that generates innovative discussion among various stakeholders on African development.”

Participants are drawn from African countries and international organisations, private companies and civil society organisations involved in development.

TCAD7 is expected to focus on Africa’s “economic transformation and improvements in business environment and institution through private investment and innovation; promotion of resilient and sustainable African society for human security; and peace and stability in support of Africa’s domestic proactive efforts.”

Adesina said Nigeria has gained tremendously since her participation in TICAD6 at the highest level, during which Japan pledged $30 billion investment “for the future of Africa combined with the private sector;” $10 billion infrastructure investment, and $500 million for vocational training of 50,000 Africans.

Since the Nairobi Conference, he noted that the Japanese government and companies have been very active in supporting Nigeria’s agriculture, healthcare, electricity and youth empowerment.

The President’s spokesman said his principal and his delegation are expected in Yokohama to push for broader Japanese assistance in the areas of science and technology, innovation, human resource development, education, agriculture, power, health, and disaster risk reduction, among others.

President Buhari would be accompanied by Governors Babagana Zulum, AbdulRaham AbdulRazaq and Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Borno, Kwara and Lagos States respectively, as well as ministers and other top government officials.

The President is expected back in Nigeria on Saturday, August 31.

AU Advisory Board Member Decries ‘Underfunding’ Of Anti-Corruption Institutions

A member of African Union (AU) Advisory Board on anti-corruption, Alhaji Isa Salami has decried what he described as ‘underfunding’ of anti-corruption agencies.

Salami, who disclosed this in an interview on Channels Television’s Programme, Sunrise Daily, stressed the need for a collaborative effort from various stakeholders to successfully tackle corruption.

According to him, underfunding of anti-corruption agencies is not only a problem in Nigeria but in Africa as a whole.

“It’s not only in Nigeria but the whole of Africa. They are not sufficiently funded. They are underfunded. There are some critics who believe that it is a deliberate act.

“They believe that African government wants to be seen fighting corruption because it is fashionable to be doing so, but in effect, they don’t really want it to succeed.

“Nigeria being the champion of anti-corruption in Africa needs to take the lead by funding anti-corruption agencies so that they can perform very well.”

Salami who is also a former member of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) added that anti-corruption establishments in the country should be allowed to operate independently without interference from other bodies.

He said the fight against corruption in Nigeria is not the responsibility of government alone. “The anti-corruption institutions must be allowed to operate and they must operate independently so that it is systemic and does not depend on the faces of the person in power,” he said.

Active participation and collaboration of all and sundry is important, he said, adding that, “there is the need to involve stakeholders and discuss with them.”