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Senate Committee On Marine Transport Meets NIWA, MAN Over 2021 Appropriations

The Senate Committee on Marine Transport has met with the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) and Maritime Academy of Nigeria(MAN) over their performances in the 2020 budget and the 2021 proposed budget. The Managing Director, NIWA, Dr George Moghalu, in a statement on Tuesday, said the authority’s total appropriation for 2020 was N6,349,834,548, made up of recurrent estimates of N877,941,048 and capital estimates of N5,471,893,500. “This implies that the recurrent budget constitutes 13.8 per cent and capital estimates 86. 2 per cent of the total 2020 budget Appropriation for implementation. “However,…

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NiMet Predicts Hazy, Cloudy Weather Conditions Wednesday To Friday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy and cloudy weather conditions from Wednesday to Friday. NiMet’s weather outlook released on Tuesday in Abuja predicted dust haze condition over the northern region on Wednesday. The agency further predicted a horizontal visibility range of 2KM to 5KM and localised visibility of 1000M over places like Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Kebbi, Kaduna and parts of Zamfara throughout the forecast period. It said, however, that southern Taraba would witness haziness with patches of clouds during the afternoon and evening hours. “North central region is…

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Dangote Debunks Reports Of Death In The Refinery

Dangote Refinery has debunked an online report, which stated that a protester was shot and killed by Policemen while protesting at the Refinery on Tuesday. Group Executive Director, Projects and Portfolio Management, Edwin Devakumar, said nobody was killed during the protest and also that the protesters are not employees of Dangote Refinery, but that of its contractors. He said though the protesting workers were engaged by the company’s contractors, the Group has stepped in to resolve the dispute. Devakumar said the management has commenced discussion with both parties and the…

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Ogene, Others Float 365Daily Newspaper

The flourishing and vibrant Nigeria media space has welcomed a new platform, 365Daily, an online newspaper. Operating as 365daily.com.ng, the new publication will hit the cyber sphere on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 with its unique motto: news uncensored! A statement by the Publisher and Editor-in -Chief, Hon. Victor Afam Ogene, said the newspaper is seeking to be the most influential, informative and reliable online newspaper, by preserving, serving and seeking for the unity, peace and development of Nigeria. Ogene, a former editor of The Source, a national  newsmagazine and former member …

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US Election 2020: Betting Markets See Trump Losing As Battlegrounds Shift Toward Biden

Predictive markets overwhelmingly favor Democrat Joe Biden to emerge victorious in Tuesday’s general election, even as President Donald Trump narrows the polling gap in key competitive states, with his chances bolstered by diehard investors. During a volatile race in which oddsmakers have plowed over $1bn into speculating on the eventual winner of the Oval Office, betting markets continue to give the former vice president the inside track, while Trump’s chances of being re-elected appear less probable. Smarkets investors give Biden a nearly 2-3 chance (65%) to be inaugurated, while a Real Clear Politics…

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2 Dead, 15 Wounded As Vienna Comes Under Terror Attack

Gunmen opened fire on people enjoying a last night out at Vienna’s cafes and restaurants before a coronavirus lockdown Monday in what authorities said was a terrorist attack that left at least two dead — including one of the assailants — and 15 wounded. “We are victims of a despicable terror attack in the federal capital that is still ongoing,” Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said hours after the gunfire erupted. “One of the perpetrators was neutralized, but several perpetrators appear to still be on the loose,” he said. “They seem…

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Worries Over Maradona,s Health, Taken To Hospital

Diego Maradona has been admitted to hospital in Argentina although his condition was not thought to be serious, local media reported on Monday. The 60-year-old Maradona was reportedly taken to the Ipensa clinic in La Plata, about an hour from Buenos Aires. Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and is widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time, coaches the local club Gimnasia y Esgrima. He was admitted to hospital to undergo tests as he had been feeling poorly for some time…

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COVID-19: NCDC Confirms One Death, 72 New Cases With Lagos Leading

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 72 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The NCDC made this known on its verified website on Monday. The agency has continued to report new cases of infections on a daily basis, despite the measures put in place to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. It said that Lagos State, the epicentre of the virus in country, recorded the highest number of confirmed cases, with 51 new infections. Ogun and Kaduna States, as well…

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EndSARS: Family Of Slain UNIBEN Undergraduate Petitions Judicial Panel

The family of Ibrahim Momodu, an undergraduate of the University of Benin, allegedly killed on May 27, 2013, has petitioned the Edo Judicial Panel of Inquiry on extra-judicial killings by police, calling for justice. In the petition dated October 27, filed by Counsel for the family, Mr Jefferson Uwoghiren, the petitioners urged the panel to investigate the role of retired CSP Carol Afegbai in Momodu’s death. They urged the panel to invite Afegbai, who was the Divisional Police Officer of Ogida Police Station at the time of the incident, and…

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Aina On Target As Fulham Beat West Brom To Climb Out Of Bottom Three

Nigeria’s Ola Aina scored his first goal for Fulham on Monday as they chalked up their first English Premier League (EPL) win of the season and climbed out of the relegation zone. First half goals from Bobby De Cordova-Reid and Aina helped the hosts to a 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion. The result lifted Fulham two places up to 17th on four points from seven games, while winless West Brom dropped one place to 18th on three points after yet another lacklustre performance. Fulham dominated the opening half and…

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