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World’s Oldest Barber At 107 Years, Still Works Full-Time

The world’s oldest barber, 107-year-old Anthony Mancinelli, cuts hair on weekdays in New Windsor, New York. Standing in the modern Fantastic Cuts salon, with late-2000s pop music wafting through the ceiling, Mancinelli held his original hand-powered cutting shearers and explained how great they were when wasn’t readily available. “For one customer, the power went out not too long ago too — and I was able to finish him just the same with these,” Mancinelli said. Anthony Mancinelli has been cutting hair for 96 years, having started when he was 11. That puts his first…

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NNPC Gives Payment Details Of N128.40bn To Federation Account

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in defence of its action said  it transferred the sum of N128.40bn into the federation account in August, 2018. The Corporation said in its monthly Financial and Operational report released in Abuja said that between August 2017 and August 2018, the federation and joint ventures (JV) received the sum of N879.02bn and N651.4bn respectively. The report said the Federation Crude Oil and Gas Revenue, Federation Crude Oil and Gas lifting, were classified into Equity Export and Domestic crude. It explained that this crude were…

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FG Expands Tradermoni Scheme To Three Additional Markets In Lagos

  …As Osinbajo, Ambode, Sanwo-Olu Monitor Implementation   The Federal Government on Monday launched the special enterprise and empowerment programme otherwise known as TraderMoni in three additional markets in Lagos, with an assurance that the scheme would be extended to two million beneficiaries by December 2018 across the country.   The TraderMoni scheme, which is a collateral and interest-free loan for petty traders, had earlier been launched in some markets in Lagos, while three additional markets in the State – Ketu, Bariga and Oshodi were added to the scheme by…

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Cameroon School Kidnap: More Than 70 Students, Principal  Abducted

Dozens of people, mostly school pupils, have been kidnapped from a school in the West of Cameroon. At least 78 students and three others, including the school principal, were abducted on Monday morning in Bamenda, the capital of the North-West region, a government official has told the BBC. Regional governor Adolphe Lele L’Afrique blamed separatist militias. Cameroon’s North-West and South-West regions have been hit by a secessionist rebellion in recent years. Militias, who have been demanding the independence of the two English-speaking regions, have called for a school boycott. But…

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Free Trade Agreement: We’re Still Consulting, Says Osinbajo, Dangote Advocates Regional Integration 

Contrary to speculation that Nigeria is finally set to sign onto the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA) in December this year, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN has revealed that the country is still involved in consultation with stakeholders across various sectors of the economy, before a final decision is taken. Prof. Osinbajo disclosed this yesterday at the opening session of the Africa Trade Forum 2018 at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos. The forum was co-organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the…

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Delayed Budgets Hinder Completion Of Projects, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja said tardiness in passage of budgets by the National Assembly, sometimes lasting seven months, delay completion of projects across the country, urging more effort to speed up the process. The President, who received a delegation of Eminent and Respected citizens of Niger State led by Lt. Gen. Garba Duba (Rtd) at the Presidential Villa, said the government’s achievements in ensuring better roads, rails, power and repositioning of the airports was in spite of the delays, praying for more understanding and commitment to infrastructural development….

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Nigerian Doctors Separate Conjoined Twins In Abuja

A team of Nigerian doctors successfully separated a pair of conjoined twins at a hospital in the capital, Abuja. The doctors led by Dr Nuhu Kwajafa of the Global Peace Initiative confirmed the success of the operation that took them several hours, at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada. The two boys were born in June but could not be separated until they were four months old. BBC

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Buhari Visits Seme Tuesday For ECOWAS Border Posts Habd-Over

  President Muhammadu Buhari and his Republic of Benin counterpart, Patrice Talon will on Tuesday perform the official hand-over of the new Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Border Posts at Seme-Krake and Neope-Akanu in Badagry. In a statement on Sunday, the Lagos State Government said all necessary arrangements to ensure hitch-free unveiling ceremony had been firmed up, while President Buhari would be accompanied to the venue by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. According to the statement, the President would be received at the Airport by the Governor, while the duo…

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Ex-APC Chairman Akande On Need For Restructuring, Blames Military For Lopsided Arrangement

Former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, has condemned successive military governments that ruled Nigeria for 29 years since independence, saying they created states and local governments by fiat for selfish reasons rather than through any scientific political reasoning. This, according to him, has necessitated a restructuring of the country. He lamented that the military might have inequitably created more local governments per population per state in the North than in the South, thereby giving the North an unfair advantage in revenue allocation from the…

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Nigerian Pastor On Trial For Rape In South Africa

Pastor Timothy Omotoso, a Nigerian, is facing multiple charges of rape, assault and trafficking. A televised rape trial is gripping South Africa – a country plagued by high levels of sexual violence. For the past three days, a woman has been giving evidence against the televangelist she says repeatedly raped her when she was a member of his church at the age of 14. He denies the charges. The case has hit a nerve in a country where there more than 100 rapes are reported to police every day. There…

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