Euro Slumps to $1.0463 Against U.S Dollar — BizWatchNigeria.Ng

The euro EURUSD, -0.4183% on Monday, January 2, depreciated to $1.0463 against the U.S dollar, from a level of $1.0534 late Friday, December

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Saraki Launches #MadeInNigeria Contest — NaijaMotherland Daily Nigeria News

Saraki The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday launched a contest to promote Made in Nigeria products. The contest which will run for the best three months is aimed at showcasing the process and raw materials used in producing such locally made goods. A statement signed by Bamikole Omishore, special assistant…

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Pretentious Nebulous Verbosity? By Hakeem Baba-Ahmed — NaijaMotherland Daily Nigeria News

Dr Hakeem Like a chameleon: one eye on the future, one eye on the past – Malagasy proverb. Professor Jibrin Ibrahim, the Friday back page columnist of the Daily Trust wrote a preview contribution under the title,’2017 Trend Analysis and the Contours of Inertia’. In an internet group we belong to, the respected law professor,…

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Woman claims she received package of weed instead of toys — WSAV-TV

VALATIE, NY (WTEN) – A New York woman, who reviews children’s toys and clothes, claims she received a package of marijuana instead of a shipment of toys. Pamela Marks was expecting the toys from California toy company Jakks Pacific, but police said she received a package containing seven pounds of marijuana instead. Marks and her…

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A Spiritual Journey ~ — CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

We’re all on a journey, to spiritual maturity we’re all looking for . . . eternal security. We’re all on the road, to peace everlasting we’re all looking for . . . Godly understanding. We’re all on the course, to hope and perfection we’re all looking for . . . God’s divine direction. We’re all […]

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Confidence #3 — emotionsoflife2016

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” A.A. Milne En Español “Si alguna vez hay mañana […]

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I see Buhari capture Shekau, fulfil mandate; top politicians abandon APC this 2017 – Bishop Fomson — Naija Motherland News

The leader of the Northern Inter-Faith and Religious Organizations for Peace, Bishop Musa Fomson has predicted that 2017 would be a year of victory and realization for Nigerians even as he urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow a few citizens of the country hold the larger population hostage. He said Nigerians must declare a…

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Why we changed two speakers in two days, Ndukwe — Naija Motherland News

Between December 29 and 30, 2016, the Abia State House of Assembly was the centre of intrigues as the legislators first impeached their speaker of 18 months, Mr. Martins Azubuike and elected Mr. Kennedy Njoku in his stead. But within 24 hours, Njoku himself resigned paving the way for the election of Mr. Chikwendu Kalu…

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Suicide bombers attack peacekeepers’ Somali HQ, at least three dead — SundiataPost

MOGADISHU – Suicide bombers attacked the main peacekeeping base in Somalia’s capital on Monday, killing at least three Somali security officers, police said. Islamist al Shabaab militants, who want to topple the Western-backed government, said they carried out the assault near Mogadishu’s main airport, an area used by several embassies, aid groups and telecoms companies.…

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LASU hopes for meaningful growth, development in year 2017 — SundiataPost

Lagos – The Lagos State University (LASU) on Monday ‎expressed the hope that the year 2017 would bring happiness, meaningful growth and development to the institution. The hope was expressed in a new year message by the university management, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. ”The management rejoices with…

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An Open Letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on January 1, 2017 — Naija Motherland News

President Muhammadu Buhari, under fire over Plagiarism Dear Mr. President, State of the Nation: Available Options and Honourable Path Your Excellency, with respect and humility, I greet you in the name of the Almighty God, the creator of heaven and earth, the merciful Lord who granted you the opportunity to be the President of the…

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Bayern Munich’s assistant manager given permission to speak to Swansea City — SundiataPost

Abuja – Bayern Munich’s assistant manager Paul Clement has been given permission to speak to Swansea City, who are in search of a manager. The Swans, bottom of the Premier League, are set to announce the appointment of the former Derby County boss on Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Clement…

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Catholic lawyers oppose bill seeking to increase jurisdiction of Sharia Laws — NaijaMotherland Daily Nigeria News

Law The National Association of Catholic Lawyers (NACL), Lagos Archdiocese has kicked against a bill seeking to extend the jurisdiction of Sharia Law to include criminal matter. The group said the bill, presently at the House of Representatives is unconstitutional and therefore should be jettisoned as it limits freedom. Speaking at a press conference held…

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LEDAP condemns execution of prisoners in Edo, seeks repeal of death penalty — NaijaMotherland Daily Nigeria News

National Coordinator of LEDAP, Chino Obiagwu Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) has condemned the killing on December 23, 2016 of three death row prisoners in Benin City prison. As a result, LEDAP has called on the Nigerian government to stop all death penalty executions forthwith. It urged the National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly…

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Lawyer sues Buhari, others over non-confirmation of acting CJN — NaijaMotherland Daily Nigeria News

Justice Walter Onnoghen A lawyer, Chief Malcolm Omirhobo, has filed a suit before a Federal High Court, Abuja, challenging the constitutionality of President Muhammadu Buhari’s inability to transmit the name of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria to the National Assembly for confirmation. Mention as defendants in the suit are the president, the Attorney General…

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FG says no N29bn provision to fight militancy in 2017 Budget — Naija Motherland News

Minister of National Planning & Budget, Udoma Udo Udoma on debt The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, has denied report in a national daily to the effect that there is provision of N29 billion in the 2017 budget to fight militancy in the Ngeria Delta. Mr. James Akpandem, Media Aide to…

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Over N10m recovered from ghost workers in Plateau SUBEB — NaijaMotherland Daily Nigeria News

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State The Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has recovered over N10 million from fake staff of the board. The chairman of the board, Prof. Matthew Sule, who made this known, added that N10 million was discovered in four local government areas of the state. According to Sule, the…

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Turkey Attack: American survivor Jake Raak played dead after getting shot by the gunman — NaijaMotherland Daily Nigeria News

An American man, Jake Raak was one of the guests at the Reina nightclub early on New Year’s Day where 39 people were killed and around 60 others were injured. Raak who was shot during the Istanbul nightclub rampage said that he survived the ordeal by playing dead, remaining silent and motionless even after the gunman shot him.The…

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Saraki Launches Contest on Made In Nigeria Products — Naija Motherland News

Senate President Bukola Saraki The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday launched a contest to promote Made in Nigeria products. The contest which will run for the best three months is aimed at showcasing the process and raw materials used in producing such locally made goods. In a statement signed by…

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Ugandan Police foil the wedding of a pregnant 14 year old girl, arrest her parents and groom — NaijaMotherland Daily Nigeria News

Police in in Uganda recently stopped a wedding involving a supposed 15-year-old girl. According to local media reports, the officers stormed a wedding ceremony and foiled the marriage of the teen to a 22-year-old man. The girl who’s a secondary school dropout, is currently four months pregnant. Her parents Abdu Kalimu Ngobi (pictured left) and…

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Lagos set to host Rasheed Gbadamosi Eko Art Expo — Naija Motherland News

Dr. Rasheed Gbadamosi The Lagos State Government has concluded plans to host the Rasheed Gbadamosi – Eko Art Expo from Friday, 27 to Sunday 29, January 2017 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos in fulfillment of the promise by the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode to host an art exhibition in honour…

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NCDMB calls for local content beyond oil and gas — NaijaMotherland Daily Nigeria News

AFP PHOTO / YOUSSEF KARWASHAN The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Simbi Wabote, has emphasised the need for the diversification of focus on Nigerian content beyond the petroleum industry in order to give local companies a boost. Wabote made the call during a courtesy visit made in conjunction with the multinational…

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Grant drops Asamoah from Ghana’s AFCON team — NaijaMotherland Daily Nigeria News

Kwadwo Asamoah Juventus attacker Kwadwo Asamoah will not join up with Ghana for the Africa Cup of Nations, with coach Avram Grant excluding him from his provisional 26-man squad on Monday. Asamoah was reported to have made himself unavailable last month following his comeback from a knee injury and his absence was confirmed by Grant.…

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Nigeria should expect more German business delegations in 2017, says envoy   — NaijaMotherland Daily Nigeria News

German Consul-General Mr. Ingo Herbert The Consul-General of Germany in Lagos, Ingo Herbert, said his government planned to lead more business delegations to Nigeria in 2017. Herbert told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, that in spite of the economic situation in Nigeria, more German companies were optimistic about the huge investment opportunities…

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Etebo should learn from Musa’s experience in Leicester City — NaijaMotherland Daily Nigeria News

Super Eagles’ Etebo Oghenekaro (right) tries to outwit Algeria’s Mehdi Abeid during their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Uyo…at the weekend. PHOTO: AFP. Former international, Victor Igali, has advised Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, to move to a club where he is going to have regular playing time and develop his game. Arsenal Football…

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Defoe penalty denies Liverpool victory — NaijaMotherland Daily Nigeria News

Sunderland’s English striker Jermain Defoe celebrates after scoring their second goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Liverpool at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, north-east England on January 2, 2017.Lindsey PARNABY / AFP Jermain Defoe scored two penalties as third-bottom Sunderland prevented Liverpool from significantly trimming…

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Conte’s affection aborted my return to Atletico, Costa affirms — NaijaMotherland Daily Nigeria News

Chelsea’s Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa celebrates with a gesture in support of Willian, who’s mother passed away recently, after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge in London on October 15, 2016. PHOTO: Glyn KIRK / AFP Costa has been in excellent…

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Obama defends his legacy as he looks back on eight long years in series of new year tweets — NaijaMotherland Daily Nigeria News

While the President elect kept himself busy by taunting his political foes on twitter, the incumbent president used the same platform to remind America how far they’ve come since they first voted a black man president in 2008. He says his record speaks for itself. No blames or jibes just facts and figures. Read his…

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Kogi Wins 9th Ajanah Basketball Championship — Naija Motherland News

Team Kogi/Koto Karfe emerged winners of the 9th edition of the Justice Nasir Ajanah Inter-Local Government Area Basketball Championship after beating Team Okene 31-29 at the outdoor court of the Okene Club, in Okene, Kogi State. The winners came from behind after trailing in all the quarters before the Most Valuable Player of the championship,…

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‘Nigeria loses N127b yearly to cybercrimes’ — NaijaMotherland Daily Nigeria News

Cybercrime Group warns of more trends in 2017 A cyber security group, Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN) has estimated that Nigeria loses about N127 billion to cybercrimes yearly. It said several cases of cyber crime activities in the country, many of which have resulted in financial losses by individuals and organisations, had been…

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After Mom loses two babies in a year, she does the most generous contribution with her breast milk — NaijaMotherland Daily Nigeria News

After suffering the loss of two babies, a mother in California, 25-year-old Ariel Matthews has donated more than 175 pounds of breast milk to help other families. A year ago, on Christmas Day, Mathews unfortunately had a miscarriage. Filled with grief, she donated 1,000 oz of her breast milk to help other mothers who could…

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Auto crashes claim six lives in Lagos, Katsina — NaijaMotherland Daily Nigeria News

FRSC Boss, Boboye Oyeyemi. No fewer than six persons died in auto crashes along the Sagamu axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and the Malumfashi-Funtua road in Malumfashi local government area of Katsina State yesterday. The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) confirmed the death of three persons in the Lagos -Ibadan Expressway accident. Ogun State FRSC’s…

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Ignore prophesies of doom, cleric tells Nigerians — NaijaMotherland Daily Nigeria News

Apostle Lawrence Achudumen Nigerians have been cautioned to ignore New Year prophesies of doom from fake men of God. The General Overseer of Victory Life Bible Church (VLBC), Abeokuta, Ogun State, Apostle Lawrence Achudumen gave the admonition yesterday during the 60th birthday celebration of the General Overseer of the Jubilee Christian Church International, Rev. Adekunle…

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‘Why Warri witnessed peaceful celebration during Yuletide’ — NaijaMotherland Daily Nigeria News

Children celebrating the New Year at the Apapa Amusement Park in Lagos…yesterday. PHOTO: GABRIEL IKHAHON The Delta State Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Zanna, has attributed the peaceful Yuletide celebration in Warri and its environs to the tireless effort of the Nigeria police and other sister security agencies. Ibrahim disclosed this yesterday at the palace of…

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Ahmed seeks support for greater Kwara — NaijaMotherland Daily Nigeria News

Kwara State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has sought the support of the people to take Kwara State to greater heights, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The governor, who made the plea in a new year message issued by his Senior Special Assistant (Media and Communications), Dr Muideen Akorede, prayed for…

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Ayade pledges to continue work on highway, Bakassi deep seaport — NaijaMotherland Daily Nigeria News

Cross River State governor, Senator Ben Ayade •Yari seeks prayers over economic hardship Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has pledged to continue with construction of Bakassi deep seaport and the 260-kilometre Calabar-Bekwarra-Katsina-Ala super highway in 2017. Ayade, who made this promise in his New Year message, added that his government would create more job…

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Mikel considers January transfer move to Valencia — NaijaMotherland Daily Nigeria News

Super Eagles Captain and Chelsea midfielder, Mikel John Obi, is considering a January transfer to Valencia after holding talks with the Spanish club’s representatives on Christmas Day. Mikel has not appeared for the Blues since the appointment of Coach Antonio Conte as the new Chelsea club manager at the beginning of the current season. Mikel…

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