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Lagos banker remanded for allegedly torturing wife to death

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An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday remanded a Lagos banker, Olaoluwa Adejo, in the Ikoyi Prison, for allegedly poisoning and torturing his wife, Maureen, to death.

Why I am came with governors to Abidjan – Buhari reveals

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Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday admitted, albeit jokingly, that he decided to be in company of some state governors in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire for electoral purposes.

MainaGate: Pension Boss didn’t receive salary after disengagement–Adeosun

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The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, on Thursday, said the former Chairman, Pension Reform Task Force, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina, did not receive a salary from the government after his disengagement.

Oil marketers threaten to withdraw its services in Lagos and Ogun State

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The Independent Petroleum Markers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Lagos State chapter, has accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of undersupplying its members with Premium Motor Spirit.

18+ Suspected Kidnapper Who Tried to Abduct 4 School Kids & Their Mum sees his end in Calabar [PHOTOS]

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A Facebook user identified as Glory Anso has shared some shocking photos of a suspected kidnapper who was caught while attempting to abduct four school girls and their mother and was lynched to death by angry mob in Calabar, the Cross River State capital on Wednesday, Owojela’s Blog learnt.

Daughter agrees to sleep with father, after being released from jail [ READ DETAILS]

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It was a thing of shock as a 39-year-old man identified as Willie Edward Griffin, has been reportedly arrested for incest and sexual battery of a victim ages 12-17.

Over 100 Dreaded Members of the Badoo Cult Group Renounce Cultism in Ikorodu

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At least 120 youths on Wednesday renounced membership of different cult groups and surrendered their weapons on Wednesday at Imota in Ikorodu area of Lagos State, Owojela’s Blog learnt.

Nigerian Navy Recruitment Test: Here’s All You Need to Know

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The Nigerian Navy says the aptitude test for the Direct Short Service Course 25 Enlistment Exercise is scheduled to hold in eight centres across the nation on Dec. 2.

Researchers announce launch of new vaccines for HIV

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Medical Researchers announced the launch of two big studies in Africa on Thursday to test a new HIV vaccine and a long-acting injectable drug, fuelling hopes for better ways to protect against the virus that causes AIDS.

Electric Cable Thief Caught and this happens..

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The bitter taste of jungle justice has been meted out to an alleged burglar who made away with electricity cable in the South-eastern state of Anambra.

Robots will 'take 800 million jobs by 2030' - report

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About 800 million global workers will lose their jobs by 2030 and be replaced by robotic automation, a new report from a consultancy has found...Should that scare us now or make us more tech savvy?

Facebook has disabled ethnicity advert targeting system [SEE REASONS HERE]

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Facebook has temporarily turned off a system that let advertisers choose which ethnic and minority groups saw their ads.

Trump was wrong retweet far-right posts-Theresa May

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UK Prime Minister, Theresa May has said Donald Trump was "wrong" to retweet posts from a British far-right group.

North Korea: Russia accuses US of provoking Kim Jong-un

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the US of seeking to provoke North Korea into stepping up its nuclear missile programme.

Google bound to face mass legal action in UK over data exploitation

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Tech giant, Google is being taken to court, accused of collecting the personal data of millions of users, in the first mass legal action of its kind in Britain.

Instagram now has over 25 Million active business profiles

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Photo sharing app, Instagram announced this morning that it now has 25 million active business profiles, up from 15 million in July.

Ben Ayade signs Deep Seaport Transaction Advisory Contract

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The hope of the Government and people of Cross River state took a great step forward as Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, signed the Bakassi Deep Seaport Transaction Advisory Service Contract with Feedback Infrastructure Consortium, the Transaction Advisers.

Senator Sani sponsors 20 constituents to study in Sudan

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Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna central has sponsored 20 Islamic scholars and students for three months courses in Sudan.

Kaduna Assembly officially passes N216.6bn budget for 2018

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Kaduna State House of Assembly had on Wednesday passed into law the sum of N216.6billion for 2018 fiscal year, Owojela’s Blog learnt.

Unknown Gunmen attack banks, kill 2 policemen, others in Niger

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Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers on Wednesday evening attacked UBA and First Bank branches in Lapai town, Lapai local government area of Niger state, killing at least two policemen and some other civilians.

FAAC released N4.55trn to FG, others in 9 months-NEITI

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The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) disbursed a total of N4.545 trillion to the federal, states and local governments as allocations between January and September 2017.

La Liga aims to close income gap with Premier League –Tebas

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The Spanish top football league, La Liga, has revealed its plans to close the gap in revenues between it and the English Premier League, in the next ten years.

Arsenal star, Cazorla undergoes fresh surgery on Achilles

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Arsenal playmaker, Santi Cazorla, has suffered a fresh setback in a bid to come back from a long-standing Achilles problem, Owojela’s Blog learnt.

Harrysong explains why Gov. Okowa won’t be in office in 2019

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Nigerian singer, Harrysong, has called out Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, over negligence to the increasing rate of communal clashes in the state.

How unknown Gunmen killed a pastor and kidnapped son in Ondo

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Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed a Pastor identified as Oluwafemi Komolafe along the Benin-Ijebu Ode Expressway at Ore in the Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Ugwuanyi buys 25-unit 60 KVA generating sets for street lights

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The Enugu State Government, yesterday, took delivery of 25 units of 60KVA generating sets procured to replace the aged ones in Enugu metropolis as well as install new ones in the University town of Nsukka.

Libya slave trade: Buhari finally reveals what his administration is doing about it

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Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said there is nothing he can do for anyone who dares the desert and Mediterranean without documents to prove that they are Nigerians.

FG suspends SEC DG, Gwarzo and two others

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The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has suspended the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mounir Gwarzo.

How Bitcoin crossed $10,000 milestone

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The value of one bitcoin has gone past $10,000. The prediction was right.. The virtual currency reached the benchmark for the first time, just days after it passed $9,000.

Apple says it sorry over security flaw

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Apple has pushed out an update to fix a major security hole in its Mac operating system, admitting it “stumbled” with its latest software, Owojela’s Blog learnt.

Under-age social media use on the increase-Ofcom suggests

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Half of children aged 11 and 12 have a social media profile, despite most platforms' minimum age being 13, a study from regulator Ofcom suggests. And it may seem true.. Children's charity the NSPCC called on the government to act on the issue of under-age profiles.

AWS introduces serverless database service

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Amazon’s AWS cloud computing division today announced a new database service that will make it easier and cheaper to quickly launch relational databases that don’t need to process data continuously. Aurora Serverless, which, unsurprisingly, was built on top of AWS’s existing Aurora database system, is basically the database equivalent of a serverless, event-driven compute platform.

Facebook drops fee on donations, will match $50M/year, adds Mentor feature

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Facebook has always been about friends, but now it’s seeking a broader purposegiuess what its cooking... So today, Facebook is lending a hand with what it does best: social connections, APIs, and money.

Amazon Web Services launches translation services

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In a battle with Google, Apple and Microsoft for dominance in speech recognition and natural language processing, Amazon announced a new translation service as part of its Amazon Web Services (AWS) extravaganza.

YouTube wants to launch its own take Stories with a new video format called ‘Reels’

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It’s fun as YouTube is adding Stories. The popular format introduced by Snapchat, then adopted by Instagram, Skype, Facebook, Messenger and even some dating apps, is now making its way to YouTube as a new feature the company is calling “Reels.”

FG helps repatriate over 200 Nigerians from Libya

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Following several ‘save our soul’ messages from Nigerian migrants stranded in Libya, the Federal Government has responded to the maltreatment of its citizen in the country.

Maina: Why Buhari should fire everyone mentioned in scandal now – CNPP

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The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to, without further delay, sack everyone involved in the recall and reinstatement of former Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina.

Tuface opens up on slave trade in Libya

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Top Nigerian music star,Tuface Idibia has lamented the slave trade currently going on in Libya.

Libya slave trade: Black man tied, stabbed severally by white men

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A heart-felt video has emerged online; showing how Africans are being tortured in the ongoing slave trade in Libya.

Jibrilla meets Buhari, promises to remain in APC

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Governor Bindow Jibrilla of Adamawa has again vowed not to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Student pours hot peppered-water on colleague in Cross River

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A male student of the Cross River State College of Health Technology, (COTECH) has been bathed with hot water mixed with pepper and salt in the institution in Biase local government area of Cross River State.

Nigerian govt. increases Senator Misau charges

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The Nigerian government on Tuesday amended the criminal charges it preferred against Senator Isah Misau before an Abuja High Court at Maitama by increasing the counts from five to seven.

Fani-Kayode insists African Leaders must rise against modern slave trade in Libya

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Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, on Tuesday called on African leaders to condemn the modern slave trade in Libya.

CJN Onnoghen opens up on alleged lopsided appointments

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Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen has dismissed reports of bias in the recommendation of 14 Appeal Court judges for approval.

Security business Barracuda Networks gets sold for $1.6 billion

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Private equity giant Thoma Bravo has agreed today to buy Barracuda Networks in a take-private deal that’s valued at $1.6 billion. The company was offered $27.55 per share, about 16% above Friday’s close.

Microsoft Office now on Chromebooks via Google Play Store

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Microsoft Office is now available for Google Chromebook users through the Google Play Store – a notable addition, given the two companies offer competing products in terms of office productivity software. Neither Google nor Microsoft are making a formal announcement about the Office applications’ arrival on Chromebooks.

Reliam gets $17 million for its managed services play

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Reliam, a company that provides managed services for businesses that want somebody else to manage their public cloud deployments on platforms like AWS and Microsoft Azure, today announced that it has raised a $17 million funding round from Boston’s Great Hill Partners. Reliam says that Great Hill has reserved a full $75 million to fund additional acquisitions and growth.

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4Matic Coupe Full Review

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It's worth remembering, as the leaves change color and the air begins to chill, that sooner or later most of us are hammered by a winter virus. We just got it done sooner than most, in the forests of Germany's Schwabian Alps, from an unlikely assailant.

Why Honda is recalling over 800,000 Odyssey minivans

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Honda has issued a recall for just under 807,000 Honda Odysseys from the 2011 to 2017 model years, as well as a stop-sale on Odysseys from those model years. The reason is that the second-row outboard seats, which can be positioned closer together or farther apart, might not properly latch when being installed in one of the positions.

Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos now worth $100 billion

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Jeff Bezos is the world’s newest $100-billion mogul. The Amazon.com Inc. founder’s fortune is up $2.4 billion (U.S.) to $100.3 billion, as the online retailer’s shares jumped more than 2 per cent on optimism for Black Friday sales.