Seven dead, 136 missing in Kebbi boat mishap

At least seven people have died and seven others hospitalized in Ngaski Local Government Area of Kebbi State when a boat carrying 150 passengers returning from Malali Market capsized along River Niger. The Coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), in-charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states, Alhaji Sulaiman Muhammad, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ngaski on Saturday. He said that efforts were on-going between fishermen and the Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) to rescue the missing passengers. “As soon as we got the hint…

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Pilaf rice, veggies and chicken

One of Nigeria’s staple meals is rice. There are several ways to cook it, jollof and white rice with stew being the most common. Try this recipe for a little change from the norm. You can substitute with many different ingredients including eggs, spring onions, shredded chicken or prawns. Ingredients • 3 large chicken breasts • 3 cups rice • 1 cup carrots, diced • green beans and carrots (sautéed) • 1 cup peas • 1 clove garlic, 2 thumb sized ginger, blitzed • 1 large onion chopped • pepp…

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The Easter Story

It was late in the fall when Fuzzy Caterpillar gave up. “I suppose this is the end of me,” he thought in his little round head as he tried to wriggle across the road and couldn’t because his back was so stiff. “Now I am an old man and I shall never see another summer. Good-bye.” And Fuzzy Caterpillar rolled himself up in a gray blanket and hung himself on the end of a dried twig. “This is the last of me,” he said once more as the dried little…

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Don restates roles of private sector in education provision

Private sector has been described as important and critical provider of education, which over the years has in its roles complemented the efforts of the government in providing qualitative education to the citizenry. A retired don and Professor of Public Administration, Prof. Ladipo Adamolekun, who disclosed this, however, said that “to ensure provision of qualitative education, there was the need for quality training of teachers, improved instructional and health care materials in primary and secondary school levels.” This was as he canvassed as a way forward for education the need…

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Fat burning snacks

Weight watchers community When I say snacks, I am in no way referring to your pies, chinchin, doughnuts, cakes, etc. For snacks that would help you lose weight, you want to think, fiber, vegetables and proteins. Eating snacks with the right ratio of nutrients, with the right calories, will help keep your body energised and help you lose weight. Protein (plus exercise) fuels the growth of lean muscle mass, which boosts metabolic rate and increases calorie burn. Fiber, meanwhile, helps improve digestion and keeps you from going on fats and…

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Power of resurrection‘ll restore Nigeria’s lost glory –Atere

The Bishop of the Diocese of Awori (Anglican Communion), Rt. Revd. (Dr.) Johnson Akin Atere, has called on Nigerians to believe in the power of resurrection of Jesus Christ in order for God to restore the nation’s lost glory. Atere, who made this remark during a sermon at the special Good Friday service held at The Cathedral of St. James, Ota, Ogun State, appealed to every Nigerian to allow the resurrection of Jesus Christ to rekindle their hope of the resurrection of the nation’s ailing economy, values, justice system, healthcare…

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Lagos Water Corporation meets about 40% water target

In efforts to meet its water target, Lagos Water Corporation (LWC) is currently supplying 210 million gallons of water daily (MGD), representing about 40 per cent of the state’s total water demand of 540 million gallons daily. Making this known in Lagos on Thursday, the Managing Director of LWC, Muminu Badmus, lamented that going by the 210MGD the corporation is able to provide for its 20 million population, a gap of 330 MGD has been created. Speaking at a briefing to highlight the input of the corporation, the managing director…

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Boat mishap: 7 dead, 136 missing in Kebbi

No fewer than seven people have died and seven  hospitalized in Ngaski Local Government Area of Kebbi when  a boat carrying 150 passengers returning from Malali Market capsized along River Niger. The Coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), in-charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States, Alhaji Sulaiman Muhammad, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ngaski on Saturday. He said that efforts were on going between fishermen and the Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) to rescue the missing passengers. “As soon as we had got the…

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KIDNAPPING: ‘Big business’ that took over from armed robbery

Kidnapping began some years back with the agitation in the Niger Delta region for resource control. Overtime it assumed an alarming dimension with schools becoming targets and pupils taken away for ransom. In this report, ISIOMA MADIKE, looks at this disturbing menace that has seen many Nigerians lose millions to abductors   Ikorodu, the aquatic neighbourhood in the ‘centre of excellence’, has been in the news lately, though for the wrong reasons. It is gradually but steadily becoming kidnappers’ den. But, before this new dimension to criminality, armed robbers had…

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ICE SUITES AND APARTMENT: Enticing with serenading luxuries

Lagos has continued to welcome new hotels to its hospitality sector with one of the newest additions being Ice Suites and Apartments located on Gbemisola Adenubi area of Ago – Okota (Grandmate) area of the state. The hotel’s location is fast turning into the business and entertainment district of Ago Palace Way, enjoying a serene and peaceful ambience of some sorts while the hotel’s enchanting presence certainly is an inviting attraction in the neighbourhood with its opulence easily one of its unique appeals. But beyond those attributions is the fact…

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