Monday, 16 January 2017

Dangote Floats $100m Truck Assembly Plant In Lagos

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Dangote Group of Companies has established a $100million truck assembly plant in Lagos as part of its efforts toward boosting foreign exchange and job creation in the country.
The group said in a statement on Sunday in Lagos that the plant was floated by the group in partnership with National Heavy Duty Truck Group Company Limited, (SINOTRUK), a Chinese firm.
It quoted Mr Anthony Chiejina, the Chief Corporate Communication Officer, Dangote Group, as saying that the plant, located in Ikeja, has the capacity to produce 10,000 trucks annually.
He stated the before now, Dangote had been spending heavily on importing trucks to distribute its products both locally and across African countries.
Chiejina said the conglomerate owned 60 per cent stake in the assembly plant while SINOTRUK holds 40 per cent, in a partnership that was formed in 2014.
According to him, the plant is expected to create 3,000 direct employments when fully operational. Nigeria is a major market for SINOTRUK products, with Dangote Group, operating the largest fleet in Africa, having over 10,000 trucks for the distribution of its products across the continent.
Chiejina said the new company would save Nigeria huge foreign exchange being spent on importation of heavy duty vehicles.
According to him, there will be room for project expansion in future as it meets the national truck demand and will explore exportation to neighbouring countries to generate foreign exchange for the nation.
Chiejina said Aliko Dangote believed that the current economic challenges would make Nigeria stronger if approached positively.
“Alhaji Aliko still believes that Nigeria is one of the best places in the world to do business,’’ he said.
The assembly plant is coming ahead of a $17 billion Dangote Refinery, petrochemical and fertiliser plants also located in Lagos that would have the capacity to produce 650,000 barrels per day when it commences operation.
The refinery is expected to begin operations in 2019. The refinery, which is expected to create over 300,000 direct and indirect jobs, would require several haulage trucks for product distribution.
Dangote Group imported 12,000 trucks from China in 2014. SINOTRUK is the largest exporter of trucks in China for 10 consecutive years, securing a sale of 34,000 trucks out of the 176,000 vehicles exported in 2014.
It (SINOTRUK) revenue from overseas sales amounted to 9 billion yuan ($1.45 billion), accounting for about 13 per cent of the total sales.
SINOTRUCK is a Chinese state-owned truck manufacturer, established in 1956, with its headquarters in Jinan, Shandong Province.
The company developed strategic technical partnerships with major international brands such as Steyr in Austria and Mann in Germany, all of which had helped it penetrate key global markets.
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BREAKING: Bomb Explodes At University Of Maiduguri Mosque; Professor, 5 Students Killed (Photo)

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A bomb has exploded at the mosque of the University of Maiduguri, Borno state.
According to Sahara Reporters, many people are feared dead.
The tragic incident occurred in the morning on Monday, January 16.
While the number of those feared dead and those injured has not been confirmed, there is suspicion that this was caused by Boko Haram terrorists.
Some students and members of staff had gone to mosque for early morning prayers when the bomb exploded.
Security operatives have been mobilised to the scene of the explosion .
The National Emergency Management Authority also confirmed the bomb attack and said rescue operation is ongoing.
Among those suspected dead is a professor while 5 other students were killed. About 20 other persons are injured and are being attended to.
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We Played The Wrong Way Against Liverpool – Ibrahimovic

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Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has said his team-mates made “simple mistakes” in their 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.
James Milner gave the Reds the lead from the penalty spot, after Paul Pogba was punished for handball in the area. Ibrahimovic headed in the equalizer with six minutes left.
The draw extended United’s unbeaten run in the Premier League to 12 games, but ended their nine-match winning run in all competitions.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Ibrahimovic said: “We got one point, but we were not on the top of our game.
“It was a hard fight, we were 1-0 down and we chased and, at the end, we got the equaliser.
“We did simple mistakes. We were not feeling comfortable under the pressure of the opponent and I think we played the wrong way.
“If we would have played like we did in the second half in the first half it would have been a different game.
“We were more direct [in the second half]. We did too many mistakes in our build-up [in the first half].”
Ibrahimovic has now scored 19 goals from 29 appearances this season.
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You Are A Generation Of “Mannerless Children” – Ajimobi’s Daughter Blasts LAUTECH Students

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Ajibola Ajimobi,‎ daughter of the Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has described protesting students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, as a “generation of mannerless children.”
Ajibola said this in reaction to the students’ protest over the closure of their school.
Recall that the students on Wednesday embarked on a peaceful protest to the governor’s office over the closure of their school which has lasted for eight months.
A video of the governor threatening the protesting students has since gone viral.
But Ajimobi’s Special Assistant on Communication and Strategy, Yomi Layinka released another version of the video, where the governor was more subtle in his approach towards the students.
Reacting to the criticisms that trailed the incident, Ajibola, who took to her Instagram page to defend her father, said the students lacked respect.
“Generation of Mannerless children; they don’t respect their parents, how will they respect the Constitution,” she wrote.
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Saturday, 14 January 2017

Mourinho Won’t Sell Depay Until A ‘Reasonable’ Bid Is Made


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Jose Mourinho says he is only willing to sell Memphis Depay if an appropriate bid is made for the midfielder.
Schneiderlin already left the club for Everton for £24 million, but Depay is yet to be sold, with Lyon’s £13 million bid for him rejected by the MqnManchester outfit.
Everton and Nice are looking to loan the Netherlands international, but Mourinho does not want a temporary move.
And he wants to see a better offer before he allows Memphis to leave as he seeks more regular first-team football.
“The latest is that the offer that we have had is far from being reasonable for us,” Mourinho said ahead of Sunday’s home Premier League match against Liverpool.
“At the moment, he is our player and if in the end [of the window] nothing happens, he is one more option for us.”
Memphis joined United for a reported £25m from PSV in 2015, but is yet to start a Premier League match this season having been heavily involved in his debut campaign under Louis van Gaal.
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U.S. Donates 8 Portable Houses To Nigeria Poliсe After Boko Haram’s Defeat

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The U.S. government has donated eight military grade multi-purpose tents to the Nigeria police on Friday, January 13.
Rosalyn Wiese, the director of the U.S. International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, presented the items to Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector-General of Police in Maiduguri.
The donation (including equipment and furniture) is expected to assist the re-establishment of civil authorities in communities spared from Boko Haram terrorists in the north eastern part of the country.
“The U.S. government is partnering with the federal government of Nigeria to support efforts to deploy additional civilian security, particularly the police to the north-east Nigeria.
The tents are being donated to the police because many areas have been ravaged by Boko Haram and many public buildings, including police stations and barracks are still being rebuilt.
A successful transition to community-oriented policing that focuses on working closely with all members of the community is crucial to build trust, establish relationships and improve communication.
We are also working with the Nigeria police to improve training and equipment for its personnel in the north-east.”
Mr Idris who was represented by Yakubu Jubrin, the assistant Inspector-General Zone 12, thanked the U.S. government for the kind gesture and assured of reasonable use of the items.
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5 Things You Should Never Do On Someone Else’s Phone… Everyone Is Guilty Of No. 1

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There are some situations where you find yourself using the phone of a friend, colleague or your significant other. For some people, this may be very uncomfortable because they don’t like someone else going through their phones.
This is because they store personal information that is not meant for the eyes of just any random individual. And definitely, there are individuals who have the knack for checking other people’s phone. What are they looking for? This said, if you find somebody phones in your hands, Jumia Travel shares 5 things you should never do.
1. Do not pick the phone without permission
In some love relationships where trust is absent, the tendency of checking phone without express permission is very high. They check received calls, pick calls and read private messages which are not supposed to be the case. This actions rather than remove the cheating suspicion usually intensify it. Beyond relationships, it is awkward to pick someone else’s phone or calls without their permission.
2. Don’t guess the password
If you do not know the password, don’t bother to guess the password. This is because if you enter the wrong password, the phone will be locked temporarily. Due to your actions, the owner of the phone has to spend money to unlock. Why not just ask them for the password?
3. Don’t use their data
Your friend briefly hands you his phones and the next thing you is to freely use their data to download files and check your emails. You completely forgot that it is not your phone. So, don’t use someone else’s phone data or WiFi without their consent.
4. Don’t go through their photos
There are all sorts of things that people save on their phones including private photos, videos, and documents. So, if someone hands you their phones, it is not an opportunity to go through their pictures because you may see images that are not meant for your eyes. If you do this, you may end up jeopardising your relationship with the owner of the phone.
5. Don’t sign out their social media account
You should not sign out the social media accounts of your friend in a bid to sign in yours. Your friend may not remember their passwords because you do not expect them to sign out from their social media accounts or emails when it is their phone.
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MMM Participant Releases Song To Celebrate The Return Of The Ponzi Scheme (Watch Video)

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The return of ponzi scheme MMM from 1 month hiatus is indeed a serious cause for joy as a participant, musician and comedian, by name Kelvin has released a moderate song to celebrate the return of the scheme.
The singer who couldn’t hide his joy went to the studio to sing his heart out and encourage other MMM Nigeria participants who kept faith with the scheme. Many had thought that the administrators of the scheme in Nigeria would have done a ‘fast one’ on its Nigerian subscribers but to their surprise, the ponzi scheme returned a day to its expected date or resumption.
Many people are still elated at the sudden surprise as some people have confessed that the scheme has really helped Nigerians in this trying economic period.
Watch video below:

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Mourinho Has Given Me Free Role – Pogba

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba says his recent upturn in form has been helped by manager Jose Mourinho letting him “free” on the pitch.
The 23-year-old France international started slowly after rejoining United for a £89m world-record fee last summer, but he has been instrumental in United’s recent nine-match winning run.
“He told me not to listen to anybody, and that I should just be focused on the pitch and enjoy yourself. That is all I am doing,” Pogba said.
Expectations were high following Pogba’s return to Old Trafford from Italian champions Juventus in August, but it is only in recent weeks that his influence on the team has gradually increased.
He has scored and assisted a total of five more goals in United’s past 10 games compared to his tally in their first 10 games.
Pogba says this is down to the reassurance and guidance given by Mourinho.
“He talked to me. He made me very comfortable and confident,” said Pogba, who made seven appearances for United before joining Juventus for £1.5m in 2012.
“He said `you know how to play, do what you want’. He let me free on the pitch.
“He told me just to enjoy myself. That is it. That is all I need to hear from the manager.’’
The Red Devils host arch-rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday, starting the game in sixth position and 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.
Mourinho, 53, made a mixed start to his reign after succeeding Louis van Gaal, winning the Community Shield and his opening three league matches.
But he was soon to lose three games in a row in September.
However, a nine-match winning run in all competitions — six in the Premier League —- has closed the gap on the top four to just three points.
And Pogba insists overhauling Chelsea is still not out of the question.
“You have to believe. We are not far,’’ he said.
“I know Chelsea are at the top but this is the Premier League, you never know what is going to happen. You have to keep fighting and believing. Inside I feel we can still win the league.
“The team is getting better and better. We all know each other now so we feel much better than we did at the start of the season.’’
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Monday, 9 January 2017

BREAKING NEWS!! Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo Wins FIFA Best Player Award!!

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world’s best player at the Fifa Best awards in Zurich.
The award comes off the back of Ronaldo winning the 61st edition of the Ballon d’Or in September following a stellar year which saw him achieve Champions League and Euro 2016 success with Real Madrid and Portugal.
Ronaldo beat Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann to clinch the prize on Monday.
“Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. It’s incredible. I want to thank my team-mates of Real Madrid and the coach,” said Ronaldo upon picking up his ward.
“Thanks for everything you have done for me. I must thank my family and my whole staff for everything they have given me. 2016 was the best year of my career.
“I had a lot of doubts, but at the end of it the trophies speak for themselves. They show I’ve lived up to the expectations and I achieved the best I could.
“This achievement is incredible. I will never forget this year. I’m really happy.”
Ronaldo had earlier been named in the FIFPro World 11, while Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri claimed the FIFA Coach of the Year award.
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