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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has passed a vote of no confidence on the Prof. Mahmood Yakubu-led Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the 2019 general elections. The Party in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan

The Nigerian government is ready to prosecute any person or group of persons who engages in hate speeches as well as any media houses that allowed itself to be used by such persons. The Minister of Information Mr. Lai Muhammed gave warning at the 2nd National Union of Journalist (NUJ) National conference held in Kano state with the theme; “Hate Speech: Halting the tide before it is too late “.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday attended the first Adamawa Anti-Corruption Summit in Yola, the Adamawa state capital. In his speech, the president said the country would easily win the war against corruption if the citizens support the ongoing war against graft by his administration.

A new research into off-label uses for a 50 years old drug generally prescribed for managing high blood pressure has discovered that it could check the inception of type 1 diabetes.

The study by researchers at the University of Colorado and the University of Florida, also suggests a new approach for investigating drugs that could assist in the treatment of a variety of autoimmune diseases.

Up to 60 percent of persons at risk of developing type 1 diabetes possess a molecule dubbed DQ8.

The Kuje Area Council Primary Health Care Coordinator, Haruna Agwai says some parents are preventing their children from receiving measles vaccination in the ongoing immunization programme. According to News Agency of Nigeria, the rejection of the vaccine was prevalent at Gaube, Pegi and Chibiri wards. Speaking with NAN, Agwai said

Ever since the inception of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) outbreak, over 70 million people have contracted the deadly disease, while about 35 million people have died.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) 36.7 million persons are living with HIV globally.

While the burden of the epidemic continues to vary considerably between countries and regions, an estimated 0.8% of adults aged 15–49 years worldwide are living with HIV.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it spent about 5.8 billion dollars to import Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly known as petrol to combat fuel crisis that resurfaced since late last year. In a statement signed by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs unit in Abuja, on Tuesday, it said the PMS was equivalent of 9.8 million metric tons.

Dangote Cement Plc has revived plans for a share sale in London that could raise about $1 billion. According to report from Bloomberg, the Nigerian company, controlled by Aliko Dangote, has approached investment bankers to discuss a potential U.K. listing, said the people, who asked not to be named as the talks aren’t public.

Asian stocks slipped on Tuesday, their recent recovery stalling after European equities broke a winning streak, while the dollar edged further away from three-year lows.

Spreadbetters expected a mixed start for European stocks, with Britain’s FTSE seen rising 0.1 percent, Germany’s DAX dropping 0.1 percent and France’s CAC dipping 0.07 percent.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shed 0.25 percent. Australian stocks were little changed, South Korea’s KOSPI lost 1.2 percent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng dropped 0.4 percent.

Microsoft revealed this on Tuesday in Abuja at the Microsoft ‘Windows in the Classroom’ event, in partnership with Sidmach, an ICT firm. Microsoft 365 Education is a single, affordable technology solution built for education. Microsoft 365 Education consists of applications and products integrated to aid learning at all levels. The product will empower teachers by making it possible for them to use applications when instructing students.

Samsung has unveiled the world’s largest solid state drive which boasts of a whopping 30.72 terabytes of storage. It’s the most storage ever crammed into the 2.5-inch form factor, and is designed for enterprise customers looking to move away from the mechanical parts of your standard disk-based hard drive.

Microsoft is ending support for mobile push notifications on its Windows Phone 7 and 8 software by February 20th. Devices on Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 will no longer receive notifications, according to The Verge. They will also lose the useful live tile updates that displayed information at a glance, and users will no longer be able to locate devices with the “find my phone” feature.

West Ham have been charged by the Football Association for breaching anti-doping rules. The Hammers are alleged to have failed to provide accurate information on ‘club whereabouts’ separate occasions in the 12 months, said a statement on the FA website. Clubs are required to provide details of training sessions and players whereabouts so they are available for testing at all times.

Nigeria’s bobsled team of Seun Adigun and Akuoma Omeoga made history on Tuesday as they finished 20th in official Heats 1 and 2 on Tuesday at the 2018 Winter Olympics Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The pair finished with a time of 52.21 second in Heat 1 and 52.55 in Heat 2 as against the time of 52.96 and 53.60 seconds recorded in Sunday’s training Heats 3 and 4.

Red Bull Racing has revealed the car it hopes will take it to the 2018 Formula One World Championship. It's the third team to reveal its car for this season, following Haas and Williams. Sticking with its existing naming scheme, the car is called the RB14 and may well be the last Red Bull to use Renault power units.

Popular Nollywood actress, Eucharia Anunobi has blamed an unnamed doctor for the death of his son, accusing him of making an avoidable medical mistake. The actress who spoke to Saturday Beats explained why she decided to celebrate her son’s posthumous birthday with the motherless babies and why she decided to give some of his personal effects to young inmates at the Special Correctional Centre for the Boys.

Renowned Ghanaian curvy actress, Moesha Buduong has reacted to series of questions regarding the reluctance by Ghollywood directors and producers to feature her in movies despite her beauty and self-acclaimed talent. Speaking during a recent interview with Live FM, the richly endowed actress said she’s popular in Ghana because her talent is too big and that local producers cannot use her. She described her talent as big as her backside and stressed that only few people can handle what she carries.

Big Brother has temporarily banned housemates from drinking alcohol, smoking and using swear words in the house till Friday. The new directive on abusive language and intoxication was announced by Miracle, the new head of house who has been lately engaged in sexual activities with another Housemate. Miracle who read the new rule to other housemates on Tuesday said: “No swear words, no alcohol and smoking till Friday.”

Venezuela launches a new oil-backed digital currency today, in a move the government hopes will help pull the country out of worsening economic crisis. The presale of its own cryptocurrency, the petro, went on sale today. There are currently 82 million tokens available, which the government plans to follow with an initial coin offering (ICO) launch in a month.

Two Kenyan pilots abducted by a South Sudan rebel group have been released after the government and the rebels agreed on an amount of money to be paid as compensation for the duo to be released. The excited pilots arrived at the Wilson airport in Nairobi on Tuesday afternoon and were received by members of their families and friends.

President Donald Trump said Monday he supports Mitt Romney's bid for the US Senate from Utah, endorsing a former rival and major figure within the Republican Party.

The endorsement marked the latest chapter in an at-times tumultuous relationship. Romney was among the top Republican critics of Trump's behavior during the 2016 campaign, and Trump fired back in return, mocking Romney for his loss in the 2012 presidential election.