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Sleep disorder and related sleep problems. Oftentimes, many think that sleep is a natural thing to humans, that as soon as the head hits the pillow, then off he or she goes into the blissful world of unconsciousness. While this is so for most people, for many others, it is not quite so, it is even a nightmare to few others. Though, they naturally desire it, but are unable to get sleep. It eludes them, night after night, almost all nights, they are awake with their eyes wide open, not responding to nature’s call to the dream world of peaceful rest. Sleep disorder and related sleep problems can be thus bad, that can result to sleeplessness or insomnia as it is called medically, which is on the rise and exacting heavy toll on its victims.

Though, sleep disorders cause more than just sleepiness, but the lack of quality sleep can have a negative impact on the energy, emotional balance and health of the victim. Leave a Comment on the News Comments. RIO 2016 QUALIFIER: NIGERIA BATTLE ALGERIA IN U23 FINAL SHOWDOWN. Dream Team VI of Nigeria will today battle the Fennec Foxes of Algeria in the final of the 2015 Africa U23 Championship in Senegal, billed for the Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor, Dakar.

The Nigerian side defeated host Senegal 1-0 in the first semi-final with Etebo Oghenekaro converting from the penalty spot. Les Fennecs on their own part brushed aside South Africa 2-0 in the second semis to reach their first Olympics for the first time in 35 years. Oussama Darfalou and Mohammed Benkhemassa scored in either half to book a place at next year’s multisport event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. No matter the outcome of the game, both countries have already qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the match today is simply to decide who wins the Senegal 2015 tournament. Winner of today encounter will lead other countries to the Olympic Games. It was a well deserving win for the North Africans who made the best of their positive start with an early goal after eight minutes. Comments. Loot refunds: CBN to name looters soon. FG to declare recovered fundsBuhari ready to step on big toes President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday assured that the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, would soon make public the total amount of money so far refunded to the Federal Government coffers by corrupt officials of the past administration.

The President said this would be preparatory to eventually naming of those corrupt officials that voluntarily came forward to surrender looted funds, even as he said he is ready to step on the toes of hitherto seen sacred cows in the country. Giving reasons why his administration has been reluctant to make public the names of looters that have surrendered funds, he said there was need for caution because “any disclosure now may jeopardise the possibility of bigger recoveries.” Leave a Comment on the News Comments.

GIS 2015: trainees charged, as 100 enrol in Enugu. Graduate Internship Scheme, GIS, trainees from Rivers State have been urged to use the skills they gained during the scheme to continue to build and develop themselves and the nation at large. In the same vein, 100 graduates from Enugu State enrolled to take part in one year skills enhancement training for 2015, which took place in Enugu recently. The Project Director of the Scheme, Mr. Peter Papka, who was represented by Mrs. Halima Iliya, gave the charge to the interns after the 3-day training, which was centred on career development, and entrepreneurship skills meant to expose them to the possibilities, which are open to them. Papka, who was optimistic that the experience they got from the training, would give the trainees an edge in creating employment avenues for themselves and others, urged them to apply whatever entrepreneurial knowledge they acquire to their future career-building.

Leave a Comment on the News Comments. Boko Haram threatening peace in FCT. Three weeks ago, when the Department of State Services, DSS, alerted Abuja residents over plots by Boko Haram to attack churches, mosques and markets, using female suicide bombers, mostly young girls, it became obvious that there will be panic across the city. In fact, many worshippers, Crime Beat learnt, have abandoned worship centres. Tension is even mounting as the DSS reemphasised in a press statement last weekend that residents in FCT should be alert this Christmas and New Year seasons amid rising threats of terror attacks.

Crime Correspondent IORAKPEN ISHU-JOSEF examines the security situation in the seat of power.. The first DSS memo by its FCT Director, Mohammed Ibrahim, addressed to the National Presidents of Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI and Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, urged religious bodies to put their members on alert. Leave a Comment on the News Comments. North to begin oil exploration next year – NNDC. New Nigeria Development Company, NNDC, a business conglomerate of the 19 northern state governments has disclosed plans to commence exploration of oil and gas in the Lake Chad area of North-East.

This was as it said oil and gas blocks have been discovered in the North, but for security challenges in the North-East exploration would have gone far. Speaking while addressing Journalists shortly after the Company’s Annual General Meeting in Kaduna yesterday, the Board of Directors’ Chairman, Alhaji Bashir Mohammed Dalhatu regretted that the insecurity in the North-East has affected the take off of the exploration. According to him, “But we have since re-engaged our people to be totally committed to the oil exploration and exploitation of both oil and gas resources. We believe that will spring boot revival of economy in the region,” he said.

Asked when the exploration will commence, the NNDC’s board chairman said, “we are commencing the exploration within the year, 2016. Comments. FG kick-starts security campaign against insurgency. Federal government yesterday kick-started the process of launching a national security campaign to counter insurgency across the nation, especially in the North-East. To this end, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, met with representatives of relevant agencies in Abuja, in an effort to design a national communication strategy for the campaign, which aims to sensitise Nigerians on their role in the fight against insurgency, with a view to ensuring that they support and also own the war.

Addressing the meeting, Alhaji Mohammed said while the military has availed itself creditably in the war, which it is now winning, the civilian component is critical for the war to be won is missing. ‘’The military may be doing its best, but it cannot win the war alone. No insurgency has ever been won only by military prowess. Apart from that, it is important to sensitise Nigerians on Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, how to recognise one and what to do if they find such. APC, Buhari, Oyegun win awards. President Muhammadu Buhari and Chief John Oyegun, the National Chairman, have been named joint winners of Verbatim Magazine’s Man of the Year 2015.

The magazine also accorded the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, worthy of an award for winning the 2015 general elections against all odds. Verbatim, the general interest news magazine published in Abuja by former editors of Newswatch, said in a press statement signed by Tobs Agbaegbu, the Editor-in-Chief/CEO that ‘’Verbatim editors are of the view that the cap best fits APC and two of its leaders, Buhari and Oyegun because of their peculiar roles in achieving record breaking success during the 2015 general election and for leading Nigerians in charting a new course for democracy’’. Leave a Comment on the News Comments. Umahi presents N101.1bn appropriation bill for 2016. Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State Friday presented to the state House of Assembly appropriation bill of one hundred and one billion, one hundred and fifty four million, six hundred and forty six thousand thirty naira, N101.1 billion, only for 2016 fiscal year. A breakdown of the bill tagged ‘Budget of Divine Actualisation’ earmarked N62, 396,750,000.00 for capital expenditure representing 61.68 per cent of the budget outlay while N38,757,896,030.00 was set aside for recurrent expenditure being 38 percent of the total estimate.

The total estimate of about N101.1bn is slightly above that of 2015 which was N96.52bn. The economic sector got N36.890 billion, the largest chunk, being 59 per cent of the estimate of which the governor said was with the basic aim of tackling challenges in the roads, water, electricity, agriculture, education, commerce and industrial sectors. Leave a Comment on the News Comments. Appeal Court upholds Akapabio’s election. The court of appeal Abuja Division yesterday upheld the election of the Senate Minority Leader Chief GodswillAkpabio as senator representing AkwaIbom North-West Senatorial District of Akwa Ibom State.

In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice MoshoodOredola, the appellate court dismissed the appeal case against Akpabio’s election for lacking in merit and upheld the decision of the lower tribunal which had earlier endorsed the election. Justice Oredola in the judgment that lasted over one hour said the although there was an error in one of the nomination papers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which indicated that Senator Akpabio stood for election for AkwaIbom North-East, the mistake was however successful corrected in all other documents. Leave a Comment on the News Comments. Senate lambasts NAFDAC boss over alleged injustice to staff. Senate on Thursday lambasted the Director General, National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii, for alleged gross injustice against a staff of the agency, Mrs.

Esther Amuta. It particularly criticised the NAFDAC boss for not keeping to the civil service rule in dealing with the case of Amuta, who had petitioned the upper legislative chamber over the alleged injustice. Considering the report of the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions presented by its chairman, Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu (PDP Imo East), the Senate said the agency did not comply with practice of civil service. During his presentation of the report, Anyanwu disclosed, among other observations and findings of the Committee, that Amuta, as a pioneer staff of NAFDAC, has put in 29 years of service in different directorates of the agency.

Leave a Comment on the News Comments. ‘MASSOB to demand referendum soon’ Leadership of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, loyal to Comrade Uchenna Madu said they are at the verge of demanding for referendum for the sovereign state of Biafra. Speaking yesterday while issuing conditions for relinquishing the over one month peaceful protests and agitations, the group insisted that unless their wishes were granted it would step up further protests and graduate same to call for a referendum.

Further, Madu-led faction of MASSOB issued two pre-conditions for stopping the agitations including the unconditional release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and Radio Biafra Director, Mr Nnamdi Kanu and the granting of the sovereign state of Biafra granted by the Federal government. Leave a Comment on the News Comments. NMDC trains 40 graduates on foundry practice. Director General, National Metallurgical Development Centre, NMDC, Prof. Ibrahim Madugu, says the agency has trained over 40 graduates under the foundry practice programme for youth empowerment of the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN. Prof Madugu who stated this recently in Jos, Plateau State, said the programme was tagged, “Training Young Men who are Job Seekers in Foundry Practice,” and lasted for one week said the programme focused on material selection, melting and casting, and also put participants through the rudiments of foundry processing.

Madugu said, “The boys were involved in melting and casting, they also went through all the various rudiments of foundry processing, including how they could build the foundry plant and what are the essence of the foundry plant, and they were all taught that here. “For the North Central, we had 38 able young men and two young women; these are with qualification of National Diplomas. Comments. Amosun harps on agro-forestry economy for Nigerian. Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state has explain that for the nation to overcome the present economic challenges, a return to agro-forestry as an effective means of lifting the country’s economic doldrums. He said, “The way to go if we really want to come out of the economic crisis is through agro-forestry.

It will save our environment and provide jobs for our people. If we are going to get it right as a nation, we need to diversify our economy. We are blessed with natural and human resources and the best way to diversify is via agriculture that will lead us to industrialisation.” Leave a Comment on the News Comments. SMEDAN key to economic devt, says DG. Director General, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN, Alhaji Bature Masari, has explained that the agency plays an important role in the economic development of the nation.

He said that the agency contributes in no small measure in creating jobs, growth support to other sectors of the economy, which contributes significantly to improving the living standards and local capital formation, thereby “encouraging innovation and competitions in developing economies.” Masari who stated this while delivering a lecture entitled, ‘Leveraging Finance for Sustainable Development of MSMEs in Nigeria’ at a two-day Small Medium Scale, SME and Franchising Conference organised by Informa Life Science Exhibitions, in Lagos, stressed the commitment of the federal government to promote the growth of Micro Small Medium Enterprises, MSMEs in the country. Leave a Comment on the News Comments. Nasarawa Microfinance Bank records N24bn profit. Telecoms sector to create 6.1m Jobs by 2020, says Shittu. Group slams Governor Abubakar over EFCC invitation. Aisha Buhari: Nudging APC to fulfill campaign promises. Assessing the gains of 3rd Summit of India-Africa Forum.

Medical tourism: Evidence of system failure or what? Sleep disorder and related sleep problems. RIO 2016 QUALIFIER: NIGERIA BATTLE ALGERIA IN U23 FINAL SHOWDOWN. Arik Air increases frequency on Lagos- Accra -Monrovia route. NSE ASI appreciates by 0.75% Customs generates N1.2bn from rice imports through land borders. NCRIB faults delisting of 108 Insurance Brokers by NAICOM. BPE attributes crime, anti-social behaviors plaguing Nigeria to falling standards of education. NCAA advises airlines on departure, en route weather information. NIMASA pledges to keep Nigerian maritime environment safe from criminal activities. CBN may increase Cash Reserve Requirement, if … Reviving ailing industries in Kaduna. Issues over fuel subsidy removal. Kanu celebrates Nigeria’s Rio Olympics ticket. PDP tasks security agencies to check violent activities of APC in Bayelsa. Kogi Assembly to sanction MDAs that tamper with approved budgets.

Political killings: PDP urges police to investigate APC. Gov Yari swears-in 18 commissioners. Bayelsa polls: 14 political parties condemn military’s role. Fashola’s road map and poor state of South-East roads. CHAN 2015: Oliseh to join Eagles in South Africa. AFCON 2017 qualifier: Pharaohs to play Burkina Faso, Romanian for Eagles. DOES TODAY’S HUMAN RIGHTS DAY MEAN ANYTHING TO THE SENATE? Falake resumes legislative duties, insists he’s gov-elect.

Ex-NIMASA DG: EFCC alleges plot to frustrate trial. Clearing agent docked for N4.1m fraud. Swine flu deaths hit 42 inIran. Court adjourns trial of Atuche, Ojo to March 22. Terrorism: Kalu asks court to set aside DSS order. Bauchi MDAs operated 335 bank accounts – C’ttee. Brazil’s Supreme Court stops President Rousseff’s impeachment. Paris attacks: Bataclan 3rd attacker identified. Traders’ association laments continuous fall of Naira. Ferguson: Sacking Mourinho would be foolish. NEED FOR PERMANENT SOLUTION TO INCESSANT FUEL SCARCITY. INEC declares Bayelsa poll inconclusive. NIMASA shuts down two more Jetties. WHAT IS NIGERIA’S ACTUAL POPULATION? 200 Kids for Chukwumerije Taekwondo. Gov Emmanuel splashes N89m on Akwa Utd players. We can’t afford to give out “Free Gifts” – Siasia. Serena & Sharapova set to shine in Asia. 2nd annual Tony Elumelu entrepreneurship programme for launch.

ICT devt: FG reiterates commitment to e-Government Master Plan 2020. NIMASA moves to rescue abducted seafarers. Lagos produces 2,063 of rice in six years. CHOLERA SHOULD BE COMPLETELY ERADICATED IN NIGERIA. N10bn substandard goods destroyed by SON. Despite party’s decision, I’m still governor-elect, Faleke insists. Gov Lalong vows to find lasting solution to Plateau crisis. Kogi guber: Igala, Ebira and the Okun challenge. Baba Sala gets inducted into comedy hall of fame. All set for Abuja Carnival. WINNING THE HIV/AIDS WAR. Olympics ticket: Nkiyu, Amakapabo drum support for Dream Team. All banks are sound, stable, says CBN. Kogi Guber: APC walking into a legal landmine. African Film Awards honours Julius Agwu. Civil Service: The new attitude. Another crisis brews at NFF. Eaglets star states plan for future. HIV/AIDS: TIME TO ACT IS NOW. Eaglets star, Nwakali heads first to Belgian club. Brymo thinks politics.

Bayelsa Guber: Sylva promises to complete Brass LNG if elected. FG to set up $25bn fund for infrastructure Investment – Adeosun. Senate gives Buhari two weeks to end fuel scarcity. KOGI GUBER: APC NWC DEADLOCKED. Again, Dasuki floors FG in court, says charge frivolous. Nicole Kidman wins best actress in London stage awards. SPREAD OF HEPATITIS ‘B’ IN NIGERIA. Djokovic wins Federer, clinches 5th ATP title. ABUBAKAR AUDU: LAWYERS AT WAR OVER KOGI POLITICAL LOGJAM.

…Buhari, Saraki, APC, PDP, others mourn. AFRIMA 2015: A night of surprises. Ishaku promises good road network in Taraba. Ecobank launches MyMall online trading platform for SMEs. ABUBAKAR AUDU DIES AT 68. Community urges Okowa to reverse acquisition of land by firm.