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Bandits In Nigeria Have International Sponsor – NSCDC Boss

The Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSDC) Ahmed Audi says bandits operating in Nigeria have foreign sponsors. Audi disclosed this on Wednesday during the training workshop for state commandants of the NSCDC in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The training according to the agency is aimed at strengthening capacity on best … Continue reading Bandits In Nigeria Have International Sponsor – NSCDC Boss Read Full Story

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Kano ‘Strange Disease’ Caused By Food Poisoning Of Flavoured Drink, Says NAFDAC DG

  The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says the strange disease in Kano State is caused by food poisoning through a flavoured drink. The Director-General of the Agency, Mojisola Adeyeye, disclosed this on Wednesday during an interview on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily. Adeyeye described the incident as “very … Continue reading Kano ‘Strange Disease’ Caused By Food Poisoning Of Flavoured Drink, Says NAFDAC DG Read Full Story

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Lawmakers Divided As Senate Debates Establishment Of Armed Forces Service Commission

  The Senate was on Wednesday divided when the Federal lawmakers commenced debate on the establishment of an Armed Forces Service Commission. The lawmakers were sharply divided over the bill which proposes to establish an Armed Forces Service Commission. Those against the bill argued that it will cause more disunity in the country. The sponsor … Continue reading Lawmakers Divided As Senate Debates Establishment Of Armed Forces Service Commission Read Full Story

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In Ghana, Fears Over Pandemic Rise In Teenage Pregnancies

  Gifty Nuako has just turned 18, an age when a young person stands on the threshold of life. Instead, her future looks bleak. Last December, she became pregnant — “a mistake,” she says in a whisper. She wanted to have an abortion, but her boyfriend’s family refused. Today, in the back streets of Jamestown, … Continue reading In Ghana, Fears Over Pandemic Rise In Teenage Pregnancies Read Full Story

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Hijab Controversy: Christians, Muslims In Violent Clash, As Kwara Govt Reopens Schools

Violence erupted on Wednesday in Ilorin, Kwara State capital after the state government reopened 10 schools shut last month over the use of hijab by Muslim female students. Christians and Muslims not pleased with the situation went into a clash at  Baptist Smith Secondary School, Agba Dam as they pelted themselves with stones. Residents claim … Continue reading Hijab Controversy: Christians, Muslims In Violent Clash, As Kwara Govt Reopens Schools Read Full Story

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Hijab Controversy: Kwara Govt Announces Reopening Of 10 Schools

  The Kwara State Government has announced the reopening of the 10 schools shut last month over the use of hijab by Muslim female students. This was disclosed in a statement signed on Tuesday by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Kemi Adeosun, on Tuesday night She said the … Continue reading Hijab Controversy: Kwara Govt Announces Reopening Of 10 Schools Read Full Story

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UNIPORT Lecturer Regains Freedom After Three Weeks Of Kidnap

  A senior lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt, Dr. Jones Ayuwo who was kidnapped three weeks ago has regained freedom. Ayuwo, who lectures in the Department of Linguistics and Communications Studies, was kidnapped on his way from a function in his Local Government Area of Andoni, on February 21. READ ALSO: NCAA Suspends … Continue reading UNIPORT Lecturer Regains Freedom After Three Weeks Of Kidnap Read Full Story

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Instagram Boosts Child Protection Tools, Including Age Prediction

  Facebook-owned Instagram unveiled technology Tuesday aimed at preventing underage children from creating accounts and blocking adults from contacting young users they don’t know. It was the latest move responding to concerns about inappropriate contact between adults and children on the platform, which like most services sets an age minimum of 13. Instagram will begin … Continue reading Instagram Boosts Child Protection Tools, Including Age Prediction Read Full Story

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Bill Seeking To Empower NASS To Summon President, Governors Passes Second Reading

  A Bill that will empower the National Assembly to summon the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Governors of States has passed second reading in the House of Representatives. The bill, sponsored by Representative Sergius Ogun, seeks to amend the constitution to compel the President and governors to respond to issues of … Continue reading Bill Seeking To Empower NASS To Summon President, Governors Passes Second Reading Read Full Story

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World news

Yemen Residents Protest Poor Living Conditions, Storm Aden Presidential Palace

  Hundreds of angry Yemenis stormed the presidential palace in Aden on Tuesday protesting poor living conditions in the war-torn country but were eventually pushed back peacefully, an AFP correspondent said. Protesters, including retired military and security officers, marched in the southern port city, the de facto capital where the internationally-recognized government is based. “Revolution, … Continue reading Yemen Residents Protest Poor Living Conditions, Storm Aden Presidential Palace Read Full Story

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BREAKING: NCAA Suspends Azman Air Operations

  The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended Azman Air flight operations. This was announced in a statement signed on Tuesday by NCAA Director-General, Musa Nuhu, and titled, “NCAA Suspends Azman Air Operations With Immediate Effect.” Nuhu in the statement added that the suspension of the Air Operations is to enable the Authority to … Continue reading BREAKING: NCAA Suspends Azman Air Operations Read Full Story

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WTO DG Visits CBN Talks About Embracing Digital Economy, Exiting Recession

  Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the newly appointed Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Tuesday paid a visit to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Headquarters in Abuja and spoke on how Nigeria can exit recession and the need to embrace the digital economy. The WTO DG who was received by a delegation led … Continue reading WTO DG Visits CBN Talks About Embracing Digital Economy, Exiting Recession Read Full Story

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Business

Nigeria’s Inflation Rate Hits 17.33%, Highest In Four Years

  Nigeria’s inflation rate has risen to 17.33% in February from 16.47% recorded in January. This is the highest point since April 2017. According to the CPI/Inflation report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday, the food inflation stood at 21.79 percent, the highest point since the 2009 data series began. “The … Continue reading Nigeria’s Inflation Rate Hits 17.33%, Highest In Four Years Read Full Story

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Business

Nigeria’s Unemployment Rate Rises To 33.3% In Q4 2020

Nigeria’s unemployment rate has increased from 27.1% to 33.3% in the fourth quarter of 2020. According to the Labour Statistics Report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Monday, the figure is 6.1% higher when compared to the 27.1% recorded in the second quarter last year. “The number of persons in the economically … Continue reading Nigeria’s Unemployment Rate Rises To 33.3% In Q4 2020 Read Full Story

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Sports

Joshua, Fury Sign Two-Fight Heavyweight Unification Deal

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have signed a deal for two all-British world heavyweight title unification fights, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said on Monday. Confirming the agreement, Hearn told ESPN: “The hard part is always getting everybody to put pen to paper. “But this was a major effort from all parties to get this over … Continue reading Joshua, Fury Sign Two-Fight Heavyweight Unification Deal Read Full Story

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Enugu Governor Ugwuanyi Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

  Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Monday received his first dose of Oxford Astrazeneca vaccine alongside his wife Monica Ugwuanyi. The deputy governor Cecilia Ezeilo and the state Chief Judge, Justice Ngozi Emeghelu also received the vaccination at the Government House in Enugu. They are the first key government officials to receive the vaccine … Continue reading Enugu Governor Ugwuanyi Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Read Full Story

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Sports

African Players In Europe: Rodgers Hails Hat-Trick Hero Iheanacho

  Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho scored his first Premier League hat-trick at the weekend as he took his Leicester City goal tally to five from three matches. “I’m delighted for Kelechi,” said Leicester coach Brendan Rodgers. “I see improvement in him and, day by day, he trains so hard.” It was also the first time the … Continue reading African Players In Europe: Rodgers Hails Hat-Trick Hero Iheanacho Read Full Story

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Alleged N69 Billion Debt: Court Fixes May 25 To Hear AMCON’s Motion Against Jimoh Ibrahim

  A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed May 25, 2021, to hear a motion brought by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), seeking a stay of execution of orders it granted a businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, over alleged N69billion debt. The new date was fixed following an announcement by the registrar of the … Continue reading Alleged N69 Billion Debt: Court Fixes May 25 To Hear AMCON’s Motion Against Jimoh Ibrahim Read Full Story

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Gunmen Kidnap Two Female OOU Students

  Two female students of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) were on Sunday night kidnapped by some gunmen. The victims, identified as Adeyemo Precious and Oyefule Abiola were abducted while returning to their hall of residence located in Olowu area in Ayetoro campus of the institution, Yewa North Local Government Area. The police public relations officer, … Continue reading Gunmen Kidnap Two Female OOU Students Read Full Story

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World news

Vatican Says Catholic Church Can’t Bless Same-Sex Unions

  The Vatican on Monday said the Catholic Church does not have the power to bless same-sex unions despite their “positive elements”, saying it was impossible for God to “bless sin”. The powerful Vatican office responsible for defending church doctrine, The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), issued a response to the question, “Does the Church have the … Continue reading Vatican Says Catholic Church Can’t Bless Same-Sex Unions Read Full Story

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Sports

Fans Barred From Tokyo Olympics Torch Relay Start

  Spectators will be barred from the start of the Tokyo Olympics torch relay, organisers said Monday, announcing a pared-back launch as the countdown to the postponed Games begins in earnest. Fans were told to stay away from next week’s “simplified” starting ceremony and the first leg of the nationwide relay, which was put on … Continue reading Fans Barred From Tokyo Olympics Torch Relay Start Read Full Story

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FG Distributes Cash To Poor Victims Of COVID-19, Boko Haram Insurgency In Yobe

  The Federal Government has commenced the distribution of cash relief to poor and vulnerable rural women affected by the Boko Haram insurgency and the COVID-19 pandemic in Yobe State. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouk during the commencement of the programme in Damaturu, the state capital, said the … Continue reading FG Distributes Cash To Poor Victims Of COVID-19, Boko Haram Insurgency In Yobe Read Full Story

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Entertainment

‘Victory For Nigeria,’ Davido Congratulates Burna Boy, Wizkid Over Grammy Win

  Nigerian Popstar, Davido has congratulated Burna Boy and Wizkid for winning in different categories at the 63rd Grammy Awards. Wizkid won the award for his effort in Brown Skin Girl by Beyonce, Blue Ivy, and St Jhn which is from Beyonce’s Lion King: The Gift album. The song won Best Music Video, beating Future … Continue reading ‘Victory For Nigeria,’ Davido Congratulates Burna Boy, Wizkid Over Grammy Win Read Full Story

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FULL LIST: Burna Boy And Wizkid Make History, Win First-Ever Grammy Awards

  Nigerian Afropop stars Burna Boy and Wizkid made the country proud on Sunday night as they went home with their first-ever Grammy Awards. Burna Boy, the self-acclaimed African Giant clinched the award for the ‘Best World Music” category with his ‘Twice As Tall’ album. READ ALSO: #GRAMMYs: Nigerians Salute Burna Boy, ‘True African Giant, … Continue reading FULL LIST: Burna Boy And Wizkid Make History, Win First-Ever Grammy Awards Read Full Story