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About one thousand, four hundred and seventy-two cases of non-compliance with polio immunisation have been recorded in Bauchi state according to findings. State Consultant for World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Habu Dahiru, disclosed this at a one day workshop for women journalists on Polio Immunisation. Dr Dahiru noted that since Nigeria was de-listed as a […]

The Federal government has unveiled activities lined up for the nation’s fifty-six independence anniversary on the first of October. A statement issued by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal said the celebration which will be low-key will begin with an inter-denominational Thanksgiving Church Service, to be held on Sunday, the twenty-fifth […]

The Rivers and Anambra states commands of the Nigeria Police Force have warned the Indigenous People of Biafra and other pro-Biafran agitators against carrying out their planned protest scheduled for today. The police have also described the protest as illegal. The IPOB and Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) have called […]

Forty five cases of cholera disease have been recorded in Isolo Local Council Development Area, LCDA, of Lagos state, with six deaths already recorded.   Giving update on the outbreak, at a press conference in Lagos, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris explained that out of the six cases, two were brought in […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has invited the United Nations to negotiate with Boko Haram to end their seven-year Islamist insurgency and secure the release of the more than two hundred schoolgirls abducted from Chibok.   The President said he is willing to swap Boko Haram fighters in custody for the girls, but added that it is […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, saying this demonstrates Nigeria’s commitment to a global effort to reverse the effects of the negative trend.   With this signature, President Buhari has expressed Nigeria’s commitment to reducing “Green House Gas Emissions unconditionally by twenty per cent and conditionally by forty-five per cent” […]

The National Economic Council, NEC, which comprises Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and thirty-six state governors, has endorsed plans by the Federal Government to sell some national assets as part of efforts to address the current economic recession in the country.   The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, said in […]

Amnesty International has accused the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a unit of the Nigeria Police Force, of torturing suspects and demanding bribes to free them. In a report entitled “You Have Signed Your Death Warrant”, published on its website on Wednesday the group alleged that officers attached to SARS are getting rich from lucrative bribes.   […]

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Road Safety Corps and the Federal Inland Revenue Service have partnered on a project to ensure that all vehicles imported into Nigeria pay duties before registration. The Customs Public Relations Officer, Mr Wale Adeniyi, said on Wednesday in Abuja that the objective of the collaboration is to shore up the […]

The former chairman of the House of Representatives Appropriation Committee, Honourable Abdulmumin Jibrin, has been referred to the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges to defend allegation of budget padding he made against Principal Officers of the House. The decision was reached on Wednesday, after a motion on the issue frayed nerves and made the […]

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