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A bill seeking to end trafficking in persons and sale of new born babies has passed through the second reading at the House of Representatives. The bill, if passed into law, would end harboring of pregnant persons under the age of eighteen as well as selling or attempting to sell new-born babies in the country. […]

Reigning Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Enyimba will tackle Dolphins in the opening day of the Nigeria topflight, according to the pairings released by the League Management Company on Sunday. Kano Pillar tackle Enugu Rangers at home and Heartland begin their quest for the top prize with a tantalizing tie against Warri Wolves in Owerri. […]

The Divisional Police Officer of Vunokilang Police Station in the Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Okozie Okereofor, and sixty villagers were killed on Sunday when gunmen, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, invaded four communities in the local government area. Also, two riot policemen, who were on their way to quell the violence in […]

The Ondo State government has said that the presentation of parent’s Residency Card, popularly known as Kaadi Igbeayo is now a condition for registration and participation of students in both internal and external examinations. The examinations include entrance exam into public and unity secondary schools, Junior secondary school certificate exam as well as NECO and […]

The Chairman of Rivers State branch of Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Dr. Furo Green, has advised residents of the state to stop drinking garri soaked in cold water for now, saying rats that carry the highly contagious Lassa fever virus are mostly in contact with garri. Green gave this medical advice, while speaking on the […]

The Trade Union Congress, TUC on Sunday warned the Nigerian government to discourage the Nigerians from embarking on medical tourism with the excuse of travelling to treat ailments that can effectively be handled by hospitals in the country. In a statement signed by its President, Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama, and its Secretary-General, Comrade Musa Lawal, […]

The Kwara State government has said that its decision to restructure the state media houses is not to sell the entities, but to improve their efficiency in service delivery, grant them autonomy, as well as increase their revenue generation capacity. The government believed that the development was proposed to align with modern trend in media […]

The Federal Government has lamented the poverty level among Nigerians despite the huge increases in the country’s yearly budget in the past seventeen years. It says Nigeria’s national budget increased from over nine hundred billion naira in 1999 to over six trillion naira in 2016, adding that at the same time, poverty also increased almost […]

The Federal Government has hiked the price of Household Kerosene (HHK) to eighty-three naira per litre from fifty naira per litre, thereby, officially ending subsidy on the product.  The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, in its product pricing template released on Sunday however, stated that the eighty-three naira per litre price applies only to […]

At least thirty Jerry cans filled with petroleum products were yesterday confiscated by the Department of Petroleum Resources in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, in its bid to rid the state of black marketeer of petroleum products. The seizure of the products followed a raid carried out in some shops by a special task force set […]


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