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Eid-el-Kabir: Sen. Adeola urges prayer, perseverance at Sallah

As Muslims the world over celebrates the Eid el Kabir tomorrow the Senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District, Senator Solomon Adeola has enjoined all Muslim faithful in his senatorial district and Nigerians all over the nation to continue to persevere and pray for peace and progress as the nation gradually overcome economic recession with its attendant hardship on majority of Nigerians. In ...

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Man set ablaze, as another ritualists’den is discovered in Lagos

… Over 100 syringes, telephones, ATM cards,  recovered By Christopher Oji One person was set ablaze and two others rescued by the Police in another suspected ritualists’ den dicovered at the Challenge area of Mushin, Lagos. Recovered from the suspects were two expensive phones, four Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards and about I00 syringes, with some filled with substance believed ...

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Anambra Election: South East governors in meeting with Nnamdi Kanu

Kanu is said to have rejected a repeated back door moves made by the governors to meet with him. South-east is said to be in a meeting with the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu. According to Emmanuel Uzor, the Chief Press Secretary to Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi,  the meeting is ongoing at the Enugu State ...

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Pulse Opinion: The moment Dino Melaye called himself a failure

Senator Dino Melaye labelled himself a failure recently. He's putting it mildly. Senator Dino Melaye who represents Kogi West in Nigeria’s Senate, doesn’t do contrition. So it was quite startling when he referred to himself as a failure at the Osasu Show symposium in Abuja last Friday. “Unfortunately, we the leaders, myself inclusive, have failed this nation and have failed ...

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Resident doctors issues strike notice

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARDs), has issued a nationwide strike notice effective Sept. 4. Dr Olusegun Olaopa, the President of NARDs, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, announced this on Wednesday in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan. Olaopa said that the resident doctors would commence an indefinite industrial action on Monday ...

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I am guilty, Evans tells Court (UPDATE)

From: Romanus Okoye Acclaimed billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme George Onwuamadike a.k.a Evans, on Wednesday morning, appeared in court to face series of charges levied against him. Evans pleaded guilty to the two count of conspiracy and kidnapping. Evans and five members of his gang arrived the court under heavy security. They were marched into the courtroom at 8. 56a.m to face Justice ...

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Edo: Osinbajo opens 60,000 tonnes fertiliser plant

…To provide 500 direct jobs From Tony Osauzo and Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has inaugurated a 60,000-metric tonne capacity Edo State Fertiliser and Chemical Company Limited in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area of the state. Inaugurating the plant, yesterday, Osinbajo described agriculture as the abandoned pathway to Nigeria’s economic diversification from oil and national prosperity. ...

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Stakeholders: Menses is human rights issue

Some stakeholders in the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector have urged all tiers of government to design policies that would promote Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) as a human rights issue. The stakeholders made the call at an ongoing national workshop on MHM, organised by the United Nations Education Fund (UNICEF) and WaterAid in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. They ...

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Define “Hate Speech” – Senator urges Legislature

A member of the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has urged the legislature and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to evolve a template to define what constitutes hate speech. The lawmaker made the call when he visited the Acting Executive Secretary of NHRC, Mrs Oti Ovrawah, on Tuesday in Abuja. He said that if the definition of hate speech was ...

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Saraki off to Mecca

Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday night, flew out of Abuja to Saudi Arabia to join about two million Muslim faithful for this year’s hajj. In a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, the President of the Senate will spend the period of the pilgrimage to pray for the unity, stability and development of Nigeria ...

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