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New House committee to shelve Hembe

New house committee says it will put aside every information collated by the previous committee now riddled with bribery allegations

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100m Nigerians risk elephantiasis infection, says Health Minister

The health minister says that Nigeria is ranked the third highest in the prevalence of lymphatic filariasis after India and Indonesia

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Atuche bought shares for 18 of his companies with Bank PHB’s money, says EFCC

The EFCC says that former bank chief, Francis Atuche, spent billions of the bank

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NDLEA made 8,639 arrests with 195, 283.9kg seizures in 2011, says Chairman

The NDLEA says it recorded the highest seizures from the South-West and South-South zones in the country

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Halliburton bribery: Judge strikes out suit for want of diligent prosecution

An Abuja High Court has struck out the EFCC

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Jonathan inaugurates NDDC advisory committee, tells them to shun favour seekers

President Jonathan says that there have been several attempts in the past to blackmail board members of the NDDC

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Water everywhere but none to drink

Civil Society groups are coming together to solve the water problem of Nigeria

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Governor Ajimobi of Oyo state promises not to demand bribes from contractors in his state

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Jonathan condemns coup in Mali, calls for return to democracy

President Jonathan has harsh words for Mali military men who have seized power one month before the slated national elections

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El Rufai: Witness says PHCN voluntarily gave up contentious plot

Prosecution witness says that the plot the EFCC has accused El-Rufai of fraudulently allocating was given up by the PHCN

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ACF partners FG on terrorism

Northern group pledges to partner with the Federal Government to tackle insecurity

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El Rufai back in court in land allocation case

The Umaru Yar'Adua government had charged Mr. El Rufai in 2009 for allegedly revoking plots of land from two government agencies and allocating them to his wives and friends

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Agency plans to use GPRS to track vaccinators

The National Primary Health Development Agency intends to use General Packet Radio Service to track its staff who vaccinate children against polio

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Women key to poverty eradication, says Maina

Women want government to focus on the needs of girls by inspiring them to acquire knowledge and skills for healthy and productive growth and development.

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Presidency warns ACN against disrespecting Office of President

The president says the opposition party is disrespecting him by making strong worded statements

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Police arraigns 17 recruits for certificate forgery, investigates 32 others

The police say they are currently prosecuting new recruits who gained employment with fake certificates

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Moslem Community denies using mosques, schools as armoury

Muslims in Port Harcourt deny fostering Islamic militants

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Human Rights Watch condemns Boko Haram attacks on schools in Borno

International Rights group says over 5000 students are now at home due to the destruction of their schools by Boko Haram

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Don berates FG for creating new universities

University don says extra universities will only reduce available funds for the education sector

NLC president, Abdulwaheed Omar

NLC wants National Assembly to release report on oil subsidy probe

NLC urges the National Assembly to release the report drawn up after the elaborate public probe into oil subsidy payments

Health Minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu

FG says deportation of 125 Nigerians by South Africa contravenes International Health Regulations

Health Minister says that South African government

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Witness says anti-graft policy executes sting operation to arrest two junior staff

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Customs to collect duties on donkeys, cattle on Nigeria-Cameroon border

The Nigeria Customs says it will now charge duties on imported cattle to meet up the monetary target imposed by the federal government

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Passengers stranded at Akanu Ibiam Int

Aviation fuel shortage leaves passengers stranded in Enugu

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Security: NYSC members deployed to Gombe drop to 530

Security situation in the North Eastern Nigeria has led to a drastic reduction in the number of corp members sent to Gombe