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Resident doctors accuse JUTH of sacking 100 members, stage protest

Resident doctors of the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), on Monday staged a protest over the sack of 100 of its members by the hospital management. Other reasons for the protest, according to John Agbo, Chairman, Association of Resident Doctors, JUTH chapter, included management’s refusal to obey various court orders…

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Deregulate petroleum sector now, Ex-NNPC GMD urges FG

A former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), Jackson Gaius-Obaseki, has advised the federal government to consider full deregulation of the value chains of the nation’s petroleum sector. Mr. Gauis-Obaseki, who is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Brass Liquefied Natural Gas…

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Man burnt alive in India for protesting daughter’s harassment

The police said that an Indian man who tried to protect his daughter from sexual harassment and complained to authorities has been burnt alive. Police officer RA Pandey said that Narmada Sahu, 45, died at a hospital in Madhya Pradesh state late on Sunday. Mr. Pandey said that the victim’s…

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INEC takes delivery of permanent voters’ cards for new registered voters in Anambra

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has completed the production of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) for the newly registered voters in Anambra State. INEC National Commissioner, Mohammed Haruna disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of the opening of a…

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello

Niger Govt. releases N50 million monthly for students’ scholarship – Gov. Bello

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State on Monday said N50 million was being released monthly for scholarships to address the falling standard of education in the state He said an audit of students in the state would be conducted to ensure the funds got to the right people. Mr. Bello,…

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215 police officers, others undergo emergency, anti-terrorism training

Two-Hundred and Fifteen police officers, from the rank of Deputy Superintendent to Chief Superintendent cadres, in Zone 9, are participating in a one-week “Incident commanders’ management course”, taking place in Umuahia, Abia State. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the list of participants included 50 officers from each of…

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What Nigerian farmers must do to make food good enough for export – Institute

The Nigeria Institute of Food Science and Technology, NIFST, on Monday warned farmers against using fertiliser, pesticides, herbicides on produce for export. The Chairman, Lagos Chapter of the institute, Sunday Bamgbose, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos. Mr. Bamgbose said that the…

Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor, Delta state.

How Delta expended N33.4 billion Paris Club refund – Commissioner

The Delta State Government has given a detailed explanation of how it expended the N33.4 billion it received as its share of the Paris Club refund from the Federal Government. Its Commissioner for Finance, David Edevbie, gave the explanation on Monday in Asaba at a post-budget media briefing to highlight…

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WHO says 3.2 million birth defect-related disabilities occur yearly

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated that 3.2 million birth defect-related disabilities and an estimated 276,000 newborn deaths occur every year. Olubunmi Lawal, the Founder, Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Care Foundation (SHCF), a non-governmental organisation, said this in a statement in Abuja on Monday. She said that globally, it…

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4 Air Force men nabbed for allegedly vandalising water pipe

The Police in Lagos on Monday announced the arrest of four Air Force men and seven others for allegedly vandalising Lagos State water iron pipes value at about N25 million. The Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, confirmed the arrest while presenting the men and other suspects arrested in the last…

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Partly cloudy, sunny weather to prevail on Tuesday – NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted partly cloudy weather conditions over the central states of the country on Tuesday morning. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Thursday also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 28 to 35 and 14 to 24…

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Partly cloudy, sunny weather to prevail on Tuesday – NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted partly cloudy weather conditions over the central states of the country on Tuesday morning. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Thursday also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 28 to 35 and 14 to 24…

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura

Nasarawa Govt. scraps Customary Court of Appeal

The Nasarawa State Government on Monday announced the merging of the state’s Customary of Appeal with the High Court. Governor Umaru Al-Makura announced the merger during the retirement and valedictory court session in honour of Justice Jibril Idrisu, the President of the state Customary Court of Appeal. Mr. Al-Makura, who…

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura

Nasarawa Govt. scraps Customary Court of Appeal

The Nasarawa State Government on Monday announced the merging of the state’s Customary of Appeal with the High Court. Governor Umaru Al-Makura announced the merger during the retirement and valedictory court session in honour of Justice Jibril Idrisu, the President of the state Customary Court of Appeal. Mr. Al-Makura, who…

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Saudi Arabia not ready for dialogue with Qatar – Tillerson

The U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, on Monday said that Saudi Arabia is not ready to talk to Doha to end the diplomatic crisis which started on June 5. Mr. Tillerson made the remarks during his ongoing visit to Qatar, where he held a joint news conference with Qatar’s…

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Minister flags off training, empowerment of 18,000 youths in Kebbi

The federal government says it will train and empower 18,000 young men and women on skills acquisition to be self-reliant and employers of labour. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, made this known on Monday at the flag off ceremony of the National Directorate for Employment’s skills acquisition…

File photo of a female health official tries to drop a polio vaccine into the mouth of a child at Kaiama town, 16 May 2005 in Bayelsa State.
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Nigerian doctors warn against declining immunisation coverage

The National Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Mike Ogirima, has decried the declining immunisation coverage in the country and urged government at all levels to do more. Mr. Ogirima gave the warning while addressing a news conference in Ilorin on Monday to mark the 2017 Physician Week. He said that…

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Nigerian govt’s suit against Shell, Eni adjourned

A Federal High Court in Lagos was on Monday forced to adjourn continuation of hearing until November 15 in a suit filed by the federal government against Shell Western Supply and Trading Ltd over alleged crude oil shipment worth $406.8 million. The suit, filed by the federal government’s counsel, Fabian…

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Bolt says he’s serious about a soccer career

Usain Bolt says he is serious about starting up a soccer career now he has retired from sprinting, and believes he could even be good enough to play for Jamaica. The 31-year-old eight-time Olympic gold medalist, currently recovering from a hamstring injury, accepted there might be some skepticism, but said…

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UPDATED: Suspected kidnap kingpin, Evans, arraigned on fresh charges

The arraignment of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, at an Igbosere High Court in Lagos Island on fresh charges, was on Monday temporarily stalled as his lawyer brought an application seeking to quash the charges. The Lagos State Government had slammed the fresh charges on Evans,…

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HIV/AIDS: Nigerian researcher calls for clinical trial of his drug

A Nigerian researcher, Madubuike Ezeibe, has called on the Federal Government to carry out a clinical trial on the drug he developed, Aluminum-Magnesium Silicate (AMS), for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Mr. Ezeibe, a professor of Veterinary Medicine at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, made the call in an…

Unity Bank

Obasanjo, Babangida, key Unity Bank shareholders, help bank hit N80 billion capital base — Ex-Official

Unity Bank Plc’s capital base has hit N80 billion, up from N31 billion in 2014, Thomas Etuh, former Chairman, Board of Directors, has said. Mr. Etuh, the immediate past board chairman of the bank, said in a post-retirement interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the…

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Prepare coffins if you want to overthrow my govt, Prime Minister tells citizens

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen on Monday told the opposition to prepare coffins for themselves if they want to overthrow his legitimate government. “You have not yet had possibility to overthrow Hun Sen through a military way. If you dare to do so, you will die, prepare coffins for…

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16 killed in Maiduguri suicide bomb attacks

The Police Command in Borno on Monday said 16 persons were killed and 18 others sustained injuries in multiple suicide bomb attacks on Sunday at Muna area of Maiduguri. The Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu, confirmed the incident in a text message sent to journalists in Maiduguri. Mr. Chukwu said the…

Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson

Why PDP is not playing opposition role effectively – Governor Dickson

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa says the PDP is not playing its expected role as an opposition party due to numerous internal crises within it. Mr. Dickson, who made the claim during a chat with journalists in Yenagoa, however, said he remained optimistic that the party would bounce back to…