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Wuse District Hospital (Photo Credit: ICiR)

World AIDS Day: Nigeria needs to tackle Mother-to-Child Transmission to meet 2030 target

Huge gaps in testing and prevention of mother-to-child transmission make the goal of ending the epidemic by 2030 in Nigeria unattainable.

National Assembly

Constituency Projects: South West gets least allocation in 2019

The South-west got N14.28 billion from the N100 billion allocated to constituency projects in the six geopolitical zones.

Mohammed Adoke

Detained in UAE, ex-AGF Adoke writes INTERPOL, asks to be freed

INTERPOL, acting on a request from the EFCC, arrested Mr Adoke on November 11 in Dubai.

WAD: HIV stigma and discrimination

VIDEO: WAD: Stigma remains a threat to tackling HIV in Nigeria

WAD is marked on December 1 every year to raise awareness around HIV/AIDS.

Senate in plenary

Budget approval delay, another loan request from Buhari, others top Senate discussions last week

The committee on Appropriation begged for an extension. The budget would now be passed on December 5.

NIGERIA: Nigerian police force

How Nigerian police jail innocent citizens

Several people are wrongfully arrested by the police and eventually detained in prison for months.

A convoy of FRSC Officials used to illustrate the story

Five killed, nine injured in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway accident

He said that 14 persons, 10 males and four females, were involved in the crash.

murtala-muhammed-international-airport

Nigerian airlines owe govt over N10 billion – Official

The debts are accrued from five per cent ticket and cargo sales charges collected by the airlines in trust for the regulators.

Jacking of cassava water during garri process @ Olorunda

SPECIAL REPORT: Inside Oyo’s garri-producing community that lacks basic amenities

Residents of Olorunda in Oyo State have never had electricity. There is also no school, hospital, potable water and others in the community.

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Kidnapped police DPO freed

“DSP Ahijo Muhammad, DPO Mubi North, was rescued from the hands of his abductors unharmed and healthy.”

Nigeria Police Force

Kidnappers kill two policemen, abduct seven in Mubi

The incident occurred along Mubi – Gyela road last Tuesday.

Nigeria’s Information minister, Lai Mohammed,

Border Closure: Nigeria says Benin Republic ‘unrepentant’

The Nigerian government says ships are currently heading toward Benin with about 105,000 metric tons of rice, targeted at Nigerians.

Omoyele Sowore

EXCLUSIVE: How Buhari’s emissaries met Sowore in detention

The SSS has continued to hold Mr Sowore in defiance of multiple court orders granting him bail.

A convoy of FRSC Officials used to illustrate the story

Gunmen attack FRSC officials on Lokoja-Okene Road

One personnel was killed after suspected kidnappers opened fire on a vehicle carrying FRSC officials.

Ogun on map

Cholera kills five in Ogun

There were 12 reported cases on Friday.

Senate in Plenary

Why Senate under Saraki rejected Buhari’s $30bn loan request – Ex-senator

In the 2020 budget, Nigeria will use nearly a quarter of the budget to repay debts.

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau State. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Gov. Lalong]

Plateau Governorship: Appeal Court upholds Lalong’s re-election, dismisses Useni’s petition

Plateau governor hails judgment as a validation of the will of the people.

President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

SSS withdraws access tags from Osinbajo’s ‘sacked’ aides

Employment status of about 35 aides of the vice president hangs in the balance despite President Buhari’s claim that they were not sacked.

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

Hate Speech Bill: Media should mobilise Nigerians to defend democracy – Tambuwal, Osoba

Messrs Tambuwal and Osoba condemn the hate speech bill and urge media to mobilise Nigerians.

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

APC vows to expel third term proponents, says it’s opposition plot

APC condemns its member who filed a suit seeking third term for Buhari, says he was sponsored by “the opposition”.

Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (Photo Credit: DailyPost)

P&ID: Nigeria pays $200m bond to UK court

The official described the development as a positive step for Nigeria to set aside the judgement.

Photo of Benin-edo artifacts [Quartsz Africa]

Nigeria vows to ‘go after’ stolen artefacts worldwide

“We cannot imagine by what logic an Ife Bronze or a Benin Bronze or a Nok Terracotta can belong to any other part of the globe except to the people of Nigeria, whose ancestors made them.”

One of the rescued victims from gas explosion in Aduke Street, Ajegunle, Lagos State.

Gas Explosion: Two dead, 23 injured in Ajegunle – LASEMA

LASEMA said its investigations revealed that the fire ignited as a result of a phone call by an unidentified resident.

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state.

Appeal Court upholds Ortom’s election as Benue governor

Mr Jime and the APC had approached the appellate court to challenge the October 7 decision of the Benue State election tribunal.

Senate in Plenary

Buhari writes Senate, seeks amendment of CAMA law

The president wants to preserve the powers of the Attorney-General of the Federation to approve the registration of companies limited by guarantee.