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NiMet predicts rains, thunderstorms for Saturday

The agency predicts day and night temperatures of 28 to 30 and 20 to 24 degrees Celsius respectively for the north.

File photo of a local PSP operator evacuating the waste at Tinubu Square.

World waste could grow 70% as cities boom, warns World Bank

South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa are set to generate the biggest increase in rubbish.

This baby in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was born with microcephaly after her mother [photo: Science.com]

Zika virus might be a weapon against brain cancer

Research has shown that Zika vaccine could prolong the lives of mice with human GBM without damaging the brain or altering their behaviour.

Leah Sharibu

Boko Haram Threat: CAN demands urgent release of Leah Sharibu, Chibok girls

Ms Sharibu was abducted in February along with over a hundred other Dapchi students.

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole (m), addressing State House Correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the State House Abuja on Monday (23/7/18). With him are Spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 Campaign, Festus Keyamo (L) and former member of the House of Representatives from Birnin-Kudu in Jigawa State. Hon. Farouk Aliyu Adamu. 03946/23/7/18/Ismaila Ibrahim/NAN

APC states free to adopt direct or indirect primaries — Oshiomole

The position comes with a caveat – that the process must be transparent.

Over 200 observers deployed to Osun ahead of the governorship election

The observers are well-positioned to evaluate all aspects of the election process.

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More than half of Nigeria’s awaiting-trial-prisoners under age 30 — Group

Nigeria currently has 75, 589 prisoners.

Yerima, Nnamani, others head APC screening committee

Yerima, Nnamani, others head APC screening committee

The list was released by the party’s publicity department late Thursday night.

Apapa traffic gridlock caused by truck drivers (Photo Credit: RCCG Traffic Squad)

Apapa Gridlock: Task force to begin impounding deviant trucks on Monday

The punitive measures would only apply to non-compliant drivers of articulated vehicles.

Sani Aliyu, NACA DG [Photo: NACA Nigeria]

1.1m Nigerians living with HIV/AIDS currently receiving treatment – NACA

17,000 persons and 800 pregnant women were currently receiving treatment for HIV in Ogun.

Nigerian Customs Officials

Customs seizes contraband worth N81m in 1 month

The seized items have been auctioned to the public and some security agencies.

Bukola Saraki, Senate President

Lawyer sues APC, FG over alleged threat to remove Saraki

The Kano-based lawyer wants an interpretation of constitutional provisions on the issue.

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Thunderstorms, rains to prevail on Friday – NiMet

The agency says the north might have day and night temperatures of 26 to 34 and 16 to 25 Degrees Celsius, respectively.

Ama Pepple

Minimum Wage: Committee to conclude negotiations before expiration of labour ultimatum

NLC had said it will commence an indefinite nationwide strike after its ultimatum expires on September 25.

Dr Hamid Bobboyi, Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission with iBass Staff and Delegates from the University of Greenwich

Institute to help Nigerian govt reform education sector

“Our work will focus on reforming and integrating the units that makes up our basic education system to ensure each adds value.”

Senator Peter Nwaoboshi

N3.48 billion fraud: FG secures arrest warrant against Senator Nwaoboshi

Mr Nwaoboshi is being accused of fraudulent acquisition of property and embezzlement of contract sum to the tune of N3.48 billion.

Pregnant woman used to illustrate the story

2.7 million Nigerian women engage in abortion— Expert

The expert says majority of these abortions are considered unsafe.

Orji Uzor-Kalu

Alleged N3.2bn fraud: Court rejects further delay of Orji Kalu’s trial

The prosecution opposed the defence’s request for a stay of proceedings.

Statistician-General of the Federation and National Bureau of Statistics, DG,, Dr. Yemi Kale (Photo taken by Richard Akinwumi, 2/20/2018)

NBS begins survey on number of poor people in Nigeria– Statistician General

The project commences next week, the official says.

Olusegun Obasanjo

Why we closed Obasanjo farms- Official

The official says the action was not politically motivated.

Ebola: Russian ministry gets new powder vaccine

The vaccine is being tested on volunteers and has shown promising results so far.

Ekiti election tribunal relocates to Abuja

The decision was taken over security threats.

Boko HAram

NLC condemns killing of health worker by Boko Haram

Two other health workers are still in Boko Haram custody.

Minister of Transportation Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, (middle) with the Managing Director, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Ltd. (CCECC) Jack Li (left) and Mr Fidel Okhiria, Acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation.(right) during the test run of the recently built Rail line from Abuja (Idu) to Kaduna

1000 contractors apply for Nigerian Railway Corporation’s projects

The exercise may be concluded by the end of October.

Bello Adoke, father of former AGF, dies at 79

Father of Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation, died on Wednesday night in Okene, Kogi state