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Akinwumi Adesina

World Food Prize: Africa spends $35bn annually on food imports – Adesina

The AfDB president says Africa is the only region of the world where its proportion of the population that is food insecure is on the increase

Nigerian Senate

Declare state of emergency in education sector, Senate urges Nigerian govt

The lawmakers urged the TRCN to be more vibrant.

FILE PHOTO: President Muhammadu Buhari,and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (middle) and other party leaders, pose for snapshot after a meeting with APC governors.

Governors ask Buhari for full payment of Paris Club refund

The governors say their first spending had been reconciled.

EFCC Operatives

Group launches campaign against graft

The group says it has the support of the Macarthur Foundation.

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Beware of scammers using my name to extort, Magu urges public

Mr. Magu claims email and social media accounts were once hacked.

President Buhari

Buhari questions how governors sleep when workers haven’t been paid for months

The president expresses concern over the plight of workers.

Nigerian Senate

Nigerian Senate seeks sanction against ban of unionism in work places

The lawmakers ask a committee to draw up measures for protection of workers’ right to unionism

Food stuff [Photo Credit] grace communication foundation

Nigeria’s Inflation rate drops for eight consecutive time amidst rising food prices – NBS

All major food sub-indexes increased by 20.32 per cent between September 2016 and 2017.

Monkeypox

Monkeypox: Rumour of forced military vaccination spreads to Ondo, disrupts school sessions

Several schools closed abruptly on Tuesday as panicky parents besieged them.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo [Photo credit: dailypost.ng]

I’ll never be involved in party politics again — Obasanjo

Mr. Obasanjo says Nigeria’s democracy need strong parties to thrive.

President Muhammadu Buhari in one of his trips.

Buhari to attend D-8 summit in Turkey

Mr. Buhari will visit Ankara and Istanbul.

Nigerian Army

Group petitions Human Rights Commission over ‘unjust’ retirement of 38 top soldiers

CSNAC asks the Commission to recommend the reinstatement of the officers.

LASUTH

LASUTH to begin full cardiac surgery — CMD

The hospital has conducted kidney transplant operations.

Nigerian Senate

Senate summons Minister over neglect of lead poisoning victims

Over 400 persons suffered blindness, infertility and neurological defects due to effect of artisanal and unwholesome mining in 38 villages in Zamfara in 2014.

The Nigerian Senate

Senate urges Nigerian govt to observe October 17 as World Poverty Day

The Senate also asks government at all levels to declare “free and compulsory education.”

Nnamdi Kanu [Photo: TODAY.ng]

Judge handling Nnamdi Kanu’s case threatens to withdraw, gives three conditions

The court heard multiple applications on Tuesday.

Obasanjo, Makarfi hold closed-door meeting

Obasanjo, Makarfi hold closed-door meeting

The PDP leader visited the former president in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Nnamdi Kanu [Photo Credit: Pulse.ng]

DEVELOPING STORY: Nnamdi Kanu absent in court as Senator who stood surety wants out

Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts is unknown

Nigeria passport [Photo credit: today.ng]

Nigeria considers retaliation on visa delay to citizens

“It is embarrassing that one will want visa and will have unnecessary delay from the issuance countries.”

Tunde Adeniran

PDP chairmanship: Adeniran seeks IBB’s support

Mr. Adeniran says he is the most capable among aspirants.

Nigerian Senate

Senate summons Baru, NPDC over controversial contract

Petitioner wants outright cancellation and reversal of the contract.

Daphne

Car bombing kills Panama Papers journalist

Investigative journalists around the world have condemned the killing and called for a thorough investigations.

President Muhammadu Buhari addressing World Leaders at the 71st General Assembly of United Nations in New York 7000/21/9/2016/ICE/HB/BJO/NAN

UN General Assembly elects Nigeria, 14 others to Human Rights Council

Nigeria has served the global community on the UNHRC for three terms.

The UN health agency warned that tobacco’s killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment. [Photo: ITV.com]

Groups push for expulsion of tobacco companies from ILO

“Tobacco companies use membership of respected organisations like the ILO to portray themselves as responsible corporate citizens.”

Internet users ['Photo: Hope for Nigeria]

SPECIAL REPORT: How a Nigerian law is suppressing citizens’ freedom on the Internet

Free speech is being hampered under a repressive statute that security agencies have turned to a tool for government and influential Nigerians.