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23 mins ago
Director, Centre for Democratic Development Research and Training, Professor Abubakar Siddique Mohammad has advocated intervention of foreign government to end insurgency in Nigeria. While the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, lecturer lauded the efforts of the Nigerian forces to nip the excesses of the terrorists in the bud, he said the strength of the nation's military…
46 mins ago
Kwara Government has signed an agreement with the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council on the implementation of Consolidated Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Academic Staff Salary Structure (CONPCASS). This is contained in a statement signed by the State Head of Service, Modupe Oluwole, on Wednesday in Ilorin and made available to newsmen. Oluwole said the…
1 hour ago
Nigeria has brought home around 12,000 people who fled violence in the northwest of the country earlier this year, including from neighbouring Niger, an official and a returnee said Wednesday. The official said improved security had prompted their return to Shimfida village in Katsina state near the Nigerien border, but criminal gangs known locally as…
1 hour ago
Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) said the government is not maximising the economic potential of the country due to theft, vandalism, and other challenges. NESG board chairman Asue Ighodalo in a communique issued at the end of a meeting of its Board of Directors said low production rate, theft, and pipeline vandalism have combined to…
1 hour ago
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has warned against the illegal selling and buying of lands and shops at the popular Kpirikpiri market in the state. This is contained in a statement on Wednesday in Abakaliki by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Uchenna Orji. Umahi warned the people involved to desist from the…
1 hour ago
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has urged members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who would be participating in the conduct of the 2023 general elections to avoid being used to rig the polls. El-Rufai made the call at the closing ceremony of the orientation course organised for members of 2022 Batch B (Stream…
2 hours ago
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Nigeria Red Cross, have disbursed a  sum of N175m to 5000 households in three councils in  Kaduna as part of a measure to mitigate flooding in the 2022 rainy season.  The 5000 households affected by floods along the Kaduna River area in the last 10 years, were…
2 hours ago
Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, on Wednesday came hard on Christians opposing his acceptance to serve as the Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organization, saying that Pope Francis has not told him that the decision is wrong. The Governor met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, and…
3 hours ago
Seven more kidnapped passengers of the March 28 train attack in Kaduna state have regained their freedom. The victims were released on Wednesday morning after spending 135 days in the custody of the terrorists. It is however not clear if any ransom was paid to the terrorists for their release. So far, 42 victims have…
4 hours ago
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) said it has reduced the number of trips on the Lagos-Ibadan train service due to the hike in the price of automotive gas oil, better known as diesel. NRC Managing Director, Fidet Okhiria, said the corporation has cut down the number of return trips on the route from six to…
4 hours ago
Health experts have implored mothers to not only exclusively breastfeed their babies for six months but also continue breastfeeding the babies for two years though with complementary diets because of the huge benefits to children and mothers. They gave the advice at an enlightenment programme on the importance of breastfeeding to the child and the…
5 hours ago
A 60-year-old well driller, Malam Bala, has suffocated to death in a deep well alongside his 35-year-old son Sunusi Bala in Kano State. The tragic incident occurred at Sabon Garin Bauchi in Wudil local government area of Kano, about 35 kilometers away from the metropolis, where the two local well diggers were trapped in the…
5 hours ago
Ondo State House of Assembly has declared the seats of two members vacant for anti-party activities. The House declared that Hon. Favour Tomomewo (APC-Ilaje 2) and Hon. Torhukerhijo Success (APC-Ese-Odo) were actively involved in Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) recent gubernatorial primary election in the state. The declaration followed a letter earlier received from the Chairman…

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Igbo youths under the auspices of the Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL) on Wednesday warned groups and individuals promoting the presidential ambition of Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu to stay clear of the zone. President and Publicity Secretary of the group, Goodluck Ibem and Okay Nworu, in a statement, described as "unfortunate" how certain…
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A Chinese court rejected an appeal in a landmark sexual harassment case on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the country's fledgling #MeToo movement. Zhou Xiaoxuan stepped forward in 2018 to accuse popular state TV host Zhu Jun of forcibly kissing and groping her during her 2014 internship at the broadcaster. Her case inspired many others…
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Tunisia's judicial authorities on Wednesday revoked the sacking in early June by President Kais Saied of almost 50 judges, a court spokesman told AFP. A June 1 presidential decree in the North African country saw Saied fire 57 judges, after accusing many of corruption and other crimes. His move, which rights groups called "a deep…
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US teens have left Facebook in droves over the past seven years, preferring to spend time at video-sharing venues YouTube and TikTok, according to a Pew Research Center survey data out Wednesday. TikTok has "emerged as a top social media platform for US teens" while Google-run YouTube "stands out as the most common platform used…
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The owner of a Pakistan TV station critical of the government has been charged with sedition after airing comments on the military by an opposition politician, according to documents seen Wednesday by AFP. Three journalists with ARY News -- a station that strongly backs former prime minister Imran Khan -- have also been charged, while…