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Former health minister, head of UNFPA, Osotimehin is dead

NIGERIA- A former health minister and the Executive Director of the United Nations Populations Fund, UNFPA, Babatunde Osotimehin, is dead. Born February 6, 1949, the 68-year-old who was a former Provost of the College of Medicine at the University of ...

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Senate set to look into high interest rate

Senate President Bukola Saraki has promised that the Senate will look into the high interest rate charged by banks in the country. “It is likely that we will debate it this week,” Saraki said during an interactive session with journalists on ...

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Political thugs attack two journalists in Abakaliki

Two journalists, Charles Otu of the Guardian newspaper, and Samuel Nweze, publisher of the People’s Leader, have been attacked in Abakaliki, Ebonyi. The Police Public Relations Officer, Jude Madu, confirmed the two incidents and said that the police have launched ...

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TVC explains why 145 workers were sacked

Continental Broadcasting Services Ltd. (CBS), owners of Television Continental, TVC and Radio Continental has announced the shutdown of TVC News Africa in its stable and the layoff of 145 members of its workforce. A statement by the management of the ...

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NGOs seek protection for journalists

Fifteen Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) on Friday in Abuja called on security agencies to protect journalists and commentators from attacks by politicians. The NGOs, in a statement said that recent development in Nigeria had cast the relationship between government and journalists ...

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Nigerians, others now pay for email inquiries on UK visa

The British high commission has announced that email inquiries by visa customers applying from outside the UK would attract a fee as from June 1. The high commission made this known in a brief report on changes to UK visas ...

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South East Peoples Assembly wants Nnamdi Kanu’s bail revoked

The South East Peoples Assembly (SEPA), has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to revoke the bail granted the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu Recall that IPOB in collaboration with other groups, on Tuesday ...

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Oyo to generate 1,000 megawatts from wastes

The Oyo State Government is to generate  1,000 megawatts from wastes  following the signing of a  Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with some power-generating firms. The state government on Wednesday in Ibadan signed an MoU with Siemens International, MRF1 and West African ...

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VIDEO: 10 doctors injured as security men clash with doctors in LUTH

Ten members of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) in the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), were allegedly injured by some security men during a clash in the hospital. Adebayo Sekunmade, president of the association, disclosed this to reporters during ...

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DSS transfers freed Chibok girls to Ministry of Women Affairs for rehabilitation

The Department of State Services (DSS) has transferred the 82 Chibok schoolgirls, who were released earlier in the month, to the ministry of women affairs for rehabilitation. Ever since they regained freedom, the girls have been with the security agency, ...

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