Category National Issue

Nigerians To Pay More For Electricity Consumption- FG

The Federal Government through the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has increased the tariff payable by power consumers across the country. Findings from various documents obtained from the NERC on Wednesday in Abuja showed that beginning from next year, power consumers

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NCAA Issues Ebola Alert To Airlines, Calls For Vigilance

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has issued warning to airlines over the resurgence of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). This followed the World Health Organization (WHO’s) declaration of Ebola outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

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UPDATE: Police Parade Man, Terna Taga, Who Impregnated 10-Year-Old New Mum

The Benue State Police Command, on Thursday, paraded 15 suspected criminals arrested for various crimes in the state. Among those paraded was 18-year-old Terna Taga, who allegedly raped and impregnated 10-year-old Masenengen Targba, read here. Targba was sheltered at an

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This Gross Percentage Of Nigerian Children Are Denied Exclusive Breastfeeding -National Survey

At the inauguration of the National Zero Water Campaign to commemorate the 2019 World Breastfeeding Week, wife of the Nigerian President, Aisha Buhari, lamented that Nigeria today had the second-highest burden of stunted children, with a national prevalence rate of

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Eid-Al-Kabir: Federal Government Declares Public Holiday

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior Georgina Ehuriah in a statement released on Tuesday, August 6 announced that the Nigerian government has declared Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th August as public holidays to mark the 2019 Eid-il-Kabir celebrations. She

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UNICEF And Other Stakeholders Team Up For The Launch Of World Breastfeeding Week In Nigeria Today

As part of activities to celebrate the World Breastfeeding Week in Nigeria, Alive & Thrive, UNICEF, CS-SUNN, Action Against Hunger and Nutrition International are coming together to support the Federal Ministry of Health on several key initiatives to raise awareness

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“Train traditional birth attendants on current birth protocols”- USAID Tells Nigeria

The United States has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to train traditional birth attendants as community mobilisers for women on health issues. The team leader of United States Agency for International Development (Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health),

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State Government Secretly Places Embargo On Children Adoption | See Why

The Delta State Government through the Ministry of Women Affairs has secretly placed embargo on children adoption in the state. When contacted for comments on the matter, the newly sworn-in Commissioner, Ministry of Women Affairs, Mrs. Flora Alatan was not

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NAFDAC Finally Wades Into The Sniper Suicide Scourge, Gives Ultimatum For The Recall Of The Product

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC, has finally taken definitive step many weeks after public outcry calling for the ban of Sniper insecticide. Public outcry came following the notorious popularity of the product, which was

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Nigeria Has The Highest Number Of Out-of-School Children-UNESCO

One would assume that Nigeria should by now be better positioned to provide access to education to children of all ages, as well as have measures in place to enforce strict laws for the compliance of parents and children where

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Apology Or Not, Human Rights Activist, Segun Awosanya Lays Down Steps In Place To Bring Senator Elisha Abbo To Justice

Following public outrage against Nigeria’s youngest senator, Elisha Abbo after he physically attacked a young mum without clear provocation, and his subsequent media brief that saw him offering an apology that most Nigerians have termed arrogant and insincere, popular human

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Federal Government Announces Date For The Phase-Out Of The Old Yellow Card For International Travelers

There is news for international travelers in Nigeria as the Federal Government has announced its plan to modify a component of international travel for citizens. The information was in a statement by Mrs. Boade Akinola, the Director, Media and Public

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Lagos State Chairman Of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Bolanle Adeniran, Explains Why Cost Of Drugs Is About To Go Up By A 100%

The Chairman of the Lagos State Branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Mrs. Bolanle Adeniran, while speaking at an event organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industries on Thursday, gave heads up on possible price increase

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Federal Government To Proscribe The Almajiri Phenomena – Babagana Monguno

Almajiri is a system of Islamic education practiced in northern Nigeria, but it has become a source of worry for the country because that system does not balance religious education with western style education, causing a high number of out-of-school

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President Muhammadu Buhari Reveals Why He Has Been Appointing Women To Head Nigeria’s Treasury

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed there’s a special reason he has been appointing women to head Nigeria’s treasury since his administration came into power in 2015. The president made the revelation on Wednesday when he received some representatives of Nigerian women on

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Eid-Al-Fitr: Federal Government Declares Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th June, 2019 as public holidays to mark the Muslim Eid-il-Fitr Celebration. The declaration was announced in a statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of

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NYSC Moves To Checkmate Age Falsification

In a bid to checkmate age falsification by graduates, the National Youth Service Corps says it has decided to introduce modifications to discharge certificates of youth corpers. The NYSC Director-General, Brig Shuaibu Ibrahim, who made this known when he spoke

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NAPTIP DG, Dame Julie Okah Gives Details On The Gruesome Realities Of Nigerian Women Trapped In Mali

Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Dame Julie Okah – Donli, has alerted the nation and the entire Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament of the imminent xenophobic attack on

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FG Blames Mass Failure In Mathematics On Poor Teaching

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said that the generally poor performance of secondary school pupils in Mathematics examinations in recent times is due to poor teaching and lack of adequate infrastructure. Adamu stated this on Thursday last week

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Suicide Epidemic: Former Presidential Aide, Reno Omokri Proffers Solution

Suicide rates in Nigeria have risen sharply and is now a subject of national concern; former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has however suggested ways to the government of president Muhammadu Buhari to mitigate the unprecedented spike in suicide incidents in

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See Why FG Is Proposing To Stop Cooking Gas Consumers From Owning Cylinders

The Federal Government says it is coming up with a policy that would remove the ownership of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders from consumers. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, made this disclosure on Tuesday. Speaking

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One Of Former Abducted Chibok Girl, Palmatah Mutah, Blazes Trail In America

Palmatah Mutah, one of the 276 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists in Northern Nigeria in 2014 has done well for herself against all odds. Palmatah obtained an associate degree in America last week and is now on the path

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“How my wife died of wrong diagnosis” – APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole Reveals

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has narrated how his late wife, Clara Oshiomhole was a victim of quack medical doctors. Mr Oshiomhole who spoke at the Founders Day and Launching of Endowment fund of the

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Why Customs Boss, Hameed Ali, Is Appealing To Nigerians To Stop Eating Imported Rice

The Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has appealed to Nigerians to stop eating imported rice. On Thursday in Abuja at a news conference organised by the Ministry of Finance, Ali said the Federal Government has not issued

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Leah Sharibu Trends On Social Media Again

Leah Sharibu, the only schoolgirl remaining in Boko Haram captivity after the Dapchi kidnappings, turns sixteen today. Leah was held back by the terror group for refusing to denounce her Christian faith after the Nigerian government negotiated and paid ransom

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