Category National Issue

Controversy Ensues As Teachers, Parents Trade Words Over Use Of Corporal Punishment In Schools

The use of corporal punishment in Nigerian schools has been a controversial issue across the country. While some consider as a necessary measure to instill discipline and foster compliance among students, others disagree, describing the act as inhuman. Critics of

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Nigerians To Start Paying For National ID Card Renewal & Replacement -NIMC

The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC has revealed that Nigerians will start paying for the renewal  and replacement of the National Identity Card. According to the commission, Card renewal is N3000 when your card expires and card replacement is N5000

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AY’s Wife, Mabel Makun’s Unpleasant Experience At A Lekki Hospital Throws Another Spotlight On The Country’s Poor Health System

Comedian AY Makun‘s wife, Mabel Makun took to social media to share an unpleasant experience she had at a popular hospital in Lekki, Lagos state. According to the interior decorator, she was in serious pain and she went to the

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2019 UTME: JAMB Releases Update On Admissions Into Nigerian Universities

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says over 100,000 candidates who met admission requirements have so far been offered placements into Nigerian universities for the 2019/2020 academic session. Spokesman for JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, told the News Agency of

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NIMC Releases Important Notice On How To Retrieve Your National Identification Number In 3 Easy Steps

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has important information for all citizens. If you have registered for your national ID card but have forgotten your Identification number or lost your National Identification Number (NIN) slip , the commission says you

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UPDATE: Police Uncover The Identity Of PortHarcourt Serial Killer (VIDEO)

The infamous serial killer that has been on the prowl in the city of Portharcourt, Rivers state has finally been nabbed by men of the Nigerian police force. Recall that a spate of killings of young women in the Garden

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MUST READ: CBN Introduces New Charges On Deposits And Withdrawals

Effective today, Wednesday, September 18, 2019, the Central Bank of Nigeria has said a new policy on cash deposits and withdrawals from individual bank accounts is now in place.  In a circular issued to all banks on Tuesday, September 17th,

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NAFDAC Enlightens Nigerians On The Dangers Of Consuming Non-Iodine Salt

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued out a warning to Nigerians about consuming non-iodized salt. Dr Abubakar Jimoh, the Director of Public Affairs of the agency says it has grave consequences to human

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‘Hotel Strangler’: Everything To Know About The Serial Rapist/Killer On The Prowl In Portharcourt Plus Updates

A serial killer and rapist is on the prowl in the city of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. In the past few weeks, since July, at least 9 women in the Garden City were lured to their death by the yet

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Xenophobia: Nigerian Pupils Detail The Dehumanising Treatments They Suffered At The Hands Of Their South African Classmates

Nigerians living in South Africa have yet again come under attack by local vigilantes. Many suffered only the destruction of their homes and business, while some who lost their lives were not so lucky. As usual reports of these events

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Federal Government Adopts This Day As National ID Day | Details

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the recognition and observance of September 16 of every year as National Identity Day, Vanguard reports. A statement by General Manager, Operations/Corporate Communications, NIMC, Abdulhamid Umar said the action is a practical move

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New E-passport Valid For All Countries – Immigration Boss, Muhammad Babandede Reassures Nigerians

Muhammad Babandede, the Comptroller General (CG) of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has said the enhanced electronic passport is acceptable and valid for entering all countries. The general gave the reassurance in a statement by NIS Public Relations Officer, Mr

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BREAKING: American Visa Application Fee Increased For Nigerians

Effective worldwide on 29 August, Nigerian citizens will be required to pay extra as visa issuance fee. The US Consulate announced this in a statement issued earlier today. In a statement, the US Consulate in Nigeria explained that the extra

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On Cyber Crime: Georgina Onuoha’s Open Letter To The Nigerian Society Is A Must Read!

In the wake of the fraud cases leveled against over 77 Nigerian youths (internet fraudsters) who were recently arrested by the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), former Nollywood actress, Georgina Onuoha has written an open letter to the

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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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