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UPDATE: Celebrity Mum, Funke Akindele-Bello and Hubby, JJC Skillz Plead Guilty To Flouting FG’s Social Distancing Orderr

Celebrity mum and actress Funke Akindele-Bello and her hubby, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, as a follow-up to their arrest by the police yesterday have pleaded guilty to the one count charge of defiling the orders of the Lagos state

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Conditional Cash Transfer: FG Explains How It Identifies The Poorest/Most Vulnerable Nigerians Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Nigerians who have questioned how the Federal Government intends to do justice and correctly identify the most vulnerable citizens to benefit from its conditional cash transfer initiative now have an answer.  Read here. To cushion the effect of the economic

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Sierra Leone Lifts Ban On Pregnant Girls Attending School

In 2015, a rise in rape, abuse, and poverty during the deadly Ebola outbreak fueled a spike in teenage pregnancies. Consequently, a ban on pregnant girls going to school was introduced in Sierra Leone. The ban was overturned on Monday,

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BREAKING: President Buhari Imposes Restrictions On Lagos And Two Other States In A Bid To Curb COVID-19

In a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria, President Buhari has restricted movement in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun State. The president made the announcement during a nationwide broadcast on Sunday. He said that the curfew will begin

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DSVRT Explains Why A Father Having Sex With His Child Is Not Considered  As Rape Under Lagos State Law

The Domestic & Sexual Violence Response Team, DSVRT, of the Lagos state government has explained what constitutes a rape case and defilement case as prescribed by the Laws of the state; explaining further that under the State’s laws, it is

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Coronavirus: FG Imposes Travel Restrictions To Nigeria From These Countries

The Federal Government has announced  its decision  to restrict entry into the country for travelers from 13 countries including the US and UK, as it announced five new cases Wednesday. The restriction will apply to travelers from countries with more

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Lagos State Shuts Down All Private and Public Schools Over Coronavirus

The Lagos State Government says it recognises it holds a strategic position as a force of commerce and travel, and will, therefore, not take chances with the ongoing threat of the global health pandemic brought by novel Coronavirus, COVID-19. In

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Lagos State Government Bans All Churches’ or Mosques’ Gatherings Of More Than 50 Persons

The Lagos state government, in agreement with religious leaders, has banned all religious congregational service of over 50 worshippers as part of concerted efforts to contain the unprecedented devastation that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing globally.  The decision was reached after a meeting

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Coronavirus: Passengers Without Valid Yellow Card Can No Longer Board Flights To Nigeria- NCAA

As part of the measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, says henceforth, passengers without valid Yellow card can no longer be allowed to board flights at Nigeria international airports. The Yellow

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How Ban On Compulsory Blood Donation In Lagos Hospitals May Affect Expectant Mothers- Health Commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner of Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has reacted to the ruling that banned state-owned hospitals from demanding compulsory blood donation from husbands of pregnant women seeking antenatal and maternity services. According to updates published by PUNCH, the

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Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia Bans Pilgrims From Visiting

Coronavirus remains a growing world health concern and every country is doing what it can to keep the deadly virus at bay. In the same vein, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has now banned religious pilgrims from visiting Mecca or

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US State Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Bill To Decriminalize Polygamy

A bill that would decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults in Utah in the United States was unanimously endorsed by a state Senate committee this week, sending the legislation to the full chamber for a vote, The Salt Lake City Tribune

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World’s Youngest Prime Minister, Finland’s Sanna Marin’s New Family Policy Will Put Fathers In Active Parenting Roles | Here’s How

Finland’s new government has announced plans to give all parents the same parental leave, in a push to get fathers to spend more time with their children. The government, led by 34-year-old Prime Minister Sanna Marin, who is the world’s

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Trump Administration Adds Nigeria and Five Other Countries To Travel Ban List

The US State Department on Friday night announced that it has put six new countries under its travel ban list. Under a proclamation signed Friday by President Donald Trump, citizens from Eritrea, Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan and Nigeria- Africa’s most populous country,

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Happy News: FG Begins The Implementation Of New NYSC Allowance

The Nigerian Government has approved and begun the implementation of  the payment of the new allowance for serving corp members. Shuaibu Ibrahim, a brigadier general and the director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), says the monthly allowance of

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Federal Government Exempts Sanitary Pads, 19 Other Staples From VAT Hike

Come Feburary 1 2020,  the new valued added tax (VAT) increase proposed by the  The Federal Government will take effect. President Muhammadu Buhari a couple of weeks ago signed the Finance Act to increase the government’s revenue base, this translates

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What Do You Make Of This New Directive To Schools In Kwara State?

The Kwara State government has given new directives to public school administrators within the state and therefore banned some existing components of morning assemblies. The directive was contained in a statement released by the state’s Commissioner for Education and Human

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Saudi Arabia’s Latest Law Protecting Women Is Laudable On All Fronts

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been touted as one of the most hostile civilisations in the world when it comes to the rights of women but all of that is changing as the country continues to make steady progress

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#SexForGrades: Deputy Senate President Indicts ASUU As Opposers In The Passage Of Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill

Following the public outcry against sexual perversion among university lecturers who unduly reward or punish female undergraduates by awarding or withholding marks in exchange for sexual favours, the Nigerian senate swung into action, seeking to enact a law that prohibits

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Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, Kicks Against This New FG Policy For Church Marriages

The Pentecostal  Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has alleged that churches are being targeted by the Federal Government following the new marriage certificate law introduced by the Ministry of Interior. PFN’s National President of the fellowship, Rev.(Dr.) Felix Omobude has kicked against the newly

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Caucasian Man, Andrew, Questions ‘Absurd’ Nigerian Law That Denies Him Citizenship Despite His Marriage To A Nigerian Woman

A Caucasian man identified as Andrew, took to his Twitter handle to lament about Nigerian laws frustrating him from becoming a citizen. Andrew, an expatriate, moved to Nigeria a few years back and married a Nigerian woman. In his Twitter

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Kano State Governor Reveals How New Education Policy Will Protect Girls In The State From Underage Marriages

Kano State Governor, Abdulahi Ganduje, has revealed that the education policy in the state has reduced the menace of child-bride in the state. The governor disclosed this on Sunday night during the 2019 Human Rights Summit/Award with the theme, ‘Adopting

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Giant Stride: Nigeria Launches First Sexual Offenders Register

The Federal Government in collaboration with strategic partners has unveiled the Nigeria sexual offenders register. The Nigerian Sexual Offenders Register was launched yesterday, November 25, 2019, and Nigerians have hailed this move as a step in the right direction. The

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Lawmakers Pass Resolution That Will Mandate Intending Couples In Nigeria To Do This

Intending couples in Nigeria will now have to comply with new directives mandated by the members of the House of Representatives before marriages can be contracted. As part of efforts to prevent the spread of the sickle cell disease, the

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Mental Health In Nigeria: Amnesty International Decries The Inhumane Treatment & Detention Of Patients In Religious Houses

International Human Rights Group, Amnesty International, has urged the Nigerian Government to ban the violent and dehumanizing practices used against people suffering from Mental health issues in the country. In a damning report, published yesterday, Monday, (Nov. 11), Amnesty International

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