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COVID-19: Lagos Announces Intending Couples Must Obtain Clearance To Hold Weddings | Details

The Lagos State Government has made it mandatory for prospective couples to obtain clearance from the state government to hold weddings with 300 people in attendance. This was contained in a notice by the state government on Friday, titled, ‘Stay

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Lawmakers Make Interesting Recommendation To Modify The Rights Of Married Underage Girls In Nigeria

The national assembly joint committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has recommended voting right for married underage girls to the electoral commission. The national assembly joint panel made the recommendation to a technical committee which will work on the

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COVID-19 Second Wave: FCT Issues Fresh Guidelines To Residents

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has issued fresh COVID-19 guidelines regulating congregations, workplace and market places to minimise further spread of the virus in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Announcing the guidelines in Abuja, on Friday, the FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello,

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BREAKING: Lagos Restore Restrictions On Churches, Mosques, Events, Over Second Wave Of COVID-19

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has restored restrictions on the gathering of churches and mosques in the state. He asked the worship centers not to hold services for more than two hours, adding that no gathering must exceed 50

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See Laudable Initiative By Lagos State In Favour Of Expectant Mothers

The Lagos State Government has inaugurated the second pilot phase of the Mother, Infant and Child programme across the wards in the state for expectant mothers. The scheme, according to a statement on Tuesday would provide nutritional foods and supplements

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See FG’s 5-year Plan To Reduce Hunger & Curb Stunting Rate Among Children Under-5

A five-year nutrition action plan that will help to reduce hunger and malnutrition across the country has been approved by the federal government. According to the spokesman to the Vice President Laolu Akande, the plan was approved by the National Council on Nutrition

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WAEC To Bar Students Involved In Examination Malpractice From Writing Its Exams In Future | Details

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has approved the barring of students involved in examination malpractice from taking the West African Senior School Certificate Examination. The examination body approved this sanction and other sanctions at the 70th meeting of the Nigeria

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US Removes Reciprocity Fees For Nigerian Applicants

The United States has removed the reciprocity fee imposed on visa applications from Nigeria. The fee was imposed in August 2019 on applicants whose non-immigrant visa applications are granted. The US Consulate at the time said it was “reciprocating” the extra visa

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Gender Based Violence: First Lady, Aisha Buhari Bemoans The Plight Of Nigerian Women

First Lady Aisha Buhari has called for strategic partnership to end the raising cases of Gender-Based Violence against women and girls in Nigeria. She made the call on Friday at a Seminar to mark the 2020 United Nations Women’s Campaign

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UK Makes Historic First Move Approving COVID-19 Vaccine For Widespread Use

The UK has taken a major step by becoming the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for widespread use. The move comes a day after Pfizer/BioNTech submitted their approval applications to the European Medicines Agency

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Fueling Vehicles In Nigeria Is About To Take Another Dimension With This New Scheme Proposed By The Government

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Tuesday December 1, inaugurated an autogas scheme in Abuja. It inaugurated an Autogas and Natural Gas Vehicles Committee with the aim of driving up the adoption of gas as an alternative fuel for vehicles

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Nigerians To Pay N4,000 Monthly For This New Government Initiative- Presidency

The presidency has revealed that about 25 million Nigerians who will be benfiting from the Federal Government’s Solar Home Systems that commences this week, will be paying a monthly fee of N4,000. Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media

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Period Poverty: Scotland Becomes First Country In The World To Implement Free Sanitary Pad Policy For All Women & Girls

Scotland has made sanitary products free to all women, becoming the first country in the world to take such a step against “period poverty.” The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act, which passed unanimously through its final stage on Tuesday

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“In China, you can’t have more than one child”- Governor Akeredolu Advocates Population Control Policy

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has advocated for the enactment of population law as one of the ways of curbing the worrisome spate of youth unemployment across the country. The Governor spoke at the ‘Summit On Youth Unemployment, #ENDSARS and

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See Pakistan’s Progressive New Law Against Rape Offenders That’s Likely To Improve Quality Of Life For Women In The Country

Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan has reportedly approved in principle a law on chemical castration of rapists in the country. Local reports said Mr. Khan approved the law which would also fast track sexual assault cases during a federal cabinet

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See How The Federal Government Plans To Feed And Deworm Children In 2021

The federal government has budgeted N142.3 billion to feed 9.86 million children, deworm seven million children and recount the pupils in 2021 under the Home-Grown School Feeding programme (NHGSFP). Premium Times reported that the N142.3 billion is meant to cater to

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#EndSARS Protests: FG Gets Support Of Governors & Monarchs To Regulate Social Media Use

Even though many Nigerians have kicked against the planned regulation of social media, describing it as a breach of their rights to expression, a bill on the regulation is before the national assembly and has scaled second reading at the

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President Buhari Approves Free Health Insurance For Corp Members

President Buhari has approved the enrolment of members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the National Health Insurance Scheme. This was disclosed on Monday by Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim during a briefing in Abuja, the nation’s capital on Monday, November 9. Ibrahim said

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Lagos Pupils In Primary Six Will Not Be Writing The Common Entrance Examinations

Assistant Director, Public Affair, Lagos State Examination Board, Mr. Fatai Bakare,  has said primary six pupils who are expected to transit to Lagos State public junior secondary schools will be assessed based on their continuous assessment scores. This was in

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Why Kano State Is About To Cancel School Third Term If Private School Proprietors Fail To Do This For Students

Private school proprietors in Kano state have been asked to slash their school fees by at least 25% or see the third term of the 2019/2020 academic session being canceled by the state government. In a statement made available to

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World Teachers Day 2020: President Buhari Approves Special Salary Scale & More For Teachers

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a special salary scale and new retirement age for teachers. The President increased the number of service years for the teachers from 35 to 40. The gesture was announced in Abuja on Monday by

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US Proposes To Ban Students From Nigeria From 4-Year Varsity Degrees

The United States Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) proposed fixed time limits could restrict some international students including those from Nigeria, from admission of more than two years. If approved, international students, exchange visitors, and foreign information media representatives will

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UNICEF Raises Concern Over Percentage Of Nigerian Children Without Birth Certificates

The United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF on Monday said about 57 percent of Nigerian children under the age of five years don’t have birth certificates. The child protection specialist in charge of UNICEF Zone A Field office, Enugu, Victor Atuchukwu,

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NDLEA Releases Update On Pre-marital Drug Testing

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has made a clarification regarding its conduct of pre-marital drug testing. The agency’s spokesperson, Jonah Achema in a statement released on Saturday September 19, said NDLEA chairman, Mohammed Mustapha Abdalla was quoted out

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Inspirational: American Mum/Professor, Sharon Cannon Shares Uplifting Message With Women On Why Feeling Old Should Not Stop Their Dreams

An American mum and teacher, Sharon Cannon has shared an inspirational post that she hopes will help people gain more courage to follow their dreams despite age. Cannon who shared practical advice with other late bloomers like herself on her

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