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Abia governor’s wife plans to establish sickle cell clinics in 17 LGAs

Mrs Nkechi Ikpeazu, Wife of Abia Governor, said her pet project, Vicar Hope Foundation, planned to establish sickle cell clinics in all the 17 Local Government Areas of the state.

Mississippi sued over toughest abortion law in the US

A legal challenge has been launched in Mississippi after the US state passed the country's toughest abortion law, which bans the procedure after 15 weeks of gestation.

Nkanu traders: Why we endorsed Governor Ugwuanyi for second term

Members of the Nkanu Traders’ Association in Enugu State have asked other governorship aspirants in the State to wait till 2023.

Edo APC berates PDP over money gift to victims of herdsmen attacks

All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State, yesterday, said Governor Godwin Obaseki will not be distracted with what it described as the “Greek gift¨ being given to some families of victims of herdsmen killings in the state by Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Xi Jinping: Attempts to split China doomed to fail

Chinese President Xi Jinping has delivered a fervently nationalistic closing speech to parliament, painting China as the rising global power.

New South African president suspends tax chief

South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has suspended the head of the tax service ahead of “disciplinary proceedings” as he vows to fight graft following his predecessor Jacob Zuma’s ousting.

Foreign Minister: 39 Indians held hostage by ISIS in Mosul dead

The 39 missing Indians, who were taken hostage by ISIL in the Iraqi city of Mosul, have been killed, India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday.

Ekiti government launches water regulatory unit

Ekiti State Government has established Water Regulatory Unit in the state as part of initiatives to ensure efficient and sustainable potable water supply, Chief Tunde Ogunleye, the Commissioner for Public Utilities, said.

Senator Agboola: Ex-Governor Ladoja playing God in Oyo politics

The immediate past Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Hosea Ayoola Agboola, yesterday, said the role being played by the former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, in the crisis rocking the state chapter of the PDP portended danger for the party ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Mahmoud Abbas blames Hamas for Gaza attack on premier league’s convoy

President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, has accused Hamas of orchestrating the explosion that targeted the convoy of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah as he entered the Gaza Strip last week.

UN: Year of anti-Kabila protests in DRC leaves 47 dead

A government crackdown on demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila in Democratic Republic of Congo has led to the killing of 47 people in just over a year, a UN report seen by AFP said on Monday.

Armed robbers attack filling station in FCT

Residents of Galadimawa village, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory were, on Tuesday, thrown into chaos as armed robbers, raided a filling station, leaving three persons badly injured.

Mike Okiro: PSC promotes 31, 652 senior police officers in 4 years

The Police Service Commission (PSC) says it has promoted a total of 31, 652, senior officers in the last four years.

Senator Tinubu: Why women should occupy more public offices

The lawmaker representing Lagos Central on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu, has canvassed for more inclusiveness of women in governance.


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Kogi doctors suspend 72-day-old strike

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kogi chapter, has suspended its 72-day old strike to enable further negotiations with the state government.

NBA vows to continue protest over Lagos land use charge

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French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy held in Libya financing probe

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into police custody on Tuesday for questioning over suspected Libyan financing of his 2007 election campaign, a source close to the inquiry told AFP.

World Water Day: Lagos water corporation carries out free water tests

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Abia governor’s wife plans to establish sickle cell clinics in 17 LGAs

Mrs Nkechi Ikpeazu, Wife of Abia Governor, said her pet project, Vicar Hope Foundation, planned to establish sickle cell clinics in all the 17 Local Government Areas of the state.

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General Boroh: Establishment of modular refineries will end youth restiveness in Niger Delta

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PCNI trains 300 teachers on trauma control in Adamawa

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Romelu Lukaku: Some Manchester United players ‘were hiding’ against Sevilla

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