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Poverty is weapon of mass destruction – Senator Jibrin Barau

Jibrin Barau, senator representing Kano north, says poverty is a weapon of mass destruction.

Nigerian Army offers free medical aid to 7,000 people in Cross River

More than 7,000 people including women and children have benefited from the Nigerian Army’s free medical services in ten villages across Cross River State of the southern region of the country.

Senator Julius Ucha faults crediting 41km Enugu-Ebonyi Road to ex-House of Reps member Peace...

Senator Julius Ucha has faulted the claim that the rehabilitation of the 41km Ozalla-Akpugo-Amagunze-Ihuokpara-Nkomoro Ebonyi federal road was attracted by Princess Peace Nnaji as constituency project when she was in the House of Representatives.

Plateau CAN urges Christians to unite to tackle challenges

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Plateau chapter, has decried the lack of unity among Christians, and declared that the travails of the faithful would only worsen if the Church remained divided.

NEMA donates relief materials to flood victims in Kebbi

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it has provided relief assistance to the recent Kebbi state flood victims.

Nigerian Navy to investigate alleged brutality of civilian by rating

The Nigerian Navy on Tuesday said it would investigate the alleged brutalisation of a civilian by a rating, which went viral on social media.

Benue starts anti grazing law implementation November 1 – Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has said despite the threat by Miyetti Allah (cattle herders group), the anti-grazing law implementation will commence November 1st.

Kaduna Polytechnic lecturers suspend 7-week strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) Kaduna Polytechnic Chapter has suspended its seven weeks old strike.

Fulani herdsmen may consume ethnic groups in the North – Northern CAN

Northern Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has urged Federal Government to call Fulani herdsmen in the country to order before they consumed minority ethnic groups in the North.

Court tells Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe to produce IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu or lose N300m bail...

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed Nov.20 for Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe and two other sureties to produce Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu, for trial.

President Buhari leaves Abuja for D-8 summit in Turkey

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday leave Abuja for Istanbul, Turkey, to participate in the ninth Summit of the Developing 8 (D-8) on Friday.

Senate wants Nigeria to declare October 17 as Poverty Day

The Senate on Tuesday called on the federal, state and local governments of Nigeria to “henceforth” designate and observe October 17 as World Poverty Day in line with the United Nations resolution.

Jigawa to immunize 1.7m children against polio

The Jigawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (JSPHCDA) says about 1.7 million children will be immunised against polio in the ongoing last round of 2017 immunisation across the state.

Senate summons minister Kayode Fayemi over neglect of lead poisoning victims

The Senate on Tuesday summoned the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Kayode Fayemi, to appear before it over the neglect of communities and victims affected by lead poisoning in Zamfara State.

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Eko DisCo explains cause of outage in Orile, Surulere

The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Tuesday attributed the power outage in Orile and Surulere areas of Lagos to a multiple fault on 11 KV feeder covering the area.

Why I called for international conference on Northeast – Senator Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday said he called for an international conference on the Northeast and the Boko Haram so as to raise funds for rehabilitation of the region.

Enugu court remands Bishop Ginika Obi over N500m fraud

The Police Command in Enugu says a cleric, Bishop Ginika Obi, recently arrested over his alleged advance fee fraud involving over N500m, has been remanded in Enugu Maximum Prison.

Governor Bindow tasks Adamawa stakeholders on fight against poverty

Governor Muhammed Umaru Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State has called on stakeholders in human capacity development, in the state, to support government’s effort at eradicating extreme poverty in the state.

UN scribe Antonio Guterres wants UN to help tackle Sahel violence

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned on Monday that Africa's Sahel region was descending into all-out violence and said the United Nations must help the region confront the threat from Islamist militants.

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National Assembly is committed to strengthening Intra-Africa trade relations – Senator Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Monday re-echoed the determination of the National Assembly to work towards strengthening trade relations between Nigeria and Ghana as well as other African countries.

Censors Board seizes pirated films worth N150m

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) said it has seized uncensored, unclassified and pirated films worth about N150 million in Edo, Kaduna and Lagos States.

Judge adjourns Olubadan’s suit against Governor Ajimobi

Justice Olujumoke Aiki, the presiding judge in the suit instituted by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, against Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and 21 new Obas in the state has adjourned till November 6 hearing of the preliminary objections raised by Kunle Sobaloju, the counsel to the 12th-24th defendants.

Governor Amosun denies alleged EFCC raid on Lagos home

Ogun State​ governor​, Ibikunle Amosun, ​has denied the ​”​false reports on the social media​” that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) visited his residence in Lagos and recovered huge sums of money.

Zinedine Zidane ‘very happy’ to see Cristiano Ronaldo end La Liga goalless run

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said it was "important" that Cristiano Ronaldo ended his La Liga scoring drought this season with a late winner in Saturday afternoon's 2-1 victory at Getafe.