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NSCDC records 1,204 criminal, civil cases in Jigawa

The Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) recorded 1,204 cases comprising 321 criminal and 883 civil matters in 2017.

China’s Shanghai to limit population to 25 million

China’s financial hub of Shanghai will limit its population to 25 million people by 2035 as part of a quest to manage “big city diseases,’’ the cabinet has said.

66% of Nigerian prison’s inmates are on awaiting trial – NPS

The Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) has confirmed that majority of inmates in prison facilities throughout the federation which constitutes 66 percent are on awaiting trial as at December 15, 2017.

South Sudan needs $1.7 billion humanitarian aid in 2018

South Sudan needs 1.7 billion dollars in aid in 2018 to help six million people, half of its population, cope with the effects of war, hunger and economic decline, the government and the United Nations announced on Wednesday.

Rohingya refugees set for Myanmar return

Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday for the return home of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled to the neighbouring country to escape a Myanmar army crackdown.

Egyptian minister prescribes birth control as population rises to 95 million

Egyptian Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali has expressed concern about the country’s population boost and prescribed a strict birth control regime to avoid a population implosion.

Fed govt urged to conduct population census

Participants at the just concluded first International Statistical Conference, organised by the Nigerian Statistician Association (NSA), have urged the Federal Government to conduct Population census at regular intervals.

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Former CIA agent arrested with top secret info

US authorities said Tuesday they had arrested a former CIA agent, Hong Kong resident Jerry Chun Shing Lee, after discovering he had an unauthorized notebook that had the identities of undercover US spies.

Federal govt denies 16, 200 vacancies in foreign missions

The Federal Government has said that there were no 16,200 employment vacancies in 26 Nigerian embassies and missions abroad as Nigerians are being made to believe.

NAF destroys Boko Haram vehicle workshop, kills many

The Nigerian Air Force has said one of its Remotely Piloted Aircraft, RPA, successfully destroyed a Boko Haram vehicle workshop, killing many of the insurgents in the process at the Sambisa general area on Monday.

Twelve killed in Maiduguri suicide bombing

At least 12 people were killed on Wednesday when a suicide bomb exploded around Muna Garage area of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, officials have said.

Access bank approves paternity leave for male staff

Access Bank Plc., has urged male employees of the bank to take advantage of its parental leave policy that extends paid benefits to all mothers and fathers.

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Donald Trump denies using term ‘shithole countries’ to describe immigrants

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Israel destroys tunnel from Gaza it says intended for attacks

Israel said Sunday it used a combination of air strikes and other means to destroy a tunnel stretching from the Gaza Strip into the country and continuing into Egypt.

Governor Ortom leads Benue leaders to meet President Buhari over killings

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Monday led some leaders from his state to a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari as part of efforts to restore normalcy to the state that witnessed killings recently.

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Court dismisses Evan’s suit challenging continued detention

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday dismissed the N300 million fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, otherwise known as Evans.