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The Speaker, Plateau House of Assembly, Abok Ayuba, has joined other Nigerians to celebrate the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, on her 62nd birthday.

Minister: 30% of women, girls experience sexual abuse in Nigeria

The Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Pauline Tallen, has said 30 per cent of women and girls between the ages of 15-49 experience different forms of sexual abuse.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Nigerian government to commence basic accelerated education programme for disadvantaged children

The federal government has revealed plans to embark on a national rollout of the accelerated basic education programme to enable disadvantaged children between the ages 10 and 18 have access to education.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has expressed his belief that Paul Pogba is unfairly judged at Manchester United, and has urged people to criticise him for his bad performance, not his hairstyle.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Paul Pogba is unfairly judged at Manchester United

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has expressed his belief that Paul Pogba is unfairly judged at Manchester United, and has urged people to "criticise him for his bad performance, not his hairstyle".
Ogun state governor Prince (Dr) Dapo Abiodun has urged Muslims to use the Ramadan to pray against the world pandemic coronavirus.

Ogun governor receives report on farmers, herders clashes

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun on Friday received the report of the peace committee set up by the government to look into the recent farmers/herders crisis in the Yewa axis of the state.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister: Nigeria needs N1.89 trillion to tackle malaria

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says Nigeria needs over a trillion naira to effectively combat malaria in the country.

NAPTIP: Nigerian children trafficked to Niger Republic to seek foreign aid

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says some Nigerians now take children to Niger Republic to get assistance from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Bitcoin trader, four others nabbed for ‘internet fraud’

The Ibadan office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a bitcoin trader for his alleged involvement in cybercrime, the EFCC’s spokesperson Wilson Uwujaren said in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday.

NAPTIP receives eight rescued children, two suspected traffickers in Kano

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it has received eight rescued underaged children and arrested two suspected human traffickers in Kano State.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Kaduna university students’ abductors demand N800 million ransom

The kidnappers of students of Greenfield University, Kasarami, in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have established contact with some parents of their victims, demanding for N800m for the release of the kidnapped students.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, in her goodwill message yesterday during the commemoration of the “2021 International Women’s Day National Policy Dialogue,” noted that through the implementation of Finance Acts 2019 and 2020, the federal government is providing tax relief and other forms of support to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), many of which are owned by women.

Minister: Full crisis looms in education sector over abductions

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed has warned that with an estimated 13 million children currently out of school in Nigeria which represents 20% of globally, the country now faces the danger of a full education crisis.
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), has said that the current push to conduct drug test on politicians, workers and students is to be able to urgently provide help for those who need treatment and rehabilitation, in addition to serving as deterrence.

NDLEA boss: Why we’re going after illicit drugs’ production labs

The Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.), has justified the agency’s offensive action against illicit drugs’ production laboratories and farms.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Official: Kaduna captures 2.1 million poor, vulnerable in social register

The Kaduna State Government has captured 2.1 million individuals from 524,424 Poor and Vulnerable Households (PVHHs) in its Social Register.
Pharmacists prepare syringes with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for Covid-19 in Detroit on Monday.Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News, via Associated Press

U.S. calls for pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine after clotting cases

Federal health agencies on Tuesday called for an immediate pause in use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine after six recipients in the United States developed a rare disorder involving blood clots within about two weeks of vaccination.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has admonished potato farmers in the country to adopt planting of orange-fleshed sweet potato to in a bid promote healthy living among citizens.

Nigerian government urges farmers to adopt orange-fleshed sweet potato

The Federal Government of Nigeria has admonished potato farmers in the country to adopt planting of orange-fleshed sweet potato to in a bid promote healthy living among citizens.
The order was given by the chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, during a public hearing on the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court. According to the lawmakers, all parties must submit a written account of what happened within 24 hours, adding that their memorandum would enable them to give report to the Senate.

Southern senators: Yinka Odumakin, Innocent Chukwuma’s deaths devastating, saddening

Southern Senators’ Forum has expressed grief over the death of Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, and founder of Centre for Law Enforcement Education Foundation, Innocent Chukwuma.
The Federal Government has tasked farmers in the southwest of Nigeria to adopt planting of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP), to further promote wealth and serve health benefit in the region.

Nigerian government tasks farmers on planting sweet potato

The Federal Government has tasked farmers in the southwest of Nigeria to adopt planting of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP), to further promote wealth and serve health benefit in the region.
NANS National President, Comrade Sunday Asefon

NANS flays ‘commercialisation’ of tertiary institutions

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has decried an alleged clandestine move to commercialise public tertiary institutions stressing that it might deprive many the access to quality education.
A man stands behind a barricade during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar March 27, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Troops fire at funeral as Myanmar mourns bloodiest day since coup

Myanmar security forces opened fire on Sunday, witnesses said, at people gathered for the funeral of one of the 114 people killed the previous day, the bloodiest day of protests since the military coup on Feb. 1.
A study in the United States, shows AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine provides strong protection against coronavirus and eliminates hospitalizations and deaths from the disease across all age groups, the company announced on Monday.

US study shows AstraZeneca effective for all ages

A study in the United States, shows AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine provides strong protection against coronavirus and eliminates hospitalizations and deaths from the disease across all age groups, the company announced on Monday.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala, said this on Wednesday during the opening of a two-day training for private healthcare providers in Awka.

Anambra to begin coronavirus vaccine rollout March 18

Okpala said that Anambra received 78,810 doses out of an estimated four million doses of the Oxford/Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Vaccine which the Federal Government took delivery of on March 2.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Man ‘kills’ commercial sex worker he planned to marry

The shout for help from an apartment at 11, Abuja street, Alaba Rago, off Mile 2 Badagry expressway, Lagos jostled residents who rushed to know what was happening.

Keeping Schools Safe In the North

On April 14, 2014, 276 Nigerian female students of the Chibok Girls Secondary School were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists. It was a very disturbing moment for Nigeria and the rest of the world. Most of the abducted girls were Christians.

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Refinery rehabilitation: NNPC tasks contractor on project completion

The Nigerian National Petroleum corporation (NNPC) has tasked the Contractor rehabilitating the Port Harcourt Refineries Companies (PHRC) to ensure completion of the project at the estimated time frame.

Nurses, midwives in Uganda go on strike over payment

Nurses and midwives in Uganda on Thursday started their sit-down strike after they failed to reach a consensus with government over payment of their lunch allowance.
Dominic Ongwen

Ugandan LRA commander ‘White Ant’ sentenced to 25 years in jail by ICC

The International Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced Dominic Ongwen, a Ugandan child soldier who became a commander in the notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), to 25 years in jail for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
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Zamfara APC doles out 400 cattle to members for Sallah

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara has commenced distribution of 400 cattle to its members for Sallah celebration.

2023: APC group urges Kebbi governor to ‘institutionalise power rotation’

A pressure group in the Kebbi State All Progressives Congress (APC) advocating for power rotation has urged state Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu to ‘institutionalise power rotation’ in the state.

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According to The Sun, Everton are so confident that Barcelona attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho will join them this summer in a £35 million deal. The Toffees are already house-hunting for him and a deal is thought to have been agreed on paper.

Everton house-hunting for Philippe Coutinho with transfer on the cards

According to The Sun, Everton are so confident that Barcelona attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho will join them this summer in a £35 million deal.

Father Mbaka: My Bishop wants me suspended for a month

The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN) Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, has attacked his own constituency, The Catholic Church, accusing the leadership of the Catholic diocese of Enugu of wanting to shutdown his ministry.
Amazon received Food and Drug Administration authorisation for a Covid-19 test made by itssubsidiary STS Lab Holdco, and it plans to use it for its onsite coronavirus testing programs.

Amazon posts record profits as AWS hits $54 billion annual run rate

Amazon.com, one of the biggest winners of the pandemic, posted record profits on Thursday and signaled that consumers would keep spending in a growing U.S. economy and converts to online shopping are not likely to leave.

Suspected herdsmen kill 19 people in Benue

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have attacked some communities in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State and killed no fewer than 19 people, among them were children.
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US to prioritise student visa applicants

The United States Mission has said it will prioritize student visa applicants and ensure Nigerian students resuming this Fall get visa interview appointments well in advance of their program start date.