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The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, has appealed to its customers to go through the proper channel and avoid fraudulent activities in meter collection.

Ikeja Electric expands meter roll-out for customers

To meet customers’ needs, Ikeja Electric Plc has commenced the full roll-out of meters under the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) scheme to all unmetered customers across its network.

Ikeja Electric expands meter rollout for customers

In a bid to meet its customer’s needs, Ikeja Electric Plc has fully commenced the rollout of meters under the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) scheme, to all unmetered customer across its network.
Protesters sit on the road in the Liberian capital Monrovia on July 31, 2019. The group that organised the June 7 protests took to the streets again to protest rising prices and corruption. PHOTO - ZOOM DOSSO - AFP

Liberia protesters clash with police at rally over economy, graft

Hundreds of demonstrators clashed with police in Liberia's capital Monrovia on Wednesday during a march against corruption and economic mismanagement under former footballer turned president George Weah.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: Nigeria loses N1.4 trillion annually due to violence against children

An estimated loss of economic value of N1.42 trillion is incurred annually due to the consequences of violence against children (VAC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said.
Aliou Sall, brother of Senegal’s President Macky Sall has resigned from his government post as a director of Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations of Senegal(CDC) after allegations of fraud relating to natural gas contracts, he said on Monday.

Senegalese president’s brother quits over bribery scandal

Aliou Sall, brother of Senegal’s President Macky Sall has resigned from his government post as a director of Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations of Senegal (CDC) after allegations of fraud relating to natural gas contracts, he said on Monday.

Oil booty sharing claims two lives in Delta

An alleged disagreement between two families over the sharing formula of benefits from an unexplored crude has led to the death of two persons in Aboh, Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference declaring a public health emergency in parts of Brooklyn in response to a measles outbreak [Shannon Stapleton-Reuters]

US measles outbreak hits ‘completely avoidable’ 25-year-high

The number of measles cases in the United States has reached a 25-year peak, propelled by the spread of misinformation about the vaccine that can prevent the disease, federal health officials said on Monday.

Femi Falana, Balarabe Musa blame ex-President Obasanjo for Nigeria’s woes

Human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), and Balarabe Musa, elder statesman and former governor of c State, on Tuesday, said former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s rejection of the Minority Report of the Constitutional Drafting Committee of 1976, co-authored by Drs. Segun Osoba and Yusufu Bala Usman, is one of the major reasons Nigeria is facing multiple crises today.

On the making of a People’s Constitution

The historical context of this occasion of the public presentation of the Minority Report & Draft Constitution for the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1976 is bound to generate hope with an admixture of regrets.
Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation - NIDO

Nigerians in Diaspora hold development conference in Netherlands

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Worldwide (NIDOW) has announced plans for the second edition of its Global Development Conference slated for April 24 in Netherlands.
Bill de Blasio

Measles outbreak: New York declares public health emergency

New York’s mayor declared a public health emergency in parts of Brooklyn on Tuesday, ordering all residents to be vaccinated to fight a measles outbreak concentrated in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.

Eight killed in Rivers cult war

Suspected cultists have killed no fewer than eight persons in Mgbuodohia community, in Rumuolumeni clan, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
China already controls 25 variants of fentanyl, plus two precursors used to make the drug [Reuters]

China set to regulate all fentanyl-related drugs

China has announced that it would begin regulating all fentanyl-related drugs as a class of controlled substances, in a change officials in the United States had long advocated as a way to stem the flow of lethal opioids from the Asian nation.
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Institute relocates facilities to combat HIV/AIDS in Rivers

The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) has resolved to move its Kano U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) operations to Rivers in a renewed effort to control HIV/AIDS in the oil rich state.

South-south leads in HIV prevalence, Northwest lowest

The South-south geopolitical zone has the highest HIV prevalence among adults age 15 to 64 years in the country with 3.1 percent, while the Northwest had the lowest prevalence rate with 0.6 percent.
The Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr Jide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday said he chose Dr Obafemi Hamzat as his running mate because he would make a capable deputy.

Jide Sanwo-Olu launches campaign, promises to construct Agboyi Bridge

The Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, officially launched his campaign on Saturday, addressing thousands of party supporters at a political rally held on the Ajelogo Field in Kosofe Local Government Area (LGA).

Solomon Adeola: How PDP wasted 16 years of governance

Sen. Olamilekan Adeola (Lagos West) on Saturday urged Nigerians to reject the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019, saying the party has nothing to offer the country.
A WHO official talks to local women in DR Congo as part of the effort to fight Ebola [Reuters]

WHO: DR Congo Ebola outbreak second largest in history

The Democratic Republic of Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Nigerian government, labour meet Thursday over electricity, fuel hike

The Federal Government will on Thursday meet again with the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress on the threat by the organised labour to proceed on an indefinite strike and protest over the hike in electricity tariffs and fuel pump price.

Many feared killed in Kogi tanker accident

A tanker accident on Wednesday morning has claimed several lives in Lokoja, Kogi State.
Lucas Torreira

Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira edging closer to Atlético switch

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is reportedly edging closer to joining Atlético Madrid this summer.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Lawyer drags Imo government to court over administration of criminal justice law

Human Rights Activist, Maxwell Opara, has dragged the Imo State Governor and the Attorney General of the State to Court over the provisions of sections 484 and 485 of the Imo State Administration of Criminal Justice Law, 2020.

ICPC quizzes NECO staff for alleged fake certificates

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is set to prosecute some staff of the National Examination Council (NECO) over alleged fake certificates.