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The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that peace and harmony have returned to the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

Nigerian government plans health insurance package for senior citizens

Health minister Osagie Ehanire on Monday inaugurated a ministerial committee to work with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in developing the framework for the scheme.
Women’s Right Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) has urged the Federal Government to take the protection of human rights at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps seriously, especially as it concerns women.

LEDAP: 1.17 million women, over 500,000 girls displaced in Nigeria

Center for Reproductive Rights and Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) has said that out of the 2.2 million Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs in Nigeria, 1.17 million are women while 510,555 are girls of reproductive age.
Nnia Nwodo

Ohanaeze: We’ve not chosen Nnia Nwodo’s successor

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization Ohanaeze Ndigbo said it has not yet chosen any candidate to succeed Chief Nnia Nwodo as president-general in the forthcoming election.

Peace Corps cautions against growing youth unemployment rate

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) has raised concerns over the growing rate of youth unemployment in the country, warning that it is a time bomb capable of devastating the future of the nation if not immediately tackled.
5. President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday night received Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, shortly after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progresives Congress (APC).

Ebonyi indigenes ask lawmakers to begin impeachment process against Governor Umahi

The group said there was already a substantial breach of the Nigerian constitution and subsisting Supreme Court verdicts which insist that a governor cannot defect to another political party unless there is internal leadership crises, perhaps leading to factionalization in his own political party.
Rep. Fred Agbedi, who represents Sagbama-Ekeremor Federal Constituency of Bayelsa, on Saturday said that the legislature lacks the powers to control funds appropriated for constituency projects.

We lack control of constituency projects – Reps member

Rep. Fred Agbedi, who represents Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal Constituency of Bayelsa, on Saturday said that the legislature lacks the powers to control funds appropriated for constituency projects.
The Federal government on Thursday said CNN should be sanctioned over its report on the October 20 shooting incident at the Lekki Toll Plaza.

Coalition knocks CNN over report on Lekki shooting

Following its controversial report on the Lekki toll gate shooting in Lagos on October 20, Cable News Network (CNN) has been branded as the newest face of foreign destabilisation in Nigeria.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends an interview with Reuters, at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25), in Madrid, Spain December 11, 2019. REUTERS-Susana Vera-File Photo

There’s racism in United Nations – chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has decried the existence of racism in the organisation.
Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says he will not allow those he described as misguided persons to unleash attack innocent Nigerians in Rivers State under the guise of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB.

Governor Wike: I stopped IPOB from starting Igbo versus Hausa war in Rivers

Wike was quoted to have said this when a delegation of Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) paid a solidarity visit to the Government House, Port Harcourt, to commend him for his untiring efforts and dedication to protect the interest of ethnic groups living in Rivers State.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday said the outcome of the United States elections would not influence Iranian policy towards Washington.

U.S. imposes fresh Iran-related sanctions, targets Ayatollah Khamenei-linked foundation

The United States on Wednesday imposed sweeping new sanctions targeting Iran, blacklisting a foundation controlled by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and taking aim at what Washington called Iran’s human rights abuses a year after a deadly crackdown on anti-government demonstrators.
FILE PHOTO- French President Emmanuel Macron stands outside the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 28, 2020. REUTERS-Charles Platiau

Kano Ulamas berate French president over blasphemous comments

The Coalition of Ulamas, Kano State, has kicked against blasphemous comments on the holy prophet and Islam allegedly made by French President Emmanuel Macron.
Chu Hoi-dick, Ray Chan and Ted Hui said in separate Facebook posts said they had been detained in connection with the incidents in May and June in which they threw smelly liquids in the chamber.

Ex-Hong Kong lawmakers arrested over national anthem protest

Three former Hong Kong lawmakers were arrested for attempting to disrupt debate of a bill criminalising criticism of the national anthem in the Legislative Council earlier this year.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army trains security personnel, others on work ethics, leadership

The Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) on Monday commenced a four-day training for security agencies, corporate organisations, academia, research institutes and civil society on work ethics and adaptive leadership.

FOMWAN urges survivors to speak out against rape, violence

The Federation of Muslim Women’s Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN) has urged women survivors of rape and other physical violence to speak out to reduce the impunity enjoyed by some perpetrators.

FOCAC: China charts new path with Nigeria, other African countries

As the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) clocks 20, the Peoples Republic of China, has called on Nigeria and other African countries to strengthen solidarity with China in order to meet the yearnings of its people.
Babagana Umara Zulum

Borno to launch 25-year development plan November 14

Borno Government is to launch a 25-year Development Plan aimed at fast tracking development and restoring the lost glory of the state, a statement on Thursday by the Director of Press, Government House, Mr Pindar Ndahi, said
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Chukwuemeka Ezeife: Balarabe Musa one of the few truthful politicians, progressives

Former Governor of the old Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has hailed the indelible Mark’s created by the first Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, who died on Wednesday.

2012 coup: ECOWAS court orders release of 12 ex-Malian soldiers

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered the immediate release of 12 former soldiers belonging to the National Committee for the Recovery of Democracy and the Restoration of the State of Mali linked to the 2012 coup d’état in the Republic of Mali.

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The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

2023: Kogi lawmakers endorse Yahaya Bello for the presidency

Less than one year into his constitutional four-year second tenure mandate as Governor of Kogi State, members of the Kogi State House of Assembly have called on Yahaya Bello to seek a higher office. The 25-member house made the unanimous call at plenary on Wednesday, 2 December, in Lokoja.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

Ogun governor presents N339 billion 2021 budget proposal

Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, on Wednesday, presented a budget proposal of N339 billion for the 2021 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly, with N177 billion earmarked for capital expenditure.

Former Zamfara deputy governor dumps APC for PDP

Mr Ibrahim Wakkala, immediate past Deputy Gov. of Zamfara, has announced his decision to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) and join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Governor Lalong condoles ex-Plateau SGS over death of wife

Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, has commiserated with former Secretary to the Government of Plateau State and the Chairman of the Plateau State Economic Advisory Council, Nde Ezekiel Gomos, over the death of his wife, Mrs. Hauwa Rena Gomos.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari sends relief materials to community where Boko Haram killed rice farmers

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent truckloads of relief material for the families of slain farmers at the rice field in Borno State.