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Pencom commences verification of year 2020’s retirees July 1

The Acting Director-General of the Commission, Mrs Aisha Dahiru-Umar, said the commission would conduct verification exercise of prospective retirees who would retire from public service in the year 2020 between 1 July and 2 August 2019.
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has tasked the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) to be proactive on deepening taxation practice in Nigeria.

Lagos government denies rumoured re-introduction of monthly environmental sanitation

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday debunked rumours making the rounds on the airwaves and social media that it has re-introduced the monthly environmental sanitation exercise and vehicular restriction, urging residents to ignore it in its entirety.

Banditry: Nigerian Army bans motorcycles in seven states

The Nigerian Army has banned the use of motorcycles within the hinterland and forests of Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna, Kebbi and Niger states, saying it observed the use of motorcycles by bandits, kidnappers, criminal elements and their collaborators to perpetrate crimes.

Benson Abounu: Electoral body, security agencies conspired to scuttle Benue South peoples’ wish

Deputy Governor of Benue State, Benson Abounu, has said he suspects conspiracy between security agencies and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s ad-hoc staff to frustrate the wish of Otukpo people.
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Election: Ex-NDA deputy commandant urges soldiers to remain apolitical

Former Deputy commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, AVM Abba Zannah (Rtd), on Saturday advised officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Military to remain apolitical in the discharge of their duties, especially as the country inches towards the 2019 general elections.

Sokoto government introduces special sanitation exercise

The Sokoto State Government on Thursday in Sokoto inaugurated a special sanitation exercise to fight malaria in the state.
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Donald Trump weighs draft order targeting Google, Facebook

President Donald Trump is weighing an executive order that would open federal antitrust and criminal probes into Google, Facebook and other social media firms, US media said Saturday, though the White House promptly distanced itself from the reports.

Ogoni clean up: HYPREP deploys 100 coys to study impacted communities

The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) said it has deployed over 100 companies to carry out scoping exercise in the impacted communities in Ogoniland.

ASUU vows not to relent until government revamps public education

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said that the Union will not rest until the Federal Government revamps public education from its current bad state.
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Study: Multivitamins, supplements do not prevent heart attacks, strokes

A study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, researchers found no association between taking multivitamin and mineral supplements and a lower risk of death from cardiovascular diseases.

Physician: Old age, major cause of back ache

Dr Solomon Anoti, a Gynaecologist in a private hospital, Gudu in Abuja, on Tuesday, said that old age could be major cause of back pain.

World Hypertension Day: Doctors advise Nigerians on disease, prevention, treatment

Some medical experts have identified hypertension as the most common non-communicable disease in Nigeria and called for more awareness of the need for checkups, healthy diet and lifestyle to guard against it.

Police personnel, others participate in fitness exercise in Enugu

No fewer than 516 police personnel and other officers from sister security agencies in Enugu State have participated in a routine monthly fitness exercise.

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says it has begun full-scale investigation to ascertain the viral video of the helicopter that landed on the Benin-Ore Expressway on Sunday.

Nigeria probes how helicopter picked man stuck in traffic

Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, is probing the circumstances that led to a man being airlifted from a busy street in Benin City, capital of southwestern Edo State.
Sadio Mane has set his sights on victory for Senegal against Algeria when they meet in their second Group C game at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cairo on Thursday.

Afcon: Senegal’s Sadio Mane aiming for victory against Algeria

Sadio Mane has set his sights on victory for Senegal against Algeria when they meet in their second Group C game at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cairo on Thursday.

NYSC debunks alleged kidnap of corps members in Ondo

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Ondo State on Wednesday denied the news making rounds that ten of its corps members were kidnapped in the state.

Court adjourns tax case between MTN and attorney general

A Nigerian judge on Wednesday adjourned until Oct. 29 a case to resolve a $2 billion tax dispute between South African telecoms company MTN Group and Nigeria’s attorney general.
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President Buhari: Why I suspended Justice Onnoghen

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja met with the leadership of the Afenifere, where he explained why the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, was suspended before his voluntary retirement on May 28.