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Prison Service gives reasons for jail breaks

The Nigerian Prisons Service says human element, infrastructural gaps and aggression by inmates are some factors that account for jail breaks in prisons across the country.
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SAFA: South Africa not ready to host 2019 AFCON

SAFA spokesman Dominic Chimhavi has thrown caution in the air, saying South Africa are not financially buoyant to host the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Rector: TETFund spends N3.4bn on infrastructure at Bida Poly

Dr. Abubakar Dzukogi, the Rector of Federal Polytechnic Bida, on Wednesday said that the Tertiary Education Trust Fund had spent about N3.4 billion on various capital projects in the institution.

UNILAG signs MOU on 26th NUGA Games

The management of University of Lagos (Unilag) will on Friday sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the 2019 Nigerian University Games Association (Nuga) Games.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Edo government, WAEC train teachers to improve learning

In order to improve the capacity and competence of teachers, Edo State Government said it has begun the training of teachers in the state.

NMA: Health sector needs improvement

The Lagos Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, says brain drain, improper policies and investments, inadequate facilities and health insurance are yet to be addressed in the health sector as the nation marks its 58th independence.
Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari

Abubakar Bwari commissions core drilling rigs in Abuja

The minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bawa Bwari, yesterday in Abuja commissioned a pair of high capacity core drilling rigs meant to be used in generating geological data in the premises of the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA).
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1000 contractors jostle for rail projects

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has opened bids to pre-qualify contractors for its 2018 projects with over 1000 participating.

China deploys 165 peacekeepers to South Sudan

China on Tuesday deployed 165 peacekeepers to South Sudan Tuesday on a one-year mission.
Protesters torched the Iranian consulate in Basra as part of protests over poor public services [Haider Mohammed Ali-AFP]

Iraq vows ‘severe’ response after attack on Iran consulate

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered an investigation into deadly violence in the southern city of Basra after protesters stormed the Iranian consulate there.
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WHO endorses campaign to protect health workers, facilities from attack

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has endorsed ongoing campaign for the protection of healthcare facilities and workers in vulnerable environments championed by Ethics Resource Centre (ERC).

Eid-el-Kabir: US Embassy shuts operations in Lagos, Abuja

The US Embassy in Nigeria is to close operations in its Abuja and Lagos offices on Tuesday and Wednesday in observance of the Eid-el-Kabir.

Only 35, 652 pupils studying in modern Almajiri schools in Northwest – study

A total of 35,652 pupils are currently studying in 399 modern Almajiri schools in Kaduna, Kebbi, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and Kano States, study reveals.

Boko Haram: We are in post-conflict stability phase – President Buhari

Nigeria’s remote northeast is in a “post-conflict stabilisation phase”, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday, despite persistent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.

Democracy Day: President Buhari’s address in full

The commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day is a celebration of freedom, a salute to the resilience and determination of Nigerians and a recommitment by Government to keep its promise to lead Nigeria into a new era of justice and prosperity.

Kaduna government to employ 42 part-time teachers

After teaching part-time for over a decade and receiving N10,000 stipends, the Kaduna State Government has promised to offer full employment to 42 part-time teachers of Capital School, Kaduna.

EU inaugurates €143m intervention fund in Borno

The European Union has inaugurated a €143m intervention fund in Borno, as part of the effort to address the humanitarian crisis in the Northeast, an official said on Wednesday.

Nigerian Army to site a tertiary military hospital in Sokoto

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has commended the Nigerian Army for its plan to site a tertiary military hospital in Sokoto to serve as centre of excellence for military related diseases.

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Jorge Sampaoli named as new Santos coach

Former Argentina and Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli has been named as the new boss of Santos, the Brazilian club announced on Thursday.
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Federal government sues Shell, Eni over Malabu oil deal

The federal government has filed a $1.1 billion suit against Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Eni and other companies for a 2011 Malabu oil deal saying it was tainted with corruption.
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NACA: World close to attaining HIV treatment

The Director-General of National Action for the Control of AIDS, Dr Sani Aliyu, says the world is about 10 to 15 years close to attaining treatment or total cure of HIV.
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Police arraign disbarred lawyer for alleged fraud

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Gudu, Abuja, on Thursday remanded a debarred lawyer, Emeka Ugwuonye, who runs a popular Facebook page, “Due Process Advocate”, in prison following his arraignment by the police.

Outsourced UCH staff protest over 30 months salary arrears

Outsourced staff of the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, on Thursday protested against 30-month salaries arrears the federal government is owing some workers of the organisation.