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Rape: Federal government, NGOs sensitise FCT residents, traders

Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and some NGOs, on Saturday, embarked on a walk in the FCT to sensitise traders in markets and other residents on the need to end rape and other forms of violence against women and children.

Applicant in court for obstructing police from arresting offender

The police on Tuesday arraigned an applicant, Abdullahi Useni, in a Grade I Area Court, Mpape, Abuja for allegedly obstructing law enforcement officer from discharging his duties.

Research shows nearly 800,000 Nigerian children below five years died in 2017

A research published in ‘Nature’, a journal and conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the College of Medicine, University of Washington, has shown that, at least, 789,037 children below the age of five died in Nigeria in 2017.

Official: Healthy diet can prevent 45% of under-5 mortality

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Umar, says 45 per cent of death of children under five years old was preventable with a healthy diet.

Tunde Bakare calls for total overhaul of education sector

Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly, has called for a total overhaul of the education sector in the country to create the right quality of student graduates.
Chineze Anyaene, Chairman, Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee

Nigerian Oscars committee calls for entries from filmmakers

Ahead of the 2020 Oscars, the Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee (NOSC) has called on Nigerian filmmakers to submit entries for the ‘Best International Feature Film’ category.
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Bill Gates urges African leaders to invest more in girl-child education, health

Bill and Melinda Gates have called on African leaders to invest in quality girl-child education and health in order to achieve the sustainable development target.
The price of palm oil has recorded slight increase in major markets across Enugu metropolis.

Price of palm oil records slight increase in Enugu

A market survey conducted by newsmen on Saturday revealed that the price of palm oil had slightly increased when compared to what its price was some months ago.
Badewa Adejugbe-Williams

Foundation seeks stakeholders’ support for neurodevelopmental disorder

Royal School of Educational Therapy Foundation (RSETF), an NGO has called on stakeholders to support children with a neurodevelopmental disorder, saying it is not a disease.

Police arraign car dealer for allegedly defrauding Cameroonian

The police on Monday arraigned a car dealer, Mohammed Ubale, who allegedly defrauded a Cameroonian of N1.1 million in a Magistrates’ Court in Wuse Zone 6, Abuja.

World Bank, AfDB blacklist more companies, consultants in Nigeria for corruption

The World Bank and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have sanctioned and blacklisted more companies and consultants operating in Nigeria for various breaches of their contracting processes considered fraudulent and corrupt.

Court sentences applicant to two years in prison for threatening to kill housewife

A Kabusa Grade I Area Court on Tuesday sentenced an applicant, Stephen Newman, to two years in prison for threatening to assassinate a housewife.

Police arraign lawyer for allegedly failing to produce suspect

The police on Tuesday arraigned a 37-year-old lawyer, Muhammed Ali, in a Kabusa Grade I Area Court, for failing to produce a suspect in a criminal intimidation case.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has dispatched for burial the corpse of Precious Owolabi, the Channels TV reporter, to his family in Zaria. 8

Shi’ites’ protest: NYSC mourns death of corps member

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Tuesday mourned the death of a corps member attached to the Channels Television, Precious Owolabi, during the Shi’ites’ protest in Abuja on Monday.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has dispatched for burial the corpse of Precious Owolabi, the Channels TV reporter, to his family in Zaria. 6

In Pictures: NYSC sends Precious Owolabi’s corpse to parents in Zaria

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has dispatched for burial the corpse of Precious Owolabi, the Channels TV reporter, to his family in Zaria.
PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI INAUGURATES BOARD MEMBERS OF THE NORTH-EAST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER STATE HOUSE. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 8 2019 3

Shi’ites: Don’t test our will to act – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday warned that the protesting members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, otherwise known as Shi’ites, were testing the patience of the Federal Government with their violent protests in Abuja.

Police arraign two men for homosexuality in Abuja

The police on Thursday arraigned two men in a Kabusa Grade I Area Court Abuja for allegedly engaging in the act of sodomy.

Storekeeper docked for allegedly stealing beverages worth N1.5 million

A 25-year-old storekeeper, Toyin Olorunfemi, on Tuesday appeared in a Gudu Grade I Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly stealing food and beverages worth N1.5 million from her employer.

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Police: 49 arrested during Kogi, Bayelsa polls

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, says 49 persons have been arrested for alleged involvement in election violence and thuggery in the just concluded elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states.
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Nigeria, WHO partner to stop medicalisation of female genital mutilation

The Federal Government in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners is harmonizing efforts to put a stop to the medicalisation of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
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Senate seeks legal backing for constituency projects in national budget

The Senate on Wednesday sought to provide legal backing to the provision of Constituency Projects in Nigeria’s annual budget by a minimum of 20 per cent.

NOC appoints Oba Elegushi as chairman, patrons forum

The Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC) has appointed His Royal Majesty, Oba Saheed Elegushi, as the Chairman of the body’s patrons’ forum.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2019 shows the logo of the US social networking website Twitter, displayed on a smart-phone screen, in Lille, northern France. – Several features on Twitter were down on October 2, 2019, the platform said, with users from Japan to the USA reporting they were unable to log in, use the mobile app or see direct messages.”We’ve been experiencing outages across Twitter and TweetDeck,” the social media giant said in a statement, without giving a reason for the disruption. “You might have had trouble Tweeting, getting notifications, or viewing DMs. We’re currently working on a fix, and should be back to normal soon.” (Photo by Denis Charlet / AFP)

Twitter outlines plan for ‘open and decentralized’ system for social networks

Twitter plans to set up an independent research group to create an “open and decentralized” system for social networks, CEO Jack Dorsey said on Wednesday, which could relieve pressure on the company to appease critics of its content policies but also give rise to a new crop of competitors.