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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 2

House of Reps: Anti-corruption laws not strong enough

The House of Representatives has unfolded its legislative agenda for 2019 to 2023 with a resolve to strengthen anti corruption agencies in the country, saying existing anti-corruption laws in the country has not given the anti-graft bodies enough power to investigate and prosecute corruption cases.

Cardiologist: Why everyone should avoid low blood pressure

Dr Okechukwu Anthony, a cardiologist, has said that chronic low blood pressure was dangerous because it rarely manifest obvious symptoms.

Turkey fines Facebook over data breach of over 280,000 users

Turkey on Thursday fined social media company Facebook for over 281,000 U.S. dollars for a data breach that exposed the personal information of hundreds of thousands of users in Turkey.
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has expressed concern over the increasing cases of rape and other violence against women and girls in Africa, describing it as alarming.

FIDA: Rape cases in Africa alarming

The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has expressed concern over the increasing cases of rape and other violence against women and girls in Africa, describing it as alarming.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Edo governor sacks all special assistants, senior special assistants

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has sacked all Special Assistants and Senior Special Assistants.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

NEC approves N100 billion for national livestock plan

The National Economic Council (NEC) presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday resolved to pump N100 billion into the National Livestock Transformation Plan.

World Bank, Kogi CSDA commit N300 million to community projects

The Kogi State Community and Social Development Agency (KSCSDA) is to disburse over N300 million for micro projects in seven communities selected from three senatorial districts of the state.

Federal government allocates N100 billion for research in tertiary institutions

The Provost of Adeyemi College of Education in Ondo, Dr. Samuel Akintunde, has said the Federal Government had allocated N100 billion to boost research activities in tertiary institutions across the country.

ECOWAS Commission calls for whistle blower protection laws

The ECOWAS Commission on Tuesday urged ECOWAS Parliamentarians to enact laws and take other appropriate measures to protect whistle blowers in the sub-region.

Man accused of sexual assault on three daughters remanded in prison

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Friday, ordered that a 57-year-old father, Mr Mojeeb Fashola, accused of sexually assaulting his three daughters, be remanded in prison pending legal advice.
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MainOne pledges ICT support to Uniben

Connectivity and data centre solutions provider, MainOne, has promised to champion the development of Information Communications Technology, ICT, in the University of Benin, Edo State, saying universities are the best avenues to spread technology knowledge across a critical mass.
Women in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at the weekend rejected the apology tendered by Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo (Adamawa-North).

Assault: Abuja women reject Senator Abbo’s apology, demand justice

Women in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at the weekend rejected the apology tendered by Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo (Adamawa-North).
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President Buhari mourns Molara Ogundipe-Molara

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the academia in mourning Prof. Molara Ogundipe-Leslie.
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Actress Dorcas Fapson trends following adaptation of “I Got Flowers Today’’

Fast-rising Nigerian actress and presenter, Dorcas Fapson, trended on social media platforms following the release of her adaptation of Paulette Kelly’s poem, “I Got Flowers Today’’ (1992).

YouTube to ban ‘hateful,’ ‘supremacist’ videos

YouTube on Wednesday said it would ban videos that promote or glorify racism and discrimination as well as those denying well-documented violent events, like the Holocaust or the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Africa’s confab on technology innovation holds in Morocco

As Africa fosters strategies to embrace and move with digital race, a three-day conference on “Technology, Innovation and Society’’ tagged CyFy Africa 2019 has been packaged to discuss the way forward.
Godwin Obaseki

Edo: Women leaders back Governor Obaseki for second term

Women under the auspices of the Edo Female Opinion Leaders (EFOL) on Friday threw their weight behind the second term ambition of Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo.

Katsina prays against banditry, kidnapping

Residents of Katsina state on Sunday thronged the ‘’Hajia Hindatu Abdullah’’, Multi-Purpose Women Center at ‘’Filin Sanji’’ in Katsina to pray against banditry attacks, which had threatened lives and properties in the state for quiet sometime now

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday has said that he is suffering from cold.

President Buhari threatens to relocate projects from states creating impediments

President Muhammadu Buhari has threatened that henceforth the Federal Government might be forced to re-allocate projects elsewhere if any state government or communities create unnecessary impediments in the allocation of land or access to such lands for federal projects.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

Torture chambers: I don’t support criminality – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the Nigeria police for the discovery of what he described as “child-theft racket in Kano State” and “fake correctional centers in Kaduna and Katsina states”, saying he does not support criminality, abduction, child theft, and torture chambers.
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Rafael Nadal marries partner of 14 years in Mallorca

Rafael Nadal married his partner of 14 years, Xisca Perello, at a castle in Mallorca on Saturday.
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Oyo government to recruit more teachers soon – governor

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State says his administration would soon recruit more teachers to enhance quality education delivery in public schools across the state.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has underlined his determination to continue at the helm despite suffering another painful defeat, this time at the hands of West Ham.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to resign if Manchester United woes continue

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly prepared to resign as Manchester United manager if he cannot overturn the club’s recent poor form.