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Nigeria reviews hajj medical guidelines

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has inaugurated a Medical Guidelines Review Committee on existing medical guidelines for pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

LAWMA: Traffic gridlock preventing waste removal in Apapa

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has said the traffic gridlock along Apapa-Shodi Expressway is hampering the removal of waste by its personnel in Apapa area of Lagos State.

Market fire kills over 8,845 poultry birds, razes 70 shops in Yola

Poultry birds numbering 8,845 were killed in a midnight fire outbreak Jimeta Central Market in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
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NSE, GRI to host sustainability reporting workshop

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in partnership with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), supported by UK aid, hosts a half-day workshop on sustainability reporting where the NSE Sustainability Disclosure Guidelines will be unveiled.

Lagos national museum records 42,889 visitors in 2018

The National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) Lagos branch, recorded 42, 889 visitors in 2018, up from 41,826 visitors received in 2017.
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NSE calls for the use of technology to promote gender parity

Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), has called on the use of technology to promote gender equality as the world marks International Women’s day today.
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Oando female engineers champion mentorship in celebration of International Day of Women in Science

Lolade Shebanjo, Project Planning & Controls Engineer, Oando said; “I felt fortunate to be surrounded by future female scientists. I was reminded of the fact that when you wear a helmet, it doesn’t matter if you are a woman or a man; your mission is to keep achieving.”

Court fixes April 30 to amended fraud charge against three NFF officials

Justice Peter Affen of an FCT High Court fixed then April 30, for hearing of a motion for amendment of charge filed against three officials of three officials of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) accused of misappropriating 9.5 million Dollars FIFA grant.

TCN accuses Abuja DisCo of rejecting electricity

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has accused Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) of putting its customers in darkness by rejecting about 40 per cent of electricity wheeled to the company.
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Election postponement: INEC retrieves already distributed sensitive materials

To ensure the integrity of the rescheduled presidential and parliamentary elections, the electoral commission, INEC, has retrieved sensitive materials already distributed in most states of the federation.

NDIC explains factors that led to liquidation of Fortis MfB

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC, said that decision to liquidate the defunct Fortis Microfinance Bank was taken after efforts to resuscitate the bank proved abortive.

Fire: EEDC laments destruction of installation, power cut

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has decried the destruction of some of its electricity installation by the petrol tanker fire accident which occurred in Awka, Anambra, on Saturday.

Federal government deploys price checker on procurement process

Nigeria has deployed a new portal called the price checker to harmonise prices and ensure transparency in the procurement process.

INEC: We are still using NYSC members as elections’ ad hoc staff

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the FCT, says the commission is still maintaining the existing culture of using National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members as elections’ ad hoc staff.

Police commission appoints new AIGs, CPs

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 18 Commissioners of Police (CPs) to the rank of Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs).
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27, 474 candidates apply for 2019/20 PTDF scholarship scheme

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) says a total of 27, 474 candidates applied for the various platforms of the fund’s scholarship scheme for the 2019/20 academic year.

INEC: We’re overwhelmed by rush to collect PVCs

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is overwhelmed by the current rush by eligible voters to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) few days to the election.

Justice Onnoghen planned trial a good radiance on people’s perception of rule of law...

Key analysts have said that the plan to arraign Chief Judge of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, over alleged failure to declare assets will change citizens’ perceptions and orientation about laws.

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Festus Keyamo denies giving money to Charly Boy

The spokesperson of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign, Festus Keyamo, has denied paying a “penny” to Nigerian entertainer, Charly Boy, for a political-motivated music video, adding another twist to the controversy trailing the singer and his ‘OurMumuDonDo’ group.
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

Accepting Golan annexation, Donald Trump risks new precedents

US President Donald Trump is again breaking diplomatic norms in backing Israel’s capture of the Golan Heights, with experts warning that he risks justifying expansionism by other countries.
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NNPC signs $50 million refinery overhaul contract with Italian firm

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has again announced plans to revamp the nation’s four refineries to help the country save billions of dollars it expends annually on fuel imports.

Dozens killed in China tour bus fire

Twenty six people were killed and at least 28 injured after a tourist bus caught fire in central China, local officials said.
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Cyclone Idai devastation in pictures

A tropical cyclone that struck southern Africa has caused widespread destruction believed to have affected as many as 1.5 million people in three countries. Aid agencies have called it the worst natural disaster in the region in two decades, and warned that the death toll could climb past 1,000.