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AU advocates new policies, review of existing legislations for older persons

The Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union (AU-ECOSOCC) has advocated for development of policies and review of existing legislations to ensure older persons receive equal treatment and protection.

Fed govt decries deplorable prison conditions, sets up decongestion committee

The Federal Government on Tuesday decried the deplorable conditions of prisons in the country and said it will do everything possible to make Nigeria prisons reformatory.

United Nations preaches abolition of death penalty

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on world leaders which have not forbidden the extreme practice of death penalty to urgently stop executions.

Why is the National Assembly suddenly afraid of the NGOs?

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, during an interactive session/technical roundtable on the NGO regulatory bill has accused civil society organisations of abusing the mandate of their establishments

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Presidency: Why Buhari didn’t consult 91 parties on electoral bill

The Presidency says President Muhammadu Buhari did not consult 91 political parties before refusing to sign the electoral bill because he needed to act in the best interest of the nation.
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Australia to ban phones in schools in 2019

The New South Wales State in Australia on Thursday said they would ban mobile phones and smart devices in schools in early 2019 in an attempt to improve student performance.

Official: 7 corps members to face disciplinary measures in Nasarawa

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nasarawa State has recommended that seven corps members posted to the state face disciplinary measures for committing various offences during their service year.
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Nigerians for curbing excessive taste for foreign products, which has positioned the country for food self-sufficiency, and resulted into savings of over $21 billion.

Muhammadu Buhari appoints new minister of state for environment

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Suleiman Hassan to take charge of the Environment Ministry following the resignation of, Alhaji Ibrahim Usman Jibril.

OPEC, non-OPEC countries to cut crude output in 2019

Crude oil production will be cut by 1.2 million barrels per day from January 2019 for an initial period of six months.