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Bayelsa governor urges federal government to respect freedom of expression

Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson, has said that Democracy in Nigeria cannot grow without a vibrant media.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 23, 2019 US President Donald Trump addresses the Turning Point USA’s Teen Student Action Summit 2019 in Washington, DC,. – President Donald Trump suggested dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes before they made landfall in the United States, Axios reported on August 25, 2019. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Donald Trump: 300 ex-US security officials back impeachment probe

More than 300 former officials from U.S. security and foreign policy agencies, including a former director of the National Counterterrorism Center and a one-time deputy secretary of state, on Friday endorsed the congressional impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
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WHO vaccinates 1.2 million against cholera in DR Congo

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it has embarked on the biggest oral vaccination against cholera in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari returned from Saudi Arabia last night where he had gone for the Lesser Hajj. 2

Ex-President Obasanjo urges Aisha Buhari to engage her husband in ‘pillow talk’

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has commended Aisha Buhari for speaking out on Nigeria’s problems, but he said she needs to do more by engaging in pillow talk with her husband.
Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, President Muhammadu Buhari, has assured Nigerians that he will continue to promote national unity, calling on the people to vote for him and other candidates of the APC in the poll.-5

Cleric tasks Nigerians on attitudinal change

The Amir of the Movement for Islamic Culture and Awareness (MICA), Malam Wale Abiru, says there is need for attitudinal change for the peace and progress of the nation.

Hoodlums attack KEDCO personnel in Kano

Hoodlums believed to be residents of Sharadan Mallam in Kano metropolis on Wednesday attacked a disconnection and revenue collection team of Kano Electricity Distribution Plc. (KEDCO).

Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire: Nigeria ahead in SDGs implementation

Nigeria is currently ahead of its target in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, has said.

NOA seeks inclusion of religious leaders, traditional institutions in corruption war

The Director General of the Nigerian Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr. Garba Abari, has said that for the fight against corruption to be total and effective, there is the need to consciously involve religious leaders and traditional institutions based on the influence they wield over a large population of the society.
Sunday Ngede celebrates his goal for Lori FC in Armenia

Sunday Ngede living a dream in Armenia after another 5-star display

Former Plateau United star Sunday Ngbede has said he is living a dream in Armenia, where his team Lori FC are top of the league table and he has been posting superb individual performances.
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Senator Murray-Bruce: N45 million form donated to President Buhari is illegal

Nigerian lawmaker Ben Murray-Bruce Wednesday said the donation of expression of interest and nomination forms to president Muhammadu Buhari for his re-election is illegal and should be rejected.

Psychiatrist raises concern over increasing suicide among young Nigerians

Dr Ninyo Omidiji, a Psychiatrist and Clinician, Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi, has raised concern over the growing rate of suicide among young Nigerians.

Minister Amaechi: I never appointed governorship candidate for Rivers APC

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he never appointed a governorship candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state.

Rule of law: The president got it wrong

President Muhammadu Buhari was guest of honour on Sunday at the NBA Conference and he had the additional responsibility of declaring the conference open. In his address, he told the gathering of eminent lawyers and judges that his administration will prioritise national security over and above the rule of law.

Don blames 1978 land use decree for decline in livestock production

Prof. Olusoji Adejumo, a professor of Reproductive Physiology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ibadan, has lamented that the greatest obstacle to accelerated livestock production in Nigeria “is the cerebrally deficient Land Use Decree of 1978, later Land Use Act of 1999 inserted into Federal Constitution,” even as he called for the establishment of a new Ministry of Livestock Production in the country.

INEC to sanction erring political parties, election defaulter

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will sanction any political party, individual or corporate organisation that commits electoral offence during the 2019 general elections.

Get Out and Black-ish win big at NAACP Image Awards

The award which honours people of colour in entertainment and literature as well as individuals who promote social justice through creative endeavours named the director of A Wrinkle In Time, Ava DuVernay, the Entertainer of the Year.

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Expert caution healthcare workers on handling cytotoxic drugs

A Pharmacist, Mrs. Esther Samuel of the Department of Pharmacy, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), has cautioned healthcare workers in the country on effective handling of cytotoxic drugs for cancer patients.
Samson Siasia has vowed to clear his name after world governing body FIFA banned him yesterday from football following an allegation of match-fixing brought against him.

FIFA ban: I’ve never met notorious match fixer Wilson Raj Perumal – Samson Siasia

Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has said that he never met the notorious match fixer Wilson Raj Perumal and maintains his innocence following the life ban by FIFA.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

WCQ: NFF urged to sort contract issues with Gernot Rohr quickly

Former Nigeria goalkeeper Ike Shorunmu has urged the Nigeria Football Federation to resolve the future of the Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr quickly.
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Bailout: Governors decry ‘excessive deductions’ by federal government

Members of the Nigerian Governors Forum are protesting what they consider as excessive deductions from states which benefitted from the Federal Government’s budget support facility.

Lassa fever: Enugu government deploys protective equipment for health workers

The Enugu State Ministry of Health on Thursday said it had deployed protective equipment to protect health care workers in Enugu State Teaching Hospital, Parklane.