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Yemi Kale: NBS to measure level of poverty in Nigeria

The Statistician General of the Federation, Mr Yemi Kale, says the National Bureau of Statistics will commence the Nigeria Living Standard Survey from September 27.

Abacha loot: Federal government begins cash transfer to poor homes in July

The federal government says it will commence disbursement of the recovered $322 million Abacha loot through Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) to 302,000 poor households in 19 states in July.

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NANS suspends nationwide protest over election postponement

The National Association of Nigerian Students has suspended its proposed nationwide protest scheduled for Monday (today) over the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be conferred with Pakistan's highest civilian honour a day after signing $20bn in investment deals with the South Asian country.

Pakistan to honour Saudi crown prince with highest civilian award

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be conferred with Pakistan's highest civilian honour a day after signing $20bn in investment deals with the South Asian country.

Nigeria Eurobond yields rise after surprise election delay

The electoral commission said the postponement, which is due to last a week, was due solely to logistical factors and denied political pressure had played any part in the decision. President Muhammadu Buhari and his rival, former vice president Atiku Abubakar, both urged voters to stay calm.

Election postponement: NLC demand public holiday

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked government to declare a two or three-day public holiday to enable workers travel to perform their civic responsibility in the face of imminent voter apathy as a result of the shift in the date of the general elections.
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Woman petitions NAPTIP over alleged child abandonment by ex-international footballer

A woman, Ms Esther Emiola, has petitioned the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) over alleged child abandonment by former international footballer, Sani Kaita.