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Senate queries NACA over failure to release global fund records for auditing

The Senate has queried the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) over its failure to release records of 2015 global funding of the agency for proper auditing.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police rescue 12-year old girl caged, starved for 8 months

The spokesman of the Sokoto State Police Command, ASP Sanusi Abubakar, said the girl was rescued on Thursday while the suspects were arrested and detained at the Dadin Kowa police station.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC sensitises MSMEs on product registration

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has commenced a nationwide sensitisation campaign on product registration and value addition for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise operators.
The Chairman-CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

NIDCOM chief wants NAWOJ to lead campaign against irregular migration

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has called on the Leadership of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, (NAWOJ) to lead the awareness and sensitisation campaign to halt the menace of irregular and unnecessary journeys across the desert and the Mediterranean by women and young Ladies.

NIS intercepts seven trafficked persons in Jigawa

The Jigawa State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says it has intercepted seven victims of suspected human trafficking in the state.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Digital economy, Musa Istifanus, has maintained that digital technology will help enhance the socio-economic development of the country by increasing the contribution of ICT to the GDP.

Defence ministry: How we spent $1 billion to acquire weapons

The Defence Ministry on Friday further gave an insight into how the controversial $1 billion released by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Government to procure arms was expended on the purpose it was released while waiting for the products’ arrival about three years after.
The Katsina State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has apprehended four suspected human traffickers and rescued 33 victims in border communities across the state between March 19 and May 7, 2021.

NIS rescues 33 human trafficking victims in Katsina border communities

The Katsina State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has apprehended four suspected human traffickers and rescued 33 victims in border communities across the state between March 19 and May 7, 2021.
Malawi will destroy over 16 000 expired coronavirus vaccines donated to the impoverished country by the African Union three weeks before their use-by-date, a health official said on Wednesday.

Nigeria: Over 1.2 million vaccinated against coronavirus in two months

Nigeria has vaccinated 1,266,742 persons against COVID-19, two months after nationwide rollout commenced on March 5.
The House of Representatives, Tuesday, intervened in the conflict between telecommunication companies and banks over N42billion debts from Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD).

House moves to establish five medical centres

The House of Representatives, Wednesday, presented for public scrutiny, five bills seeking the establishment of medical centres across the country.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister expresses concern over new paediatric HIV infections

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has expressed concern over new paediatric HIV infections in children aged 0-4 years.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Nigerian minister: 420,000 women, 21,000 babies HIV-infected in 2019

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has expressed concern over new paediatric HIV infections in children aged 0-4 years.
The Speaker, Plateau House of Assembly, Abok Ayuba, has joined other Nigerians to celebrate the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, on her 62nd birthday.

Minister: 30% of women, girls experience sexual abuse in Nigeria

The Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Pauline Tallen, has said 30 per cent of women and girls between the ages of 15-49 experience different forms of sexual abuse.
U.S. Pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said a new production site in Marburg, Germany, expected to become operational by the end of next month, will be able to make as many as 750 million doses per year.

NAFDAC approves Pfizer-BioTech coronavirus vaccine for use in Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, on Friday approved the use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria.

NAPTIP reunites girl with family after 20 years

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has reunited Miss Uduak Etim, who was trafficked as a child 20 years ago, with her family.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim as the new Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

NAPTIP chief seeks renewed regional collaboration against illegal migration, trafficking

The Director General of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim, as called for renewed regional collaboration against illegal migration and human trafficking.

FRSC intercepts ‘human trafficker’ in Anambra

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra State on Tuesday intercepted a suspected human trafficker and rescued five suspected victims.
Kehinde Osakede, who says she was raped by a family friend, is pictured at the Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) centre in Yaba Lagos, Nigeria April 19, 2021. REUTERS-Temilade Adelaja

Nigerian women take action as rape, assault cases surge during pandemic

When Kehinde Osakede’s university closed due to COVID-19 last year, the visual arts student returned home to Lagos. A visit to a family friend nearby turned into a horrific ordeal.

NAPTIP seals off Aba baby factory, launches manhunt for owner

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has sealed off a baby factory in Aba, Abia State.
Chinese police have uncovered a number of cases involving production and distribution of fake COVID-19 vaccines with doses up to 58,000, the country’s prosecutor general’s office said on Wednesday.

Nigerian government warns of fake coronavirus vaccines in circulation

The Federal Government has again warned Nigerians against patronising fake COVID-19 vaccines said to be in circulation in the country.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC alerts Nigerians on effects of hair products containing formaldehyde

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians against the use of hair smoothing products containing formaldehyde.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Director-General of NAPTIP, Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, on Wednesday in Abuja.

NAPTIP, DHQ mull partnership against traffickers

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Defence Headquarters are to partner in the fight against human trafficking.

NAPTIP: Nigerian children trafficked to Niger Republic to seek foreign aid

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says some Nigerians now take children to Niger Republic to get assistance from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

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PDP governors meet on Monday over security, economy

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Jurgen Klopp admitted he was in shock as Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson scored a 95th-minute winner at West Brom on Sunday.

Liverpool boss hails ‘unbelievable, insane’ Alisson Becker header

Jurgen Klopp admitted he was in shock as Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson scored a 95th-minute winner at West Brom on Sunday.
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Atiku Abubakar urges governors to convene national summit to save Nigeria

Former Vice President Abubakar Atiku last night called on Nigerian Governors to stop waiting on the federal government to make changes that may not happen anytime soon to solve the myriad of problems bedevilling the country.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.

Rotimi Amaechi: Curfew in Rivers a result of Nyesom Wike’s failure

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi, and the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, have disagreed over the security challenge in the state.
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Belgian club Kortrijk celebrate Terem Moffi’s first Super Eagles call up

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Anambra election: PDP sets up screening appeal panel

The Peoples Democratic Party has approved the nomination of its members to serve on the screening appeal panel for the 2021 Anambra gubernatorial primaries.
Two tornadoes that struck central and eastern China killed at least 10 people and injured more than 300, authorities said Saturday.

10 feared killed as tornado hits China

Two tornadoes that struck central and eastern China killed at least 10 people and injured more than 300, authorities said Saturday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Osun: Five ‘gunmen’ arrested after killing two

Five suspected gunmen have been arrested after they launched an attack on a residence around Arulogun area of Ede in Osun State where they killed two persons.

Nigerian, Turkish presidents discuss stronger economic ties

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, have discussed how to build stronger economic ties with both countries.