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However, Nigeria is not among nine countries that are on track to surpass the FP2020 goals set for growth in modern contraceptive use. Countries on track are Mozambique, Chad, Cameroon, Kyrgyz Republic, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Sri Lanka.

Report: 6.5 million women now use modern contraceptives in Nigeria

Over 6.5 million women now use a modern method of contraception in Nigeria. It is the highest number on record in the country’s history, according to a new report by Family Planning 2020, FP2020.
Nnamdi Kanu Israel

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu gives federal government fresh conditions for dialogue

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has given the Federal Government fresh condition upon which he would sit at a round table with Nigerian Government officials to discuss the issue of the Biafran struggle.
Former FIFA U17 World Cup-winning captain Kelechi Nwakali will be stand-in captain when Nigeria opens its Africa U23 Cup of Nations campaign against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in Cairo on Saturday.

Kelechi Nwakali to captain Olympic Eagles against Cote d’Ivoire

Former FIFA U17 World Cup-winning captain Kelechi Nwakali will be stand-in captain when Nigeria opens its Africa U23 Cup of Nations campaign against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in Cairo on Saturday.
Abubakar Malami

Asset recovery: States, local councils to pay federal government 30 per cent of recovered...

A new law on recovery and management of stolen public asset has given the federal government at least 30 per cent of the proceeds of asset recovered for state and local governments.
This was one of the highlights of a high-level meeting between the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, and the Deputy Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Mr. Vuong Dinh Hue, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. 2

Nigeria, Vietnam agree on joint trade commission — in pictures

Nigeria and Vietnam on Wednesday night agreed on the establishment of a joint commission on trade and to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has assured the international community that President Muhammadu Buhari’s new administration will be more determined in the fight against corruption.

Social Media out of control, we’ll clean it up – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has disclosed that the Nigerian Government is working to inject sanity into the Social Media space which has gone totally out of control.

Ahmad Sajoh: We need to support President Buhari’s effort to grow economy

Mr Ahmad Sajoh, a Board of Trustee Member of Mindshift Advocacy for Development Initiative, a Lagos based NGO, has urged all stakeholders to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts to improve the economy.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said the Federal Government will welcome long-term agribusiness activities coming from Russia to Nigeria.

Federal government will welcome Russia’s agribusiness in Nigeria – minister

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said the Federal Government will welcome long-term agribusiness activities coming from Russia to Nigeria.
Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) has arrived at the federal high court in Abuja to be arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Abdulrasheed Maina appears in court alongside son

The former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, is being arraigned today alongside his son, Faisal, who is a final year Telecommunications Engineering student in a Dubai University.
Mark Lowcock

North-East: AAH, Mercy Corps ban will be lifted soon – UN

The United Nations on Friday said two nongovernmental organisations; Action Against Hunger and Mercy Corps whose activities in the North-East were suspended by the military in September will be allowed to return to the region in a few days time.

Trials of Abdulrasheed Maina, son begin Friday

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will formally arraign alleged pension looter, Abdulrasheed Maina, on Friday.

Automobile dealers threaten to sue Customs over closure of premises

A group of auto-mobile dealers in Lagos State have threatened to drag the Nigerian Customs Service (NIS), to court over the sealing of their business premises.
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Nigeria pledges support for AFRIMA 2019 edition

The Nigerian Government has pledged its full support for the successful hosting of the 2019 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), as the country prepares to host the glamorous event in Lagos 20-23 November 2019, with the theme: ”Feel Africa”.

Border closure: Ghanaian trade union calls for boycott of Nigerian goods

Ghana Union of Traders Association has called for a total boycott of made-in-Nigerian goods.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Federal government adjusts salaries of military, other security personnel

The Federal Government has adjusted the salaries of military officers, other security agencies and officers of these agencies are to benefit from the consequential adjustment of workers’ salaries in relation to labour unions agreement.
Benjamin Onwuka

Biafra Zionists vow to launch new currency

The Biafra Zionists Federation, BZF, has disclosed plans to launch new currency as part of their push for a Republic of Biafra.
Ghana’s Foreign Minister and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has appealed to the Nigerian government to let goods from Ghana enter Nigeria.

Border closure: Let our goods enter Nigeria, yours are entering our country – Ghana’s...

Ghana’s Foreign Minister and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has appealed to the Nigerian government to let goods from Ghana enter Nigeria.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Tuesday received 173 Nigerians assisted to return from Libya, where they had been stranded.

173 more Nigerians return from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Tuesday received 173 Nigerians assisted to return from Libya, where they had been stranded.

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DSS: Only Omoyele Sowore’s sureties can effect his release

The Department of State Services has defended the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow protests.

Brexit: Boris Johnson will probably win this election – Nigel Farage

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will probably win the Dec. 12 election with a small majority but the campaign has so far been uninspiring with a host of unrealistic promises on both sides, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said on Tuesday.
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Pastor Adeboye donates dialysis machine to UCH Ibadan

As the University College Hospital, Ibadan marked its 62nd founder’s day yesterday, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye donated a dialysis machine worth N10m to help patients with kidney problems across the country.

Court adjourns Senator Suswam’s fraud trial till November 26

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, adjourned the fraud trial of former Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam, till November 25 and 26.

Bayelsa guber: Governor Dickson tenders ‘video evidence’ of electoral fraud, violence in Nembe, Ogbia,...

Governor Seriake Dickson has tendered a video evidence in support of the killings and election violence that characterised the conduct of last Saturday’s governorship election in Nembe local government area and some other parts of the state.