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PenCom: Federal government borrowed N6.1 trillion from pension assets

The Federal Government has borrowed about N6.16 trillion out of the N8.49 trillion pension assets under the Contributory Pension Scheme.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Amina Zakari: PDP tells UN, NPC, others to call President Buhari to order

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) on Sunday called on the National Peace Committee (NPC), the United Nations and all world leaders to save the nation from imminent collapse by immediately call on President Muhammadu Buhari to order, if Nigeria must have peaceful, free, fair and credible general elections in February.
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China considers new foreign investment law – state media

China’s legislature is considering a new law governing foreign investment that will streamline existing rules and prevent the forced transfer of technology, state media reported Sunday.
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)

ASUP: Strike continues till federal government meets all our demands

Hope of ending the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) dimmed on Friday as the union declared that it would not call off the industrial action until the Federal government honoured all the agreements it entered into with it since 2010.

A vote for parliamentary system

I have always believed that returning to a parliamentary system would offer us an opportunity to practise a more robust form of democracy. I like presidentialism, which we currently practise, but I love the parliamentary system.
President Buhari participates at Signing of Peace Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding by Presidential Candidates and Party Chairmen in Abuja on 11th Dec 2018-5

2019: Muhammadu Buhari, 67 others commit to peaceful electioneering

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday set the tone for rancour-free 2019 electioneering as he joined 67 other presidential candidates to sign a peace accord anchored by the National Peace Committee.
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UNICEF to partner NPC on issuance of birth certificates

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is set to partner with the National Population Commission (NPC) on the issuance of birth certificates.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos guber: 12 parties disown Jide Sanwo-Olu

Twelve political parties which were previously listed among the 45 that allegedly adopted the candidacy of the gubernatorial candidate of the APC in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, have denied being part of the team of those who adopted him.
President Buhari receives in audience President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in State House on 19th Oct 2018 2

Muhammadu Buhari swears in 23 NPC commissioners, Code Of Conduct members

President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in 23 National Commissioners of the National Population Commision (NPC) and seven members of the Code of Conduct Bureau including its chairman, Malam Muhammed Isah.
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UNFPA, NPopC disagree on Nigeria’s population

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says 76 percent of Nigerians are between ages 0 to 24, as the country’s population hits 195.9 million.

Obasanjo/Atiku: Catholic Secretariat backs Mathew Kukah

The Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), described as mischievous demands by the Buhari Media Organisation that the Catholic Archbishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Fr. Mathew Hassan Kukah, should be withdrawn as convener of the National Peace Committee (NPC).

NPopC: 85 million children under five not registered in Africa

The National Population Commission (NPC) on Thursday in Akure said no fewer than 85 million children under the age of five were not registered at birth in Africa.
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NPopC: 30 million Nigerian children risk losing identity

No fewer than 30 million children in Nigeria are at the risk of losing their identity, if nothing was not done to urgently check the trend, the National Population Commission (NPC), has said.

Senate confirms 22 NPC commissioners, rejects one

The Senate has confirmed 23 commissioners for the National Population Commission (NPC).

Group: Number of unwanted children reduces in Anambra

The Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 has said that through data collection and information dissemination, the group has reduced the number of unwanted children in Anambra State.
Disabled person in South Sudan

NPopC: 19 million Nigerians living with disabilities

The National Population Commission of Nigeria (NPC) has estimated that no fewer than 19 million Nigerians are living with disabilities.
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INEC advised to make birth certificate requirement to contest elective positions

The National Population Commission (NPC) has advised the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) to make birth certificate a requirement to contest elective positions and eligibility to vote during elections in the country.
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NPopC seeks legislation on birth registration

The National Population Commission (NPC) has called on federal, state and local governments to evolve a plan and come up with a legislation that will make it compulsory for parents to register birth of their children within two months of such birth.

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First Nigerian female for Africa engineering prize emerges

Elizabeth Kperrun, mobile and web applications developer, has been shortlisted for the 2019 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, making her the first Nigerian female to be selected for the prestigious prize.
The Nigeria Labour Congress has embarked on a nationwide protest on Tuesday after the rescheduled meeting between it and the Federal Government failed to hold in Abuja on Monday.-5

Minimum wage: Labour promises hell for dissenting governors

Ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari planned release of a new salary package for civil servants, Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, has promised tough times for governors who may not pay the new salary structure.

US launches criminal probe of Huawei

The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources, said the Department of Justice is looking into allegations of theft of trade secrets from Huawei’s US business partners, including a T-Mobile robotic device used to test smartphones.
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Stan Wawrinka falls to Milos Raonic at Australian Open

The Swiss 33-year-old, unseeded for the first time since his debut in 2006 after being plagued by injury, fell to the Canadian after four sets decided on tiebreaks 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (13/11), 7-6 (7/5).

Election: Federal might will fail in Akwa Ibom – South-South governors

State governors from the South-South geopolitical zone have assured their colleague from Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel, of their total support.