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West Africa gorillas more numerous than thought, but still endangered

Gorillas and chimpanzees may be twice as numerous in West Africa as previously thought, but the apes are still endangered, declining fast and in dire need of protection, an international study found Wednesday.

NIMASA chief Dakuku Peterside flays Governor Wike over allegation of soot killing, election rigging

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, has berated the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike for accusing the federal government of depopulating the state through soot and also plotting to rig the 2019 general elections in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

President Buhari’s criticism not targeted at all Nigerian youth – Presidency

The Presidency has spoken out on the controversy over remarks by President Muhammadu Buhari at a forum in London on Wednesday in which he criticised the attitude of some Nigerian youth.

Air pollution: 95% of world population breathes unsafe air – study

When it comes to air pollution, about ninety-five per cent of the world’s population breathes air contaminated above the levels that the World Health Organisation (WHO) deems safe.

NGO: Nigeria population will increase, if fertility rate is not addressed

A Family Planning advocate, Mr Akin Jimoh, says Nigeria population will continue to increase, if its fertility rate was not addressed through adoption of family planning.

DMO injects N400 billion to economy – Patience Oniha

Mrs Patience Oniha, Director-General, Debt Management Office, said in Lagos on Friday that the Federal Government had released about N400bn government securities into the economy to service its debt and improve liquidity.

Expert: Malnutrition is a real danger to Nigerian population

Malnutrition has become a real and present danger in Nigeria as the country’s population increases to 198 million people, a nutrition expert announced in Lagos on Thursday.

NPC: Nigeria ranks seventh most populous country in the world

The National Population Commission has put Nigeria’s current population at 198 million people with urban population growing at an average annual growth rate of about 6.5 per cent

NPC: Nigeria’s population now 198 million

The National Population Commission (NPC) has put Nigeria’s current population at 198 million people with urban population growing at an average annual growth rate of about 6.5 per cent .

NCDC raises alarm over increased cases of cholera outbreak

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday raised an alarm over the increased cases of cholera outbreak in some parts of the country.

Federal government blames water shortage on population growth, climate change

The Federal Government, says population growth and effects of climate change are some the factors causing shortage of supply of potable water.

New Caledonia to vote on independence from France in November

Lawmakers on the tiny French overseas territory of New Caledonia voted on Monday to hold an independence referendum on November 4, the culmination of decades of campaigning by separatists to break from their old colonial master.

Governor Abubakar signs N168bn 2018 budget

Bauchi State governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, has assented the 2018 appropriation bill of 168 billion naira, with provision for massive rural roads construction covering 1,000 kilometers in all parts of the state.

NOA begins campaign against drug abuse, political thuggery

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) in collaboration with the Kano State Government has commenced campaign against drug abuse and political thuggery in the state.

DR Congo police kill protester in church-led march against Kabila

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa shot dead an anti-government protester and wounded two others who had gathered to take part in church-led marches against President Joseph Kabila’s rule on Sunday.

Senator Ekweremadu: Nigeria’s progress depends on our unity

Nigeria can only make progress if its ethnic nationalities move closer in the spirit of national unity, says Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President.

Egypt issues suspended sentence to 19 over church attack

An Egyptian court has sentenced 19 Muslim defendants to a one-year suspended sentence for attacking an unlicensed church south of Cairo.

Africa’s education syllabus still in colonial era – Femi Falana

A senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, says Africa’s educational syllabus is still stuck in the colonial era.

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Nipah virus kills five, dozens quarantined in India

A deadly virus carried by fruit bats has killed at least five people in southern India and more than 90 people are in quarantine, a top health official said Tuesday.

NLC: Governor el-Rufai is not God

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned northern governors not to adopt the policies of Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, especially in the area of retrenchment of workers; a policy the body said was targeted at inflicting pain and sorrow on the people.

Lagos APC: Obanikoro, Igbokwe condemn parallel congress

Former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, and Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) Publicity Secretary, Engr. Joe Igbokwe, have condemned the conduct a parallel congress that produced Mr. Fouad Oki as factional chairman of the party in the state.

Governor Dickson: Restructuring doesn’t portend doom for Nigeria

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, yesterday in Kaduna, called on Nigerians to support the call for the restructuring of the country, saying it is the only way to ensure a “fair, stable and sustainable Nigeria.”

Ekiti guber: INEC to engage 15,000 corps members in poll

No fewer than 15,000 Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members will participate in the forthcoming July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State.