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Expert: Contraceptives do not cause cancer

The Director of family health, Federal Ministry of Health, Adebimpe Adebiyi, has said family planning or the use of contraceptives do not cause cancer.

Minister admits cancer treatment expensive in Nigeria

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has said that oncological services were very expensive in Nigeria due to the stages of diagnosis involved in confirming cancer diseases.

INEC: Bayelsa, Kogi, ‘difficult states to conduct elections’

Bayelsa and Kogi “are not easy states” when it comes to conducting governorship elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said.
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Premium Times chief urges special honour for Stella Adadevoh

Dapo Olorunyomi, publisher of Premium Times online newspaper, has called for special honour to the late Dr Stella Adedevoh, over her bravery that warded off the dreaded Ebola epidemic from Nigeria.

Amnesty: 19 journalists attacked in Nigeria within nine months

The Amnesty International has launched a report chronicling attacks on the press in Nigeria since 2015.

Federal government insists Shell, Mobil, Chevron, others should pay $62 billion

The federal government has vowed to recover over $62 billion it claims as arrears of profits due it from 1998 under the production sharing contracts (PSCs) between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its joint venture partners.

Anambra lawyer hospitalised after police assault

A lawyer, Jerry Obasi, who was assaulted by police officers is now in the hospital, an official has said.
Mr Dele Agekameh, one time editor with Tell, columnist with The Nation and Premium Times died on Friday night in Lagos after battling renal disorder for seven years.

Veteran journalist Dele Agekame passes on

Mr Dele Agekameh, one time editor with Tell, columnist with The Nation and Premium Times died on Friday night in Lagos after battling renal disorder for seven years.

Ex-VP Sambo: I don’t own shares in Kaduna Disco

Former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, has described as ‘total falsehood and fallacy’ a story linking him to ownership of Kaduna Electric Power Distribution Company of Nigeria (KAEDCO).

Official: ‘Repentant’ Boko Haram members register in National Open University

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), has said ‘repentant’ members of the insurgent group, Boko Haram, have decided to enrol for degree programmes in the institution.
The Nigeria Amputee Football Federation (NAFF) said it had received official invitation letter to participate in the 5th Cup of Africa Nation for Amputee Football (CANAF) billed for Angola in September.

Nigeria qualify for Amputee Football Nations Cup final

The Special Eagles, as the country’s Amputee Football team are fondly referred to, beat Tanzania 3-2 on Thursday to seal their place in the final.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Jonathan leads AU election observer mission to Mozambique

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has been nominated by the African Union (AU) to lead the continental body’s Election Observation Mission to Mozambique’s October 15 general elections.

Widow, 37 others drag Nigerian Army to ECOWAS court over ‘compulsory retirement’

Ruth, the widow of O.A Baba-Ochankpa, a Lieutenant-Colonel, and 37 other retired army generals and colonels have asked the Community Court of Justice of ECOWAS in Abuja to declare as unlawful their compulsory retirement from the Nigerian army.
As Nigeria celebrates her 59th year independence anniversary, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has said that though the country is 59 years old, it has not matured.

University student expelled for criticizing Taraba governor on social media

The Taraba State University has expelled a 100 level student of the university for consistently criticising the state governor, Darius Ishaku, on Facebook.

#SexForGrades: I’ve been exonerated – UNILAG professor

Olusegun Awonusi, a professor of English and former vice chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education, accused of “habitual sexual harassment” by a student has said the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has exonerated him.
Nigeria’s Super Falcons have failed to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics football tournament, having crashed to Cote d’Ivoire at the Agege Stadium, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

Super Falcons crash out of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Nigeria’s Super Falcons have failed to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics football tournament, having crashed to Cote d’Ivoire at the Agege Stadium, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
An Abuja magistrate court has struck out a suit against Jones Abiri, a Bayelsa-based journalist.

Court to hear Jones Abiri’s bail application

A Federal High Court in Abuja has slated Monday for hearing of Nigerian journalist, Jones Abiri’s application for the variation of his bail terms.
The Nigerian livestock industry is a N30 trillion worth national asset that should be treated with care, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has said.

Nigeria livestock industry worth N30 trillion – minister

The Nigerian livestock industry is a N30 trillion worth national asset that should be treated with care, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has said.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted Manchester United were still heading in the right direction, but the manager is eager for improved results.

Manchester United will reinforce squad in January – coach

Manchester United will try to sign one or two players in the January transfer window to improve their chances of finishing in the top four, but will not spend big on transfer fees and wages, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.
A former Governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Blessing Agbomhere, has called for an end to political hostility between the former Governor of Edo, Adams Oshiomhole and his successor, Godwin Obaseki.

Oshiomhole-Obaseki feud: Ex-governorship aspirant sues for peace

A former Governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Blessing Agbomhere, has called for an end to political hostility between the former Governor of Edo, Adams Oshiomhole and his successor, Godwin Obaseki.
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Tokyo will have to accept IOC plan to move marathon – organisers

Tokyo has little choice but to accept an International Olympic Committee (IOC) move to shift the 2020 marathon to a cooler Northern Island in Japan.
The Red Devils, led by Ed Woodward, are believed to be planning on a major spending spree in the new year after registering their worst-ever start to a Premier League season.

Manchester United using ‘spying firms’ to identify new targets

Manchester United are reportedly using a number of ‘spying firms’ to help them better assess potential transfers targets for the upcoming January transfer window.
Authorities remove the body of Valerie Lundeen - who was stabbed to death by her son, cops said.

Tarzan star’s wife stabbed to death by their son

The wife of Ron Ely, star of the 1960s Tarzan TV series, was stabbed to death by their son at their California home on Tuesday evening, say police.