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First baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

In a medical first, a mother who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby, researchers reported Wednesday.
Udoma Udo Udoma, minister of budget and national planning

Resource control: How we fought Olusegun Obasanjo to submission – Udoma Udoma

Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, has opened up, for the first time, on the fierce battle the then agitators of resource control for the Niger Delta, fought with the then president Olusegun Obasanjo.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Court throws out contempt application against Lai Mohammed

Justice Mohammed Aikawa of a Federal High Court, Lagos, on Friday dismissed a contempt application filed by a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenadi Usman, against Minister of Information Lai Mohammed over inclusion of her name in the ‘looters’ list.

Burundi threatens to quit UN human rights body

Burundi threatened on Friday to quit the UN Human Rights Council over perceived "politicisation" following a report pointing to crimes against humanity in the country.

Law faculty condemns alleged document theft by ASUU-LASU leaders

The Faculty of Law, Lagos State University, on Friday condemned an alleged theft and circulation of a confidential document in its custody by executive members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 10, 2018, a Yemeni child stands next to the destroyed bus at the site of a Saudi-led coalition air strike, that targeted the Dahyan market the previous day in the Huthi rebels' stronghold province of Saada.The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen admitted on September 1 that "mistakes" had been made in an August air strike on a crowded market in northern rebel-held Yemen that killed 51 people including 40 children, and that those responsible must be "punished". / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

UK welcomes Saudi-led coalition probe into Yemen strike

Britain on Sunday welcomed results of an investigation by the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen into an air strike last month that killed 40 children, but urged clarifications on other deadly operations.

Ex-Minister Fani-Kayode demands reasons for police invitation

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has requested the police to provide information on his alleged offence, and an extension of time for him to appear for questioning.

Police invite ex-minister over criminal publication

The Nigeria Police Force has invited a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, for alleged conspiracy, criminal and inciting publication.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

INEC: No budgetary allocation for international observers

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmud, on Friday in Abuja, reiterated that the commission had no prepared budgetary allocation for international observers coming to monitor 2019 general elections.

INEC: We won’t be postpone 2019 elections despite budget delay

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Friday said that contrary to media reports, there were no discrepancies in the commission’s budget currently before national assembly.

Report: Fake news threatens the future of UK democracy

Disinformation and fake news spread online threatens the future of democracy in the UK, a parliamentary committee has warned.

Federal government urges manufacturers to adopt bio-degradable packaging to minimise plastic pollutants

The federal government through the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has called on manufacturers and shopping outlets to adopt bio-degredable packaging for their products to minimise the availability of plastic pollutants in the country.

China vows countermeasures against Donald Trump’s tariffs

China has vowed imminent countermeasures in the escalating trade war between it and Donald Trump’s America as it also condemned the administration’s plans to slap tariffs on about $50 billion of Chinese industrial and hi-tech products.

China bans video spoofs and parodies

China’s media regulator has cracked down on online video spoofs and parodies, according to state-run media outlet Xinhua.

Federal govt sets up committee on data harmonisation

The Federal Government has established an Inter-Ministerial Committee on harmonisation of data collection and evaluation for the country.

TETFund sensitises 187 varsities, colleges to federal govt’s funds

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund said on Friday that it had conducted an awareness exercise in 187 federal and state tertiary institutions on how they could access funds and opportunities provided by the Federal Government.

NAPTIP to establish counter trafficking academy

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) is to establish a Regional Training Academy for the teaching of counter trafficking issues.

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US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

US may withdraw troops from Syria

The United States is considering a total withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

Adamawa Assembly passes four bills into law

The Adamawa House of Assembly on Wednesday passed four Bills into law.

Gunmen kill pastor as police arrest 5 for killing lady in Onitsha

Police in Anambra Sate have arrested five persons allegedly for killing a 35-year-old woman, Gold Gift, dumping her body at Dennis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS) roundabout, in Onitsha.

LASEMA: No lives lost in Abule Egba pipeline explosion

The Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA) said no lives were lost at the fire outbreak which occurred at Abule Egba in Ojokoro Local Council Development Area of Lagos State on Wednesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Nigerians for curbing excessive taste for foreign products, which has positioned the country for food self-sufficiency, and resulted into savings of over $21 billion.

Center wants Muhammadu Buhari to sign Disability Bill Act into law

The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities, CCD, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Disability Bill Act into law to reduce the burden faced by People With Disabilities (PWDs) in the country.