WHO Declares Nigeria Country With Highest Tuberculosis Cases In Africa

Google The World Health Organisation has ranked Nigeria as the country with highest cases of tuberculosis in Africa. The country however, ranked 10th in countries with tuberculosis globally. Representative of WHO in Nigeria, Tereza Kasaeva, made the disclosure when she led a delegation of the United Nations Programming Mission on a visit to the Senate …

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HEDA To Partner Media On Exposing Corruption In Nigeria

HEDA Chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju HEDA Chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju The Human and Environmental Development Agenda has expressed willingness to partner with Nigerian media in exposing corruption in the country. This move was disclosed by Chairman of the organisation, Mr Olanrewaju Suraju, who described the media as a strategic partner in the anti-corruption campaign in Nigeria. Suraju also …

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Coronavirus: Nigerians In Chinese City, Wuhan, Get Financial Support From Government

  Nigerians in Wuhan, the epicentre of the deadly Coronavirus, have received over N12m from the government as welfare package. According to a statement by Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, the money was part of various interventions by government to see to the safety of citizens based in China. Signed by Head, Media Relations of NIDCOM, …

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Nigerian Government Explains Why Boko Haram Targets Christians

  The Nigerian Government has explained why it thinks terror group, Boko Haram, targets Christians across the country during its deadly raids. Speaking at a press briefing on Thursday in Abuja, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the terrorists were targeting Christians and their communities in order to trigger religious war in …

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#OkadaBan: Police Fire Tear Gas At Protesting Special Needs Persons, Arrest Leaders

  The police in Lagos fired tear gas at persons living with disabilities, who embarked on a peaceful demonstration in Ikeja, the state capital, to register their displeasure over the ban on commercial motorcycles known as Okada in parts of the city. Five of the leaders of the protesters were also arrested by the police, …

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Nigerian Senate Proposes Stiffer Sanctions For Gas Flaring

  The Nigerian Senate on Thursday considered a bill, which proposes stiffer sanctions for any person or corporate entity involved in gas flaring in Nigeria from January 1, 2021. The Gas Flaring (Prohibition and Punishment) Bill, 2020, which scaled second reading during plenary, was sponsored by Senator Albert Bassey Akpan (Akwa-Ibom North East). Clause 11(a) …

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Musings On Unjust Suspension Of Ifemosu Micheal By Owoeye Olaoluwa Olamarx

Ifemosu Michael Adewale Ifemosu Michael Adewale   It will amount to betrayal of our revolutionary ideas if we allow bad things to continue just like the ordeal of Ifemosu Michael, a student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, who was unjustly suspended by the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Felix Salako, who often …

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Police Wrongly Accuse Whistle-blower, George Uboh, Of Recording Proceedings In Court, Apologise To Him

  George Uboh, the Nigerian whistle-blower charged to court for asking government to investigate $2.5bn that got missing under the supervision of Godwin Emefiele, governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, was on Monday falsely accused of recording court proceedings by the police. Drama started when police prosecutor, Simon Lough, asked for an adjournment on the …

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End Poverty Before Criminalising Begging, Shehu Sani Tells Northern Elites

  A former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, has rubbished moves by some state governors in the North to arrest beggars found on the streets. According to Sani, poverty and illiteracy must be addressed before begging can be brought to an end. He expressed his thoughts in a statement on Thursday in Abuja while reacting to …

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