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Federal Government will take action after analysing Amnesty International’s report, says presidency

The presidency yesterday said the Federal Government would take necessary action after analysing the Amnesty International’s damning allegations against President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. Amnesty International, which campaigns to end abuses of human rights, had recently expressed concern over sundry misdemeanors by the government. The report alleged deadly conflicts between farmers and cattle herders in central Nigeria over land and natural ...

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#Breaking: ALLEGED PERJURY: PROTESTERS URGE INEC TO DISQUALIFY DAPO ABIODUN/APC

Opposition to the APC governorship candidate for Ogun State, Mr Dapo Abiodun, seems to be growing as protesters numbering over 100, under the name “MASSES AGAINST ELECTORAL FRAUD”, besieged INEC Thursday December 20th urging the commission to disqualify Dapo Abiodun and his Party APC from contesting the upcoming governorship election in the state citing several allegations bordering on “perjury, forgery, ...

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HEADS OF 19 AGENCIES AFFIRM SUPPORT FOR THE NEW NATIONAL ACTION PLAN FOR HEALTH SECURITY

Nigeria and the rest of the world continues to be at risk of infectious disease outbreaks and public health threats. Over the last few years, the country has experienced outbreaks of infectious diseases such as Lassa fever, cerebro spinal meningitis, Ebola, as well as a resurgence of yellow fever and monkeypox. The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of ...

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‘Govt failures fuel escalating conflict between farmers and herders as death toll nears 4,000’ – Amnesty International

-At least 3,641 people killed between 2016 and 2018, most of them this year. –Failure of security forces allows some attacks to last for days. -Authorities’ failure to investigate attacks fuels further bloodshed. The Nigerian authorities’ failure to investigate communal clashes and bring perpetrators to justice has fuelled a bloody escalation in the conflict between farmers and herders across the country, resulting in ...

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World Bank releases $3Million For Vocational Education in Ekiti!

The World Bank is set to spend $3 Million on three government technical colleges in Ekiti State under the Bank’s Innovation and Development Effectiveness for Acquisition of Skills ( IDEAS) programme. This was disclosed during a meeting of the World Bank Team with Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday. According to Dr Tunde Adekola, the Bank’s ...

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Army suspends UNICEF’s activities in North-East over alleged sabotage

The Nigerian Army has said that it is suspending the operations of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund in the North-East theatre until further notice. The Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole, which coordinates the Boko Haram anti-insurgency war in the North-East, stated this in a release by its spokesperson, Col Onyema Nwachukwu. It alleges that UNICEF had shifted from ...

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WAAPH trains young Nigerian Advocates on Health Literacy

As part of the activities to commemorate World Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day 2018 yesterday, 12th December, West African Academy of Public Health (WAAPH), Innovations and Access for Development Initiative (Inovate2100) in collaboration with Health Sector Reform Coalition (HSRC) and other key stakeholders has held a one-day Health Literacy Leadership course (HLLC) for young leaders on universal health coverage in Abuja. ...

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Nepotism is an act of corruption, US Embassy says!

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has pointed out that corruption is not limited to diversion of funds but includes a wide range of other infractions, among which is nepotism. In a Facebook post it made on Friday, the US Embassy noted that instances where public funds were diverted to personal accounts and where a public officer unfairly gives jobs ...

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Non-oil sector grows Nigeria’s GDP to 1.8%, says NBS

Data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has shown that Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew to 1.81 per cent (year-on-year) in real terms in the third quarter of 2018, driven mainly by the non-oil sector, which contributed 90.62 per cent. When compared to the third quarter of 2017, which grew by 1.17 per cent, the NBS in a ...

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“We must not relent in our efforts to deal with Corruption – Country Director, AAN

Country Director, ActionAid Nigeria, Ene Obi has urged Nigerians not to relent in their collective efforts in dealing ruthlessly with corruption at all levels in Nigeria, most importantly as 2019 elections draw near.  She stated this at a High Level Seminar organised by ActionAid Nigeria in collaboration with TUGAR (Technical Unit on Governance and Anti-Corruption Reforms) of the Presidency, UKAid, ...

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