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#BagaAttack: NEMA commences Distribution of Relief Materials To IDPs

Mukaila Ola  The  National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commenced distribution of relief materials to fleeing residents of Baga. Baga few days ago came under the attack of Boko Haram Terrorists , leading to residents of the townfleeing to Maiduguri, Monguno in Borno State and neighbouring countries. It is believed that over 50,000 persons fled the town and neighbouring village ...

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#Malnutrition: FG budgets N300 million for ‘ready to use food’

As part of the efforts to curb child malnutrition in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has proposed about N300 millions in the 2019 budget for the procurement of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food ( RUTF). According to the budget breakdown, the RUTF will be distributed across the country, while part of the money will also be used to establish Community Management ...

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‘Provide the list of absconded Contractors for power projects’ -SERAP to Fashola

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information (FoI) request to Babatunde Fashola, SAN, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, urging him to use his good offices and leadership position to “urgently provide information on specific names and details of contractors and companies that allegedly collected money for electricity projects but failed to execute any ...

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#DRCPolls: internet shutdown to avoid ‘chaos’ after vote

The DR Congo government said Tuesday it had cut the country’s internet services to avert a “popular uprising” as tensions rise pending the results of fractious presidential elections. The opposition accused authorities of cutting the internet on Monday to thwart activism, while leading Western powers called on the troubled central African nation’s government to quickly restore web access. The long-delayed ...

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‘To implement 2019-22 SDGs Nigeria needs N103trn’ says UN

Nigeria needs not less than 337 billion dollars to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from 2019 to 2022, the UN Support Plan for the Sahel has estimated. According to the exchange rate by the Central Bank of Nigeria, the figure represents 103 trillion Naira, over 11 times more than the proposed N8.9 trillion Budget for 2019. The cost of ...

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PDP expresses displeasure over Zamfara, Yobe killings, urges PMB to review his parade

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tuesday flayed President Muhammadu Buhari over Monday’s killings of innocent Nigerians in Zamfara state by marauders. The party also lamented the invasion of Kukareta in Damaturu, Yobe state, by insurgents, who sacked the area in an attack that led to the killing of a police officer attached to the state governor, Ibrahim Gaidam. The PDP ...

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SERAP Files Lawsuit against Saraki over N14.2M allowance given to Dariye

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, says it has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court in Lagos to stop the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, from paying former Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye a sum of N14.2 million monthly allowances while he serves out his 10-year prison sentence for corruption. SERAP says it filed the suit because it ...

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#MinimumWage Figure: Labour Rejects Delay Tactics

Labour leaders have rejected plans by the Federal Government to set up another high-powered technical committee on the new national minimum wage. Leaders of the union comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC) stated this in a communiqué jointly signed at the end of a national leadership meeting of organised labour ...

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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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