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Shi’ites: Group seeks UN intervention, raises concern over 2019

An advocacy group, Access to Justice, has called on the United Nations to intervene in Nigeria’s “dire” security situation, particularly the killings of protesters, including members of the Shi’ite sect, by the military. The group expressed concern that if the Shi’ites crisis was not properly handled it could constitute a major security threat to the conduct of next year’s general ...

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Sanctions on Khashoggi killers weeks away: Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said it may take “a handful more weeks” before Washington has enough evidence to impose sanctions on individuals responsible for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The murder has placed strain on the decades-old alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia and tarnished the image of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, ...

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I’m Disappointed in National Assembly — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja expressed disappointment with the conduct of members of the National Assembly with regards to the passage of budgets. The president said the “tardiness” in the passage of budgets by the lawmakers, sometimes lasting seven months, delay completion of projects across the country. He urged more effort to speed up the process. The president, ...

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Why government officials, political appointees must join anti-corruption fight – EFCC

Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu on Monday called on government officials and political appointees to join the on-going anti-corruption fight of the Federal Government. Magu made the call at the induction programme for governing board members of Federal Government’s agencies, organised by the Bureau for Public Service Reforms in Abuja. According to him, public service ...

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Court Stops Planned Labour Strike

Justice Kado Sanusi of the National Industrial Court in Abuja, on Friday ordered the organised labour to shelf its proposed nationwide strike slated to begin on November 6, over the current minimum wage dispute, pending the hearing of a suit before it. Justice Sanusi, gave the order while delivering ruling on an exparte application brought before the court by the ...

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CEDI Sensitizes Students and Teachers on WASH

On Friday, October 26, 2018, Community Excellence and Development Initiative (CEDI) organized a sensitization workshop to promote “WASH” at Junior Secondary School, Aleyita.  The event had in attendance over 250 participants. According to research over one million people around the world die each year from diseases caused by a lack of safe water and sanitation, with most of these deaths ...

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Guinness Nigeria and WaterAid partner to deliver ‘Water of Life’ project in Kebbi State

Guinness Nigeria Plc, a subsidiary of Diageo, has entered into strategic partnership with WaterAid with the ultimate goal of ensuring sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene, while helping people take action to improve their health and well-being. The partnership has the Guinness Nigeria ‘Water of Life’ programme and WaterAid Nigeria working with the Kebbi State Government through the Rural ...

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Global Migration Agency Rescues 10,300 Nigerians

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has seen to the successful return of 10,300 illegal Nigerian migrants from Europe. The Programme Manager, Migration Management Unit (MMU) and Head of IOM Lagos Sub-office, Abraham Tamrat, made the disclosure during a campaign in Benin City. The UN agency chief noted that the exercise was to sensitise the youths on the danger of ...

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Nigeria accounts for 45% out-of-school children in West Africa, says UNICEF

UNICEF United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that Nigeria accounts for 45 per cent of the growing number of out-of school children in West Africa.Citing the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) data report, UNICEF noted that while southern states have an average of 11 per cent of children aged between six and 14 years out of school, ...

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Army confirms 3 dies in Shiite, troops clash in Abuja

The Army has confirmed that three members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) or Shiite, died on Saturday, while two solders sustained injuries when the sect clashed with troops at Zuba in the FCT. The Commander, Army Headquarters Garrison, Abuja, Maj.-Gen. James Myam confirmed the development in a statement on Sunday. Myam explained that troops of the Garrison were ...

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