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‘Suspend strike in national interest’,Buhari urges ASUU

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend its ongoing industrial action in the interest of the country. President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the guests during the Democracy Day Lecture held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja The President gave the charge on Tuesday during the 3rd Convocation Ceremony of the Alex Ekwueme-Federal University, ...

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Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of bias

US President Donald Trump took a swipe on Tuesday at America’s tech giants, accusing them of having a liberal bias, and claiming Twitter was making it more difficult to follow his account. “Facebook, Twitter and Google are so biased toward the Dems it is ridiculous!” Trump tweeted. “Twitter, in fact, has made it much more difficult for people to join ...

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2019 Budget: National Assembly Set to Receive Buhari Wednesday

The Senate, on Tuesday resolved to hold a joint session with House of Representatives on Wednesday for President Muhammadu Buhari to present the 2019 Appropriation Bill, this is despite the work to rule action embarked upon by National Assembly workers. Senate Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, had at plenary moved a motion to this effect and was seconded by Deputy Minority ...

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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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Groups accuse Ogun APC Guber Candidate, Dapo Abiodun of Forgery, Skipping NYSC, call for his arrest!

A group of concerned Nigerians have accused APC Ogun State gubernatorial Candidate, Dapo Abiodun of forgery and they have called for his immediate arrest. In a Press statement released earlier today, Monday 17th December, the group have also established the real facts that the APC Gubernatorial Candidate had skipped the One Year Compulsory National Youth Service amongst Other Allegations. Read ...

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Family planning panacea to economic growth, unemployment, says group

Access to family planning or childbirth spacing, according to The Challenge Initiative (TCI) would help spur economic growth and reduce unemployment. The body observed that myths and misconceptions are the major barrier to exploring opportunities family planning provides. It, therefore, urged media practitioners to advocate more fund and access to family planning. Speaking at a two-day orientation workshop for Network ...

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Access Bank Plc acquires Diamond Bank!

Information reaching us from a reliable source revealed that Access Bank Plc has finally acquired Diamond Bank Plc. It was gathered that the official announcement of the transaction will be made in the course of the week by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, according to online news medium,TheCable The acquisition was midwifed by the CBN in a bid to ...

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Provide details of money spent fighting Boko Haram, CSOs write Buratai

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), Enough is Enough (EiE), and BudgIT have sent a joint Freedom of Information request to Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria, requesting him to use his good offices and leadership position to “urgently provide information on the 2015, 2016 and 2017 budget implementation reports of the Nigerian Army, including the amounts ...

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2019: Buhari’s veto on Electoral Act bad signal for electoral process-TMG

THE Transition Monitoring Group,TMG, a coalition of civil society organisations in Nigeria working on electoral issues, has expressed concerns over the refusal of assent by President, Muhammadu Buhari to the Electoral Amendment Bill. The group, in a statement, signed by its chairperson, Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, and released to the media through its Head of Secretariat,Sola Babalola,warned that “this is capable ...

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