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Assets Declaration: FG Closes Case Against Ex-CJN Onnoghen

The Federal Government On Thursday Closed Its Case In The Six-Count Charge Of Non-Declaration Of Assets Preferred Against The Suspended Chief Justice Of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen At The Code Of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). After calling three witnesses in the case, the prosecution counsel, Alhaji Aliu Umar announced the decision of the prosecution to close its case against the ...

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Women’s health: Ipas urges all states to adopt violence against persons prohibition Act

By Gabriel Yough, Ipas, a Non governmental Organization (NGO) championing campaign for women Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights on Wednesday called on all state governments in Nigeria to pass violence against persons prohibition Act (VAPP) to reduce maternal mortality rate. Barr Hauwa Shekarau, the Country Director of Ipas made the call at the ongoing annual Providers Network Conference with the ...

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Group to Continue Work on Digital Rights Bill Despite Refusal of Presidential Assent

The pan-African digital rights advocacy organization, Paradigm Initiative, has expressed disappointment over the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to decline assent to the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill, saying “the refusal of the President to sign the Bill is a huge setback for human rights online in Nigeria.” It would be recalled that the Bill was transmitted to the President ...

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FG SETS TO INCREASE VAT FROM 5 – 7.5%, SETS UP C’TTEE ON NEW MINIMUM WAGE!

Plans are underway by the Federal Government to increase Value Added Tax, VAT, by up to 50 per cent (from current 5 per cent to 7.5 per cent), a move that would stoke-up inflationary pressure in the economy. The move is coming as a measure to raise funds for the implementation of the new minimum wage about to be passed ...

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#WWD2019: WaterAid, PIND call for increased investment in sustainable WASH services 

As the world commemorates this year’s World Water Day under the umbrella theme set by UN-Water, ‘leaving no one behind’, WaterAid Nigeria and the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) are calling for stronger protections against overuse and misuse of water supply and an acceleration in the provision of sustainable WASH services for all so as to ...

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2Baba bags music fellowship award from OAU Ife

Popular musician Innocent Idibia popularly known as 2Baba has added another feather to his already colourful hat. Recently, he bagged a music fellowship award from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU). The singer also took the occasion of his stay in Osun to visit the Imperial Majesty, Ooni of Ife. A glamorous event was held in honour of the veteran musician for ...

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NiMet President speaks on when hot weather may cease

The President, Nigeria Meteorological Society, Prof. Clement Akoshile, said on Monday that the extreme hot weather being experienced now would continue until the soil absorbs enough rain water. Akoshile, who said this in an interview with the News men in Lagos on Monday, noted that more or less moisture in the atmosphere would affect the temperature and determine whether it ...

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Distribution network, biggest challenge to power supply in Nigeria says TCN Chief

Usman Mohammed, the Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria, has described the Distribution Companies network as one of the major challenges confronting regular electricity supply to consumers in Nigeria. Mohammed made this known on the sidelines of a Capacity Building Training Programme for Staff of Transmission Service Provider. It was organised by TCN and the National Power Training Institute in ...

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SENATE PASS NEW MINIMUM WAGE BILL INTO LAW

During Senate plenary on Tuesday, the 8th Nigerian Senate recorded a landmark achievement has it approved N30, 000 as minimum wage for workers in Nigeria. The national minimum wage bill will become functional when president Muhammadu Buhari, assents to it. The new chairman of the ad-hoc committee set up to review the bill, Francis Alimikhena, presented a report on Tuesday. ...

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‘1.7m People In Path Of Cyclone In Mozambique’ – UN

*Hundreds dead, many missing in what UN says might be worst weather disaster ever in southern hemisphere Rapidly rising floodwaters have created “an inland ocean” in Mozambique endangering scores of thousands of families, aid workers said Tuesday as they scrambled to rescue survivors of Cyclone Idai who clung to rooftops and trees. Hundreds were dead, many more were missing, and ...

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