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While Nigerian Doctors’ Strike Is Unresolved, Nurses In Lagos May Down Tools Today

While the seven-month old strike by members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) is yet to be resolved, nurses and midwives in Nigeria’s commercial capital city, Lagos, may on Tuesday commence indefinite strike to press home their demands for improved welfare conditions, and particularly the unpaid ‘uniform allowance.’ But the state government has […]

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It’s Criminal To Accumulate Debts For The Next Generation – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said borrowing to accumulate debt for the next generation is criminal. Obasanjo said this in reaction to the Federal Government’s plan to source fresh loans. Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari wrote to the senate to seek approval to borrow $4,054,476,863 and €710 million in an addendum to the 2018-2020 borrowing […]

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FG May Bar Unvaccinated Nigerians From Government Facilities

The Federal Government may consider barring unvaccinated individuals from accessing government facilities, among other measures, if the COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy being witnessed continues, The Punch has learnt. It was gathered, however, that the decision would only be taken if the government did not notice any significant improvement after the ongoing enlightenment and engagement across the […]

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Tears As Family Buries Four Children Who Died After ‘Suya’ Meal

Tears flowed on Saturday as four of the seven children who died after allegedly eating Suya were buried in Umuahia, the Abia State capital. The four victims are Kelechi Chibuzor, 12; Sunday Chibuzor, 10; Oluomachi Chibuzor, 8; and Kingsley Chibuzor, 3. The children died on August 25. Punch Metro learnt that the actual cause of the death was […]

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Preachers Should Pay Pentecost Tax – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has advised preachers in Nigeria to pay Pentecost Tax. He spoke in Lagos on Friday during the public presentation of “Kumuyi, Defender of the Faith”. The book is a biography of Pastor Folorunsho Kumuyi, Founder and General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry. Osinbajo said persons who succeed in their endeavours […]

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Six Nigerian States Oppose FG’s Compulsory COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Amid Federal Government’s concern over many Nigerians’ reluctance to take the Covid-19 vaccine and its plan to impose sanctions on those who refuse the vaccine when it is made available to all, some states have said they do not intend to force anyone to take the vaccine. The states, including Enugu, Taraba, Cross River, Ogun, […]

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Court Orders Nigerian Government To Pay Sunday Igboho N20 Billion

An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan,yesterday ordered the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Department of State Services to pay the sum of N20billion to Chief Sunday Adeyemo also known as Igboho as damages for the invasion of his residence. Justice Ladiran Akintola delivering his ruling, condemned the manner in which Igboho’s residence […]

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Fresh Loans : Buhari, Osinbajo Zones Get Highest Project Allocations

North-West and South-West, the geopolitical zones of President Buhari, and the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, respectively have the highest number of projects allocated to them among the projects that will be funded with the fresh external loans the President is asking the National Assembly to approve for his regime, Saturday Punch has learnt. Buhari had asked […]

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I Am Very Much Ok Now, EFCC Boss Speaks From Home

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, says he is well and in good shape following the incident at an event on Thursday in Abuja. Bawa, who spoke from his residence in the nation’s capital, featured as a guest on Politics Today hours after he was reported to have slumped at the […]

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Prices Of Cooking Gas In Nigeria May Rise Further 

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, on yesterday reported that the volume of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, also known as cooking gas, supplied in August fell by 20.5 percent to 85,264.803 metric tonnes (MT) compared to 107,224.584MT supplied in the month of July. The volume supplied in the month of June was 102,787.234MT. This sharp […]

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Nigeria To Lift Ban On Twitter In A ‘Few Days’ – Minister

The Nigerian government says it will lift the ban on Twitter in a ‘few days.’ The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this while answering questions from State House journalists at the end of Wednesday’s cabinet meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Mohammed said progress is being made in talks with the […]

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Insecurity In Nigeria : 693 Nigerians Were Allegedly Killed In One Month – Report

In August, no fewer than 693 Nigerians lost their lives in various attacks across the country, according to a report released by West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP). Among the casualties were 183 persons who lost their lives during shoot-out between security operatives and criminal gangs. Violent clashes, cult clashes, demonstration, culpable homicide, extrajudicial killings, […]

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Sit-At-Home Order: Gunmen Kill Priest ‘For Inviting Soldiers To Protect School’ In Imo State

Emeka Merenu, a priest with the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, has been killed by yet-to-be-identified gunmen in Iheteukwa, Orsu LGA of Imo state. Merenu was shot in his parsonage in the early hours of Tuesday. A car belonging to the priest, who hails from Amorji Agbomori in Nkwerre LGA, was also set ablaze. The […]

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President Buhari Writes Senate, Requests Fresh Loan Of $4bn And €710m

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly, seeking approval to borrow the sum of $4,054,476,863 billion and €710 million. The request was made known in a letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan at plenary on Tuesday. In the letter titled Addendum to Request For Senate’s Concurrent Approval Of Multilateral Fund Projects Under the […]

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We Can’t Throw Repentant Bandits Away Because They Are Also Nigerians – FG

The Federal Government says it will not shut the door against repentant bandits. Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, stated this when he appeared on Politics Today, a Channels Television programme, on Tuesday night. The minister said the window is still open for bandits to surrender and be reintegrated into the larger society. He added […]

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Another Strike Looms, ASUU Warns Again

The Academic Staff Union of Universities  on Monday, said it might be compelled to embark on another strike if the Federal Government failed to implement the December 22, 2020 Memorandum of Action signed with it prior to the suspension of the last strike. The Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Benin, Prof. Fred Esumeh, told newsmen while […]

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COVID-19: GTCO To Restrict Unvaccinated Staff, Cut Salary

Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (GTCO) has issued a deadline to its staff to complete their COVID-19 vaccination or face work restriction and a salary cut. In an internal memo issued on Monday and seen by Daily Trust, the bank said any staff that failed to have a complete vaccination will face sanctions. “Please be […]

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Anambra Governor Leads Protest Against IPOB (Photos)

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State on Monday led a protest against the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Obiano led the protest in Awka, the state capital, after traders refused to engage in economic activities. Daily Trust had reported how economic activities were crippled across the state as a result of the sit-at-home order […]

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