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I’ve been a doctor since 1979…the truth hurts but it must be told – Ngige

Chris Ngige, minister of labour, says being a medical doctor since 1979 puts him in a position to know the situation of things in the health sector. In a statement issued by Nwachukwu Obidiwe, his spokesman, Ngige said the truth hurts but it must be told. He also denied making the statement on medical doctors […]

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No plan to dissolve federal cabinet — Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that there is no plan to dissolve the federal cabinet. President Muhammadu Buhari had last week asked ministers to submit a comprehensive “status reports on policies, programmes and projects” from their respective ministries, departments and agencies. He asked them to make the submissions to the office of […]

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Two Chinese citizens kidnapped in Nigeria

Two Chinese nationals, Sun Zhixin and Wang Quing Hu, have been kidnapped in Ebonyi State, South-east Nigeria. The two men are workers of Tongyi construction company. They were working on a road project in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State when they were forcefully whisked away by armed gunmen. They were taken off the […]

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NYSC debunks rumour of N31,800 stipend for corps members

National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has dismissed as fake news reports making the rounds on social media that serving corps members will be paid N31,800 as monthly stipends following the signing of the new minimum wage into law by President Muhammadu Buhari. A Deputy Director at the NYSC headquarters Abuja, Eddy Megwa told Vanguard on […]

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P-Square Brouhaha: Me and my brother don’t talk- Peter Okoye

Singer Peter Okoye of the former music group, P-Square, in a recent interview revealed that him and his elder brother, Jude, do not speak to each other, since after the dissolution of P-Square. When asked about his current relationship with Jude, who was his former manager and if they still talk to each other, he […]

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Addide manager forges NYSC certificate, defrauds supermarket of N7m

A branch manager with a popular retail store, Addide, Samson Oluwaseyi, has been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly forging a discharge certificate of the National Youth Service Corps and a statement of result of the Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa. The 36-year-old Gbongan, Osun State indigene, was alleged to have defrauded Addide of N7.79m […]

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Despite official data stating otherwise, Ngige claims Nigeria has ‘surplus’ doctors

Despite official data showing that Nigeria ‘gravely’ lacks an adequate number of doctors, a minister has claimed otherwise. The World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics, as of 2013, showed there were about four doctors for every 10,000 Nigerians (one for 2,500), far below the organisation’s recommendation of one doctor to 600 patients. Also, according to official […]

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ASUU blasts FG, First Lady over proposed Muhammadu Buhari University

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday blasted the federal government over proposed plan to establish a private university to be named after President Muhammadu Buhari. The Union described the proposed university by the wife of the president, Mrs Aisha Buhari as a disaster. ASUU further said the plan of the wife of […]

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My generation has failed Nigerians – Soyinka

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says his generation has failed the country. Speaking on Hard Talk, a BBC programme, the professor said the dreams people of his generation had about the country had not materialised. Zeinab Badawi, anchor of the programme, had asked the literary scholar: “Has your generation of older Nigerians failed the people?” and […]

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Dogara replies Tinubu, accuses him of ‘wayward lust for power’

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has replied the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, over his comments accusing the two presiding officers of the National Assembly of budget impropriety. Mr Dogara accused the APC leader of having a “wayward lust for power” and promoting a “fascist agenda.” […]

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If this is your password, it’s time to change

If “123456” is your password, it may be time for a change. That was the unsurprising conclusion of a survey revealing the internet’s most vulnerable passwords, which also warned that codes using names, sports teams and swear words are more popular than you might think. The survey, by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), […]

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Iberiberism: Second judge withdraws from Okorocha’s certificate of return suit

The second judge has withdrawn from a suit filed by the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, seeking an order compelling the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue him a certificate of return as the senator-elect for Imo West. The development came barely a week after the first judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, of the Federal High […]

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Igbos, Yorubas have historical ties – Ooni of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi, has reaffirmed his position on the family ties between Yoruba and Igbo nations, saying the two ethnic groups are inseparable members of the same family. Mr Ogunwusi stated this last weekend at his Ile-Oodua palace in Ile-Ife while receiving the Lagos State president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Solomon Ogbonna, who […]

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Saraki challenges Tinubu over budget padding allegations

Senate President Bukola Saraki has challenged the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, to substantiate his allegation that he and other lawmakers have the habit of padding budgets. Mr Saraki, in a statement by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said Mr Tinubu’s attack was unfounded and not predicated on facts. The Senate […]

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Bloody Easter: Buhari expresses sadness over killing of Christians

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sadness over the terrible attacks on several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on the holy day of Easter. President Buhari on behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, extended deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the attacks and wishes speedy recovery to the […]

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Third Mainland Bridge safe for public use – Nigerian Government

The Nigerian government has assured commuters and Lagos residents that the Third Mainland Bridge does not pose any structural danger and it is safe to use. It also insisted that all the tests done preparatory to the closure of the bridge to commence comprehensive maintenance works indicated that the integrity of the bridge is intact. […]

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Hunger compels children displaced by Boko Haram to feed on onion leaves

Intense hunger as a result of the inadequacy of food items in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in the outskirts of Bauchi, has forced adolescent children to feed on onion leaves for survival. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondents who visited the camp, located about two km from Rindebin community in Bauchi Local […]

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I’m Nigerian by birth, says Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the February 23 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has denied the All Progressives Congress’ allegation that he is not eligible to contest because he was not born in Nigeria. Atiku stated this in a response to the APC’s reply to the petition he and his party jointly filed before […]

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