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Nigeria has second-largest number of child brides — UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund says Nigeria has the second-largest number of child brides in the world, with 23 million girls and women married out as children in the country, thereby ending their educational strive. Mr Bhanu Pathak, Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Nigeria, Bauchi Field Office, stated this in Bauchi State on Saturday at […]

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Don’t resign, Yoruba elders tell Osinbajo

The Yoruba Council of Elders has advised Vice President Yemi Osinbajo against resigning his position because of the alleged war against him by a cabal in the Presidency. The Yoruba elders also advised President Muhammadu Buhari to remember Osinbajo’s loyalty to him and refuse to be used by some power against his Vice President. The […]

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Nobody is too powerful for Buhari to Control — Presidency

The presidency has maintained that President Muhammadu Buhari is in control of the government and that there cannot be anyone too powerful for him to control. This was part of the statement made by the official spokesperson to the President, Garba Shehu in a series of tweets on his twitter page @Garshehu, in response to […]

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This hotel room costs $350,000 a week (Photos)

The views are spectacular from the highest Central Park-facing hotel suite in New York City. And the price of the Park Hyatt’s new Manhattan Sky Suite is in line with its sky-grazing 59th floor perch. A week’s stay will run deep-pocketed guests a cool $350,000. The suite is $50,000 a night with a seven-night minimum. The three-bedroom […]

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Billionaires’ wealth falls for first time in a decade

The world’s richest people became a little less well off last year, according to a report by UBS and PwC, as geopolitical turmoil and volatile equity markets reduced the wealth of billionaires for the first time in a decade. Billionaires’ wealth fell by 388 billion dollars globally to 8.539 trillion dollars, the UBS and PwC […]

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Nigerian Presidency Confirms Sack Of Osinbajo’s Aides, Gives Reasons

The Presidency has confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari laid off some aides to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as part of the ongoing overhauling of the seat of government. “The exercise, which has been ordered by the President, is to streamline decision-making, cut down multiple authorities and reduce the cost of administration. “It is also an appropriate […]

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Smokers ‘at greater risk of depression’ – New Study

People who smoke tobacco may be at a higher risk of developing depression and schizophrenia, according to a new study. A team of researchers led by scientists from the University of Bristol in the UK has added weight to growing evidence that smoking can have a negative effect on mental health. Rather than simply looking at whether the smokers had […]

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Border closure not targeted at Igbo importers – Customs

The Nigerian Customs Services (NCS) on Thursday in Aba, the commercial nerve of Abia State debunked rumours making rounds that the joint border security exercise codenamed “Exercise Swift Response” was targeted at importers and exporters of various goods from the Southeast using the land borders. This is even as the NCS maintained that the exercise […]

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Why Britain will begin DNA testing for all newborns

Britain plans to offer DNA testing for all newborns to screen them for serious hereditary diseases and identify health risks in adulthood, reports said on Wednesday. “This is brilliant news, just imagine how many lives can be saved when we know the genetic risks we face,’’ Health Secretary Matt Hancock tweeted. The government owned Genomics […]

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Where Kylie Jenner and Drake Really Stand Amid Romance Rumors

Kylie Jenner and Drake have been sparking romance rumors lately after a series of hangouts, but not everything is always what it seems. While the beauty mogul was spotted attending the Grammy winner’s birthday and Halloween parties in recent weeks, a source close to Drake tells E! News that the celebs are not romantically involved. “Kylie and Drake are not romantic. They […]

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Stop calling me ‘Your excellency,’ Sanwo-Olu tells Lagosians

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has asked residents to stop using the title, ‘Your Excellency’ where he is concerned. In a statement on Wednesday, the governor said he preferred to be addressed as ‘Mr Governor’ to deepen the citizen-government relations. “Only God, the Almighty, the Creator, the Protector is the Most Excellent. No […]

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Why Nigerians seek medical care abroad – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has named the poor attitude of health workers across Nigeria as a major reason for the growing culture of Nigerians seeking medical care outside the country. The president stated this Tuesday at the second National Health Summit of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the 25th Triennial Conference of the Commonwealth Medical […]

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No Misunderstanding Between Buhari And Osinbajo – Presidency

The Presidency has debunked reports of a misunderstanding between the Office of the President and the Vice President. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters Senator Babajide Omowurare made this clarification while briefing journalists at the National Assembly. Responding to critics who have questioned President Buhari’s decision to sign the amended […]

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Nigerian roads are not as bad as they are portrayed – Fashola

Babatunde Fashola, the minister of works and housing, says Nigerian roads are not as bad as they are portrayed to be. Addressing state house correspondents on Wednesday after the federal executive council meeting, the former Lagos state governor said most road projects in the country would have been completed but for funding challenges. “The roads […]

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Golden Eaglets crash out of 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria are out of the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil after losing 3-1 to The Netherlands in the Round of Sixteen. Sontje Hansen scored three times for the Dutch to send the five-times champions out of the age-grade competition. Olakunle Olusegun however got the consolation goal for Nigeria.

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Nigerian Government orders NCC to reduce data cost

The Federal government on Tuesday insisted the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) must work out modalities to reduce the price of data in the interest of Nigerians. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami gave the directive. He said his office has been inundated with complaints from concerned Nigerians about the high […]

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Catholic church launches investigation after two missionary nuns became pregnant while working in Africa

The Catholic Church has launched an investigation after two missionary nuns became pregnant while working in Africa. The two women, who belonged to separate religious orders in Sicily, are expecting children despite their vows of chastity. One of them, a mother superior, found she was several weeks pregnant while the other woman discovered the news […]

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Nigeria sets conditions for reopening of borders

The federal government has given conditions for the reopening of borders. It insisted ECOWAS countries must respect rules of origin, vowing it Nigeria will no longer tolerate repackaging of imported goods. It declared any good coming into the country from ECOWAS states must have 30% local inputs. The federal government maintained that goods imported for […]

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