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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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Misuse of firearms: Nigeria Police to use taser, stun guns – IGP

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, says the police are in the process of acquiring and deploying less lethal weaponry during operations. Mr Adamu made this known on Thursday in Osogbo, the state capital, at the inauguration of a Zonal Security Stakeholders’ Forum, a community policing concept for the Police Zone XI comprising […]

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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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Help us combat Boko Haram, Nigeria begs Russia

The Nigerian Government has solicited the cooperation of Russia to eliminate the Boko Haram insurgents from Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin countries. The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali made the appeal on Wednesday at the 8th Moscow “Conference on International Security.’’ Dan-Ali also sought Russia’s cooperation in securing the maritime domain of the Gulf of […]

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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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EFCC arrests ponzi scheme operator who ‘defrauded Nigerians of N7bn’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Babagana Dalori, chief executive officer of Galaxy Transportation and Construction Services Limited, for allegedly defrauding Nigerians through a ponzi scheme. The commission said 27,400 Nigerians lost N7 billion through fake promises of high returns on their investment in Dalori’s companies. In a statement, Tony Orilade, EFCC […]

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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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Church members cheer as Apostle Suleman acquires private jet (Photos)

The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has acquired a private jet. It was learnt that the fiery preacher acquired the jet last week. Omega Fire Ministry Dubai Facebook page also published pictures and a video of Suleman inside his newly purchased jet. The post reads in part, “Join us as […]

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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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‘Killing of Briton in Kaduna symptom of failing nation’

The killing of Faye Mooney, a Briton, and others at Kajuru Castle in Kaduna State is a manifestation of a failing state, Shehu Sani, Kaduna Central Senator has said. The castle falls under the senatorial district the senator represents in the Senate. Describing the attack as barbaric and gruesome, Mr Sani said the murder reflects […]

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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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