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US Invests $490m to Fight HIV/AIDS in Nigeria 

BY CHIDUBEM UKAMAKA in Port Harcourt• The United States government has allocated $400 million to scale up treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, the...

PRESIDENT BUHARI PRESENTS 2018 BUDGET 4A

Human Trafficking: Dogara Leads Delegation to Italy

Nigeria’s parliamentary Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, is leading Nigerian delegation to Italy to discuss women empowerment and the fight against human trafficking....

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Calabar Carnival: Ayade Warns against Illegal Migration by Africans

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, south-south Nigeria has called on intending African migrants to America and European countries in search of greener pasture to...

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Make Hard Work Your Watchword Babalakin Tells Young Lawyers

Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Dr. Wale Babalakin, has urged young lawyers to make hard work their watch word in the...

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Five Die in Imo After Consuming Local Brewed Gin

It was a mourning weekend for the people of Umunakara, Imeriennwe Community in Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State as no fewer than five persons were...

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Ijaw Group Raises Alarm, Says Wanted Militant Sill Has Cache of Arms

BY CHIDUBEM UKAMAKA in Port Harcourt• A pan-Ijaw group, Peremabiri Development Association (PDA), on Sunday challenged dreaded ex-militant leader, Paul Eris popularly...

PRESIDENT BUHARI PRESENTS 2018 BUDGET

SNAKE BITES: Senate Wants Ministry of Health to Scale up Production of Anti-venoms

BY ADAKU ADINDU in Abuja• Nigeria’s Senate has called on the Ministry of Health to scale up efforts for the local production of anti-venoms to stop the avoidable...

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Agge Deep Seaport: Maritime Activities Kick off in 2020, Says Dickson 

Inaugurates project implementation committee• BY CHIDUBEM UKAMAKA in Port Harcourt• Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, in Yenagoa on Wednesday assured...

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INEC Denies Ownership of Sensitive Electoral Materials Found in Awka Hotel

BY OSOLOKA NNAMDI in Awka•  As the governorship election approaches in Anambra State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied ownership of...

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Customs Confiscates 10,000 Bags of Rice, Used Tyres, Cannabis

BY OSOLOKA NNAMDI in Awka• The Nigerian Customs Service Enugu Command on has disclosed the seizures of no fewer than 10,000 bags of 50kg smuggled rice, hundreds of...

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Lagos Govt, Ex-Deputy Speaker Fight Dirty over Property

BY REMI FAYEMI in Lagos• The Lagos State Government has been accused of illegally hijacking the property at no 3A Sasegbon Street, G.R.A, Ikeja said to be owned by...

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Bauchi: Group Advocates for Early Release of Funds for Health Sector

BY YAKUBU ADAMS in Bauchi• The Bauchi State has been called for timely release of funds appropriated for the health sector and an increase in its funding in the 2018....

PRESIDENT BUHARI PRESENTS 2018 BUDGET 8

Kano: Religious Group Warns Buhari, Denounces Killing of Members

BY DANLADI BUHARI in Kano• A religious group, Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Bauchi State chapter, warned President Muhammadu Buhari over the 2019 elections just as...

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ECOWAS Mulls over Removing Obstacles to Free Movement

BY CHUKS NNOCHIRI in Abuja• The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says it plans to remove the obstacles to free movement of goods and persons in the...

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Delta to Increase Pace in Roads Construction

BY ABEL OKWU in Asaba• Delta State Government has expressed readiness to increase the tempo of infrastructural development particularly the construction of roads to...

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Mediterranean Sea: Nigeria Confirms Death of 26 Migrants, Commiserates with Victims’ Families

BY CHUKS NNOCHIRI in Abuja• Nigerian government on Wednesday confirmed the death of 26 Nigerians that lost their lives under yet to be explained circumstances in the...

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Kagame, Elumelu to Headline Young Entrepreneurship Day at Africa 2017 Forum

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and chairman of Smart Africa, and Tony Elumelu, founder of the $100m Entrepreneurship Programme, will be headlining the Young...

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Dangote Donates N.5b to Kano Market Fire Victims

President of Dangote Group of Companies, Aliko Dangote has brought succour over a thousand hitherto dejected traders affected by the Kano Market fire disasters few...

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How Wike Was Embarrassed at Chatham House Engagement, Says APC

Protesting students besiege venue as governor pleads• BY CHIDUBEM UKAMAKA in Port Harcourt• All Progressives Congress (APC), rivers State said it is highly dismayed...

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TCI Signs Letter of Commitment on Reproductive Health Needs of Urban Poor with Ogun, Kano, Others

By Roland Ogbonnaya in Abeokuta• The Challenge Initiative (TCI) signs a Letter of Commitment with the Ogun, Kano, Delta, Bauchi and Niger State governments to...