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Chibok Girls’ Case Not Closed – FG

Chibok Girls’ Case Not Closed – FG

The Federal Government has assured the international community that it is working with its Swiss partners and others, on a daily basis, to track and secure the release of remaining abducted Chibok Girls still in captivity. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this at a briefing at the Department of African […]

Two-Thirds of World’s Hungriest People Live In Nigeria, Seven Other Countries – UN

Two-Thirds of World’s Hungriest People Live In Nigeria, Seven Other Countries – UN

No fewer than 113 million people experienced high levels of food insecurity in the world’s most severe food crises in 2018, the Global Report on Food Crisis 2019 has found. The report, which was released on Wednesday in Brussels, warned that these food crises were primarily driven by conflict and climate-related disasters. One of the […]

Nigeria Ranks 6th Miserable Country In The World

Nigeria Ranks 6th Miserable Country In The World

The recently published report by Steve Hanke, an economist from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, United state, listed Nigeria among the first ten (10) miserable countries in the world. According to the report Venezuela was listed as the most miserable country in the world. Reacting to this Hanke said, “Venezuela holds the inglorious title of […]

Renowned Nigerian Poet Gabriel Okara Dies At 97

Renowned Nigerian Poet Gabriel Okara Dies At 97

Renowned Nigerian poet and novelist, Gabriel Okara, has died. He was 97. The literary icon passed died on Sunday at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, four weeks before his 98th birthday. Born in 1921 in Boumandi in present day Bayelsa State, Mr Okara was part of the golden set of […]

Women Who Made List In President Buhari’s Second Term

Women Who Made List In President Buhari’s Second Term

About 31 women are to be part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s team in his second term in office. These women who come from different backgrounds have been carefully selected to head various ministries and agencies in a bid to encourage Nigerian women. The release of the list by the presidency following the recently concluded presidential […]

Senate Approves N30,000 As Minimum Wage

Senate Approves N30,000 As Minimum Wage

The Nigerian Senate has approved N30, 000 as minimum wage for workers in Nigeria. The national minimum wage bill will become effective after the president, Muhammadu Buhari, assents to it. The chairman of the ad-hoc committee set up to review the bill, Francis Alimikhena, presented a report on Tuesday. The report recommended that N30, 000 […]

About 18 Nigerians Die of Tuberculosis Every Hour

About 18 Nigerians Die of Tuberculosis Every Hour

At least 18 Nigerians die from Tuberculosis (TB) every hour, a TB expert, Lovett Lawson, has said. Mr Lawson, the Board Chairman of Stop TB partnership Nigeria, disclosed this at a pre-World TB Day press conference in Abuja on Thursday. The World TB Day is celebrated March 24 to raise awareness about the health, social […]

Five Pupils Feared Dead As School Building Collapses In Lagos

Five Pupils Feared Dead As School Building Collapses In Lagos

At least eight people have been killed after a three-story school building collapsed in a densely populated area of Lagos. Thirty-seven people have been rescued from the rubble, but dozens are feared trapped. Emergency crews are scrambling to rescue dozens of schoolchildren trapped under debris after a three-story building collapsed in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, […]

Swedish Embassy Trains Nigerian Women To Increase Wikipedia Presence

Swedish Embassy Trains Nigerian Women To Increase Wikipedia Presence

The Swedish Embassy has held a one-day training for Nigerian women to improve the representation of women on Wikipedia. The event, which was organised in collaboration with Wikimedia, was in connection with the International Women’s Day. It took place at the Embassy of Sweden in Abuja on Monday. The International Women Day is held every […]

INEC Declares Kano Governorship Election Inconclusive

INEC Declares Kano Governorship Election Inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the outcome of Saturday’s governorship election in Kano State as inconclusive. The announcement was made Monday evening by the state’s Returning Officer, Bello Shehu, a professor. Mr Shehu said the election is inconclusive because the number of cancelled votes is higher than the difference in votes scored […]

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