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First Ladies Lament Setback in Anti-cervical Cancer Campaign

First Ladies Lament Setback in Anti-cervical Cancer Campaign

Nigeria’s target to achieve cervical cancer elimination by 2030 as prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), may no longer be feasible. This is because of the non-availability of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine, which the federal government planned to introduce into the routine immunisation programme for the elimination of cervical cancer among the […]

Despite U.S.$30 Million Safe School Project, Bandits Kidnap 939 Students in Six Months

Despite U.S.$30 Million Safe School Project, Bandits Kidnap 939 Students in Six Months

No fewer than 939 students have been kidnapped from different secondary schools and tertiary institutions across the federation between December 2020 and May 2021, a new survey that tracks kidnapping incidents in schools has revealed. With the rising incidents of students’ abduction, Global Rights, a Washington-based human rights organisation, asked the federal government to audit […]

Military Recovers Five of 39 Students Abducted in Kaduna

Military Recovers Five of 39 Students Abducted in Kaduna

Five of the 39 abducted students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna have been recovered. The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Kaduna. Aruwan said the five students were recovered by the military in the afternoon and were taken […]

Supreme Court Shut Down As Judiciary Workers Begin Strike

Supreme Court Shut Down As Judiciary Workers Begin Strike

The action is expected to be replicated across all Nigerian courts on Tuesday. Judiciary workers Tuesday morning shut down the Supreme Court in Abuja, in line with their threat to embark on an indefinite nationwide strike to press for financial autonomy for the judicial arm of government. The development came as a defiance to the […]

Security Forces Intensify Rescue Operations for 39 Kaduna Students

Security Forces Intensify Rescue Operations for 39 Kaduna Students

Security forces comprising operatives of the Army, Air Force, DSS and Police have stepped up efforts to rescue dozens of students abducted from their hostels in Kaduna State in the latest attack on schools. Gunmen had stormed the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Mando on the outskirts of the state capital, Kaduna, late Thursday […]

Nigeria Receives 3.94 Million Doses of Covid-19 Vaccines

Nigeria Receives 3.94 Million Doses of Covid-19 Vaccines

The COVID-19 vaccines arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport at about 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday. Nigeria has received 3.94 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Assess Facility, COVAX. This makes Nigeria the third Africa country to benefit from the COVAX facility after Ghana and Ivory Coast. COVAX, an […]

17 Wounded People Evacuated and Treated By Surgical Team After Two Attacks

17 Wounded People Evacuated and Treated By Surgical Team After Two Attacks

n less than a week between February 20 and 23, two deadly attacks in Dikwa and Maiduguri led to several casualties, including a number of civilians who were caught in the crossfire. These attacks took place in the backdrop of an increasingly volatile security situation, as well as the ongoing implications of the global COVID-19 […]

Nigerian Schoolboys Freed As Forces Search For 300 Abducted Girls

Nigerian Schoolboys Freed As Forces Search For 300 Abducted Girls

Gunmen in Nigeria on Saturday released 27 teenage boys who were kidnapped from their school last week in the north-central state of Niger, while security forces continued to search for more than 300 schoolgirls abducted in a nearby state. Schools have become targets for mass kidnappings for ransom in northern Nigeria by armed groups. On […]

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala First woman, first African To Run WTO

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala First woman, first African To Run WTO

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala – an elite economist who has confronted corruption and kidnappers at home and risen to the top ranks of the World Bank, is poised to become the first woman and first African in charge of policing global trade. Backed by U.S. President Joe Biden to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO), the 66-year-old […]

Crush the Insurgency Now, Buhari Orders Military Chiefs

Crush the Insurgency Now, Buhari Orders Military Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the military service chiefs to be decisive in dealing with terrorists and ending the insurgency in the North-east without further delay. Buhari has also justified the extension of the Kano-Katsina-Jibiya rail line to Maradi in Niger Republic, saying the project, when completed, will boost trade between Nigeria and Niger Republic, […]

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