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INEC SET TO PUBLISH VOTER REGISTER

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will publish the voter register across the 120,000 polling units across the nation today.

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UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT CALLS FOR CEASEFIRE IN YEMEN

United States Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have both called for a swift ceasefire in Yemen. Mattis said the US wanted to see all sides around the negotiating table and an end to air strikes within 30 days. In a separate statement, Pompeo said United Nations-led negotiations to help end […]

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SET TO INTRODUCE FAMILY PLANNING METHODS

The Federal Government has said that it was working hard to come out with a policy that would limit the number of children that a mother could have in Nigeria. It stated that traditional rulers and other leaders across the country was being engaged as regards this, adding that the move was aimed at addressing […]

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NIGERIANS IN DIASPORA CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY IN GRAND STYLE

Nigerians in New York, United States of America over the weekend brought the city to light as they moved to celebrate the country‚Äôs 58th independence anniversary with parade and carnival. New York was painted green and white as Nigerians from all walks of life united for their country. Many Nigerian leaders also joined other compatriots […]

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UNREST IN INDONESIA AMID DESPERATION FOR AID

Residents of Palu in Indonesia are growing increasingly desperate for aid after a quake and tsunami hit the town. Supplies of water, food and fuel are scarce and with roads damaged, it is proving hard to bring more in, or reach the more remote areas. It’s chaos now. Reports reveal that police authorities were firing […]

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ASUU TO RESIST PLANS FOR UNIVERSITY COMMERCIALIZATION

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said that universities across the country will resist any attempt by some people to introduce measures that are exploitative into the university system. The union noted that some Nigerians were not happy that the Federal and state governments owned public universities, adding that such people had been looking […]

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AVIATION AGENCY ADVOCATES LOCAL AVIATION FUEL PRODUCTION

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency has asked stakeholders in the oil and gas industry to begin local production of aviation fuel in line with the Nigerian content development initiative of the Federal Government. Managing Director of the Agency, Captain Fola Akinkuotu, who disclosed this added that due to the high cost of aviation fuel, it […]

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MOVES TO BROADEN APICULTURE SECTOR

The Federal Government has set machinery in motion for the development of the apiculture industry as part of its efforts to broaden the agricultural sector. Apiculture is the process and business of beekeeping. President Muhammadu Buhari who made this known in Abuja, noted that the government was building the capacities of bee-keepers and processors to […]

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PRESIDENT BUHARI CONDEMNS PLATEAU VIOLENCE

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest violence in Jos which led to the imposition of a curfew in the Plateau state capital. The President expressed his worries over the seeming indifference to the sanctity of life by criminals. The President recalled that through the last three and a half years of the present administration […]

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LABOUR UNIONS AGAIN DEMAND NEGOTIATIONS ON MINIMUM WAGE

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said it would make good its threat to call out workers on a nationwide industrial action at the expiration of its 14-day ultimatum if the federal government fails to reconvene the tripartite committee on negotiations for a new minimum wage. NLC President, Ayuba Wabba said the National Executive Committee […]

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