Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Saturday 14th December 2019

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Kaduna women commend El-Rufai for appointing six female commissioners, demand for more

Sola Ojo, Kaduna Women in Politics (WIP) including the Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development in Kaduna State, Hajiya Hafsat Baba have commended Governor Nasir El-Rufai for appointing six women out of his 14 commissioners but demanded for more elective positions. The six sensitive Ministries currently headed by women in Kaduna Stat are Human
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Adeboye tasks Nigerians on divine faith to solve challenges

 Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God, has urged Nigerians to exercise divine faith in order to attract God’s intervention in the challenges. Adeboye gave the charge on Saturday morning during the 2019 Holy Ghost Congress holding at the Redemption Camp, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. He said that Nigerians should trust God for solutions
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Tuface, Crayon dazzle at Teen Africa TV launch

Afropop musician Innocent Tuface Idibia (commonly known as ‘2Baba’) and fast rising act Crayon dazzled guests at the Teen Africa TV launch held recently at Balmoral Hall, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. It was a night of excitement for the hundreds of teenagers and parents at the event as they danced to the hit
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Sokoto govt. solicits support on child protection laws

 Sokoto state government has called for public support towards the enactment of the children protection law aimed at making them better adults. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that state’s Ministry of Women and Children Affairs and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are working with community groups and other stakeholders toward domesticating the law to
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Navy employs weight control mechanism to promote fitness

The Nigerian Navy is to use the ‘Body Mass Index’ to check and promote physical fitness and mental alertness of personnel of the Service. The Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok Ete-Ibas, made this known at the Fourth Quarter Route March on Saturday in Abuja. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure
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NIMASA chief urges regular exercise to stay healthy, enhance productivity

 The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has reiterated the importance of exercise for Nigerians to stay healthy and boost productivity in the workplace. Mrs Moji Jimoh, the Coordinator, Abuja Liaison office of NIMASA, said this during the monthly exercise of staff members of the agency on Saturday in Abuja. Jimoh said: “this is a good development.
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Yuletide: Curfew, ban of fireworks still effective in Borno -Police

The Police in Borno says the curfew and ban imposed on fireworks are in force to ensure a hitch free Christmas and New Year celebration in the state. Mr Edet Okon, the Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), made the disclosure in a statement issued on Saturday in Maiduguri. Okon said that the command had sensitized
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Protesters dispute Imo Speaker’s NYSC certificate

Fred Itua, Abuja Protesters in Abuja at the weekend questioned the issuance of a discharge certificate to the Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Mr Chiji Collins, by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The protesters, convening in Abuja as part of the Anti-Corruption Advocacy, are calling on the National Assembly and the NYSC
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Border Closure: Official reports misleading, says expert

Chinelo Obogo, Lagos A Professor of History and border expert, Anthony Asiwaju, has condemned the unilateral border closure policy of the Federal Government, saying that official reports on its benefits are misleading. Speaking on the topic ‘Unilateral Border Closures: Thirty-Five Years of Retrospection on Nigeria and Africa’, at the Faculty of Arts Lecture Series held
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Imo police arrest Duncan Mighty for alleged N11 million fraud

George Onyejiuwa, Owerri Music star Duncan Mighty was arrested Saturday morning by operatives of the Imo State Police Command over alleged fraud. In a statement by the spokesman for the State Police Command, Mr Orlando Ikeokwu (SP), the arrest of the music star followed a petition written against him by M2, a rap artist, from
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Report: Gunmen abduct Duncan Mighty

Gunmen have abducted popular Nigerian artiste Duncan Mighty The “Port Harcourt 1st son” crooner was abducted in Owerri, Imo State capital where he performed last night. No group has claimed responsibility so far for his abduction. More details later…

Buhari expresses anguish over Boko Haram’s execution of aid workers in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari is saddened by the reported execution of four aid workers in the North-East by terrorists. The presidency, in a statement on Saturday, said Buhari condemned the killings. However, Buhari made reassurances of his regime defeating the terrorists. “The defeat of evil by good is inevitable, no matter the pyrrhic victory evildoers seem

Former Ondo gov, Mimiko, loses mother

Mrs Muyinat Mimiko, the mother of the immediate past Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has passed away. It was learnt that she died after a brief illness at her residence in Ondo, at the age of 88. An aide of the former governor, Mr Paul Akinduro, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent

JUST IN: Court sentences Sudan’s former president, Omar al-Bashir, to two years for corruption

A Sudan court on Saturday convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and sentenced him to two years, al-Jazeera is reporting. More soon…

Bank mistakenly deposits $37m into woman’s account

A clerical error by her bank made a North Texas woman a millionaire for a day. KTVT-TV reports that when Dallas resident Ruth Balloon checked her bank account earlier this week, it had some extra money in it: an extra $37 million to be exact. Balloon had wanted to believe “someone really gifted us with

Chile starts identifying remains of plane crash victims

The remains of 38 people killed in a military plane crash have been flown to a military base in Chile for identification. “A C-130 plane just like the one that went down on Monday arrived at the Chabunco airbase, with the first findings of human remains and personal items .. these were already delivered to

‘Not my prime minister’, protesters march in London against Johnson

Several hundred noisy protesters marched through central London on Friday to protest against Britain’s election result, chanting “Boris Johnson: Not My Prime Minister” and “Boris, Boris, Boris: Out, Out, Out”. The protesters, brandishing signs that read “Defy Tory (Conservative) Rule” and “Refugees Welcome”, walked at speed from outside Johnson’s Downing Street residence to Trafalgar Square

Lawyers’ attack on hospital leaves 3 dead

It was a horrific sight when dozens of lawyers attacked the Punjab Institute of Cardiology in Pakistan in an escalation of a feud that started last month in a dispute over the care of a lawyer’s relative. Three patients died during Wednesday’s incident after they were left unattended while others, including attendants and nurses, were

58-year-old National Grid collapses twice in 3 days

…grid restored after collapses hit 13 times in the year   Major parts of Nigeria were y e s t e r d a y plunged into five hours of blackout as the 58-year old National Transmission System also known as national grid suffered a collapse, again, for the second time in three days. The

2023 presidency divides northern leaders

The battle for 2023 presidency is currently leading to division among the Northern leaders over where the presidency should go to despite the insistence of some gladiators that the North must retain power beyond 2023. Saturday Telegraph exclusively gathered that while prominent leaders of the apex Northern group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) as well as

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