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target=_blank rel=noopener>Nigeria needs implementable population control policy – Economist
By Henry Uche, Lagos Amid raising unemployment, inflation and general hardship in the country, the Managing Director, SPM Professionals, Paul Alaje, has put forward that Nigeria needs a population control Policy to check rising population rate like other countries have put in place. He made this known in AIT today on Moneyline with Nancy. According
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Daniel an asset to APC – Akintunde
From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ogun State, Prince Tope Armstrong Akintunde, has hailed the decision of the former Governor of the state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, to defect to the APC. He said the step taken by Daniel will go a long way towards building a strong and
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target=_blank rel=noopener>2023: Yahaya Bello campaign posters plaster Jos streets
From Gyang Bere, Jos The 2023 presidential election may be two years away, but the prospective campaign of Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has already gotten a headstart with campaign posters flooding major streets of Jos, the Plateau State capital. Daily Sun observed that the campaign posters flooded prominent structures, signposts and other key areas
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target=_blank rel=noopener>FCT: Security agents target scavengers, cultists, others
From Fred Itua, Abuja Days after scores of people were abducted in many parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), FCT Minister Muhammad Bello has disclosed that security agents will be hunting down scavengers, cultists and drug dealers in the territory. He said this is part of the strategy being adopted by the administration to
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Crypto ban sets back digital economy
From Benjamin Babine, Abuja The Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) recent restrictions on cryptocurrency has sparked debate amongst Nigerians about the effects of the restrictions on Nigeria’s digital economy. Cryptocurrencies operate on the blockchain technology which is a growing list of records called blocks, which are linked using cryptography. Each block contains a cryptographic hash
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target=_blank rel=noopener>FCT police deploys 150 anti-riot policemen to curb kidnapping
From Molly Kilete, Abuja The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has deployed 150 anti-riot policemen to deal with rising cases of kidnapping in villages and towns in the Nigerian capital. The police officers comprise mostly operatives from the Mobile Police Force, Counter Terrorism Unit and Special Forces. Commissioner of Police Bala Ciroma said they
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Strong technological ecosystem key to national development – NITDA DG
By Chinenye Anuforo, Lagos The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, has said that a country can only prosper when it creates a strong technological ecosystem, a common feature among innovative countries. The DG stated this at the Agency’s headquarters when he received a delegation from the Association
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Buhari condemns latest school abduction, dispatches security agents
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack on Government Science Secondary School, Kagara, Rafi in Niger State, describing it as a ‘cowardly attack on innocent school children.’ The President vowed that his administration will support the Armed Forces in the fight against terrorism and banditry, urging them to do all they
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target=_blank rel=noopener>YouthHub Africa launches media campaign on domestication of Child Rights Act in states
From Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto YouthHub Africa, an NGO, has launched a media advocacy programme aimed at ensuring the domestication of the Child Rights Act in Sokoto, among other states. Sokoto is among 11 states across Nigeria that are yet to domesticate the Act since it was adopted in the country in 2003. The programme, supported
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Adopting digital technology in agriculture will combat hunger – Pantami
By Chinenye Anuforo, Lagos The integration of digital technology in the agricultural value chain has been identified as a major stimulus that would help the county combat the challenges of hunger that may arise as a result of an increase in the world’s human population which is projected to rise to 10 billion people by
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Judiciary, Ondo govt, disown ‘Fagboyegun’s allegation against CJ
Babatope Okeowo, Akure The Ondo State judiciary has described the allegation against the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Olanrewaju Akeredolu as spurious and attempt to tarnish the image of the judiciary. The Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, Mrs Bolatito Ajibade, in a statement, said the allegation by Olupelumi ‘Fagboyegun’ in a viral video
target=_blank rel=noopener>Australian Open: Tsitsipas knocks out Nadal in thriller
Rafael Nadal saw his bid for a 21st Grand Slam title end as Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas fought back from two sets down to reach the Australian Open semi-finals. The Spanish second seed was stunned as Tsitsipas claimed a 3-6 2-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 7-5 victory in Melbourne. Tsitsipas, 22, broke out into a
target=_blank rel=noopener>Kagara abductions: Niger closes boarding schools
The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello, has ordered the immediate closure of all boarding schools in the bandit ravaged areas of the state. The governor said the action is necessary to save the lives of the students as the areas have already been taken over by bandits. He said this after a
target=_blank rel=noopener>Zanzibar’s Vice President dies after suffering COVID-19
Zanzibar’s first vice president, Seif Sharif Hamad, who led the island’s opposition for three decades, died Wednesday, the president said, after he had been hospitalised for over three weeks with coronavirus. Tanzania and its semi-autonomous island Zanzibar have played down the threat of the virus, which President John Magufuli claims has been fended off
target=_blank rel=noopener>Insecurity: Declare state of emergency, Senate tells Buhari
The Senate on Wednesday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on insecurity in the country. The resolution follows a motion by Senator Sani Musa on the abduction of students from the Government Science College Kagara Niger state. Senator Bima Enagi from Niger State in his contribution, accused the President of
target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Kagara students vacate school after attack
Students of the Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State have moved out of the school premises after the early Wednesday morning gunmen attack. The gunmen’s attack led to the death of one student while many others including teachers are still missing. In the video, the students can be seen carrying their bags filled
target=_blank rel=noopener>Find, rescue abducted Niger school children, Buhari orders military, police
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Armed Forces and Police to ensure immediate and safe return of all those abducted from Government Science College, Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, earlier in the day. He
target=_blank rel=noopener>Nabena: Lai Mohammed is Buhari’s biggest problem
The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, says Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, is the “biggest problem” of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Nabena was reacting to a statement by the minister calling him an “impostor”. Mohammed had also said he would not dignify Nabena
target=_blank rel=noopener>Pfizer-BioNTech to give EU 200m more COVID-19 shots
As worries about vaccine delays swept across Europe, Pfizer and BioNTech said Wednesday they have finalized an agreement to supply the European Union with another 200 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine. The U.S. and German companies said in a statement that the doses come on top of the 300 million vaccine doses the
target=_blank rel=noopener>FEC pays last respects to Jakande
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday observed a minute silence for former Lagos Governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, who died last week. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, just before the commencement of the week’s virtual meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, called on Cabinet members to stand
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