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Thugs Attack Shehu Sani APC Faction At Kaduna NUJ Secretariat

Senator Shehu Sani

The secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council was attacked by political thugs on Sunday. The thugs injured journalists, vandalised properties and disrupted a press briefing by some APC chieftains in the state. The thugs overpowered policemen at the entrance to the NUJ secretariat where Senators Shehu Sani and Suleiman Hunkuyi kicked against the result of ...

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Education Sector Needs More Govt Support –Bamishigbin

Student with Hon

Mrs Bola Bamishigbin, an educationist and Proprietress of Purplegate Home School, Ojodu, Lagos, has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to intensify its support for the education sector. She made this statement during her school’s graduation/prize giving day ceremony a few days ago. The event, anchored by popular TV personality, Jide Alabi, was graced by veteran actor, Adebayo Salami ...

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SERAP Drags Dogara To UN Over Bill To Crackdown On CSOs


The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an appeal to three UN Special Rapporteurs over the National Assembly’s plan to establish a commission that would “crackdown and monitor civil society organisations”. A statement signed by the executive director of the group Adetokunbo Mumuni on Sunday said SERAP was seriously concerned that the bill was by far the most ...

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Okra Can Lead To Infertility In Men


Okra, though very nutritious, can lead to infertility in men of reproductive age, Dr Ochuko Erikainure, a Senior Research Officer at the Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, Lagos, has warned. Erukainure, also a nutritionist and biochemist, gave the warning on Saturday in an interview in Lagos. According to him, too much consumption of okra, especially its seeds can ...

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Nigerian Army Admits Feeding Public With Lies

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai. Why is the army deceiving us?

The Nigerian Army has admitted feeding the public with bareface lies over the abduction of NNPC staff by a faction of Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin on Tuesday, 25 July. The Army had claimed in a statement on Wednesday through its spokesman, Brigadier-General Sani Usman that all the abducted staff of NNPC had been rescued by soldiers during ...

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2018 Budget To Be Presented To In October – Enang

Senator Enang

Sen. Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), has said that the 2018 Budget proposal will be presented to the National Assembly by October. He made the disclosure while briefing newsmen on Friday in Abuja. According to him, the 2018 budget is one of the matters that was agreed between the Legislature and the ...

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Scholars Celebrate Prolific Writer, D.O. Fagunwa

Wole Soyinka (centre) unveiling Fagunwa’s book. With him are Yetunde ( right) and Adejoke (left) of Bookcraft

On Thursday 27 July 2017, eminent Nigerians, scholars and students gathered at the Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, UI, to once again celebrate a prolific Yoruba writer, Daniel Oluwafemi Fagunwa. The occasion, put together by Fagunwa Study Group, FSG, in conjunction with Bookcraft, was a public presentation of a book titled, “Celebrating D.O. Fagunwa: Aspects of African and World Literary ...

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Anti-Corruption: Magu Gets Global Endorsement For Efforts


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says its Acting Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, has been endorsed by 25 countries around the world for his relentless fight against corruption.   The Spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said this in a statement on Friday.   Uwujaren said the endorsement was the outcome of an opinion poll conducted by UK-based ...

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UN Promises African Women Will Return Home In Dignity

Ms Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General.

The UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has vowed that African women who were displaced by conflicts will return home in dignity.   Mohammed said this as she concluded her visit to Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where she stressed the importance of women’s participation in peace, security and development processes.   A statement from UN said ...

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Nigerian Banks Aid Looters – EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu


Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes commission, Ibrahim Magu has accused Nigerian banks of providing a safe haven for corrupt looters in the country. Magu blamed banks in the country for creating a friendly atmosphere for looters to steal money, noting that they are doing everything possible to make sure that the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU, is ...

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