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    FG panel recommends compulsory health insurance for ALL Nigerians

FG panel recommends compulsory health insurance for ALL Nigerians

The federal government panel on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has recommended compulsory health insurance package for all Nigerians.In its report, a copy of which was obtained by TheCable, the panel urged the federal government to review the NHIS act for it to accommodate all Nigerians.The committee was set up last year to investigate the crisis at the scheme [...]

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    UAE sentences eight Nigerians to death over 2016 robbery

UAE sentences eight Nigerians to death over 2016 robbery

Eight Nigerians have been sentenced to death in Sharjah, United Arab Emirate (UAE), for robbery crimes committed in December 2016.The sentence is coming less than three weeks after five Nigerians, who allegedly robbed a bureau de change in Sharjah, were arrested.According to Gulf News, an online platform in UAE, Majid Al Muhairi of Sharjah criminal court delivered the verdict after [...]

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    Nigeria, Niger Republic sign anti-human trafficking pact

Nigeria, Niger Republic sign anti-human trafficking pact

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and its Niger Republic counterpart have signed a pact to eliminate the menace in both countries.NAN reports that NAPTIP signed the agreement with Nigerien Agency Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (ANLTP/TIM) at a dinner event on Thursday in Abuja.In a communiqué signed by heads of both [...]

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    Press freedom: Nigeria described as a ‘difficult situation for journalists’

Press freedom: Nigeria described as a ‘difficult situation for journalists’

Nigeria dropped one place on the global press freedom index recently published by Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontieres); with the press freedom group tagging Nigeria "a difficult situation".Of the 180 countries evaluated, Nigeria was ranked 120th; a drop from its 119 spot on the index in 2018.Ghana also lost its spot as Africa's best in terms of press freedom [...]

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    60m Nigerians are illiterates, says perm sec

60m Nigerians are illiterates, says perm sec

Sonny Echono, permanent secretary, federal ministry of education, says nearly 60 million Nigerians are illiterates, assuring that literacy centres will reduce the high percentage of illiteracy in the country.Echono disclosed this on Thursday at the federal government college Otobi, during the inauguration of a pilot literacy centre for the north-central zone.The permanent secretary expressed regret that the illiteracy rate among [...]

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    A new Nigeria coming through, says Atiku in Easter message

A new Nigeria coming through, says Atiku in Easter message

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Nigeria is going through difficult times.In his Easter message on Thursday, Abubakar, however, urged Nigerians to be hopeful as "a new Nigeria is being birthed."He said Nigeria will surpass its challenges as one and emerge a nation "of possibilities instead of impossibilities.""Easter is a time of resurrection. Of dying [...]

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    Tinubu freed, Orubebe convicted — remembering the CCT cases of five prominent Nigerians

Tinubu freed, Orubebe convicted — remembering the CCT cases of five prominent Nigerians

History was made when Walter Onnoghen, embattled chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), entered the dock at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). He was charged with false assets declaration exactly two years after the CCT discharged and acquitted Saraki of similar charges.In the heat of the trial, Onnoghen turned in his resignation but that did not save him from the hammer [...]

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    Buhari: Merchants of evil won’t overwhelm Nigeria under my watch

Buhari: Merchants of evil won’t overwhelm Nigeria under my watch

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will not allow those he described as "merchants of evil and death" to overwhelm the country under his watch. In the Easter message issued on his behalf by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari said his administration will continue to provide honest leadership and secure the lives and property of Nigerians.Buhari said he would not treat with triviality, the [...]

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    Ekweremadu: As an oil producer, Nigeria should frustrate sale of electric cars

Ekweremadu: As an oil producer, Nigeria should frustrate sale of electric cars

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says as an oil producing country, Nigeria ought to frustrate the sale of electric cars.Contributing to a debate on a bill seeking to phase out petrol vehicles and introduce electric cars by 2035, Ekweremadu said such a move is against the interest of the country.The deputy senate president argued that there was no need of [...]

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    Nigeria is the first team to book 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup ticket

Nigeria is the first team to book 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup ticket

Five-time world champions Nigeria became the first African team to book a 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup ticket after 1-0 defeat of Angola in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday.Olakunle Olusegun earned the ticket to the tournament semifinals and to Brazil 2019 when he hooked a 21st-minute penalty to the roof of the net with Angola’s goalkeeper Geovani stranded.But the Golden [...]

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    Abayomi Shogunle asks Nigerians to speak pidgin to policemen to avoid trouble

Abayomi Shogunle asks Nigerians to speak pidgin to policemen to avoid trouble

Abayomi Shogunle, head of the public complaint rapid response unit (PCRRU), says it is better for Nigerians to communicate with police officers in pidgin English.Commenting on the recent killings of citizens by trigger-happy policemen, Shogunle said communicating with the officers in pidgin will aid better understanding.Kolade Johnson and Jessy Gold, both residents of Lagos state, were killed by policemen within [...]

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    EFCC vs Usoro: Implications for the Nigerian bar

EFCC vs Usoro: Implications for the Nigerian bar

BY GOGO CHIMEPracticing lawyers should take more than a passing interest in the ongoing matter between Paul Usoro, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Although the case is currently in court and therefore subjudice, there are several underlying issues regarding the matter that should not only interest those who have a stake in [...]

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    Nigerians to be affected as Trump mulls clampdown on those ‘abusing’ US visa

Nigerians to be affected as Trump mulls clampdown on those ‘abusing’ US visa

President Donald Trump is considering imposing travel restrictions on countries whose citizens overstay short-term visitor visa, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).The American president and some of his aides are reportedly considering the move as a means of curbing immigration.The journal listed Nigeria, Chad, Eritrea, Liberia and Sierra Leone as some of the countries whose immigrants overstay their visas at [...]

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    Canada denies asking Nigeria for 1m immigrants

Canada denies asking Nigeria for 1m immigrants

The Canadian embassy in Nigeria has tackled Dele Momodu, a prominent publisher, over an information he shared concerning allowing Nigerian immigrants into the country. The embassy denied reports that Justin Trudeau, the country's prime minister, pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to allow one million Nigerians enter Canada under a new employment and migration programme.The information which Momodu shared on this is currently [...]

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    Nigeria: How not to fight corruption

Nigeria: How not to fight corruption

Between fighting corruptionwith bare knuckles in an inspired manner and wearing well-padded gloves to do half-hearted battle with a monster that has literally crippled the country, the Buhari administration has to make up its mind on which style to adopt.And because time isnot on its side, it had better do so now.Although Buhari says he is fighting corruption, the question [...]

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    ‘Those working for clean money will never call Nigeria ‘hellish’’ — Buhari’s aide replies Omotola

‘Those working for clean money will never call Nigeria ‘hellish’’ — Buhari’s aide replies Omotola

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