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    Innocent Ujah elected NMA president

Innocent Ujah elected NMA president

Innocent Ujah, a professor, has been appointed president of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA). He was elected at the annual delegate conference of the association which held virtually on Saturday. He had secured a total of 347 votes to defeat his opponents: Oguzie Jerry who polled 19 votes, Ibekwe Titus, six votes and Katibi Ibrahim who polled only five votes. In his acceptance [...]

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    Obasanjo Presidential Library lays off staff, blames COVID-19

Obasanjo Presidential Library lays off staff, blames COVID-19

The Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library located in Abeokuta, Ogun state, has relieved some of its staff of their duties. In a letter seen by TheCable and signed by Olanike Ogunleye, its head of human resources, administration and procurement, the library said the decision was necessary as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic which has taken a toll on businesses. A member of [...]

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    Strike looms as resident doctors issue FG 14-day ultimatum

Strike looms as resident doctors issue FG 14-day ultimatum

The Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) says it will embark on an indefinite strike if the federal government refuses to comply with its demands. The association made the threat in a communique issued at the end of its 2020 ordinary general meeting in Bauchi state, on Saturday. Sokomba Aliyu, NARD national president who read the communique, decried the poor treatment and [...]

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    268 Nigerians evacuated from China arrive in Abuja

268 Nigerians evacuated from China arrive in Abuja

Two hundred and sixty-eight Nigerians evacuated from China have landed in the federal capital territory (FCT). In a tweet on Saturday, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chief executive officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), said the evacuees arrived in Abuja at about 2:30 pm on Saturday. In line with the standards of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to contain the spread of [...]

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    Amnesty asks FG to investigate killing of ’60 Biafra protesters’

Amnesty asks FG to investigate killing of ’60 Biafra protesters’

Amnesty International, a human rights group, has asked the federal government to investigate the killing of "over 60 Biafra protesters" in 2016. In a statement on Saturday, Osai Ojigho, country director of the organisation, accused the military of being behind the killings. Ojigho said the protesters, who were commemorating Biafra Day, were shot dead by soldiers at Nkpor community in Anambra state. "Victims [...]

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    Ijeoma Nwogwugwu, Arise TV MD, named most powerful woman journalist in Nigeria

Ijeoma Nwogwugwu, Arise TV MD, named most powerful woman journalist in Nigeria

Ijeoma Nwogwugwu, managing director of Arise TV, has been named the most powerful woman journalist in Nigeria. She ranked first on the list of 25 most powerful women in journalism, according to Women in Journalism Africa (WiJAfrica), a global gathering of leading women in the media. In a tweet, WiJAfrica said it worked with a team of industry leaders and practitioners in [...]

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    Human rights Commission asks governors to address the needs of almajiri kids

Human rights Commission asks governors to address the needs of almajiri kids

The National Human Rights Commission has asked northern governors to rehabilitate almajiri children. The commission said following the relocation of the children as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19, the governors ought to develop and implement a plan that would permanently address the challenges the almajiri system poses to society. Many of the repatriated children have tested positive for the disease. In [...]

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    Ize-Iyamu lists those who set the stage for the battle against Obaseki

Ize-Iyamu lists those who set the stage for the battle against Obaseki

Osagie Ize-Iyamu has expressed gratitude to those who made it possible for him to emerge as the main aspirant to challenge Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, for the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the September governorship election. On Tuesday, Ize-Iyamu emerged the consensus aspirant of the APC faction loyal to Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the party. Subsequently, [...]

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    NDDC: We don’t know the cause of our executive director’s death

NDDC: We don’t know the cause of our executive director’s death

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says the cause of the death of Ibanga Bassey Etang, its acting executive director, finance and administration, is not yet known. There was a high level of suspicion that Etang died from COVID-19 after the commission shut down its head office in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, and asked staff to self-isolate immediately. But in a statement on [...]

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    Buhari extends appointment of appeal court’s acting president

Buhari extends appointment of appeal court’s acting president

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the appointment of Monica Dongban-Mensem as the acting president of the court of appeal. In March, Buhari had appointed Dongban-Mensem for a period of three months. In a statement on Friday, Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said Buhari has approved an extension of her appointment for an additional three [...]

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