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    ‘He has lost touch with reality’ — reactions to Ngige’s comment on doctors

‘He has lost touch with reality’ — reactions to Ngige’s comment on doctors

Chris Ngige, minister of labour, on Wednesday said, there is nothing wrong with doctors leaving Nigeria as the country has “more than enough” medical personnel.Speaking during a Channels TV programme, the minister defended the doctors searching for green pastures elsewhere, saying “if you have surplus, you export.”His statement has generated a lot of reactions. Below are some of the things [...]

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    Katsina leads in Nigeria as measles outbreak increases by 700% across Africa

Katsina leads in Nigeria as measles outbreak increases by 700% across Africa

Katsina, Borno and Yobe states have taken the lead in Nigeria as cases of measles surge by 700 percent in Africa for the first three months of 2019 compared to 2018.Every state in Nigeria has recorded a case of measles in 2019, with a total of 2,113 suspected cases reported from 34 states in a single week -- the last week [...]

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    Soyinka gives Buhari pass mark in anti-graft war

Soyinka gives Buhari pass mark in anti-graft war

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says the fight against corruption has taken a new turn under President Muhammadu Buhari.Soyinka who spoke on Hard Talk, a BBC programme, said of Buhari’s top three campaign promises, the president performed best in the anti-graft war.Commenting on security, the professor said while Buhari is making progress in curbing Boko Haram insurgency, the president failed to [...]

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    ‘Let him resign first’ — ASUU blasts Aisha over ‘Muhammadu Buhari University’

‘Let him resign first’ — ASUU blasts Aisha over ‘Muhammadu Buhari University’

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has taken a jab at Aisha Buhari for stating her plans to establish a private university in her husband's name.NAN had reported that the wife of the president was planning to establish a new private university to be called Muhammadu Buhari University.Responding to the disclosure, Deji Omole, ASUU Chairman, University of Ibadan, and Ademola Aremu, [...]

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    OPL 245: Adoke asks court to dismiss arrest warrant

OPL 245: Adoke asks court to dismiss arrest warrant

 Mohammed Adoke, former minister of justice and attorney general of the federation, has asked a federal high court in Abuja, to dismiss a bench warrant issued for his arrest.The court had ordered Adoke’s arrest alongside Dan Etete, former minister of petroleum, and four foreigners, Raph Wetzels, Casula Roberto, Pujato Stefano, and Burrato Sebastiano.This followed failure of the six individuals to [...]

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    Bandits don’t come from the moon, says Buratai

Bandits don’t come from the moon, says Buratai

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the security agencies need the support of Nigerians in the fight against insurgency. Speaking on Tuesday when he declared open the 2019 Nigerian army infantry corps conference in Jaji, Kaduna state, he said bandits do not come from the moon.He said they live among ordinary citizens and patronise the same markets, emphasising the need [...]

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    PHOTOS: Shi’ites shut down parts of Abuja to mark El-Zakzaky’s birthday

PHOTOS: Shi’ites shut down parts of Abuja to mark El-Zakzaky’s birthday

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) marched on the streets of Abuja on Tuesday to commemorate the birthday of Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, their leader.El-Zakzaky has been in the custody of the Department of State Security (DSS) since December 2015. He is currently facing trial over "culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of public peace".His supporters called on the federal government [...]

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    Buhari speaks on Gombe Easter killings

Buhari speaks on Gombe Easter killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the killing of some youths during an Easter procession in Gombe state.The president also condemned the reprisal killing of the law enforcement officials allegedly responsible for the tragic incident.In a statement by Garba Shehu, his spokesman, the president described the violent actions as “very unfortunate”.Buhari also extended condolences to the families of the [...]

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    Yahaya Bello will end up in prison, says Melaye

Yahaya Bello will end up in prison, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, will end up in prison for alleged corruption.In a tweet on Tuesday, he said he would sue Bello and members of the state house of assembly  over "the illegality of the L.G caretaker chairmen."Melaye said he was fine-tuning his petition which would make the whole world shocked."I'm [...]

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    Police: We killed a man in Ogun to escape mob attack

Police: We killed a man in Ogun to escape mob attack

Sunday Ogundapo, team leader of the zonal intervention squad (ZIS), Obada, Ogun state, allegedly shot one Akeem Akinsanya to death in an effort to escape attack by suspected cultists.Hausa Idris-Adamu, police public relations officer of zone 2, said the police team had gone to effect the arrest of some suspected cultists when the team leader was attacked.“On April 21, at [...]

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