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    South African community withdraws quit notice given to Nigerians

South African community withdraws quit notice given to Nigerians

The Nigeria Union in South Africa said on Thursday that one of the communities that gave Nigerians quit order had rescinded it.Ikechukwu Anyene, president of the union,  told NAN on telephone from Pretoria that a meeting was held by the union and the community as well as the police to resolve the issue.“A meeting was held at Klaafontein community, extension 5, Johannesburg, and [...]

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    Dogara: Over 100m Nigerians don’t have money to treat malaria

Dogara: Over 100m Nigerians don’t have money to treat malaria

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says over a 100 million Nigerians cannot afford to treat malaria in public hospitals.Dogara said this while declaring open an investigative hearing on the alleged inhuman treatment of healthcare providers.The speaker expressed worry that there were no measures to protect these Nigerians from exorbitant cost of healthcare services."Regrettably, there is no mechanism [...]

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    Six European countries deport 34 Nigerians

Six European countries deport 34 Nigerians

Thirty-four Nigerians deported from six European countries for immigration-related offences arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday.The deportees, who arrived at 6:30am, were sent back home from Switzerland, Germany, Iceland, Austria, Belgium and Hungary.They comprised 32 males and two females, and were brought back in a chartered Airblue Panorama aircraft.Joseph Alabi, spokesman of the Lagos airport [...]

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    Police commission recommends dismissal of four senior officers

Police commission recommends dismissal of four senior officers

The police service commission (PSC) says it has approved the dismissal of one assistant commissioner of police (ACP) and three assistant superintendents of police (ASP) over cases of indiscipline.In a statement on Wednesday, Ikechukwu Ani, spokesman of the commission, said one ASP was compulsorily retired while a superintendent of police (SP), two DSPs and one ASP were demoted.Ani said decisions were taken [...]

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    FG moves to stop diversion of explosives

FG moves to stop diversion of explosives

The ministry of mines and steel development has commenced a review of the 1964 explosive act in the bid to curb illegal usage of explosives in the country.Speaking with NAN, Olayinka Oyebode, special assistant on media to Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development, said the ministry is working with the office of the national security adviser (NSA) to [...]

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    Group petitions US over suit against army

Group petitions US over suit against army

The National Committee of Yoruba Youth (NCYY), a civil society group, has petitioned the US secretary of state over the suit which members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) filed against the army.The suit was filed by one John Doe under the Torture Victims Protection Act and Alien Tort Claims Act Complaint, before a United States (US) district court [...]

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    Ekiti PDP asks God to scatter APC

Ekiti PDP asks God to scatter APC

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti have asked God to “arise and scatter” the All Progressives Congress (APC).They said this at an event to mark the third anniversary of Ayo Fayose, governor of the state.At the programme, the governor reeled out his achievements in office and said he was in court to determine the possibility of contesting [...]

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    We gave Buhari a difficult task, says Oyegun

We gave Buhari a difficult task, says Oyegun

John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says President Muhammadu  Buhari was given a very difficult task, but that he is doing well in tackling the challenges he met on the ground.According to a statement issued by Edegbe Odemwingie, APC assistant publicity director, on Wednesday, Oyegun said this when he received  a delegation of the party from [...]

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    NERDC: CRK not removed from schools’ curriculum

NERDC: CRK not removed from schools’ curriculum

The Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) says Christian religious knowledge (CRK) is still being taught in schools contrary to reports that it has been scrapped.Ismail Junaidu, NERDC executive secretary, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.He said it is taught as a separate subject with the accompanying teachers’ guide.Junaidu called on Nigerians to disregard reports from some [...]

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    Dangote: Nigeria loses N20bn daily to bad Apapa road

Dangote: Nigeria loses N20bn daily to bad Apapa road

Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, says the economy loses about N20 billion daily to the state of Apapa-Wharf road.Dangote, who commended the efforts of the government concerning the rehabilitation, said the state of the road is an embarrassment to the country.He said: "The economy loses more than N20 billion daily. It affects businesses across the country. All our operations [...]

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