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    FG lifts suspension on Action Against Hunger, Mercy Corps’ activities in north-east

FG lifts suspension on Action Against Hunger, Mercy Corps’ activities in north-east

The federal government has temporarily lifted the ban on the activities of Action Against Hunger and Mercy Corps in the north-east.The two international non-governmental organisations were shut down by the Nigeria army over allegations of providing aids to Boko Haram.Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, told journalists on Wednesday that the federal government was concerned [...]

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    Jennifer Lopez stripper film ‘Hustlers’ banned in Malaysia

Jennifer Lopez stripper film ‘Hustlers’ banned in Malaysia

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    EXTRA: London varsity bans beef to curb climate change

EXTRA: London varsity bans beef to curb climate change

Goldsmiths University, London, has banned all beef products from its campus "to help fight climate change".CNN is reporting that the university also announced an additional levy of 12 cents on bottled water and single-use plastics.Frances Corner, the university's warden, was quoted as saying the measures is part of steps introduced to help the fight against climate crisis.Beef is said to [...]

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    Miyetti Allah bans herdsmen without family in south-east from grazing in the region

Miyetti Allah bans herdsmen without family in south-east from grazing in the region

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has banned herdsmen whose families are not resident in the south-east from grazing in the region. The organisation took the decision alongside the Northern Leaders and Livestock and Perishable Goods Market traders after a meeting in Enugu state on Saturday.Speaking to journalists about the development, Gidado Siddiki, MACBAN south-east chairman, said the [...]

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    NAFDAC bans open sale of Sniper over use in suicide attempts

NAFDAC bans open sale of Sniper over use in suicide attempts

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has banned the sale of Sniper and Dichlorvos (organophosphate used as an insecticide) products in open shops and supermarkets.Moji Adeyeye, director-general of NAFDAC, announced this in a statement on Wednesday.A number of Nigerians had called for the ban of the product following its rampant use in cases of suicide.Adeyeye [...]

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    US denies placing student visa ban on Nigeria

US denies placing student visa ban on Nigeria

A report of the US placing an indefinite ban on student visa for Nigerians has been making the rounds, especially on social media.The unconfirmed report had said the US targetted countries with citizens who are fond of overstaying during their visit.But the US Mission in Nigeria has denied the report, describing it as fake news. It issued the denial via its [...]

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    Oyo takes control of motor parks as Makinde bans NURTW

Oyo takes control of motor parks as Makinde bans NURTW

The Oyo government has taken control of all motor parks in the state following a ban on the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) by Seyi Makinde, the governor.Bisi Ilaka, chief of staff to the governor, disclosed this while speaking with journalists at the governor’s office in Ibadan, on Friday.The government's action followed alleged security breaches and factional clashes of the [...]

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    Reps pass bill to ban plastic bags, prescribe 3-year jail term for sale

Reps pass bill to ban plastic bags, prescribe 3-year jail term for sale

The house of representatives on Tuesday passed a bill banning plastic bags in the country.The lawmakers said the bill is to among other things address waste management and protect the environment.The Plastic bag prohibition bill provides for: "An act to prohibit the use, manufacture and importation of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging in order to address [...]

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    David Beckham gets 6-month driving ban for using phone behind the wheel

David Beckham gets 6-month driving ban for using phone behind the wheel

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    Army bans use of motorcycles across seven states

Army bans use of motorcycles across seven states

The Nigerian army has banned the use of motorcycles in remote areas of seven states in the north over the increasing activities of bandits and kidnappers in the region.The states affected by the ban are Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna, Kebbi in the north-west and Niger state in the north-central.Sagir Musa, army spokesman, said the military took the decision after it [...]

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    Political violence forces Kwara to ban street rallies

Political violence forces Kwara to ban street rallies

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, has banned campaign rallies on streets across the state.Ahmed, who announced this in a state broadcast on Tuesday, said the measure was necessitated by the recent clashes between political parties and groups in the state.He said the campaigns would only hold at designated areas.The governor said the political campaigns were expected to be robust [...]

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    Muslim lawmaker pushes to end 181-year-old hijab ban in US Congress

Muslim lawmaker pushes to end 181-year-old hijab ban in US Congress

Ilhan Omar, a newly elected Muslim lawmaker, has co-authored a proposal for the relaxation of a 181-year-old ban on the use of head coverings in the US house of representatives.The change was jointly proposed by Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, incoming rules chairman Jim McGovern and Omar as part of a larger overhaul package.Hats of any kind and head coverings have been banned from the house floor [...]

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    Hamburg places partial ban on diesel cars

Hamburg places partial ban on diesel cars

Hamburg, a northern city in Germany, has imposed a partial ban on diesel vehicles as part of the country’s much-debated move to improve air quality.The city is the first in the country to make the move, NAN reports.Pressure has been building on major German cities to improve their air quality and diesel vehicles have been a key target of the [...]

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    Mongolia bans civil servants from using social media at work

Mongolia bans civil servants from using social media at work

The Mongolian government has banned the use of social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube by civil servants while at work.The government made the decision on May 23, while it took effect Tuesday.The move is said to be intended to prevent cyber attacks and to ensure the safety of government information networks, according to a statement released by the [...]

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    Reps reject call to suspend ban on importation of vehicles through land borders

Reps reject call to suspend ban on importation of vehicles through land borders

The house of representatives has rejected a motion seeking to suspend the ban on importation of vehicles into the country through land borders.The federal government, through the Nigeria Custom Service (NCS), placed the ban in December 2016.At plenary on Thursday, Mojeed Alabi from Osun called for the suspension of the ban, saying it has “aided inter-border smuggling, promoted corrupt practices, [...]

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    After 35-year ban, Saudi Arabia to reopen cinemas

After 35-year ban, Saudi Arabia to reopen cinemas

The Saudi Arabian government on Monday announced the lifting of a 35-year ban on cinemas in the country.Cinemas, once considered as a threat to cultural and religious identity in the ultra-conservative kingdom, were banned in the 1980s. [...]

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