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Alhaji Muhammad Baba-Shehu, Chairman of Keffi Local Government Area (LGA) of Nasarawa state, has praised concerned officials for ensuring there was no security breach during Saturday’s elections in the area. Baba-Shehu gave the commendation while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Keffi after the state’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the area. He said the success recorded was as a result of the zeal and commitment of security agencies in the area. The LGA Chairman said officers of the concerned security agencies worked hard to ensure no one carried out…

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Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State says Lagos residents donated over 300 units of blood to save lives of the train/bus accident victims. Sanwo-Olu, on his Facebook page on Sunday, said that among others who were hospitalised, 53 patients had been discharged. “I am pleased to report that 53 patients that were hospitalised after the bus/train accident in Lagos have now been discharged after receiving free and quality healthcare from different state medical facilities across Lagos. ”Heeding our call for blood donation, Lagosians demonstrated true humanity with over 300 units of blood donated leading to swift action…

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The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sanitise the judiciary by removing corrupt judges reinstated by the National Judicial Council. This is contained in a statement by CSNAC Chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju, on Sunday in Lagos. Suraju said that the reinstatement of Justices Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, James Agbadu-Fishim and Nasir Yinusa was a sabotage on the war against corruption in the judicial system. He said that Ofili-Ajumogobia was arrested and investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged corrupt practices and abuse of office. “The President approved her…

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A Civil Society Organisation, Global Network for Sustainable Development( GNSD), has called on Civil Society Organisations and other youth platforms to desist from acts of public incitements, describing the calls for the arrest of Enenche as tyrannical. The National Coordinator ,GNSD, Mr Phil Roberts, made the call in a statement on Friday, in Abuja. Robert said that such groups were hired to silence the voice of reason “and render our nation a tyrannical and dictatorial enclave . “A society where citizens live in perpetual fear and bondage.” “It is advised that such groups should stop further acts of public incitements…

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The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Baghdad just after midnight on Wednesday, 1 March. Upon his arrival, he had a joint press encounter with the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Fuad Mohammad Hussein, at the airport in which he said that this visit was one of solidarity with the people and the democratic institutions of Iraq and he reiterated that the United Nations is committed to support the consolidation of the institutions in the country.  He then stayed at the Prime Minister’s Guesthouse. In the morning, he had a bilateral meeting with Foreign Minister…

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The death toll in the latest attack by Islamic State of the West African (ISWAP) militants on fishermen in Borno State has risen to 36. Earlier reports suggested that 26 persons died after the terrorists attacked fishermen on the field at Makdolo, a border between Gamborun and Dikwa on March 8. However, latest figures show that more deaths were recorded in the early hours of Thursday, Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert disclosed. Some of the victims were buried on Thursday. Boko Haram has increasingly targeted farmers, herders and loggers, accusing them of spying and passing information to the Nigerian military.…

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Six people were killed and dozens injured when a train crashed into a passenger bus in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday, said the emergency response agency. The bus was taking government staff to work when it collided with the intra-city train in the Ikeja area of Lagos, said Ibrahim Farinloye, head of Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency in the state. “So far, 84 people were rescued alive and taken to the hospital … (and) the total deaths so far is six including those who died at the hospital,” said Farinloye. All of the injured people were from the bus, no one…

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The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, has advised the incoming minister of the ministry not to allow pregnant girls to be sent out of school. According to her, education is key to empowering girls. Tallen gave the advice at a panel discussion on the sideline of an event organised by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs on Friday in New York. The event was in collaboration with the World Bank on the sideline of the 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67). The two-week CSW67 session, which started on Monday, focuses on Innovation and…

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Some stakeholders in Africa have tasked governments and politicians on the need for human capital development to prevent the continent from being vulnerable to attacks. The stakeholders spoke on Friday at a Pre-Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development High-Level Dialogue (Pre-COM 2023 Dialogue), which was held virtually. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the webinar was organised by the Economic Commission for Africa Sub-region for West Africa (ECA/SRO-WA). According to the stakeholders, improved human capital will lead to a decline in vulnerable communities’, especially groups, women and youths. Prof. Fatou Sarr, the Commissioner in-charge…

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The Naira on Friday lost to the dollar as it exchanged at N461.50 at the Investors’ and Exporters’ window. The rate represented a decrease of 0.11 per cent, compared to the N461 for which it exchanged to the dollar on Thursday. The open indicative rate closed at N461.50 to the dollar on Friday. An exchange rate of N462.44 to the dollar was the highest rate recorded within the day’s trading before it settled at N461.50. The Naira sold for as low as N446 to the dollar within the day’s trading. A total of US$ 82.56 million was traded at the…

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