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Be wary of tobacco companies’ tactics, group urges Nigerian govt

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) on Thursday urged the Nigerian government to be cautious and have nothing to do with tobacco industry recommendations on so-called harmless alternatives to cigarettes. The group’s call came on the heels of the recent letter from the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) ...

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Global groups write Justice Salami, want public access to Magu’s trial

The exit of former Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) will affect the anti-corruption profile of Nigeria in the international community, notable transparency groups said on Thursday. The groups, Re:common, The Corner House and Global Witness based in Italy and the United Kingdom, said in a letter to the ...

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Institute develops toolkit to help Nigerian lawmakers understand extractive sector governance

Nigeria needs new ideas and innovative approaches to address operational inefficiencies in its extractive industry and unleash its potential, the Director-General of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Abubakar Sulaiman, has said. Mr Sulaiman, who was a former Minister of National Planning, said the country’s approach to ...

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Pension Scandal: LASU threatens legal action against PREMIUM TIMES

The management of Lagos State University (LASU) has threatened to take legal action against Nigeria’s foremost investigative newspaper, PREMIUM TIMES over a publication on the reappointment of Adebayo Ninalowo as the Pro-Chancellor of the institution despite his involvement in the controversial diversion of N198 million pension fund. Last year, PREMIUM ...

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#RevolutionNow: Clampdown on protesters wrong, group says

The Centre for Democracy and Development,Thursday, condemned the attacks on and arrests of protesters affiliated with the #RevolutionNow movement in three states in Nigeria. The group spoke on the development through a statement signed by the director, Idayat Hassan. The protesters were arrested in Abuja, Lagos, and Osun by operatives ...

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Why issuance of UAE visas to Nigerians was suspended – Embassy

The United Arab Emirates says issuance of visas to Nigeria was suspended temporarily because of the COVID-19 pandemic as against speculations of severed bilateral relations between the two countries. Earlier this week, a graphic from Flyworld travel and tour surfaced on social media, indicating that visa renewal for Nigerians in ...

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Unlatched containers: FRSC relaunches Operation Scorpion II in Lagos, Ogun

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) RS 2 Command, Lagos, says it will commence a Special Operation tagged “Operation Scorpion II ” on unlatched containers on trucks between Aug. 10 and Aug. 16 in Ogun and Lagos States. Imoh Etuk, Zonal Commanding Officer in charge of both states, disclosed this ...

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Al Qaida ‘making inroads’ in north-west Nigeria – US General

Islamist terrorist organisations such as Al-Qaida have begun to march towards the north-western part of Nigeria, a top military general in the U.S army has said. Dagvin Anderson, commander of U.S Special Operations Command in Africa, said during a digital press briefing Tuesday that the American government is engaging with ...

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Strike: Minister intervenes in Bristow, pilots face-off

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has intervened in the industrial action by the National Association of Air Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) which paralysed activities at Bristow Helicopters. Abednego Galadinma, NAAPE president, confirmed the development in a message issued in Lagos on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports ...

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Nigerians react as Buhari’s aide justifies clampdown on #RevolutionNow protesters

President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, has been criticised for justifying the harassment and arrest of #RevolutionNow protesters by security operstives across the nation on Wednesday. Mr Adesina, who appeared on Channels Television Sunrise Daily programme on Thursday, said the protest was a ‘mere child’s play and an irritation’. He ...

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