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Buhari sympathises with Lebanon over fatal explosions

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with President Michel Aoun and the people of Lebanon over massive explosions that rocked Beirut, the capital city on Tuesday, leaving 137 dead, over 5,000 wounded, and more than 300, 000 displaced. The President also extended the sympathy of government to the large community of ...

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Violence: INEC threatens to suspend Edo, Ondo polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will suspend the Edo and Ondo governorship election process if the actions of political actors led to a breakdown of law and order. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, announced this on Thursday in Abuja after ...

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COVID-19: How to tackle unemployment challenge in Niger Delta – Group

The Partnership Initiative in the Niger Delta (PIND) has said that introduction of novel ways of employment generation remains key to solving the developmental challenges in the Niger Delta region amid the Covid-19 disruption. The Executive Director of PIND, Dara Akala, made this known at a virtual conference organised by ...

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Naira Marley arraigned, sentenced for breaching Covid-19 travel restriction

The Lagos police command on Thursday arraigned Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley and his Manager, Seyi Awouga, for violating interstate travel ban during the COVID-19 travel restriction. Naira Marley, who is not a stranger to controversies, was also indicted when he showed up at a party which actress, ...

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PenCom initiates process to review 2014 Pension Reform Act

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) on Thursday said it had initiated the process of reviewing the 2014 Pension Reform Act (PRA), to address identified challenges and public clamour. PenCom’s Head, Corporate Communications Department, Peter Aghahowa, said in a statement in Lagos that the exercise was to reposition the Contributory Pension ...

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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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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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#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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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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