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Senate asks CBN to suspend ATM charges, summons Emefiele

The Senate has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN), to suspend the Automated Teller Machine(ATM) card maintenance charges pending outcome of investigation into alleged sharp practices by banks. The senate also resolved to invite the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, to appear before the committees on Banking Insurance and other Financial Institutions to offer […]

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CSOs caution security agents against partisanship

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, on Wednesday called on security agencies not to truncate Nigeria’s democracy with partisanship in 2019 elections. The Convener of the group, Mr Clement Nwankwo, made the call at “Situation Room Dialogue Session’’ with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja. Nwankwo said that no matter how well […]

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World population grows by 2.2bn by 2050

The world’s population is set to grow by 2.2 billion between 2018 and 2050, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has said. UNFPA, in its ‘State of World Population 2018’ survey released in Geneva, aid more than half of that growth – 1.3 billion – is likely to be in sub-Saharan Africa. According to UNFPA, there are 43 countries where women […]

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UN describes ‘Virginity testing’ as human rights violation

A group of United Nations (UN) agencies has issued a joint statement calling for a ban on tests meant to assess the virginity of a girl or a woman. The statement, issued during the World Congress of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) in Rio de Janeiro, stressed that such tests were both unscientific, and a violation of human rights. The UN […]

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Fayose: EFCC digs deeper, releases photos of houses

As the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) digs deeper into the graft accusation against ex-governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti, it has released photos of his properties. According to him, the properties were uncovered while the anti-graft agency was investigating the allegations of corruption against the former governor. He alleged that Mr Fayose purchased the property with the money he […]

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IDF says 20 targets bombed in Gaza, including tunnels

Military doesn’t say which terror group launched rockets that hit Beersheba home, landed off central Israeli coast, but lays responsibility on Strip’s rulers The Israeli military bombed 20 “military facilities” in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday morning, the army said, in response to a predawn rocket attack that struck a home in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba, causing damage […]

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NNPC denies holding $3.5bn subsidy fund

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has denied claims that it has in its custody 3.5 billion dollars Subsidy fund. NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday. He explained that at the hit of the shortage of products supply at the close of last year, the National […]

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Red Cross begs Boko Haram to free Leah Sharibu, Alice Loksha

The International Committee of the Red Cross has made a fresh appeal to Boko Haram to release the two remaining hostages in their custody: Alice Loksha, who was working for UNICEF and Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi schoolgirl kidnapped February 19. ICRC Regional Director for Africa, Patricia Danzi made the appeal Tuesday, more than 24 hours after the terrorists killed the […]

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Fayemi appoints COS, SSG, CPS

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has made his first appointments, with Abiodun Oyebanji being named as Secretary to the State Government (SSG). Fayemi also named Biodun Omoleye as Chief of Staff to the Governor, and Yinka Oyebode as Chief Press Secretary. Oyebanji, a former University lecturer, previously served as Chief of Staff during the administration of Otunba Niyi Adebayo, […]

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Nigeria for knowledge-sharing forum

Nigeria is to attend the 2018 edition of the International Sheroes Forum, a knowledge-sharing and networking event that brings together leaders of diverse achievements from all over the world. Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will represent the country at the event and also at the Inauguration of the Jewel Starfish Foundation scheduled for Monrovia, Liberia on Oct. 17. The International […]