Buhari Pledges new reforms in Key Sectors, Promises Workers Living Wage

By Ismaila Chafe Abuja. – President Muhammadu Buhari Buhari on Wednesday pledged new reforms in the nation’s education, healthcare and water sanitation. Buhari also promised that workers would have a living wage while pensioners would be looked after in a letter addressedto Nigerians to usher in 2020 and a new decade. The president made the promise in a letter he issued through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on …

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TUC Congratulates Nigerians For Bravery, resilience in 2019

By Esenvosa Izah Lagos. – The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has congratulated Nigerians for their bravery, resilience and loyalty to the country despite the economic challenges the country faced in 2019. TUC’s President, Mr Quadri Olaleye, gave kudos to Nigerians on Tuesday in a statement as part of his new year goodwill message. “Evaluating critically the organised labour’s activities in the last one year, you will agree with us that it has been …

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Be United With renewed Vigour, Determination, Atiku Tells Nigerians

By Emmanuel Oloniruha Abuja. – Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has urged Nigerians to use 2020 to stand together with renewed vigour and determination to fight insecurity. Abubakar said this in a new year message issued on Tuesday in Abuja in which he also enjoined Nigerians to use the year for addressing the cause of poverty. This new year will require us all to stay together more than ever before to take on, head front, the …

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Wild leopard kills 2-year-old boy in Nepal

Kathmandu (Nepal). – A wild leopard has killed a two-year-old boy outside his home in a village in central Nepal, a local officer said on Tuesday. The boy was left alone outside his home on Monday when the animal pounced on him, said Rudra Pangeni, chief district officer of Tanahu district. “The leopard dragged him one kilometre up the hill and killed him,’’ he told dpa. A dozen children had been found dead after animal …

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Extend Border Closure to 5 years, Farmer Urges FG

By Mercy Omoike Lagos. – A member of the Lagos State Chapter of the Poultry Association of Nigeria told the Federal Government on Tuesday to extend the closure of land borders to a minimum of five years. Mr Ashiru Shittu, who made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos said that Nigerian farmers had everything to gain from the closure and that the Nigerian economy would be better …

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13-year-old Girl Dies While Giving Birth To Her Father’s Child (Photos)

Brazil – A 13-year-old girl who was sexually abused by her father for four years died while giving birth to his child, police in Brazil have said.   Schoolgirl Luana Ketlen died on December 11 after she was admitted to hospital suffering severe abdominal pains, before medics discovered she was pregnant.  Doctors decided to induce labour and delivered a baby boy – who has survived – before rushing the girl to a specialist care unit. She …

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Pastor Who Slaughtered LASU Student Before Using Her Breasts And Heart For Ritual Confesses (Photo)

Osun state – A self-acclaimed pastor of Cherubim and Seraphim, Solution chapel in Osun state, Segun Philips has opened up on how he slaughtered a final year student of the Lagos State University, Favour Oladele, after her boyfriend Owolabi Adeeko reporterly smashed her head with a pestle.the pastor confessed that he was the one who slaughtered and removed the breasts, heart and other vital organs from Favour’s body. Philips while speaking in an exclusive interview with …

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Runsewe Condemns Alleged murder of LASU’s Final-year student

By Taiye Olayemi Lagos. – Mr Olusegun Runsewe, the Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC),has joined other Nigerians to condemn the alleged  murder of a final-year student of the Lagos State University (LASU). Runsewe in a statement signed and made available to newsmen by his media aide, Mr Frank Meke, said that such an act was against the culture of Nigerians. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the student, Miss Favour …

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UN Chief Says Climate Change, Clear, present Danger

By Busayo Onijala Lagos, – The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, on Monday, said that climate change was not only a long-term problem but also, a clear and present danger. Guterres made this known in a special New Year’s message to people around the world. According to him, the world is entering the New Year, 2020, with uncertainty and insecurity, persistent inequality and rising hatred, a warring world and a warming planet. He …

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MTN reviewing Allegations After Being named in U.S. Complaint

Johannesburg, – South African telecom firm MTN (MTNJ.J) on Monday said it was reviewing allegations raised in a U.S. complaint which accuses several firms of paying protection money to militant Islamist groups in Afghanistan. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia on Friday. It alleged the firms violated the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act by paying protection money to al Qaeda and the Taliban, thereby providing material support to known …

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NSCDC Commends Jos-Bukuru residents for Peaceful Conduct at Christmas

By Blessing Odega Jos. – The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC),Plateau Command, has  commended residents of Jos-Bukuru metropolis for conducting themselves peacefully during the Christmas festival. Obasa Tanimu, the command’s Public Relations Officer, made the commendation in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Jos. Tanimu said the command recorded a peaceful celebration within the metropolis and commended the residents for their cooperation during the festive period. He urged …

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We Don’t Need N37bn To Renovate National Assembly – Osun Rep

Abuja. – Bamidele Salam, a member of the house of representatives, has opposed the plan to spend N37 billion on the renovation of the National Assembly Complex. There has been a nationwide outrage since President Muhammadu Buhari approved the amount for the renovation of the complex. In a Facebook post on Sunday, Salam, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who represents Ede federal constituency, said the complex does not need any renovation more …

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Man, 35, in Court for Allegedly Breaching Peace

By Ngozi Njoku Lagos. – A 35-year-old man, Hassan Bakare, on Monday appeared in an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly conducting himself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace. Bakare, who resides at Alapere area of Lagos, is facing a count charge bordering on conduct likely to cause breach of peace. The prosecutor, Insp. Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Nov.11 at Ovba Street, …

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UNICEF: Three-fold rise in Attacks Against Children in War Since 2010

New York. – There has been a nearly three-fold rise in attacks on children in conflict over the last decade, UNICEF said on Monday. The UN has verified more than 170,000 grave violations against children in war since 2010 – the equivalent of more than 45 violations each day for the last 10 years, the agency said. Those include killing, maiming, sexual violence, abductions, denial of humanitarian access, child recruitment and attacks on schools and …

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Features: Internal Security Operations: How Nigerian Army fared in 2019

By Sumaila Ogbaje, The Nigerian Army, such as other armed forces in Nigeria, has been involved in series of security operations to counter myriads of existing and emerging security challenges in different parts of the country. Notable among these security challenges is the Boko Haram and Islamic States of West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgents’ activities in the North Eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe as well as the banditry and kidnapping in the north …

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Cleric Preaches Against Domestic Violence, Says it Breaks Family ties

By Uchenna Eletuo Lagos. – A Cleric, Rev. Fr. Godfrey Udeh, has ured Nigerians to shun domestic violence, saying that they should rather work hard toward building good families that would enhance a better society. Udeh, the Parish Priest of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Tedi, Lagos, made the appeal in a message delivered on Sunday ahead of the New Year. According to him, violence at home between a man and his wife is …

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