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Louisiana lawmkers vote to restrict abortion pill

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Republican lawmakers in the southern US state of Louisiana gave final approval Thursday to a bill that would criminalize possession

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Trump in New York to court Biden's Black, Hispanic coalition

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Donald Trump headed into hostile territory Thursday for a rare rally in deeply Democratic New York -- hoping to woo Black and Latino voters

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Senate moves to probe 11, 856 abandoned projects across Nigeria

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The Senate has put in place a panel to investigate the number of viable projects abandoned across Nigeria in all sectors. The committee is also to recommend appropriate actions to be taken to reduce project abandonment in Nigeria and how…

Experts highlight role of tech to revolutionise education in Nigeria

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The deployment of educational technology to revolutionise the teaching and learning processes in Nigeria's education sector will dominate centre stage at the Sixth African Edu-Tech conference in Abuja. The gathering also underscored the…

BUK hosts ECOWAS Parliament, seeks collaboration of African universities

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The management of the Bayero University Kano (BUK), on Thursday, hosted members of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) at a new site. The parliamentarians' visit to the university was part of the…

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Lagos emergency workers puts out fire at NNPC station

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The Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA), Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, and others have jointly curbed the fire outbreak in NNPC Filling Station, Fadeyi, Lagos. Our correspondent gathered that the fire incident…

Initiative to support grassroots music communities launched in Nigeria, others

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Monkey Shoulder, the Single-Malt Scottish whisky brand, has just joined hands with the globally respected online radio station, Worldwide FM, and Gilles Peterson to introduce Studio Monkey Shoulder. The initiative aims to empower…

Israel launches deadly Gaza strikes, says ready for new truce talks

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Israel launched devastating air strikes on Gaza Thursday, while also expressing readiness to resume stalled talks on a truce and hostage release deal with Hamas to pause the war raging since October 7. The Gaza Strip's civil defence agency…

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FCCPC surveys Bauchi markets to investigate rising consumer goods prices

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The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has conducted surveys in major markets of the Bauchi metropolis to ascertain the cause of the increase in prices of consumer goods. Speaking during the Council's visit to…

Court orders NCoS management to take ailing Gambaryan to hospital

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Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, ordered the management of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) management in Kuje, FCT, to

Abuja publisher arrested for defamation — Police

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The Enugu State Police Command has stated that the Editor-in-Chief of Global Upfront Newspaper, Madu Onuora, was arrested by policemen from Ebonyi State at his house in Lugbe, Abuja on charges of alleged defamation. Spokesman of the Enugu…

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Over 9,000 terrorists, bandits killed in one year — Defence minister

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The Minister of Defence, Abubakar Badaru, has stated that no fewer than 9,300 adversaries, including bandits, terrorists, kidnappers, and other high-profile criminals, have been killed in the last year. Badaru also reported that at least 1…

Sanwo-Olu mourns as ex-Lagos SSG Aro-Lambo dies at 81

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Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has mourned the passing of former Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Omotilewa Aro-Lambo. Sanwo-Olu described the death of Aro-Lambo, who died after an illness at 81, as a big loss to the…

Biden woos Kenya's Ruto with state visit, major ally status

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US President Joe Biden rolled out the red carpet Thursday for his Kenyan counterpart William Ruto, unveiling plans during a lavish state

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Minister empowers Niger brides, clears air on marriage controversy

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Minister for Women Affairs, Mrs. Uju Kennedy Ohanenye, has provided 10 Points of Service (POS) machines to the 100 brides from Mariga Local Council of Niger State, whose mass wedding is being supported by the Speaker of the State House of…

Yusuf reinstates Sanusi to Kano throne, gives former Emirs 48 hours to vacate palace

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Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has declared the reinstatement of Muhammadu Sanusi II as the 16th Emir of Kano. Governor Yusuf also issued a 48-hour ultimatum to Aminu Ado Bayero and four other former first-class chiefs to vacate the palace and…

Wike plans 10,000 house in Abuja

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Federal Capital Territory minister, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, revealed on Thursday that some 10,000 houses for the poor will be built in Abuja next year. At a ministerial-sectoral update on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s one year in office, Wike…

Fubara congratulates Sanusi on reinstatement as Emir

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Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara extended warm congratulations to His Royal Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II, on his reinstatement as the 14th Emir of Kano. In a statement issued by Nelson Chukwudi, Chief Press Secretary to the Rivers…

Turkish Airlines to airlift passengers after labour dispute

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The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has brokered peace between the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and Turkish Airlines, allowing the airline to airlift its Nigerian passengers stranded at the International wing…

Tinubu directs review of tertiary institution boards

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President Bola Tinubu has ordered a "total and comprehensive" review of the recently announced governing boards of tertiary institutions in Nigeria before their inauguration and retreat, which is planned for the nominees. Bayo Onanuga,…

Wike pledges to end harassment of motorists by touts

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Mr Nyesom Wike, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has pledged the commitment of the FCT Administration to end harassment

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Sweat, blood I have poured into my acting journey - Aishat Mohammed

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Nollywood actress, model and entrepreneur, Aishat Mohammed from Kano State, could have a pick of any man she desires without lifting a muscle. Her beauty is so captivating that she doesn't need to do a manual labour to make ends meet. But…

Gov. Oborevwori launches grant scheme for petty traders, artisans

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Gov. Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta has launched the MORE Grant Scheme for petty traders, artisans and female entrepreneurs with 5,426 persons

Banex Plaza: Attack on military can trigger anarchy, says group

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A Civil–Military Cooperation (CIMICO) group has condemned the incessant attacks on the military and security forces as a dastardly and condemnable trend capable of triggering anarchy and unrest in the country. A viral video seen trending…

Owners of collapsed building may face prosecution — Niger Board DG

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Seven days after the collapse of a two-story building in the Sabon Gwari area of Minna, the Niger State Capital, the Niger State Urban Development Board (NUDB), in collaboration with the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) and…

Flight disruptions by NUATE illegal, says Turkish Airlines

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Turkish Airlines has described as illegal the recent picketing of the organization by the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), which disrupted its operations and forced flight cancellations on May 21, 2024. The airline made…

Estimated billing: Southeast customers mull one-month warning strike

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Electricity consumers in the Southeast region, under the aegis of the South East Electricity Consumers Association (SEECA), have threatened to embark on a one-month warning strike if electricity distribution companies fail to provide…

Lagos police identify cop strangling Uber driver in viral video

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The Lagos State Police Command has addressed a viral video showing a police officer engaging in a physical altercation with a driver in a moving vehicle, saying the cop has been identified. The footage, which went viral on social media…

Low-income teens at higher risk of obesity: WHO

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Teens from less affluent families in Europe are at greater risk of obesity, inactivity and poor diet, which are risk factors for cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, the WHO said Thursday.

Banky W Reveals Cancer Tumour Battle, Successful Surgery

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Nigerian entertainer and politician Bankole Wellington, also known as Banky W has announced a successful surgery amidst an ongoing cancer tumour battle. The musician had announced in 2017 that he was battling cancer, posting on his…