Author: Newsday Newspaper

Victoria Mgbanwa The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr Jide Idris, has disclosed that 164 children has been afflicted with a strange disease and that the agency is responding rapidly to the disease which was discovered in six wards in Sokoto State. He further revealed that the agency had sent the National Rapid Response Team to work with the Sokoto State Ministry of Health with immediate effect. Dr Jide Idris made this disclosure while speaking at a press conference in Abuja, stating that the case was reported to the agency by the state ministry of…

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Peter Okafor As part of efforts in expanding early response to security threat, Community Observers, members of the Community Response Networks, Security Actors, Civil Society and Local Government officials has emphasized the need to develop a robust database and appropriate network to facilitate proactive and timely response to threat signals. The group made the recommendation at the end of the second edition of Community Security Architecture dialogue on Early Warning and Early Response, organised by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre /Transparency International in Nigeria by CISLAC/TI-Nigeria with support from Open Society Foundation Africa (OSF-Africa) held in Enugu. The Statement which…

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Victoria Mgbanwa As part of measures to promote gender inclusivity in policymaking and economic empowerment, a Non Governmental Organization, Trueneed Stage Empowerment Foundation is urging women to take rightful position in different spheres of life. The Founder of Trueeneed Stage Empowerment Foundation, Dr Femi Olasupo made the disclosure at a Stage Foundation Advocacy Program and training for women in Abuja. He urged women to be actively involved in politics, economics, business, education, and different sectors of the economy. “There is a need for women to break free from religious, cultural, and societal norms that confine them to the sidelines.The appeal…

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Bukola Afeni Dr Yusuf John Suberu a youth activist, Traffic Ambassador and philanthropist has provided pipeborne water to the Iruvochinomi community in Adavi local government area of kogi state. He provided water through the digging of several water pumps in the community so as to complement the efforts of the government, by alleviating water scarcity often experienced by the people inthe community. Dr Suberu during the commissioning of the water pumps emphasised that humanity knows no bounds ,and as caring people,the task lies on good spirited wealthy people to always put smile to the faces of the less privileged . “At…

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Esther Salifu The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, has approved an increase in eleven tariff for consumers under the Brand A classification, those who enjoys 20-24 hours of electricity supply daily. The Commission said brand B are consumers who consume 16-20 hours , while the Brand C are those who consume 12-16 hours daily. “Brand D are customers enjoying 12 hours daily and lastly Brand E are those who consume 8 hours on a daily basis .” The Vice chairman, NERC , Muslim Oseni while speaking with Journalists disclosed that the increment will see the customers paying N225 kilowatt per hour…

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Victoria Mgbanwa The Nigeria Police has said that cross-dressing is not yet a punishable offence in Nigeria, stating that Bobrisky and others can not be arrested. The police spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi made this known in an interview on Channels TV on Tuesday. Adejobi further explained that even if there might be allegations of people who cross-dress also being a part of the LGBTQ community, there is no specific evidence to back that up, hence they cannot take them to court. “There are some cases that are always very difficult to prove. I’m not ruling out that we have many of…

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The recent bailing of one Akajo Gyara who was earlier arrested by the IGP monitoring unit at the force headquarter after families of the sixteen Fulani herdsmen massacred by the outlawed Kauthar hore vigilantee security outfit last year November in kwaku village of the kuje Area council Abuja. The Nasarawa state attorney general Ibrahim Musa secured the bail of Akajo Gyara from the IG monitoring unit which bring us to the earlier suspicion that the Nasarawa state government was behind the setting up of the Kauthar hore vigilantee even though denied by the governor AA Sule. The Aypas spokesperson Zainab…

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Bukola Afeni Civil Society Scaling up Nutrition in Nigeria(CS-SUNN) has called for investment in nutrition for human capital development in Nigeria. CS-SUNN Executive Secretary, Sunday Okoronkwo made the disclosure at a media round table in Abuja. He also called for innovative financing mechanisms to bridge the human capital development gap. ‘There is a need for increased domestic funding and strategic resource mobilization . Through multisectorial approaches and sustained investments, the country can realize it’s Human Capital Development goals”, he said. The Executive Secretary further noted that malnutrition not only undermine investments in health and education, but also perpetuates a circle…

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The Director of Banking Services at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Hamisu Abdullahi said Remita was chosen through a rigorous merit-based process to offer an electronic platform crucial for streamlining payments from Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) to beneficiary accounts across commercial banks. He made this assertion when officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria appeared before the House of Representatives Public Accounts Committee on March 28th, to respond to queries about Remita’s operation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) platform. The hearing was presided over by Bamidele Salaam, Chairman of the House Committee on Public Accounts who said…

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Nifemi Babasanmi Participants at a One-day Civil Society Dialogue on Anti-corruption in the Defence and Security sector has called for collaboration between civil society, government institutions, and international partners, to transform the sector. In a Communique signed by the Executive Director of CISLAC- TI, Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani, Edem Peace of AKGCODA, and Ndifreke Patrick of GTI, the experts called  for a more accountable and transparent security apparatus, ultimately bolstering national security and integrity. The group disclosed that Corruption and financial mismanagement in the Defence and Security sector are necessitated by high value contracts, high level information secrecy, political connections,…

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