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A 25-year-old housewife, Khadija Yakubu of Potiskum in Yobe state has been arrested by Police operatives for allegedly poisoning her three stepchildren to death in Yobe state. The victims were Ahmad Alhaji Haruna, 12 years; Maryam Alhaji Haruna, 10, and Zainab Alhaji Haruna, 8 years old respectively. ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Yobe Police Command, confirming the incident, said “On Friday, around 10:00 am, a woman in Masakar Makafi area, behind Kara Primary school...

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LAGOS — The LasGidis Recyclers, on Saturday sensitised the public on the dangers of plastic liter to the environment, to encourage cleaner environment. The event, held at Iru Victoria Island, Lagos had environmentalists and volunteers clean and rid the place off plastic liters to mark the 2021 World Clean-up Day, held every Sept. 18. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos State reports that, the event was to arouse public consciousness on clean environment...

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The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, and Access Bank of Nigeria have commended the move by an international advocacy organisation, Global Citizen, to end poverty, COVID-19, and climate change as the group announced the local hosts for its concert which will hold in Lagos. A statement by Global Citizen, a New York-based global not-for-profit body, said wealthiest nations needed to deliver on the promise to give $100bn annually to address climate...

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The national industrial court has ordered the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to suspend its ongoing strike. The FG had instituted a suit against the association after an unsuccessful attempt by the house of representatives to mediate between the federal government and NARD. FG asked the court for an order of interlocutory injunction restraining members of NARD from continuing with the action. Ruling on the application, Bashar Alkali, the Judge ordered the suspension of...

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The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has rejected the ruling of the national industrial court, directing the association to suspend its strike. NARD said its seeking to appeal the ruling and file a stay of application. This decision was in a communique released on Friday and jointly signed by Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, its president, and Jerry Isogun, its general secretary. The FG had instituted a suit against the association after an unsuccessful attempt by the...

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NEW YORK —UN Women on Thursday published a flagship feminist plan for economic recovery and transformation, which aims to learn the lessons of the past and seize the opportunity to handle COVID-related crises better. The UN’s gender equality and empowerment organisation stated this in a report on “UN Women’s Beyond COVID-19: A Feminist Plan for Sustainability and Social Justice’’. The report draws on the latest data, analysis and input from more than 100 global experts...

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ABUJA — The Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, was rushed out of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after slumping at a programme, on Thursday. Bawa was giving his goodwill message at the National Identity Day celebration when he suddenly stopped speaking. According to Daily Trust, he was talking about a man the commission arrested in Ibadan, Oyo state, with 116 SIM cards when the incident happened. Bawa had stopped talking and...

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Transgender people are people who have a gender identity different from their sex.   The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E. Adeboye has publicly declared his stand on transgenderism. He did this in his Facebook post where he based his opinion on biblical scriptures citing different passages. He asserted that God is not an author of confusion but the God of distinction and that he created humans male and female....

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DAMATURU, (YOBE STATE) —Officials of Damaturu Local Government Shari’a Committee alongside security operatives have raided illegal brothels, beer, and drug selling joints within the Yobe State capital. The raid was not unconnected with allegations that the areas were known for habouring of suspected criminal elements as well as underage commercial sex workers. Bukar Adamu, Council Executive Chairman, who led the Committee on Tuesday raged Zango and Kandahar areas and confiscated cartons of beers and packs...

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ABUJA — Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, has told resident doctors that their demands will be met and as such should put an end to the ongoing strike action. Ehanire urged the doctors to opt for a peaceful resolution and return to work, assuring that the debts will be cleared. He said this at the briefing of the presidential committee on COVID-19 on Monday. “Last week his excellency, the president received the leadership of the...

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