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Assembly Members ‘Harassing’ Feds For Bribes To Pass Budgets

Some Nigerian federal lawmakers are demanding bribes as conditions for passing the 2018 budgets of federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), some heads of these agencies have told PREMIUM TIMES. The officials say the unceasing demand for gratification is responsible for the reluctance of a number of heads of MDAs …

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FCT records fresh case of Lassa fever

The Federal Capital Territory Administration says it has recorded a fresh case of Lassa fever in the territory, bringing the number of confirmed cases to three within three months. The Director of Public Health in the Health and Human Services Secretariat in FCT, Dr. Humphrey Okoroukwu, disclosed this to the …

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Spanish police break up Nigerian sex trafficking gang

Spanish police have rescued 39 women and girls smuggled in from Nigeria and trafficked into sex work by a notorious Nigerian gang called the Eiye brotherhood. Europol says the victims were kept in "squalid conditions in caves" and intimidated with voodoo threats. Gang members forced the women into sex work …

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Zimbabwe Crowns👑 First 💃Miss Albino in Bid to Tackle Stigma👏

Sithembiso Mutukura beat 12 other contestants to claim the crown at Zimbabwe's first-ever Miss Albinism beauty contest - an achievement she hopes will inspire others living with the rare disorder.

"We must continue to advocate for our rights and I hope my win will empower the girl child," the 22-year-old social …

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Nigerian Jollof rice, my best food – French Ambassador

French Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Denys Gauer, has said Nigerian Jollof, is his best food. Jollof rice is one of the most common dishes in the whole of West Africa. The food which is believed to have originated from the region of Wollof speaking people, which happens to be northwestern …

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OAU Students, Management Clash Over Hall Of Residence

Some students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, engaged in a free for all fight with officials of security outfit of the institution who tried to forcefully eject them from one of the female hostels, Moremi Hall, on Wednesday evening. It was gathered that the management of the university had directed …

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Fresh Trouble For NHIS Secretary As EFCC Demands Explanations On His Activities

Professor Yusuf Usman, recently reinstated as Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has again been caught in the headlights of scrutiny of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The NHIS boss was suspended for gross misconduct last June by the Health Minister, Professor Isaac Adewole. Protest …

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Police IGP Halts Withdrawal Of Officers From VIPs, Politicians

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has recanted on the order he gave for withdrawal of police personnel from VIPs, politicians and private companies issued earlier in the week. SaharaReporters had, in the aftermath of the order, published an article on how previous police IGPs had attempted and …

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Toys R Us founder Charles Lazarus dies at 94 as his company folds

The man who founded Toys R Us - the children's toy retailer - has died aged 94, one week after his company announced it was closing its doors. Charles Lazarus began selling toys in 1957 in large supermarket-style shops after he returned from World War II military service. His death comes after …

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