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Nigeria seeks re-election into UN Human Rights Council

Nigeria has launched a bid for re-election into the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the 2018-2020 term. The election is scheduled for Monday at the UN headquarters, New York. Audu Kadiri, ambassador/permanent representative of Nigeria to the UN office

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Enugu LG Polls: APC warns PDP, ENSIEC against rigging

he All Progressives Congress (APC) at the weekend flagged off its campaign for the November 4 local government election in Enugu State, with a strong warning to the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) against rigging

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Tackling menace of drug abuse in Nigeria

By Amina Isah, Abuja The typical Nigerian youth’s vulnerability exposes him to various activities which either benefit him or otherwise. One of such negative activities is the indiscriminate use of drugs which has dangerous effects on him and the society.

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Thugs beat man for alleged fornication

A middle-aged man narrowly escaped being lynched after he was beaten by thugs for allegedly fornicating with a married woman in Benin, Edo State.  The man, identified as Ese Idehen, was said to have been caught by a group of

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Nigeria’s security agencies are poorly funded — Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said that weak and underfunded security agencies cannot live up to the task of protecting the country in the face of many security challenges. He stated this at a retreat

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NYSC announces passing out date for 2016 Batch B corps members

The Management of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has said its 2016 Batch B, (Stream One) Corps members will pass out on Thursday, November 2. The corps said on its official Twitter handle on Saturday that details of the

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North Korea readies missile launch ahead of US-S. Korea drill

North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea, a news report said Saturday, citing a government source. The US navy said Friday that

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Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon

Nearly 60 men who said they were captured by the Boko Haram Islamist group and forced to fight for them in Nigeria have surrendered to authorities in northern Cameroon. After spending two years with Boko Haram, the men decided to

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Four killed as plane crashes in Cote d’Ivoire

At least four people were killed on Saturday when a propeller-engine cargo plane crashed into the sea near the International Airport in Cote d’Ivoire’s main City, Abidjan. Rescue workers removed two bodies from the plane, which had broken into several pieces

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Jonathan speaks on Aso Rock clinic probe, ‘Biafra comments’

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has denied responsibility for the poor state of Aso Rock clinic, amid a planned investigation of N11.1 billion budget allocated to the clinic between 2015 and 2017. Mr. Jonathan also described as false, a media report

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