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Ex-Biafra soldiers get military pension

Ex-Biafra soldiers get military pension

The military has started payment of pensions to soldiers of the Nigerian Army who defected to fight for Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War. The Chairman of the Military Pensions Board,... Read more

Jonathan: Our resources must benefit all Nigerians

Jonathan: Our resources must benefit all Nigerians

President Goodluck Jonathan says the nation's God-given resources must be utilised for the good of all Nigerians. The president said this had become imperative for Nigeria to be a... Read more

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Impeachment: Nasarawa Assembly objects to Al-Makura’s defence of judiciary

Impeachment: Nasarawa Assembly objects to Al-Makura’s defence of judiciary

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has said it was surprised that Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura would try to defend the state Chief Judge...

Impeachment: Yobe Assembly endorses Gaidam

Impeachment: Yobe Assembly endorses Gaidam

Yobe State House of Assembly yesterday endorsed Governor Ibrahim Gaidam as the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate for t...

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NFF gets FIFA's consent for August 26 General Assembly

World football –governing body, FIFA, has endorsed the plan by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)... Read more

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China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Nigeria Limited (CCECC) has rehabilitated classrooms of the FCT School for the Blind Children, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

08.18.2014

The Federal Government on Thursday July 31, 2014 launched the first tranche of 10,000 mortgages for affordable homes scheme across Nigeria in Abuja. The modus of this private sector driven programme ...

08.18.2014

The Minister of Water Resources, Mrs. Sarah Reng Ochekpe, has called on Nigerians to pay more attention to personal hygiene which include hand washing with soap and running water to prevent the ...

08.20.2014

Staggering amount of money has been spent by the Cross River State Government to fund water project in the state. Yet, the extent of the investment can only be likened to a drop of water in the ocean. ...

08.20.2014

Within the last decade, the consumption of hard drugs has drastically increased in Nigeria. Substances such as alcohol, cannabis, amphetamines among others are now being taken frequently and in large ...

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As the level of unemployment in Nigeria increases by the day, the number of graduates in the labour market persistently appreciates. Many Nigerians attribute this challenge to lack of empowerment ...

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Sexual harassment among students in higher institutions of learning is no doubt a threat to the nation’s development.

08.15.2014

Perhaps many men are still distraught that they cannot properly discern these times! In the days of yore it may have been fashionable to turn women especially wives into punching bags. It should no ...

08.15.2014

Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) has urged the new pension authority, Pension Transitional Administration Department (PTAD) to ensure prompt payment of arrears owed to its members.

08.18.2014

Over the years, there has been an increase in the cases of strikes actions by workers due to disagreements with employers. In this report, our reporter looks at how employers and unions can use ...

08.18.2014

Your Excellency Sir; it is indeed one of our lowest moment in the health sector in Nigeria today. With the Federal Government of Nigeria sacking 16,000 resident doctors and suspending residency ...

08.19.2014

I want to know what could be the cause of Vaginal bleeding during and immediately after sex and how can it be treated?
 

08.19.2014

By leapfrogging technology, I mean the situation whereby developing countries like Brazil, China, India, or Nigeria may accelerate tech developments by skipping earlier, related evolutionary ...

08.18.2014

A Nigeria firm says it has designed a website to give unlimited publicity to Small and Medium Enterprises in the country and boost their profitability.

08.18.2014

The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Youth Agripreneurs has concluded plans to train and empower young farmers from Borno State, Director General of the Institute, Dr. Nteranya ...

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About eleven farmers and representatives of farmers’ cooperatives from Lagos and Ogun states working with the Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA) have visited the ...

17 hrs 59 mins ago

Some people in this country find it difficult to access justice because they cannot afford legal services.  Amongst them are vulnerable groups like women and children, the elderly and persons ...

08.19.2014

The out-going President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Okey Wali (SAN) last week commissioned the NBA House in Lagos.

08.19.2014

The insecurity facing Nigeria, especially using females wearing Hijab (Muslim veil) as suicide bombers, has constituted a great challenge to the Muslim world, an Igbo Muslim convert and preacher has ...

08.15.2014

Hajj is an act of Ibadah and one of the pillars of Islam. Like all other acts of Ibadah, it must satisfy the conditions of acceptability as taught by the Prophet (PBUH).

08.15.2014

The place of women in a nation’s economy is very important because it enhances their participation in development which is essential not only in achieving social justice but also in reducing ...

05.06.2013

Dry cleaning and laundry business sprang up to offer services to those who might be too busy to take care of their clothings or to relieve them of the stress involved in washing thereby paying for ...

02.04.2013

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When lightning  struck The Cobra

When lightning struck The Cobra

Millions-year-old tower near Utah, USA, which lost  its top-heavy head during a period of severe weather recently, was a favourite among rock climbers.

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