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Four Weeks of Paid Paternity Leave for Nigerian Men, UNICEF Advocates

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday recommended six months paid maternity leave and four weeks paid paternity leave to ensure healthy development of young children. UNICEF Representative in Nigeria Mohammed Fall disclosed this at the National Early Childhood Development conference (ECD) in Abuja with the theme; “Investing early in Nigerian children”. Fall also…

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Nigeria Says the UN Security Council is Obsolete & Undemocratic

Nigeria has decried the obsolete and old-fashioned composition of the UN Security Council, describing it as undemocratic. The Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Bande, who spoke to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York said that there was an urgent need to reform the body. The Security Council is the UN’s…

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Increasing Number Of Corps Members Has Dwindled Our Resources – NYSC

Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Brig.-Gen Suleiman Kazaure, has blamed the dwindling resources in the scheme to rising population of corps members. Kazaure disclosed this at the opening of the scheme’s Annual Management Conference in Jos on Tuesday. The theme of the conference was: ‘Enhancing the Operations of NYSC through Strategic Planning’.…

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Saraki Reshuffles Senate Committees

Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has announced the reshufflement of some standing committees of the Senate as the upper chamber resumed plenary on Tuesday. Saraki named Senator Andy Uba (Anambra South), former Chairman, Senate committee on Public Accounts before he defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), as Chairman, Senate…

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Psquare, Wives, Not Responsible For Split – Keyamo

The lawyer representing Peter and Paul Okoye of P-square, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has stated that neither the duo nor their wives are not responsible for the on-going feud between the twins. In a statement released on Tuesday, Keyamo revealed that the wives have kept their respectable and dignified distances from all the issues involved. While…

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FG To Reintroduce Tolls on Federal Highways – Fashola

Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has revealed that the Federal Government would reintroduce tolling on the nation’s highways to raise the much needed funds to maintain the roads. Fashola stated this on Monday while addressing members of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, who visited him in his office in Abuja revealing that…

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IG Of Police Orders Immediate Removal Of Road Blocks Nationwide

The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered an immediate dismantling of all roadblocks on the country’s highways, directing operatives involved in vehicular patrol on highways and major roads across the country to always wear their uniforms, a bold name tag, and service number. The routes which the IGP ordered dismantling include, Lagos-Ibadan,…

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FG To Re-Introduce Tolls On Federal Highways – Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has revealed that the Federal Government would reintroduce tolling on the nation’s highways to raise the much needed funds to maintain the roads. Fashola stated this on Monday while addressing members of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, who visited him in his office in Abuja revealing that…

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Governor Ambode Donates 120 5KVA Generators To Police In Lagos State

Lagos State Governor Akinwumi Ambode has donated 120 5KVA generators to Police stations across Lagos State to enable them work optimally at their job of safeguarding lives and property in the state. The generators were presented at the Lagos House in Ikeja with Ambode represented by the Chairman of Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), Mr Oye-Hassan Odukale. The…

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President Buhari Arrives Nigeria From UN General Assembly

  President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in the country after his visit to New York for the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly. Buhari had traveled to London, after rounding up at the UN General Assembly, on Friday, the purpose for which was undisclosed. At the airport to receive the president were Governors Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, David…

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