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NYSC Fixes Orientation Date for Stream 2 Batch A Corps Members

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has tentatively fixed July 26, 2017 for the commencement of orientation for prospective Stream 2, Batch A corp members nationwide. By the new timetable, the orientation programme will close on August 15. An NYSC source told Premium Times on Tuesday that the agency fixed the date during an extended…

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Update: Police Confirm Killing of 12 in Maiduguri Suicide Attacks

The Police have confirmed that 12 persons were killed and 18 others injured in multiple suicide bomb attacks in the outskirts of Maiduguri on Monday. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Damian Chukwu, told journalists after the attack in Maiduguri that the death toll included four female suicide bombers. The commissioner said that soldiers deployed to…

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UN Commends Osinbajo’s Handling of Bakassi Crisis

The UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) has commended Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for his handling of the recent conflict in Bakassi Peninsula, which affected Nigerian fishermen. The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and Head of UNOWAS, Mr. Mohamed Chambas, spoke with the Correspondent of the News Agency…

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Suspension: Only the President Can Remove Me, NHIS Boss Tells Minister

The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Usman Yusuf, has told Health Minister Isaac Adewole that he is not proceeding on suspension as directed by the Minister. Yusuf insisted that the Minister lacks the power to discipline him and that only the president “by virtue of the NHIS Act particularly section 4…

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FG Wants To Stop Production Of Nigerian Films & Music Abroad

The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Lai Mohammed has said that the federal government “has agreed that henceforth, whatever we consume in Nigeria in terms of music and films, must be made in Nigeria. According to Vanguard, Mohammed made this known during his visit to Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) House in Lagos, on Saturday. Decrying the situation…

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