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Court grants Lawan’s application for transfer of case

Justice Yusuf Halilu of the FCT High Court, Jabi on Tuesday granted the application of Farouk Lawan seeking transfer of his case from Justice Angela Otaluka of FCT Lugbe High Court. The judge will now hear the case in his court from 24 October. Halilu said that the administration of criminal justice must be followed […]
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Barack Obama picks Kehinde Wiley to Paint Official Presidential Portrait

Former US President Barack Obama has handpicked artist Kehinde Wiley to paint his official Presidential portrait, Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery announced. Wiley is best known for his pieces showing African-Americans in hip-hop gears, with poses referencing classic paintings. Former first lady Michelle Obama also selected African-American artist Amy Sherald to paint her portrait. The Obamas ...
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Nnamdi Kanu absent as Nigeria treason trial resumes

Nnamdi Kanu absent as Nigeria treason trial resumes The leader of a pro-Biafran group that wants to break away from Nigeria failed to show up in court on Tuesday as his treason trial resumed, an AFP reporter said.
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Kaduna seeks Senate support to access $350m loan

The Kaduna State House of Assembly said on Tuesday it had sought the support and approval of the Senate to enable the state government to access $350m loan. The Chairman, House Committee on Finance, Alhaji Bello Sani-Gimi, said, “Last week, during a retreat to discuss the 2018 Budget, the state governor told us that the […]
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BN Doctors’ Lounge with Dr. Charles-Davies: No Drugs for Monkeypox, But Here’s How It Can Be Treated

In the last few weeks, there has been several reported cases of Monkeypox. Since the outbreak started in Bayelsa state, some people have been admitted into hospitals with this disease, quarantined and are receiving appropriate treatment. While there are a lot of articles detailing its symptoms and how it is spread, very few discuss how […] The post BN Doctors’ Lounge with Dr. Charles-Davies ...
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Kuwait scraps mandatory DNA testing law

Kuwait has dropped a controversial counterterrorism law mandating DNA testing for all citizens, residents and visitors which had been passed following a 2015 suicide attack, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. “The court’s decision to overturn the DNA law is a very positive step that ends this misguided and hastily passed invasion of privacy in Kuwait,” […]
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Fraudsters using Magu’s name to scam govs, others – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has again warned the public against the activities of fraudsters using the name of its Acting Chairman to dupe public office holders. Spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement on Tuesday that the repeated alerts were necessitated by the persistence of the criminals. “For the […]
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Ogbonda dreams Aiteo Cup double

Ibom Angels head coach, Whyte Ogbonda has said his side will bench former side and Cup holders, Rivers Angels in the Aiteo Cup grand finale.
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Afghan schools closing due to violence, says HRW

Spreading violence in Afghanistan is forcing many schools to close, undermining fragile gains in education for young girls in a country where millions of girls have never been to school, said a Human Rights Watch report released on Tuesday. The rights organisation said after more than a decade and a half of international intervention in […]
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Eight arrested over rape of four girls in Minna

The Niger State Child Rights Protection Agency has announced the arrest of eight persons suspected of raping four girls in Minna. The Director-General of the Agency, Mrs Mairam Kolo, said on Tuesday that the victims were teenagers hawking wares on the street. She gave the names of the suspects as Yahaya Yakuso, 50; Yusuf Idris, […]
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Global Handwashing Day! Dettol Makes Handwashing Fun for Kids with “Letter for Life” Campaign

According to the World Health Organization, Diarrhoea disease is the second leading cause of death in children under five years old, and is responsible for killing around 525,000 children every year. These deaths can be prevented through the simple act of handwashing with soap which can break the chain of infection. Dettol, one of Nigeria’s leading brands, led […] The post Global Handwashing ...
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New Music: Gymie Carter – Aya Rere

Fast Rising singer Folajimi Adegboruwa popularly known as Gymie Carter releases his debut single “Aya Rere“. The evergreen song which is about a man’s mother requesting him to bring home a good woman as his wife is a perfect song for wedding ceremonies. The song was produced by DJ Coublon, mixed and mastered by Swaps. […] The post New Music: Gymie Carter – Aya Rere appeared ...
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BREAKING: Kenya opposition suspends protest campaign after deaths

Opposition leader Raila Odinga said Tuesday he was suspending a protest campaign after three people were shot dead in demonstrations against Kenya’s election body. “In honour of the innocent victims of the state, our protests will stay suspended. On Friday, we will mark the memory of these victims as heroes of the struggle for electoral […]
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