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Nigeria, 40 other countries need external food assistance —FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has said that Nigeria and 40 other nations across the world are in need of external food assistance. FAO said this on Thursday, in its latest quarterly report, titled Crop Prospects and Food Situation. The report said, “Nigeria and the other 40 nations need the external assistance
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6,500 women get N65m in Jigawa under CCT scheme

The Federal Government has disbursed N65 million to 6,500 vulnerable women in Guri Local Government Area of Jigawa State under the Conditional Cash Transfer scheme. Alhaji Abubakar Dan-Barde, Cash Transfer Unit’s Coordinator in the area, disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria in Guri on Saturday. He said each beneficiary received a stipend of N10,000 as
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Iran issues ‘battlefield’ warning as US deploys troops

Any country that attacks Iran will become the “main battlefield”, the Revolutionary Guards warned Saturday after Washington ordered reinforcements to the Gulf following attacks on Saudi oil installations it blames on Tehran. Tensions escalated between arch-foes Iran and the United States after last weekend’s attacks on Saudi energy giant Aramco’s Abqaiq processing plant and ...
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In a Split Decision, Tribunal Upholds Masari’s Election

By Francis Sardauna in Abuja The Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Katsina State on Saturday upheld the election of Governor Aminu Bello Masari of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The tribunal dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Senator Yakubu Lado, challenging Masari’s victory at the poll. The tribunal, The post In a Split Decision, Tribunal ...
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VIDEO: Seyi, Tacha’s fans clash in Lagos

Fans of two Big Brother Naija housemates, Seyi and Tacha clashed on Saturday in Lagos, as they were campaigning for their preferred candidate. From the video, it could be seen that the clash occurred inside the National Stadium, Surulere. In the video, the fans could be seen holding banners of their favourite housemates, as well
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JUST IN: Fed Poly, Kaura shut over students’ unrest

Maiharaji Altine, Gusau The Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda in Zamfara State has been shut down as a result of students’ unrest that had paralysed the activities of the institution. In a statement signed by Hajiya Hauwa Abubakar on behalf of the Registrar, Alhaji Salisu Abubakar Chiroma, the students have been directed to proceed on a two-week
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Nigeria will achieve its potential — Osinbajo

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Nigeria is bound to succeed, says Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reiterated his conviction that Nigeria would succeed as her success is key to Africa’s development. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement in Abuja, said that the Vice President stated this while delivering the Eighth Convocation Lecture of the Osun State University on Saturday in Osogbo. Osinbajo spoke on the
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Probe Root Causes of Tiv/Jukun Crisis, Group Tells FG

By Adedayo Akinwale Tiv Taraba Peoples Association has called on the federal government to set up an independent commission of inquiry to thoroughly investigate the root causes of the incessant crisis between the Tiv and Jukun in Taraba State. The group also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the immediate return of the Tiv The post Probe Root Causes of Tiv/Jukun Crisis, Group Tells FG ...
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Powerful typhoon triggers blackout in southern Japan

A powerful typhoon hit Japan’s southern Okinawa islands Saturday, cutting power to more than 15,000 homes and grounding hundreds of flights. Tapah — packing wind gusts of up to 180 kilometres (110 miles) per hour — is now moving north and is expected to progress through the sea separating South Korea and western Japan. The
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