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Census by imagination By Aniebo Nwamu

Nobody knows the actual population of Nigeria today.  Not even the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) which intermittently releases figures knows. The foreigners, it seems, conduct censuses from their air-conditioned offices in New York. In its 2019 State of the World Population report about to be released, UNFPA says our population …

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NASS to transmit N8.92trn approved 2019 Appropriation Bill to Buhari Thursday

By Abiemwense Moru Abuja, April 30, 2019 The House of Representatives on Tuesday said the National Assembly (NASS) would transmit the approved 2019 Budget of N8.92 trillion to President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday. Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Rep. Mustapha Dawaki, made this known while briefing newsmen after plenary …

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FG to spend over N1bn as compensation for codeine seizures — NAFDAC boss

By Olanrewaju Akojede/Joan Odafe Lagos, April 29, 2019 Prof. Moji Adeyeye, the Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), on Monday said the Federal Government would pay more than N1 billion as compensation to the companies that had their codeine  impounded more than a year ago. Adeyeye …

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CSOs commend EFCC for speedy trial of gov-elect

By Emmanuel Oloniruha Abuja, April 29, 2019 A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) based in Bauchi State, has commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on efforts to fast track the trial of the state governor-elect, Sen. Bala Mohammed. The Coordinator, Bauchi Civil Society Organization Network, Mr Mohammed …

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Bandits block Kaduna-Abuja highway again; UBEC Chairman, daughter confirmed kidnapped; hundreds of motorists unaccounted for

 Katere (Kaduna), April 29, 2019 Kidnappers on Monday afternoon blocked the Kaduna-Abuja Express way forcing several motorists to abandon their vehicles and head for nearby bushes to avoid being abducted. The development has left many motorists and passengers unaccounted for just as their belongings were carted away by the kidnappers. …

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U.S.-based Foundation targets 2,000 Nigerians with medical outreach; It’ll require about $50,000 – Dr. Obilor

By Harrison Arubu New York, April 28, 2019 No fewer than 2,000 underprivileged Nigerians are expected to benefit from the 2019 free medical outreach of the Nigerian Health Foundation (NHF) coming up in July, according to the organisers. Founder of the United States-based nongovernmental charity, Dr Iwuozo Obilo, disclosed this …

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