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Court orders reinstatement of PDP Obiora Okonkwo as Anambra Central Senator

    The Abuja Federal High Court has ordered the immediate reinstatement of Obiora Okonkwo of the Peoples Democratic Party as the senator representing the Anambra Central Senatorial District. Justice John Tsoho gave the ruling on Wednesday after counsel to other parties in the matter withdrew their arguments against the plaintiff. The judge said

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North Korea Forces Children to Watch Public Executions as reminder not to disobey govt

Newsweek   The U.N. Security Council Monday discussed human rights abuses including torture, starvation and public executions in North Korea and how international sanctions may be affecting humanitarian aid in the country. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein admitted that a lack of access to the Democratic People’s Republic

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Anti NGO bill protesters, Police clash in National Assembly

  Some civil society groups standing against the seemingly non-governmental organisations bill currently before the National Assembly, stormed Abuja in thousands to register their displeasure for the bill, but were prevented by the security operatives, from entering the Assembly complex. The House of Representatives had recently, passed through second reading, a Bill

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FIFA fines Nigeria for fielding ineligible player against Algeria

  Goal.com   Fifa has sanctioned the Nigeria Football Federation for fielding an ineligible player in their World Cup qualifying encounter against Algeria, but it will not affect the country’s participation in Russia next year. The Super Eagles fielded right-back Abdullahi Shehu - who was on one-match suspension - in their final qualifying clash

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Lagos govt seals Chisco, Ifex, GUO, Peace other transporters’ offices 

  Lagos State Government on Tuesday sealed off the premises of Chisco Transport, Ifex Express Limited, GUO Transport, and other major commercial transport operators in Jibowu area of Yaba, Lagos. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Olufemi Salami, acting on the approval of the Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Anofiu Elegushi, said the move

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Nigerian Senate to ensure mandatory health insurance, subsidy for poor

  The Nigerian Senate is reviewing the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Act to ensure that it is made mandatory for all Nigerians.The law making body is also working to ensure the subsidisation of premium for poor Nigerians who cannot afford to pay for the health insurance. The Senate Committee Chairman on

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Zimbabwe ex-leader Mugabe, wife on 1st trip abroad since resigning

Associated Press   Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, have traveled to Singapore on their first trip abroad since Mugabe resigned last month under pressure from the military and ruling party, the presidential spokesman said Tuesday. Mugabe, 93, has gone on his annual leave and for routine medical checkups, spokesman

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