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  • AYCF backs Air Peace on traditional water salute at Gatwick Airport

    AYCF backs Air Peace on traditional water salute at Gatwick Airport

    The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) says it will support Air Peace’s intention to engage in the traditional water salutation at Gatwick Airport. The President General of AYCF, Mr. Yerima Shettima, said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos. Shettima said that the forum perceived the denial of the authorities…

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  • NiMet predicts 3-day sunshine, thunderstorms from Thursday

    NiMet predicts 3-day sunshine, thunderstorms from Thursday

    The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted sunshine and thunderstorms from Thursday to Saturday across the country. NiMet’s weather outlook released on Wednesday in Abuja forecasts sunny skies on Thursday with a few patches of clouds over the northern region and prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Taraba during the afternoon and evening hours. According to NiMet, cloudy skies with…

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  • First lady preaches love at Eid-el-Fitr

    First lady preaches love at Eid-el-Fitr

    The First Lady, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, has rejoiced with Muslim faithfuls on the celebrations of Eid-el-Fitr—the feast of breaking the fast—and urged them to extend love to their neighbours. Mrs. Tinubu gave this advice on Tuesday in her message to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the month of fasting -. “I felicitate with all the Muslim Umah in…

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  • Medics available on passenger trains – NRC

    Medics available on passenger trains – NRC

    The Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Mr. Freeborn Okhiria, said that one of the organisation’s medical personnel, assisted by another, tried unsuccessfully to revive the policeman who lost his life aboard a train on Thursday. Okhiria said this in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday, dismissing allegations that the corporation had no medical facilities on board its trains. A…

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  • Eid-el-Fitr: Tinubu urges rededication to nation building

    Eid-el-Fitr: Tinubu urges rededication to nation building

    President Bola Tinubu has appealed to all citizens to come together and rededicate themselves to the noble duty of building the nation. The appeal is contained in his message to the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations coming up on Wednesday. In the text of the message made available by Presidential Spokesman Ajuri Ngelale, the President said…

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  • Eid-el-Fitr: LASTMA felicitates Muslims, tasks motorists on traffic regulation

    Eid-el-Fitr: LASTMA felicitates Muslims, tasks motorists on traffic regulation

    The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Tuesday felicitated Muslims across the state as they celebrated Eid-el-Fitri, which marks the successful completion of the Ramadan fast. The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Olalekan Bakare-Oki, said this in a statement in Lagos. The statement was signed by the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, LASTMA, Mr. Adebayo Taofiq. Bakare-Oki also…

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  • Ounje Eko: Residents hail govt’s responsiveness, seek extension of sales beyond April 7

    Ounje Eko: Residents hail govt’s responsiveness, seek extension of sales beyond April 7

    Residents of Ejigbo and Badagry in Lagos State have commended the government for the ‘Ounje Eko’ discounted market initiative and have sought its extension beyond April 7. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that residents in large numbers besieged the venues of the market at Model Primary School, Ejigbo, and St. Thomas Primary School in Badagry on Sunday, the…

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  • Tinubu tasks ECOWAS Parliament on strong ties, unity

    Tinubu tasks ECOWAS Parliament on strong ties, unity

    President Bola Tinubu has tasked ECOWAS member states to strengthen ties and reject forces bent on causing division within the community. He made the call at the inauguration of the Sixth Legislature of the ECOWAS Parliament on Thursday in Abuja. Tinubu, who is the Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, said regional solidarity was imperative…

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  • Nigerian child’s future brighter with education loans- Tinubu

    Nigerian child’s future brighter with education loans- Tinubu

    President Bola Tinubu says the future of the Nigerian child will be brighter as the path to take them out of poverty has been cleared with the Students’ Loans Re-enactment Bill. The President said this when he hosted members of the APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) and the Independent Campaign Council (ICC) to Iftar on Wednesday in Abuja. “The only…

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  • Nigeria's Priscilla Usiobaifo Bags U.S. Embassy 2024 “Woman Of Courage” award

    Nigeria’s Priscilla Usiobaifo Bags U.S. Embassy 2024 “Woman Of Courage” award

    The United States Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria has conferred its 2024 Woman of Courage award on Ms. Priscilla Usiobaifo, Executive Director, Braveheart Initiative for Youth and Women (BHI), an NGO. This is contained in a statement issued by Ms. Aishah Gambari, the spokesperson of the U.S. Embassy, on Wednesday in Abuja. According to Gambari, Ms. Usiobaifo’s recognition stems from her…

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  • CAN demands public apology from FIRS over Easter message

    CAN demands public apology from FIRS over Easter message

    On Tuesday, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Abuja called on the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to retract its Easter message and offer public apology. The National Director, National Issues and Social Welfare, CAN , Commodore Abimbola Ayuba (rtd), in a statement said that FIRS’ Easter message threatened Nigeria’s unity and undermined respect among diverse religious groups. The…

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  • Nigeria can achieve SDGs with AI – Expert

    Nigeria can achieve SDGs with AI – Expert

    An Information and Communication Technology (ICT) expert, Oluwafemi Osho, says the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) can aid in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda of 2030 in Nigeria. In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja, Osho said that AI dates back to 1950, with the Turing Test, or imitation…

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  • First lady seeks early interventions for people on autism spectrum

    First lady seeks early interventions for people on autism spectrum

    The First Lady, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, has said that early detection of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can help people on the autism spectrum reach significant gains in their abilities. This is contained in a message the first lady sent on World Autism Awareness Day, marked every year on April 2. “The journey for families with loved ones who are autistic…

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  • Faithful wine, dine after Lent at ‘Galilee’ feast

    Faithful wine, dine after Lent at ‘Galilee’ feast

    The Catholic faithful on Easter Monday gathered at different locations to feast after the Lenten season that culminated in the Easter celebration. The feasts afforded parishioners the time to also exchange pleasantries and banter, as well as foster brotherly love, away from the usual solemn religious tradition that the church is known for. The outdoor event featured different activities at…

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  • Easter: Live in spirit of brotherly love, Archbishop tells Nigerians

    Easter: Live in spirit of brotherly love, Archbishop tells Nigerians

    The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins, has urged Nigerians to make more effort to live in the spirit of brotherly love, unity, and selflessness. The Archbishop made the call in his Easter message to Nigerians on Saturday. The message was signed by the church’s director of social communications, Rev. Fr. Anthony Godoun. It was to encourage…

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  • NSCDC has deployed 2,215 personnel for Easter in Ogun, official says

    NSCDC has deployed 2,215 personnel for Easter in Ogun, official says

    The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed 2,215 personnel to ensure a hitch-free Easter celebration in Ogun, the State Commandant, Mr. David Ojelabi, said on Saturday. Ojelabi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta that the personnel are currently monitoring sensitive places in the state to prevent criminal activities or disorders during the Easter celebration.…

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  • Increased capital requirements for banks will boost risk management – CCPE boss

    Increased capital requirements for banks will boost risk management – CCPE boss

    Dr. Muda Yusuf, founder of the Centre for the Promotion of Private Enterprise (CPPE), says the upward adjustment of capital requirements for banks will improve their ability to manage risks and withstand economic shocks. Yusuf said this in a statement on Friday while responding to the CBN’s announcement on recapitalization requirements for banks. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports…

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