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President Tinubu To Present 2024 Budget Wednesday


President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will on Wednesday present the 2024 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly. The Secretary of the Research and Information Department of the National Assembly, Ali Barde, disclosed this to the press on Monday. The Appropriation Bill will contain budget proposals for the 2024 fiscal year.

FG Plans Review Of Four Housing Laws


The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ahmed Dangiwa, has constituted a Housing Reform Team of experts and stakeholders to develop a robust framework of the housing sector and ensure that housing agencies under the supervision of the Ministry are enhanced to provide affordable homes for Nigerians.

Edo 2024: Shaibu Eyes Obaseki Seat

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Deputy governor of Edo state, Philip Shaibu has declared his interest in running for office of the Governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Shaibu, after enduring reprisal for months from His boss, Governor Godwin Obaseki, is now determined to succeed him next year.

UK Detects First Human Case Of Swine Flu

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A variant of the flu strain H1N2, similar to one that is currently circulating in pigs, has been detected in a human for the first time in the UK, according to public health officials. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said the disease has not previously been detected in humans in the country. The person reportedly experienced a mild illness and has since fully recovered. However, the UKHSA mentioned that they have not yet worked out how the person became infected and the case remains under investigation. 

UNICEF Hint On Sexual Violence Against Children In Benue IDP Camps


The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed in its safety audit report, incidences of sexual violence against children living in some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Benue State.

Abuse Of Antibiotics Could Lead To 10 Million Deaths A Year By 2050 - WHO

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a strong warning cautioning against the abuse and misuse of antibiotics stressing that same is denting their efficacy and contributing to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The warning came on Thursday following a survey conducted by the WHO’s European chapter on antibiotic usage patterns. The study, carried out in 14 countries mostly in Eastern Europe and Central Asia revealed concerning trends, indicating that antibiotics were frequently prescribed for conditions such as the common cold (24 per cent), flu-like symptoms (16 per cent), sore throat (21 per cent), and cough (18 per cent).

NAF Airstrike Destroys Illegal Refineries In Rivers State


The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) High Command said on Wednesday that its aircraft under Operation Delta Safe carried out air strikes against economic saboteurs and oil thieves in the South-South region, during which an active illegal refining site (IRS) with equipment and reservoirs loaded with illegal products at Yellow Island near Bonny Island in Rivers State were totally destroyed.

Old Naira Notes: Supreme Court Extends Validity Indefinitely

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The earlier date of December 31, 2023, has been extended by the Apex Court to allow the old N200, N500, and N1,000 notes to coexist alongside the new currencies. The court ruled on Wednesday that both old and new notes should continue to remain legal tender until the federal government puts a process in place for its replacement or redesign after due consultation with relevant stakeholders.

Tinubu Presents 2024 Appropriation Bill To NASS

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President Bola Tinubu arrived at the National Assembly complex earlier on Wednesday morning to present his first full-year National Budget to the National Assembly since he was sworn in May 2023. The president who presented the 2024 Appropriation Bill before a joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives was accompanied by some ministers and aides, and senior officials.

Oscar Pistorius To Be Released In January


South African former Paralympic star who was jailed for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013 will be freed on 5 January 2024. According to South Africa’s correctional services department on Friday, 24th November 2023, South Africa’s parole board granted early release to Oscar Pistorius, after deeming him fit for social reintegration.

EPL: Paul Merson Predicts Man City vs Liverpool Clash


Arsenal legend Paul Merson has today ahead of the march fixtures’ predicted the outcome of the Premier League match 13 taking place across different grounds in England this weekend and on Monday night. Accordingly, Manchester City will host Liverpool in the first leg of Premier League match on Saturday afternoon at the Etihad Stadium. 

Dani Alves Risk Nine-Year Jail Term Over Rape Allegation


Former Barcelona and Sevilla star Dani Alves could be facing up to nine years in prison if the prosecution gets the conviction they are hoping for, as his rape case has finally reached the trial phase.

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4IR Technologies Application Now Open- Min. Of Comm, Tijani

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The Federal Government has open applications for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies (4IRTA) meant to optimize Nigeria’s economy on Monday.

Popular Kannywood Actor Aminu Bono Is Dead


Popular Kannywood actor and movie Director, Aminu Surajo Bono has died. Bono is said to have collapsed on Monday evening and was rushed to hospital where he was confirmed dead by doctors. His colleagues in the movie industry confirm the incident on Social media. Actor Ali Nuhu, in an Instagram post on Monday wrote: “May God have mercy on Aminu S Bono and make paradise your final abode.”

ECOWAS Condemns Sierra Leone Coup Attempt

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The regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which has contended with a series of coups among its members since 2020, has condemned the attempted coup in the capital city of Sierra Leone which was thwarted in the early hours of Sunday. ECOWAS expressed its utter disgust over a "plot by certain individuals to acquire arms and disturb the peace and constitutional order”.

JAMB Announces Schedule For 2024 UTME


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the schedule for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). This was made known on Wednesday in a statement issued by Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Public Communication Adviser which stated that the main UTME will be held from April 19 to 29, 2024.