World population hits 7.7bn as men outnumber women in Nigeria

The population of the world hits an estimated 7,713,468,000, the United Nations Population Division said yesterday. According to the World Population Prospect released by the UN, and analysed by TheCable, the medium-variant projection indicates that the global population could grow to around 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050, and 10.9 billion in 2100. The data also shows that males outnumber females in Nigeria, and the world as a whole, negating the popular belief that women outnumber men in the West African country. Nigeria is estimated to be at…

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Man vandalises cars at Nigerian high commission in UK over difficulties in obtaining passport

A 32-year-old Nigerian, Jeffrey Ewohime, yesterday destroyed seven expensive cars at the Nigerian High Commission in London. Ewohime was said to have been miffed over the difficulties in obtaining his passport, which had expired since 2017. A statement by the Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said Ewohime got to the high commission one hour after the period for collection of passport had elapsed. He was said to have reached there around 2p.m. which was an hour after collection of passports had closed. Also, the…

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Windstorm destroys over 1000 houses in Zamfara LG

Over 1000 houses have been destroyed by a windstorm in Bungudu town, Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State, the lawmaker representing the area, Alhaji Nasiru Lawal, has said. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the incident occurred on Sunday evening. Lawal, who conducted journalists round the affected houses in Bungudu on Monday, described the incident as unfortunate. “It is worrisome to have this kind of incident, we never experienced this type of disaster in over 30 years. “We are going to visit all the affected persons, sympathise with…

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Nigerian teenager, Eniola Aluko shot dead in London

Eniola Aluko, a teenager with Nigerian heritage, has been shot dead in Plumstead, London. According to Metropolitan Police, the force was alerted to a car park on Hartville Road, SE18 at 4:54pm on Friday and Aluko was found with critical injuries which later led to his death. A post-mortem examination, held on Saturday at Greenwich Mortuary, gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the neck and chest. The police said they had arrested an 18-year-old teenager on suspicion of murder while four others, who were arrested earlier…

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Kaduna, Katsina top list of states with highest kidnap suspects arrested in four weeks

Kaduna and Katsina are the states with highest number of kidnap suspects arrested in the last four weeks, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has said. Kaduna State recorded the highest number of arrested kidnap suspects with 101 suspects followed by Katsina State with 79. Adamu stated this on Monday during the monthly meeting of the IGP with police management team and other senior police officers at the Force Headquarters, Abuja. He said the operatives of Operation Puff Adder have in the last four weeks arrested 920 suspects…

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Insecurity: Fulani group asks Buhari to listen to Obasanjo’s advice

The Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency listen to the advice of former President Olusegun Obasanjo on how to move the nation forward and halt the numerous crises bedeviling the country. Speaking with newsmen in Jos, the Plateau State capital, the National Chairman of the group, Alhaji Sale Bayari, said the present administration ought to listen to other eminent Nigerians too in solving the nation’s problems, but that from the signs he is getting, things are…

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Kaduna Gov Tribunal: PDP presents 17 witnesses against El-Rufai

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday presented 17 witnesses out of the 685 it lined up as it opened its case against the declaration of Governor Nasir El-Rufai as winner of the March 9, 2019 Governorship election in Kaduna State. The PDP and its governorship candidate in the poll, Isah Ashiru, are asking the state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal to nullify the election of Mr El-Rufai and declare its candidate the winner having scored the majority of valid votes cast during the election. The petitioners who joined INEC, APC…

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Grass-cutting Scandal: Court rejects EFCC’s documents against Babachir Lawal

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Maitama, on Monday, rejected uncertified documents sought to be tendered by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) in the trial of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, and three others for alleged corruption. The EFCC arraigned Mr Lawal alongside his younger brother, Hamidu Lawal; Suleiman Abubakar, Apeh John Monday and two companies, Rholavision Engineering Ltd and Josmon Technologies Ltd; on March 18 on an amended 10-count charge bordering on fraud, diversion of funds and criminal conspiracy…

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Gbajabiamila defies Oshiomhole, promises to appoint PDP lawmakers head of committees

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the newly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Monday held a closed door meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mr Gbajabiamila, who fielded questions from State House correspondents afterwards, promised to carry opposition lawmakers along in committee membership and leadership. The Speaker’s position contradicts that of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, who in April vowed that members of the opposition will not head special and standing committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives.…

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Buhari Vs Atiku: We only experimented with server in Osun, Anambra but not during 2019 elections, says INEC

• INEC must produce presidential election server – Peter Obi insist The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday clarified that the commission only experimented its server for some staggering polls in 2018 and not for 2019 general elections. The electoral body also declared that the results of 2019 presidential election elections were not transmitted electronically to its server as being speculated in some quarters. The National Commissioner of INEC, Mr. Solomon Soyebi who made these clarifications in Osogbo during post-election retreat organised by the commission for INEC staff and…

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2019 AFCON: Ahmed Musa reveals last wish ahead of Saturday’s opener

Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa, has made his final wish ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt. The Saudi Arabia based star said he is hopeful that none of the 23 players named in Gernot Rohr’s team will suffer injury setbacks. Musa said it is time to focus on the team’s fitness rather than the form of the players prior to the Nations Cup. “Its flattering to be appreciated for what you have done with your club before a major tournament like this (AFCON),” Musa told allnigeriasoccer.com.…

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Guard your certificates well, we’ll not issue twice – WAEC

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Sunday advised people in possession of its certificates to guard them well, saying it will not re-issue on account of misplacement, fire, flood or theft. The council’s Head of National Office, Mr Olu Adenipekun, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Adenipekun said the advice was necessary as lots of people have been approaching the council at various times for a re-issue of the lost certificates. “Let me make it clear that in the real…

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20% of Bauchi teachers are ghost workers – Governor

Governor Bala Muhammed of Bauchi State, on Sunday said that up to 20 per cent of teachers on the payroll of the state are ghost workers. NAN reports that Muhammed made the disclosure in Bauchi while addressing youths to commemorate the 2019 edition of the Day of the African Child. The Governor said that previous administrations in the state opted to enlist ghost workers, although many trained teachers were not having jobs in the state. Muhammed vowed that his administration would conduct a personnel audit of teachers and also look…

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Eight million out-of-school children in 10 Nigerian states and Abuja – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said 10 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have eight million out-of-school children. The states are Bauchi, Niger, Katsina, Kano, Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Gombe, Adamawa and Taraba states. In a statement it issued on Sunday to mark the Day of the African Child, UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins, said 2000 youths have petitioned public officer holders in the aforementioned states on the need to have safe, quality education for all children, “especially girls.” The global theme for this year’s Day of…

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2019 Elections: We welcome EU’s suggestions wholeheartedly – Presidency

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The presidency has welcomed the report of the European Union (EU) on the 2019 general elections in Nigeria, promising to analyse it fully and act on the recommendations in the best interest of the country. Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, made this position known in a statement in Abuja on Saturday. Shehu noted that the EU observers were invited to the country by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and welcomed by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. He stated that this…

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