NiMet predicts three-day dust haze from Thursday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted dust haze from Thursday to Saturday across the country. NiMet’s weather outlook released on Wednesday in Abuja predicted moderate dust haze on Thursday with a horizontal visibility range of 2km to 5km expected over parts of the northern region. It forecast the prospect of a slight dust haze over

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UNIZIK lecturer births septuplets, seeks financial help 

A lecturer at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Mrs. Ngozi Uzodike, has been delivered of septuplets (seven babies), two boys and five girls. Although, one of the girls did not make it alive.Ngozi, who works at the Department of Business Administration, delivered the babies at Obijackson Women and Children Hospital, Okija, on Sunday.The family was

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Airlines to pay $222bn extra for fuel in 2022

The International Air Transport Association has revealed that airlines will pay $222bn extra for fuel this year. IATA’s Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East, Kamil Alawadhi, in his address to the 2022 General Assembly of the African Airlines Association taking place in Dakar, Senegal, said although oil prices have retreated from mid-year

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FG stops COVID-19 mandatory test for travellers

The Federal Fovernment through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority on Monday said that pre-arrival or post-arrival testing for COVID-19 is no longer a prerequisite for travellers irrespective of vaccination their status. This announcement was contained in a letter by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, dated December 12, 2022, and addressed to airline operators. The letter

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Ondo residents lament slow PVC collection

The Independent National Electoral Commission begun the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards in Ondo State on Tuesday, ahead of the forthcoming general election. In Akure, the state capital, the exercise were held at various distribution centres and the Akure Local Government secretariat. However, the residents lamented slow process in the collection of the cards as

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Activists express worry over cash withdrawal limit

Discontent over the Central Bank of Nigeria’s cash withdrawal policy is growing, with the Human Rights Writers Association calling on the National Assembly to use its legislative powers to kick out the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele. The group made the call in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel

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Yuletide: Soludo dismisses security threat, says Anambra safe

The Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has insisted that the state was safe for those returning home for the Yuletide season. This was as the governor dismissed a viral message circulating in the state, which had warned Christmas returnees to avoid certain roads claiming they had been taken over by criminals. Soludo assured the

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Reps query NNPC, CBN, others over unaudited accounts

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts has submitted its report on ministries, departments and agencies of the Federal Government who failed to render their audited accounts within eight years. Prominent among those indicted in the report laid at the plenary on Thursday by the committee’s Chairman, Oluwole Oke, were the Central Bank of

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Nigeria’s telecoms subscribers hit 214 million

The number of active telecommunication subscribers hit 214.35 million in October, according to new industry statistics from the Nigerian Communications Commission. This is the highest number of recorded telecoms subscribers in the nation since the total number of subscribers peaked at 207.58 million in October 2020, months before the SIM-NIN linkage. On what has driven

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More W’African women risk death during childbirth —Report

More women may die during childbirth in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030 due to setbacks in maternal care in Africa, a report by the Atlas of African Health Statistics 2022 has said. The report projected that 390 women may die during childbirth for every 100,000 live births by 2030. In comparison, this figure is more than

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