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Death toll on poisoned drink in Kano rise to 10

Death toll on poisoned drink in Kano rise to 10

Ten persons have so far died in Kano State from the poisoned powdered beverage, against three confirmed barely two weeks ago. Also, those hospitalised have reached 400 from the initial 243 declared by the state government. The Commissioner for Health, [...]

April 16, 2021 Health issues
Integrate, don’t close, Africa’s largest refugee camps

Integrate, don’t close, Africa’s largest refugee camps

On March 24, Kenya’s government demanded that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announce a clear timetable for closing the country’s, and Africa’s, two largest refugee camps – the Dadaab refugee camp near the Somali border and the [...]

April 16, 2021 Africa
Amaechi’s ministry blocks rail ticketing details

Amaechi’s ministry blocks rail ticketing details

Nigeria’s transport ministry has turned down requests to make public details of its recent concession of the Kaduna-Abuja rail ticketing, amid concerns over the valuation of the deal. The government announced in January that a private company will manage the [...]

April 16, 2021 Transportation
Alkali Can’t Be Confirmed As Nigeria’s Police Inspector-General

Alkali Can’t Be Confirmed As Nigeria’s Police Inspector-General

Usman Baba Alkali cannot be confirmed as Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police (IGP) in the eyes of the law, a check by Hopefornigeriaonline on the Nigeria Police Act 2020 has revealed. President Muhammadu Buhari had last Tuesday, asked Alkali to [...]

April 16, 2021 Law
FG: Issuance Of New Sims To Resume April 19

FG: Issuance Of New Sims To Resume April 19

The Federal Government says the issuance of new SIM cards will resume on April 19. Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, made this known in a statement released by Femi Adeluyi, his technical aide (information technology), on Thursday. [...]

April 16, 2021 Telecomms