REFUND OF 223BIL: YUGUDA’S CASE AGAINST GOV ABUBAKAR SLATED FOR SEPT 26

By Suzan Edeh Bauchi—A high court in Bauchi State has adjourned the case filed by former governor, Isa Yuguda, against Governor Mohammed Abubakar to September 26 for hearing. *Yuguda After hearing arguments from counsel to the parties, the presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Sabo, adjourned the case after considering the fact that the court was going on recess from August 1. The state government had set up a committee headed by Salihu Lukman, which issued a report demanding that Yuguda and his political appointees refund N213 billion to the state government.…

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POPULATION: NIGERIA IS HEADING FOR DISASTER SAYS HEALTH MINISTER

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has said that the country is headed for a ‘demographic disaster’ if it doesn’t adopt a more aggressive policy to contraceptive usage. Adewole spoke as a panelist at the 2017 Family Planning summit, London which was live streamed across several platforms. Data from UN population Division, predicts that by the year 2050 Nigeria will have over 400 million population making it the third with largest growth after India and China. The Minister said this this “will be a demographic disasters for us as…

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CROSS RIVERS HAS HIGHEST FERTILITY RATE IN THE SOUTH SOUTH ZONE SAYS NPC

By Emma Una CALABAR — CROSS River State has the highest fertility rate in the South-South with a 35 per cent ratio closely followed by Bayelsa State with 32 percent birth rate. Chairman of National Population Commission, NPC,  Chief Eze Duruiheoma, who stated this in his message to mark the 2017 World Population Day, yesterday said efforts must be made to stem the birth rise in the state. Duruiheoma said the birth rate rise at a rapid rate in Nigeria was due to non adoption  of family planning by those…

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MAGU: APC LEADERS MEET OVER CLASHES BETWEEN PRESIDENCY AND NASS

John Alechenu, Olalekan Adetayo and Leke Baiyewu There were indications on Sunday that the All Progressives Congress leaders have met over the crisis between the Presidency and the Senate on the appointment of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu. The PUNCH gathered that the party had intervened in the crisis and would declare its position before the end of this week. A Presidency official, who confided in one of our correspondents, said that those who attended the meeting, which was held at the…

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NIGERIA SET TO OVERTAKE US AS THE THIRD MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, has projected Nigeria to be the world’s third most populous country by the year 2050. According to the report ‎entitled “World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision”, the agency said with such development, Nigeria would overtake the United States in terms of population, just as world population would reach 9.8 billion people. The report said, “By 2050, the third most populous country will be Nigeria, which currently ranks seventh, and which is poised to replace the United States. “Among the 10 largest countries…

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KADUNA STATE INTRODUCES RESIDENCY CARD

BY MSUE AZA,Kaduna The Kaduna State government yesterday launched its residency card urging all residents to register and effectively benefit from social services Provided by government Speaking with journalists shortly after he registered at the North West Zonal Office of the National Identity Card Management Commission (NIMC) in Kaduna, the state’s Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Muhammad Sani Abdullahi, explained that the initiative will also tackle security challenges as residents will be captured on national data base for easy identification. The commissioner while explaining that the registration exercise was being…

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