Investigation Begins as United Nigeria Airlines Aircraft Skids off Runway in Lagos+30

The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has initiated an investigation into an incident involving an aircraft belonging to United Nigeria Airlines. The plane skidded off the runway after landing at Murtala Muhammed Airport during a heavy downpour in Lagos. Fortunately, all passengers were evacuated safely with no injuries reported. NSIB is now seeking assistance from the public to conduct a comprehensive investigation.

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Ekiti State Governor's Wife Condemns Killing of Female University Student+30

The wife of Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji, has strongly condemned the killing of Miss Deborah Modupe Atanda, a female student of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE). In a heartfelt statement, she expressed her condolences to the family and university community and called for justice to be served. This article examines the incident and emphasizes the need for a safe and peaceful academic environment.

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Loss of electricity supply in parts of Enugu due to NLC strike action+30

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has attributed the loss of electricity supply in certain areas of Enugu to a strike organized by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC). The strike led to the shutdown of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) stations, thereby affecting EEDC's injection substations. The affected districts include Ogui, Abakpa, Umuahia, Owerri, New Owerri, Orlu, and Mbaise. EEDC assures customers of continuous monitoring and timely updates while apologizing for the inconvenience caused.

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DSS Releases Suspended Ogun LG Chairman Who Accused Governor of Corruption+30

The Department of State Services (DSS) has released Wale Adedayo, the suspended chairman of Ijebu East Local Government Area (LGA) in Ogun State. Adedayo was detained after he accused the state governor, Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun, of withholding federal allocations meant for local government areas. This incident adds to the ongoing political drama in Nigeria.

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UN and Nigeria Sign Agreement to Strengthen Counter-terrorism Efforts+30

The United Nations (UN) and Nigeria have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance their collaborative efforts in fighting terrorism. The agreement aims to strengthen counter-terrorism measures in Nigeria and the West African region by addressing issues such as terrorism financing, terrorist movement, border security, and the provision of counterterrorism training. The signing of the agreement reflects the commitment of both parties to combat the persistent threat of terrorism in Nigeria, which has claimed thousands of lives and displaced millions of people.

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Delta State Police Arrest 67 Suspects at Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony in Warri+30

The Delta State Police Command has arrested 67 individuals at a hotel in Warri, where a same-sex marriage ceremony was allegedly taking place. The police received a tip-off and raided the venue, arresting both the participants and attendees. Items such as drugs and ceremonial dresses were confiscated during the operation. The commissioner of police emphasized that Delta State does not tolerate same-sex relationships and urged the public to report any such activities to the authorities.

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Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women for a Brighter Future+30

Economic empowerment is a crucial tool in breaking the cycle of vulnerability faced by women and girls in Nigeria. Through the Spotlight Initiative-supported livelihood training, thousands of survivors of abuse have gained skills and financial independence, allowing them to assert their rights and support their families. This article explores the impact of economic empowerment on women's lives and the potential for creating a brighter, more equitable future free from violence.

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Nigerian Army Rescues Dozens of Captives Held by Extremist Rebels+30

Nigerian security forces have successfully rescued dozens of captives, including women and children, who were held by Islamic extremist rebels in the northeastern region of the country. The Nigerian army conducted clearance operations in Borno state's Gwoza district, a notorious hotbed for jihadi violence. This successful operation signifies the unrelenting efforts to dismantle the presence of Boko Haram terrorists in the region.

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Michael Emenalo backs Osimhen's potential move to Al-Hilal+30

Michael Emenalo, the Director of football of the Saudi Pro League, has given his support to Victor Osimhen's potential move from Napoli to Al-Hilal. Emenalo, who previously worked as the director of sport at Chelsea, expressed his admiration for the Nigerian forward and believes he would excel in the Saudi league. This endorsement from a football expert like Emenalo adds weight to the ongoing transfer negotiations between Al-Hilal and Napoli.

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Frontline Doctors in Nigerian Public Hospitals End Strike Over Pay Rise+30

Frontline doctors in Nigerian public hospitals have decided to end their three-week strike after negotiations with lawmakers. The strike was initiated to demand a pay rise following the removal of a subsidy on petrol. The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) expressed confidence in the resolution of the crisis, citing a promising meeting with Senate President Godswill Akpabio. The doctors' decision not only cancels the planned public protest, but also considers the interests of the suffering masses.

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World Health Organization Supports Adamawa State in Providing Quality Care for GBV Survivors+30

The World Health Organization (WHO) is partnering with the government of Adamawa state in Nigeria to provide quality care for survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV). With funding from USAID's Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance and the Government of Germany, WHO has trained 65 health workers and volunteers as GBV Champions to provide sensitization, support, and referrals for survivors. This initiative aims to address the serious health consequences of GBV and improve access to healthcare for survivors.

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Surviving Trauma and Finding Hope: Blessing's Story+30

Discover the harrowing journey of Blessing, a young Christian girl in Nigeria who suffered abuse, forced marriage, and sexual assault. Through the help of a local ministry and loving community, Blessing found the strength and hope to overcome her traumatic experiences and build a brighter future for herself and her baby. This article dives deep into Blessing's story, highlighting the resilience she demonstrated and the support that played a crucial role in her healing process.

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President Bola Tinubu Issues Warning to Niger's Military Junta: A Battle for Democracy+30

President Bola Tinubu, the chairman of ECOWAS, issues a stern warning to Niger's military junta, sparking a battle for democracy in the region.

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Addressing Poor Communications in Nigerian Airspace: NAMA Awards Contract for Upgrades+30

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has taken a significant step towards addressing the poor communications between pilots and Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) in the country's airspace. NAMA has awarded a contract to a reputable company for the upgrade of communication facilities at five international airports. This move aims to attract more foreign airlines and, consequently, increase revenue for the agency and the nation as a whole. NAMA has also recruited 100 new ATCs to replace the aging workforce and tackle the inadequate personnel challenge.

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Lagos State Emergency Management Agency Rescues Seven Children from Orphanage Fire+30

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) successfully rescued seven children from a fire incident at an orphanage in Lagos. The fire, which reportedly started from an air conditioning unit due to a power surge, engulfed the one-storey building housing the orphanage. LASEMA promptly evacuated the children, aged between one and seven years, and ensured their immediate relocation to safety. No injuries or casualties were recorded in the near-fatal incident.

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