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The Nigerian Senate has provided a list of 42 banned anti-malaria medicines that are still in circulation in hospitals and pharmacies and are consumed by Nigerians. According to report, the drugs have been banned in Europe but are still in the Nigerian market.

Following a Reuters investigation released recently which revealed that Philip Morris International (PMI) has for years run a secret global campaign to undermine the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC), the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has demanded the federal government to institute a probe.

Following its third reading on the floor, the Nigerian Senate has passed into law the Whistleblower Protection Bill, alias “An Act to Protect Persons Making Disclosures for the Public Interest and Others from Reprisals, to Provide for the Matters Disclosed to be Properly Investigated and Dealt with and for other Purposes Related Therewith”.

The Trinity Chorale, a Lagos-based independent choral group, will on Sunday, July 23, stage a musical concert in Lagos with the theme “Here I am Lord”, to be accompanied by a 12-piece orchestra conducted by Nnamdi Amadi.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is unfazed by Alvaro Morata's imminent move to Chelsea as he challenged Romelu Lukaku.

Real Madrid and Chelsea have agreed a fee for Morata, who was also a target for United during the close-season.

Both Premier League clubs were also believed to be chasing Lukaku, with United signing the striker for a reported £75million from Everton.

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Okorocha to clear pensions arrears with N7b Paris Club Fund

Imo State Govrnor, Rochas Okorocha, has confirmed the state’s own share of the latest Paris Club Fund of Seven Billion Naira (N7 billion).
He also said that the fund would be use to clear 2017 outstanding pensions.

Breaking: Governors Forum sets up C’ttee for state police

The Governors Forum last night set up a six-man committee to explore the option of actualising state police in the country.
This appears to be a tacit support for the restructuring of the country.

APGA crisis: INEC withdraws from suit

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has withdrawn from the motion on notice it filed in suit No.

Gunmen kill 37 people in fresh Kaduna attack

Tragedy struck again in Kaduna State on Tuesday as 37 people were reported killed in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.

The incident came barely three days after four herdsmen were said to have been killed by gunmen in the same place.

APGA will win Anambra governorship election - Agbaso

As the leadership tussle in the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) deepens the party’s acting National Chairman, Chief Martin Agbaso, is optimistic that the party will bounce back stronger and win Anambra State governorship election.
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Gaidam, Army assure of peace in Yobe

By Mohammed Abubakar, Damaturu

NUJ cautions journalists against bias reportage

By Patience Michael,
Bauchi

Buhari’s minister visits Makarfi in PDP headquarters, talks about 2019 elections

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Jummai Alhassan, on Monday 17, 2017, visited Senator Ahmed Makarfi, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the party’s headquarter, Abuja.

National Assembly to shed Federal Government’s powers

The National Assembly has observed that the 1999 Constitution needs some reforms that would enhance the development of the country, assuring that some of the contentious issues would be reviewed to meet the yearning of the people.

Manchester United: How Lukaku scored his first goal for Mourinho’s team

.As Lingard impressed
Romelu Lukaku is already paying that £75 million (about $98 million) back to Manchester United after opening his account in a pre-season friendly on Monday night.

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