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Nigeria In Top 10 Hungriest Nations In The World

Nigeria has been listed among the ten hungriest nations in the world.  The 2018 Goal Keepers reports by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation says by 2050, more than one third of the extremely poor people in the world would live in Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. That is not difficult to fathom considering the forecast that the population of Nigeria, currently the world’s seventh most populous nation, would hit four hundred million by 2050.

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The report also shows that by 2050, more than a hundred and fifty million Nigerians will be extremely poor, and Nigeria would be home to the highest number of extremely poor people in the world.

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The report shows thirty-five million children up to the age of five in the north-eastern part of Nigeria are affected by severe acute malnutrition. Boko Haram activities in that region is blamed for the spike in the number of very hungry children.  A UNICEF report shows that in Nigeria, one in five children with severe acute malnutrition cases would die if treatment is not provided.

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Breaking: Court Grants Dino Melaye Bail On Health Ground

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Dino Melaye Granted Bail On Health Condition

Senator Dino Melaye has been granted bail by a High Court in Maitama, Abuja. Justice Yusuf Halilu granted bail to Melaye on health ground. Halilu was of the view that the Senator must be healthy to stand trial.

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The ruling was granted after an application by Melaye’s lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN). The senator is currently being held in a police health facility in Abuja.

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As terms for his bail, the defendant is expected to produce three sureties, one of whom must be the Clerk of the National Assembly.

The judge said the other two sureties must be owners of properties within the Abuja metropolis.

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Eight Robbers Sentence To Death Attack Journalists In Yola

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Eight Robbers Sentence To Death Attack Journalists In Yola

Four years ago, eight men were arraigned for armed robbery in Adamawa State.  When they were sentenced to death by hanging on Thursday in a court room in Yola, they attacked some journalists covering the trial.

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The convicts became extremely agitated and pounced on journalists after their judgment was pronounced.  Although they were hand-cuffed at the time, and with prison officials standing by their side, they attacked a journalist from state TV station, ATV, and another from the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA.

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Justice Abdulaziz Waziri, pronounced the death sentence on the convicts but said they had ninety days to appeal the judgment.

State Controller of Prisons, Umar Audu, said the convicts were back in prison and were showing remorse for their court room outbursts.

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FG Plans To Commence Production Of E-Passport To Create Jobs

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FG Plans To Commence Production Of E-Passport To Create Jobs

Minister of Interior, Lieutenant-General Abdulrahman Dambazau has said the federal government plans to begin local production of E-passports to conserve foreign exchange and create local jobs.

He said the country will soon cease the production of passports outside the country and embark on local production through a private-public partnership.

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Dambazau said the ministry has been instrumental in setting up the visa-on-arrival at different international airports in the country to attract and ease the movement of genuine investors.

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The minister also said his ministry had collaborated with Nigeria immigration service to introduce enhancements to the process, one of which was the introduction of harmonized arrival-departure cards that phased out the need for multiple cards from various agencies at the ports.

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