The Chairman of the House Committee on AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Control, Honourable Amobi Godwin Ogah, expressed his committee's commitment to revisiting the HIV/AIDS Anti-Discrimination Act of 2014. This act aims to prevent discrimination against individuals based on their HIV status.
Hon. Ogah made this known during his address at a walk procession commemorating the 2023 World AIDS Day organised by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) in Abuja. Read more here.
An undisclosed amount of persons have been severely injured following gunshots at the convention of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in Abuja.
Those injured are currently seeking medical attention in an undisclosed hospital. Read more here.
The newly elected Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA), Danladi Jatau has pledged to effectively work in synergy with the executive arm of government.
Jatau stated this on Friday in Lafia, noting his decision is geared towards delivering the dividends of democracy to the people. Read more here.
Afrobeats sensation Davido has taken to social media to reveal how he was honoured by the US state of Georgia on Friday.
Davido, born in Atlanta Georgia, spoke via his X handle on Friday, sharing a video of the moment he was recognised as an ‘Outstanding Georgia Citizen’. Read more here.
Kazaure Emirate in Jigawa state distributed Zakkat of Cash and Grains worth over N60 million to 10,000 people.
This was contained in a press statement issued at the end of the distribution exercise which the Chairman Zakkat Committee Alhaji Bala Muhammad Kazaure signed. Read more here.
The United Nations, on Friday, revealed that nearly 600 civilians were killed after clashes erupted in South Sudan between August and December last year.
The global body also accused militias of sexual slavery and indiscriminate attacks. Read more here.
Nigeria's promising talent Gift Orban was among the scorers in the Europa League contest as Gent overcame visitors Zorya Luhansk 4-1 in Belgium.
In a frenetic contest at Gent's home turf, they began the match on a bright note with Malick Fofana opening the scoring in the 20th minute of the encounter. Despite several goal-scoring chances, It ended 1-0 at the break in favour of Gent. Read more here.
The mass production of affordable vaginal rings represents an important turning point in the global fight against HIV/AIDS, particularly in high-risk areas.
The implications of this innovative approach are numerous and hold immense potential for global public health. Read more here.
The Oyo State Government in a bid to ensure seamless revenue generation has ordered all Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Parastatals, Local Government Councils, Institutions of the Government, or any government officials to henceforth not recognize, accept, or use a Trade/Professional License for official purpose without a valid Tax Clearance Certificate of the holder of such Trade/Professional License.
The pacesetter Government made this known through the Executive Chairman of the Oyo State Internal Revenue Service (OYIRS), Adebowale Olufemi Awakan, during a meeting with all the revenue-generating MDAs of the government. Read more here.
The Nigerian military, on Friday, said its troops, in collaboration with the operatives of the Department of State Services, arrested the leader of the Islamic State for West African Province terrorist (ISWAP) group in the North Central and North West Zones.
Although the military did not identify the terrorist leader, it said he was in custody. Read more here.