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Monthly Archives: September 2019

The Appointment

By Nike Campbell Fatoki “I no get bros. I no get,” he said and scratched his bald head. The bus conductor hissed, leaned forward and grabbed his t-shirt. The large woman screamed and pulled her bag to her chest. “We don cross into Lagos and you say you no get money! I go push you for road now!” the bus ...

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Syrian Churches Targeted By Assad Forces, New Report Claims

Ancient church in Brad, Syria, before bombing of the site in March 2018. Via Shutterstock. By Matt Hadro A new report alleges that forces loyal to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad are responsible for the majority of targeted attacks on churches since the country’s civil war began in 2011. In a report released September 9, the Syrian ...

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Minimum wage: FG, labour meeting end in deadlock

The discussions between the Federal Government and the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council over the N30,000 national minimum wage ended in a deadlock again as both parties refused to shift ground. A source in the labour movement said after the meeting held on Monday that the representatives of government were not serious. The PUNCH reported that although Buhari had ...

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Stop Consuming Non Iodine Salt, NAFDAC Urges Nigerians

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has advised Nigerians to stop the consumption of non iodine salt, saying “it is dangerous to human health.” Dr Abubakar Jimoh, the Director of Public Affairs of the agency gave the advice in an interview with Nigeria News Agency in Abuja on Tuesday. The director spoke while responding to ...

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Pope Francis Says he Welcomes Constructive Criticism

By Hannah Brockhaus and Ed Pentin Speaking aboard the papal plane from Madagascar to Rome Tuesday, Pope Francis said he welcomes criticism if it is given openly, fairly, and with a willingness to be debated. “Of criticisms, I always see the advantages. Sometimes you get angry, but the advantages are there,” he said Sept. 10 during an in-flight press conference. ...

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