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Nigeria is far better than Libya – Returnee

Nigeria is far better than Libya – Returnee

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A 29-year-old Nigerian returnee from Libya has described her irregular migration journey to the North African country as stressful, tiring and unproductive. Aminat Sunday, who ...

Facebook to educate users on protection of accounts

Facebook to educate users on protection of accounts

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The Vice President, Product Management, Facebook, Guy Rosen, says the company will educate Facebook users on ways to protect their accounts. Mr Rosen said in a statement that ...

Senate passes FCT University of Science and Technology Establishment Bill

Senate passes FCT University of Science and Technology Establishment Bill

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The Senate on Thursday passed the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) University of Science and Technology (Establishment) Bill, 2018. The proposed university is to be owned and ...

Scientists edit mice gene that could prevent human congenital diseases

Scientists edit mice gene that could prevent human congenital diseases

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American Scientists have for the first time performed 'prenatal gene editing' to prevent a deadly metabolic disorder in lab animals, offering the potential to treat human ...

140,000 Pupils benefit from school feeding in Adamawa

140,000 Pupils benefit from school feeding in Adamawa

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Fatimatu Alfa, Coordinator of School Feeding Programme in Adamawa, on Tuesday said that the federal government has disbursed N196 million for the feeding of 140,000 pupils in ...

Kaduna 2019: Sidi concludes LGA tour in Birnin Gwari amid insecurity

Kaduna 2019: Sidi concludes LGA tour in Birnin Gwari amid insecurity

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Inspite of high security risks on the Birnin Gwari route, a Gubernatorial hopeful and former Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mohammed Sani ...

UN official says sure of $1bn in fresh aid for Lake Chad region

UN official says sure of $1bn in fresh aid for Lake Chad region

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UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock on Monday expressed optimism that over one billion dollars would be pledged or collected in fresh aid at a conference of donors to the ...

Nigerian barbers, vulcanisers, hair dressers, others to receive N220bn CBN loan – Official

Nigerian barbers, vulcanisers, hair dressers, others to receive N220bn CBN loan – Official

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said it had set aside N220 billion to be disbursed as loans to cooperative organisations under Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development ...

Abuja approves 140 new schools

Abuja approves 140 new schools

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has approved 572 public and private schools for operations in the territory. FCT Secretary for Education, Isah Maina, said ...

NEMA partners NMA on medical response

NEMA partners NMA on medical response

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have commenced a process of partnership to strengthen the provision of quick and ...

Nigeria govt disburses N45 million grant to inventors, innovators

Nigeria govt disburses N45 million grant to inventors, innovators

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The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) has disbursed a grant of N45 million to deserving inventors and innovators in Nigeria, an official, Mohammed Jubrin, has ...

Over 50 Nigerian girls trapped in Saudi Arabia – NAPTIP

Over 50 Nigerian girls trapped in Saudi Arabia – NAPTIP

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The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), says federal government will soon repatriate over 50 Nigerian girls trapped in the Kingdom of Saudi ...

41 persons convicted for human trafficking offences – NAPTIP

41 persons convicted for human trafficking offences – NAPTIP

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The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) said no fewer than 41 persons have been convicted for various forms of human trafficking across the ...

Nigeria raised N748bn from oil tax, royalty in 2017 – DPR

Nigeria raised N748bn from oil tax, royalty in 2017 – DPR

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The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) said the Federal Government earned N748 billion from taxes and royalties paid by oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria in 2017. ...

2, 000 flood victims benefit from Air Force medical outreach in Katsina State

2, 000 flood victims benefit from Air Force medical outreach in Katsina State

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has begun a three – day medical outreach for an estimated 2,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Katsina State. NAF Director of ...

Crime rate in North gone down by 50% – Nigerian Army

Crime rate in North gone down by 50% – Nigerian Army

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The 1 Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna on Wednesday said the crime rate in the north had gone down by about 50 percent due to increase synergy between security agencies and ...

Using mobile phones, other devices at night risky for students, Educators warn

Using mobile phones, other devices at night risky for students, Educators warn

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Using digital devices at night affects the sleeping habits of students and damages their mental health, Australian educators warned on Friday. Liz Bobos, co-president of the ...

Nigeria should improve investment in health – WHO DG

Nigeria should improve investment in health – WHO DG

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The World Health Organisation, Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, has advised Nigeria to speed up the investment of one per cent of its Consolidation Funds intended for basic ...

Maryam Abacha Varsity Niger Joins International Association Of Universities

Maryam Abacha Varsity Niger Joins International Association Of Universities

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Maryam Abacha American University Niger, (MAAUN), has recorded another milestone following its admission into the prestigious International Association of Universities (IAU) for ...

Research institute announces automated machines for kunu, zobo preparation

Research institute announces automated machines for kunu, zobo preparation

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The Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO), has unveiled an automated machine for Kunu and Zobo drinks to enhance competitiveness and productivity in the food and ...