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Maryam Abacha University gets American Education Council accreditation

Maryam Abacha University gets American Education Council accreditation

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The Maryam Abacha American University of Niger has been fully accredited as Member of the American Council on Education (ACE). The institution is the first English speaking ...

Microsoft to invest $100 million on Nigeria, Kenya tech hubs

Microsoft to invest $100 million on Nigeria, Kenya tech hubs

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Microsoft Corp. says it is set to spend $100 million to open its first development centres in Africa to work with local partners and governments, with initial sites in Lagos, ...

Study reveals impact of poverty on children’s brain activity

Study reveals impact of poverty on children’s brain activity

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A new research has revealed that children from low-income backgrounds, where parents have a low level of education, have weaker brain activity and are more likely to be ...

Ex-VP Sambo canvasses full implementation of local content policy

Ex-VP Sambo canvasses full implementation of local content policy

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A former vice president, Namadi Sambo, on Tuesday canvassed more support to the ongoing efforts of the federal government to diversify the nation’s economy. Sambo spoke while ...

Life expectancy in Nigeria now 55 years – Official

Life expectancy in Nigeria now 55 years – Official

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The National Population Commission (NPC) has said that the current overall life expectancy of Nigeria stands at 55.2 years. The Acting Chairman of NPC, Hassan Bashir, stated ...

Drinking sugary beverages linked with early death – Study

Drinking sugary beverages linked with early death – Study

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Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) were linked to risks of premature death, particularly death from cardiovascular diseases, according to a Harvard study published on Monday in the ...

Buhari unveils Nigeria’s AIDS indicator, impact survey results

Buhari unveils Nigeria’s AIDS indicator, impact survey results

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja formally unveiled the findings of the 2018 Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS). Mr Buhari noted during the ...

MALNUTRITION: Nigerian govt budgets N300 million for ‘ready to to use food’

MALNUTRITION: Nigerian govt budgets N300 million for ‘ready to to use food’

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As part of the efforts to curb child malnutrition in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has proposed about N300 millions in the 2019 budget for the procurement of Ready to Use ...

Enrolment at Nigeria’s National Open University  hits 515,000

Enrolment at Nigeria’s National Open University hits 515,000

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No fewer than 515,000 students are currently enrolled to pursue different courses at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), the Vice Chancellor, Abdalla Adamu, has said. ...

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 ...