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Buhari signs Executive Order to tackle Open Defecation in Nigeria

Buhari signs Executive Order to tackle Open Defecation in Nigeria

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President Muhammadu Buhari Buhari Wednesday signed Executive Order 009 which is titled 'The Open Defecation-Free Nigeria by 2025 and Other Related Matters Order.' The signing ...

60% of imported drugs to be manufactured locally – NAFDAC

60% of imported drugs to be manufactured locally – NAFDAC

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it would ensure that 60 per cent of the drugs being imported into the country were manufactured ...

Border closure: Rice millers make brisk businesses in Gombe

Border closure: Rice millers make brisk businesses in Gombe

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Some rice milers in Gombe State say they have recorded increased sales and patronage since the closure of the border by the Federal Government. The News Agency of Niger (NAN) ...

Kaduna govt. earmarks over N42 bn to education in 2020

Kaduna govt. earmarks over N42 bn to education in 2020

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The Kaduna State Government has earmarked N42 billion to education in its 2020 budget, the Commissioner of Education, Shehu Makarfi, has said. Mr Makarfi said during the budget ...

Mo Ibrahim urges African govts to close data gaps for sustainable development

Mo Ibrahim urges African govts to close data gaps for sustainable development

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Data gaps will threaten Africa's achievement of the sustainable development goals and the African Union’s Agenda 2063, a Mo Ibrahim Foundation's governance report has warned. ...

34,000 children face acute malnutrition in Taraba—UNICEF

34,000 children face acute malnutrition in Taraba—UNICEF

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The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has said that over 34,000 children in Taraba faced severe acute malnutrition if serious measures were not taken immediately to save the ...

Nigeria reviews guidelines for disease surveillance

Nigeria reviews guidelines for disease surveillance

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The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, said the centre is reviewing the technical guidelines for Nigeria’s Integrated Disease ...

UNICEF to assist with enrolment of one million Nigerian girls in schools

UNICEF to assist with enrolment of one million Nigerian girls in schools

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said it is targeting the enrolment of at least one million girls in schools through its School-Based Management Committee (SBMC). ...

Nigerian, French producers to work on 12 Nollywood projects

Nigerian, French producers to work on 12 Nollywood projects

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Twelve Nigerian film projects have been presented to French filmmakers at the maiden edition of the French- Nigeria Cinema Days for co-production deals. News Agency of Nigeria ...

Zamfara appoints committee to recruit 3,800 youth

Zamfara appoints committee to recruit 3,800 youth

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Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has set up a nine-member committee to recruit 3,800 youth from across the 14 local government areas of the state under the Zamfara Social ...

WHO raises concern over global negligence on measles vaccination

WHO raises concern over global negligence on measles vaccination

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed concern over worldwide negligence of vaccination against measles and some other diseases. The information is on WHO’s official ...

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. ...