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WHO Advocates Strict Laws To Boost Exclusive Breast Feeding

WHO Advocates Strict Laws To Boost Exclusive Breast Feeding

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The World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners are working towards ensuring enactment of strict laws that ensure exclusive breast feeding for babies in their first six ...

Nigeria Records Drop In Number Of IDPs

Nigeria Records Drop In Number Of IDPs

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As the Nigerian Government intensifies war against insurgents in the North eastern part of the country, there has been a slight drop in number of Internally Displaced Persons ...

World Food Programme: 500,000 displaced families by Boko Haram to receive N17,000 each

World Food Programme: 500,000 displaced families by Boko Haram to receive N17,000 each

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500,000 families displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency will benefit N17,000 each from the World Food Programme this year. The World Food Programme is a project of the United ...

U.S Mandela Fellowship: 100 Nigerians selected

U.S Mandela Fellowship: 100 Nigerians selected

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The United States Government has announced the selection of 100 Nigerians to participate in the 2016 Mandela Fellowship. The U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria said in a ...

President Buhari signs 2016 Budget

President Buhari signs 2016 Budget

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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2016 appropriation bill into law. President Muhammadu Buhari signed the budget today at the presidential Villa, Abuja. ...

NCC unveils new bands to boost broadband penetration in Nigeria

NCC unveils new bands to boost broadband penetration in Nigeria

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In order to boost broadband penetration in Nigeria, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday opened new spectrum bands, saying the bands would help to achieve 30 ...

Masari awards N7.7bn road contracts in Katsina

Masari awards N7.7bn road contracts in Katsina

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The Katsina State Government has awarded three road contracts worth N7.7 billion, and has also completed eight roads initiated by the immediate past administration of Ibrahim ...

IMF calls for Policy reset in Nigeria, others to secure growth

IMF calls for Policy reset in Nigeria, others to secure growth

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has stressed the “critical need” for a substantial policy reset by policy makers in the countries, adding that their response to date has ...

Sokoto Government, Bank of Industry float N2b industrial development fund

Sokoto Government, Bank of Industry float N2b industrial development fund

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Sokoto government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bank of industry for the establishment of a N2 billion industrial development fund in the state. Speaking ...

Kaduna gets $21 Million World Bank Education grant

Kaduna gets $21 Million World Bank Education grant

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Kaduna State Government on Tuesday received a $21 million World Bank education grant for upgrade of the state public schools. The grant will also be use to train teachers and ...

Pregnancy Flu Vaccine Helps Keep Newborns Safe Later On

Pregnancy Flu Vaccine Helps Keep Newborns Safe Later On

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When a pregnant woman gets vaccinated for the flu, the protection extends to her baby too, new research confirms.

Lagos To Acquire 900 Hectares Of Farmland

Lagos To Acquire 900 Hectares Of Farmland

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The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it was set to acquire 900 hectares of farmland to increase food production and ensure food security in the state. The Commissioner ...

UNFPA donates equipment to 11 midwifery schools in Nigeria

UNFPA donates equipment to 11 midwifery schools in Nigeria

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Ahead of this year’s World Midwifery Day, the Joint UN Population Fund (UNFPA) says it will donate midwifery teaching equipment and kits to 11 midwifery schools to boost maternal ...

Kaduna Gov’t presents Q1 budget performance to legislature, explains Budget Adjustment Mechanism

Kaduna Gov’t presents Q1 budget performance to legislature, explains Budget Adjustment Mechanism

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“is in furtherance of the quest of the El-Rufai government to ensure accountability and transparency in governance”.

We are going to build 3,050 housing units for Sokoto civil servants, says NLC

We are going to build 3,050 housing units for Sokoto civil servants, says NLC

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The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in Sokoto State says it will build 3,050 housing units for civil servants in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state ...

Nigeria to become largest Free Television platform globally

Nigeria to become largest Free Television platform globally

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Nigeria has been projected to be the largest free digital television platform globally with estimated 30 million TV households by the completion of analogue broadcasting switch ...

AGRICULTURE: World Bank, Kano state government construct farmer access road

AGRICULTURE: World Bank, Kano state government construct farmer access road

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World Bank and Kano State under the Commercial Agriculture Development Projects has embarked on construction of three farm access roads in some farming communities situated in ...

Dankwambo increases nutritional budget to N120m yearly

Dankwambo increases nutritional budget to N120m yearly

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Gombe State Government has increased its nutritional budget from N50 to N120 million yearly, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Chairman, Maternal and Neonatal Child ...

Kebbi farmers get N4.9bn CBN’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme

Kebbi farmers get N4.9bn CBN’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme

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Farmers in Kebbi State have benefited a total sum of N4,936,321,400 disbursed to the them by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, under the apex bank’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme, ...

World Malaria Day: WHO pushes for elimination of malaria by 2030

World Malaria Day: WHO pushes for elimination of malaria by 2030

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After the World Health Assembly resolved to eliminate malaria from at least 35 countries by 2030, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is releasing a report that shows the goal is ...