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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 ...

Nigerian authorities suspend footballer for slapping match referee

Nigerian authorities suspend footballer for slapping match referee

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The Nasarawa Football Association has suspended, indefinitely, Yakubu Hassan, a footballer who plays for "Dubagari Football Club”, Lafia, a local team in Nasarawa State, for ...

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) ...

Saudi Aramco makes IPO offer to Malaysia’s Petronas

Saudi Aramco makes IPO offer to Malaysia’s Petronas

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Saudi Arabia’s Aramco has approached Malaysian state energy company ‘Petronas’ to participate in Aramco’s initial public offering (IPO), Petronas said on Wednesday, as the Middle ...

Hungarian mayor resigns over yacht orgy tape

Hungarian mayor resigns over yacht orgy tape

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The mayor of the Hungarian city of Gyor, who was re-elected in October despite being featured in an explicit sex tape, said on Wednesday he is resigning. Zsolt Borkai was shown ...

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 ...

Pantami: Why Data Cannot be Cheap, By Ahmed Maiyaki

Pantami: Why Data Cannot be Cheap, By Ahmed Maiyaki

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The Hon. Minister of communications and digital economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami is a very straightforward, honest and sincere man who views public service as an opportunity ...

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. ...

Oil slips below $61 as weak demand outlook weighs

Oil slips below $61 as weak demand outlook weighs

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Oil slipped below $61 a barrel on Thursday as concern over the demand outlook offset a surprise drop in U.S. crude inventories and the prospect of further action by OPEC and its ...

Nigeria drops in FIFA ranking but still Africa’s third-best

Nigeria drops in FIFA ranking but still Africa’s third-best

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles have dropped by one spot in the FIFA World Ranking for the month of October to now place as world 35th country. In the ranking table from the world ...

Leader of main South African opposition party steps down

Leader of main South African opposition party steps down

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Mmusi Maimane has stepped down as the head of South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA) opposition party. Mr Maimane wanted to build a party that represents all South Africans, ...

Sadiya Farouq: Agenda-Setting for Nigeria’s Humanitarian Affairs Minister, By Yushau A. Shuaib

Sadiya Farouq: Agenda-Setting for Nigeria’s Humanitarian Affairs Minister, By Yushau A. Shuaib

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When President Muhammadu Buhari announced Sadiya Umar Farouq as the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, only a few people could truly ...

Nigeria’s Postgraduate Medical College Laments Exodus of Young Doctors To Other Climes

Nigeria’s Postgraduate Medical College Laments Exodus of Young Doctors To Other Climes

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The National Postgraduate Medical College, on Thursday in Abuja, admitted 477 convokes into the fellowship of the college. Da Lilly-Tariah, the president of the college, made ...

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 ...

Gombe confirms three Yellow Fever cases

Gombe confirms three Yellow Fever cases

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The Gombe State Government says it has recorded six suspected cases of yellow fever, out of which three are reactive. Nuhu Vile, State Epidemiologist, said this to the News ...

Flood: Reducing the Risks, By Ahmed Maiyaki

Flood: Reducing the Risks, By Ahmed Maiyaki

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The month of August is over, yet heavy rains still wreak havoc in most parts of Nigeria with rising pains and agonies from death, life-threatening injuries and displacements of ...

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). ...

Zaria Water Project: El-Rufai Pulls Out all the Stops, By Ahmed Maiyaki

Zaria Water Project: El-Rufai Pulls Out all the Stops, By Ahmed Maiyaki

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When Mallam Nasiru Ahmad El-Rufai, in the build-up to the 2015 polls, made a promise to ensure the completion of the 150ml/day Zaria Water Project, l was one of those who doubted ...