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AIDS Pandemic Far From Over – Amina Mohammed

By Prudence Arobani New York – Ms Amina Mohammed, Deputy UN Secretary-General, has warned that the AIDS pandemic was still far from over, saying more than 36.7 million people are living with HIV globally. Mohammed told delegations at the General Assembly’s annual review of the Secretary-General’s report, this year calling for a reinvigorated global response to HIV/AIDS, that tackling it ...

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Hajj 2017: FG To Deploy Health Surveillance Officers

By Ojoma Akor The Federal Government has approved the deployment of surveillance officers as part of the medical mission to the 2017 Hajj pilgrimage. A statement from the ministry yesterday said the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole made the disclosure during a meeting between officials of the Federal Ministry of Health and the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria. The ...

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Trump’s Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord A ‘Great Disappointment’ – UN

By Prudence Arobani New York – The UN says the decision by the United States to withdraw from Paris Agreement on Climate Change is a disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security. Stéphane Dujarric, the Spokesman for the Secretary-General, told the media at the UN Headquarters in New York, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump announced ...

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Strike: Group Calls For Truce Between Labour, Nasarawa Govt

By Mohammed Bababusu Lafia – As activities grind to a halt in Nasarawa, following a strike action declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), a group – the Wakma Progressive Forum – has called for a truce. Its President, Mr Thomas Auta, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia on Thursday that government and organised labour must seek ...

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Strike: Nasarawa NLC Impeaches Embattled Chairman

Lafia – The Executive Council of the Nasarawa State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has impeached its embattled Chairman, Abdullahi Adeka. A statement signed by Ahmed Naibi, the Secretary, said that Adeka was removed for announcing the suspension of the strike, immediately after his reinstatement. It said that the “surprising” action violated the resolutions reached at the NLC ...

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Nnamdi Kanu, Biafra and the False Premise

By Femi Fani-Kayode In a short contribution titled ‘Biafra Without Our Consent?’ which appears to have gone viral on social media, a social commentator wrote as follows: “I think the current generation of ‘Biafrans’ are the most funny people I have ever seen. “How dare you sit in your home or offices and draw your Biafra map and include places ...

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Reps Propose 6 Months Jail Term For Shunting

By Ikenna Uwadileke Abuja –  A Bill proposing six months imprisonment for persons who shunt or distort queues in public places on Thursday scaled second reading at the House of Representatives. The Sponsor of the bill, Rep. Abubakar Amuda-Kannike (Kwara-APC), while leading debate on it, said that it sought to ensure that Nigerians conducted themselves orderly in public places. Amuda-Kannike ...

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Football: Nigeria Moves Up In Latest FIFA Ranking

By Mike Mbonye Lagos –  Nigeria moved up to the 38th position in the world and 4th in Africa in the latest ranking released by world football governing body, FIFA . The ranking released on Thursday showed that Nigeria moved up two places from her 40th position in May. Nigeria ranked 50th in the world in January, 41st in February, ...

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C’River: FG Pledges Full Support For 275km Superhighway, Deep Seaport

George Odok/Benson Ezugwu Calabar – The Federal Government has pledged full support for the proposed Cross River 275km Super Highway and the Bakassi Deep Seaport. Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, made the pledge on Thursday in Calabar at a Town hall meeting with the people of the state. President Muhammadu Buhari in October 2015, performed the groundbreaking ceremony  of the ...

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FG Requires N2.98bn To Curb Armyworm Infestation Of Farms

By Ginika Okoye Abuja –  The Federal Government says it requires N2.98 billion to curb the armyworm infestation of farmlands across the country. Mr Mike Kanu, the Deputy Director, Horticulture, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said this in Abuja at a meeting with Commissioners for Agriculture from the 36 states on Thursday. He warned that the country might ...

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