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Post-COP22: Nigeria explores fresh strategies for climate finance, action

The Federal Ministry of Environment (FMoE) has been asked to closely monitor developments at the Adaptation Fund to ensure that Nigeria benefits maximally from the financial resources provided by the fund. The Adaptation Fund is an international fund that finances projects and programs aimed at helping developing countries to adapt to the harmful effects of climate change. It is set up under ...

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Biogaran takes over Swipha’s activities in Nigeria

Biogaran, a French pharmaceutical company specialised in generic and biosimilar medicines, on Friday, March 24, 2017 announced the takeover of all the activities of Swipha, a Nigerian company that manufactures and distributes pharmaceutical products. The firm sees the development as an important step forward in its internationalisation, as well as the development of new markets. The Biogaran portfolio is said ...

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Ezenwa, Akpeyi avert Eagles’ goalkeeping crisis

The arrival of two Super Eagles goalkeepers appeared to remove a huge burden from Coach Gernot Rohr and other players in time for the Thursday, March 23, 2017 friendly against Senegal. Goalkeepers Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi finally joined the rest of the Eagles squad on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning respectively. Both goalkeepers had been delayed by visa hiccups ...

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World Water Day: Nigeria must prioritise water to achieve SDGs – CSDevNet

In commemoration of the 2017 World Water Day on Wednesday, March 22, the Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet) has called on governments at all levels in Nigeria to focus on water issues and match commitments with actions by allocating significant portions of their budget to projects that make safe water available all over the country. Considering that ...

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Senegal striker, Mané, threatens Super Eagles

Senegalese footballer, Sadio Mané, has predicted that the Terranga Lions will beat the Super Eagles when the two African super houses clash on Thursday, March 23, 2017 in an international friendly in London. Three-time African Champions Nigeria has not been beaten by their next opponent in the last 15 years, which was in February 7, 2002. Liverpool striker Mané has ...

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Federal Housing Scheme is for all Nigerians, says Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said that houses built under the Federal Housing Scheme will be allocated to all Nigerians, irrespective of their states of origin. Fashola made the remarks while speaking with newsmen shortly after a tour of federal projects on Sunday, March 19, 2017 in Maiduguri, Borno. He said all qualified Nigerian residents in ...

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Cholera kills 80 in Zamfara

Commissioner for Health in Zamfara State, Alhaji Suleiman Gummi, has said no fewer than 80 people were killed by a cholera outbreak in the state in the last one month. The commissioner told newsmen on Tuesday, March 14 2017 in Gusau, the state capital, that 500 others were currently receiving treatment at various health facilities in the state. He said ...

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Zamalek vs Rangers: Don’t celebrate yet, Helmy warns players
Mohammed Helmy

Zamalek coach, Mohammed Helmy, has warned his players not to jubilate yet, as they still have the second leg CAF Champions League against Enugu Rangers of Nigeria at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium. The Egyptian giants on Sunday, March 12 2017 fought their way to an epic 4-1 win over Enugu Rangers at the Cairo International Stadium. Despite the comfortable lead, ...

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AfDB’s ADEA Triennale 2017 to feature Nigerian, Idowu

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has picked Nigeria youth campaigner and digital media expert, Olumide Idowu, to Manage Social Media and Communications during the upcoming ADEA Triennale 2017 in Senegal later this month. He will support the Social Media and Communications team of Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) in Senegal. The ADEA Triennale (formerly Biennale) is said to be one ...

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Borno reports first Lassa fever outbreak in 48 years

Borno State in northeast Nigeria has recorded its first Lassa fever outbreak in almost five decades. The last confirmed outbreak of the deadly disease was in 1969. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that it is supporting the government to contain the outbreak in an area of the country which is already coping with a humanitarian crisis resulting from ...

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