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Women activists enlightened on girl child’s right to education

Connected Development (CODE), with support from the New Venture Fund through the development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC), brought together 17 young women from different spheres of life in Abuja to build their capacities in identifying issues faced when overcoming barriers to girl child education in Nigeria. The workshop took place from 22-23 August 2014 as a step-down training of ...

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Focus on energy and water as global leaders gather in Stockholm


Over 2,500 politicians, business leaders, innovators, thought leaders and practitioners are set to meet in Stockholm in a few days for the 24th annual World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. This year’s focus is on energy and water, two resources that are inseparable from sustainable development and therefore must be tirelessly promoted in global decision-making. In over 100 seminars, workshops and ...

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FG targets 30% electricity from coal by 2015 – Sada

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Musa Sada, said that Federal Government had targeted coal to contribute 30 per cent of power generation in the country by 2015.     Sada told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the Federal Government was determined to address the country’s power challenge through coal.   He said that ...

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Total Nigeria boosts fight against Ebola with 5 vans

Companies belonging to Total in Nigeria, made up of units in both the upstream and downstream sectors of Nigeria’s oil industry, have boosted the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease in the country with the donation of five brand new vehicles to the cause. The vans, of the Ford Pick-up specifications and with electronic fueling cards, have been handed over ...

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3 dead, one injured as UN helicopter crashes in Sudan

Three people lost their lives while one person was reported injured late Tuesday as a helicopter belonging to the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) crashed.   Information released to the press by the the mission indicate that three members of the crew aboard the helicopter died while another was wounded when the crash occurred in the Unity State area ...

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Nigeria successfully blocks Ebola, has one case left- Minister

Nigeria has successfully reduced the number of Ebola cases in the country to one, the Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, has said.   As of Tuesday, only one Ebola patient remained in isolation in Nigeria, down from the 13 cases the country confirmed since the outbreak of the virus in July, Mr. Chukwu said at a press conference. The deadly ...

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SSS arrests FA chairman, Aminu Maigari

State Security Services, SSS, agents on Tuesday arrested the Chairman of the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, Aminu Maigari, halting the federation’s meeting scheduled to take place in Abuja. Mr. Maigari was arrested alongside Musa Amadu, the NFF Secretary-General, and Chris Green, a board member. The NFF has been rocked by leadership crisis for months. The Minister of Sports and Chairman ...

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Tony Elumelu appointed UBA chairman

The Board of United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) Monday announced the appointment of Mr. Tony O. Elumelu as Chairman, succeeding Ambassador Joe Keshi. The announcement was made in a statement signed by the Divisional Head, Marketing and Corporate Relations, UBA Plc, Charles Aigbe. Elumelu is Chairman/CEO of Heirs Holdings, the pan-African proprietary investment company he founded in 2010, which ...

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NDLEA warns security officers against illicit drugs consumption

 The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Tuesday warned security officers in the state against consuming banned substances and hard drugs. The Principal Staff Officer (PSO), Drug Demand Reduction Unit of the agency in Ekiti, Mr Peter Njoku, gave the warning at a seminar organised for Nigeria Immigration Officers and Federal Road Safety Corps in the state. He said ...

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Treatment begins for British first Ebola patient in London


Mr William Pooley, 29, the first Briton to contract the Ebola disease in Sierra Leone has started receiving treatment in London. Pooley, a volunteer nurse was flown in a military aircraft on Sunday to the Hampstead Royal Free Hospital, where he is being treated in a specialist isolation unit for highly infectious diseases. The Europe Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria ...

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