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Plot to cart away forest resources foiled


The Central Log Control of the Ogun State Ministry of Forestry has uncovered a plot by lumbermen to cart away forest resources from the state through its borders with Ondo State. Commissioner for Forestry, Kolawole Lawal, who made the disclosure recently in Abeokuta, stated that some illegal tree merchants in Laagan, a border village between Ogun and Ondo states, had constructed ...

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Fresh concern over drug-resistant tuberculosis

TB Alliance and the broader TB community are asking the World Health Organisation (WHO) to add Mycobacterium tuberculosis to the critical group within the list of drug-resistant bacteria identified as urgent priorities for research and development. “The absence of TB from this list is shocking,” said Mel Spigelman, President and CEO of TB Alliance. “The effort to develop new drugs to cure TB has ...

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Nigeria battle Italy, others at Beach Soccer W/Cup


African representatives, Nigeria and Senegal, have been slotted in groups A and B in the forthcoming FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, slated to hold between April and May 2017 in Nassau, capital of Bahamas. The draws were held at the Atlantis Paradise Island Hotel on Tuesday, February 28 2017, with 16 countries in attendance. Nigeria, known as the “Sand Eagles”, ...

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FG, LASG sign MOU on National Stadium


The Federal Government and the Lagos State Government are set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) over the use of the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos. Indications are that this may materialise on Wednesday, March 1 2017. The signing exercise stemmed from the interest shown by the Lagos State Government on the use of the stadium towards the tail end ...

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