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Zimbabwe to open donkey abattoir despite criticisms


The Government of Zimbabwe has defended plans to open a donkey abattoir to provide body parts for the Chinese medicine market, amidst criticisms from Animal Welfare Groups. Zimbabwe would join several other African nations that are cashing in on the Chinese belief that the gelatin in donkey skins has healing properties and works as an aphrodisiac. “We have previously turned ...

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Zenith Bank restates commitment to promotion of ICT knowledge among youths

Zenith Bank

Zenith Bank Plc says it will continue to promote efforts that improve ICT knowledge and penetration in Nigeria through its sponsorship of Nigerian students in the global Microsoft World Championship. The bank’s Group Managing Director, Mr. Peter Amamgbo, said this in Lagos on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Annual ReadManna Award and ICT Exhibition where prizes were presented to ...

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Ex First Lady slams N2b charge against EFCC

Patience Jonathan

The immediate past First Lady and wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience Jonathan, has slammed a N2 billion rights enforcement suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The suit was brought pursuant to Order 2 Rule 1 of the Fundamental Rights Enforcement Procedure Rules 2009, and Sections 34(1), 36(1), 37, 42 and 44 of 1999 Constitution. The ...

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Court chides Police over shoddy prosecution of film maker, others

Federal High Court

Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court, Lagos on Thursday, October 5, 2017 chided the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) over its approach in the trial of a film maker, Olajide Kazeem, popularly known as Seun Egbegbe, who is facing a multi-million-dollar fraud charge. Other accused persons charged together with him are Oyekan Ayomide, Lawal Kareem, Olalekan Yusuf and Muyideen ...

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Zenith Bank emerges first in Africa to adopt GRI Standards in Sustainability reporting

Zenith Bank

Zenith Bank Plc has been named the first company in Nigeria as well as the first financial institution in Africa to have adopted the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards in Sustainability reporting. The banking institution achieved the feat courtesy of its 2016 Sustainability Report, with the theme: “Creating Wealth Sustainably”, making it the first GRI Standards report in Nigeria, and ...

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GM beans can damage liver, kidney of Nigerians – GPA


The Global Prolife Alliance (GPA) Chairman Academician, Prof. Dr Philip Njemanze, in a briefing on Wednesday, October 4 2017, said that the planned release of GMO beans (Bt Cowpea) could result in unprecedented health damage for millions of Nigerian lives. Millions of Nigerians eat beans and the foreign biotechnology companies have long wanted to gain access to the production of ...

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Ghanaian body may partner media in open defecation campaign

Open Defecation-Media

A cross section of media practitioners from the Greater Accra, Central, Western, Ashanti, Eastern and Volta regions who recently met in Accra to deliberate on ways of ending open defecation in Ghana, have proposed mounting a media campaign against open defecation. This will involve several components such as devoting time and space in  all the various media channels to issues; ...

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Achieving a cleaner environment in Nigeria

Waste disposal

The strategic importance of cleaner environment as bedrock upon which development and economic prosperity rest has been an area of research well documented across the globe. Undeniably, major world cities like London, Washington, Oslo, Dublin, Paris etc. are famous because of the beauty of their sparkling clean environment. Indeed, while no one can possibly be in doubt as to the ...

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Flood sacks workers from office in Asaba

ifeanyi okowa

Flood on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 prevented Delta State civil servants from accessing their offices at the Old Secretariat Complex on Summit Road, Asaba. The flood followed Tuesday night’s downpour in the area. The workers gathered at the entrance of the secretariat complex with their cars parked on Summit Road as flood took over the area. The heavy rain, which started at 9pm, was accompanied with ...

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Politician funds repair of failed South East-Abuja Link Road

Akangba-Owo Road

Concerned by the agony faced by travellers from eastern Nigeria to the northern part of the country, a former member of Federal House of Representative, Prince Ned Nwoko, has mobilised private resources to repair failed portions of the road linking South East and Abuja through Onicha Ugbo/Idumuje Ugboko and Ewohinmi in Edo State. The road has become a vital short ...

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