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GEF approves $500m work programme focused on LDCs, SIDS

GEF Council

The Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) 53rd Council has approved a work programme of more than $500 million that puts a strong emphasis on support for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs). The work programme, said to be one of the largest in the current GEF funding cycle (GEF-6), spans all GEF focal areas and regions and comprises 83 projects and ...

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Cholera: SON advises table water producers on standard

Osita Aboloma, Standards Organisation of Nigeria

Director-General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Mr Osita Aboloma, has called on table water producers in the country to adhere strictly to the relevant Nigerian Industrial Standards. Aboloma, who made the call at a one-day workshop organised for Association of Table Water Producers, Osun Chapter on Friday, December 1, 2017 in Osogbo, added that the call became imperative to avoid ...

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10,000 Nigerians die of cancer annually

Isaac-Adewole

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Friday, December 1, 2017 in Abuja said 10,000 people die annually due to agony and lack of basic equipment for treatment of cancer. Adewole said at the inauguration of the National Hospital’s Radiotherapy Centre with new Multilleave Lenear Accelerator for cancer treatment. He attributed the number of deaths to lack of necessarily equipment ...

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Poultry farmers in Kogi to get N4.2m loan each

Poultry farming

Poultry farmers in Kogi State are to get N4.2 million loan each for egg production under the Federal Government’s National Egg Production (NEGPRO) Scheme. Chief Tunde Badmus, the Scheme Manager and National Anchor of the programme, disclosed this at a town hall meeting with poultry farmers in Lokoja, the state capital, on Friday, December 1, 2017. Badmus said that NEGPRO ...

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AIDS still an epidemic among children – UNICEF

HIV/AIDS

Eighteen children in every hour were infected with HIV last year. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that this was a sign of scant progress in protecting the world’s young from the deadly AIDS-causing virus. At the current rate of infection, there will be 3.5 million new cases of HIV among adolescents by 2030, according to projections in the ...

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Radio Report: Government urged to prioritise real estate to actualise mass housing

estate

Governments in Nigeria and Africa in general have been urged to prioritise real estate in their agenda in order to achieve the  goal of mass and affordable housing. This was the consensus of over 350 real estate practitioners from across the globe who are participants at a regional conference in Lagos, aimed at strengthening public and private partnership towards developing the ...

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TV Report: NAFDAC raises alarm on fake insecticides in Nigeria

NAFDAC

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TV Report: Over 300m people suffer from depression, anxiety globally

TV Report: Over three hundred million people suffer from depression and anxiety globally, WHO

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Expect more war, hunger, extremism in 2018 – Report

António Guterres

Humanitarian crises around the world will worsen in 2018, with no let-up in civil wars in Africa, near-famines in war-torn regions and the threat of extremist Islamist violence. A Geneva-based think-tank,  ACAPS, made the prediction in a report published on Thursday, November 30, 2017. ACAPS, a non-profit venture that supports humanitarian aid workers with daily monitoring and analysis of 150 ...

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