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Dangote urged to complete refinery before 2019

Dangote refinery

The Federal Government has said it relies heavily on the Dangote refinery to fulfill its promise to Nigerians to end fuel importation by December 2019. To this end, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, who visited the Dangote oil refinery site at Lekki Free Trade Zone in Lagos on Monday, July 31, 2017, said the government ...

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21st Century Technologies rejigs to tackle challenges

Wale Ajisebutu

21st Century Technologies Limited, a Nigerian information technology firm, has rejigged her operations to solve some of Nigeria’s toughest challenges, Mr. Wale Ajisebutu, the chief executive officer of the company, has said. Nigeria’s socio-economic challenges include: power and energy infrastructure, food security and agriculture, wealth creation and employment, mass transportation, land reforms, security, and education. Each of these problems has ...

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World Hepatitis Day: Nigeria, others carry half of world’s chronic hepatitis burden


As the world gets set to observe this year’s edition of World Hepatitis Day, indications have emerged that Nigeria harbours one of the world’s highest number of sufferers of hepatitis. Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver tissue, leading in some cases to yellow discoloration of the skin and whites of the eyes. Indeed, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has included ...

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CPC to play pivotal roles in safeguarding Nigerians from tobacco harms

Hilda Ochefu

Director- General of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Babatunde Irukera, has promised that the Council will support efforts to safeguard Nigerians from tobacco harms. Irukera made the promise when the tobacco control community comprising a host of civil society groups visited the Council’s headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The team, on the platform of the Nigeria Tobacco ...

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CHAN: 30 players resume camping

Salisu Yusuf

The 30 players selected for camping ahead of the qualifiers of the fifth edition of the Championship of the African Cup of Nations (CHAN), which will be hosted by Kenya, are to resume camping next Monday. Assistant coach of the Super Eagles, Salisu Yusuf, who made this known to newsmen, however said the technical crew was yet to decide which ...

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World Population Day: Why Nigeria is world’s 7th most populous

Nigeria Population

Experts have attributed poor family planning habits to the escalation of Nigeria’s population over the last decade. According to data from worldometers, a global real time statistics and data platform, Nigeria added 52.22 million people to its population in the last 12 years, making it the country with the 7th highest number of people in the world. At a population of ...

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25 athletes to represent Nigeria in C’wealth Youth Games

Ademola Are

About 25 Nigerian athletes will this week depart for Bahamas to represent the country in the Commonwealth Youth Games. Leader of Nigeria’s delegation and Head of Grassroots Development in the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ademola Are, told newsmen on Sunday, July 9, 2017 that, with the level of preparation put in, a lot is expected from the nation’s contingent. ...

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Nigeria takes lead, develops National Policy for Controlled Medicines

Ms. Cristina Albertin

Nigeria is stepping out as the first country in Africa to roll-out a novel National Policy for Controlled Medicines (NPCM). Experts from diverse fields comprising pharmacists, anesthetists and surgeons, amongst others, gathered at a recent town hall meeting in Abuja to finalise a comprehensive policy framework to ensure availability of essential medicines, narcotics and painkillers for tertiary hospitals, primary health ...

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30m people will live in Lagos by 2035, say researchers


Researchers predict that in 2030, Lagos, Cairo and Kinshasa will each have to cater for over 20 million people, while Luanda, Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg will have crossed the 10 million mark. By 2035, close to 30 million people could live in Lagos alone, turning Nigeria’s commercial hub into the largest megacity on the continent. While Africa’s cities are ...

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World Day to Combat Desertification: As Nigeria joins campaign

Desertification in Nigeria

Have you heard the word “Desertification” before? Are you aware of the devastating impacts it could have? Does it make any sense to have a hand in such environmental disaster? Wouldn’t you rather be a solution to this threat? By way of introduction, Desertification is the process by which a fertile land becomes a desert. It is a land degradation ...

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