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USAID earmarks N427m to support Nigeria’s response to COVID-19

Mary Beth Leonard

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) says it has set aside N427 million ($1.1 million) to support Nigeria’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard The Communications Department of USAID disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 in Abuja, following the virtual commissioning of the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for ...

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Nigeria records 288 new Covid-19 cases

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

Lagos State contributed a huge chunk of 179 out of the 288 new coronavirus disease infections recorded by Nigeria on Friday, May 15, 2020. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The figures were released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its Twitter handle. Lagos had on Wednesday and Thursday recorded 51 and 58 new cases respectively ...

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Poor power supply blamed for increasing greenhouse gases emission

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An environmentalist, Mr Emmanuel Emechete, has fingered the poor power supply in Nigeria for the increasing rate of greenhouse gases (GHG) emission in the atmosphere. Nigeria’s poor power supply has been blamed for the increase in GHGs emitted Emechete, who is also a climate change enthusiast, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on ...

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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

Isaac-Adewole

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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