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Obasanjo hosts Thabo Mbeki in Abeokuta

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday played host to former South Africa President, Th abo Mbeki, in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital. Th e ex-South African leader arrived in Abeokuta about 11 a.m. and was received by Obasanjo at the Legacy ...

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United Nations to host Africa Week – NEPAD

Chief Executive Officer of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Nigeria, Princess Gloria Akobundu, will today join other distinguished African and world leaders to attend this year’s Africa Week, slated for the United Nations Headquarters in New York. A ...

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Ex-IGP Commassie escapes death in Katsina

A former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Ibrahim Commassie, escaped death by whiskers when two gunmen attacked his house Saturday night. According to an eyewitness, the attackers who were riding on motorcycles descended on Alhaji Commissie House and tried to ...

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Anambra 2017: PDP confident of victory

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) stakeholders will on Monday converge at the Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha,  Anambra State for the Presentation of flag to its  candidate in the November 18 Anambra state governorship election, Mr. Oseloka Henry Obaze. National Publicity ...

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Beating Kaduna-Abuja road kidnappers

Owing to the prevalence of high profi le kidnapping in Nigeria in recent times, travellers, especially important personalities, have devised diff erent methods of evading abduction. SUNNY IDACHABA highlights these undercover tactics in this report. Recently, along the lonely Ajaokuta-Idah ...

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VCs urge increased investments in education

By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin– Th e Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU) has urged the federal governments to increase investments in the education sector to enhance access to quality education. Th e association advocated that the nation’s universities ...

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‘86% Borno IDPs not willing to return’

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri– Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), a humanitarian international organization, said yesterday in Maiduguri that majority of the estimated 1.8 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno state were scared to return o their communities. NRC Secretary General, ...

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No monkey pox outbreak in FCT – FCTA

By Abdullahi Muhammad Abuja Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) yesterday denied rumours of suspected outbreak of the dreaded monkey pox in Abuja. The Secretary, Health and Human Services secretariat (HHSS), Barrister Amanda Pam, who made the denial, said “so far, ...

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FCTA trains health workers on HIV transmission

By Donald Iorchir Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Health and Human Services Secretariat (HHSS) unit, has trained 40 health workers on Prevention of Mother-to- Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV in its ongoing exercise across 20 communities. Speaking on the significance ...

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