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Saving A Million Lives’ Workshop Holds At Aguata, Anambra

 UNICEF in collaboration with National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHDAD) has organised a six-day workshop for the people that will participate in the “Saving One Million Lives (SOML)’’. SOML is an immunisation campaign against measles. It is targeted at immunising every eligible child between the ages of 9 months and 59 months with measles vaccination. The programme has been scheduled to kick off in ...

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We’ll Bring Back Night Life In Surulere, Ambode Pledges

…commissions road, solar street lights built by Gbajabiamila Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday said his administration will go all out to transform the economy of Surulere and make it to be at par with those of Victoria Island and Ikoyi, starting with the resuscitation of the night life of the axis. Speaking while unveiling a road project ...

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Lagos Arraigns 70 Suspected Cultists

…vows to stamp out cultism, other social vices  The Lagos State Government on Thursday arraigned 70 suspected cultists before Chief Magistrate Olufunke Sule-Amzat of the Ogudu Magistrate Court for conspiracy to commit felony and for holding a meeting of an unlawful society suspected to be AIYE Confraternity.  The 70 suspected cultists, with ages ranging between 19 and 40 years, were ...

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Bolaji Abdullahi: Newly-Inaugurated Boards Will Help Agencies, Parastatals Navigate Political Difficulties In Delivering Mandate

The Chairman Governing Board of the National Sugar Development Council and National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi says the newly-inaugurated boards will not take over the running of federal government agencies and parastatals, but deploy their political skill to help agencies and parastatals to navigate political difficulties encountered in the course of delivering their ...

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Bayelsa Commences Demolition Of Illegal Buildings Acquired For Senior Govt Officials

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, on Thursday, personally led other top officials of the state government to commence demolition of illegal buildings on high-brow areas in Yenagoa acquired for senior officials of government. The first structure to be demolished by the government was an uncompleted filling station at Otiotio area of Yenagoa, belonging to an inlaw of the Governor, ...

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Lagos Releases Calendar Of Arts And Culture Programmes

…reiterates commitment to promote tourism all year round The Lagos State Government has released a calendar of over 70 state-sponsored and endorsed arts and culture programmes slated for Y2018 in its bid to garner visibility for tourism-oriented art programmes. The State’s Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Steve Ayorinde in a statement on Thursday, described the calendar as a ...

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Lagos, Kano Sign MoU For Economic Partnership, Investment

…set up technical working group to oversee implementation The Lagos and Kano State Governments on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for economic partnership and to jointly explore investment opportunities aimed at creating jobs and facilitating growth and development. The MoU, which was signed by Governors Akinwunmi Ambode and Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Lagos and Kano States respectively, at ...

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N40bn: SERAP To Gov Yari: Make Clear Commitment To Abolish Double Pay, Pensions Laws

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged “the Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari to emulate the example of Senate President Bukola Saraki and make a clear public commitment that the Governors’ Forum and all governors will take immediate steps to abolish double emoluments laws for former governors and deputies in their states.” Saraki yesterday ...

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NAPTIP Busts Gang Selling Children, 11 Arrested In Anambra

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Wednesday said it arrested 11 persons over suspected child trafficking, abduction and sale of children in Anambra. Mr Josiah Emerole, the NAPTIP Head of Press and Public Relations, said this in a statement in Abuja. Emerole stated that the suspects were nabbed in different parts of Anambra in ...

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Rwanda Shuts 700 Churches

Rwanda has shut 714 churches in different parts of Kigali over the last one week for failure to meet minimum standards. New Times of Rwanda reported that the churches were found to lack basic infrastructure, hygiene, safety standards and had issues related to their legal status. The crackdown is being carried out by respective urban district authorities in partnership with the Rwanda ...

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