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SERAP To FG: Explain Why Nigerians Still Drink Contaminated Water Despite Budgetary Allocations

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has requested Engr. Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources and Rural Development to “explain why Nigeria’s water and sanitation infrastructure has continued to deteriorate and millions of Nigerians have to resort to drinking water from contaminated sources with deadly health consequences, despite the authorities claiming to have spent trillions of naira of budgetary allocations ...

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2019: Group Begins Mobilisation Of Lagos Residents To Get PVCs

…endorses Ambode for second term A non-governmental organization, Lagos Development Initiative (LDI) has commenced mobilizing eligible voters in the State to register and collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) ahead of the 2019 general elections. The group has equally endorsed the State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, for a second term in office citing massive infrastructural renewal projects and giant strides ...

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Over 1000 Workers Laid Off As Labour Dispute Threatens Nigerian Content Policy

Billions of dollars staked by government and investors in growing local capacity for in-country delivery of oil industry jobs are at risk following prevailing war by labour leaders against fledgling indigenous service companies that form the engines of the policy drive. It was gathered that labour crisis in the service segment of the petroleum industry arose from futile struggle by ...

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Media Women Forum Holds Talks On Women Participation In Politics

Media Women Forum is set to hold talks on “Mobilizing Women for Politics” to mark the International Women’s Day. The event will hold 10:00am on Thursday March 8 2018, at WFM 91.7 Women Radio Station in Arepo, Ogun State. According to a press statement issued in Lagos by Janet Mba Afolabi, the Convener, papers will be presented by different guest ...

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Anambra Bans Use Of ‘Okada’ After 7pm

The Anambra State Government has banned use of commercial motorcycle across the state after 7pm daily. A statement released by Ogbuefi Tony Nnachetta, the Commissioner for Information and Communication Strategy, said the measure was taken because of Government’s desire to maintain and improve on current security situation in the state. According to him, Anambra remains a peaceful and secure state. ...

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Kogi APC Crisis: ‘Only Convention Can Expel Party Members’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has clarified that neither state nor zonal executives, constituted in whatever name or form can expel anyone from the party. Only convention can do so. In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the APC restated that the State Working Committee of the party in Kogi State led by the Chairman, ...

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‘N’Delta States Must Unite To Fight Terrorism, Extremism’

A socio-cultural group, Yarkurr Community, comprising Yarkurr people of Cross River, living in Bayelsa State, has called on the nine states of the Niger Delta to join hands in fighting  extremism and terrorism that have crept into the region. The group also condemned the killings going on across the country by suspected Fulani herdsmen,  urging the relevant authorities to halt ...

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Agro Revolution: Dickson Partners NIRSAL To Create Wealth In Bayelsa       

The Bayelsa State Governor, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson wants the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending Plc (NIRSAL) to partner with his government to expand the frontiers of the agricultural investments his administration has made in the last six years. He said it is by so doing that the Government can conveniently create wealth and employ the teeming Youths to bring ...

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Terrorists Attack Burkina Faso Army HQ, French Embassy

An explosion rocked Burkina Faso’s army headquarters in the capital Ouagadougou on Friday and black smoke could be seen billowing above. Simultaneously, the French embassy also announced a similar attack, attributing it to terrorism. A witness at the scene told Reuters that masked gunmen with backpacks attacked the army headquarters after the explosion. The AFP, quoting witnesses said five armed ...

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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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