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Guinness Nigeria and WaterAid partner to deliver ‘Water of Life’ project in Kebbi State

Guinness Nigeria Plc, a subsidiary of Diageo, has entered into strategic partnership with WaterAid with the ultimate goal of ensuring sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene, while helping people take action to improve their health and well-being. The partnership has the Guinness Nigeria ‘Water of Life’ programme and WaterAid Nigeria working with the Kebbi State Government through the Rural ...

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Global Migration Agency Rescues 10,300 Nigerians

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has seen to the successful return of 10,300 illegal Nigerian migrants from Europe. The Programme Manager, Migration Management Unit (MMU) and Head of IOM Lagos Sub-office, Abraham Tamrat, made the disclosure during a campaign in Benin City. The UN agency chief noted that the exercise was to sensitise the youths on the danger of ...

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Nigeria accounts for 45% out-of-school children in West Africa, says UNICEF

UNICEF United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that Nigeria accounts for 45 per cent of the growing number of out-of school children in West Africa.Citing the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) data report, UNICEF noted that while southern states have an average of 11 per cent of children aged between six and 14 years out of school, ...

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Army confirms 3 dies in Shiite, troops clash in Abuja

The Army has confirmed that three members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) or Shiite, died on Saturday, while two solders sustained injuries when the sect clashed with troops at Zuba in the FCT. The Commander, Army Headquarters Garrison, Abuja, Maj.-Gen. James Myam confirmed the development in a statement on Sunday. Myam explained that troops of the Garrison were ...

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FG involves miners in N5bn intervention fund

The Miners Association of Nigeria says the Federal Government has agreed to involve its executives in the disbursement of the N5billion mining intervention fund. Alhaji Sani Shehu, the President of the association disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja. He said this measure by the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development ...

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FG Imposes $200, $4000 Fines On Overstayed Visitors To Nigeria

Federal goverment has introduced a fine of $200 and $4000 dollars on visitors to Nigeria who overstayed their time as permitted by their visas. This a bid to monitor movements of foreigners in Nigeria. The sanction, which depends on the number of days such a foreigner overstayed in the country, ranges from $200 (N72,000) to $4000 (N.18m), depending on the ...

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Southern Kaduna people demand probe into crisis

Following fresh outbreak of violence in Kaduna State yesterday, the people of southern part of the state, under the umbrella of Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), have called on the state government to probe the latest killings, urging the release of the bodies of their kinsmen killed during the mayhem for proper burial. A statement issued by the National Public ...

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Minimum Wage: Ngige Briefs Buhari, Osinbajo on NLC’s Threat, Says NEC, Govs to Meet Monday

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, on Friday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on the threat by the organised labour to embark on industrial action from Nov. 6. The threat followed the delay in the implementation of new national minimum wage. Ngige, who spoke to State House correspondents after the closed door meetings at ...

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Minister says Khashoggi killers ‘will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia’

Saudi Arabia will prosecute the suspects in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Riyadh’s foreign minister said Saturday in response to a call by Turkey for their extradition. “On the issue of extradition, the individuals are Saudi nationals. They’re detained in Saudi Arabia, and the investigation is in Saudi Arabia, and they will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia,” Foreign Minister ...

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#FCDAMustPay: Families in despair, rendered Homeless due to Unlawful Demolition by FCDA!

The Department of Development Control of Federal Capital Development Agency (FCDA) is at it again! This time, they have unlawfully demolished and rendered set of families living in Dutse-Alhaji, a suburb of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja homeless without any form of compensation or refund agreement plan. This horrific development, has in last couple of days, led to the use of ...

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