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‘$1.3bn investments in Nigeria under threat’ – US Diplomat

The Government of the United States of America (USA) has declared loss of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) government, expressing disappointment on the performance of the ruling party government. It was gathered that the United States (U.S.) High Commission Consul-General, Bray, expressing the disappointment of the home government, declared that $1.3 billion American businesses ...

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Group raises concern over PDP, APC Policy Documents

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) having followed with keen interest the political development in the country, has raised concerns over the policy documents of the major political parties with the presidential candidates. With the 2019 general elections fast approaching, and political parties and their candidates releasing their blueprints, ActionAid Nigeria deems it fit to review and comment on the manifestos, particularly as it ...

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South-East has right to develop along other regions — Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says it is the right of the South-East to develop along with other parts of the country. Osinbajo made this known during the opening of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship campaign office on Friday in Enugu. He noted that the posture in some quarters that President Muhammadu Buhari had a disdain for the South-East was ...

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U.S. House panel to probe Trump’s Saudi ties: Washington Post

Democrats on the U.S. House intelligence panel will investigate U.S. President Donald Trump’s response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as part of a “deep dive” next year into U.S.-Saudi Arabia ties, the committee’s incoming head said in a report published on Friday. The committee will investigate the U.S. intelligence assessment of Khashoggi’s death as well as the war ...

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Stop complaining, vote out bad leaders, Abdulsalami tells Nigerians

A former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Friday in Jos, Plateau State, urged Nigerians to stop complaining about the present hardship in the country but instead vote out incompetent leaders during the 2019 elections. Abubakar spoke at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, during the 2018 Distinguished Annual Lecture for Senior Executive Course 40 participants, ...

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Power to investigate State Govt is domiciled in the State Assembly – Akwa Ibom Govt

The Akwa Ibom State Government has restated that the power to investigate the finances of a state government is domiciled in the State House of Assembly and not the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Udoh, said in a statement Thursday that it was a shocking unpleasant surprise that the EFCC has been ...

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#SaveOurWater: Assessing the Ecological impacts of Coal Mining on Water Bodies!

It is a well-known fact that availability of adequate and quality water is crucial to human health. It has also been established that water is the second to air with regards to its importance in human lives. However, in the recent times, little or no attention is being paid to how it has been impacted by climate change particularly at ...

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Kano, Gates, Dangote Foundations Appraise State’s 2018 Health System Programme

– As Kano gets 67% of agreed 2018 milestones For the purpose of strengthening health care delivery system for optimal benefit in Kano state, the state government, Bill Melinda Gates and Dangote Foundations held a teleconferencing discussion, Tuesday, at 2018 end of year review, at Africa House, Government House, Kano state. The trio-discussion assessed how the health care sector paired ...

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Beedof Abireh, Raising the bar in active citizenship and development advocacy!

Leadership remains one of the greatest gifts ever given to mankind by God. Even though many shy away from such leadership responsibility however not this young energetic Nigerian whose stride to affect humanity is unequalled and has remained the core driving force of his existence. Beedof Abireh, whose humanitarian and volunteering services and sacrifice are gradually earning global recognition was ...

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World Health Organisation Launches Africa Innovation Challenge for Health Startups

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has opened up applications for its first ever Africa Innovation Challenge for businesses/startups with innovative and scalable healthcare solutions to health needs on the continent. If you’re an #African national with innovative solutions for improving Africa’s health outcomes, definitely submit an application by 10 December for the @WHO Africa Innovation Challenge: https://t.co/8MHZ1HU8Yy — Robtel Neajai Pailey (@RobtelNeajai) November 19, ...

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