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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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UPP endorses Buhari as Presidential Candidate for 2019

The United Progressive Party (UPP) has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari as its presidential candidate for the 2019 general election. It also said that it would deploy its ward, local council and national structures to aggressively campaign for Buhari’s victory beyond any iota of doubt. The party’s National Chairman, Chekwas Okorie, said this yesterday while briefing newsmen at the national secretariat ...

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Sustaining Debts is hinged on private sector, investments

Citing inconsistencies in population growth rate and the pace of the economy, stakeholders in the private sector have raised concerns about the sustainability of Nigeria’s debt profile considering the level of development in the real sector and other key drivers of the economy. Indeed, they noted that Nigeria’s debt profile may increase if managers of the economy do not address ...

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Buhari to launch free healthcare scheme for children, women

President Muhammadu Buhari is to launch the Basic Health Care Provision Fund Scheme for access to medical facilities by women and children at no cost in a couple of weeks. The Executive Secretary of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, made the disclosure yesterday at an engagement workshop with low-performing local government areas on routine ...

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IMPOSITION OF CANDIDATES AS THREAT TO DEMOCRACY

Internal party democracy is a key ingredient of any democratic system of government. This is because democracy ought to begin from the parties and how they choose their candidates for the election proper. If the candidates are chosen otherwise than in line with tenets of democracy, then the political space would be tainted and no true democracy can be said ...

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