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“Availability of Handwashing stations can stop the spread of diseases in public places” – Priscilla Achakpa

National Coordinator,WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION COLLABORATIVE COUNCIL (WSSCC) in Nigeria  Dr Priscilla Achakpa has reiterated the benefits and importance of handwashing stations to the overall well-being of the citizens particularly in the public places. Achakpa stated that building standard hand washing points in schools, public offices, bus stations amongst others for the citizens would reduce the spread of diseases by 85 percent ...

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Firm plans 1000 jobs for Bayelsans, promises $5m investment

A firm called Safewater Energy and Environmental Restoration, SWEERGLOBAL, Tuesday, disclosed plans to create 1000 jobs for people in Bayeslsa State. This was made known by the founder and Chief Executive Officer, SWEERGLOBAL, Dr Thaddaeus Thompson, while speaking on efforts to attract direct foreign investment to the Niger Delta region and Nigerian economy. Thompson said the region needs intervention by ...

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen has died from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma on Monday afternoon. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. announced that he died in Seattle at 65 years old. Allen’s sister, Jody, said he was “a remarkable individual on every level.” “While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much-loved brother and uncle, and an ...

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GlobalHandwashingDay: ‘Only 1 in 5 people wash their hands after going to the toilet’ – WaterAid Nigeria

Washing hands with soap and water reduces cases of diarrhoea by almost 50% – yet on average, around the world only 19% of people wash hands with soap after defecation. This Global Handwashing Day, WaterAid urges governments worldwide to prioritise handwashing promotion, alongside water and sanitation, to save lives. According to ‘The recipe for success: How policy-makers can integrate water, ...

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FG Pledges To Partner Guild Of Professional Bloggers Of Nigeria Towards Eradicating Fake News

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has advised Nigerians not to share any news they cannot vouch for. He stated this on Saturday at the inaugural lecture of the Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria (GPBN), which held at Radission Blu, Ikeja, Lagos. The lecture which was titled: ‘Combating Fake News in the Cyberspace’, saw in attendance ...

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Total affirms commitment to sustainable economic agenda

To actively support nation-building efforts in line with the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Total E&P Nigeria has reiterated its commitment to providing employment opportunities through capacity building, and ensuring sustainable economic growth. Total explained that such capacity-building is one of the ways to transform the society through human, social and economic development; and as such is determined ...

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#WorldMentalHealthDay: Experts raise alarm on rising global mental health disorders

‘We treat 36, 000 cases yearly, says Ogun Psychiatric Hospital’ – Experts Experts have raised fresh alarm over rise in mental health disorders in every country on the planet, which they said are expected to cost the global economy £12 trillion yearly by 2030. Authors of a new report published yesterday in The Lancet to mark the World Mental Health ...

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Meet Nnamdi Nwobike, the Newly Appointed Public Affairs Director of the NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commision (NCC) has appointed Nnamdi Nwobike as its new Director Public Affairs following the retirement of Tony Ojobo on age grounds. Ojobo made a tweet about this development on his twitter handle: A phenomenal journey of 18 years at @NgComCommission comes to an end today. I give glory to God and pay tribute to Dr Ernest Ndukwe, my Boss, who ...

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20 Killed in Upstate New York Limo AutoCrash!

Twenty people have been killed after a limousine careened out of control in what investigators described Sunday as the most deadly transportation accident in the United States for nearly a decade. All 18 occupants of the SUV-style stretch limo died along with two pedestrians on Saturday afternoon in upstate New York, police deputy superintendent Christopher Fiore told a news conference. ...

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FCT Minister, Musa Bello, Nasir El-Rufai officially declare Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Abuja open!

The Honourable Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammed Musa Bello alongside the incumbent Governor of Kaduna State and Erstwhile Minister of FCT, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai have officially declared Hawthorn Suite by Wyndham in Abuja opened for full and maximum operations in delivering excellent hospitality services for its esteemed and valued customers which include Nigerians and Non-Nigerians. Speaking at the ...

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