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Nigeria calls on farmers to grow hibiscus as it begins exportation to Mexico

06/11/2018 – The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Services says the country will resume the exportation of hibiscus to Mexico – According to the coordinating director of NAQS, the exportation was initially suspended following the detection of storage pest in some shipments from Nigeria – He says Nigeria exported 1,983 containers of hibiscus to Mexico alone in 2017 and earned $35 million ...

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Whatsapp Confirms that Ads Will be Displayed on its Status Section, But how would it work?

It’s been confirmed. Ads are soon going to be placed on Whatsapp. For quite some time now, rumours have been widespread that Facebook plans to finally monitise the Whatsapp platform. Some even speculated that Facebook had several plans to monetise the platform long before it bought it for $19 billion in 2014. But in an interview with India’s Economic Times recently, ...

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Sanctions on Khashoggi killers weeks away: Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said it may take “a handful more weeks” before Washington has enough evidence to impose sanctions on individuals responsible for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The murder has placed strain on the decades-old alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia and tarnished the image of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, ...

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Brazil to inject $1.1bn into Nigerian agriculture

The Brazilian Ambassador to Nigeria, Ricardo Guerra de Araujo, says Brazil will soon inject 1.1 billion dollars into Nigeria’s agriculture. The envoy said on Thursday night in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that an agreement between Brazil and Nigeria on that would be concluded by the end of October. The ambassador spoke at a dinner ...

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Bill Making Educational Contents Compulsory In TV Channels Passes 2nd Reading In Reps

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed through second reading a Bill seeking an amendment to National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Act. The amendment among others seeks to make educational programmes compulsory on all television channels in Nigeria, with a view to grooming the young one in the art of electronic learning. The Bill Co-sponsored by Honourable Odebunmi Olusegun (APC, Oyo) ...

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FG Set to Phase out 65% of Hydrocarbons in 2023

The federal government has revealed its plan to phase out 65 per cent of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons by the year 2023. Speaking at the 2018 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer and launching of the publication on the implementation of Montreal protocol’s ODS phase out programme in Abuja Thursday, the Minister of State, Ministry of Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, ...

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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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