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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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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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