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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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JAP advocates better inclusion for persons with disabilities in Nigeria

Journalists Against Poverty (JAP) Initiative, a development driven group of Journalists, passionate about ending poverty and corruption in Nigeria have come out in a peaceful protest to express their disappoinment in the way Federal Government of Nigeria, National Assembly and Some State House of Assemblies have been foot-dragging in passing the Bill that will improve the lives and protect the ...

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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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NCC to enforce consumers’ rights

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said that it would commence enforcement of “all the rights” of the telecommunications’ consumers in the country in order to eradicate sharp practices against end-users. Already, the NCC has started enlightenment campaigns for the consumers across the country. Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, disclosed this yesterday during the 99th edition ...

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UN HUMANITARIAN, DEVELOPMENT CHIEFS JOIN FORCES TO SUPPORT CRISIS-AFFECTED PEOPLE IN NORTH-EAST NIGERIA

United Nations Development Programme Administrator Achim Steiner and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock on Friday called on national and international partners to reinforce joint efforts to address the dire humanitarian needs in the conflict-affected north-eastern Nigerian states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, while at the same time speed up the recovery of livelihoods. During a two-day joint official visit to ...

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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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Ahmed Baruwa emerges winner at the Microsoft and Bluechip Data Science Bootcamps

Ahmed Baruwa, a 500-level student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, has emerged winner of the Inter-Campus Machine Learningcompetition. Mr Baruwa and other successful students will go on to participate in a 5-day Bootcamp organised by one of the competition’s sponsor, Bluechip Technologies. We congratulate @barux96 the winner of the Kaggle phase of the @BluechipTechNG InterCampus ML competition. He is Ahmed Baruwa, 500-level Electrical/ Electronic ...

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Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Denis Mukwege, ISIS survivor Nadia Murad for fighting sexual violence

Nadia Murad, a rape survivor, who raised awareness about the abuses on 3,000 Yazidi women by the ISIS army, has won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. She was awarded for showing “uncommon courage in recounting her own sufferings and speaking up on behalf of other victims”. Murad was awarded alongside Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynecologist, who has spent most of ...

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‘There Maybe Shortage Of Rice In Nigeria By Next Year’ – Minister

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said that if appropriate measures were not taken to replant after the recent flood, the country may experience rice shortage. Ogbeh disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday at the inauguration of National Agricultural Seed Council Molecular Facility and the 2018 Seed Fair and Farmer’s field day. He said that ...

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#WorldTeachersDay – “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher”

Joint Message from Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization, Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF, Achim Steiner, Administrator, UNDP and David Edwards, General Secretary, Education International on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher” – 5 October 2018 Education is a fundamental human right ...

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