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FG begins hand washing in schools to curb infections

Federal Government has started the implementation of mid-day group hand washing before meals in schools across the country to inculcate the culture of hand washing in children.  Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, made this known in Abuja on Monday at an event to commemorate the 2017 Global Hand ...

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World Cup: Nigeria now has a formidable team, says Adamu

Amos Adamu, a former FIFA Executive Committee member on Monday said that Nigeria now has a worthy team that would perform well at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Adamu made the remark against the backdrop of the remarkable outing of the Super Eagles during the Russia 2018 World Cup ...

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Six injured as Cameroonian gendarmes invade Nigerian community

The Cross River State Command of the Nigerian Police Force has stated that six residents of Danare community in Boki Local Government Area were shot by gendarmes from Bodam community during an invasion on the Nigerian territory by Cameroonians. Commissioner of Police in charge of the state, Mr Hafiz Inuwa the ...

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Group writes Lagos assembly over recruitment into civil service

A group, Unemployed Environmental Health Graduates, has called on the Lagos State House of Assembly to intervene for inclusion of Environmental Health Officers cadre in the ongoing recruitment by the state service commission. The group said this during a protest to the House on Monday, armed with petition for submission ...

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Super Eagles colleagues share match bonus with injured Ikeme

Players and officials of the senior national team of Nigeria gave a share of the bonus they got for beating Zambia 1-0 to goalkeeper Carl Ikeme who is presently down with acute Leukaemia. This much was made known by coach of the team Gernot Rohr during an interview in Lagos ...

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Team mates mob Mikel as he rejoins Chinese club after World Cup qualification

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has resumed training with Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda after international duty with the national team. The former Chelsea star was supposed to start training with his team on Thursday but took part in Wednesday afternoon’s session upon his return to China. Before ...

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Army says Exercise Crocodile Smile II designed to rid Lagos coastal areas of criminality

The top hierarchy of the Army has commenced its much publicized Exercise Crocodile II in Lagos, saying the earlier conducted in the Niger Delta was a huge success. This is coming just as Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-General Tukur Buratai explained the rationale behind the decision of the force to ...

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Court convicts 45 Boko Haram members, discharges 468 others in Niger

A Federal High Court sitting in Kainji, Niger State has convicted and sentenced 45 Boko Haram members to between 3 and 31 years in jail. This is contained in a statement issued on Friday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and signed by his Special Adviser, ...

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Ambode, others to honour Fela at late musician’s 79th birthday

The Lagos State government has announced plans to honour the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, as the weeklong activities marking his 79th posthumous birthday and the 20th anniversary of his death draw to a close. In a statement issued on Thursday by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. ...

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FG seeks new investors for power sector, set to divest from privatized firms

The Federal Government says  the privatised power sector  will open up for new investment process to enable  new investors invest  further  in the development of the sector. The Minister of State for National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, said this in Abuja on Friday, adding that the plan by government became necessary ...

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