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Nigeria Needs N68bn Investment on Vaccines- WHO

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has confirmed that Nigeria needs to invest over N68bn on vaccines in order to reduce infant mortality in the country. Salisu Yusuf, Executive Director, Niger State Primary Health Care Development Agency, who spoke during a one-day event to mark Africa Vaccine Week, organised by the Community Health and Research Initiative,

Burundi Coup: Rival Soldiers Battle For Supremacy

Burundi Coup: Rival Soldiers Battle For Supremacy

Rival groups of soldiers in Burundi are battling for control of the capital Bujumbura amid confusion over the success of an attempted coup. There is heavy fighting at the state radio building, where broadcasts have been going on and off air. Witnesses say soldiers loyal to President Pierre Nkurunziza controlled key areas, including the airport,

The Senate on Tuesday, passed the Criminal Justice Bill that would  ensure speedy dispensation of justice in the country

Senate Passes Criminal Justice Bill

The Senate on Tuesday, passed the Criminal Justice Bill that would ensure speedy dispensation of justice in the country. According to Umaru Dahiru Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, the Bill would promote efficient management of criminal justice institutions when signed into law by the president. He said the bill will

PDP Congratulates Buhari, Conveys Good Wishes

PDP Congratulates Buhari, Conveys Good Wishes

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has congratulated Muhammadu Buhari, the newly sworn in Nigerian President. The party, in a statement issued on Friday by Olisa Metuh, its National Publicity Secretary, wished the new President success in steering the affairs of the country in the next four years. “The PDP wishes General Buhari a successful tenure

Bomb Found At Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Apapa

Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the People’s Democractic Party in Lagos State has said that a bomb was found behind the Marian Grotto at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Apapa, on Wednesday afternoon. Agbaje who is a member of the church, alleged that the bomb, which was found by the security personnel of the church,

Lion Kills American Tourist

A female tourist believed to be an American has died after she was attacked by a lion at the Lion Park in the Lanseria/Honeydew area of Johannesburg,South Africa, on Monday. Sources say another male tourist was injured and the pair may have been driving with their car window open when the unfortunate incident occurred. Scott

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StarTimes Secures Rights to FIFA World Cup Games

StarTimes is set to thrill its sport loving subscribers with new sport channels and exclusive live sporting action on its digital TV platform. The company has secured exclusive rights to screen various pulsating FIFA World Cup football games to excite its Nigerian subscribers and offer them fantastic sports actions and entertainment. The games are the

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CIBN Wins 22nd WCBI Hosting Right

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria has won the right to host the 22nd World Conference of Banking Institutes, WCBI, which will take place in 2017. The biennial conference for all the banking institutes across the globe commenced in Edinburgh Scotland, in 1975, as part of activities to commemorate the Centenary celebrations of the

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FG, ODUACCIMA Collaborate on Regional Trade Fair

Asiwaju Olaitan Alabi, the chairman 2014 Odua International Trade Fair Planning Committee, has revealed that the Federal Government would be collaborating with Odua Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, ODUACCIMA, for a regional international trade fair, which is expected to attract over 5,000 exhibitors and participants. Alabi made this known at a press conference held at the MKO

Travelstart presents GTpay

Travelstart has introduced the GTpay payment option on the website to provide their clients with an easy and secure way to pay for their flights online. Travelstart, Africa’s leading online travel agency, announced its partnership with Guarantee Trust Bank for GTPay integration on August 25. Lilian Obinna-Igwe, the Country Manager explains that, “The completion of

Ukraine: Fighting Continues Despite Truce

Ukraine: Fighting Continues Despite Truce

Fierce fighting has continued between government troops and pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine, despite renewed diplomatic efforts to enforce a truce. Ukraine officials said six government soldiers were killed in the past 24 hours and army positions were fired on 26 times near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. The rebels said one of their fighters

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Grohe Germany Enters Nigerian Market With New Products

In its bid to penetrate the Nigerian market, German multinational company, Grohe, has introduced new designs of its products to end-users in the country with plans to capture the West African market. Some of the products unveiled by luxury and kitchen fittings manufacturer include Grandera 5-hole bath/shower, 3-hole washbasin mixer, towel rail, bathtub, floor and

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Glo Partners SMEDAN in Supporting SMEs

Globacom has concluded plans to provide financial grants to Small and Medium Enterprises, SMEs, in the country in collaboration with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN, Kamaldeen Shonibare, the company’s Head of Corporate Sales, stated in Lagos, at a meeting with chairmen and secretaries of Business Member Organisations and Cluster Development

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AFRIMA Storms Uganda

The All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA will be holding a stakeholders’ conference in Uganda on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda. This comes after her successful AUC-AFRIMA conference at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa held recently. The stakeholders’ conference will feature panelists from the Continental Secretariat of AFRIMA and the

WriteHouse Publishing House in collaboration with Patabah Books Limited, a Lagos

WriteHouse, Patabah Books To Host Popular Nigerian Authors

WriteHouse Publishing House in collaboration with Patabah Books Limited, a Lagos bookstore is set to host top Nigerian authors, Olubunmi Familoni and Dami Ajayi, on Sunday, March 22, 2015. The event, which will take place at the Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Mall, Surulere Lagos by 3pm, will be an interactive discussion that is centred on the

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Top FIFA Officials Arrested for Corruption

Seven top officials of FIFA were arrested on Wednesday in connection with alleged corruption. The arrests were made by the US Department of Justice over two criminal investigations into allegations of corruption involving the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids scheduled to be hosted by Russia and Qatar respectively. The seven were among 14 high-ranking

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How Loud Music Leads to Hearing Loss

Researchers have warned that loud music from smartphones can cause permanent hearing loss. The World Health Organisation, WHO, has said in a recent report that over a billion young people are at risk of permanent hearing loss. Shelly Chadha, prevention of deafness and hearing loss technical officer for WHO, said the danger with smartphones is

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Robotel Partners Topteck Nigeria

Robotel Partners Topteck Nigeria

Robotel Incorporated, a Canadian-based teaching solution developer, has achieved a laudable feat towards bridging the gap between Nigerian schools and digital classroom management systems, as it partners Topteck Nigeria, another solution provider. The partnership offers hundreds of Nigerian educational institutions a world-class digital classroom and language laboratories. Yanick Demers, executive director, Robotel Inc, explained during

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