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NGO embarks on health awareness campaign at IDPs camp

Advocacy for Development Inclusion and Environmental Sustainability (ADIES), a non-governmental organisation, on Friday embarked on disease prevention and health awareness campaign at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Durumi, FCT. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in the camp, no fewer than 3,000 IDPs live in shanties with inadequate basic sanitation facilities. The Executive Director of ADIES, Mr ...

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Electronic building plan process still cumbersome — Town Planners

Mr Olaide Afolabi, President of the Association of Town Planning Consultants of Nigeria (ATOPCON), on Friday called for an improvement on the electronic method of processing building plan approvals in Lagos State. Afolabi said in Lagos that the electronic approach has yet make an appreciable impact on the process. He said that the electronic pattern was supposed to make the ...

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Security guard, 40, docked for allegedly raping girl,16

A 40-year-old security guard, Salisu Yakubu, who allegedly raped a teenager appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday. Yakubu, who resides at No. 1, Chike St., Ipaja, a suburb of Lagos, is being tried for rape. The prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Dec. 10, at the accused residence. Ogu ...

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Rwanda bans water-pipe tobacco smoking, importation

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Rwanda has announced ban on importation and smoking of water-pipe tobacco popularly known as “shisha’’ on Friday. The use, advertisement and import of water-pipe tobacco are banned on Rwandan territory with effect from Dec. 15, 2017, a statement issued by Ministry of Health said. The ban is in line with World Health Organisation tobacco guidelines underlining smoking health effects such ...

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Police arraign businessman in court for alleged cheating

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A businessman, Daniel Datti, on Friday, appeared before a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja for alleged cheating. Datti is standing trial on a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and cheating. The Police Prosecutor, Haruna Musa, told the court that one Hannatu Zira of Life camp, Abuja reported the matter at the Wuse Police Station on Nov. ...

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Humanitarian assistance: Yobe Govt. expresses concern over animal health

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The Yobe Pilot Livestock Development Programme (YPLDP) has expressed concern over unverified health status of livestock imported into the state by humanitarian organisations. The Manager of YPLDP, Dr Mustapha Gaidam, Made the government’s position known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Damaturu. He said the programme had identified Contagious Bovine Pluro Pneumonia (CBPP), ...

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DPR sanctions 10 filling stations in Zamfara over price hike

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The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Friday said it had sanctioned 10 petrol filling stations in Zamfara for selling fuel above official pump price. The Acting Controller of the department in Gusau, Saleh Audu, told newsmen in Gusau. Audu said DPR had visited 35 filling stations across the state in the past one week and discovered that 10 out ...

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Gov. Umahi encourages Ebonyi women to engage in small scale businesses

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi, on Friday, encouraged women to explore possibilities of engaging in small scale businesses through Bank of Industry (BoI). He made the call in Abakaliki while receiving an award of excellence conferred on him by members of Ebonyi Women for Akubaraoha (EBOWOMA) 2019. He said ‘`I appreciate your support for this administration and urge you to ...

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NPA identifies waste as major cause of pollution in Lagos Lagoon

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Friday identified municipal waste as major materials causing pollution in Lagos Lagoon. Mr Yunusa Ibrahim, the Principal Manager, Environment Department of NPA said this in Lagos. According to him, waste that ends up in the Lagoon gathers around the harbour areas in the morning and disappears to the other sides in the evening. ‘‘The ...

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