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ABU Zaria refinery project suffers lack of funding

The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria is making efforts to establish conventional and standard locally-built refineries in Niger Delta to boost the nation’s refinery capacity, but the project is stalled because of lack of funding. Prof. Ibrahim Mohammed-Dabo, the Team Leader, ABU Refinery Project, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Zaria, Kaduna State. Mohamed-Dabo, a Professor of ...

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UNICEF selects 10 Kano LGs for intervention programme-Official


The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has selected 10 local government areas in Kano state for the implementation of its programme this year. Mrs Padmauathi Yedla, the UNICEF Chief, Katsina Field Office disclosed this during a meeting with the Kano State Government officials in Kano on Friday. The state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Murtala Sule-Garo and ...

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A/Ibom Governor’s wife wins award at UN for pet project

Mrs Martha Udom-Emmanuel (middle) with Amb. Fouday Mansaray, High Representative of International Human Rights Commission and other speakers on “Women Empowerment and Girl-child education” at the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN Headquarters, New York   The wife of the Governor of Akwa Ibom, Mrs Martha Udom-Emmanuel, has won an award at the ...

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Buhari Chairs National Food Security Council

Days after he announced the intention of the Federal Government to establish a National Food Security Council, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the constitution of the Council’s membership. The Council, to be chaired by the President, will be inaugurated on Monday, March 26. It will have as members, the Governors of Kebbi, Taraba, Plateau, Lagos, Ebonyi and Delta States. Other Members ...

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IMT, Enugu to begin award of degree in 2019 academic year

The Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu says it will begin award of degrees in affiliation with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) from 2018/2019 academic session. The Rector of IMT, Prof. Augustine Nweze made the disclosure in Enugu on Friday at the 36th Matriculation of the institution. Nweze said that the award of degrees in some disciplines was ...

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U.S. donates 1.6m nets to Nasarawa State

The United States President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) jointly implemented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have donated 1.6 million bed nets for distribution in Nasarawa State. A statement by the U.S. Embassy on Friday in Abuja quoted USAID/Nigeria Mission Director, Stephen Haykin, saying the nets were worth 4.5 million ...

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National Hospital trauma centre operates 24 hours – Official


The National Hospital, Abuja, says its trauma centre is offering a 24-hour service, contrary to speculations that the facility has been close down. The spokesperson of the hospital, Dr Adetayo Haastrup, made this known to newsmen on Friday in Abuja. Haastrup said that the centre is providing a “24/7 consultancy services’’ to the satisfaction of patients. He added that consultants ...

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INEC uncovers illegal registration center in Kwara

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has uncovered an illegal voter registration centre in Offa, Kwara State. INEC Administrative Secretary  in Kwara, Mr Paul Atser, made this known in a statement in Ilorin on Friday. “It has come to the notice of Independent National Electoral Commission, Kwara State that some unscrupulous persons are carrying out illegal registration of ...

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Evans : I was chained for 88 days, escapee company MD tells court


Mr Donatius Dunu, the Managing Director of Maydon Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Lagos, on Friday told an Ikeja High Court how he was kidnapped and held for 88 days by the suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans and his gang. Evans is standing trial alongside Uche Amadi, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Aduba on a two-count charge of ...

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