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Malaria Fight Needs More Funding – MSN

Malaria Society of Nigeria (MSN) president, Dr Babajide Puddicombe has called on the Federal Government to provide more funds to effectively tackle malaria in the country. Puddicombe made the call in Ota, Ogun after a public campaign to mark World Malaria Day. The campaign, with the theme “Invest in the future defeat of Malaria’’ was organised by the association in …

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Africare Spends $150,000 In Akwa Ibom

-In Battles Against Malaria Annually Africare, an international Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), working in Eket and Ibeno areas of Akwa Ibom, says it spends $150, 000 yearly on malaria control programmes in the state. Dr Patrick Adah, Africare’s Director of Malaria Programme disclosed at Ibeno, headquarters of Ibeno Local Government Area of the state. Adah said that the organisation started operations …

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Ex-militants Advise Buhari On Amnesty

-Want Continuity For Presidential Programme Niger Delta ex-militant leaders yesterday urged president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari to sustain the amnesty programme of the Federal Government. The ex-freedom fighters under the aegis of Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative, however, pledged to support the incoming administration. National President, LPCDI, Pastor Reuben Wilson, hailed Buhari for his victory at the poll, but implored him …

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FRSC Returns Crash Victim’s N.4m

Sabon Tasha Unit of the Kaduna Sector Command, Federal Road Safety Corps, yesterday returned N419,290 to the family of Mufutau Salami, who died in an auto crash in the state. While calling on motorists to avoid dangerous driving, the Unit Commander, Muhammadu Ogoshi, presented the said money to the family of the deceased at the Mararaban Rido area of Chikun …

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Police Nab Six Robbers In Ogun

The police in Ogun State have arrested six suspected armed robbers, who are alleged to be notorious and said to usually terrorize people in Ota, Ibafo and Ago-Iwoye areas of the state. State command spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi in a statement said three of the suspected armed robbers, Balogun Akin, Olayemi Mustapha, and Mohammed Kola were arrested last Sunday at about …

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Strike Grounds Akwa Ibom Assembly

Workers in Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly on Thursday in Uyo, began a three-day warning strike following the refusal of the state government to honour the agreement it reached with the union on the payment of the new consolidated salary structure. The aggrieved workers, who were over 100, blocked the entrance to the Assembly gates, bearing fresh plantain leaves …

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NNPC’s Refunding $1.48b – Diezani

-Corporation Wants Fuel Subsidy Stopped Minister of petroleum resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, on Wednesday disclosed that Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has started refunding the $1.48bn unremitted fund into the Federation Account as recommended by audit firm, PriceWaterHouse Coopers, The Punch reports. She however did not disclose how much has so far been refunded by the corporation. It will be …

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Bauchi Court Returns Nyako’s Suit

A suit filed by a former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, to challenge his impeachment from office in July 2014 made a return from Bauchi Division of the Federal High Court to chief judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta. Nyako, through the suit which was originally filed in the Yola Division of the Federal High Court, …

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New Police Boss Meets Jonathan

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, yesterday met behind closed-doors with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. That was his first meeting with Jonathan since he formally took over from his predecessor, Mr. Suleiman Abba, on Wednesday. The President had on Monday sacked Abba who was appointed the IGP about nine months ago and named Arase …

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Senate Talks Tough Against Xenophobia

-Wants Zulu King Dragged To ICC -Asks FG To Recall Nigerian Envoy The senate yesterday urged the federal government to immediately recall its ambassador from South Africa, and sue the country’s Zulu King at the International Criminal Court, over ongoing xenophobic attacks. Violence has continued in South Africa as locals target foreigners, with at least seven migrants killed. After three …

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