Tag Archives: NIGERIA

Gov’t should intensify awareness on cervical cancer

Dr Achara Peter, a consultant gynaecologist, Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Keffi, has advised the three tiers of government to intensify awareness campaign for women on the dangers of cervical cancer. Peter told newsmen on Monday in Keffi that adequate awareness ...

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MMM: The Fool And His Money Are Parted

By Yinka Odumakin Those who were in Lagos around 1991-2 would remember Forum Finance located on Allen Avenue in Ikeja, a company that employed a number of young men and women in flashy cars going about town duping the gullible ...

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Nigeria severes diplomatic ties with Taiwan, shuts Abuja office

The Federal Government on Wednesday pledged support for “One China” and shut Taiwanese office in Abuja. This development means that Nigeria would no longer recognise Taiwan as a country. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, stated this while answering ...

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REVENUE: Customs generated N898bn in 2016

The Nigeria Customs Service has generated N898 billion as revenue in 2016, including VAT, says the service Spokesman, Mr Joseph Attah. Attah told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja that the figure was however less than the ...

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Spaghetti, furniture, drugs, footwear and the full list of Nigeria’s import prohibition

Not less than 25 items that have been banned from being imported into Nigeria. The Ministry of finance on Friday, circulated the list which includes soaps, spaghetti and used fridges. The ban on the items was put in place by ...

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DID YOU KNOW? More people died in 2016 suicide bombings than ever before – Study

A study by the Israeli Institute for National Security Studies on Friday indicated that last year was the deadliest recorded for suicide bombings, with more than 5,650 people killed worldwide. A statement from the Tel Aviv-based institute said not less ...

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Nigeria’s active telecom subscribers jump to 153,949,450 – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says active users of telecommunications services in the country increased to 153,949,450 in November 2016. The telecommunications industry regulator gave the figure in its Monthly Subscriber/Operator Data released on Wednesday in Lagos. It said that ...

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Nigeria’s National airline to begin operation in 2017

Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, the Minister of Aviation, Capt. Hadi Sirika, noted that Nigeria will have a very strong, viable national airline before the end of 2017. “When we came in we were very clear on our ...

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Mbaka notifies Buhari of hunger and suffering in the land, advises him on the way to go

Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka of the Adoration Ministry in Enugu State has advised President Muhammadu Buhari on leadership in the New Year. He gave the advice in Enugu on Saturday in his New Year message at the cross over service ...

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Lassa Fever claims 149 lives in Nigeria between 2015/16

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday said Nigeria recorded the largest outbreaks of Lassa fever in its history between 2015 and 2016, with 273 reported cases resulting to 149 deaths. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer of ...

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