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Abuja-Kaduna rail travelers safe – NRC assures

Abuja-Kaduna rail service By Lucy Ogalue The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), says it has intensified efforts to ensure the safety of trains and passengers that travel via the Abuja-Kaduna Train Service(AKTS). Mr Paschal Nnorli, Manager, AKTS, NRC, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday in Abuja, said that the 1955 …

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Gov. Udom hosts IOCs over move to end gas flaring

………Plans over 5,000 new jobs with gas initiative Gov. Udom Emmanuel with representatives of the IOC during the inspection on the intelligent Building in the state The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, on Tuesday hosted multinational companies comprising Mobil Producing Nigeria, Vitol and BlackRhino in Uyo and expressed desire for more partnership to …

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Patient safety: FG tasked to curb healthcare errors, preventable deaths

Patient safety: FG tasked to curb healthcare errors, preventable deaths By Abujah Racheal As the World marks Patient Safety Day, some Nigerians in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have called on the Federal Government to ensure that healthcare errors that cause unwarranted deaths are curbed. The Nigerians spoke to our correspondent on the sidelines of …

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Average price per litre of kerosene up in August – NBS

Average price per litre of kerosene up in August – NBS By Folasade Akpan The average price per litre paid by consumers for National Household Kerosene increased to N319.94 in August 2019 from N316.03 in July, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The bureau, in its “National Household Kerosene Price Watch (August 2019)” …

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Facebook blocks Netanyahu’s chatbox for election violation

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Facebook (FB.O) on Tuesday after the social network blocked a “chatbot” from his right-wing Likud party’s account for violating election day rules. “They took a 100 kg hammer and brought it down on a fly, because it is a Likud fly,” Netanyahu said …

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Health officers plan to disinfect Abakaliki, environs of yellow fever

Health officers By Uchenna Ugwu Mr Sunday Nwonu, a Sanitarian and Senior Environmental Health Officer, Ministry of Environment, Ebonyi, says the ministry plans to sanitise Abakaliki and environs following the recent outbreak of yellow fever in the state. Nwonu made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki on …

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UNGA: Nigeria’s Muhammad-Bande takes over as president

Ambassador Muhammad-Bande: declares interest in UNGA Presidency By Harison Arubu Ms Maria Espinosa, the President of the 73rd UN General Assembly, on Monday handed over to Nigeria’s Muhammad-Bande, who will lead the 74th session of the assembly in the next one year. The ceremony, held inside the General Assembly Hall of the UN headquarters in …

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GenCos releases 3,306 MWH of electricity to national grid – report

  GenCos releases 3,306 MWH of electricity to national grid – report By Constance Imasuen Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos), comprising gas-fired and hydro stations, said they released an average of 3,306 MegaWatts/Hour of electricity into the national grid on Sunday . The Advisory Power Team, Office of the Vice President, disclosed this in a daily energy …

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Seven-year-old Nigerian robotic kid aims for World title

Winners of 2019 World Robot Olympiad, from left, Christian Peter-Jesse and Brendon Ikem By Olanrewaju Akojede Seven-year-old 2019 World Robot Olympiad (WRO) joint champion Brendon Ikem has said that he aimed to be the best Artificial Intelligent (AI) developer in the world. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ikem, emerged champion alongside his …

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