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Chemical weapons: FG warns producers, marketers

Chemical weapons By Muhammad Nur Tijani The Federal Government has cautioned producers and marketers of chemical weapons against allowing it into the hands of non-state actors. Mr Gabriel Aduda, the Permanent Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, gave the warning at a sensitisation workshop in …

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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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UNGA: Nigeria to seek global support to combat terrorism

Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama By Lizzy Okoji Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI). Onyeama made this known on Tuesday in Abuja during a Pre-UNGA briefing with newsmen …

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Buhari dissolves Obono-Obla’s SPIP – News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

  Mr Okoi Obono-Obla President Muhammadu Buhari has formally dissolved the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) as currently constituted with Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla as Chairman. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has been directed to immediately take over all outstanding investigations and other activities of the …

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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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Kenya to nationalise airline to boost competitiveness

Kenyan Airways (Xinhua/NAN) Kenyan government has concluded plans to nationalise its carrier Kenya Airways by end of the year in order to boost its competitiveness. Sebastian Mikosz, chief executive officer, Kenya Airways, told journalists in Nairobi on Tuesday that all its regional and international competitors are also owned by their respective governments and thus have …

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Xenophobia: S/Africa denies Air Peace plane landing permit to evacuate 2nd batch of Nigerians

Air Peace fleet By Yunus Yusuf The evacuation of the second batch of Nigerians from South Africa owing to ongoing xenophobic attacks, suffered an interruption on Tuesday following the delay in granting landing permit to Air Peace. The airline has volunteered to evacuate Nigerians willing to return to the country following the recent violence against …

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Gatefield, Oliver’s Burgers launch campaign against “Shisha” consumption

Campaign on dangers of consuming Shisha By Emmaunel Afonne Gatefield, a Public Strategy Firm in collaboration with an Abuja’s leading Burger restaurant, Oliver’s Burger  in Abuja launched a campaign on the dangers of Shisha consumption in the country. Shisha smoking – also called hookah, narghile, waterpipe, or hubble bubble smoking – is a way of …

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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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