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UNN to develop a world-class science park – VC

Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, the Vice-Chancellor of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), says the university is developing a world-class science park.

Herdsmen seek inclusion in fed govt’s health programmes

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has appealed to the Federal Government to include pastoralists in its health programmes to avoid transfer of diseases from humans to animals.

Diezani’s loot can fund infrastructure devt – Group

The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) on Thursday in Abuja, said the stolen funds traced to former Petroleum Minister, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, could fund infrastructure development in the country.

Nigerians call on INEC to create more voters registration centres

Residents of Ibandan, Oyo State, have called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to create additional Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) centres in every ward in the country to enable more eligible voters to register and vote in the future elections.

Ribadu, others urge Osinbajo to stay focused

A pressure group, the Adamawa Progressives Forum, wants Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to remain focused in running Nigeria.

Anambra monarchs seek inquisition into church killings

The Anambra State Council of traditional rulers has appealed to the Anambra State Government to immediately set up high powered Commission of Enquiry to investigate the immediate and remote causes of church killings in Ozubulu.

Keffi FMC executes 11 projects in 4 years – chief

The Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Keffi, Nasarawa State has executed and inaugurated over 11 capital projects from 2013 to date, according to its Medical Director, Dr Giyan Joshua-Ndom.

1,353 Lagos State pilgrims arrive Saudi Arabia for hajj

The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, says 1,353 pilgrims from the state have been transported to Saudi Arabia for the 2017 hajj.

Nigeria Police presents N12.8m to families of 10 deceased officers

Mr Abubakar Mohammed, Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 5, with headquarters in Benin, on Wednesday presented 10 cheques worth N12.8 million to families of 10 deceased officers.

Air Force inducts 5 new trainer aircraft

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has inducted five additional trainer aircraft for training of 401 pilots.

Kogi re-opens forests, trains managers on new tariff

The Kogi State Government on Wednesday organised a one-day training for its forestry officers, guards and contractors on forestry tariff and tree planting in the lead up to the re-opening of its forests.

Arewa youths call for arrest of those behind anti-Igbo song

Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, has said it was not part of the newly released anti-Igbo song produced in northern Nigeria.

Akwa Ibom govt reconstitutes AKISIEC board ahead of council poll

The Akwa Ibom governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has reconstituted the board of Akwa Ibom Independent Electoral Commission (AKISIEC) ahead of the Nov. 11 local council election.

Kaduna restates commitment to girl-child education

The Kaduna State Government on Wednesday reaffirmed its readiness to provide adequate finances and other logistic support for the promotion of girl-child education in the state.

Igbo community visits Aregbesola on mother’s death

An Igbo socio-politic‎al group, Igbo Mandate, has on Wednesday described Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun as a God-given asset to humanity.

What I discussed with Buhari in London – Dalung

The Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has narrated his encounter with President Muhammadu Buhari in London.

UNICEF establishes more nutrition centers in Bauchi

UNICEF Field Office in Bauchi has created six additional Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) centres, to cater for malnourished children, according to the Chief Field Officer, Dr. Abdulai Kaikai.

Jonathan denies squandering over N11trn on electricity

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the report that he was among the past Nigerian leaders who wasted over N11tn on electricity.

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