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Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki reiterates commitment to end poverty

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Wednesday in Benin reiterated his commitment to eradicate poverty across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state.
Rescue personnel prepare the bodies of the earthquake victims at the compound of a police hospital in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 1, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. AFP PHOTO - MUHAMMAD RIFKI

Quake-hit Indonesia starts burying dead in mass grave

Indonesian volunteers began burying bodies in a mass grave with space for more than a thousand people on Monday, victims of a quake-tsunami that devastated swathes of Sulawesi and left authorities struggling to deal with the sheer scale of the disaster.

Federal government, donor agencies, others to distribute $18 million mosquito nets in Katsina

Two donor agencies, the Society for Family Health (SFH) and Catholic Relief Services, have budgeted $18 million for the procurement and distribution of 4.7 million Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) across the 34 local government areas of Katsina State.
ActionAid Nigeria

ActionAid: 60 percent of children experience violence in Nigeria

Kogi State government in collaboration with ActionAid Nigeria and the Sustainable Mechanisms for Improving Livelihoods and Household Empowerment (SMILE) consortium have developed a multi-sectoral response plan to end violence against children in the State

Governor Amosun: Malaria kills 300,000 in Nigeria annually

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has disclosed that about 300,000 people die annually as a result of malaria.

Expert: Malaria kills 97 percent of children, pregnant women annually

The World Health Organization says 97 percent of children under five years and pregnant women die annually of malaria.

Anti-Malaria campaign records laudable progress – Isaac Adewole

The Minister of Health, Prof. Issac Adewole, says the anti-malaria campaign has achieved remarkable progress with the prevalence dropping from 42 per cent in 2012 to 27 per cent in 2015.

Ondo residents collect treated mosquito nets

The distribution of treated mosquito nets has commenced across the 18 local government council areas of Ondo State after the exercise was flagged off on Friday in Akure by Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

Governor Akeredolu flags off distribution of 2.9million insecticide nets in Ondo

Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Friday in Akure flagged off the distribution of 2.9 million long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets to residents of the state.

Mass burials after devastating Sierra Leone mudslide

Facing the threat of disease, people in Sierra Leone on Wednesday began burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital, Freetown, in one of Africa's worst flood disasters in living memory.

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UK lawmakers block suspension of member accused of sexual harassment

Britain’s upper House of Lords on Thursday voted to block the suspension of a parliamentarian who allegedly tried to force a woman to sleep with him in exchange for a promotion.
Magnus Abe

Magnus Abe: Politicians will plunge Rivers into violence

The Senator representing the Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe has warned politicians not to plunge Rivers State into the kind of violence and mayhem that characterized the 2015 general elections.
Buhari Media Organisation (BMO)

MTN fine: BMO tells senate to face its core duties

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised the Senate to desist from interfering with the executive in running of state affairs but to concentrate more on its duties of providing adequate legislation for the growth of the nation.

Educationist urges continued advocacy to end exam malpractice

Prof. Abednego Ekoko, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Exam Ethics Marshal International, has called for continued advocacy by stakeholders to end exam malpractice in the country.
The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday officially launched the Federal Government’s Trader Moni in Bodija and Oje markets in Oyo state’s capital, Ibadan 20

Yemi Osinbajo: People Money, entrepreneurship banks underway soon

To boost Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs), Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government will soon establish People Money and Entrepreneurship Banks.