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NAFDAC Boss, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye and WAHO Director of Public Health, Dr Carlos Brito, addressing journalists in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday.

NAFDAC raises the alarm over high rate of drug abuse

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) at the weekend raised the alarm over the high rate and prevalence of drug addicts in the country.
Buba Marwa

Drug abuse: Education, employment keys to reduction – Governor Marwa

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse, Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa, has said that Nigeria must retool its education system to allow more children into schools as a way of minimising drug abuse in the country.
The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) on Saturday called for more donor agencies and increased domestic financing to drive malaria elimination in the country.

WHO declares Uzbekistan malaria-free

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Uzbekistan’s success in becoming recognised as a malaria-free country is an “extraordinary outcome”.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

PDP: Atiku Abubakar’s policy document, a dawn for new Nigeria

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the policy document presented to Nigerians by its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, will bring a new dawn to Nigeria. It said the document embodies the collective mindset, yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians in their quest for a new leadership and a better life in the country.

Muhammadu Buhari: Benin Kingdom model for ethnic kingdom

President Buhari said this on Saturday in Benin, the Edo State capital, on the occasion of the second coronation anniversary of the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II and the launch of a book on the Benin Mornachy titled, An Anthology of Benin History.

Federal government to eradicate child labour, human trafficking by 2025

Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, has said that the was doing everything possible to effectively eradicate forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and secure prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour by the year 2025.

US commends Nigeria’s efforts at eliminating child labour

The International Relations Officer (Africa Adviser) in the United States Department of Labour, Olaoluwa “Ola” Abina, made the pledge while on a working visit to the Ministry of Labour and Employment on Thursday in Abuja.

UN: World one step away from nuclear destruction

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that the world is “one mechanical, electronic or human error away from a catastrophe that could eradicate entire cities from the map.”

2019: General Babangida asks Nigerians to begin search for ‘new breed’ leaders

The former military ruler said “At this point of our national history, we must take some rather useful decisions that would lead to real development and promote peaceful co-existence among all the nationalities.”

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Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti has invested N4.5 billion to boost school enrolment – governor

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said the state government has invested a staggering sum of N4.5 billion to shore up school enrolment in the last 11 months he returned as the state chief executive.

NAPTIP warns youths against social media marriages

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has warned youths against engaging in social media and Internet marriages.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Court remands butcher who ‘raped 25-year-old’

An Upper Area Court, Mpape, on Monday, ordered that a 34-year-old butcher, Abu Mohammed, who allegedly raped a 25-year-old woman, be remanded in a correctional facility in Keffi, Nasarawa State.
The royal family of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State has insisted that the installation of the new Obi (King), Ifechukwude Chukwuka Okonjo was not done in error.

Ogwashi-Uku: Obi Ifechukwude Okonjo legitimately installed – Royal family

The royal family of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State has insisted that the installation of the new Obi (King), Ifechukwude Chukwuka Okonjo was not done in error.
Barr. Frank Ugboma, Chairman Imo Assembly House Committee on Public Safety, Intelligence and Securities

My victory at tribunal, renewed hope for PDP, masses in Imo – Assemblyman

A member of Imo State House of Assembly, Mr Frank Ugboma, has described his recent victory at the Election Petitions Tribunal in Owerri, as renewed hope for his party and the common man in the state.