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Ministry: 45% of deaths of children preventable with healthy diets

Forty-five per cent of deaths of children could be prevented through eating of healthy diets, Dr. Mohammed Bello Umar, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, has declared.

Lagos unfolds strategies to sanitise meat value chain

Sequel to the new reforms that the State Government has adopted to sanitize the red meat value chain in the State, the State Government has unfolded what it termed the immediate, intermediate and long term strategies for immediate implementation in the State.

Police: Six out of nine kidnapped victims regain freedom

The Nigeria Police says six out of the nine victims who were kidnapped last Monday around Pegi Community in Abuja have been released.

Official: 45 percent of under-five mortality preventable

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammed Umar, said on Friday that 45 percent of death of children under five years old was preventable with a healthy diet.

Official: Healthy diet can prevent 45% of under-5 mortality

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Umar, says 45 per cent of death of children under five years old was preventable with a healthy diet.

World Bank supports 50 communities affected by Boko Haram with N500 million

The World Bank-assisted Community and Social Development Programme (CSDP) has earmarked N500 million for provision of support to 50 communities affected by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno.

World Bank earmarks N500 million for 50 Borno communities affected by Boko Haram

The World Bank-assisted Community and Social Development Programme has earmarked N500 million for provision of support to 50 communities affected by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Thursday met with stakeholders in Tiv land to brainstorm on the lingering hostilities in the Sankera axis.

Governor Ortom seeks EU support for Benue’s development

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, wednesday called on the European Union (EU) to support the state in the areas of health, water supply, flood control and the resettlement of those displaced from their ancestral homes by armed herdsmen.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 2

House of Reps: Anti-corruption laws not strong enough

The House of Representatives has unfolded its legislative agenda for 2019 to 2023 with a resolve to strengthen anti corruption agencies in the country, saying existing anti-corruption laws in the country has not given the anti-graft bodies enough power to investigate and prosecute corruption cases.
President Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, have agreed to set up a committee to address the issue compensation to victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, it was learnt on Thursday. 3

Xenophobia: Nigeria, South Africa to set up committee on compensation — in pictures

President Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, have agreed to set up a committee to address the issue compensation to victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, it was learnt on Thursday.
Akindele Justina Temitayo, a 200-level student of History and International Studies department, Federal University Oye-Ekiti has emerged Miss Ekiti 2019.

Federal university student emerges Miss Ekiti 2019

Akindele Justina Temitayo, a 200-level student of History and International Studies department, Federal University Oye-Ekiti has emerged Miss Ekiti 2019.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has said that State government has scaled up its emergency preparedness against emerging infectious diseases through implementation of policies on bio-security and bio-banking.

Lagos scales up emergency preparedness against infectious diseases

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said that State government has scaled up its emergency preparedness against emerging infectious diseases through implementation of policies on bio-security and bio-banking.

Police seek public support in curbing officers’ corrupt acts

The Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdurrahman, has warned police personnel serving in the state against corruption tendencies.

Anambra governor presents N137.1 billion budget proposal for 2020

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State on Thursday presented a budget proposal of N137.1 billion for 2020 to the State House of Assembly for approval.

Obafemi Awolowo university mulls own airport to support aeronautic studies

The vice chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has disclosed plans by the university to build its own airport within the campus to support its aeronautic programme.
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House of Reps moves against proliferation of nylon, plastic bags to check pollution

The House of Representatives on Tuesday commenced a process of halting further proliferation of nylon and plastic bags, especially by commercial outlets and market traders in the country.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed a filling station in Katsina State, north-western Nigeria.

DPR shuts down three illegal gas plants in Akwa Ibom

The Eket Field Office of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has shut down three illegal gas plants in Ikot Ekpene local government area of Akwa Ibom state.

Minister reiterated federal government’s commitment to human, capital, infrastructure development

Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola has said the Federal Government is committed to human capital, economic and infrastructure developments to boost Nigeria’s global competitiveness.

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The Italian Carabinieri police corps said that more than 31,000 pills of Yaba, known as the `madness drug,’ have been seized in a large-scale operation.

Italian police seize 31,000 Yaba drug in massive raid

The Italian Carabinieri police corps said that more than 31,000 pills of Yaba, known as the `madness drug,’ have been seized in a large-scale operation.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate President: Why we are amending Production Sharing Contract law

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Monday justified the current move by the Senate to amend the law on Production Sharing Contract in the oil industry.

Flood: Badagry residents count losses in homes, churches, farmlands

Residents of some communities in Badagry area of Lagos State have continued counting their losses due to flooding after many hours of weekend rainfall which destroyed homes, churches, shops and farmlands.

Lawyers demand justice over colleague’s police brutality

A group of lawyers in Onitsha, Anambra state, have asked the state police command to bring to justice all officers involved in the manhandling of their colleague, Jacob Obasi in Onitsha, last Friday.

Gunmen kill 14 policemen in Mexico

Gunmen killed 14 police Monday in an attack in the state of Michoacan, in western Mexico, authorities said, condemning the latest violence in the restive region, a hotspot for criminal groups and armed vigilantes.