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Research experts with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), have said that the National Nutrition and Health Survey, known as SMART, would lead to an improvement in quality healthcare services in the country.

Experts: Nutrition survey will lead to improved quality healthcare

Research experts with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), have said that the National Nutrition and Health Survey, known as SMART, would lead to an improvement in quality healthcare services in the country.
As the sun rose over the ancient town of Mandalay in Myanmar, a sea of saffron and maroon-robed monks assembled in an area the size of a football field AFP-Handout

30,000 monks attend mass alms-giving in Myanmar

Thirty-thousand monks assembled in the early morning chill in Myanmar on Sunday for a spectacular alms-giving event, partly organised by a controversial mega-temple under scrutiny across the border in Thailand.

ASUU: No going back on our rejection of IPPIS

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said on Wednesday there is no going back on its rejection of the Federal Government’s Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
In this file photo dated Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia. Russia has sent a formal response to the World Anti-Doping Agency, Tuesday Oct. 8, 2019.

Possible new doping sanctions loom for Russia

Top Russian officials decried the recommendations by a World Anti-Doping Agency committee to suspend Russia from international competition over tainted athlete doping probes — the latest in a drawn out saga over accusations of Russian state sponsored doping that has roiled global sport since 2014.

Experts urge stakeholders to step up roles in preventing suicide

Some mental health experts have called for collaboration between parents, guardians, educators and the government in the prevention of suicide.
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US Army examines TikTok security concerns

The U.S. Army is undertaking a security assessment of China-owned social media platform TikTok after a Democratic lawmaker raised national security concerns over the app’s handling of user data, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said Thursday.

Hitler’s birthplace to become local police headquarters

The birthplace of Adolf Hitler in Austria will be used by the police, Austria’s Interior Ministry said on Tuesday, putting an end to discussions about the proper use of the building.
Algeria's parliament Thursday adopted a controversial law aimed at boosting investment in the oil and gas sector, state media said, as activists warned that multinational companies would plunder the country's wealth.

Algeria adopts controversial energy law

Algeria's parliament Thursday adopted a controversial law aimed at boosting investment in the oil and gas sector, state media said, as activists warned that multinational companies would plunder the country's wealth.

Lawmakers call for pause on false micro-targeted political ads

An international “grand committee” of lawmakers called on Thursday for a pause on online micro-targeted political ads with false or misleading information until the area is regulated.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the 3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit in Bangkok on November 4, 2019, on the sidelines of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP)

India firms, farmers applaud premier for rejecting RCEP trade deal

Indian farmers and businesses on Tuesday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to opt-out of a sprawling Asian trade pact, with the country’s largest dairy producer Amul thanking the premier for “supporting livelihoods”.

Insights into China’s proposed digital currency

As China prepares to become the first country to launch a digitized domestic currency, market participants and experts say it is a testament to both financial innovation and Beijing’s desire to have fail-safe control over its cash economy.

250 Nigerian businesses for economic forum in Russia

The Presidency says about 250 Nigerian business interests will participate in the African Business Forum, which will bring together African and Russian business leaders in Sochi, Russia, between Oct. 23 and Oct. 25.

Federal government to set up cancer treatment fund – minister

To reduce the burden of treating cancer, a terminal disease claiming over 40, 000 Nigerians yearly, the federal government is planning to roll out a cancer treatment fund, health minister, Osagie Ehanire, has said.
Nigeria’s energy management giant, Schneider Electric, in partnership with Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) and the National Power Training Institute (NAPTIN) yesterday unveiled the second phase of its up-skill training programme for Nigerian electricians across the country.

Schneider Electric: 90 per cent Nigerians lack access to efficient electricity

An estimated 90 per cent of Nigerians and 2.3 billion people globally lack access to safe and efficient electricity, according to Schneider Electric.

Facebook researchers use maths for better translations

Designers of machine translation tools still mostly rely on dictionaries to make a foreign language understandable. But now there is a new way: numbers.

100m-year-old dinosaur footprints found in east China

Palaeontologists announced on Tuesday in Beijing they had discovered a group of 100 million-year-old fossils of dinosaur footprints in east China’s Zhejiang Province.

Japan searches for North Korean fishermen after boat collision

Japanese authorities said they are searching for several North Korean fishermen thrown to sea off Japan's northern coast after their boat collided with a Japanese Fisheries Agency patrol vessel and sunk early Monday in an area crowded with poachers from the North.
A pedestrian walks past a Huawei product stand at an EE telecommunications shop in central London on April 29, 2019. – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged caution over the role of China’s Huawei in the UK, saying the government should think carefully before opening its doors to the technology giant to develop next-generation 5G mobile networks. His comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May conditionally allowed China’s Huawei to build the UK 5G network, information that was leaked to a newspaper from top secret discussions between senior ministers and security officials, a leak that has caused a scandal that has rocked Britain’s splintered government. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / various sources / AFP)

Russia rolls out the red carpet for Huawei over 5G

While the US banned Huawei for alleged espionage and asked its allies to do the same, Moscow has rolled out the red carpet for the Chinese tech company, letting it develop 5G networks in Russia.

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