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Chief Executive of Zinox Technologies, Dr Leo Stan Ekeh, has called for adequate funding for the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), calling it an asset that can enable the much needed socio-economic development that Nigeria seeks

Zinox boss calls for increased funding for space sector

The Chief Executive of Zinox Technologies, Dr Leo Stan Ekeh, has called for adequate funding for the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), calling it an asset that can enable the much needed socio-economic development that Nigeria seeks.

Experts encourage development, use of traditional medicine

President of the Nigerian Institute of Homeopathy, Prof Ernest Ugo, has harped on the development and use of traditional medicine in the country.
The United States has said more than $6bn has been invested in Nigeria’s HIV-AID control, even as more than one million women and children are currently on HIV treatment through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

CISHAN: Inadequate domestic funding a challenge to Nigeria’s HIV response

Mr. Dennis Otabo, the Coordinator, Civil Society for HIV and AIDS in Nigeria (CISHAN), Rivers chapter, says inadequate domestic funding for the HIV epidemic in Nigeria is a major challenge currently stalling the HIV response progress in the country.
Vials labelled COVID-19 Coronavirus-Vaccine and medical syringe are placed on the European Union map in this picture illustration taken December 2, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration

Coronavirus: Scientists optimistic about vaccines for all

Scientists developing COVID-19 vaccines are optimistic that by the end of next year, all people everywhere will have access to safe and effective treatments against a disease which has disrupted the entire planet.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) with funding from the European Union has rehabilitated Borno psychiatric hospital in Maiduguri which was destroyed and vandalised by the Boko Haram terrorists in 2013.

EU, WHO rehabilitate Borno psychiatric hospital destroyed by Boko Haram

The World Health Organisation (WHO) with funding from the European Union has rehabilitated Borno psychiatric hospital in Maiduguri which was destroyed and vandalised by the Boko Haram terrorists in 2013.
FILE PHOTO- Marijuana enthusiasts gather after midnight to celebrate the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in Portland, Oregon July 1, 2015. REUTERS-Steve Dipaola

U.S. House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, but the legislation is not expected to advance further as long as the Senate remains in Republican hands.
Governors of the thirty-six states of the country under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF will be meeting tomorrow, with evolving a new national security order that will ensure the safety of lives and property nationwide topping the agenda

Nigerian governors to meet with President Buhari to address security challenges

Governors of the thirty six states under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF have resolved to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to address the security challenges with continued cases of armed banditry, terrorism and kidnapping across the country.

Nigerian government seeking alternative funding to fast-track Lagos-Badagry expressway project

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola, told newsmen on Friday in Lagos that section three of the project between Agbara and Badagry was experiencing accelerated construction due to increased funding.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has expressed the readiness of the Senate and the National Assembly to partner with the Nigerian Bottling Company, NBC, and the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance, FBRA, to fight the menace of plastic pollution through recycling.

Senate to partner NBC, food and beverage manufacturers on plastic pollution

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has expressed the readiness of the Senate and the National Assembly to partner with the Nigerian Bottling Company, NBC, and the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance, FBRA, to fight the menace of plastic pollution through recycling.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Nigeria’ll put additional satellites in space – minister

The Federal government says it is now more determined put additional satellites in the orbit to enhance the realization of its developmental agenda for space technology.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Senate summons Minister, SGF, NCDC, NAFDAC chiefs over coronavirus vaccine

The Senate on Thursday summoned the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-l9, Boss Mustapha, to brief its Committees on Health and Primary Healthcare on modalities the Federal Government would adopt to procure and administer COVID-19 vaccines on Nigerians.

NUT wants Ebonyi govt to prioritise education

The Ebonyi chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has urged the state government to prioritise development of the state’s educational sector.

Ex-NIPSS boss seeks improved care for police

Prof. Danfulani Ahmed, former Director-General, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), has called for improved care and recognition for the Nigeria Police.
Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.

Aisha Buhari seeks harmonisation of gender violence laws

The Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has called for better funding and harmonisation of Nigeria’s laws to combat the growing spate of gender-based violence.

NASU laments delay in conclusion of negotiations with Nigerian government

The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of Universities has expressed worry over the delay in the conclusion of renegotiations between the federal government and unions in tertiary institutions.

Fitch Ratings: Forex liquidity risk may affect credit rating of Nigerian banks

Fitch Ratings, a global credit rating agency, predicts a risk in the rating of Nigerian banks due to foreign currency liquidity.

NULGE, ALGON call for scrapping of multiple taxes, illegal roadblocks

Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) and the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) have called for an immediate end to the illegal roadblocks and collection of multiple ‘illegal’ levies from motorists across the 774 local governments of the country and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
UNFPA disclosed this in a statement by its Executive Director, Dr Natalia Kanem, in Abuja to mark the 2020 World AIDS Day with the theme, “Ending the HIV-AIDS Epidemic- Resilience and Impact.”

UNFPA: Sex workers, gay men account for 50% of new HIV cases

United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, on Tuesday, said key populations such as sex workers and gay men accounted for 50 per cent of new HIV cases in the world.

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Chief Executive of Zinox Technologies, Dr Leo Stan Ekeh, has called for adequate funding for the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), calling it an asset that can enable the much needed socio-economic development that Nigeria seeks

Zinox boss calls for increased funding for space sector

The Chief Executive of Zinox Technologies, Dr Leo Stan Ekeh, has called for adequate funding for the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), calling it an asset that can enable the much needed socio-economic development that Nigeria seeks.
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