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Oxford dictionary adds Danfo, Okada, Tokunbo, K-leg, 25 others in latest update

Oxford English Dictionary has added 29 Nigerian words and expressions in its January updates to the dictionary.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian army centre graduates 141 personnel in indigenous languages

The Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC), on Friday, graduated 141 personnel of Nigerian Army, comprising 49 officers and 92 soldiers in three major indigenous Nigerian languages.
National Universities Commission (NUC),

Institute for Nigerian Languages begs NUC over degree awarding status

The National Institute for Nigerian Languages, Aba, Abia State, has urged the National Universities Commission, NUC, to allow the institute to commence awarding degrees as stipulated in the Act that established the institution.

Nigeria a market place, not meant to be developed – UNN professor

Professor of Linguistics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, Christopher Agbedo, has described Nigeria as a market place meant to be exploited and never to be developed.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Mass literacy: Federal government engages 999 facilitators nationwide

The Federal Government has disclosed that a total of 999 facilitators have been engaged to man the adult and literacy campaign in the country.

General Buratai, 49 senior officers take language test

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, and 49 senior officers on Wednesday at the Army Headquarters, Abuja took a language proficiency test in Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba languages.

NICO establishes cultural clubs in schools

The National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) says it has established cultural clubs in schools across the country as part of its catch-them-young initiative.
Stella Etta of Nigeria Women Association of Georgia (NWAG)

500 students get US women scholarship

Nigeria Women Association of Georgia (NWAG) has awarded scholarships to 506 female college students and shipped medical supplies worth $2 million to Nigeria.

World No Tobacco Day: Activists urge federal government to establish tobacco control fund

To mark the 2018 World No Tobacco Day, activists have asked the Federal Government to establish a Tobacco Control Fund, as part efforts to rid the country of the dangerous substance.

BSN: Mother tongue must be taught in schools

The General Secretary of the Bible Society of Nigeria, Dr. Dare Ajiboye, has said that government at all levels in the country need to work assiduously to preserve the local languages in the country.

Kano government trains 3,500 vigilance members, distributes uniforms worth N200 million

The Kano State Government has trained 3,500 vigilance members on basic literacy and distributed uniforms worth over N200 million to various vigilance groups with a view to enhance their operations.

World Cancer Day: Isaac Adewole urges Nigerians to engage in physical exercises

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world in commemorating the 2018 World Cancer Day, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has called on Nigerians to always engage in physical exercises to reduce the risk of having cancer.

Police TV goes live Nov 28, to poach workers from CNN, BBC

The proposed Nigeria Police Broadcasting Service (NPBS) would hit the Air Waves nationwide beginning from November 28 2017.

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Lassa fever: NMA faults Nigeria’s preparedness for disease outbreaks

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has described the recent outbreak of Lassa fever across the country as a reflection of the abysmally low level of preparedness in handling infectious diseases, especially viral hemorrhagic fever, at all levels of healthcare delivery.
Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest in support of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun.

MURIC: Amotekun should not target any group for victimization

THE Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) yesterday advised the South-west states Governors that the new security organization code name Amotekun should not lean towards any religion or target any ethnic group for victimization.

PANDEF: Federal government should overhaul security architecture

Pan Niger Delta Forum, the South-South regional group in it’s reaction, said the Federal Government should immediately overhaul the nation’s security architecture and apparatus.
China has sent 450 military medical staff, including professionals who have experience in the fight against SARS or Ebola, to the novel coronavirus hardest-hit city of Wuhan.

China sends medics to Wuhan as coronavirus death toll rises to 80

Hundreds of medics are being sent to help deal with a rising number of cases of the new coronavirus in China’s central metropolis of Wuhan, health authorities said on Monday.

Full list of no-go areas for motorcycles, tricycles in Lagos

The Lagos State Government on Monday banned okada and tricycle riders in six Local Governments, nine Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, major highways and bridges in the state.