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January 20, 2018 5:08 AM NNigeria Develops Ebola, Malaria Herbal Drugs

The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) says it has successfully researched and developed six traditional herbal products for the treatment of Ebola, Malaria and other diseases. The NIPRD Director-General, Prof. Karniyus Gamaniel, said this while presenting the score card of his eight-year tenure (2009 to 2017) in Abuja 13

January 12, 2018 6:36 AM NYSC introduces new payment system for prospective corps members

The management of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has announced the new payment method for all prospective corps members. The Scheme introduced use of remita to make payment easier for corps members, via the NYSC official portal. Below is the complete procedures on how to make payment on NYSC portal, using the Remita pay option. 1. PCM should go to the portal 28

January 9, 2018 2:05 AM FG nets N3tr from TSA

Federal Government says it has generated over N3 trillion since the commencement of Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy. The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, made the disclosure in a document to highlight the programmes of the ministry in the past 24 months. According to her, the government put its feet down to ensure full compliance by Ministries 12

January 7, 2018 12:05 PM China Breaks Record With World’s Longest Bridge

China said it has completed the major work of the world’s longest sea bridge on schedule, after its lighting system was installed and tested. It took six years preparation, and eight years to build the 55-kilometre-long bridge linking Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao. Major work on the bridge consisted of a 22.9-kilometre-long main bridge, a 6.7-kilometre-long 32

January 4, 2018 2:55 AM Disease epidemics claim 1,000 Nigerians annually – Expert

A public health expert and former Chief Medical Director of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Prof Akin Osibogun, has said no fewer than 1,000 Nigerians die annually as a result of disease epidemics. Speaking at an annual health symposium, with theme, “Emergency Response to Disease Outbreaks: The Way Forward in Nigeria,” he said these deaths 22

January 2, 2018 7:11 AM Restructuring will crush those resisting it – Ohanaeze warns Buhari

The Igbo apex social-political organization, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has warned that restructuring will consume those resisting it. This was in reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year address on the subject matter. Speaking to Punch through its National Publicity Secretary, Uche Achi- Okpaga, in Enugu, Ohaneze said that Buhari was never going 19

January 2, 2018 6:33 AM Appointment of dead persons: NLC comes hard on Buhari

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, yesterday said that the controversy over appointment of some dead persons in the board of some Federal Parastatals, was as a result of delay and lumping of thousands of names together without due diligence. NLC through its General Secretary, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, NLC insisted that it had expressed serious worries over the long delay 20

January 2, 2018 12:33 AM NNPC distributes 1.3bn litres of fuel

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), yesterday, disclosed that it sold and distributed 1.352.86 billion litres of petroleum products across the country last October through the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC). The national oil company, which made the disclosure in its October 2017 edition of the Monthly NNPC Operations and Financial 18

December 25, 2017 2:55 PM Removal of roundabouts along Lekki-Epe Expressway saves residents N87 billion yearly: report

The removal of six roundabouts along the Lekki-Epe Expressway has saved residents and motorists in the corridor about N87 billion yearly, a report of the Junction Improvement Works carried out by a construction giant, Planet Projects Limited, has revealed. The Lekki-Epe road, as at the time it was reconstructed, was designed to accommodate about 30,000 vehicles 23

December 21, 2017 12:49 PM Cholera cases in Yemen rise to 1 million – Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says the number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has hit one million, ICRC said in a statement. ICRC reported on Thursday that the war caused over 80 per cent of the population short of food, fuel, clean water and access to healthcare. Yemen, one of the Arab world’s poorest countries, is in a proxy 25