Ogun, MTN Foundation enters partnership on maternal, infant mortality

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  To better understand the true burden of maternal deaths in Nigeria, the UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, Soumi Sakai, said that, one Nigerian woman dies every 10 minutes due to complications in childbirth, and over 500 newborns die daily. The former Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Salamatu Suleiman, said one in every nine maternal deaths worldwide occurs in Nigeria. These figures are scary and needed to be addressed urgently. Available data shows that every day, in 2016, 15,000 children died before their fifth birthday, 46 per cent…

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Rescued deportees from Libya find solace in T.B Joshua

  The plight of Nigerian deportees from Libya has recently become a matter of national interest with the Nigerian government promising to evacuate all stranded Nigerians in the North African country. With gory tales of the highest levels of dehumanisation, no sane government would fold its arms and watch its citizens treated like beasts. Many Nigerians who reacted to the government’s evacuation of the country’s citizens wondered why it took such a long for it to take action, bearing in mind the fact that hundreds of Nigerians lost their lives…

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Ondo youths extol Akinlaja’s virtues at 2017 Ekimogun Day

  The Chairman House Committee on Petroleum Resources Downstream, Honourable Joseph Akinlaja, representing Ondo East/West Federal Constituency was conspicuously spotted exchanging pleasantries with fellow Ondo indigenes, friends, political associates, invited guests and dignitaries present at the 2017 edition of “Ekimogun Day.” The colourful ceremony glamourously showed how Honourable Akinlaja is deeply loved and accepted by his constituents. In an unprecedented manner at the eventful ceremony, Ondo youths in their thousands on the auspices of the ‘Akinlaja Youth Movement’ openly displayed their supports and loyalty for the federal lawmaker who they…

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Contractors heed Delta Govt’s directive to return to site

  In line with the directive by the Delta State Government to contractors handling road projects in various parts of the state to return to site, a number of them are back to their project locations. The State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, in a statement in Asaba, said that it is not true that the contractors abandoned their works as the rains contributed to the delay in the completion of the projects, since it was decided that the contractors should wait for the dry season to continue the…

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Ibori lauds achievements of senatorial aspirant

Former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, has stated that, he is proud of the achievements of the member representing, Sapele, Okpe, Uvwie Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives and frontline Delta Central Senatorial aspirant, Hon. Evelyn Omavowan Oboro. Ibori, who made this known during the consultative visit of Hon. Evelyn Oboro to Chief James Ibori over her senatorial ambition at Oghara, headquarters of Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta state, said Hon. Oboro made her point eloquently, which was expected of every politician. Ibori stressed…

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‘World Group of Entrepreneurs, a vista for dynamic Nigerians’

World Group of Entrepreneurs held their first exhibition/dinner party at Encore Lagos Hotels and Suits 1 Ahanor drive by Chivita, in Lagos. The group is a combination of existing entrepreneurs involved in different businesses. They came together with the aim of enhancing their businesses at all levels, thereby creating business networking. There were different products displayed by each entrepreneur ranging from beauty to herbal products. One of the entrepreneurs, Mrs. Mariam Sowunmi, who is into marketing of Forever Living Products for about a year, said it has been an awesome…

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OUK Foundation facilitates partnership for MOUAUWA, Chinese investor

It was mission accomplished for women of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike who were at Camp Neya, Igbere, the country home of the business mogul and former governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, to solicit the support of the Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation (OUKF) for the building and equipping of their women/girls skills acquisition center. The women got more than they requested; they got a partnership that would outlive them; a partnership that will transform, not only the institution they represent, but also the lives they…

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Customs ACG to officers: Match seizures with suspects

The Customs Zonal Coordinator in charge of Zone A, Aminu Dahiru, an Assistant Comptroller General of Customs, has tasked customsmen in the Southwest Zone of the country to ensure every seizure made is concluded with the arrest of suspected smugglers. He said that this has become necessary in view of the fact that because suspects have often evaded arrest, they have continued to return to commit the crime of smuggling over and over again even after their wares had been seized. While commending the volume of seizures recorded by his…

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Spectacle as Zenith Bank sets Ajose Adeogun aglow again

It was all so resplendent motorists and passengers in tricycles at the popular roundabout and along the famous Ajose Adeogun were left beaming with joy. To put it more in perspective, it cannot be said not to have contributed to the heavy gridlock almost present everywhere on Victoria Island late Friday. Although not th first time Zenith Bank Plc, one of the nation’s foremost banking institutions, would cast the entire street in such colourful light but as every one seems to aptly put it, this year’s effort is simply mind-blowing.…

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Electronic devices students use for cheating in exams

When on Wednesday, November 8, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) placed ban on the use of some important devices such as pens, eyeglasses and wristwatches by its candidates and other individuals during the forthcoming 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), many Nigerians felt the examination body had gone overboard again.   But in his usual bold and assertive manner, the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, narrated how some seemingly harmless devices are now being used by notorious cheats to engage in examination malpractices.   He listed various techniques…

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