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Anambra Records 2000 Tuberculosis Cases

No fewer than 2000 tuberculosis patients are receiving treatment at various Directly Observed Therapy Centres in the State. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joe Akabuike, disclosed this in a press briefing on Monday in his office, in Awka, the state capital. He added that Anambra State and 13 other states, including FCT contributed to over 75 percent of the total TB burden in Nigeria. Speaking on the theme: “Find TB, Treat TB and work Together to Eliminate TB” the Health Commissioner dispelled the belief that TB could be caused by voodoo. He maintained that the disease is caused by ...

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Power Supply in More Danger as Ikeja Electric Exits Talks with Labour

The epileptic power supply will be further threatened as Ikeja Electric (IE), which distributes power to the bulk of Lagos Mainland, at the weekend discontinued talks with Labour. The company and workers agreed to the talks as a way forward after last month’s strike following disengagement of workers. The strike completely crippled power supply in the country’s economic capital. Yesterday, the company said it had discontinued the talks because “the negotiation was tending towards a proposition that would jeopardise transparency, employee performance and service excellence to customers.” Last month, Labour picketed the electricity distribution company for three days over the ...

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We use ‘Follow the Money’ to Ensure Good Governance, Transparency and Accountability – Lawal

It is not uncommon to hear the government of our great country make promises which they never follow through on. The citizens have become so used to it that they no longer get hopeful when such promises are made. Nigerians are resilient people and we adapt easily so we have acclimated to life as it is and have stopped expecting or demanding for what is ours by right. This probably happens because the citizens are self sufficient and some can afford to survive without government intervention. Unfortunately, some cannot and they suffer untold hardship when funds meant for their development ...

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Nigerians groan as fuel scarcity paralyses the nation

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Buhari to Nigerians: Expect more actions soon

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Youth: The fuel driving forward sustainable development

As the annual Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum kicks off on 1 February, youth takes centre stage at UN headquarters in New York. In a two-day event, young leaders from around the world will discuss concrete commitments and actions to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the national, regional and global levels. “Young people’s energy is an important asset for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. This energy will be key to fuelling our 15-year journey together,” said UN DESA’s Under-Secretary-General Mr. Wu Hongbo.

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