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The United Arab Emirates has lifted its travel ban on Nigeria, India, and South Africa. Passengers are also expected to present a negative PCR test certificate with an OR code from laboratories approved by the Nigerian government, while also undergoing the same test upon arrival at the Dubai airport. According to a message from the Dubai Media Office, passengers from Nigeria are expected to have received a negative result for a PCR test taken within...

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MAIDUGURI — Northeast Zonal Coordinator, Development Finance Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN Mr. Mahmood Nyako has commenced mapping of over 500,000 hecters of farmland for the cultivation of rice in the northeast cropping season. Nyako disclosed this during a meeting with the leadership of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria RIFAN, Borno state chapter in Maiduguri. He expressed confidence that with the special programme embarked by the Central Bank for the dry and...

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ABUJA —  Malam Shehu Mohammed, author of the book on sickle cell anaemia titled “I Am A Survivor,” has called on Nigerians to create more awareness and sensitisation exercises to sickle cell disease. Mohammed made the call on Saturday in Abuja at a public presentation of the book stressing that in spite of the prevalence of the disease the society still misunderstood the issue. “Many are still ignorant of what genotype is all about. Couples...

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MAIDUGURI — The  Director, North East Development Commission (NEDC), Alhaji Mohammed Akali says according to United Nations reports that over 2.6 million people are at risk of facing food crisis in Borno. Akali made this known during a roundtable meeting with stakeholders on the humanitarian situation in the region. “The NEDC was mobilising resources to stockpile food to intervene in an event of an emergency and stressed the need for a coordinated approach by all...

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The Medicaid Cancer Foundation (MCF), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) based in Kebbi State has called on Nigerians to show love, care and support for the people living with Albinism, as the world marks the 2021 Albinism Awareness day. The Medicaid Foundation Chief Executive who is also a strong advocate of social inclusion of vulnerable groups and a strong campaigner against all forms of discrimination against Albinos and other vulnerable in the society wants society to...

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ABUJA — In the face of a persistent surge in the prices of staples across the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has boasted of increasing the local production of food under the Anchors Borrower Programme (ABP). ABP according to him has facilitated the local production of staples like rice, maize, cotton, and cassava. Buhari indicated this on Saturday during a broadcast to commemorate the year’s democracy day. “This initiative supported local production of rice, maize, cotton...

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The National Council of Pharmacists cancelled the ‘Pharmacy Technician programme’ course previously accredited to be studied in the School of Health Technology, Kano for alleged violation of regulations. The development will affect 50 final year students of the institution who may have wasted their academic years. The students who were said to have written their final examinations at the Institution received the news recently. The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria had initially accredited the Course for...

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IKORODU, (Lagos State) — The Professional E-Hailing Drivers and Private Owners Association (PEDPA) in Lagos on Tuesday said it had entered into a partnership with two indigenous App companies for its ride-sharing service. Mr Idris Shonuga, National President of PEDPA, told newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday that it had partnered with Active Ride and My Cab App companies as replacements for Uber and Bolt. “These indigenous App companies would work with the templates and provide...

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DAMATURU, YOBE —A farmer in Yobe state has attempted to annihilate residents of Kasesa village and their herds near Damaturu, the state capital with poisoning nine wells in the village being the sources of water to residents and herds in the area. Already, Police have arrested the suspect and no incident occurred related to the crime. Confirming the development to newsmen in Damaturu, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim spokesman for the Police Command in the state said...

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MAIDUGURI — Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Thursday ordered the release of N12.2m as an addition to a need-based intervention. The Victims Support Fund (VSF) has assisted families of 61 district heads killed by Boko Haram since 2009 across Borno State with each family getting one million Naira worth of materials. The VSF, a public and private funded humanitarian body set up by the Presidency during the Jonathan administration, had after meetings with all...

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