The Minister of Health in Niger, Mano Aghali, on Wednesday, said that country was scrambling to overcome vaccine shortage amid the death of no fewer than 265 people in a meningitis outbreak. Aghali, who told newsmen in Maradi that infections were increasing rapidly, however, added that the vaccines were inadequate to contain the spread.
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A weird drama of sorts played out yesterday at the ever busy Control Post, close to Maria Assumpta Catholic Cathedral, Owerri, as a commercial vehicle driver and his conductor pelted policemen with their faeces.
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The Federal Executive Council yesterday offered Special Prayers to mark the 5th anniversary of President Goodluck taking over the leadership of Nigeria as substantive president. The event which took most members of the council by surprise as most of them did not remember the date saw the Minister of Labour, Chinedu Nebo an ordained minister in the anglican communion and the Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda offering christian and muslim prayers respectively.
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The House of Representativesâ€™ Ad-Hoc committee had summoned Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Coordinating Minister for the Economy and the Minister of Finance and Mr Akinwumi Adesina, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development over the alleged N21 billion waivers granted some rice importers.
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The Federal Executive Council Wednesday offered Special Prayers to mark the 5th anniversary of President Goodluck taking over the leadership of Nigeria as substantive president.
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As the jostle for Senate Presidency continues, the Deputy Minority Leader, Sen. Ahmad Sani, says that senators may defy the zoning arrangement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) if the Senate Presidency is not properly zoned. Sani told newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja that the National Assembly was now made up of more independent minded individuals who hold national interests above that of the party.
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Britain's political leaders launched their last day of campaigning Wednesday for the most unpredictable election in living memory which could yield no clear winner and weeks of haggling over the next government. With neither Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives nor Ed Miliband's Labour expected to win a majority on Thursday and smaller parties on the rise, the election could also confirm a shift to a fragmented style of politics more familiar in other parts of Europe.
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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has called for quick deployment of trauma management experts to cousel the 275 women and children at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Yola. Nigerian Military on Saturday handed over the IDPs, who were rescued from Boko Haram camps.
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A cash shortage caused by low oil prices has forced Nigeria to borrow heavily through the early part of 2015, with the government struggling to pay public workers, officials said Wednesday. "We have serious challenges. Things have been tough since the beginning of the year and they are likely to remain so till the end of the year," said Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
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Last week, precisely April 28, 2015, the Vice President, Namadi Sambo, was represented by the Honourable Minister of State for Finance, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda, at the launch of IPSAS Accrual Accounting Manual in Nigeria.
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Barcelona come into their first meeting against old coach Pep Guardiola in supreme form having struck 14 goals without reply in their last two La Liga games.
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Workers of the Chinese Construction giant, Chinese Civil Engineering and Construction Corporation, CCECC, who handled the reconstruction of the Mile 12-Ikorodu road are protesting what they called the unlawful sack by the company.
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A Renewable Energy expert, Prof. Sylvester Egwu, has advised the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to tackle the epileptic power supply in the country by dismantling all generators in Aso Rock Villa. He also urged Buhari the President elect to order the Power Holding Company, PHCN, and Distribution Companies, DISCOs, to give the Villa power supply to save huge money spent on generating sets.
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The Apex Court has fixed hearing in an appeal filed by the governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, during the August 9th governorship election in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore for tomorrow.
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Dependence on oil and oil-based computations of national wealth is not likely to endure for the next decade, hence the need for marketing professionals to open new markets aimed at intangibles.
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Pep Guardiola will return to the Camp Nou with the away side for the first time on Wednesday as Barcelona's most successful coach takes Bayern Munich to the Catalan stronghold in the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final.
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AGROUP, United Nigerians In Diaspora, UNID, has called on the Federal Government to prevail on the Indonesian government to stay action on its plans to execute eight more Nigerian citizens for drug related offences.
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President-elect, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has said that he is currently at a loss on how best to tell Nigerians that his promise of turning the economy around quickly upon assumption of office on May 29 may not be feasible after all.
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The Minister of Finance and Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, yesterday, put to rest fears of immediate removal of fuel subsidy, as she confirmed that N145.2 billion provision was made for it in 2015 budget.
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LEADERS of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the South South, yesterday, called on the national leadership of the party to zone the position of the Speaker of the House of Representatives to the South South in the interest of equity, justice and fairness.
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