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Anambra begins Campaign on Girl Child Rights

Campaign on the protection of human rights of the girl child begins in Anambra State. The Anambra State government has shown commitment toward the plight of the girl-child as campaigns for  the Girl Child Rights kicks off in the state. Joe Akabuike, commissioner for Health, said this at Community High School, Nanka, Orumba North Local Government Area, LGA, while addressing ... Read More »

Study Finds Potential New Weapon In Fight Against Malaria

For years, insecticide-soaked mosquito nets have helped dramatically lower malaria infections, but insecticide resistance has driven a search for alternatives and a new study may have uncovered one option. The weapon is a familiar one: an anti-malarial drug already used by humans to prevent them contracting the disease, and researchers now envisage using it on netting like insecticides. Their research ... Read More »

9 Steps Towards Financial Freedom

These are the four rules of thumb that can help you understand your financial standing better. Savings and investment You need to save or invest at least 20% of your income. If you are an employee and your EPF contributions are 23% or more, you should aim to save another 20% of your income to achieve a savings or investment ... Read More »

Iran-US Tensions Escalate In Mid-East Battlegrounds

On Monday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited Tehran to mark the declared ‘victory’ of his forces with the support of Iran. During Assad’s visit, regime’s Leader Ali Khamenei praised the Syrian ‘victory’, and even hailed it as an Iranian victory over American ‘plots’ in the Middle East. (These plots include defeating ISIS and challenging Iranian military aggression.) Iran has long ... Read More »

No Date For 2019 UTME Yet, Says JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it has registered over 1.8 million candidates for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. The Head, Media and Information of the board, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos. NAN reports that registration of candidates for the Computer Based Test commenced on February 10 ... Read More »

INEC To Hold Supplementary Elections March 9

The Independent National Electoral Commission has taken a decision to conduct supplementary elections in all areas where elections did not take place and/or where returns could not be made during the just concluded presidential and National Assembly polls held on February 23 2019. According to the commission, the supplementary polls would now be conducted on Saturday, March 9 2019 alongside ... Read More »

Atiku Gives Buhari Six New Conditions

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in last week’s election, Alh. Atiku Abubakar has presented a six-point demand to the Federal Government . Top on the demand was unfreezing of opposition politicians’ bank accounts. Another major demand presented to the former Head of State and Chairman of the National Peace Committee, (NPC) Geneneral Abdulsalam Abubakar (rtd) was ... Read More »

Mikel Obi Remains Under Aston Villa’s Radar

Middlesbrough of England midfielder, John Mikel Obi could be on his way to another club in the English Championship this summer, as a well-scripted survey has revealed that the Super Eagles’ captain is still under the radar of Aston Villa. Footballlive.ng gathered that Villa had tried to snatch Mikel before he joined Middlesbrough, hoping the presence of his former teammate ... Read More »

Nigerian Universities And Funding Options

The just suspended industrial action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which disrupted university education calendar for months, has again underscored a stark reality that the Federal Government alone cannot effectively fund tertiary education in the country. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the convocation and 70th anniversary of Nigeria’s premier university, the University ... Read More »