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WHO To Conduct World’s First Malaria Vaccine Trial In Africa

WHO To Conduct World’s First Malaria Vaccine Trial In Africa

  The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it will make the world’s first malaria vaccine available in selected areas in three African countries. The WHO Regional Office for Africa said in a statement on Monday that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in the pilot programme which will take off in 2018.   According to the statement, the injectable vaccine, RTS,S, was developed to protect young children from the most deadly form of malaria

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Amosun Rescues Aregbesola’s Aide From Angry Youths At Adeleke’s Burial

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday, literally saved the day when he intervened and prevented a restive crowd of sympathisers at the Ede, Osun State country home of late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, from lynching Ms Idia Babalola, a former Special Adviser to Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and now a Commissioner nominee. The crowd of sympathisers became restive when Babalola came in for the Islamic prayers ahead of the internment of the

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Nollywood Actor Olumide Bakare Is Dead

  The actor died in the early hours of Saturday after a “successful surgery”. Bakare had been battling heart and lung related illnesses and was admitted at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo state. Mufu Onifade, former president of the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP), has confirmed his death in a statement. “He had a successful surgery and after the surgery, he talked to people and told them he was fine.

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32,037 Personnel Promoted By Nigerian Police

Police Authority has promoted 30,000 personnel of the force since the present management team of the police came into office in July 2016. According to Mr. Emmanuel Inyang, who supervises the South-South zone, also disclosed that the authority released N200 million, as a palliative for retirees of the force. The DIG explained that 4,410 of the persons promoted are senior officers. He said the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, had approved the promotion of all

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Europa League Semi-Finals: Man U Vs Celta, Ajax Vs Lyon

Manchester United have been drawn against Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-finals. In the second tie, Ajax will take on Lyon. The first legs will take place on May 4 and second leg on May 11, while the final will kick off 13 days later, on May 24 in Stockholm, Sweden. Currently, 5th in the Premier League, Jose Mourinho’s United will be keen to win the title as that would guarantee them Champions League

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Cashless Policy Suspended By CBN, Banks To Refund Charges

  Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has suspended its prior directive on the implementation of cashless policy.     CBN had formerly announced new charges on deposit and withdrawals above a threshold of N500,000.   The apex bank had directed banks to charge 5% and 10% for deposits and withdrawals above N40m in the corporate category.   The bank had fixed 1.5% and 2% for deposits ranging from N500,000 and N1 million in the individual


Edo Election Petition Tribunal Declared Obaseki Winner

The Edo State Election Tribunal has upheld the election of Godwin Obaseki as the governor of the state. Justice Ahmed Badamosi lead Tribunal in its judgment today in Benin city declared the APC winner of the election by dismissing the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

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23 Federal Govt Agencies Heads Replaced By Buhari

On Thursday President Muhammadu Buhari approved the replacement of heads of 23 federal government agencies, including that of the Consumer Protection Council, CPC, Pension Commission PenCom and Petroleum Pricing and Regulatory Agency PPPRA. According to the statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by the Director, Press and Public Affairs in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Bolaji Adebiyi said all the appointment take immediate effect. According to the statement Vice

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Amosun Rescue Accident Victims On Akure-Ondo Road

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Friday, stopped to personally coordinate the rescue of three accident victims along the ever busy, Akure-Ondo Road in Ondo State. Governor Amosun who came across the accident scene while returning from the swearing-in ceremony of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in Akure stopped his convoy and personally led efforts to retrieve the accident victims from the bush. The accident involved a Volkswagen car with registration number, Ondo BDR-223XA, painted in

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Akeredolu’s Emergence To Boost Southwest Unity- Amosun

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has described the emergence of Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN as the 6th democratically elected governor of Ondo State as a further assurance of the unity among the Southwest States of Nigeria.  The Ogun State governor stated this, on Friday, while speaking with journalists, shortly after witnessing the swearing in of Akeredolu in Akure, the Ondo State capital. Governor Amosun said it would be in the best interest of the Yoruba