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Akinwumi Adesina Wins $250,000 World Food Prize Laureate

Akinwumi Adesina Wins $250,000 World Food Prize Laureate

Nigeria’s ex-minister Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank, has been named the winner of this year’s World Food Prize. The prestigious U.S.$250,000 prize is given annually to a person who has worked to advance human development by “improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world”. Over a 31-year existence, the

Federal Govt Declares Nigeria Free Of Meningitis

The Federal Government has declared Nigeria free from the latest ‘Type C’ deadly Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM), which claimed almost 2,000 lives since its outbreak in late 2016. The Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, in a statement on Saturday, confirmed that the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) responding

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UI Management Announces July 2 Resumption Date

The University of Ibadan Management Announces July 2 Resumption Date The management of the University of Ibadan says that undergraduate academic activities in the university will resume on Sunday, July 2. The management made this announcement in a statement signed by Olujimi Olukoya, registrar of the University, on Friday. The Senate of the University of

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Dog Meat Festival Opens In China, Yulin Despite Bans

China’s notorious Yulin Dog Meat Festival opened today despite rumours that authorities would impose a ban this year. Pictures taken today show butchers hacking slabs of canines and chefs cooking the flesh in a busy market as the locals celebrate the summer solstice with dog meat feasts. Insiders said that the Yulin government issued a

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Ramadan: NASRDA Announces Ends Date

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) on Monday said the appearance of the first astronomical lunar crescent for June 2017 will be recorded in Nigeria on June 25, 2017, between 6: 29 p.m and 8:40 p.m., according to the Nations newspaper reports. Once the crescent is sighted, this year’s Ramadan fast will come

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The U.S. Student Released From Detention In North Korea, Otto Warmbier Has Died

U.S. student Otto Warmbier, who was imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months before being returned home in a coma less than a week ago, has died in a Cincinnati hospital, his family said in a statement on Monday. “Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured

NGE: Communiqué Of The 2nd Quarterly Meeting Held On June 16, 2017 In Lagos

Communiqué of the second quarterly meeting Communiqué of the second quarterly of the Standing Committee of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) held on June 16, 2017, in Lagos.   The Nigerian Guild of Editors held its second quarterly meeting on June 16, 2017, in Lagos and resolved as follows: The Guild condemns the hate speeches

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Vice President, Osinbajo signs 2017 budget

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has signed the 2017 appropriation bill into law. Mr Osinbajo signed the budget at about 4:40 p.m. on Monday inside his conference room in the presence of the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari; Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Ministers and

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