Citing that building research capability and leadership in developing countries are increasingly essential to tackling these major health issues around the continent. ANDI, centre of excellence for malaria diagnosis is an International Centre for Malaria Microscopy and Malaria Rapid Diagnosis Tests (RDTs) quality assurance centre. The centre has the capacity to provide valuable research, development and training in the entire West African Sub-region. “Also, within the global interpretation of where Nigeria is, it will paint Nigeria globally as having more cases of malaria. “We are a research centre, we do research on malaria and we are working in a malaria case management diagnostic and treatment.
December 13, 2018 04:30 UTC
Like OAU, members of Congress of University Academics (CONUA) in FUOYE are more than ASUU members. At the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, a medley of these crises is playing out. Prior to this development, FUOYE ASUU had been at loggerheads with Omonijo and the zonal leadership of the union, who were accused of misrepresenting happenings in the university. They claimed that the chairman had misled both ASUU national leadership and the Federal Ministry of Education to take some decisions against the university. “ASUU national saw nothing wrong in the action of the branch’s leadership.
December 13, 2018 04:16 UTC
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to accept defeat ahead of the 2019 poll. The opposition party, having failed this country for 16 years, is currently failing its members who must be ashamed of the cheap lies being churned out on a daily basis by the thoroughly discredited party. “It claimed the bank accounts of its presidential running mate, Mr. Peter Obi wedare frozen; it was a lie. This time, it is the EFCC and the police working on how to destabilise the PDP-controlled states. It is about time PDP realised that Nigerians are tired of their lies.
Earlier, leader of the delegation, Dr. Alexander Kushnarow, noted that the Ukrainian space organisation had produced 70 different types of satellite and intended setting up a centre in Abuja for the satellite production. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for peaceful space exploration will be signed between the representatives of both countries, the statement added. In another development, the government of Maradi Region in Niger Republic and the Katsina State government have signed bilateral agreement that would help check activities of criminals at the borders. The regional governor also said that the agreement would help boost trade, as well as foster brotherliness between his people and Katsina. Masari, represented by his deputy, Mannir Yakubu, said that implementation of the agreement would drastically reduce the frequent conflicts between farmers and herders operating within their domains.
“Warri should be like Dubai because of the amount of oil that comes form this place, but the city has remained underdeveloped due to bad governance,” he asserted. He enjoined politicians to play responsible politics for the country’s greatness.In his remarks, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa lauded the monarch for his efforts in building bridges of friendship across the entire federation. The Minister of State for Petroleum resources and representative of the president, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, said he had to leave a conference in Vienna, Austria for the event, acknowledging the contribution of Warri to the nation’s development. According to him, it was this acknowledgement that informed the Federal Government’s numerous projects in the city. He named them to include the dredging of its river and electrification works at Escravos.
The solution lies in the affirmative action for the youth driven essentially by internship system particularly at decision-making levels in government. “How can we explain that a country as big as we are cannot take advantage of 140 million youth to fire-up its development? Consider that the youths are regarded as assets and not liabilities and consequently treated as such in policy design? Ijewere enjoined the youth to ‘rise, get united, focus, understand and take advantage of the weakness of those before, to rule Nigeria to the promise land of greatness. The keynote speaker, Dr. Hussaini Abdu who titled his speech: ‘Between essentialism and despondency, youth politics and development in Nigeria’ said, youth are critical to the socio- economic transformation of any society.
December 13, 2018 04:07 UTC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had scheduled to arraign the duo before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of a Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos but they failed to appear in court. The EFCC alleged that Bassey 45, who represents Akwa-Ibom North-East senatorial district, received the vehicles between 2010 and 2014 from Omokore, when he (Bassey) served as Commissioner for Finance. He noted that the EFCC had filed a response to the application, which was served on them on November 23, 2018. Responding, the prosecution counsel, M. S Abubakar, argued that the defendants should have appeared in court for their arraignment before filing the application. He said the defendants, who pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them, were arraigned on separate charges bordering on obtaining money by false pretence, impersonation and possession of fraudulent documents.
December 13, 2018 03:56 UTC
The women noted that GM seeds alter the properties of any soil where they were planted, rendering it useless for indigenous crops, adding that “the seeds can only be planted once, as they cannot be recycled.”Health-wise, studies have proven that consumption of GM foods is cancerous and dangerous to human health, not counting high post-harvest losses. Chairperson of the initiative, Lovelyn Ejim, made the appeal in a communiqué issued at the end of a two-day meeting to mark the second anniversary of the organisation. She stressed the urgent need to reduce influence of GM organisms to the rural farmers. Member of the initiative’s steering committee, Tiwonge Fondue, while reading the communiqué, urged African governments to implement the Maputo Declaration that encourages countries to allocate 10 per cent and beyond of their budgets to agriculture. Advocating the need for African countries and regions to have policies and laws that promote land access, ownership and control, the forum called on the governments to set up a trust fund on affirmative action for rural women to ease access to credit.
No fewer than 455 beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) are currently undergoing vocational training in various skills, as the reintegration phase of the programme gathers momentum. Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Amnesty Programme, Professor Charles Dokubo disclosed this yesterday at the inauguration of vocational training for 72 participants in various skills at the Fouzz Fashion Institute at Igando, Lagos. You are going to attain the goals for which the Amnesty Programme was set up. Amnesty Programme is a vehicle to train and empower people so that they can fend for themselves. All 455 beneficiaries currently undergoing vocational training in various centres across the country were deployed between March and November this year.
Johnson added: “We strongly appeal to the Federal Government to hasten work on the rehabilitation of the refineries as conflicting pronouncements are creating more confusion. We urge the government to fast track the rehabilitation of the refineries so that the intended sales as been propagated in certain quarters will not be accepted. “PENGASSAN’s position from time immemorial has been the NLNG Model and for the model to be accepted by the association. He said: “We will use this medium to sincerely appreciate the dedication and commitment efforts of the NNPC Management in their investment drive to position the corporation for greater efficiency. He explained that the three refineries in the country are almost grounded producing only at about 30% of installed capacity with the proposed financier model being proposed by the NNPC management remained unattainable.
The Governing Board of the Nigerian Ports Authority has approved the concession of Terminal B, Warri Old Port to Messers Ocean and Cargo Services Limited. This is in continuation of the port reform process started by the Federal Government through the Bureau of Public Enterprises in 2006, a statement from the management of the NPA indicated. The NPA governing board, chaired by Emmanuel Adesoye, met on Wednesday in Lagos. It explained that Ocean and Cargo Services Limited would operate the terminal, which has been abandoned for the past 10 years in a concession agreement for a 25-year term. The statement read in part, “Within this period, the concessionaire would rehabilitate infrastructure at the terminal and deploy modern technological infrastructure with the aim of making the facility competitive.
December 13, 2018 03:33 UTC
In the suit, Falana urged the court to declare that the packing of tankers and trailers on the overhead bridges in Lagos was illegal and constituted a threat to citizens’ fundamental right to life. He urged the court to declare that the Federal Government’s failure to remove obstructions, repair and maintain the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway was a violation of Section 33 of the constitution, which guarantees citizens’ right of life. Hearing in the suit has been fixed for January 19, 2019, according to the statement. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH. Contact: [email protected](Visited 694 times, 78 visits today)DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON
December 13, 2018 03:31 UTC
Oladimeji RamonThe Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos branch has urged Nigerians to stand up and fight for their rights, particularly by ensuring the enthronement of a government that will provide their basic needs. According to a statement made available to our correspondent, the NBA made the call on Monday during a roadshow to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The roadshow, according to the statement, was spearheaded by the Lagos NBA Human Rights Committee. “People don’t come out to challenge the government and we need to have more people coming out to demand their rights from government,” the statement quoted the Lagos NBA, Human Rights Committee Chairman, Bolatumi Animashahun, to have said. The committee’s secretary, James Sonde, enjoined Nigerians to be proactive by deciding “the government that will protect their rights and give them all their basic needs.”Copyright PUNCH.
December 13, 2018 03:29 UTC
Jennifer AbrahamMany years ago, I interviewed a cattle rancher who told me how profitable the business could be. Milk and dairy-derived products are also among the foods that are not considered healthy for older adults. Other milk sources or milk cows as I have termed them in this article include nuts like tigernuts, cocoanuts, almonds and so on. Soybeans and rice are also great sources of quality milk and can be fortified with needed nutrients during production. Standardised forms of our local milks derived from our grains, legumes and nuts can help Nigeria clinch a share of the global market for dairy alternative drinks which is expected to surpass $11.4bn this year.
December 13, 2018 03:22 UTC
Investors in the nation’s equities market lost N27.89bn as the market dropped further on Wednesday. The top traded by volume were Zenith Bank Plc, (55.3 million units), FBN Holdings Plc (54.0 million units) and Access Bank Plc (21.0 million units), while Zenith Bank (N1.3bn), Guaranty Trust Bank (N614.4m) and Nigerian Breweries Plc (N483.9m) were the top traded stocks by value. The Consumer Goods index trailed, losing 0.92 per cent due to losses in Nigerian Breweries and Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc. Similarly, the Oil & Gas index depreciated by 0.24 per cent on the back of losses in 11 Plc and Conoil Plc. The Banking index shed 0.09 per cent as a result of the profit-taking In Diamond Bank Plc and UBA.
December 13, 2018 03:11 UTC