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ONYINYECHI NWANGWU, Abuja

THE Federal Government has said that urgent steps will be taken to beef up security in all tertiary institutions in the country to provide protection for students and staff of the institutions.
Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau gave the assurance at Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Rivers State Wednesday during the impact assessment tour of public tertiary institutions in the state.  

DANGOTE Foundation on Wednesday donated 5 fully kitted mobile clinics to the people of Kwale, in the Republic of Kenya, to support the country’s drive towards achieving zero HIV infections.
Chairman of Dangote Foundation, AlikoDangote in his remark lauded the country’s first lady, Mrs. Margaret Kenyatta on her effort to mobilize and provide leadership towards achieving zero new HIV infections and also in reducing the number of deaths among women and children in Kenya.  

CHIDIEBERE NWANKWO, Abuja

MINISTER of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, has been honoured and commended by the Oduduwa Youth Development Initiative (OYDI) for his contribution to agriculture.
The award was in recognition of the Minister’s impeccable performance in repositioning the agricultural sector, which has the potential of overtaking the petroleum sector as the highest revenue earner for the nation.

Governor Adams Oshiomhole has warned that election riggers who do not fit into the “Change” slogan of the All Progressives Congress will be excused from the party.
The Governor said if anyone is not comfortable with the transparent and peaceful primaries of the APC and still prefers the old methods of ballot box snatching, such persons can be excused from the ranks of the APC.

AMAECHI PERCY ONYEJEKWE, Awka

Irked by the incessant incidence of goitre and other throat diseases in Nigeria, a major distributor of Royal Salt and other brands of iodized salts, Sir.ChimaOfiaeri has warned consumers to stop consuming non-iodized salt.
Sir Ofiaeri who is also the chairman of Amalgamated Bakery Materials International Market, Ogidi/Ogbunike, Anambra State stated this in Awka.

AMAECHI PERCY ONYEJEKWE, Awka

The wife of Anambra State Governor, Mrs. EbelechukwuObiano has advocated entrepreneurial training for women and youths to curb the high level of unemployment among school leavers and graduates of tertiary institutions in the country.
Mrs. Obiano who attributed the high level of unemployment in the country to  lack of skill acquisition  said such training would better equip the youths, women and graduates  to face life’s challenges after formal education.

CHINEDU WOSU, Yenagoa

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has urged the Management of Nigerian Agip Oil Company to fix broken down electricity that supplies power to brass Island as to enhance their socio economic output.
Daily Champion reports that the management of Agip Oil Company had supplied electricity for the past 20 years to three brass communities of Ewoama, Okpoama and Twon brass Islands

CHIDIMMA UCHEGBU,  Abuja

Following the recent 16-Days of Activism against gender violence, an international campaign against Gender Based Violence (GBV), the media has been charged to be gender sensitive in reporting.
Director General (DG) of the National Centre of Women Development (NCWD) Lady OnyekaOnwenu, gave the charge while addressing participants during a three-day capacity building programme on gender mainstreaming for the media in Kaduna, organized by the NCWD with support from UNICEF.

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