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JAMB Registrar assures of hitch-free 2017 exams, says mock is free

Mariam Sanni, Abuja   The registrar of Joint Admission Matriculation Board, (JAMB) Prof. Isiaka Oloyede has reiterated that the mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exam (UTME) is free, while debunking the allegation that the board is requesting extra fee from candidates.

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Nurses tasks FG to audit Federal health institutions

Mariam Sanni, Abuja The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, Federal Institutions Sector (NANNM-FHI) has urged the Federal government to audit the finances, and working machineries in all federal institutions in the country. The group made this disclosure through

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NLC warns Kogi State govt on harassments of students and payment of salaries

Mariam Sanni, Abuja The Nigeria Labour Congress has warned the Kogi State government to immediately release the students who were arrested and detained during a peaceful protest held in Lokoja, Kogi State. In a press release signed by the President

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World Malaria Day: Nigeria loses N300 Billion to malaria annually

By Mariam Sanni, Abuja The Federal Government through the Ministry of Health has disclosed that Nigeria loses nothing less than N300 billion annually in the treatment of malaria and fight against the disease. The Minister of Health, Prof. Issac Adewolu

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We ‘ll not stand for renegade students- NANS vows

…commends FUTO for reopening institution By Lubem Gena, Abuja The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) while stating it would not defend renegade students has commended the management of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri for reopening the institution. The

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World’s first malaria vaccine to be used for children in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will pilot the world’s first malaria vaccine from 2018, offering it for babies and children in high-risk areas as part of real-life trials. The World Health Organisation said in a statement on Monday that the injectable

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97% of Nigerians are at risk of getting malaria- NMEP

Mariam Sanni, Abuja   The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) has revealed that almost every Nigerians population (97%) is at the risk of getting malaria. NMEP made this known in a fact sheet on malaria which was presented to journalists

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Religious group releases bursary to indigent students

By Asare Asare, Calabar An international academic group based in Calabar, Association of Brotherhood Academic Students (ABAS) in collaboration with a faith based body, Spiritual Council of Churches has donated cash gifts to boost the education of Nigerian undergraduates in local

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Kogi: NANS threaten mass protest

Mariam Sanni, Abuja The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened to hold an unrelenting mass protest within and outside Kogi State, while demanding for the release of arrested students during a peaceful protest held in Lokoja. A statement

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ASUU calls implementation of 2009 agreements with Federal government

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has expressed hope that the Federal Government would be be committed to implementing decisions of a new negotiation team on the 2009 agreements. President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, Believes there are signs

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