UBEC Amendment: Malala Yousafzai Commends Saraki, Senate

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate, has commended the 8th Senate, and its President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki for the  recent amendment to the Universal Basic Education Act, which extends the right to free education across Nigeria from nine years to twelve years for all children. In […]

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North Korea Says 3.5 Million Volunteers Ready To Battle US Forces

North Korea said on Saturday, August 12, 2017 that nearly 3.5 million workers, party members and soldiers volunteered to join or rejoin its army to fight against the U.S. in the current geopolitical tension between Pyongyang and Washington. Rodong Sinmun, North Korea’s official newspaper, said the volunteers had offered to join or rejoin the People’s Army after the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) issued a statement on Monday condemning new sanctions imposed by the UN in retaliation for North Korean missile tests. North Korea threatened to strike the United States and its Pacific territory of Guam. KCNA said on Wednesday a mass rally was held in Pyongyang to support the government. North Korea has previously mobilised large crowds to show its resolve when tensions escalate. In August 2015, one million North Koreans offered to enlist or re-enlist in the army when a mine exploded in the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas, raising additional tensions. North Korea warned foreign diplomats to leave Pyongyang in 2013 when it suspended work at a joint inter-Korean industrial park and threatened missile strikes on U.S. Pacific bases, notably in Guam and Hawaii. NAN reports that on Aug. 5, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2371, which further tightens sanctions against North Korea in response to Pyongyang’s recent ballistic missiles tests. North Korea’s military said Wednesday it was considering a missile attack near the US island territory of Guam after President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with “fire and fury.” Guam hosts several U.S. military bases. (Reuters/NAN)

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North Korea Says 3.5 Million Volunteers Ready To Battle US Forces

North Korea said on Saturday, August 12, 2017 that nearly 3.5 million workers, party members and soldiers volunteered to join or rejoin its army to fight against the U.S. in the current geopolitical tension between Pyongyang and Washington. Rodong Sinmun, North Korea’s official newspaper, said the volunteers had offered to join or rejoin the People’s Army after the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) issued a statement on Monday condemning new sanctions imposed by the UN in retaliation for North Korean missile tests. North Korea threatened to strike the United States and its Pacific territory of Guam. KCNA said on Wednesday a mass rally was held in Pyongyang to support the government. North Korea has previously mobilised large crowds to show its resolve when tensions escalate. In August 2015, one million North Koreans offered to enlist or re-enlist in the army when a mine exploded in the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas, raising additional tensions. North Korea warned foreign diplomats to leave Pyongyang in 2013 when it suspended work at a joint inter-Korean industrial park and threatened missile strikes on U.S. Pacific bases, notably in Guam and Hawaii. NAN reports that on Aug. 5, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2371, which further tightens sanctions against North Korea in response to Pyongyang’s recent ballistic missiles tests. North Korea’s military said Wednesday it was considering a missile attack near the US island territory of Guam after President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with “fire and fury.” Guam hosts several U.S. military bases. (Reuters/NAN)

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North Korea Says 3.5 Million Volunteers Ready To Battle US Forces

North Korea said on Saturday, August 12, 2017 that nearly 3.5 million workers, party members and soldiers volunteered to join or rejoin its army to fight against the U.S. in the current geopolitical tension between Pyongyang and Washington. Rodong Sinmun, North Korea’s official newspaper, said the volunteers had offered to join or rejoin the People’s Army after the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) issued a statement on Monday condemning new sanctions imposed by the UN in retaliation for North Korean missile tests. North Korea threatened to strike the United States and its Pacific territory of Guam. KCNA said on Wednesday a mass rally was held in Pyongyang to support the government. North Korea has previously mobilised large crowds to show its resolve when tensions escalate. In August 2015, one million North Koreans offered to enlist or re-enlist in the army when a mine exploded in the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas, raising additional tensions. North Korea warned foreign diplomats to leave Pyongyang in 2013 when it suspended work at a joint inter-Korean industrial park and threatened missile strikes on U.S. Pacific bases, notably in Guam and Hawaii. NAN reports that on Aug. 5, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2371, which further tightens sanctions against North Korea in response to Pyongyang’s recent ballistic missiles tests. North Korea’s military said Wednesday it was considering a missile attack near the US island territory of Guam after President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with “fire and fury.” Guam hosts several U.S. military bases. (Reuters/NAN)

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Nigerian Gov’t To End Sale Of Drugs In Open Markets By 2018

Isaac Adewole, Nigeria’s health minister, on Saturday, August 12, 2017 said the federal government was determined to stop the sale of drugs in open markets in the country at the end of 2018. Adewole made this known when he visited the site for the construction of a Pharmaceutical Coordinated Wholesale Centre at Oba, near Onitsha in Anambra. The federal government had announced July 31, 2017 as the deadline to end the sale of drugs in open markets. “May be people still believe that the federal government is joking, government does not joke,” Professor Adewole said. “We do not want fake drugs or falsified labels; we just want genuine drugs and the only way to do so is centralizing the drug market so that we can determine what comes in and what goes out. “We have agreed to extend the deadline till Dec. 31, 2018 and that will be the last extension. We are irrevocably committed. “By Jan. 1, 2019, if you are not here at the coordinated centre, then you cannot be anywhere. I am saying it with all seriousness that this is the last extension,” he said. He commended the Anambra Government for supporting the project, and urged the leadership of the drug market in the state to settle their disputes amicably. The minister also commended the choice of location for the centre, and expressed hope that work on the project would commence immediately to meet the deadline. Earlier, Adewole, in company with Acting Director-General of NAFDAC, Mrs Yetunde Oni, had visited the state’s Deputy Governor, Dr Nkem Okeke and Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe. The minister also visited the traditional ruler of Oba, Igwe Peter Ezenwa, before proceeding to the project site. While receiving the minister, Okeke commended the Federal Government for its resolve to end open sale of drugs. He also commended NAFDAC for waging war against fake and counterfeit drugs in the country. In an interview, the NAFDAC boss called on all stakeholders in drug business to join hands to safeguard the health of the nation. According to her, the reason for the coordinated centre is to ensure that any drug under the facility is in appropriate drug storage condition. “Such drugs must be registered, must be of the right quality, safe and efficacious for use because it is impacting on the health and wellbeing of the society,” Oni said.

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Nigerian Gov’t To End Sale Of Drugs In Open Markets By 2018

Isaac Adewole, Nigeria’s health minister, on Saturday, August 12, 2017 said the federal government was determined to stop the sale of drugs in open markets in the country at the end of 2018. Adewole made this known when he visited the site for the construction of a Pharmaceutical Coordinated Wholesale Centre at Oba, near Onitsha in Anambra. The federal government had announced July 31, 2017 as the deadline to end the sale of drugs in open markets. “May be people still believe that the federal government is joking, government does not joke,” Professor Adewole said. “We do not want fake drugs or falsified labels; we just want genuine drugs and the only way to do so is centralizing the drug market so that we can determine what comes in and what goes out. “We have agreed to extend the deadline till Dec. 31, 2018 and that will be the last extension. We are irrevocably committed. “By Jan. 1, 2019, if you are not here at the coordinated centre, then you cannot be anywhere. I am saying it with all seriousness that this is the last extension,” he said. He commended the Anambra Government for supporting the project, and urged the leadership of the drug market in the state to settle their disputes amicably. The minister also commended the choice of location for the centre, and expressed hope that work on the project would commence immediately to meet the deadline. Earlier, Adewole, in company with Acting Director-General of NAFDAC, Mrs Yetunde Oni, had visited the state’s Deputy Governor, Dr Nkem Okeke and Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe. The minister also visited the traditional ruler of Oba, Igwe Peter Ezenwa, before proceeding to the project site. While receiving the minister, Okeke commended the Federal Government for its resolve to end open sale of drugs. He also commended NAFDAC for waging war against fake and counterfeit drugs in the country. In an interview, the NAFDAC boss called on all stakeholders in drug business to join hands to safeguard the health of the nation. According to her, the reason for the coordinated centre is to ensure that any drug under the facility is in appropriate drug storage condition. “Such drugs must be registered, must be of the right quality, safe and efficacious for use because it is impacting on the health and wellbeing of the society,” Oni said.

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Nigerian Gov’t To End Sale Of Drugs In Open Markets By 2018

Isaac Adewole, Nigeria’s health minister, on Saturday, August 12, 2017 said the federal government was determined to stop the sale of drugs in open markets in the country at the end of 2018. Adewole made this known when he visited the site for the construction of a Pharmaceutical Coordinated Wholesale Centre at Oba, near Onitsha in Anambra. The federal government had announced July 31, 2017 as the deadline to end the sale of drugs in open markets. “May be people still believe that the federal government is joking, government does not joke,” Professor Adewole said. “We do not want fake drugs or falsified labels; we just want genuine drugs and the only way to do so is centralizing the drug market so that we can determine what comes in and what goes out. “We have agreed to extend the deadline till Dec. 31, 2018 and that will be the last extension. We are irrevocably committed. “By Jan. 1, 2019, if you are not here at the coordinated centre, then you cannot be anywhere. I am saying it with all seriousness that this is the last extension,” he said. He commended the Anambra Government for supporting the project, and urged the leadership of the drug market in the state to settle their disputes amicably. The minister also commended the choice of location for the centre, and expressed hope that work on the project would commence immediately to meet the deadline. Earlier, Adewole, in company with Acting Director-General of NAFDAC, Mrs Yetunde Oni, had visited the state’s Deputy Governor, Dr Nkem Okeke and Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe. The minister also visited the traditional ruler of Oba, Igwe Peter Ezenwa, before proceeding to the project site. While receiving the minister, Okeke commended the Federal Government for its resolve to end open sale of drugs. He also commended NAFDAC for waging war against fake and counterfeit drugs in the country. In an interview, the NAFDAC boss called on all stakeholders in drug business to join hands to safeguard the health of the nation. According to her, the reason for the coordinated centre is to ensure that any drug under the facility is in appropriate drug storage condition. “Such drugs must be registered, must be of the right quality, safe and efficacious for use because it is impacting on the health and wellbeing of the society,” Oni said.

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Nigerian Gov’t To End Sale Of Drugs In Open Markets By 2018

Isaac Adewole, Nigeria’s health minister, on Saturday, August 12, 2017 said the federal government was determined to stop the sale of drugs in open markets in the country at the end of 2018. Adewole made this known when he visited the site for the construction of a Pharmaceutical Coordinated Wholesale Centre at Oba, near Onitsha in Anambra. The federal government had announced July 31, 2017 as the deadline to end the sale of drugs in open markets. “May be people still believe that the federal government is joking, government does not joke,” Professor Adewole said. “We do not want fake drugs or falsified labels; we just want genuine drugs and the only way to do so is centralizing the drug market so that we can determine what comes in and what goes out. “We have agreed to extend the deadline till Dec. 31, 2018 and that will be the last extension. We are irrevocably committed. “By Jan. 1, 2019, if you are not here at the coordinated centre, then you cannot be anywhere. I am saying it with all seriousness that this is the last extension,” he said. He commended the Anambra Government for supporting the project, and urged the leadership of the drug market in the state to settle their disputes amicably. The minister also commended the choice of location for the centre, and expressed hope that work on the project would commence immediately to meet the deadline. Earlier, Adewole, in company with Acting Director-General of NAFDAC, Mrs Yetunde Oni, had visited the state’s Deputy Governor, Dr Nkem Okeke and Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe. The minister also visited the traditional ruler of Oba, Igwe Peter Ezenwa, before proceeding to the project site. While receiving the minister, Okeke commended the Federal Government for its resolve to end open sale of drugs. He also commended NAFDAC for waging war against fake and counterfeit drugs in the country. In an interview, the NAFDAC boss called on all stakeholders in drug business to join hands to safeguard the health of the nation. According to her, the reason for the coordinated centre is to ensure that any drug under the facility is in appropriate drug storage condition. “Such drugs must be registered, must be of the right quality, safe and efficacious for use because it is impacting on the health and wellbeing of the society,” Oni said.

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Nigerian Gov’t To End Sale Of Drugs In Open Markets By 2018

Isaac Adewole, Nigeria’s health minister, on Saturday, August 12, 2017 said the federal government was determined to stop the sale of drugs in open markets in the country at the end of 2018. Adewole made this known when he visited the site for the construction of a Pharmaceutical Coordinated Wholesale Centre at Oba, near Onitsha in Anambra. The federal government had announced July 31, 2017 as the deadline to end the sale of drugs in open markets. “May be people still believe that the federal government is joking, government does not joke,” Professor Adewole said. “We do not want fake drugs or falsified labels; we just want genuine drugs and the only way to do so is centralizing the drug market so that we can determine what comes in and what goes out. “We have agreed to extend the deadline till Dec. 31, 2018 and that will be the last extension. We are irrevocably committed. “By Jan. 1, 2019, if you are not here at the coordinated centre, then you cannot be anywhere. I am saying it with all seriousness that this is the last extension,” he said. He commended the Anambra Government for supporting the project, and urged the leadership of the drug market in the state to settle their disputes amicably. The minister also commended the choice of location for the centre, and expressed hope that work on the project would commence immediately to meet the deadline. Earlier, Adewole, in company with Acting Director-General of NAFDAC, Mrs Yetunde Oni, had visited the state’s Deputy Governor, Dr Nkem Okeke and Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe. The minister also visited the traditional ruler of Oba, Igwe Peter Ezenwa, before proceeding to the project site. While receiving the minister, Okeke commended the Federal Government for its resolve to end open sale of drugs. He also commended NAFDAC for waging war against fake and counterfeit drugs in the country. In an interview, the NAFDAC boss called on all stakeholders in drug business to join hands to safeguard the health of the nation. According to her, the reason for the coordinated centre is to ensure that any drug under the facility is in appropriate drug storage condition. “Such drugs must be registered, must be of the right quality, safe and efficacious for use because it is impacting on the health and wellbeing of the society,” Oni said.

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Nigerian Gov’t To End Sale Of Drugs In Open Markets By 2018

Isaac Adewole, Nigeria’s health minister, on Saturday, August 12, 2017 said the federal government was determined to stop the sale of drugs in open markets in the country at the end of 2018. Adewole made this known when he visited the site for the construction of a Pharmaceutical Coordinated Wholesale Centre at Oba, near Onitsha in Anambra. The federal government had announced July 31, 2017 as the deadline to end the sale of drugs in open markets. “May be people still believe that the federal government is joking, government does not joke,” Professor Adewole said. “We do not want fake drugs or falsified labels; we just want genuine drugs and the only way to do so is centralizing the drug market so that we can determine what comes in and what goes out. “We have agreed to extend the deadline till Dec. 31, 2018 and that will be the last extension. We are irrevocably committed. “By Jan. 1, 2019, if you are not here at the coordinated centre, then you cannot be anywhere. I am saying it with all seriousness that this is the last extension,” he said. He commended the Anambra Government for supporting the project, and urged the leadership of the drug market in the state to settle their disputes amicably. The minister also commended the choice of location for the centre, and expressed hope that work on the project would commence immediately to meet the deadline. Earlier, Adewole, in company with Acting Director-General of NAFDAC, Mrs Yetunde Oni, had visited the state’s Deputy Governor, Dr Nkem Okeke and Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe. The minister also visited the traditional ruler of Oba, Igwe Peter Ezenwa, before proceeding to the project site. While receiving the minister, Okeke commended the Federal Government for its resolve to end open sale of drugs. He also commended NAFDAC for waging war against fake and counterfeit drugs in the country. In an interview, the NAFDAC boss called on all stakeholders in drug business to join hands to safeguard the health of the nation. According to her, the reason for the coordinated centre is to ensure that any drug under the facility is in appropriate drug storage condition. “Such drugs must be registered, must be of the right quality, safe and efficacious for use because it is impacting on the health and wellbeing of the society,” Oni said.

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Nigerian Gov’t To End Sale Of Drugs In Open Markets By 2018

Isaac Adewole, Nigeria’s health minister, on Saturday, August 12, 2017 said the federal government was determined to stop the sale of drugs in open markets in the country at the end of 2018. Adewole made this known when he visited the site for the construction of a Pharmaceutical Coordinated Wholesale Centre at Oba, near Onitsha in Anambra. The federal government had announced July 31, 2017 as the deadline to end the sale of drugs in open markets. “May be people still believe that the federal government is joking, government does not joke,” Professor Adewole said. “We do not want fake drugs or falsified labels; we just want genuine drugs and the only way to do so is centralizing the drug market so that we can determine what comes in and what goes out. “We have agreed to extend the deadline till Dec. 31, 2018 and that will be the last extension. We are irrevocably committed. “By Jan. 1, 2019, if you are not here at the coordinated centre, then you cannot be anywhere. I am saying it with all seriousness that this is the last extension,” he said. He commended the Anambra Government for supporting the project, and urged the leadership of the drug market in the state to settle their disputes amicably. The minister also commended the choice of location for the centre, and expressed hope that work on the project would commence immediately to meet the deadline. Earlier, Adewole, in company with Acting Director-General of NAFDAC, Mrs Yetunde Oni, had visited the state’s Deputy Governor, Dr Nkem Okeke and Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe. The minister also visited the traditional ruler of Oba, Igwe Peter Ezenwa, before proceeding to the project site. While receiving the minister, Okeke commended the Federal Government for its resolve to end open sale of drugs. He also commended NAFDAC for waging war against fake and counterfeit drugs in the country. In an interview, the NAFDAC boss called on all stakeholders in drug business to join hands to safeguard the health of the nation. According to her, the reason for the coordinated centre is to ensure that any drug under the facility is in appropriate drug storage condition. “Such drugs must be registered, must be of the right quality, safe and efficacious for use because it is impacting on the health and wellbeing of the society,” Oni said.

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Ozubulu: Ohanaeze seeks probe of church massacre 

Describes killing  as  despicable and horrendous   Iheanacho Nwosu,Abuja  More condemnation Tuesday trailed Sunday massacre of innocent worshippers  at Ozubulu, Anambra State as Ohanaeze Ndigbo described the attack as mindless, horrendous and evil. President General of the body, Chief Nnia Nwodo    in a statement said the apex Igbo organization was shocked that such evil…

South Africa: Zuma survives no-confidence vote

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma survived a no-confidence motion against him in parliament on Tuesday by garnering 198 votes to the opposition’s 177 votes as African National Congress lawmakers rallied to his support. There were nine abstentions in the secret ballot. Zuma, 75, who has held power since 2009 but whose time in office has…

Ebonyi: Death in multiple car crashes

One person died while four were critically wounded in multiple motor accidents, which occurred on Tuesday morning, at Nkalagu junction in Ebonyi, on the Abakaliki—Enugu federal highway. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the accident involved three articulated vehicles. Mr Kehinde Ayuba, the Nkalagu Unit Commander of the commission, noted that the accident…

Kalu fumes over anti-Igbo song

A former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Kalu, has condemned, in strong terms, a provocative song against Ndigbo trending online and offline. According to the front-line politician, Nigeria’s ethnic, religious,  cultural and political diversity  should be seen as an advantage and not a minus and as such hate speeches should be discouraged at all levels….

Osinbajo unveils 5 Super Mushshak aircraft

…Seeks more foreign support to tackle insurgency Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, in Kaduna, unveiled five Super Mushshak trainer aircraft acquired by the Federal Government to boost the capacity of Nigeria Air Force personnel in the country. The five aircraft are among the 10 acquired by the government from Pakistan. Osinbajo, who was represented…