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Nigerian NGO wins global award

Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative, MANI, a non-governmental organisation, has won the 2017 Nelson Mandela-Graça Michel Innovation Awards in mental health, according to a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja. Grant Clark, Senior Media Advisor to 2017 International Civil Society Week, said in the statement issued …

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Diego Maradona angry over Argentina defeat to Nigeria

Diego Maradona stated his desire to have another coaching opportunity with the Argentina national team, after Tuesday’s 4-2 defeat in a friendly against Nigeria. Nigeria fought back from two goals down in the match staged in Krasnodar, while Jorge Sampaoli’s side was without Lionel Messi for their second of two …

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Buhari calls for calm, respect for constitution in Zimbabwe

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for calm, peace and respect for the constitution in Zimbabwe. The President urged all political and military stakeholders in Zimbabwe to avoid any action that may plunge the country into unnecessary conflict and impact negatively on the region. According to President Buhari, “every attempt must …

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It’s true, 26 Nigerian women found dead on Mediterranean – FG

The federal government said it had received reliable report from its mission in Rome concerning the 26 suspected Nigerian migrants whose bodies were discovered in the Mediterranean on Sunday. A statement from the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed by the spokesperson, Tope Elias-Fatile, on Wednesday said the federal government …

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149 more Nigerians return from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, on Monday received 149 Nigerian returnees who had been stranded in Libya, bringing the total number brought back to the country in the last five weeks to 975. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the Boeing 737-800 aircraft with Registration Number 5A-DMG …

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Measles: Nigerian govt flags off vaccination campaign Tuesday

The federal government will on Tuesday flag off the 2017/2018 National Measles Campaign, which aims to vaccinate over 33 million Nigerian children against the disease. The Executive Director of National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, who announced this in a statement released on Monday, said the Minister of …

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