VSF launches N300M community restoration program in Taraba (Photos)

By Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo The Victims Support Funds (VSF) has launched a Three Hundred Million Naira community restoration program at Nyakwala village in Wukari local government area of Taraba state to mitigate the devastating effects of 2014 attack on the community. Chairman of the Fund and former Minister of Defense General Theophilus Danjuma who laid the foundation for the reconstruction of some key infrastructure in …

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Crash Victims Day: FRSC Cautions Motorists In Delta

By Clara Egbogota Asaba, – The Delta Sector Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has cautioned motorists against reckless driving to avoid accidents and attendant loss of lives. Mr Udeme Eshiet, Sector Commander, gave the advice at a ceremony to commemorate the 2022 World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Crash Victims, on Wednesday in Asaba. According to him, the menace of Road Traffic …

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Niger State Electoral Body Presents Certificates Of Return To 24 Chairmen-elect, Councillors

By Rita Iliya Minna, – The Niger State Independent Electoral Commission (NSIEC), has presented certificates of return to 24 local government area (LGA) chairmen-elect and their councillors. Presenting the certificates on Wednesday in Minna, Chairman of the Commission, Alhaji Baba Aminu, said the certificates were the proof that they had been duly elected as chairmen and councilors of their respective councils. The News Agency of …

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UNICEF Launches New Child-focused Climate Initiative To Forestall Disasters

By Cecilia Ologunagba New York, – The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday, launched a new climate financing initiative designed to help countries address the current and growing impact of the climate crisis, and better cope with disasters. “We know more climate disasters are in the making. We just do not know where or when they will hit,” Karin Hulshof, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director for …

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Burna Boy Bags Two Grammy Nominations For Best Global Music Perfomance & Global Music Album

Burna Boy Nigerian superstar, Burna Boy has bagged two new nominations for the 2023 Grammys. The association on Tuesday, November 15, announced nominations for their forthcoming 65th edition, and Burna Boy clinched two nods for his Love Damini under the category of Best Global Music Album as well as “Last Last” for Best Global Performance. In Best Global Music Performance category, Burna Boy will battle …

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Late Lagos Lawmaker To Be Buried Today At Ikoyi Vault — Assembly

By Adekunle Williams Ikeja, – Lagos State  Lawmaker, Mr Olayiwola Olawale who died on Tuesday afternoon will be buried at 1:00pm,  Wednesday (today) , the Lagos State House of Assembly has said.The Chairman, house of assembly Committee on Information, Mr Setonji David, made this known in Lagos on Wednesday.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that  the 58-year-old Olawale would be laid to rest at  …

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German University To Return 4 Looted Antique Vases To Italy

Kiel (Germany), – Kiel University in northern Germany on Wednesday announced that it would return four antique vases to Italy. According to the university, the four vases, part of the city art gallery’s antiquity collection, most likely originated from looted excavations in the Apulia region and were bought with funds from the state of Schleswig Holstein. It said the deal was made through an Italian …

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School In Daura Graduates 41 Qur’anic Memorisers

By Aminu DauraDaura (Katsina), – An Islamic school, Madarasatul Ulil Ahbab has graduated 41 students on Qur’anic memorisation in Daura, Katsina State. The Headmaster of the school, Malam Ibrahim Ahmad said this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during the 4th graduation ceremony of the school on Wednesday. He said that out of the 41 graduating students, one is a married woman, 29 males …

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Taraba FRSC Calls For Love, Support For Road Traffic Crash Victims

By Gabriel Yough Jalingo, – The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Taraba Command, has called on well-meaning individuals and organisations to show support, love and care for road traffic crash victims in order to ease the pains.This is contained in a press statement by Corps Commander Selina Williams, the Taraba Sector Commander of FRSC, in commemoration of the World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic …

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Poland Explosion: Ex-Russian President, Medvedev Says Strikes Provocation By West

Moscow, – Former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev, on Wednesday said this week’s deadly rocket explosion in Poland was a provocation by the West, warning of a potential third world war. “The story with the Ukrainian ‘rocket strikes’ on a Polish farm, proves only one thing: The West is increasing with its hybrid war against Russia the probability of starting a third world war,” the 57-year-old …

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Study Finds Sharp Increase In Suicidal Thoughts Among Kids-CNN

New York, – CNN on Wednesday reported that a research has found that visits to emergency rooms with suicidal thoughts increased sharply among U.S. children and teenagers. CNN reported citing a study published on Monday in the journal, ‘Pediatrics’. The study found that visits to the emergency department caused by suicidal thoughts increased 59 per cent from 2016-2017 to 2019-2021, and hospitalisations for suicidal thoughts …

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‘It Was Probably The Most Difficult Moment In My Life’ – Cristiano Ronaldo Opens Up On Trauma Of Newborn Son’s Death

Cristiano Ronaldo has described the death of his newborn son as the ‘worst moment’ of his life. The Portugal captain and partner Georgina Rodriguez, 28, tragically revealed that their newborn son, named Angél, had died during birth on April 18, but his twin daughter Bella survived.  ‘Probably the worst moment I passed through in my life since my father died,’ Ronaldo is heard telling Morgan …

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NNPC, TotalEnergies inaugurate school project to boost learning

As part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) startegy to different communities in Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPCL, TotalEnergies, operator of OML 130 and partners; SAPETRO, CNOOC and PRIME 130 have constructed and commissioned a model secondary school project at Government College, Makurdi in Benue. The two floors model secondary school sits on 2,500m2 and is expected to provide the students access to …

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Nigerian military eliminates bandit leaders Alaji Gana, Halilu Buzu

Another bandit leader Alaji Gana was among the terrorists killed in Kaduna on Monday. Gana was eliminated in a bombardment of Kidandan Forest in the Giwa Local Government Area of the state. His demise followed the death of fellow insurgent Halilu Buzu Sububu in the Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State. A defence intelligence said the kingpins and their footsoldiers were attacked separately after …

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2023: ‘Dead party, dead fish can never be sweet’ – Tinubu mocks PDP, Atiku

The All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has mocked the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Tinubu described Atiku as a wrong theory while PDP was a dead party which should be rejected during the 2023 elections. He spoke at the flag-off of the APC presidential campaign in Jos, the Plateau State capital. He said: “One of them, I don’t …

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EPL: You have tarnished your legacy, Messi laughing in Qatar – Tim Sherwood to Ronaldo

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Tim Sherwood believes Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has “tarnished his legacy” after his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan. Sherwood said that Ronaldo’s revelations about the inner dealings at Man United have made him lean towards Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi in the eternal ‘Messi vs Ronaldo’ debate. Speaking to talkSPORT, Sherwood believes Ronaldo’s recent interview was a shame, adding that Messi, …

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