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Rivers govt, Dbanj to aid Rivers musicians

By Valentine Amanze

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared that the state government would work with ace musician, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo also called Dbanj to create opportunities for young musicians in the state.

  The governor disclosed this during a condolence visit by Dbanj at the Government House Port Harcourt on Monday.

  Governor Wike said that part of the problems that the musicians operating in the state have was the lack of opportunity to excel at the international stage.

2, 835 graduates vie for NDDC's foreign scholarship

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has conducted computer-based tests for 2,835 candidates out of the over 4,000 that applied for the commission's Post-Graduate Foreign Scholarship Scheme for 2018.

  The commission’s Director, Education, Health and Social Services, Mr Goshua Okejoto, disclosed this at the Rivers State University, ICT Centre, venue of the aptitude test.

  He explained that the choice of electronic examination was to enable the Commission shortlist the right candidates to be selected for the scholarship scheme.

What I am contesting for, by Obi

By Valentine Amanze

Ekiti not owing N117b - govt

 .Says Fayemi making excuses for impending failure

The Ekiti State Government has said that the administration of Governor Ayodele Fayose did not commit the state to any financial institution in form of bonds and commercial loans.

  It clarified: “No loan can be granted without the approval of the Debt Management Office (DMO) and the Federal Ministry of Finance and these two offices should publish details of any loan taken by the Fayose administration, including the banks that granted such loans.”

WHO: 300,000 undetected TB cases driving new infections

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified the undetected 300,000 cases of tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria as a major challenge hindering efforts to eradicate the killer disease from the country and the world at large.

Also, the world body has called for the active involvement of the private sector in TB control programme nationwide.

‘Nigerian HIV drug is effective against nine viruses’

The developer of a Nigerian HIV drug, Medicinal Synthetic Aluminum Magnesium Silicate (MSAMS), Prof. Maduike Ezeibe, has said that the drug has been found to be effective against nine viruses.
Ezeibe, a University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) trained Veterinary doctor, and an ex-lecturer with UNN before joining Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU), disclosed this in Aba during an interview with our reporter.

NGWF assures on fight against drug abuse in Northern Nigeria

By Rita Michael

Bauchi

The Chairperson of the Northern Governors Wives Forum (NGWF) and wife of Bauchi State Governor Hajiya Hadiza Mohammed Abubakar has reiterated the determination of the forum to fight illicit drug abuse in Northern Nigeria particularly among women and youth.

  Hajia Abubakar made the assurance while flagging off drug control and intervention programme in Bauchi State sponsored by her office in collaboration with the State Ministry of Social Welfare, Youths and Sports.

Obi visits Federal University, Ndufu Alike-Ikwo (Photo)

The former Gov. of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi with a kid during his recent speech engagement at the Federal University, Ndufu Alike-Ikwo, Ebonyi State.

How robbers hijacked bus, kiledl one, raped five ladies

Some gunmen believed to be robbers have raped and killed a passenger on the Elele-Ahoada Expressway in Rivers State.

  In the incident on Sunday night, the robbers led by a man called ‘General,’ hijacked a Toyota Sienna bus carrying 10 passengers from Owerri, Imo State en route to Bayelsa State.

  A survivor, Mr. Uroko Victor Onuora, said that he and nine other passengers boarded the bus from Control Junction, Owerri, Imo State, and were going to Bayelsa State before it was hijacked.

IGP orders detention of Police officers for raiding Edwin Clark’s House

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris has reacted to the raid of the Abuja residence of elder statesman Edwin Clark, ordering the arrest of the police officers involved.

The IGP in a statement signed on Tuesday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, said he is not aware of the raid of Clark’s residence.

According to the statement, the IGP has therefore ordered the detention of the police officers involved in the raid.

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