Thursday, July 18, 2019

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    Stay off, UK warns ‘desperate’ Nigerian ladies

Stay off, UK warns ‘desperate’ Nigerian ladies

The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DfID) is supporting the Not For Sale campaign launched to curb trafficking of girls and women from Nigeria. The campaign which started in March is targeted at young women who are desperate to leave Nigeria. They were warned to stay off the UK or risk ending up as modern slaves.Some women shared their experiences [...]

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    UK DFID offers medical fellowship to midcareer doctors

UK DFID offers medical fellowship to midcareer doctors

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has announced a medical fellowship for doctors in developing countries.Midcareer staff who qualified to become doctors between October 1, 2007 and September 30, 2010, can apply for a Commonwealth fellowship to spend a learning period of three to six months at a UK university hospital.The fellowship will commence on October 1, 2017 and [...]

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    Total, Murtala Foundation to empower female corps members

Total, Murtala Foundation to empower female corps members

Total Nigeria Plc and the Murtala Muhammed Foundation have entered a partnership to train female graduates on solar technology marketing.According to a statement issued by the foundation, members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posted to remote locations in the north are the main target.Those eligible will be registered as members of the Awango Resellers Club (ARC)."Women who have been identified [...]

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    Fair to boost local production of rice holds in Lagos

Fair to boost local production of rice holds in Lagos

Growth and Employment in States – Wholesale and Retail Sector (GEMS4), an organisation targeting the growth of small and medium enterprise, is set to hold a three-day fair for boosting rice production in Nigeria.According to the organisers, the fair with theme: ‘Growing business opportunities with Nigerian rice’, will provide a platform for the public to experience firsthand the quality of [...]

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    SUNMAP: Malaria kills 300,000 children annually

SUNMAP: Malaria kills 300,000 children annually

Support to National Malaria Programme (SuNMaP), a United Kingdom aid Department for International Development (DFID) funded programme in Nigeria, has launched a nationwide campaign to scale up prevention and treatment of malaria, which kills 300,000 Nigerian children annually.The coordinators of the project said its aimed is to address key constraints around awareness and demand for diagnostics and proper treatment of the disease.Folake [...]

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    World Bank boosts SME funding in Nigeria with N80bn

World Bank boosts SME funding in Nigeria with N80bn

The board of executive directors of the World Bank has approved a N80bn ($500m) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) credit to increase access to finance for medium and small scale enterprises (MSME) in agriculture, trade, light-manufacturing, and services in Nigeria.These will stimulate economic growth and create jobs, it said.The development finance project will provide stable funding to support [...]

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    ‘900 schools burnt, 176 teachers killed in Borno’

‘900 schools burnt, 176 teachers killed in Borno’

Nine hundred schools and 176 teachers have been killed since the onslaught of Boko Haram in Borno State in 2011, Governor Kashim Shettima has said.The governor disclosed this at the inaugural meeting of the steering committee on safe schools initiative with the coordinating minister for the economy and minister of finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, secretary to the state government of Adamawa, Prof [...]

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