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*Says access to healthcare is a poverty issue

Determined to ensure healthcare access to all Nigerians, the Buhari administration will put in place effective primary healthcare centers across the country, while also collaborating with international agencies to end HIV/AIDS epidemic in the country.

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Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and the Executive Director and UN Under-secretary General, Michal Sidibe of UNAIDS.

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These are definitely not the best of times for Nigeria. The oil price has continued to slide, the naira becoming weaker while unemployment rate remains high among the youth. An average Nigerian does not know the direction the country is going, unfortunately many youths have taken to crime to make ends meet. However, the story of Nigeria is not all about woes as some young professionals are doing the nation proud creating wealth and serving as inspiration to others.

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The Justina Mutale Foundation, a brainchild of Justina Mutale, African Woman of the Year 2012 and Global Ambassador for Gender Equality at the International Women’s Think Tank, has partnered with the European School of Economics (ESE) to offer Business and Leadership Scholarships; and also with Rai University of India, to offer STEM Scholarships (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to academically talented underprivileged young women from Africa.

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Justina Mutale: The brain behind the project

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*Payments for Conditional Cash Transfer& Homegrown School Feeding would be directly to the beneficiaries

The need to pay attention on the common man and spend the resources of this country on the poor people explains why the Buhari presidency has proposed a N500B estimate in the 2016 budget, even as more details on the 6 social protection plans were released.

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President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja Wednesday on a three-day state visit to Kenya.

On arrival in Kenya, President Buhari will join his host, President Uhuru Kenyatta and other dignitaries at a memorial service for Kenyan soldiers who were killed by Al-Shabaab in Somalia on January 15.

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President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday in Abuja that his administration will continue to welcome the support and understanding of the United States as it strives to achieve greater internal security and socio-economic progress in Nigeria.

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President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday in Abuja that poverty, injustice and the lack of job opportunities were mainly responsible for inter-communal and intra-communal conflicts in Nigeria.

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For too long Nigerians in the Diaspora has continued to blame their homeland government for inadequate development of the country but a Nigerian Diaspora based in the Netherlands, Mrs. Faith Ehanire Popken disagree with this notion and she wonders why other European or America countries are being developed by their own citizens.

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Mrs. Faith Ehanire-Popken: Making a case for Nigerian diaspora

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In furtherance of Federal Government's determination to rebuild and rehabilitate the North-East, it is now set to launch a Recovery and Peace Building Assessment, RPBA, of the states in the region in conjunction with the World Bank, the European Union and the United Nations.

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This Federal Government led initiative will be conducted within the framework of the Joint EU-UN-WB Declaration on international crisis recovery cooperation with the North-East States of Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Gombe, Taraba and Bauchi.

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COURTESIES

It gladdens my heart to play host to our dear athletes and officials who have consistently done the nation proud at various international competitions.

2. Nigerian athletes, despite prevailing challenges, have always proven to the rest of the world that the Nigerian spirit is indomitable.

3. On behalf of all Nigerians, I wish to specially express my appreciation and indeed that of the nation to our athletes and officials for the consistency, determination, willpower and penchant for success being witnessed in the sports sector in recent times. I urge the managers of this sector to keep up the momentum.

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In a historical move, the African Union Diaspora African Forum (AU-DAF) hosted leading women representatives of the African Diaspora who are currently attending the various preparatory meetings, events and consultations being held in the wings of the 2016 AU Summit at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa.

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The world has lived through great civilizations and civilization itself has had its worst enemies. Man driven by lust for power and personal aggrandizement plays god to others and we have encountered with so many of them through the ages. The historic tripartite pact of 1936 saw a fusion of power blocs. Benito Mussolini ruled by caprice in fascist Italy, in Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler allied with Emperor Hirohito of Japan in a bid to bestride the world like a colossus.

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Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Tuesday in Abu Dhabi signed six agreements to enhance bilateral relations between them.

The signing of the agreements on trade, finance and judicial matters was witnessed by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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The religious ceremony for the dedication of the off-campus students’ hostel of about 96 bedrooms (with some having living rooms) built and equipped at Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, Anambra State, Nigeria, by the Mothers’ Union and Women’s Guild of the Diocese of Nnewi, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) was held on Thursday, January 14, 2016.

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On the recommendation of the committee established to audit the procurement of arms and equipment in the Armed Forces and Defence sector from 2007 to 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to carry out further investigation into the misconduct established against the following retired and serving officers of the Nigerian Air Force and Nigerian Army:

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"The Country has enough resources for all of us to live decently."

 

The Change Agenda offered to Nigerians and for which the All Progressive Congress was elected into office is all about government meeting the needs of the people, according to Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

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Vice President being helped by Governor El-Rufai at the foundation laying ceremony in Kaduna.
He was speaking earlier today in Kaduna at the ground-breaking of construction projects spearheaded by the state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, whom the Vice President commended for doing what he promised the people of the state.

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I really want to sleep but I'm tempted to write this stinker to all who had been saying rubbish concerning the ongoing Dasuki gate of $2.1bilion.
I think many don't know how much 2 billion dollars worth and what it could achieve. So they euphemise the gravity of the offence..
as at the time of sharing that money last year..

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President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja spoke of a love relationship between him and the game of football.

The President was speaking after receiving the Glo/CAF Platinum Award for Good Leadership which was conferred on him last week in Abuja in recognition of his support for football which resulted in Nigeria winning two major international tournaments last year.

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“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. It is a tale “told over and over again.” So as the year gradually comes to an end, we cannot help but wonder at how well we have performed and remember gains and definitely low points. Nevertheless with hindsight it’s now death to procrastination that may have played a major role in the goals set for the outgoing year. Just this past week, a friend made a powerful point that has continued to resonate with me. Her point, focuses on the need to set different types of goals daily, monthly and yearly. Every goal is unique because its purpose is to fulfill a need. So, what happens when the unexpected happens and one suddenly finds himself hitting rock-bottom the very next minute?

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Hauwa Abbas wears different caps at different times. She is the founder and President of Silver Lining for the Needy Initiative (SLNI) a Non-Governmental Organization, established in 2009. Hauwa is also a certified personal and professional coach. Her role as a coach is to support individuals through the process of discovering their strengths, work on their limitations, achieve their goals and reach their full potentials.

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