USOSAs In Lagos Holds Health & Wellness Walk As Dedication To Kidney Health Awareness

The Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA), the umbrella body of all Unity Schools in Nigeria, under the aegis of USOSANs in Lagos, has concluded plans to hold the second edition of its Health and Wellness Walk. It is slated for Saturday March 28, 2020. Lawrence Wilbert, President General (PG) of USOSA, said the need for USOSA, the largest and foremost alumni association in Nigeria, to lead constructive advocacy on national issues with the objective of improving humanity. His words, “The Walk, a routine activity organised by USOSANs across major…

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Another Lagosian Commits Suicide, Jumps Off Lagos Third Mainland Bridge

*File photo of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos, which is not top choice for people seeking to end their own life The rampant development of people stopping on Third Mainland Bridge to commit suicide has continued with another man on Saturday committed suicide. Reports have it that he jumped into the Lagos Lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State. He was a male adult identified as Daibo Toju Davies. Reports further added that he was born July 22, 1998 and resides at 17 Sosanya Street, Gbagada, Soluyi area…

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Northern Nigeria: Number Out-Of-School Children Worries Buhari’s Wife

*Aisha Buhari Mrs Aisha Buhari, the wife of Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari has described as disheartening the population of out-of-school children in northern Nigeria. In recent years, the country, especially the northern region in general, and the north-eastern region in particular, have suffered from continued attacks by Boko Haram, a terrorist group. Their activities have led to over three million people becoming Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and have disrupted agricultural produce and decimated educational infrastructure and activities in the North East zone. Furthermore, terrorist activities have exacerbated the socio-economic disparities…

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Pangolins May Have Originated Coronavirus Says Chinese Researchers

Researchers in China have said the Coronavirus outbreak in China could have spread from bats to humans through the illegal trafficking of pangolins. Pangolin is the world’s only scaly mammal, which is prized in Asia for food and medicine. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said pangolin is one of Asia’s most trafficked mammals, although protected by international law, because its meat is considered a delicacy in countries such as China, just as its scales are used in traditional medicine. South China Agricultural University, which led the research, said in a statement…

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161 More Nigerians Voluntarily Returns From Libya, Received By NEMA At MMIA, Lagos

The acting Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, has received another batch of Libyan returnees on Thursday night at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, late on Thursday night. They are 161 in number from Mtiga in Libya. He said the returnees were brought via Al Buraq Air Boeing 737 aircraft with flight number UZ 189 and registration number 5A-DMG. The Nigerians were brought by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and European Union on the platform…

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Motorcycle, Tricycle Ban: Lagos State Deploys Additional 65 Buses

By Justina Njoku The Lagos State Bus Services Limited has deployed additional 65 buses on Lagos roads to cushion the effect of transportation hardship experienced by Lagos residents following the ban on motorcycle and tricycle in the state. The ban took effect on February 1, 2020. Lagos State have since the administration of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu (now National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress – APC) introduced partial or permanent ban on the menace of that sector of the transport sector. Managing Director, Lagos State Bus Services Limited, Idowu…

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Traffic Law: Lagos State Begins Clampdown On Motorcycles, Tricycles

*Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu (left), and the banned crude means of transport in Lagos ————————————————————————————————– Following the recent ban on the use of motorcycle (Okada) and tricycle (Keke NAPEP) as means of transportation in Lagos State, the state’s Police Command said it has impounded not less than 188 motorcycles and 78 tricycles. The command also disclosed that 40 persons were arrested for refusing to comply with the ban on motorcycles and tricycles in certain areas by the state government. Bala Elkana, the state Police Public Relations Officer, said in…

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NARD Wants Implementation Of Medical Act

By Justina Njoku The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has called on the state governors in the country to domesticate and start the full implementation of Medical Residency Training Act. The association made the call in a communiqué jointly signed by its President, Dr Aliyu Sokombo, and Secretary-General, Dr Bilqis Muhammad, at the end of its NEC meeting on Sunday in Abuja. The association urged the state governments to capture funding of the Medical Residency Training for residents in the state tertiary teaching hospitals during their budgetary allocation just…

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Gov. Emeka Ihedioha Receives Vice President Osinbajo At Owerri Airport

Imo State Governor, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha receiving Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo at Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri on Thursday January 9, 2020. The Vice President was in Imo State to attend the burial of Pastor Ebenezer Ewuzie, the Rector of Redeemers’s International Leadership Academy, at Okwelle, Onuimo Local Government Area of Imo State

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Germany Marks 30th Anniversary Of Fall Of Berlin Wall

Germany is marking the 30th anniversary since the fall of the Berlin Wall today (November 9, 2019) with a series of events to commemorate one of the defining moments of modern European history. The breaching of the wall on November 9, 1989, followed a peaceful and popular uprising across the then communist East Germany amid moves among nations in Soviet-controlled Central Europe to break away from Moscow and shift toward Western-style democracies. About 200 events have been held over the last week in Berlin alone, including footage beamed onto a…

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