Adamawa PDP Fixes LG Congresses For Oct 21, 28

Yola – Adamawa State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has fixed Saturday 21st and 28th October 2017 for Local Government and Ward congresses following the reconciliatory processes embarked upon by the party last month. Alhaji Mohammed Alkali Imam, the State Caretaker Committee Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), …

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Nigeria: Cholera – Unicef, Borno Govt Create Hand Washing Points …

By Abdulkareem Haruna The Borno state ministry of water resources and the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF on Monday jointly launched hand washing points for children displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, within schools. The initiative is part moves to curb the cases of cholera that have so claimed the …

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Bravery: Army promotes warrant officer to Captain

By Joseph Erunke ABUJA-THE Army Council, Monday, granted accelerated promotion to a Non-Commissioned soldier, Garba Abdullahi. Garba Abdullahi promoted to the rank of Captain Abdullahi, who was promoted to the rank of Captain from his initial rank of Master Warrant Officer, according to a statement by the Director of Army …

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Workers Accuse Kaduna NLC Chairman of Double-speak …

By MSUE AZA, Kaduna Some concerned workers have accused the Chairman of Kaduna State branch of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Adamu Ango, of double-speak in his recent positions concerning payment of salaries and pension arrears in the state. The workers who spoke to LEADERSHIP on condition of anonymity said …

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Nigeria: Lagos, Kano, Rivers Lead in Prison Population

Photo: Premium Times Lagos State has the highest number of prisoners in Nigeria, 7,396 out of the national total of 68,686. The state, which is the commercial hub of Nigeria also leads in prisons congestion. It has a capacity for 3,927 prisoners, indicating that it is almost 100 per cent …

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North-East Nigeria: Humanitarian Situation Update, September 2017

OPERATIONAL OVERVIEW The humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria remains severe due to ongoing conflict and violence against civilians, as well as continued internal displacement and the unpredictable return of refugees from neighbouring countries. Various disease outbreaks continue to affect displaced people and host communities and food insecurity and malnutrition levels …

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NEMA staff down tools in Borno, as Idps panic

By Ndahi Marama MAIDUGURI—Management and staff of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, in Borno State, yesterday, joined their counterparts in Abuja and other states of the federation to embark on an indefinite strike, alleging ill-treatment and non-payment of allowances under the leadership of the new Director General, Mustapha Maihaja. NEMA …

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Northeast Nigeria Response: Health Sector Bulletin #33, 15 October 2017

Highlights – As of 15 October, the cumulative number of suspected and confirmed cholera cases is 4,936 and 61 deaths, with a Case Fatality Rate 1.2%. Out of the 144 samples taken, 119 (83%) were RDT positive and 107 (74%) were culture positive. – The first preliminary analysis of impact …

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Lagos, Rivers, Kano top list of states with highest number of prisoners

– Lagos state has the highest number of prisoners in Nigeria, according to a 2016 data released by the National Bureau of Statistics – Rivers state has one of the worst prisoner congestion ratio – Bayelsa and Ekiti states have the lowest numbers of prisoners Lagos, Rivers and Kano are …

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