NIPCO plans to reduce deforestation in Nigeria, invests in cooking gas

By Thompson ABISOLA NIPCO Plc says it has heightened plots to weaken deforestation rocking various parts of Nigeria with multi-million dollars investments in cooking gas. The Managing Director of NIPCO, Mr Sanjay Teotia, made this known at the just concluded 8th Annual International Conference and Exhibition organised by the Nigerian Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (NLPGA) in Abuja. Teotia said that this was being done through NIPCO’s huge investments in cooking gas sub-sector, adding that NIPCO would back the Federal Government’s desire for cooking gas growth in Nigeria. He said, “This feat has…

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Super Falcons displayed Nigerian spirit of resilience to win 9th African title – Okala

By Giwa SHILE Emma Okala, former Goalkeeper of Green Eagles, says the Super Falcons displayed Nigerian spirit of resilience to win their ninth African title in Ghana. The Super Falcons won the ninth African title by beating South Africa’s Banyana Banyana 4-3 on penalty kicks at the 11th AWCON in Ghana on Saturday evening. The penalty kicks came after a 0-0 draw following extra time of over 120 minutes play in the tension soaked match. Reacting to the outcome of the game, Okala said in Enugu that the Super Falcons…

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Indigestion: Pediatrician recommends regular water intake

By Meletus EZE A Paediatrician Annabel Shafe,  says regular intake of water by children will prevent indigestion and burning chest pain. Shafe, who made the recommendation on Saturday in Abuja noted that water was helpful in reducing the impact of acid reflux that caused indigestion. She advised parents to cultivate the habit of giving their children water regularly, especially after meals to facilitate easy digestion. According to her, indigestion happens when the stomach acids played havoc with the digestive system. She said there might be no need for taking drugs to…

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Fasheun’s residence in sober mood as family, friends mourn

By Thompson ABISOLA The demise of Dr Frederick Fasheun, the Founder of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC),on Saturday, has thrown his residence in Okota-Isolo, Lagos in mourning mood as friends throng in to grief with the family. No fewer than 70 mourners have signed the condolence registers as at 7 p.m. on Saturday, opened at his residence. Family members and some friends formed the majority of early comers that signed the registers. One of the early callers, who came to grief with the family, included Mr Olawale Oshun, a former federal…

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Ogbeche emerges new Chairman of NUJ FCT Council

By Aliyu DANLADI The Abuja Inquirer Newspaper Editor, Emmanuel Ogbeche on Saturday in Abuja emerged as the new chairman of the FCT Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ). Ogbeche defeated Hajia Rafatu Salami of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) by 338 votes to 193. In spite of the fact that of the six posts available for contest and with three of them having unopposed candidates, the 2018 elections were still keely contested. Candidates and their supporters had thronged the NUJ FCT Council Press Centre at Utako as from…

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Oluehi the hero as Nigeria win their 9th AWCON title

By Elizabeth ADENUGA Goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi’s heroics on Saturday in Accra helped the Super Falcons of Nigeria to victory at the 11 African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Ghana. It was however a very disappointing evening for the Banyana Banyana of South Africa who hoped for a first title but lost 3-4 to Nigeria on penalty kicks. At the Accra Sports Stadium, both sides had to endure 120 minutes of play before a winner could emerge. It is the first time in the tournament’s history that the final match…

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UN scribe mourns Bush

By Thompson ABISOLA UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has expressed sadness at the news of the death of former U.S. President, George H.W. Bush, who died on Friday at 94. Guterres, in a statement released on Saturday, said that the former president was “a leader who served the United States with distinction and supported the United Nations with dedication”. Bush, who was U.S. 41st president, was in office from 1989 to 1993, preceded Ronald Reagan and was succeeded by Bill Clinton. Guterres said: “George H.W. Bush had a long history with the…

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World AIDS Day: NGO urges FG to increase female condom circulation

By Olaleke ASHAFA An Abuja-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Anneozeng Ogozi Aid Foundation, has urged the Federal Government to increase the number of female condoms in circulation in the country. The Founder of the organisation, Anneozeng Ogozi, made the call at a free HIV screening conducted by the group in Kuchi- Bana village in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Saturday. Ogozi said that during most AIDS outreach only male condoms were distributed to residents. “I feel it will only be fair if female condoms can be made available during HIV sensitisation…

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UN helping exhausted people in migrant caravans return home

By Giwa SHILE Hundreds of people from Central American States who joined the human caravans travelling towards the United States have been helped home after asking for assistance, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said. Protection officer Martiza Matarrita said many migrants had learnt about the caravans via social media and television reports and had not understood what was involved in the trek to the U.S. border. “Many of them said it was almost an impulse, they didn’t stop to think about the risks and the exhausting days of…

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UN says world AIDS response still at crossroads

By Aliyu DANLADI UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that the HIV response stood at a crossroads, 30 years after the first World AIDS Day. Guterres, in his message for the 2018 World AIDS Day, which takes place each December 1, said “more than 77 million people have become infected with HIV, and more than 35 million have died of an AIDS-related illness.” According to him, the direction taken now, may determine whether the epidemic can be ended by 2030, or if future generations will have to continue the battle, he said. Noting…

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