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    Nigeria Records Highest Malaria Deaths In 2015

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    The Chief Executive Officer of Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, Dr. Muntaqa Sadiq,‎ has lamented the high rate of Malaria cases in Nigeria, saying over 100 million malaria cases and about 300,000 deaths were recorded in 2015. Speaking at the  launch of ‘Malaria-to-Zero initiative’, a project that seeks to galvanise private sector resources towards averting…

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    Defection Saga: How Saraki, PDP Senators Almost Parted Ways

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    Unknown to many, last Wednesday’s formal defection of Senator Yele Omogunwa, representing Ondo South in the Senate from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) almost cost the Senate President Bukola Saraki his invaluable support base in the Red Chamber. BODE GBADEBO writes on the intrigues of the defection saga. The…

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    Senate Vires N180bn, Adds N33bn To 2016 Budget

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    The Senate yesterday approved the sum of N213 billion as virement to address shortfalls in the 2016 budget in order to fund critical recurrent and capital items. This is an increase of N33 billion from the virement of N180 billion initially requested by President Muhammadu Buhari. LEADERSHIP reports that the House of Representatives had on…

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    NCC Board: Between Senate And The Rejected Nominees

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    Tongues are wagging over the Senate’s rejection of three out of seven of President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees as members of the Governing Board of the Nigerian Communications Communication (NCC). BODE GBADEBO writes on the intrigues of the non-confirmation of the trio. On Thursday, November 17, 2016 two of the President Buhari’s nominees for the position…

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  • Legislative Aide Slumps, Dies At NASS Entrance

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    A Senior Legislative Assistant (SLA) serving with a lawmaker in the National Assembly, Abubakar Sani Mashi, has died Monday morning after slumping at the entrance to the White House section of the National Assembly. NASS Ambulance service had rushed to assist the legislative aide after falling down but he was said to have died before…

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    Legislative Aide Slumps, Dies At NASS Entrance

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    A Senior Legislative Assistant (SLA) serving with a lawmaker in the National Assembly, Abubakar Sani Mashi, has died Monday morning after slumping at the entrance to the White House section of the National Assembly. NASS Ambulance service had rushed to assist the legislative aide after falling down but he was said to have died before…

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    Senate passes Bill to Establish Nigerian Peace Corp

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    The senate on Thursday passed  a bill to establish the Nigerian Peace corp 2016. The bill which was sponsored by the senate leader and senator representing Borno South , Sen Mohammed Ali Ndume was first read at plenary on 10th March 2016 and scaled second reading . The Bill seeks to empower, develop and provide…

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    Ambassadorial Nominees Jostle For Africa Postings

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    There has been intense lobbying among the career ambassadorial nominees recently confirmed by the Senate as well as the 46 non-career nominees awaiting confirmation, for posting to countries in Africa, LEADERSHIP findings have revealed. While the career ambassadors are taking advantage of their knowledge of the system to influence their postings, those on the non-career…

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