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GOMBE, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State says his administration will continue to strengthen mutual cooperation and partnership with the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and the World Bank towards the expansion of water supply for the benefit of the people in both urban and rural communities of the State. Governor Inuwa Yahaya gave this indication when he received a delegation from the World Bank, under the auspices of the Sustainable Urban and Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (SURWASH) led jointly by the World Bank’s Task Team Lead, Mr. Gérard Soppe and national…

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IBADAN, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – The people of Kolajo community in Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo State have commended the member representing Oluyole Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, for replacing a faulty 500KVA transformer in the community. The Chairman, General community, Mr. Dauda Lawal; the Chairman, Kolajo Community, Mr. Emmanuel Titilolu and a Community leader, Mr. Iliasu Adekola, who made the commendation on behalf of the people today, thanked the lawmaker for always coming to their aid. The trio described Akande-Sadipe as a lawmaker who stands by her words, adding that she fulfilled her promise…

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DELHI, India (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Indian American Social Entrepreneur Dr. Tausif Malik after successfully launching the EdTech platform RiseBack.org offering Affordable Colleges Degree to students in the USA, launches the platform for the African professionals & students. RiseBack is one of the first and only EdTech platform offering Undergraduate & Graduate degree programs and has partnered with leading Indian Universities to offer Affordable Colleges Degree to American Students and the African Students & Professionals. Students & professionals can study for Undergraduate & Graduate degrees at affordable fees and they don’t need to worry about the High cost of Education…

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LONDON, England (VOICE OF NAIJA) – A recent report by Global Remote Work Index by NordLayer, a business security solution by Nord Security has listed Germany as the top country for remote work. It is followed by Denmark, the USA, Spain, Lithuania, Netherlands, Sweden, Estonia, Singapore, and France. The report evaluated 66 countries in total. The full list is available here: https://nordlayer.com/global-remote-work-index/ The index was compiled by assessing and comparing the countries using four index dimensions. Together, they combine various detailed attributes (or sub-dimensions) that help evaluate general remote-work attractiveness: 1. Cybersecurity — infrastructure, response, and legal measures. 2. Economic…

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DELTA, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – The National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) has described the deep-water operations of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo) as best in class. The Group General Manager of NAPIMS, the investment arm of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPC), Mr. Bala Wunti, gave this commendation when he led his leadership team on an inspection of the SNEPCo-operated Bonga Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel last Thursday. “One of the best companies on planet earth is called Shell,” Wunti said, adding that NAPIMS would support the enhancement of accommodation provision for…

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YENAGOA, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – A Community Development Service, CDS,  group of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has erected and unveiled a billboard to support the anti-corruption campaign of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The billboard, erected at the busy Opolo market junction, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, was initiated and constructed by corps members in the NYSC’s EFCC/ICPC CDS Group. Out-going President of the CDS group, Busayo Adepoju said that her group embarked  on the project  to educate the masses in Bayelsa on the need to shun corruption and offer the public correct interpretation of the mandates of the EFCC and…

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ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – An amalgamation of several civil society organizations in Enugu North Senatorial District of Enugu State under the aegis of Nsukka Democratic Movement has said that a recent outburst of the Senatorial candidate of Labour Party in Enugu North “was born out of age-long bitterness and malice against the Governor.” The pro-democracy coalition in a statement signed by its Founder and National Coordinator, Chief Willy Ezugwu insisted that “contrary to his allegation that no Nsukka person was made a millionaire by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, it is not the responsibility of the state government to be…

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ABUJA, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – A socio-political group, the One Nigeria Movement (ONM) has said that it was uncharitable and the height of arrogance for the PDP National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, to describe those calling for his resignation as people who were children when the party was being formed. The group said it was funny that the same Ayu, who abandoned PDP for Action Congress (AC) in 2007 and worked against the PDP can still refer to himself as founding father of the party. According to a statement on Wednesday, by its Convener General, Ahmed Sodiq-Mugoro and Secretary,…

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Recently, there has been a rapid emergence of a dangerous new psychoactive substance known as Akuskura/Kuskura, which is made of herbs laced with tobacco and cannabis and which is rapidly replacing controlled psychoactive substances, dominantly in the northern and south-west parts of Nigeria. When taken, the substance sometimes causes sudden, violent, irregular movement of the body and contraction of muscles. The name Akuskura, sometimes known as kuskura or akurkura, is derived from the Hausa word “kuskura” noun, which can be used interchangeably to mean gargling and rinsing. The substance, which is of different varieties, is used in both liquid and…

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Against all hope of public Universities in Nigeria re-opening to academic activities to Nigerian Students and others, this hope has roundly been dashed as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday this week, declared an indefinite strike action. This ASUU’s indefinite strike declaration is coming on the heels of failed talks with the Federal Government over contentious issues pertaining the tertiary education sector. The President of ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, had earlier in the week while making the declaration, announced that the talks with the federal government have become “fruitless”. This is another big blow to the collective…

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