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New NYSC Director-General Assumes Office In Abuja

The new Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Muhammad Fadah, has assumed office in Abuja, Nigeria’s capitalDuring the formal handing/taking over ceremony from the outgoing Director-General, Major General Shuaib…

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North Korea: Covid Outbreak A Great Disaster

North Korea’s rapidly spreading Covid-19 outbreak is a “great disaster” for the country, its leader Kim Jong-un has said, according to state media.Mr. Kim called for an all-out battle to tackle the spread of the virus during an emergency meeting on Sat…

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Nigeria Customs Intercepts N1.8 Billion Tramadol

Nigeria customs service in Kano and Jigawa state command, Northern Nigeria has intercepted illicit Tramadol drug with street value of over N1.8 billion.The Comptroller of the command Muhammed Umar in a media briefing said the feat was achieved through …

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South Africa May Face Fifth COVID Wave

South Africa may be facing a fifth COVID wave earlier than expected after a sustained rise in infections over the past 14 days that seems to be driven by the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron sub-variants, health officials and scientists said on Friday.The country…

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Africa: Malaria Vaccine Reaches Over Million Children

More than one million children in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi have now received at least one dose of the first malaria vaccine.Data provided by the UN’s World Health Organisation suggests that the pilot programme launched in April 2019 was safe and “substa…