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Nigeria News Digest https://www.nigerianewsdigest.com News From Nigeria Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 https://www.nigerianewsdigest.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/cropped-logo-300x66-53x53.png Nigeria News Digest https://www.nigerianewsdigest.com 32 32 FCTA empowers 300 women with soft loans to start businesses https://www.nigerianewsdigest.com/fcta-empowers-300-women-with-soft-loans-to-start-businesses/ Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.nigerianewsdigest.com/?guid=6095f60fd31c8c4bd54586d9f3c25f1d Three hundred women and youths across the six area councils of the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have received loans under the Micro Enterprise Enhancement Loan Scheme (MEES) of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE).…

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Nigerians should keep faith with INEC-Catholic Bishop https://www.nigerianewsdigest.com/nigerians-should-keep-faith-with-inec-catholic-bishop/ Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.nigerianewsdigest.com/?guid=b2b59fa9f774f22f868a73b2f941da0d Bishop Paulinus Ezeokafor of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, has called on Nigerians to adjust to the inconveniences that the shift in the dates for the conduct of the general elections would cause them.

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FG working to expand Nigerians’ access to clean water https://www.nigerianewsdigest.com/fg-working-to-expand-nigerians-access-to-clean-water/ Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.nigerianewsdigest.com/?guid=f9ac19ac5bd781270fa28eb634888075 The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has restated the commitment of the Federal Government to policies, projects and programmes aimed at expanding Nigerians' access to clean water.

Adamu reiterated this in a statement signed …

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Environmentalist wants children protected from climate change https://www.nigerianewsdigest.com/environmentalist-wants-children-protected-from-climate-change/ Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.nigerianewsdigest.com/?guid=5e108934f43ad0d982d6b6e5b7f16b68 A Nigerian environmentalist, Ms Gloria Bulus, has called for greater precautionary measures for the protection of children against the effect of climate change.

Bulus, the founder of Bridge-that-Gap Initiative, said that the call became imperative …

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Chevron gas explosion: Bayelsa Youths opt for dialogue https://www.nigerianewsdigest.com/chevron-gas-explosion-bayelsa-youths-opt-for-dialogue/ Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.nigerianewsdigest.com/?guid=c6e46fbdc526bb96a3ed5727b5e08b36 Bayelsa youths, victims of the January 2012 Chevron gas explosion are seeking out-of-court settlement after seven years of legal battle.

The youths under the auspices of Koluama Clan Youth Presidents Forum (KCYPF) said that they …

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FG working hard for a sound biosafety agency – NBMA https://www.nigerianewsdigest.com/fg-working-hard-for-a-sound-biosafety-agency-nbma/ Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.nigerianewsdigest.com/?guid=8679006c214075c48a20d0fc63e33422 Dr Rufus Ebegba, the Director-General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) says the Federal Government is doing everything possible to make sure Nigeria has a very sound biosafety system.

Ebegba made the assertion at a workshop …

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Zimbabwe wants to leverage on ‘smart agriculture’ https://www.nigerianewsdigest.com/zimbabwe-wants-to-leverage-on-smart-agriculture/ Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.nigerianewsdigest.com/?guid=2f9e2fcba197048dd77a292542f106e7 Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa plans to use Smart agriculture help farmers increase their yields through adoption of modern, technologically enabled farming methods.

Revealing this plan at a Smart Agriculture Conference in Marondera, Mnangagwa, who was …

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8,000 struggle for mass wedding https://www.nigerianewsdigest.com/8000-struggle-for-mass-wedding/ Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.nigerianewsdigest.com/?guid=9de38f1ce3f13d50376bae3bc9f95a62 No fewer than 8,000 prospective couples have joined the queue and undergoing screening to participate in Kano state-sponsored mass wedding.

The Kano State Hisbah Board embarked on the screening of the divorcees, widows and spinsters.…

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India’s first high speed train breaks down https://www.nigerianewsdigest.com/indias-first-high-speed-train-breaks-down/ Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.nigerianewsdigest.com/?guid=2e5a71f630acaa4f7025fb0ecaf1314c India's first semi-high speed train, the Vande Bharat Express, broke down on Saturday, one day after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged it off.

The snag was detected near the Tundla junction in Uttar Pradesh, …

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Heather Nauert, Trump nominee for UN job quits https://www.nigerianewsdigest.com/heather-nauert-trump-nominee-for-un-job-quits/ Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.nigerianewsdigest.com/?guid=934aca799bec92b8f65c2ce95738812d Heather Nauert, U.S. President Donald Trump's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons, the State Department said on Saturday.

Nauert was State Department spokeswoman when …

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