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Daily Need deploys innovative medicine to boost service delivery

Executive Director Operations, Daily Need Group, Segun Jolayemi (left); Brand Ambassador De-Deon’s Syrup, Zainab Balogun; Group Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Daily Need Group, Oluwatosin Jolayemi and Marketing Manager, Daily Need Group, Olusola Adeyi at a press conference in Lagos

As part of its efforts to revitalise the healthcare sector and optimise service delivery, Daily Need Group has employed innovative medicine to boost service delivery even as it outlined several growth platforms to sustain the industry.

Reps accuse BPP of delaying second Niger bridge contract

Members of the House of Representatives . PHOTO: TWITTER/HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

• Seek end to killing of Nigerians in South Africa
The House of Representatives Committee on Works yesterday accused the Bureau for Public Procurement (BPP) of delaying the due process of awarding second Niger bridge contract, even as it disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari could not award the project because of the sabotage in the system.

Eagles can’t stop Messi at World Cup, says Diego Simeone

Atletico Madrid’s Argentinian coach Diego Simeone gestures during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona against Club Atletico de Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 04, 2018.LLUIS GENE / AFP

After leading LaLiga giants, Atletico Madrid, to beat Super Eagles’ Team B to win the maiden GOtv Max Cup on Tuesday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, coach Diego Simeone declared that it would be difficult for Nigerian players to stop superstar, Lionel Messi and his Argentina squad when hostilities resume at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Senate makes fresh move to end killings, kidnappings


• Asks security agencies to submit special funding needs in two weeks
• Armed men abduct 41 travellers along Funtua-Birnin Gwari road
The Senate rose from a closed-door meeting with the nation’s security chiefs and heads of paramilitary agencies, yesterday, directing them to submit special funding requests within two weeks.

Developing HIV vaccine feasible in near future, says NACA

Director General of the National Agency for the Control AIDS (NACA), Dr. Sani H. Aliyu (left); Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Gida Mustapha; and Chairman, NACA Governing Board, H.E Dame Pauline Tallen, at the 4th National Council on AIDS Meeting held in Abuja.

NANF counsels sports minister over FIFA’s $2m World Cup grant

Sports Minister Solomon Dalung,

The National Association of Nigerian Footballers (NANF), has told the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, not to allow ‘anybody or persons not known to Nigerian law’ to handle the $2m recently sent by World football governing body (FIFA) towards Super Eagles preparations for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The Super Eagles are currently in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital putting finishing touches to their preparation for the World Cup.

For a nuclear-free world 

US President Donald Trump speaks to the press in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, October 16, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Another sad day in international diplomacy and global security dawned when President Donald Trump pulled the United States (U.S.) out of a deal aimed at stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons in return for allowing the Persian nation to trade with other countries.
The world is understandably worried about the fate of the deal because of the dangers its death could engender.

Rochas Okorocha’s swan song

Rochas Okorocha

The political rivalry in Imo State is reminiscent of a dramatic form which depicts the circumstances surrounding the fall of despots. The state has been in dire need of such a dramatic conflict, blighted by a long history of poor leadership.
Its last notable civilian governor remains the late Samuel Onunaka Mbakwe, who ruled the old Imo State comprising the present-day Imo State, Abia State and parts of Ebonyi State.

Lagos Assembly urges robust economy through tourism

The Speaker, Lagos House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa PHOTO: TWITTER/LSHA

Power project begins with 1000 megawatts in July
The Lagos State House of Assembly has tasked the state government to explore the state’s tourism sector to boost economy.Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, said this at a meeting tagged: A Bill For A Law To Provide For The Establishment Of The Lagos State Tourism Promotion Agency And For Connected Purposes, organised by the Ad-hoc Committee on Tourism, Arts and Culture, at the Assembly Complex, Alausa Ikeja.

ABCON, NFIU complete training on anti-money laundering

ABCON President,Aihaji Aminu Gwadabe

The Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) and Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has concluded a three-day joint training/sensitization programme on anti-money laundering and terrorist financing.
The programme, attended by the heads of offices/zonal secretariats staff of ABCON and key personalities from the NFIU, was held in Ikeja Lagos.