Nigeria news today headlines update Wednesday 9th October 2019

Nigeria news today headlines update Wednesday 9th October 2019

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Number Of Elephants Killed In Thai Waterfall Plunge Rises To 11

Aerial drone footage has revealed that a total of 11 elephants had died after plunging into a waterfall in Thailand, officials said on Tuesday (Oct 8), raising the earlier death toll of six. Over the weekend, national park officials said six elephants fell into the Haew Narok Waterfall in Thailand’s north-east and drowned, while two […]
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Domino’s Drops As Slower Sales Growth Drives Less Robust Outlook

Domino’s Pizza Inc. fell after the company reined in its long-term sales forecast as it struggles to fend off competitors’ increasing delivery options and discounts. The chain offered a less robust outlook, saying U.S. same-store sales will increase 2% to 5% in the next two to three years. That replaces its previous three-to-five-year forecast for […]
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FIFA, World Health Organization Sign Deal To Promote Healthy Living

FIFA and the World Health Organization (WHO) have signed a four-year Memorandum of Understanding to promote healthy lifestyles through football. Joint programmes and initiatives are planned with national associations and networks of footballers, coaches and volunteers to increase participation in physical activity in line with WHO guidance, and help to increase physical activity through football. […]
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Kenya Counts On Celebrity Influence To Combat NCDs

Singers, dancers, and acrobats descended on a stage in Nairobi each Sunday night since August for the “East Africa’s Got Talent” competition — the region’s inaugural version of “America’s Got Talent” — which wrapped up last weekend. While viewers at home were entertained by performers from the region, the Kenyan government also hoped to capitalize […]
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Microsoft Vows To Get 40M More People Online By 2022

Technology giant Microsoft has unveiled plans to ramp up its connectivity efforts by bringing 40 million unserved people across sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America online by 2022 — although some criticized the targets for lacking ambition given the scale of the challenge. While research shows that closing the digital divide, especially internet access, promotes development […]
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Nigeria’s Primary Healthcare In Sorry State

Chioma Umeha; Chinwendu Nnadozie; Anolu Vincent and Toyin Adebayo Lagos / Minna / Owerri / Abuja – The Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) is the first port of call for every good health seeker, especially at the community level. The major goal of every ill visitor to a PHC is to obtain immediate quality healthcare and get […]
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World Habitat Day: ‘Govt Policies, Traditions Frustrate Waste-To-Wealth Initiatives’

Lagos – Some professionals have expressed concern over the fanfare and government’s non-commitment stance on the tenets of World’s Habitat Day. Nigeria, joined other countries of the world to celebrate the World Habitat Day two days ago; designated for the first Monday of October of every year. But questions are being asked as to the purpose […]
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57 Years After Civil War Massacre, Asaba People Want Perpetrators Prosecuted

ASABA – Fifty two years down the line, indigenes of Asaba, Oshimili South Local Government Area of Delta State have once again paid tribute to the over 600 people that lost their lives during the massacre of its people in the civil war. Some of the names of the fallen heroes recited include Chukwuma Andrew, Elukwu […]
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SFH Seeks Improved Access Of Adolescent Girls To Health

Lagos – The Society for Family Health(SFH) has called on the Federal Government to boost adolescent girls’ access to health and critical social services as part of the efforts towards achieving major targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A statement which was made available to DAILY INDEPENDENT weekend, SFH Deputy Project Director of Adolescents 360 […]
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NIQS Renews Call For Construction Industry Board, Unveils Office Complex

Believed to be solution to many challenges bedeviling the nation’s construction sector, the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), again has called on the Federal Government to establish Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB). Obafemi Onashile, president NIQS, made the call last week in Abuja, during the commissioning of the institute’s new office complex.  The five-storey […]
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