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GOCOP Backs New Media Code For Election Coverage In Nigeria

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has expressed optimism that the newly launched Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage (Revised Edition 2018) will to a large extent guide operators and separate trained journalists from those who suddenly  found themselves reporting simply because they have access to a laptop or phone and data. Dotun Oladipo, President of GOCOP, made this declaration on Friday at the public launch and presentation of the Code during the ongoing International Press Institute Congress holding at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. Oladipo said: “The Guild…

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WHO Says Search For Hepatitis B Cure Continues

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the collaboration between global health partners to discover a cure for Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) has shown promising results.   In a statement released in Abuja on Friday ahead of the “World Hepatitis Day” celebrated yearly on July 28, WHO said 50 new anti-HBV and hepatitis D virus treatments were currently being investigated.   The organisation said that 17 of these treatments were already undergoing phase II clinical trials.   It said however, that a major challenge in the process was finding an approach…

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Saudi Arabia Warns Sick, Old, To Postpone Hajj Pilgrimage

The Saudi Ministry of Health recommends that people aged over 65 years and those with chronic diseases such as heart disease, kidney disease, respiratory disease, diabetes and pilgrims with immune deficiency (congenital and acquired), malignancy and terminal illnesses, pregnant women and children aged under 12 years planning to perform Hajj this year, to postpone the pilgrimage for their own safety. It is not obligatory for anyone with a serious health condition to perform Hajj. Health and safety experts from Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK, in supporting the recommendations by the…

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Bamigbetan Emphasizes Importance Of Social Media Communication

Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan has challenged Public Affairs Officers (PAOs) in Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas to adopt creative technology-based techniques in disseminating information to residents at the grassroots level.   Bamigbetan, who spoke at an interactive session with the officers today, emphasized the importance of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram among others, in prompt dissemination of information, saying the rationale for government actions must always be broken down by public affairs personnel to engender community support policies and programmes…

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World Cup: Spain Edge Out Iran With 1-0 Victory

Spain edged out Iran in an absorbing contest to ensure they will reach the World Cup knockout stage with a draw in their final group game. The 2010 champions needed a fortuitous Diego Costa goal after half-time, having been frustrated in an opening period in which they had 81% of possession. Iran, who defended admirably until the ball ricocheted in off Costa, instantly showed more intent and thought they had levelled, only for Saeid Ezatolahi’s strike to be ruled out for offside. Carlos Queiroz’s Iran side had gone close through…

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Budget 2018: Senate President Replies Buhari, Says We Agree With Reps

…… Position, Detail Response to Follow The Senate has seen the statement issued by our sister chamber, the House of Representives, in response to the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 2018 Appropriations while signing it into law earlier today, and we totally agree with the position stated therein. It should also be noted that the leadership of both chambers have directed the chairmen of our committees on appropriations to provide item by item, detail explanations on all points raised by the President for the benefit of members…

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Kwara APC Faction Commends Buhari For Ignoring nPDP

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Kwara State has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the way he was handling matters concerning the party in the country.   Factional chairman of the party, Hon Bashiru Bolarinwa gave the commendation on Wednesday in a press release in Ilorin.   Bolarinwa expressed satisfaction with the reconciliatory moves taken by President Muhammadu Buhari, which he said has addressed all issues bordering on disagreement and sufficient to cement the party.     “It is clear that our President is a democrat, one…

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Saraki At Russian Parliament, Seeks Stronger Security, Economic Cooperation

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday addressed the Upper Chamber of the Russian Parliament known as the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, in Moscow. In the address which was historic – being the first head of the Nigerian legislature to perform such a function in Russia – Saraki called for a stronger security, economic and cultural cooperation between Nigeria and Russia. The President of the Senate thanked the Chairperson of the Federation Council, Ms. Valentina Matviyenko for the invitation to visit the Russian…

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Heritage Bank Committed To Innovative Banking Services

Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Services Provider; has said it is committed to innovative banking services through its transparent MasterCard. Head of Corporate Communications of the bank, Mr. Fela Ibidapo disclosed this in a statement over the weekend, remarking that; “that is the philosophy behind the bank’s e-payment offerings.” According to him, there is more to e-payment than Nigerian banking customers are currently enjoying, adding that they are determined to take Nigerians to new heights of e-payment services that deliver unparalleled convenience and security through the Heritage Bank…

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Tinubu’s Tribute To Wale Aboderin: Pillar Of Journalism, Man Of The People

This good man left us much too soon. To all who knew him as a person, Wale Aboderin was an excellent friend and human being. To all who knew his work, he was among the noteworthy and preeminent figures in Nigerian journalism. His contributions to life at both the personal and professional levels were vast and profound.   Affable and humble but hardworking and accomplished, Wale strived for excellence in all he did. This made him a unique and rare person. He was not satisfied by the ordinary or the…

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