NEWS: President Jonathan commissions 4 new Nigerian warships and vows to defeat Boko Haram

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Jonathan commissions 4 new Nigerian warships, vows to defeat Boko Haram

On Thursday, President Goodluck Jonathan assured Nigerians of routing the Boko Haram sect as he inaugurated four new ships procured by the Nigerian Navy in Lagos.

President Jonathan at the Naval Dockyard Ltd in Victoria Island venue of the inauguration said “Our capacity has increased sufficiently and our officers and men are doing wonderfully well in the north and we must conduct our elections as scheduled by INEC“.

He also commended the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral Usman Jibrin, Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh and other service chiefs, officers and ratings who have made this inauguration possible.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ships; NNS Centenary, NNS Prosperity, NNS Okpabana and NNS Sagbama were handed over to their commanding officers.

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Train crushes rider to death month before wedding

On Thursday, a dispatch rider was crushed to death by a train in the Fagba area of Lagos State.

The deceased identified as Johnson, was working for a courier service in Ikeja and his wedding was scheduled to hold in March

It was gathered that the deceased was trying to hurriedly cross the rail track when he was trapped by the train and was dragged into a drain

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NAFDAC partners Cuban company on new technology for malaria eradication

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has said it is set to partner with Labiofam, a Cuban-based pharmaceutical company, to promote the adoption of biotechnology for malaria eradication in Nigeria.

NAFDAC’s Director-General, Paul Orhii, made this disclosure when he received a delegation from the company in Abuja on Monday.

He said “Recently, a company called Labiofam introduced to Nigeria the latest in biotechnology in cancer control and management and today, they have indicated interest to partner with us in the eradication of malaria. NAFDAC will look at what the company is introducing and partner with it in the interest of Nigerians; for me, I have no doubt in my mind that this will benefit Nigeria a lot.”

Mr. Orhii also said the Cuban based pharmaceutical company would leverage on the successes it had achieved in introducing affordable and convenient means of cancer management in Nigeria to promote its technology for malaria eradication.

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Blind candidates won’t be excluded from CBT

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has stated that visually impaired candidates will not be excluded from the Computer Based Test in the forthcoming Universities Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. ‘Dibu Ojerinde who was represented by the Director of Test Administration, Dr. Yusuf Lawal, said this in a statement on Thursday while receiving a delegation from the Anglo-Nigeria Welfare Association for the Blind.

He said, “JAMB is proactive and would ensure that our visually impaired candidates are kept abreast of contemporary issues and challenges. We are not saying that there will be no issues, but as a responsive agency, we are committed to ensuring that no candidate is disadvantaged”.

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