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Today's Headlines: Soldiers, Police Deployed To Hot Spot; "Military Has Weakened Boko Haram" -Buhari

Soldiers, police deployed to hot spot

Scores of soldiers and police operatives have been deployed to maintain law and order at the Ughelli Mainain Market – a hotbed of killings in recent times in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.

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The deployment was requested by HRM Wilson Ojakovo Oharisi III JP, the monarch of Ughelli kingdom, during a meeting with officials from the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police, as well as leaders of traders and their members, at his palace on Friday.

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Military Has Weakened Boko Haram, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the military has weakened the Boko Haram sect.

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Buhari made the remarks while speaking to more than 80 world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly on Friday.

While terrorism remains a global challenge, he stated that Nigeria will work closely with the UN to combat it.

FG vows to expel SS1, SS2 students who sit WASSCE, NECO, NABTEB

The Federal Government has threatened to expel students from senior secondary school classes one and two who apply for and take the external West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), National Examination Council (NECO), and National Business and Technical Examinations (NBTE).

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This decision is contained in a recent circular issued by the Federal Ministry of Education and addressed to the authorities of the country's 104 federal unity colleges located across the 36 federation states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Binta Abdulkadir, the ministry's Director in Charge of Senior Secondary Education, signed the circular, which was referred to as FME/DBSE/US/DOC/III/16.

NAFDAC warns against patronising drugs hawkers, says they’re selling poison

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians against buying drugs from hawkers.

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Abubakar Jimoh, the agency's director of public affairs, told NAN on Friday that many citizens refuse to patronize pharmacies.

According to Jimoh, the majority of drugs sold by hawkers are poisonous and end up damaging vital organs in the body.

“Prevention is better than cure, where people have information about the safety of food and drugs, they will be able to avoid so many things, and to this extent, falling victims of all kinds of illnesses will be reduced,” he said.

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