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NIMASA Maritime Essay Competition: Medical student emerge winner

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Miss Elizabeth Ezekiel, a second year Medical student of the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, Edo State has emerged the winner of the Essay Competition organised by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to commemorate the 2017 World Maritime Day Celebration, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Miss Ezekiel’s essay was adjudged the best out of 180 entries by ...

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Capacity development: NPA joins CODET to bridge gap between engineering students and industry practitioners

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), under the leadership of a Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman, has expressed the readiness of the Authority to support the Committee of Deans of Engineering and Technology of Nigerian Universities (CODET) in bridging the gap between engineering students and practitioners in the industry to support Nigerian infrastructural needs, ...

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Efiwe: Equiping African Tertiary Libraries

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The need for access to relevant resources like books, equipment, journals etc. are fundamental to educational institutions and their success. Any current or past student in Public African tertiary institution will immediately see the utter lack of resources and the student’s struggle to seek knowledge amidst this lack of resources, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Efiwe is a Non-profit ...

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Education, military spending take top spots in Saudi budget

  Education and military expenditures take the top two spots in Saudi Arabia’s 2017 budget, which estimates a spending of SR890 billion ($237.3 billion), an 8 percent increase from 2016. Revenue is projected to reach SR692 billion ($184.5 billion) in 2017, a 31 percent increase from initial projections. The budget deficit is expected to reach SR198 billion in 2017, reflecting ...

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Two world-class schools to open in Dubai

Brighton College UK and Dwight School New York, the two schools new to Dubai, UAE with combined enrolment capacity of up to 4,000 students, are on schedule to open doors from the 2018/2019 academic year. The three primary components of this 89,000 sq m (super) campus include Brighton College Dubai, Dwight School Dubai, and the Centre of Excellence for Arabic ...

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Kano State Scholarship Board strengthens partnership with NIMASA on NSDP- Photos

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): Kano State Scholarship Board strengthens partnership with NIMASA on Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) , TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. TRADE NEWSWIRE obtained the event’s photographs from a World-renowned First-rate Public Relations Professional and Head, Corporate Communications, NIMASA, Hajia Lami Tumaka on Monday in Lagos. The Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP): is a programme created by NIMASA in 2009 aimed ...

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Vitamin D tablets may help reduce asthma attacks, review finds

LONDON: The world’s 300 million asthma sufferers could help reduce their risk of severe asthma attacks by taking vitamin D supplements as well as their standard asthma medicines, according to the findings of a review of international trial evidence. The analysis – which covered trials in the United States, Canada, India, Japan, Poland and Britain – found that taking vitamin ...

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Research links eczema and hay fever to early antibiotic use

  LONDON: Babies given antibiotics in the first two years of life are more likely to develop allergies as adults, according to an extensive analysis of past clinical studies involving nearly 400,000 people. The findings, to be presented on Tuesday at the European Respiratory Society annual meeting in London, point to a clear association with the risk of eczema or ...

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EGA launches training programme for students

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has started its annual summer training programme, which provides business exposure and work experience opportunities for Emirati high school and university students. The programme kicked off on July 10 and will run until August 11, at EGA’s local operating midstream subsidiaries – Dubai Aluminium (Dubal) and Emirates Aluminium (Emal), said a statement from the company. The ...

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Teens most drawn to e-cigarettes by online ads

While many forms of e-cigarette advertising increase the odds that teens will try the devices, a new U.S. study suggests that this generation of digital natives is most enticed by promotions they see online. Big U.S. tobacco companies are all developing e-cigarettes. The battery-powered gadgets feature a glowing tip and a heating element that turns liquid nicotine and other flavorings ...

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War, disasters disrupt education of 80 million

At least 80 million children living in areas affected by war or natural disaster had their education disrupted last year, leaving them prey to child labour, trafficking and extremism, experts said on Thursday. Many humanitarian aid appeals for 2015 ignored education, and aid appeals for education were only one-third funded. Overall, education received 1.4 per cent of all humanitarian funds, ...

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‘NYSC banned only ‘full-blown hijab’ not all types of Islamic veils’

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): It is noteworthy for the public to be well informed that the National Youth Service Corps ONLY banned full-blown hijab and not all other types of hijabs for female Muslim corpers at its Orientation Camps pending the time the fight against Boko Haram by the government would be won, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. I think the media has the ...

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U.S. Students Lose Enthusiasm for Petroleum Degrees students

Enrollment in U.S. petroleum engineering degree programs fell for the first time in 13 years this fall, as an oil industry slump makes college students wary of entering the boom and bust world of oil and gas. The drop, revealed this week in annual data provided by the country’s 21 petroleum engineering departments, is modest – the number of enrollments ...

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