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Who takes the Nayconf title?

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The sports segment of the 2014 Nayconf comes to an end today with the finals in all six disciplines. Last night, grueling semi-finals were taking place in football, basketball, volleyball and other sports including athletics which began yesterday.
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The crimes of Buhari

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This intervention has been provoked, not so much by the ambitions of General Buhari to return to power as the head of a democratic Nigeria, as by declarations of support from directions that leave one totally dumbfounded.
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Fifa - GFF applauds Girls' Festival

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The GFF–Fifa organised Girls' Festival ended Friday with over 200 young girls learning basic football skills and information on the game. This initiative was first introduced by the world governing body, Fifa, in 2012 with the aim of developing and promoting women in football especially at the grassroots level.
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Diabetes and healthy eating

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Friday, November 14, was World Diabetes Day. The WDD campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation and its member associations. The Day is used to engage millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. It was created in 1991 by the IDF and the World Health Organisation in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes now poses.
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Education and the 2015 budget

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The Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs on Friday, 19 December 2014, presented the 2015 budget at the National Assembly. While calling for the expeditious passage of the bill, the minister explained that the budget was informed by government's desire to restore macro-economic stability through sound fiscal and monetary policies. It was also aimed at increasing efficiency in expenditures, revenue generation and service delivery.
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The Rice Story: The need for a planned and programmed production approach part 4

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A review must be made of experiences gained in rice production across the country and an analysis of factors contributing to or constraining success...
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Don't let the guard down on Ebola

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I am appealing to Gambians throughout the country not to let down their guard against Ebola. The epidemic still poses a very clear and present danger to people throughout the world more so those in West Africa.
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