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Singer Ebony Reigns. Photo: Ebony Reigns/Instagram

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Good morning, Here are yesterday’s top stories, and a look ahead – Click on any title to read the complete story.


Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, disclosed this in Abuja at the weekend while performing the groundbreaking ceremony of the Coordinated Wholesale Centre (CWC) in Abia State.

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) quoted the minister as saying that the full implementation of the CWC component of the National Drugs Distribution Guidelines (NDDG) would also commence on January 1, 2019.

He said one of the major challenges in the use of medicines in the country was the unsatisfactory drug distribution system, which has led to poor product handling, difficulty in product tracking for statistical purpose, recall and circulation of substandard products, as well as audit trail and destruction of professional practice.


Victoria Beckham bids farewell to New York fashion week

Victoria Beckham at her last New York fashion week show. Photo: REX/Shutterstock

Victoria Beckham made her first appearance at New York fashion week a decade ago as a novelty act, but she leaves as a headline one.

Her Sunday morning catwalk show was her last before she joins London fashion week in September. That it is seen as a significant blow for New York fashion week is testament to a remarkable success.

“It feels like the right way to round off showing in New York,” Beckham said of the new location for the show, which moved this season from the cavernous Cunard building in the financial district to two Upper East Side drawing rooms. “It’s more intimate, like my first shows were. I wanted this to be a nice thing to do on a Sunday morning. I want people to enjoy coming to my shows.”


'We fight with each other over water' - residents cry as rivers run dry

Ajida, 14, walks home after collecting water in Mococorene, Nampula province. Photo: Mário Macilau/WaterAid

Water is evaporating from the beautiful landscapes of Mozambique. There is too little to keep people alive, and the lack of it is forcing them from their homes, splitting up families and killing children. Photographer Mário Macilau travelled around his country, talking to people whose only supply of water is from filthy rivers that dry up quickly in the hotter months.

In northern Mozambique’s Niassa province, only 21% of people have access to safe sanitation and just 42% have a clean water supply. Only half the area’s boreholes and wells are operational, forcing women and children to spend a great deal of time walking to fetch water.

Eudicia lives in Muassi village. She and her friend Josefina miss school up to four times a week as they have to fetch water from the riverbed.


Four people killed, many injured as security forces open fire at IDP camp

An injured protester waits for help after several people died during the Irrechaa, the thanks giving festival of the Oromo people in Bishoftu town of Oromia region. Photo: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters Media Express

At least four people, including one member of the Oromia police force, were killed and eleven others were injured on Sunday February 11 after federal security forces opened fire at a camp sheltering thousands of civilians in Hamaressa, a small town near the city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia, according to state broadcaster EBC. The camp is a sheltering thousands of Ethiopians who were internally displaced following the recent violence in Ethio-Somali border towns. One of the four is a woman.

The incident happened at the same time when the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) is preparing to celebrate the 6th “Defense week” as of Wednesday this week.


Fashion: 8 Problems you may face when starting your own fashion label

Starting out with your own fashion label might come with some forms of difficulty. This article outlines some common problems startup fashion labels do experience and their possible solutions.

1. Business and Financial Management
As a young fashion designer, one thing you will certainly lack is business and Financial Management. You may be a great designer but may not know how to generate leads for sale. The fashion industry is so competitive nowadays, so it’s important you hire someone to do the business side of your fashion label for you. If you would like to do it yourself, industry experts suggest that you go and study fashion marketing or fashion business at the Bachelor or Master level, depending on your current education level.


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Eden Hazard (No10) celebrates scoring his second and Chelsea’s third of the night in the 3-0 win against West Brom. Photo: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

t was only when the third goal bulged West Brom’s net, as this contest drifted into its last quarter, that Chelsea could truly relax and bask in a restorative victory. Eden Hazard, forever their inspiration, had darted across the edge of the area away from Jonny Evans and ripped a shot inside Ben Foster’s near post, the goalkeeper wrong-footed and helpless.

After recent traumas, confidence is edging back. Antonio Conte would be blowing kisses to his wife in the east stand before the end, his mood improved and memories fading of those desperate recent performances, and hefty defeats, to Bournemouth and Watford. Life suddenly feels more bearable with his team back in fourth place, and only three points off second, with Barcelona due here next week.


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