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NGE to offer scholarships to children in IDPs camps

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) says it plans to offer scholarships to children in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the country.

Female lawyer arrested for torturing adopted daughter

A female lawyer, Elizabeth Agboje, who allegedly tortured her adopted daughter, was among some suspects paraded on Wednesday at the Rivers State Police Command in Port Harcourt.

Melania Trump dines with spouses of world leaders at UN

US First Lady Melania Trump dined with the spouses of dozens of world leaders at the United Nations Wednesday, calling on them to protect children and teach them by example.

Artificial seasonings in food can cause diseases – expert

Nigerians have been warned that using artificial seasonings in their food can cause cardiovascular diseases.

Morata tells Chelsea fans to stop anti-Semitic chant

Alvaro Morata wants Chelsea fans to call a halt to chanting a song in his honour which includes anti-Semitic language.

Police race to find London underground suspect

British police raced on Saturday to track down whoever planted a bomb on a packed London Underground train, as authorities raised the national threat level to maximum, meaning another attack may be imminent.

Lawyer warns parents against starving children as punishment

An Ilorin-based legal practitioner, Mr Abdullahi Suleman, has warned parents against denying their children food as form of punishment.

3.5 million refugee children don’t attend school – UN

More than half the world’s refugee children — some 3.5 million altogether — do not attend school, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday, urging greater and steadier funding for their education.

Pope hopes trump re-thinks DACA decision on immigrant children

Pope Francis said he hoped U.S. President Donald Trump would re-think his decision to end a programme protecting undocumented immigrant children, saying it was important for young people to have roots.

‎Buhari condemns suspected herdsmen attack in Plateau

President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken on the attack on a Plateau community by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

US court deals blow to Trump travel ban

A federal court in California dealt a new blow Thursday to the Trump administration’s travel ban, ruling that some refugees must be allowed into the country.

Strong suspicion for Lassa fever in sick children important – researchers

Researchers have underscored the need of diagnostic testing for Lassa Virus Disease (LVD) in children with fever in endemic areas in Nigeria to facilitate its control, especially in hospitals.

Boko Haram killed 381 civilians in Nigeria, Cameroon in five months – Amnesty

Amnesty International in a fresh tally said at least 381 civilians were killed by Boko Haram terrorists since April 2017 in Cameroon and Nigeria amid a spike in suicide bombings.

Benue flood victim decry poor facilities at IDP camp

The manager of the camp hosting persons displaced by the Makurdi flood, James Iorhuna, has decried the poor state of social and medical facilities at the camp.

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Corruption was imported into Africa – Kagame

The Rwandan President, Mr Paul Kagame, that corruption was brought to Africa by foreigners and that the notion that bribery is a flourishing business in the continent is wrong.

Five docked for robbery, unlawful possession of arms in Ekiti

Five men on Thursday appeared before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate Court over alleged armed robbery and possession of illegal arms.

UN Security Council adopts peacekeeping reforms

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution on the importance of reforming UN peace keeping operations to ensure they become responsible, efficient and transparent with several other sub regions in the continent.

Nigeria recorded 58,000 maternal mortality in 2015 – UNICEF

A joint report by World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and World Bank says Nigeria recorded 58,000 maternal mortality in 2015.

Swansea boss hopes Tammy Abraham opts for England

Swansea boss Paul Clement hopes Tammy Abraham will choose to play for England after interest from Nigeria - but will not put pressure on him to do so.

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UN seeks $10 million as Nigeria cholera outbreak worsens

At least 44 people have now died in a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria, the United Nations said Monday, calling for nearly $10 million to keep the disease from spreading.

APC squandering goodwill that brought them to power – Bishop

The All Progressive Congress, APC, in Kogi State has been accused of squandering the goodwill that brought them to power.

Kane does not need trophies to be considered world class – Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino says Harry Kane does not need to win titles to be considered one of the best strikers in the world and insisted the England international is very happy at Tottenham.

American born Nigerian Zuriel Oduwole champions girls’ education in Africa

With braces on her teeth and sneakers on her feet, Zuriel Oduwole from Los Angeles may look like a typical American teen.

Edo leaders call for referendum on restructuring formula

Concerned Edo Leaders of Thought, CELT, comprising elders and leader in Edo State, has said the call for restructuring of the nation should be subjected to a referendum so Nigerians can decide what they want.