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Tanzanian President John Magufuli pardons child rapists

Children's rights activists have condemned the pardon of two child rapists by the Tanzanian president.

Treasury looters won’t return to power in 2019 – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged those who want to contest against him in 2019 to an integrity test, stating that those who ruled Nigeria without vision and looted the nation’s treasury are the same people boasting that they will displace the APC government and return to office.

Spain rescues 250 migrants in Mediterranean

Spanish authorities said they rescued over 250 migrants, including children, on Saturday who were making the perilous Mediterranean crossing to Europe.

Pastor wants his marriage dissolved over wife’s alleged laziness

A pastor, Adedayo Adeyemo, on Wednesday asked an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court to dissolve the nine-year-old marriage between him and his wife, Kemi.

270,000 Nigerian children living with HIV – UNICEF

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said no fewer than 270,000 children aged 0 to 14 years were living with HIV in Nigeria in 2016.

50% of children in Northern Nigeria malnourished – GAIN

An international non-governmental organisation, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, has disclosed that 33 per cent of Nigerian children under five years are stunted.

Mob lynch suspected kidnapper in Calabar

A suspected kidnapper has been hacked to death by angry mob. The incident occurred in the early hours (7.30am) of Tuesday along Mile Four at Ikot Ansa in Calabar Municipality LGA of Cross River State.

Governor Fayose provides Christmas dress for 10,000 Ekiti children

At least 10,000 indigent children in Ekiti State will be provided Christmas dress made from ankara and other materials during the yuletide season.

Plateau domesticates Child Rights Act

The Attorney General and Commssioner for Justice, Plateau State, Jonathan Mawuyau, has said with its domestication of the Child Rights Act, the government would deal decisively with parents who maltreat their children.

Federal govt’s school feeding programme active in 19 states – VP Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday said the federal government is now implementing its school feeding programme in 19 states in Nigeria.

ILO proposes policies to end child labour

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) says improving legal protection and social dialogue between governments, social partners and other stakeholders are critical aspects in battling child labour.

Some Abuja communities still kill twins – report

In spite of stopping the killing of twins at infancy in Nigeria many years ago, some communities in the FCT still indulge in the practice, a News Agency of Nigeria investigation has revealed.

Jigawa treats 57,000 cases of acute child malnutrition

The Jigawa State Government said it has treated 57, 657 cases of acute child malnutrition in the state in 2017.

Gombe targets 70,000 children for measles vaccination

Gombe State Government says it is targeting 70,000 children between nine to 59 months for vaccination against measles in the state’s inoculation exercise scheduled for Nov. 30.


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Anambra guber: Governor Obiano really humiliated us – Yul Edochie

Yul Edochie has said Willie Obiano “really humiliated” other candidates in the recently held Anambra governorship poll.

Nigerian Stock Exchange admits Union Bank 51.3m new shares

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has admitted an additional volume of 51.3 million ordinary shares of 50 kobo each of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc on the daily official list of the Exchange.

Bad weather disrupts flights across Nigeria

The prevailing hazy weather over major parts of the country has continued to disrupt flight operations, especially in the southern part of the country.

UN allocates $13.4 million to assist in North-East

The United Nations, through the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, has allocated $13.4 million to help thousands of children, women and men in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in crisis-hit north-east Nigeria.

We want to win 2019 AFCON – Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is aiming to win the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon after extending his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation for two more years.

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Yuletide: Lagos CP Imohimi Edgal assures residents of safety

The Lagos State Acting Commissioner of Police, Mr Imohimi Edgal on Tuesday assured residents and visitors of utmost safety amid tight security across the length and breadth of the State during the yuletide.

Haze: FRSC urges motorists to be more cautious

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised motorists to drive more cautiously due to the change in weather conditions in most parts of the country.

Father, son sentenced for producing, peddling illicit gin

A Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, yesterday convicted two persons, a father and son, for illegal production, possession and storage of (ethanol) illicit gin.

ASUU condemns dismissal of members in Kogi, Lagos

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Kano State Zone, on Friday, not only described as unconstitutional but also condemned the dismissal of its members at the Kogi State University and Lagos State University.

Christ Embassy loses bid to halt registration over name similarity

A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday dismissed a suit filed by Believers Loveworld, also known as Christ Embassy, for lacking in merit.