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Nigerian selected as finalist in Commonwealth Youth Awards

A young Nigerian, Miss Omowumi Ogunrotimi, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Awards in recognition of her contribution towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 5, gender equality, in Nigeria.

Another set of NHIS workers rally in support of reinstated executive secretary

Some workers of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, on Monday pledged to support their reinstated Executive Secretary, Usman Yusuf, to reposition the scheme.

Aisha Buhari seeks improved healthcare for women, children

The First lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has enjoined wives of southwest governors to address issues of maternal and child mortality in their states.

UN chief calls for end to female genital mutilation

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for an end to the practice of female genital mutilation, which he said is “a gross violation of the human rights of women and girls.”

200m women, girls genitally-mutilated – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that no fewer than 200 million women and girls have been genitally-mutilated in 30 countries.

Our policy has made APC popular in Kogi – Governor Bello

Kogi State Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello, has said his policies has positioned the All Progressives Congress as the most popular party in Kogi State, saying his administration is gradually winning the war against poverty.

If Nigeria fails SDG, Africa will not make it – UNICEF

Country Representative of the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), Mr. Mohammed Mallick Fall, has hinged the success of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) in the Sub-Saharan Africa on the positive contributions of Nigeria.

AfDB chief Akinwumi Adesina’s prize will stimulate interest in agriculture – Ex-President Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says the World Food Prize (WFP) award to Dr Akinwumi Adesina, will stimulate people’s interest in agriculture.

Stakeholders urge adult education council to focus on skills acquisition

The stakeholders in mass literacy sector have urged the Nigerian National Council for Adult Education (NNCAE) to equip Nigerians with skills acquisition for effective participation in nation’s building.

World Bank projects $22bn diaspora remittance to Nigeria in 2017

The World Bank has projected that up to $22 billion will flow into Nigeria in 2017 through Diaspora remittances, noting that global remittance flow is set to recover this year after two consecutive years of decline.

Scaling up sanitation requires collective efforts – Olaomi

Coordinator, Alliance for Hygiene Promotion, Mr. Victor Olaomi, has said scaling up sanitation and hygiene in the country requires the collective effort of stakeholders in the sector.

TETFund charges institutions on inclusive education

Universities, polytechnics and colleges of education have been urged to implement the decision of the 62nd National Council on Education (NCE) on inclusive and equitable quality education.

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Lai Mohammed: Stakeholders to get update on search for missing Dapchi schoolgirls

Security officials and other stakeholders are to get an update on the search for the missing girls of the Government Science and Technical Girls College, Dapchi, Yobe.

Segun Oni: I will not fail Ekiti people

The Director-General of Segun Oni Campaign Organisation (SOCO), Dr. Ifeoluwa Arowosoge, has assured the Ekiti electorate that former Governor, Chief Segun Oni, would deliver all his campaign promises to the people if given the opportunity to serve again.

2019: Asiwaju Tinubu, PDP have reached pact against Buhari – APC group

A coalition within the All Progressives Congress (APC), under the aegis of the APC National Vanguard, on Sunday alleged that the party’s national leader, Bola Tinubu, has struck a deal with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 general elections.

Angela Merkel to name new cabinet

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel is preparing to name her ministerial team for a new German government, to give a new face to her administration.

NLC: We are in working relationship with Anambra govt

The Anambra state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC, Comrade Jerry Nnubia, in his welcome address during this year 40th NLC Anniversary celebration, at the union secretariat Awka, said the body, which has about seven million members, forty- two affiliate unions and thirty- seven state councils had been instrumental in the negotiation of four national minimum wages since 1981.

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Maritime University gets approval to begin degree programmes

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted approval to the Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta, to begin undergraduate degree programmes from the 2017/2018 academic session.

Nigerian envoys tell US-based nationals not to give up on Nigeria

Nigerian envoys in New York have appealed to Nigerians in the U.S. not to give up on their country but continue to support efforts by leaders to develop it.

1, 306 Nigerians died in road accidents in Q4 – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says no fewer than 1,306 Nigerians died in road accidents in the fourth quarter of 2017.

UN warns of rising food insecurity across Africa

About 224 million people are suffering from malnutrition across Africa as climate change and conflicts heighten food insecurity across the continent, a top UN food agency official said Monday.

National Hospital receives new radiotherapy machine

The new machine, when installed, is expected to enable the hospital attend to more cancer patients in the country, officials say.