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SDGs: UNICEF calls for investment in early childhood education

The United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) has called on government at all levels in Nigeria to invest more in early childhood development as a basis for actualisation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Environment contributes 80% to children’s IQ – UNICEF official

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday says 80 per cent of children’s IQ is derived from the environment.

Federal govt, UNICEF harp on early childhood development

The Federal Government and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have charged educationists, parents, media, nongovernmental organizations, government agencies and other stakeholders to play their respective roles on early childhood development so as to enable the children grow well and reach their full potential in life.

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Bayelsa shooting allegation a ploy to divert attention from massive oil theft – NSCDC

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Bayelsa Command, says allegations that its officials shot and injured a vigilante team member is an attempt to divert attention from the massive oil theft in the state.

Federal govt urged to give accurate details on missing Yobe schoolgirls

The Bring Back our Girls Group, BBOG, has urged the federal government to give accurate details of the number of school-girls recently declared missing in Yobe State after their school was invaded by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.

Lai Mohammed: We are not averse to media criticism

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration is not averse to media criticism but it should be done, “objectively and factually.”

DPR seals 5 petrol stations in Sokoto, Kebbi

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed five petrol stations in Sokoto and Kebbi states, with a warning to independent marketers to desist from sharp practices and buying diverted products.

Bathing babies with hot water can cause high temperature – official

A Community Health Technician, Mrs, Hellen Bulu, has advised Nigerian women against bathing their newborn babies with hot water.

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‎Zamfara killings: Governor Yari vindicates me on $1 billion withdrawal – Ayodele Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said the claim by Zamfara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, that security agencies failed to respond to the alert given them to prevent the massacre of people in Zamfara has vindicated him.

Ibrahim Idris: Police lose 9,028 to retirement, dismissal, death annually

The Inspector General of Police ( IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, says the Nigeria Police Force loses 9,028 officers to death, dismissal and retirement annually.

Russia insists it didn’t meddle in US election

Russia’s government on Monday insisted there was no evidence that it meddled in the US elections, after Washington indicted 13 Russians and three Russian firms for alleged covert efforts to sway voters.

House of Reps probes NEMA over N2.4 billion contract

The House of Representatives on Thursday mandated its committee on Emergency and Disaster preparedness to investigate the alleged violation of public trust at the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, over the indiscriminate award of a contract worth N2.4 billion.

Zamfara killings: Police arrest three principal suspects

The police on Sunday said they had arrested three principal suspects in connection with the killing of over 20 persons in Birane village in the Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State last week.