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UNICEF: Open defecation occurs in 771 LGAs of Nigeria

Indications have emerged that prevalence of water borne diseases may continue to rise as 771 Local Government Areas of Nigeria are still grappling with open defecations even as the 2016/2017 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey showed that 25 percent of Nigerians defecate openly.

UNICEF: Nigeria needs $80bn annually for improved water, sanitation, hygiene

Nigeria needs to invest $80 billion annually on water, sanitation and hygiene to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal.

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.

Over 15 million Nigerians lack access to potable water – UNICEF

Over 15 million Nigerians still drink water from rivers, lakes, ponds, streams and irrigation canals, a United Nation Children’s Fund, UNICEF, specialist, Moustapha Niang, has said.

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Kwara government decries vandalism, theft of streetlights

Kwara State government has warned against vandalism and theft of streetlight cables and bulbs and other components of solar farm tunnels currently being built in Ilorin under the Light-Up Kwara (LUK) project.
Park Geun Hye

South Korea’s ex-president gets another 8 years in prison

A South Korean court on Friday sentenced impeached former President Park Geun Hye to a total of eight years in prison on top of the 24 years she already faces, in a verdict that found her guilty of accepting slush funds from the nation’s intelligence agency and interfering in an election.
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Study: CT scan increases risk of brain tumour

Computed tomography (CT) or computerised axial tomography (CAT) scan may increase the risk of brain tumour, a research has found.
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FAAC: Governors give conditions for resumption of revenue sharing

Governors of the 36 states have said the resumption of the sharing of revenue by the Federal, States and Local Governments by the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee meetings will only resume when the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation remits what is due to government coffers.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 4th July 2018

President Buhari uged to probe alleged monetary inducement in Ekiti election

Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) in Anambra State has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the alleged massive monetary inducement of voters by political parties, especially the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the last Saturday’s Ekiti State governorship election.