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From March 23 to April 23 — corresponding to the height of self-isolation rules — the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children saw 10 infants ranging in age from two weeks to 13 months diagnosed with “abusive head trauma”.

London hospital sees spike in child abuse during lockdown

From March 23 to April 23 — corresponding to the height of self-isolation rules — the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children saw 10 infants ranging in age from two weeks to 13 months diagnosed with “abusive head trauma”.

Nigeria, 25 other countries to benefit from lifesaving cancer treatments

Nigeria and 25 other countries in Africa and Asia are to benefit from lifesaving cancer treatments supported by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI).
(FILES) In this file photo, The United Nations flag is seen during the Climate Action Summit 2019 at the United Nations General Assembly Hall on September 23, 2019, in New York City. Ludovic MARIN - AFP.

UN: Coronavirus impact could kill over 50,000 children in Middle East, North Africa

UN agencies warned Monday that the coronavirus pandemic could lead to the deaths of an additional 51,000 under-fives in the Middle East and North Africa by the end of the year.

Man reunites with parents 32 years after abduction

A Chinese man kidnapped as a toddler 32 years ago has been reunited with his biological parents, after police used facial recognition technology to help track him down.
Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo made his first appearance for Manchester United in their Monday night premier league clash with Chelsea.

Manchester United keen to extend Odion Ighalo’s stay at Old Trafford

Manchester United would like to extend Odion Ighalo’s stay with his loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua expiring at the end of May.
AFDB President Akinwumi Adesina.

AfDB chief Akinwumi Adesina accused of multiple violations

The head of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has been accused by bank staff of multiple abuses and breaches of the bank's code of ethics, charges he flatly denied.
During a session with the club's media, Manchester United forward Odion Ighalo was surprised to receive a call from legend Andy Cole.

Odion Ighalo: I never imagined Manchester United move would happen

Odion Ighalo claims he "never imagined" that his childhood dream of playing for Manchester United would ever come true, despite the fact he has followed the club religiously throughout his professional career.
Traders at the popular Oyingbo Market in Lagos have been counting their losses following its closure by Lagos State government over environmental infractions.

Poverty gap fueling north-south migration in Nigeria

Mustapha Abdullahi spent his childhood in constant hunger “roaming the streets for food” in his village in northern Nigeria, unsure when his next meal would arrive.
Children at IDP Camp - NAN

Report: One in four African children live in conflict zones

About 170 million children live in conflict zones across Africa – equivalent to one in every four African children – the highest absolute number of any region in the world, according to a report by Save the Children, a non-governmental organisation.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Governor Fayemi: My parents never knew I could survive infancy

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, said on Sunday that his survival at infancy was uncommon favour as his parents never knew he would survive.
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UN: Seven million children deprived of liberty yearly

Cn estimated seven million children are not free as they are kept in prisons, police custody, migration detention centres, homes for the disabled, and welfare institutions every year, according to a United Nations (UN) human rights study.
Willian has once again hinted that he would be willing to commit to a new contract at Chelsea, with the Brazilian stating his desire to take in many more appearances for his “dream” club.

Willian reveals why he rejected Barcelona approach

Chelsea forward Willian has revealed that he rejected a move to Barcelona after last summer’s World Cup.
Queen Elizabeth II has appointed Nigerian-born Ugbana Oyet, 43, as the UK House of Common Serjeant at Arms.

Queen Elizabeth appoints Nigerian-born Ugbana Oyet as House of Common Serjeant at Arms

Queen Elizabeth II has appointed Nigerian-born Ugbana Oyet, 43, as the UK House of Common Serjeant at Arms.
Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have been charged to be alert, courageous and more decisive in the fight against Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in North East Nigeria. Twitter-HQNigerianArmy

Military releases 25 detained children with ‘links to Boko Haram’

A total of 25 children — 23 boys and two girls — have been released by the military to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and officials of the Borno State Government.
US President Donald Trump stirred up fresh outrage on social media Monday with a tweet mocking an impassioned speech made by 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg at the UN climate summit in New York.

Trump slammed for mocking climate change campaigner Thunberg

US President Donald Trump stirred up fresh outrage on social media Monday with a tweet mocking an impassioned speech made by 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg at the UN climate summit in New York.

Four yellow fever cases confirmed in Bauchi

Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said the institution has confirmed four cases of yellow fever in Bauchi State.
Holy Cross Catholic Church Gwarinpa

Why federal government must enforce laws against child labour – Catholic women

The Catholic Women Organisation (CWO), Holy Cross Catholic Church Gwarinpa (11), Abuja, has urged the Federal Government to enforce laws that perpetuate child labour in the country.

Tonto Dike reacts to reports of her vowing not to marry Igbo

Years back, even before she got married to Olakunle Churchill, the controversial script interpreter was quoted to have described Igbo men as “noisy”, and that she cannot settle down with an Igbo.

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The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.

Nigerian government to establish over 600 farm mechanisation centres

The federal government has said it will start up a programme, “The Green Imperative”, which will lead to the establishment of 632 farm mechanisation centres in the country.

FRSC Board approves appointment of two deputy corps marshals

The Federal Road Safety Commission Board has during its meeting on May 3, 2020 after due consideration of the report submitted by the Establishment Committee in respect to the 2019 promotion, approved the promotion of two Assistant Corps Marshals from the North Central geopolitical zone to the rank of Deputy Corps Marshal with immediate effect.
Public Works and Transport minister Ndlaluhlaza Ndwandwe was found to be infected after a routine test on Tuesday.

Eswatini cabinet in isolation as minister contracts coronavirus

The 20-member cabinet in Africa’s last absolute kingdom of Eswatini has been ordered into isolation after one minister contracted coronavirus, the government said on Saturday.
Panama's last two presidents, Ricardo Martinelli and Juan Carlos Varela, were charged Thursday with money laundering, as two separate scandals tarnished the political legacy of the former allies turned enemies.

Former Panama presidents charged with money laundering

Panama's last two presidents, Ricardo Martinelli and Juan Carlos Varela, were charged Thursday with money laundering, as two separate scandals tarnished the political legacy of the former allies turned enemies.
For the second time, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has discontinued Hydroxychloroquine clinical trial for the treatment of COVID-19, saying it has no positive effect on patient recovery.

WHO discontinues Hydroxychloroquine treatment trial for coronavirus

For the second time, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has discontinued Hydroxychloroquine clinical trial for the treatment of COVID-19, saying it has no positive effect on patient recovery.