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UNICEF commends Governor Mohammed Abubakar

The United Nations Children’s Fund had commended the Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed A. Abubakar, for “his tireless commitment” to better the lives of children in the state through the Bauchi State Orphans and Vulnerable Children Agency.

It’s unfair to say President Buhari ignores herdsmen killings because he’s Fulani – VP...

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the assertion that President Muhammadu Buhari ignores the killings perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen because he is Fulani is unfair and untrue.

Federal govt, states spend $6.4 billion on intervention in North-east in two years

Zainab Ahmed, Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, said on Thursday that the Federal Government and the six North-east States spent 6.4billion dollars on interventions in North-east between 2016 and 2017.

Benue community accuses local militia of killings, abductions

Members of Shitile community in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State are accusing a militia of kidnapping and killing residents.

Is there any hope for the Nigerian retirees?

The grim picture of their plight is the same across the country. It is either they are on the streets protesting the non-payment of their pension for long periods, sometimes running into years, or they are slumping, or even dying, on unending verification queues.

More than 300 child soldiers released in South Sudan

More than 300 child soldiers have been released by armed groups in South Sudan, the second-largest such release since civil war began five years ago. Over 19,000 children are thought to have been recruited by all sides.

Amnesty: Myanmar ‘starving out’ Rohingya in Rakhine

Authorities in Myanmar have robbed, abducted and deliberately starved Rohingya men, women and children, in an effort to make life "so intolerable" for members of the minority group that they will leave the country, Amnesty International says.

Meningitis kills 3 in Yobe – commissioner

The Yobe Commissioner for Health, Dr Bello Kawuwa, said the state has recorded 10 new cases of Cebro Spinal Meningitis with three deaths this year.

Viewers criticise #BBNaija show, call for improvement

Some Nigerians have condemned the Big Brother Naija (BBN) show saying it is a profitable show, but a cause for alarm.

Husband killer sentenced to death by hanging in Bayelsa

Justice Nayai Aganaba, Bayelsa State High Court, on Tuesday, sentenced to death by hanging of 30-year-old Victoria Gagariga for the killing of her husband, Henry Gagariga, on February 4, 2015 at the residence along Ebisam Road in Akenfa, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Two allegedly die of diarrhoea, 82 hospitalised in Kaduna

No fewer than two children have allegedly died and 82 others hospitalised following an outbreak of diarrhoea with vomiting in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Federal govt to roll-out nationwide screening for cancers

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, says the Federal Government has concluded plans to roll-out nationwide screening for most common types of cancers.

PDP tasks Governor Obaseki on alleged plan to establish cattle colony in Edo

The Edo State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Orbih, has challenged Governor Godwin Obaseki, the governor of Edo State, and the ruling party to make a bold statement on cattle colonies as proposed by the Federal Government across the states.

Eight month-old baby raped in Indian capital Delhi

An eight-month-old baby girl has been raped in India’s capital, New Delhi, allegedly by her 28-year-old cousin while her parents were out working.

Early Education crucial to eradicating militancy – Amaechi

Mrs Judith Amaechi, the Founder of Empower Support Initiative (ESI), a non-governmental organisation, says early education is the key to eradicating militancy and the use of children in carrying arms.

Benue killings: You’re dancing on blood, graves of innocent pregnant women, children – Governor...

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has lashed at the Minister of Defence, Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali, over his comments on the recent killings in the state, saying he was allegedly complicit against Benue.

Tunisia set to pass law allowing women pass their family names to children

Women in Tunisia may be able to pass their family name on to their children and have equal inheritance with men if proposals, due to be finalised in February, are adopted in a country regarded as a leader for women’s rights in the Arab world.

Niger govt begins immunisation of 1.4 million children February 8

The Niger Primary Healthcare Development Agency says it has targeted 1.4 million children under the age of five for immunisation against measles from February 8 to 26 across the state.

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The Jigawa Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to depoy 285 of its staff to ensure free flow of traffic and carry out rescue operations in the state during the Eid-El-Kabir break.

Motorcyclist dies in Anambra accident

The Anambra State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Andrew Kumapayi, on Tuesday confirmed the death of a motorcyclist at Orie Akwu-Ukwu on the Owerri-Onitsha highway.
Secretary to Delta State Government, Chiedu Ebie Esq. (right) and Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu , while briefing Journalists on security situations in Delta and other sundry issues . Tuesday

Delta confirms seven new coronavirus cases

Delta State, Monday night confirmed seven new cases of Covid-19, moving the number of cases in the State from 39 to 46 in less than 48 hours. The State also within the period recorded one discharged case and one death.
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Gunmen abduct three travellers in Delta

Three interstate travellers have been abducted by gunmen suspected herdsmen along Okpavuerhe-Olomu Road in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta state last week.
The Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), at the weekend undertook its first surgery to remove brain tumor using a machine that drills the skull bone to gain access to the tumor.

Plateau teaching hospital claims no coronavirus hazard allowance for nurses

The Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), Tuesday explained why the nurses attached to the hospital’s Isolation centre are yet to be paid their hazard allowances for taking care of covid-19 patients in the state.
Former United Nations, UN, Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has described the appointment of Prof Ibrahim Gambari as Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari as a great asset to Nigeria and Africa ”in a broader sense.”

Agboola Gambari: The challenge of being a Nigerian and public servant

It is tough being a Nigerian. Every aspect of the Nigerian life, from the existential to the political is charged with presumptions and assumptions and suspicion. Buying anything on the street attracts deep anxiety; appointing anyone to any position draws deep skepticism. And all these are to be expected in a state whose foundation was laid on historical animosity and current distrust.g