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India on Thursday celebrated the 130th birthday of its first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

India celebrates 130th birthday of first premier Jawaharlal Nehru

India on Thursday celebrated the 130th birthday of its first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
In preparation for the Best of Nollywood awards, organisers of the show are pulling out all the stops for an ‘all-embracing alumni party’.

BON award to host alumni party

In preparation for the Best of Nollywood awards, organisers of the show are pulling out all the stops for an ‘all-embracing alumni party’. As a prelude to the awards proper, the BON alumni party will hold on Sunday, September 28, 2019.
Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen arrives at the ASEM leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2018. REUTERS-Piroschka van de Wouw

Cambodia cuts public holidays to 22 days

Cambodia’s nearly full month of public holidays will be cut to 22 days next year, with International Human Rights Day, a Buddhist festival and four others set to be axed, local media reported on Wednesday.
Bukola Saraki

Senator Saraki bows out as 8th Senate adjourns indefinitely

The 8th Senate, which was inaugurated on June 9, 2015, adjourned its legislative activities indefinitely after four years on Thursday and will no longer hold legislative activities.

FRSC cautions school proprietors against hiring unqualified drivers

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has warned proprietors of private and public schools against engaging the services of unqualified drivers.

Senator Lawan: Out-of-school children ‘source of insecurity’ in Nigeria

The increasing number of out-of-school children in the country will continue to be a burden and a source of insecurity to Nigeria, the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, explained on Tuesday.
The Senate on Thursday concurred with the Public Holiday Act (Amendment) Bill passed by the House of Representatives, which approved June 12 as the new Democracy Day.

Senate identifies out-of-school-children factor as major source of security challenge

The Senate, on Tuesday, attributed the major source of insecurity in the country to the problem of out-of-school children.
The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has cautioned politicians against overheating the polity ahead the general elections.

Senate seeks reform of Almajiri education system, others

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday canvassed the review of the Almajiri education curriculum.

Expert: Regular visit to dentist will prevent mouth odour in children

Prof. Bunmi Orenuga, Associate Professor of Child Dental Health, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, has advised parents to always bring their wards to dentist regularly to prevent them developing mouth odour.
To celebrate Children’s Day this year, Africa’s customer-centric brand, itel Mobile, treated children nationwide to special superhero themed parties, as part of the brand’s CSR Initiative tagged “Love Always On”. 6

Children’s Day: itel Mobile shares love with children across Nigeria

The party was held on the 27th May 2019, joined by hundreds of children including pupils from different schools and communities across different cities from Lagos, Abuja, Yola, Onitsha, Ogbomosho, Kaduna and Port-Harcourt.

NGO bemoans violence against children in Nigeria

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Value Life for Children and Women Initiative, has decried the high rate of violence against children and called on the National Assembly to make legislation that will abolish violence against children in the country.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Governor Obaseki kicks against child marriage, seeks return of 14-yr-old child bride

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has said that his administration would not allow children to be denied the opportunity to go to school in the state.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

Children’s Day: UNICEF launches campaign ‘for every child, every right’

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched an advocacy campaign that would increase awareness to children’s rights by Nigerians, as part of event to commemorate the 2019 Nigerian Children’s Day.
Gboyega Oyetola

Governor Oyetola cautions children against drug abuse

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has urged the youths, particularly children, to shun drug abuse and imbibe the spirit of godliness and good moral standards.
President Buhari receives in Courtesy Visit Labour Leadership led by President of Nigeria Labour Congress Ayuba Wabba in State House on 7th Mar 2019-3

Children’s Day: Federal government will review national drug control master plan – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, disclosed that the Federal Government would review the National Drug Control Master Plan 2015-2019 with a focus on drug control and consumption.
Bukola Saraki

Senator Saraki: Children Nigeria’s most important treasure

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Monday, described children as Nigeria’s most important treasure as a country.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Children’s Day: We are praying for the release of Leah Sharibu, others – Senator Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday, revealed that he is praying for the release of Leah Sharibu and other children, who are in captivity.

FRSC: 11 children die in road crashes in Ogun

Mr Clement Oladele, the Ogun Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), said on Monday that 11 children had so far died in different road crashes in the state in 2019.

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Nigerian player sacked by Slovenian club for impregnating president’s daughter

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Air traffic engineers call for training on cyber security

Air traffic engineers in the country have called on aviation authorities to invest more in building capacity of members in the area of cyber security in order to forestall cyber-attacks on the Communication Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) domain.
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Adeniran Ogunsanya college to be upgraded to university – Lagos governor

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said the state government owned Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education is to be upgraded to a University of Education.

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