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UNICEF: 70% babies not exclusively breastfed in Borno

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has decried the attitude of Borno State mothers to breastfeeding, noting that more than 70 per cent of babies in the state are not exclusively breastfeed for the first six months of life.

Kaduna upgrades 226 health facilities

Kaduna State Government says it has upgraded 226 Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) out of the 255 functional PHCs in the state.
Clement Agba, the Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget And National Planning has reiterated the Federal Government’s determination to go into partnerships to create jobs as well as boost the economy.

Nigeria expects injection of N2 trillion stimulus into the economy – minister

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, has said that the Federal Government expects the injection of about N2 trillion stimulus into the economy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the fall in oil prices.
The Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Taiwo Akerele, suddenly resigned on Saturday for being sidelined, over his refusal to join the fight against the National Chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole

Why Edo governor’s chief of staff resigned

The Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Taiwo Akerele, suddenly resigned on Saturday for being sidelined, over his refusal to join the fight against the National Chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC: Security agents killed more Nigerians within 14 days than coronavirus

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, said yesterday it was worried that within the initial lockdown period of two weeks, security agents across the country extra-judicially killed more Nigerians than the dreaded coronavirus.
The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has assured Nigerians that effective metering will tackle the challenges of liquidity and energy theft in the power sector.

Minister: Why we suspended electricity tariff hike

The Minister of Power, Engr. Saleh Mamman, has explained that the suspension of take-off of the new electricity tariff hike till next three months was in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s announcement of March 29 granting a moratorium for certain Federal Government’s funded facilities to the Nigerian public.

New South-East chamber chief promises to support women, SMEs

The new president of South East Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (SECCIMA), Mr. Humphrey Ngonadi, has promised to prioritize empowerment of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) operators, especially women petty traders, youths as well as persuade South East businessmen in Diaspora to invest more in the South East.

Nigeria raises concerns over open defecation

The Federal Government has raised concerns over the figure of persons practicing open defecation in the country, insisting that government and partners need to put in more efforts, if the country must achieve Open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2025.

UNICEF partners Borno government to fight malnutrition

According to Ijumba, since 1992, UNICEF has been supporting the Borno State government to provide integrated life-saving nutrition services to children under five years and pregnant and lactating women across the state, adding that the support has been expanded following the declaration of nutrition emergency in the northeast by the federal government of Nigeria in 2016.

Afreximbank president speaks at 4th South East economic summit

President of Afreximbank, Professor Benedict Oramah, will deliver the keynote address on the theme: “Financing South East economic development and improving the Ease of Doing Business in the South East”, on Friday at the 4th South East Economic Summit (SEES) holding in Enugu.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo stated this today while performing the ground breaking of Wagon Assembly Plant at Kajola in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun state.

VP Osinbajo: Data mapping crucial for planning health, financial inclusion, agriculture

The scope and depth of the Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development project also known as GRID3 will enhance Nigeria’s aspirations for financial inclusion, agricultural development and improvement in nationwide school enrollment, amongst others, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Obiageli Ezekwesili

Bisi Fayemi, Oby Ezekwesili join 2,000 women for 2019 National Dialogue

First Lady of Ekiti State, Bisi Fayemi, former the Vice-President of the World Bank’s Africa division and former minister under-Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration, Obiageli Ezekwesili, Minister for Women Affairs, Hon Paulen Tallen, are among the 2,000 women expected at the National Women’s Dialogue 2019, with the theme: ‘The Nigeria We Want: Nigerian Women-A National Conversation’.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti governor seeks restoration of civil service’s lost glory

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has tasked the Heads of Service in the six states of the Southwest to work hard and ensure the restoration of the lost glory of the civil service.

Femi Falana calls for action on electoral impunity

Human Rights Lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, has warned that if nothing was done to address impunity in the electoral system, Nigeria would continue to witness decreasing rate of voters turnout in future elections.
The Majority Leader of the Abia House of Assembly, Solomon Akpulonu, has decried non-implementation of its laws and resolutions at the executive as the major challenge confronting the seventh Assembly.

Executive arm does not obey our laws, resolutions – Abia assemblyman

The Majority Leader of the Abia House of Assembly, Solomon Akpulonu, has decried non-implementation of its laws and resolutions at the executive as the major challenge confronting the seventh Assembly.

Federal government engages 149 personnel to monitor 7,742 beneficiaries of cash transfer programme in...

No fewer than 149 personnel have been engaged to monitor 7,742 beneficiaries in the second round of implementation of the Federal Government Cash Transfer Programme in four selected states of Taraba, Gombe, Adamawa and Bauchi.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

Official: VP Osinbajo not involved in disbursement of N-SIP funds

The National Social Investment Office (NSIO) has said that contrary to rumours, the office of Vice President was not involved in financial transactions or the disbursement of funds for the National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIPs)
Emeka Ihedioha

Imo governor returns from US trip

Imo State Governor, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha (CON), is back to Imo State, after a one week economic and diplomatic trip to the United States of America.

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Nigerian government approves gradual reopening of international flights

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has approved gradual reopening of international flights and train services across the country.
The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam, made this known while responding to questions from newsmen in Abuja, weekend.

NCPC partners CAN, JNI to end Southern Kaduna killings

The Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) says it is collaborating with the Northern Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the Jama’atu Nasrul Islam (JNI) and the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to end the killings in Southern Kaduna.