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Infant mortality higher in the north – survey

A national health survey carried in 2018 has revealed that the northern part of the country records more cases of under five mortality than the southern part.
National Population Commission - NPC - NPopC

NPopC: Pneumonia, meningitis, tetanus causing infant deaths in Nigeria

National Population Commission (NPC) has identified severe infections such as pneumonia, septicemia and meningitis among the common causes of neonatal (infant) deaths in Nigeria.

Stakeholders advocate better platform for migration reportage

Stakeholders on migration reporting have underscored the need for the creation of a better platform to ensure effective coverage and implementation of the national policy on migration issues.

Unizik launches postgraduate programmes on migration

The Centre for Migration Studies (CMS), Nnamdi Azikiwe University (Unizik), Awka, on Tuesday inaugurated Master’s Degree Programmes on Migration to address issues on migration management and governance in the country.
Fulani herdsmen

Institute: Ranches will address farmers-herders conflicts, insecurity

The Institute of Corporate Administration (ICA) on Monday advocated for the creation of ranches in states to permanently address farmers/herders conflicts and drive agricultural development in the country.
The Federal Government on Tuesday appointed Mr Kashifu Abdullahi as the new Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

President Buhari appoints Kashifu Abdullahi as new NITDA boss

The Federal Government on Tuesday appointed Mr Kashifu Abdullahi as the new Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
President Muhammadu Buhari receives the newly elected Senate President Senator Lawan Ahmed and Deputy Senate President Senator Ovie Omo-Agege at the Residence State House in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE.

Senator Omo-Agege: No Nigerian will regret President Buhari’s re-election

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, on Saturday, said that no voting age of any Nigerian will regret re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term, saying that Mr President was committed to solving myriads of problems confronting the country.
President Buhari at the event

Female politicians fault Buhari’s ministerial list of seven women

The low representation of women in political office in Nigeria is set to continue with the next set of ministers.
The immediate past deputy governor of Gombe State, Mr. Charles Iliya, has surrendered some luxury vehicles in his possession to the committee constituted by the state governor Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, to recover government property improperly disposed by the past administration of Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo.

Gombe governor appoints new chief of staff

Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya has approved the appointment of Alhaji Abubakar Inuwa Kari as the new Chief of Staff, Government House, Gombe, who is to replace Alhaji Muhammad Kabir Usman Kukandaka.
Governor Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom governor urges NPopC to conduct census devoid of politics

Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has called on the National Population Commission (NPopC) to separate census exercise from politics so as to gain acceptance from Nigerians.

INEC: We lack power to deregister parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it lacked the constitutional power to deregister any of the existing 91 political parties in the country.
Abubakar Tsav

Abubakar Tsav: Nigeria lacks maturity for state police

Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, a retired Commissioner of Police, on Sunday said that Nigeria was not yet civilised and mature for states to operate their own police.
Children at IDP Camp - NAN

Federal government donates food items to 700 IDPs in Borno

The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), has distributed food items to 700 persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency in Borno.
Women’s Right Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) has urged the Federal Government to take the protection of human rights at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps seriously, especially as it concerns women.

NCRMI: IDPs want more from President Buhari

The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCRMI) on Thursday said that IDPs in Kisi, Oyo State, have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for providing them with items worth N10 million.

Governor Ortom receives certificate of return, thanks President Buhari

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue and his deputy, Benson Abounu, on Friday received their Certificates of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Makurdi.

Governor Ortom, deputy, 30 newly elected legislators receive Certificates of Return

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue; his deputy, Mr Benson Abounu, on Friday received their Certificates of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Makurdi.
Babagana Umara Zulum

Borno governor-elect vows to address root cause of Boko Haram

Professor Babagana Umara Zulum , the Borno state governor-elect on Wednesday said the priority of his administration would be to address the root cause of Boko Haram insurgency.
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno on has endorsed Prof. Babagana Umara-Zulum, the State’s Commissioner For Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement to succeed him.

Borno elections: Addressing root cause of Boko Haram would be priority – governor-elect

The governor-elect of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Umara, on Wednesday said addressing the root cause of Boko Haram would be the priority of his administration.

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Dolapo Osinbajo: Abuse against women is offence against humanity

Wife of Nigeria Vice president Dolapo Osibanjo has said that abuse against women in any form is wrong and offensive against collective humanity.
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Manchester United go head-to-head with Chelsea in pursuit of Jadon Sancho’s signature

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South Africans are struggling to understanding the extent of a radical religious terror group which had allegedly planned to unleash race-based mayhem on ‘Black Friday’ last week.

South Africa on the edge over new radical sect terror group

South Africans are struggling to understanding the extent of a radical religious terror group which had allegedly planned to unleash race-based mayhem on ‘Black Friday’ last week.

US warns against travel to Tanzania over same-sex unions row

The US State Department on Tuesday urged travellers to Tanzania to “exercise increased caution” due in part to threats that gay people may experience there.

Convicted Orji Kalu: 2023, here we come

Former Governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, over N7.65billion fraud, by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, while being led out of the court by the Correctional Service officers on Thursday said ‘2023, here we come’.