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UN charges Nigerian government, stakeholders to end shadow pandemic, gender-based violence

The United Nations has urged the Nigerian government to rise to the occasion in terms of ending Gender-Based Violence in the country.
The United Nations (UN) Population Fund (UNFPA), says Nigeria records 12,000 new cases of Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF), yearly.

UNFPA: Nigeria records 12,000 new cases of fistula yearly

The United Nations (UN) Population Fund (UNFPA), says Nigeria records 12,000 new cases of Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF), yearly.

UNFPA: Nigeria records 12,000 new cases of fistula yearly

The United Nations (UN) Population Fund (UNFPA), says Nigeria records 12,000 new cases of Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF), yearly.

Fistula Day: Expert advocates free treatment of victims

Dr Nathaniel Adewole, a Consultant Gynaecologist, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, has called for more involvement of individuals and corporate bodies to make the repairs of fistula free and easily accessible.
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NPopC seeks partnership with security agencies, others for effective fieldwork

The National Population Commission (NPC), on Monday, made a passionate appeal to the Department of State Services (DSS) and other relevant government agencies to support it in effective fieldwork as this year’s Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey kicks off.

UNFPA: Child marriage impediment to increasing Nigeria’s working population

Dr Mabingue Ngom, the Regional Director for West and Central Africa, United Nations Population Fund, has said that child marriage has remained an impediment to achieving Demographic Dividend in Nigeria.

UNFPA seeks more fund to improve treatment of VVF in Borno

The United Nations Population (UNFPA) is seeking more fund to improve the treatment of Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF)) in Borno State after spending N20 million on the renovation of the centre in the state.

Cross River govt commits funds to Ogoja, Calabar fistula hospitals

The Cross River State Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong, has announced proposals in the 2018 state budget to fund its new fistula hospital in the state capital, Calabar as well the one in Ogoja.

Katsina govt begins rehabilitation programmes for VVF Patients

Katsina State Government has resumed rehabilitation programmes for women at the National Obstetric fistula Centre in the state.

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Everton have the quality in their squad to compensate for the absence of injured defenders Seamus Coleman and Lucas Digne but there is still room for improvement, manager Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday.

Carlo Ancelotti: Everton not at Chelsea level

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti admitted his side had been second best all night during their defeat at Chelsea stating the Meyserside club are not at the same level with the Blues.
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APC states reiterate commitment to six months maternity leave

State governments controlled by the All Progressives Congress, have reiterated commitment to implementing a recommendation to grant nursing mothers 180 days (6 months) leave.

PenCom: States, others not funding 3.5 million workers’ pension

The National Pension Commission has faulted states and some private companies for not funding 3.5 million pension accounts opened by their workers as of the end of 2020.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Nigeria Police commence second phase of NHIS enrollment for retired officers

The Nigeria Police Force has commenced the second phase of the nationwide registration and capturing of retired police officers in the ongoing enrolment of officers on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara government relaxes curfew in Jangebe

The Zamfara State government has relaxed the dusk to dawn curfew imposed on Jangebe town and other nearby communities.

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The Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) has launched her maiden edition of the Open Contracting Compliance Ranking.

PPDC launches maiden edition of open contracting compliance ranking

The event, which was launched virtually, highlighted the ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), which were compliant in disclosing procurement information as required by the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS) on Nigeria’s Open Contracting Portal (NOCOPO).
Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmoud, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari: Nigeria’s unity remains non-negotiable

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State said President Buhari stressed this on Thursday when his Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, led him to brief the president on the suspension of the strike by the Amalgamated Union of Food and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AFUCDN), which had ceased the supply of foodstuffs and cattle to the southern part of Nigeria.
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W11 leads behind the FIA Safety Car. 30.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, Belgian Grand Prix, Spa Francorchamps, Belgium, Race Day. Photo credit should read - XPB-Press Association Images.

Aston Martin joins Mercedes to supply F1 2021 with safety cars

For the first time ever, there will be two official Safety Cars for the 2021 Formula 1 season. Alongside the standard Mercedes, Aston Martin will join in the supply of Safety and Medical Cars to the Championship.

Fire guts four container shops in llorin

Property including food stuff and wines were destroyed in Ilorin, the Kwara capital, at the early hours of Thursday when four containers were gutted by fire.
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Man docked for drug trafficking 10 years after jumping bail

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Monday arraigned a suspected drug baron, Victor Chidi Olife before a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly trafficking 7.5 kilograms of heroine 10 years after the alleged crime was committed.