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Official: Healthy diet can prevent 45% of under-5 mortality

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Umar, says 45 per cent of death of children under five years old was preventable with a healthy diet.
Ishaq Akintola

MURIC urges federal government to do more on remaining Chibok girls

An Islamic group, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), on Friday appealed to the Federal Government to redouble efforts in securing the release of the 112 Chibok girls still in Boko Haram’s captivity.

Two NYSC members to repeat service year in Sokoto

The Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Sokoto State, Mr Philip Enaberue, says two corps members are to repeat their service year.
Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna government distributes 230,000 free uniforms to secondary school students

The Kaduna State Government has begun the distribution of over 230,000 free uniforms to students of public junior and senior secondary schools in the state.
University of Abuja - UniAbuja

Students demand action against global warming, climate change

Some secondary school students and those of the University of Abuja have called on government at all levels to take action against global warming and climate change in the country.

Rape: Teacher, pregnant 12-year-old student are lovers – NUT boss

Mr. Rodney Nathan, the chairman of Adamawa State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers has said that the allegation of rape levelled against a teacher was untrue as the teacher and the alleged rape victim, 12, were in a relationship.

Umar Ardo pays $15,000 in bitcoins to get kidnapped daughter freed

Politician Dr. Umar Ardo paid $15,000 in bitcoins to get his daughter Aisha freed by kidnappers on Sunday.
‘Daughters of Chibok’ Joel Kachi Benson’s first Virtual Reality film is screening at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.

Chibok Girls-based movie wins big at Venice

Kachi Benson’s film, ‘Daughters of Chibok’ has won best virtual reality story at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.
Member representing Barkin-Ladi and Riyom Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Simon Mwadkwon said Plateau has lost over 43 villages and dozens of lives in the 17 years of violence that erupted the state.

Plateau: We have lost 43 villages to Fulani herdsmen in 17 years –...

Member representing Barkin-Ladi and Riyom Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Simon Mwadkwon said Plateau has lost over 43 villages and dozens of lives in the 17 years of violence that erupted the state.
‘Daughters of Chibok’ Joel Kachi Benson’s first Virtual Reality film is screening at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.

‘Daughters of Chibok’ screens at 76th Venice Film Festival

‘Daughters of Chibok’ Joel Kachi Benson’s first Virtual Reality film is screening at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.
Commander of IGP Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Yyari with arrested kidnap kingpin, Hamish Wadume

Hamisu Wadume: I’m a political thug, not a kidnapper

Suspected kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Balla, a.k.a Wadume, who has been in the middle of the raging storm between the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police over the murder of three police operatives and two civilians by soldiers in Ibi town, Taraba state has finally opened up and made startling revelations.

Man threatens suicide over father’s N13 million gratuity in Cross River

A 26-year-old man, Mr. Joseph Odey, yesterday, threatened to take his life if Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River failed to offset his father’s gratuity without further delay.

Garba Shehu: We’re still negotiating the release of Chibok girls

Garba Shehu, Senior special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media, has revealed that the Federal Government is still negotiating with Boko Haram for the release of Chibok girls.
Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, NDLEA Chairman- says abuse of Tramadol, codeine based cough syrup still high among Nigerian youth

NDLEA takes drug abuse campaign to streets, markets, schools

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has taken campaign to schools, streets and markets in the country, to educate the people on the dangers of consuming illegal drugs and drug trafficking.

Institute: Kaduna, Adamawa, Taraba now produces quality rubber

Dr Wuranti Vala, an official of the National Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria, has said that Kaduna, Adamawa and Taraba States are now producing quality rubber in commercial quantity.

Benue spends N16 billion to renovate, upgrade schools

The Benue State Government spent N16 billion to renovate and upgrade its primary and secondary schools in the last four years, according to Prof Dennis Ityavyar, former education commissioner. =

UTME: JAMB releases list of suspended CBT centres

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the list of Computer Based Test (CBT) centres suspended for aiding examination malpractices across the country.
Boko Haram

Bandits attack Zamfara girls school, abduct teachers, others

Unidentified gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have attacked Girls Secondary School in Zamfara state and allegedly abducted unspecified number of people, BBC Hausa Service reports.

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NBS: Inflation rate now 11.24 per cent

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measures inflation with the index rising to 11.24 per cent in September.
Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy

Charly Boy set to perform at 2019 ‘Felabration’ Festival

Maverick entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, popularly known as ‘Charly Boy’, is set to perform at the 2019 annual Felabration fiesta, a week-long celebration of the life and times Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
The Kebbi State border operations of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has seized over 379 gallons of smuggled oil, four bags of Moringa snuff, 59 bags of fertilizer and other prohibited items smuggled into Nigeria through illegal routes from neighboring countries.

Joint Customs-Miltary patrol kill alleged smuggler in Babura

A joint border patrol team of Customs and Military officers gunned down a suspected rice smuggler yesterday in the Babura Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Absence of three defendants stalls ‘UNILAG gang-rape’ trial

The absence on Tuesday of three of the five students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), facing trial for allegedly gang-raping a student of the institution has stalled their criminal trial.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 8

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Nigeria better with equal representation of women in politics

Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has attributed the poor socio-economic and political situation in Nigeria to the inadequate participation of women in active politics.