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Child labour: Governor Obaseki warns of sanctions

Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has warned of sanctions against those who use children as labourers in the state. Obaseki warned employers of labour that his administration will not accept any form of exploitation of children in the state.

UN threatens sanctions for using hunger as weapon of war

With famine on the rise worldwide, the United Nations Security Council threatened sanctions yesterday against governments, armies and rebels that block humanitarian aid from reaching civilians in war zones.

WHO: Reduce fat consumption

People everywhere need to cut down on their consumption of artery-clogging fatty foods, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged, in a new report released on Friday.

HRW: Governments continue to suppress media through censorship

Governments across the world continue to suppress media through censorship or even arrests of journalists on dubious grounds, a prominent human rights watchdog said on Thursday on occasion of the World Press Freedom Day.

NITDA embarks on cyber security awareness programme

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has begun to organise workshops, capacity building and inter-agency collaborations to consolidate on nationwide cyber security awareness.

NPHCDA: Nigeria needs N824 billion to buy vaccines over next 10 years

Nigeria needs about $2.7 billion (N824 billion) to buy vaccines over the next 10 years to enable it achieve its target of 84 per cent immunisation coverage by 2028, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has said.

IMF advises Nigeria, others to build buffers against eventual tempestuous times

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), has advised Nigeria as well as other income countries to build fiscal buffers so that they are ready to tackle challenges that would inevitably come.

Toyin Saraki, WHO directors meet on healthcare in Nigeria

In a bid to strengthen health coverage in Nigeria, Mrs Toyin Saraki on Monday met with WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti.

NATO to announce measures over UK poisoning

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg will on Tuesday unveil “measures” in response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain, the alliance said, as international pressure mounts on Moscow.

Another 149 Nigerians arrive from Libya

The International Organisation for Migration on Thursday night assisted 149 Nigerians back to the country.

Parents commend deployment of security personnel in Yobe schools

Some parents in Yobe have commended the deployment of security operatives to and around schools in the state, saying the exercise had offered “some sense of security in the schools”.

World leaders abandoning human rights – Amnesty International

World leaders are undermining human rights for millions of people with regressive policies and hate-filled rhetoric, but their actions have ignited global protest movements in response, a rights group said.

Perception Index: Corruption getting worse in Nigeria

The latest Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released wednesday by Transparency International has revealed that corruption is getting worse in Nigeria.

Minister Kayode Fayemi leads federal govt delegation to African Mining Indaba in South Africa

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, is leading the Nigerian delegation to the Investing in African Mining Indaba, which kicks off in Cape Town, South Africa, tomorrow, Monday February 5th, 2018.

China biggest winner if US-Africa relations dip – Bill Gates tells Donald Trump

Bill Gates, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft and one of the world’s richest men, has cautioned the U.S. president Donald John Trump against damaging the country’s relations with Africa.

Governor Ambode calls for reflection to prevent war, unrest

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos has urged Nigerians to reflect deeply on the causes of wars, unrest and agitation in order to prevent them.

2018: Nigerians expect good governance, not blame game – ASUU tells President Buhari

Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan chapter, Dr. Deji Omole, has declared that Nigerians expect good governance in 2018 and not another year of blame game.

Nigeria’s economy will be better in 2018 – experts

Fitch Ratings, one of the world’s leading credit rating agencies, and foremost Nigerian economists have uplifting news for Nigerians just a day into 2018. They say the country is not expected to experience another economic recession in the New Year.

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