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UNICEF challenge families on implementation of Child Rights Act

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has challenged parents on their responsibilities of proper upbringing of children in order to reduce rate of child rights violation in Nigeria.

Minister: Federal government spends over N5 billion on humanitarian services in Borno

The Federal Government has invested over N5 billion on the provision of health and humanitarian services in Borno State in the last three years, the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has said.
Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike to focus on security, agriculture in second term

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said his administration will focus on security and agriculture during his second term.

Insecurity: Group backs Pastor Adeboye’s call for support to service chiefs

The Concerned Professionals’ Congress (CPC) has endorsed a call by the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, that replacing the Service Chiefs hastily may create fresh problems capable of compounding the security challenges currently facing nation.
Kidnap Victim

Kidnappers refuse to free lawyer after collecting N5 million ransom

The family of a Wukari-based senior legal practitioner, Barrister Yabura, have expressed concern over refusal of his abductors to release him after collecting N5million ransom.
A group photograph with Kano State governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, his deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, Speaker state assembly Rurum and the newly appointed emirs from left Sarkin Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila; Sarkin Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero; from right Sarkin Gaya – Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya and Sarkin Karaye, Dr. Alhaji Ibrahim ll. After the official installation of four new emirs by Kano State governor on Saturday at indoor stadium at Sani Abacha. Photo Sani Maikatanga

Governor Ganduje: No going back on gazetted new Kano emirate law

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said the Kano State Emirs (Appointment and Deposition) (Amendment) Law 2019 has already been gazetted; hence it will not be reversed.
A group photograph with Kano State governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, his deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, Speaker state assembly Rurum and the newly appointed emirs from left Sarkin Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila; Sarkin Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero; from right Sarkin Gaya – Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya and Sarkin Karaye, Dr. Alhaji Ibrahim ll. After the official installation of four new emirs by Kano State governor on Saturday at indoor stadium at Sani Abacha. Photo Sani Maikatanga

New Emirs: How Governor Ganduje defied ‎court order

The Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, on Saturday presented appointment letters to the four newly appointed Emirs in the state.

Community health practitioners want to operate private healthcare centres in Lagos

Community Health Extension Workers (CHEW) and Community officers in Lagos State, on Friday advocated a review to the extant Health Service Reform Law 2016, to legally authorise practitioners to own and operate private healthcare clinic.
Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu

Minister: Proprietors of shopping malls, petrol stations to provide public convenience

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, says proprietors of petrol stations and shopping malls will soon get a directive to provide public convenience so as to discourage open defecation in and around their premises.
Abiola Ajimobi

Governor Ajimobi: I’m ready for probe

Mr Ajimobi, who reeled out the achievements of his administration, said they were anchored on a pyramid of development which included restoration, transformation and repositioning.

Senate summons minister over state of facilities in teaching hospitals

The Senate has summoned the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, for briefing on the current state of healthcare facilities and services in teaching hospitals.

Official: North East recovery plan targets 14 million victims of insurgency

Nearly 14 million people affected by insurgency are to benefit from President Muhammadu Buhari’s five-year recovery plan for states in the North East zone of the country.

UNICEF: 11 Northern states yet to domesticate Child Rights Act

It has been revealed that 11 out of the 36 states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have not domesticated the Child Rights Act (CRA). Mrs. Sharoon Oladiji, UNICEF, Child Protection specialist, made the disclosure.
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Report: One million species threatened with extinction

The United Nations and over 130 governments on Monday said up to a million species are threatened with extinction as nature suffers an “unprecedented’’ decline.

Emir of Lafia tasks parents on proper upbringing of children

The newly installed Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Muhammad I, has tasked parents to pay more attention to the upbringing of their children.
Peter Mayhew

Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew passes on at 74

British-born actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca the Wookiee, the loyal, furry companion of space buccaneer Han Solo in five of the “Star Wars” movies, has died at age 74, his family said on Thursday.

Brain drain: NMA bemoans exodus of doctors to foreign countries

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has bemoaned the exodus of indigenous doctors to foreign countries.

Factional pension union seeks government registration

Pensioners under the aegis of Federal Parastatals and Private Sector Pensioners’ Association of Nigeria (FEPPPAN), has urged the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, and the Registrar of Trade Unions to immediately register their association.

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Jigawa government releases N192m for improvement of Dutse water supply

The Managing Director of Jigawa Water Board, Zayyan Rabiu, on Monday said that the state government has released N192 million for the improvement of water supply in Dutse metropolis.
national assembly abuja

SERAP fumes over ‘repressive’ National Assembly media accreditation guidelines

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the “leadership and management of the National Assembly to immediately withdraw the repressive media accreditation guidelines or face legal action.”
David Samson Unuanel

Ex-Enyimba coach drags club over alleged N3.45 million debt

Former Coach of Enyimba International F.C., Samson Unuanel, on Tuesday dragged the club before the National Industrial Court, Abuja, over alleged unpaid N3.450 million, being the balance of his sign-on-fee
A pedestrian walks past a Huawei product stand at an EE telecommunications shop in central London on April 29, 2019. – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged caution over the role of China’s Huawei in the UK, saying the government should think carefully before opening its doors to the technology giant to develop next-generation 5G mobile networks. His comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May conditionally allowed China’s Huawei to build the UK 5G network, information that was leaked to a newspaper from top secret discussions between senior ministers and security officials, a leak that has caused a scandal that has rocked Britain’s splintered government. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / various sources / AFP)

Huawei accuses US of bullying

Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei called itself the victim of U.S. “bullying” on Tuesday and said it was working with Google to counter trade restrictions imposed by Washington last week, a senior Huawei executive said.

Man docked for cultism, possession of firearm

The Police in Lagos on Tuesday docked a man, Toheeb Olapade, 26, at an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, with charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and being a member of a secret cult.