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Flood threatens residential estate in Ogun

Flood is currently threatening scores of residential and commercial properties located within Cityview Estate, Arepo area of Owode-Obafemi Local Government in Ogun State.

Katsina government to immunise seven million residents against yellow fever

Katsina State Government says it is targeting seven million people in the ongoing vaccination against Yellow Fever holding across the state.
Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Dr. Glory Edet, said the stipend will be N10,000 for each person

Monthly stipend for 41,000 households in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom state government says it will be giving monthly financial support to 41,000 households in the state.

Abubakar Yari lauds President Buhari for re-appointing Godwin Emefiele as central bank governor

A former Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for re-appointing Mr Godwin Emefiele as Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Supporters of President Cyril Ramaphosa's ruling party African National Congress (ANC) sing and dance at the party's final election rally ahead of the country's May 8 poll, in Johannesburg. Reuters-Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa: The struggle continues 25 years after apartheid

Twenty-five years after the end of white-minority rule, South Africa remains one of the most unequal countries in the world, held back by corruption and crime.

Yobe to distribute 2.3 million mosquito nets to households

Dr. Mohammed Lawan Gana, Executive Secretary, Yobe State Primary Health Care Management Board, has said that arrangements have concluded to distribute 2.3 Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) to households across the 17 local government areas of the state.

Federal government registers over three million poor, vulnerable Nigerians in social register

The Federal Government has registered 3, 031, 065 individuals and 755, 112 households in the ongoing National Social Register being handled by the National Social Safety-Nets Coordinating Office.

Malaria: Ebonyi ready to distribute 1.9 million mosquito nets – official

The Ebonyi Government says it will distribute 1.9 million long lasting, insecticide-treated nets to households in the state under its 2019 universal net distribution campaign.

Nigerian Army rescues 14 children from traffickers

Their traffickers, including two females, Evelyn Jerry, 27 and Stephen Rebecca 30 as well as Mr. Richard Patrick, 38, were arrested and handed to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

FAO: Hunger in Africa continues to rise

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says hunger in Africa has continued to rise with 237 million people affected in sub-Saharan Africa, straining global and continental hunger eradication efforts.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

Boko Haram: NEMA registers 406 displaced households in Maiduguri

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it has registered 406 displaced households in Maiduguri, following the resurgence of the Boko Haram insurgents’ hostilities in northern Borno.

1.8 million vulnerable women get N15 billion through federal government’s conditional cash transfer

National Coordinator, Conditional Cash Transfer Unit, Mrs. Temitope Sinkaiye, says the Federal Government has spent up to N15bn on 1.8 million vulnerable women across 20 states.

Flood: NEMA distributes relief materials to 172 households in Niger

The National Emergency Management Agency on Thursday distributed food items to about 172 households displaced by flood in Niger.

CCT: Federal government disburses N1.2 billion to 22,245 households in Kogi

The Federal Government has disbursed N1.23 billion to 22,245 poor households across the 21 local government areas of Kogi under its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT), programme.

6,720 Kebbi households to benefit from cash transfer scheme

A total of 6,720 poor households are to benefit from the Federal Government cash transfer scheme in Kebbi, the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Tsahara Bawa, has said

Borno community lauds UNDP’s resettlement programme

The people of Ngwom community in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno have lauded the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) over the reconstruction and resettlement of communities ravaged by ‘Boko Haram’ insurgents in northeast.

Official: NACA to sample 88, 000 households in latest HIV survey

The National Agency for Control of Aids (NACA) said on Tuesday that it would sample 88, 000 households in the country, in its latest Nigeria Aids Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS).

Central bank to accelerate financial inclusion with rural banks

As part of efforts to promote financial inclusion and enhance access to financial services for low income earners and the unbanked, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is proposing the establishment of Payment Service Banks in rural areas across the country.

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Protest rocks Yenagoa as flood sweeps away two siblings

Protest on Sunday rocked Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, over the death of two brothers at Agudama area while trying to cross the flooded Epie Creek that stretched from Igbogene to Yenagoa.
Shanghai Shenhua forward. Odion Ighalo, has scored his first goal in the Chinese Super League since May when he left to represent Nigeria at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Odion Ighalo keeps Shanghai alive in China

Shanghai Shenhua forward Odion Ighalo has scored his first goal in the Chinese Super League since May when he left to represent Nigeria at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Kogi West elders endorse Governor Bello’s second term bid

Some leaders from the Kogi West Senatorial district have declared supporting Governor Yahaya Bello’s second term bid will better position the zone for the governorship position in 2023.

Purveyors of hate speech should not expect rest – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says no amount of attacks, sponsored or otherwise, will stop the implementation of approved recommendations on reform of broadcasting code.

No Nigerian bank is distressed – central bank chief

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, yesterday, allayed fears on speculations of alleged insolvency in about seven banks following their failure to scale through a recent stressed conducted by industry regulators.