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Expert: Diarrhea responsible for more than 50% death in children in Nigeria

Diarrhea is responsible for more than 50 per cent death among children, mostly between ages 0 to 5 in Nigeria, Pius Eno, UNICEF resource person has disclosed.

Save the Children partners Jigawa government on women training

Jigawa Government has partnered with “Save the Children’’ a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) to train rural women on how to grow and process food crops with nutritional values for their children.
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Expert: Many Nigerian women obese, hypertensive

The Country Director of Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Dr Michael Ojo, says many women in Nigeria are overweight and obese or hypertensive.
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Bill Gates stuns audience with jar of faeces

Founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, who is also one of the world’s richest men and most active philanthropists, stunned an audience in Beijing Tuesday when he brandished a jar of human waste.

Malnutrition: Five million children under threat in Kano

Kano state government has said that over 500, 000 children of under five years are under threat of malnutrition related issues in the state.

Kano government partners UNICEF to tackle malnutrition

Kano state government in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) spent N350 Million last year, as intervention against malnutrition amongst children under five years, which UNICEF provided the same amount as marching fund.

CISLAC: 361,000 Nigerian children die of malnutrition every year

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) stated that nearly 1,000 Nigerian children die of malnutrition related causes every day, totalling about 361,000 each year.
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Lagos government reiterates commitment to food security

Lagos State Government has declared its commitment to food security in the state by ensuring optimum utilization of its natural endowment in the agricultural sector.

Malnutrition: Kaduna government urged to increase budgetary allocation

To address the growing rate of malnutrition among children, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC) on Wednesday urged the Kaduna State Government to improve on its budgetary allocation.

Kaduna government to recruit 3,000 health workers

The Kaduna State Government said on Tuesday it has concluded arrangements to recruit 3,059 health workers to meet minimum service delivery gaps in its 255 Primary Health Centers.

UN agencies launch major report on global food security, malnutrition

Five United Nations agencies are set to launch the new edition of “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World.

Report: Five million African children may have died from conflict

Injury, disease, and hunger caused by armed conflict in Africa may have killed as many as five million children under five from 1995 to 2015, said a study Friday.
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Eid-el-Kabir: President Buhari asks Nigerians to rise above personal interest

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians across the country to rise above personal, group, sectarian and other interests.

MSF launches emergency aid after dozens of children die in Borno camp

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Friday it was providing emergency help after 33 children died in a camp housing people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria.

Lagos deputy governor backs campaign against malnutrition in underage children

The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Oluranti Adebule, has advocated for nutrition education in schools to help fight the prevalence of malnutrition in underage children.

Dangote, Gates Foundations to fight malnutrition in Nigeria

Aliko Dangote and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations have expressed commitments to reduce malnutrition in Nigeria through improved quality fortification of foods.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Malnutrition: Jigawa government begins preparation of local therapeutic food

The Jigawa State Government has commenced local preparation of Ready-To-Use-Therapeutic-Food to fight malnutrition among children in the state.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Ex-President Obasanjo: Nigeria loses N300 billion every year to prevention, treatment of endemic diseases

A former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that the country loses about N300 billion every year to the prevention and treatment of malaria and other endemic diseases.

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APC barred from submitting Delta list of candidates to INEC

A Federal High Court in Asaba, on Tuesday re-ordered maintenance of status quo ante belum in respect of the case between the Delta State All Progressive Congress (APC) factional groups.
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Flying Eagles to play Ghana, Benin in WAFU tourney

Nigeria’s Under-20 boys, Flying Eagles, will sweat it out with their counterparts from Ghana, Niger Republic and Benin Republic in Group B of the WAFU U20 Cup Tournament holding in Lome, capital of Togo between December 6th and 16th.

Abdulfatah Ahmed: Kwara bye-election should not be do or die

Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has cautioned that the bye-election in Oke Ero/Irepodun/Ekiti/Isin federal constituency of the state, this Saturday should not be made a do or die affair.

Samuel Ortom: Detaching from godfathers now enables me to pay salaries regularly

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that since he detached himself from godfathers he has started paying salaries of state workers as and when due.

Minimum wage: Labour sets December deadline

Organized Labour has given the Federal Government December deadline to commence payment of the N30,000 new national minimum wage to Nigerian workers.