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UK teen runaway who joined ISIS ‘wants to come home’

A British teenager who fled to join the Islamic State group in Syria is living in a refugee camp and wants to return home, The Times reported on Thursday.

Group moves to tackle malaria in rural areas

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Oak Rural Health Organisation, says concerted efforts will help to reduce the burden of malaria and malnutrition in rural areas.

CSOs demand better funding of child health from presidential candidates

A consortium of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has reached out to presidential candidates of some political parties on increased funding for nutrition programmes in their policies.

Paediatrician: Malnourishment can cause malaria, measles, pneumonia in children

A Paediatrician, Dr. Uche Anene-Nzelu, says malnourishment can cause severe issues for children, including malaria, measles and pneumonia.

NAF medical outreach targets 4,000 patients in Agatu

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Friday said it was targeting 4000 patients in its 5-day medical outreach, aimed at meeting the medical needs of the people in Agatu Local Government Area.
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Paediatrician: How to prevent diabetes, hypertension in children

Dr. Uche Anene-Nzelu, Senior Registrar in Paediatrics, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, has advised parents and caregivers to provide balanced diet to prevent diabetes and hypertension in children.

Expert enlightens Nigerians on good eating habits

A Medical expert, Dr Mosun Adeoye, has advised Nigerians to imbibe good eating habits in order to have a healthy lifestyle.
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UNICEF: Over 900,000 children suffering from malnutrition in Nigeria’s Northeast

UNICEF says severe acute malnutrition affecting over 900,000 children in three northeastern states affected by Boko Haram insurgency
For the first time, a Nigerian, wife of the Kebbi State governor, Dr Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, will serve on the board of the 85 year old organisation which, exists to accelerate the global fight against cancer.

Zainab Bagudu: 60 per cent Kebbi children suffer malnutrition

Zainab Bagudu, wife of Kebbi State Governor, on Thursday said about 60 per cent of children in the state suffered malnutrition.

Udoma Udoma: 2.5 million Nigerian children malnourished

Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, on Monday disclosed that about 2.5 million children under the age of five years might be in danger of being afflicted by severe acute malnutrition in Nigeria.

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.

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Elections: SARS allegedly arrest scores in Kogi communities

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NBS: N298 billion generated from VAT in Q4 2018

The National Bureau of Statistics said Nigeria generated N298.01 billion from Value Added Tax in the fourth quarter, 2018.
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Elections: Security agencies urged to treat voters with utmost civility

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), an accredited election observer group, has appealed to security agents deployed for the rescheduled general election to act according to the electoral act, exhibit neutrality and professionalism.