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Group calls for new legal, policy framework on rape

A humanitarian group, Clans Club International (CCI), has called for a new legal and policy framework on rape to assist in addressing the upsurge of the cases in Nigeria.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO: Coronavirus can’t be transmitted through breastfeeding

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted through an infected nursing mother to her child via breast milk.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

292 Nigerian nationals arrive Abuja from Saudi Arabia

The Federal Government on Tuesday received a batch of 292 stranded Nigerians from Saudi Arabia.
The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

Bandits kidnap three nursing mothers in Kaduna

Armed bandits have kidnapped three nursing mothers in Karaukarau village, Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State, according to a report.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has announced that the state government will give free foods to residents of the state.

Cross River begins disbursement of over N239million to 11,995 poor, vulnerable households

The Cross River State Government on Tuesday started the disbursement of N239,900,000, two hundred and thirty-nine million, nine hundred thousand Naira to eleven thousand, nine hundred and ninety-five poor and vulnerable households in the state.
Former Governor of Kogi State, Capt Idris Wada on Sunday paid a condolence visit on Governor Yahaya Bello over the death of his mother, Hajia Hauwau Oziohu Bello who passed on recently at the age of 101.

Former Governor Idris Wada visits Yahaya Bello over mother’s death

Former Governor of Kogi State, Capt Idris Wada, on Sunday paid a condolence visit on Governor Yahaya Bello over the death of his mother, Hajia Hauwau Oziohu Bello, who passed on recently at the age of 101.
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WHO, UNICEF urge mothers to join campaign to combat measles

Mothers in Ekiti State have been admonished to make their wards available for the new measles vaccine to be administered to children between nine and 15 months.
An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

Yahoo boys’ mothers form association, foreign auctioneers to sell Deziani’s jewelries

So also has the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission invited foreign auctioneers to sell the jewelries seized from Nigeria’s former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deziani Alison-Madueke.

SDGs: Federal government, Lagos strengthen partnership to combat maternal mortality rate

The Federal Government has expressed readiness to always support the Lagos State Government in its efforts at combating the challenge of maternal mortality rate in the state.
Three hundred persons chained together in Rigasa, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State have been rescued by police officers.

Mothers of freed children protest against police, defend Kaduna slave school

Some parents of the freed 300 male children allegedly chained, tortured and sexually abused at an Islamic school or rehabilitation centre in Kaduna have kicked against the police for putting their children in protective custody.

Nigerian professionals take black women’s advancement to UN

The African Women on Board (AWB) will on Thursday at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York launch its global movement to project the advancement of women of African heritage.

Xenophobia: Don’t buy looted Shoprite, other shops’ items – Police warn Nigerians

The police have cast a dragnet to apprehend those who would buy items looted from stores and shops during Tuesday’s protests against xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other nationals in South Africa.

NGO urges Kaduna government to back six months maternity leave with law

An NGO, Save the Children International (SCI), has called on the Kaduna State Government to issue a circular to back the implementation of the six months maternity leave granted to working mothers in the state’s public service.

Polio immunisation: Enugu government targets 300,000 children

Enugu State Ministry of Health says 300,000 children between ages of zero and five years would be immunised in the ongoing statewide special polio immunisation.

Unilorin lecturer develops blindness detection kits

Dr. Dupe Ademola-Popoola, an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, has been granted a patent on a device, Teacher Led Vision Screener.

Igbo Day: Southeast governors, Ohanaeze, Alaigbo group are saboteurs – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared that South East Governors Forum, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and Ala-Igbo Development Foundation (ADF) are saboteurs working against the collective interest of Ndigbo for their personal benefits.

Group faults education minister, NBS report on Akwa Ibom

A socio-political organisation, Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement (AILM), has faulted claims made by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, that Akwa Ibom State was second among States with the highest number of out-of- school children.
Peter Obi

Mothers’ Day: Peter Obi salutes Nigerian mothers

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 election, Peter Obi, on Sunday rejoiced with mothers throughout the country on the occasion of Mothers’ Day.

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CDS: Operation Sahel Sanity will eliminate banditry

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, on Monday said the ongoing military operation codenamed Operation Sahel Sanity will successfully eliminate banditry in Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto and Niger States.
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UN: Three billion people lack basic hand washing facilities at home

A new report has shown that 3 billion people worldwide lack basic hand washing facilities at home, which is one of the most effective methods for COVID-19 prevention.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has banned movement between local governments in the State, whilst also relaxing the State lockdown for three days to enable citizens to restock their houses.

Governor Lalong: I will return total peace to Plateau before leaving office

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has promised to ensure that total peace returns to the state before his tenure expires in 2023.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Nigerian government releases guidelines for schools’ resumption

The Federal Government has released guidelines ahead of the planned resumption of schools at every level in the country but failed to disclose the dates.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Nigerian government arraigns 10 ‘pirates’ over hijacked fishing vessel

Ten alleged pirates who hijacked a fishing vessel, named FV Hai Lu Feng II, belonging to Haina Fishing Company, were on Monday arraigned by the Federal Government.