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The Federal Government is not contemplating imposition of a travel ban on travellers over the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said.

Minister: Over 3 million Nigerian children not fully immunised

More than 3 million Nigerian children are yet to be fully immunised, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said.

5000 pregnant women to get free birth kits in Ondo

Wife of Ondo State Governor, Mrs Betty Akeredolu, on Thursday said that about 5000 pregnant women would receive free birth kits in the state this year.

Reports: Severe acute malnutrition still on increase in Katsina

Recent nutrition survey indices have shown that Severe Acute Malnutrition, SAM, is still on the increase in Katsina State and home state of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Nestlé Nigeria inaugurates four community water projects

As the world commemorates World Water Day, Managing Director and CEO of Nestlé Nigeria, Mr. Mauricio Alarcon, says the company recognises and respects the fact that water is a fundamental human right.

World Toilet Day: Experts worried Nigeria may overtake India as number one in open...

“We go to the stream, we don’t have water here, even toilets; we usually use the bush. A woman was bitten by a snake while defecating in the bush and another one was bitten when she went to pick firewood for cooking,” Hannatu Peter, an internally displaced person at the New Gongola IDP camp in the Federal Capital Territory, said.

Federal government to construct two additional labs for water testing

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources has planned to construct two additional laboratories for water quality to ensure that Nigerians have access to potable water.
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UNICEF: Nigeria accounts for 45% out-of-school children in West Africa

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that Nigeria accounts for 45 per cent of the growing number of out-of school children in West Africa.

EU to construct public toilets in 14 Ekiti towns

The European Union says it is financing the construction of public toilets in 14 towns in Ekiti State.

NGO partners business owners to end malnutrition

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN-Nigeria), a Non-Governmental Organisation, has initiated a partnership with business owners to meet nutritional needs of Nigerians.

UNICEF: 4.3 million children miss out on basic vaccinations every year

The United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF), has said despite Federal Governments efforts to ensure all under 5 children were immunised, about 4.3 million Nigeria children still miss out on the important vaccinations.

UNICEF: 69 million Nigerians lack access to safe water

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reiterated that 69 million Nigerians do not have access to safe water and 19 million have to walk long distances to get the commodity.

UNICEF: Open defecation occurs in 771 LGAs of Nigeria

Indications have emerged that prevalence of water borne diseases may continue to rise as 771 Local Government Areas of Nigeria are still grappling with open defecations even as the 2016/2017 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey showed that 25 percent of Nigerians defecate openly.

UNICEF: 69 million Nigerians lack access to safe water

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate Water Day, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said 69 million Nigerians do not have access to safe water and 19 million have to walk long distances to get water.

UNICEF reaffirm support to Kano, Katsina govts on child survival, devt

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday renewed its commitment to support Kano and Katsina States Government effort to ensure children’s survival and development.

Infant mortality: Nigeria 11th in global ranking – UNICEF

A new report by the United Nations Children Fund has placed Nigeria in the 11th position in global ranking where newborn babies die due to lack of assistance during delivery, poverty, conflict and weak institutions.

NBS: 1 in 3 households in Nigeria consume contaminated water

About one in three households in Nigeria consume contaminated water, a survey by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed.

Malnutrition of children under five years worsens – UNICEF

Despite budgetary allocations towards tackling the menace of malnutrition and the constant on-going enlightenment on the need for proper nutrition in the early stages of a child’s life, the spate of malnutrition has continued to increase.

90% Nigerian households consume contaminated water – report

Ninety per cent of households in Nigeria consume contaminated water and other impure substances, the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) has revealed.

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Newly promoted Serie A club interested in signing ex-Super Eagles skipper

Newly-promoted Italian Serie A club Benevento has expressed interest in signing former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, this summer.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna social protection policy will rescue residents from poverty – report

Newsmen report that the draft policy document was made available by the State Steering Committee on Social Investment, headed by Mrs Saude Atoyebi, Focal Person on Social Investment.
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Bayern wary of Leverkusen’s speed ahead of German Cup final – coach

Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick says he is wary of how devastating Bayer Leverkusen can be on the counter-attack but that his team was well-prepared to handle their opponents in Saturday’s German Cup final.

Court orders Lagos public defender to take over ‘kidnap kingpin’ Evans’ case

Justice Hakeem Oshodi of an Ikeja High Court on Friday ordered the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender to take over the defence for alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans due to his inability to afford legal fees.
Nigeria has recorded 245 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,802. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website on Monday. 10

Kano conducts 12,918 coronavirus samples test

The Kano State Government has so far conducted 12,918 coronavirus (COVID-19) samples test, the state’s Ministry of Health disclosed on its official Twitter handle @KNSMO on Friday.