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No fewer than 23 persons were trapped in a three-storey building under construction which collapsed in Ibadan on Friday, witnesses said.

SERAP: Compensate victims of building collapse in Lagos, Ibadan

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged “the governments of Lagos and Oyo states to “take immediate action to address the numerous ongoing human rights impacts of the deadly and catastrophic building collapse in their respective states, including by taking meaningful steps to avoid further damage to the human rights of the people affected.”

Why politics is war in Nigeria

Selfishness, the pursuit of self-interest and self-aggrandisement are the driving forces of Nigerian politicians. From bottom to top and back again, of those emotions, not one is free, not one is clean, not even President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s widely touted emblem of what is sane and altruistic in the polity.

ASUU demands proof of earned allowance payment to end strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities says government must show proof of payment of at least N50 billion revitalisation funds for it to consider suspending the on-going strike.

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.
Wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Buhari, has claimed that two powerful personalities were frustrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort.-1

Aisha Buhari wants moral upbringing for children

The wife of the president Mrs Aisha Buhari, has called on parents to inculcate good morals on their children to ensure a better future for the Nigerian Children.

UNICEF: Malnutrition ravaging children in North East

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has raised the alarm warning that child malnutrition is silently killing hundreds of under-age children in the northeastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

World Children’s Day: UNICEF calls for re-commitment to child development

UNICEF has called on global leaders to commit to doing more to fulfil children’s rights, as the world marked International World Children’s Day recently.

Ministry: Donors contribute 95% of Nigeria’s HIV funding

The Federal Ministry of Health on Monday said donors contributed 95 per cent of HIV funding in Nigeria.

HIV: Federal government charges media to raise awareness on PMTCT

The Federal Government has charged the media to do more in reporting Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, particularly in raising awareness on Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission.
National Population Commission - NPC - NPopC

NPopC: 30 million Nigerian children risk losing identity

No fewer than 30 million children in Nigeria are at the risk of losing their identity, if nothing was not done to urgently check the trend, the National Population Commission (NPC), has said.
Frank Nweke

Frank Nweke urges focus on education reforms for wealth creation

Mr Frank Nweke, former Minister of Information, says Nigeria should focus more on education reforms to create wealth rather than placing emphasis on oil.
President Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari urges teachers to be change agents for nation development

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on teachers in the country to be positive change agents in the growth, development and well-being of the students and nation.

SERAP asks health minister account for spending on LUTH, other hospitals

“Millions of Nigerian children are believed to die each year before the age of five, and most of those children lose their lives to diseases that are easily preventable or treatable at low cost. Nigeria is third highest in infant mortality rate in the world.”
British High Commissioner to Nigeria, H.E Mr Paul Arkwright

53 Nigerians get Chevening scholarships

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Paul Arkwright, has said that 53 Nigerians have been awarded Chevening scholarships for 2018.

NBC to shut down debtor radio, television stations

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Monday said it would shut down radio and television stations owing the commission licensing fees.

ASUU tells Governors Ajimobi, Aregbesola to resolve LAUTECH crisis

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Owerri Zone, has called on Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and his Osun counterpart, Rauf Aregbesola, to resolve the crisis at Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso.

Federal government partners Chinese firm on smart classrooms, digital education

The Federal Government on Wednesday launched smart classroom digital education to link up children and schools to digital learning.

SON begins nationwide evacuation of unfortified food products

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has commenced a nationwide evacuation of unfortified food products in the country.

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UN pledges commitment to women’s access to social protection

After two weeks of deliberation, the 63rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) concluded Friday in New York.
Gov. Ajimobi inaugurating 33 extravators purchased to boost agriculture in the state

Oyo government seeks urgent resolution of boundary dispute with Osun

Oyo State Government has called on National Boundary Commission, NBC, to interfere in the lingering inter-state boundary dispute between Oyo and Osun States.
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar is the current Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce

NAF chief urges newly decorated officers to work harder

The Chief of the Air Staff, (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has urged newly decorated Air Warrant Officers (AWOs) to continue being diligent in the discharge of their duties.
Nigeria Police

Taraba rerun: One killed, houses burnt

At least one person has been confirmed dead and houses burnt in Ussa Local Government Area of Taraba state ahead of the supplementary election in the Ussa State Constituency Assembly seat on Friday evening.

Benue rerun: Vehicles transporting election materials attacked

Some vehicles transporting election materials to one of the polling units in Benue State have been attacked.