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As Nigeria celebrates the 2019 World Population Day, critical stakeholders in the health sector have urged the federal government to invest in family planning programmes that can help stem the tide of the negative impact of unbridled population explosion on the country resources and stability.
The births of nearly 230 million children under the age of five worldwide have never been officially recorded, says UNICEF. The Agency said only 30 per cent of births of Nigerian children below five had so far been registered.
The Federal Government is set to release N4bn to kick-start the payment of full salaries as minimum pensions for some categories of retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme.
The National Population Commission (NpopC) says that about 70 per cent of children born in Nigeria are not registered.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, Monday said that the Federal Government would work with other partners in taking the population of the country to an advantage.
Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, on Thursday said the state government would join the campaign in enlightening the public on the importance of birth registration in the state.
The National Population Commission says birth registration is the first step in securing legal identity.
The wife of the Enugu State Governor, Monica Ugwuanyi, on Monday flagged off a three-month media campaign aimed at promoting under-five birth registration in the state.
Enugu State Government has directed the stoppage of individual issuance of birth certificates in the state and urged hospitals to go through the National Population Commission.
About 70 per cent of children born in Kaduna State are without birth registration certificates, the state government has said.
The Special Presidential Panel for the Recovery of Public Property in Abuja on Friday handed over 19 official vehicles it recently recovered for the National Population Commission (NPopC).
The Federal Government has expressed its resolve to determine the health status of Nigerians through the 2018 National Health Demographic Survey.
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Uyo Zonal Office, has arrested three men in Uyo for impersonating the staff of the Commission.
Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, said on Tuesday, he almost gave up the idea of contesting for public office after his attempts to become governor and Senator in 2003 and 2015 failed .
The Presidency last night said that Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, followed due process in his supervision of agencies under him.
The Niger government says it has paid N200 million to National Examination Council (NECO), to ensure the release of results of 30,000 students being withheld by the examination body.
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has pledged that his administration would be fair, just and equal to all religions in the state, noting that the prayers of Muslim clerics contributed to his election victory.
Detectives from Bariga Police Station have arrested one Emmanuel Olatunde (aka “Pastor”), a notorious cultist.
A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt Rivers State has vacated a forfeiture order secured by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on some properties belonging to former Imo Governor Rochas Okorocha and some members of his family.
Afro-pop star Tiwa Savage strutted the runway for a supermodel Naomi Campbell’s 2019 Fashion for Relief show.
High-profile tax defaulters got a 30-day window to regularise their tax status with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), failing which they risk forfeiting the tax equivalent directly from their bank accounts to the Federal Government.
The Minister of Communications Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim, has explained that he ordered the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, to ensure all mobile network operators block all SIM cards that do not meet proper registration standards until users comply with proper reregistration procedures because of their security risk.