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United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: 70% babies not exclusively breastfed in Borno

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has decried the attitude of Borno State mothers to breastfeeding, noting that more than 70 per cent of babies in the state are not exclusively breastfeed for the first six months of life.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate queries N1.121 billion spent by NDDC IMC on public communication

The Senate has raised the alarm over the N1.121 billion spent by Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, on Public Communication.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano to fumigate 528 schools

The Kano State Government says it will fumigate 528 public and private schools to make it safe for students writing their West African Examination Council (WAEC) in the state.

Presidency: TUC planned protest against President Buhari’s ‘inaction’ over corruption uncalled for

The Presidency has frowned at the reported plan by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to embark on a nationwide protest over the alleged President Buhari’s 'inaction' over the high-level of corruption uncovered at some Federal Government’s commissions.
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has drawn the attention of Nigerians to a fraudulent online data collection form that is capitalizing on the COVID-19 pandemic to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians.

NITDA working to balance concerns, advantages of fourth industrial revolution – chief

As studies indicate that some jobs are vulnerable to automation in the next decade and how companies and organisations get to adapt to the rapid transformation, security risks triggered by digitisation, the Director-General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mallam Kashifu Abdullahi, has said that the agency is working round the clock to balance the concerns and advantages of Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR).
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced a “phased reopening” of the country, with the resumption of international flights from August 1 as well as the lifting of internal travel restrictions.

Kenyan leader opts against lockdown amid spike in cases

President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed the nation on Covid-19 containment measures on Monday, reiterating the need for seriousness as the country's infections spike.
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the state’s Commodity, Marketing and Distribution Board to take charge of supplying foodstuff for the boarding secondary school feeding scheme to guarantee its quality.

Zamfara distributes over 5,000 rams, 993 cows as Eid-el-Kabir palliatives

The Zamfara Government has began the distribution of 5,667 rams and 993 cows as Eid-el-Kabir (Sallah) palliatives to various categories of people in the state.

HEI: Oxygen key for treatment of coronavirus patients

Stakeholders have said that the provision of oxygen in isolation centres and hospitals was key in the treatment of COVID-19 patients even as they called for proper enforcement of safety guidelines through more engagement of transport associations and corporate organisations.

SEC, NITDA to collaborate on data protection in capital market

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has restated its preparedness to collaborate with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to foster safe conducts and usage of personal data in the Nigerian capital market.

NGO distributes palliatives to physically changed

Lola Cater for the Needy Foundation, an Abuja-based non-governmental organisation, has distributed some palliative materials to the People Living With Disabiluties (PLWDs) in Karamajiji, Abuja.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Experts urge business owners to develop coronavirus policies

Some Safety Consultants have urged business owners to develop COVID-19 policies and ensure they implement them in their organisations, in order to protect themselves, employees and customers from the virus.
Officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kaduna State on Thursday rescued eight kidnap victims during an operation in the state capital.

NSCDC seals 16 Illegal private security firms in Akwa Ibom

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Akwa Ibom Command, said it has closed 16 illegal private security firms and arrested 30 of their personnel in the last one month in the state.
Prof. Charles Uwadia, President-Chairman-in-Council of CPN, made the call at the induction ceremony of new IT professionals, which was part of the council’s activities for its 2020 Virtual IT Professionals’ Assembly monitored in Abuja.

CPN inducts 550 IT professionals, calls for fight against quackery

The Computer Professionals (Registration Council) of Nigeria (CPN) on Thursday inducted 550 new IT professionals and urged them to join forces with the council to mitigate quackery in the profession.

Youths slam CUPP spokesman over attacks on President Buhari

A coalition of organisations under the aegis of League of Nigerian Youth Groups, has slammed spokesman of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, over his recent call on youths to force out the present administration from office.

NASENI produces disinfectant sprayers, ventilators

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has assured of its commitment to invest more in manufacturing of Disinfectant Sprayer Tunnels (DST) to boost fights against COVID-19.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos governor rejigs LSSTF, LSETF boards

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the immediate reconstitution of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund, LSSTF, and the State Employment Trust Fund, LSETF boards.
A group, Oodua Action Movement (OAM), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to immediately begin the process for an autonomous Yoruba nation as a federating unit in Nigeria, as granted the Southwest Region before and after independence in 1960.

Group demands autonomous Yoruba nation

A group, Oodua Action Movement (OAM), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to immediately begin the process for an autonomous Yoruba nation as a federating unit in Nigeria, as granted the Southwest Region before and after independence in 1960.

Food security: Nigerian government to recruit 77, 400 youths into agric business

In a bid to boost food sufficiency and reduce unemployment, the Federal Government, has announced plans to inject over 77,400 young farmers into agriculture business under a scheme called Buhari Young Farmers Network.

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Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra monarchs protest suspension by governor

The suspended traditional rulers of Anambra on Thursday said that they did not commit any wrong to warrant their suspension by the state government.
Brazilian star Willian has given his reasons why he decided to leave Chelsea for London rivals Arsenal.

Willian reveals reasons for joining Arsenal

Brazilian star Willian has given his reasons why he decided to leave Chelsea for London rivals Arsenal.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has celebrated with former Super Eagles Captain Austin Okocha who turns 47 on Friday, August 14th, 2020.

NFF celebrates former Super Eagles skipper Austin Okocha at 47

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has celebrated with former Super Eagles captain Austin Okocha who turns 47 on Friday, August 14th, 2020.
Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has continued his good run of form between the sticks as he kept his fourth consecutive clean sheet in the league when Kaizer Chiefs ran out 2-0 winners against Chippa United in an ABSA Premiership clash at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Wednesday.

Daniel Akpeyi plays down rivalry with Itumeleng Khune

Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has described South Africa international goalkeeper Khune Itumeleng, as a legend.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Group urges Atiku Abubakar, Bukola Saraki to join APC

Ahead of the 2023 general elections in Nigeria, a youth group affiliated with the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, and former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to return to the party.