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James Ibor

NGO: Child labour, huge challenge in Cross River

A Cross River-based nongovernmental organisation, Child Protection Network, has said child labour remains a huge challenge in the state.
Oando Foundation (OF) on Tuesday commissioned various infrastructure and sanitation projects in its adopted school – Bungha Gida Primary School, Mangu Local Government Area, Plateau State, as well as other completed school improvement projects across its five (5) other adopted schools within the state.

Oando Foundation commissions classroom blocks and sanitation facilities in Plateau

OF supports the Nigerian Government in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Basic Education) through its Adopt-A-School Initiative (AASI), aimed at holistic improvement of public primary schools. The condition, location and nature of school infrastructure has direct impact on access, quality of education, and also influences learning outcomes.

NiMet warns against non-compliance to weather information

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has warned against non-compliance to weather information, stating that it results in loss of over 350,000 hectares of land annually.

Official: Adamawa records 23 cases of drug resistance TB in three months

No fewer than 23 cases of drug resistance Tuberculosis (TB) has been recorded in Adamawa from January till date.

Criminal Justice: NGO trains 100 journalists on fact finding

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), an NGO, on Monday began the training of 100 Journalists on fact-checking, to expedite service delivery in the criminal justice system.
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Oando female engineers champion mentorship in celebration of International Day of Women in Science

Lolade Shebanjo, Project Planning & Controls Engineer, Oando said; “I felt fortunate to be surrounded by future female scientists. I was reminded of the fact that when you wear a helmet, it doesn’t matter if you are a woman or a man; your mission is to keep achieving.”

NGO donates items to displaced households in Plateau

A non-governmental organisation, Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), of the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos, on Saturday donated relief materials to 306 displaced households at Ban in Barkin Ladi and Bokkos Local Government Areas of Plateau.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

EU lauds Godwin Obaseki on reduced human trafficking in Edo

The European Union (EU) has said that efforts by the Edo State Government to stem human trafficking have resulted in the state dropping from first to sixth position, among originating sources of illegal migrants to Europe.
Coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) has urged the Federal and State Governments to prioritise preventive measures against diseases and infections rather than curative.

NGOs want govt to prioritise preventive healthcare

Coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) has urged the Federal and State Governments to prioritise preventive measures against diseases and infections rather than curative.
AISHA UMMI GARBA EL-RUFA’I

Kaduna government launches multi-media campaign on child feeding

The Kaduna State Government with support from Alive and Thrive on Friday launched a multi-media campaign to improve Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices in the state.

NCC seeks minors’ protection online

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has rolled out fresh measures to protect minors and under-aged on the Internet. To that end, an Internet industry code of practice has been drafted to guide Internet Service Providers on the protection of rights of Internet users in the country.

NGO tasks oil firms on CSR to host communities

A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Connected Development (CODE), has advocated that it is pertinent for government to have a transparent role in ensuring accountability of oil companies in order to make positive impacts on host communities.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says over $183 million has been invested in the national school feeding programme.

Federal government to commence feeding of 120,300 FCT pupils in January

The Federal Government’s National Home Grown School Feeding Programme will commence in the Federal Capital Territory in January, with a target to feed 120,300 pupils.

Maryam Uwais: Federal government feeds pupils with six million eggs, 594 cows weekly under...

Maryam Uwais, Special Adviser to the President on National Social Welfare Programme, on Monday, says Federal Government feeds pupils with 6 million eggs and 594 cows weekly under its Home Grown School feeding programme.
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Yobe government targets vaccination of one million livestock

Yobe government said it had concluded arrangement to vaccinate no fewer than one million livestock following reported cases of animal diseases in some parts of the state.

NCC establishes industry code to regulate internet access

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has concluded plans to establish internet industry code of practice to regulate internet access and services in the country.

Oyo government to deworm children in 13 local councils

The Oyo State Ministry of Health, on Monday, declared its intention to deworm children between age of 5 to 14 years in 13 local government areas of the state where cases of neglected tropical diseases are predominantly endemic.

Data shows heart disease as Australia’s leading cause of death

Heart disease is still Australia’s leading cause of death but alcohol-induced deaths are on the decline, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Wednesday.

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Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa on Thursday condoled with the Managing Director of ThisDay Newspapers, Mr. Eniola Bello on the loss of his wife, Mrs Helen Olufunke Eniola-Olaitan.

Governor Okowa urges Senate President Lawan, Speaker Gbajabiamila to ensure vibrant, independence legislature

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has congratulated the newly elected Presiding Officers and members of the 9th National Assembly on their successful inauguration.
James Ibor

NGO: Child labour, huge challenge in Cross River

A Cross River-based nongovernmental organisation, Child Protection Network, has said child labour remains a huge challenge in the state.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: June 12 cannot be public holiday when Nigerians are hungry

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has said June 12 remained a threshold in Nigeria’s national life and demanded some soul-searching from Nigerians.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Protest in Edo over non-inauguration of new assembly

There was protest in Benin City, the Edo State capital on Wednesday over the non-inauguration of the State 7th House of Assembly.

Candidates react to JAMB’s cut-off mark for admissions

Some candidates of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have reacted to the 160 cut-off mark for the 2019/2020 admissions process.