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Thousands of children in face masks flocked back to school in Ivory Coast on Monday after the country became one of the first in West Africa to restart lessons after a two-month coronavirus shutdown.

Ivory Coast reopens schools after virus shutdown

Thousands of children in face masks flocked back to school in Ivory Coast on Monday after the country became one of the first in West Africa to restart lessons after a two-month coronavirus shutdown.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: How chef who ‘murdered’ lawyer in Lagos hotel was caught

A Police Inspector, John Babalola, on Wednesday narrated to an Ikeja Special Offences Court how a lodger, Joshua Usulor, who allegedly murdered a lawyer at the Citiheights Hotel, Opebi, Lagos, was caught by authorities.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Kaduna develops social protection policy

The Kaduna State Government has commenced the development of a social protection policy to guide the implementation of Social Protection Programmes (SPP) in the state.
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Report: One in four African children live in conflict zones

About 170 million children live in conflict zones across Africa – equivalent to one in every four African children – the highest absolute number of any region in the world, according to a report by Save the Children, a non-governmental organisation.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that two million children in Nigeria would risk death in the next decade unless more is done to fight pneumonia.

UNICEF: Pneumonia may kill two million Nigerian children in ten years

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that two million children in Nigeria would risk death in the next decade unless more is done to fight pneumonia.
Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa could prove disastrous for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts have warned, amid increasing calls for international help.

East Africa: Locust outbreak sparks calls for international help

Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa could prove disastrous for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts have warned, amid increasing calls for international help.
A Nigerian businessman and billionaire, Femi Otedola, has disclosed plans to shift his focus to power generation.

Femi Otedola: People think when they die, they take their money with them

The billionaire, earlier this month, gave out N5 billion to the Save The Children charity in support of its intervention in the Northeast. The donation through his daughter at the ball organised by the Cuppy Foundation.

18 Children under five die from pneumonia every hour in Nigeria

No fewer than 18 children under age five (5) die from pneumonia every hour in Nigeria, says a new analysis.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government towards free and compulsory education of the first nine years of a child school life across the country.

VP Osinbajo commends Femi Otedola over N5 billion donation to foundation

Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, commended the generousity of the billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, who donated N5 billion at the launch of the Cuppy Foundation which held at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja last night.
Famous international singer and DJ, Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola (aka DJ Cuppy) on Wednesday visited internally displaced persons’ camp in Maiduguri, Borno State. 1

DJ Cuppy visits IDP camp in Maiduguri — in pictures

The Picture shows where she was cheering up children during her visit to victims of conflict at the Save the Children Stabilisation Center in Maiduguri, Borno State.

NGO urges Kaduna government to back six months maternity leave with law

An NGO, Save the Children International (SCI), has called on the Kaduna State Government to issue a circular to back the implementation of the six months maternity leave granted to working mothers in the state’s public service.
Officials in a northern Indian state are investigating whether sex-selective abortions have been conducted after government data revealed not a single girl was born in 132 villages in the last three months.

India probes as no girl is born in three months in 132 villages

Officials in a northern Indian state are investigating whether sex-selective abortions have been conducted after government data revealed not a single girl was born in 132 villages in the last three months.

NGO gives 300,000 residents N3,500 each in Borno

A non governmental organisation, Save the Children, yesterday, said 300,000 people have benefitted from its N3, 500 cash transfer project; to help them recover from the effect of crises in Borno.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

EU launches €26 million recovery programmes for 52,000 households in Yobe

The European Union has launched two projects with €26 million funding support to assist 52,000 households in Yobe state.
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EU inaugurates €26 million recovery project in Yobe

The European Union (EU) has said it has launched €26 million (Euros) project in Yobe state to strengthen recovery and resilience of internally displaced persons and other vulnerable groups.
Gov. Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno has vowed to send out of the state any International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) undermining the interest of government toward achieving peace in the state after 10 years of Boko Haram insurgency.

Governor Umara criticises some NGOs for inflating number of projects for IDPs

Gov. Babagana Umara of Borno on Saturday criticised some NGOs for inflating the number of projects they claimed to have constructed for internally displaced persons in the state.

Report: Teenage girls to deliver over 70 million babies by 2030

If current trends are not checked, there will be more than 70 million babies born to teenage girls globally between now and 2030, a new report by Save the Children has found.

Report: 672 Nigerian children lost to 2017 bombings

No fewer than 672 children were killed or maimed in Nigeria during bomb explosions in 2017, particularly by the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East region of the country.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.

FRSC spokesman, others decorated with new ranks

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has decorated spokesman Mr Bisi Kazeem and others with the new rank of Assistant Corps Marshal.

Roadside bomb kills seven in Afghanistan

Seven civilians were killed by a roadside bomb linked to the Taliban in northern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, even as authorities pressed for peace talks with the militants.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has revealed why Super Eagles lost 2-1 to Algeria in Sunday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals game at Cairo International Stadium.

Amaju Pinnick: Gernot Rohr deserves to continue as Super Eagles coach

The President of Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick says Gernot Rohr remains the best man for the Super Eagles and deserved to keep his job.
Nigeria Flying Eagles striker Ahmad Abubakar Ghali said he’s delighted to make his debut for Slovakian side As Trencin.

Flying Eagles striker delighted with his AS Trencin debut

Nigeria Flying Eagles striker, Ahmad Abubakar Ghali said he’s delighted to make his debut for Slovakian side As Trencin.