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Groups donate N20 million oxygen facilities to Jigawa

GlaxoSmith Kline (GSK), in collaboration with Save the Children, has donated N20 million worth of Medical Oxygen facilities to Rasheed Shekoni Specialist Hospital, Jigawa State.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

‘Murder’: Lagos government rejects chef’s plea bargain

The prosecution team of the has rejected the plea bargain agreement proposed by Joshua Usulor, a 21-year-old chef, who allegedly killed a lawyer at the Citiheights Hotel, Opebi, .
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Children beheaded in front of their mothers by ISIS-linked militants

Children as young as 11 have been beheaded by ISIS-linked militants who have killed more than 2,500 people over the last three years in Mozambique.Children as young as 11 have been beheaded by ISIS-linked militants who have killed more than 2,500 people over the last three years in Mozambique.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Nigerian government to host national social protection policy review webinar

The Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning in conjunction with other international development partners is set to host an enlightenment webinar session billed to enable stakeholders effectively understand the provisions of the National Social Protection Policy and make their input in the planned process for its review.
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WHO welcomes rotavirus vaccines for use in humanitarian crises

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has welcomed the opportunity to make rotavirus vaccine available to more children living in humanitarian crises, saying thanks to a landmark pricing agreement with the manufacturer, GSK.
People gather inside the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Nigeria, Saturday Dec. 12, 2020. AP

Katsina parents attribute spate of out-of-school children to insecurity

Parents in Katsina State have attributed the alarming rate of out-of-school children to what they termed deteriorating security challenges bedeviling the states in the North-west region and other parts of the country.
At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Calls mount for release of kidnapped Zamfara schoolgirls

Calls are increasing, from both politicians and civil society, for the rescue of at least 300 schoolgirls abducted early Friday from their hostel by gunmen in Zamfara.

Nigerian government tasks states on funding of SDG programs

The Federal Government has called on States and the Federal Capital Territory to provide the necessary leadership and resources for the implementation of Social Protection and SDGs activities.

Save the Children: Coronavirus puts lives of 4.25 million Nigerian children at risk

Save the Children, an international Non-Governmental Organisation, has warned that the lives of 4,250,000 children are at risk in Nigeria as a result of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

Save the Children admonishes implementation of child protection law in Katsina

The non-governmental organisation, Save the Children International (SCI), has admonished the Katsina State Government and other critical stakeholders to put machinery in motion to ensure the speedy implementation of the recent passed Child Protection Law in the state.

ECW approves US$20.1 million resilience programme for Nigeria

In response to the armed conflict and escalating humanitarian crisis in North-east Nigeria that has left over one million girls and boys in need of educational support, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) yesterday announced US$20.1 million in catalytic investment grants to accelerate the response to the protracted crisis.

Ministry, NGO task journalists on nutrition reportage

Save the Children International, Nigeria, in partnership with Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and Planning have called on journalists to beam search light on increased reportage of nutrition issues in Nigeria.
A total of 93,236 children have been killed or maimed in conflicts in the last 10 years, a new report has revealed.

Report: 93,236 children killed in conflicts in 10 years

This was disclosed Friday in a new report released by Save the Children report, titled: “Killed and Maimed: A Generation of Violations Against Children In Conflict.”
European Union (EU) leaders will hold a video summit on Thursday in a bid to agree on a shared fiscal response to a recession looming as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, though there is little hope of a breakthrough.

EU provides $471,000 to assist flood victims in Cambodia

The European Union (EU) is providing 400,000 euros ($471,000) to assist flood-hit families in Cambodia, said a press release on Wednesday.
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CPJ: Angolan police detain, harass journalists covering protests

At least six journalists and one media worker were arrested – with four held for more than two days – and another was harassed while covering anti-government protests by civil society groups and opposition parties in the capital, Luanda, on October 24, according to news reports and Teixeira Candido, secretary general of the Union of Angolan Journalists (SJA), who spoke with CPJ via messaging app. All those detained were released without charge, Candido said.
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MacArthur Foundation produces anti-corruption drama series for EFCC

A total of 156 episodes of anti-corruption radio drama series tagged Shugabanci, produced for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission by Moving Image Limited and funded MacArthur Foundation were on Friday, October 23, 2020 presented to the EFCC management at a brief ceremony in the agency’s headquarters, Abuja.
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Kenya: Amnesty International sues police over brutality

Amnesty International Kenya, International Justice Mission Kenya, Haki Africa, and the Kituo cha Sheria have filed a petition asking for monetary compensation for five victims of brutality as police enforced a Covid-19 curfew.

UNICEF partners defence ministry on schools’ safety, security

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said it had begun a partnership with the Federal Ministry of Defence on schools’ safety and security.
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National Assembly to review health insurance bill to incorporate exclusive breastfeeding

Nigerian Senate Committee Chairman on Health Dr Ibrahim Oloriegbe has disclosed plans by the National Assembly to review the National Health Insurance Authority Bill.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria losing 20,000 women annually to poor breastfeeding – minister

To this end, the government has recommended early initiation of breastfeeding within an hour of birth, exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life, continued breastfeeding up to two years of age or beyond, and introduction of appropriate complementary food as from six months.
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir arrives for talks at the African Union aimed at forming a power-sharing government ahead of a February 22 deadline, in Addis Ababa on February 08, 2020. (Photo by MICHAEL TEWELDE - AFP)

South Sudan weighs costs of keeping schools shut

Authorities in South Sudan are facing the dilemma of whether to keep schools shut in the fight against Covid-19 or re-open them and save children from continual child labour.
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.

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Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero has issued an apology for his penalty miss against Chelsea.

Sergio Aguero apologises after embarrassing penalty miss vs Chelsea

It was a surprising slip from the usually unerring Argentine, but it was in keeping with a torrid season for the Premier League leaders from 12 yards out and contributed to a 2-1 defeat that prevented City from claiming the title.
Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero has issued an apology for his penalty miss against Chelsea.

Manchester City boss reacts to Sergio Aguero’s penalty miss vs Chelsea

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has reacted to Sergio Aguero’s shocking penalty miss during Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at the Etihad on Saturday.
5. President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday night received Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, shortly after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progresives Congress (APC).

Ebonyi governor: Igbos can’t solve problems by insulting the president, others

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has urged the Igbos to stop insulting President Muhammadu Buhari and leaders from other regions.
Superstar South African rapper, Kiernan Forbes, has stated that he is not a suspect in the ongoing investigation into the death of his fiancée, Nellie Tembe, by the South African Police.

AKA: I’m not a suspect in my fiancée’s murder investigation

Superstar South African rapper, Kiernan Forbes, has stated that he is not a suspect in the ongoing investigation into the death of his fiancée, Nellie Tembe, by the South African Police.
Neymar has signed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain that will take him through until 2025 at Parc des Princes, the club has confirmed.

Neymar: I am happy and proud to remain at PSG

Neymar has signed a contract extension with Paris St-Germain, keeping Brazil forward at the French giants until 30 June 2025.

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2. The National Security Council (NSC) has reconvened at the State House, Abuja, with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

Presidency warns over ‘plot to overthrow’ President Buhari’s government

The Presidency on Tuesday warned that it will deal decisively with any group that does anything to undermine the democratically elected government in the country. even if some unruly feathers would be ruffled in the process.

Mysterious fire razes RCCG school in Damaturu

The Shalom Nursery and Primary School owned by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Damaturu, Yobe State, has been razed by a mysterious fire.
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May Day: Kano governor extends teachers length of service

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has extended the length of service for all categories of teachers in Kano State from 35 to 40 years, and the retirement age from 60 to 65 years.

Zamfara: PDP disowns factional leaders

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara has pledged to take appropriate action against members of the “True PDP” who recently set up a parallel office in the state.
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Divorce: Bill and Melinda Gates kids to inherit $10 million – report

After Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce documents revealed the couple never had a prenup, many are wondering how the couple, with a combined net worth of $130 billion, will split their assets.