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Seventeen years after the presentation of the Child Right Protection Bill by the Katsina State Government to the state House of Assembly and subsequent agitation for its passage by civil society organizations (CSOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and human right activists, lawmakers in the Assembly finally passed the bill into law on Wednesday.
More cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past four weeks than in the first six months of the pandemic, the UN health agency chief told journalists on Friday as he launched a new report on the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance.
Imo State communities and stakeholders have been urged to work tenaciously and assiduously towards the total elimination of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and all forms of violence against the girl child.
Following the setting up of Panel of Inquiry by Governor Bala Mohammed to investigate human rights abuses by the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in Bauchi state, human rights organizations have lamented the exclusion of petitions levelled against another police unit, Rapid Response Squad (RRS) which is alleged to have brutalized residents and committed several other human rights violations in the state.
The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has handed over the Afam Power Plant in Oyigbo Local Government of Rivers State to Transcorp Power Consortium, which emerged the preferred bidder of the power asset, with a bid offer of N105 billion.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has provided dry season farm inputs to 14,250 households for the 2020-2021 dry season farming in troubled Borno State.
The outgoing administration of US President Donald Trump issued a new temporary rule that could require tourist and business travellers from two dozen countries – most in Africa – to pay a bond of as much as $15,000 to visit the United States.
Rising from its monthly meeting held at the country home of its national leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, the Ondo state capital, the Group opposed the proposed rail line and an N30bn highway to connect the Niger Republic with Nigeria.
StarTimes GO, an e-shopping channel on pay-TV platform StarTimes, has partnered top retail and tech brands on Black Friday Sales on November 27.
Soldiers have been deployed to the University of Ibadan as the process for the selection of a candidate to replace the incumbent Vice Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, has raised the tension on campus.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp cannot rule out buying in January to ease their injury crisis.
The Uyo zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Friday secured the convictions of two fraudsters before Justice Simon Amobeda of the Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River state.
A traditional ruler in Edo, King Odoligie Ogiemwonyi, has charged the management of Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc., to increase investments in the host communities of the company, to make life worth living for citizens.
Amos Cirfat, Provost, Federal College of Education, Pankshin in Plateau, said there was no cause for alarm over the COVID-19 pandemic in the institution.