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Using coronavirus donations to give charity a bad name

Global response to the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Africa has been remarkable, especially following fears that should the virus take hold, its impact on the continent could be catastrophic.

Report: One in two children suffer violence each year

The report was jointly published by WHO, UNICEF, UNESCO, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Violence against Children, and the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children.

USAID wants multi-sectoral approach in tackling TB in Nigeria

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has urged the Nigerian government to explore a multi-sectoral approach to locate ‘missing cases’ of Tuberculosis in the country.
Truth in journalism – piecing together the facts, vetting sources and connecting the details, is “hard” but it is more important now than ever because the effect of fake news is “harder”.

NGO trains journalists to check spread of fake news

The Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP) project on Thursday trained journalists in Katsina state on conflict-sensitive journalism to check the spread of hate speech and fake news.

US earmarks N2.8 billion to provide water for 54,000 herders, farmers

As a way of addressing the conflicts between the herdsmen and farmers, the United States Agency for International Development has allocated about N2.8 billion ($8m) for the provision of water for about 50,000 herders and 4,000 smallholder farmers in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States.

USAID: Over 500,000 HIV orphans, children benefited from US health services

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has said that it has provided care and support to over half a million children orphaned or affected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
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Kogi guber: APC youth leaders sign peace pact

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Youth Leaders across the 21 Local Government Area Councils in Kogi have signed a peace pact as the governorship election in the state draws close.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kogi guber: APC youth leaders sign peace pact

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Youth Leaders across the 21 Local Government Area Councils in Kogi have signed a peace pact as the governorship election in the state draws close.

USAID team tours Sokoto water board facilities

The United States Agency For International Development (USAID) has pledged to sustain its support to the Sokoto State Government for the supply of safe water to the people of the State.
Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello during his visit to the Chanchaga Water Works.

Official: Niger water board generates N12 million monthly

The Niger State Water Board now generates an average of N12 million every month, an official disclosed on Saturday in Minna.
Emeka Ihedioha

Imo governor returns from US trip

Imo State Governor, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha (CON), is back to Imo State, after a one week economic and diplomatic trip to the United States of America.

NAFDAC, GS1 to co-host African healthcare conference

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and GS1 will co-host the second African Healthcare Conference.

Abia governor set to improve life expectancy rate – governor

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia says the state government is determined to improve life expectancy rate in the state through implementation of healthcare programmes that will increase access to healthcare services.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: Nigeria loses N1.4 trillion annually due to violence against children

An estimated loss of economic value of N1.42 trillion is incurred annually due to the consequences of violence against children (VAC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said.

Unilorin lecturer develops blindness detection kits

Dr. Dupe Ademola-Popoola, an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, has been granted a patent on a device, Teacher Led Vision Screener.

Malaria: Ebonyi ready to distribute 1.9 million mosquito nets – official

The Ebonyi Government says it will distribute 1.9 million long lasting, insecticide-treated nets to households in the state under its 2019 universal net distribution campaign.
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Youths task INEC on sanctity of ballot

Five days to commencement of Nigeria’s general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission has been challenged to display openness in all its activities.
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CSO organises road walk to sensitise Ebonyi electorate on violence-free polls

A civil society organisation, Development and Integrity Goals (DIG) Foundation, has embarked on a road walk in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi capital to sensitise the electorate on the need to eschew violence during the general election.

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Abike Dabiri-Erewa

UAE paid for tickets, test fees for Nigerian evacuees – NIDCOM chief

The United Arab Emirates authorities paid for the flight tickets and coronavirus testing for some Nigerians evacuated from the country on Wednesday, the head of the Nigeria in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said .

PDP demands Ibrahim Magu’s prosecution for ‘fraud’

The Peoples Democratic Party has demanded the prosecution of the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, over alleged fraud.
Veteran Nigerian actor, Zack Orji, says he is saddened by the increasing rate of divorce in the country.

Zack Orji: No marriage is perfect

He said: “I believe that a lot of people go into marriage without being prepared to make the necessary sacrifice, so at the slightest provocation, they are ready to opt out and that is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s supposed to be a union for life. For better for worse.”

Court declines to stop probe of Senator Okorocha by EFCC, Imo government

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, declined a request by former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, for an interim injunction to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and panel of inquiry that was set up by the state government, from further investigating alleged financial infractions he committed while in office.

Nigerian government postpones 2020 WASSCE indefinitely

This was announced by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, while speaking to State House Correspondents the weekly Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.