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WAEC: 1.5 million candidates to write May/June 2020 WASSCE in 5 weeks

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Tuesday revealed that about 1, 549, 463million candidates are expected to write the May/June 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) scheduled to start first week of August nationwide and in three countries.

Nigerian states to share N10 billion for water, sanitation schemes

The Federal Government says N10 billion will be shared among states for the construction and rehabilitation of water schemes as part of efforts to end COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The Northern Governors Wives Forum of Nigeria (NGWF) has stated that poverty and ignorance are the twin reasons large number of girls and women in the country struggle with their menstrual hygiene.

Northern governors’ wives blame menstrual hygiene on poverty, ignorance

The Northern Governors Wives Forum of Nigeria (NGWF) has stated that poverty and ignorance are the twin reasons large number of girls and women in the country struggle with their menstrual hygiene.
Clement Agba, the Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget And National Planning has reiterated the Federal Government’s determination to go into partnerships to create jobs as well as boost the economy.

Nigeria expects injection of N2 trillion stimulus into the economy – minister

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, has said that the Federal Government expects the injection of about N2 trillion stimulus into the economy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the fall in oil prices.
The three months moratorium on loans to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) granted by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is a reprieve of about N410 million, it was learnt yesterday.

Lagos impounds 20 vehicles for violation of lockdown order

Worried by non-compliance with the lockdown order by motorists in the state especially interstate commercial transport activities, Lagos State government at the weekend scaled up its enforcement, with about 20 vehicles and 15 motorbikes impounded for violating the order.
L-R: Director, Special Duties, DG’s Office, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Abuja, Dr Priscilla Ibekwe receiving a donation of malt and soft drinks from the Head of Government Relations, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Vivian Ikem as part of the company’s support in the fight against COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Nigerian Breweries announces N600 million support

Nigeria’s foremost brewer Nigerian Breweries Plc has announced a donation of six Hundred Million Naira (N600,000,000.00) to the Federal and some state governments, as part of efforts to support the fight against COVID-19, the Corporate Affairs Director of the company, Sade Morgan, said in a statement.
In continuation of its renewed efforts to provide more critical infrastructure in the state, the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved the execution of development projects worth over N2.5 billion.

Coronavirus: Enugu shuts down primary, secondary schools

Enugu State Government has directed all primary and secondary schools in the state to close for the term on or before March 27.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

Ministry partners agencies to achieve sustainable water, sanitation by 2030

The Ministry of Water Resources, has urged all the ministries, agencies and other relevant organisations to collaborate effectively to achieve access to sustainable Water Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) services by 2030
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention graphic has been getting passed around in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, telling people to shave their beards to protect themselves against the virus.

Coronavirus: We will shave for protection – Bearded men

Some men with beard say they will take off their facial hairs for protection against Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other infectious diseases.
The National Council for Women Societies, NCWS, have expressed displeasure over inadequate representation of women in public offices when compared to their male counterpart.

NCWS: We need more women in government

The National Council for Women Societies, NCWS, have expressed displeasure over inadequate representation of women in public offices when compared to their male counterpart.
The coronavirus has spread to Nigeria in sub-Saharan Africa. Pius Utomi Ekpei-AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus: NCDC deploys rapid response teams to Lagos

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has deployed its Rapid Response Teams to support the Lagos State Government, as Nigeria records its case of the Coronavirus (COVID19).

Nigeria needs 9.4 million toilets to end open defecation

Mr Timeyin Uwejamomere, the National Coordinator, National Action Plan on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), made this known at the ongoing National WASH Action Plan Research and Capacity Building Workshop in Abuja.

Nigeria raises concerns over open defecation

The Federal Government has raised concerns over the figure of persons practicing open defecation in the country, insisting that government and partners need to put in more efforts, if the country must achieve Open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2025.

Boko Haram: 1,115 children die from acute malnutrition in Borno in 2019 – UNICEF

The United Nation Children Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said 1,115 children have died from acute malnutrition in Borno between January and December 2019.

UNICEF partners Borno government to fight malnutrition

According to Ijumba, since 1992, UNICEF has been supporting the Borno State government to provide integrated life-saving nutrition services to children under five years and pregnant and lactating women across the state, adding that the support has been expanded following the declaration of nutrition emergency in the northeast by the federal government of Nigeria in 2016.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF commence child-friendly community initiative in Taraba, Adamawa, 13 others

The United Nation Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has launched the Child Friendly Community Initiative, CFCI, in Taraba and 14 other states.

Buba Mafindi: 35 million Nigerians face starvation

Mr. Buba Mafindi, the chairman of the Taraba state Planning Commission has disclosed that over 35million Nigerians are facing imminent starvation due to insecurity and desertification.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

ODF: UNICEF pledges support to Kano on targeted local councils

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has expressed readiness to support Kano State Government to ensure that the six targeted local government areas of the state become Open Defecation Free (ODF) by March.

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The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has visited soldiers in the North East to get a first hand information on the ambush by terrorists on troops on March 22.

Nigerian troops rescue eight kidnapped victims, recovers weapons in three states

The Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Abuja, Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, disclosed this at a press briefing on Sunday in Faskari, Kastina State.
Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Ndubuisi Egbo is two wins away from leading KF Tirana to the league title in Albania.

Nigerian coach on verge of history in Europe

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Ndubuisi Egbo is two wins away from leading KF Tirana to the league title in Albania.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN: Nigerians believe rising inflation’ll weaken economy

The CBN said the survey was conducted from May 18 to 27, 2020, with a sample size of 2,070 households randomly selected from 207 enumeration areas across the country and a response rate of 97.9 per cent.
The younger brother of Tottenham Hotspur and Cote d’Ivoire defender Serge Aurier, Christopher, has been shot dead in France.

Tottenham Hotspur defender’s brother shot dead in France

Local residents called police after discovering a man lying on the ground with a gun wound to the abdomen on the Boulevard de Thibaud.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Leader of One Million Boys shot dead in Ibadan

A leader of a notorious gang, Biola Ebila, who was on the wanted list of the Oyo State Police Command, has been killed in Ibadan after a reported gun duel between him and a rival gang.