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The head of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) visited some refugee camps near the Sudanese borders with Ethiopia where over 43,000 Ethiopians fleeing from fighting in their homeland have arrived in Sudan, saying urgent assistance is needed for the refugees, most of whom are children
The Executive Director of Mothers And Marginalised Advocacy Centre, MAMA Centre, Chioma Kanu, has stressed the need to involve school girls in the public outcry against Gender-Based Violence, demanding appropriate policy attention to effective rehabilitation, recovery, and reintegration of victims of gender-based violence
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that more than 348,000 children out of 1.2 million people, need humanitarian assistance in Libya, due to the impact of the prolonged armed conflict, political and economic crises and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The federal government Friday formally inaugurated a 300KVA transformer and a 30kw off-grid solar-powered facility in Katsina, which it said would help electrify schools, hospitals and businesses across the benefitting communities.
The National Assembly (NASS) is to introduce electronic-hansard in parliamentary procedures in the first quarter of 2021. Mr Ojo Amos, Clerk to the NASS, made this known on Friday at the opening of a two-day retreat for top management staff of the National Assembly and National Assembly Service Commission (NASC).
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned in a new report of significant and growing consequences for children as the COVID-19 pandemic lurches toward a second year, ahead of World Children’s Day on 20 November, Averting a Lost COVID Generation is the first UNICEF report to comprehensively outline the dire and growing consequences for children as the pandemic drags on.
The University of Ibadan has graduated a total of 854 students out of which a total of 528 students graduated with first degrees in various disciplines across all faculties.
The Lagos State Government has shutdown 16 health facilities across the State for non-compliance with regulatory standards.
After the success of his free school meals campaign, which prompted two U-turns from a government overwhelmed by Rashford’s influence, the England international has gone an extra mile to encourage children to read and benefit from the ‘escapism’ of reading, as per a report via Sky News.
Kenya’s ministry of education said on Monday that basic learning institutions would reopen fully in January, even as the country grapples with surging COVID-19 infections and fatalities.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, says the new Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics recently commissioned in FCT, Abuja, will serve as a hub for innovation, research and development.
Following negative impacts caused by the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic on businesses, ActionAid Nigeria, Wednesday, called on the Federal Government to reduce import tariffs on media consumables and grant tax holiday to media houses in order to cushion the effects.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has inaugurated a Committee on Covid-19 Herbal Remedies and Natural Compounds.
The Emir of Anka who doubles as the chairman, Zamfara State council of chiefs, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad Muhammad has urged policymakers both at the local, states and federal levels to formulate policies that will promote youths development, empowerment and general well-being of young people, so as to reduce insecurity in the country.
The Board of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has appointed Ms. Bernice Eriemeghe the new General Manager of the society. Before her new appointment, Ms Eriemeghe was Head of Finance & Administration at COSON. Ms Eriemeghe takes over from Mr. Chinedu Chukwuji, who has been General Manager of COSON from inception and whose voluntary retirement as General Manager took effect on April 1 during the Coronavirus lockdown.
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An Edo state-based lawyer and notary public, Olayiwola Afolabi, has called on the federal government to institute a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate attacks on police officers by suspected hoodlums during the #EndSARS protest that went violent leading to the destruction of properties and loss of lives across the country.
West African gold producer Ghana is preparing to elect a president on Dec. 7, in a race dubbed the “battle of two giants.”
After a three-year hiatus, Nigerian Idol will return with season six to unearth some of the best musical talents the country has to offer. The Idol franchise has over the years produced some of the biggest Nigerian singer such as Timi Dakolo, Mercy Chinwo, and Omawumi who have gone ahead to make a name for themselves in the global music scene.
Although coach of Argentinian side Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata at the time of his death, Maradona was more renowned for his remarkable playing career, during which he inspired his country to 1986 World Cup success and also played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli and Sevilla.
Rivers United defender Ifeanyi Anaemena said his team is not down following their 1-2 loss to Futuro Kings on Saturday.
The security forces in Buenos Aires will not be finished after the wake and funeral of Diego Armando Maradona. One of the missions that the police now have is to guard the grave of '10'.
The House of Representatives Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), is seeking to have the Interim Management Committee (IMC), of the Commission and a number of contractors investigated and prosecuted by anti graft agencies should they fail to account for N81.5bn suspicious spending from January to May, 2020.
Nkemakolam Okpara, one of the two women seen in a viral video being assaulted by some police personnel in Lagos during the #EndSARS protest, has narrated to a judicial panel events that led to the the alleged incident.
At least 45,000 persons living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria died in 2019, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said on Tuesday.
Briefing newsmen on Tuesday, after an Executive council meeting presided by Governor Inuwa Yahaya, at the government house, the Finance Commissioner, Muhammad Magaji, said N168 million is budgeted for statutory office holders in the state.