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If current trends are not checked, there will be more than 70 million babies born to teenage girls globally between now and 2030, a new report by Save the Children has found.
Nigeria and Republic of Angola have agreed to work together to enhance peace, stability and security in Africa particularly in the West and Central Africa sub region.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, Sunday night declared that the Muhammadu Buhari government has not abandoned negotiations for the release of Leah Sharibu, the abducted Dapchi schoolgirl, from her captors.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has inaugurated the Progress Report on 2018 Demographic Dividend in West and Central Africa with a call for multiplying strategic partnership and scaling up successful demographic dividend capture initiatives.
Cameroon's main opposition leader Maurice Kamto has been charged with sedition, insurrection and inciting violence, his lawyer said, as authorities banned planned protest marches in the capital Yaounde.
The United Nations has said that there are increased prospects that the forthcoming general election in Nigeria will be peaceful and credible.
The Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has disclosed that a N4.5 billion firefighting simulator currently being installed at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) was nearing completion.
Africa is being increasingly targeted by hackers and must invest in cyber security, industry leaders said at the third Africa Cyber Security Conference closing on Friday in Ivory Coast.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has called on media organisations to increase the awareness on the benefits of contraceptive use in Nigeria.
The Chairman, Nigerian Ports Consultative Council (NPCC), Kunle Folarin, says Nigeria controls 70 per cent of cargo traffic of West and Central Africa.
A former Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Olufemi Bamiro, has called on African leaders to invest in research to end hunger, unemployment and underdevelopment in the continent rather than depending on foreign aids.
The Nigerian Navy and her counterparts from 24 other countries on Thursday commenced a multinational sea exercise against piracy, oil theft and other maritime crimes in the Gulf of Guinea (GOG).
A Resident Doctor, Dr Adeola Badmus, has urged the three tiers of governments to work toward the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to improve the welfare of Nigerians.
The UN has warned of a rise in trafficking of the synthetic opioid tramadol across West Africa, as one official revealed it is being found in the pockets of suicide bombers.
The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, said on Monday that Nigeria lost election into Category ‘C’ of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) due to late preparations.
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said no fewer than 270,000 children aged 0 to 14 years were living with HIV in Nigeria in 2016.
The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Wednesday said only 28 per cent of people living with HIV in West and Central Africa have access to anti-retro-viral drugs.
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The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and one of Nigeria’s airlines, Air Peace Ltd, on Tuesday in Lagos signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on partnership against human trafficking.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday counselled Nigerians to exploit the diversity of the country for national development.
Association of Food Vendors in Nigeria, Lagos State Zonal Headquarters, have congratulated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on his successful election and inauguration
The creation of a national fleet will end the capital flight and save the nation huge foreign exchange through the lifting of the country’s crude oil export.
Nigeria’s U15 boys, known as Future Eagles, will take on the U16 National Team of Mexico on Wednesday in the opening match of the International Dream Cup tournament taking place in the city of Miyagi, Japan.
The rape allegation levelled at Neymar could prompt the Brazil forward to skip the Copa America, according to Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) vice-president Francisco Noveletto.
Nigeria’s senior national team’s chief coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that Katsina United FC’ goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has sustained slight knee injury to his but is optimistic that he will make the final 23-man squad to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Egypt.
Paris Saint-Germain want Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas as a replacement for veteran showstopper Gianluigi Buffon who left the Parc des Prince, this summer.
Stakeholders in the education sector on Tuesday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint a competent and core educationist to oversee the education ministry.
The South-West chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has counselled the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to desist from its continuous witch-hunt of prominent leaders of the party in the zone, especially the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose.