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Committee recovers 11 abandoned babies, 63 children in Kebbi

Committee recovers 11 abandoned babies, 63 children in Kebbi

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The Kebbi State Hisbah Committee has said it recovered 11 abandoned babies and 20 abducted single and married women in 2019. Abubakar Muhammad, the state Director of ...

SGF builds computer centre, borehole for former primary school

SGF builds computer centre, borehole for former primary school

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The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustafa, has advised youth in Adamawa State to embrace education, hard work, patriotism, and discipline to facilitate ...

Press Council trains 51 journalists on media integrity

Press Council trains 51 journalists on media integrity

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The Nigerian Press Council (NPC) has trained no fewer than 51 journalists from the South West zone of the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two-day ...

Cholera cases drop 60% globally, as Nigeria records significant progress – WHO

Cholera cases drop 60% globally, as Nigeria records significant progress – WHO

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday said the number of cholera cases decreased globally by 60 per cent in 2018. The organisation disclosed this in a statement ...

Borno governor directs centre to offer free dialysis for Kidney patients

Borno governor directs centre to offer free dialysis for Kidney patients

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The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, on Tuesday directed the state's newly established kidney centre to offer free dialysis to patients. PREMIUM TIMES reported that ...

FAO partners Nigerian govt to fight antibiotic resistance in animals

FAO partners Nigerian govt to fight antibiotic resistance in animals

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The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is collaborating with the Nigerian government to curtail the growing risk of antibiotic resistance in animals. The global agency ...

Buhari signs Executive Order to tackle Open Defecation in Nigeria

Buhari signs Executive Order to tackle Open Defecation in Nigeria

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President Muhammadu Buhari Buhari Wednesday signed Executive Order 009 which is titled 'The Open Defecation-Free Nigeria by 2025 and Other Related Matters Order.' The signing ...

60% of imported drugs to be manufactured locally – NAFDAC

60% of imported drugs to be manufactured locally – NAFDAC

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it would ensure that 60 per cent of the drugs being imported into the country were manufactured ...

Border closure: Rice millers make brisk businesses in Gombe

Border closure: Rice millers make brisk businesses in Gombe

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Some rice milers in Gombe State say they have recorded increased sales and patronage since the closure of the border by the Federal Government. The News Agency of Niger (NAN) ...

Kaduna govt. earmarks over N42 bn to education in 2020

Kaduna govt. earmarks over N42 bn to education in 2020

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The Kaduna State Government has earmarked N42 billion to education in its 2020 budget, the Commissioner of Education, Shehu Makarfi, has said. Mr Makarfi said during the budget ...

Mo Ibrahim urges African govts to close data gaps for sustainable development

Mo Ibrahim urges African govts to close data gaps for sustainable development

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Data gaps will threaten Africa's achievement of the sustainable development goals and the African Union’s Agenda 2063, a Mo Ibrahim Foundation's governance report has warned. ...

34,000 children face acute malnutrition in Taraba—UNICEF

34,000 children face acute malnutrition in Taraba—UNICEF

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The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has said that over 34,000 children in Taraba faced severe acute malnutrition if serious measures were not taken immediately to save the ...

Nigeria reviews guidelines for disease surveillance

Nigeria reviews guidelines for disease surveillance

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The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, said the centre is reviewing the technical guidelines for Nigeria’s Integrated Disease ...

UNICEF to assist with enrolment of one million Nigerian girls in schools

UNICEF to assist with enrolment of one million Nigerian girls in schools

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said it is targeting the enrolment of at least one million girls in schools through its School-Based Management Committee (SBMC). ...

Nigerian, French producers to work on 12 Nollywood projects

Nigerian, French producers to work on 12 Nollywood projects

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Twelve Nigerian film projects have been presented to French filmmakers at the maiden edition of the French- Nigeria Cinema Days for co-production deals. News Agency of Nigeria ...

Zamfara appoints committee to recruit 3,800 youth

Zamfara appoints committee to recruit 3,800 youth

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Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has set up a nine-member committee to recruit 3,800 youth from across the 14 local government areas of the state under the Zamfara Social ...

WHO raises concern over global negligence on measles vaccination

WHO raises concern over global negligence on measles vaccination

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed concern over worldwide negligence of vaccination against measles and some other diseases. The information is on WHO’s official ...

Maryam Abacha University gets American Education Council accreditation

Maryam Abacha University gets American Education Council accreditation

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The Maryam Abacha American University of Niger has been fully accredited as Member of the American Council on Education (ACE). The institution is the first English speaking ...

Microsoft to invest $100 million on Nigeria, Kenya tech hubs

Microsoft to invest $100 million on Nigeria, Kenya tech hubs

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Microsoft Corp. says it is set to spend $100 million to open its first development centres in Africa to work with local partners and governments, with initial sites in Lagos, ...

Study reveals impact of poverty on children’s brain activity

Study reveals impact of poverty on children’s brain activity

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A new research has revealed that children from low-income backgrounds, where parents have a low level of education, have weaker brain activity and are more likely to be ...