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UNESCO’s data on out-of-school children exposes Nigerian govt’s lie

LATEST data from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) shows that Nigeria now has 20.2 million out-of-school children. The figure is three times the...

Nigeria records 91 suspected deaths from cholera in seven months 

NIGERIA has recorded 91 suspected deaths from cholera since January, according to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). In its latest update on the...

Over 70% of Nigerian children denied exclusive breastfeeding benefits – UN

Over 70 per cent of children in Nigeria are denied benefits of exclusive breastfeeding, the United Nations (UN) has said. In a joint statement by...
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Nigeria, others yet to sign treaty making secondary education free by 2025 – UNAIDS

ONLY ten African countries, out of 54, have signed a treaty seeking to make education free for all up to secondary school by 2025,...

How tuition-free school transforms 100 children, stirs crisis at IDP camp 

The internally displaced persons (IDPs) at Wassa, behind Apo in Abuja, have had many bitter experiences, including days of hunger, the anguish of displacement,...

Key issues in Nigeria’s new National Health Insurance Authority Act

ON May 19, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the National Health Insurance Authority Bill (2022) into law. The ICIR's Marcus Fatunmole x-rays the law vis...
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Children’s Day: Is Nigeria doing enough for her future leaders?

NIGERIA celebrates 2022 Children's Day amid growing concerns over child rights abuses which prevent children from living their dreams. Marcus Fatunmole takes a look at...

UNICEF mourns death of 11 newborns killed by fire in Senegal

THE United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday mourned the loss of 11 newborns to a fire in Senegal. UNICEF said it was "deeply saddened" by the...

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Two dead, four injured on Lagos-Abeokuta expressway auto accident

TWO people were confirmed dead and four others injured in an accident which occurred today  along the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway. The...

Osun polls: Court nullifies Oyetola’s nomination as APC governorship candidate

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday, September 30 nullified the nomination of the Osun State governor,...

Obi supporters march on Lekki, despite heavy police presence

HUNDREDS of supporters of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, thronged the streets in Lagos this morning to...

Nigeria at 62: FCT minister tasks residents on unity, infrastructural maintenance

MINISTER of Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muhammad Musa Bello has urged residents to embrace unity and avoid unpatriotic...

PSC promotes 417 senior police officers

THE Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 417 senior police officers. This was disclosed on Friday, September...
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