Thursday, January 17, 2019

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    SHOCKING: Vandals cart away Kanu’s medals

SHOCKING: Vandals cart away Kanu’s medals

Former Nigeria international, Nwankwo Kanu, cut a pitiable sight in Lagos on Monday as he revealed how suspected vandals invaded his The Hardley Apartments situated along Waziri Ibrahim Crescent on Victoria Island, making away with his football medals, trophies, plaques and other valuable items.The hotel has been sealed up since 2015 sequel to an alleged default in transaction between it [...]

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    Child malnutrition in northern Nigeria: Education, increased funding key solutions

Child malnutrition in northern Nigeria: Education, increased funding key solutions

Thirty-four-year Mallama Hajaratu Mohammed (pictured) had a big issue in her hands. The big issue? Her three-year-old son, Saidu, could neither walk nor eat alone and could do just nothing without being aided. Not that the mother could not have raised the alarm over this abnormality. But she had thought otherwise, believing it was a phase that would soon go [...]

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    Child malnutrition: Expert raises the alarm on north-east

Child malnutrition: Expert raises the alarm on north-east

Nutrition consultant, Davis Bamidele Omotola, was succinct and straight to the point at the two-day UNICEF and Federal Ministry of Information, Culture-organised Media Dialogue on Child Malnutrition held in Yola, Adamawa State on December 7 and 8.He described the children malnutrition situation in the north-east of Nigeria as precarious.“There is no better way to highlight the situation than stating [...]

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    Rio Ferdinand: Okocha, my best Nigerian player

Rio Ferdinand: Okocha, my best Nigerian player

Former England international, Rio Ferdinand, says former Nigeria international Austin Jay Jay Okocha is the best player to come out of Nigeria.Amidst a debate that another former Nigeria international the late Rashidi Yekini is the undisputable on-field player that the country has produced, Ferdinand, who is in Nigeria as a guest of Guinness Nigeria with which he signed a partnership, [...]

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    Akeredolu lauds Motorsports, Work and Play

Akeredolu lauds Motorsports, Work and Play

Ondo state governor Rotimi Akeredolu has commended the Motorsports community for staging the 2nd Ondo Rally in Akure, saying the government is impressed at the resources and passion the event brought to the state.“It is pleasing to the see what young and independent minded indigenes of the state are doing to support the tourism and sports initiative of the state [...]

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    Encounter with schoolboy farmer

Encounter with schoolboy farmer

I was on a field trip to Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State, about 20 kilometers from the capital, in company with UNICEF officials and journalists who had gathered for a two-day ‘Media Dialogue to promote equity in education for children’, organized by the United Nations body in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture and held in [...]

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    UNICEF takes gender imbalance in child education head-on

UNICEF takes gender imbalance in child education head-on

At a two-day Media Dialogue to Promote Equity in Education for Children, which held in Kano on October 29 and 30, the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) focused emphasis on out-of-school children who it said numbered about 10.5 million between age 6 and 14 in Nigeria and have been left behind in the scheme of things, as it were.What worsens [...]

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    Kanu Heart Foundation, The Grays mark World Heart Day

Kanu Heart Foundation, The Grays mark World Heart Day

A four-kilometer walk from Ladipo Bateye Street in GRA, Ikeja through Leventis, Isaac John, Joel Ogunnaike, Oba Akinjobi and back to Bateye Street kick started the 2018 World Heart Day in Lagos on Wednesday as the Kanu Heart Foundation collaborated with The Grays Cardiology Centre to mark the event with the theme “Make your heart a promise”.Hundreds of school children [...]

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    Is it payback time for Bolaji Abdullahi?

Is it payback time for Bolaji Abdullahi?

Very few, if at all, would remember that the boat of Dr. Bukola Saraki took a shaky turn almost immediately after he assumed office as governor of Kwara State in May 2003. Saraki had engaged then managing director of the state-owned Trade Bank, Mr. Are Kolawole, in what some observers believed had to do with financial matters but which a [...]

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    Inadequate manpower, fund paucity as threats to birth registration

Inadequate manpower, fund paucity as threats to birth registration

It was not impossible that the media personalities at the Media Dialogue on Birth Registration held in Kano on August 15 and 16 did not know exactly what awaited them before their arrival at the Tahir Guest Palace venue. But in the vast hall stood two rolled-up banners embossed with the photograph of parents happily displaying their new baby with clear [...]

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    Extortion of parents over birth registration ‘should be harshly punished’

Extortion of parents over birth registration ‘should be harshly punished’

A child protection specialist at UNICEF, Sharon Oladiji, has advocated harsh punishment for officials of National Population Commission (NPC) who demand cash gift from parents seeking birth registration for their children. Participants at a two-day media dialogue jointly organised by the federal ministry of information, culture and tourism, the NPC and the UNICEF in Kano during the week were told about [...]

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