Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Afolabi Gambari

    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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November 13, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS359475418
KANO359476420
PH360476420
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