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    FG confirms Yellow fever in Kwara

FG confirms Yellow fever in Kwara

The ministry of health has confirmed a case of Yellow fever in a young girl in Oke Owa community, Ifelodun local government area of Kwara state.Isaac Adewole, minister of health, disclosed this in a statement sent to TheCable.Adewole promised that the federal government would support Kwara in order to prevent further spread.WHAT IS YELLOW FEVER?It is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted [...]

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    UNICEF: 46 million Nigerians still practice open defecation

UNICEF: 46 million Nigerians still practice open defecation

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says 46 million people in the country still practice open defecation.Moustapha Niang, UNICEF official, said this while presenting an overview of the UNICEF supported water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programme in Nigeria at the EU-UNICEF WASH media dialogue in Uyo , Akwa Ibom state.Moustapha also disclosed that 15 million Nigerian still drink water from rivers, lakes, ponds, [...]

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    FG to provide security, insurance for cattle farmers

FG to provide security, insurance for cattle farmers

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government has formed a new security outfit to protect investment in agricultural sector including cattle.Osinbajo made this known while speaking at a 3-day national conference on the transformation of the livestock industry holding at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.The vice-president, who was represented by Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture and rural development, said [...]

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    UNICEF: Cholera victims in Borno IDP camps being kept away from treatment

UNICEF: Cholera victims in Borno IDP camps being kept away from treatment

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says its efforts to contain the cholera outbreak in internally displaced persons camps across Borno are being slowed down by people hiding suspected cases.According to UNICEF, 1626 people have been affected by the cholera outbreak as at September 11.According to Souleymane Sow, a UNICEF official, 40 people have died from the outbreak, an increase [...]

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    Presidency: Farmers to get four million bags of fertiliser before end of 2017

Presidency: Farmers to get four million bags of fertiliser before end of 2017

The presidency says four million 50kg bags of fertiliser will be delivered to farmers in the country at an affordable price before the end of 2017.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said this while speaking on FRCN Kaduna over the weekend.He said the presidential fertiliser initiative (PFI) also aims to increase the eleven fertilizer blending plants in the country to 18 by [...]

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    NCDC: Lassa fever killed 85 people in 19 states

NCDC: Lassa fever killed 85 people in 19 states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday said the current outbreak of Lassa fever led to the deaths of 85 people in 19 states.This was published in a report on the centre's  website.The are Ogun, Bauchi, Plateau, Ebonyi, Ondo, Edo, Taraba, Nasarawa, Rivers, Kaduna, Gombe, Cross River, Borno, Kano, Kogi, Enugu, Anambra, Kwara and Lagos.The report said the outbreak [...]

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    UK pledges £7m to fight human trafficking in Nigeria

UK pledges £7m to fight human trafficking in Nigeria

The United Kingdom government says it will spend £7 million to fight human trafficking, which it described as modern slavery, in Nigeria.Priti Patel, international development secretary, made this known on Thursday when she visited a Lagos safe house where victims of trafficking rescued from Libya and Europe, are housed by the National Agency For Prevention of Trafficking in People (NAPTIP).After speaking [...]

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    WFP suspends humanitarian activities in Borno over attack on aid workers

WFP suspends humanitarian activities in Borno over attack on aid workers

The World Food Programme (WFP) says it has suspended food distribution at Gubio internally-displaced-persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri owing to an attack on aid workers by displaced persons.NAN reports that Adedeji Ademigbuji, WFP’s communication officer, made this known in a text message sent to journalists in Maiduguri.WFP is not the first humanitarian organisation to suspend activities in Borno as the [...]

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    Groups write World Bank, demands clarification of its role in Lagos water sector

Groups write World Bank, demands clarification of its role in Lagos water sector

The our water our right coalition has written to the World Bank asking it to clarify its role in plans by the Lagos state government to go on with the “opposed” public private partnerships (PPPs) in the water sector.The letter, which was signed by at least nine groups, was addressed to Joaquim Levy, the bank's managing director and chief financial [...]

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    FG approves whistleblower policy for human trafficking

FG approves whistleblower policy for human trafficking

Josiah Emerole, head, press and public relations of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), says the federal government has approved a whistleblowing policy for the fight against human trafficking.Emerole made this known to journalists in Abuja on Monday, adding that the approval was conveyed to Julie Okah-Donli, NAPTIP director general, by the attorney general of [...]

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