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    UN: AIDS death figures dropped by ‘almost half’ in 11 years

UN: AIDS death figures dropped by ‘almost half’ in 11 years

The United Nations says the annual number of people who die from Acquired Immunodeficiency Disease (AIDS) nearly halved from 1.9 million people in 2005 to one million in 2016.According to Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) agency, the number of people infected with HIV who now have access to medical treatment has also risen to above 50 percent for [...]

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    UNICEF launches radio programme to educate children displaced by Boko Haram

UNICEF launches radio programme to educate children displaced by Boko Haram

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has initiated a radio education programme in the Lake Chad basin as part of efforts to support the 1.3 million children displaced by the activities of Boko Haram.The 144 episodes of educational programming on literacy and numeracy, life-saving and other child protection messages will be broadcast in French and three local languages-Kanuri, Fulfulde and [...]

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    SNEPCo treats 4,000 at first medical outreach in FCT

SNEPCo treats 4,000 at first medical outreach in FCT

A total of 4,224 people benefitted from Shell’s Health-in-Motion progamme in Gidan Mangoro community of Karu in Abuja last week, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) said on Sunday.Medical supplies were also provided to five local primary schools under the programme which was launched in the Niger Delta in 2005.This was the fist outreach in the federal capital territory.People from [...]

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    Poverty within opulence: Water crisis at the heart of Nigeria’s capital

Poverty within opulence: Water crisis at the heart of Nigeria’s capital

Miracle, age 9, lives in Gishiri, has a daily routine of fetching from a nearby pond. “My mum asked me to come fetch and bath” she said, standing beside her was her friend who was bathing from the unclean water with her uniforms on. Both girls reside in a community located at the heart of Abuja between Maitama and Wuse 2 district of [...]

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    EU to partner NYSC on ending illegal migration

EU to partner NYSC on ending illegal migration

The European Union says it will partner the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and the Pan African Institute for Global Affairs and Strategy (PAIGAS) to end irregular migration of Nigerians.Michel Arrion, EU ambassador to Nigeria, made this promise on Friday when EU and PAIGAS officials paid a courtesy visit to Suleiman Kazaure, NYSC director general. [...]

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    Parents ‘using fake ink on children’ to avoid polio vaccination in Kano

Parents ‘using fake ink on children’ to avoid polio vaccination in Kano

Abdulkadir Ahmed, a traditional ruler in Ungogo local government area of Kano, says parents who prevent their children from getting vaccinated against polio will be arrested.Ahmed made this statement in reaction to reports that some parents are thumb printing their children with fake inks to deceive the vaccinators that their children had received polio vaccine.According to ThisDay, Naziru Salihu, a [...]

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    WFP, FAO, Yobe seek to ensure zero hunger in the northeast

WFP, FAO, Yobe seek to ensure zero hunger in the northeast

The Yobe State Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have expressed commitment towards ending hunger in Yobe state through partnership.During a courtesy visit by a team of WFP to ADP office in Yobe, the two organisations expressed concern on the need to ensure that people displaced by Boko Haram insurgency receive the needed food assistance and [...]

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    Nigeria to benefit from Trump’s $639m aid

Nigeria to benefit from Trump’s $639m aid

US President Donald Trump on Saturday promised $639 million in aid to people facing starvation due to drought and conflict.Rob Jenkins, acting head, bureau of democracy, conflict and humanitarian assistance at the US Agency for International Development (USAID) said Nigeria would get $121 million from the money.He also said “more than $191 million would go to Yemen, $199 million to [...]

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    43 percent of girls are ‘married off before secondary school’

43 percent of girls are ‘married off before secondary school’

Maryam Uwais, special adviser to the president on social protection plan, says 43 percent of girls in the country are married off before they get into secondary school.Uwais said this on Saturday while speaking at the maiden graduation ceremony of Noble Hall Leadership Academy for Girls in Abuja.She explained that almost all the young girls drop out from school after [...]

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    Lost dignity — Otodo Gbame residents recount tales of woe

Lost dignity — Otodo Gbame residents recount tales of woe

Otodo Gbame is now a world totally removed from its former self where shanties were held steady by bamboo sticks and fish traps peeped out of the Lagoons.The once lived in community has now been replaced by the fast construction of what is looking like a luxurious estate.It is now devoid of its people, over 30,000 of them who are [...]

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