Development Cable – TheCable https://www.thecable.ng Nigeria's independent online newspaper Sun, 15 Mar 2020 20:47:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Bill Gates: Coronavirus vaccine could be ready for large-scale trial by June https://www.thecable.ng/bill-gates-coronavirus-vaccine-could-be-ready-as-early-as-june https://www.thecable.ng/bill-gates-coronavirus-vaccine-could-be-ready-as-early-as-june#respond Sat, 29 Feb 2020 12:05:56 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=420620 Bill Gates, global health advocate and world’s richest man for 18 years, says novel coronavirus vaccine could be ready for large-scale trials by June 2020.  Gates, who is the co-chair

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Amina Mohammed: Poverty declining in Africa but 428m people still trapped in it https://www.thecable.ng/amina-mohammed-poverty-declining-in-africa-but-428m-people-still-trapped-in-it https://www.thecable.ng/amina-mohammed-poverty-declining-in-africa-but-428m-people-still-trapped-in-it#respond Tue, 25 Feb 2020 18:29:41 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=419615 Amina Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of United Nations, says poverty is declining in Africa but 428 million people are still living in it. Mohammed said this at the sixth session of the

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‘Vaccinated almost a billion children, spent $53.8bn’ — Bill, Melinda reflect as Gates Foundation clocks 20 https://www.thecable.ng/gates https://www.thecable.ng/gates#respond Mon, 10 Feb 2020 22:02:02 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=415988 The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is 20 years old.  On Monday, Bill and Melinda Gates share their 2020 annual letter, “Why We Swing for the Fences: Reflecting on the First

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Report: 2m Nigerian children risk dying of pneumonia https://www.thecable.ng/report-2m-nigerian-children-risk-dying-of-pneumonia https://www.thecable.ng/report-2m-nigerian-children-risk-dying-of-pneumonia#respond Wed, 29 Jan 2020 21:41:44 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=413232 A new study says about two million Nigerian children under the age of five could die from pneumonia in the next decade. According to the report, Nigeria currently records more

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Number of out-of-school girls disturbing, says Buhari https://www.thecable.ng/number-of-out-of-school-girls-disturbing-says-buhari https://www.thecable.ng/number-of-out-of-school-girls-disturbing-says-buhari#respond Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:34:53 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=410090 President Muhammadu Buhari says he is disturbed by the number of out-of-school girls in the country. Buhari spoke on Thursday while inaugurating the headquarters of the federal ministry of women

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Bauchi community ‘takes pregnant women to the hospital on donkeys’ https://www.thecable.ng/bauchi-community-chiefs-pregnant-women-hospital-donkeys https://www.thecable.ng/bauchi-community-chiefs-pregnant-women-hospital-donkeys#respond Thu, 26 Dec 2019 10:53:56 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=405981 Some communities in Misau local government area of Bauchi state say they use donkeys and ox-drawn trucks to transport pregnant women and sick people to hospitals due to lack of

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Dangote, Gates, NAFDAC plan to achieve 90% food fortification in Nigeria by 2020 https://www.thecable.ng/dangote-gates-nafdac-plan-to-achieve-90-food-fortification-in-nigeria-by-2020 https://www.thecable.ng/dangote-gates-nafdac-plan-to-achieve-90-food-fortification-in-nigeria-by-2020#respond Tue, 17 Dec 2019 11:24:33 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=404113 Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, says food producers in Nigeria are working with the government to hit a compliance level of 90 percent for food fortification by 2020.  Speaking

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House of reps approves free basic education for ALL Nigerians https://www.thecable.ng/house-reps-approves-free-basic-education-nigerians https://www.thecable.ng/house-reps-approves-free-basic-education-nigerians#respond Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:57:30 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=403163 A bill seeking to make basic education free and compulsory for all Nigerians has passed second reading in the house of representatives The constitution amendment bill, sponsored by Femi Gbajabiamila,

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Thera Connect wins $1,000 in Project Enable Africa, US Consulate PWD hackathon https://www.thecable.ng/thera-connect-wins-1000-in-project-enable-africa-us-consulate-pwd-hackathon https://www.thecable.ng/thera-connect-wins-1000-in-project-enable-africa-us-consulate-pwd-hackathon#respond Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:04:15 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=401624 Thera Connect, a team of tech enthusiasts, has won $1,000 in a two-day hackathon organised by Project Enable Africa, in partnership with the US consulate, to find tech solutions for

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UNICEF official: It’s impossible to achieve SDGs target without tackling the challenges in Nigeria https://www.thecable.ng/unicef-official-its-impossible-to-achieve-sdgs-target-without-tackling-the-challenges-in-nigeria https://www.thecable.ng/unicef-official-its-impossible-to-achieve-sdgs-target-without-tackling-the-challenges-in-nigeria#respond Mon, 25 Nov 2019 18:24:12 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=393894 Annefrida Kisesa-Mkusa, UNICEF chief field service coordinator for Nigeria, says a lot depends on Nigeria for the world to achieve its target on child survival. She said this during an

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