Thursday, February 21, 2019
Advertisement
    PARADISE LOST: Inside Nigeria’s forgotten, broken farm settlements

PARADISE LOST: Inside Nigeria’s forgotten, broken farm settlements

Shattered and forgotten, thousands hectares of land in government-owned farm settlements are going into extinction while Nigeria spends about N7.9 trillion annually on food importation. The settlements are becoming deserted, while the aged occupants live in squalour. In this report, TAIWO ADEBULU examines the economic impact of the settlements, the opportunities for small-scale farmers and youth employment.With a plaintive expression [...]

0 comments Read Full Article
    Fayemi to tackle open defecation in Ekiti, declares emergency in water sector

Fayemi to tackle open defecation in Ekiti, declares emergency in water sector

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has declared an emergency in the state's water sector.He made the announcement in Ikun Ekiti, Moba local government area of the state, where he had gone to kick-start the water rehabilitation project at Ero Dam to supply water to many major towns in the state.The governor promised to take legal and institutional steps to make [...]

0 comments Read Full Article
    I was diagnosed dyslectic; your child could also be dyslectic — learn from my story

I was diagnosed dyslectic; your child could also be dyslectic — learn from my story

My name is Kayode Ogundamisi and the following was published on Twitter as a thread. Since publishing the thread, I received overwhelming messages from parents and fellow compatriots who are dealing with the issue of dyslexia. Many compatriots requested it should be published as an article.Here is my experience with dyslexia. It is a personal non-political message, it is an [...]

0 comments Read Full Article
    The pain of living ‘without a vagina’ — story of a virgin at 42

The pain of living ‘without a vagina’ — story of a virgin at 42

By Kingsley Obom-Egbulem  There is definitely more to the vagina than meets the ordinary eye. Beyond what elementary Biology tells us, an understanding of physiology and human anatomy would suggest that the vigina is arguably one of the most complex and sophisticated systems in the body. Imagine then what could happen to a woman if something terrible happens to this very [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comments Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comments Read Full Article
    ’10 million’ under-five children in Nigeria malnourished

’10 million’ under-five children in Nigeria malnourished

Bamidele Omotola, a nutrition expert, says 25 million under-five children in Nigeria are wasting while 10 million children in the country are malnourished.Omotola spoke at a media dialogue organised by child rights information bureau of the federal ministry of information and culture in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).The World Bank had predicted that by 2021, Nigeria would [...]

0 comments Read Full Article
    One in three Nigerians illiterate, says education minister

One in three Nigerians illiterate, says education minister

Adamu Adamu, minister of education, says Nigeria has about 60 million illiterate youth and adult.Adamu said this on Wednesday at the 2018 international literacy day celebration held in Kano state.Nigeria currently has an estimated population of 180 million citizens.The minister who was represented by Prinzo James, deputy director of basic and secondary education, ministry of education, said out of this [...]

0 comments Read Full Article
    Nigeria to overtake India as world capital for under-five deaths, says World Bank

Nigeria to overtake India as world capital for under-five deaths, says World Bank

World Bank says Nigeria will take over India as the world capital for deaths of children under the age of five by 2021.In its bi-annual economic update on Nigeria seen by TheCable, the Bretton Woods institution, said Nigeria records the highest number of child malaria deaths anywhere in the world.The bank added that Nigeria has the highest number of out-of-school [...]

0 comments Read Full Article
    Akin Adesina is first African to win $1m Sunhak Peace Prize

Akin Adesina is first African to win $1m Sunhak Peace Prize

Akinwunmi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has become the first African to win the $1m Sunhak Peace Prize.Adesina clinched the prize alongside Waris Dirie, a 53-year-old world-class supermodel and anti-FGM activist, from Somali.The Sunhak Peace Prize committee announced the 2019 Laureates at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa on Thursday.Il Sik Hong, chairman of the Sunhak Peace [...]

0 comments Read Full Article
Advertisement

Exchange Rates

February 21, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement