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    Report: Nigerians now 6th most miserable people in the world

Report: Nigerians now 6th most miserable people in the world

Data compiled by Steve Hanke, an economist from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, US, has classified Nigerians as the sixth "most miserable people in the world".The Misery Index was calculated using economic indices including unemployment, inflation and bank lending rates.For Nigeria, the unemployment rate was the major contributing factor."The original Misery Index was just a simple sum of a nation’s [...]

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    Nizamiye Hospital performs free cataract surgeries

Nizamiye Hospital performs free cataract surgeries

The Nizamiye Hospital Abuja, in partnership with the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges Foundation (NTIC Foundation), recently carried out over 50 free cataract surgeries for less privileged people Nigerians from various states.Behlul Basaran, president of the foundation, said the free surgery programme is a part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative aimed at giving back to society.“As part of our [...]

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    Soji Megbowon of Jakande College is only Nigerian finalist for $1m Global Teacher Prize

Soji Megbowon of Jakande College is only Nigerian finalist for $1m Global Teacher Prize

Soji Megbowon of Jakande Comprehensive Senior College, Lagos, has been named as the only Nigerian named among the finalists for the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2019.Megbowon was named as one of the top 40 finalists, from the pool of 30,000 teachers from across the world, for the highly-coveted prize.The Nigerian tutor, and founder of Calculus EDUaids, who is currently attending the [...]

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    CSOs ask Buhari to increase education budget

CSOs ask Buhari to increase education budget

Civil society organisations, education stakeholders and concerned citizens are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to give priority to education in his second term in office.The stakeholders, in a joint statement, also expressed concern over the number of out of school children in the country, laying emphasis on the girl-child.According to the statement, the groups collected over 2,500 signatories in a [...]

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    My son asked me to pray for him before he left, says father of six-year-old who died in Lagos building collapse

My son asked me to pray for him before he left, says father of six-year-old who died in Lagos building collapse

When Abdulfatah Ayoola laid his hands on and prayed for Fawad, his son, he never knew that would be his last time of doing so. In the six years that the deceased spent on earth, the father prayed for him regularly but hardly had the request come from the boy. Fawad got to school, cheered his classmates and settled down for [...]

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    Osowobi becomes first Nigerian to be named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year

Osowobi becomes first Nigerian to be named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year

OluwaseunAyodeji Osowobi, founder Stand to End Rape Initiative, has become the first Nigeria to be named the Commonwealth Young person of the Year.Osowobi was presented with the award by Patricia Scotland, the Commonwealth secretary-general at Marlborough House, the Commonwealth Secretariat’s London headquarters on Wednesday.Earlier, TheCable had reported that the 28-year-old was nominated alongside 15 others from 45 countries within the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Nizamiye Hospital celebrates International Women’s Day

PHOTOS: Nizamiye Hospital celebrates International Women’s Day

The Nizamiye Hospital, Abuja, on Friday joined others around the world to celebrate the International Women’s Day.March 8 is the International Women's Day set aside to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.The public relations officer of Nizamiye hospital, Mohammed Abubakar, said the hospital identifies and appreciates the numerous contributions of all the women in its employ in [...]

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    UNICEF, FG weigh cost of violence against children

UNICEF, FG weigh cost of violence against children

The high economic cost of violence against children in Nigeria was revealed in a report launched jointly on Thursday by UNICEF and the federal government in Abuja.The report, which was actualized by the ministry of budget and national planning and ministry of women affairs and social development, was unprecedented in development history of Nigeria.According to the report, the economic impact [...]

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    Are you a farmer? Here’s how you can access up to $1m loan

Are you a farmer? Here’s how you can access up to $1m loan

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has launched a multi-million euro fund which provides loans and equity investments for rural small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs), farmers' organisations, agricultural entrepreneurs and rural financial institutions across the globe.The agribusiness capital (ABC) fund launched during IFAD’s annual general council meeting in Rome, Italy, seeks to mobilise 200 million euros from investors [...]

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    Bill Gates: The world is growing older but Africa stays the same

Bill Gates: The world is growing older but Africa stays the same

Bill Gates and Melinda, his wife, say 2018 left them with many surprises — both good and bad, but the top of the list is that Africa is not growing along with the world.The co-founder of Microsoft and his wife expressed this view in the 2019 edition of the annual report on their philanthropic work, lessons learned, and priorities ahead.In [...]

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