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    World Bank: Nigeria is NOT a fragile state

World Bank: Nigeria is NOT a fragile state

The World Bank's team on addressing fragility, conflict and violence (FCV) says Nigeria is not a fragile state even with the current security challenges.Amara Konneh, FCV adviser made this known on Monday during a meeting by the group to address fragility, conflict and violence affecting some countries.He said the World Bank is focused on addressing FCV and as an institution [...]

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    World population hits 7.7bn as men still outnumber women in Nigeria

World population hits 7.7bn as men still outnumber women in Nigeria

The population of the world hits an estimated 7,713,468,000, the United Nations Population Division said on Monday.According to the World Population Prospect released by the UN on Monday and analysed by TheCable, the medium-variant projection indicates that the global population could grow to around 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050, and 10.9 billion in 2100.The raw data obtained by TheCable also [...]

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    Why it’s hard to stop Ebola spreading — between people and across borders

Why it’s hard to stop Ebola spreading — between people and across borders

BY Janusz Paweska Ebola has claimed around 1400 lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo while there are reports that two people have lost their lives in western Uganda. The Conversation Africa’s Ozayr Patel asked Janusz Paweska about how the disease has spread and what can be done.How is Ebola spread between human beings?The source of primary human infection with Ebola [...]

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    Having sex today? Here are the STDs you and 1m people may get in 24 hours — according to WHO

Having sex today? Here are the STDs you and 1m people may get in 24 hours — according to WHO

Within the next 24 hours, over one million people will contract sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics have revealed. The latest figures released by WHO reveals that more than one million people get one form of sexually transmitted infections or the other every day.The UN health agency also revealed that every year, there are an estimated 357 [...]

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    Menstruation: ‘I wish I was told NOT to be scared of it’

Menstruation: ‘I wish I was told NOT to be scared of it’

BY SOLA ABE Gift Osakwe was in primary five when she noticed blood stains on her classmate’s chair. She called her attention to it and it was taken care of, that was Gift’s first time of coming across menstruation but she didn’t think it was something important.When she got to junior secondary school, she was taught about menstruation in her first [...]

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    Children’s Day: UNICEF launches campaign on child rights

Children’s Day: UNICEF launches campaign on child rights

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has inaugurated a campaign to create awareness about the rights of children in Nigeria.In a statement on Monday, Peter Hawkins, UNICEF’s country representative in Nigeria, said the "For every child, every right" campaign is to commemorate the Children’s Day celebration.Hawkins lamented that while there have been recent many innovations, Nigerian children were still not accessing [...]

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    WHO: More than 40,000 children at risk in the north-east

WHO: More than 40,000 children at risk in the north-east

More than 40,000 children are at risk of dying in the north-east due to the combined threat of acute malnutrition and medical complications within a context of high malaria prevalence.The World Health Organisation (WHO) disclosed in its annual report released to journalists at a workshop on issues of health emergencies response in Yola, Adamawa state.The report said the destruction of [...]

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    Inside the world of Almajiri children with big dreams but harsh reality

Inside the world of Almajiri children with big dreams but harsh reality

Along Sugune road in Kawo, Kano state, Walae Bashir (not real name) stood with some of his peers with bowls clutched under their arms. The time was past 11 am and, while their age mates were attending classes in schools across the metropolis, they have been out in the scorching sun, running after every moving thing/being in search for pennies. [...]

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    World Bank appoints Nigeria’s ex-minister, Muhammad Pate, as global director for health

World Bank appoints Nigeria’s ex-minister, Muhammad Pate, as global director for health

The World Bank has appointed Muhammad Ali Pate, minister of state for health under former president Goodluck Jonathan, as global director for health, nutrition, and population.Pate was also appointed as director of Global Financing Facility (GFF) of the World Bank Group, which seeks to raise "trillions of dollars" to ensure the sustainable development goals (SDGs) are achieved before 2030.Congratulating the [...]

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    60% of Gombe public primary school teachers ‘not qualified’

60% of Gombe public primary school teachers ‘not qualified’

The transition committee set up by Inuwa Yahaya, the Gombe state governor-elect, 60% of teachers in the state primary schools are unqualified.Mohammed Kabir, chairman of the committee, made this known on Saturday while presenting the report of the committee to Yahaya.The 31-member committee said its findings also showed that the teacher-student ratio in secondary school is 1:150 and 1:350 for [...]

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