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    REVEALED: 32 African countries better-governed than Nigeria

REVEALED: 32 African countries better-governed than Nigeria

Thirty-two countries in Africa have better overall governance than Nigeria, the 2018 Mo Ibrahim Index of African governance has revealed.The report, which was unveiled on Monday, showed that Nigeria ranks 34 out of 54 countries on the continent when it comes to governance over the past 10 years -- and well below the African average.According to the index, which measured human [...]

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    Aisha Buhari pledges support for women, children’s health

Aisha Buhari pledges support for women, children’s health

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, has pledged her continuous support for the health and wellbeing of women and children across the country.NAN reports that Buhari gave the assurance on Saturday during an award ceremony to mark the third anniversary of her NGO, the Future Assured Program.According to her, the health and wellbeing of women and children in Nigeria have [...]

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    Nigerian media commits to drive implementation of UNGP for business and human rights

Nigerian media commits to drive implementation of UNGP for business and human rights

The Nigerian media has committed to drive the domestication and implementation of the United Nations guiding principles  (UNGP) for business and human rights.The commitment was secured by Connected Development (CODE) for her policy advocacy activities on the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAPBHR).The media committed to this after holding a successful two-day roundtable with CODE around its [...]

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    Osinbajo: We are working to reduce population growth by 50% through educating women

Osinbajo: We are working to reduce population growth by 50% through educating women

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government is working to reduce Nigeria's population growth by half, via educating women.Speaking at the just concluded Nigerian Economic Summit (NES24), Osinbajo said studies have shown that educating women and girls could reduce population by half."Now, one of the major challenges that we have is massive population growth, that we are experiencing about three percent [...]

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    Zainab Ahmed: FG working with religious leaders to limit number of children per mother

Zainab Ahmed: FG working with religious leaders to limit number of children per mother

Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, says the federal government is working with religious and traditional leaders on ways to limit the number of children a woman can give birth to.Speaking on Tuesday at the just concluded Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja, Ahmed said the federal government has identified population as one of the challenges of successfully implementing the Economic Growth [...]

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    UN contradicts NPC, says Nigeria’s population now 195.9m

UN contradicts NPC, says Nigeria’s population now 195.9m

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says 76 percent of Nigerians are between ages 0 to 24, as the country's population hits 195.9 million.In its UNFPA state of world population report themed "The power of choice: Reproductive rights and the demographic," the UN agency revealed that 148.8 million Nigerians are under the age of 25.This is at conflict with National Population [...]

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    Births of 70 percent of under-5 Nigerian children ‘not duly registered’

Births of 70 percent of under-5 Nigerian children ‘not duly registered’

Hapsatu Isiyaku, assistant director in charge of vital registration at the National Population Commission (NPC), says the births of 70 percent of under-5 children in Nigeria are not duly registered.Isiyaku said this at a media dialogue on birth registration in Lagos.The event was organised by the Child Rights Information Bureau (CRIB) of the ministry of information in collaboration with the United Nation Children [...]

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    How spiritualisation of mental illnesses fuel stigma

How spiritualisation of mental illnesses fuel stigma

Mental health's patient-worker ratio is dismal in Nigeria; it's about one psychiatrist to one million people, according to the 2013 National Policy for Mental Health Services Delivery. The country also has about only five psychiatric nurses per 100,000 people, with even fewer neurologists and health professionals like clinical psychologists, social workers, neuro physiotherapist and occupational therapists.Nigeria’s mental healthcare needs are clearly [...]

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    Falana links rising number of out-of-school children to ‘untapped’ N67bn fund

Falana links rising number of out-of-school children to ‘untapped’ N67bn fund

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Nigeria's out-of-school children increased because states have failed to access the N67bn Universal Basic Education (UBE) fund.In a statement on Tuesday, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said the fund was lying fallow at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as at April 30.Hammid Bobboyi, executive secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), had announced [...]

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    Sanusi: Nigeria projected to remain poverty capital of the world till 2050

Sanusi: Nigeria projected to remain poverty capital of the world till 2050

Muhammad Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, says Nigeria may remain the poverty capital of the world till 2050 and beyond.Speaking at his honorary induction into Sigma Club, at the University of Ibadan over the weekend, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria  said based on current realities, Nigeria and DR Congo will house 40 percent of the [...]

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