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The long road to water: How Nigerian women bear the brunt of water scarcity

    The long road to water: How Nigerian women bear the brunt of water scarcity

“It takes me one hour to go to the stream and come back. I feel headache and back pain”, Gloria Zakar, explains the tortuous journey to get water. She has to

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US commits fresh $40m to Boko Haram victims

    US commits fresh $40m to Boko Haram victims

The United States says it is giving an additional $40 million to Boko Haram victims in the Lake Chad region. Samantha Power, US ambassador to the United Nations, announced the

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Nigeria, UNICEF to hold summit on infant feeding

    Nigeria, UNICEF to hold summit on infant feeding

The federal ministry of health in collaboration with the United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) will hold a three-day national summit on Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF). This

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Gates warns health funding could stop in Nigeria

    Gates warns health funding could stop in Nigeria

Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, says development plans by leading financial institutions and philanthropies may be affected by oil prices in Nigeria, leading to a lack of funding for key sectors

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‘Exclusively-breastfed infants immune to life-threatening illnesses’

    ‘Exclusively-breastfed infants immune to life-threatening illnesses’

Infants exclusively breastfed have stronger immune system that enables them to defend life-threatening illnesses, experts have said. Olusola Malomo, a dietician,

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Kogi residents decry shortage of potable water supply

Residents of Lokoja in Kogi, have decried the continued shortage of potable water supply in the state capital. A cross

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FG plans database to track migrant population

    FG plans database to track migrant population

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, says the federal government would soon develop a migration-related database for effective policy administration.

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Nigeria: Big economy, high maternal mortality

    Nigeria: Big economy, high maternal mortality

Nigeria, now Africa’s biggest economy after it rebased its gross domestic product in 2014, is still battling with high maternal

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ERA accuses Ambode of withholding water funds to pave way for privatisation

    ERA accuses Ambode of withholding water funds to pave way for privatisation

The Environmental Right Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has accused Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos state governor of deliberately sabotaging efforts

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Borno hospital records 28 severe VVF cases

    Borno hospital records 28 severe VVF cases

The Borno Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri says it has recorded 28 severe cases of Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) so far this

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