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    Report: Nigerian women committed 1.8m abortions in 2017

Report: Nigerian women committed 1.8m abortions in 2017

A survey conducted by the Performance Monitoring and Accountability (PMA2020) in collaboration with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has shown that Nigerian women committed 1.8 million abortions in 2017. Presenting the results of the survey on Thursday, Suzanne Bell, a scientist at John Hopkins School of Public Health, said a majority of the abortions were done by young girls in secondary [...]

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    Report: Over 40% of world’s poorest will live in Nigeria, Congo by 2050

Report: Over 40% of world’s poorest will live in Nigeria, Congo by 2050

More than 40 percent of “extremely poor people” in the world will be living in Nigeria and DR Congo by 2050, a report by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has revealed. In the 2018 goalkeepers report released Tuesday, the foundation said by 2050, Nigeria will have 152 million people in extreme poverty out of a projected population of 429 million. It blamed [...]

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    Bill Gates: Execution process of Buhari’s economic plan doesn’t reflect needs of Nigerians

Bill Gates: Execution process of Buhari’s economic plan doesn’t reflect needs of Nigerians

Bill Gates, co-chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, says the execution process of the economic and recovery growth plan (ERGP) does not reflect the needs of Nigerians. The ERGP is a medium-term document launched by President Muhammadu Buhari administration in 2017 to restore the nation's economic status after it was hit by its worst recession in 29 years. Gates, who is [...]

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    Gates foundation grants $10m for food fortification in Africa

Gates foundation grants $10m for food fortification in Africa

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has committed $10 million into food fortification in Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania, in line with its fight against malnutrition in Africa. The grant, which was received by TechnoServe, a nonprofit consortium of world class food companies, is aimed at strengthening the ability of food processors to comply with fortification standards, and supporting the fortification [...]

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    We have no interest in bringing GMOs to Nigeria, says Gates foundation

We have no interest in bringing GMOs to Nigeria, says Gates foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation have denied that they are propagators of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Nigeria. Audu Grema, the senior programme officer, agriculture in the West African office of the foundation, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Abuja on Tuesday. Grema said Bill Gates has no interest in promoting agriculture business. “Bill and Melinda Gates are not farmers; they [...]

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