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UNICEF: Over 800k children displaced by flooding in Nigeria

    UNICEF: Over 800k children displaced by flooding in Nigeria

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says an estimated 840,000 children have been displaced by the recent flooding that ravaged some parts of Nigeria. According to a statement on Tuesday,

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Vaccine preservative: Shift to single-dose vials, NGO advises NAFDAC

    Vaccine preservative: Shift to single-dose vials, NGO advises NAFDAC

LivingScience Foundation, a health-oriented non-governmental organisation (NGO), says the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) should adopt single-dose vaccines. The NGO’s comment comes amid concerns raised

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Man sets step-children ablaze in Ondo — after ‘wife denied him sex’

    Man sets step-children ablaze in Ondo — after ‘wife denied him sex’

A 54year-old man identified as Ojo Joseph has reportedly set his five step-children ablaze in Ondo. The incident happened at the Fagun crescent area of Ondo town on Sunday morning.

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‘It’s low dose of different form’ — NAFDAC reacts to claim on mercury use in vaccines

    ‘It’s low dose of different form’ — NAFDAC reacts to claim on mercury use in vaccines

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has debunked the claim that children in Nigeria are being administered a vaccine which contains 40 percent mercury. According

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Flood: 1.5m Nigerian children at risk, says UNICEF

  Flood: 1.5m Nigerian children at risk, says UNICEF

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says more than 1.5 million children are at risk as Nigeria battles

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Air pollution can affect children’s IQ, says physician

  Air pollution can affect children’s IQ, says physician

Tolullah Oni, a public health physician and a ‘clean air’ campaigner, says air pollution can reduce the intelligence quotient (IQ)

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DEATH THROES: In Nigeria’s crisis-ridden state, mothers watch as hunger batters children

  DEATH THROES: In Nigeria’s crisis-ridden state, mothers watch as hunger batters children

BY ANIBE IDAJILI That night in February, Hajara Muhammed panicked as the lingering sound of gunshots rent the air. The

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ICYMI: Over 20m children, youths out of school in Nigeria, says UNESCO

  ICYMI: Over 20m children, youths out of school in Nigeria, says UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) says over 20 million children and youths are out of school

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FG flags off rotavirus vaccination to protect children from diarrhoea

  FG flags off rotavirus vaccination to protect children from diarrhoea

The federal government has introduced the rotavirus vaccine to protect children against diarrhoea infections. According to NAN, Faisal Shuaib, executive

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Police arrest man for ‘stoning his children to death’ in Adamawa

  Police arrest man for ‘stoning his children to death’ in Adamawa

The Adamawa police command says its operatives have arrested one Elisha Tari for allegedly killing his five-year-old and three-year-old children

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