Sunday, August 4, 2019

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    UN: Nigeria’s population now 201m

UN: Nigeria’s population now 201m

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says Nigeria's population has hit a new high of 201 million!In its 2019 state of the world population report seen by TheCable, UNFPA said Nigeria's growth rate has been at an average of 2.6 percent from 2010 to 2019.The fertility rate among Nigerian women has dropped from 6.4 in 1969 to 5.3 in 2019; [...]

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    Osotimehin, former minister of health, is dead

Osotimehin, former minister of health, is dead

Babatunde Osotimehin, Nigeria's minister of health from December 2008 to March 2010, is dead.Up until his death, the 68-year-old was the executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).According to sources at the UNFPA, his death was announced at the Nigerian office of the UN body on Monday morning.He was said to have died in New York.“With gratitude to the [...]

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    US decision to cut funds to UNFPA ‘will cost lives’

US decision to cut funds to UNFPA ‘will cost lives’

Katja Iversen, president/CEO of  Women Deliver, global advocate for the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women, says the decision of the US to cut funds to UNFPA will cost women their lives.On Tuesday, the Donald Trump administration decided to stop funding the UNFPA  over what the UNFPA described as the "erroneous claim that UNFPA supports, or participates in [...]

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    UNFPA says family planning can lead to economic boom

UNFPA says family planning can lead to economic boom

Family planning is not only a human right but also a development imperative, especially in Africa, which has large numbers of young people.UNFPA said said this in a statement released on its site."Family planning can play a central role in helping to harness a so-called “demographic dividend," the statement read."A demographic dividend is a massive economic boom that can take place [...]

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    Trump to cut off funding to UN agencies

Trump to cut off funding to UN agencies

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    UNFPA to introduce ‘husbands’ school’ in Nigeria

UNFPA to introduce ‘husbands’ school’ in Nigeria

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    Nigeria has ‘20,000 new cases of fistula annually’

Nigeria has ‘20,000 new cases of fistula annually’

Nigeria has 800,000 cases of fistula and 20,000 new cases every year, Raditzai Ndhlovu, country representative of UN Population Fund (UNFPA), has said.Ndhlovu made this known when she featured at a NAN Forum in Abuja."Nigeria currently has 800,000 fistula repairs that needs to be done with 20,000 new cases every year," she said."And you can see with 800,000 waiting to [...]

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    Governors to hold ‘crucial’ meeting Tuesday

Governors to hold ‘crucial’ meeting Tuesday

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) announced on Thursday that it has scheduled a meeting to discuss "some pressing states and national issues’’.Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state and chairman of the forum, said the meeting would hold on Tuesday.He said the forum would receive presentations from strategic ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).Yari also said that some development partners would make presentations [...]

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    Dangote: I want to be Africa’s biggest philanthropist

Dangote: I want to be Africa’s biggest philanthropist

Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote group, says he does not want to be known only as Africa's richest man, but also as the continent's most generous philanthropist.Speaking on Monday in Abuja at a meeting of Nigeria’s business leaders and philanthropists with Ban Ki-Moon, the United Nations (UN) secretary-general, Dangote also said Nigeria’s growth needs to be inclusive.“I set up Dangote foundation in [...]

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    Ex-B’Haram victims responding well to counselling, says UNFPA

Ex-B’Haram victims responding well to counselling, says UNFPA

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says the women and children recently freed from Boko Haram by the Nigerian military are showing marked improvement after receiving counselling help.The agency, which has been collaborating with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), State Emergency Management Agencies (SEMA) and the government, has been to various internally displaced camps in different parts of the north, and [...]

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    UN to get humanitarian help to 1million Boko Haram victims

UN to get humanitarian help to 1million Boko Haram victims

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has scaled up its rescue efforts to victims of insurgency in northeastern Nigeria.UNFPA says it is collaborating with NEMA, SEMA, ministry of health, red cross and other relevant stakeholders to ensure that its current response level reaches 450,000 people who are in dire need.In a press statement issued on Sunday, the body said about [...]

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