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UNICEF says Nigeria is second on world ranking of child brides

Olusola Elijah An official of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Bhanu Pathak revealed that Nigeria has the world’s second-largest number of child brides, with 23 million girls married out as children thereby ending their educational strive, Bhanu Pathak, the chief of field officer of UNICEF Nigeria, Bauchi Field Office, stated this in Bauchi on Saturday at a Youth Talk…
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Osinbajo inaugurates wagon assembly plant in Ogun

Olusola Elijah Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday inaugurated the Wagon Assembly Plant at Kajola in Ifo council area of Ogun as part of efforts to boost the ongoing railway modernisation programme of the federal government. Mr Osinbajo in his address said the…
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FG Inaugurates interim Management committee for NDDC

Olusola Elijah The Federal Government has inaugurated a three-man Interim Management Committee to oversee the management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The Interim Management Committee would be in place to create the enabling environment for the…
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Kano has the highest number of malnourished children in Nigeria – UNICEF

Olusola Elijah The Chief of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nutrition Section in Nigeria, Simeon Nanama, says a survey by the organisation reveals that Kano State has the highest number of malnourished children in the Country. Mr Nanama revealed this at a one-day stakeholders meeting organised by UNICEF for the Dissemination of Baseline Survey findings for Dietary Diversity…
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90 million Nigerians live in poverty – Minister

Olusola Elijah Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, has expressed the resolve of the federal government to lift 90 million Nigerians currently living in poverty across the country. Ms Farouq said this while…
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Flood sacks Badagry communities

Olusola Elijah Many residents of Oropo, Itoga and Samuel Ekundayo communities in Badagry, Lagos State, have abandoned their homes and taken refuge in other locations following serious flooding in the areas. While many residents relocated from the communities since the flooding worsened few weeks ago, others parked their cars several miles away and waded through the floods in rain boots to…
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Police confirm collapse of two-storey building in Jos

Olusola Elijah The Plateau Police Command on Sunday confirmed the collapse of a two-storey building at Butcher Street, Terminus Market in Jos North Local Government Area of the state. DSP Terna Tyopev, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, told…
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I left Nigeria because of BokoHaram- Libya returnee

Olusola Elijah The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has on Thursday received another batch of 141 stranded Nigerian returnees from Libya. The Coordinator, NEMA Lagos Territorial Office, Abubakar Muhammed, received the returnees on behalf of the Federal…
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Corp Members to enjoy new minimum wage- Minister

Olusola Elijah The Minister of Youths and Sports development, Sunday Dare, has hinted that the corps members will also benefit from the implementation of the new minimum wage. The minister gave this hint on Wednesday October 23rd, 2019 through his official Twitter handle. He said the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim will provide…
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