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Children Learn In Class, And Outside

Children Learn In Class, And Outside

School is a key component of our societies. In school, children learn to read and write. And being able to read is meant to help people of all ages to think at a higher level and make their lives better. It is not surprising that literacy is thus an important goal for global development agencies. […]

Covid-19, Doctors’ Strike Combine to Render Sokoto Women Stranded

Covid-19, Doctors’ Strike Combine to Render Sokoto Women Stranded

Many women couldn’t go for antenatal care and that the situation of child delivery in local health centres has equally been quite cumbersome. In the full glare of the afternoon sun, Rabiat Shafiu clung to her four-day-old daughter at the entrance of the emergency unit of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH), Sokoto. Nervous […]

New Law Will Make Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Attractive to Investors

New Law Will Make Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Attractive to Investors

Nigeria’s journey to the Petroleum Industry Act started in 2000 under President Olusegun Obasanjo, who inaugurated an oil and gas sector reform implementation committee. The committee’s report formed the basis of the first Petroleum Industry Bill eight years later. It was submitted to the National Assembly but not passed. Nor was it passed under the next president, Goodluck Jonathan. […]

More Women Than Men HIV Positive in Nigeria – Report

More Women Than Men HIV Positive in Nigeria – Report

Although the infection rates amongst women increased between 2016-2019, the use of antiretroviral treatment by them declined. A new report has indicated that the percentage of women living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria increased between 2016 and 2019 while that of men decreased within the same period. The result from the Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact […]

Why Nigeria’s Weak Health System Affects Women and Girls The Most

Why Nigeria’s Weak Health System Affects Women and Girls The Most

Nigeria’s healthcare service delivery is very poor. It ranks among the worst globally in terms of access and quality. In 2018 it was ranked 142 out of 195 countries by the general medical journal, the Lancet. The World Bank ranks it 42 on a scale of 100 in its universal coverage index, which indicates the availability of essential […]

Eleven Authors in Contention for $100,000 Nigeria Prize for Literature

Eleven Authors in Contention for $100,000 Nigeria Prize for Literature

The Nigeria Prize for Literature rotates yearly amongst four literary categories – prose fiction, poetry, drama, and children’s literature. The Advisory Board for The Nigeria Prize for Literature has announced the shortlist of 11 drawn from 202 books in the running for the 2021 edition of the prize. The 11 books on the shortlist, in […]

World Not Ready for 240 Million Migrants If Nigeria Implodes, UN Warns

World Not Ready for 240 Million Migrants If Nigeria Implodes, UN Warns

The United Nations has warned youths not to work against the interest of the country, saying the world won’t be able to accommodate 240 million Nigerians as migrants should the country implode. Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Mrs Amina Mohammed, who said this in a statement signed by National Information Officer, UN Office, Nigeria, Oluseyi […]

First Ladies Lament Setback in Anti-cervical Cancer Campaign

First Ladies Lament Setback in Anti-cervical Cancer Campaign

Nigeria’s target to achieve cervical cancer elimination by 2030 as prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), may no longer be feasible. This is because of the non-availability of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine, which the federal government planned to introduce into the routine immunisation programme for the elimination of cervical cancer among the […]

Despite U.S.$30 Million Safe School Project, Bandits Kidnap 939 Students in Six Months

Despite U.S.$30 Million Safe School Project, Bandits Kidnap 939 Students in Six Months

No fewer than 939 students have been kidnapped from different secondary schools and tertiary institutions across the federation between December 2020 and May 2021, a new survey that tracks kidnapping incidents in schools has revealed. With the rising incidents of students’ abduction, Global Rights, a Washington-based human rights organisation, asked the federal government to audit […]

Military Recovers Five of 39 Students Abducted in Kaduna

Military Recovers Five of 39 Students Abducted in Kaduna

Five of the 39 abducted students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna have been recovered. The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Kaduna. Aruwan said the five students were recovered by the military in the afternoon and were taken […]

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