Nigeria: UAE organises vocational training for 100 women

The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday in Abuja began a vocational training programme for 100 Nigerian women under its women empowerment initiative. The UAE Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Fahad AL-Taffaq, said the programme…

Uganda: WHO to immunise 18 million kids

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is partnering with Uganda to immunise more than 18 million children against measles, rubella and polio. A statement made available by WHO Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja said of the 18 million,…

IMF projects flat GDP Growth for Nigeria In 2019

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected that Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth will remain lacklustre in 2019. The fund stated this in its World Economic Outlook (WEO) for October 2019, released on the sidelines…

Suicide: Psychiatrists urge mental health education

A Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Abdur-Rasheed Awesu, has called for mental health education as a tool to curb the rising tides of suicide in Nigeria. Awesu, who works at the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Yaba, made the call on…

NIMC advises UTME candidates on NIN enrolment

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has advised all 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates not yet enrolled for the National Identification Number (NIN) to  visit any NIMC office nationwide and…

FIFA & WHO partner on promoting healthy lifestyles

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and football’s world governing body, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), on Friday agreed on a four-year collaboration to promote healthy lifestyles through football globally.…

Germany gives WHO additional 4m euros to combat Ebola

Germany on Friday committed additional money to the World Health Organization (WHO) and African Union (AU) as part of efforts at fighting Ebola outbreak in Congo, Health Minister, Jens Spahn says. Spahn said at a meeting with WHO…

19m children are unregistered in Nigeria – UNICEF

Kano, Aug. 26, 2019 (NAN) The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Monday said no fewer than 19 million children are unregistered during and after birth in Nigeria. The Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF, Sharon Oladiji, said…

Mali: Children are facing a spike in violence – UNICEF

UN child protection body UNICEF warned on Tuesday children in Mali faced rising violence with more than 150 killed in the first half of the year in jihadist and ethnic attacks. “More than 150 children were killed in the first half of…

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