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26.5 Million Nigerian Children Lack Access To Water, Says UNICEF

  The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Monday said that nearly one-third of Nigerian children lack access to enough water. In a statement marking World Water Day, UNICEF said more than 1.42 billion people including 450 million children are living in areas of high or extremely high water vulnerability in the world. “The world’s … Continue reading 26.5 Million Nigerian Children Lack Access To Water, Says UNICEF Read Full Story

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COVID-19: Taiwan Starts Vaccination Drive With AstraZeneca

    Taiwan kicked off its coronavirus inoculation drive Monday with two top officials getting AstraZeneca shots in a bid to boost public confidence in a vaccine that has had a troubled rollout. Premier Su Tseng-chang and health minister Chen Shih-Chung sat for jabs at a Taipei hospital after local authorities cleared the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical … Continue reading COVID-19: Taiwan Starts Vaccination Drive With AstraZeneca Read Full Story

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Nineteen Killed In Kaduna-Abuja Highway Road Accident

    At least nineteen people have died in a motor accident along the Kaduna-Abuja highway. The accident according to Security reports occurred on Sunday at the Kateri axis of the Kaduna-Abuja highway. The Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, explained that the crash, which occurred late Sunday evening, involved … Continue reading Nineteen Killed In Kaduna-Abuja Highway Road Accident Read Full Story

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Europe Resumes AstraZeneca Jabs As US Set To Hit 100m Vaccines

    Several European countries were resuming AstraZeneca vaccinations Friday after an all-clear from EU regulators, as US President Joe Biden was set to meet his goal of having 100 million Americans inoculated weeks ahead of schedule. Days of commotion around AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine, over fears it may cause blood clots, saw countries from Venezuela … Continue reading Europe Resumes AstraZeneca Jabs As US Set To Hit 100m Vaccines Read Full Story

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Sports

FIFA Launches Global Integrity Programme To Fortify Fight Against Match-fixing

  World football governing body, FIFA, in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), have launched the Global Integrity Programme – a comprehensive international initiative aimed at providing all 211 member associations with enhanced knowledge and tools to fight and prevent match manipulation. In line with FIFA’s vision of making football … Continue reading FIFA Launches Global Integrity Programme To Fortify Fight Against Match-fixing Read Full Story

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FIFA Launches Global Integrity Programme To Fortify Fight Against Match-fixing

  World football governing body, FIFA, in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), have launched the Global Integrity Programme – a comprehensive international initiative aimed at providing all 211 member associations with enhanced knowledge and tools to fight and prevent match manipulation. In line with FIFA’s vision of making football … Continue reading FIFA Launches Global Integrity Programme To Fortify Fight Against Match-fixing Read Full Story

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FIFA Launches Global Integrity Programme To Fortify Fight Against Match-fixing

  World football governing body, FIFA, in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), have launched the Global Integrity Programme – a comprehensive international initiative aimed at providing all 211 member associations with enhanced knowledge and tools to fight and prevent match manipulation. In line with FIFA’s vision of making football … Continue reading FIFA Launches Global Integrity Programme To Fortify Fight Against Match-fixing Read Full Story

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Kano Court Grants Bail To Katsina Whistleblower, Mahadi Shehu

The Kano State Division of the Federal High Court presided over by Justice Lewis Ambrose Alaagoa has granted bail to the Katsina Whistleblower, Mahadi Shehu, in the sum of 10 million naira bail bond. Shehu is also expected to produce one surety with landed property in Kano otherwise risks being detained in the Kano Correctional … Continue reading Kano Court Grants Bail To Katsina Whistleblower, Mahadi Shehu Read Full Story

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Banditry: Masari Meets North-West Governors, Niger’s Bello

    Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State and Chairman of the Northwest Governors Forum on Thursday met with governors of the North-West zone including the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, over the increased rate of banditry in the region. Governor Masari during the meeting said that he is confident that the insecurity being faced … Continue reading Banditry: Masari Meets North-West Governors, Niger’s Bello Read Full Story

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Banditry: Masari Meets North-West Governors, Niger’s Bello

    Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State and Chairman of the Northwest Governors Forum on Thursday met with governors of the North-West zone including the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, over the increased rate of banditry in the region. Governor Masari during the meeting said that he is confident that the insecurity being faced … Continue reading Banditry: Masari Meets North-West Governors, Niger’s Bello Read Full Story

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WHO Worried About COVID-19 Spread In Europe

  The World Health Organization said Thursday it was “particularly worried” about the Covid-19 situation in the Balkans and Central Europe, noting that hospitalisations and deaths were among the highest in the world. The organisation’s regional office for Europe also noted that the situation was “most acute” in areas that had been successful “in controlling … Continue reading WHO Worried About COVID-19 Spread In Europe Read Full Story

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Biden Says It’s ‘Tough’ To Withdraw US Troops From Afghanistan

  US President Joe Biden warned that a deadline to withdraw all American soldiers from Afghanistan by May 1 as part of a deal with the Taliban was possible but “tough.” “Could happen, but it is tough,” Biden said when asked in a TV interview broadcast Wednesday. “I’m in the process of making that decision … Continue reading Biden Says It’s ‘Tough’ To Withdraw US Troops From Afghanistan Read Full Story

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Politics

Fasoranti Steps Down As Afenifere Leader

  Elder statesman, Chief Reuben Fasoranti has stepped down from the position of National Leader of the Pan Yoruba Socio-Political Group, Afenifere. Pa Fasoranti, aged 95 years disclosed this during the group’s monthly meeting at his residence in Akure, Ondo State capital. The nonagenarian named the former deputy leader of the group, Chief Ayo Adebanjo … Continue reading Fasoranti Steps Down As Afenifere Leader Read Full Story

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Sustain Momentum And Accelerate Good Governance, Buhari Commends Uzodinma On Road Projects

    President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma on the inauguration of road projects which will provide infrastructure and improve the welfare of the people. The President who spoke on Tuesday at the virtual inauguration urged the governor to sustain the momentum and accelerate the pace of good governance in … Continue reading Sustain Momentum And Accelerate Good Governance, Buhari Commends Uzodinma On Road Projects Read Full Story

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Boris Johnson Defends AstraZeneca Shot Over Blood Clot Fears

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday defended the safety of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine after several European countries halted its rollout over blood clot fears. Germany, Italy and France on Monday joined others in suspending the vaccine, dealing a potential blow to the global immunisation campaign against a disease that has killed … Continue reading Boris Johnson Defends AstraZeneca Shot Over Blood Clot Fears Read Full Story

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Boko Haram Insurgents Attack Yobe Community, Burns School, Healthcare Centre

  Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents on Tuesday attacked Katarko community in Gujba Local Government Council of Yobe State. The insurgents also burnt down a primary school and a healthcare centre located in the community. Confirming the attack, a resident Fantami Kura told Channels Television that the gunmen stormed the community at about … Continue reading Boko Haram Insurgents Attack Yobe Community, Burns School, Healthcare Centre Read Full Story

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Sanwo-Olu Approves 21-Year Jail Term For Cultists, Signs Bill Into Law

      Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved a 21-year jail term for cultists and signed the bill for the Prohibition of Unlawful Societies and Cultism of 2021 into law. The governor signed the bill on Monday at the swearing-in event for newly appointed members of the State’s Public Procurement Agency Governing … Continue reading Sanwo-Olu Approves 21-Year Jail Term For Cultists, Signs Bill Into Law Read Full Story

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DPR Seals Five Filling Stations Selling Above Approved Price In Katsina

    Five filling stations have been sealed for selling fuel above the government-approved and regulated price in Katsina State. The Katsina field office of the Department of Petroleum Resources, (DPR) on Monday intensified routine surveillance across some selected filling stations in the state. The DPR Operations Controller in charge of Katsina State, Engineer Muhammad … Continue reading DPR Seals Five Filling Stations Selling Above Approved Price In Katsina Read Full Story

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Politics

Two Factions Of African Action Congress Clash At INEC Headquarters

     Two factions of the African Action Congress, have clashed at the National National Headquarters, of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja. One of the factions is led by social activist, Omoyele Sowore, while the second faction is led by Dr. Leonard Ezenwa. The Sowore faction on Monday staged a protest at … Continue reading Two Factions Of African Action Congress Clash At INEC Headquarters Read Full Story

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German ICU Doctors Urge ‘Immediate Return’ To Partial Lockdown

      Intensive care doctors in Germany warned Monday that the country would need to make an “immediate return” to partial lockdown if it is to avoid stumbling into a dangerous third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. “From the data we currently have and with the spread of the British mutation, we would argue … Continue reading German ICU Doctors Urge ‘Immediate Return’ To Partial Lockdown Read Full Story