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Women suffer more as COVID-19 propels joblessness  – Report

South Korea’s jobless rate hit a 19-year high last year amid the pandemic and women faced tougher job market situations than men, a report showed on Thursday.

World Water Day: Valuing water resources in Nigeria, by Ali Bakari Mohammed

Valuing water in world affairs is reaching a tipping point. Over the next two decades and beyond, the global push for food and energy...

26.5m Nigerian children don’t have enough water to drink – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF says no fewer than 26.5 million Nigerian Children do not have enough water to meet their daily needs and are experiencing high or extremely high water vulnerability.

Buhari demands periodic performance reports on $890m health grant

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Health to ensure effective utilisation of Global Fund’s generous provision of 890 million dollars, over the next three years.

FEC approves N995m for road rehabilitation in Zamfara

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday in Abuja approved N995million for road rehabilitation and procurement of an information and communication device that would enhance highway management system for roads across the country.

Adamawa senator lauds Buhari for signing Modibbo Adama varsity bill into law

The Senator representing Adamawa Central in the National Assembly, Aishatu Dahiru-Ahmed has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing Modibbo Adama University bill into law.

The Paris Agreement: where Nigeria stands five years after

It is five years after the Paris Agreement on Climate Change was adopted by 196 parties (countries) at the Conference of Parties (COP) 21...

Gender-based violence: We need more female judges, lawyers, policewomen – NGO

Rescue the Women Foundation, REWOFO, has advocated that more women should join the Nigeria Police Force as well as membership of the Bar and Bench in order to strengthen justice administration as violence against their gender continue to escalate across the country.

Ban drug hawkers to curb abuse, Arewa group begs govt

Drug Free Arewa Movement, DFAM, a Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, on Friday called for the ban of drug hawkers to salvage the northern region from drug abuse.

Emir Sanusi’s Lamentation!, by Abiodun Komolafe

The 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, recently told a moving story of how a mother watched her sick child die while waiting to...

UNGA President seeks global action against illicit financial flows

The President of the UN General Assembly, Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has called for concerted global action against illicit financial flows, IFFs, to actualise the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs.

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