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Tackle poverty, not Almajirai, Okorocha tells northern govs

Tackle poverty, not Almajirai, Okorocha tells northern govs

A former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has faulted northern governors over what he described as the shoddy way they handled the repatriation of Almajirai to their home states. Okorocha said instead of humiliating the Almajirai, the governors, as well as the rich in the region, should have transformed them through education. He…

Churches may reopen in June, says CAN

Churches may reopen in June, says CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria has expressed hope that the ban on religious gatherings in the country may be lifted by the first Sunday of  June.  The ban is among the safety precautions in place to combat coronavirus in the country. CAN President Rev Samson Ayokunle gave the indication in a statement on Wednesday. He…

Senator expresses concern as Abuja Muslims storm Nasarawa

Senator expresses concern as Abuja Muslims storm Nasarawa

Hundreds of Muslims residing in Abuja, on Sunday, invaded various prayer grounds in neighbouring Nasarawa State to join their counterparts in prayers to mark the end of Ramadan fasting. Our correspondent observed that many Muslims left their homes in Karu and other areas which share boundary with Nasarawa State early in the morning with their…

Strange disease kills 11 in Rivers community

Strange disease kills 11 in Rivers community

At least, 11 persons have reportedly died of a strange disease in the Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State. Two of those who died as a result of the strange ailment were identified as Pauline and Fubara. A source in Bonny, who identified himself as Ezekiel, told one of our correspondents that while Pauline…

People Talk: On FG school feeding programme during lockdown

People Talk: On FG school feeding programme during lockdown

“I will advice that the federal government should sincerely use the money meant for this school feeding programme on other important things. “Majority of Nigerians are hungry and here the government is spending billions of naira on school feeding, moreover these children are currently not in school.” -Marvis Hope, Engineer “The Idea is a good…

UNICEF raises alarm over fate of Nigerian children, says 950 may die daily

UNICEF raises alarm over fate of Nigerian children, says 950 may die daily

By Joseph Erunke THE United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has expressed fears that an additional 950 Nigerian children could die every day from preventable causes over the next six months as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts routine services and threatens to weaken the health system. The global humanitarian and developmental aid agency also said about 6,800…